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Tai Chi Amongst the Bonsai
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

Tai Chi Amongst the Bonsai

The National Bonsai Foundation and DC Tai Chi are partnering to bring a unique and unitive experience. Join us for a one-hour Tai Chi class taught by internationally recognized Master Nick Gracenin surrounded by the beauty, serenity and history of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum's world-famous collection of tiny trees. Master Nick will introduce the essentials of traditional Tai Chi and Qigong. Class is suitable for all levels.

 
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Tai Chi Amongst the Bonsai
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Tai Chi Amongst the Bonsai

The National Bonsai Foundation and DC Tai Chi are partnering to bring a unique and unitive experience. Join us for a one-hour Tai Chi class taught by internationally recognized Master Nick Gracenin surrounded by the beauty, serenity and history of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum's world-famous collection of tiny trees. Master Nick will introduce the essentials of traditional Tai Chi and Qigong. Class is suitable for all levels.

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Bask in the Beauty of Bonsai: Forest Bathing Among Treasured Trees with Melanie Choukas-Bradley
Oct
19
8:30 AM08:30

Bask in the Beauty of Bonsai: Forest Bathing Among Treasured Trees with Melanie Choukas-Bradley

Join certified nature and forest therapy guide and acclaimed author, Melanie Choukas-Bradley, for a very special guided exercise in meditation, rejuvenation and contemplation among the nation’s premier bonsai collection. In the 2-hour program, Melanie will guide participants through the visual, auditory, and interactive experience of Shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing,” a practice popularized in Japan and known for its transformative and therapeutic experiences like a boosted immune system, reduced blood pressure, improved sleep patterns and more improved sleep patterns and more.

Melanie Choukas-Bradley is a Washington, DC author and naturalist who leads field trips and tree tours for a variety of organizations. She is an award-winning author of several DC nature books, including "The Joy of Forest Bathing," now available for purchase. Melanie is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide.

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Tai Chi Amongst the Bonsai
Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

Tai Chi Amongst the Bonsai

The National Bonsai Foundation and DC Tai Chi are partnering to bring a unique and unitive experience. Join us for a one-hour Tai Chi class taught by internationally recognized Master Nick Gracenin surrounded by the beauty, serenity and history of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum's world-famous collection of tiny trees. Master Nick will introduce the essentials of traditional Tai Chi and Qigong. Class is suitable for all levels.

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Yoga Amongst the Bonsai
Jun
22
9:00 AM09:00

Yoga Amongst the Bonsai

The National Bonsai Foundation invites you to calm your mind with yoga amongst the nation's most beloved bonsai collection located at The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum (in the U.S. Arboretum). Unwind with an all-level yoga class with certified instructor and artist Alexa Tovsen.

In Alexa's class, you will explore various practices including movement, postures, breathing exercises, meditation and exploration of yoga philosophy. You will strengthen your awareness and challenge yourself to find the right balance of ease and effort for yourself. Modifications and alternate poses are offered to accommodate all students.

After the class, take some time to appreciate and learn about the bonsai and penjing on display in the Museum. The yoga class will last one hour. The Museum is located inside the U.S. National Arboretum. Please bring your own mat.

This event is being offered on April 20th, May 25th, and June 22nd. You can register for any/all of those dates at the button below.

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Mindfulness Amongst the Bonsai with Linda Naini of IMCW
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Mindfulness Amongst the Bonsai with Linda Naini of IMCW

Slow down, awaken your senses, and come home to your body, breath, heart, and the natural world around you through heart centered mindfulness meditation practices. This class, co-sponsored by the National Bonsai Foundation and Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW), will include guided sitting, standing, and walking meditations, mindful sharing and exploration among the nation’s premier bonsai collection of The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum at the U.S. National Arboretum. Newcomers to meditation and longtime practitioners are welcome. This venue is accessible for those with mobility impairments.

Linda Naini is an Insight Meditation Community of Washington Mindfulness Meditation Teacher. She has practiced mindfulness meditation since 2009, and began teaching in 2013. She loves creating and offering fun, effective, and focused programs for individuals and groups that combine research-proven techniques with ancient traditions from around the world.

Session Schedule:

9-10:30: Mindfulness meditation teachings and practices for the Spring Season with Linda Naini.

10:30-11:00: Private tour of the collection with Erin Holden, Museum Gardener.

This class is being offered April 14th and June 9th. Click button below to register for either.

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Yoga Amongst the Bonsai
May
25
9:00 AM09:00

Yoga Amongst the Bonsai

The National Bonsai Foundation invites you to calm your mind with yoga amongst the nation's most beloved bonsai collection located at The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum (in the U.S. Arboretum). Unwind with an all-level yoga class with certified instructor and artist Alexa Tovsen.

