Arnis/ Mixed Martial Arts
Arnis / Mixed Martial Arts ~ Sifu Alix brings his expertise and passion to this class for all levels. This special blend of martial arts incorporates energy, movement and self-defense. Instruction includes the fundamentals of Modern Arnis, Wing Chun Kung Fu and Small Circle Ju Jitsu. Modern Arnis is a system of Filipino fighting arts founded by Remy Presas as a self-defense system. Wing Chun (traditional Chinese: 詠春) is a traditional Southern Chinese Kung fu martial art specializing in close range combat. Small Circle Jujitsu is a style of jujutsu developed by Wally Jay that focuses on employing dual simultaneous push/pull actions and smooth transitions.
Class runs every Tuesday night from 8:00 to 10:00 pm. Taught by Alix Lavaud.
Qi-Gong A-Go-Go ~
Qi-Gong A-Go-Go adds modern music, spontaneity and playfulness to the ancient Qi-Gong movements. This dynamic fusion reawakens our deep Knowing-How, opens the HeartMind and gets the heart rate up. Our bodies do amazing things for us all day and all night. Let’s celebrate them with mindful movement that make a body smile inside and out.
We open each class with loosening up our muscles and joints without the weight of gravity. Rising and beginning to move at a nice fluid pace, there’ll be time to get acquainted with gentle Qi-Gong movements like; Cross Hands, Fountain, Snake, Tree, Dragon, Crane and “wave hands like clouds”. We’ll explore staying physically and emotionally grounded at different tempos, allowing ourselves to move independently in response to the music.
We’ll close out the hour together with a cool-down and take few moments of deep rest. Think of it as a great workout without the work. Optional tea will be served at the conclusion of class. You are welcome to stay and share your experience with new friends.
Class runs from 7:30-8:30 PM: March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. $15 per night after your first class. Taught by Regina Gibbons.
Community Open Art Studio
Community Open Art Studio ~ Erika facilitates this studio. Art making and the creative process will be explored by… making art! Please leave your self-critic at home as we work to rediscover the art we all innately loved making as children. Human drawing development typically ends in pre-adolescence when we decide and / or are told that what we make isn’t “good enough.” Nonsense. We will come together and individually explore materials in a safe and fun setting. Pastels, paint, found object assemblage, collage materials, paper, plaster, beads, markers, crayons: come discover what you like. All supplies are included with the exception of canvases. Some will be available to purchase if desired; none are needed to create a lasting art piece. The group leader will be making art as well, but is available for any and all technical assistance.
Open Art Studio is scheduled on the first and third Friday of each month. $20 includes all supplies and 2 hours of creativity.