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We know it’s not usual for food stores to think of themselves as educators, but we’re not your usual market. A big part of our mission is to provide the latest information about health, nutrition and wellness to our community. So we invite top local experts and educators, including natural chefs, holistic nutritionists, acupuncturists, herbalists, and naturopathic doctors to share their knowledge with you in classes and workshops we host here at New Leaf. Join us at one of our upcoming events. We just bet you’ll learn a lot!

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Plant-Based Nutrition Essentials for Health and Weight Loss

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 7:30pm
$99.00

With Nutrition Consultant Sandi Rechenmacher Help prevent chronic disease and bring on the weight loss, all-in-one! Sandi Rechenmacher presents Dr. Neal Barnard's cutting-edge nutrition science as an Info-Dining Class where the proof IS the pudding! Taste it for yourself. This powerful approach to health/weight loss focuses on the quality of food you eat for optimal health, without giving cause to ‘lugging one’s engine’ or slowing it down. Each class features nutrition science, live cooking demos & hearty samplings. Yummers! Take this series, repeat this series, bring a friend(s), and experience more delightfully delicious plant-based recipes that will help you design YOUR destiny by demystifying ‘Pop-Culture Nutrition Lingo’ and unraveling ‘Nutrition-Marketing Madness!’Attendees will receive recipes, handouts/resources to support their next healthy steps on their healing journey, and hearty samplings. The benefits of taking this series are to hear the science in a number of ways, to ask personalize questions, to sample delicious recipes, and to be able to practice, practice, practice over the weeks. By the end of this series, students will be lighter on their feet by better use of fingers and forks! Bring your notebooks, taste buds, and questions. COME HUNGRY! Class 1: Devour More Trimming Vegetables, the Delicious WayClass 2: Jump '1-2-3' into Plant-based MenusClass 3: Nutrition-Science-Backed 'Reasons to Munch' Class 4: More 'Eats' that are Scrumptiously Slimming! The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) promotes nutrition science, evidence-based dietary lifestyling. About the Instructor: Sandi Rechenmacher is a whole foods, plant-based (WFPB) nutritional consultant, educator, and chef. Her passion is supporting people to nourish and revitalize their bodies, minds, and spirits via a diet based on nutrition science. Sandi is the founder of Simply Nutritious, offering presentations and workshops, sharing her 40 years of nutrition wisdom. She works in conjunction with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) presenting Food for Life classes in Northern California designed by nutrition scientists and dietitians, covering lifestyle disease prevention/reversal and microbiome immune system support, and more.  She holds a BA and Teaching Credential from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and certification in nutrition education/consultation. Former owner of a natural foods store, Sandi knows food biz!

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Half Moon Bay

Hula for Heart

Community & Culture
7:00pm - 8:00pm
$75.00

 Hula for Heart – A six-week introductory workshop Experience the meaning of Aloha as you learn the dance of Hawaiʻi, the hula. In this six-week workshop, we will learn basic steps, form and technique, and choreographed dances to three songs in both ancient-style and modern-style hula. We will discover some of the history, culture, and language too, for the hula is not just a dance – it is a cultural experience. Class Syllabus Week 1 – October 2 Introductions Brief discussion: What is hula? Why is it important to learn the language, culture, and history when we dance the hula? Explain the two different styles of hula Hula basics (form & technique) Word of the week: Akahai –  modest, gentle, unassuming Basic steps (kāholo, hela, kaʻō, hela, lele, directionals) Mele: Song of Old Hawaiʻi   Week 2 – October 9 Warm up Word of the week: Lōkahi – unity, harmony, agreement Review steps Basic steps (kaʻapuni, aoʻapuni, hoʻoholo) Mele: Song of Old Hawaiʻi   Week 3 – October 16 Warm up Word of the week: ʻOluʻolu – pleasant, nice, amiable Review steps Basic steps (ʻuwehe, lele ʻuwehe, step, brush ʻuwehe) Mele: Hiʻilawe   Week 4 – October 23 Warm up Word of the week: Haʻahaʻa – humble, humility Review steps Basic steps (ʻami, ʻami kūkū, ʻami ʻoniu, ʻao ʻao) Mele: Hiʻilawe   Week 5 – October 30 Warm up Word of the week: Ahonui – patience Review steps Basic steps (kāwelu, Kalākaua, kiʻi wāwae) Mele: Kāwika   Week 6 – November 6 Warm up Word of the week: ALOHA – Aloha is all of the above words Review all steps Mele: Kāwika, Hiʻilawe, Song of Old Hawaiʻi   Please bring water and wear comfortable workout clothes. You may also bring a pareo/sarong to wrap around your waist. Hula is done barefoot, so no special shoes are required, although if you have foot issues, you may wear shoes. You will receive handouts with material covered in class, as well as a CD with music to practice.   Cassie has studied hula for four years and has been teaching for two years. Journey with her into the beautiful world of hula this fall!   Mondays, October 2 – November 6 (six weeks) 7:00 – 8:00pm $75  

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$7.00

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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Half Moon Bay

Zumba

Sports & Fitness
5:30pm - 6:30pm
$7.00

Get a fun and effective workout to upbeat Latin and international music rhythms.  For all fitness and experience levels.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Anti-Inflammatory Integrative Wellness Series

