The power of nature as a tool to promote a healthier body, mind, and spirit is no secret. What better place than Winterthur to learn about ways to introduce wellness into your life? Our beautiful, 60-acre garden and 1,000 acres of rolling hills, streams, meadows, and forests provide a powerful and peaceful natural setting in which to follow your individual body, mind, spirit approach toward achieving optimal wellness!
Tuesdays, March-June 9:00–10:00 am–NEW TIME!
Wednesdays, June-August 5:00-6:00 pm-NEW TIME!
Every Thursday, Year-round 9:00-10:00 am
Activate your internal energy and strengthen your body and spirit as you practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring a yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are held rain or shine and will meet at the Brown Learning Center. Thursday and Wednesday's class will move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10. Nonmembers are $15 and are required to purchase a general admission ticket online or at the front desk if they wish to explore the Museum and grounds after the class. For more information, contact Beth Sheehy.
First Tuesday of Every Month, March-June
4:30 - 5:30 pm
March 5, April 2, May 7, and June 4
Winterthur is a great place to walk and run, but with 10 miles of roads and nearly 1,000 acres of scenery, it’s hard to discover each and every path on your own. Learn how to make the most of walking on this famous country estate. Each calorie burning walk will feature a new path for you to explore. Be sure to dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. In case of inclement weather, please call our reservations office (302.888.4600) approximately 3 hours before the walk to check the status of the walk. Please note that this is a fitness walk. Walk will be at a faster pace than our walking tours. Some terrain may be hilly. Walk begins at Visitor Services patio. Members free. Included with admission.
June 22, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Through creative play, breathing exercises, yoga postures, and relaxation, children will explore the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of yoga in a fun-filled, welcoming
environment. Recommended for ages 6–12.
Walking at Winterthur: A Wellness Orientation Walk and Talk
Learn how to take the best advantage of your dawn-to-dusk access to Winterthur’s 1,000 acres of lush gardens, rolling meadows, and woodlands from Chris Strand, the director of garden and estate.
Listen to melodic violin music as you practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Attendees are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy afterward along the bucolic Clenny Run. Music by Jody Cross.
Wellness Day is free to Members and included with general admission.
Walking for Wellness
Click the link for information on Garden Programs that incorporate walking. They are all Wellness at Winterthur approved! Please see our walking FAQ for more information on how to best utilize the Winterthur estate for your walking/running activities.