Yoga & Ethnobotany 2019

4/23/2019 to 6/12/2019
Location: UC Santa Cruz Arboretum
All classes take place in the Australian garden. Directional signs will be visible once you enter the Arboretum. 

This spring, the UC Santa Arboretum & Botanic Garden is bringing back our popular Yoga and Ethnobotany series. This set of classes will run for 8 weeks between April 23, 2019 to June 12, 2019.

Class times:
Tuesdays, 4 pm - 5:15 pm
Wednesdays, 9 am - 10:15 am

Rick Flores, Director of Horticulture, will teach about ethnobotany and the relation to spirit and body. World-renowned yoga teacher Lisa Marie will take students on a guided adventure combining breath, movement, and spiritual awakening to invigorate your life and increase your well-being.

Yoga connects the body and mind through physical practice. Native California plants, suitable to grow in our local climate, have long been known to impact and support health. This series blends the healing elements of yoga and native plants. In doing so, it enhances your knowledge of plant medicine and increases your mind-body connection. You will feel oneness, peace, and bliss in practice with other people while surrounded by a natural landscape.

Yoga and Yoga Breathing techniques will help you by reducing stiffness, increasing the range of motion, and instilling feelings of peace. Plants, such as Yerba Buena, manzanita, and macadamia nuts, will be introduced to promote and support more profound healing.

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Class Rates
$16 Drop-in
$70 5 class series
$104 8 class series
$198 for all 16 classes
$18 Drop-in
$80 5 class series
$120 8 class series
$230 for all 16 classes

Contact Information

Primary Contact

Amber Burke

UCSC Arboretum

1 Arboretum Rd.

Santa Cruz, CA 95064


Secondary Contact

Theresa Milam

UCSC Arboretum

1 Arboretum Rd

Santa Cruz, CA 95064