Wellness & Fitness Classes

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

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Classes

February
Bring the bouquet of a summer garden indoors with handmade, naturally moisturizing glycerin soaps. You'll learn the traditional melt and pour process and combine fragrances of various dried herbs and essential oils—lavender, rosemary, mint, and more—to make four bars to more...
02/25 Su 10:00am-01:00pm Scholl
NYBG
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...
03/04 Su 10:00am-02:30pm 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...
03/05 Mo 06:00pm-07:30pm Dahmer, M.D.
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.
04/07 Sa 10:00am-11:00am Torres
NYBG
Discover how herbal medicine can be used for everything from minor injuries and skin repair to nerve and muscle relaxation. Herbalist Dawn Petter will share recipes and demonstrate how to make a variety of plant-based remedies, including creams and poultices. more...
04/11 We 06:15pm-08:15pm Petter
NYBG
Pamper yourself! In this hands-on session, learn to create body scrubs, facial steams, and moisturizers for a home spa experience. Master herbalist Elizabeth Scholl introduces you to flowers and plants from your garden and ingredients from your pantry that are more...
04/14 Sa 02:30pm-05:00pm 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...
04/14 Sa 10:00am-12:30pm Gordineer
NYBG
When surrounded by the tranquil beauty of nature, the mind naturally becomes quiet and peaceful. This is reflected in Japanese Zen, where silent meditation in serene environments is a core element of the practice. Buddhist monks, trained in both Japanese more...
04/24 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Suddhaso
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...
04/28 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Gordineer
MDTN
May
Sleep is critical to our well-being, yet many of us struggle with getting a good night's rest. Herbalist Dawn Petter will discuss practices that will help balance your nervous system and calm your mind, whether you are a seasoned insomniac more...
05/03 Th 06:15pm-08:15pm Petter
NYBG
"Go outside. Go often. Bring friends. Breathe." So writes Florence Williams in her recent book, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative. Williams, a journalist and contributing editor to Outside magazine, shares insights gleaned from more...
05/04 Fr 10:00am-11:30am Williams
NYBG
May 5 | Midtown Education Center, Manhattan

Herbs have been helping us stay healthy for thousands of years. Spend a day with herbal experts and learn how plants can be used for medicine, aroma, and refreshment.

10:30 am--12 pm
INTRO more...
05/05 Sa 10:30am-04:30pm Basch
Gordineer
MDTN
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 major branches of herbalism, and the fascinating history of herbal medicine. Learn how to more...
05/05 Sa 10:30am-12:00pm Basch
MDTN
In addition to smelling great, essential oils have therapeutic properties that stimulate healing and help calm stressed-out nervous systems. Discover which particular aromatic plant essences work best and why. You'll also make a balm infused with essential oils that you more...
05/05 Sa 12:45pm-02:15pm Gordineer
MDTN
A nervine is a plant remedy that can relax, stimulate, or tone the nervous system. We'll focus on those associated with stress reduction, relief of mild anxiety, and the promotion of restful sleep, such as lemon balm, skullcap, and linden, more...
05/05 Sa 02:30pm-04:30pm Gordineer
MDTN
June
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...
06/02 Sa 02:30pm-05:30pm Gordineer
NYBG
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.
06/16 Sa 10:00am-11:00am Torres
NYBG
July
When surrounded by the tranquil beauty of nature, the mind naturally becomes quiet and peaceful. This is reflected in Japanese Zen, where silent meditation in serene environments is a core element of the practice. Buddhist monks, trained in both Japanese more...
07/10 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Jayasara
NYBG
August
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...
08/04 Sa 10:00am-12:30pm Gordineer
MDTN
Bring the bouquet of a summer garden indoors with handmade, naturally moisturizing glycerin soaps. You'll learn the traditional melt and pour process and combine fragrances of various dried herbs and essential oils—lavender, rosemary, mint, and more—to make four bars to more...
08/05 Su 10:00am-01:00pm Scholl
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...
08/15 We 10:00am-01:00pm Gordineer
MDTN
Bring the bouquet of a summer garden indoors with handmade, naturally moisturizing glycerin soaps. You'll learn the traditional melt and pour process and combine fragrances of various dried herbs and essential oils—lavender, rosemary, mint, and more—to make four bars to more...
08/19 Su 10:00am-01:00pm Scholl
NYBG
September
When surrounded by the tranquil beauty of nature, the mind naturally becomes quiet and peaceful. This is reflected in Japanese Zen, where silent meditation in serene environments is a core element of the practice. Buddhist monks, trained in both Japanese more...
09/22 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Suddhaso
NYBG