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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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Member Mornings

Wednesdays through October 25 |  8 AM
Members can enjoy an extra morning hour in the gardens on Wednesdays through October 25.


Mindfulness Walks in the Garden

Inspired by Strolls for Well-Being from Bloedel Reserve
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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 of the gardens at Cheekwood. The Mindfulness Walks in the Garden guide provides prompts, space for note taking, and suggested paths and pause points for thought.

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Wellness Classes

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].

Sunday Wellness

Calm on the Carell Trail: Forest Bathing | pre-registration required
Sundays | September 17 – October 15
10 – 11:30 AM | Frist Learning Center Lawn
Participant Cap: 12
Instructor: Forest Walk with Me
Member Fee: $12 | Not Yet Member Fee: $15 (plus cost of admission)

Forest bathing is a guided, sense-based, and mindful way to be in nature. Taking place in a small area with certified Forest Therapy Guide, Sarah Champion, reintroduce yourself to the forest and other natural environments in ways that support authentic relationships. 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 class cancellation and refund or rescheduling options through the registration email provided. Please dress comfortably for the outdoors and bring your own water bottle. Class size is limited to 12 participants.


Morning Meditation | pre-registration required
Sundays | September 17 – October 15
9:30 – 10:15 AM | Howe Garden
Participant Cap: 12
Instructor: The Happy Hour
Member Fee: $12 | Not Yet Member Fee: $15 (plus cost of admission)

This September and October, The Happy Hour will be in the Howe Garden to teach meditation practices that help you turn inwards as you transition into the Fall season. These practices will focus on stress reduction through meditation and introspective self-reflection prompts. All sessions will help you slow down physically and mentally and will provide you with tools to help keep you grounded throughout the busy Fall and beyond. All of the meditations will be guided, so this is open to all, whether you are new to meditation or seeking to deepen your practice.

Classes will be held in the Howe Garden weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, a Cheekwood representative will notify participants of class cancellation and refund, rescheduling options, or new location through the registration email provided. Bring a yoga mat or blanket and wear comfortable clothes for the outdoors to optimize the overall experience. Class size is limited to 12 participants.


Sunday in Sonority | Sound Bath | pre-registration required
Sundays | September 17 – October 22
10:30 – 11:30 AM | Blevins Japanese Garden Pavilion
Participant Cap: 12
Instructor: The Yogi Bassist
Member Fee: $12 | Not Yet Member Fee: $15 (plus cost of admission)

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.

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 class cancellation and refund, rescheduling options, or new location through the registration email provided. 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.


Wellness Wednesdays

Cheekwood Member Walking Club | drop-in
Wednesdays | September 6 – October 25
8:30 – 9 AM | Botanic Hall

Join comfortable company at 8:30am on Wednesday to get your steps in. With a Cheekwood team member leading the way, we will walk about one mile, or 30 minutes, on a different route each month. This program is included with admission to the garden during Member Mornings as a way to encourage healthy community in a low-pressure environment.

Meet us at the Botanic Hall portico, just past the ticketing hut (weather permitting). Dress appropriately for walking and make sure to bring water with you. Updates will be shared via socialmedia. No registration required.


Family Movement | drop-in
Wednesdays | September 6 – October 25
9:30 – 9:55 AM | Herb Garden Amphitheater
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 story time at TOTS! for a well-r ounded 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 on the Children’s Garden Stage. In the event of inclement weather, a Cheekwood representative will notify participants of either class cancelation or relocation through social media.


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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