Healing Through Grief & Loss

The beauty of being human is that we experience the full breadth of emotions — including the difficult ones. A healing retreat that makes you leave your home, job, and friends behind for a period of time puts a stop to this cycle and forces you to address your feelings. You can’t move on from something you consciously or unconsciously refuse to process.

The Lodge at Woodloch embraces a philosophy of personal awakening. As so many individuals get swept up in the whirlwind of life, The Lodge at Woodloch strives to give you an opportunity to shift from your everyday routine and re-focus. Below is a sampling of activities focused on healing through grief & loss - these activities are a starting point to a journey that will be uniquely yours.

A woman meditation in front of crystal bowls and a gong Woman walking the labyrinth at The Lodge at Woodloch A woman sketching at the edge of the forest at The Lodge at Woodloch

Creative Discovery
Explore new or hidden talents with classes such as watercolor painting, drawing, paper marbling, and dot mandala classes to help you tap into your passions.

Clear the Mind Walking Our Labyrinth
The labyrinth is a walking meditation, a path of prayer, and an archetypal blueprint where psyche meets Spirit. It has only one path that leads from the outer edge in a circuitous way to the center. There are no tricks to it and no dead ends. Unlike a maze where you lose your way, the labyrinth is a spiritual tool that can help you find your way.

Healing Sounds Meditation
In this meditation, we use soft vocal sounds to cleanse, tone and detoxify the organs. Crystal bowls then fill the room with healing vibrations to restore balance and serenity, facilitating an inner journey.

Palo Santo Smudging
Indulge your senses with the sacred scent of Palo Santo, also known as “Holy Wood.” Increase positive energy and enhance mood through the burning process known as smudging. Discover the many therapeutic benefits of this ancient technique and its natural ability to help you unwind. Sit back, relax, and leave the stagnant energy behind.

Journaling for Self-Discovery
Learn the basics of writing a journal through guided self-exploration using your own observations, thoughts, and feelings. Your journal is yours to keep and cherish.