Food, Health, and Wellness

Reflective by nature. 

Feed your mind, body, and soul and learn something new by attending one of our Food, Health, and Wellness classes at BRIT. Come discover the connections between the botanical and culinary worlds, come learn new ways to achieve and maintain a healthful and balanced lifestyle, and best of all, come spend quality time on our beautiful garden campus located in the heart of Fort Worth's Cultural District.

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Program Information

PROGRAM POLICIES

GROW Adult Education programs are for adults 18 and older. BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden endeavor to offer a quality educational experience to each program participant, with class sizes supporting this policy. Registered participants may not bring an unregistered participant of any age to class. Onsite registrations, when a class is not sold out, are encouraged.

GROW members may register for courses at the discounted member rate; guests of members do not qualify for the member rate. Program registration fees include complimentary entry into the Botanic Garden the day of the program. Entry to BRIT is always free. 

Many courses are held outdoors and may require moderate walking to and from one or more locations. As such we recommend that participants dress comfortably in clothes that are appropriate for both indoor and outdoor adventures. If you have questions about physical requirements, please send an email to ewhite@brit.org. 

CANCELLATION POLICY 

To cancel your registration for a class, please email mschmidlkofer@brit.org at least ten calendar days prior to the start of that class. You will receive an 85% refund. No refunds are granted less than ten calendar days before the class starts.

If you choose, you may gift your seat in the class to a friend or family member; just send us the name and email address of the person who is taking your spot so we can add them to the roster and send them the appropriate information.

Payment for your class reserves your seat and allows us to secure the instructor. If you are late for class, your seat will be reserved; we do not transfer your seat to walk-in participants. Partial refunds or transfers are not available for unattended classes.

In the event that we must cancel a class, you will be notified email and will have several options: we can transfer your ticket to another class right away (or classes, so long as the new value does not exceed the original value), issue a credit to be applied to another class or classes in the same calendar year, or provide a refund. This applies to classes that do not meet the minimum registrant requirement, which sometimes occurs.

By registering online, over the phone, or in person, you are agreeing to GROW's ten-day cancellation policy outlined above. 

Point of Contact

Erin Starr White

Community Education Manager

Feed your mind, body, and soul and learn something new by attending one of our Food, Health, and Wellness classes at BRIT. Come discover the connections between the botanical and culinary worlds, come learn new ways to achieve and maintain a healthful and balanced lifestyle, and best of all, come spend quality time on our beautiful garden campus located in the heart of Fort Worth's Cultural District.

Upcoming Events

Self-Care Workshop: The Winter Sun

Virtual Class (Zoom)

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Since winter solstice, each day has become brighter and lighter for longer. That is something that we can depend upon and use to help us find ways to take care of ourselves as we await spring's arrival. This workshop offers participants the opportunity to see more light, every day. Join us as we will create cyanotype nature prints, capturing the sun and the effect it has on elements from nature. Engaging in a series of therapeutic techniques, we will focus on overcoming the challenges of the season through mood boosting exercises. 

InstructorsLesli Robertson is an interdisciplinary textile artist and project developer who partners with local and international organizations to develop impactful engagement through interactive programs. She has developed numerous educationally-based trainings and outreach events with the goal of encouraging others to find new perspectives and value on a range of cultural and social topics. These have taken place in countries as diverse at Ghana, Kuwait, Scotland, Uganda, and Armenia. 

Tiffany Reves, MA, LPC-S, NCC is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor and the proprietor and clinical director of R&AC. She has worked in the mental health field since 2006, in her own private practice as well as a group practice, a mental health hospital, and non-profit social services. Tiffany is trained in EMDR and has specialty training in evidenced based practices for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She specializes in working with veterans and individuals who have experienced trauma. In addition, she served 6 years as the Clinical Consultant for the Denton County Veteran's Treatment Court and continues to provide counseling services to individuals in the program. 

Saturday, February 13, 2021 (10 – 11:30 am)

Registration Deadline: February 11

$55/$45 member 

Location: This is an online class; you will receive an email the day prior to class with the Zoom class code and password. 

Materials: A self-care kit is included in the price of registration and are available for contactless pickup at BRIT. If you need your kit mailed, we are happy to do so for a $10 postal fee. Your kit includes sun print paper, an embroidery needle and thread, and paper. You will need to supply: a piece of 4” x 6” (or larger) glass (you can use one from a picture frame); a variety of flat leaves or other thin items from nature, paper, pencil, and tape.