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 8:30pm
$50.00

With Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian, & Anti-Inflammatory Chef, & Kitchen Witch Bone Broth Founder Magali Brecke *This class is SOLD OUT but we will be offering it again in February. Please contact Madia at: madiaj@newleaf.com if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.  You may have heard than inflammation is the root cause of all disease, but did you know that what you eat has a profound effect on feeding or fighting the issue? In this 4-week series, Anti-Inflammatory Chef Magali Brecke and Holistic Nutritionist Madia Jamgochian will lead you through the basics of eliminating inflammation through diet and lifestyle. You will learn how to heal Leaky Gut, reverse autoimmune conditions, and get back on track to vibrant health. The four-class series breaks down as follows: 1. October 4: Intro to Inflammation, Leaky Gut, & Autoimmunity. In this two and a half hour class, Magali and Madia will provide a presentation on how inflammation affects the body, including what foods cause the biggest inflammatory response. Cooking demonstration & meal included. 2. October 11: Elimination Diets: There are quite a few anti-inflammatory diets out there these days. This class will go over how to choose the right elimination diet, and what’s in a name. We will cover the Autoimmune Protocol, (AIP) Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Wahls Protocol, Traditional Foods, and the Paleo diet to help you decide which one is the most realistic and beneficial fit for you. Cooking demonstration & meal included. 3. October 18: Meal Planning for Success! To complete a successful elimination diet, preparation is key. Magali & Madia will go over meal planning a week at a time, demonstrating batch cooking techniques that will make throwing together dinner easy! Cooking demonstration & meal included. 4. October 25: Hands on Cooking. In our last class together, classmates participate in creating an anti-inflammatory recipe from scratch. We will discuss techniques, resources, and do a series review plus Q &A on what you have learned from the class. Full meal included. Testimonials from past Anti-Inflammatory Series: "This class exceeded my expectations! I am very happy with the class and feel fortunate to have attended this series." "Very informative and qualified instructors. Excellent class, I learned so much!" "This class made me feel empowered to take health and injury into my own hands with a foundation of what and why and with practical support." Class meets every Wednesday, October 4- October 25, 6pm-8:30pm. Ticket price covers all 4 weeks. About the Instructors: Madia and Magali started off teaching single anti-inflammatory lessons when it became apparent that there was too much info to cover, and that this class should really be taught as a series. They launched their first Anti-inflammaotry series in October of 2016, and it was so successful they decided to offer it again in February. The 4-week series provides a structured learning space and support group to get on board with the anti-inflammatory diet, and on your way to better health. Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach. Magali uses her background in Traditional Chinese Medicine to cook anti-inflammatory meals for personal clients, tailoring each menu to their dietary needs. She founded the Kitchen Witch Bone Broth company, which started in response for the need to provide high quality, healing nourishment to the community.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$7.00

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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Half Moon Bay

Fertility, Pre and Post Natal Yoga with Your Baby

Sports & Fitness
11:30am - 12:30pm
$5.00

With Samantha Corsiglia, Earth Dancer Wellness This comprehensive class will address the daily changing needs of your body while your baby grows and while you heal from birth.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Introduction to Zentangle® Art Class

Hobbies & Special Interest
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$38.00

Art Class with Cheryl Hankin, Certified Zentangle® Teacher Join us for a relaxing and easy-to-learn meditational art form. Complete at least two original Zentangle® tiles during each class.  Class cost is $38 per individual class and covers materials and instruction for a single  individual class. Requires no artistic experience, just an interest in creative expression!  

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Westside Santa Cruz

Cooking with Wild Seaweeds

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$18.00

Cooking Demo with Ian O'Hollaren, founder of Seaquoia Wild Seaweeds & Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian This class is SOLD OUT but we will be offering it again soon. Please contact Madia at: madiaj@newleaf.com if you would like to be notified when the next class is posted. Did you know that sea vegetables, also known as seaweeds, are a nutritional powerhouse packed with protein, vitamins and minerals? Rich in iodine, sea vegetables can play an important role in providing thyroid support. Seaweeds are also high in calcium, folic acid and magnesium, as well as iron, potassium, and pantothenic acid. Of the brown variety, arame, hijiki, kelp, kombu and wakame are the most popular. Nori, a red seaweed, is perhaps the most well known variety being a main ingredient in sushi rolls. Studies have shown that sea vegetables have been consumed since at least 8000 B.C.E. by cultures in the Japanese region. Today, however, most people have strayed away from including sea vegetables in their every day diet. This class aims to change that by showing you how to utilize fresh sea vegetables harvested just up the coast from Santa Cruz. Come hungry! About the Instructors: Ian O’Hollaren combined his knowledge of the ocean and turned his passion into a business and lifestyle. For almost 2 years, Seaquoia Seaweed has been harvesting seaweeds from California’s unique and bio-diverse coastal ecosystem. Connecting people to the source of their food has been the philosophy of the business from the start. Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach.

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Yoga & Self-Healing with Wah!

Health & Wellness
10:00am - 12:00pm
$16.00

Relax and rejuvenate with breathing exercises, postures (asana) and self-healing techniques.The class concludes with a deep relaxation and short meditation. All levels welcome.

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Make a Fall Centerpiece with Succulents and Pumpkins

Hobbies & Special Interest
3:00pm - 4:30pm
$25.00

With Leslie AH Deman, Owner, Sugarplum Succulent Gardens Create a beautiful, unique and festive centerpiece for your table. Decorate a pumpkin with live succulents to take home.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Plant-Based Nutrition Essentials for Health and Weight Loss

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 7:30pm
$99.00

With Nutrition Consultant Sandi Rechenmacher Help prevent chronic disease and bring on the weight loss, all-in-one! Sandi Rechenmacher presents Dr. Neal Barnard's cutting-edge nutrition science as an Info-Dining Class where the proof IS the pudding! Taste it for yourself. This powerful approach to health/weight loss focuses on the quality of food you eat for optimal health, without giving cause to ‘lugging one’s engine’ or slowing it down. Each class features nutrition science, live cooking demos & hearty samplings. Yummers! Take this series, repeat this series, bring a friend(s), and experience more delightfully delicious plant-based recipes that will help you design YOUR destiny by demystifying ‘Pop-Culture Nutrition Lingo’ and unraveling ‘Nutrition-Marketing Madness!’Attendees will receive recipes, handouts/resources to support their next healthy steps on their healing journey, and hearty samplings. The benefits of taking this series are to hear the science in a number of ways, to ask personalize questions, to sample delicious recipes, and to be able to practice, practice, practice over the weeks. By the end of this series, students will be lighter on their feet by better use of fingers and forks! Bring your notebooks, taste buds, and questions. COME HUNGRY! Class 1: Devour More Trimming Vegetables, the Delicious WayClass 2: Jump '1-2-3' into Plant-based MenusClass 3: Nutrition-Science-Backed 'Reasons to Munch' Class 4: More 'Eats' that are Scrumptiously Slimming! The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) promotes nutrition science, evidence-based dietary lifestyling. About the Instructor: Sandi Rechenmacher is a whole foods, plant-based (WFPB) nutritional consultant, educator, and chef. Her passion is supporting people to nourish and revitalize their bodies, minds, and spirits via a diet based on nutrition science. Sandi is the founder of Simply Nutritious, offering presentations and workshops, sharing her 40 years of nutrition wisdom. She works in conjunction with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) presenting Food for Life classes in Northern California designed by nutrition scientists and dietitians, covering lifestyle disease prevention/reversal and microbiome immune system support, and more.  She holds a BA and Teaching Credential from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and certification in nutrition education/consultation. Former owner of a natural foods store, Sandi knows food biz!

