Hancock Center outreach Programs

Health & Wellness Education


Contemplative approaches provide a new experience of the beauty of Olbrich Botanical Gardens. The first half of each class will begin in quiet meditation together followed by a lightly facilitated movement warm-up to connect kinesthetically with the wonders around us. During the second half of each class we will disperse throughout the garden.  Each person will seek a special niche for a time of individual contemplation: soaking in the sights, sounds, smells, and textures of the immediate surroundings. We will end the class by gathering to share our individual experiences through movement reflections.  From these we will create a simple dance as a group. This class brings together the healing powers of both dance and nature informed by the fields of dance/movement therapy and eco-psychology. Previous dance experience is not required.
2016 summer dates TBD.
Weekly, evening time, at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

$15 per class, payable to Olbrich (see link in next line, below).
To register: Olbrich Gardens Education Registration- or call Olbrich Gardens (608) 246-4550.

For more information on the class: contact Ann Wingate at (608) 251-0908x12. or email ann@hancockcenter.net
Facilitated by Ann Wingate, MA, BC-DMT, DTRL, a registered and licensed dance therapist. Her graduate degree is from Naropa Institute.

MOVERS & SHAKERS: Movement and Socialization for Adults with Developmental Issues

A therapeutic class filled with movement, music and opportunities for social interaction. This group is a safe place for people to come and engage with others while relating through the language of movement. During our time together, we will explore issues relating to relationships, health and body-image, self-esteem and positive leisure activities. Please join us as we connect through the universal modality of movement with Ann Wingate, MA, BC-DMT, DTRL.

On-going Mondays, 3:30-4:20 pm
Open enrollment
$20/class or $75/5 classes
Call 251-0908 to register or for more information.

NEW DAY and TIME starting mid-JANUARY 2016!
On-going Wednesdays, 4:00-4:50 pm
(This means the Monday group will be moved to Wednesday time)