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This summer, The Inns at St. Albans is thrilled to offer guests a refresh that doesn’t require a dip in the pool! Instead, we’re presenting folks with a slew of opportunities to recharge their batteries and welcome some calm – or just enjoy a little “me time” – through classes and activities centered around mental and physical health. 

“Scheduled for July 8-10, our first-ever Wellness Weekend consists of various therapeutic and restorative sessions for body and mind. Pick and choose any and all combinations of these events; we welcome you for one, two or all four sessions.

Wellness Weekend Schedule

Friday, July 8 

4 – 6 p.m. – Reiki with Patti Ortyl – $65/person

Saturday, July 9

10 – 10:50 a.m. – Pure Barre Classic Class – $25/person

3 – 6 p.m. – Sound Bathing With Pati Pellerito – $75/person 

Sunday, July 10

9:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Breakfast Demo with STL Veg Girl, Caryn Dugan – $65/person

If all four Wellness Weekend events appeal to you, the discounted price for the entire weekend of activities is $200/person. Please call 636-458-0131 to reserve the all-session bundle and learn about our special rate for overnight accommodations for attendees.

Some Scoop on Sound Bathing, Reiki and More

Not familiar with reiki or sound bathing? Always been intrigued by but too reluctant to try a barre class? Here’s a quick summary of the different activities at your disposal for Wellness Weekend at The Inns. All experience levels welcome!

Reiki with Patti Ortyl

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a subtle energy therapy that promotes relaxation and healing through the use of gentle touch. The principle behind Reiki is that our bodies are electromagnetic and energetic in nature, and this energy can be influenced in a healthy, positive way to balance the mind, body and spirit.


Taught by Patti Ortyl, a Reiki master/teacher and psychic medium with over 20 years of experience, this class is comprised of lecture, discussion and hands-on experience. We will awaken the healer within so that you can practice Reiki on yourself and be able to do Reiki on others. Ortyl will do energy work on each student which will allow your energy vibration to become elevated and your Chakras balanced.

For more information on Ortyl and the benefits of Reiki, visit

Pure Barre Classic Class

Pure Barre is a total-body barre workout that transforms you physically and mentally. Their musically-driven group classes focus on low-impact, high-intensity movements that strengthen and tone your body in 50 minutes or less. 


During the Classic class on our itinerary for Saturday morning, you’ll get to experience Pure Barre’s proprietary technique, which is the fastest and most effective low-impact, full-body workout. For 50 minutes, you’ll be guided through a series of low-impact, high-intensity isometric movements designed to improve your flexibility while strengthening and toning your body.

Sound Bathing With Pati Pellerito

Spend a Saturday afternoon learning how sound impacts our body and mind from therapist and sound artist Pati Pellerito. Vibrational Sound Therapy is a growing field that can be experienced through simply resting your body and surrendering to the sounds. Through the use of singing bowls – beautifully handcrafted instruments that have been used for centuries for their meditative qualities of calming the mind and soothing the body – participants will experience the mystical and magical properties of these instruments that can transform tension to ease and anxiety to calm. 

Sound Bowls

A licensed massage/bodywork therapist since 1994, Pellerito has been certified in sound healing since 2008. Learn more about here at

Come explore the power of sound and how to bring moments of presence into your daily routine. No experience in meditation or singing bowls necessary! 

Breakfast Demo with STL Veg Girl

Losing her dad to cancer then being diagnosed herself drove Caryn Dugan to understand the role food, both processed and whole alike, has on the body. An insatiable need to learn how the food we put in our body directly affects our health continues to be her quest. After reading, researching and meeting with authors, instructors and medical experts in the field of nutrition science and health, Dugan adopted a plant-based whole foods diet. She also founded the Center for Plant-Based Living.


It’s no secret that mainly unprocessed, real food is what our body responds to and uses to develop a strong immune system to help fight off disease and chronic illnesses. Come learn more on the benefits of this lifestyle and pick up a few recipes from Dugan as she leads a hands-on breakfast demonstration at The International Choux Co., the cooking school of The Inns at St. Albans.

For more information on Dugan, visit

Mocktail Hour

Ready to restart or renew your commitment to wellness? Join us for a wonderful weekend focused on the health and healing of body and mind. Register now for Wellness Weekend classes and activities!