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03/18/2024

WOMEN'S WELLNESS WEEK

The Lodge at Woodloch is excited to announce its first-ever Women's Wellness Week, which will take place between May 17-25. This exclusive event aims to celebrate women's health and well-being through a series of enriching activities, workshops, and experiences designed to empower, educate, and inspire. Throughout the week, guests will have the opportunity to engage with leading experts in nutrition, fitness, mindfulness, and self-care.

Friday, May 17th 

Smart Nutrition for Busy Women with Lori Fish Bard
8:30pm
“I don’t have time to eat healthy!” “I’m too busy!”  “I’m exhausted when I get home – I don’t feel like cooking!”  Do these sound familiar?  With the demands of women in today’s non-stop, fast-paced society, it is hard to find the time to prepare and eat nutritious foods.  But although it may take some commitment and motivation, the effort may not be as hard as you think.  Discover ideas, tips, and strategies to create a healthier lifestyle - even when your life is beyond hectic.

Saturday, May 18th 

Eating for Energy:  10 Ways to Boost Your Energy and Stay That Way with Lori Fish Bard
8:30pm 
What is the major cause of fatigue in women?  Research tells us that it is rooted in diet and lifestyle.  Learn what foods and superfoods are best to eat to increase your energy levels and how to integrate lifestyle changes to keep you feeling happy, healthy, and energized. You will once and for all understand how to have energy all day without needing your 3pm pickup.  

Sunday, May 19th

Art for Stress Management*
8:00am
Learn how creativity can be used to manage stress and anxiety by drawing simple repetitive patterns. Your focus will shift and become centered on the repetition of your artwork, which helps calm the mind. The image you naturally create can be shaded to enhance depth and dimension. Truly a unique art experience!

The Lift You Need
11:00am
Come join this low impact, informative class where you will be led through common and uncommon exercises including breathing patterns to help strengthen your back, core, and pelvic floor.

Barre: Sweat Like a Girl
2:00pm
Experience a low-impact class that is a fusion of Pilates, yoga, and ballet inspired moves for beautiful, sculpted, lean muscles. The exercises use the ballet barre and your body weight to challenge core stability and balance.

Herbal Tea for Rest and Relaxation with Certified Herbalist Heather Housekeeper
4:00pm
Join our herbalist for a relaxing cup of tea and learn about the many herbal teas that assist in stress reduction and improved sleep. Many of these herbs are fragrant and delicious, awakening the senses while also calming the nervous system. Heather
will share how to measure loose herbs for tea, how to properly prepare medicinal herbal tea, and how to explore the synergy of herbs to enhance flavor and efficacy.

Bingo and Trivia: Girl’s Night In!
8:30pm
Join us for a fun-filled evening of games! Arrive at your leisure, as multiple games will be played. We will start with Bingo and then move on to a trivia game! Winners of games will receive a special Lodge at Woodloch gift.

Monday, May 20th 

Inspirational Lettering
8:00am
Join and discover how to create basic cursive letterforms by applying calligraphy principles to decorative hand lettering using standard pencils and markers you likely already own! You will be able to create a small displayable sign with your newly acquired talent!

Barre: Sweat Like a Girl
12:00pm
Experience a low-impact class that is a fusion of Pilates, yoga, and ballet inspired moves for beautiful, sculpted, lean muscles. The exercises use the ballet barre and your body weight to challenge core stability and balance.

Splash Dance: She’s a Maniac*
2:00pm
No experience or high heels needed in this fun Hydrorider Aquatic Pole Dancing Class. Build strength and stamina while learning simple dance moves to music that will make you giggle. Yes, we actually use poles in the water.

W.O.W: Women on Weights
3:00pm
This class ZAP’s the FAT using combination weight training moves that will help you get back into shape or stay in shape.

Menopause 101 with Anne Fulenwider & Sheryl Kraft
8:30pm
If you’re dazed and confused about menopause, you’re hardly alone. Chances are you never got the “talk” and now you’re relying on unreliable information. Menopause is shrouded in myths and misinformation. We break down the basics, so your head can be clear as you head into this important life stage. 

