Wellness Retreat for Makers: Revitalize 2017

375 Pantherkill Rd, Phoenicia, NY 12464

Nov 2 - 5, 2017
Group size: 1-25
Wellness Retreat for Makers: Revitalize 2017
375 Pantherkill Rd, Phoenicia, NY 12464


$975
Deposit: $488
Nov 2 - 5, 2017
Group size: 1-25

About this trip

Learn, Relax, Recharge, and Connect!

Join Wellness for Makers for an inspiring all-inclusive weekend surrounded by the scenic fall foliage of the Catskill Mountains! Attend lectures and workshops led by some of our favorite Mindful Makers. Workshop topics will include: Yoga, Body Mechanics, Reset’s Self-Tuning Techniques, Business Coaching, Massage, Studio Ergonomics, and more! This action-packed weekend will provide you with an opportunity to revitalize your mind and body, and the chance to build lasting relationships with artists, craftsmen, and professionals from all over the country. During your free time, take advantage of Menla’s state-of-the-art spa, hike and explore the Catskill mountains, enjoy time around the bonfire with new friends, or catch up on some rest. Leave feeling revitalized with a heightened sense of connection to your personal creativity and a new set of skills to incorporate into your professional practice.


Presenters/Educators:

Missy Graff Ballone: Founder of Wellness for Makers, Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor, Artist 

Raïssa Bump: Founder of Reset, Forrest Yoga Instructor, Jeweler 

Heidi Lowe: Inspirational Business Coach, Gallery Owner, Artist 

Loren Crabbe: Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor, Wellness Coach, Performance Artist


Class Descriptions: 

Instructor: Missy Graff Ballone 

Class Title: Wellness and Your Studio Practice

Class Description: Wellness for Makers is dedicated to motivating and empowering artists through education and mindful living. This class will include a mix of background information, such as how knots develop in the body, and practical instruction, such as different ways to increase blood flow, circulation, and flexibility. Attendees will learn massage techniques that can be incorporated into their daily studio routines. These techniques are designed to help boost energy levels, alleviate pain, reduce the risk of injury, and improve posture. Self-care tools will be provided for the duration of the workshop. Each student will walk away with a trigger point ball, a handout, and new skills that will support a healthier studio practice. 


Instructor: Missy Graff Ballone 

Class Title: Alignment Yoga

Class Description: Missy teaches an alignment-based style of yoga in which the poses are adjusted to make them accessible to any body. Each class is approachable and challenging, and provides attendees with the opportunity to feel empowered through movement. The classes are woven with contemplative content that draws you deeper into the physical practice.


Instructor: Raïssa Bump 

Class Title: Reset’s Self-Tuning Techniques

Class Description: As makers, we are taught how to take care of our tools so they perform optimally over a long period of time. We ‘tune-up’ our shop equipment so we can continue to make, but we rarely consider that our body is our most important tool and that it also needs adjustments to perform well over time. In this workshop, you will be taught quick and simple Self-Tuning techniques that help keep your body in good working form, your mind attentive, and prevent or relieve common strains that are a result of your working habits.


All of these techniques can be done in the studio, take no more than three minutes to perform, and are appropriate for people of all types and all ages. They are perfect for times of waiting, indecision, or in moments when you feel stuck. Self-Tuning techniques do not require special equipment or prior experience to perform, but they are guaranteed to increase focus, shift perspective, heighten your connection to creativity, and make you feel better! Each student will walk away with a complimentary neck stretch audio file and hand out.


Instructor: Raïssa Bump 

Class Title: Yoga (Description coming soon) 


Instructor: Heidi Lowe 

Class Title: Core Wisdom for Creative Entrepreneurs

Class Description: In this class, students will work with Gallery Owner Heidi Lowe to learn new ways to approach their careers in the art world. Heidi will start the day with a discussion of her unique perspective as a gallery owner, maker, teacher, and business coach. Heidi will provide an overview of the different avenues available to artists and share from her personal experiences and practice. Heidi will then guide participants through a series of exercises that will help them refine their values as artists and determine what drives their practice and how to navigate the creative business world with that in mind. This session will help artists plan the next steps in their professional development.


Instructor: Loren Crabbe

Class Title: Correctional and Functional Training

Class Description: The correctional and functional training course is split up into two sessions. The initial session will be used to analyze different aspects of your life and target those that are affecting your physical state and productivity. A full postural analysis and wellness survey will be completed, which will expose any structural issues and/or muscular imbalances.


