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Learn and Grow!  This summer GBC is offering an array of wellness, kids and educational programming including one-on-one outdoor life coaching, an ayurvedic wellness series and Forest Days, our rain-or-shine summer nature immersion program for kids ages 3-7*.  Scroll down for details and registration information. 

*Forest Days is currently at capacity, Stay tuned for Fall programming information. 

Helena Svedin is a certified yoga teacher and positive psychology coach that offers yoga classes and coaching sessions at GBC.

In positive psychology coaching we focus on designing a more fulfilling life by finding your values and using your strengths. It’s a customized conversation between two equal partners that leads to personal growth and empowers you to get what you want by thinking and acting more resourcefully. A coaches job is to ask thought provoking questions that inspires the client to maximize their potential.

We will start the coaching session by walking in the beautiful Pinetum that surrounds GBC. Nature has a calming effect on the mind and allows you to access the part of you that can guide you to your next level. We may spend the entire session outdoors. We also have access to indoor space at GBC.

Mondays in July and August, sessions are 1 – 1.5 hrs.  Advanced booking required. Registration Deadline for July 8 session  is July 5. $150 per session.   

For a list of all Life Coaching in Nature sessions click here



Ruchi Shah is an independent Ayurvedic consultant and wellness coach based in Greenwich, CT. She believes in promoting wellness instead of treating illness, finding the root cause of an ailment rather than merely treating the symptoms so that the body is holistically and systematically healed from within.

Ayurveda translates into “Science of Life” with “Ayus” meaning life and “Veda” meaning knowledge or science. It means “the truth of you”. The mind-body connection is powerful. Using the power of Ayurveda, I will help you to achieve your peak physical, mental, and emotional health through my knowledge of a tradition that is thousands of years old.

Using her highly specialized and comprehensive knowledge of Ayurveda, she work one-on-one with clients and offers group classes to conduct a thorough health assessment and to create a unique, personalized plan catered to each individual’s needs to optimize health and wellness through herbs and lifestyle recommendations. 

For a list of all summer Ayurvedic offerings click here. 


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Donna has been practicing Chinese medicine, acupuncture and nutrition for twenty years.  She opened her practice in 1995 in New York and moved her practice to Old Greenwich, CT where she has been helping people since 1999.

Similar to tai chi, Qigong is a system of energy circulation that has been in use by millions of people for at least 2000 years.    It incorporates slow moving exercises that help to move energy throughout the body along with breath work, meditation, and mindfulness.  It is accessible to virtually everyone including the very young and very old with no prior experience needed to participate.  Here are a few of its benefits: 

  • Helps prevent disease and cancer by boosting the immune system
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Increases balance and strength
  • Improves digestive, circulatory and nervous systems
  • Reduces chronic pain
  • Improves sleep

Register for qigong with Donna here

A Rain-or-Shine Summer Nature Immersion Program for Kids Ages 3-5

Registration for Fall Forest Days is now open. 

Did you know that 2019 has been declared the year of the Dahlia by the National Garden Bureau. Visit the Greenwich Dahlia Society page for information on Dahlia workshops and events, including the 12th annual Dazzling Dahlias Show

Greenwich Botanical Center is the parent organization of Greenwich Dahlia Society. 


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