Stone cairn on the labyrinth at The Lodge at Woodloch

May 2020:
Beauty & Wellness

At The Lodge at Woodloch, we believe beauty and wellness is a three-legged stool. This month, we will focus on the Body portion of the Mind/Body/Spirit trifecta. Skin care, DIY spa treatments, special yoga and fitness classes, and beauty products will all be highlighted during this month of pampering.

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.

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Full Flower Moon

May 7th    
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.

In most areas, flowers are abundant during this time thus the name of May’s Moon. Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon, or the Milk Moon.

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.

Dimensional Wall Art: Let us celebrate the May Full Flower Moon by creating handmade flowers on canvas.  No experience necessary!  

Full Moon Forest Bathing: Join The Lodge at Woodloch’s Certified Forest Bathing experts for a slow and contemplative moonlit walk that will focus on keeping the body and mind in the present while teaching  techniques for deep breathing, mind-body awareness as well as taking note of the little miracles of the forest at night. Shinrin-Yoku, otherwise known as Forest Bathing was coined in Japan and growing research shows that there is a marked decrease in stress-related hormones, a decrease in heart rates and lower blood pressure among other monumental wellness benefits. Come and enjoy the healing powers of the nature that surrounds us while appreciating the Full Flower Moon.

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Alaine Portner, Author, Yogi, and Medium
May 8th - 10th
Author, Gifted yogi, spiritual teacher and inspiring Medium, Alaine Portner has been making a difference in the lives of thousands across the United States for the past 30 years. As the founder of Yoga Center of Medford, NJ, Alaine has finely tuned her ability as a Medium and fused it with her passion for meditation to offer a unique and transformative experience. After completing 4,000 readings in four years, she shared the transformative experiences in her book, Medium Memoirs, Messages of Love, Hope and Reunion. A remarkably sensitive Medium, Alaine specializes in receiving messages from loved ones or guided spirits and then delivers life-affirming insight and direction. Those who have encountered her style, typically feel a sense of euphoria, connection and supportive change in their perception on their personal or professional journey. Alaine’s engaging manner, humor and straight-to-the-heart insight has provided her with a loyal following. Her vision is to educate people in discovering their own physical and spiritual growth through meditation, mediumship and yoga. She is a master teacher serving others through her work at the Yoga Center of Medford, as well as regional and international corporate events and retreats.