Mind, Body, Spirit

Practice the calming rhythms of breathing, movement, and meditation in a tranquil garden setting.

Classes are offered in-person, as synchronous (live) online programs, or using hybrid methods with both in-person and virtual content.  Class delivery methods are denoted next to each listing as VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, or HYBRID.  Please note Covid-19 related requirements for in-person classes.  All guidelines are subject to change.

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Class Schedule August-December 2022

T’ai Chi Guided Practice IN-PERSON

Join others to experience the grace and beauty of movement meditation through the 5 Elements Form of T’ai Chi. Learn Qigong exercises to build strength, foster mobility, and increase balance. Classes take place in the garden or inside garden buildings depending on weather.

July-August T’ai Chi Session | July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16

August-September T’ai Chi Session | August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 20, 27

October-November T’ai Chi Session | October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15

Tuesday Yoga at the Garden IN-PERSON

Practice yoga’s calming rhythms of breathing, movement and posture in a tranquil Garden setting. Small class sizes enable instructor Jacqueline Gooding to offer individual pointers and address multiple levels of experience.

July-August Tuesday Yoga at the Garden | July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16

August-September Tuesday Yoga at the Garden | August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 20, 27

October-November Tuesday Yoga at the Garden | October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8

November-December Tuesday Yoga at the Garden | November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 13, 20

Online Yoga from the Garden VIRTUAL

Practice yoga’s calming rhythms of breathing, movement, and posture from the comfort of your home without packing your equipment or having to travel.

July-August Online Yoga | July 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25

September-October Online Yoga | September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6

October-November Online Yoga | October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17

December Online Yoga | December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, January 5

Saturday Yoga at the Garden IN-PERSON

August-September Saturday Yoga | August 20, 27, September 10, 17, 24, October 1

October-November Saturday Yoga | October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12

November-December Saturday Yoga | November 19 (skip November 26), December 3, 10, 17

Herbalism Series IN-PERSON

Herbalism 101: Plant Identification | September 11

Practice and empower yourself with the knowledge of wild plant identification. The ability to key and ID a plant before you ingest or harness its medicine is crucial. This workshop will discuss sure fire ways to ensure that you have the right plant before you begin as well as basic wildcrafting essentials. Instructor: Nitika Achalam

Herbalism 101: Roots, Barks and Resins | October 15

This interactive lecture explores the majesty of roots, barks and resins of medicinal plants to create beneficial soaks, oils and salves using both fresh and dried plants. We will taste and discuss tips and tricks to grow, respectfully harvest and utilize hardy plant materials in Autumn. This workshop is hands-on. Together we will formulate an herbal remedy and each participant will be able to take a container home with them. Instructor: Nitika Achalam

Meditation and Movement Series IN-PERSON

Explore various mindfulness modalities in this series of one-off sessions

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction | September 14

Explore mindfulness as a strategy to manage stress. Mindfulness is the ability to have judgment-free awareness as events unfold moment by moment. Students learn about and discuss the origins of mindfulness practices; engage in the natural and traditional movements supporting the mind-body component of mindfulness; and are supported in the development of their personal mindfulness practice as a tool for stress management and self-awareness. Instructor: Nana Korantema Pierce Williams

Mantra Yoga: Power Sounds! | September 18 

Sound is everywhere! Millennia ago, Yogis learned to harness the power of sound and vibration to affect change and bring about healing. Mantra Yoga is said to be the basis of all music itself! In this workshop, you will be introduced to the basic “power sounds” – beginning with OM – and how these sounds are used to focus the mind for calming and meditation practices. Instructor: Iffet Araniti-Davis

Ayurveda: Origins of Yoga | September 24

Meena Dasgupta shares the ancient Ayurvedic wisdom: the Cornerstones of Ayurveda, Practicing Ayurveda by establishing an everyday routine, Introducing ‘Your Unique Mind-Body Type’, and time permitting the Ayurvedic Clock.

Yoga for Stress Relief | October 15 

Join us as we explore yoga as a means to create positive habits to support relief from stress and anxiety. Calming, gentle postures and movements can bring a sense of peace and mental clarity which relieves tension, and may alleviate pain. In addition to poses, the class may include breathing, guided meditation and relaxation techniques. Instructor: Jacqueline Gooding

Come Back to Your Senses: Learning to Communicate with Nature | October 22

Explore the various ways we physically bond with our plants by opening one’s awareness to them. In this workshop, explore the garden through the mindfulness of the senses, sight, hearing, touch, temperature and feeling the textures of the ground and plants. Instructor: Rie Monique Cherie

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