Welcome to Harpeth Hall’s 2019 Winterim for Adults Program! Our signature Winterim program is led by alumnae, faculty, staff, and local professionals. These programs are designed to inspire you, to renew a passion, and to teach you something new.

View the class descriptions below, then REGISTER HERE or click the REGISTER NOW button below to reserve your spot in the course or courses of your choice.


Instructor: Dr. Tiffany Watson Breeding '99

Dates: February 2, 9, and 16

Time: 9:30 – 10:30 AM

Cost: $50 (includes Dr. Tiff's new book The Metabolic Makeover)

Join Fitness Nutrition Specialist Tiffany Breeding, PhD, aka. Dr. Tiff (’99), for a three part series of fitness, nutrition and mental toughness training. Students will learn how to maximize their personal peak performance with a combination of education and activity-based sessions.

Week 1: A deep dive into mindfulness, meditation and motivational skills development.

Week 2: Get your sweat on! This session will be in the gym as we talk about functional movement and strength training.

Week 3: An exploration of fueling your body  with a balance of nutrients, tips and tools for optimizing body composition, and sustainable nutritional habits.

Meditative Art

Instructor: Marla Faith, former Harpeth Hall Art and Art History Teacher

Dates: Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19, and 26

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Cost: $50 (includes supplies)

In this meditation and art program each session will have a long, relaxing guided meditation and creative relaxation followed by a related hands-on art experience. These sessions will include getting centered and drawing mandala designs for balance within, drawing the goddess within, discovering and drawing your personal power animals, and the joy of color: creating colors that are harmonious and healing to you. You will leave these classes feeling restored and fulfilled.

Anti-Semitism, Then and Now

Instructor: Art Echerd, Upper School Social Science Teacher

Dates: Wednesdays - February 6, 13, and 20

Time: 6:00 – 7:15 PM

Cost: $30 for the series

Anti-Semitism has been the most persistent and destructive form of bigotry to appear in the Western world, with its roots going back over two thousand years. The expectation, after World War II, that the horrors of the Holocaust would finally discredit anti-Semitism forever has proven to be false hope. This class will look at the roots of what has been called "the Longest Hatred" and examine the reasons why anti-Semitism continues to be a recurring phenomenon in our world. The first session will deal with the origins of anti-Semitism in medieval and early modern Europe and in the Muslim world. The second session will examine the rise of a new type of racially-based anti-Semitism in the late nineteenth century, culminating in the Nazi genocide in the 1940s. Our third and final session will look at the persistence of anti-Semitism after World War II and the recent resurgence of this ancient hatred in the United States, Europe, and the non-Western world.

The Art of Collage, Assemblage, and Mixed Media

Instructor: Marla Faith, former Harpeth Hall Art and Art History Teacher

Dates: Thursdays, February 7, 14, 21, and 28

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Cost: $50 (includes supplies)

Learn to make collages that are original art, visually rich, and personally meaningful. Collages are poems without words, creating a sacred space for both maker and viewer. We will use many ingredients to create several different types of this unique art form. We will look at collage masters (Matisse, Bearden, Cornell, Rauschenberg, etc), and find our own language, ways of seeing, and putting things together by using composition, balance, rhythm, and repetition to create flowing works of art, both abstract and narrative. Release preconceived ideas and be amazed at what merges. Start collecting tidbits of things that speak to you. Materials will be supplied, and adding your personal ones will make your creations even more fulfilling. A list of what to look out for will be sent to registrants. Marla has been using collage as a serious art form for several decades. See her collages at MarlaFaith.com, and on exhibit at Eastside Station (on Woodland in east Nashville) January 10 till early April 2019.

Barre Fusion

Instructor: Kate Davis Lemmons '04

Dates: Saturdays - February 9, 16, 23, March 2, and 9

Time: 9:30 - 10:30 AM

Cost: $50 for the series

Have you ever tried a barre class? Wondered what the hype was about? Do you hit the barre every week? Barre fusion is a class for all abilities with a focus on strengthening, lengthening and increasing your muscle tone and overall wellness. A combination of isometric movements, ballet inspired positions, light weights and Pilates inspired stretching, barre combines the best practices to create a fun, low-impact workout. Bring a friend, sister, neighbor and come try barre fusion. Dress in yoga attire, bring a mat (if you have one), socks optional. Look forward to toning with you at the barre!

JUMP-START Workshop: What's Next? How to Decide, Design, and Deliver on Your Next Big Thing(s)!

Instructors: Elizabeth Colton Walls '75, Betsy Koonce Sottek '75, and Lindy Neff Mamer '75

Date: Monday - February 11

Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Cost: $50 

Whaaaat?! 2019 already? Where did 2018 go? And what about all those big goals you hatched in 2018? Did you accomplish most of them, some of them, none of them?! Hmmm. Well, don't feel bad. You're a busy person... so you coasted a bit last year! And coasting is fine --- until it isn't!

So how do you go from coasting to launching? TAKE THE JUMP-START WORKSHOP!

In a supportive, collaborative group setting, you will re-engage on your personal trajectory towards meaningful accomplishments, life-goal strategies, and engaging relationships. Come learn how to broaden your scope of influence and overcome obstacles along the way. You will leave with a refreshed purpose --- recharged for the future! You can enhance your engagement by bringing a friend, family member, or colleague!


Instructor: Susan Russ, former Harpeth Hall Athletic Director and Coach

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays - February 19, 21, 26, 28, March 5, and 7

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Cost: $50 for the series

Please note this class is limited to 20 participants.

