Intro Classes & Workshops

February

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

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 02/26 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Peter
MDTN

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

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 TBA
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

April

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.

204WEL102 04/04 Sa 10:00am-11:00am Torres
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...
204WEL134A 04/04 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Basch
MDTN

As winter turns to spring 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 more...
204WEL157 04/26 Su 11:00am-3:00pm Scholl
NYBG

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

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.

more...
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

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

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

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