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February 2022

Explore exciting and educational events at The Lodge at Woodloch, featuring inspirational and motivational guest speakers, available to elevate your consciousness and personal awareness.

Darrin Zeer, Yogi and Author
Darrin Zeer, Yogi and Author
February 11th - 13th
Yogi and author Darrin Zeer, deemed America’s Relaxation Expert by CNN, returns to The Lodge at Woodloch with his unique class offerings. Darrin spent seven years in Asia studying Yoga & Meditation and is the best-selling author of Lovers’ Yoga and Office Yoga, inspiring over half a million lives. His classes…fun, peppered with music and deeply relaxing… are designed for every body – partners, friends, family members – whether new to yoga or a seasoned pro. 

Wine Expert Erika Jurden
Erika Jurden, Wine Expert
February 17th - 19th
Erika Jurden is a New Jersey native wielding a passion for the wine industry. Her interest stemmed from her parents love for wine country and storytelling. As the story goes her zest for the wine industry began during childhood, with the bedtime stories her father created based on the book “Mr. Boston’s Guide to Bartending.” Upon graduating from St. Joseph’s University, Erika entered into both restaurant industry and promotional modeling industry. The experience she gained helped her land a job with Capital Wine and Spirits. Looking to further her education, Erika became a Certified Specialist of Wine from the Society of Wine Educators in 2009. Her love of selling wine, and telling stories, lead her to join the Francis Ford Coppola Winery as a District Manager. When asked what her favorite bottle of wine is, she will tell you it is the one she gets to share!

Wine Food and Travel Writer Brian Freedman
Brian Freedman, Wine, Food, and Travel Writer
February 25th - 27th
Brian Freedman is a wine, spirits, food, and travel writer, restaurant and beverage consultant, drinks educator, and event host and speaker. He writes the Wines of the Week column for forbes.com, as well as other wine- and spirits-focused articles and commentaries; contributes to Food & Wine digital; and is a contributing writer for John Mariani's Virtual Gourmet, among others. He has contributed to JancisRobinson.com and Whisky Advocate print and digital, created wine lists and beverage programs for some of the Philadelphia region’s top restaurants and for three dinners at New York’s James Beard House, hosts beverage-focused events around the United States for corporate and private clients, and has traveled to nearly 50 countries to explore their culture and cuisine for his work. He was recognized three times by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association’s Keystone Awards for his ongoing food and drink coverage for Philadelphia Weekly, for which he was restaurant critic and beverage columnist for over five years, and was awarded a fellowship to the prestigious Symposium for Professional Wine Writers in Napa, California in 2019.