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Saturday, November 20 at 8 a.m.
  
Cultivate a Path to Well Being with Qigong
Qigong (pronounced CHEE-GONG) 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. It is a gentle form of exercise that can be though of as a moving meditation.

Saturday, November 20 at noon
  
Basket Weaving: Tote Basket
-CLASS FULL | REGISTRATION CLOSED- Create functional pieces that you can enjoy for years to come in these workshops, where “fun and friendships intertwine”.

Monday, November 22 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Thanksgiving Centerpiece
-CLASS FULL | REGISTRATION CLOSED- Make beautiful floral designs to display at home or give as a gift. Each workshop has its own unique theme which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time you participate.

Monday, November 29 at 6 p.m.
  
Reiki-Infused Meditation with Jenelle Emory
Reiki-Infused Meditation is a guided meditation class that helps you activate your body's natural ability to receive healing. You will be guided using easy-to-follow instruction through awareness of your body and the body's energy system. Mondays can be the most stressful day of the week! Take a load off with this deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience.

Wednesday, December 1 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Vinyasa Yoga with Suzanne Wright
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Connect with nature and yourself in these vinyasa yoga sessions for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright.

Thursday, December 2 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga Basics: Slow Flow and Glow
Breathe, stretch, and strengthen surrounded by Mother Nature with yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday. During this all levels practice, you'll be expertly guided through traditional postures that are accessible in sequences that are easy to emulate. Please bring a mat or towel

Saturday, December 4 at 8 a.m.
  
Golden Light Shines - Qigong Practice for Energy Awareness
Qigong (pronounced CHEE-GONG) 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. It is a gentle form of exercise that can be though of as a moving meditation.

Saturday, December 4 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design: Holiday Wreath
-CLASS FULL, REGISTRATION IS CLOSED- Create a beautiful holiday wreath to display at home or to give as a gift. Each workshop has its own unique theme which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time you participate. Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements.

Saturday, December 4 at 12:30 p.m.
  
Macramé Plant Hangers
In this two-hour workshop, you will learn how to tie basic macramé knots so you can create your own macramé plant hanger! You will also receive a potted plant to take home in your new masterpiece! All supplies included.

Saturday, December 4 at 1:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Holiday Wreath
-CLASS FULL | REGISTRATION CLOSED- Create a beautiful holiday wreath to display at home or to give as a gift. Each workshop has its own unique theme which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time you participate. Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements.

Monday, December 6 at 6 p.m.
  
Reiki-Infused Meditation with Jenelle Emory
Reiki-Infused Meditation is a guided meditation class that helps you activate your body's natural ability to receive healing. You will be guided using easy-to-follow instruction through awareness of your body and the body's energy system. Mondays can be the most stressful day of the week! Take a load off with this deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience.

Thursday, December 9 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga Basics: Slow Flow and Glow
Breathe, stretch, and strengthen surrounded by Mother Nature with yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday. During this all levels practice, you'll be expertly guided through traditional postures that are accessible in sequences that are easy to emulate. Please bring a mat or towel.

Saturday, December 11 at 6 p.m.
  
Polymer Clay Ornaments
-CLASS FULL | REGISTRATION CLOSED- Inspired by patterns found in nature, make your own customized polymer clay ornament for the holiday season! Workshop includes time to make your own decorative ornament, instruction from Skyler Thomas Koehn, supplies, and information for kilning them at home.

Sunday, December 12 at 1 p.m.
  
Natural Fabric Dyeing: Indigo Exploration
Come and learn about the history and science of Indigofera tinctoria as well as getting your hands into a vat for an in vivo learning experience. Great for new and seasoned dyers! Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, December 15 at 6 p.m.
  
Yin Yoga
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. Connect with nature and yourself in these yin yoga sessions for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright.

Thursday, December 16 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga Basics: Slow Flow and Glow
Breathe, stretch, and strengthen surrounded by Mother Nature with yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday. During this all levels practice, you'll be expertly guided through traditional postures that are accessible in sequences that are easy to emulate. Please bring a mat or towel.

Thursday, December 16 at 6 p.m.
  
Wine Bottle Painting: Starry Night Over a Winter Landscape
Join us for this winter-themed craft just in time for the holidays! This creative piece would be perfect for a table centerpiece or a personalized gift! After painting a winter wonderland on your bottle, you can light up the “sky” with a battery-operated LED string light cork.

Saturday, December 18 at 8 a.m.
  
Let Your Energy Flow with Qigong
Qigong (pronounced CHEE-GONG) 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. It is a gentle form of exercise that can be though of as a moving meditation

Saturday, December 18 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 1
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.

