Healthy Living Through Nature
Classes & Workshops
Busy schedules and stress are a part of daily life; nature should be a part of daily life too! These make-your-own-products classes will help you to explore fun and fascinating ways nature can enhance and soothe our well-being.*
*This information is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered as a recommendation or an endorsement of any particular medical treatment.
Saturday, October 21, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Your team of spa experts
Theresa Mieseler, Shady Acres Herb Farm
Kris James, Owner of Magpies Aromatherapy
Karrie Hannon, The Healing Table
Elissa Crown, Balance Life Wellness
Marcy Beix, be yoga
Raulla Michell, Red Note Botanica
Pamper yourself! Are you ready to experience an infusion of sights and smells to relax your mind and soothe your soul? Join others for a relaxing retreat at Arb! What a great way to spend a day - bring a friend and share it together for a restorative experience. Come away with products you've made along with the recipes and the know-how to do it again! Items to bring to the spa: one large vessel for your feet, a small towel and washcloth. Dress comfortably for a relaxing day.
Herbal Spa Experience (agenda subject to change)
· Presentation- Essential oils, Wyndmere Naturals, New Hope
· Tea sampling, and expert advice on tastes and qualities from Tea Source, Eden Prairie
· Make and take a bath salt, Wyndmere Naturals
· Make a take a spray bottle of bitters for health, Karrie Hannon, Chaska
· Enjoy a chair massage with Elissa Crown, Balance Life Wellness, Waconia
· Self-acupressure, Marcy Beix, be yoga, Cambridge
· Theresa will show you how to make the tasty herb vinaigrette, herb butter and dessert that are served with today's lunch, Theresa Mieseler
Entree salad served with herb vinaigrette demonstrated in class, bread and herb butter, and dessert
· Lavender essential oil bath melt; enjoy a relaxing foot soak, Raulla Michell, Red Note Botanica, Eden Prairie
· Dead sea salt body scrub, Kris James, Magpies Aromatherapy, Waconia
· Make and take an air freshening mist, Wyndmere Naturals
· Meditation discussion, March Beix, be yoga, Cambridge
· Closing with a 15-minute meditation practice
Limit 50, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center
|Bring a friend and save!
Register for 2 or more people and save $15 on your order! Use coupon code 15OFF at checkout or call 612-301-1210. Classes must be purchased at the same time in the same order, not valid on previous purchases or with other discounts. No cash value.
||Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist $85 member/$97 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
photo Mary Taylor
Saturday, November 4, 9:30 a.m. - noon
Mary Taylor, Herb and Aromatherapy Shiatsu Practitioner, Marshall, MN
As winter silently descends, our garden work has come to a close for the season. This class will provide techniques from Complementary Medicine to relieve stress and heal the body. Learn how to apply aromatherapy not only to revitalize your sore gardening muscles, but also to bring the peace of the garden into your home over the cold season. Join us to de-stress and bring our focus into well-being and mindfulness for the coming winter months. You will leave with a sense of relaxation, muscle-soothing bath soak, relaxing home fragrances, and more aromatherapy products to try at home.
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center
||$65 members/$77 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
Saturday, November 11, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Raulla Mitchell, Founder Red Note Botanica, Holistic Healthcare Practitioner and Certified Aromatherapist
Learn how to make your own beautiful, moisturizing soaps with nutrient rich natural oils and butters! Raulla will discuss each of the soaps' ingredients, and demonstrate how to blend a variety of 100% pure essential oils to make signature scents. Then roll up your sleeves and create soaps through a melt-and-pour technique in a variety of fragrances and shapes. You will leave with a collection of gently moisturizing and fragranced soaps, and the skills to make more!
Limit 20, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center
||Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist
$60 members/$72 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
Saturday, November 18, 10 a.m. - noon
Janice Cox, Book and Magazine Author, Radio and Television Personality
Plants have been used for centuries to treat our skin and hair. Join Janice, a leading DIY natural beauty expert, to learn how to pamper yourself naturally from head to toe. Janice will start with an introduction to plants as beauty products, and a brief history. She will talk about new uses for some of your favorite garden plants, and how to create your own natural beauty products with easy to use recipes and treatments. You will finish out the class with a discussion of how to incorporate beauty plants into your own landscape, from a large area of your yard to a simple container on your patio. Leave with a comprehensive handout, list of resources, and facial mask to try at home.
Limit 24, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center
||$55 members/$67 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator, Aromatherapist, Owner of Magpies Aromatherapy, Waconia
Are you looking for different ways to cope with fatigue, stress, and anger? Consider smelling your way to a happier or more contented mood! Kris will begin by discussing how fragrances have a measureable impact on our mood and how you can use aromatherapy in your day-to-day life to positively impact your emotions. You will experience a variety of aromatherapy blends and then work together in small groups to make your own essential oil creations in a fun, relaxed kitchen setting. Take home samples to share with family/friends, comprehensive handouts, and detailed recipes including folklore, historical information and health benefits of individual ingredients.
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center
||$39 member/$52 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
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To register online, click on the "Register" button listed with the class. Or call 612-301-1210 to register by phone.
Arboretum Members may invite non-members to attend a class with them at the discounted member rate! Simply register for all participants at the same time in the same order and select the "member" rate for each person at checkout.
Registration cancellations must be made two weeks prior to class date in order to receive refund. A $5 processing fee will apply.
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