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Retreat to Wellness Weekend at Gateway Lodge, March 13–15th, 2015
It’s time to say goodbye to those winter blues and restore your well being! It’s a perfect retreat with a friend or your spouse. Our annual Wellness Weekend Package includes two nights in a Fireside Jacuzzi Suite, a mini-spa service from The Woods Spa, delicious meals on Saturday, breakfast Sunday, two wellness workshops of your choosing from local wellness gurus, and two morning exercise sessions. $349 per person (double occupancy).

Your Wellness Weekend Package Includes
Two nights in a Fireside Jacuzzi Suite
Friday Night Wine Reception
Breakfast both days, and Lunch & Dinner on Saturday
Two Morning Exercise Sessions
Two Wellness Workshops
2o Minute Mini-Massage from The Woods Spa

$349 per person
2-person occupancy required for Suites
Registration Packet with the weekend’s details, menu and agenda sent to you upon reservation.
Reservations: 814 744 8017

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M O R N I N G   E X E R C I S E   S E S S I O N S

A Walk to the Forest Cathedral
Ed Frank | Saturday & Sunday, 8:30–10am   
Please meet at the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Classroom for an interpretive hike into the finest stand of old growth White Pine in the entire Northeastern U.S. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to observe the Longfellow Pine, tallest known tree north of the Great Smoky Mountains! Learn how to identify old growth forest characteristics, and observe different types of environmental disturbance that are an integral part of old growth forest ecosystems. Moderate hiking conditions.

EdFrank2About the Presenter
Ed is on the Board of Directors of the Native Tree Society, a non-profit scientific organization with members worldwide that is dedicated to documenting important trees and forests, and conducting various types of scientific research. He is a geologist and an avid photographer.

 

 

 

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Morning Yoga
Jennifer Lee | Saturday & Sunday, 8:30–9:30am
This hour-long yoga class will gently build heat to get you moving. We’ll link simple standing postures with breath and movement, building strength, then move to the floor to open tight muscles, paying special attention to the places we all carry tension: the shoulders, hips and back. Whether you are a long-time practitioner or brand new to yoga, this class is suitable for you. Expect a gently challenging, fun experience—a great start to your day!

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About the Presenter
Jennifer Lee has practiced yoga for fifteen years, having traveled twice to India to study. She teaches yoga at South Hills Power Yoga and writing at the University of Pittsburgh. Introduced to Gateway Lodge during one of SHPY’s annual yoga retreats, Jennifer loves sitting in the Great Room and looking out at the winter woods; she also loves the food. In the spring, she plans to go trekking in Nepal.

 

 

 

 

 

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W E L L N E S S   W O R K S H O P S

Aromatherapy
Claire Orner, Quiet Creek Herb Farm | 4–5pm in Log Cabin

Discover the basic principles of plant essences. In this relaxing class, you’ll prepare a massage oil blended with essential oils of your choice.

ClaireOrnerAbout the Presenter
Since 1996, Claire and her husband Rusty have been stewards of the non-profit educational facility, Quiet Creek Herb Farm & School of Country Living, a 30-acre organic farm located in Brookville, Pennsylvania. Quiet Creek raises vegetables, fruits, herbs, edible and cut flowers. Much of the produce is used to make organic (non-certified) products such as herbal teas, soaps, dried produce, and vinegars.

 

 

 

 

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Laughter Meditation
Dr. Trina Hess, Trina’s Humor Academy | 4–5pm in Meeting Room
Laughter Meditation builds on the ‘laughing for no reason’ school of health, and takes that a step further.  This method helps you achieve mindfulness and feel more in control during the chaos of change. Laughter Meditation is a fun and easy way to stop the distracting thoughts during your day and get back into focus. In this session you will learn techniques to help you: improve your creativity, work through anger, process grief, pinpoint values and purpose, and center yourself into a more relaxed state.

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Trina Hess, D. Ed.
, combines research-based content with her 15+ years in comedy performance to bring you innovative and FUN ways to ‘Laugh Through Difficult Change’. Her original research, “Living Between the Extremes” investigates the themes involved in work-life transition.  A major theme was using HUMOR to help us feel more in-control during life transitions.  Trina’s programs integrate mind and mirth to help you bring back a sense of lightness to your life.

