EVERY SEASON THE LODGE OFFERS A SELECTION OF WORKSHOPS WITH LOCAL PRACTITIONERS AND INSTRUCTORS.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS NEEDED FOR ALL WORKSHOPS!


TO REGISTER FOR A WORKSHOP, CONTACT THE INSTRUCTORS.

JUNE

SUNDAY, JUNE 3rd:

Yoga on Mt. Greylock w/ Rachael Plaine
1st Sunday of the month
June 3rd - July 1st - August 5th - September 2nd
4:30-5:30pm
Yoga
Join Rachael for this special yoga class held at one of the most beautiful spots in the Berkshires!
Stretch and strengthen your body while quieting your mind and nourishing your spirit on the highest mountain in Massachusetts. Enjoy breathtaking mountain views as you surround yourself with nature as you become one with the beautiful Berkshires in this all-level, outdoor yoga class 3,491 feet in the sky.
Rain or shine! If it’s raining we’ll take our practice into the lodge inside the cozy Bascom Lodge.
For more information please contact Rachael at 413-822-2034 or email info@BerkshireYogaDanceFitness.com 
All ages and levels welcome - Please bring a mat if you have one (some extras available) and a blanket or sheet for underneath if you'd like
$10 cash or check written to Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness - $5 Day Use Summit Parking Fees for MA Vehicles and $10 for non-MA Vehicles
No need to pre-register.

JULY


SUNDAY, JULY 1st:

Yoga on Mt. Greylock w/ Rachael Plaine
1st Sunday of the month
June 3rd - July 1st - August 5th - September 2nd
4:30-5:30pm
Yoga
Join Rachael for this special yoga class held at one of the most beautiful spots in the Berkshires!
Stretch and strengthen your body while quieting your mind and nourishing your spirit on the highest mountain in Massachusetts. Enjoy breathtaking mountain views as you surround yourself with nature as you become one with the beautiful Berkshires in this all-level, outdoor yoga class 3,491 feet in the sky.
Rain or shine! If it’s raining we’ll take our practice into the lodge inside the cozy Bascom Lodge.
For more information please contact Rachael at 413-822-2034 or email info@BerkshireYogaDanceFitness.com 
All ages and levels welcome - Please bring a mat if you have one (some extras available) and a blanket or sheet for underneath if you'd like
$10 cash or check written to Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness - $5 Day Use Summit Parking Fees for MA Vehicles and $10 for non-MA Vehicles
No need to pre-register.

     

     SUNDAY, JULY 22nd:


    6th Annual Marafanyi Drum, Dance & Song Fest
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    * 10:30 - 11:30 PM FREE COMMUNITY DRUM WORKSHOP

    Ages 4 and up, come Dance, Drum & Sing with us!

    Allchildren must be accompanied by an adult.

    * Space is limited and available by registration only.

    This program is
    supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Council of
    Northern Berkshire, a local agency, which 
    is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state
    agency.
     
     * 12:00 - 1:30 PM DRUM WORKSHOP |  $25 per person, $5 drum
    rentals.
     Technique, traditional rhythms for the djembe drum. Adults,
    mature teens, all levels, welcome. 
    * Space is limited, please register. Drum Rentals available w/
    advance registration only.
    
     * 2:00 - 3:30 PM  DOUNDOUN DANCE WORKSHOP |  $25 per person, $5
    drum rentals.
     Unique, fun style of African Dance from Guinea integrating
    stick drums. Adults, mature teens, all levels, welcome.  
    * Space is limited, please register. Drum Rentals available w/
    advance registration only.
     
     * 6 PM FREE PERFORMANCE featuring the ladies of Marafanyi and
    special guests. 
    
    * Workshop Space is limited, please register in advance through
    Marafanyi Drum, Dance & Song: email
    rootsheartpulse@ureach.com | call 877-904-2362
     Ask About Our Advance Registration & Combo Workshop
    Discounts, Sliding Scale Pricing and Work-Study
    Opportunities!


    $5 Drum Rentals for one/both workshops available w/ advance registration only.

    For registration and Updates:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/907463979361201/

    Contact Marafanyi: 877-904-2362
    rootsheartpulse@ureach.com | www.marafanyi.com 


    The FEST culminates with a Free performance at 6 PM featuring the ladies of Marafanyi & special guests.



