Adult Programs

Feb
21
Fri
Yoga in the Garden @ The Holden Arboretum
Feb 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.

Fridays, Feb. 14 – March 20, 9 – 10:30am

Wine and Cheese Night Hike @ The Holden Arboretum
Feb 21 @ 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.

Should you choose to cancel your registration, you must notify the registrar at least five business days prior to the start of the program. If you wish to reschedule to another event of the same type, you must notify the registrar at least two business days prior to the start of the program. You can contact the registrar at (440) 602-3833. 

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.

Feb
22
Sat
Orchid Growing and Care @ The Holden Arboretum
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

In this class you’ll learn how to provide overall care for your orchids in a typical home environment, including how to encourage annual blooms, and divide and repot certain types. Each participant will leave with an orchid of their own.

Instructor Bio

Dawn Gerlica, Horticulturist earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Hiram College. Gerlica has worked for The Holden Arboretum in varying positions since 1987 and is currently one of the horticulturists responsible for the Myrtle S. Holden Wildflower Garden.

Feb
23
Sun
Taiji with the Trees Session II @ The Holden Arboretum
Feb 23 @ 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!

Feb
25
Tue
Yoga in the Garden with Anne Owens @ The Holden Arboretum
Feb 25 @ 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, Feb. 18 – March 24

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
Feb 25 @ 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 Feb. 18 – March 24.

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
Feb 25 @ 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, Feb. 1 8 – March 24, 5:30 – 7pm.

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.

Feb
26
Wed
Composition in Oil and Acrylic @ The Holden Arboretum
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Learn to see light as well as contrasting shape, adding structure and detail with line, tone and color. Begin with a day of charcoal drawing, then immediately underpaint and layer with wet-into-wet blending technique. Create oil or acrylic sketches and one larger painting. All levels are welcome.

Session I will be held on Wednesdays, Feb. 26 – April 1.

Instructor Bio

Susan Gray Bé, Director of the School of Art at Fairmount Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, earned her M.A. in painting at the State University of New York at Albany, a B.A. of Studio Art at Hamilton College and studied at National Academy School of Fine Arts, University of Vermont and The Rhode Island School of Design. She also taught oil painting and drawing at the Fairmount Center for five years.

Feb
27
Thu
Northeast Ohio Women Owning Woodlands @ Holden Arboretum
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a casual gathering over hot drinks and snacks to meet, mingle, and talk trees. This first meeting is to share goals, ask questions, and explore what resources women like you would appreciate when it comes to making confident woodland stewardship decisions.

Come regardless of your level of management knowledge or expertise; whatever knowledge or experience everyone brings to the table is valuable. If you like trees, are concerned about the future of your woods, want to connect with other landowners, or just want a non-judgmental environment to ask questions about land management, we’d love to connect!

Female forestry and natural resource professionals from Northeast Ohio will be in attendance as well.

The program is free, but so that we can plan accordingly, please let us know you are attending by registering now.

Feb
28
Fri
Yoga in the Garden @ The Holden Arboretum
Feb 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.

Fridays, Feb. 14 – March 20, 9 – 10:30am