Yoga in the Cemetery

Find inner tranquility and balance during a one-hour yoga session in the peaceful backdrop of Laurel Hill Cemetery, overlooking the Schuylkill River. Sessions will be led by experienced yoga instructor, Emily Golomb. Emily teaches an all-levels Hatha class that enhances alignment, strength and balance. Students are encouraged to form a deeper connection with their minds and bodies throughout the meditative practice. Emily has been practicing yoga for over ten years, is a Yoga Alliance certified 200 RYT, and currently teaches at Studio 1831 in Fairmount. Yoga in the Cemetery will conclude with light refreshments. Please bring your own mat. All levels of experience are welcome. Yoga in the Cemetery sessions will occur twice a month, May through September. 

 

The event will take place on Saturday, July 11 at 10:00am, departing from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse.

 

The cost is $20/person. Purchasing advance tickets is suggested. Tickets can be purchased at the door, by phone (215) 228-8200, or online.

 
Instructor: Emily Golomb
 
 
 
Laurel Hill: The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

In life and in death, we all have stories to tell and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? Join Laurel Hill Cemetery for an informative overview of Laurel Hill’s long and colorful history, which will include many of the marble masterpieces, stunning views and legendary stories that afford the cemetery its WOW factor. This is the perfect tour for first-time visitors to Laurel Hill, and anyone else who enjoys beautiful art, scenic nature and fascinating history. “The Hot Spots and Storied Plots” will be presented on fourth Fridays, January through November; and second Saturdays, May through October.

 

The walking tour will take place on Saturday, July 11 at 11:00am, departing from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse.

 

The cost is $8/person general admission. Tickets can be purchased at the door,  in advance by phone (215) 228-8200 or online.

 
Guide: Nancy Wright 
 
 
 

Lunar Stroll: Photographing Laurel Hill After Hours

Photo enthusiasts: grab your cameras, tripods and flashlights, and capture the ethereal wonders of Laurel Hill Cemetery after the sun goes down. During this guided stroll through the site’s picturesque landscape, participants will visit some of its most photogenic spots and evocative statuary, while learning to paint with light using only a flashlight and ambient iridescence. You will be over the moon with excitement once you see your unique images! You will also have experiences to share from this rare and intimate exploration of the cemetery long after its gates close for the night. Photography experience is recommended.Lunar Strolls will occur on the third Friday of every month from May through August.

 

July’s Lunar Stroll will take place on Friday, July 17 at 8:00pm, departing from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse.

 

The cost is $20/person general admission. Advance reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance by phone (215) 228-8200 or online

 
Guide: Emma Stern
 
 
 
 Yoga in the Cemetery

Find inner tranquility and balance during a one-hour yoga session in the peaceful backdrop of Laurel Hill Cemetery, overlooking the Schuylkill River. Sessions will be led by experienced yoga instructor, Emily Golomb. Emily teaches an all-levels Hatha class that enhances alignment, strength and balance. Students are encouraged to form a deeper connection with their minds and bodies throughout the meditative practice. Emily has been practicing yoga for over ten years, is a Yoga Alliance certified 200 hour RYT , and currently teaches at Studio 1831 in Fairmount. Yoga in the Cemetery will conclude with light refreshments. Please bring your own mat. All levels of experience are welcome. Yoga in the Cemetery sessions will occur twice a month, May through September. 

 

The event will take place on Wednesday, July 22 at 6:30pm, departing from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse.

 

The cost is $20/person. Purchasing advance tickets is suggested. Tickets can be purchased at the door, by phone (215) 228-8200, or online.

 
Instructor: Emily Golomb
 
 
 
 Laurel Hill: The Hot Spots and Storied Plots

In life and in death, we all have stories to tell and what better place to hear tales of wonder than Philadelphia’s most famous home of the dead? Join Laurel Hill Cemetery for an informative overview of Laurel Hill’s long and colorful history, which will include many of the marble masterpieces, stunning views and legendary stories that afford the cemetery its WOW factor. This is the perfect tour for first-time visitors to Laurel Hill, and anyone else who enjoys beautiful art, scenic nature and fascinating history. “The Hot Spots and Storied Plots” will be presented on fourth Fridays, January through November; and second Saturdays, May through October.

 

The walking tour will take place on Friday, July 24 at 10:00am, departing from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse.

 

The cost is $8/person general admission. Tickets can be purchased at the door,  in advance by phone (215) 228-8200 or online.

 

Guide:  Dave Horwitz