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Events: Health And Wellness

Thu, 7/31 6:30pm

Thursdays

Dates: June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14.  

Location: Frances Young Hall
Cost: $50 members / $60 non-members

Walk-ins: $10 members / $12 non-members (Cash only please, Exact change preferred)

Instructor: Dan Platus, Certified Fitness Instructor

This total body workout will increase muscle strength, bone density, lean body mass and metabolism, and improve coordination and balance. All major muscle groups are engaged with the use of hand weights and floor exercises. Dance-like cardio intervals are performed to lively, motivating music to elevate the heart rate and burn calories. Get a total body workout while having fun! Includes mat exercises for abs and a stretching and cool-down period to relax the muscles and mind. Bring a mat and 3-5 pound hand weights and wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes.


 

Sat, 8/2 9:00am

Facebook Event: Here

Saturdays
Dates: July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Location: Garden Grounds (meeting in the Cornish Courtyard) 
Cost: $80 members / $100 non-members
Instructor: Nicole Fagone with Hummingbird Yoga

Join us for the entire series following the workshop as we explore the different facets of yoga through breath, movement, and meditation. A wonderful benefit for the body and mind whether taken in the series or separately. All levels encouraged and welcomed.

7/12/14 - Yoga for self-acceptance.
7/19/14 - Yoga for creativity.
7/26/14 - Yoga for willpower.
8/2/14 - Yoga for the heart.
8/9/14 - Yoga for communication.
8/16/14 - Yoga for wisdom.
8/23/14 - Yoga for humility.
8/30/14 - Yoga for happiness.

Please bring your own yoga mat or contact the instructor at least 2 days prior to purchase a mat for $8.00. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle if you prefer. 

**Drop-ins on the day of the class are allowed and are $12 per class for members and $15 per class for non-members. Please register at the Guest Services Center.


 

Sat, 8/2 10:30am

Facebook Event: Here

Saturdays
Dates: July 19, 26, August 2, 9
Location: Koi Pond Patio
Cost: $55 members / $65 non-members
Instructor: Chen Bing Taiji Academy 

Taiji or Tai chi (meaning grand ultimate) is a Chinese soft style internal martial art used for centuries in health, healing and longevity. Based on ancient principles of yin yang theory, philosophical laws of nature (the Tao), techniques of Chinese acupuncture and martial arts, authentic Chen Taiji is a holistic training method used to cultivate a strong body, mind and spirit through techniques of mental concentration with coordinated breath and body movements. Proper practice results in a supple body with improved postural alignment, balance and bone density. Taiji harmonizes external and internal energy flow which strengthen muscles, tendons and ligaments; while the internal spiraling energy massages internal organs and circulates qi energy-flow throughout the body. This is a suitable practice for students of all ages with various ailments and conditions.

Chen Taiji founded by Chen Wangting, is the oldest and parent form of all the styles of Taiji including Yang, Wu and Sun. The instructors are fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from Laoshi (teacher) Master Bosco Baek, the only disciple in America of Master Chen Bing and the direct descendant of its creator Chen Wangting. Master Bosco Baek teaches the authentic Chen Jia Gou (Chen Village) system and is a most knowledgeable and skillful teacher with precise attention to the details of alignment and structure that will challenge the most athletic and benefit the absolute beginner.

**Drop-ins on the day of the class are allowed and are $15 per class for members and $20 per class for non-members. Please register at the Guest Services Center.


 

Tue, 8/5 6:30pm

Tuesdays

Dates: June 24th, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5 and 12.

Location: Frances Young Hall
Cost: $50 members / $60 non-members

Walk-ins: $10 members / $12 non-members (Cash only please, Exact change preferred)

Instructor: Dan Platus, Certified Fitness Instructor

This total body workout will increase muscle strength, bone density, lean body mass and metabolism, and improve coordination and balance. All major muscle groups are engaged with the use of hand weights and floor exercises. Dance-like cardio intervals are performed to lively, motivating music to elevate the heart rate and burn calories. Get a total body workout while having fun! Includes mat exercises for abs and a stretching and cool-down period to relax the muscles and mind. Bring a mat and 3-5 pound hand weights and wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes.


 

Wed, 8/6 3:00pm

Wednesdays

Location: Classroom B
Cost: Class is FREE with paid Garden admission
Instructor: Water Replenishment District of Southern California

June 11. 2014 - Facebook Event: Eco Gardening Concepts

This class will show participants the importance of implementing a design program when installing or renovating their garden. The class focuses on design concepts and ideas for creating a water efficient garden, including selection of plants and materials.

June 25, 2014 - Facebook Event: Edible Gardening for Beginners

This class is designed to teach homeowners the importance of a sustainable living. Participants learn about seasonal crops and nutrition. Promote a healthy living while beautifying the garden.  

July 9, 2014 - Facebook Event: Garden Design Features

This class will teach participants how to conduct a thorough site analysis, develop accurate plot plans, and effectively use overlays and construction details. These topics are essential when designing a
green and healthy garden.

July 23, 2014 - Facebook Event: Drought Tolerant Plants

This class is designed to teach homeowners the importance of using less water and drought tolerant plant materials in their gardens. Homeowners will become familiar with various trees, shrubs, and groundcovers that are readily available and well suited for water efficient gardens.

