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Gentle Yoga in Nature (May 6, 13, 20, 27, 10-11:15am)
Sara Trohaugh
Yoga Instructor and Owner, Restorative Bodywork

Yoga is an ancient practice designed to unite body, mind, and spirit, guiding us toward a better understanding of our inner and outer selves. Amidst the beautiful setting of the Arboretum, we will explore the basics of yoga. This class is for beginners and experienced yogis alike. Enjoy a nourishing practice of poses designed to improve flexibility and balance, as well as meditation and breathing techniques for stress reduction and enhanced vitality. Sara will offer skilled individual attention, supporting participants to most fully and safely enjoy the benefits of yoga. Class will be held outside weather permitting. Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable layered clothing.

Four Wednesdays: May 6, 13, 20, 27
10-11:15 a.m.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 5/6/2015 and ending 5/27/2015 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $75.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $80.00 ea.

Stroller Strides - April 2015 (Wednesdays or Fridays, session of your choice, 10-11am)
This popular fitness class returns to Morris Arboretum this spring, with expanded dates! Stroller Strides® is a total fitness program that moms can do with their babies - it includes power walking, strength-training intervals, and body toning exercises using exercise tubing, the stroller, and the environment. Taught by a certified and specially trained instructor, it is a great workout for any level of exerciser. Stroller Strides instructors weave songs and activities into the routine designed to entertain and engage baby, while moms are led through a series of exercises specific to her role as mom. You must be at least six weeks post-partum to participate in this series.

Wednesdays and Fridays, starting April 8
10 - 11 a.m.

Classes are shine-only - registrants will be notified by instructor in case of cancellations.

Pre-register here for individual sessions (to be used at any point in the month).

If you are interested in purchasing a class package, please visit the Fit4Mom Chestnut Hill/Plymouth Meeting website: http://chhillplymeet.fit4mom.com/pricing
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday and Friday starting 4/8/2015 and ending 4/29/2015 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $18.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $18.00 ea.

Tai Chi in the Garden (May 28, June 4, 11, 18, 10-11am)
Al Smith
Practitioner Member, National Qigong Association

Do you want to reduce stress, quiet down, move in a slow, balanced way, and cultivate energy? In the beautiful outdoor setting of the Morris Arboretum we will share in the practice of the healing art of Tai Chi. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that today is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner accompanied by deep breathing. Often described as meditation in motion, Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. We will begin with Tai Chi Easy TM Level 1, no previous experience is needed. Al Smith has more than 200 hours of teacher training from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. Please wear loose-fitting clothing to the class.

Four Thursdays: May 28, June 4, 11, 18
10-11 a.m.
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 5/28/2015 and ending 6/18/2015 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $75.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $80.00 ea.

Tai Chi 2: Beyond the Basics (May 28, June 4, 11, 18, 11:30am-12:30pm) (Class is Full)
Al Smith
Practitioner Member, National Qigong Association

The healing art of Tai Chi welcomes you. This ancient Chinese tradition has been portrayed as a "moving meditation." A whole body experience, it will focus on movement, stillness, breath, and balance. Level 2 will add forms to those of the Tai Chi Easy Sequence practiced in Level 1. A unique Chinese form known as "The Swimming Dragon" will be offered. The practicing of this beautiful exercise will increase the production of chi and enhance its circulation throughout the body. This class will build on what you learned in Tai Chi in the Garden.
PREREQUISITE: Tai Chi Easy Level 1 or some Tai Chi/Chi Kung experience. Please wear loose-fitting clothing to the class.

Four Thursdays: May 28, June 4, 11, 18
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 5/28/2015 and ending 6/18/2015 at 11:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $75.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $80.00 ea.

Mini Radiant Yoga Retreat: Inspiring Mindfulness (June 13, 10am-2pm)
Jennifer Schelter
Founder, Mindful Strategies for Living and The Radiant Retreat

Give yourself time to unplug and re-focus. Immerse yourself in a conversation of self-care, joy, connection, creativity and fulfillment. This mini-retreat provides the space, safety, and the instructor's over 17 years of professional expertise to explore, create, and focus on your body, mind, and spirit. Experience the beauty of the Morris Arboretum while sharing the best practices of wellbeing and rejuvenation including Vinyasa yoga, mindfulness meditation, creative visualization, Pranayama, stress reduction techniques, journal writing, and self-study. People with all levels of experience will enjoy this mini version of Jennifer Schelter's signature inspirational and rejuvenating Radiant Retreat to Tulum, Mexico. The benefits include revitalization, inspiration, physical flexibility, strength, balance, fun, calm, and a positive and nurturing mindset. Please bring a yoga mat, journal, pen, towel, and water. Lunch is included.

Saturday, June 13
10am-2pm
Raindate: Saturday, June 20
Raindate: Saturday, June 20
Single class scheduled on 6/13/2015 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $75.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $85.00 ea.

Yoga in the Garden: Ten Enchanted Evenings (Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Jul 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug 4, 7-8:15p)
Jennifer Schelter
Founder, Mindful Strategies for Living and The Radiant Retreat®

The incredible beauty of summer nights at the Morris Arboretum provides the backdrop for this unique opportunity to study inspirational Vinyasa (flow style) yoga led by Jennifer Schelter, one of Philadelphia's premier yoga teachers. Participants learn the basics of yoga: breathing, mindfulness meditation, balance, strength, flexibility, core awareness, and deep relaxation surrounded by the Arboretum's peaceful ambiance. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Inhale the sweet smell of flowers, and feel your skin aglow with the setting sun. Benefits include physical ease, balance and flexibility, reduction in stress and anxiety, increased energy, calm rejuvenation, inspiration, gratitude, laughter, fun, and community. All are welcome including beginners. Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes.

Ten Tuesdays: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4
7-8:15 p.m.
Rain Make-up Date: Tuesday, August 11
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 6/2/2015 and ending 8/4/2015 at 7:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $180.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $100.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $200.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $120.00 ea.

Yoga Out on a Limb (June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, 8:30-10am)
Jennifer Schelter
Founder, Mindful Strategies for Living and The Radiant Retreat®

Experience trees as you never have before… 50 feet up at eye level with leaves and birds. Join us for four extraordinary early morning outdoor yoga retreat-like sessions held on the Arboretum's thrilling tree canopy, Out on a Limb. Jennifer Schelter, one of Philadelphia's premier yoga instructors, offers Vinyasa yoga for all levels. The yoga practice includes breathing, mindfulness meditation, balance, strength, flexibility, core awareness, and deep relaxation surrounded by the sky and trees. Benefits include ease, balance and flexibility, reduction in stress and anxiety, increased energy, calm rejuvenation, inspiration, gratitude, laughter, fun, and community. The joy of Out on a Limb is like attending a retreat to an exotic and beautiful forest or jungle, in your own back yard! Bring a yoga mat (or 2) and towel to accommodate the structure surface. Class size limited to the first 30 arrivals. To check on a weather cancellation please call 215-247-5777, ext. 156.

Four Sundays: June 14, July 12, August 9 and September 13
8:30-10 a.m.
Classes scheduled on the 2nd Sunday of every month starting 6/14/2015 and ending 9/13/2015 at 8:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $75.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $80.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.

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