Wellness Wednesdays

September 23, 2020 – October 28, 2020   |   9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Wellness Wednesdays

Refresh your mind, body, and spirit by practicing mindful movement in the open outdoors at Cheekwood!

Advanced registration is required. 

For the safety of our staff, tickets will not be sold on-site at this time and all guests, including members, must reserve a timed-entry ticket online. Members will still receive free admission based upon membership level, but they must have a reserved ticket in order for Cheekwood to manage safe capacity.

Please note, we advise that you arrive 15-20 minutes prior to class time in order to get parked and to the garden location on time for your class.

Shinrin-Yoku Forest Bathing for Beginners

Wednesdays, September 23 – SOLD OUT, 30 – SOLD OUT; October 7, 14, 21, 28
9:30
 AM-10:30 AM
The Carell Trail 
$15.00 for members, $15.00 + General Admission for non-members
Includes daytime admission to gardens

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 in this introductory class. 

Classes will meet on the boardwalk of the Carell Trail, weather permitting. In the event of rain, participants will be notified of cancellation. 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 physical distancing and health precautions, participants will remain six feet apart. Please email aaltenburg@cheekwood.org if you have accommodation needs. Class size is limited to 10 participants.

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Restorative Yoga

Wednesdays, October 7 – 28
9:30 AM 10:30 AM
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (New!)
October 7 – 9:30 SOLD OUT, 14 – 9:30 SOLD OUT, 21 – 9:30 SOLD OUT, 28 – 9:30 SOLD OUT

Swan Lawn
$15.00 for members, $15.00 + General Admission for non-members
Includes daytime admission to gardens

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 3-5min 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 Swan Lawn behind the Cheek Mansion, weather permitting. In the event of rain, class will be moved to the Great Hall in the Frist Learning Center. Please dress comfortably and bring your own yoga mat, blanket, and water bottle. In accordance with physical distancing and health precautions, no mats or blankets will be provided, participants will be spaced six feet apart, and instructors will not make any hands-on adjustments. Class size is limited to 15 participants.

“Just being at Cheekwood is an escape from these unsettling times. But including the restorative yoga adds a gentle, necessary opportunity to enjoy simple movements, breathwork, and gratitude. I would love to have these classes all year.” — Dana M. 

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