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. Wellness 360 features outdoor classes led by local instructors and new menu offerings from Café 29.

Programs are held on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and 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 wellness@cheekwood.org.

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Wellness Wednesdays  

  • Member Mornings

    Wednesdays, March 16 – September 14
    8 AM – 9 AM
    Members Only

    In conjunction with Wellness Wednesdays, Cheekwood is opening its gardens at 8 AM for Members only on Wednesdays through September 14. Enjoy the stillness of nature first thing in the morning or take a mindfulness walk on the Ann & Monroe Carell Jr. Family Sculpture Trail.

    This benefit is included with membership, and advanced reservations are required.

    MEMBERS | GARDENS ONLY TICKETS

  • Body in Balance: Tai Chi Movement + Qi Gong - Spring

    Wednesdays, March 2 – May 25
    9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Howe Garden

    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 in the Howe Garden, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather a Cheekwood representative will notify participants of either class cancellation or indoor relocation through the registration email provided. Class size is limited to 20 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

  • Body in Balance: Tai Chi Movement + Qi Gong - Summer

    Wednesdays, June 1 – August 31
    8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
    Blevins Japanese Garden

    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 in the Blevins Japanese Garden Pavilion, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather a Cheekwood representative will notify participants of either class cancellation or indoor relocation through the registration email provided. Class size is limited to 20 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

  • Wednesday Warriors: Intermediate Yoga - Spring

    Wednesdays, March 2 – May 25
    11 AM – 12 PM
    Frist Learning Center 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 the Frist Learning Center Lawn, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather a Cheekwood representative will notify participants of either class cancellation or indoor relocation through the registration email provided. Please dress comfortably for the outdoors and sun exposure and bring your own yoga mat and water bottle. Class size is limited to 20 participants.

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

    Members: $12

    Register

  • Wednesday Warriors: Intermediate Yoga - Summer

    Wednesdays, June 1 – August 31
    9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Wills Perennial Garden

    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 in the Wills Perennial Garden, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather a Cheekwood representative will notify participants of either class cancellation or indoor relocation through the registration email provided. Please dress comfortably for the outdoors and sun exposure and bring your own yoga mat and water bottle. Class size is limited to 20 participants.

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

    Members: $12

    Register

  • Wind-Down Wednesday: Sound Bath Meditation

    Wednesdays, March 2 – May 25
    12 PM – 1 PM
    Blevins Japanese Garden Pavilion

    Join Ann Sensing, 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 a Cheekwood representative will notify participants of either class cancellation or indoor relocation through the registration email provided. Please dress comfortably for the outdoors and bring your own yoga mat, blanket, or meditation cushion for sitting. Class size is limited to 12 participants.

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

    Members: $12

    Register

Thursday Night Out Wellness  

  • Shavasana at Sunset: Restorative Yoga - Spring

    Thursdays, May 5 – May 26
    6 PM – 7 PM
    Frist Learning Center Lawn

    This restorative yoga series will focus on pairing breath with movement (gentle vinyasa) and longer held poses (3-5 minutes) to give your mind and body time to unwind and recharge. All levels are welcome to attend.

    Classes will be held on the Frist Learning Center Lawn, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather a Cheekwood representative will notify participants of either class cancellation or indoor relocation through the registration email provided. Please dress comfortably for the outdoors, bring your own yoga mat, water bottle, and optional yoga block or blanket. Class size is limited to 20 participants.

    Non-members: $15 + General Admission (includes admission to Thursday Night Out)

    Members: $12

    Register

  • Shavasana at Sunset: Restorative Yoga - Summer

    Thursdays, June 2 – August 25
    6 PM – 7 PM
    Wills Perennial Garden

    This restorative yoga series will focus on pairing breath with movement (gentle vinyasa) and longer held poses (3-5 minutes) to give your mind and body time to unwind and recharge. All levels are welcome to attend.

    Classes will be held in the Wills Perennial Garden, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather a Cheekwood representative will notify participants of either class cancellation or indoor relocation through the registration email provided. Please dress comfortably for the outdoors, bring your own yoga mat, water bottle, and optional yoga block or blanket. Class size is limited to 20 participants.

    Non-members: $15 + General Admission (includes admission to Thursday Night Out)

    Members: $12

    Register

  • Rest in Resonance: Sound Bath Meditation

    Thursdays, May 5 – August 25
    6:30 PM – 7:30 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, rain sticks, tanpura, acoustic bass and mantra chanting as Jo-Jo guides you through sound meditation to invite deep inner listening. This practice will offer you healing for the whole person–while being immersed in 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 a Cheekwood representative will notify participants of either class cancellation or indoor relocation through the registration email provided. Please dress comfortably for the outdoors and bring your own yoga mat, blanket, or meditation cushion for sitting. Class size is limited to 12 participants.