    AUGUST
    SUNDAY, AUGUST 5th:
    COLLAGE and More with DIANE FIRTELL
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    SUNDAY, AUGUST 5th:
    Yoga on Mt. Greylock w/ Rachael Plaine
    1st Sunday of the month
    June 3rd - July 1st - August 5th - September 2nd
    4:30-5:30pm
    Yoga
    Join Rachael for this special yoga class held at one of the most beautiful spots in the Berkshires!
    Stretch and strengthen your body while quieting your mind and nourishing your spirit on the highest mountain in Massachusetts. Enjoy breathtaking mountain views as you surround yourself with nature as you become one with the beautiful Berkshires in this all-level, outdoor yoga class 3,491 feet in the sky.
    Rain or shine! If it’s raining we’ll take our practice into the lodge inside the cozy Bascom Lodge.
    For more information please contact Rachael at 413-822-2034 or email info@BerkshireYogaDanceFitness.com 
    All ages and levels welcome - Please bring a mat if you have one (some extras available) and a blanket or sheet for underneath if you'd like
    $10 cash or check written to Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness - $5 Day Use Summit Parking Fees for MA Vehicles and $10 for non-MA Vehicles
    No need to pre-register.
    Friday, August 24:
    Writing from Charlemagne - A Workshop for Writers and Others
    "You must carry mountains in your brain” Oliver Wendell Holmes told Herman Melville about writing in the Berkshires.
    Join award-winning local author and Arrowhead Writer-In-Residence Jana Laiz atop Herman Melville’s mountain muse at Bascom Lodge. Melville called Mt. Greylock “Charlemagne," the king of mountains and it was this view that inspired some of his greatest works. As we take inspiration from the breathtaking beauty that surrounds us, Jana will guide the group, using writing prompts and engaging writing activities to take our fiction, fantasy, essays or stories to the next level. 
    1pm-4pm
    $35
    Preregister requested at jana@janalaiz.com
    Walk-ins welcome.
    SEPTEMBER

    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND:

    Yoga on Mt. Greylock w/ Rachael Plaine
    1st Sunday of the month
    June 3rd - July 1st - August 5th - September 2nd
    4:30-5:30pm
    Yoga
    Join Rachael for this special yoga class held at one of the most beautiful spots in the Berkshires!
    Stretch and strengthen your body while quieting your mind and nourishing your spirit on the highest mountain in Massachusetts. Enjoy breathtaking mountain views as you surround yourself with nature as you become one with the beautiful Berkshires in this all-level, outdoor yoga class 3,491 feet in the sky.
    Rain or shine! If it’s raining we’ll take our practice into the lodge inside the cozy Bascom Lodge.
    For more information please contact Rachael at 413-822-2034 or email info@BerkshireYogaDanceFitness.com 
    All ages and levels welcome - Please bring a mat if you have one (some extras available) and a blanket or sheet for underneath if you'd like
    $10 cash or check written to Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness - $5 Day Use Summit Parking Fees for MA Vehicles and $10 for non-MA Vehicles
    No need to pre-register.

    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th:

    Kelly Slater, 2017 Artist-in-Residence, will conduct a FREE WORKSHOP on

    monotypes (one of a kind) prints inspired by the landscape on the summit of Mount Greylock. 

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    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    *  ALL MATERIALS WILL BE SUPPLIED  *

    Japanese Rice Paper, Akua liquid pigments, intaglio inks, and water-soluble artist crayons.

    To Register email: kellyslaterart@hotmail.com

    The workshop is appropriate for all ages, but children should be accopaniied by a parent.

    The workshop will entail sketching and painting directly onto small plastic plates with water-soluble crayons and water soluble inks.  We will also use found natural objects, such as leaves, to transfer images with brayers (rollers) onto our prints. Finally, we will use pencils and other implements to transfer ink from a plate onto our prints (trace monotyping).

    The workshop will be followed by Ms. Kelly's presentation of the work she produced during her residency at 6:00 pm.

    SEPTEMBER 9th & 10th:

    Galaxies Over Greylock

    Have you ever spent a summer evening high atop a Berkshire summit?

