Wellness
Wellness

Wellness

Our current selection of Wellness classes and workshops for adults for this season at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.


Introduction to Meditation

with Jeff Matranga and Jeri Wilson
Sunday, June 3
10:30 a.m. – noon
Explore meditation and mindfulness in a beautiful setting. Join us to learn how daily practice can transform your physical, mental and spiritual health while learning how to initiate and cultivate your own meditation practice. Please bring a cushion to sit on and a blanket (chairs will be available if needed). Come prepared to sit outside. Co-sponsored with MaineGeneral Health Prevention and Healthy Living. To register, call 872-4102 or visit www.mainegeneral.coursestorm.com.


Shinrin-yoku: The Art of Forest Bathing

with Tracey Hall
Thursday, June 7
9 – 11 a.m.
Discover the health-boosting benefits of moving slowly and mindfully through the forest. This guided walk consists of a series of invitations to slow down and open the senses while interacting with the natural world. Enhance your health, wellness, and happiness during this easy walk that covers less than one mile in two hours.


Gardening with Ease

with Irene Brady Barber
Saturday, June 30
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Landscape Designer and Horticultural Therapist Irene Brady Barber will unveil opportunities and strategies designed to help you get the most out of gardening without hurting your body. She’ll cover many of the tricks, materials, equipment and design strategies that can extend everyone’s enjoyment and ability to garden through physical challenges, long into the years ahead. A large portion of class instruction will occur in the outdoor Therapeutic Horticulture learning classroom within the Lerner Garden of the Five Senses, where Irene will identify and demonstrate ergonomic tools and features that enable gardening with ease.


Yoga En Plein Air

with Amy Holt
Saturday, August 18
9 – 11 a.m.
Immerse yourself in this restorative, informative yoga class set in an accessible and quiet corner nook of the Woodland Garden. In this holistic, open-air and gently active class, licensed yoga instructor Amy Holt will guide you through yoga’s key principles and techniques. Please join her to greet the day with breath and movement, followed by a cup of tea accompanied by further discussion, questions, and answers.