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Half Moon Bay

Hula for Heart

Community & Culture
7:00pm - 8:00pm
$75.00

 Hula for Heart – A six-week introductory workshop Experience the meaning of Aloha as you learn the dance of Hawaiʻi, the hula. In this six-week workshop, we will learn basic steps, form and technique, and choreographed dances to three songs in both ancient-style and modern-style hula. We will discover some of the history, culture, and language too, for the hula is not just a dance – it is a cultural experience. Class Syllabus Week 1 – October 2 Introductions Brief discussion: What is hula? Why is it important to learn the language, culture, and history when we dance the hula? Explain the two different styles of hula Hula basics (form & technique) Word of the week: Akahai –  modest, gentle, unassuming Basic steps (kāholo, hela, kaʻō, hela, lele, directionals) Mele: Song of Old Hawaiʻi   Week 2 – October 9 Warm up Word of the week: Lōkahi – unity, harmony, agreement Review steps Basic steps (kaʻapuni, aoʻapuni, hoʻoholo) Mele: Song of Old Hawaiʻi   Week 3 – October 16 Warm up Word of the week: ʻOluʻolu – pleasant, nice, amiable Review steps Basic steps (ʻuwehe, lele ʻuwehe, step, brush ʻuwehe) Mele: Hiʻilawe   Week 4 – October 23 Warm up Word of the week: Haʻahaʻa – humble, humility Review steps Basic steps (ʻami, ʻami kūkū, ʻami ʻoniu, ʻao ʻao) Mele: Hiʻilawe   Week 5 – October 30 Warm up Word of the week: Ahonui – patience Review steps Basic steps (kāwelu, Kalākaua, kiʻi wāwae) Mele: Kāwika   Week 6 – November 6 Warm up Word of the week: ALOHA – Aloha is all of the above words Review all steps Mele: Kāwika, Hiʻilawe, Song of Old Hawaiʻi   Please bring water and wear comfortable workout clothes. You may also bring a pareo/sarong to wrap around your waist. Hula is done barefoot, so no special shoes are required, although if you have foot issues, you may wear shoes. You will receive handouts with material covered in class, as well as a CD with music to practice.   Cassie has studied hula for four years and has been teaching for two years. Journey with her into the beautiful world of hula this fall!   Mondays, October 2 – November 6 (six weeks) 7:00 – 8:00pm $75  

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$7.00

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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Half Moon Bay

Zumba

Sports & Fitness
5:30pm - 6:30pm
$7.00

Get a fun and effective workout to upbeat Latin and international music rhythms.  For all fitness and experience levels.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Simple Ways to De-Stress

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 7:00pm

With Stephanie Hanson, Certified Health Coach If you feel that stress is affecting your physical health and emotional well-being, you’re not alone. An estimated 75 to 90 percent of all doctor visits are for stress-related issues and ailments. Don’t let this information increase your stress levels, for there are simple practices that you can bring into each day to feel less stressed—feeling centered, happy, and healthy. Please join Stephanie Hanson, Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Health Coach on an informative talk on how chronic stress effects our health and learn easy steps to de-stress and get your life back on track.  About the Instructor: Stephanie Hanson has worked in the supplement industry and studied in the Holistic Health field for over 10 years. Stephanie is a Certified Health Coach and has been working with clients for over a year.  Her Journey to help others with their health began after she was able to successfully heal herself inside and out. Through trials and education, she came to understand stress and inflammation were the cause of her troubles and the solution was a balanced lifestyle. Healthy habits are easy to talk about, but hard to maintain. Stephanie’s mission is to share her passion, knowledge, and tools for lifelong health in order to support others in her community to heal. 

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Anti-Inflammatory Integrative Wellness Series

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 8:30pm
$50.00

With Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian, & Anti-Inflammatory Chef, & Kitchen Witch Bone Broth Founder Magali Brecke *This class is SOLD OUT but we will be offering it again in February. Please contact Madia at: madiaj@newleaf.com if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.  You may have heard than inflammation is the root cause of all disease, but did you know that what you eat has a profound effect on feeding or fighting the issue? In this 4-week series, Anti-Inflammatory Chef Magali Brecke and Holistic Nutritionist Madia Jamgochian will lead you through the basics of eliminating inflammation through diet and lifestyle. You will learn how to heal Leaky Gut, reverse autoimmune conditions, and get back on track to vibrant health. The four-class series breaks down as follows: 1. October 4: Intro to Inflammation, Leaky Gut, & Autoimmunity. In this two and a half hour class, Magali and Madia will provide a presentation on how inflammation affects the body, including what foods cause the biggest inflammatory response. Cooking demonstration & meal included. 2. October 11: Elimination Diets: There are quite a few anti-inflammatory diets out there these days. This class will go over how to choose the right elimination diet, and what’s in a name. We will cover the Autoimmune Protocol, (AIP) Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Wahls Protocol, Traditional Foods, and the Paleo diet to help you decide which one is the most realistic and beneficial fit for you. Cooking demonstration & meal included. 3. October 18: Meal Planning for Success! To complete a successful elimination diet, preparation is key. Magali & Madia will go over meal planning a week at a time, demonstrating batch cooking techniques that will make throwing together dinner easy! Cooking demonstration & meal included. 4. October 25: Hands on Cooking. In our last class together, classmates participate in creating an anti-inflammatory recipe from scratch. We will discuss techniques, resources, and do a series review plus Q &A on what you have learned from the class. Full meal included. Testimonials from past Anti-Inflammatory Series: "This class exceeded my expectations! I am very happy with the class and feel fortunate to have attended this series." "Very informative and qualified instructors. Excellent class, I learned so much!" "This class made me feel empowered to take health and injury into my own hands with a foundation of what and why and with practical support." Class meets every Wednesday, October 4- October 25, 6pm-8:30pm. Ticket price covers all 4 weeks. About the Instructors: Madia and Magali started off teaching single anti-inflammatory lessons when it became apparent that there was too much info to cover, and that this class should really be taught as a series. They launched their first Anti-inflammaotry series in October of 2016, and it was so successful they decided to offer it again in February. The 4-week series provides a structured learning space and support group to get on board with the anti-inflammatory diet, and on your way to better health. Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach. Magali uses her background in Traditional Chinese Medicine to cook anti-inflammatory meals for personal clients, tailoring each menu to their dietary needs. She founded the Kitchen Witch Bone Broth company, which started in response for the need to provide high quality, healing nourishment to the community.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$7.00

