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Kundalini Yoga - Single Session

Kundalini Yoga focuses on awakening your energy and unlocking your inner potential through specific breathing, movements, stretching, meditation and mantra.

 

This ancient and sacred practice is the oldest form of Yoga, kept secret by advanced yogis until recently. As taught by Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D., Master of Kundalini Yoga, this powerful and effective form of Yoga is a great way to recharge and heal your body quickly.

 

A typical Kundalini yoga class will start and end with the most beautiful and ancient chants which open and calm the heart. Then we proceed with a carefully planned sequence of postures, movements and breathing exercises, called a kriya, that bring about quick and powerful transformation on all levels. How? By stimulating the nervous and immune systems, while improving strength and flexibility, as it centers the mind and opens the spirit.

 

From your very first class, you'll reap the rewards, including relief from back pain, stress, addiction, depression and insomnia, and weight control. Kundalini Yoga promises you peace of mind. Elevate and experience yourself through this ancient science!

 

All levels welcome, no experience required. Each session is unique; we recommend that you try at least two or three sessions. Please bring water and a yoga mat. If you have trouble sitting on the floor for extended periods of time please bring a blanket and pillows to help with comfort.

 

During the warm season the class will be held outdoors! It is a beautiful place to practice your yoga! Classes will still meet in Morrison Center and then move outdoors.

Single session: $8 member, $10 non-member

 

Instructor: Chris Anne Coviello

For more information on Instructor Chris Anne Coviello please visit www.chrisannecoviello.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn How to Build a Hoophouse

 

Hoop houses, plastic enclosed structures made of “hoops” of pipe, are used to lengthen the growing season. Learn how to build this garden-changing structure during a hands-on, day-long workshop at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.

 

$34 members, $39 nonmembers.

 

 

 

Lecture - Nothing is Impossible - The Winter Harvest Handbook

Eliot Coleman

 

Celebrated farming expert, Eliot Coleman, helped start the organic food movement with “The New Organic Grower” published 20 years ago. He continues to lead the way, pushing the limits of the harvest season. Coleman will share his innovative and highly successfully methods to raise crops throughout the coldest of winters. Discover how to grow produce of unparalleled freshness and quality in customized unheated or, in some cases, minimally heated, movable plastic greenhouses.

 

Coleman offers clear, concise details on greenhouse construction and maintenance, planting schedules, crop management, harvesting practices and even marketing methods. A passionate advocate for the revival of small-scale sustainable farming, Coleman provides a practical model for supplying fresh, locally grown produce during the winter season, even in climates where conventional wisdom says it can't be done.

 

Eliot Coleman has been involved in organic farming since 1966. He has experience in field vegetables, greenhouse vegetables, rotational grazing of livestock and range poultry. He is the author of “The New Organic Grower” (Chelsea Green, rev. 1995), “Four Season Harvest” (Chelsea Green, rev. 1999), and “The Winter Harvest Handbook” (Chelsea Green, 2009). As a commercial market gardener, director of agricultural research projects and teacher and lecturer on organic farming, he has studied and practiced all aspects of the craft. Coleman presently owns and operates Four Season Farm, a year-round market garden in Harborside, Maine.

 

6 p.m. Social hour and tasting hosted by Slow Food Denver (included in price)

Menu - Potatoes, yams, root vegetables, beans, hearty greens, honey, hearty herbs all will come together to show the bounty that is still available to us to share the glorious tastes that is Colorado in the winter.

7 p.m. Program and lecture

8:30 p.m. Book signing by author

 

All lecture programs: $20 member, $25 non-member. Space is limited so register early!

* ticket price includes entry into the outdoor exhibition.

 

Slow Food Members are welcome to register for the discounted member price of $15, please click on reciprocal member price, no idenification required.

 

“Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.”

— Charles Dickens

 

With the support of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and in line with the Gardens' mission of connecting people with plants, this year's series is designed to take you along with us through nature’s seasons as we observe and appreciate the aesthetic and edible bounties that nature is able to provide for us within a year’s time.

