Wellness 360

March 03, 2021 – October 27, 2021

Wellness 360

With 55 acres of breathing room, Cheekwood serves as a refuge to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit in one of the greenest spaces in Nashville. Now, Cheekwood is taking that a step further with the launch of Wellness 360.

Our newest initiative, Wellness 360, features outdoor classes led by local instructors, new menu offerings from Café 29, and an extra morning hour on Wednesdays to enjoy refreshing mindfulness walks on the Ann & Monroe Carell Jr. Family Sculpture Trail.

Research shows that exercising in green spaces increases physical and mental health benefits. What could be better than practicing Downward Facing Dog while meditating on Cheekwood’s natural beauty or getting over 3,000 steps in on The Carell Trail’s 1.5-mile woodland path?

Wellness 360 programming includes Wellness Wednesdays and Wellness Weekends. Wellness Wednesdays offer wellness opportunities every Wednesday morning March through October, including opening an hour early each week for Self-Guided Mindfulness Walks. Wellness Weekends programming will be available each Sunday during our seasonal festivals. Classes are designed for all levels, and all abilities are welcome.  

Advanced registration is required for all programs, and capacity is limited. Please note, we advise that you arrive 15-20 minutes prior to class time in order to park and walk to the garden location on time for your class.

Dates, hours, activities, and capacity are all subject to change based on updated safety protocols and recommendations of the CDC and Mayor John Cooper’s “Roadmap to Reopening Nashville” Plan. Advanced reservations required for all happenings, workshops, and classes. Additional fees may apply. Capacity is limited.

Mindfulness Walks on The Carell Trail

Wednesdays, March 3 – April 28
8 AM
Members Only

Beginning March 3rd, Cheekwood opens its doors an extra hour early every Wednesday at 8 AM exclusively for our members.
Come out early and get a nice start to your day and over 3000 steps toward your step goal with self-guided mindfulness walks on the Ann & Monroe Carell Jr. Family Sculpture Trail.

Beginner Yoga with Small World Yoga

Small World Yoga

Wednesdays, March 3 – April 28
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Swan Lawn

New to yoga and interested in learning the basics? This class focuses on simple postures and breathing techniques for moving mindfully while increasing flexibility and balance. Participants will be guided by Small World Yoga instructors through vinyasa sequences and breathing cues. No prior experience is necessary, and all abilities are welcome in this introductory class.  

Classes will be held on Swan Lawn behind the Cheek Mansion, weather permitting. In the event of rain, class will be cancelled, and registrants will receive a wellness class voucher valid for one year. Please dress comfortably for the outdoors and bring your own yoga mat, towel, and water bottle. In accordance with social distancing and health precautions, no mats will be provided, and participants will be spaced six feet apart. Participants and instructor must wear cloth face coverings or masks. Instructors will not make any hands-on adjustments. Class size is limited to 20 participants. 

Members: $12 

Non-members: $15 + General Admission (includes daytime admission to gardens) 

Register

Forest Bathing with Forest Therapy Nashville

Wednesdays, March 3 – April 28
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Frist Learning Center Lawn

Explore a unique way to heal your mind, body, and spirit in nature through Shinrin-yoku, the Japanese practice of forest bathing. These slow, gentle walks feature accessible, sensory activities that encourage participants to deepen their connection to the natural world. Certified ANFT guide and owner of Forest Therapy Nashville Georgia Bromehead will guide participants through mindful prompts and invitations to “bathe” in the present moment, reducing stress and increasing immune functions. No prior experience is necessary, and all abilities are welcome.  

Classes will meet behind the Frist Learning Center, weather permitting. In the event of rain, class will be cancelled, and registrants will receive a wellness class voucher valid for one year. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing for both walking and sitting and bring your own water bottle. Please note this is not a hike or nature identification walk. In accordance with social distancing and health precautions, participants must remain six feet apart. Participants and instructor must wear cloth face coverings or masks. Class size is limited to 10 participants. 

Members: $12 

Non-members: $15 + General Admission (includes daytime admission to gardens) 

Register

Restorative Yoga with Triluna Wellness

Sundays, March 7 – April 11
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Frist Learning Center Lawn

Join TriLuna Wellness for a deep restorative, intensely relaxing and meditative way to reduce stress and increase flexibility. The class is focused on the release of stress and tension we carry in our bodies. In a restorative yoga class, we hold poses between 3-5 minutes to encourage the body to go deep into the pose to release tension. This class is designed to allow us to rest, breathe, and connect with our truest selves. No prior experience is necessary, and all abilities are welcome.  

Classes will be held on Frist Learning Center Lawnweather permitting. In the event of rain, class will be cancelled, and registrants will receive a wellness class voucher valid for one year. Please dress comfortably for the outdoors and bring your own yoga mat, blanket, and water bottle. In accordance with social distancing and health precautions, no mats or blankets will be provided, and participants will be spaced six feet apart. Instructors will not make any hands-on adjustments. Participants and instructor must wear cloth face coverings or masks. Class size is limited to 20 participants. 

Members: $12 

Non-members: $15 + General Admission (includes daytime admission to gardens) 

Register

Sound Bath Meditation with the Yogi Bassist

Sundays, March 7 – April 11
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Swan Lawn

Join “The Yogi Bassist” Jo-Jo Jackson for a 60-minute sound bath meditation experience. No experience is necessary as this practice is suitable for all. Jo-Jo will guide you through gentle movement and calming breathwork to prepare the body and mind to receive the full benefits of this deeply rejuvenating practice. Immerse yourself in the soothing sounds of singing bowls, koshi chimes, gongs, crystals, acoustic bass and mantra chanting as Jo-Jo guides you through sound meditation to invite deep inner listening. This practice will offer you the time and space to release deep layers of stress and tension while enjoying the beauty of nature. No prior experience is necessary, and all abilities are welcome. 

Classes will be held on Swan Lawn behind the Cheek Mansionweather permitting. In the event of rain, class will be cancelled, and registrants will receive a wellness class voucher valid for one year. Please dress comfortably for the outdoors and bring your own yoga mat, blanket, or meditation cushion for sitting. In accordance with social distancing and health precautions, no mats or blankets will be provided, and participants will be spaced six feet apart. Participants and instructor must wear cloth face coverings or masks. Class size is limited to 15 participants. 

Members: $12 

Non-members: $15 + General Admission (includes daytime admission to gardens) 

Register


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