Health & 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? This program is the first of a 5 series program that will allow you to join herbalist and former Green Beret Sam Coffman as he demonstrates how to prepare, grow, harvest, and use medicinal herbs in your own garden for better health.
Topics in this session include: planning a central TX herbal garden using 10 amazing medicinal herbs for the area, water conservation, introduction to forest gardening, a plant walk, and hands-on activities like worm tower, keyhole garden, no-till gardening, and mulch kill garden preparation.
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 2: Foraging & Wild Foods, April 8

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)

Registration for Saturday April 15th

arOMa

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!

Click here for Lemon, Dill and Chamomile April 29

Ayurveda at the Garden

Six EVENING sessions 6:00PM-8:30PM

A six-session exploration of mind-body medicine & Ayurveda. Learn how to bring mind-body balance, health and nourishment into your life! Featuring Ayurvedic teachings by Andrea Meyer, a Chopra Center certified Ayurvedic lifestyle educator, with culinary demonstration in sessions 2 and 6 by Chef Dave Terrazas.

*Sessions are independent of each other. Attendance of previous classes is not required for subsequent class registration.*
Fee: $35 ($29.75 members) per session

Students who complete all 6 classes will receive a certificate

Attendees MUST be preregistered. Walk-ins cannot be accepted after 5 pm

Click here to register for April 7th

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Urban Movement and Parkour

12 Sessions over 6 weeks- Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am -10AM April 11 through May 18

Ever wonder how Jason Bourne or James Bond are always able to use structures and obstacles around them to eloquently move on the run? You too can learn to maneuver over, through, and across obstacles in an urban environment. Through specialized and choreographed training in a garden environment, this introductory program will teach you the basics of core strength conditioning for coordination and agility as well as the basic techniques in urban movement, freerunning, and parkour. Led by local MBS Fitness Trainer Cameron Croley, the class is designed to be individually challenging and fun as well as instructional on basic anatomy and function of the body.
Program fee: $120. (Members $108)

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Tai Chi Level 1

12 week series -Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Feb 7- Apr. 25 OR Saturdays 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Feb 11 thru Apr 29

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 closed. New series information coming soon

Tai Chi Sword 32 Form

12 week series - TUESDAYS FEBRUARY 7 thru APRIL 25 10:30 am to 11:30 am

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)

Registration closed. New series information coming soon

Chen Style Tai Chi

12 week series - Saturdays 10:30 am - 11:30 am February 11 thru April 29

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 closed. New series information coming soon

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)

CANX -March 30th Introduction to Herbs, Spices and Health

April 21st Earth Day - Earth, Wind, Air, Fire and how they impact culinary health

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

Fad Diets: The Role of Plant Foods In Popular Diets

Chakra Meditation

Join us at the San Antonio Botanical Garden with guest instructor Natchez Lee, who will guide you through a chakra based meditation session focused on specific chakra. All sessions will be followed by a culinary demonstration and sampling that corresponds to the energy of the highlighted chakra.
Fee: $15 ($13.50 members)

Click here for Saturday, April 15th 11:00AM - 12:00PM

click here for Sunday, April 23 10:30AM-11:30AM

Vinyasa Yoga

Thursdays, 10:30 AM to 12:00PM

Vinyasa style yoga class, a dynamic flowing yoga form, in which the transitions between poses (asanas), particularly breath (pranayama), are as important as the asanas themselves. All sessions are followed by a corresponding culinary demonstration with sampling afterward.
Fee: $15.00 ($13.50 members)

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