Stone cairn on the labyrinth at The Lodge at Woodloch

November 2020:
Men's Health/Family & Gratitude

As we enter into the season of thankfulness and appreciation, gratitude should be at the forefront of our minds, now more than ever. Practicing daily gratitude has been shown to improve self-esteem, psychological and physical health, and enhance empathy. 

November is also when we focus on Men’s Health, with our annual Movember weekend. This November, we are honored to participate in the national movement to improve health and wellness in men, Movember.  Movember is a movement that began back in 2003 with a couple guys growing mustaches for a cause.  17 years and over 5 million Mo Bros and Mo Sisters later, the movement is stronger than ever. 

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 Beaver Moon

November 30th    
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.

This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation is because the beavers are now actively preparing for winter.

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 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 Beaver Moon.

Create with Inks!: As the frost begins to settle into the season of Thanksgiving, let's celebrate by painting a silhouette of the full moon using alcohol inks, watercolors, and masking fluid.  No experience necessary!  All are welcome.