Wellness Programs

Wellness Programs

Practice yoga, meditation, and a variety of fitness classes in a beautiful setting! Cheekwood’s wellness programs are devoted to helping you live a balanced lifestyle by strengthening your mind and body connection. Explore a new activity, relieve stress, and experience the serenity of Cheekwood’s natural beauty.

For questions, please contact Arielle Altenburg, adult education and programs manager, at aaltenburg@cheekwood.org

Mindfulness and Meditation

Wednesdays July 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 
9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Blevins Japanese Garden Viewing Pavilion
$10.00 for members,
$10.00 + General Admission for non-members

Join Jo-Jo Jackson (ERYT), The Yogi Bassist, for a guided morning meditation experience. Learn how to use visualization cues, breathing techniques, and sound to quiet your mind, relieve stress, and experience a sense of calm. No prior experience is necessary, and all abilities are welcome. 

Classes will be held on the boardwalk of the Carell Trail, weather permitting. In the event of rain, participants will be notified of cancellation. Please dress comfortably and bring your own blanket. In accordance with physical distancing and health precautions, no blankets will be provided, participants will remain six feet apart. Class size is limited to 15 participants.

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Image courtesy of The Yogi Bassist

Intermediate Yoga

Small World Yoga

Wednesdays July 1, 8 – SOLD OUT , 15 – SOLD OUT, 22 – SOLD OUT, & 29 – SOLD OUT and August 5, 12, 19, & 26
9:30
 AM-10:30 AM
Swan Lawn 

Included with general admission or membership 

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 intermediate practitioners but is open to all levels 

Classes will be held on Swan Lawn behind the Cheek Mansion, weather permitting. In the event of rain, participants will be notified of cancellation. Please dress comfortably and bring your own yoga mat and water bottle. In accordance with physical distancing and health precautions, no mats will be provided, participants will be spaced six feet apart, and instructors will not make any hands-on adjustments.   

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Shinrin-Yoku Forest Bathing for Beginners

Wednesdays August 5, 12, 19, & 26
9:30 AM-10:30 AM
The Carell Trail 
$10.00 for members, $10.00 + General Admission for non-members

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. Sunscreen, bug spray, and hats are encouraged. In accordance with physical distancing and health precautions, participants will remain six feet apart. Class size is limited to 10 participants. Please email aaltenburg@cheekwood.org if you have accommodation needs. Please note this is not a hike or nature identification walk.

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