Saturday, December 18 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 2
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.

Saturday, December 18 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 POV we change the perspective and the elements within the frame. This class is about exploring new points of view. Prerequisite: Photography Level 2 or submit 5 images for review by the instructor.

Sunday, December 19 at 1 p.m.
  
Glass Ornament Etching: Flora, Fauna, and Frost
Create your own personalized etched ornaments to provide as a gift or decorate your own tree! Inspired by nature and the sparkling frost and snow, embellish your ornaments with rhinestones or glitter after designing your etching.

Monday, December 20 at 6 p.m.
  
Reiki-Infused Meditation with Jenelle Emory
Reiki-Infused Meditation is a guided meditation class that helps you activate your body's natural ability to receive healing. You will be guided using easy-to-follow instruction through awareness of your body and the body's energy system. Mondays can be the most stressful day of the week! Take a load off with this deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience.

Monday, December 20 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Christmas Centerpiece
-CLASS FULL | REGISTRATION CLOSED- Create beautiful floral designs to display at home or to provide as a gift. Each workshop has its own unique theme which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time you participate. Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. No floral design knowledge or experience is necessary.

Wednesday, January 5 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Vinyasa Yoga with Suzanne Wright
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Connect with nature and yourself in these vinyasa yoga sessions for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright.

Thursday, January 6 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga Basics: Slow Flow and Glow
Breathe, stretch, and strengthen surrounded by Mother Nature with yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday. During this all levels practice, you'll be expertly guided through traditional postures that are accessible in sequences that are easy to emulate. Please bring a mat or towel.

Saturday, January 8 at 8 a.m.
  
Qigong: Create Harmony of Body, Mind, and Spirit
Qigong (pronounced CHEE-GONG) 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. It is a gentle form of exercise that can be though of as a moving meditation

Saturday, January 8 at 12:30 p.m.
  
Macramé Plant Hanger Workshop
In this two-hour workshop, you will learn how to tie basic macramé knots so you can create your own macramé plant hanger! You will also receive a potted plant to take home in your new masterpiece! All supplies included.

Monday, January 10 at 6 p.m.
  
Reiki-Infused Meditation with Jenelle Emory
Reiki-Infused Meditation is a guided meditation class that helps you activate your body's natural ability to receive healing. You will be guided using easy-to-follow instruction through awareness of your body and the body's energy system. Mondays can be the most stressful day of the week! Take a load off with this deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience.

Thursday, January 13 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga Basics: Slow Flow and Glow
Breathe, stretch, and strengthen surrounded by Mother Nature with yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday. During this all levels practice, you'll be expertly guided through traditional postures that are accessible in sequences that are easy to emulate. Please bring a mat or towel.

Saturday, January 15 at 8 a.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 1
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.

Saturday, January 15 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 2
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.

Saturday, January 15 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 3 - Speaking in More Than One Tense
Learn how to use focal length to create different effects. Prerequisite: Photography Level 2 or submit 5 images for review by the instructor.

Sunday, January 16 at 1 p.m.
  
Natural Fabric Dyeing: Eco-Print Exploration
Come and learn how to use plant material to make pattern, shape, and intrigue on fabrics. We will be using classic dye products: madder, logwood, cutch, etc. to create unique kaleidoscopic patterns on fabric. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, January 19 at 6 p.m.
  
Yin Yoga
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. Connect with nature and yourself in these yin yoga sessions for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright.

Thursday, January 20 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga Basics: Slow Flow and Glow
Breathe, stretch, and strengthen surrounded by Mother Nature with yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday. During this all levels practice, you'll be expertly guided through traditional postures that are accessible in sequences that are easy to emulate. Please bring a mat or towel.

Saturday, January 22 at 8 a.m.
  
Igniting Energetic Flow with Qigong
Qigong (pronounced CHEE-GONG) 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. It is a gentle form of exercise that can be though of as a moving meditation.

Monday, January 24 at 6 p.m.
  
Reiki-Infused Meditation with Jenelle Emory
Reiki-Infused Meditation is a guided meditation class that helps you activate your body's natural ability to receive healing. You will be guided using easy-to-follow instruction through awareness of your body and the body's energy system. Mondays can be the most stressful day of the week! Take a load off with this deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience.

Thursday, January 27 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga Basics: Slow Flow and Glow
Breathe, stretch, and strengthen surrounded by Mother Nature with yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday. During this all levels practice, you'll be expertly guided through traditional postures that are accessible in sequences that are easy to emulate. Please bring a mat or towel.
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