August 6, 2014 - Facebook Event: Drip & Sprinkler Care

This class is designed to introduce residents to new technology that allows for more accurate control of irrigation schedules. With the advent of Smart Controllers, residents have the ability to follow weather patterns that affect their gardens and landscapes. Different products are shown including ways to retrofit including drip system.

August 20, 2014 - Facebook Event: Eco Garden Care

It will provide the participants with an understanding of plant care and maintenance that they can use in their garden to make it more water efficient. Over 50 plants are id from California Natives to Drought Tolerant Plants. Eco friendly fertilizing is emphasized.


 

Thu, 8/7 6:30pm

Thursdays

Dates: June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14.  

Location: Frances Young Hall
Cost: $50 members / $60 non-members

Walk-ins: $10 members / $12 non-members (Cash only please, Exact change preferred)

Instructor: Dan Platus, Certified Fitness Instructor

This total body workout will increase muscle strength, bone density, lean body mass and metabolism, and improve coordination and balance. All major muscle groups are engaged with the use of hand weights and floor exercises. Dance-like cardio intervals are performed to lively, motivating music to elevate the heart rate and burn calories. Get a total body workout while having fun! Includes mat exercises for abs and a stretching and cool-down period to relax the muscles and mind. Bring a mat and 3-5 pound hand weights and wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes.


 

Fri, 8/8 10:00am

Facebook Event: Here

Fridays
Dates: July 11, 18, 25, August (Skip 1), 8, 15, (Skip 22), 29
Location: Frances Young Hall
Cost: $60 members / $70 non-members
Instructor: People’s Place

*Drop-in students welcome: $12 members / $15 non-members


 

Sat, 8/9 9:00am

Facebook Event: Here

Saturdays
Dates: July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Location: Garden Grounds (meeting in the Cornish Courtyard) 
Cost: $80 members / $100 non-members
Instructor: Nicole Fagone with Hummingbird Yoga

Join us for the entire series following the workshop as we explore the different facets of yoga through breath, movement, and meditation. A wonderful benefit for the body and mind whether taken in the series or separately. All levels encouraged and welcomed.

7/12/14 - Yoga for self-acceptance.
7/19/14 - Yoga for creativity.
7/26/14 - Yoga for willpower.
8/2/14 - Yoga for the heart.
8/9/14 - Yoga for communication.
8/16/14 - Yoga for wisdom.
8/23/14 - Yoga for humility.
8/30/14 - Yoga for happiness.

Please bring your own yoga mat or contact the instructor at least 2 days prior to purchase a mat for $8.00. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle if you prefer. 

**Drop-ins on the day of the class are allowed and are $12 per class for members and $15 per class for non-members. Please register at the Guest Services Center.


 

Sat, 8/9 10:00am

Facebook Event: Here

Location: Classroom B
Cost: $25 members / $35 non-members
$5 materials fee (payable to instructor) 
Instructor: Julie James, Certified Herbalist, Master Gardener with Green Wisdom Herbal Studies

Infused oils are highly beneficial for healing skin disorders, but also for keeping healthy skin healthy and supple. They are used for massage, for hair health, for moisturization, for protection, and for pleasure. But when approached incorrectly, you can make a smelly, unpleasant mess, an ineffective finished product, or an overheated, damaged, disappointing oil that will do more damage than good.
There are methods both ancient and modern for ensuring proper extraction of medicinal components into oils, and once you get the hang of it, the possibilities are almost endless. We’ll make some oils in class and sample others, and you’ll take home a healing salve that we make in class.


 

Sat, 8/9 10:30am

Facebook Event: Here

Saturdays
Dates: July 19, 26, August 2, 9
Location: Koi Pond Patio
Cost: $55 members / $65 non-members
Instructor: Chen Bing Taiji Academy 

Taiji or Tai chi (meaning grand ultimate) is a Chinese soft style internal martial art used for centuries in health, healing and longevity. Based on ancient principles of yin yang theory, philosophical laws of nature (the Tao), techniques of Chinese acupuncture and martial arts, authentic Chen Taiji is a holistic training method used to cultivate a strong body, mind and spirit through techniques of mental concentration with coordinated breath and body movements. Proper practice results in a supple body with improved postural alignment, balance and bone density. Taiji harmonizes external and internal energy flow which strengthen muscles, tendons and ligaments; while the internal spiraling energy massages internal organs and circulates qi energy-flow throughout the body. This is a suitable practice for students of all ages with various ailments and conditions.

Chen Taiji founded by Chen Wangting, is the oldest and parent form of all the styles of Taiji including Yang, Wu and Sun. The instructors are fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from Laoshi (teacher) Master Bosco Baek, the only disciple in America of Master Chen Bing and the direct descendant of its creator Chen Wangting. Master Bosco Baek teaches the authentic Chen Jia Gou (Chen Village) system and is a most knowledgeable and skillful teacher with precise attention to the details of alignment and structure that will challenge the most athletic and benefit the absolute beginner.

**Drop-ins on the day of the class are allowed and are $15 per class for members and $20 per class for non-members. Please register at the Guest Services Center.


 

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