Roosevelt Spa Wellness Retreats

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A relaxing soak in our signature Mineral Baths at Roosevelt SpaTaking place on three weekends each year, 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.

Gideon Putnam wellness retreat guests taking in a cooking demonstrationYou will spend an entire weekend immersed in physical and spiritual wellness programs and events. The package includes:

  • Accommodations at The Gideon Putnam for two (2) nights
  • One Mineral Bath each day
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Two Lunches (includes one cooking demonstration)
  • One Dinner
  • Activities and Workshops (see itinerary)
  • Gift Journal
  • All meals include vegetarian and meat options.
  • Wine, beer, spirits available throughout program for additional fee
  • Additional spa treatment times available throughout weekend at additional fees
  • Wellness Consultations with all experts available throughout program for additional fee

For more information, please contact our Spa Manager, Jared Taisey, via email or by calling 518-226-4790

Friday

  • 4:00 PM - Check-in, and Dinner on own

Saturday

  • 8:00 AM - Spa Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM - Morning Walk with Jared Taisey & Nini Gridley
  • 9:30 AM - Mineral Bath at Roosevelt Baths & Spa
  • 11:00 AM - Wellness Programs (90 minutes)
    -  "Bach Flowers to the Rescue" with Nini Gridley*
    -  "Journey to Meet Your Power" Animal with Sheri Parslow*
  • 1:00 PM - Spa Lunch Buffet and Cooking Demo with Chef Chris Dore
  • 2:30 PM - Break / Spa Services / Explore the Park and/or Downtown Saratoga (please speak to our Director or Wellness Team regarding a la carte Spa Services and Private Wellness Consultations)
  • 4:30 PM - Wellness Activities (90 minutes)
    -  Yoga and Meditation with Nini Gridley*
    -  Luminous Healing Ceremony with Shari Parslow*
    -  Workout Class with Angel*
  • 6:00 PM - Break
  • 7:00 PM - Spa Dinner Buffet

Sunday

  • 8:00 AM - Spa Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM - Walking Meditation in Nature with Nini Gridley
  • 9:30 AM - Mineral Bath at Roosevelt Baths & Spa
  • 10:15 AM - Break / Spa Services / Explore the Park and/or Downtown Saratoga (please speak to our Director or Wellness Team regarding a la carte Spa Services and Private Wellness Consultations)
  • 1:00 PM - Spa Lunch Buffet with Wellness Experts
  • 2:30 PM - Check-out

*Note: After booking your desired package, please call the Spa at 518-226-4790 to schedule the Workshop and Activity you would like to reserve.

Bach Flowers to the Rescue with 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 80 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 with 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 with 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 exercises), and concludes with the deep relaxation of shavasana before several minutes of closing meditation. Deepen your understanding of yoga and enjoy the heartfelt benefits of this 90-minute yoga experience.


Luminous Healing Ceremony with 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.


5k Training Workout with Angel Whitbeck

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.

Wellness Expert Nini GridleyNini Gridley

Nini Gridley, M.S.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 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 with expertise in the chakras, healing, and child development.

Nini 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 minutes 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.


Wellness Expert Shari ParslowShari Parslow

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 shaman 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.


Wellness Expert Angel WhitbeckAngel Whitbeck

Angel Whitbeck is a group exercise instructor, outdoor bootcamp instructor, personal trainer, triathlon coach, running coach, Revelation Wellness® instructor, and Weigh Less to Feed More® facilitator. Angle 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 and movement classes. She believes that the keys to lasting health and wellness are to find activities that you enjoy, get out of your comfort zone, and build relationships.

Angel has helped over 50 people complete their first triathlon, lead coach to 5k programs, completed an extensive 11-week faith-based health and wellness training, mentored new group exercise instructors, encourages and leads parent and child exercise classes, offers free online workouts and book studies, as well as volunteers her knowledge and experience in her community regularly.

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