Want to try 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. All classes are gentle, accessible, and beginner-friendly, with the exception of Yoga-Inspired Pilates and Mindful Flow (which require careful attention to working at your own pace and honoring your own body’s needs).
The following are outdoor 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; Tai Chi and Qigong are all-standing practices. Class size is limited to 12 participants and we maintain healthy physical distance (mask optional). With the exception of Tai Chi, you may register for a single class or for the entire series.
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
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 12 participants for healthy distancing.
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 (1 or 2-pound dumbbells recommended).
Beginners are welcome. Build strength at your own pace and honor your body’s needs while exploring what is possible.
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.
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 12 participants. You can sign up for the entire series or for a single class.
Pilates in a chair is more fun and more challenging than you think! Using a sturdy, armless chair as a supportive prop in pilates yields new and creative options for many of the most classic pilates exercises for stretching and strengthening! This class incorporates light dumbbells and resistance bands to help build strength, joint stabilization, and bone density. However, the exercises can also be done without weights or bands and you will still receive plenty of strengthening and toning benefits.
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 (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, relaxing yoga stretches outside in the fresh air at the North Carolina Arboretum. Connect with the beauty of nature while releasing tension and building flexibility, balance, and inner calm. This class takes place in partial shade and is beginner-friendly. Requires the ability to get up and down off of the ground. Participants wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring their own mat, blanket or towel. Group size is limited to 10 participants. You can sign up for the entire series or for a single class.
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.