Mar
3
Wed
CLOSED WEDNESDAYS
Mar 3 all-day
Mar
6
Sat
Drop in Community Yoga Saturdays from 9 am to 10 am
Mar 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join Susan Shook, a yoga practitioner, at an all level yoga class here at the mansion on Saturdays from 9 am to 10 am. The class is indoors in our great hall.

Masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced.

Susan has been a yoga practitioner for over 16 years, culminating in 2018 with certification as a yoga instructor, graduating from the Yoga Institute of The Berkshires. She is also member of the Yoga Alliance.

Susan’s practice and classes are focused on linking purposeful movement with intention and breath. Her classes incorporate the restorative sounds and scents of nature and center on playful, safe and grounded guidance with instruction for all levels of yogis. Susan encourages students, friends and students to appreciate themselves by sharing time on the mat, motion, and breath.  At the close of her classes, experience the calm and rest of Shavasana.

When not on the mat, teaching or practicing yoga, you will find Susan beautifying a client’s landscape, running or hiking in the woods with her loving Labradors Buddha and Elvis. She is a native of the Berkshires, a business owner/partner, avid yogi practitioner and teacher, sharing her practice and teaching at Lenox Yoga and Ventfort Hall.

Cost to attend is $15.00 a session, cash or check payable that day. Part of the cost is a donation to Ventfort Hall. Space is limited.

Yoga and Metaphysics
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join Sue and Kathleen for a Saturday morning program combining yoga and metaphysical practices to brighten the body and illuminate the mind. At 9 am Sue will teach morning yoga to awaken the body. At 10 am Kathleen will lead a workshop about tarot, including mini readings for each participant. Kathleen is a numerologist, astrologer and intuitive with over 25 years of professional experience. She has a private practice and has also worked for Canyon Ranch for eight years. The metaphysical tools she uses help assist clients in navigating their life paths. For more information about Kathleen’s work go to redspiritwoman.com Masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced. Cost to attend the Yoga and Metaphysics session  is $35 and limited to 6 participants. For more info and to reserve your place contact Sue at s.shook1645@gmail.com.

Mar
10
Wed
CLOSED WEDNESDAYS
Mar 10 all-day
Mar
12
Fri
Friday Morning Diversion – “Colfax & Fowler, Legendary Designers of the English Country House Style”
Mar 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

A curator who specializes in historic decoration, Lisa Singleton Boudiette will turn our attention to the preeminent English design firm with her talk on “Colfax & Fowler, Legendary Designers of the English Country House Style.”  She will give her visual presentation via Zoom offered by Ventfort Hall Mansion & Gilded Age Museum on Friday, March 12 at 11:00 as part of its Morning Diversions series.

Three key personalities were the initial players that formed the Colfax & Fowler story and direction that the firm took. John Fowler was a self-taught decorator fascinated with the architecture and styles of the eighteenth century who started his career in the early 1930s. He joined Sibyl Colfax in 1938, whose prestigious shop was in Mayfair, London. Nancy Lancaster was an aristocratic Virginian with taste, flair and important international social connections, who became Fowler’s partner when she bought the firm from Lady Colfax in 1944.

What is the English Country House Style, which really came to fruition after WW II, in a world still reeling from two world wars and the subsequent austerity measures?   Chintz in beautiful faded colors, fringed and tasseled curtains, painted Regency furniture, sofas designed for years of fireside comfort, and expertly applied finishes, subtly lit to show off beautiful antiques and paintings – these are the hallmarks – something that Fowler described as “humble elegance.”

Colfax & Fowler has long influenced some of the leading design firms like Michael Smith, David Mlinaric, Bunny Williams and the late Mario Buatta. Boudiette’s talk will include as well the homes of Nancy Lancaster and John Fowler.  From Buckingham Palace to the London flat of Ambassador David and Evangeline Bruce, Colfax & Fowler still resonates today.

Lisa Singleton Boudiette is a cultural heritage specialist with expertise in historic interiors and the decorative arts. She is a former member of staff to the late United States Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, focusing on arts and preservation policy.  She also worked for The Wiseman Group, a high-end residential design firm in San Francisco, CA.

An alumni of the Attingham country house studies program, and a charter member of the American Friends of the Soane Museum, Boudiette is a founder of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art’s San Francisco, California chapter. Currently, she is completing a Master’s degree at the University of Buckingham (England), which included working as a conservation assistant at Syon House for the Duke of Northumberland.  The great country house outside London designed by Robert Adam was a major decorating project for John Fowler.