Using research from Dr. Sharon Malone, the Chief Medical Director at Alloy Women’s Health, and Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, clinical professor at the Yale University of Medicine- Anne & Sheryl will answer the 20 most common questions women have on menopause. 

Tuesday, May 21st 

Art for Stress Management*
8:00am
Learn how creativity can be used to manage stress and anxiety by drawing simple repetitive patterns. Your focus will shift and become centered on the repetition of your artwork, which helps calm the mind. The image you naturally create can be shaded to enhance depth and dimension. Truly a unique art experience!

The Art and Science of Mindful Eating with Holistic Nutritionist Talia Segal Fidler
10:00am
Take a healthier approach to how you eat. One of the most constructive changes is to adopt a mindful eating practice. Mindful eating helps you become aware of your thoughts and feelings and empowers you to make healthier choices. Join Talia, a board-certified holistic nutritionist, to discover simple strategies for connecting with your hunger and mindful eating. 

Aroma Wellness for Women
10:00am
Aromatherapy can have a profound impact on many aspects of women's health. From emotional support to helping to relieve symptoms of hormonal imbalance, this introductory aromatherapy class will highlight the ways essential oils can be utilized safely and effectively in your day-to-day lives. Enjoy a hands-on blending experience while you craft your very own aroma wellness blend that is perfect for enhancing physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Splash Dance: She’s a Maniac*
2:00pm
No experience or high heels needed in this fun Hydrorider Aquatic Pole Dancing Class. Build strength and stamina while learning simple dance moves to music that will make you giggle. Yes, we actually use poles in the water.

Are Hormones Really Dangerous? with Anne Fulenwider & Sheryl Kraft
8:30pm
Hormone replacement therapy used to be the “treatment of choice” for treating menopausal symptoms. But after the first results of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) went public in 2002, toilets were flushed around the world, as women panicked and discarded their pills in fear of breast cancer and cardiovascular events. We set the record straight and explain in layman’s terms, what went terribly wrong and why this study was severely flawed. We’ll also talk about non-hormonal alternatives and other ways to treat the symptoms of menopause. 

Bingo Singo
8:30pmBingo Singo is the best new party game! Based on the timeless game of bingo, Bingo Singo features the same card-based setup with the exciting twist of awesome music playlists. Tonight female music legends take the stage! Filled with genre-based classics, you will find yourself singing along, dancing along, and playing to win!

Wednesday, May 22nd

Zendoodle*
8:00am
Join a newly designed, relaxation-based art class where you can explore your fun, creative side by choosing from several doodle layouts that are broken down step by step by the instructor. You can then develop them into beautiful designs that can be colored and/or shaded if so desired. No previous art experience is necessary, anyone can ZenDoodle!

Blooming Beauties*
10:30am
Pick the beauty that speaks to you most and create a beautiful representation of your own self. Using collage techniques with dried flowers, decorative papers, and paints you will create a simple masterpiece that will remind you of your time spent at The Lodge at Woodloch.

Barre: Sweat Like a Girl
11:00am
Experience a low-impact class that is a fusion of Pilates, yoga, and ballet inspired moves for beautiful, sculpted, lean muscles. The exercises use the ballet barre and your body weight to challenge core stability and balance.

She’s Got L.E.G.S.
11:00am
Lower Body Exercises & Glute Strengthening

The Lift You Need
12:00pm
Come join this low impact, informative class where you will be led through common and uncommon exercises including breathing patterns to help strengthen your back, core, and pelvic floor.

Herbal Tea for Rest and Relaxation with Certified Herbalist Heather Houskeeper
4:00pm
Join our herbalist for a relaxing cup of tea and learn about the many herbal teas that assist in stress reduction and improved sleep. Many of these herbs are fragrant and delicious, awakening the senses while also calming the nervous system. Heather
will share how to measure loose herbs for tea, how to properly prepare medicinal herbal tea, and how to explore the synergy of herbs to enhance flavor and efficacy.

The KonMari MethodTM – Declutter Your Space and Your Mind with Liora Seltzer
8:30pm
The KonMari Method™ was invented by Marie Kondo over a decade ago and has enchanted the world ever since. This method is a mindful, step-by-step method to decluttering and tidying your space, so you can live your best life. From vision to practice to a lasting system, we will go through the steps of the tidying journey. The KonMari Method™ is simple to understand and can be used by anyone, at any age and any lifestyle. Join Liora to get inspired to bring joy and calm to your home. 

