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


Yoga on Mt. Greylock w/ Rachael Plaine
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



Yoga on Mt. Greylock w/ Rachael Plaine
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.

     



    Marafanyi Drum, Dance & Song Fest
    marafanyi

    * 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
     
    Yoga on Mt. Greylock w/ Rachael Plaine
    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

     

    Yoga on Mt. Greylock w/ Rachael Plaine
    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.


     

    SEPTEMBER 27th, 2019 (Field shoot rain date September 28th, 2019.)

    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.
    September 27th, 2019 (Field shoot rain date September 28th, 2019.)
    $175 per session.
    Or email tim@capenightphotography.com


    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.


     

     




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