 

 

 

Lecture - The Perpetual Pantry: Bridging the Gap from Ranch to City Cooking

Eugenia Bone

 

The bounty of fruits and vegetables grown in Colorado’s North Fork Valley where Bone summers inspired her to become a master canner, a gardener and author of the memoir/cookbook, “At Mesa's Edge.” But nine months out of the year she lives in New York City. Adapting the culinary opportunities of country living to the realities of city life was a challenge but the process led to a new way of cooking that merges the thrifty traditions of the past with the time constraints of the urban lifestyle. Two more books have come out of this study: “Well-Preserved,” a small-batch canning book that explores ways to use home-canned foods, and “The Kitchen Ecosystem,” Bone's newest book (set to be released in September 2014), which investigates the integration of recipes to create the healthiest and tastiest foods. This talk will change the way you look at the food you buy, prepare and discard, and will help you understand why the food you make tastes the way it does.

 

Eugenia Bone, a veteran food writer who has published in many national magazines and newspapers, is also a cookbook author. In addition to being a well loved author of the above mentioned books, as well as, “Mycophilia: Revelations From the Weird World of Mushrooms,” a popular science book about fungi (Rodale 2011), Bone has contributed to many cookbooks and literary journals, been nominated for a variety of food writing awards and participated in radio, interactive and online interviews, in addition to appearing multiple times on television. Bone teaches and lectures about food preservation. She lives in New York City and Crawford, Colorado.

 

6 p.m. Social hour and tasting hosted by Slow Food Denver (included in price)

Menu - Using Eugenia’s creative recipes and delightful sense of place as a guide, we’ll take the best of what we can get our hands on, and use her recipes to taste the best of what is available.

7 p.m. Program and lecture

8:30 p.m. Book signing by author

 

All lecture programs: $15 member, $20 non-member. Space is limited so register early!

 

Slow Food Members are welcome to register for the discounted member price of $15, please click on reciprocal member price, no idenification required.

 

“Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.”

— Charles Dickens

 

With the support of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and in line with the Gardens' mission of connecting people with plants, this year's series is designed to take you along with us through nature’s seasons as we observe and appreciate the aesthetic and edible bounties that nature is able to provide for us within a year’s time.

 

 

 

Light on Form

Registration begins June 10, 2014 at 9am. Classes appear sold out until then.

 

Take your drawings from flat to fabulous. The secret to portraying light and shadow on your subjects lies in understanding the scientific method of lighting as it applies to different forms. Beginning with basic geometric shapes, refine your skills in showing light and volume on any subject. The class will work entirely in graphite pencil, but the principles apply to all other media. As you progress from fruits and vegetables, to leaves and flowers, to entire plants with complex shapes, you will overcome the obstacles in creating three-dimensional drawings. Fee: $230 member, $285 non-member. Prerequisite: Botanical Illustration in Pencil I.

 

• Wed, July 23, 30, Aug. 6, 13, 20, 6-9 p.m.

Instructor: Constance Sayas

 

• Fri - Sun, Aug. 22 - 24, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Instructor: Susan Rubin

 

• Wed, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 29, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. – noon.

Instructor: Marjorie Leggitt

 

• Wed, Nov.5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10, 6-9 p.m.

Instructor: Susan Rubin

 

 

Literature of the Land Book Club - Fall

 

Join us for the fall 2014 session of Literature of the Land, a book club series hosted by the Helen Fowler Library. We’ll read 3 books over 3 months, focusing on a specific topic of interest. We delve into literature related to the land and to nature, discussing topics that may range from environmental issues to the culture of food and drink, from the American dust bowl to the cinnamon trees of Southeast Asia. This fall we’ll examine the history and influence of America’s national parks. We’ll begin in October with Kim Heacox’s John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire. From there we’ll move on to Letters from Yellowstone by Diane Smith (November), followed by Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed (December).

 

Each session has individual registration, please select all three date options with seperate registration if you would like to attend the entire series.

 

Each meeting is $5 for the public.

 

 

 

Registration is mandatory as attendance will be limited in number to allow for interactive discussion in a friendly group setting.

 

Make Your Own Chai

 

What is the rich smooth drink called Chai? Where did it originate and what are the main ingredients?

 

In this session you will hear about the history of Chai and have an opportunity to make your own. As we sip on a warm cup of Chai Latte we will explore different ways to enjoy the fabulous flavors and aromas of this popular drink.

