HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Visit our Events Calendar for more information on the events listed below. Please click here to view our Class Policies.
Skill Level:    A = All Levels      B = Beginner     I = Intermediate/Advanced        

Wednesdays, April 05, 2017 – June 28, 2017, 6:00 PM-7:15 PM
Member $10, Non-member $17
Instructor: Jennie Backstrom

Gentle-to-moderate flow yoga for all levels. Classes take place in the garden when weather permits. Please bring your own mat. Walk-ins welcome.

Tuesdays, April 11, 2017 – May 16, 2017, 10:00 AM-11:15 AM
Per six-week session: Member $65, Non-member $100
Instructor: Rose Lee

Improve health, reduce stress and increase mobility.

Wednesdays, April 12, 2017 – May 17, 2017, 10:00 AM-11:15 AM
Per six-week session: Member $65, Non-member $100
Instructor: Rose Lee

Improve health, reduce stress and increase mobility.

Friday, April 28, 2017, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Member $30, Non-member $40 per session
Instructor: Nadine Mazzola, Certified Forest Therapy Guide

Experience deep nature connection on this half-day retreat with Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Nadine Mazzola. Peel the layers of stress away and support healing by experiencing the medicine of the forest. Well do a series of relaxing and engaging activities to engage our senses, deepen nature connection hone intuition and connect with the natural world around us.

This walk covers a total distance of about 1.5 miles on well-maintained but at times uneven trail.
The walk will still be on if it’s raining, unless it is a really big downpour or violent storm. Rain often enhances sensory experience and makes for some of our most memorable walks.

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Member $45, Non-member $55
Instructor: Anastasia Papanikolaou

Learn how to make herbal infused oils and some basic essential oil tips, techniques and uses. Make and take home a body butter, healing salve and aromatic perfume, a perfect Mothers Day gift or treat for yourself.

Sunday, May 07, 2017, 1:00 PM-4:30 PM
Member $45, Non-member $55
Instructor: Karen Keefe

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun, relaxing, and promotes well-being. This class introduces the basic Zentangle principles and methodology; a meditative, centering and calming approach for all ages. It is intended for those who are not yet acquainted with the Zentangle process or for those who want to review the basics and learn new tangles. Participants will be provided a concept overview along with instruction for 6 different patterns and produce 2 pieces of original art. The introduction to Zentangle class includes fun instruction, engaging demonstrations and an art kit for practicing in class and enough supplies for producing additional art work at home. This is a prerequisite for any of the Zentangle Advanced Programs.

Tuesdays, May 09, 2017 – May 23, 2017, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Member $50, Non-member $60, for 3-week series
Instructor: Nadine Mazzola and Juliet (the dog)

Learn how to do Forest Bathing invitations with your dog. Your dog will even be your guide! Hate to leave your dog behind? Me too, so I’ve developed my own way of bringing these two things together combining my experience as a Certified Forest Therapy Guide and a dog owner. Spending time in nature with my dog and Shinrin Yoku are two of my favorite things to do. Using our senses to slow down and bring us to the present moment is the way of a Shinrin Yoku walk. So often our walks can be something we have to get done, rushed or full of conversation on our phones. Instead, learn how to make part of your walk a time to slow down, connect and release the stress in the Shinrin Yoku way. Even make it part of a mindfulness practice. Yes, even with your dog!

Proof of rabies vaccination in the form of a town license or documentation from a veterinarian is required to participate. Limited to 8 owners and their dogs.

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Member $30, Non-member $40 per session
Instructor: Nadine Mazzola, Certified Forest Therapy Guide

Experience deep nature connection on this half-day retreat with Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Nadine Mazzola. Peel the layers of stress away and support healing by experiencing the medicine of the forest. Well do a series of relaxing and engaging activities to engage our senses, deepen nature connection hone intuition and connect with the natural world around us.

This walk covers a total distance of about 1.5 miles on well-maintained but at times uneven trail.
The walk will still be on if it’s raining, unless it is a really big downpour or violent storm. Rain often enhances sensory experience and makes for some of our most memorable walks.

Friday, May 19, 2017, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Member $20, Non-member $35 per session
Instructor: Trish Finlay

Writing away your pain is for those dealing with chronic health conditions. After walking the gardens there will be an informal discussion followed by an in-class assignment, where we will explore the benefit of natures healing combined with free-form writing. Our focus is to enjoy what we do have and not what has been taken from us.

Tuesdays, May 23, 2017 – June 27, 2017, 10:00 AM-11:15 AM
Per six-week session: Member $65, Non-member $100
Instructor: Rose Lee

Improve health, reduce stress and increase mobility.

Wednesdays, May 24, 2017 – June 28, 2017, 10:00 AM-11:15 AM
Per six-week session: Member $65, Non-member $100
Instructor: Rose Lee

Improve health, reduce stress and increase mobility.

Sunday, June 04, 2017, 12:30 PM-2:30 PM
Member $20, Non-member $35 per session
Instructor: Trish Finlay

Writing away your pain is for those dealing with chronic health conditions. After walking the gardens there will be an informal discussion followed by an in-class assignment, where we will explore the benefit of natures healing combined with free-form writing. Our focus is to enjoy what we do have and not what has been taken from us.

Thursday, June 08, 2017, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Member $30, Non-member $40 per session
Instructor: Nadine Mazzola, Certified Forest Therapy Guide

Experience deep nature connection on this half-day retreat with Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Nadine Mazzola. Peel the layers of stress away and support healing by experiencing the medicine of the forest. Well do a series of relaxing and engaging activities to engage our senses, deepen nature connection hone intuition and connect with the natural world around us.

This walk covers a total distance of about 1.5 miles on well-maintained but at times uneven trail.
The walk will still be on if it’s raining, unless it is a really big downpour or violent storm. Rain often enhances sensory experience and makes for some of our most memorable walks.

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Member $45, Non-member $60, per class
Instructors: Jennie Backstrom and Rebecca DOnofrio

Join Jennie and Rebecca for this three hour mini-retreat that will balance your entire being, allowing you to experience a sense of wholesomeness and peace. This retreat will incorporate practices that will synchronize your body, mind, and heart including guided meditation practice to calm your mind, gentle-flow yoga to balance your body, and heart-opening chanting with live music performed by Jennie and Rebecca. Aromatherapy and Thai massage will be incorporated throughout the retreat to further enhance your retreat experience. You will leave feeling refreshed, centered, and balanced.

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 1:00 PM-4:30 PM
Member $45, Non-member $55
Instructor: Karen Keefe

This class is for those who have already participated in the Introduction to Zentangle class and are very familiar with the basic concepts, methodology and practices. We will focus on learning more complex tangles, blending of patterns, techniques of tangulation and use of various Zentangle tools with different media such as zendalas, 3Z, white on black tiles, and sepia tone on tan tiles. Supplies and instruction will be provided along with materials for producing additional art at home.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Member $35, Non-member $50
Instructor: Anastasia Papanikolaou

You will learn about the incredible healing properties and daily uses of apple cider vinegar. We will talk about herbs to use and add to vinegar to increase your health and heighten your experience of herbal vinegars. Some recipes covered will be a vinegar for headaches, heart healthy vinegar and an immune boosting vinegar. Tastings and two take-home samples included.

Wednesdays, July 05, 2017 – September 27, 2017, 6:00 PM-7:15 PM
Member $10, Non-member $17
Instructor: Jennie Backstrom

Practice gentle to moderate flow yoga in the beauty of the Secret Garden (indoors in inclement weather). Please bring your own mat. Walk-ins welcome.

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