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Mindfulness for Modern Living

Mondays beginning September 30th | 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM | Jubilee Cottage | $195
Mindfulness training is a way to increase appreciation of life while reducing suffering. Join Pamela Chamberlynn, MSW, NBC-HWC, as she teaches how to live in the modern world with purpose and mindfulness. Participants will use a personal life assessment tool from Duke University’s Integrative Medicine Center to define their ideal personal vision, identify personal values that motivate real lifestyle change, and examine each of the 7 main areas of their life. 

For more information please contact Shavonne McAndrew, Community Relations Coordinator, at 850-877-4202 ext. 232 or email smcandrew@goodwoodmuseum.org.

About the Instructor: Pamela Chamberlynn, MSW, NBC-HWC is a graduate of Duke Integrative Medicine Center at Duke University as both a Mindfulness Professional and a Certified Integrative Health Coach Professional. (850) 329-6638, pchamberlynn@comcast.net, www.MindfulLifestylesNow.com


Vinyasa Flow

September 24th to October 29th | 5:45 – 6:45 PM | Center Lawn
Join us for Yoga under Live Oaks and Spanish moss. This Vinyasa Flow class will be held on Goodwood’s center lawn. If not weather permitting, classes will be moved inside.
Vinyasa Flow mindfully integrates movement with breath. Not to be confused with Power Yoga, Vinyasa Flow allows participants to explore new movements and balances, providing modifications for all.
There is no charge for Premier members, and a suggested $5 donation for all others. The donation will go to support Goodwood’s Community Wellness Garden.
Please bring your own mat, as additional mats will NOT be available at Goodwood.
This is a partnership between Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Premier Health & Fitness Center, and Goodwood Museum & Gardens. For more information, please call 850-877-4202 x232 or email smcandrew@goodwoodmuseum.org.

Ecological Landscape Design

October 4th | Noon | Jubilee Cottage
Learn how to create an ecological, sustainable and resilient landscape.  Dr. Tobe is an environmental consultant who has been using his experience as a plant ecologist and botanist to design and implement ecological restoration in the southeastern United States. The popular concept of ecological sustainability will be explained in the context of biogeography and the horticultural use of native and non-native plants in home landscaping. People have been impacting and manipulating the landscape by moving (regionally and globally) and growing plants, and changing the climate. We will consider changing and unknown trajectories that are impacting and influencing the cultural landscape. The “ecological landscapes” that we will consider are cultural landscapes that use and incorporate the tenets of permaculture and sustainability. Sometimes these landscapes are so ubiquitous and established they are thought of as “natural.” Once we understand the ecological preferences of native plants, we can use this information in creating a landscape that provides some of the functions of natural ecosystems.  


Historic Tower/ Building

Growing a Healthy Family

October 20th – November 10th | 2 – 4 PM | Jubilee Cottage

Take a step into the world of gardening, health, and nutrition for the whole family.  Learn together about community gardening, how to grow your own produce, tips for preparing nutritious meals that excite the entire family, and explore the connection to what we eat to our overall well-being.  In this four-week series, instructors will present on topics about the basics of planting and maintaining a backyard garden to promote healthy eating and nutrition. 



Chair & Dance Yoga

 Mondays, Beginning October 7th | 12 – 12:50 PM | Carriage House

Start your week with Gentle Chair Yoga, one of the gentlest forms of yoga. Chair and Dance Yoga begin on Mondays this October throughout the Fall.  KC will lead both classes in alternating weeks.  Gentle Chair Yoga will start on October  7th, followed by Chair Yoga Dance on October 14th. Classes in this series will continue throughout the Fall with the final class on December 23rd

Historic Tower/ Building
Historic Tower/ Building

Intuitive Mandalas Meditation

 October 13th | 2:30 – 5 PM | Laundry Cottage | $25
The word mandala is from the classical Indian Sanskrit language, it is loosely translated to mean circle. While it can have many meanings, the mandala is thought to stand for wholeness. Research has shown that creating or coloring mandalas can be meditative and reduce stress.
Jocelyne Maurice will lead a guided meditation experience and encourage participants to explore their insights further through the process of creating a mandala.  Participants will use watercolor paints and markers to fill in the circle with symbols, patterns, designs or colors.  This class does require registration. Only 12 seats are available. 

Fall Family Festival

 October 27th | 3 – 5 PM | Center Lawn | Free

Calling all Witches, Goblins & Ghosts! The Goodwood Family invites you and your family to a spooktacular Halloween event at Goodwood. This family-oriented event features hayrides, crafts, kids’ activities, cookies and lemonade. We encourage everyone to come in their costumes.

Admission and Activities are FREE. Bring a blanket and relax under the oaks-IF YOU DARE!!!

Activities are on October 27th from 3PM-5PM.

Historic Tower/ Building
Historic Tower/ Building

Poe’s Fright Night

 October 29th | 7:30 PM Spooky Reception |
8 PM Performance | Main House | $25 Tickets

The infamous Edgar Allan Poe’s most chilling works will be brought to life at the Main House of Goodwood Museum & Gardens during Poe’s Fright Night.  Visitors will enjoy an spooky reception followed by four readings ranging from The Raven to Tell-Tale Heart. Edgar Allan Poe’s words lay in wait for this unsuspecting group, ready to speak across time to spook the souls of the living. Prepare for a night of frights sure to shock you into the Halloween spirit.

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