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Fri, 8/8 10:00am

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Fridays
Dates: July 11, 18, 25, August (Skip 1), 8, 15, (Skip 22), 29
Location: Frances Young Hall
Cost: $60 members / $70 non-members
Instructor: People’s Place

*Drop-in students welcome: $12 members / $15 non-members


 

Sat, 8/9 9:00am

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Saturdays
Dates: July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Location: Garden Grounds (meeting in the Cornish Courtyard) 
Cost: $80 members / $100 non-members
Instructor: Nicole Fagone with Hummingbird Yoga

Join us for the entire series following the workshop as we explore the different facets of yoga through breath, movement, and meditation. A wonderful benefit for the body and mind whether taken in the series or separately. All levels encouraged and welcomed.

7/12/14 - Yoga for self-acceptance.
7/19/14 - Yoga for creativity.
7/26/14 - Yoga for willpower.
8/2/14 - Yoga for the heart.
8/9/14 - Yoga for communication.
8/16/14 - Yoga for wisdom.
8/23/14 - Yoga for humility.
8/30/14 - Yoga for happiness.

Please bring your own yoga mat or contact the instructor at least 2 days prior to purchase a mat for $8.00. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle if you prefer. 

**Drop-ins on the day of the class are allowed and are $12 per class for members and $15 per class for non-members. Please register at the Guest Services Center.


 

Sat, 8/9 10:00am

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Location: Classroom B
Cost: $25 members / $35 non-members
$5 materials fee (payable to instructor) 
Instructor: Julie James, Certified Herbalist, Master Gardener with Green Wisdom Herbal Studies

Infused oils are highly beneficial for healing skin disorders, but also for keeping healthy skin healthy and supple. They are used for massage, for hair health, for moisturization, for protection, and for pleasure. But when approached incorrectly, you can make a smelly, unpleasant mess, an ineffective finished product, or an overheated, damaged, disappointing oil that will do more damage than good.
There are methods both ancient and modern for ensuring proper extraction of medicinal components into oils, and once you get the hang of it, the possibilities are almost endless. We’ll make some oils in class and sample others, and you’ll take home a healing salve that we make in class.


 

Sat, 8/9 10:30am

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Saturdays
Dates: July 19, 26, August 2, 9
Location: Koi Pond Patio
Cost: $55 members / $65 non-members
Instructor: Chen Bing Taiji Academy 

Taiji or Tai chi (meaning grand ultimate) is a Chinese soft style internal martial art used for centuries in health, healing and longevity. Based on ancient principles of yin yang theory, philosophical laws of nature (the Tao), techniques of Chinese acupuncture and martial arts, authentic Chen Taiji is a holistic training method used to cultivate a strong body, mind and spirit through techniques of mental concentration with coordinated breath and body movements. Proper practice results in a supple body with improved postural alignment, balance and bone density. Taiji harmonizes external and internal energy flow which strengthen muscles, tendons and ligaments; while the internal spiraling energy massages internal organs and circulates qi energy-flow throughout the body. This is a suitable practice for students of all ages with various ailments and conditions.

Chen Taiji founded by Chen Wangting, is the oldest and parent form of all the styles of Taiji including Yang, Wu and Sun. The instructors are fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from Laoshi (teacher) Master Bosco Baek, the only disciple in America of Master Chen Bing and the direct descendant of its creator Chen Wangting. Master Bosco Baek teaches the authentic Chen Jia Gou (Chen Village) system and is a most knowledgeable and skillful teacher with precise attention to the details of alignment and structure that will challenge the most athletic and benefit the absolute beginner.

**Drop-ins on the day of the class are allowed and are $15 per class for members and $20 per class for non-members. Please register at the Guest Services Center.


 

Tue, 8/12 6:30pm

Tuesdays

Dates: June 24th, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5 and 12.

Location: Frances Young Hall
Cost: $50 members / $60 non-members

Walk-ins: $10 members / $12 non-members (Cash only please, Exact change preferred)

Instructor: Dan Platus, Certified Fitness Instructor

This total body workout will increase muscle strength, bone density, lean body mass and metabolism, and improve coordination and balance. All major muscle groups are engaged with the use of hand weights and floor exercises. Dance-like cardio intervals are performed to lively, motivating music to elevate the heart rate and burn calories. Get a total body workout while having fun! Includes mat exercises for abs and a stretching and cool-down period to relax the muscles and mind. Bring a mat and 3-5 pound hand weights and wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes.


 

Thu, 8/14 6:30pm

Thursdays

Dates: June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14.  

Location: Frances Young Hall
Cost: $50 members / $60 non-members

Walk-ins: $10 members / $12 non-members (Cash only please, Exact change preferred)

Instructor: Dan Platus, Certified Fitness Instructor

This total body workout will increase muscle strength, bone density, lean body mass and metabolism, and improve coordination and balance. All major muscle groups are engaged with the use of hand weights and floor exercises. Dance-like cardio intervals are performed to lively, motivating music to elevate the heart rate and burn calories. Get a total body workout while having fun! Includes mat exercises for abs and a stretching and cool-down period to relax the muscles and mind. Bring a mat and 3-5 pound hand weights and wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes.


 

Fri, 8/15 10:00am

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Fridays
Dates: July 11, 18, 25, August (Skip 1), 8, 15, (Skip 22), 29
Location: Frances Young Hall
Cost: $60 members / $70 non-members
Instructor: People’s Place

*Drop-in students welcome: $12 members / $15 non-members


 

Sat, 8/16 9:00am

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Saturdays
Dates: July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Location: Garden Grounds (meeting in the Cornish Courtyard) 
Cost: $80 members / $100 non-members
Instructor: Nicole Fagone with Hummingbird Yoga

Join us for the entire series following the workshop as we explore the different facets of yoga through breath, movement, and meditation. A wonderful benefit for the body and mind whether taken in the series or separately. All levels encouraged and welcomed.

7/12/14 - Yoga for self-acceptance.
7/19/14 - Yoga for creativity.
7/26/14 - Yoga for willpower.
8/2/14 - Yoga for the heart.
8/9/14 - Yoga for communication.
8/16/14 - Yoga for wisdom.
8/23/14 - Yoga for humility.
8/30/14 - Yoga for happiness.

Please bring your own yoga mat or contact the instructor at least 2 days prior to purchase a mat for $8.00. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle if you prefer. 

**Drop-ins on the day of the class are allowed and are $12 per class for members and $15 per class for non-members. Please register at the Guest Services Center.


 

Tue, 8/19 10:00am

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Tuesdays
Dates: June 17, July 15 and August 19
Location: Lower Wedding Meadow
Cost: $10 members / $12 non-members – Prices per Class (Admission to Garden is FREE)
Instructor: People’s Place

As a perfect way to introduce your friends and loved ones to the Garden, People’s Place had partnered with the Garden to provide a fun and beneficial activity for parent and child ages 3 months to 3 years on ‘free admission’ days in the summer. This class will explore ways to establish and strengthen bonding and stress reduction through easy to follow stretching and light movement.


 

Tue, 8/19 10:00am

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Tuesdays
Dates: June 17, July 15 and August 19
Location: Lower Wedding Meadow
Cost: $10 members / $12 non-members – Prices per Class (Admission to Garden is FREE)
Instructor: People’s Place

As a perfect way to introduce your friends and loved ones to the Garden, People’s Place had partnered with the Garden to provide a fun and beneficial activity for parent and child ages 3 months to 3 years on ‘free admission’ days in the summer. This class will explore ways to establish and strengthen bonding and stress reduction through easy to follow stretching and light movement.


 

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