Adult Programs – Summer 2017

Gardenside Meditation


Wednesdays from 7 – 9 pm

July 5th, July 12th, July 19th, July 26th

August 2nd & August 9th

Join contemporary spiritual teacher and author Ramananda John E. Welshons for a wonderful series of summer evening meditation classes in the beautiful living room of the Van Vleck house.  Participants will learn and practice different forms of mindfulness meditation in each session – including walking meditation in the beautiful Van Vleck Gardens (weather permitting).

Open to beginners and experienced practitioners, these gatherings offer an opportunity to experience
deep inner peace while practicing with a highly experienced meditation teacher.

These classes are extremely popular and space is limited – so please register early!

Single Class:  $20 / Friends of Van Vleck; $24 Others

Using the Online Registration Form, you can register for one or more classes!

You may also register by sending an email to or calling 973-744-4752

Gardening for the Birds

What types of plants, bushes or trees would make a good place for a bird to build a nest? What plants provide the best food sources for birds? What plants provide good nesting materials? What can you do to supplement the plants already in your yard? This class will help you come up with ideas to create a habitat for migrating and resident birds.

Come and join us for a host of good ideas in this 90-minute class. We will be sure to walk through Van Vleck to get inspiration and ideas.

Pre registration required. All classes require a minimum number of participants so please register today!

Date: Sunday, September 24th

Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Fee: $10 Friends of Van Vleck; $15 others

*Online Registration*

Email or Phone Registration: email or call 973-744-4752

Monday Morning Yoga

Begin your week with mindful Vinyasa yoga in the living room of the Van Vleck House overlooking the courtyard garden. Taking inspiration from the magnificent natural beauty around us, we flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind.

Early Fall  Session –  Dates to be announced soon!

Time:   9:30 am – 10:45 am

This class welcomes all levels from beginner to experienced yogis. Bring your own mat.

Instructor: Jennifer Hondru-Celestin

Fee: Single class: $20 Friends; $24 Others    Series Pass (all 7 classes in session): $125 Friends; $155 Others

Please Note: Class size is limited so please register today! Series passes are non-refundable and do not carry over from session to session. A refund or credit will be given only if class is canceled.

To Register: email or call 973-744-4752 x3

Partner Programs

Adult School of Montclair 

All registration for Adult School classes is through the Adult School @   Classes are held at Van Vleck House & Gardens.