SOURCE: The Lodge at Woodloch

The Lodge at Woodloch

August 07, 2012 13:00 ET

The Lodge at Woodloch Unharnesses Unbridled Bliss

New Equine Program Provides New Insights on Mindfulness of One's Actions

HAWLEY, PA--(Marketwire - Aug 7, 2012) - This summer, guests at The Lodge at Woodloch will have something besides their excitement to rein in. The award-winning destination spa resort just announced the addition of their new Equine Program, Unbridled Bliss. For the past 2 years, yoga instructor (and certified equine manager) Alicia Shook has been working on developing the program in partnership with a local stable. After running her own horse training stable for over 20 years, Alicia wanted to bring the practice to share with the guests at The Lodge at Woodloch. "Horses are incredibly intuitive," explained Alicia, "as a prey animal, they rely solely on their intuition for survival. They have an uncanny ability to sense energy and body language in order to react immediately." Through this program, guests will be introduced to ground skills that will help develop self awareness, trust and a mindfulness of actions that can be taken out of the horse arena and into the real world.

Group and private sessions can be booked. Most participants have little or no experience with horses and are able to gain peace, strength and emotional balance by seeing their behaviors reflected in the horse's reactions. The program enlightens guests to discover patterns of behavior that may be holding them back from their intentions and goals.

Group sessions are $125 per person for a 1.5 hour session. Private sessions are $200 per person for 1.5 hours. All reservations can be made through the spa concierge at The Lodge at Woodloch.

About The Lodge at Woodloch:
The Lodge at Woodloch is one of the finest full-service 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 150 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 1/2 hours outside of New York City. The exclusive 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 Web site at