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Rejuvenate Retreat at Jenkins Arboretum 

Saturday, November 2nd 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thank you to Jenkins Arboretum & the many volunteers involved in making this event special!

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Please RSVP by October 26th. It is very important that you RSVP in order for us to make this a relaxing day for all. If you can, please also indicate what food you will bring to share for the potluck lunch.

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Event Details 

After a long summer and fall season, we need to take the time to reset and rejuvenate. Time to focus on the wellness of our minds and bodies and take a breath. Women in Horticulture is happy to partner with Jenkins Arboretum and generous volunteers to offer a daylong retreat in a beautiful setting. A full day of relaxation will be available with plenty of time for connecting with other women in horticulture or to enjoy the grounds!


What to Bring:

A dish or snack for our potluck lunch (kitchen and refrigeration are available). 

A yoga mat or towel to use for Yoga and Splendor in the Dance, if you would like to participate. 

If you would like to do indigo dying, please bring an article you would like to dye (white t-shirt,  light colored table cloth, etc - fabric must be 100% cotton, linen, rayon, or hemp).

This event is free, but donations are always appreciated! 

Retreat Schedule:

10-10:30 am | Welcome and mingling 
10:30-11:30 am | Splendor in the Dance class with Denise Gilchrist
11:30-12 pm |  Break - take a walk , chat, get a chair massage
12-1:00 pm | Potluck Lunch and optional Book Club Discussion of Elizabeth and Her German Garden by Elizabeth von Armin
1:15-3 pm |Craft Time - Macrame plant hanger, indigo dying, collaging, herb infused oil 
3:00 - 3:30 pm | Snack Break - take a walk, chat, chair massage
3:30-4:30 pm | Yoga and Guided Meditation with Lynn Owens
4:30-5 pm | Wrap-up and take-away 

Fall Book Club Discussion | We will discuss Elizabeth and Her German Garden by Elizabeth von Arnim. Read more about the book here.

Thank you to the volunteers generously donating their time!


Splendor in the Dance Class | Join our very own Denise Gilchrist for a lively and light-hearted workout experience.  We’ll dance for the fun of it and let the musically inspired magic unfold.  Guided choreography with a touch of freedom will energize the spirit, heal the body and soothe the mind. Bring a yoga mat, water bottle and towel.

Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop | Led by Tara Vent, Hamilton Educational Fellow, Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens. Join Tara for some knot tying in the greenhouse to learn a few basic knots to make a plant hanger to take home. You are welcome to bring along any plant, special pot, small terrarium, or vase that you have in mind to incorporate into the design. All materials are provided by Women in Horticulture.

Meditation,Yoga, Chair Massage | Led and offered by Lynn Owens, LMT, of Hummingbird Yoga and Massage in Bryn Mawr. Lynn will offer chair massage. Lynn will also be leading a class of gentle yoga and guided meditation.

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