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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Half Moon Bay

Fertility, Pre and Post Natal Yoga with Your Baby

Sports & Fitness
11:30am - 12:30pm
$5.00

With Samantha Corsiglia, Earth Dancer Wellness This comprehensive class will address the daily changing needs of your body while your baby grows and while you heal from birth.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Traditional Japanese Fermented Foods Series

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 7:30pm
$75.00

With Eriko Yokoyama and Masumi Diaz The Miso class is SOLD OUT but there is still room available in the Amazake and Koji classes. Please message us if you would like to be added to either class. This class series will use a traditional culture called Koji. Koji is rice inoculated with the special and safe bacteria called Aspergillus oryzae. Koji has been the key ingredient to make miso, soy sauce, sake, mirin, rice vinegar, amazake, shochu, and shio- Koji.  It’s a live food that is rich in enzymes that break down starches and proteins in food into sugars and amino acids and has many health benefits, including: *Promotes beneficial healthy gut bacteria *Full of beneficial enzymes. *High in nutrients, including B vitamins, biotin and folic acid. *Increases bioavailability of minerals. *Contains short-chain fatty acids, which help improve immune system function. This series breaks down as follows: Class #1: Thursday, October 12: Miso Miso is a delicious, high-protein seasoning that has been used everyday in the Japanese kitchen for 1300 years. Miso is made with cooked soybeans, Koji and sea salt, then fermented for about 6 months. The fermentation process restores beneficial probiotic that helps break down the amino acids in soybeans and make other foods easier to digest. In this class you’ll learn how to make 2 lb organic miso to take home, and learn the many different ways that miso is used. Since this is a simple but lengthy process, we will prepare for you in advance and explain how we did it.    Class #2: Thursday, October 26: Amazake Ama-zake (meaning sweet sake) is a Japanese traditional sweet, non-alcoholic drink made with cooked rice (porridge) or cooked oatmeal, and rice Koji. Amazake is believed to be very nutritious. It contains Vitamin B1, B2, B6, Folic acid, Dietary fiber. Amazake can be eaten as a dessert, snack, and can be used as a natural sweetening agent in baby food, salad dressing, smoothies, etc. It is often considered a hangover cure in Japan. In this class, you will learn how to make and use amazake. You will also have an opportunity to taste variety of amazake.   Class #3: Thursday, November 9: Shio-Koji Shio- Koji is a fermented mixture of Koji and shio (sea salt) and water – as a substitute seasoning of salt and has significant health benefit as other fermented food. It can marinate meat, chicken and fish to tenderize and enhance umami; makes quick pickles; and can be added to both savory and sweet dishes. This class offers how to prepare shio- Koji and recipes including using on turkey- just in time for Thanksgiving! About the instructors: Health nut friends Eriko and Masumi started making Miso, Natto, Pickled plum and Sauerkrau together for the family more than a decade ago. They learned so many things over the years about fermented foods and recognized the importance and benefits of it for gastrointestinal health. Both Eriko and Masumi grew up with a probiotic-rich traditional Japanese diet in Japan. Eriko learned authentic French cooking at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and owned a restaurant for 13 years. And now Masumi and Eriko are passionate about sharing the fermented food classes with our community!

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Wine & Watercolor

Hobbies & Special Interest
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$15.00

With Madia Jamgochian Come spend the evening sipping wine and painting with watercolor. Paper, paint, brushes and still life subject provided. All you have to do is show up! Bring a friend to share the experience.

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Half Moon Bay

Introduction to Zentangle® Art Class

Hobbies & Special Interest
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$38.00

Art Class with Cheryl Hankin, Certified Zentangle® Teacher Join us for a relaxing and easy-to-learn meditational art form. Complete at least two original Zentangle® tiles during each class.  Class cost is $38 per individual class and covers materials and instruction for a single  individual class. Requires no artistic experience, just an interest in creative expression!  

