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Gentle Yoga and Meditation

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

All levels of fitness and experience are welcome in this class, which will include meditative movement and contemplative stillness. We will focus on the breath and relieving stress. 

Wednesday Sep 11th, 9:30am - 10:30am

  (10 sessions)
$195

10 sessions

Yoga and Meditation Retreat

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Libertyville 25779 N St. Marys Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60045

Enjoy a state of relaxation and reconnecting with nature through activities like breathing exercises, gentle yoga, journaling, and meditation. All are welcome. A map and supply list will be sent with your confirmation.

Friday Sep 27th, 10am - 3pm

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Gentle Yoga

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Gentle yoga is less strenuous than other yoga forms, and is ideal for those who seek restorative practice without physical strain. Move through a series of yoga poses and breathing exercises designed and adapted for you to experience tranquil relaxation. All are welcome. Come and enjoy a sense of peace and balance.

Monday Sep 9th, 9am - 10am

  (10 sessions)
$194

10 sessions

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Tai Chi, Xing Yi, and Ba Qua Deep Study

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois 60022

Explore an ancient practice of soft, internal, and intentional forms as you focus on single movements. If you have taken the advanced beginner, intermediate, or advanced classes at the Garden, this class is appropriate for you. Dress for the weather.

Saturday Oct 5th, 7:45am - 8:45am

  (7 sessions)
$140

7 sessions

Harvest Moon Forest Bathing

at Chicago Botanic Garden

Shinrin yoku, Japanese forest bathing, refers to the practice of immersing all of your senses in the healing forest to reduce stress hormones and increase immune function. Connect with forest life around you through mindful activities on a gentle walk, typically covering less than a mile, and ending with a simple tea ceremony utilizing native plants.​​...

Saturday Sep 14th, 6:15pm - 8pm

Tai Chi For Beginners: Sun-Style

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Chicago 1000 Lake Cook Road Glencoe, Chicago, Illinois 60022

This course will introduce students to Sun-style tai chi chuan with a few Yang-style concepts as well. Sun-style is the most modern form of tai chi and the movements are very gentle in nature. We will focus on basic principles to improve your balance and relaxation, and also increase your range of motion and reduce stress. This class of gentle movements...

Tuesday Sep 24th, 8am - 9am

  (7 sessions)
$140

7 sessions

Tai Chi For Beginners: Yang-Style

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Chicago 1000 Lake Cook Road Glencoe, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Tai chi from the Yang style is a beautiful, slow-moving meditation in motion. You can take this class many times to build a strong foundation while you practice and learn these beginner-level stances. No previous tai chi experience is required. Class locations vary and will be held outdoors when weather permits. Please refer to the tai chi sign in...

Tuesday Sep 24th, 9:15am - 10:15am

  (7 sessions)
$140

7 sessions

Tai Chi: Advanced Yang-Style

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Chicago 1000 Lake Cook Road Glencoe, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Tai chi from the Yang style is a beautiful, slow-moving meditation in motion. This course continues with in-depth study of the Yang style for students who have completed the intermediate class and feel comfortable advancing. Some qigong exercises, such as the Eight Pieces of Brocade, will also be practiced. Class locations vary and will be held outdoors...

Wednesday Sep 25th, 9:15am - 10:15am

  (7 sessions)
$140

7 sessions

Tai Chi: Advanced Sun-Style

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Chicago 1000 Lake Cook Road Glencoe, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Sun-style is the most modern form of tai chi, known for flowing movements and gentle postures. This course continues with in-depth study of the Sun-style for students who have completed the intermediate level and feel comfortable advancing. Some qigong exercises, such as the Eight Pieces of Brocade, will also be practiced. Class locations vary and...

Friday Sep 27th, 8am - 9am

  (7 sessions)
$140

7 sessions

Shinrin-Yoku Forest Bathing

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Chicago 1000 Lake Cook Road Glencoe, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Shinrin yoku, Japanese forest bathing, refers to the practice of immersing all of your senses in the healing forest to reduce stress hormones and increase immune function. Connect with forest life around you through mindful activities on a gentle walk, typically covering less than a mile, and ending with a simple tea ceremony utilizing native...

Saturday Sep 28th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

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Outdoor Walking Workout Session 5

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois 60022

Exercising in “green space” stimulates your mind and body, providing benefits a gym could never surpass. Build endurance, work on postural alignment, gain core strength, increase cardiovascular capacity, and improve balance. Suitable for all fitness levels. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Dress for the weather. This class may be...

Saturday Oct 12th, 8am - 9am

  (5 sessions)
$90

5 sessions

Tai Chi: Advanced Beginner Sun-Style

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Chicago 1000 Lake Cook Road Glencoe, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Sun-style is the most modern form of tai chi, known for flowing movements and gentle postures. Once you are comfortable with the foundations learned in Tai Chi for Beginners: Sun-Style, you move into the advanced beginner level, which allows a graceful bridge between the beginner and intermediate level. Build upon the forms and postures you learned,...

Friday Sep 27th, 9:15am - 10:15am

  (7 sessions)
$135

7 sessions

Migration of the Monarch

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Palatine 1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, Illinois 60067

Each year monarch butterflies of the northeastern United States and Canada start an amazing migration that takes four generations to complete! Learn about the fascinating journey a monarch butterfly travels to make it to the winter resting ground, and current research scientists are conducting on monarchs. This class is offered in partnership with...

Tuesday Oct 15th, 10am - 12pm

Willow Furniture Workshop: Bench

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Natural willow furniture is the ideal rustic accent when you need a seat for that perfect spot in your garden or porch. Learn the basic techniques of making bent willow furniture and make a chair or a bench. Projects are large, so bring a vehicle that can accommodate them. Bring a hammer, hand pruners, and work gloves. No experience is necessary. Register...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 12pm - 5pm

Energy Medicine Practice for Wellness

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Energy medicine is an exciting “new” development in self-care, although its roots are ancient. It builds on Western science while drawing heavily from Eastern disciplines such as acupuncture, yoga, and qi gong. Energy medicine empowers you to work with your body’s electromagnetic and subtle energies to improve how you feel and how healthy you...

Tuesday Oct 15th, 10:30am - 11:30am

  (6 sessions)
$120

6 sessions

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