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Mindfulness In Nature

Below is a sampling of nature classes that may be offered at The Lodge at Woodloch and evolve throughout the seasons. Please reference our class & activity schedules for the most current nature classes, dates, and times.

Botanical Hike

Take a hike with Heather, our resident Certified Herbalist, on a nearby trail to meet the plants up close and personal. While immersed in the beauty of the woods, learn helpful hints for identifying these plants and simple methods for using them yourself.

Decorative Birdhouse ($)

Birdhouses are beautiful and unique. We provide the birdhouse, crafts and natural items. You provide the creativity and inspiration to create and decorate a beautiful birdhouse to take home with you and display. Cost is $10 per person. 

Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk

Join Heather, our Certified Herbalist, for a walk along one of Woodloch’s woodland trails to discover the edible and medicinal plants that can be found not only throughout the region but in your very own backyard. Heather will share helpful hints for proper identification, as well as easy and efficient methods for harvesting and preparing these plants at home.

Ritual of Tea

It is no secret that tea may be the perfect complement to the rush of a busy, complicated life. Come join our Naturalist Joshua for tea and we will show you how to make your favorite tea time into a mindful experience that also connects you more deeply to the Earth and the environment surrounding you.

Seasonal Foraging: Edible and Medicinal Greens and Flowers

Ever wonder what plants you could eat in the wild? Did you know that those weeds you pull from your garden could make a delicious salad? Join Heather, our Certified Herbalist, in discovering what edible and medicinal plants you may have growing near you.

Sensory Walk

Join our Nature Guide and use all five senses to explore our beautiful wooded property. Learn techniques for a walking meditation and end with hot tea incorporating wild edible plants.

Sunrise Photo Walk

Explore the outstanding beauty of our grounds at a time often referred to by photographers as the “golden hour.” No sunrise is the same and each one offers its own magical experience. Remember to bring your camera or cellphone!

Terrariums ($)

Like a miniature greenhouse, these microworlds create their own natural water cycle to produce
their own moisture. Your terrarium is yours to keep. Cost is $10 per person. 

Wild Medicinal Tea

Have you ever tried Pine Needle Tea? Join Heather, our Certified Herbalist, in brewing up a medicinal tea using wild plants harvested from the forests and meadows of Woodloch. Class will begin with a short walk to where we will meet the medicinal plant(s) in its natural habitat.