Want to try a class on Zoom? Your first class is free. Simply email Jenne (email@example.com) so she can send you the upcoming class links. Attend subsequent classes by purchasing a pack of class passes or by signing up for a monthly membership. To learn more about a specific class, please click on the class title below. All classes are beginner-friendly, with the exception of Yoga-Inspired Pilates and Mindful Flow.
The following are small-group classes I lead at the NC Arboretum. All are gentle, mindfully-paced, and beginner-friendly. Yoga in Nature requires the ability to get up and down off of the ground a time or two. Class size is limited to 10 participants and we maintain healthy physical distance (mask optional). You may register for the entire series or for a single class (with the exception of Tai Chi).
Fridays 9am – 10am Walking Meditation & Qigong in Nature October 1st – October 29th REGISTER
Monthly members enjoy access to The Mind-Body Library, an archive of over 100 pre-recorded video & audio practices, including gentle yoga, chair yoga, vinyasa flow, pilates, gentle chair-based pilates, qigong, tai chi, resting yoga, guided meditation and guided relaxation. Choose from a wide variety of practice options that vary in length from quick 10-minute practices to full one-hour classes. Monthly members also enjoy free or discounted Zoom classes every week, depending on level of membership. Member levels are as follows:
$9/month. Affordable access to The Mind-Body Library (does not include Yoga Nidra or Mantra practices). Discount on live Zoom classes.
$15/month. Full access to The Mind-Body Library, including Yoga Nidra recordings and educational Mantra practices. Discount on live Zoom classes.
$30/month. Attend 5 Zoom classes per month ~ PLUS ~ full access to The Mind-Body Library, including Yoga Nidra recordings and educational mantra practices. Discounts on specialty classes and workshops.
$50/month. Attend 9 Zoom classes per month ~ PLUS ~ full access to The Mind-Body Library, including Yoga Nidra recordings and educational mantra practices. Discounts on specialty classes and workshops.
$60/month. Attend unlimited Zoom classes ~ PLUS ~ full access to The Mind-Body Library, including Yoga Nidra recordings and educational mantra practices. Discounts on specialty classes and workshops.
To take a peek at The Mind-Body Library –> CLICK HERE
Yoga Nidra is a guided lying-down meditation that induces deep relaxation and peaceful states of awareness. The hour-long session begins with very gentle tension-relieving stretches that can be done seated in a chair or on the floor. Release anxiety, improve sleep, and access inner calm, compassion, and clarity. No prior yoga experience is required. Participants who are working with injury, illness and physical limitations will find this class to be highly accessible and healing. Held on Zoom, an online conferencing space that is easy to use and accessible by phone, tablet or computer.
6-Week Meditation Series
Six Thursdays Evenings; 6pm – 7:30
February 10th – March 16th
Regular meditation practice improves mental clarity and emotional well-being while reducing the effects of stress on the body and the brain. In this series, we will cover the fundamentals of developing a healthy relationship with meditation practice. Classes consist of lecture, Q&A, and practice. Seated meditation (on chair or cushion), lying-down meditation, and gentle moving meditation will all be explored.
Classes take place virtually via Zoom, an easy-to-use online conference space that you can access by phone, tablet or computer. Classes consist of lecture, discussion and practice. Participants will be provided reading materials and recorded practices to explore at home between classes. Each class will be recorded: if you miss a session, you can access it at a later date. No prior experience required. Beginners welcome! Hosted by the North Carolina Arboretum on Zoom.
Thursdays 9:30am – 10:30am (begins on Thursday February 3rd)
A combination of seated and standing exercises, Stretch & Strengthen combines chair yoga with gentle pilates. This class incorporates light dumbbells to build strength and bone density at a mindful pace.
Energy is renewed through the practice of rest. This class is a combination of gentle yin stretches and nurturing restorative poses. Yin and Restorative Yoga support the body’s natural healing processes, improve joint mobility, reduce inflammation, and relieve the effects of stress on the body and brain. Modifications are offered throughout this class to support your body’s unique needs.
A combination of energetic and meditative yoga linking breath with movement. Alignment and mindful pacing make this class accessible for both advanced beginner’s and seasoned yoga students. A portion of the class focuses on building core strength each week.
Free or by-donation gentle yoga and meditation session every Wednesday evening from 7pm – 8pm on Zoom. Gentle seated stretching, calming breath practice, lightly guided seated meditation. We conclude with a progressive relaxation that can be done lying-down or reclined in a chair.
All are welcome. No experience necessary. The seated portion of the practice can be done in a chair, on the floor, on your couch or in your bed. To join the group, simply email Jenne so she can send you the access link (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In the interest of creating financially accessible self-care and community-care spaces, this class is offered free to the public. Participants who have the means to contribute are encouraged to make a donation of whatever amount. Make a Donation ❤️
Yoga is among the most effective exercises for improving bone and joint health. This ongoing weekly class is suitable for total beginners and advanced yogis. Seated poses can be performed either in a chair or seated on the floor. Modified poses will be offered to accommodate your body’s unique needs. You will learn:
exercises for building bone density, stabilizing and lubricating joints,
and reducing pain and inflammation
how to reduce wear-and-tear on your spine, bones, and joints
how to modify movements in yoga, fitness routines, and in daily life to prevent fractures and inflammation
techniques to improve balance and to reduce the risk of falls.
Qigong means “cultivation of life-energy.” Qigong is the foundation of Tai Chi practice. Instead of a set sequence like Tai Chi, Qigong consists of a wide variety of slow, flowing movements that balance the nervous system and optimize joint mobility, tapping and knocking to circulate blood, lymph, and vital energy, and gentle yoga-like stretches for tension-release. Research demonstrates the effectiveness of qigong in improving physical coordination and balance, mental focus and cognitive health, bone density building, joint stability and mobility, and cardiopulmonary health. Practice of qigong activates the body’s relaxation response, balances the nervous system, increases self-awareness and self-compassion, and reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression.
This class consists of 30-minutes of Qigong practice followed by 15 minutes of guided meditation. The guided meditation practice can be done either seated or lying-down according to your personal preference.
Gentle, mindful stretching to relieve tension, reduce stress, improve balance and flexibility, and cultivate inner calm. Learn practical tools to improve mental health and keep body systems in balance. No prior yoga experience needed. Participants must be able to get up and down off the floor unassisted.