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.

Presenting Partner

 

Yoga

Small World Yoga

Beginner Yoga with 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. Participants will be emailed at least 12 hours before class if class is cancelled due to rain. 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. 

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

Members: $12 Register

Sold Out: 4/14, 4/28 Waitlist

Restorative Yoga with Triluna Wellness
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, 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

Small World Yoga

Intermediate Yoga with Small World Yoga
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

Small World Yoga

All Levels Yoga with Small World Yoga
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

Sound Bath Meditation

Sunset Sound Bath Meditation with The Yogi Bassist
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, 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, 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

Forest Therapy Nashville

SOLD OUT – 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. 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. Participants and instructor must wear cloth face coverings or masks. Class size is limited to 10 participants. 

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

Members: $12

Waitlist

Forest Therapy Nashville

Forest Bathing Immersion with Forest Therapy Nashville
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 Talks

Herbs to Calm Your Mind with Nashville Herb Society
Sunday, May 2 
12 PM — 1:30 PM  
Herb Garden 

Join the Nashville Herb Society for an afternoon presentation about the calming effects of herbs. Presenter Jean Ann Patterson will speak about Bach Flower Essences that are used to help calm the mind and emotions and encourage overall well-being. Participants will learn about this natural approach to healing that was developed in the early 1900s by Dr. Edward Bach, MD, before taking a brief tour of the Herb Garden at Cheekwood.

Jean Ann Patterson’s passion for using natural remedies for everyday life was instilled in her at a young age by her grandmother. Since then, she has studied various natural techniques to maintain health and wellness – reflexology, acupressure, essential oils, herbs, homeopathy, and Bach Flower Essences.

This talk will be held in the Herb 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

Small World Yoga

Nurturing Your Mental Health with Keenan Hartman of Small World Yoga
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

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.

Back to Top