Connect at BAYarts' new fall workshops

Relax and renew in nature at BAYarts.

Autumn is a beautiful season to pause and reconnect with nature and do something kind for yourself, something we all could use right about now. Beginning this fall, BAYarts launches a new series which combines hands-on crafts in a peaceful, mindful environment, connecting to nature and enjoying the company of new and old friends. The workshops will be facilitated by Bay Village resident Alison McKim, whose recent Equinox Meditation on BAYarts' campus was an immediate sellout and a memorable evening for all who attended (next up: a Blue Moon Mediation on Halloween Night!).

Beginning this fall on Saturday afternoons, workshops will include guided meditations and mindfulness combined with creative, hands-on nature-based activities such as nature mandalas, making fire cider, corn husk dolls, herbal smudge sticks and autumn centerpieces. The workshops will be held outdoors or next to the woodburning fireplace in the playhouse depending on weather. In addition to these workshops, BAYarts will be offering yoga and meditation programming for all ages this fall and winter. 

Alison is certified in Embodied Cognition, yoga (Sivananda) and is an Ecoregional Herbalist; most recently, she was the Ecotherapist at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and Cleveland Botanical Garden. She offers classes that focus on the art of self-care, mindfulness, and deep connection to nature believing that nature is our greatest source of healing – and what better place than BAYarts for her to share her gifts? Classes are limited in size and masks are required in all Cleveland Metroparks buildings. More information at

Nancy Heaton

Nancy Heaton is Executive Director at BAYarts

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Volume 12, Issue 19, Posted 9:51 AM, 10.06.2020