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Shinrin-yoku: The Art of Forest Bathing - PBG0022

Note: The Cultivate Guide originally listed the date for this program as Saturday, June 22. It has been moved to Sunday, June 23.

Instructor: Ana Ka’ahanui, certified Forest Therapy Guide

Connect with nature through a forest bathing walk among the vivid colors and rich fragrances of summer blooms. Stroll the grounds and neighboring forest at a measured pace that allows you to notice the small miracles of nature unfolding. We’ll close the walk by enjoying hot tea and healthy snacks.

About Forest Bathing:
The Forest Agency of Japan began promoting forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, in the 1980s as a response to the stresses of urban living and long work hours. This nature-oriented mindfulness practice, which is rooted in the traditional Japanese reverence for the natural world, has since become popular all over the world, bringing joy and improved mental and physical health to millions of people. Numerous health studies have confirmed forest bathing’s benefits and doctors and nurses in our region are taking note. Many are prescribing “Nature” to their patients.
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Add To Waitlist PBG0022-200001 Shinrin-yoku: The Art of Forest Bathing 06/23/2024 -06/23/2024* 10:00 am -12:00 pm Su Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $35.00/$35.00 Waitlist

Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens - PBG0029

*NOTE: This class will be held in the Japanese Tea House, located in the Gude Garden. No walk-ins will be accepted. Class size limited to 25 people.

Instructor: Charles Votaw

Tai Chi is an ancient, Chinese form of exercise perfect for adults seeking stress reduction while strengthening muscles, improving balance, and increasing flexibility. The Forms are repetitive patterns that emphasize slow, flowing motions and controlled movements. Classes will help beginners to learn the Forms while providing regular practitioners the guidance of an experienced instructor.
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Unavailable PBG0029-100012 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 05/22/2024 -05/22/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBG0029-100013 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 05/29/2024 -05/29/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBG0029-200001 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 06/05/2024 -06/05/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBG0029-200002 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 06/12/2024 -06/12/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBG0029-200003 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 06/19/2024 -06/19/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Full
Add To Selection List PBG0029-200004 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 06/26/2024 -06/26/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-200006 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 07/10/2024 -07/10/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-200007 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 07/17/2024 -07/17/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-200008 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 07/24/2024 -07/24/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-200009 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 07/31/2024 -07/31/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-200010 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 08/07/2024 -08/07/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-200011 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 08/14/2024 -08/14/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available

Gentle Yoga at Brookside Gardens - PBG0030

*NOTE: This class will be held in the Japanese Tea House, located in the Gude Garden. No walk-ins will be accepted. Class size limited to 25 people.

Instructor: Sherry Weber

These series of classes feature foundational yoga poses that are designed to support better breathing, walking, and space orientation. Yoga movements help build muscle, bone density and core strength while improving balance, posture, and flexibility. Mats are not included.
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Unavailable PBG0030-100013 Gentle Yoga at Brookside Gardens 05/30/2024 -05/30/2024* 10:00 am -11:00 am Th Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBG0030-200001 Gentle Yoga at Brookside Gardens 06/06/2024 -06/06/2024* 10:00 am -11:00 am Th Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBG0030-200002 Gentle Yoga at Brookside Gardens 06/13/2024 -06/13/2024* 10:00 am -11:00 am Th Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $12.00/$12.00 Unavailable
Add To Selection List PBG0030-200003 Gentle Yoga at Brookside Gardens 06/20/2024 -06/20/2024* 10:00 am -11:00 am Th Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0030-200004 Gentle Yoga at Brookside Gardens 06/27/2024 -06/27/2024* 10:00 am -11:00 am Th Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0030-200005 Gentle Yoga at Brookside Gardens 07/11/2024 -07/11/2024* 10:00 am -11:00 am Th Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0030-200006 Gentle Yoga at Brookside Gardens 07/18/2024 -07/18/2024* 10:00 am -11:00 am Th Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0030-200007 Gentle Yoga at Brookside Gardens 07/25/2024 -07/25/2024* 10:00 am -11:00 am Th Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0030-200008 Gentle Yoga at Brookside Gardens 08/01/2024 -08/01/2024* 10:00 am -11:00 am Th Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0030-200009 Gentle Yoga at Brookside Gardens 08/08/2024 -08/08/2024* 10:00 am -11:00 am Th Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0030-200010 Gentle Yoga at Brookside Gardens 08/15/2024 -08/15/2024* 10:00 am -11:00 am Th Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0030-200011 Gentle Yoga at Brookside Gardens 08/22/2024 -08/22/2024* 10:00 am -11:00 am Th Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available

Yoga at Brookside Gardens - PBG0031

*NOTE: This class will be held in the Japanese Tea House, located in the Gude Garden. No walk-ins will be accepted. Class size limited to 25 people.