The second session will be used to teach basic alignment principles, breathing techniques, and applied programming for your individualized needs. This will include a continued daily program and online support. Approaching wellness as an all-encompassing theory that includes physical, mental, and emotional components allows us to better see the areas that need adjustment and understand the mind-body connection. 


Check in: 

Thursday, November 2nd at 3pm-8pm 

Check out: 

Sunday, November 5th at 12pm-1pm  


Payment Plans:

Payment plans are available at checkout. If you choose a payment plan, a 50% non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking. Final balance is due by August 31st, 2017. If final payment is not received by this date, Wellness for Makers reserves the right to cancel your reservation and withhold the deposit.

What’s included

1. Lodging

2. Delicious Vegetarian Meals 

3. Tea and coffee service 

4. Daily Yoga (beginners welcome)

5. Group wellness workshops  

6. Individual Postural Assessments

7. Individual Inspirational Business Coaching sessions

8. Swag bag filled with wellness goodies!

9. Networking opportunities

10. Bonfires each night!

11. Free time to decompress, relax, and revitalize!


Not included

1. Transportation 

2. Spa Services

3. Alcohol 



Before You Go

What should I bring? 

1. Water Bottle 

2. Notebook and writing utensils 

3. Comfortable clothes for yoga or hiking (optional)

4. Flashlight 

5. Umbrella 

6. Camera

Available Packages

Standard Quad Accommodations: $975

Room with a few friends or we can place you with other attendees! Let us know your requested roommate's name at checkout or if you'd like us to pair you up with another guest.

Standard Quad Accommodations:
1. Four twin beds
2. Cotton linens and towels
3. Shared bathroom
4. Signature Menla hand and face soap
5. Closet and dresser

Available until Sep 30only 4 left
$975
Deposit: $488
Standard Triple Accommodations: $1075

Pair up with a couple of friends or we can place you with other attendees! Let us know your requested roommate's name at checkout or if you'd like us to pair you up with another guest.

Standard Triple Accommodations:
1. Three twin beds
2. Cotton linens and towels
3. Shared bathroom
4. Signature Menla hand and face soap
5. Closet and dresser

Available until Sep 30only 3 left
$1075
Deposit: $538
Standard Double Accommodations: $1175

Standard Double Accommodations:
1. Two twin beds
2. Cotton linens and towels
3. Shared bathroom
4. Signature Menla hand and face soap
5. Closet and dresser

Available until Sep 01only 4 left
$1175
Deposit: $588
Standard Private Accommodations: $1275

Standard Private Accommodations:
1. One Twin bed
2. Cotton linens and towels
3. Shared bathroom
4. Signature Menla hand and face soap
5. Dresser
6. Individually controlled thermostat
12. Wheelchair-accessible option (including bathroom)

Available until Sep 01only 2 left
$1275
Deposit: $638
Deluxe Shared Accommodations: $1375

Perfect for couples or besties! Let us know your roommate's name at checkout.

Deluxe Shared Accommodations:
1. One Queen bed
2. Organic linens and towels
3. Down quilts
4. Private bathroom with shower
5. Signature Menla hand and face soap
6. Desk
7. Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi
8. Telephone with voice mail system
9. Open-face closet and dresser
10. Individually controlled thermostat
11. Ceiling fan
12. Wheelchair-accessible option (including bathroom)

only 4 left
$1375
Deposit: $688
Deluxe Private Accommodations: $1475

Deluxe Private Accommodations:
1. One Queen bed
2. Organic linens and towels
3. Down quilts
4. Private bathroom with shower
5. Signature Menla hand and face soap
6. Desk
7. Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi
8. Telephone with voice mail system
9. Open-face closet and dresser
10. Individually controlled thermostat
11. Ceiling fan
12. Wheelchair-accessible option (including bathroom)

only 2 left
$1475
Deposit: $738
$975
Deposit: $488

Standard Quad Accommodations: $975

Who’s interested

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Missy Graff Ballone
The mission of Wellness for Makers is to motivate and empower artists through education and mindful living. Wellness for Makers was created to make self-care, stretching, and massage techniques more accessible to artists everywhere. We strive to make it easy to find good resources, including interviews, articles, videos, and links to valuable organizations. Our workshops provide hands-on training in stretching and massage techniques that are easy to incorporate into an artist’s daily studio routine. These techniques are designed to help boost energy levels, alleviate pain, reduce the risk of injury, and improve posture. We collaborate with artists who have professional backgrounds in yoga, ergonomics, massage therapy, occupational therapy, and more to provide a range of perspectives. We believe that by working together as a community, we can create more productive and sustainable studio practices that improve the longevity of our hands and bodies.