The Holden Experience Winter 2014

Admission is free with non-member class registration

 
 Learn more about Holden's instructors

 

 

Gentle Chair Yoga with a Garden View

Date

Session 1: Tuesday, Dec. 3 - Jan. 21

  Session 2: Tuesday, Jan. 28 - March 4
Time

11am - noon

Location Thayer Center
Instructor Barbara Tercek, RYT
Cost $40 members, $50 nonmembers per session.
Description

Chair yoga adapts traditional yoga poses so that they can be done with a chair for support, making yoga accessible for everyone.  Learn breathing and relaxation techniques, increase your flexibility and strength, and improve your balance and circulation.  Your body and mind are really going to appreciate this class.  All are welcome.  A great program for seniors.  Wear loose comfortable clothing. 

Note There will be no class the weeks of Dec. 23 or Dec. 30.
Class Code HTW125
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Yoga in the Garden

     
Date Session 1: Tuesday, Dec. 3 - Jan. 21  
  Session 2: Tuesday, Jan. 28 - March 4  
Time 9-10:30am  
Location Thayer Center                                                   
Instructor Barbara Tercek, RYT                

OR

                   
Date Session 1: Friday, Dec. 6 - Jan. 24
  Session 2: Jan. 31 - March 7
Time 9-10:30am
Location Thayer Center                                                 
Instructor Barbara Tercek, RYT              

OR

                 
Date Session 1: Tuesday, Dec. 3 - Jan. 21        
  Session 2: Tuesday, Jan. 28 - March 4
Time 5:15 - 6:45pm
Location Thayer Center
Instructor Judy Churchill, AYT, RYT, CYT

OR

 
Date

Session 1: Thursday, Dec. 5 - Jan. 23

  Session 2: Thursday, Jan. 30 - March 6
Time 5:30-7pm                                
Location Thayer Center
Instructor Judy Churchill, AYT, RYT, CYT
Cost

Session 1: $55 members and $65 non members

Session 2: $50 members, $65 nonmembers

Description Need vitality, joy and stress relief? Try the mindful practice of Hatha Yoga. Become more centered and focused through breath work; cultivate flexibility, strength and deep relaxation. Held at an indoor location with a garden view. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring a mat, pillow and your sense of inquisitiveness. Beginners to experts welcome.
NOTE There will be no class the weeks of Dec. 23 or Dec. 30.
Class Code

HTW123

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Tai Chi

Date

Session 1: Thursday, Dec. 5 - Jan. 23

Session 2: Thursday, Jan 30, Feb. 6, 13 and March 6 (4 week session)

Time 4 - 5pm
Location Thayer Center
Instructor Denise Brown
Cost

Session 1: $40 members, $50 nonmembers

Session 2: $28 members, $38 nonmembers

Description

With its focus on coordinating breath and flowing gestures, Tai Chi is often described as meditation in motion. The many benefits of Tai Chi include positive effects on the immune system, lower blood pressure, increased flexibility, improved range of motion and balance, and reduced joint and back pain. Tai Chi is slow synchronized motion, standing or seated. The gentle movements increase muscle strength and tone, and develop awareness of "chi" for empowering inner stillness and relieving stress and anxiety. The style of Tai Chi we will be practicing is easy to learn and suitable for all ages, body types and levels of fitness. It is based on medical research and is especially well suited those who suffer from arthritis.