    This five hour night photography workshop kicks off with a presentation inside Bascom Lodge covering low light shooting techniques, post processing tips and light painting. From there, we'll trek out to the summit to greet the rising Milky Way and spend the next four hours shooting the landscape and the views that stretch ahead. Light painting demos will be offered. Come enjoy the night sky, watch for shooting stars and learn a new creative skill.

    Session 1 -  September 9th, 2018 (Sunday and darkest night of the month)

    Session 2 - September 10th, 2018 (Monday)

    $145 per session.

    For details visit www.capenightphotography.com

    Or email tim@capenightphotography.com

    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

    Making Magic on the Mountain

    Purposeful memoir as a portal to the transformative power of memory and imagination

     

    September 23, 1 – 4 p.m. Bascom Lodge, Mount Greylock Summit

    Cost: $35

    Workshop description:

    There was a reason J.K. Rowling chose Mount Greylock, the highest mountain in Massachusetts, as the site for an American school of wizardry. Indeed, visionary writers like Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau always sought out the peak of Mount Greylock as a place of creative inspiration, and shamans the world over know and make use of the magic of mountaintops.

    Browdy 

    This fall, join memoirist and veteran teacher Jennifer Browdy on the mountain for an afternoon of magic-making, as we springboard from the stories of our lives into the realm of imaginative transformation. We’ll start from the concrete and particular details of our life experiences, and then tap into the flowing possibilities of the imagination, exploring roads not taken and revisiting powerful moments where we allowed ourselves to be transformed—or resisted the invitation. We’ll write not only about the past, but also about the present and the future, always moving from a sober assessment of what is to a joyful exploration of what could be.

     

    Come write and share in good company, soaking in the magic of Mount Greylock!

    Register here: https://www.jenniferbrowdy.com/event/making-magic-on-the-mountain-purposeful-memoir-as-a-portal-to-the-transformative-power-of-memory-and-imagination/

    Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D. is a professor of literature and writing at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, where she has taught for more than 20 years. Her new memoir, What I Forgot ...And Why I Remembered, is accompanied by her writer’s guide, The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir, a 2017 Nautilus Award Winner. The author of many articles and book chapters, she is the editor of three anthologies of global women’s writing, as well as the online magazine Fired Up! Creative Expression for Challenging Times. Along with her online course, The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir, Jennifer offers workshops in purposeful memoir internationally, as well as author coaching, editing and manuscript review. She writes two blogs: Transition Times, on social and environmental justice; and Writing Life, on the art and craft of purposeful memoir. Find out more at JenniferBrowdy.com.

    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30:

    Healing Through Creative Expression

    Engage Fully and Align Naturally with Your Wellness Journey When Discovering and Realizing Powerful Elements of Healing

    Join Wellness Artist Viktoria Seavey & DanceYoga Diva Lori Kollmeyer to get a new perspective on your healing journey through a unique combination of dance and painting

     

    Date:    From 10 AM to 2 PM on Sunday, September 30, 2018

    Location: Bascom Lodge, Mount Greylock, MA

     

    Thank you for your interest in the Healing Through Creative Expression Workshop!

    We have developed this signature methodology to help women experiencing stress, tension, and imbalance to bring ease and grace into their lives so they can become more relaxed, present, and centered.

    At the end of the day what we are truly passionate about is to empower women to express freely and heal deeply.

    In this workshop, we lead you in an exploration of your creativity. We combine sessions of DanceYoga movement and Mandala Masterpiece™ painting to

    * awaken your spirit

    * stimulate your imagination

    * blossom your creativity

    We guide you deeper into exploring and expressing your feelings as they expand through the spiritually powerful energy of music, dance, and painting.

    By the end of the workshop, you will create your Mandala Masterpiece™ that is an image formed in a circular space that holds the blueprint of both your innate healing power and outside healing resources in a unique combination of shapes, symbols, colors, and words.

    Healing can occur on many levels including the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual. The word 'health' means whole, so 'healing' is the journey of becoming whole.

    The Healing Through Creative Expression workshop helps you connect to the center of your being where your Healer and your Artist become one. This union allows you to activate the creative force within and to use its empowering potentials to heal.

    Register until August 25, 2018 and get the Early Bird Ticket for $76. Ticket fee after that is $108.

    Visit https://viktoriaseavey.com/healing-through-creative-expression to register.




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