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Hula for Heart

Community & Culture
7:00pm - 8:00pm
$75.00

 Hula for Heart – A six-week introductory workshop Experience the meaning of Aloha as you learn the dance of Hawaiʻi, the hula. In this six-week workshop, we will learn basic steps, form and technique, and choreographed dances to three songs in both ancient-style and modern-style hula. We will discover some of the history, culture, and language too, for the hula is not just a dance – it is a cultural experience. Class Syllabus Week 1 – October 2 Introductions Brief discussion: What is hula? Why is it important to learn the language, culture, and history when we dance the hula? Explain the two different styles of hula Hula basics (form & technique) Word of the week: Akahai –  modest, gentle, unassuming Basic steps (kāholo, hela, kaʻō, hela, lele, directionals) Mele: Song of Old Hawaiʻi   Week 2 – October 9 Warm up Word of the week: Lōkahi – unity, harmony, agreement Review steps Basic steps (kaʻapuni, aoʻapuni, hoʻoholo) Mele: Song of Old Hawaiʻi   Week 3 – October 16 Warm up Word of the week: ʻOluʻolu – pleasant, nice, amiable Review steps Basic steps (ʻuwehe, lele ʻuwehe, step, brush ʻuwehe) Mele: Hiʻilawe   Week 4 – October 23 Warm up Word of the week: Haʻahaʻa – humble, humility Review steps Basic steps (ʻami, ʻami kūkū, ʻami ʻoniu, ʻao ʻao) Mele: Hiʻilawe   Week 5 – October 30 Warm up Word of the week: Ahonui – patience Review steps Basic steps (kāwelu, Kalākaua, kiʻi wāwae) Mele: Kāwika   Week 6 – November 6 Warm up Word of the week: ALOHA – Aloha is all of the above words Review all steps Mele: Kāwika, Hiʻilawe, Song of Old Hawaiʻi   Please bring water and wear comfortable workout clothes. You may also bring a pareo/sarong to wrap around your waist. Hula is done barefoot, so no special shoes are required, although if you have foot issues, you may wear shoes. You will receive handouts with material covered in class, as well as a CD with music to practice.   Cassie has studied hula for four years and has been teaching for two years. Journey with her into the beautiful world of hula this fall!   Mondays, October 2 – November 6 (six weeks) 7:00 – 8:00pm $75  

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$7.00

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Tuesday Tea Time: Demystifying Cholesterol

Health & Wellness
12:00pm - 1:00pm

With Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian We’ve all heard the warnings that cholesterol is harmful to our health, but is it really as bad as we’ve been told?  Evidence suggests that consuming the right kinds of cholesterol is not only safe, but important for good health. Come to this one hour nutrition session to find out what forms of saturated fat you should be including in your diet. About the Instructor: Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach.

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Half Moon Bay

Zumba

Sports & Fitness
5:30pm - 6:30pm
$7.00

Get a fun and effective workout to upbeat Latin and international music rhythms.  For all fitness and experience levels.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Taming Your Inner Gremlin

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 7:00pm

With Licensed Psychologist Kimberly Smith-Martinez, PhD Come join in on an interactive lecture this Halloween season on Taming Your Gremlin!  What’s a gremlin?  Your gremlin is the inner critic who chatters away in your head.  It is the self-defeating voice that keeps you stuck and squelches your confidence to create change in your life.  In this lecture you will learn how to identify when the gremlin has taken charge of your thoughts and behavior and as well as learn key strategies to silence the persistent, negative critic.  This lecture is based on the book “Taming Your Gremlin” by Rick Carson.  About the Instructor: Kimberly Smith-Martinez is a licensed psychologist (CA #29082) and certified Wellness Coach, with nearly 20 years’ experience, who practices in Santa Cruz.  Dr. Kim teaches her clients and attendees of her lectures about psychology, mindfulness and the importance of self-care in managing stress in order to create a vibrant, joyful life.  She works with adults of all ages helping them gain understanding about managing distressing symptoms and working through life transitions such as loss and bereavement.   You can learn more about her practice by visiting her website:  www.envisionyourdreams.com , Psychology Today or on FaceBook at Envision Your Dreams.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Anti-Inflammatory Integrative Wellness Series

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 8:30pm
$50.00

With Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian, & Anti-Inflammatory Chef, & Kitchen Witch Bone Broth Founder Magali Brecke *This class is SOLD OUT but we will be offering it again in February. Please contact Madia at: madiaj@newleaf.com if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.  You may have heard than inflammation is the root cause of all disease, but did you know that what you eat has a profound effect on feeding or fighting the issue? In this 4-week series, Anti-Inflammatory Chef Magali Brecke and Holistic Nutritionist Madia Jamgochian will lead you through the basics of eliminating inflammation through diet and lifestyle. You will learn how to heal Leaky Gut, reverse autoimmune conditions, and get back on track to vibrant health. The four-class series breaks down as follows: 1. October 4: Intro to Inflammation, Leaky Gut, & Autoimmunity. In this two and a half hour class, Magali and Madia will provide a presentation on how inflammation affects the body, including what foods cause the biggest inflammatory response. Cooking demonstration & meal included. 2. October 11: Elimination Diets: There are quite a few anti-inflammatory diets out there these days. This class will go over how to choose the right elimination diet, and what’s in a name. We will cover the Autoimmune Protocol, (AIP) Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Wahls Protocol, Traditional Foods, and the Paleo diet to help you decide which one is the most realistic and beneficial fit for you. Cooking demonstration & meal included. 3. October 18: Meal Planning for Success! To complete a successful elimination diet, preparation is key. Magali & Madia will go over meal planning a week at a time, demonstrating batch cooking techniques that will make throwing together dinner easy! Cooking demonstration & meal included. 4. October 25: Hands on Cooking. In our last class together, classmates participate in creating an anti-inflammatory recipe from scratch. We will discuss techniques, resources, and do a series review plus Q &A on what you have learned from the class. Full meal included. Testimonials from past Anti-Inflammatory Series: "This class exceeded my expectations! I am very happy with the class and feel fortunate to have attended this series." "Very informative and qualified instructors. Excellent class, I learned so much!" "This class made me feel empowered to take health and injury into my own hands with a foundation of what and why and with practical support." Class meets every Wednesday, October 4- October 25, 6pm-8:30pm. Ticket price covers all 4 weeks. About the Instructors: Madia and Magali started off teaching single anti-inflammatory lessons when it became apparent that there was too much info to cover, and that this class should really be taught as a series. They launched their first Anti-inflammaotry series in October of 2016, and it was so successful they decided to offer it again in February. The 4-week series provides a structured learning space and support group to get on board with the anti-inflammatory diet, and on your way to better health. Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach. Magali uses her background in Traditional Chinese Medicine to cook anti-inflammatory meals for personal clients, tailoring each menu to their dietary needs. She founded the Kitchen Witch Bone Broth company, which started in response for the need to provide high quality, healing nourishment to the community.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$7.00

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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Half Moon Bay

Fertility, Pre and Post Natal Yoga with Your Baby

Sports & Fitness
11:30am - 12:30pm
$5.00

With Samantha Corsiglia, Earth Dancer Wellness This comprehensive class will address the daily changing needs of your body while your baby grows and while you heal from birth.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Heightening Your Food Pleasure with Christina Waters: a New Leaf Exclusive!

