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September through December
  
Program and Events Guide
Download the latest Program and Events Guide to get the dirt on the upcoming educational classes, workshops, and programs at Lauritzen Gardens.

Wednesday, November 25 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga For Beginners
Enjoy a playful, lighthearted approach to yoga where you can tune into breath, connect with your body, flow through gentle movements, and take in the beauty that nature has to offer. Perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshop will be held outdoors (weather permitting). Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, December 2 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Flow/Vinyasa
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Connect with nature and yourself in these yoga workshops for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, December 5 at 8 a.m.
  
Qigong and TaiChi Practice
Qigong is a practice of coordinated movements and breathing done in repetition for clearing, cultivating, and balancing energy within the body while also building strength and stability.

Saturday, December 5 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design: Holiday Wreath
THIS SESSION IS FULL. Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. In this session, create a handmade wreath to decorate your home for the holidays or give as a gift. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Instructed by Karen Vice of Fancy Plants Flowers and Design. Pre-registration required by November 28.

Saturday, December 5 at noon
  
Basket Weaving with the Weaving Freak: Large Storage Basket
Basket weaving is an ancient art form that uses botanical materials to create functional pieces that you can enjoy for years to come. Jeannie Sisson of Woven Keepsakes will conduct this workshop, where "fun and friendships intertwine" and participants will create their own Cherokee Wheels basket. All supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required by November 28.

Saturday, December 5 at noon
  
Botanical Design: Holiday Wreath
Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. In this session, create a handmade wreath to decorate your home for the holidays or give as a gift. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Instructed by Karen Vice of Fancy Plants Flowers and Design. Pre-registration required by November 28.

Wednesday, December 9 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga For Beginners
Enjoy a playful, lighthearted approach to yoga where you can tune into breath, connect with your body, flow through gentle movements, and take in the beauty that nature has to offer. Perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshop will be held outdoors (weather permitting). Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, December 12 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | Level 1
This workshop is for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Participants will gain an understanding of what makes a great photo and pick up some tips, tricks and techniques that professional photographers use. The instructor, Will Fields, will provide clear instruction, guidance and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by December 9.

Saturday, December 12 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | Level 2
This two-hour class is for beginner photographers. Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your DSLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. By the end of the two hours, participants will understand in simple terms, the hows and whys of operating their camera. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by December 9.

Saturday, December 12 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography | Level 3: Point of View
More than 85% of all photos taken are created from a standing up, eye-level height. As we change our point of view, we change our perspective and the elements within the frame. This class is about exploring new points of view (POV). Students must have attended Photography Level 2 or submit 5 images for review by the instructor (www.willfields.com) Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by December 9.

Wednesday, December 16 at 6 p.m.
  
Yin Yoga
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga that combines deep stretching and relaxation. This more meditative practice helps to lengthen ligaments, soften joints, and improve flexibility over time. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, December 16 at 6 p.m.
  
Evening Photography
Come learn and expand your knowledge of evening/nighttime photography in the beautiful urban oasis that is Lauritzen Gardens. This after hours exploration will be led and coached by instructor Will Fields. Join Will for evening sessions that will help you further your camera skills in differing light and color. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by November 15

Saturday, December 19 at 8 a.m.
  
Qigong and TaiChi Practice
Qigong is a practice of coordinated movements and breathing done in repetition for clearing, cultivating, and balancing energy within the body while also building strength and stability.

Saturday, December 19 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design: Holiday Centerpiece
Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. In this session, create a festive and bold centerpiece for your holiday table. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Instructed by Karen Vice of Fancy Plants Flowers and Design. Pre-registration required by December 12.

Monday, December 21 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Woodland Christmas
Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. In this session, create a festive winter centerpiece for your holiday table. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Instructed by Karen Vice of Fancy Plants Flowers and Design. Pre-registration required by December 14.

Wednesday, December 30 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga For Beginners
Enjoy a playful, lighthearted approach to yoga where you can tune into breath, connect with your body, flow through gentle movements, and take in the beauty that nature has to offer. Perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshop will be held outdoors (weather permitting). Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.
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