 

You will leave with a bag of Chai to use at home along with the recipe to make more and additional recipes which use Chai as a flavor agent.

 

$34 member, $39 non-member, includes $7 for materials.

 

Instructor: Judy Williams

 

Making Goat's Milk Soap

Nothing is more luxurious than hand-crafted goat's milk soap, and it's even better when you can make it yourself for your home and for gift-giving! The class will include:

- Step-by-step instruction/demonstration in the cold-process technique for goat's milk soap

- Overview of the oils that can be used in soapmaking

- The properties of essential oils and creating fragrance combinations

- How to use additives, including herbs, flowers, oats, and honey

- Molds and cutting

- Lye safety

Participants will receive a bar of goat's milk soap, plus a basic soap recipe with suggested variations.

 

Instructor:

Sundari Kraft. Sundari is the author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Urban Homesteading" and the proud owner of two backyard dwarf dairy goats. She has written about goat's milk soapmaking for MaryJanesFarm magazine, and happily makes all of the soap used by her family.

 

$40 member and non-member, includes $5 for materials

 

Image: Courtesy of Gurney5 (Flickr)

Mastering Mushrooms: Master Class with Alexander Viazmensky

Registration begins June 10, 2014 at 9am. Classes appear sold out until then.

 

Hunting mushrooms is a national pastime in Russia, and fungi are the subject of the botanical artwork done by Alexander (Sasha) Viazmensky. Taught in a demonstration format, this workshop will focus on learning techniques used by Sasha to create his unique paintings. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from this master artist. Fee: $350 member, $400 non-member. Prerequisites: Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration from Denver Botanic Gardens or completed certificate in botanical art and illustration, scientific illustration, nature illustration or equivalent from another institution.

 

No refunds for registration cancellations after September 8, 2014, unless your seat can be filled.

 

• Mon - – Wed, Oct. 20-22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (18 hours)

Instructor: Alexander Viazmensky, St. Petersburg, Russia

 

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Relaxing In the Moment

The foundation of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is the cultivation of mindfulness – clear, non-judgmental attention to the present moment – with regard to theongoing experience of body, feelings, emotions, and mind. MBSR studies reveal its power to reduce medical symptoms and psychological stress while enhancing the health and well-being of program participants.

Designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., MBSR consists of 8 weekly sessions and a one-day silent retreat. Various mindfulness tools are learned and practiced in a group context and continued between class sessions.

 

 

Janet Solyntjes, MA, has taught meditation and body awareness disciplines since 1984. She teaches Mindfulness -Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in both non-profit and corporate settings internationally and is the co-founder of The Center for Courageous Living. Janet is an Adjunct Professor at Naropa University, a senior teacher for Shambhala International, and leads residential meditation programs at retreat centers in the US and Canada.

 

Member and Non Member price includes $25 for materials.

 

Mini Camp at Chatfield: Cornucopia of Colors

Spend your day off of school surrounding yourself with the rich colors of fall at Hildebrand Ranch. We will have fun on the farm as we care for the farm animals, plant herbs, make our own seed paper, and create a colorful meal on the wood burning stove.

 

Mini Camp at Chatfield: Fall Fun on the Farm

Spend your day off of school celebrating the bountiful harvest of Hildebrand Ranch. Find your way through the corn maze, make pumpkin butter and get creative with vegetables from the farm. Enjoy a hands-on day while caring for farm animals and exploring the gardens at Chatfield!

Mini Camp: Chihuly

the dramatic glass exhibit of artist Dale Chihuly, and how his sculptures interact with natural settings at the Gardens.  Experiment with the unique properties of glass, discover the colors of the art work and plants, make a tasty colorful treat and create Chihuly inspired art.

Spend your day off school at the Gardens at York Street exploring the Chihuly exhibition and learn how Dale Chihuly's artwork interacts with the Gardens natural settings. Experiment with the unique properties of glass, discover the colors of the art and plants, make a tasty colorful treat and create art inspired by the exhibition.

 

 

 

 

Mini Camp: Curious and Carnivorous Plants

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the greenhouse where curious, carnivorous plants live, discover their secrets, dissect one and plant another to keep for your very own!

Spend your day off school at the Gardens at York Street exploring the amazing world of plants. We will fill the day with garden explorations, games, activities, art projects and take-home gardens.

