Well-Being Workshops

Five Pillars of Health


Join our energizing workshop at the Woodfest 2024 and rediscover the interconnectedness of your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

This workshop will explore the Five Pillars of Health that can help you experience better well-being and tranquility. Are you having trouble getting started on a health plan? Participants will have the opportunity to learn and discuss habits related to sleep, exercise, nutrition, mental health, and social connections. You will leave this workshop empowered to build a holistic health plan to invest in your greatest asset…You!

“I believe the most important and the most powerful tool you have to change your health and the world is your fork”. Dr. Mark Hyman, M.D.


Kathleen Ellwood






Intro to Mindfulness and Forest Bathing


Join our introductory mindfulness meditation workshop and discover the transformative power of present-moment awareness. An introduction to mindfulness meditation and ‘forest bathing’. This workshop will provide practical tools that can be applied immediately in life or at work.

If you’re tired of the same old, same old, this experience will help you get off autopilot and cultivate inner strength, resilience, and well-being.

Jonathan Height, in his book, the Happiness Hypothesis, says this: Suppose you read about a pill that you could take once a day to reduce anxiety and increase your contentment. Would you take it? Suppose further that the pill has a great variety of side effects, all of them good: increased self-esteem, empathy, and trust; it even improves memory. Suppose, finally, that the pill is all natural and costs nothing. Now, would you take it? The pill exists. It is meditation.

Studies have found that “forest bathing” (Shinrin-yoku) has positive physiological effects, such as blood pressure reduction, improvement of autonomic and immune functions, as well as psychological effects of alleviating depression and improving mental health. 


Dr. Joseph Croskey, Army Veteran, Heroic Ambassador

Get ready for WoodFest 2024, an exciting celebration of woodcraft and artistry! Here's a sneak peek at the potential events we're exploring:


  • Art and Vendor Shows: Immerse yourself in a world of wood-based art and products, brought to you by talented artisans and vendors.
  • Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations: Be amazed by the skill and creativity of expert chainsaw carvers, showcasing their incredible artistry.
  • WoodFest 5K: Experience , a scenic journey through the beautiful landscapes of Foxburg, PA!
  • Live Concerts: Experience the joy of live music performances, setting the perfect ambiance for your WoodFest adventure.
  • Open Houses & Tours: Take a fascinating journey through local wood industry producers, witness their craftsmanship, and seize the opportunity for spring sales on DIY project materials.
  • The Pennsylvania WoodMobile: Engage with the Pennsylvania WoodMobile for an interactive and educational experience that has captivated over 1.9 million visitors since 2002.

Join us at WoodFest 2024 for these and other enthralling activities, celebrating the beauty and versatility of wood in a unique and unforgettable way!