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Jun
17
Sat
Horticulture Workshop: Habitat Gardening
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn how to design unique plant palettes and maintenance schedules for your garden that provide support for our local wildlife. As we work to preserve and protect our local biodiversity, home gardens and urban landscapes are often underutilized spaces that can be turned into corridors that provide for the little creatures we so admire and depend on.

Students will come away with best practices and insights into observing your own local wildlife and easy steps to provide for them.

Meets on June 17. $30 members, $35 non-members. Advance registration required, register here.

 

Jul
6
Thu
Quick Location Sketching @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Registration opens June 15 at 10am

Join artist Virginia Hein for a sketch walk through the gardens on Thursday, July 6 from 5–6:30pm. This class is designed as an introduction to quick location sketching and each participant is given a small panorama sketchbook and waterproof pen (included in class price). Bring a spirit of curiosity, play and experimentation.

$40 for members/$45 for non-members, materials are included. Advance registration required. registration opens June 15 at 10am.

Image: © Virginia Hein

Jul
11
Tue
Summer Yoga 2 @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Click here for the Wednesday class and here for the Friday class

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Registration opens Thursday, June 15 at 10am


Join us for an eight-week Tuesday yoga class with Barbara Wood in the Rose Pavilion every Tuesday starting July 11 –August 29 from 8:30–10am. 

Yoga at Descanso Gardens is based on Hatha Yoga, which includes stretches, strengthening poses, breathing exercises, and mindful movement. The practice adapts to individual needs.Each class includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minute yoga practice.

This class is open to all levels. Students should bring their own yoga mat and water bottle. Students are invited to bring the following props if they have them: 2 yoga blocks 4”x6”x9”, yoga strap with metal buckle 10’, yoga blanket.

Advance registration required, registration opens Thursday, June 15 at 10am.


About the instructor:

Barbara Wood: Certified as a Hatha Yoga instructor, Barbara‘s yoga style incorporates her background as a modern dancer, specifically Alignment Release Technique, and F.M. Alexander Technique. She trained under Dr. Loren Fishman, NY, and is certified as a Yoga for Osteoporosis and Yoga for Back Pain therapist. Her goal is that everyone should leave the class stronger and uplifted regardless of skill level. www.barbarawoodyoga.com

MEMBERS ONLY

Jul
12
Wed
Summer Yoga 2 @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Registration opens Thursday, June 15 at 10am

Join us for an eight-week Wednesday yoga series with Barbara Wood and Joyce Shuman in the Rose Pavilion July 12–August 30 from 5–6:30pm. 

Yoga at Descanso Gardens is based on Hatha Yoga, which includes stretches, strengthening poses, breathing exercises, and mindful movement. The practice adapts to individual needs. Each class includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minute yoga practice.

This class is open to all levels. Students should bring their own yoga mat and water bottle. Students are invited to bring the following props if they have them: 2 yoga blocks 4”x6”x9”, yoga strap with metal buckle 10’, yoga blanket.

Members only. $136 per participant. Advance registration required, registration opens June 15 at 10am.


About the instructors:
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Barbara Wood: Certified as a Hatha Yoga instructor, Barbara‘s yoga style incorporates her background as a modern dancer, specifically Alignment Release Technique, and F.M. Alexander Technique. She trained under Dr. Loren Fishman, NY, and is certified as a Yoga for Osteoporosis and Yoga for Back Pain therapist. Her goal is that everyone should leave the class stronger and uplifted regardless of skill level.  www.barbarawoodyoga.com
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Joyce Shuman: Joyce Shuman teaches yoga for all bodies; to support you with mindful breath and movement that benefits your individual yoga practice. Joyce is a RYT 500 @ Certified Yoga Therapist through Loyola Marymount University.  www.joyceshumanyoga.com

MEMBERS ONLY

Jul
14
Fri
Summer Yoga 2 @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 14 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Registration opens Thursday, June 15 at 10am

Join us for an eight-week yoga class with Joyce Shuman in the Rose Pavilion every Friday from July 14–September 1 from 8:30–10am.  

Yoga at Descanso Gardens is based on Hatha Yoga, which includes stretches, strengthening poses, breathing exercises, and mindful movement. The practice adapts to individual needs. Each class includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minute yoga practice.

This class is open to all levels. Students should bring their own yoga mat and water bottle. Students are invited to bring the following props if they have them: 2 yoga blocks 4”x6”x9”, yoga strap with metal buckle 10’, yoga blanket.

Members only. $136 per participant, advance registration required, registration opens Thursday, June 15 at 10am.


About the instructor:

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Joyce Shuman: Joyce Shuman teaches yoga for all bodies; to support you with mindful breath and movement that benefits your individual yoga practice. Joyce is a RYT 500 @ Certified Yoga Therapist through Loyola Marymount University.  www.joyceshumanyoga.com

MEMBERS ONLY

Jul
22
Sat
Horticulture Workshop: Cycads
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Registration opens Thursday, June 15 at 10am

Learn about Descanso’s collection of cycads in the Ancient Forest during their most active time of year. Cycads were one of the first seed bearing plants and predate all the flowering plants that dominate our world today. 

On Saturday, July 22, students will learn how these ancient plants evolved through history and gain an appreciation for the diversity we see today. 

Students are encouraged to bring pens and sketching paper. This class includes use of microscopes and other botany lab-style materials. Class takes place indoors and outdoors.

Meets on July 22. $20 members, $25 non-members. Advance registration required, registration opens Thursday, June 15 at 10am.

 

Aug
3
Thu
Quick Location Sketching @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Registration opens July 14 at 10am

Join artist Virginia Hein for a sketch walk through the gardens on Thursday, August 3 from 5–6:30pm. This class is designed as an introduction to quick location sketching and each participant is given a small panorama sketchbook and waterproof pen (included in class price). Bring a spirit of curiosity, play and experimentation.

$40 for members/$45 for non-members, materials are included. Advance registration required. registration opens July 14 at 10am.

Image: © Virginia Hein