Hawley, PA (PRWEB) August 01, 2014
Hot off the presses after the announcement of the #3 placement in the destination spa category of the World’s Best Awards by Travel + Leisure, The Lodge at Woodloch kicks off a month-long celebration of National Relaxation Day (technically August 15).
The Lodge at Woodloch has pulled together a series of MAJOR experts to help guests celebrate relaxation throughout the month of August. The Lodge knows how important it is for health and wellness to carve out time to relax and unwind. Whether spending time outdoors or indulging in an award-winning summer Pennsylvania spa treatment or learning new yoga tips and tricks, this is an official invitation to breathe deep and release the mind.
The month-long celebration includes experts such as:
July 30th - August 2nd, 2014
CNN calls Darrin, America’s Relaxation Expert. He is the bestselling author of Lovers’ Yoga & Office Yoga. Darrin spent 7 years in Asia studying Yoga & Meditation. His classes are fun & deeply relaxing with cool music & designed for every body. Darrin has inspired over half a million lives of both new and experience yoga practitioners. Couples will love Darrin's Lovers' Yoga & Massage for fun, stress relief & intimacy.
August 9th - 12th, 2014
Soul Power Yoga
Leaving corporate America behind, sisters & founders of Soul Power Yoga, Cristal & Pooja carry over 20,000 diverse teaching hours. They bring ingenuity, humor, intensity and enriching knowledge to each practice. Soul Power Yoga practices are a systematic integration of purifying breathing techniques, powerful asana (yoga postures) and healing meditation innovatively sequenced in the moment. The sisters’ commitment to their students is constant in each class: Inspiring guests to be authentic and embrace their unique gifts.
August 13th - 14th, 2014
At 96 years-young, Tao Porchon-Lynch is truly living proof of the effectiveness of a life-long yoga practice. A yoga teacher for over 45 years, she includes in her current life’s incarnations: French resistance fighter, model, actress, screenwriter, producer, championship ballroom dancer, wine connoisseur—the list goes on. Tao’s workshops are interlaced with inspiring life stories from her childhood in India and her years of study with many of India's Yoga masters. Her presence and words inspire deep compassion and inner peace.
Tao was also gracious enough to give The Lodge at Woodloch an ode to the property’s private lake, Little Lake Teedyuskung Meditation.
In addition, The Lodge at Woodloch’s own experts will be highlighted along with unique workshops:
August 17th, 2014
Outdoor Vinyasa Flow, 3:00 pm on the Firecircle Patio
Enjoy this Garden Weekend special offering of Outdoor Vinyasa Flow with The Lodge at Woodloch Yogi, Alicia Shook. Vinyasa Flow is a flowing, dynamic form of yoga, linking smooth body movements with breath. Challenging postures will be used to help build endurance, flexibility and strength.
Alicia Shook received her certification in personal training and Pilates in 2005 and yoga training from The Dharma Mittra School of Yoga Raleigh, NC in 2006. She has worked at The Lodge since 2006. Her yoga style is traditional vinyasa, but she is greatly influenced by the physical demands of Ashtanga and spiritual teachings of Jivamukti.
August 24th, 2014
The Great Wall of Yoga, 2:00 pm in the Linden Studio
The Great Wall of Yoga is one of The Lodge’s newest and most popular classes featuring Yogi, Blake France. The Great Wall of Yoga is an off-the-wall class which uses gravity and adjustable straps to help open the spine and develop strong core muscles.
Blake began teaching dance at The Lodge in 2009. She holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, an M.A. in Dance from the University of Illinois-Urbana and is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy of New York City. Blake was an Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Southern Mississippi before returning to New York and following a professional career as a dancer in Musical Theatre in NYC, regional theatres and on tour across the United States.
August 31st, 2014
Outdoor Yoga for a Healthy Back, 4:00 pm on the Firecircle Patio
Enjoy this special Labor Day Weekend offering: Outdoor Yoga for a Healthy Back with The Lodge at Woodloch Yogi, Kimberly Matthew. Yoga For a Healthy Back improves overall back health by strengthening core muscles, increasing flexibility, and enhancing breathing capacity and awareness.
Kimberly's discovery of Yoga helped her to live better in her body. Soon into 1997 she became a Kripalu certified yoga teacher so she could share her passion for yoga and meditation with others. Her goal is to have her students focus on their inner landscape so they too can live better in their bodies. It's all about a joyful journey! Kimberly has a B.S. in Recreation and Leisure Services from E.S.U. and has worked in the resort fitness setting for 20 years.
Midweek Magic rates start at just $269 per person, per night and require a 2-night minimum stay, based on the Intro to Spa Package. To learn more call 866.953.8500.
About The Lodge at Woodloch:
The Lodge at Woodloch is one of the finest all-inclusive luxury destination spas in the U.S., offering complete spa programs, treatments, outdoor adventure activities, golf, classes and packages in a pristine mountain retreat environment. Located on over 400 wooded acres with a private lake in the Lake Region of Northeast Pennsylvania, The Lodge provides an oasis for personal awakening and renewal just 2 ½ hours outside of New York City. The award-winning property features 57 luxury accommodations and a 40,000-square-foot spa. Additional information and reservations are available toll-free at 1-866-953-8500 or on the website at thelodgeatwoodloch.com.