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Experience exciting and educational events at The Lodge at Woodloch, featuring inspirational and motivational guest speakers, available to elevate your consciousness and personal awareness. Diverse opportunities are offered to discover a greater understanding of life, love, self, spirituality, health, music, healing, the environment, and our world. 

Alana Van Der Sluys
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Alana Van Der Sluys

Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

Alana Van Der Sluys

From Friday, February 2, 2024 to Saturday, February 3, 2024 February 2, 2024 February 3, 2024 The Lodge at Woodloch

Alana Van Der Sluys, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
February 2nd - 3rd
Alana Van Der Sluys is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, TEDx speaker, author, eating disorder survivor, and the founder of Freedom with Food and Fitness. She is dedicated to empowering women to heal their relationship with food and their bodies to step into their potential, take up space, and pursue true health. Her debut book– Freedom with Food and Fitness: How Intuitive Eating is the Key to Becoming Your Happiest, Healthiest Self–was released worldwide in 2023 with Urano World USA. She is a contributing writer for several national publications, including the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) and Best Holistic Life Magazine. She was also, most recently, a panelist and speaker for the Speak Up Women’s Conference and a speaker for Women Speak Up. You can find out more about Alana and Freedom with Food and Fitness on Instagram: @FreedomwithFoodandFitness.

Friday, February 2nd 
Wanderlust & Wellness: Eating & Moving Intuitively During Your Visit to Woodloch

8:30pm
Leave food guilt at the door with this exclusive workshop that will teach you how to fully enjoy the culinary pleasures Woodloch has to offer...without worrying about going on a diet afterward. Alongside Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor Alana Van Der Sluys, you're invited to learn how to implement the principles of intuitive eating and movement while on vacation. You will discover how to find a balance between decadent and nourishing cuisine, move your body in a way that doesn't feel obligatory while enjoying your getaway, and use mindfulness practices to keep negative body image thoughts from ruining your idyllic stay. This workshop enhances your experience by helping you savor each moment, from exercise classes to gourmet meals, so your stay can truly be a time for self-care, self-discovery, and nourishing your body and soul. Your path to mindful dining and holistic wellness starts here, amidst the tranquility of Woodloch's spa resort paradise.

Saturday, February 3rd
Vacation Glow-Up: Empowering Body Image Workshop

8:30pm
Indulge in the ultimate self-love and confidence boost at Woodloch's exclusive "Vacation Glow-Up: Empowering Body Image Workshop."  This transformative workshop, alongside Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor Alana Van Der Sluys, is designed to help you shine with radiant self-assurance during your vacation and beyond, no matter your size or weight!

A vacation at Woodloch is not just about relaxation: it's an opportunity to embrace and empower your true self, which can be difficult if you're feeling worried or guilty about how such decadent vacation food will affect your waistline! In this workshop, we will unpack the intricacies of body image and its influence on self-perception, how to build self-confidence independent of body size, and how to engage in health-promoting behaviors from a place of body respect and appreciation to further up-level your body confidence.