Wellness Classes

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


October

Bring the bouquet of a summer garden indoors with handmade, naturally moisturizing glycerin soaps. You'll learn the traditional melt-and-pour process and combine fragrances of various dried herbs and essential oils-lavender, rosemary, mint, and more-to make four bars to take home. more...
232WEL143A 10/15 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Scholl
NYBG

When surrounded by the tranquil beauty of trees, the mind naturally becomes quiet and peaceful. You will learn about forest therapy and see for yourself the research-proven health benefits of forest bathing. Learn basic sensory and meditation techniques to help more...
232WEL145 10/23 Su 10:30am-12:00pm Elmgart
NYBG

In Mexico, the marigold flower, Cempazúchitl in the Indigenous language Nahuatl, has been associated with the Día de Muertos celebrations for centuries. Discover the cultural importance of this plant while creating a tonic that supports the nervous system, as well more...
232WEL179 10/27 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Arellano-Gonzalez
MDTN

Herbs have been helping us stay healthy for thousands of years. Join these expert herbalists to learn how plants can be used for medicine and self-care.
232WEL130A 10/29 Sa 10:30am-4:30pm Hill
Bautista-Carolina
DeCarlo
MDTN

Prepare to relax and be rejuvenated! Using salts, nourishing clays, and essential oils, you'll craft four custom botanical bath bombs to bring fragrance and fizz to a time-honored self-care ritual for you and your loved ones!
232WEL130B 10/29 Sa 10:30am-12:00pm Hill
MDTN

Offering a host of health benefits on its own, raw honey can also be used to preserve the medicinal properties of fresh, dried, or powdered herbs. Learn how to create medicinal herbal honeys to soothe sore throats and coughs, heal more...
232WEL130C 10/29 Sa 12:45pm-2:15pm Bautista-Carolina
MDTN

Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, elderberry fruits and flowers have been used across cultures for centuries to prevent colds and flus, treat fevers, and tame inflammation. Delve into the many healing properties of this commonly used medicinal plant while making more...
232WEL130D 10/29 Sa 3:00pm-4:30pm DeCarlo
MDTN

November

Fermentation is one of our oldest food processing methods. Scientifically known as zymology, it refers to the conversion of carbohydrates into alcohols, carbon dioxide, yeast, or bacteria. We'll cover the basic science of how to ferment tea to make kombucha, more...
232CKG201O 11/02 We 6:30pm-8:00pm Paswater
ONLINE

Explore which herbs, fungi, and nutrient-dense foods offer resistance for colds and flu. Learn how to create several herbal remedies to strengthen the immune system and support the body to fight off pathogens, and prepare two of the recipes along more...
232WEL178 11/03 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Petter
MDTN

Discover the many herbs and spices prized for centuries to heal, to revitalize the immune system, and to treat and prevent asthma, insomnia, flu, and more.
232BOT346AO 11/12 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Candee
ONLINE

Create spa-worthy products from your garden-revitalizing lotion bars, lip balms, bath salts, body scrubs, and more using a variety of botanicals. Ideal for those who want to indulge in self-care or create lovely holiday gifts. All materials provided.
232WEL144 11/19 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Scholl
NYBG

December

Learn how to create medicinal herbal honeys to soothe sore throats and coughs, heal skin wounds, and fight off infection using a variety of plants and flowers. You'll make several custom honeys suited to your unique needs. See website for more...
232WEL147O 12/07 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Gordineer
ONLINE

From cough syrups to pine pollen pancakes and spruce tip salt, discover how common conifers can delight your taste buds and enhance your apothecary. We'll craft a few remedies together; all materials provided.
232WEL182 12/08 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Petter
MDTN

January

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...
233WEL215O 01/09 Mo 6:30pm-8:00pm Paswater
ONLINE

Scented smoke has been used traditionally throughout human history to create a sense of well-being. Learn several different methods for creating your own at home incense experience with a mix of woodland material and culinary herbs in this exploration of more...
233WEL233 01/24 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Petter
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...
233WEL109O 01/25 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Gordineer
ONLINE

This ancient, meditative Chinese exercise teaches relaxation, balance, and self-defense with an emphasis on correct body posture and spinal alignment. Students become relaxed, physically stronger, and ultimately healthier in both mind and body. more...
233WEL102 01/28 Sa 10:00am-11:00am Torres
NYBG

February

Proponents tout marijuana as a safe, effective treatment for symptoms of cancer, HIV, MS, Parkinson's, and more-while opponents see many physical and social risks. Gain an overview of the endocannabinoid system, its effects on the brain, and the future more...
233WEL128O 02/07 Tu 6:30pm-8:00pm Dahmer, M.D.
ONLINE

Take a deep dive into herbal medicine in this engaging, interactive series. Through live demonstrations and hands-on activities, Herbalist Karine Gordineer will show you how to properly infuse, blend, and decoct as you create your own herbal apothecary that will more...
233WEL161O 02/15 We 6:00pm-8:45pm Gordineer
ONLINE

Environmental toxicity stresses our immune systems and makes us more prone to allergies. Consider what changes you can make to your home to make it a safer place for you and your loved ones-from simple but essential product swaps to more...
233WEL214O 02/23 Th 6:30pm-8:00pm Paswater
ONLINE

March

Discover the many herbs and spices prized for centuries to heal, to revitalize the immune system, and to treat and prevent asthma, insomnia, flu, and more.
233BOT346BO 03/04 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Candee
ONLINE

Discover a herb's therapeutic qualities by exploring its scent, taste, and how a particular herbal infusion feels in your body. Clinical herbalist Geraldine Lavin will send a "mystery herb" to your home along with brewing instructions. At the end of more...
233WEL166O 03/07 Tu 6:30pm-8:00pm Lavin
ONLINE

Bring the bouquet of a summer garden indoors with handmade, naturally moisturizing glycerin soaps. You'll learn the traditional melt-and-pour process and combine fragrances of various dried herbs and essential oils-lavender, rosemary, mint, and more-to make four bars to take home. more...
233WEL143B 03/18 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Scholl
NYBG