In Alexa's class, you will explore various practices including movement, postures, breathing exercises, meditation and exploration of yoga philosophy. You will strengthen your awareness and challenge yourself to find the right balance of ease and effort for yourself. Modifications and alternate poses are offered to accommodate all students.

After the class, take some time to appreciate and learn about the bonsai and penjing on display in the Museum. The yoga class will last one hour. The Museum is located inside the U.S. National Arboretum. Please bring your own mat.

This event is being offered on April 20th, May 25th, and June 22nd. You can register for any/all of those dates at the button below.

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Tai Chi Amongst the Bonsai
May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Tai Chi Amongst the Bonsai

The National Bonsai Foundation and DC Tai Chi are partnering to bring a unique and unitive experience. Join us for a one-hour Tai Chi class taught by internationally recognized Master Nick Gracenin surrounded by the beauty, serenity and history of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum's world-famous collection of small trees. Master Nick will introduce the essentials of traditional Tai Chi and Qigong. Class is suitable for all levels.

Class will be offered on April 7th, May 5th, and June 2nd. Click button below to register for any/all.

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Yoga Amongst the Bonsai
Apr
20
9:00 AM09:00

Yoga Amongst the Bonsai

The National Bonsai Foundation invites you to calm your mind with yoga amongst the nation's most beloved bonsai collection located at The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum (in the U.S. Arboretum). Unwind with an all-level yoga class with certified instructor and artist Alexa Tovsen.

In Alexa's class, you will explore various practices including movement, postures, breathing exercises, meditation and exploration of yoga philosophy. You will strengthen your awareness and challenge yourself to find the right balance of ease and effort for yourself. Modifications and alternate poses are offered to accommodate all students.

After the class, take some time to appreciate and learn about the bonsai and penjing on display in the Museum. The yoga class will last one hour. The Museum is located inside the U.S. National Arboretum. Please bring your own mat.

This event is being offered on April 20th, May 25th, and June 22nd. You can register for any/all of those dates at the button below.

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Bask in the Beauty of Bonsai: Forest Bathing Among Treasured Trees with Melanie Choukas-Bradley
Apr
18
8:30 AM08:30

Bask in the Beauty of Bonsai: Forest Bathing Among Treasured Trees with Melanie Choukas-Bradley

Join certified nature and forest therapy guide and acclaimed author, Melanie Choukas-Bradley, for a very special guided exercise in meditation, rejuvenation and contemplation among the nation’s premier bonsai collection. In the 2-hour program, Melanie will guide participants through the visual, auditory, and interactive experience of Shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing,” a practice popularized in Japan and known for its transformative and therapeutic experiences like a boosted immune system, reduced blood pressure, improved sleep patterns and more.

Melanie Choukas-Bradley is a Washington, DC author and naturalist who leads field trips and tree tours for a variety of organizations. She is an award-winning author of several DC nature books, including "The Joy of Forest Bathing," now available for purchase. Melanie is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide.

This class is being offered on April 18th, May 2nd and October 3rd. You can register for either or all by clicking the button below.

Read an interview we did with Melanie on our blog to learn more about this special experience.

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Mindfulness Amongst the Bonsai with Linda Naini of IMCW
Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Mindfulness Amongst the Bonsai with Linda Naini of IMCW

Slow down, awaken your senses, and come home to your body, breath, heart, and the natural world around you through heart centered mindfulness meditation practices. This class, co-sponsored by the National Bonsai Foundation and Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW), will include guided sitting, standing, and walking meditations, mindful sharing and exploration among the nation’s premier bonsai collection of The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum at the U.S. National Arboretum. Newcomers to meditation and longtime practitioners are welcome. This venue is accessible for those with mobility impairments.

Linda Naini is an Insight Meditation Community of Washington Mindfulness Meditation Teacher. She has practiced mindfulness meditation since 2009, and began teaching in 2013. She loves creating and offering fun, effective, and focused programs for individuals and groups that combine research-proven techniques with ancient traditions from around the world.

Session Schedule:

9-10:30: Mindfulness meditation teachings and practices for the Spring Season with Linda Naini.

10:30-11:00: Private tour of the collection with Erin Holden, Museum Gardener.

This class is being offered April 14th and June 9th. Click button below to register for either.

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Tai Chi Amongst the Bonsai
Apr
7
9:00 AM09:00

Tai Chi Amongst the Bonsai

The National Bonsai Foundation and DC Tai Chi are partnering to bring a unique and unitive experience. Join us for a one-hour Tai Chi class taught by internationally recognized Master Nick Gracenin surrounded by the beauty, serenity and history of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum's world-famous collection of small trees. Master Nick will introduce the essentials of traditional Tai Chi and Qigong. Class is suitable for all levels.

Class will be offered on April 7th, May 5th, and June 2nd. Click button below to register for any/all.

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