The Lodge at Woodloch to Unveil a Custom Labyrinth Memorial Day Weekend

HAWLEY, Pa., May 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Long anticipated by the team and guests at The Lodge at Woodloch, Memorial Day weekend will be a time of celebration and meditation. The new custom designed Labyrinth will be unveiled during a series of workshops with the famed Veriditas Organization. The gears have been moving at The Lodge at Woodloch for over a year to make this unveiling possible. The new custom Labyrinth will offer new programming and a serene location for meditation and relaxation hugged by the arms of the forest. Uniquely designed by Katja Marquart, Associate Dean & Head of Interior Architecture at the University of Wisconsin, the Labyrinth features a lotus flower at the entrance and exit of the Labyrinth, 9 circuits and a surface area of over 1,589 square feet. The Lodge sourced the perfect craftsman, Mark Bell of Rock Solid Landscaping to carefully lie each stone. Finally, the team hand selected and sourced paver stones that would compliment and not detract from the nature-inspired design of the building and grounds.

What is a Labyrinth? According to Veriditas: "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."

The series of workshops are open to the public and guests alike. There will be a one-day workshop that is open to members of the community, guests and followers of Verditas. Attendees can choose to attend this workshop (either half day or full day) as an introduction to Labyrinths. Alternatively, if one would like a more in depth experience and to walk away with a certification, attendees can choose to attend the three-day workshop with Veriditas Master Teacher, Jo Ann Mast at the helm.

A Day of Awakening at The Lodge at Woodloch
Labyrinth Unveiling and Workshops
Saturday, May 23, 2015

  • Half day workshop with lunch: $50.00 –
    • Choose the morning session from 9:00am-12:30pm with a boxed lunch: "Seasons of Change: Carrying Our Stories into the Labyrinth"
    • Or guests can select the afternoon workshop session from 1:30-5:00pm with a boxed lunch: "A Path Less Taken: Ancient Wisdom for Today's World"
  • Full day includes both morning and afternoon workshops and boxed lunch: $75.00

The one-day workshop can be arranged through the spa concierge at The Lodge at Woodloch by calling 1.800.WOOODLOCH and selecting The Lodge at Woodloch/ Spa Concierge. For additional workshop information, visit

For a more in-depth experience and to earn a certificate as a Labyrinth Facilitator, contact to sign up for the Labyrinth Facilitator Training from May 23-25 at The Lodge at Woodloch.

About Veriditas Master Teacher, Jo Ann Mast:

Jo Ann Mast is an International Master Labyrinth Teacher with Veriditas* dedicated to the worldwide labyrinth movement. She is also a founder of the Council of Labyrinths a cooperative of highly experienced labyrinth volunteers. Jo Ann's life passion is to deepen people's understanding and experience of the labyrinth, offering them the opportunity to participate in this ancient art form, by walking their own sacred path.

She is a speaker, retreat leader, teaching university and seminary curriculum and consulting with community and church organizations on a variety of major labyrinth projects. Jo Ann leads labyrinth workshops and facilitator trainings in France, Canada and the across the US and served on the Board of Directors for Veriditas during six formative years, a member of Veriditas Council and the US Mountain Regional Representative for Veriditas. Jo Ann resides in Santa Fe New Mexico.

About Veriditas:

Veriditas is a 501c3 non profit incorporated in the State of California in 1995 by Lauren Artress. The word "Veriditas" originated with Hildegard of Bingen and means "the greening power of life".
Mission: Veriditas is dedicated to inspiring personal and planetary change and renewal through the labyrinth experience. We accomplish our mission by training and supporting labyrinth facilitators around the world, and offering meaningful events that promote further understanding of the labyrinth as a tool for personal and community transformation.

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 Web site at

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Source: Woodloch