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Desert Sol

DATE: Oct. 2 - 3
TIME: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
PRICE: Included with General Admission or Membership



Oct. 2 – 3
Awaken your senses and sooth your soul with the healing power of nature. Experience and connect with a variety of cultural and healing traditions from around the world. Relax and restore your energy and creativity as you explore activities including yoga, cooking demos, educational talks, music music and so much more.
Kick off Desert Sol weekend with:
Oct. 1 Music in the Garden performance by Will Clipman Ages 21+
Members: $24.95 General Public: $29.95 Click here to purchase, concert tickets.

Desert Sol Kick-off Schedule

Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 and Sunday, Oct 3, 2021
8 am.- 1 p.m.

Ottosen Entry Garden

Saturday and Sunday
8 – 10 a.m.
Randy Kemp – Native Flute

Amphitheater

Saturday
9 – 9:45 a.m.
Terri (Posie Farm)/Kim (Garden Bar PHX) – Adventures in Aromatherapy
10 – 10:30 a.m.
Madinah’s Living Farmacy – Healthy Nourishment demo
11 – 11:30 a.m
Crystal Valentina – Herbal Remedies
Noon-12:30 p.m.
Oliverio Balcells – Painting nature
Sunday
9 – 9:30 a.m.
Crystal Valentina – Herbal Remedies
10 – 10:30 a.m.
Oliverio Balcells – Creating an Artistic Focal Point for Contemplation/Meditation
11 – 11:30 a.m.
Peggy Sue Sorensen/ The Desert Kitchen – Edible Desert Plants
Noon – 12:30 p.m.
Keith Johnson – Positive Mental Attitude

Binns Wildflower Pavilion

For all activities in this location no mats are needed. Chairs are available for those who prefer to be seated.
Saturday
8:30 – 9 a.m.
De la Sol Yoga and Healing Arts – Morning yoga stretch for all skill levels
9:30 – 10 a.m.
Modern Milk – Family yoga
10:30 – 11 a.m.
De la Sol Yoga and Healing Arts – Yoga stretch for all skill levels
12:30-1 p.m.
Julie Lemerond Yoga and Meditation – Yoga Nidra
Sunday
8:30 – 9 a.m.
Marilyn K. Silva Yoga – Vinyasa yoga
9:30 – 10 a.m.
Modern Milk – Family yoga
10:30 – 11 a.m.
Marilyn K. Silva Yoga – Hatha yoga
11:30 – noon
Even Being – Breathing meditation
12:30-1 p.m.
De la Sol Yoga and Healing Arts – Yoga

Ullman Terrace Stage

Saturday and Sunday
8:15 – 9:15 a.m.
Grupo Coatlicue – Aztec Dance demonstration
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Keith Johnson – African Drum and Percussion – “Drums are the Heartbeat of the World”
11:30 – 12:30 p.m.
Tony Redhouse – Native American Sound Healing

Boppart Courtyard

Saturday
9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Crystal Valentina – Sound Meditation
10 – 10:30 a.m.
Crystal Valentina – Sound Meditation
11 – 11:30 a.m.
9 Dragons Kung Fu – Tai Chi
12 – 12:30 p.m.
9 Dragons Kung Fu – Qigong
Sunday
9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Even Being – Sound Meditation
10 – 10:30 a.m.
Even Being – Sound Meditation
11 – 11:30 a.m.
9 Dragons Kung Fu – Tai Chi
12 – 12:30 p.m.
9 Dragons Kung Fu – Qigong
 

Food & Drink

Patio Café
Gertrude’s Restaurant

Art Activities

Saturday and Sunday
Center for Desert Living
Moss Point North – Macramé Art

Ullman Terrace

Coloring Station – Take time out to color
Jose Benavides – Natural materials hands-on art exploration

Desert Sol Mercado

Stardust Foundation Plaza
2 Busy Bees—Honey
Artes de mi Tierra – Handmade Mexican Textiles (Sunday only)
Herbology—Herbal teas (Sunday only)
Natural Paws—Natural pet remedies
Oliverio Balcells – Art
Silver Linings – Soaps and body care products with ingredients from the Sonoran Desert
Spaces of Opportunity Farmers – Fresh produce

Happiness Tour

Enhance your wellness experience by participating in the Garden’s Happiness Tour. This Happiness Tour guides you to six tranquil locations in the Garden where you can experience the natural beauty and peace of the Sonoran Desert. We recommend having a Garden map, pen, journal, phone or tablet, or headphones. Click link below to access Happiness Tour and enjoy!

Cactus Kid Activity Kits

Visit the event welcome table to get a sneak peek at our Cactus Kid Activity Kits and will be available for purchase. Cactus Kids Activity Kit includes six different experience with instructions in English and Spanish to some of the Garden’s most popular activities, like nature walks and hands-on explorations. The kit is for children 7 to 12. Click link below to learn more about Cactus Kid Activity Kits.

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Become a member and get unlimited access all year!

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ADVANCE TICKET RESERVATIONS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR MEMBERS AND GENERAL PUBLIC.

April 17-19 Center for Desert Living Trail will be closed due to construction.
April 20 The Garden will close at 12 p.m., last admission 10:30 a.m.
April 20 Cactus Clubhouse will be closed.