Hobbies & Special Interest
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join Christina Waters, PhD—renowned Santa Cruz-based food, wine, and arts columnist, and UCSC lecturer—for an intimate interactive workshop about getting more pleasure from food. This class is currently SOLD OUT, but Christina is offering it again in November. Click here to sign up! Ms. Waters has been a restaurant reviewer for more than two decades, and she is the author of Inside the Flame, a memoir of sensory adventures and tactile exploration. In this workshop, Christina will share the story of how she fell in love with food, outline her personal lifestyle philosophy, and offer suggestions for making food choices to maximize sensory enjoyment. Christina will guide discussion to help you explore the reasons for your food choices and dining habits. You’ll be prompted to answer questions such as: What are the foods you love most and why? How does the context—people, place, occasion—influence your food experience? How often do you prepare a meal, or a dish, with your own hands and how does that feel? What were your favorite, or most regretted, dining experiences? Life's too short to eat meaningless food! Savor the radical potential of seasonal flavors! We'll discuss ways in which you can choose the most vibrant, seasonal ingredients that will increase your enjoyment of one of life's daily necessities. Food is not just fuel!  It's a pleasure! Throughout our discussion, we’ll enjoy samples of exciting flavors, compliments of New Leaf. About the Instructor: Trained in the art of adventurous living, Christina Waters is a fifth generation Santa Cruz native, raised all over the world (thanks to an Air Force dad), with an academic background and real world experience in journalism, painting, wine-tasting, music, woodworking, hang gliding, trail running, reiki, and organic gardening. Born in Santa Cruz, California, she grew up in France, Germany, Virginia, and California. Instilled with a lifelong passion for travel, she lived in the redwoods before attending graduate school at University of California in Davis. After a brief stay in San Francisco working at SF State, she moved back to her birthplace, Santa Cruz, CA, to finish her dissertation in Jean-Paul Sartre's theory of the imagination. With the PhD completed, she began teaching at UCSC, including Environmental Ethics, Writing for Visual Artists, and a Film course on Digital Dystopias. An accomplished musician, she performs with the UCSC Concert Choir and regularly exhibits her expressionist oil portraits in local galleries. She currently teaches and writes in Santa Cruz. In her spare time she haunts the opera houses of the world. 

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Beer Pairing with Hermitage Brewing Company

Hobbies & Special Interest
6:00pm - 7:30pm
$10.00

Come celebrate Fall and learn about beer pairing with Hermitage Brewing Company! Hermitage Brewery likes to think of their beers as “A Retreat From the Ordinary”. They brew 3-4 beers a day, six or seven days a week. Each beer has a story, starting with the best ingredients from around the world, twice-filtered water adjusted to the ideal water chemistry for the style of beer we are creating. Hermitage Brewery has deep roots. Their first brewpub opened in 1987, one of the first half dozen in the Golden State, and is still open today. You may not have heard of Hermitage, but they have been busy brewing for many other Bay Area breweries’ brands since they opened our production facility in San Jose opened in 2008. In fact, their volume puts us in the top 5% of breweries in the USA.

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Half Moon Bay

Introduction to Zentangle® Art Class

Hobbies & Special Interest
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$38.00

Art Class with Cheryl Hankin, Certified Zentangle® Teacher Join us for a relaxing and easy-to-learn meditational art form. Complete at least two original Zentangle® tiles during each class.  Class cost is $38 per individual class and covers materials and instruction for a single  individual class. Requires no artistic experience, just an interest in creative expression!  

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Optimal Thyroid Health: Re-Thinking "Normal Ranges"

Health & Wellness
10:30am - 11:30am

With Dr. Bradley Kobsar and Judy Pearson Kobsar, CHHC Certified Wellness Practitioner Suffering from low thyroid? Discover why you may still suffer from symptoms like weight gain, depression, anxiety, insomnia, brain fog, memory loss or heart palpations despite thyroid hormone therapy and normal test results. Breakthrough Health Seminar 10:30-11:30am Saturday, October 21st We will be offering guests an opportunity to book a consult with Dr. Kobsar and come back Saturday, October 21st between 2:00pm-5:00pm.  Sunday, October 22nd between 8:00am-9:30am.   Sunday, October 22nd between 12:00pm-2:00pm.   Participants will receive a New Leaf gift card at the conclusion of the seminar!  

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Succulent Decorated Pumpkin: For Children and Families

Hobbies & Special Interest
3:00pm - 4:30pm
$25.00

With Leslie AH Deman, Owner, Sugarplum Succulent Gardens Join Leslie and create a beautiful fall centerpiece decorated with live succulents.  Registered adults and children over 10 will receive materials to complete one medium sized pumpkin for $25.  Children under 10 have the option to complete one mini pumpkin for $15.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Hula for Heart

