Increase 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, balance, and joint health. No experience is necessary. Bring a yoga mat, towel, and wear comfortable clothing. This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center. Ages 18 and over.
Choose from the following dates:
Six Wednesdays: April 12 through May 17, from 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
Six Wednesdays: May 31 through July 12, from 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm *No class on Wednesday July 5
Six Wednesdays: September 6 through October 11, from 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
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. (Weather Permitting)
This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on July 8, July 22, August 12, and August 26 from 10:30 – 11:15 am.
Sound Bath Meditation
Experiencing sound baths in a natural setting is magical. While you focus on the sounds of the Tibetan singing bowls, you may begin to notice the 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.
This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on two Sundays: May 7 and 14, 2023 (Rain Date: Sunday, May 21)
Introduction to T’ai Chi Chih®
This introductory-level, easy-to-learn set of 20 movements helps dissolve tension, reduce chronic pain, and improve balance. Based on the ancient Chinese principles of activation and circulation of energy (chi), T’ai Chi Chih® is an easily adaptive and enjoyable program that can be done by anyone, regardless of age or physical ability. Comfortable clothing is recommended. This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center.
Choose from the following dates:
Eight Thursdays: May 4 through June 29 *No class on Thursday 5/11, 2023
Eight Thursdays: September 14 through November 2, 2023
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 sharing the experience of fellow practitioners. Comfortable clothing is recommended.
This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on eight Thursdays: July 13 through August 31, 2023.
Capture a moment in time to revisit later through nature journaling. Observe and document the surroundings at Mt. Cuba Center with Kathy Elliot leading participants through the meditative process in an engaging and enjoyable way. Visit three garden areas with Kathy to complete simple drawings and journaling exercises. Select a journal that suits your tastes and bring it to class along with a #2 pencil. Please dress for the weather.
This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on Saturday, May 6, 2023 (Rain Date: Saturday, May 13).