 

 

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Herbal Soap Making
Claire Orner, Quiet Creek Herb Farm | 5:30–6:30pm in Log Cabin
Soft, smooth and natural ­Claire will show you how to make soap from naturally derived ingredients. Learn how to mold, cut, scent, color soap, and understand the health benefits of homemade soap.

ClaireOrnerAbout the Presenter
Since 1996, Claire and her husband Rusty have been stewards of the non-profit educational facility, Quiet Creek Herb Farm & School of Country Living, a 30-acre organic farm located in Brookville, Pennsylvania. Quiet Creek raises vegetables, fruits, herbs, edible and cut flowers. Much of the produce is used to make organic (non-certified) products such as herbal teas, soaps, dried produce, and vinegars.

 

 

 

 

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Postcard Journal Making
Laughing Owl Press | 5:30–7pm in Meeting Room
Learn basic bookbinding techniques and walk away with your own vintage postcard journal with slipcase. You will create a 20-page journal with a vintage postcard cover utilizing a hand sewn stab binding. To finish it off we will walk through the steps of creating a simple folded slipcase enclosure, the perfect accessory for your new journal.

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About the Presenters
Joe and Andrea Lanich are letterpress printers and the owners of The Laughing Owl Press Co., a full service letterpress print shop nestled in the heart of the Pennsylvania Wilds in beautiful Kane, PA.

 

 

 

 

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W E L L N E S S   W E E K E N D   M E N U 

F R I D A Y

8pm Friday Night Wine Reception

Selected House Wines and Light Hors d’oeuvres

S A T U R D A Y

7–9am Plated Breakfast
Weekend Warrior Smoothie, Coffee & Herbal Teas
Kale Onion & Mushroom Quiche sided with Multigrain Bread, Smoked Bacon 

12–2pm Plated Lunch
Honey Lemonade (served warm or cold), Coffee & Herbal Teas
Immunity Soup
Seared Scallops with Kale Pesto Salad

7:30pm Dinner in Dining Room
Fresh Greens Salad
Hickory Smoked Apple Chicken Breast with Almond Basmati Rice & Roasted Vegetables
Chocolate Zucchini Brownie
Assorted Beverages and Dinner Bread included

S U N D A Y 

7–9am Plated Breakfast
Morning Glory Smoothie, Coffee & Herbal Teas
Buckwheat Pancakes with Blueberries and Maple Syrup with Sausage

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S P A   S E R V I C E S

Included with your package is a 20-minute massage. Please call to schedule your massage.

If you would like to reserve additional spa services from The Woods Spa, please contact Reservations at 814-744-8017. The Woods Spa is open for reservations throughout the weekend beginning Friday, offering the following massages:

Elemental Nature Massage
A customized massage experience. Depending on your needs, a variety of massage techniques will be utilized including but not limited to Swedish, Deep tissue, Pregnancy Massage, and Therapeutic massage.
60 min | $85   90 min | $120

Stress-Fix Massage
A therapeutic massage with Aveda’s Stress-Fix(TM) aroma proven to reduce feelings of stress using Swedish, deep tissue, acupressure & reflexology techniques.
60 min | $85   90 min | $120

Fusion Stone Relaxation Massage
A customized massage with warm stones for deep relaxation of the muscles and the aromatic power of Aveda Pure Flower and Plant Essences.
60 min | $95

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S C H E D U L E   O F   E V E N T S

F R I D A Y

4:00pm Check-in (earlier check-ins available for those with spa services)
5–9pm Restaurant open for Dinner
8:00pm Wine Reception with Light Hors d’oeuvres

S A T U R D A Y

7–9am Breakfast in Dining Room
8:30–10am Morning Exercise: Nature Walk or Morning Yoga in Meeting Room
12–2pm Lunch in Dining Room-guests can come anytime during this time range
4–5pm Workshop Sessions: “Aromatherapy” or “Laughter Meditation”
5:30–7pm Workshop Sessions: “Herbal Soap Making” or “Postcard Journal Making”
7:30pm Dinner in Dining Room

S U N D A Y

7–9am Breakfast in Dining Room
8:30–10am Morning Exercise: Nature Walk or Morning Yoga in Meeting Room
12pm Checkout