Community & Culture
7:00pm - 8:00pm
$75.00

 Hula for Heart – A six-week introductory workshop Experience the meaning of Aloha as you learn the dance of Hawaiʻi, the hula. In this six-week workshop, we will learn basic steps, form and technique, and choreographed dances to three songs in both ancient-style and modern-style hula. We will discover some of the history, culture, and language too, for the hula is not just a dance – it is a cultural experience. Class Syllabus Week 1 – October 2 Introductions Brief discussion: What is hula? Why is it important to learn the language, culture, and history when we dance the hula? Explain the two different styles of hula Hula basics (form & technique) Word of the week: Akahai –  modest, gentle, unassuming Basic steps (kāholo, hela, kaʻō, hela, lele, directionals) Mele: Song of Old Hawaiʻi   Week 2 – October 9 Warm up Word of the week: Lōkahi – unity, harmony, agreement Review steps Basic steps (kaʻapuni, aoʻapuni, hoʻoholo) Mele: Song of Old Hawaiʻi   Week 3 – October 16 Warm up Word of the week: ʻOluʻolu – pleasant, nice, amiable Review steps Basic steps (ʻuwehe, lele ʻuwehe, step, brush ʻuwehe) Mele: Hiʻilawe   Week 4 – October 23 Warm up Word of the week: Haʻahaʻa – humble, humility Review steps Basic steps (ʻami, ʻami kūkū, ʻami ʻoniu, ʻao ʻao) Mele: Hiʻilawe   Week 5 – October 30 Warm up Word of the week: Ahonui – patience Review steps Basic steps (kāwelu, Kalākaua, kiʻi wāwae) Mele: Kāwika   Week 6 – November 6 Warm up Word of the week: ALOHA – Aloha is all of the above words Review all steps Mele: Kāwika, Hiʻilawe, Song of Old Hawaiʻi   Please bring water and wear comfortable workout clothes. You may also bring a pareo/sarong to wrap around your waist. Hula is done barefoot, so no special shoes are required, although if you have foot issues, you may wear shoes. You will receive handouts with material covered in class, as well as a CD with music to practice.   Cassie has studied hula for four years and has been teaching for two years. Journey with her into the beautiful world of hula this fall!   Mondays, October 2 – November 6 (six weeks) 7:00 – 8:00pm $75  

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$7.00

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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Half Moon Bay

Demystifying Cholesterol

Health & Wellness
1:00pm - 2:00pm

With Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian We’ve all heard the warnings that cholesterol is harmful to our health, but is it really as bad as we’ve been told?  Evidence suggests that consuming the right kinds of cholesterol is not only safe, but important for good health. Come to this one hour nutrition session to find out what forms of saturated fat you should be including in your diet. About the Instructor: Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach.

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Half Moon Bay

Zumba

Sports & Fitness
5:30pm - 6:30pm
$7.00

Get a fun and effective workout to upbeat Latin and international music rhythms.  For all fitness and experience levels.

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Westside Santa Cruz

One Pot Ayurvedic Soups & Stews

Food & Drink
6:30pm - 9:00pm
$45.00

With Ayurvedic Practitioner Talya Lutzker Warm your bones, stoke your digestive fire, and weather the cold days to come with a hands-on evening of Ayurveda-inspired soups and stews. Warming to your body and pleasing to your your palate, these original culinary creations will enhance your fall season with flavor, nourish you deeply, and provide you with plenty of inspiration for how to make daily soups, stews and one pot meals exciting. We'll explore the use of various protein sources and finish our evening with an especially amazing Fresh Coconut Cream Pie.  About the Instructor: Talya became a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner through the Dhyana School of Therapeutics in Sebastopol in 2003. She was the first Ayurvedic Chef at DeAnna Batdorff’s Pancha Karma Center, where she helped transform the lives of clients & students by sharing cooking skills, nutritional know-how, personalized Ayurvedic education and coping strategies to foster a healthier relationship with food. Talya has continued to spread her ayurvedic knowledge in Santa Cruz for the past 15 years.

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Half Moon Bay

Cooking with Apples, Herbs, and Edible Flowers

Food & Drink
7:00pm - 8:30pm
$25.00

With Master Herbalist Suzanne Elliott Explore simple and unusual ideas for creating delicacies including: gluten-free apple clafoutis with pineapple sage,gluten-free, vegan apple crisp with rose geranium, apple juice infused with lemon verbena, and baked apples with maple syrup and lavender. With tasting and recipes to take home. About the Instructor: Suzanne has been leading groups locally, since 1983. She offers a unique variety of herbal classes and hands-on workshops and her teaching is both informative and creative. A focus on food as medicine, Suzanne loves to empower and inspire! She is owner and operator of Woodsorrel, Handcrafted Herbal Body and Bath Products.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Anti-Inflammatory Integrative Wellness Series

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 8:30pm
$50.00

With Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian, & Anti-Inflammatory Chef, & Kitchen Witch Bone Broth Founder Magali Brecke *This class is SOLD OUT but we will be offering it again in February. Please contact Madia at: madiaj@newleaf.com if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.  You may have heard than inflammation is the root cause of all disease, but did you know that what you eat has a profound effect on feeding or fighting the issue? In this 4-week series, Anti-Inflammatory Chef Magali Brecke and Holistic Nutritionist Madia Jamgochian will lead you through the basics of eliminating inflammation through diet and lifestyle. You will learn how to heal Leaky Gut, reverse autoimmune conditions, and get back on track to vibrant health. The four-class series breaks down as follows: 1. October 4: Intro to Inflammation, Leaky Gut, & Autoimmunity. In this two and a half hour class, Magali and Madia will provide a presentation on how inflammation affects the body, including what foods cause the biggest inflammatory response. Cooking demonstration & meal included. 2. October 11: Elimination Diets: There are quite a few anti-inflammatory diets out there these days. This class will go over how to choose the right elimination diet, and what’s in a name. We will cover the Autoimmune Protocol, (AIP) Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Wahls Protocol, Traditional Foods, and the Paleo diet to help you decide which one is the most realistic and beneficial fit for you. Cooking demonstration & meal included. 3. October 18: Meal Planning for Success! To complete a successful elimination diet, preparation is key. Magali & Madia will go over meal planning a week at a time, demonstrating batch cooking techniques that will make throwing together dinner easy! Cooking demonstration & meal included. 4. October 25: Hands on Cooking. In our last class together, classmates participate in creating an anti-inflammatory recipe from scratch. We will discuss techniques, resources, and do a series review plus Q &A on what you have learned from the class. Full meal included. Testimonials from past Anti-Inflammatory Series: "This class exceeded my expectations! I am very happy with the class and feel fortunate to have attended this series." "Very informative and qualified instructors. Excellent class, I learned so much!" "This class made me feel empowered to take health and injury into my own hands with a foundation of what and why and with practical support." Class meets every Wednesday, October 4- October 25, 6pm-8:30pm. Ticket price covers all 4 weeks. About the Instructors: Madia and Magali started off teaching single anti-inflammatory lessons when it became apparent that there was too much info to cover, and that this class should really be taught as a series. They launched their first Anti-inflammaotry series in October of 2016, and it was so successful they decided to offer it again in February. The 4-week series provides a structured learning space and support group to get on board with the anti-inflammatory diet, and on your way to better health. Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach. Magali uses her background in Traditional Chinese Medicine to cook anti-inflammatory meals for personal clients, tailoring each menu to their dietary needs. She founded the Kitchen Witch Bone Broth company, which started in response for the need to provide high quality, healing nourishment to the community.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$7.00

