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The western slope of Lookout Mountain and the ever-flowing water of Lookout Creek create the natural boundaries for these 600 acres. Southern hardwood forest and open fields provide ideal habitat for a unique, often rare, diversity of plants, animals, and insects. In the gardens, plants that both nourish and heal are seasonally cultivated.

The Yoga House and Payne Park & Pavilion are ideal settings for mindfulness classes, staff retreats, church meetings, educational workshops, and celebrations. Whether you are an event facilitator, retreat participant, party attendee, community member, educator, student, or volunteer, we welcome you.

  • Explore
  • Connect
  • Grow
  • Gather
  • Celebrate

Upcoming Events

Practice with Jonathan   September 20, 2020, September 27, 2020, October 4, 2020, October 11, 2020, October 18, 2020 & October 25

Small Group Open Air Therapeutic Vinyasa

10:00 - 11:15

In this slower paced vinyasa practice we will move in novel ways that hone both awareness and challenge. You will feel better, move better, and understand more.

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Medicinal Plant Garden Walk & Talk   Friday, October 9, 2020

with Courtney Parker

9:00 - 12:00

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Fall Yoga and Meditation Day Retreat   Saturday, October 10, 2020

with Lynne Jacobs

10:00 - 4:30

Join Lynne this fall for a morning of active yoga followed by a gentle therapeutic somatic movement and restorative yoga practice in the afternoon.

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Fall Farm Day!   Saturday, October 24, 2020

10:00 - 2:00

The vibrant season. Chroma of amber and rust. Nature’s masterpiece. – Robyn Noble

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Fall Tree ID Hike   Saturday, November 7, 2020

with Josh McKinley

10:00 - 12:00

Follow Josh McKinley along the trail system at Rising Fawn Gardens during these cooler autumn days while rich, warm colors paint the landscape in burgundy, crimson, and gold.

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Primitive Shelter Construction   Saturday, November 14, 2020

with Josh McKinley

10:00 - 12:00

 The Primitive Shelter Construction Class will offer guests  the opportunity to build a stacked debris hut made from the natural materials of the forest.

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