Frost Valley offers the great outdoors and inner peace at Women's Weekend

The sixth annual Women’s Wellness Weekend at Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville from April 4 to 6 offers a unique opportunity for women of all ages to visit this historic YMCA Camp to relax and enjoy a variety of workshops while taking in the serenity of a pristine mountain setting.
Guests can experience the wonders of early spring in the Catskills High Peaks with a hike amidst some of the country’s most stunning scenery or just enjoying some quiet, contemplative time.
Optional activities will include therapeutic massage, women’s health classes, art and drumming workshops and yoga.
In addition, women can visit Frost Valley’s observatory for a spectacular astronomy experience, a trip to the maple sugar shack, or try their skills on the unique Y-shaped climbing tower.
Along with the full schedule of programs, Women’s Wellness Weekend includes lodging and five healthy buffet-style meals from snacks at check-in Friday evening, April 4 through Sunday lunch.
Call 845 985-2291, ext. 205 to register or e-mail:
Celebrating its 50th year in the Valley, Frost Valley YMCA Camp and Conference Center in Claryville, is just 2.5 hours drive from metro NY/NJ and about one hour from Kingston. Established in 1901 as one of the nation’s first summer camps, Frost Valley provides four seasons of outdoor, experiential and educational opportunities including summer camps for children, environmental education, year-round activities for families and conference and retreat facilities for groups and businesses.
Program details
• Jennifer Nero, a certified hypnotist will offer a class titled “Stress Management with Hypnosis,” in which participants will learn to evaluate their stress levels and create specific suggestions and actions for future well-being.
A second workshop called “Self-Hypnosis: The Power Within You” will focus on utilizing self-hypnosis to change negative habits and improve lifestyle. Smoking cessation, weight control and stress management will all be addressed.
• Catskill Mountain artist Sharon Suess will encourage the creative spirit in her popular painting workshop for “people who don’t paint,” a simple, fun step-by-step demonstrations to help to break down the process into easily understood segments.
• Nicholas Philliou, an instructor of Judo, Jujitsu and Yoga, will teach a class called “Yanzan-Ryu Self-Defense,” for students interested in learning to focus and make effective decisions to help avoid criminal predator.
• Marjorie T. Nieh, Ph.D. will present two classes focusing on “A Woman’s Self-Healing.” One workshop will address the decision to take statins to help control cholesterol; a second will provide information about exercise-based methods to treat scoliosis without surgery.
• Judith Schafman, Ph,D. will present a three part series on “Inner Discovery and Rejuvenation,” focusing on different tools for exploring, establishing and supporting openings to the peaceful, rejuvenating place inside each person.
• Priscilla Bright, MA, the weekend’s lead facilitator, will present “Recapturing Your Life Force,” “Group Drumming for Beginners” and an “Inner Healing Ceremony - Inner Peace.”