The 2022 Summer Wellness Series

We invite you to take a deep breath with us and learn some of the different ways you can incorporate nature into your wellness practices. From yoga to meditation, forest bathing to journaling, we want to help you have a relaxing and rejuvenating summer. Ages 21+. Registration is required.

Class Pricing

More about the classes…


Happy Hour Yoga + Fireside Meditation

Friday, June 3rd from 6-7pm
$20 for non-members, $18 for members

With Carly Hopper from Sun Moon Yoga

Join Carly Hopper for an all levels happy hour yoga practice as a calm reset to your week. No experience necessary. Variations of yoga poses will be provided for you to work at a pace and comfort that represents where your mind and body are at on this day. Class will include breath work, flowing and static poses, and finish with guided relaxation and a fireside meditation. Enjoy a glass of wine on us with this class!

About Carly

Carly Hopper is the owner of Sun Moon Yoga, LLC based in Mankato, MN and works at MSU, Mankato as the Fitness and Wellness Program Coordinator in Campus Recreation. Her involvement in the fitness and wellness industry spans 25+ years. Carly is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance and a certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor. When she is not teaching yoga, Carly enjoys paddleboarding, hiking, spending time with family and friends, listening to live music, and eating donuts.

Sun Moon Yoga Studios Website


Forest Bathing

Sunday, June 5th from 1-3pm
$30 for non-members, $28 for members

With David Motzenbecker from Motz Studios

Join us on an immersive, meditative, and awe-inspiring Japanese forest bathing experience (Shinrin Yoku). Feel nature’s fractals, sounds, and sensations melt away your stress and anxiety and enhance your focus. Give yourself permission to slow down and connect your senses to the healing beauty of our metro area’s green forested spaces.

About David

David Motzenbecker founded Motz Studios Forest Bathing Experiences in 2018. He is an ANFT-Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Forest Therapy Trail Certification Consultant, and award-winning Landscape Architect practicing locally and globally since 2001.

Motz Studios Website


Herbal Salve Making Class

Sunday, June 12th from 2-3:30pm
$20 for non-members, $18 for members

With Jennifer Kolter from Henderson Healing Hub

We will brew and drink nettle tea and make herbal salve for healing and best of all to calm the itch of those pesky mosquito bites.

A salve like this is excellent for cuts, scrapes, bumps, bruises, itches, inflammations, diaper rash, chapped lips and more. It’s our FAVORITE recipe and it works great. Our family uses this recipe on everything!

This lesson includes:

  • Organic comfrey
  • Organic calendula
  • Organic plantain (the 3 herbs are mixed in)
  • tins
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Beeswax
  • Labels

About Jennifer

Acupuncturist and herbalist, owner and practitioner of Henderson Healing Hub, LLC. She is trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which encompasses an array of modalities. She acquired experience in various clinics during her studies and completed her Masters in Oriental Medicine at Northwestern Health Sciences University, College of Health & Wellness. 

As a TCM provider she is able to customize an individual’s treatment to guide the body back to a natural way of healing. She is passionate about getting to the root of the problem and is grateful for the opportunity to guide you on the journey back to a place of health and vitality. On a personal note, Jennifer is married and has four active children. Her background, before TCM, was largely accounting and customer service related with a 10 year window staying home to raise her children full-time. Raising her children was the spark of her journey into this medicine and continues to help fuel the passion.

Henderson Healing Hub Website


Elemental Yoga

Saturday, July 16th from 9-10am
$20 for non-members, $18 for members

With Mary Mueller from Henderson Healing Hub

This class will center around the 5 great elements, Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether. Connect with the world around you with an emphasis on connecting to the breath, and finding the quiet peace and healing within the yoga practice.

About Mary

Mary teaches at Henderson Healing Hub. She received her 200 hour yoga teacher training through Sun Moon Yoga Studio in Mankato in 2012.

Mary has a degree in Ecology from MN State University, Mankato.  She owns and operates a Prairie Restoration business and has spent much of her career restoring wetlands and prairie. Mary and her husband Mike live on a farm near Winthrop where they practice various methods of living lightly on the land.  They have two grown Children.  Mary touches on our connection to Mother Earth and the changing seasons throughout her yoga classes. 

Henderson Healing Hub Website


Come ALIVE To The Present: The Gift of Connection Through Your Senses

Saturday, August 27th from 10-11am
$20 for non-members, $18 for members

With Michelle Burns from Design Your Destiny

Ever feel like you’ve been taken hostage with technology and constantly being plugged in? This session is for you to break free, to renew your connection to nature and yourself, in the beautiful setting of the Ney Center. This is an opportunity to slow down, to connect to the many gifts of the day through your senses. Bring a journal or notebook and pen for this walking meditation and contemplation time together.

About Michelle

Michelle Burns is a Holistic Energy Medicine Practitioner whose passion is about deep connection to the land and the sentient beings we share this place with. Also, a Master Certified Retreat coach, she has lead hundreds of nature retreats for individuals, teams, couples and families. Michelle loves to lead her guests to renew and re-calibrate through nature, ceremony and holding sacred space for simply being.

Design Your Destiny Website

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