Wellness Classes

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


October

Class will take place outside on NYBG grounds and follow current safety procedures. Registered students will be sent information regarding meeting location and log-in information.
When surrounded by the tranquil beauty of trees, the mind naturally becomes more...
222WEL145B 10/24 Su 10:30am-12:00pm Elmgart
NYBG

Through simple techniques and exercises of mind + body birding, we can tune in better to the birds and natural world around us, enhancing our experiences as observers. This in turn amplifies the overall benefits to our own well-being: mind, more...
222WEL159 10/30 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Merker
NYBG

November

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
222BOT346AO 11/06 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Candee
ONLINE

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.
222WEL130A 11/06 Sa 10:30am-4:00pm Hill
Bautista-Carolina
Lee
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!
222WEL130B 11/06 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...
222WEL130C 11/06 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...
222WEL130D 11/06 Sa 2:30pm-4:00pm Lee
MDTN

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
222CKG201O 11/10 We 6:30pm-8:00pm Paswater
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
222WEL109O 11/17 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Gordineer
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.
222WEL144 11/20 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Scholl
NYBG

December

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
From cough syrups to pine pollen pancakes and spruce tip salt, discover how common conifers can delight your taste buds and enhance your apothecary. Under herbalist more...
222WEL182O 12/06 Mo 6:30pm-8:30pm Petter
ONLINE

January

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
223WEL215AO 01/06 Th 6:30pm-8:00pm Paswater
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Take a deep dive into a hands-on approach to herbal medicine. We'll cover the medicinal properties and uses of close to 100 local or easy-to-source healing more...
223WEL161O 01/26 We 6:00pm-8:45pm Gordineer
ONLINE

Class will take place outside on NYBG grounds and follow current safety procedures. Registered students will be sent information regarding meeting location and log-in information.
This ancient, meditative Chinese exercise teaches relaxation, balance, and self-defense with an more...
223WEL102A 01/29 Sa 10:00am-11:00am Torres
NYBG

February

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Some 36 states have legalized the medical use of marijuana. Proponents tout it as a safe, effective treatment for symptoms of cancer, HIV, MS, Parkinson's, and more...
223WEL128O 02/01 Tu 6:30pm-8:00pm Dahmer, M.D.
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
223BOT346BO 02/05 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Candee
ONLINE

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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223WEL143 02/05 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Scholl
NYBG

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
223WEL166O 02/23 We 6:30pm-8:00pm Lavin
ONLINE

March

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Explore which herbs, fungi, and nutrient-dense foods offer resistance for colds and flu. Learn how to create two herbal remedies to strengthen the immune system and more...
223WEL178O 03/02 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Petter
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Emerging research suggests that mushrooms may be beneficial for brain and nerve health. Discover the properties of different species and learn where medicinal mushrooms occur locally. more...
223WEL181O 03/08 Tu 6:30pm-8:00pm Michelotti
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
223WEL134O 03/09 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Gordineer
ONLINE