Adult Programs

Jan
19
Sun
Taiji with the Trees Session II @ The Holden Arboretum
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Taiji Fit combines the best elements of fitness, meditation and the ancient martial art of Taiji (Tai Chi). Learn the secret of balancing yin and yang – strength with beauty, power with peace and endurance with flow. There is no routine to memorize or get right.

Session II: Sundays, Jan. 19 – Feb. 23

Instructor Bio

Tim Shea graduated from Parsons School of Design with a B.B.A. in Marketing & Product Development. He is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has been involved in training for over 10 years. He is a Group Fitness Instructor and Certified Therapeutic Acupressure Practitioner. Recently, Tim became TRX Certified and is Proficient on the PUR Motion AIR-FIT Suspension Trainer. Some of his interests include boxing, tennis, cooking, photography and finding new ways to challenge himself and in turn his clients!

Jan
21
Tue
Yoga in the Garden with Anne Owens @ The Holden Arboretum
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Hatha Yoga helps you become more centered and focused. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat and pillow. All levels welcome.

Tuesdays, Jan. 7 – Feb. 11

Instructor Bio:

Anne Owens, BSN, MA, CYT, EYT, Reiki Master, Owens has been teaching gentle yoga since 2007 and welcomes all students who wish to relax, rejuvenate, stretch and build strength through a slow paced gentle yoga practice. She has a background in anatomy and nursing and has taught yoga to diverse populations from inmates at the local jail, pre and postpartum women, children with disabilities and individuals with physical challenges. Owens also works at LakeHealth providing Reiki to both inpatients and outpatients.

Gentle Chair Yoga @ The Holden Arboretum
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn traditional yoga poses with the support of a chair. Breathing and relaxation techniques,
flexibility, strength and balance will be taught. Great for seniors. Wear loose clothing.

This session will meet weekly on Tuesdays from Jan. 7 – Feb. 11.

Instructor Bio

Anne Owens, BSN, MA, CYT, EYT, Reiki Master, Owens has been teaching gentle yoga since 2007 and welcomes all students who wish to relax, rejuvenate, stretch and build strength through a slow paced gentle yoga practice. She has a background in anatomy and nursing and has taught yoga to diverse populations from inmates at the local jail, pre and postpartum women, children with disabilities and individuals with physical challenges. Owens also works at LakeHealth providing Reiki to both inpatients and outpatients

Yoga in the Garden with Judy Churchill @ The Holden Arboretum
Jan 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Hatha Yoga helps you become more centered and focused. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat and pillow. All levels welcome.

Tuesdays, Jan. 7 – Feb. 11

Instructor Bio

Judy Churchill, AYT, RYT, CYT, an Accredited Yoga Teacher of SATYANANDA YOGA® and registered as an RYT at the 500- hour level with Yoga Alliance. In 2001, she received formal initiation in India from Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati and given the spiritual name, Jayasri. She later earned a Level 2 Accreditation from Satyananda Yoga Academy, Mangrove Mountain, NSW, Australia.

Jan
24
Fri
Yoga in the Garden @ The Holden Arboretum
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Hatha Yoga helps you become more centered and focused. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat and pillow. All levels welcome.

Fridays, Jan. 3 – Feb. 7, 9 – 10:30am

Wine and Cheese Night Hike @ The Holden Arboretum
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Enjoy the Arboretum’s sights and sounds and learn about the night time forest ecosystem. Afterwards, relax with food and drink. Wear sturdy shoes, this hike goes no matter the weather and in dark hiking conditions without flashlights or headlamps. Registrations for these hikes close at the end of the business day Thursdays before the hike is scheduled.

Instructor Bio

Dan Donaldson is the District Administrator of Lake County Soil & Water District. Having earned his B.A. in Environmental Management from Cleveland State University,  Dan assists local governments, landowners, and partner agencies with natural resource planning objectives, including special projects, ordinances, programs, conservation easements, program planning, administration, and grant writing.

Jan
25
Sat
Winter Photography Workshop with Ian Adams @ The Holden Arboretum
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Learn tips for taking great winter photographs with your iPhone, point-and-shoot, or SLR camera followed by an exciting hike through Stebbins Gulch to photograph the spectacular icicles and frozen waterfalls that line the gorge midwinter. Bring a bag lunch, and be prepared for wet, rugged hiking conditions.

Meet again on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 1 – 4 pm for a review and critique of your 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.

Jan
26
Sun
The Blue Wall @ Warner Hollow
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Discover the amazing giant ice wall of Warner Hollow near Windsor Township in southwest Ashtabula County. This frozen monument of blue, white and tan ice is one of the most spectacular sites in Ohio. The hike includes exploring a frozen waterfall, covered bridge and remnants of an ancient Erie Indian fortification. Warner Hollow has a variety of forest communities reflecting different exposures, elevation and moisture. From dry hilltop to floodplain terraces, the diversity of tree species reveals ancient and recent geologic process. One-mile hike with steep hills, which may be wet/snowy depending on weather and creek conditions. Waterproof boots are recommended. Difficult/off trial.

Instructor Bio

Dan Donaldson is the District Administrator of Lake County Soil & Water District. Having earned his B.A. in Environmental Management from Cleveland State University,  Dan assists local governments, landowners, and partner agencies with natural resource planning objectives, including special projects, ordinances, programs, conservation easements, program planning, administration, and grant writing.

Taiji with the Trees Session II @ The Holden Arboretum
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Taiji Fit combines the best elements of fitness, meditation and the ancient martial art of Taiji (Tai Chi). Learn the secret of balancing yin and yang – strength with beauty, power with peace and endurance with flow. There is no routine to memorize or get right.

Session II: Sundays, Jan. 19 – Feb. 23

Instructor Bio

Tim Shea graduated from Parsons School of Design with a B.B.A. in Marketing & Product Development. He is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has been involved in training for over 10 years. He is a Group Fitness Instructor and Certified Therapeutic Acupressure Practitioner. Recently, Tim became TRX Certified and is Proficient on the PUR Motion AIR-FIT Suspension Trainer. Some of his interests include boxing, tennis, cooking, photography and finding new ways to challenge himself and in turn his clients!

Jan
28
Tue
Yoga in the Garden with Anne Owens @ The Holden Arboretum
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Hatha Yoga helps you become more centered and focused. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat and pillow. All levels welcome.

Tuesdays, Jan. 7 – Feb. 11

Instructor Bio:

Anne Owens, BSN, MA, CYT, EYT, Reiki Master, Owens has been teaching gentle yoga since 2007 and welcomes all students who wish to relax, rejuvenate, stretch and build strength through a slow paced gentle yoga practice. She has a background in anatomy and nursing and has taught yoga to diverse populations from inmates at the local jail, pre and postpartum women, children with disabilities and individuals with physical challenges. Owens also works at LakeHealth providing Reiki to both inpatients and outpatients.