Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

Creative Arts classes focus on traditional Japanese arts and are taught by qualified instructors.

Class sizes are limited and registration is required unless otherwise stated.  Payment must accompany registration.

Refunds for classes registered through Anderson Japanese Gardens will be issued if participant cancels at least five days prior to class date.

Anderson Japanese Gardens reserves the right to cancel events in which case, a refund will be issued.

N’Spired Yoga

No Sessions Remain for the 2017 Season


This class is a gentle practice designed to increase strength and flexibility throughout the body.  Participants will focus on being present in the moment through breath and intention while surrounded by the beauty of the Gardens.  If you have a desire to move with ease, while finding balance and serenity, this class will assist you on that journey.  Participants will leave feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready for the day ahead.  Please bring water and a large towel or mat to class.  Drop-ins are welcome. No pre-registration is necessary.


Please contact Nancy at or 779.200.2480 for more information

Peak Sports Club BODYFLOW

No Sessions Remain for the 2017 Season


Ideal for anyone and everyone, BODYFLOW is the yoga-based class that will improve your mind, your body and your life. During BODYFLOW, an inspired soundtrack plays as you bend and stretch through a series of simple yoga moves and embrace elements of Tai Chi and Pilates.  Breathing control is a part of all the exercises and instructors will provide options for those just getting started. You’ll strengthen your entire body and leave the class feeling calm, centered and happy.


Contact Peak Sports Club at 815.877.4401 for registration and more information.

Pure Light Yoga

No Sessions Remain for the 2017 Season


Learn a variety of poses and sequences to gain flexibility and strength in a beautiful, peaceful environment. Proper breathing and relaxation will strengthen your body, calm your mind and is essential to good health.  Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Bring water and a towel/mat.  Do not start yoga if you are pregnant.


For more information or to register, please contact Stephanie at

Amanda Stivers Yoga

Mondays: Session 3 | September 11 – October 9
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Session Cost: $42 | Drop-in class: $10


Through Amanda’s encouraging guidance, participants learn a variety of yoga asanas (poses) and pranayama (breathing) practices. These practices stretch and strengthen the body, build better balance, bring better focus, flexibility, clarity and calm. Each class is open to all experience levels of practice and students are encouraged to practice at their own pace. Participants should bring a yoga mat.


For registration and more information, please contact Amanda Stivers at

Tai Chi

Tuesdays & Thursdays Year Round
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM


Tai Chi is a combination of slow, graceful exercises that enhance mental focus, relaxation and physical alignment while building leg strength, endurance and stability. Classes range from easy to moderate depending on your abilities. Sessions are led by Craig Westlund. Craig has been studying traditional Asian martial arts for years with experience in Karate, Jujutsu, Kobudo, Shuai Chiao, Sanshou, Xing yi quan, Bagua zhang, Tai Chi Chuan, and Qigong.


For more information or to register, contact Craig at

Attention and Intention

Friday: September 22 | THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM


Learn how the Gardens can be used to open and focus the mind to the only time life can be experienced – the ever-present moment of now.  Participants will stop at several Garden locations and focus their attention on specific life themes: increasing present moment awareness, understanding life’s flow, embracing change and finding personal peace.  At each stop, participants will be given the opportunity to set intentions for their lives around those themes. A journal will be given to participants to use during this session as well as future visits to the Gardens.


Mondays & Thursdays Year Round 
Mondays | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thursdays | 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM


Bujinkan is a system of martial arts that uses body movement and positioning rather than strength to defeat an opponent. Sessions are led by Shidoshi Jeff Patchin, who has trained for more than 30 years in martial arts.

Please email for registration and further information.

Guided Meditation

Friday: October 27
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM


Find the peace, tranquility and power that is already within you through Guided Meditation. In this guided meditation session, participants will be introduced to and have the opportunity to practice strategies to assist with emptying the mind, opening the mind and using the mind as a tool