Wellness

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

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Classes

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...
02/23 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Basch
MDTN
March
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...
03/02 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Gordineer
MDTN
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...
03/03 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...
03/14 Th 06:00pm-07:30pm Dahmer, M.D.
MDTN
April
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 herbs to produce balms, more...
04/03 We 06:30pm-08:30pm Petter
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.

04/06 Sa 10:00am-11:00am Torres
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...
04/13 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Peter
NYBG
Used in India for over 4,500 years, turmeric is a powerful remedy for your body—both inside and out. An antioxidant with antibacterial and antiinflammatory properties, this spice can help clear up acne, decrease UV damage, and reduce scarring. Ayurvedic practitioner more...
04/16 Tu 11:00am-12:30pm Moorthy
NYBG
Since ancient Greece, herbalists have made oxymels, syrups that mix honey and vinegar with bitter medicinal roots to make them easier to ingest. Today, oxymels are gaining in popularity as an alternative way to take in the healing benefits of more...
04/18 Th 06:30pm-08:00pm Hill
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...
04/27 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Basch
MDTN
May

May 4 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 more...
05/04 Sa 10:30am-04:30pm Basch
Wright
Anthony
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...
05/04 Sa 10:30am-12:00pm Basch
MDTN
No more shopping at the market for basil and thyme! Learn how to create your own aromatic mini-garden with fresh herbs you can enjoy year-round. Whether you're growing indoors or outdoors, learn which herbs are easiest to maintain, most beneficial more...
05/04 Sa 12:45pm-02:15pm Wright
MDTN
Imbibing a herbal drink is one of the easiest and tastiest ways to reap the health benefits from botanicals. Explore the difference between making a simple tisane, a nourishing herbal infusion, and a concentrated decoction in this hands-on workshop. Discover more...
05/04 Sa 02:30pm-04:30pm Anthony
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 long life." Many cultures still commonly consume these herbal drinks, made of complex mixtures of more...
05/09 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm Hockaday
MDTN
Explore how to make the perfect, palette-cleansing salad that also promotes good digestion. Nancy MacNamara will show you how to properly mix and dress a variety of bitter green, including baby escarole, radicchio, dandelion, castelfranco, and agretti—all fresh from Honey more...
05/11 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm MacNamara
NYBG
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 take home.

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05/19 Su 11:00am-02:00pm Scholl
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...
05/21 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Suddhaso
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...
05/30 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm Paswater
MDTN
June
Insect bites, sunburn, heat waves. Don't let your vacation suffer from these typical summer drawbacks. Experiment with a variety of essential oils that can be used for healthy, non-chemical based alternative remedies. You will learn how to make three much-needed more...
06/01 Sa 11:00am-01:00pm Peter
NYBG
Relieve modern-day stress with traditional herbal remedies! We will explore the fascinating history of herbal medicine and review how to choose and store herbs for your own use. Discover which plants and essential oils work best to alleviate tension, then more...
06/12 We 10:30am-01:30pm Gordineer
NCNC
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 long life." Many cultures still commonly consume these herbal drinks, made of complex mixtures of more...
06/13 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm Hockaday
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...
06/15 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Gordineer
NYBG
Get a little messy making seasonal berry jam! Trained in preservation techniques at Cornell, Stephen Nocera will show you three distinct methods of jamming, using less sugar and no additives or pectin. You'll come away with the techniques and recipes more...
06/22 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Nocera
NYBG
Since ancient Greece, herbalists have made oxymels, syrups that mix honey and vinegar with bitter medicinal roots to make them easier to ingest. Today, oxymels are gaining in popularity as an alternative way to take in the healing benefits of more...
06/29 Sa 11:00am-12:30pm Hill
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...
07/09 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Jayasara
NYBG
There's more to blending tea than simply tossing herbs together. Nancy MacNamara—whose teas are a perennial favorite at NYBG's Farmers Market—will discuss the flavor profiles of various dried leaves, roots, barks, fruits, flowers, and berries, as well as how to more...
07/13 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm MacNamara
NYBG
Insect bites, sunburn, heat waves. Don't let your vacation suffer from these typical summer drawbacks. Experiment with a variety of essential oils that can be used for healthy, non-chemical based alternative remedies. You will learn how to make three much-needed more...
07/13 Sa 11:00am-01:00pm Peter
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...
07/23 Tu 06:00pm-09:00pm Basch
MDTN
August
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 take home.

more...
08/04 Su 11:00am-02:00pm 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...
08/17 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Peter
MDTN
Used in India for over 4,500 years, turmeric is a powerful remedy for your body—both inside and out. An antioxidant with antibacterial and antiinflammatory properties, this spice can help clear up acne, decrease UV damage, and reduce scarring. Ayurvedic practitioner more...
08/22 Th 11:00am-12:30pm Moorthy
MDTN
September
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...
09/21 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Anthony
MDTN
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...
09/24 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Suddhaso
NYBG