Thursday, May 23rd 

Aroma Wellness for Women
10:00am
Aromatherapy can have a profound impact on many aspects of women's health. From emotional support to helping to relieve symptoms of hormonal imbalance, this introductory aromatherapy class will highlight the ways essential oils can be utilized safely and effectively in your day-to-day lives. Enjoy a hands-on blending experience while you craft your very own aroma wellness blend that is perfect for enhancing physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Splash Dance: She’s a Maniac*
2:00pm
No experience or high heels needed in this fun Hydrorider Aquatic Pole Dancing Class. Build strength and stamina while learning simple dance moves to music that will make you giggle. Yes, we actually use poles in the water.

W.O.W: Women on Weights
3:00pm
This class ZAP’s the FAT using combination weight training moves that will help you get back into shape or stay in shape.

From Theory to Practice- A Step-by-Step Guide to Decluttering any Space with Liora Seltzer
5:30pm
In this workshop, we will delve into the process of decluttering and tidying any space, and learn valuable tips that will set you up for success. This process can be used by anyone, and anywhere, even if you've never been able to maintain an organizing system before! Join Liora to learn how to get unstuck, declutter, and find joy and calm in your home. 

Pitch Perfect Palooza!
8:30pm
It’s time to take the mic and show karaoke night how things are done. You deserve a fun time with your friends, singing your favorite songs as loud as you want. Take the stage with an amazing playlist, and Don’t Stop Believin’ in your karaoke talent!

Friday, May 24th 

Blooming Beauties*
11:30am
Pick the beauty that speaks to you most and create a beautiful representation of your own self. Using collage techniques with dried flowers, decorative papers, and paints you will create a simple masterpiece that will remind you of your time spent at The Lodge at Woodloch.

She’s Got L.E.G.S.
2:00pm
Lower Body Exercises & Glute Strengthening

Splash Dance: She’s a Maniac*
2:00pm
No experience or high heels needed in this fun Hydrorider Aquatic Pole Dancing Class. Build strength and stamina while learning simple dance moves to music that will make you giggle. Yes, we actually use poles in the water.

Barre: Sweat Like a Girl
3:00pm
Experience a low-impact class that is a fusion of Pilates, yoga, and ballet inspired moves for beautiful, sculpted, lean muscles. The exercises use the ballet barre and your body weight to challenge core stability and balance.

Getting Out of Overwhelm with Deb Cummins Stellato
8:30pm
Let’s face it, as women it’s hard to grab moments of daily self-care. As a result, we feel like a mouse in a maze, repeating the same old patterns. The only way to break this cycle is to disrupt the patterns that get you overwhelmed. During this interactive workshop, we’ll look at where you are on the Overwhelm Scale and discuss practical ways to get out of exhaustion and into living a high-impact life. 

Saturday, May 25th

She’s Got L.E.G.S.
8:00am
Lower Body Exercises & Glute Strengthening

Sip Smart*
3:00pm
Led by Guest Sommelier Sara Jimenez, in "Sip Smart," you'll learn to master the alchemy of beverages, creating concoctions that dazzle without the side effects associated with sugary drinks and alcohol. Uncover the magic of balance, flavor, and wellness, and revolutionize your beverage choices to embrace a lifestyle of sophisticated and mindful enjoyment. Cheers to a healthier, happier you! Class will feature the low-sugar cocktails from TREE Restaurant. The discussion is open to “experts” at all levels. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to participate.

Powering Up Your Most Valuable Resource…Your Internal Energy with Deb Cummins Stellato
8:30pm
In this workshop, Deb Cummins Stellato, a leadership mindset coach will introduce participants to the concept of energy leadership. We’ll explore how small energetic shifts can help you create sustainable change in all areas of your life. Understanding the energy leadership model will support you in your journey to choose how you want to show up in life in every aspect of your life…from your personal relationships to your work challenges. During the session, Deb will introduce you to the seven levels of energy that she uses in her coaching practice. Participants will get the opportunity to use some real-life examples of how to utilize this model in problem-solving, relationship-building, and mindset-shifting.