Looking for a new lifetime sport that has no age limit? Want to learn to play the fastest growing sport in the United States? Sign up for Pickleball and be a part of the trendiest thing happening in adult sports. A cross between ping pong, badminton and tennis -- Pickleball has opened the door for more recreational and competitive action for young and old alike. It is played on a court the size of a doubles badminton court with a paddle and a ball much like a whiffle ball. The net is two inches lower than a tennis net. It is played indoors and outdoors and can be played as singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Plus, open court play is scheduled on a weekly basis at most recreation centers in the Nashville area and surrounding counties.

“Staying Healthy in the Winter” with Whole Foods and Whole Body Tours

Instructors: Laura Lea Bryant ’04, Holistic Chef and Owner, Laura Lea Balanced and Marnie Reasor '91, Homeopath Practitioner

Date: Wednesday, February 20

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Cost: $35

Special Note: Located Off Campus (Green Hills Whole Foods Market)

Certified Holistic Chef Laura Lea Bryant '04 will help you navigate your way proficiently through Whole Foods! She will help you choose the highest quality ingredients, learn what to avoid, and offer tips and tricks to make your cart as budget-friendly as possible. You will leave with a list of Laura Lea’s go-to Whole Foods products, so that you don’t have to decipher all the labels yourself.

Marnie Reasor '91, Homeopath Practitioner, will give a guided tour of Whole Body where you will learn how to choose supplements to strengthen your body during the cold and flu season. Discover which products to splurge on and which ones offer the best value. Personal care products will also be reviewed. You will leave with a step-by-step handout that tells you how to prevent winter illnesses and what to do if you get sick. 

Marnie and Laura Lea will also provide a take-away gift bag for participants with some of their favorites!

Class is limited to 12 participants, swapping after 45 minutes at each location.

Natural Solutions for Women's Health Issues

Instructor: Marnie Reasor ’91, Certified Classical Homeopath, Owner of Resplendent Healing

Date: Monday, February 25

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cost: $15

Many women suffer from pain and discomfort caused by hormonal imbalances: PMS, fibroids, and endometriosis, menstrual migraines, bloating, irritability, fatigue, cramps, mood swings, poor sleep, sugar cravings and acne.

Unfortunately, many doctors say that your only options are the Pill or surgery. Good news: there are many possibilities available that can provide long-lasting relief!

In this class, Marnie will share strategies she has developed over the past eighteen years working with women to resolve hormonal imbalances. She will present many options to help ease symptoms and restore natural vitality and energy. You will learn:

  • How homeopathy can alleviate pain and PMS symptoms
  • Which foods help balance your hormones and the ones to avoid
  • The profound effects a liver cleanse has on your body's ability to process hormones optimally
  • The best supplements to bring your hormones into balance
  • How obesogens in makeup and cleaning products can impact your hormones

Do you want to banish PMS for good and feel like a brand new you? Bring all your concerns and questions for an open discussion about the challenges you are facing.

Civil Discourse

Instructor: Bonnie Moses, Upper School Social Science Teacher

Date: Monday, March 4

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Cost: $10

Having a political conversation with someone who does not share your convictions can be a frustrating and demoralizing experience. Relationships are sometimes destroyed by these polarizing discussions. At Harpeth Hall, the Difficult Dialogues initiative seeks to prepare students to have political discussion in meaningful, and productive ways. The success of this initiative is partly dependent on the ability of the adults in their lives to do the same. This session will focus on specific strategies that form the foundation of Difficult Dialogues initiatives in institutions across the country. The goal is not to agree. Rather it is to learn how to disagree in a way that respects differences in opinion, experience, and world view. In an increasingly polarized political environment, these skills are critical in the effort to find common ground, and they are essential to the success of the democratic process.

Book Talk: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Instructors: Kristen Meltesen, Upper School English Department Chair and Joe Croker, Upper School English and Media Arts Teacher

Date: Wednesday, March 6

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Cost: $10 (book not included)

Though Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) was out of print by the time Zora Neale Hurston died in 1960, thanks to efforts of writer Alice Walker, Hurston's masterpiece reemerged to become one of the most important novels of the 20th century. Hurston's novel unfolds as Janie, a middle-aged black woman, sits with her best-friend to share intimate details about the joys and sorrows that make-up a life well-lived. Join us as we discuss Janie's journey to the horizon in search of her pear blossom dream.

Make Once, Eat All Week Cooking Class

Instructor: Laura Lea Bryant ’04, Certified Holistic Chef and Cookbook Author

Date: Thursday, March 7

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Cost: $35

Location: This program will be located at 1250 Martin St. Nasvhille TN 37203

Hands down, the most common question Laura Lea gets revolves around meal planning and making the evening dinner struggle EASIER! In this highly requested class, Laura Lea will share her tips and tricks for meal planning, and show you how to meal prep recipes that you can make on a Sunday and enjoy through Thursday! You will take basic recipes - massaged kale, baked tofu, grilled chicken and quinoa - and make four completely different but equally satisfying meals using fun sauces, condiments, herbs, roasted nuts and seeds, and more! After the class, she will share a Google Doc that includes highlights and recipes!

Self Defense 101

Instructor: Layne Doss, Harpeth Hall Security Officer

Dates: Thursdays - March 7 and 14

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Cost: Complimentary

Self Defense techniques are skills that can be carried throughout life. Learn basic statistics and skills to help keep you protected and capable at all times. This introductory class to self-defense will be run by Harpeth Hall security guard Layne Doss. Layne has an extensive military background and comes to Harpeth Hall from a tour in Afghanistan. This two-week program will leave you feeling confident and protected.

Safety and survival in today’s world requires a definite course of action. We provide effective options, by teaching participants to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well-being.