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. 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 for members to enjoy refreshing self-guided mindfulness walks on the Ann & Monroe Carell Jr. Family Sculpture Trail.

Programs are held through October on Wellness Wednesdays, Therapeutic Thursday Nights, and Wellness Sundays. Advanced registration is required for all classes, 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.

For questions, please contact education@cheekwood.org.

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Wellness 360 Classes and Programs  

  • Restorative Yoga with Triluna Wellness (Sundays)

    Sundays, May 2 – June 27
    12 PM — 1 PM
    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 Lawn, 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 sun exposure 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. Class size is limited to 20 participants.

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

    Members: $12

    Register

  • Downward Dogs at Dusk with Triluna Wellness (Thursdays)

    Thursdays, May 6 – June 24
    6 PM – 7 PM
    Frist Learning Center Lawn

    Celebrate the longer days with a yoga class at dusk! In this classic vinyasa class, Triluna Wellness instructors will guide participants through linking movement with breath. Often referred to as a “flow class,” this steady-paced style is designed to get the heart moving, build strength, and increase flexibility. Vinyasa flow yoga, born out of the Ashtanga lineage, offers a variety of linked postures so that you move seamlessly from one to another using breath. No prior experience is necessary, and all abilities are welcome.

    Classes will be held on Frist Learning Center Lawn, weather permitting. In the event of rain, class will be cancelled, and registrants will receive a wellness class voucher valid for one year. Participants will be emailed at least 12 hours before class if class is cancelled due to rain. Please dress comfortably for the outdoors and sun exposure 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. Class size is limited to 20 participants.

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

    Members: $12

    Register

  • Intermediate Yoga with Small World Yoga (Wednesdays)

    Wednesdays, May 5 – June 30
    9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Frist Learning Center Lawn

    Back by popular demand, this class aims to build mental awareness and challenge your flexibility, balance, and strength. Participants will be guided by Small World Yoga instructors through vinyasa sequences and breathing cues. This class is suited for individuals who have a basic knowledge of yoga postures.

    Classes will be held on Frist Learning Center Lawn, weather permitting. In the event of rain, class will be cancelled, and registrants will receive a wellness class voucher valid for one year. Participants will be emailed at least 12 hours before class if class is cancelled due to rain. Please dress comfortably for the outdoors and sun exposure 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. Class size is limited to 20 participants.

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

    Members: $12

    Register

  • All Levels Yoga with Small World Yoga (Wednesdays)

    Wednesdays, May 5 – June 30
    12 PM – 1 PM
    Frist Learning Center Lawn

    Take a lunchtime break to stretch and reconnect! During this class, Small World Yoga instructors will guide participants through vinyasa sequences and breathing cues to encourage mindful movement while increasing flexibility and balance. Whether you’re new to yoga or an experienced practitioner, instructors will provide cues to modify postures to suit a variety of levels. No prior experience is necessary, and all abilities are welcome.

    Classes will be held on Frist Learning Center Lawn, weather permitting. In the event of rain, class will be cancelled, and registrants will receive a wellness class voucher valid for one year. Participants will be emailed at least 12 hours before class if class is cancelled due to rain. Please dress comfortably for the outdoors and sun exposure 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. Class size is limited to 20 participants.

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

    Members: $12

    Register

  • Sunset Sound Bath Meditation with The Yogi Bassist (Thursdays)

    Thursdays, May 6 – June 24
    7 PM – 8 PM
    Blevins Japanese Garden Pavilion

    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 in the Blevins Japanese Garden Pavilion, 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, 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. Class size is limited to 12 participants.

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

    Members: $12

    Register

  • Sound Bath Meditation with The Yogi Bassist (Sundays)

    Sundays, May 2 – June 27
    9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Blevins Japanese Garden Pavilion

    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 in the Blevins Japanese Garden Pavilion, 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 sun exposure 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. Class size is limited to 12 participants.

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

    Members: $12

    Register

  • Sound Bath Meditation with Magnolia Meditation (Wednesdays)

    Wednesdays, May 5 – June 30
    9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Blevins Japanese Garden Pavilion

    Join Ann Sensing of Magnolia Meditation, sound meditation guide and facilitator, for her signature sound bath offering held in the natural outdoor setting and beauty of Cheekwood. For this 60-minute sound meditation, experience the relaxing and healing effects sound can have on the mind and body using crystal singing bowls, tuning forks, gong, koshi chimes, and more. Ann will first guide us through gentle grounding breathing exercises to create space for deep listening, followed by an immersion of sound where you are encouraged to let go, listen, and receive. The practice will leave you feeling rested and ready for the rest of your day. No prior experience is necessary and all abilities are welcome.

    Classes will be held in the Blevins Japanese Garden Pavilion, 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, 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. Class size is limited to 12 participants.