 

Mini Camp: From Flowers to Honey

Flowers and bees have a sweet relationship at Denver Botanic Gardens! Learn how flowers attract bees and how bees make honey, dissect and discover the parts of a flower, participate in a honey tasting and build your own garden  bee house  to take home.

Spend your day off school at the Gardens at York Street exploring the amazing world of plants. We will fill the day with garden explorations, games, activities, art projects and take-home gardens.

 

 

Mini Camp: Tropical Discovery

Escape the cold as we explore the plants and animals that live in a tropical rainforest.  Go on a special mission to see if you could survive there, make a tropical treat and create a mini-jungle in a jar.

Spend your day off school at the Gardens at York Street exploring the amazing world of plants. We will fill the day with garden explorations, games, activities, art projects and take-home gardens.

 

Miniature Masterpieces

Registration opens June 10, 2014 at 9am. Classes will appear sold out until then.

Small and special! Bring your big ideas and learn to scale them to a small format. Learn about the importance of miniatures in the history of art. Discover the delights and challenges of working in diminutive dimensions. Learn how composition, line, form and precision are crucial to conveying the message in miniature. Instructor demonstrations, class critique and individual attention will help you complete several stunning miniature works of botanical art.

Fee: $230 member, $285 non-member. Prerequisites: Botanical Illustration in Pencil I, Light on Form, or Certificate in Art and Botanical Illustration.

 

• Wed, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, 1-4 p.m.

Instructor: Susan Rubin

 

Morning Photography

 

This is self-guided, no instructor event allows participants to photograph the sculptures in beautiful morning light, before the Gardens opens.

This self-guided, no instructor event allows participants to photograph the sculptures in beautiful morning light, before the Gardens opens.

 

To be held once a month.

 

$26 members, $28 non members.

 

Image Credit: Dale Chihuly, Blue Fiddleheads (detail), 2012. Dallas Arboretum, Dallas.

 

 

Open Studio

Registration begins June 10, 2014 at 9am. Classes appear sold out until then.

 

Open Studio is for everyone who wants to experience a creative and supportive environment without attending a structured workshop. You can work on your own projects during open hours, at your own pace. A tutor is available for help and advice (10 a.m. – Noon and 2 - 4 p.m.), but there will be no formal teaching. The tutor will help you to get started on a project or advise how to add the finishing touches. Attending the Open Studio will be ideal for everyone who wants to advance his/her personal projects (or ideas) or need to refresh his/her knowledge of any media. Fee: $20/session member, $25/session non-member. Pre-registration required.

 

• Thu, July 24, 1-4 p.m.

• Wed, Aug. 27, 1-4 p.m.

• Thu, Sep. 25, 1-4 p.m.

• Wed, Oct. 15, 1-4 p.m.

 

Passive Solar Greenhouse Growing

Rocky Mountain Gardening Elective

Ever feel like you don’t know what you are doing in your greenhouse? Or perhaps you have plans to build one and what then? Penn Parmenter has been growing food in her passive solar sustainable greenhouse for 12 years with the help of her husband Cord, who has been documenting the success of his 4 year-old sustainable greenhouse.

This class will help take some of the mystery out of something that should be so easy and yet can seem so hard. Matching appropriate plants to the microclimates within the greenhouse is crucial. Often the plants are the best teachers in the greenhouse and together we will learn how to work within the unique eco-system your greenhouse is.

Favorite foods, herbs and flowers will be discussed as well as forcing plants for seed production, over wintering potted plants and succession planting for a year round harvest.

The Parmenter’s grow organically and will share their organic answers for keeping the greenhouse under control from bugs and disease. Preventative methods as well as what to do when you’ve lost control will be addressed.

Penn and Cord both have busy lives, three kids and a business and yet they still manage to grow food year round in their greenhouses. When life gets in the way and you’re thinking of turning your greenhouse into a shed, don’t despair – there are answers for successful greenhouse growing.

Let’s step up production in your greenhouse - and you enjoy the benefits.

 

$26 member, $31 non-member

 

Instructors: Penn and Cord Parmenter

 

 

See also "Sustainable Greenhouse Design" - offered on the same weekend!

 

 

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