Wellness Classes

Exercise or meditate within the Garden or find new ways to bring healthful plants into your everyday life.


May

Use herbal skills and recipes to treat many of life's little mishaps. Herbalist Dawn Petter will cover which herbs to keep on hand and how best to use them. She'll also demonstrate how to blend various herbsto produce balms, creams, more...
204WEL221 05/06 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Petter
NYBG


May 9 | Midtown Education Center
Herbs have been helping us stay healthy for thousands of years. Spend a day with herbal experts and learn how plants can be used for medicine, aroma, and refreshment.

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204WEL130A 05/09 Sa 10:30am-4:30pm Wright
Basch
MDTN

Are you interested in bringing the natural benefits of herbs and herbal remedies into your life? Discover the differences between herbal medicine and homeopathy, the three major branches of herbalism, and the fascinating history of herbal medicine. Learn how to more...
204WEL130B 05/09 Sa 10:30am-12:00pm Basch
MDTN

Learn how to select fresh and dried herbs and turn them into natural teas, decoctions, tinctures, and salves from Ursula Basch, founder of The Herbal Bear School of Botanical Medicine. Your homemade products will be fresher, longer lasting, and more more...
204WEL130C 05/09 Sa 12:45pm-2:15pm Basch
MDTN

No more shopping at the market for basil and thyme! Learn how to create your own aromatic mini-garden with fresh herbs you can enjoy year-round. Whether you're growing indoors or outdoors, learn which herbs are easiest to maintain, most beneficial more...
204WEL130D 05/09 Sa 2:30pm-4:30pm Wright
MDTN

Freshen your home while experiencing the soothing benefits of essential oils. Create custom-scented aromatherapy soy candles using essential oils to invigorate, calm, or heal. Learn the differences between petroleum-based paraffin candles and synthetic essential oil candles commonly sold in stores. more...
204WEL138A 05/09 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Gordineer
NYBG

Bring the bouquet of a summer garden indoors with handmade, naturally moisturizing glycerin soaps. You'll learn the traditional melt-and-pour processand combine fragrances of various dried herbs and essential oils—lavender, rosemary, mint, and more—to make four bars to take home.

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204WEL143A 05/17 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Scholl
NYBG

When surrounded by the tranquil beauty of nature, the mind naturally becomes quiet and peaceful. You'll learn basic meditation techniques to help you slow down and awaken your senses. Our instructors draw from the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, as well more...
204WEL145A 05/22 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Elmgart
NYBG

A pioneer in integrative medicine, Dr. Andrew Weil has developed a lifelong passion for all aspects of mushrooms-their flavors, medicinal value, and ability to break down environmental toxins. His fascinating presentation will debunk old myths and share recent findings that more...
204WEL804 05/27 We 11:00am-12:00pm Weil M.D.
NYBG

June

Your digestive system is home to over 70% of your immune system! So keeping your gut in tip-top shape is crucial to maintaining good health. We will examine the difference between good and bad bacteria and explore how each affects more...
204WEL215 06/09 Tu 6:30pm-8:30pm Paswater
MDTN

Get a little messy making seasonal berry jam! Trained in preservation techniques at Cornell, Stephen Nocera will show you three distinct methods of jamming, using less sugar and no additives or pectin. You'll come away with the techniques and recipes more...
204CKG200A 06/13 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Nocera
NYBG

Perfume can be traced back thousands of years to an Ancient Egyptian tradition, beloved by Cleopatra. Discover the history of perfume and the therapeutic benefits of essential oils in this hands-on workshop! Learn scent-blending techniques and how to identify and more...
204WEL134B 06/20 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Gordineer
NYBG

Emerging research suggests that mushrooms maybe beneficial for brain and nerve health. Discover the properties of different species and learn where medicinal mushrooms occur locally. We'll also discuss how fungi have been used to clean up toxins in the environment more...
204WEL181A 06/20 Sa 11:00am-12:30pm Michelotti
MDTN

July

When surrounded by the tranquil beauty of nature, the mind naturally becomes quiet and peaceful. You'll learn basic meditation techniques to help you slow down and awaken your senses. Our instructors draw from the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, as well more...
211WEL145B 07/07 Tu 10:00am-12:00pm Soma
NYBG

Learn how to naturally care for hair from the inside out! Join Herbalist Karine Gordineer as she shares which nutrients and vitamins are essential and how herbs can help nourish our hair. In this hands-on workshop, you will make a more...
211WEL160 07/18 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Gordineer
NYBG

Get a little messy making seasonal berry jam! Trained in preservation techniques at Cornell, Stephen Nocera will show you three distinct methods of jamming, using less sugar and no additives or pectin. You'll come away with the techniques and recipes more...
211CKG200B 07/19 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Nocera
NYBG

Perfume can be traced back thousands of years to an Ancient Egyptian tradition, beloved by Cleopatra. Discover the history of perfume and the therapeutic benefits of essential oils in this hands-on workshop! Learn scent-blending techniques and how to identify and more...
211WEL134C 07/21 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Basch
MDTN

Emerging research suggests that mushrooms maybe beneficial for brain and nerve health. Discover the properties of different species and learn where medicinal mushrooms occur locally. We'll also discuss how fungi have been used to clean up toxins in the environment more...
211WEL181B 07/28 Tu 11:00am-12:30pm Michelotti
NYBG

August

Bring the bouquet of a summer garden indoors with handmade, naturally moisturizing glycerin soaps. You'll learn the traditional melt-and-pour processand combine fragrances of various dried herbs and essential oils—lavender, rosemary, mint, and more—to make four bars to take home.

more...
211WEL143B 08/02 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Scholl
NYBG

Freshen your home while experiencing the soothing benefits of essential oils. Create custom-scented aromatherapy soy candles using essential oils to invigorate, calm, or heal. Learn the differences between petroleum-based paraffin candles and synthetic essential oil candles commonly sold in stores. more...
211WEL138B 08/15 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Anthony
MDTN

September

For centuries herbs and spices have been prized not just for their flavors, but as state-of-the-art medicine. Learn about a variety of plants historically used for first aid, to revitalize the immune system, and to treat and prevent asthma, insomnia, more...
211BOT346A 09/12 Sa 11:00am-3:30pm Anthony
NYBG

When surrounded by the tranquil beauty of nature, the mind naturally becomes quiet and peaceful. You'll learn basic meditation techniques to help you slow down and awaken your senses. Our instructors draw from the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, as well more...
211WEL145C 09/22 Tu 10:00am-12:00pm Suddhaso
NYBG