Instructor: Tanory Ateek

Enjoy yoga held in a peaceful setting under the cover of the Japanese Tea House. Designed to increase flexibility and physical strength and to cultivate mental focus, these classes are a beautiful and relaxing way to begin your weekend. Mats are not included.
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Unavailable PBG0031-100012 Yoga at Brookside Gardens 05/25/2024 -05/25/2024* 9:30 am -10:30 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBG0031-200001 Yoga at Brookside Gardens 06/01/2024 -06/01/2024* 9:30 am -10:30 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBG0031-200002 Yoga at Brookside Gardens 06/08/2024 -06/08/2024* 9:30 am -10:30 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBG0031-200003 Yoga at Brookside Gardens 06/15/2024 -06/15/2024* 9:30 am -10:30 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Unavailable
Add To Selection List PBG0031-200004 Yoga at Brookside Gardens 06/22/2024 -06/22/2024* 9:30 am -10:30 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0031-200005 Yoga at Brookside Gardens 06/29/2024 -06/29/2024* 9:30 am -10:30 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0031-200006 Yoga at Brookside Gardens 07/06/2024 -07/06/2024* 9:30 am -10:30 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0031-200007 Yoga at Brookside Gardens 07/13/2024 -07/13/2024* 9:30 am -10:30 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0031-200008 Yoga at Brookside Gardens 07/20/2024 -07/20/2024* 9:30 am -10:30 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0031-200009 Yoga at Brookside Gardens 07/27/2024 -07/27/2024* 9:30 am -10:30 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0031-200010 Yoga at Brookside Gardens 08/03/2024 -08/03/2024* 9:30 am -10:30 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0031-200011 Yoga at Brookside Gardens 08/10/2024 -08/10/2024* 9:30 am -10:30 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0031-200012 Yoga at Brookside Gardens 08/17/2024 -08/17/2024* 9:30 am -10:30 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $12.00/$12.00 Available

Strolls for Well-Being at Brookside Gardens - PBG0033

Connect with and care for your inner self through the Strolls for Well-Being, an evidence based program that promotes emotional healing and wellness through connection to nature. Over the course of eight weeks, you will complete twelve walks individually in Brookside Gardens, on your own schedule and with a beautiful full-color, 110-page journal as your guide. Each walk has its own theme, reflected in the journal with readings and writing prompts encouraging you to slow down, be present, and look inward. Those struggling with difficulty, stress, or transition may particularly benefit. Dates listed are for group meetings at the beginning, middle, and end of the program, where you will receive important information/materials and share insights with other participants (before registering, please be sure that you can commit to attending all three sessions).

Further information available at www.brooksidegardens.org/wellness. Note: Strolls for Well-Being and accompanying materials were created by mental health professionals but Brookside Gardens is not a mental health service provider.
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Unavailable PBG0033-100001 Strolls for Well-Being at Brookside Gardens 04/16/2024 -06/11/2024* 11:00 am -12:30 pm Tu Brookside Gardens Ages 18 & Up $75.00/$75.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBG0033-100002 Strolls for Well-Being at Brookside Gardens 04/17/2024 -06/12/2024* 11:00 am -12:30 pm W Brookside Gardens Ages 18 & Up $75.00/$75.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBG0033-100003 Strolls for Well-Being at Brookside Gardens 04/20/2024 -06/15/2024* 10:00 am -11:30 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18 & Up $75.00/$75.00 Unavailable

“Guided Mindfulness Walk - Self-Care in Nature” - PBG0109

Join integrative therapist Tania Lanning for a guided walk focused on self-care in nature. Among the fragrant blossoms, maple trees, and brightly colored roses of the Formal Gardens, you will be invited to awaken your senses, notice your inner voice, and reflect on how you can bring awareness and compassion to your internal experience. Group will meet on the South Terrace in front of the Visitor Center. Participants will receive a small blank notebook for journaling.

Please note that Brookside Gardens is not a mental health service provider.
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Unavailable PBG0109-200001 Guided Mindfulness Walk - "Self-Care in Nature" 06/04/2024 -06/04/2024 10:00 am -12:00 pm Tu Brookside Gardens Ages 18 & Up $28.00/$28.00 Unavailable

Guided Mindfulness Walk – “Motherhood in Nature” - PBG0125

Join integrative therapist Tania Lanning for a guided Aquatic and Dewey Garden walk focused on how to show ourselves self-compassion. Babies in strollers welcome! Through mindful meditation, movement, writing, and conversation, we'll consider how the natural environment invites us to be kind to ourselves even as we care for others. Group will meet on the South Terrace in front of the Visitor Center. Participants will receive a small blank journal and will want to be comfortable walking and sitting on grass.

