Upcoming Events

Youth & Family
Plant Pals (12 Week SERIES)

Tuesdays 10:15 - 11:00 AM, June 1 - August 17 (12 weekly sessions)

In 2021 our kids' horticulture series goes back to basics. Each week, visit the Edible Garden and engage in hands-on learning while working together to cultivate a small garden space at Reiman Gardens. Classes include various gardening activities, planting lessons, exploration, and more. Register here for the series to receive a discounted price, or sign up week to week as you choose.

Perfect for youth K-3rd grades with an adult. Preregistration with prepayment is HIGHLY encouraged – each session is limited to 12 total individuals. NOTE: Please register for both youth and adult attendees.

SERIES:
$80 Member / ISU Student YOUTH
$100 Member / ISU Student ADULT
$130 General Public YOUTH
$150 General Public ADULT

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Outdoor Pilates

This program has been cancelled.
Tuesdays beginning July 6, 12:00 – 12:45 PM for 6 weeks

Join Ames Parks and Recreation instructor Kathy Vince for a unique outdoor Pilates experience. Concentrate on core strength, alignment, breath, and balance beneath Reiman Gardens’ beautiful bald cypress trees – a symbol of longevity and growth.

Participants are responsible for bringing their own mats to class. Registration with pre-payment is required by Sunday, July 4.

$48 RG Members/Ames Residents
$60 General Public/Non-residents
$41 ISU Students

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Sunrise Yoga

This program has been cancelled.
Wednesdays beginning July 7, 8:00 – 8:45 AM for 6 weeks

Enjoy the privacy of the Gardens before public hours with a yoga class that will help you rise with the sun! Ames Parks and Recreation instructor Amelia Attwood will combine movement with breath work in this morning class that will bring balance to your day!

Participants are responsible for bringing their own mats to class. Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, July 5.

$48 RG Members/Ames Residents
$60 General Public/Non-residents
$41 ISU Students

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Yoga in the Gardens – Wednesdays 4:30

This program has ben cancelled.
Wednesdays beginning July 7, 4:30 – 5:15 PM for 6 weeks

Practice yoga outdoors with Ames Parks and Recreation instructor Eric McCabe. Classes will focus on breath and movement, resulting in a flowing and mindful practice that stretches and strengthens to bring balance to body and mind.

Participants are responsible for bringing their own mats to class. Registration with pre-payment is required by Tuesday, July 6.

$48 RG Members/Ames Residents
$60 General Public/Non-residents
$41 ISU Students

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Yoga in the Gardens – Wednesdays 6:00

Wednesdays beginning July 7, 6:00 – 6:45 PM for 6 weeks

Practice yoga outdoors after public hours with Ames Parks and Recreation instructor Kathy Vince. Classes will focus on breath and movement, resulting in a flowing and mindful practice that stretches and strengthens to bring balance to body and mind.

Participants are responsible for bringing their own mats to class. Registration with pre-payment is required by Tuesday, July 6.

$48 RG Members/Ames Residents
$60 General Public/Non-residents
$41 ISU Students

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Outdoor Beginner Tai Chi

Thursdays, beginning July 8, 7:00 – 7:45 PM for 6 weeks

Tai Chi techniques have many benefits for health and well-being including flexibility, stress reduction and balance. Join Felicitas Avendano, a student of Tai Chi, in a beginner level class surrounded by the serenity of the Gardens. You will learn the basic postures, movement, and breath work to get you started. You will also begin learning the first movements of the Yang style Tai Chi form.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Wednesday, July 7.

$48 RG Members/Ames Residents
$60 General Public/Non-residents
$41 ISU Students

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Yoga in the Gardens – Thursdays

This program has been cancelled.
Thursdays beginning July 8, 9:00 – 9:45 AM for 6 weeks

Practice yoga outdoors before Reiman Gardens opens to the public with Ames Parks and Recreation instructor Wendy Herrick. Classes will focus on breath and movement, resulting in a flowing and mindful practice that stretches and strengthens to bring balance to body and mind.

Participants are responsible for bringing their own mats to class. Registration with pre-payment is required by Tuesday, July 6.

$48 RG Members/Ames Residents
$60 General Public/Non-residents
$41 ISU Students

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Yoga in the Gardens – Fridays

This program has been cancelled.
Fridays beginning July 9, 10:00 – 10:45 AM for 6 weeks

Practice yoga outdoors with Ames Parks and Recreation instructor Chris Peters. Classes will focus on breath and movement, resulting in a flowing and mindful practice that stretches and strengthens to bring balance to body and mind.

Participants are responsible for bringing their own mats to class. Registration with pre-payment is required by Wednesday, July 7.

$48 RG Members/Ames Residents
$60 General Public/Non-residents
$41 ISU Students

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Mindfully Balanced: Community-Based Mindfulness Meditations for Connecting to Our Natural Environment and Our Natural Selves

8-week course: Sundays beginning July 11 - August 15, 4:30 - 5:15 PM, AND Sundays August 22-29, 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Presented by neuroscientist, certified mindfulness instructor, and Reiman Gardens Science Communication Fellow Crystal Jewell, this 8-week course takes an integrative mind and body approach based on both science, such as the gut-brain connection, and historical practices, such as the universal and ancient practice of community-led drum circles.

Each meditation class will include teachings on the technique’s unique historical and scientific background. Every class is different, and though each one builds off of the previous session, folks can register for the series or for separate programs to suit individual needs. The goal of Mindfully Balanced is to build a strong and healthy connection to yourself, your environment, and your community by increasing attention and decreasing stress. Come as you are, everyone is welcome.

Register at a discounted price for the series to receive cumulative benefits from successive classes, along with a pre-meditation program you can do at home up to two weeks before classes begin. Please dress in non-restrictive clothing and bring a yoga mat/blanket and pillow/cushion to each class.

SERIES PRICE: $35 Members & ISU Students / $100 General Public

Class sessions:
Jul 11: Mindfulness Meditation: Seated (Part 1)
Jul 18: Mindfulness Meditation: Seated (Part 2)
Jul 25: Mindfulness Meditation: Standing
Aug 1: Mindfulness Meditation: Walking (Part 1)
Aug 8: Mindfulness Meditation: Walking (Part 2)
Aug 15: Mindfulness Meditation: Walking (Part 3)
Aug 22: Mindfulness Meditation: Sonic Sitting
Aug 29: Mindfulness Meditation: Sonic Movement

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Yoga in the Gardens – Mondays

This program has been cancelled.
Mondays beginning July 12, 9:30 – 10:15 AM for 5 weeks

Practice yoga outdoors with Ames Parks and Recreation instructor Kathy Vince. Classes will focus on breath and movement, resulting in a flowing and mindful practice that stretches and strengthens to bring balance to body and mind.

Participants are responsible for bringing their own mats to class. Registration with pre-payment is required by Sunday, July 11.

$40 RG Members/Ames Residents
$50 General Public/Non-residents
$34 ISU Students

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