Wellness Classes

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


December

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...
202WEL138A 12/15 Su 12:00pm-3:00pm Gordineer
NYBG

January

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 plants, from nervines that calm to cardiotonics that promote circulatory health. Herbalist Karine Gordineer more...
203WEL161 01/11 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Gordineer
NYBG

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...
203WEL215 01/14 Tu 7:00pm-9:00pm Paswater
MDTN

Some 26 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 other conditions-while opponents see many physical and social risks. Explore the science behind this more...
203WEL128A 01/24 Fr 10:00am-11:30am Dahmer, M.D.
NYBG

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...
203BOT346B 01/25 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm Anthony
MDTN

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.

203WEL102B 01/25 Sa 10:00am-11:00am Torres
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 herbsand essential oils—lavender, rosemary, mint, and more—to make four bars to take home.

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203WEL143B 01/25 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Scholl
NYBG

February

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...
203WEL134B 02/01 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Gordineer
NYBG

The darker days of winter can take away some of your sparkle. Learn which herbs and foods can keep you buoyant! We'll discuss and taste an array of herbs, such as lemon balm, St. John's wort, holy basil, and motherwort-and more...
203WEL154 02/04 Tu 6:30pm-8:30pm Petter
MDTN

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...
203WEL134C 02/08 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Basch
MDTN

The centuries-old botanical history of aperitifs and digestifs, from Chartreuse to Fernet Branca, stems in part from a monastic quest to divine an "elixir of longlife." Many cultures still commonly consume these herbal drinks, made of complex mixtures of plant more...
203CKG203C 02/12 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Hockaday
MDTN

Help your skin glow! Explore the versatile and surprisingly low-cost array of body scrubs you can make with a few simple ingredients. Learn which oils are the most hydrating, which botanicals tighten and which soothe inflammations, and when to choose more...
203WEL156 02/19 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Peter
MDTN

By February your skin needs a boost! Learn how to combine herbal properties with aromatherapy to create personalized, botanically based products. We will make herb-infused oils, water infusions and decoctions, extracts, and aromatherapy blends to be used for skincare. You'll more...
203WEL168 02/22 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Scholl
NYBG

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...
203CKG201B 02/27 Th 6:30pm-8:30pm Paswater
MDTN

March

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...
203BOT346C 03/01 Su 10:00am-2:30pm Candee
NYBG

Some 26 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 other conditions-while opponents see many physical and social risks. Explore the science behind this more...
203WEL128B 03/12 Th 6:00pm-7:30pm Dahmer, M.D.
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...
203WEL138B 03/14 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Peter
MDTN

With their anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, essential oils help us look and feel our best. Learn how your skin works and what it needs to stay healthy. Discover which essentials oils best meet your needs and match your skin type. more...
203WEL149B 03/25 We 11:00am-1:00pm Peter
MDTN