“Spa Renewal Wellness Retreats”
Starting now, at The Gideon Putnam and Roosevelt Baths & Spa.
November 11 -13, 2016
Book Your Reservation: 1-866-890-1171
Use code: BEWELL
America’s first wellness spa and hotel have teamed up to offer a retreat where nature inspires us to be the best version of ourselves. You will be immersed in programs, workshops, and meals that are specifically designed to rejuvenate mind, body and spirit.
Located in the lush Saratoga Spa State Park, you will find yourself surrounded by a feeling of serenity and calm that promises to lift you up. It encourages you, and it brings you to a better place than when you arrived. It is a place that was designed for making people feel better. Our desire is to bring to you the gift of greater health and well-being.
You will spend an entire weekend immersed in physical and spiritual wellness programs and events. The package includes:
For more information contact:
Please call the spa at 518.226.4790 to schedule the workshop and activity you would like to reserve after booking your desired package.
Wellness Workshops Include:
Bach Flowers to the Rescue w/ Nini Gridley
In this informative and lively workshop you will learn from an expert about the original Bach Flower Remedies, a simple system of emotional healing developed in England by Dr. Edward Bach over eighty years ago. Popular now in 66 countries around the world, you’ll learn how these vibrational remedies were discovered and the ways they are made from natural substances. Handouts and discussion will highlight the “indications” for each of the 38 remedies and how they are categorized for ease of selection. Questions about common negative emotional states will be welcomed as we identify which of the 38 Bach Flower remedies would help. Each participant will be invited to experience the gentle healing effects of Rescue Remedy®, the Bach Flower formula for stress. This unique blend of 5 essences was an example of the method Dr. Bach used to create combination remedies that restore emotional health, balance and harmony that are safe for the whole family, inexpensive and simple to use.
Journey to Meet Your Power Animal w/ Shari Parslow
Power animal retrieval is an ancient indigenous healing art that can be profoundly nourishing and transformative. In this safe and relaxing workshop you will be invited to meet your own sacred power animal by learning to journey deep within using your intention and the heartbeat of the drum. These spirit guides come to offer their protection, counsel, and vision. You will be given tools to assist you in continuing to grow this relationship as you cultivate your ability to intuit and celebrate the gifts that blossom from it.
Fuel Your Workouts
What should I eat before exercising? What should I eat after? Should I eat or drink during a run? We will be answering these and many more questions related to nutrition and exercise. Whether you are looking for greater performance in your workouts, or weight loss: we will help you find the right foods to fuel your body pre, post and during your workouts for the greatest results.
Yoga and Meditation w/ Nini Gridley
Join us for a Gentle practice of Kripalu to open and energize you. Beginners are welcome to slowly warm up in this practice that focuses on developing the six directions of the spine to promote flexibility within your own limits. The practice moves through accessible yoga asanas including standing balances, pranayama (breathing techniques) and concludes with the deep relaxation of shavasana before several minutes of closing meditation. Deepen your experience of yoga and enjoy the heartfelt benefits this 90 minute yoga experience.
Luminous Healing Ceremony w/ Shari Parslow
Explore ancient indigenous healing techniques to cleanse and rejuvenate the body mind and spirit. Learn simple practices to help release heavy energies that no longer serve you and to ground you in your daily life. Open to your wholeness in relation with all of Nature as you receive an energetic group healing ceremony to leave you feeling lighter, heart connected, and in harmony with the river of life.
Join trainer Angel for an interval running workout for all levels of fitness. We will start with a dynamic warm up, some complementary strength training, and finish with a deep yoga-style stretch that will leave you feeling great! Wear your sneakers, and bring water and a towel.
Our Wellness Experts who will be your guides:
Nini Gridley, MS Ed. became internationally registered as a Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner in 2002. As a Nelsons (Bach) retail trainer she travels throughout the Northeast providing education, consumer demonstration and staff training's in health food stores. She is dedicated to offering Dr. Edward Bach’s 38 original flower remedies in her healing practice with adults, children and animals. Nini is a dynamic workshop leader and professional level Kripalu Yoga teacher with expertise in the chakras, healing and child development.
Nini Gridley, MS Ed is also a Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher with over 600 hours of training from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. She served on their Guest Sadhana Team teaching “Gentle”, “Extended Moderate” (concluding with 30 mins. of meditation) and developing “Kids and Parents” yoga classes. Her classes are a compassionate blend of warm-ups, pranayama, sequenced asanas, shavasana and meditation providing a well-rounded yoga practice that is relaxing yet energizing for all levels of practitioners. Nini taught a wide variety of yoga classes and workshops over many years to adults and children in Massachusetts and Connecticut before relocating to Saratoga Springs, NY in 2009.
Shari Meg Parslow is a healing practitioner and teacher in the shamanic traditions, offering workshops, ceremonies, and private sessions. She has been graced with extensive studies and initiations from many esteemed shamans and healers of Peru, Ecuador, Tibet and North America. She has been certified in the ancient wisdom teachings through Alberto Villoldo’s Healing the Light Body and Master Soul and Destiny Retrieval Programs. Shari is also a devoted graduate of Brooks Greene Barton’s Art of God Program and is a certified BRETH facilitator (Breath Releasing Energy for Transformation and Healing). Shari Invites you to open to the truth of who you are as a creative and unlimited being.
Group Exercise Instructor
Outdoor Bootcamp Instructor
Revelation Wellness® Instructor
Weigh Less to Feed More® Facilitator
Angel has been an instructor for 12 years and trainer for 10, loving every minute of it! She has experience leading many different types of classes: from Silver Sneakers® to HIIT, and yoga to body sculpting. But her all-time favorites to teach are cycling, dance fitness, weight training, and preschool music & movement classes. She believes that the keys to lasting health & wellness are to find activities that you enjoy, get out of your comfort zone & build relationships.
Angel has helped over 50 people complete their first triathlon, led couch to 5k programs, completed an extensive 11-week, faith-based health & wellness training, mentored new group exercise instructors, encourages and leads parent & child exercise classes, offers free online workouts and book studies, as well as volunteers her knowledge and experience in her community regularly.
Sous Chef Chris Dore
Chris Dore, Sous Chef at The Gideon Putnam, was raised in Saratoga Springs, NY. Chris’s foundation of cooking began through inspiration from his mother who was always cooking at home and entertaining guests. Chris knew he enjoyed cooking and creating delicious meals for his family and friends. Through encouragement from his parents, Chris took a job working under Executive Chef Fabrizzo Bazzino at the age 15 where he began his professional career in a kitchen.
Two years later, Chris decided to take his Culinary passion to the most elite of Culinary Schools. He enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America where he spent the next two years fine tuning his love and passion for food. Culinary school further sparked Chris’s creativity and he was excited to continue to explore the culinary world. Chris spent the next 3 months staging at restaurants in NYC and Washington DC learning from the best in the industry. Chris brought back his new found knowledge to his roots in Saratoga Springs and helped open Forno Toscano and Max Londons.
After five years of working in Saratoga, Chris took a job under the Certified Master Chef Dale Miller. Under Miller’s direction Chris was able to fine tune his skills and put out some of the best food in Saratoga Springs.
Now, as Sous Chef for The Gideon Putnam, Chris is bringing his culinary creativity to the State Park, and, most important, is developing healthy fare with his creative flair.