2024 Program Offerings:

Farm Explorer

The Farm Explorer Program offers an immersive and hands-on agricultural experience, encompassing small-scale farming, greenhouse growing, nature-based arts and crafts, and animal husbandry. Participants engage in the entire farming cycle, from planting seeds to harvesting, fostering a deep connection to sustainable practices. This inclusive program embraces the joy of learning about the farm's ecosystem, promoting sensory exploration and seasonal celebrations throughout the year. Join us for an educational journey that blends practical farming skills with nature-inspired creativity

Beginner Class: Geared towards those who prefer a slow introduction to farming, this class in the Farm Explorer Program is crafted for individuals who may benefit from a slower pace and simplified activities.

(60 minutes $55)

Intermediate Class: Tailored for participants seeking a more immersive experience, this intermediate class in the Farm Explorer Program delves deeper into farming practices, making it suitable for those who enjoy more complex and engaging activities.

(90 minutes $75)

Beginner Baking

The beginners baking class is a great way to learn the techniques and skills while having fun and learning at the same time. This class will have an assortment of cookies, muffins, brownies and so much more. You will be able to take every recipe home with you, so the more classes you come to, the more recipes you will get to take home and share with friends and family.

(60 minutes $55)

Intermediate Baking

The intermediate baking class is a great way to add to your baking skills and work on new and challenging recipes. This class will include homemade pies of all kinds, turnovers, breads, cupcakes and buttercream, tarts, and so much more. In this class you will learn how to work with the recipes and adjust them to your specific flavor needs. At the end of each class we will discuss the recipes for the upcoming week and everyone can have input and suggestions on picking the next week’s recipe.

(60 minutes $55)

Farm fitness

Join Courtenay as he engages participants in a low impact exercise class that uses the indoor and outdoor farming landscape to motivate movement. This class is ideal for those who would like to learn how to improve their strength, flexibility, and balance while having fun in a relaxed social setting. It is designed to give the participant a variety of exercises while standing, seated, and occasional floor work to help maintain and enhance their well-being.

(60 minutes $60)

Agricultural Explorer

Calling all Farmers! For those who just want to get their hands dirty and learn what it is to be a real farmer, we offer a wonderful opportunity. Come to ELIJA Farm and learn about organic farming through hands on experiential learning. Sowing seeds, planting and caring for a garden is hard work. Participants will explore the science that goes behind raising healthy crops and how nature plays a big role in its success. Harvesting and processing will provide experience in how to run your own farmers market. Using best practices participants will learn everything they need to know to set up and maintain their own personal sustainable organic garden. Participants are guided by our experienced farm staff.

(90 minutes $65)

Creative Arts

Exploring the creative side is the best way to unleash your inner talents. Our creative arts classes offer guided techniques to advance your skills in painting, pottery, drawing, photography, and other popular mediums. ELIJA Farm is a fabulous backdrop to encourage immersion into other interpretive approaches to expression through art. Classes taught by resident community artists. 

(60 minutes $ 55)

Culinary Baking 

Join our director of baking and culinary arts, Kelly Saphire, as she guides participants in exploring different baking techniques. Participants will learn through hands on experience how to bake cookies, pies, cakes, breads, pretzels, jams, flavored popcorns and a variety of other incredibly yummy culinary treats. We have all the supplies, you bring the creativity!

(60 minutes $55)

Private Culinary Baking

Join our director of baking and culinary arts, Kelly Saphire, as she guides participant in a 1:1 individualized experience of exploring different baking techniques. You will learn through hands on experience how to bake cookies, pies, cakes, breads, pretzels, jams, flavored popcorns and a variety of other incredibly yummy culinary treats. We have all the supplies, you bring the creativity! Private and group evening sessions are available, inquire here: info@elija.org

(60 minutes $100)

Sound Bath Meditation

Join Tim in a unique sound meditation experience with a focus on relaxation for all participants whether new to mediation or experienced. Original ambient music accompanies you as you lie back comfortably with a peaceful soundscape creating space for gentle relaxation and rejuvenation. The original music is enhanced with the use of overtone-emitting instruments, soft chanting, vocalization and aromatherapy for a restorative sensory experience.

Sound effects our bodies on a cellular level and helps shift our brainwave state. In combination with stillness, breath and deep listening, participants can begin to remove blockages from the physical and subtle bodies and connect to their own voice. The experience is further enhanced by the serene nature on the beautiful ELIJA Farm.

(60 minutes $50)

Crystal Singing Bowl Meditation

Participants can immerse themselves in the healing sounds emanating from crystal singing bowls being played by Laura Meneilly. Crystal singing bowl sound meditations have been reported to have the following effects: better sleep, deep relaxation, reduced stress/anxiety, decreased pain and much more! Sessions can include a short chakra meditation, singing bowl journey, and/or periods of silence and light stretching. Other instruments may accompany the singing bowls such as an ocean drum and bells.

(30 minutes $45)