Please note that Brookside Gardens is not a mental health service provider.
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Unavailable PBG0125-100001 Guided Mindfulness Walk - "Motherhood in Nature" 05/21/2024 -05/21/2024 10:00 am -12:00 pm Tu Brookside Gardens Ages 18 & Up $28.00/$28.00 Unavailable

Strong & Fit (55+) - PPACC0008

Join us as we partner with “Age Well Senior Fitness” to promote physical fitness and wellness. Participants will utilize our beautiful open space, trails, and outdoor fitness equipment to improve their balance, muscular strength, and flexibility while enjoying the benefits of exercising in a natural environment. Instructors have specialized training to provide a safe and effective workout that meets the unique needs of active adults 55+. Soak up the Vitamin D and stay active and healthy. While modifications will be provided to meet the various levels of fitness, this program is designed for individuals who can walk independently without using assistive mobility devices. Participants should bring their own mat and water. 2-5 lb weights will be provided. Participants may bring their own hand weights if desired.
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Add To Selection List PPACC0008-200001 Strong & Fit (55+) 07/09/2024 -08/13/2024 10:00 am -11:00 am Tu Wheaton Regional Park Ages 55 and above $0.00/$0.00 Available

POUND Fitness - PPACT0004

Unleash your inner Rockstar! POUND is a drumming-inspired cardio indoor workout that uses Ripstix (lightly weighted drumsticks) to tone your body. Infused with Pilates based movements, strength training and plyometrics, you’ll leave class feeling alive, confident and strong! It’s a perfect way to destress after your workday. Let’s jam to the beat of good music, move your body, and have fun!

*NOTE: Class is held inside the Park Activity Building located on park grounds. Class will not be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. Please bring a yoga mat. Ripstix's will be provided by the instructor for in class use. Registration is required. No walk-ins will be accepted.
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Add To Waitlist PPACT0004-100002 POUND Fitness 05/01/2024 -06/26/2024* 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm W Norbeck-Muncaster Mill Neighborhood Park Age 18 and older $64.00/$64.00 Waitlist
Add To Selection List PPACT0004-200001 POUND Fitness 07/10/2024 -08/07/2024 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm W Norbeck-Muncaster Mill Neighborhood Park Age 18 and up $40.00/$40.00 Available

Toddler and You Yoga - PPACT0006

Dance, sing and frolic with your toddler while learning yoga poses, participating in creative movement and learning breathing exercises and other methods small children can use for self calming.

*NOTE: Class will not be held on Thursday, July 4, 2024. Please bring a yoga mat. This class will be held in the Kensington Cabin Local Park Park Activity Building located on park grounds. There is no parking lot for this park. Neighborhood street parking only. Registration is required. No walk-ins will be accepted.
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Add To Selection List PPACT0006-200001 Toddler and You Yoga 06/06/2024 -08/01/2024* 10:30 am -11:15 am Th Kensington Cabin Local Park Ages 2-5 years plus one adult $96.00/$96.00 Available

Breath and Movement Flow Yoga - PPACT0007

In this active outdoor Viniyoga-Inspired Flow class, we focus on the movement of our breath to initiate movement of our body into postures, which are oriented around Sun Salutations. In each class we will move progressively from simple and easy postures to more complex and difficult ones. This practice will promote strength, stability, flexibility, skeletal alignment, and mid-body connection through the breath.

*NOTE: Please bring a yoga mat. In the event of inclement weather class will be held in the Park Activity Building located on the park grounds. Registration is required. No walk-ins will be accepted.
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Add To Selection List PPACT0007-200002 Breath and Movement Flow Yoga 07/20/2024 -08/17/2024 10:00 am -11:00 am Sa Quince Orchard Valley Neighborhood Park Age 16 and up $50.00/$50.00 Available

Dance Fitness - PPACT0008

Get moving and the fitness will follow! Alternated between high and low intensity cardio-dance moves designed to maximize your calorie-burning potential, release joy, tone muscle, improve heart health and overall mood. It's your feel-good movement therapy to upbeat music-that can adapt to your fitness level and where you always fit in.

*NOTE: This class will be held in the Clarksburg Neighborhood Park Activity Building located on park grounds. Registration is required. No walk-ins will be accepted.
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Add To Selection List PPACT0008-200001 Dance Fitness 07/11/2024 -08/29/2024 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Th Clarksburg Neighborhood Park Ages 16 and up $64.00/$64.00 Available

Nordic Walking - PPACT0010

Join Certified Instructor Anna for Nordic Walking classes! This fun and easy-to-learn exercise is also known as Urban Poling or pole walking. Nordic Walking levels up and intensifies regular walking by helping participants burn up to 46% more calories than walking without poles. Additionally, it helps improve posture and balance and engages the core and upper body. Nordic Walking is for individuals who can walk without assistance and poles are provided.

*NOTE: Equipment will be provided by the instructor for in class use. Please park and meet your instructor in the largest and lowest parking lot to the right of the playground of the Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park. Registration is required. Registration is required. No walk-ins will be accepted.
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Unavailable PPACT0010-100001 Nordic Walking 05/07/2024 -05/28/2024 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Tu Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park Age 18 and older $40.00/$40.00 Unavailable