Enrichment & Wellness

Find motivation and connection in classes designed to promote enrichment and wellness for every age, at every level of activity. Wellness classes focus on healthy living and offer opportunities for friendship and community, a send of well-being, self-confidence, and improved mental abilities. Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Meditation, and Herbalism are just a few of the small group classes taught by passionate, trained community instructors. Enrichment classes include hands-on skills such as creative writing, journaling, science, technology, music, history, and more. Class topics vary each month and are taught in the Cottage, Virginia’s House, and outdoors around the beautiful gardens and grounds of 577.

Upcoming Classes

Summer Meditation & Restorative Sound
Friday, July 26 ~ 6pm to 7:15pm
Friday, August 23 ~ 6pm to 7:15pm

Relax into your weekend by joining us to experience the benefits of vibrational sound and meditation. Receive gentle guidance to unwind through focused breathing and meditation exercises. We’ll then relax onto yoga mats to experience the calming effects of listening to highly resonant, immersive sounds from various instruments including crystal bowls. These sound vibrations, or sound “bathing”, promote a meditative state, allowing thoughts to quiet and the body to relax.

Leave class with an understanding of how this practice can be beneficial and how to incorporate vibrational sound into your own self-care practice.

All supplies are included (yoga mats, blankets, bolsters, and eye pillows) but students are welcome to bring their own pillows and any other props for personal comfort. It is also recommended to dress warmly since bodies tend to cool as they relax.

Community Instructor: Pam Bortz

Gentle Evening Yoga & Sound Bath
Monday, July 29 ~ 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Enjoy a serene yoga experience that connects you deeper to your mind, body, and breath. Class begins with a 5- minute journalling exercise based on the class theme, and a body scan meditation. A sequence of supported yoga poses will follow, designed to release physical and mental tension. Class concludes with a sound bath that will guide you into a deep state of relaxation and peace. Use the power of mindfulness-informed movement to cultivate the skill of slowing down in our busy world.

Please note: Bring a journal and favorite pen for the journalling exercise, and a yoga mat if you have one. Participants are welcome to borrow a 577 mat for use during class.

Community Instructor: Isabella Weik

Yoga for Your Health • Video Recordings
July Recordings: 8 videos available from July 1 ~ July 31
August Recordings: 8 videos available from August 1 ~ August 31

Check out this special Summer Yoga opportunity! This series of pre-recorded yoga lessons is perfect for those looking to give yoga a try from the comfort and convenience of their own home, or for students simply missing the sweet and gentle style of 577’s Pam Bortz while she takes a break for the summer. Each class focuses on movement, breath, peacefulness, and mindfulness. The movements can be altered for all levels.

Pam has taught traditional, beginner’s yoga classes at 577 for over 19 years. Over the last few years, 577 has recorded each session Pam has taught in her Yoga for Your Health series. We have carefully chosen 24 sessions that will be available in 8-session packages in June, July, and August. For each month registered, students will receive 8 different videos.

Supplies needed: a yoga mat, a blanket for your knees and Savasana, a Yoga belt or long neck tie works.

Community Instructor: Pam Bortz

Class Locations & Parking Map

Signed up for a class and need help finding your classroom location and parking? Each class description lists its location. Click the button below to view a full map of the grounds and buildings with two lots available for easy and convenient parking. 

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Because space is limited, we rely on you to register for classes thoughtfully. Please help us continue to offer these wonderful classes as affordably as possible by adhering to the following registration, cancellation, and refund policies.

Photo & Video Release

Photos and videos may be taken during 577 classes and events for use on our website and other relevant media outlets and your attendance constitutes consent. View the full policy below including how you can opt-out of this release. 

Join us for Music in the Gardens on Saturday, August 10, from 11am to 3pm. Events are free, family-friendly, and rain or shine.

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