Mohonk Mountain House Unveils New Winter Mindfulness Programming

Mohonk Mountain House Unveils New Winter Mindfulness Programming
Designed to help guests combat the “winter blues” and embrace the beauty of the season, the new mindfulness offerings include fireside meditation, winter forest bathing and mindfulness lectures.

Mohonk Mountain House's new winter mindfulness programming includes:

  • In Search of a Good Night's Sleep – Fireside Meditation: According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than two-thirds of American adults say they have trouble sleeping a few nights a week or more, and many cite chronic insomnia. For many, meditation can be an effective natural approach to managing and improving sleep quality. This winter Mohonk Mountain House will offer a relaxing meditation around one of the resort's many fireplaces where guests will learn simple techniques to quiet the mind and prepare the body for a restful night's sleep.

  • Forest Bathing on Winter Trails: Derived from ancient Japanese healing techniques, Forest Bathing is the act of being immersed in nature in order to reap the many benefits of the outdoors. This season, Mohonk Mountain House is offering Winter Forest Bathing sessions that bring guests outdoors so that they can notice the sparkle in the winter light, the crispness in the air and the true beauty of the winter months. Depending on the weather, guests will hike, snowshoe or cross-country ski through stunning paths in the Shawangunk Mountains and fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the Hudson Valley.

  • Beating the Winter Blues: With the colder weather and holiday season quickly approaching it becomes more difficult to focus on properly nourishing one's body. During the shorter days / longer nights of winter, the presence of holiday treats and the urge for comfort food can overwhelm even the best intentions. This season Dr. Nina Smiley will be offering a brand new lecture that teaches guests how to practice mindfulness in order to nurture the mind, body and spirit.

These three new programs will accompany the resort's robust list of winter activities and offerings. Mohonk Mountain House is the perfect place to embrace winter with activities including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, snow tubing, daily afternoon tea by the fire and a variety of rejuvenating spa treatments created to refresh winter skin and revitalize the mind, body and spirit.

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