Wellness Classes

Enjoy access to Mt. Cuba’s serene gardens, while you increase range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga in a lovely setting. Focus on stretching techniques that safely promote proper spinal position, balance, and joint health. No experience is necessary. Bring a yoga mat, and towel, and wear comfortable clothing. (Teen friendly; minors must be accompanied by an enrolled adult.)

Classes held Saturday mornings throughout the summer from 10 – 11 am on the following dates:

June 22, 2024
June 29, 2024
July 6, 2024
July 13, 2024
July 20, 2024
July 27, 2024
August 3, 2024
August 10, 2024
August 17, 2024
August 24, 2024
August 31, 2024

 

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This tour introduces concepts surrounding the value of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Explore the gardens and discuss the evolutionary and environmental phenomena behind concepts like forest bathing, mindfulness, stress recovery, and the biophilia hypothesis. Learn how elements of landscape design shape our emotional and behavioral experiences in nature. One hour, $7 in addition to admission, free for members.

This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on the following Saturdays from 11 am – 12 pm:

April 27, 2024
May 25, 2024
June 29, 2024
July 27, 2024
August 31, 2024
September 21, 2024
October 26, 2024
November 16, 2024

 

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With early access to the serene setting of the Mt. Cuba gardens, find harmony with your surroundings experiencing sound baths. While you focus on the sounds of the bowls, you may notice other sounds of nature, such as birds singing in response to the soothing sounds being played. Your stress and tension will slowly melt away as you allow your senses to absorb the environment around you. Please bring anything that will help you feel comfortable either laying down in the grass or sitting (chair, blanket, towel, etc.).

Fall Session – This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on Two Sundays: 9/8 and 9/15 (Rain Date: Sunday, September 22).

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Introduction to T’ai Chi Chih at Mt. Cuba Center

Introduction to T’ai Chi Chih®

Enjoy the quiet mornings in the garden with this introductory-level, easy-to-learn set of 20 movements which offer a myriad of benefits including reductions in tension and chronic pain, plus improved balance. Based on the ancient Chinese principles of activation and circulation of energy (chi), T’ai Chi Chih is an adaptive and enjoyable program that can easily be done by anyone, regardless of age or physical ability. Comfortable clothing is recommended.

Fall Session – This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on Eight Thursdays: 9/12 through 11/7. No class on Thursday 9/19.

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Wellness program at Mt. Cuba Center

T’ai Chi Chih® Guided Practice

For those who have completed the introductory level class, guided practice is an ideal way to gain even greater physical and mental health benefits through closer examination and refinement of T’ai Chi Chih’s 20 simple movements. Instruction is very flexible, addressing the needs of individual students while leaving plenty of time for the group to enjoy a shared full practice experience during each session. Comfortable clothing is recommended.

This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center Eight Thursdays: 7/11 through 9/5 *No class on Thursday 7/25.

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Join local family-friendly yoga practice Petite Yogi for an outdoor yoga session in our South Garden. From beginners to experienced yogis, children ages four and up with an adult are invited to take this exciting yoga class designed to strengthen family bonds. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats. Included with garden admission.

This program takes place in-person at Mt. Cuba Center Saturday, August 10, 2024.

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