Mind, Body, Spirit

Practice the calming rhythms of breathing, movement and meditation in a tranquil Garden setting. Engage in revelatory self-exploration rooted in nature and discover the historic connections between plants and the spirit. Take a meditative art class or explore self-care through a beauty workshop.

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.

NOTE: if you wish to sign up for a multi-session class after the start date, the registration system will automatically prorate your fee to cover remaining sessions.

Class Schedule December 2023 – April 2024

ONE-DAY MINDFUL ART WORKSHOPS IN-PERSON 

Meditative Botanical Doodles & Drawings | January 12 OR March 16  

Channel your creativity and find your bliss in this workshop with local artist Dana DuMont. Use nature as your inspiration to design complex, imaginative images with repeated organic lines and shapes. Working with graphite, watercolor and colored pencils, you will create small works suitable for framing. This relaxing workshop will be held in a classroom with beautiful Garden views. 


ONE-DAY BEAUTY WORKSHOPS IN-PERSON 

NEW! Botanical Bath Salts & Sugar Scrubs | January 24 

Learn how to make your own natural, plant-based sugar scrubs and bath salts with Mary Murphy and Courtney Owens, a mother-daughter team from Wandering Cow Farm. Explore combinations of ingredients and learn why they are beneficial to your skin. Use essential and base oils, herbs, plants and minerals to create your own jar of sugar scrub and bath salt to take home with you. 


ONE DAY MOVEMENT WORKSHOPS IN-PERSON 

NEW! Creative Movement for a Creative Brain | March 14 

Creative Movement combines physical movement and creative expression, encouraging you to explore your body’s capacity for movement while also expressing yourself creatively. This workshop, designed for seniors, integrates Creative Movement basics with Brain-Compatible Dance Education techniques and exercises to prevent neurodegenerative diseases. You will have fun, make friends and get loose!


ONE-DAY YOGA WORKSHOPS IN-PERSON 

Bilingual Yoga | April 11 

Through a slow flow, instructor Michelle Israel will guide you into a gentle practice that will help you connect with your own self and the community. Incorporating different tools like meditation, mudras, breath work, or essential oils, this class will allow you to feel grounded and find joy and peace in every day. Instruction will be provided in both Spanish and English. Being a native Spanish speaker, Michelle offers a safe space for those who want to learn something new, find a new perspective, or deepen their practice while feeling restored. (haga clic aquí para español) 


LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL SERIES IN-PERSON

 We believe that all adults in our community should have access to plant-based, nature-focused learning opportunities. The learning opportunities in this series offer several pricing tiers so you can register at the amount you’re able to pay. 

The Legacy of Black Herbalism | April 13 

When enslaved Africans were brought to America, many of their traditions were taken away from them once they arrived. One exception to this rule, however, is the legacy of herbalism for their medicinal, dietary and cultural usage. Plants such as cotton, black walnut, witch-hazel and dogwood were used for a variety of purposes in their communities. Debra Freeman will guide you through this rich history and lead you on a tour that will feature examples of some of these plants in the Garden’s collections. 

For additional learning opportunities in this series, visit our Learning Opportunities for All page. 


Garden Salutations Gentle Yoga IN-PERSON

This gentle yoga practice is designed for those who wish to feel a sense of ease, strength and balance in their daily movements and experience inner peace and community in the welcoming setting of the Garden. Instructor Rie Monique Cherie brings a multifaceted therapeutic approach. 

January-February Tuesday Yoga at the Garden | January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13 

February-March Tuesday Yoga at the Garden | February 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26 

April-May Tuesday Yoga at the Garden | April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7 

May-June Tuesday Yoga at the Garden | May 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18 


Vinyasa Flow Yoga at the Garden IN-PERSON

Join Iffet Davis, ERYT-200, for a delightful flowing yoga practice in our beautiful Garden! While the sun still sets in the early evening, practice will be on late-Sunday mornings before transitioning to Wednesday evenings as the days get longer. 

December Vinyasa Flow Yoga | December 2, 9, 16

January-February Vinyasa Flow Yoga | January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18 

March Vinyasa Flow Yoga | March 3, 10, 17, 24 

April-May Vinyasa Flow Yoga | April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8 

May-June Vinyasa Flow Yoga | May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19 


Monday Tai Chi at the Garden IN-PERSON

Experience the grace and beauty of movement meditation through the 5 Elements Form of Tai Chi. Join Rie Monique Cherie in community to explore your inner nature and the nature of the Garden while building strength, fostering mobility and increasing balance. 

April-May Monday Tai Chi | April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6 

May-June Monday Tai Chi | May 13, 20, June 3, 10, 17 


Tuesday Tai Chi at the Garden IN-PERSON

Experience the grace and beauty of movement meditation through the 5 Elements Form of Tai Chi. Join Rie Monique Cherie in community to explore your inner nature and the nature of the Garden while building strength, fostering mobility and increasing balance. 

January-February Tuesday Tai Chi | January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6 

February-March Tuesday Tai Chi | February 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26 

April-May Tuesday Tai Chi | April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7 

May-June Tuesday Tai Chi | May 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18 

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