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Sat, Apr 29


McPherson Park

Mindful Movement in the Garden

Learn movement techniques that protect your body while enhancing your relationship with your garden.

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Mindful Movement in the Garden
Mindful Movement in the Garden

Time & Location

Apr 29, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

McPherson Park, 1858 7th Ave Ct, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA

About the Event

Tending a garden can help us stay physically and mentally active and engaged with our surroundings, though it can be energetically demanding. During this class you will learn skills for increasing comfort while protecting the body from strain. Find out about economy of motion and how to witness your own physical form while you move and do typical garden tasks. We will draw on yoga to engage the breath, notice alignment and body sensations, and adapt posture. This will be a lighthearted movement session in a public park edible landscape. You can think of this as partner-style yoga with Earth as your yoga partner.

Class will be customized based on the needs of attendees. Tell us ahead of class time if any accommodations are needed for inclusion. All are welcome. 

THINGS TO BRING: Yoga mat or towel, portable props if you usually use them in the garden, water bottle

DESIRED DRESS CODE: Appropriate clothes for yoga/outdoor exercise in the garden


Sliding scale fee: $25 - $5, based upon your access to resources.

Backyard Abundance members receive a 10% discount.


We need a minimum of 10 attendees to host the class. Please invite friends and family to ensure the event happens as scheduled. We would love to meet your loved ones.


Mandy Dickerson is a certified yoga and meditation teacher, an herbalist, and the owner of Plantchanters Garden. She enjoys sharing practices that enhance relationships with our ecosystem partners, plant buddies in particular.


McPherson Park, 1858 7th Ave Ct, Iowa City, IA 52240 

Gathering spot: McPherson Garden


Call 319-325-6810 to reach the educator of your class


The event is held outside. Masks are optional. We will try to maintain 6' distancing.


This class was developed in collaboration with many community partners and was funded by the Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP CEP). It would not be possible without these sponsors and supporters. Please  frequent these generous organizations to thank them for donations of  time, materials and funds.


  • Abundance of Resources

    This fee is for people with expendable income. This option allows you to assist others in attending our classes by “paying it forward” for those who have less access to opportunities.

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  • Traditional Resources

    This fee is for people who have the resources they need to make ends meet and can attend our classes at full cost.

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  • Reduced Access to Resources

    This fee is for people who are working hard to make ends meet on low wages and have less access to resources and opportunities.

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  • Under Resourced

    This option is for people who have low access to resources. Examples include those with income below the poverty line, people living with mental and physical health concerns, and people experiencing insecurity in basic needs attainment.

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