Mt. Cuba Center Programs Spring - Summer 2019 S2019-Programs-JOOMLA - Page 49

CONSERVATION WELLNESS CLASSES Meditation Retreat Moving Meditation Cultivate a more profound awareness of the natural world by immersing yourself in Mt. Cuba Center’s tranquil gardens and landscapes. Deepen your relationship with nature as you fine-tune your senses to focus on gentle breezes, floral fragrances, and an abundance of new experiences in this morning-long retreat. Focus your mind to align your sensory awareness in the sights and sounds of nature. Experience the impression of the land beneath your feet, absorb the warmth of the sun, and enjoy the ambient noises around you during these contemplative walks. Take the first steps towards reduced stress and a more mindful life. Sunday, May 5 (Rain Date: Sunday, May 19) 9:30 am – 12:30 pm $39 Section A: Sundays: June 16, July 14, August 11, September 15 (Rain Dates: See online class description) 8:30 – 9:30 am $10 per class or $35 for the series Native Plants, Traditional Medicine Section B: Thursdays: June 20, August 15, September 12, October 3 (Rain Dates: See online class description) 6 – 7 pm $10 per class or $35 for the series With Neil Meisel With Susan Bara The plants of our forests have been used medicinally throughout human history. Go beyond the ornamental uses of plants and discover the roles native species played in the Lenni-Lenape culture. Explore this fascinating topic and develop an appreciation for the connections between human well-being and the natural world. Section A: Sunday, May 19 1 – 3 pm $29 NEW! With Julia Byrem Section B: Friday, June 14 10 am – 12 pm $29 Naturally Healthy Hike With Eileen Boyle and Eileen Hazard John Muir said: “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” Experience the benefits to body and mind while exploring Mt. Cuba Center’s historic Gregg Tract. Savor the palette of seasonal colors around you and motivate yourself to spend time outdoors this summer. Be prepared for navigating some uneven terrain. Friday, June 7 (Rain Date: Friday, June 14) 9 – 10 am $15 Horticulture as Therapy With Phyllis D’Amico, HTM Plants and nature provide a sensory-rich, versatile medium that can transform lives, regardless of the age or ability of participants. Explore people-plant relationships and learn how horticultural therapy can effectively treat issues surrounding health and well- being. Participate in a variety of activities that demonstrate the social, cognitive, and emotional benefits of horticultural therapy programs. Bring your lunch. Saturday, July 27 10 am – 2:30 pm $69  mtcubacenter.org 49