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Open Air Yoga Experience

Open Air Yoga Experience


Saturday, September 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30

9-10:00 am

Breathe in fresh air while being surrounded by lush gardens. Immerse your senses in the sights, smells, and sounds of nature. Leave restored and rejuvenated after gently moving your body. Bring your own mat. The class is outside on grass with limited shade, so please also bring a towel for damp grass and sunscreen. 

We follow local distancing guidelines for outdoor fitness classes. Masks are not required for this class, but are required for indoor Garden spaces. 

Cost: Members $10, non-members $24. Class fee includes Garden admission. Class format: In-person, outside 

Please register by 5pm the Friday before each class, walk-ins welcome (space-permitting, credit card only)

Open Air Yoga Experience

 

Open Air Yoga Experience

Yoga & Meditation in the Garden

Sunday, September 26
October 10 and 24

9-10:00 am

Meditation is a powerful tool to calm your mind and restore balance to your nervous system. This 60-minute class incorporates breathing techniques, yoga poses and guided meditation to help you reconnect and get centered. Green gardenscapes and birdsong create a relaxing atmosphere for this mindfulness experience.  Please dress in comfortable layers and bring a yoga mat and cushion or blanket to sit on. The class is outside on grass with limited shade, so please a hat or sunscreen.

We follow local distancing guidelines for outdoor fitness classes. Masks are not required for this class, but are required for indoor Garden spaces. 

Cost: Members $10, non-members $24. Class fee includes Garden admission. Class format: In-person, outside 

Please register by 5pm the Friday before each class, walk-ins welcome (space-permitting, credit card only)

Open Air Yoga Experience

 

Open Air Yoga Experience

Sound Healing and Yin Yoga    

Sunday, October 3, 17, and 31

9-10:00 am

Experience the powerful synergy of sound and yoga amongst the picturesque gardens. Sound healing immerses you in a sea of vibrations that gently coax your mind and body into balance. Yin is a slower-paced style of yoga that incorporates longer holds while seated or lying down, for the purpose of relaxation and restoration. Together, they are the perfect pair to help you deepen your stretches and your sense of inner-peace! Join us in this rich sensory experience of beautiful sights, sensations and sounds. Bring your own mat. The class is outside on grass with limited shade, so please also bring a towel for damp grass and sunscreen.  

We follow local distancing guidelines for outdoor fitness classes. Masks are not required for this class, but are required for indoor Garden spaces.  

Cost: Members $12, non-members $28. Class fee includes Garden admission. Class format: In-person, outside
Please register by 5pm the Friday before each class, walk-ins welcome (space-permitting, credit card only)

Open Air Yoga Experience



Bromeliad Basics     
September 22
5:30-7:00pm

Welcome to the diverse world of bromeliads! Join Robert Kopfstein, PhD
for an introduction to the various types of bromeliads and how you can easily incorporate them into your garden.  Robert will demonstrate proper care and growing techniques, as well as tour you through the World of Bromeliads in the Dickinson Family Education Conservatory, highlighting the incredible versatility of these amazing plants.

We follow local distancing guidelines for indoor spaces. Masks are required for this class.

Class format: In person, indoor/outdoor space
Cost: Members $14, non-members $17. 
Please register by September 20.

Robert Kopfstein has been involved in the study of bromeliads since 1982.  He has been president of three Southern California bromeliad societies, is the publications chair of the Bromeliad Society International, a past member of the board of trustees of the San Diego Botanic Garden, and he currently is a docent/volunteer at the botanic garden.  He is a retired (after 47 years) professor of English who taught writing, literature, and critical reading at the
community college level.

Open Air Yoga Experience

 

 

Succulent Turtle Topiary     

Thursday, September 23
9-12pm

Design a charming tabletop succulent turtle topiary using a special mix of succulents from the garden. All materials are included. Please bring small clippers or scissors. Instructors: San Diego Botanic Garden Succulent Wreath Team.

We follow local distancing guidelines for indoor spaces. Masks are required for this class.

Class format: In person, indoor/outdoor space
Cost: Members $45, non-members $54.
Fee includes materials and Garden admission.

Please register by September 14.

Open Air Yoga Experience

 

Open Air Yoga Experience

Mindful Mat Pilates               
Wednesday, September 29
5:15pm

Mindful Mat Pilates is an all-levels class focused on breath, alignment, coordination, strength, and mobility. We will practice low impact exercises to center the body and mind. Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in and bring a mat.

We follow local distancing guidelines for outdoor fitness classes (at least 6 feet). Masks are not required. 

Cost: Members $15, non-members $18. 
Class format: In-person, outside 
Please register by 5pm on September 28th,
walk-ins welcome (space-permitting)

Open Air Yoga Experience

 

Spooky Garden Watercolor            
Saturday October 16
10:30-12:00pm

Create a dramatic and haunting landscape painting while learning two surprising watercolor techniques! This super easy and fun class is led by Denise McMurtrie. All levels are welcome! 

Materials you need to bring for this class: watercolor paints, watercolor paper, and watercolor brushes.

We follow local distancing guidelines for outdoor spaces. Masks are not required for this class, but are required for indoor Garden spaces.  

Cost: Members $18, non-members $22 Class fees include Garden admission and additional supplies. Class format: In-person, outdoors
Please register by October 14

Open Air Yoga Experience

 

Forest/Nature Bathing                                   
Sunday October 17
9-11:00am

Shinrin-yoku or Forest Bathing is a way of connecting people to nature. The positive health effects of being and walking in a state of relaxation in the natural world has undergone significant scientific testing and validation in Japan and Korea. This Innovative programming is trending in gardens and nature reserves.

Your guide, Rhana Kozak Ph.D., is a San Diego Botanic Garden Docent, Certified Forest and Nature Bathing Guide since 2015, Herbalist, and all-around Nature lover.

We follow local distancing guidelines for outdoor spaces. Masks are not required for this class.

Class format: In-person, outdoors
Cost: Members $32, Non-members $40 Class fees include Garden admissionPlease register by October 14

Open Air Yoga Experience

 

Succulent Pumpkin
Thursday October 21
9-11am

A succulent pumpkin makes a FANTASTIC centerpiece or décor for Fall. Design your own pumpkin by topping it with moss and succulents. It will last for months!  All materials are provided, but please bring small clippers or scissors. Instructors: SDBG Succulent Wreath Team.  

We follow local distancing guidelines for indoor spaces. Masks are required for this class and in other indoor spaces at the Garden

Class format: In person, indoor/outdoor space
Cost: Members $35, non-members $42. Fee includes materials and Garden admission.
Please register by October 14.

Open Air Yoga Experience

 

Stay-tuned for more classes coming soon! Do you have questions or comments regarding adult classes? Please contact the Education Department at education@sdbgarden.org or 760/ 436 3036 x209.

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Cancellation Policy: In order to receive a refund for your registration, please contact Education Department at education@sdbgarden.org or 760/ 436 3036 x209 at least 1 week prior to the start date of the class. Refunds will not be given within 1 week of the class.