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Wellness Weekend at Garnet Hill Lodge

June 9, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - June 12, 2022 @ 11:00 am


Back by popular demand on a weekend this year to accommodate different schedules!  Join us at Garnet Hill Lodge for our second annual Wellness retreat!  Enjoy four days in the beautiful Adirondacks as you refresh, restart and learn how to set new wellness goals.  Participants can expect four days of healthy meals at our Log House Restaurant, meditation classes, educational sessions, yoga and fitness, guided hikes, mountain bike or trail running, kayak or stand-up paddle boarding, wine tasting, and free time to explore.

Wellness Weekend: Thursday, June 9th through Sunday, June 12, 2022

For questions or to register, please call our front desk at 518-251-2444.


$865 per person double occupancy (sharing one room with your guest)

$1,165 single person occupancy (one person, one room)

Register by April 15 and save $100 on both a double occupancy room or single room!  This program is limited to 18 people, and spots are filling up quickly!  Check out our full agenda below!

people mountain biking, hiking, and doing yoga at garnet hill lodge

Program Agenda

Day One:  Thursday, June 9, 2022

3 p.m. – Check-in at our reception desk in the main Lodge. 

4 p.m.- 5 p.m. –  Educational session surrounding behavioral change and creating lasting lifestyle changes with Michele.

5 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Mindful Living – An overview of what mindfulness is and how it can be incorporated into your daily routines to create a sense of peace, presence, and patience with Jodie. 

6:15 p.m. – 7 p.m. -Welcome & informational reception with healthy hors d’oeuvres & hand-picked wines.  Meet your program coordinator, Michele and participants. 

7 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Dinner in our Log House Restaurant featuring a special, health-conscious menu created by Chef Michael Crandall.

8:30 p.m. – Outdoor fire pit socialize. 

Day Two:  Friday, June 10

7:30 a.m. – “Salute the Sun” 30-minute Yoga Session with Michele.

8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Breakfast in our Log House Restaurant.

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Hike Baum of Gilead with Patrick and Judi.

Noon – Lunch in our Log House Restaurant. 

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 pm – “Three Good Things” – This continuation of mindfulness theme presents an easy exercise to rewire your brain to notice more positive moments with Beth Fisher. 

3:00 p.m. – 4:30  p.m. – Choice of a Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Clinic (Michele) or Kayaking Clinic with Patrick  and Judi.

4:30 pm -5:30 pm – Explore on your own, or restore on your own.

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 pm  Pushing Pause – Breathing Techniques to support emotional and physical wellness with Jodie.

6:30  p.m. – Dinner in our Log House Restaurant featuring a special, health-conscious menu, created by Chef Michael Crandall.

7:30 p.m. – Informative and fun wine tasting led by Anna Bowers.

 Day Three:  Saturday, June 11

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – “Joy of Movement” – a healing arts form that incorporates yoga, body alignment-feldenkrais and tai chi with Judi.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Breakfast in our Log House Restaurant.

9:30 am -10:30 am – “Hand in Hand” – an interactive, fun presentation that highlights the importance of healthy hands and provides tips to promote fully, functional, pain-free hands with Beth Fisher. 

10:30 am – 11:30 am – High Intensity Yoga/Weight combination class with Michele.

Noon – 1 pm – Lunch.

1 pm – 2pm Prepare for Mountain bike clinic, beginner trail run clinic or trail walk.

2 pm- 4pm – Mountain bike (Michele), beginner trail run clinic (Tim) or trail walk (Judi).

4 pm – 6 pm – Relax, explore on your own.

6 pm – Dinner at the Log House Restaurant.

Day Four: Sunday, June 12

8:00 – 9:00 am -Vinyasa Flow Yoga class with Michele.

9:00-10:00 am – Breakfast.

11:00 am – Checkout.

Cost to Attend:

All costs outlined below include the following:  accommodations for Thursday,  Friday and Saturday night, dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, the wine tasting on Friday evening, full breakfast on Friday, Saturday and Sunday;  lunch on Friday and Saturday, all sessions listed above, and the use of our kayaks, mountain bikes, and stand-up-paddle boards.

Double-room with sleeping for two people:  $865 per person sharing room

Single room:  $1,165  per person  * save $100 if registered by April 15, 2022. 

To book your reservation for our June Wellness Programs or should you have any questions at all, please call our reservation desk at 518-251-2444.  If you are a local resident and interested in day passes to any or all sessions, please call our reservation desk as well. 

Program is limited to 18 participants maximum (and based on room availability). 

Meet the Presenters and Guides 

Michele Pearsall, Manager of Garnet Hill Lodge’s Outdoor Center, Program Coordinator and facilitator.  Michele has a Masters in Community Health, is an ACE Personal Trainer (American Council on Exercise), Functional fitness specialist (ACE), 200-hour RYT and Phoenix Rising Yoga therapy Level I, as well as World Paddle Association Paddle instructor and SUP Yoga Certified and NYSDEC Licensed Guide in hiking with skills in boats and canoes.   She has over 30 years of experience in health and wellness as a college instructor, Health and Wellness Director and studio owner.   She is a Level II PSIA Alpine and Nordic Instructor.   She enjoys trail runs, mountain biking, and any form of skiing. 

Since 2008, Anna Bowers has been the owner of the cellar wine shop where she is the director of the bV wine club.  Anna has studied with the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Wine Spirit Education Trust.  Anna loves creating fun, interactive experiences that demystify wine and encourage people to try new things.  Anna will lead the group through an informative and fun wine tasting. 

Kate Kuklinski has been an Outdoor Center staff member and will offer an intro session on Mountain biking.  Kate grew up in the Adirondack Park and has degrees in Outdoor Adventure Sports and Environmental Studies with a focus on Ecology.  She holds a level II AASI certification, a level I Nordic Certification and is pursuing a graduate degree in Forest Resources as a research assistant at the University of Maine.  Her research focuses on mountain biking in rural communities.  In her spare time, you can find her mountain biking, reading, or out in the woods with her husky.

Jodie Seymour, an educator with over 22 years of experience, will guide and empower participants to find meaningful ways to incorporate mindfulness, emotional equanimity, self-love, and non-judgment into their lives. Jodie has certifications in mindfulness and meditation, mindful communication, mindfulness for difficult emotions, integrative life coaching from School of Positive Transformation, a Master’s degree in Special Education, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.  Her soul’s mission is to empower others to see their worth and help them shine their light! 

Judi Powers,  Is  certified to teach NIA, , has a blue belt plus ‘Moving to Heal’ certification.  She has  a black belt in Kokikai Aikido and a black belt in Seido Karate.  She studied NIA under Casey Bernstein for almost 8 years.  Judi is NYSDEC licensed  guide (since 1986).  She has taught numerous “Joy of Movement” workshops focusing on positive healing-teaching from age 7 to 83 in the same class (she is am able to incorporate modifications so all can move “your body’s way”).  Judi is an integral part of the North River Community where she lives and “plays”.

Beth Fisher, an RN since 1976 and a fitness enthusiast all her life, helped to create a Wellness program at her rural Pennsylvania community hospital in 1985; in 1989, the program won a National Award for Excellence for its innovative program, and soon after grew to become the Occupational Health and Wellness Department.  As a Wellness Educator, Beth’s special interests are fitness for health, and stress management.  She has an MEd in Adult Education (Community Health focus), is an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, a Licensed Massage Therapist, and a Certified Adaptive Bodywork Practitioner.  After decades of wonderful, annual family vacations in the Southern ADKs, Beth and her husband officially became residents of North River in 2020.


June 9, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
June 12, 2022 @ 11:00 am

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