Mt Cuba Center
Mt Cuba Center
Back to News Updates – April 15, 2019


Embrace Wellness in the Gardens

Find balance and wellness in a beautiful garden setting with Mt. Cuba Center’s wellness classes, all of which welcome beginners. Welcome spring with a soothing yoga class, find harmony with t’ai chi chih, or experience our naturalistic gardens during meditative walks that leave you feeling renewed and restored.

Please note: Participants in any exercise program are encouraged to make sure exercise is approved by their physician. Wellness classes are presented for informational purposes only and are not intended for self-medication.


Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga in a lovely garden setting. Focus on stretching techniques that safely promote proper spinal position, blanace, and joint health. No experience necessary. Bring a yoga mat, towel, and wear comfortable clothing. Led by Michael Fahey, a co-founder of The Awareness Center whose practice emphasizes the essentials of Iyengar yoga – focused attention on breathing and precise postural alignment – in a supportive and fun atmosphere. Ages 18 and up. Takes place over six Wednesdays, April 17-May 22 (Rain date May 29), 5:15-6:15 pm, $59. Register here.

Introduction to T’ai Chi Chih

This easy-to-learn set of 20 movements helps dissolve tension, reduce chronic pain, and improve balance. Based on the ancient Chinese principels of activation and ciruclation of energy (chi), T’ai Chi Chih is an easily adaptive and enjoyable proram that can be done by anyone, regardless of age or physical ability. Led by Jessica Lewis, an accredited T’ai Chi Chih instructor, a seasoned personal trainer and nutritional counselor, and the founder of Sculpt Your Life. Comfortable clothing is recommended. Takes place across eight Thursdays, May 2 to June 20, 7:30-8:30 AM, $89. Register here.

Meditation Retreat

Cultivate a more profound awareness of the natural world by immersing yourself in Mt. Cuba’s tranquil gardens and landscapes. Deepen you relationship with nature as you fine-tuen your senses to focus on gentle breezes, floral scents, and the abundance of the gardens in the morning hours. Takes place Sunday, May 5th (Rain date: Sunday, May 19). Led by Neil Meisel, co-founder of The Awareness Center. 9:30 am-12:30 pm, $39. Register here.

Native Plants, Traditional Medicine

The plants of our forests have been used medicinally throughout human history. Go beyond the ornamental uses of plants and discover the roles native species played in the Lenni-Lenape culture. Explore this fascinating topic and develop an appreciation for the connections between human well-being and the natural world. Led by Susan Bara, an experienced herbalist with a special interest in native plant use and ethnobotany. Class takes place on Sunday, May 19, 1-3 pm, $29. Register here.

Discover more wellness classes in summer and fall on our Programs page.