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Great American Get-Together at Chautauqua Institution
Enrich your mind, body and soul through the study of yoga, meditation, food and drink, humor, creative writing and more surrounded by the serenity of the Chautauqua region.
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Program No. 22062RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

Come to the Chautauqua Institution and join fellow lifelong learners and local experts for a special, eight-day foray into the mind, body and spirit. Learn how to enrich your life and your health through studies of meditation, yoga, gardening, food and drink, humor or poetry and get hands-on in a Tai Chi class, writing workshop and more. Let the serene beauty of the surrounding Chautauqua region fill your mind, body and soul as you venture out into local wineries, enjoy a paddle wheel boat ride along the shores of Chautauqua Lake and take in the Chautauqua Institute’s unique landmarks such as the Palestine Park and Rain Gardens.
Activity Level
Walking up to two miles, some uneven terrain.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Interact with local farmers, Athenaeum Executive chef and culinary team, brewers, distillers and winemakers as you learn about food and drink specialties of Chautauqua County, including lessons in home brewing and growing shitake mushrooms and a tasting of artisan cheese.
  • Learn how humor can affect your health at the National Comedy Center, and visit the Lucy Desi Museum for a few laughs.
  • On the final evening, enjoy a multi-course farm-to-table dinner where you’ll hear directly from some of the farmers and food purveyors who grew the food.

General Notes

This program has been limited to 200 participants, divided into smaller groups for most activities. Round-trip transfer to/from Buffalo Airport included in program price. The updated shuttle schedule can be found under Travel Details > By Plane.
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Durwood Swanson
Durwood Swanson is the go-to expert for walking and bus explorations of the Chautauqua grounds, able to summon up facts at a moment’s notice. For instance, he’ll go into great detail to tell you when electricity arrived in Chautauqua (off and on between 1877-1908, he’ll explain). A former elementary school teacher and principal, Durwood is an enthusiastic and informative Group Leader.
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Tom DeAngelo
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Durwood Swanson

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