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September 2020:
Yoga & Balance

With both National Yoga Month and the Autumn Equinox falling in September, this month naturally lends itself to a focus on balance. The Autumn Equinox is one of only two days a year when day and night are equal in length, when the Sun’s yearly cycle is perfectly balanced between the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Whether balancing on a mat or in a kayak, this month we celebrate finding that perfect center.

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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Garden Week
September 27th - October 2nd

Come celebrate Garden Week with the crew over at Blackmore Farm! The summer's vegetable garden is near its peak maturity.  The orchard's fruit is beginning to ripen, and the honey bees in the apiary are at the height of their season.  It’s a truly wonderful time to visit our farm and Derrick and Sam are thrilled to showcase what they've been able to pull off this year.  They have loaded the schedule with extra classes this week, but if you can't make your way during those times, please feel free to stop by at your convenience as there is a farmer on site for most of the day.

Sunday, September 27th
Harvest Lunch at Blackmore Farm ($)
12:30pm
Join Farmers Derrick and Sam for an unforgettable rustic lunch experience! Derrick and Sam will select the harvest focus for the lunch each week and then harvest, prepare, and discuss the meal right on the deck of the Garden Shed in the middle of Blackmore Garden. There is an up-charge for the intimate lunch experience of $25 per person, which includes one red or white wine or seasonal local beer. Meet at the Hostess Stand at 12:15pm.

Monday, September 28th
Garden Tour 
2:00pm
Join one of our farmers on a tour of Blackmore Farm's vegetable and flower garden. We will discuss high tunnel growing, composting, companion planting, and many other gardening topics. Please dress appropriately for the weather, including mud!

Tuesday, September 29th
Honey Bee Talk
10:00am
Spend some time with our resident beekeeper, in discussion of the life cycle of the honeybee and their environmental importance.  Various hive components and tools will be on display, and plenty of information given to be able to start your very own apiary! 

Intro to Biodynamics
2:00pm
Join our Farmicist as he describes the many plants that can be utilized in the production of compost tea, a simple and easy to make liquid fertilizer that is as fun to create as it is effective in its use. Also discover an introduction to biodynamic agriculture and the spiritual science of nourishing the soil.

Wednesday, September 30th
Harvest Lunch at Blackmore Farm ($)
12:30pm
Join Farmers Derrick and Sam for an unforgettable rustic lunch experience! Derrick and Sam will select the harvest focus for the lunch each week and then harvest, prepare, and discuss the meal right on the deck of the Garden Shed in the middle of Blackmore Garden. There is an up-charge for the intimate lunch experience of $25 per person, which includes one red or white wine or seasonal local beer. Meet at the Hostess Stand at 12:15pm.

2nd Annual Harvest Moon Gathering
7:00pm
The Harvest Moon is the full moon nearest to the time of the autumnal equinox. Join our Farmicist for a specialty-grilled dessert as we celebrate this extraordinary lunar event right in our very own garden!

Thursday, October 1st
Orchard Tour
10:00am
Join the orchardist for a tour of our 2-acre orchard. We will discuss the dynamics of a diverse orchard ecosystem, highlighting soil biology, companion planting, beneficial insects, and proper fruit and berry plant management. Please dress appropriately for the weather, including mud!

Friday, October 2nd
Honey Bee Talk
10:00am
Spend some time with our resident beekeeper, in discussion of the life cycle of the honeybee and their environmental importance.  Various hive components and tools will be on display, and plenty of information given to be able to start your very own apiary!

Healthy Plants, People, Planet
1:00pm
The human being has the unique responsibility of being good stewards of the Earth. Join Sam, our Orchardist and "Dirt Doctor", as he describes the many different ways we humans can utilize plants to restore vitality in the soil, produce abundance, and heal the planet.

 

Month-Long Features: 

Fitness: 
Hatha: The Yoga of Harmony and Balance
The path of yoga is a movement toward equanimity, a holistic state of balance between body and mind, thinking and feeling. Using the traditional tools of asana (postures) and breath, we find harmony in right/left brain function, strength and flexibility, release of stress, and deep relaxation.

Outdoor Experience:
Equinox Walk - Finding Balance in Nature
Pay homage to the Autumn Equinox with a nature walk, led by our Naturalist. With Fall on the horizon, we will soak in the beautiful balance of nature, found everywhere from the crunchy leaves starting to fall to the quiet bird song echoing through expansive forest. This walk will conclude with a take-home token that will remind you how important it is to stay in balance each and every day!

Nature Journaling
Spend the next 90 minutes with nature, drawing, writing, thinking... We will take a short walk to the forests and meadows surrounding the lodge. Then we will sit with our journals and enjoy this time outside. Your journals will be yours to keep to continue further nature exploration on your own.

Basics of Mountain Biking
Embark on a forest adventure! This trail ride, exploring our winding woodland trails and old logger paths, offers a moderate challenge. Mileage varies depending on trails used and desire of the group, but generally averages 3 miles.

Spa:
Chakra Balancing Massage
This unique experience blends reiki, Swedish massage techniques, and aromatherapy to restore your body while balancing your energy. Massage with infused oils designed for each chakra addresses muscular tension and imbalance while gentle energy techniques promote deep relaxation. The ultimate healing journey for body, mind, and spirit.
75 minutes // $215