Roberta Hewson, Yoga & Gentle Yoga for Every Body
Course demonstrates how yoga practice promotes increased flexibility, strength, balance and mental awareness. Shows how mindful movement and conscious breathing help you to relax and stimulate the nervous, digestive and circulatory systems. New to yoga or looking for a gentle yoga class? Explore easy, chair-assisted yoga, as well as standing and floor poses in a supportive environment. Designed especially for an individual with limited mobility, these poses can help with insomnia, arthritis, healing, and focus.
Lauren Temkin, Fermentation Preserving a Healthy You
We’ll be covering the basics of direct salted (think sauerkraut), brined vegetable ferments (think pickles), and added culture ferments (think kombucha, yogurt & kefir). We’ll talk probiotics and other benefits of lactic acid including health and flavor enhancing benefits. In Lauren’s business life she works with chefs across the country helping them incorporate fermented foods into their menus. Lauren is excited to share her knowledge with Santa Barbara. This is a collaborative, hands-on class. You’ll learn how to incorporate live probiotic foods into your daily diet. The first class will cover fermentation vessels.
Joan Calder, A Gardener's Tools of the Trade
Love to garden and want to know more about your equipment? Explore garden tools that make life easier and more fun. Proper tool care improves tool performance and can extend their life. Discover how to remove rust, sharpen blades and improve the feel of the wood on long handled tools. Join us for insider information on tools with smart features, and pick up tips and tricks for your tools in the garden. Come away with renewed motivation whether you are an enthusiastic beginner or experienced gardener. If you have your own pruners please bring them to class.
Sally Saenger, Strength and Stability Training for Seniors
Learn techniques and practice skills to improve balance, strength, and flexibility in a safe environment. Seated and standing exercises are performed to improve posture, gait, and self-confidence. Intended for older adults but appropriate for anyone who wants to increase muscle tone and improve balance and mobility. Exercise equipment is provided.
Lani Wolff, Learn to Play American Mah Jongg
Mah Jongg is one of the most popular puzzle games in the world played by people who love its mental challenge. It is a game of strategy challenging players to shift between two or more possible solutions at a time. A bit of luck also helps! It can be somewhat addictive…you’ve been warned.
Gwendolyn McClure, Introduction Vocal Sound Healing
This class offers you both a didactic and experiential presentation on the fundamental principles guiding the modality of Vocal Sound Healing. You will learn how vocal sound and singing can be used to transform human consciousness and the human experience at physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. No singing or previous sound healing experience required. This intro class is recommended but not required before taking the 'Vocal Sound Healing Journey' class series.
Gwendolyn McClure, Vocal Sound Healing Journey
This dynamic class offers students gentle breathing, body relaxation, vocal release, grounding, and psychological healing through vocal sounding. Students release inhibition, pain and stress through a supportive, guided opportunity to create an intimate relationship to their breath, body and voices. Students increase self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-expression through creating spontaneous sounds, singing, art, movement, and experiencing the support of a community focused on vocal sound healing. Exercises allow students to explore self-acceptance and unconditional love for self and others.
David Cumes, Dreams and How Spirit Guides Script Them
There are several valid methods of dream interpretation; Subconscious, Jungian, Yogic and Shamanic. To Shamans and others working in the cosmic 'Field' a psychological interpretation of dreams is seriously limited. Dreams are often 'instructional' in nature and are a gateway to a 'Field' of non-localized space/time information through which our spirit guides help us. Discover how these methods differ, how spirit guides script our dreams and how to interpret them. Share your dreams with your classmates.
David Cumes, Death - The Unplanned Uncharted Final Journey
Appreciating the law of Karma is critical when approaching death. To die well is to have lived a fruitful life of service to humanity and the planet. To cross over skillfully is to go into existential free fall, happily without guilt. The dead need to know they have been forgiven and honored appropriately, as 'unfinished business' can affect the living and the dead adversely. Discover how to prepare and how to cross over; find out about the pathologies of death; and discuss what the landscape may look like when you arrive.
Carissa Luminess, Assisted Watercolor and Meditative Relaxation
Finally a beginning watercolor class for adults with the goal of fun and relaxation! Choose from dozens of pre-drawn flora and fauna designs and start 'assisted' painting right away with vibrant, fluid India inks. Working on a structured printed canvas of soothing natural forms will automatically activate both hemispheres of your brain so that you relax into a meditative, healing state. Explore a variety of color application and watercolor techniques while creating a finished painting beautiful enough to frame.