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

September
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...
09/30 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Gordineer
MDTN
October
Michigan-based and nationally recognized Anishnabe basketmaker Kelly Church will show you how to create a traditional round-bottom basket out of black ash splints. Kelly is a featured speaker at our Saving the American Ash summit about the cultural importance of more...
10/13 Fr 03:00pm-05:00pm Church
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 monk Bhante Suddhaso, trained in more...
10/17 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Suddhaso
NYBG
Herbal Saturday

October 28, 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 more...
10/21 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...
10/21 Sa 10:30am-12:00pm Basch
MDTN
Learn how to select fresh and dried herbs and turn them into natural teas, decoctions, tinctures, and salves from Ursula Basch, founder of The Herbal Bear School of Botanical Medicine. Your homemade products will be fresher, longer lasting, and more more...
10/21 Sa 12:45pm-02:15pm Basch
MDTN
Herbal healing can be as simple as a cup of tea! This informative session covers the medicinal qualities and uses of easy-to-find herbs, and how to combine their roots, leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds into effective, pleasing blends. Come discover more...
10/21 Sa 02:30pm-04:30pm Gordineer
MDTN
For centuries, people cleaned their homes without the arsenal of toxic chemicals sold today. Rediscover nontoxic solutions to everyday problems and avoid unnecessary "greenwashed" commercial products. Learn the science of grime and see how simple ingredients can be combined for more...
10/21 Sa 02:00pm-05:00pm Marsh
NYBG
Join Karine Gordineer, a herbalist of Algonquin ancestry, in exploring native and naturalized plants long used by Native Americans for their healing powers. See how indigenous approaches differ from Western herbalism. Tour the Native Plant Garden to learn to identify more...
10/28 Sa 10:30am-04:00pm Gordineer
NYBG
In this new twist on an ever-popular class, explore the best techniques for lavender harvesting, drying, and arranging, all while learning how to create your own wild vine base. Add dried lavender and lemon, plus other greens to the finished more...
10/29 Su 10:30am-01:00pm Conklin
NYBG
December
Here's where to start if you are interested in healing and restoring yourself with aromatherapy and the use of essential oils. Learn the basics of blending oils into your own skin care products or personalized fragrances for the home. Each more...
12/07 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm Basch
MDTN
Integrative medicine (IM) is a scientific and holistic approach to healing that complements conventional Western medicine with indigenous methods. Drawing on his experience practicing in urban and indigenous communities around the world, boardcertified physician Dr. Stephen Dahmer gives an introduction more...
12/14 Th 06:00pm-07:30pm Dahmer, M.D.
MDTN
January
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...
01/19 Fr 10:00am-11:30am Dahmer, M.D.
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.
01/20 Sa 10:00am-11:00am Torres
NYBG
Here's where to start if you are interested in healing and restoring yourself with aromatherapy and the use of essential oils. Learn the basics of blending oils into your own skin care products or personalized fragrances for the home. Each more...
01/20 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Basch
NYBG
For centuries, people cleaned their homes without the arsenal of toxic chemicals sold today. Rediscover nontoxic solutions to everyday problems and avoid unnecessary "greenwashed" commercial products. Learn the science of grime and see how simple ingredients can be combined for more...
01/20 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Marsh
NCNC
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...
01/27 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Scholl
NYBG
February
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...
02/04 Su 10:00am-01:00pm Scholl
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...
02/07 We 06:00pm-07:30pm Dahmer, M.D.
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...
02/10 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Gordineer
NYBG
Bring the bouquet of a summer garden indoors with handmade, naturally moisturizing glycerin soaps. You'll learn the traditional melt and pour 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