Spring Flow Yoga (series)

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Join us for this six-week Vinyasa flow series, led by Fort Worth yoga instructor Julie Vitek. Take in the tranquil views of nature as you enjoy this slow, meditative yoga flow, connecting movement to the breath. You will leave each session feeling relaxed and refreshed, with a stronger connection to yourself and to the world. All levels are welcome. This is a series; single-classes are not available. 

Instructor: Julie Vitek has her Teacher Training Certification 200 hour Deep Study and Teacher Apprenticeship. She has studied pranayama, asana, meditation, and the chakra system. She teaches conscious, mindful, and joyful flow yoga connecting you to mind, body, and spirit.

Wednesdays, March 24, 31 & April 7, 14, 21 & 28 (9:30 – 10:30 am)

Registration Deadline: March 22

$75/$60 member 

Location: BRIT Terrace*

*Due to ongoing social distancing measures, this class will maintain 6' distance between participants and is held outdoors. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available for use while indoors, though masks are not required during the class. In the case of inclement weather, the class will be rescheduled.  

Materials: A yoga mat and any props you wish to use

In the case of inclement weather, individual classes will be rescheduled according to the instructor's availability. 

Yoga in the Japanese Garden (series)

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Experience the beauty of late-spring in the Japanese Garden in this four-session yoga class. As the days grow longer and the sun grows brighter, our focus will be a slow, but strong, practice greeting the sun. Each class will begin with exercises invigorating the spine and opening the shoulders, culminating in Sun Salutations. We will close with a series of gentle and accessible inversions, backbends, and spinal twists.

Instructor: Brynn Byrne has taught Yoga for 15 years. Her focus is on Classical Ashtanga Yoga and Therapeutic Yoga. In 2010, she founded Elemental Yoga and the Mind Arts with the mission of providing therapeutic and accessible Yoga to the Fort Worth community. At Elemental Yoga, she leads yoga, meditation, philosophy, and teacher training. She resides in Fort Worth with her husband Michael and her dog Aurora.

Thursdays, May 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2021 (9:30 – 10:30 am)

Registration Deadline: May 4

$55/$45 member 

Location: Japanese Garden

*Due to ongoing social distancing measures, this class will maintain 6' distance between participants and is held outdoors. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available for use while indoors, though masks are not required during the class. In the case of inclement weather, the class will be rescheduled.  

Materials: A yoga mat and any props you wish to use

Self-Care Workshop: Plants, Textiles & Therapy

Virtual Class (Zoom)

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Join textile artist Lesli Robertson and licensed trauma counselor Tiffany Reves to learn healthy ways to manage stress and anxiety. Using their Self-Care Kits  textiles-based toolkit for emotional wellness  Robertson and Reves will offer you tactile and therapeutic techniques to approach difficult emotions. Self-Care Kits include instructions for therapy techniques such as breathing practices, positive self-talk, and grounding techniques. These techniques are directly tied to a textile-based activity using plants. Participants will be introduced to the intersection of textiles and therapy, expanding the reach and definition of craft, and enhancing well-being and groundedness.

InstructorsLesli Robertson is an interdisciplinary textile artist and project developer who partners with local and international organizations to develop impactful engagement through interactive programs. She has developed numerous educationally-based trainings and outreach events with the goal of encouraging others to find new perspectives and value on a range of cultural and social topics. These have taken place in countries as diverse at Ghana, Kuwait, Scotland, Uganda, and Armenia. 

Tiffany Reves, MA, LPC-S, NCC is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor and the proprietor and clinical director of R&AC. She has worked in the mental health field since 2006, in her own private practice as well as a group practice, a mental health hospital, and non-profit social services. Tiffany is trained in EMDR and has specialty training in evidenced based practices for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She specializes in working with veterans and individuals who have experienced trauma. In addition, she served 6 years as the Clinical Consultant for the Denton County Veteran's Treatment Court and continues to provide counseling services to individuals in the program. 

Saturday, May 15, 2021 (10  – 11:30 am)

Registration Deadline: May 13

$55/$45 member 

Location: This is an online class; you will receive an email the day prior to class with the Zoom class code and password. 

Materials: A self-care kit is included in the price of registration and are available for pickup at BRIT. If you need your kit mailed, we are happy to do so for a $10 postal fee. 

Past Events