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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 mindfulness walks in the gardens.

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Mindfulness Walks in the Garden

Inspired by Strolls for Well-Being from Bloedel Reserve
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Mindfulness Walks in the Garden at Cheekwood is part of the Wellness 360 programming. Fifty-five acres of thirteen diverse gardens, a one and one half-mile woodland sculpture trail, and historic estate with expansive vistas preserved by the surrounding Warner Parks invites you to step away from electronic distractions, busy traffic patterns, and situational urgency and step into a posture of presence, openness, curiosity, and acceptance as you walk along the winding paths.

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 [email protected].

Wellness Wednesday

Family Movement | Drop-in
Wednesdays | March 15 – May 31
9:30 – 9:55 AM | Herb Garden
Participant Cap: N/A
Instructor: Lisa Brown (Marathon Pilates)

Specially curated by Marathon Pilates for our families at Cheekwood, this 25-minute class offers a community where you can build relationships, strengthen your body and mind, and have fun! Follow-up the class with craft and storytime at TOTS! for a well-rounded morning. This class is for adults and children with the desire to grow in strength and understanding of their abilities. Registration is not required for participation.
Class size is unlimited so feel free to hop in. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for the outdoors to optimize the overall experience. Classes will be held in the Herb Study Garden. In the event of inclement weather, a Cheekwood representative will notify participants of either class cancelation or relocation through social media.

Body in Balance: Tai Chi Movement | pre-registration required
Wednesdays | May 3 – August 30
8:30 – 9:30 AM | Arboretum Lawn
Participant Cap: 12
Instructor: Cindy Hui Lio
Member Fee: $12 | Not Yet Member Fee: $15 per class + general admission to garden

Join Dr. Cindy Hui-Lio of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt to experience the flow of gentle Tai Chi, a practice descended from ancient Chinese martial arts. Participants will strengthen their physical and mental connection through effortless and purposeful movements that emphasize body awareness and cultivate energy from deep within. There are benefits for everyone and all are welcome.

Classes will be held on Arboretum Lawn, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be relocated indoors if space is available. Please dress comfortably for the outdoors. Class size is limited to 12 participants.

Mid-week Meditation | Sound Bath | pre-registration required
Wednesdays | June 7 – August 30
9:30 – 10:30 AM | Blevins Japanese Garden Pavilion
Participant Cap: 15
Instructor: Jo-Jo Jackson
Member Fee: $12 | Not Yet Member Fee: $15 per class + general admission to garden

Join Jo-Jo Jackson for a 60-minute “Nāda Yoga” sound bath meditation. No experience is necessary as this practice is suitable for all. Jo-Jo will guide you through calming breathwork and 5-senses awareness to prepare the body and mind to receive the full benefits of this very special and deeply restorative practice. Rest in the contemplative sounds of tanpura, tongue drum, koshi chimes, singing bowls, ocean drum, gong, and mantra chanting as Jo-Jo skillfully guides you through a journey of sound to invite deep inner listening. This practice will offer you the time and space to release deep layers of stress & tension and cultivate mental clarity while enjoying the beauty of nature. No prior experience is necessary, and all abilities are welcome.

Please dress comfortably for the outdoors and bring your own yoga mats, blankets, pillows and/or meditation cushions for sitting. Class size is limited to 15 participants.

Sales close for Wellness 360 programs 6 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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