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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.

Ilana Tolpin Levitt, Mental Health Counselor
Octber 23rd - 25th
Ilana Tolpin Levitt, M.A., M.Ed. is a clinical career counselor with over 25 years  of experience in private practice in New York City and Central New Jersey. She is the 2013  recipient of the Outstanding Career Practitioner Award from the National Career Development  Association. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and with a strong background in  Organizational Psychology and Human Resources, Ilana’s focus with many clients is a deep exploration of the psychological roots that impact career development and workplace  dysfunction. Many of her clients struggle with internal barriers that interfere with their success. For over a decade, Ilana ran mother-¬daughter relationship  workshops with her mother who was a psychoanalyst. Ilana’s book What's Mom Still Got to Do With It?  integrates her extensive knowledge and experience about mother-¬daughter relationships with her expertise in career development.   

Friday, October 23rd
The Warrior Within
Ready to reach the next level of your career? Women in the workplace often feel held back or like an impostor at their job. Many of us have lacked role models growing up, and often don’t currently have a mentor to look to for support. But there is a warrior woman in all of us. We will explore new ways to fully embody our strengths, and find the tools and resources needed to move forward in our careers.

Saturday, October 24th
Mother’s Journey, Daughter’s Destiny
How much of a daughter's life design is imprinted by her mother's own narrative? Education, choice of partners, and opportunities all seem connected to our histories. Learn why the mother-daughter relationship is more powerful and adhesive than any other in the family, and explore the conscious and unconscious connections within our stories. Begin to unpack your mother's story in order to bring clarity to your own.

Stephanie Roman, Body Acceptance Coach
October 30th - November 1st
Stephanie Roman is a Body Acceptance Coach, speaker and workshop facilitator in the NYC metro area. Having struggled for many years with dieting and body shame, it's her mission to support her clients in embracing the bodies they have now, so they can live their fullest lives with courage, confidence and authenticity. She guides her clients in listening to their body's intuition in order to figure out what holistic wellness means for them individually.  Stephanie's clients benefit from reasonable and sustainable wellness recommendations, together with enthusiastic coaching and gentle accountability.  She is grateful to have had many opportunities to speak on Body Acceptance with audiences ranging from fashion week participants to cancer recovery groups.  In her free time Stephanie enjoys being outdoors, frequenting the theater, volunteering, and engaging in lively conversations over chai tea. 

Friday, October 30th
Body Acceptance: The Forgotten Key to Well-being
The word 'acceptance' is not often associated with our bodies - yet body acceptance is key to a healthy relationship with self. We will discuss what Body Acceptance is and isn't, why it's more vital than body love, and what acceptance can do for your overall health and wellbeing. 

Saturday, October 31st
Body Appreciation in Daily Practice 
Our bodies are with us every moment of our lives, how can we show care and appreciation for these magnificent vessels that are too often shamed and taken for granted? This discussion will focus on why body appreciation is essential to your self-care practice and easy steps to integrate appreciation into your daily routine. 

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. 

Month-Long Features

Fitness: Splash Dance
No experience or high heels needed in this fun Hydrorider Aquatic Pole Dancing Class. Build strength and stamina while learning simple dance moves to music that will make you giggle. Yes, we actually use poles in the water!

Outdoor Experience: 
Herbs for Self-Care

These days our lives are full. However, it’s more important than ever to remember to care for our own personal health and well-being. This is especially true for women who may tend to put others before themselves. The simple ritual of sipping a cup of tea, taking a tincture, or dabbing aromatic oils on pulse points can be acts of self-care. Join our Certified Herbalist, Heather in learning about how you can use herbs to nurture wellness. 

Vitamin N Walk
There are many health benefits to spending time in nature. Join our Naturalist Josh Heath on this easy walk through the various trails surrounding the Lodge. He will discuss the some of the ways we can take in Nature (Vitamin N) in our daily lives.