Wellness 360

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 inclement weather, this program will be relocated indoors. 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

  • Intermediate Yoga with Small World Yoga (Sundays)

    Sundays, July 11 – August 29
    9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Swan Lawn

    This popular 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 Swan Lawn, weather permitting. In the event of rain, class will be held indoors. Please dress comfortably for the outdoors and sun exposure and bring your own yoga mat, blanket, and water bottle. 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 – August 26
    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 inclement weather, this program will be relocated indoors. 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 inclement weather, this program will be relocated indoors. 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 inclement weather, this program will be relocated indoors. 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 – August 26
    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 inclement weather, this program will be relocated indoors. 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   Waitlist

  • Sound Bath Meditation with The Yogi Bassist (Sundays)

    Sundays, May 2 – August 29
    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 inclement weather, this program will be relocated indoors. 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   Waitlist

  • 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 inclement weather, this program will be relocated indoors. 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) - SOLD OUT

    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

    Waitlist

  • Forest Bathing Immersion with Forest Therapy Nashville (Wednesdays)

    Wednesdays, July 7 – August 25
    8:30 AM – 10:30 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. Note this is not a hike or nature identification walk. Class size is limited to 10 participants.

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

    Members: $15

    Register

  • Sensing Nature with Tai Chi and Qigong (Wednesdays)

    Wednesdays, July 7 – August 25
    8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
    Swan Lawn

    Join Cindy Lio of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine of Vanderbilt to experience the flow of gentle Tai Chi and Qigong movements and to tune into the rhythm of nature.  Participants will also experience Tai Chi stepping in a portion of the trail to build a deeper relationship with the earth and to connect with the surroundings. All are welcome.

    Classes will be held on Swan Lawn behind the Cheek mansion, weather permitting. In the event of rain, class will be held indoors. Class size is limited to 12 participants. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for the outdoors to optimize the overall experience.

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

    Members: $12

    Register

  • Wellness 360 Talk: Herbs for Cooling Teas with the Herb Society of Nashville

    Sunday, July 11
    12 PM — 1:30 PM
    Herb Study Garden

    Join the Herb Society of Nashville and Leah Larabell for a fun afternoon learning how to beat the heat with delicious herbs and teas. In this drop-in style talk, Leah will introduce you to several herbs known as “refrigerants” or cooling herbs. These herbs help your body cool down when the heat is high. Not only will you learn which herbs offer this amazing benefit, but Leah will also demonstrate how to craft them into delicious sun teas, iced teas, oxymels and popsicles. You will learn how to go from garden to glass with ease.

    This talk will be held in the Herb Study Garden, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be relocated indoors. 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.

    Leah Larabell is a nature loving wife, mother and daughter who finds a great deal of purpose and value in sharing her love for the land. As a clinical level herbalist, she has dedicated almost two decades of her life to rigorously studying and diligently practicing the craft of herbalism and has been taught by renowned herbal elders as well as Mother Nature herself. Leah and her husband Joel own High Garden Herbal & Tea Craft and High Garden School of Root Wisdom, both geared toward helping others return to the wild one step at a time and bring plant wisdom back into the home. She is a forever student of the land and inspired to share with anyone interesting in relationship with nature and carrying this ancient wisdom forward.

    Included with General Admission or Membership.

  • 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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