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May 2021:
Beauty + Skincare

At The Lodge at Woodloch, we believe beauty and wellness is a three-legged stool. This month, we will focus on the Body portion of the Mind/Body/Spirit trifecta. Skin care, DIY spa treatments, special yoga and fitness classes, and beauty products will all be highlighted during this month of pampering.

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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Alaine Portner, Author & Medium

April 30th - May 2nd
Author, Gifted yogi, spiritual teacher and inspiring Medium, Alaine Portner has been making a difference in the lives of thousands across the United States for the past 30 years. As the founder of Yoga Center of Medford, NJ, Alaine has finely tuned her ability as a Medium and fused it with her passion for meditation to offer a unique and transformative experience. After completing 4,000 readings in four years, she shared the transformative experiences in her book, Medium Memoirs, Messages of Love, Hope and Reunion. A remarkably sensitive Medium, Alaine specializes in receiving messages from loved ones or guided spirits and then delivers life-affirming insight and direction. Those who have encountered her style, typically feel a sense of euphoria, connection and supportive change in their perception on their personal or professional journey. Alaine’s engaging manner, humor and straight-to-the-heart insight has provided her with a loyal following. Her vision is to educate people in discovering their own physical and spiritual growth through meditation, mediumship and yoga. . She is a master teacher serving others through her work at the Yoga Center of Medford, as well as regional and international corporate events and retreats.

Friday April 30th
Introduction to Mediumship and Meditation 
8:30pm
Discover the art and reasons for seeking & hearing spiritual guidance in your life! A remarkably sensitive Medium, Alaine specializes in receiving messages from loved ones or guided spirits and then delivers life-affirming insight and direction. She offers the spiritual experience of Meditation and Mediumship.  This heavenly connection adds purpose to your life, reduces your fears and adds greater enthusiasm for living life more fully.  Clients who experience Alaine's Mediumship style typically describe it as feeling a sense of euphoria. Readings can provide connective and supportive change in your perception while assisting your personal journey. Alaine's engaging manner, full of humor and straight to the heart truths, has provided her a loyal, global following. 

Saturday May 1st
Semi-Private Reading ($)
11:00am
Clients who experience Alaine's Mediumship style typically describe it as feeling a sense of euphoria. Readings can provide connective and supportive change in perception, assisting your personal or professional journey. Alaine's engaging manner, full of humor and straight to the heart truths, has provided her a loyal global following.  *Cost is $95 per person, limited to 8 guests. 

Introduction to Mediumship and Meditation 
8:30pm
Discover the art and reasons for seeking & hearing spiritual guidance in your life! A remarkably sensitive Medium, Alaine specializes in receiving messages from loved ones or guided spirits and then delivers life-affirming insight and direction. She offers the spiritual experience of Meditation and Mediumship.  This heavenly connection adds purpose to your life, reduces your fears and adds greater enthusiasm for living life more fully.  Clients who experience Alaine's Mediumship style typically describe it as feeling a sense of euphoria. Readings can provide connective and supportive change in your perception while assisting your personal journey. Alaine's engaging manner, full of humor and straight to the heart truths, has provided her a loyal, global following. 

Sunday May 2nd
Semi-Private Reading ($)
10:00am
Clients who experience Alaine's Mediumship style typically describe it as feeling a sense of euphoria. Readings can provide connective and supportive change in perception, assisting your personal or professional journey. Alaine's engaging manner, full of humor and straight to the heart truths, has provided her a loyal global following.  *Cost is $95 per person, limited to 8 guests. 


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Ilana Tolpin Levitt, Mental Health Counselor
May 7th-9th
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, May 7th
Mothers and Daughters: The (Im) Perfect Relationship
8:30pm
Our society encourages mothers and their adult daughters to be ‘best friends’ but is that really the ideal for this special, intimate and intense relationship? This interactive workshop will explore the psychological, cultural, and biological factors that impact the adult mother-daughter relationship as well as the unique issues that can make it complex. Find out the universal answers to what we want our mothers and daughters to start, stop and continue doing to enhance the relationship!  All women are daughters and invited to participate solo or with your mother or daughter. 