*Please sign-up for these activities with our Spa Concierge.


Lori Fish Bard, Licensed Clinical Nutritionist
May 17th - 18th
Lori Fish Bard, MS, CNS, LDN, is a licensed clinical nutritionist and board-certified integrative health counselor who works with men, women, children, and families to provide a personalized, highly supportive blueprint to help them identify and accomplish their health goals.  Lori uses a holistic, functional, and integrative approach to help develop sustainable habits to live a healthy, nourished and balanced life.  Her interests include digestive and gut health, metabolic syndrome, thyroid health, autoimmunity, celiac disease/gluten sensitivity and food allergies. Lori offers individual nutrition coaching, group coaching programs, seasonal cleanses, cooking demonstrations and wellness workshops.  Through all these platforms, Lori loves sharing the gift of improved health with her clients. Lori received her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition & Integrative Health from the Maryland University for Integrative Health (MUIH). She is licensed by the Board of Dietetic Practice of the State of Maryland.  She received her training and certification in integrative health coaching from the internationally recognized training program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in New York City.  She is a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) and a member of the International Association for Health Coaches (IAHC). Lori has been featured in the Washington Post Express and Delight Gluten Free, a magazine for those with gluten intolerance and food allergies.   She serves on the Advisory Board of the Celiac Disease Program at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC. She is the mother of three children, ages 21, 18, and 14, and lives in Bethesda, Maryland. For more information about Lori, please visit her website at www.healthyheartbeet.com.


Anne Fulenwider, Co-Founder and CO-CEO of Alloy Women’s Health
May 20th - 21st 
A former magazine editor, she’s worked at The Paris Review and Vanity Fair and served as the editor-in-chief of Marie Claire. While at Marie Claire, she launched a conference for entrepreneurs called The Power Trip. After her mother died of a sudden heart attack in 2016, she became motivated to make an impact on women’s health. Inspired by all the people she’s met who are disrupting industries and building a better world for women, she became an entrepreneur herself in 2020, intending to change the conversation around women’s post-reproductive health. 


Sheryl Kraft, Integrative Wellness Coach
May 20th - 21st
Sheryl Kraft is a health journalist and an integrative wellness coach. Her work has appeared in hundreds of publications and websites, including AARP, Chicago Tribune, CNBC, Family Circle, Weight Watchers, Prevention, Everyday Health, HealthyWomen, WebMD and more. She also publishes two newsletters, thePause, and FriendshipRules. Sheryl is passionate about helping women navigate and understand life's health transitions, especially menopause. 


Liora Seltzer, KonMari Method Consultant and Professional Organizer
May 22nd - 23rd
Liora Seltzer is a Platinum-level KonMari Method™ Consultant and professional organizer. She is passionate about helping people find joy and calm in their homes by living decluttered lives. The KonMari Method™ is a philosophy developed by Marie Kondo, guiding people in the art of tidying, decluttering, decision-making, and finding joy and focus. In the past four years, Liora furthered her education to better serve clients with ADHD, and parents who are seeking help balancing their family life. Liora also has an M.A. in education and a B.A. in psychology and business management. She lives in Fair Lawn, NJ with her husband and two children. 


Deb Cummins Stellato, Certified Leadership Mindset Coach
May 24th - 25th 
Deb is the President and Chief Igniter at Think Good Coaching and Consulting. As a mid-life entrepreneur and small business owner, I specialize in providing professional coaching and consulting services tailored to empower women on their journey to personal growth and success. I love coaching women who want to get out of being overwhelmed and become the protagonists in their own stories. Think Courageously, a transformative program of Think Good, serves as a guiding light, offering unwavering support and equipping women with the courage needed to make crucial pivots on their journey toward personal growth and success. 


Heather Houskeeper, Certified Herbalist
May 19th & 22nd
Heather is a Certified Herbalist, long-distance hiker, author, and lover of all things wild. She has hiked the Appalachian Trail, Mountains to Sea Trail, Finger Lakes Trail, and Long Path, researching the plants and foraging along the way. She aspires everyday to learn more about and connect deeper with the natural world in which she lives, as well as open her eyes ever wider to the beauty of which she is a part.