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

    Members: $12

    Register

  • Forest Bathing Immersion with Forest Therapy Nashville (Sundays)

    Sundays, May 16 – June 27
    9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Frist Learning Center Lawn

    Explore a unique way to immerse yourself 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. Studies have shown not only physical health benefits from this sort of time spent in nature but potential mental and emotional benefits as well. A great follow-up to our Intro to Forest Bathing Class (but not required as a prerequisite!), this class provides more space and time to deepen your experience with nature and with other participants. 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. Participants will be emailed at least 12 hours before class if class is cancelled due to rain. 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. Class size is limited to 10 participants.

    Non-members: $18 + General Admission (includes daytime admission to gardens)

    Members: $15

    Register

  • Wellness 360 Talk: Nurturing Your Mental Health with Keenan Hartman of Small World Yoga (Sunday)

    Sunday, May 23  
    1:30 PM — 2:30 PM 
    Swan Lawn 

    Celebrate Mental Health Awareness month with a Wellness 360 Talk dedicated to an essential component of our well-being. Join Keenan Hartman of Small World Yoga to learn tangible ways and strategies to nurture your mental health. Participants will also be guided through short meditation and breathing techniques that encourage mindfulness.

    Owner of Mighty Human Health Coaching, Hartman is a certified Functional Medicine Health Coach through Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. She is also a certified Baptiste Yoga Instructor and has been teaching yoga for more than 10 years. Hartman enjoys connecting with people and helping them discover what their greatest life looks and feels like.

    This talk will be held on Swan Lawn, behind the Cheek mansion, weather permitting. In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled, and registrants will receive a Wellness 360 voucher valid for one year that may be applied to a program of similar value. In accordance with social distancing and health precautions, participants will be spaced six feet apart. Cloth face coverings are also required in outdoor areas except when maintaining a physical distance of at least 6’ from other visitors. The talk is limited to 20 participants.

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

    Members: $12

    Register

  • Wellness 360 Talk: Essential Herbs for Your Kitchen with Herb Society of Nashville (Sunday)

    Sunday, June 6
    12 PM — 1:30 PM
    Herb Garden

    Explore how herbs are used around the world, as well as how to flavor dishes at home with the Herb Society of Nashville. Learn about Parsley, the 2021 Herb of the Year and discover the secrets of Rosemary, among other culinary herbs. Participants will hear from Chef Jane Marcum and Herb Society members about their favorite herbs for cooking, as well as recipes to prepare in your own kitchen. This Wellness 360 Talk also includes a short Herb Study Garden tour focused on the culinary bed.

    This talk will be held in the Herb Study Garden, weather permitting. In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled, and registrants will receive a Wellness 360 voucher valid for one year that may be applied to a program of similar value. In accordance with social distancing and health precautions, participants will be spaced six feet apart. Cloth face coverings are also required in outdoor areas except when maintaining a physical distance of at least 6’ from other visitors. The talk is limited to 20 participants.

    Please note that neither Cheekwood nor the Nashville Herb Society advise or recommend herbs for medicinal or health use. This information is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered as a recommendation or an endorsement of any particular medical or health treatment.

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

    Members: $12

    Register

  • Wellness 360 Talk: The Pillars of Vibrant Health with Celeste Lee, Licensed Nutritionist (Sunday)

    Sunday, June 27
    10:30 AM — 12 PM
    Swan Lawn

    Take a closer look at lifestyle choices that promote vibrant health. In this interactive Wellness 360 Talk, licensed nutritionist Celeste Lee, PhD, will discuss information on three interrelated topics: nutrition, exercise, and behavior. In this discussion, participants will reflect on applying these principles to their own lives. Is the hidden stuff in foods more important than what I see I am eating? Why is maintaining flexibility crucial to healthy aging? What are some behaviors that can enhance health? Participants will receive a packet of information to jot information, take home and continue their journeys to vibrant health!

    This talk will be held on Swan Lawn, behind the Cheek mansion, weather permitting. In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled, and registrants will receive a Wellness 360 voucher valid for one year that may be applied to a program of similar value. In accordance with social distancing and health precautions, participants will be spaced six feet apart. Cloth face coverings are also required in outdoor areas except when maintaining a physical distance of at least 6’ from other visitors. The talk is limited to 20 participants.

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

    Members: $12

    Register

  • Self-Guided Mindfulness Walks on the Carell Trail (Wednesdays)

    Wednesdays through October 28
    8:00 AM
    Members Only

    Cheekwood opens its doors an extra hour early every Wednesday at 8:00 AM through October, exclusively for our members. Come out early and get a nice start to your day and over 3,000 steps toward your step goal with self-guided mindfulness walks on the Ann & Monroe Carell Jr. Family Sculpture Trail.

  • Self-Guided Twilight Mindfulness Walks (Thursdays)

    Thursdays through October 28
    5 PM – 9 PM
    Included with Garden Admission

    Rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit through an evening stroll on the Ann & Monroe Carell Jr. Family Sculpture Trail. These self-guided walks include prompts to encourage mindfulness while also tracking 3,000 steps toward your step goal!

Please review our program policies here.

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.


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