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December 2020:

That’s a wrap, 2020! Did you accomplish the goals you set out to achieve? Did you create new, healthy habits you now can’t imagine your life without? As we reflect back on the ebbs and flows of this past year, we can’t help but think it’s time to celebrate. Celebrate who we’ve become, the strides we’ve taken, and the obstacles we’ve hurdled. This December, fun and frivolity will be our focus as we rejoice in the holiday season with seasonal cooking classes and festive wine tastings, all to celebrate a magnificent  year. Cheers! 

Explore our full schedule of exciting and educational events at The Lodge at Woodloch, featuring inspirational and motivational guest speakers, available to elevate your consciousness and personal awareness.
Christopher Curtin, Master Chocolatier

December 28th - 30th
Bio: Christopher Curtin is proud to share his art and experience with you through Éclat Chocolate. His journey to become a Master Chocolatier began more than two decades ago. He set out from Madison, Wisconsin to the House of le Companion du Devoir, the premier guild for Pastry Chefs in France. It was here that he worked alongside the best journeyman pastry chefs in Europe and became the first American to be awarded the honor of German Master Pastry Chef and Chocolatier in Cologne, Germany. Now in the realm of the world’s top chocolate makers, Christopher continued to learn from the masters, honing his skills in the finest chocolate houses of Belgium, Switzerland, France, Germany, and Japan, and sharing in the greatest of secrets and techniques — secrets and techniques that make eating Éclat Chocolate a unique experience you won’t forget.

Monday, December 28th
Filled Mondiant S’mores 
Elevate your s’mores experience with Eclat’s modern approach to the classic mendiant. The Mondiant™ is a perfect balance of delicate filling enrobed in Éclat Chocolate’s sustainably sourced chocolate. Inspired by form and function to deliver the perfect chocolate experience. Choose your favorite filling - Peanut Butter, Cacao Nibs or Caramel – and gather round the fire to toast to winter memories. 

Tuesday, December 29th
Hot Chocolate Tasting 
Decadent, 70% dark hot chocolate evokes all the old world charm of Christmas markets across Europe. Pair this 70% dark chocolate beverage with friends and family and a snowy evening. Travel bug got you interested in a trip around the world? Add herbs or spices like lemon mint, chocolate mint, rosemary, thyme, fresh ginger, dried herbs, cinnamon, lavender, Earl Grey tea, Aleppo Chili, Peruvian Aji Pannca Chili, Balinese long pepper, allspice, star anise, cardamom, sichuan pepper corn, or a pinch of salt for an instant journey to a destination location.  ​

Full Cold Moon

December 29th
Because we take our cues from nature, we have developed a Full Moon Series for 2020. Each month, we will pay homage to the beauty & wonderment that each unique full moon brings.
During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. The Moon is above the horizon for a long time and has a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low Sun.

Full Moon Yoga: This yoga practice will calm the mind and draw your awareness inward. Moon Salutations are useful when energy is high and a tranquil, quiet presence is required. All Levels Welcome.

Full Moon Walk: Whether by boot or snowshoe, follow our Outdoor Adventure guide on a moonlit tour through our tranquil wooded 500 acres. Breathe in the crisp evening air and enjoy the natural sounds as we  tune out the chaos of life and tune in to the tranquil symphony of nature. Your Full Cold Moon journey will conclude with a cozy campfire and s’mores.  A perfect ending to a relaxing day! 

Pen and Ink Drawing: Celebrate the ending of the year with an amazing moon painting.  You will use a quill and inks to create your Cold Moon inspired masterpiece!