Stone cairn on the labyrinth at The Lodge at Woodloch

October 2020:
Women's Health

While October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, we thought it beneficial to provide a month of women’s overall health awareness. Classes will include focus on women’s nutrition, cardiovascular exercises specifically targeted to women, as well as presentations and lectures that center around emotional health and well-being. 

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.
Full Harvest Moon
October 1st    
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.

The Harvest Moon is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox. Most years, it comes in September, but it can occur in October. Farmers can harvest late into the night by the light of this early-rising 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.

Full Moon Kayaking: Paddle under the silvery light of the Harvest Moon.  Discover Little Lake Teedyuskung while listening to the paddles gently glide through the water and looking to the sky. This kayak expedition is a true celestial experience!

Watercolor Painting: Enjoy the foliage and the view from the art studio as you paint what you see!  We will be using watercolors and inks to capture the beauty of the Full Harvest Moon!

Petra Kolber, Inspirational Speaker & Movement Motivator
October 9th - 11th
Petra Kolber is a speaker, author, DJ, podcast host and a wellness leader who is known throughout the industry as a crusader for change and a beacon of authentic happiness. In her 25 years in the fitness world she has starred in and choreographed sixty award winning videos and fitness programs, and has spoken live to thousands of motivated followers.  As a national workshop leader and keynote speaker she inspires people around the globe to stand up for their lives and live profoundly from their hearts. She has been a consultant and contributor to many national fitness magazines and has been named Fitness Crusader Of The Year by Health Magazine.  She has been the face and voice of leading food and fitness companies such as Reebok, Spry Living, Yes Fitness Music, and California Walnuts.  

In August 2018, in association with Da Capo Lifelong Books, Petra released her first book, The Perfection Detox: Tame Your Inner Critic, Live Bravely and Unlash Your Joy, which made its debut at no.1 in new releases on Amazon.

As a two-time cancer survivor, she is passionate about waking people up to the precious gift of time. Her mission is to inspire people to move more and fear less, so that they can stretch their dreams, strengthen their courage muscle and build an inspired life, full of joy and gratitude.

Janis Abrahms Spring, Psychologist & Author

October 16th - 18th
Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D., ABPP is a nationally acclaimed expert on issues of trust, intimacy, and forgiveness. She is author of three award-winning books (How Can I Forgive You? The Courage to Forgive, The Freedom Not To; After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful; and Life with Pop: Lessons on Caring for an Aging Parent) which have sold more than ½ million copies. In private practice for 41 years, Dr. Spring is a recipient of the Connecticut Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Practice of Psychology and the Connecticut Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Award for Distinguished Family Service. Board Certified in Clinical Psychology, she is a former clinical supervisor in the Department of Psychology at Yale University, and a popular media guest on programs such as NPR and Good Morning America. She and her husband live in Westport, CT, and have four sons and seven grandchildren.

Full Blue Moon
October 31st
Full Moon names date back to Native Americans of North America. Tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon. Full Moon names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred. There was some variation in the Full Moon names, but generally, the same ones were consistent among regional tribes. European settlers followed the custom and also created some of their own names.

Note that due to the 29-day lunar cycle the exact dates of the full moon move every year. Most seasons have three full moons, but because of the variation some seasons have four full moons. The term "blue moon" was used to identify one of these extra full moons. 

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: Join 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 Blue Moon journey will conclude with a cozy campfire and s’mores.  A perfect ending to a relaxing day! 
Pen and Ink Drawing: Celebrate the Blue Moon by using  blue and silver inks to create your own masterpiece!  This fun and easy class will inspire your hidden artist.