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Adult Onsite Classes

 


 

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Don't forget to check out our Adult Tours, including the monthly bird walk!
 

Succulent Heart Topiary

Monday, January 31
9am-12pm


Our SDBG Succulent Wreath Team will help you create your own heart topiary table decoration with a variety of succulent cuttings from the Garden.
All materials are provided, but please bring small clippers or scissors.

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

Cost: Members $47, non-members $55. Fee includes materials and Garden admission.
Class format: In person, outdoors
Please register by January 24.

Adult Classes

 

Let Your Heart Shine:
Heart Luminary Workshop

February 5, 10:30-12:00pm

Transform your own watercolor painting into a glowing luminary to share with your loved ones. We will take inspiration from the red flowers that grow in the Garden, as well as discuss how you can use something as simple as celery to make heart prints! This class is fun and easy. All skill levels welcome!
Recommended materials that are not provided: watercolor paints, watercolor paper, and brushes.

Cost: Members $18, non-members $22. Class fees include Garden admission and additional supplies.
Class format: In-person, outdoors
Please register by February 3.

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Living Heart Wreath

Saturday February 12, 10:30-12:00pm

Join our Education Manager and nature crafter, Sarah, to create a grapevine heart wreath with Tillandsia (air plants), succulents, and dried plants collected from the Garden- just in time for Valentine’s Day. Bring your friends! All crafting levels welcome.

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

Class format: In person, outdoors
Cost: Members $30, non-members $36. Fee includes all materials and Garden admission.
Please register by February 7.

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Forest/Nature Bathing                                   

Sunday February 13, 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 admission
Please register by February 10.

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Smartphone Photography in the Garden

Saturday February 19, 9-12pm

Come join Sandy Zelasko of Sandra Lee Photography to learn how use your smartphone to create striking garden images. This immersive program in the Garden will help you “see” your subject with a skilled photographer’s eye. We will explore composition, light, color and shape while watching for patterns and complimentary backgrounds before we take the picture. Join us for a long list of tips and tricks to help you create beautiful garden images!

Cost: Members $20, non-members $24. Please register by February 12.
Class format: In person, indoors/outdoors

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Succulent Mushroom Topiary

Thursday February 24, 9-12pm

Our SDBG Succulent Wreath Team will help you create your own mushroom topiary table decoration with a variety of succulent cuttings from the Garden. All materials are provided, but please bring small clippers or scissors.

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

Class format: In person, outdoors
Cost: Members $47, non-members $55. Fee includes materials and Garden admission.
Please register by February 17.

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Orchid Kokedama

Saturday February 26, 10-12:00pm

Kokedama is a traditional Japanese Living Art form where moss is used as a container for a plant. In this interesting and hands-on workshop, you will learn the skills behind Kokedama and how to make your very own. All materials are provided. Please bring your own apron and gloves.

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, indoors
Cost: Members $20, Non-members $24
***Additional $38 materials fee paid to the instructor at class.
Please register by February 18.

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Mindful Mat Pilates

Saturday February 26, 10:30am

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. Masks are not required, but are required for indoor spaces at the Garden.

Cost: Members $15, non-members $18.
Class format: In-person, outside
Please register by 5pm on February 25, walk-ins welcome (space-permitting).

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Moonlight Meditation

Moonlight Meditation: Cacao & Sound Healing                                         
Saturday February 26, 6:30- 8:00 PM

The program will begin under the stars in the Garden’s outdoor amphitheater with a heart-opening cacao blessing, where you will get to enjoy drinking a cup of warm, single-origin Communion Cacao sourced direct from the shores of Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. We will then transition into the glass-enclosed Dickinson Family Education Conservatory space for a multidimensional sound journey intended to melt away the clutter of the thinking mind, drop you deeper into your heart space and ease you into a blissful state of meditation.  During this offering you will enjoy the sound medicine of crystal and Tibetan bowls, gongs, chimes, drums and other tools surrounded by plant life (including cacao) and the warmth of the Conservatory’s heated floor.

Please bring a yoga mat and dress for warmth and comfort. Eye pillow or mask, cushion, blanket and any other items to maximize coziness recommended. Masks are required inside of Garden buildings.

Cost: Garden Members $33, non-members: $40
Space will be limited so be sure to reserve your spot for this experience. Please register by February 25.
Format: In-person, both inside and outside. Masks are required for this program while inside.

Communion Cacao will be available for purchase after the event for anyone interested.

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Open Air Yoga Experience

Open Air Yoga Experience

Saturday, January 22, and 29
Saturday, February 5, 12, 19, and 26
9-10 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).

Saturday, January 29
Open Air Yoga Experience

Saturday, February 5
Open Air Yoga Experience

Saturday, February 12
Open Air Yoga Experience

Saturday, February 19
Open Air Yoga Experience

Saturday, February 26
Open Air Yoga Experience

 

Open Air Yoga Experience

Sound Healing and Yin Yoga    
Sunday, January 30
Sunday, February 13 and 27
9-10 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).

Sunday, January 30
Adult Class

Sunday, February 13
Open Air Yoga Experience

Sunday, February 27
Open Air Yoga Experience

 

Open Air Yoga Experience

Yoga & Meditation in the Garden

Sunday, January 23
Sunday, February 6 and 20

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).

Sunday, February 6
Open Air Yoga Experience

Sunday, February 20
Open Air Yoga Experience

 

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.