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Movement/Energy PracticeStress ManagementT'ai ChiYoga


Spring Classes
Summer Classes
Acupressure

ACUPRESSURE FOR EMERGENCIES - EXPANDED COURSE CONTENT
Enrollment is limited to 8 students. Students will be shown acupressure points for reducing the effects of or stopping a heart attack, stroke, seizure or panic attack, as well as for restoring someone’s consciousness or breathing. The handout lists signs and symptoms of heart attack, stroke and seizure. It also contains pictures of the emergency points, which the instructor will demonstrate and assist students in finding on themselves. Please note: This class is designed to complement, not replace medical care. Students are strongly encouraged to call first for emergency medical assistance and then use the acupressure points while waiting for help. For questions regarding course content, the instructor can be reached at or by voice or text at (510) 798-8626.

Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70101.00
Nystrom
Alvarado
2
$20
4/12
1
Wed
4:00-6:00pm
70101.01
Nystrom
Alvarado
2
$20
6/7
1
Wed
11:00am-1:00pm
70101.02
Nystrom
Alvarado
2
$20
6/28
1
Wed
4:00-6:00pm
70101.03
Nystrom
Alvarado
2
$20
7/12
1
Wed
4:00-6:00pm


ACUPPRESSURE FOR THE EARS
Enrollment is limited to 8 students. Enrollment is limited to 8 students. According to Chinese medicine, the ears are "governed" by the kidneys. In more modern terms, the energy matrix that produces and/or supports bones, teeth, head hair, knees, the low back, the production of blood, sexual functions, the immune system, inhalation, the body’s warming and cooling functions and fluid management also has a profound influence on the ears and hearing. Other organ systems play significant roles in various ear issues as well, including the heart, lungs, liver, gall bladder and spleen/pancreas. Students will be shown acupressure point sequences to energetically support the above organs in cases of hearing loss, tinnitus ("ringing in the ears"), earache, itchy ears, etc. The instructor will demonstrate point locations and assist students in locating the points on themselves. A handout illustrates the points and shows their associations with underlying organ disharmonies. Dietary and lifestyle adjustments for auditory health will be covered, as well as the importance of professional energy work, such as acupressure, for resolving ear and hearing issues. For questions regarding course content, the instructor can be reached at or by voice or text at (510) 798-8626.
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70106.00
Nystrom
Alvarado
2
$20
4/12
1
Wed
1:30-3:30pm
70106.01
Nystrom
Alvarado
2
$20
5/3
1
Wed
4:00-6:00pm
70106.02
Nystrom
Alvarado
2
$20
6/28
1
Wed
1:30-3:30pm
70106.03
Nystrom
Alvarado
2
$20
7/12
1
Wed
11:00am-1:00pm


ACUPPRESSURE FOR THE EYES
Enrollment is limited to 8 students. Enrollment is limited to 8 students. According to Chinese medicine, the Liver energy system has a predominant influence on the eyes. Improper diet, insufficient exercise and certain emotions can throw
it out of kilter, causing various eye complaints, as well as other conditions. More than a dozen acupressure points will be covered for reducing or potentially eliminating blurry, cloudy, foggy, dim or filmy vision, as well as near- or far-sightedness, eye pain, redness of the eyes, floaters (spots before the eyes), eye tremors, flashing lights and other conditions. A handout illustrates the locations of the points, which the instructor will demonstrate and assist students in finding on themselves. Please note: This class is intended to complement, not replace medical care. Students are encouraged to consult an optometrist or ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment. For questions regarding course content, the instructor can be reached at or by voice or text at (510) 798-8626.
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70110.00
Nystrom
Alvarado
2
$20
4/12
1
Wed
11:00am-1:00pm
70110.01
Nystrom
Alvarado
2
$20
5/3
1
Wed
1:30-3:30pm
70110.02
Nystrom
Alvarado
2
$20
6/7
1
Wed
1:30-3:30pm
70110.03
Nystrom
Alvarado
2
$20
6/28
1
Wed
11:00am-1:00pm
70110.04
Nystrom
Alvarado
2
$20
7/12
1
Wed
1:30-3:30pm


Drawing Mandalas

DRAWING A PERSONAL MANDALA
Enrollment is limited to 14 students. In this class, participants will learn to create a personal mandala by first using white on black paper and then adding color. This technique was developed by Judith Cornell.
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70137.00
Miner
Alvarado
8
$30
6/26
3
Mon
9:30-11:30am


Healing with Whole Foods

BEYOND ORGANICS - HEALING WITH WHOLE FOODS
Enrollment limited to 8 students. This two-hour class is based on Paul Pitchford's book Healing with Whole Foods (3rd ed. 2002), The China Study (revised 2016), and Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition (2013) by T. Colin Campbell, PhD. Discussed will be an overview of the nutritional benefits of unprocessed, unrefined organic foods; proper preparation to unlock those benefits; the crucial role of pure water; the importance of the manner in which we eat; and the vital contributions that exercise and sunshine make towards recovering and maintaining good health. For questions regarding course content, the instructor can be reached at or by voice or text at (510) 798-8626.

Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70120.00
Nystrom
Alvarado
1
$20
5/3
1
Wed
11:00am-1:00pm
70120.01
Nystrom
Alvarado
1
$20
6/7
1
Wed
4:00-6:00pm


Movement/Energy Practice

BA DUAN JIN (EIGHT BROCADES)
Ba Duan Jin, or the Eight Brocades, is an easy form of Qigong to learn. The combination of movement and breath has been practiced for over 2,000 years and is the beginning form taught at the Shaolin Temple in China. Anyone can do this form, even doing it from a chair if needed. Sitting meditation will also be part of the class, as well as a brief set of warm up movements.
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70115.99
Miner
Alvarado
8
$25
7/17
2
Mon
9:30-11:30am


DAYAN QIGONG - PART A & PART B
Students will learn one of the most popular forms of Qigong used in China today. Dayan Qigong means the Wild Goose Form. This practice consists of 64 movements that flow from one movement into the next. In addition to learning the form, the students will learn a warm up set of exercises to increase flexibility and balance. Students are encouraged to "move at their own pace." Adaptations can be easily made for motor impairments or mobility concerns. Part A includes moves 1-32, and Part B includes moves 33-64.

Morning Session - Part B
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70130.00
Miner
Alvarado
8
$80
4/10*
8
Mon
9:30-11:30am
*No class 5/29

Evening Session - Parts A and B
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70138.00
Dey
Alvarado
8
$100
4/12
10
Wed
6:30-8:30pm


Pilates/Yoga

PILATES/STRETCH I - BEGINNING
Enrollment is limited to 20 students. Pilates is a method of exercise that combines flexibility, muscle strengthening and endurance. Pilates is very popular among dancers and athletes because it emphasizes balance, awareness, development of the body, and self-control. For those looking for immediate results, Pilates practice has shown tremendous results in providing relief from chronic back pain and is recommended by doctors to support post-surgery rehabilitation. In the beginning Pilates class, we will start by learning the fundamentals. Foam roller and a Thera-Band are required. Both can be purchased from the instructor.
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70155.00
Younes
Serra
MPR
$60
4/13
8
Thu
5:00-6:15pm


YOGA/PILATES - FLOW INTERMEDIATE
In this class Yoga and Pilates movements are performed in a smooth and flowing way. Stretch bands are used for strengthening. Rollers are used for releasing and alignment (some experience is recommended). Come prepared to have fun and be challenged. Thera-Bands and roller can be purchased from instructor.
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70175.00
Younes
Serra
MPR
$80
4/13
8
Thu
6:30-8:00pm


Stress Management

STRESS MANAGEMENT
In this course, you will recognize your main sources of stress and will learn different techniques to manage and reduce it. You will be working at all levels on this transformative course: sleep, nutrition, yoga and meditation, time and task management, self-esteem, commitment, reshaping bad habits, etc., with specific techniques for women and men. Most importantly, you will work with ease and at your own pace. Students will need to bring: a mat, comfortable clothes and journal/pen.
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70126.00
Dante-Barragan
Serra
MPR
$70
4/12
9
Wed
4:00-5:15pm


T'ai Chi

T'AI CHI
The gentle art of meditation through movement is taught through a series of easy-to-learn movement patterns, which focus on self-awareness and flow. T'ai Chi is healthful for all ages and physical conditions.
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70160.00
Umeki
Serra
MPR
$85
4/11*
10
Tue
10:45am-12:15pm
70160.01
Umeki
Serra
MPR
$30
6/27*
4
Tue
10:45am-12:15pm
No classes 4/25, 7/4


Yoga

YOGA I

(Kundalini) Techniques of breathing, stretching, strengthening and relaxation combine to reduce accumulated tension, improve circulation, and increase overall stamina and flexibility. This vigorous yet relaxing form of yoga will give you an immediate experience of increased vitality and mental clarity. This class is designed for both beginners and more experienced yoga students. You progress at your own rate and work comfortably at your own level of fitness. Please bring a blanket or mat.
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70165.00
Khalsa, S.A.
Serra
MPR
$65
4/12
9
Wed
5:45-7:00pm


YOGA II

This class builds on the basics taught in Yoga I. It explores the techniques of Kundalini Yoga in greater depth, including kriyas, meditation and the use of mantra (sound).
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70170.00
Dante-Barragan
Serra
MPR
$70
4/10*
10
Mon
5:45-7:00pm
*No class 5/29


HATHA YOGA WITH BLUE SKIES

This is a fun class! Science and medicine agree: "Yoga is a powerful method for helping and preventing many health problems." We learn poses that develop focus and concentration. Find out how to love being in your body. Learning to let go is an art that breaks old holding patterns that cause tension and chronic pain. We gently flex the spine in all six directions, practice meditation and Pranayama breathing. All the basics and advancement for a wonderful, lifelong Yoga practice. Questions? Email yoga4blues2@gmail.com
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70145.00
Luke
Serra
MPR
$60
4/11
6
Tue/Thu
9:00-10:30am
70145.01
Luke
Serra
MPR
$70
5/2
7
Tue/Thu
9:00-10:30am


HATHA YOGA WITH LILIANE
Enrollment is limited to 25 students. Yoga combines physical postures, relaxation, breathing, and meditation techniques. Through various combinations of practices, the yogi undergoes a complete and harmonious development – physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
Course Code
Instructor
Site
Room
Fee
Starts
Meetings
Days
Time
70150.00
Younes
Alvarado
MPR
$80
4/11
8
Tue
6:00-7:30pm