Note There will be no class the weeks of Dec. 23 or Dec. 30.
Class Code HTW143
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Wine and Cheese Night Hike

Dates Fridays, Dec. 13, Jan. 10 or Feb. 14
Time 7 - 10pm
Location Thayer Center
Instructor Dan Donaldson
Cost $25 members, $35 nonmembers
Description Find tranquility on a moonlit hike over snow-covered trails in search of Holden’s resident winter wildlife.  Then cozy up to an inviting fire with a variety of wines, non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet cheeses. This is an all-weather event, so dress appropriately and wear hiking shoes. These hikes fill quickly so prompt registration is suggested. Hiking conditions are often on uneven terrain and in very dark conditions. Adults only.
Class Code HIK124
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Senior Horticulture Group

Sessions 3 sessions
Date

Wednesdays, Dec. 18, Jan. 15 or Feb. 19

Time 10am - noon
Location The Dec. 18 session will be held at Lantern Court. The January and February sessions will be held in Reinberger Classroom.
Instructor Susan Swisher                                                              
Cost

$3 members, $5 nonmembers

Description

Older adults interested in gardening, nature, good health and making new friends are encouraged to join this monthly group. Gatherings, scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month, offer discussion and a related activity. Light refreshments are served.

Dec. 18 - Holiday Party -- Live music, crafts, raffle and holiday cookies.

Jan. 15 - Winter Break Film -- National Tropical Botanical Garden in Hawaii

Feb. 19 - Mycorrhizas in the Garden: Plants and Friendly Fungi

Class Code HTW135
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Learn to Snowshoe

Date

Sundays, Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26; Saturdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22

Time

2:30 - 4pm

Location Thayer Lobby
Instructor

Volunteers                                                    

Cost

Free for members,  with gate admission for nonmembers

Description

Gather your family and friends and learn to snowshoe. After a brief demonstration, you will strap on snowshoes and go for a gentle hike to explore the great outdoors. We’ll start with the all important trick of how to stand up from a prone position. After participating in one session you will be very comfortable hiking in deep snow with snowshoes. Registration required. Program is only held when there is adequate snow cover.

 

Participants should be over the age of 10. Families with younger children should register for the snowshoe hike offered in the Children's Discoveries section.

Class Code HIK121
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Potluck with Your Pooch

Date Saturday, Jan. 11
Time 3:30 - 5:30pm
Location Holden Shelter House
Instructor Julie Dougherty
Cost $3 members, $6 nonmembers
Description

Enjoy a crisp winter afternoon hike with your dog looking for ways that nature handles winter and learn how to quickly identify some common trees in the winter. We will finish with a potluck dinner in the Holden Shelter House with a warm fire. Please bring a dish to share. Hot beverages provided. If the snow is deep we will have snowshoes available.

Class Code HIK725
Special rules Dogs must be leashed and well-mannered. Disruptive dogs will be asked to continue the hike separate from the group. Dog waste must be picked up and disposed of properly. Bags provided.
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Ice Photography Workshop with Ian Adams -

New Date Saturday, Jan. 25  
Time 8am - 4pm  
Location Reinberger Classroom  
Instructor Ian Adams  
Cost $65 members, $ 80 nonmembers  
Description

Join environmental photographer Adams for a slide program with tips for taking great winter photographs with your iPhone, point-&-shoot or SLR camera, followed by an exciting hike through the woods into the icy depths of Stebbins Gulch to photograph the spectacular icicles and frozen waterfalls that line the gorge in midwinter.  Bring a bag lunch and be prepared for wet, rugged hiking conditions.  Meet again on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 2-4pm for a review and critique of your Stebbins Gulch photos and learn some PhotoShop/Lightroom tips for fine-tuning and sharing your winter photographs. This program is designed for people with a basic understanding of digital photography. Download the class agenda.

Class Code

ART157

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The Art of Science & Exploration: An Illustrated Journey through (Mostly) 19th-Century (Mostly) Ornithological Books

Date Saturday, Jan. 25
Time 10-11:30am
Location Warren H. Corning Library
Instructor Wendy Wasman
Cost $10 members, $15 nonmembers
Description

Before digital cameras made it easy to capture a rare bird, the tools of observation were pencils and brushes; before Google Images, scientists and students turned first to the great works of scientific illustrations. This survey of some of the most important illustrators of scientific works, such as John Gould and Edward Lear, clearly demonstrates the intersection of science and art. Examples of work from the rare book collections of both The Holden Arboretum and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History will be shown.

Class Code ART184
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