The event is offered via Zoom only. Tickets are by donation on our Eventbrite page with a suggested donation of $20 and may be purchased at https://ventfort03122021.eventbrite.com. For information call Ventfort Hall at 413-637-3206.

Mar
13
Sat
Drop in Community Yoga Saturdays from 9 am to 10 am
Mar 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join Susan Shook, a yoga practitioner, at an all level yoga class here at the mansion on Saturdays from 9 am to 10 am. The class is indoors in our great hall.

Masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced.

Susan has been a yoga practitioner for over 16 years, culminating in 2018 with certification as a yoga instructor, graduating from the Yoga Institute of The Berkshires. She is also member of the Yoga Alliance.

Susan’s practice and classes are focused on linking purposeful movement with intention and breath. Her classes incorporate the restorative sounds and scents of nature and center on playful, safe and grounded guidance with instruction for all levels of yogis. Susan encourages students, friends and students to appreciate themselves by sharing time on the mat, motion, and breath.  At the close of her classes, experience the calm and rest of Shavasana.

When not on the mat, teaching or practicing yoga, you will find Susan beautifying a client’s landscape, running or hiking in the woods with her loving Labradors Buddha and Elvis. She is a native of the Berkshires, a business owner/partner, avid yogi practitioner and teacher, sharing her practice and teaching at Lenox Yoga and Ventfort Hall.

Cost to attend is $15.00 a session, cash or check payable that day. Part of the cost is a donation to Ventfort Hall. Space is limited.

Mar
17
Wed
CLOSED WEDNESDAYS
Mar 17 all-day
Mar
20
Sat
Drop in Community Yoga Saturdays from 9 am to 10 am
Mar 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join Susan Shook, a yoga practitioner, at an all level yoga class here at the mansion on Saturdays from 9 am to 10 am. The class is indoors in our great hall.

Masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced.

Susan has been a yoga practitioner for over 16 years, culminating in 2018 with certification as a yoga instructor, graduating from the Yoga Institute of The Berkshires. She is also member of the Yoga Alliance.

Susan’s practice and classes are focused on linking purposeful movement with intention and breath. Her classes incorporate the restorative sounds and scents of nature and center on playful, safe and grounded guidance with instruction for all levels of yogis. Susan encourages students, friends and students to appreciate themselves by sharing time on the mat, motion, and breath.  At the close of her classes, experience the calm and rest of Shavasana.

When not on the mat, teaching or practicing yoga, you will find Susan beautifying a client’s landscape, running or hiking in the woods with her loving Labradors Buddha and Elvis. She is a native of the Berkshires, a business owner/partner, avid yogi practitioner and teacher, sharing her practice and teaching at Lenox Yoga and Ventfort Hall.

Cost to attend is $15.00 a session, cash or check payable that day. Part of the cost is a donation to Ventfort Hall. Space is limited.

Mar
24
Wed
CLOSED WEDNESDAYS
Mar 24 all-day
Mar
27
Sat
Drop in Community Yoga Saturdays from 9 am to 10 am
Mar 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join Susan Shook, a yoga practitioner, at an all level yoga class here at the mansion on Saturdays from 9 am to 10 am. The class is indoors in our great hall.

Masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced.

Susan has been a yoga practitioner for over 16 years, culminating in 2018 with certification as a yoga instructor, graduating from the Yoga Institute of The Berkshires. She is also member of the Yoga Alliance.

Susan’s practice and classes are focused on linking purposeful movement with intention and breath. Her classes incorporate the restorative sounds and scents of nature and center on playful, safe and grounded guidance with instruction for all levels of yogis. Susan encourages students, friends and students to appreciate themselves by sharing time on the mat, motion, and breath.  At the close of her classes, experience the calm and rest of Shavasana.

When not on the mat, teaching or practicing yoga, you will find Susan beautifying a client’s landscape, running or hiking in the woods with her loving Labradors Buddha and Elvis. She is a native of the Berkshires, a business owner/partner, avid yogi practitioner and teacher, sharing her practice and teaching at Lenox Yoga and Ventfort Hall.

Cost to attend is $15.00 a session, cash or check payable that day. Part of the cost is a donation to Ventfort Hall. Space is limited.