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Tai Chi: Intermediate Sun-Style

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

Further your study of the Sun form of tai chi. Prerequisite: Tai Chi: Advanced Beginner Sun-Style is recommended.

Wednesday Jan 16th, 8am - 9am

  (10 sessions)
$194

10 sessions

Tai Chi: Advanced Yang-Style

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

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.

Wednesday Jan 16th, 9:15am - 10:15am

  (10 sessions)
$194

10 sessions

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 Jan 16th, 9:30am - 10:30am

  (10 sessions)
$194

10 sessions

iPhone Photography

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

There are hundreds of photography apps available for iPhones, and many of them have similar features. This class will explore some of the better-known apps along with instruction on how to use them for nature photography.  We will go over the basics of iPhone photography along with fieldwork for a portion of the class. We will examine the photos...

Wednesday Jan 16th, 1pm - 4pm

  (2 sessions)
$99

2 sessions

Yoga at Ease

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

This is a yoga experience designed to relax and refresh. Mindful movement and conscious breath combine to reduce stress and boost immunity. Appropriate for beginners and experienced students alike.

Wednesday Jan 16th, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

  (10 sessions)
$194

10 sessions

$194

10 sessions

Tai Chi: Intermediate Yang-Style

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

Further your study of the Yang-style form of tai chi. Consistent practice of tai chi helps us to relax from the fast pace of multi-tasking and recognize the moment at hand. The movements help to reconnect us to mind-body awareness and restore harmony and balance into our daily routines. Tai Chi for Beginners or some tai chi experience is recommend...

Thursday Jan 17th, 9:15am - 10:15am

  (10 sessions)
$194

10 sessions

Mosaic Workshop

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

Discover the joy and beauty of mosaic art in the pique assiette tradition. Pique assiette, or “broken plates,” incorporates a wonderful blending of color, form, and texture. This mosaic folk art can be found in many cultures and is popular today as a way to recycle a favorite piece of china or broken heirloom. Work under the guidance of Bonnie...

Thursday Jan 17th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$239

8 sessions

Tai Chi: Advanced Sun-Style

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

This course continues with in-depth study of the Sun-style for students who have completed the intermediate class level and feel comfortable advancing.  Some qigong exercises, such as the Eight Pieces of Brocade, will also be practiced. In this session we will emphasize the ABCs—alignment, breathing, and concentration.

Friday Jan 18th, 8am - 9am

  (10 sessions)
$194

10 sessions

Tai Chi: Advanced Beginner Sun Style

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

This course builds upon the foundations learned in Tai Chi for Beginners: Sun-Style.  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 is recommended...

Friday Jan 18th, 9:15am - 10:15am

  (10 sessions)
$194

10 sessions

Engine Maintenance

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

Reed-Turner Woodland is an excellent example of northeastern Illinois woodland groves. The preserve also provides examples of wetland, meadow, prairie, and hedgerow trees. You will learn how to identify trees not only by their leaves, but also by bark, fruit, seed, shape, branching form, and habitat.  Part of the class will be spent outside,...

Saturday Jan 19th, 9am - 11am

Demo Cooking: Preserving Dried Fruits

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

Don’t stop canning and preserving just because it is winter.  In this cooking class, learn to preserve using dried fruits in a dried fig, apple, and raisin jam—a sweet, bright-tasting spread with a chunky texture perfect for stirring into oatmeal, serving with cake, or topping ice cream. The class also covers the basics of water-bath canning,...

Saturday Jan 19th, 11am - 1pm

Botanical Drawing 3

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

We will explore different approaches to capture beautiful and accurate botanical detail, frequently using the microscope. We will work primarily in pencil and will experiment with different tools to achieve particular textures and effects.  Prerequisite: Botanical Drawing 1 and 2 or equivalent. Please Note: A supply list will be sent with...

Sunday Jan 20th, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$298

6 sessions

Demonstration Cooking: French Vegetables

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

Learn to incorporate a variety of French flavors and spices into vegetable dishes in this cooking class.  Enjoy a light lunch of: Green bean potato salad niçoise Celery root with tarragon aioli Summer squash gratin Onion tart

Tuesday Jan 22nd, 11am - 12:30pm

Tapestry Weaving Studio

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

In this ongoing tapestry weaving class, students at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels come together to explore ways of using surface, image, and text within a woven form to create independent projects. Students will be exposed to both contemporary and historical tapestries through weekly visual presentations and will participate in skill-building...

Wednesday Jan 23rd, 9am - 1pm

  (15 sessions)
$749

15 sessions

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