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Wellness

Enjoy our year-round restorative sessions of Hatha Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation, surrounded by the natural beauty of Wave Hill. Designed for beginners and experienced participants, our programs promise to bring you Om! Yoga and Tai Chi sessions are held indoors from November through April, and outdoors from May through October, weather permitting. (Mommy and Baby Yoga takes place outdoors, but moves indoors in case of rain or extreme heat.)  Meditation sessions are held indoors. Registration opens onsite at 9:30AM in the Perkins Visitor Center. $25/Wave Hill Member $15.  Fees include admission to the grounds. Advance registration receives a $2 discount.

Register online and, day of, onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center. (Reservations may not be made by telephone.) Online registration closes at 8AM on the day of the session. Cancellations must be made by 3PM the Friday before; after that, refunds will not be made.  Drops-ins for indoor sessions will be accommodated as the limited space permits. Participants must present a Member’s ID card or a printed program registration form at the front gate.

Tai Chi Chuan
Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi Chuan is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts, and promotes awareness of its health benefits. Sessions are held on Saturday mornings.

Hatha Yoga
Reduce stress, increase energy and bring strength and flexibility to your mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, in Bedfordshire, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute in New York City. Classes are held on Sunday mornings. All levels welcome. Participants should bring a mat.

Mommy and Baby Yoga
Designed for mothers, fathers or caregivers and babies eight weeks old to crawling, this yoga class brings families together for a gentle exercise session in a beautiful garden setting. Stretch, breathe and bond with your child while meeting other parents. Led by certified instructors from Yoga for Bliss. Mats provided, but please bring a soft blanket for your baby. Sessions are held Wednesdays in July.

Meditation
Take a moment to release stress and reconnect with your inner self while practicing meditation. Each session includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by 20 to 30 minutes of meditation. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified teachers. All levels welcome.

Support for wellness programs is provided by The William Froelich Foundation.

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