    Non-members: $15 + General Admission (includes admission to Thursday Night Out)

    Members: $12

    Register

Slow-it-Down Sundays  

  • Calm on The Carell Trail: Forest Bathing

    Sundays, March 6 – August 28*
    9:30 AM – 11 AM
    The Carell Trail

    Forest bathing is a guided, sense-based and mindful way to be in nature. Taking place in a small area with a certified Forest Therapy Guide crafted invitations offer ways to interact with natural beings that make space for healing of mind, body, and spirit in a simple yet profound way. Based on the Japanese practice of “Shinrinyoku,” or “forest bathing,” we “bathe” in not only immune-boosting chemical compounds of nature, but also in the feeling of being present and connected.

    Classes will meet at the Frist Learning Center Lawn and continue onto The Carell Trail, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather a Cheekwood representative will notify participants of either class cancellation or indoor relocation through the registration email provided. Please dress comfortably for the outdoors and bring your own water bottle. Class size is limited to 12 participants.

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

    Members: $12

    Register

    *No class on June 19.

  • Clear Mind, Pure Peace: Mindfulness Practice

    Sundays, March 6 – May 29
    10 AM – 11 AM
    Blevins Japanese Garden Pavilion

    Each week, an instructor from The Happy Hour will teach a mindfulness practice that can help to improve awareness and presence, tackle the inner critic, learn breathwork for relaxation, and decrease stress or racing thoughts. Guests can expect to be guided through a mindfulness practice or guided meditation, followed by time for reflection and discussion around the experience. The goal of this class is to develop resiliency to help guests navigate the ebbs and flows of life.

    Classes will be held in the Blevins Japanese Garden Pavilion, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather a Cheekwood representative will notify participants of either class cancellation or indoor relocation through the registration email provided. Please dress comfortably for the outdoors and bring your own yoga mat, blanket, or meditation cushion for sitting. Class size is limited to 12 participants.

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

    Members: $12

    Register

  • Sunday in Sonority: Sound Bath Meditation - Spring

    Sundays, March 6 – May 29
    11:30 AM – 12:30 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, rain sticks, tanpura, acoustic bass and mantra chanting as Jo-Jo guides you through sound meditation to invite deep inner listening. This practice will offer you healing for the whole person–while being immersed in 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 a Cheekwood representative will notify participants of either class cancellation or indoor relocation through the registration email provided. Please dress comfortably for the outdoors and bring your own yoga mat, blanket, or meditation cushion for sitting. Class size is limited to 12 participants.

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

    Members: $12

    Register

  • Sunday in Sonority: Sound Bath Meditation - Summer

    Sundays, June 5 – August 28*
    10:30 AM – 11:30 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, rain sticks, tanpura, acoustic bass and mantra chanting as Jo-Jo guides you through sound meditation to invite deep inner listening. This practice will offer you healing for the whole person–while being immersed in 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 a Cheekwood representative will notify participants of either class cancellation or indoor relocation through the registration email provided. Please dress comfortably for the outdoors and bring your own yoga mat, blanket, or meditation cushion for sitting. Class size is limited to 12 participants.

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

    Members: $12

    Register

    *No class on June 19.

Wellness Workshops  

  • Sound Immersion

    Sunday, May 22
    1 PM – 2:30 PM
    James Turrell’s Blue Pesher

    Join Jo-Jo Jackson, aka “The Yogi Bassist” or this unique 90-minute Interactive Sound Immersion workshop to explore the sense of sound, tap into your creative energy & cultivate an integrative sound practice. No prior musical training or experience is necessary. While Jo-Jo will have a variety of sounding instruments to share with participants, if you have any sounding instruments you’d like to use or share with the community you are welcome to bring it to this workshop.

    Integrative healing sound is an optimal & accessible way to realign your relationship with your sense of hearing, uplift your mood, harmonize your body’s subtle energies and support your integrative healing from the inside out. For thousands of years, yogis have practiced Nada Yoga.

    The workshop will be held within James Turrell’s Blue Pesher sculpture. In the event of inclement weather a Cheekwood representative will notify participants of either workshop cancellation, postponement or indoor relocation through the registration email provided. Please dress comfortably for the outdoors and bring your own yoga mat, blanket, or meditation cushion for sitting. Workshop is limited to 10 participants.

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

    Members: $12

    Register

Sales close for Wellness 360 programs 12 hours before class start time. Please review our program policies here.

Advanced reservations required for all happenings, workshops, and classes. Additional fees may apply. Capacity is limited.

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