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May
16
Tue
Summer Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
May 16 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Click here for the Wednesday class and here for the Friday class

Join us for an eight-week Tuesday yoga class with Barbara Wood in the Rose Pavilion every Tuesday starting May 16–July 4 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, register here.


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

May
17
Wed
Summer Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
May 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us for an eight-week Wednesday yoga series with Barbara Wood and Joyce Shuman in the Rose Pavilion May 17–July 5 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, register here.


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

May
19
Fri
Summer Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
May 19 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Join us for an eight-week Friday yoga series with Joyce Shuman in the Rose Pavilion every Friday May 19–July 7 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, register here.


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

Spring Bloom Tours
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a guided walking tour to see what’s blooming at Descanso. Meets from 11am to noon on March 17 and 18, April 21 and 22, and May 19 and 20.

Meets at Center Circle. Included in the price of admission or Descanso Gardens membership, no reservations required.

May
20
Sat
Spring Bloom Tours
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a guided walking tour to see what’s blooming at Descanso. Meets from 11am to noon on March 17 and 18, April 21 and 22, and May 19 and 20.

Meets at Center Circle. Included in the price of admission or Descanso Gardens membership, no reservations required.

May
26
Fri
Little Explorers @ Descanso Gardens
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come explore, play and create with us under the oaks on the Main Lawn. Families with young children (age 2–5 years old) will enjoy doing arts and crafts and nature exploration together each month.

No registration required, free with admission or membership.

May
27
Sat
Student Community Service Day @ Descanso Gardens
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Help care for Descanso Gardens and get service hours for school at this student volunteer opportunity. Instruction will be provided.
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  • All experience levels are welcome.

  • For ages 12-15. Adult chaperones must be present.

  • Bring gardening gloves and water.

  • Remember to wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes.

  • Limited space available, RSVP required

RSVP to volunteer@descansogardens.org by Saturday, May 20, 2023. You will be sent additional instructions and will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.

May
28
Sun
Member Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
May 28 @ 8:00 am

Come join our monthly walk for birders of all levels. Bring binoculars!

Keep your bird count tallied on the updated and now downloadable Descanso Bird Checklist.

No reservations required.

MEMBERS ONLY

May
29
Mon
Memorial Day pop-up @ Descanso Gardens
May 29 @ 10:30 am

Coming to Descanso on Memorial Day? Check out The Kitchen at Descanso’s special menu with chili cheese dogs, BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, and more.

No reservations required. Menu subject to change, while supplies last.
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May
30
Tue
Wild Sighting by Leslie K. Gray @ Descanso Gardens
May 30 @ 9:00 am

Keep your eyes open on the path leading up to the Boddy House and you may just find eyes staring back at you! These are part of the Wild Sighting installation by artist Leslie K. Gray on display May 30–October 1.

Free with admission, no reservations required.


About Leslie K. Gray

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Leslie K. Gray is a visual artist and theater designer whose work has been seen locally at the Skirball Museum, Highways Performance Space, and others as well as in Chiang Mai, Thailand and Montevideo, Uruguay.

She designed and directed the “Dragons 101” puppet show for Descanso’s Night Garden event of 2020 and the colorful butterflies in Descanso’s Rose Garden in 2021.

For more of her work, visit Haikupenguin.com.