An Afternoon in the Garden

Let’s talk about gardening on this cold day! Stewart, Sabrina and I made amazing headway doing some spring cleanup in the WHS garden last weekend – new bed preparation, weeding, mulching and preparing to lay a brick path that Stewart’s been planning. There was a lot of earth to dig and move – made ever so much easier by Stewart’s tractor!

Above there’s Sabrina looking good on her first day working in the WHS garden. Man did she work hard. And the next day her body told her so!

So back to the path – it will continue out of the garden through the yard and up to a deck that will be built in the next year or two. And walking the path is especially nice because you open the garden gate – and is it ever a beautiful gate! Stewart got it from our friend and classmate here at WHS, Gaines Steer. He’s owner of The Last Unicorn. Listen to this tagline – “Unique Architectural Antiques & Other Pretties.” That says it all, does it not? Visit the website and then plan a visit –

It’s fun to see all the new seedlings that have sprouted from last year’s crops – thank you mother nature! We also transplanted a bit as some of the seeds had “popped” out of the beds and decided to grow right there in the paths.

What a meditative activity gardening is!


Two New Classes

Instructors Gear Up for Our Two New Spring Classes

Healing Qigong: call 919-489-5355 for class start date
Students are so engaged with our on-going Wu/Hao-style Tai Chi class that we’ve asked Dr. Jay Dunbar to teach another – Healing Qigong. The class provides an ongoing experience in various forms of energy cultivation for healing, constitutional strength, flexibility, and vitality – for “balance” in all its meanings. Each class begins with quiet sitting and warm-ups. Read more






Chair Yoga: beginning Wednesday, June 19, from noon-1:30 PM
Joy Anandi will be teaching a yoga class specifically designed for those who want to get a great workout and have difficulty getting up and down. You can sit in a chair or do your practice on a mat and get a full body workout! This style, Flowing Gentle Path Yoga, developed by Joy Anandi, uses the ancient system of Pranayama (breath control) with Hatha Yoga (physical exercise) to burn calories, improve flexibility and increase range of motion. Benefits also include a greater sense of clarity and inner peace, as tension and blocked energy are released. Read more