Want to take a class on Zoom? Your first class is free! Simply email Jenne (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Beginners are welcome. With the exception of Yoga-Inspired Pilates, all classes are gentle and accessible.
Outdoor Classes at The North Carolina Arboretum
The following classes are small-group, physically-distanced classes that 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. Qigong & Walking Meditation is composed entirely of gentle standing practices. 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.
Fridays 9am – 10am Walking Meditation & Qigong in Nature October 1st – October 29th REGISTER
Monthly members enjoy access to my online library of over 100 pre-recorded video & audio practices, including guided meditation, guided relaxation, gentle and therapeutic yoga, chair yoga, restorative yoga, vinyasa flow, pilates, qigong and tai chi. Choose from a wide variety of practice options that vary in length from quick 15-minute practices to full one-hour practices. Monthly memberships also includes free or discounted weekly Zoom classes depending on the level of membership that best suits your needs:
$9/month. Access my online archive of video & audio practices. Enjoy new practices each week. 25% off weekly Zoom classes.
$15/month. All of the above, PLUS access to Yoga Nidra and guided mantra practices.
$30/month. All of the above, PLUS 5 free Zoom classes per month.
$50/month. All of the above, PLUS unlimited Zoom classes.
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.
Qigong means “cultivation of life-energy.” Qigong is a series of slow, meditative, flowing motions along with gentle shaking, tapping and knocking on the body to circulate blood, lymph, and vital energy. Research demonstrates the effectiveness of qigong in improving physical coordination and balance, mental focus and cognitive health, bone density, 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 includes 30-minutes of Qigong followed by 15 minutes of guided meditation. The guided meditation practice can be done either seated or lying-down, whatever your personal preference.
Free or by-donation weekly gentle yoga and meditation session on Wednesday evenings, 7pm – 8pm on Zoom. Gentle seated stretches, calming breath-work, lightly guided seated meditation, concluding with a progressive relaxation practice 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 (email@example.com).
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.
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.
Safe, gentle, therapeutic yoga stretches to relieve muscle tension, reduce stress, and improve flexibility, balance, and joint mobility while cultivating inner calm. Seated and standing poses are done with the support of a chair. Each class finishes with a guided relaxation. No prior yoga experience needed.
Yoga-inspired Pilates moves at a mindful pace, with the support of the breath, to strengthen and stretch all major muscle groups and support overall physical fitness. This class will help you to improve circulation, coordination, core strength, muscle tone, back health, joint stability, bone density, and strengthen and stabilize the hips and pelvis. Strengthening exercise done with the support of healthy breathing is also highly effective in boosting mood, energy levels, and brain health. During the upper-body strengthening portion of the class, participants have the option to incorporate light weights (2-pound dumbbells recommended).
Beginners are welcome. Build strength at your own pace and honor your body’s needs while exploring what is possible.
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.
Experience the deep peace and joy of slow walking meditation in the Plants of Promise Garden at the North Carolina Arboretum. Each walking meditation practice begins with a series of very gentle Qigong movements. Qigong is a mindful movement practice that supports the body’s natural healing processes, promotes healthy circulation, invites a sense of inner calm, and releases tension from the body. Accessible to all ages and all bodies. Group size is limited to 10 participants. You can sign up for the entire series or for a single class.
Fridays 9am – 10am Walking Meditation & Qigong in Nature
October 1st – October 29th REGISTER
Enjoy a quiet, mindful stroll through the woods at the North Carolina Arboretum. A silent hike takes us to scenic treasures on the arboretum property where we will do a restorative qigong practice. Qigong is a series of simple flowing movements that supports the body’s natural healing processes, promotes healthy circulation, invites inner calm, and releases tension from the body. Hikes will be mindfully-paced and qigong practice easy and accessible. Limited to 10 participants for healthy distancing.