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.

Current Events

Flow Yoga (Series)

Online via Zoom

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Join us for this virtual Vinyasa flow series, led by Fort Worth yoga instructor Julie Vitek. Individual classes are now available. Take in a tranquil morning view at home 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. 

Instructor: Julie Vitek

Wednesday, July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12 (8:30 – 9:30 am)

Registration Deadline: Two days before each class

$12/$10 member (per class)

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 yoga mat and any props you wish to use

Upcoming Events

Craft Beer: Brewing with the Garden

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This class is sold out.

Have you always wanted to brew with herbs and fruit from your own garden? Do you enjoy trying new beers and supporting our local breweries? Then join Funky Picnic's Head Brewer, Michael Harper, for this spirited overview of the beer brewing process. Learn the basics, and tips and tricks, all while sampling a very special summertime beer brewed with wild yeast, herbs, and fruit from the Botanic Garden. 

Instructor: Michael Harper is the Head Brewer at Fort Worth's Funky Picnic Brewery. Harper is a drum-playing, mariachi-loving head brewer who studied at the American Brewers Guild in 2013. He is passionate about classic techniques but also loves to experiment with new styles and terroir-based ingredients. When he's not knee-deep in spent grain, you can find him at home with his wife, cats, and pet tortoise.

Saturday, July 25 (1 –  3 pm)

Registration Deadline: July 23

$65/$60 members - SOLD OUT -

Location: BRIT

Materials: None required. Class size will remain small to accommodate proper social distancing, and masks and hand sanitizer will be available. 

Mindfulness Meditation

Online via Zoom

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Meeting the first Saturday of each month, our Mindfulness Meditation classes invite you to slow down, release the stresses of everyday life, and tune in to the serenity of the natural world. With plants all around, explore the grounds of BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden as you learn mindfulness practices and techniques from meditation instructor Lisa November, M.A. Ed. Lisa leads her students in unique, hour-long mindfulness meditations, always attuned to the surrounding natural world. Classes often take place outdoors, weather permitting.   

Instructor: Lisa November is a meditation teacher based in Fort Worth. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in history and communication from the University of Northern Iowa in 1982 and her Master of Arts in Special Education-Moderate Needs from the University of Northern Colorado in 1992. She is a life-long teacher and learner and has been practicing mindfulness based meditation since 1996. Most recently, she has received the 14 Mindfulness Trainings in the Order of Interbeing, Tiep Hien, Ordained Students of Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh in August of 2019. She is also a student of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), a proven heath and wellness program from the Oasis Center at the University of Massachusetts.

Saturday, August 1, 2020 (2 pm – 3 pm)

Registration Deadline: July 30         

$10/$8 member

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

The Wonderful World of Granola

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Are you a granola connoisseur, always searching for the perfect crunch-to-soft ratio? Then this class is for you! Join Gina Propp, granola evangelist and owner of Crunchy Girl Granola of Fort Worth, to learn the ins and outs of this sweet and healthful food. You will make your own granola in class, then take it home to bake.  

Instructor: Doing things the “crunchy way” has been part of Gina Propp’s life for a long time.  Composting, repurposing, growing her own fruit/vegetables, and recycling are among the many ways she stays crunchy. Gina began Crunchy Girl Granola of Fort Worth in the fall of 2019 and can be found at Clearfork Farmer’s Market every Saturday. Her granola is also available at Neighbor’s House Grocery and The Table Market and Culinary Studio.

Saturday, August 15 (10 – 11:30 am)

Registration Deadline: August 10 (9 am)

$35/$32 member

Location: BRIT

Materials: Provided. Class size will remain small to accommodate proper social distancing, and masks and hand sanitizer will be available. 

Mindfulness Meditation

Online via Zoom

More Info >

Meeting the first Saturday of each month, our Mindfulness Meditation classes invite you to slow down, release the stresses of everyday life, and tune in to the serenity of the natural world. With plants all around, explore the grounds of BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden as you learn mindfulness practices and techniques from meditation instructor Lisa November, M.A. Ed. Lisa leads her students in unique, hour-long mindfulness meditations, always attuned to the surrounding natural world. Classes often take place outdoors, weather permitting.   

Instructor: Lisa November is a meditation teacher based in Fort Worth. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in history and communication from the University of Northern Iowa in 1982 and her Master of Arts in Special Education-Moderate Needs from the University of Northern Colorado in 1992. She is a life-long teacher and learner and has been practicing mindfulness based meditation since 1996. Most recently, she has received the 14 Mindfulness Trainings in the Order of Interbeing, Tiep Hien, Ordained Students of Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh in August of 2019. She is also a student of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), a proven heath and wellness program from the Oasis Center at the University of Massachusetts.

Saturday, September 5, 2020 (2 pm – 3 pm)

Registration Deadline: September 3         

$10/$8 member

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

Past Events