Saturday, May 8th
The ‘Good Enough’ Mother: Saying NO So You Can Say YES
8:30pm
Mothers would do ‘anything’ for their children, but should they do everything? There is no such thing as the perfect mother; and even the mother who gives her children everything may leave them lacking the opportunity to grow. Kids learn to navigate the world when all their needs are not met. The challenge is to redefine good enough mothering for the reality of our present day lives, because too many mothers are still trying to be perfect and not leaving enough opportunity to build their own resilience. 

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Christina Daigneault, Certified Aromatherapist
May 28th - 30th
Christina Daigneault is a certified aromatherapist, beauty product formulator, and co-author of PLANT-POWERED BEAUTY, a best-selling book that unlocks how to harness plant-based ingredients for health, wellness, and beauty.  She has been featured in Glamour, Origin, MindBodyGreen, Well+Good, Eco Beauty Editor, Healthline, New York Magazine, and Mantra Yoga + Health. Christina leads natural beauty events nationwide, including her Beauty Bar innovation, and recently toured Whole Foods Markets/Whole Body for Beauty Week.  She is also the founder of Orchard Strategies, a wellness-focused public relations firm, and is an attorney-mediator dedicated to peaceful conflict resolution.

Friday, May 28th
Take an Aromatic Journey with Plant-Based Ingredients 
8:30pm
Join the co-author of Plant-Powered Beauty, Christina Daigneault, to learn how plant-powered ingredients can heal and beautify the body, mind, and spirit.  Interact with botanicals and then be transported on an aromatic journey with a line-up of plant-based ingredients.  The first evening will focus on essential oils that are known to help relieve stress and calm the mind, and the second evening will feature essential oils celebrated for their cell-regenerative and skin healing qualities.  Participants will leave with a better understanding of how essential oils are made, their therapeutic qualities, and insight on how to incorporate them into beauty and wellness routines.

Saturday, May 29th
Take an Aromatic Journey with Plant-Based Ingredients 
8:30pm
Join the co-author of Plant-Powered Beauty, Christina Daigneault, to learn how plant-powered ingredients can heal and beautify the body, mind, and spirit.  Interact with botanicals and then be transported on an aromatic journey with a line-up of plant-based ingredients.  The first evening will focus on essential oils that are known to help relieve stress and calm the mind, and the second evening will feature essential oils celebrated for their cell-regenerative and skin healing qualities.  Participants will leave with a better understanding of how essential oils are made, their therapeutic qualities, and insight on how to incorporate them into beauty and wellness routines.
 

Month-Long Features

Do-It-Yourself Herbal Salve ($)
Protect and nourish your skin with your very own hand-crafted herbal salve. Join our Certified Herbalist in preparing a salve perfect for preventing and treating dry and scratchy skin, cracked hands, and promoting the general wellness of your first line of defense against germs and bacteria - your precious skin. Take home your own tin of herbal salve and the knowledge of how to make your own salve for years to come. Cost is $15 per person. 

HydraFacial
The award-winning HydraFacial system merges invigorating spa therapies with advanced medical technology to enhance skin health. Only HydraFacial uses patented Vortex-Fusion® technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate.

Deluxe - Achieve beautiful skin through this signature experience! The HydraFacial treatment deeply cleanses, exfoliates, and hydrates the skin utilizing super serums filled with antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid, while a signature booster of your choice addresses your specific concerns. This treatment concludes with LED Light Therapy to further reduce visible signs of aging. For all skin types.
45 minutes // $255

Shred
High repetition and short rest periods will burn fat, build endurance, and increase strength. Allow 2 hours after eating before taking this advanced level class. Sneakers are required. Not recommended for those with recent injuries.