Culinary & Wellness

Survivor Saturdays 5 Week Series

Saturdays, 9AM to 12 PM

What would you do in a post-apocalyptic or zombie filled world? Could you survive off the land? In many cases, fire is the key to survival as it gives you heat, cooking, craft-making ability, water purification, light and protection. But what happens when scavenging in a disaster filled world does not yield matches, lighters, or any over the counter products that can be used for a chemical fire? Join herbalist and former Green Beret Sam Coffman as he demonstrates how to create fire through friction. Knowledge content will focus on the equipment, technique, and providing the key ingredients: heat, fuel, and oxygen.

Program for ages 18 and above unless accompanied by an adult.
Program fee: $30 per person (members $27)
*Sessions are independent of each other. Attendance of previous classes is not required for subsequent class registration.*

Instructor: Herbalist and former Green Beret Sam Coffman

Session 3: Making Friction Fire June 3

Session 4: Making Cordage July 15

Session 5: Herbal First Aid August 5

Gardens & Yoga

Third Saturday of the Month 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM

This class invites all levels, ages and sizes to enjoy a meditation in motion in the beauty of the Botanical Garden. Please join the AC Power Yoga team for a fun, active but relaxing yoga practice. Everyone is welcome.
Fee: $15.00 (members $13.50)

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Third Saturdays 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Experience aromatherapy-based mindfulness practice and learn restorative relaxation techniques. Watch a culinary demo using the same aromatic essence! No experience necessary. Please bring a mat or blanket. All ages welcome.
Instructors: Carrie Edmond and Chef Dave Terrazas
$15 ($13.50 members) per person.
Please bring a floor mat.

Space is limited so register early!

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Tai Chi Level 1

12 week series -Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM June 6 thru Aug 29 OR Saturdays 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM June 10 thru Aug 26

Tai chi uses gentle flowing movements to reduce the stress of today's busy lifestyles and improve health. Anyone, regardless of age or physical ability, can do it. Practice "meditation in motion" with Ming Xie, who has taught tai chi for over 25 years.
Classes meet weekly for 12 weeks
Class fee $120 ($108 for members)

Registration now OPEN!

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Tai Chi Sword 32 Form

12 week series - TUESDAYS, JUNE 6 – AUGUST 29, 10:30-11:30 AM (skip July 4th holiday)

This class will teach the form which combines bare hand movements with the artistic and martial functions of the sword. Will help develop strength, flexibility, strength and health.
Classes meet weekly for 12 weeks
Instructor: Ming Xie
Fee $120 (members $108)

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Chen Style Tai Chi

12 week series - Saturdays JUNE 10 – AUGUST 26, 10:30-11:30 AM

Chen Style Tai Chi is the oldest among the 5 major styles. Students will experience Chen style's unique alternated speed and silk reeling technique to quickly enhance their balance, strength, and power.
Classes meet weekly for 12 weeks
Instructor: Ming Xie
Fee $120 (members $108)

Registration now OPEN!

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Can Survive Cuisine © Learn about Culinary Medicine

Monthly Fridays 11 AM to 1:30 PM

Dr. Michael Wargovich and Chef Iverson Brownell return to the garden featuring a lecture and culinary demo with tastings from their Can Survive Cuisine partnership, focusing on the powerful and delicious experiences from culinary medicine.
Combine the science of food and nutrition with the joy of innovative cooking to prevent chronic inflammation and improve overall health!
Program fee: $35.00 (members $31.50)

May 26th - Good Fat, Bad Fats, Plant Oils and Health

June 23rd Fad Diets: The Role of Plant Foods In Popular Diets

Ayurveda at the Garden

A six-session exploration of mind-body medicine & Ayurveda. Featuring Ayurvedic teachings by Andrea Meyer, a certified Ayurvedic lifestyle educator, with culinary demonstration by Chef Dave Terrazas.
Fee: $35 (members $31.50)

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A Gift of Healing from the Earth: Essential Oils


The journey of plants from seed to self. How a variety of plants and flowers are distilled into their purest essence to be used in essential oils. Learn how to use them in your home to clean and clear space. Be shown how to apply them on yourself and family for health and wholeness. And, in your favorite recipes to add flavor and healing to your foods.
Come join me for a 2 hour class on essential oils, their history and uses for today.
Fee: $25 - includes $5 materials fee per person ($27.50 members)

Instructor: Barbara Bibb

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