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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Half Moon Bay

Fertility, Pre and Post Natal Yoga with Your Baby

Sports & Fitness
11:30am - 12:30pm
$5.00

With Samantha Corsiglia, Earth Dancer Wellness This comprehensive class will address the daily changing needs of your body while your baby grows and while you heal from birth.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Traditional Japanese Fermented Foods Series

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 7:30pm
$75.00

With Eriko Yokoyama and Masumi Diaz The Miso class is SOLD OUT but there is still room available in the Amazake and Koji classes. Please message us if you would like to be added to either class. This class series will use a traditional culture called Koji. Koji is rice inoculated with the special and safe bacteria called Aspergillus oryzae. Koji has been the key ingredient to make miso, soy sauce, sake, mirin, rice vinegar, amazake, shochu, and shio- Koji.  It’s a live food that is rich in enzymes that break down starches and proteins in food into sugars and amino acids and has many health benefits, including: *Promotes beneficial healthy gut bacteria *Full of beneficial enzymes. *High in nutrients, including B vitamins, biotin and folic acid. *Increases bioavailability of minerals. *Contains short-chain fatty acids, which help improve immune system function. This series breaks down as follows: Class #1: Thursday, October 12: Miso Miso is a delicious, high-protein seasoning that has been used everyday in the Japanese kitchen for 1300 years. Miso is made with cooked soybeans, Koji and sea salt, then fermented for about 6 months. The fermentation process restores beneficial probiotic that helps break down the amino acids in soybeans and make other foods easier to digest. In this class you’ll learn how to make 2 lb organic miso to take home, and learn the many different ways that miso is used. Since this is a simple but lengthy process, we will prepare for you in advance and explain how we did it.    Class #2: Thursday, October 26: Amazake Ama-zake (meaning sweet sake) is a Japanese traditional sweet, non-alcoholic drink made with cooked rice (porridge) or cooked oatmeal, and rice Koji. Amazake is believed to be very nutritious. It contains Vitamin B1, B2, B6, Folic acid, Dietary fiber. Amazake can be eaten as a dessert, snack, and can be used as a natural sweetening agent in baby food, salad dressing, smoothies, etc. It is often considered a hangover cure in Japan. In this class, you will learn how to make and use amazake. You will also have an opportunity to taste variety of amazake.   Class #3: Thursday, November 9: Shio-Koji Shio- Koji is a fermented mixture of Koji and shio (sea salt) and water – as a substitute seasoning of salt and has significant health benefit as other fermented food. It can marinate meat, chicken and fish to tenderize and enhance umami; makes quick pickles; and can be added to both savory and sweet dishes. This class offers how to prepare shio- Koji and recipes including using on turkey- just in time for Thanksgiving! About the instructors: Health nut friends Eriko and Masumi started making Miso, Natto, Pickled plum and Sauerkrau together for the family more than a decade ago. They learned so many things over the years about fermented foods and recognized the importance and benefits of it for gastrointestinal health. Both Eriko and Masumi grew up with a probiotic-rich traditional Japanese diet in Japan. Eriko learned authentic French cooking at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and owned a restaurant for 13 years. And now Masumi and Eriko are passionate about sharing the fermented food classes with our community!

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Introduction to Zentangle® Art Class

Hobbies & Special Interest
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$38.00

Art Class with Cheryl Hankin, Certified Zentangle® Teacher Join us for a relaxing and easy-to-learn meditational art form. Complete at least two original Zentangle® tiles during each class.  Class cost is $38 per individual class and covers materials and instruction for a single  individual class. Requires no artistic experience, just an interest in creative expression!  

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ALL STORES

Tea & Cocoa Sale

Other
8:00am - 9:00pm

Join us for our 50% Off Tea & Cocoa Sale this October 27-29! Select products only. While supplies last. Limited to stock on hand.  

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

ALL STORES

Tea & Cocoa Sale

Other
8:00am - 9:00pm

Join us for our 50% Off Tea & Cocoa Sale this October 27-29! Select products only. While supplies last. Limited to stock on hand.  

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

ALL STORES

Tea & Cocoa Sale

Other
8:00am - 9:00pm

Join us for our 50% Off Tea & Cocoa Sale this October 27-29! Select products only. While supplies last. Limited to stock on hand.  

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Hula for Heart

Community & Culture
7:00pm - 8:00pm
$75.00

 Hula for Heart – A six-week introductory workshop Experience the meaning of Aloha as you learn the dance of Hawaiʻi, the hula. In this six-week workshop, we will learn basic steps, form and technique, and choreographed dances to three songs in both ancient-style and modern-style hula. We will discover some of the history, culture, and language too, for the hula is not just a dance – it is a cultural experience. Class Syllabus Week 1 – October 2 Introductions Brief discussion: What is hula? Why is it important to learn the language, culture, and history when we dance the hula? Explain the two different styles of hula Hula basics (form & technique) Word of the week: Akahai –  modest, gentle, unassuming Basic steps (kāholo, hela, kaʻō, hela, lele, directionals) Mele: Song of Old Hawaiʻi   Week 2 – October 9 Warm up Word of the week: Lōkahi – unity, harmony, agreement Review steps Basic steps (kaʻapuni, aoʻapuni, hoʻoholo) Mele: Song of Old Hawaiʻi   Week 3 – October 16 Warm up Word of the week: ʻOluʻolu – pleasant, nice, amiable Review steps Basic steps (ʻuwehe, lele ʻuwehe, step, brush ʻuwehe) Mele: Hiʻilawe   Week 4 – October 23 Warm up Word of the week: Haʻahaʻa – humble, humility Review steps Basic steps (ʻami, ʻami kūkū, ʻami ʻoniu, ʻao ʻao) Mele: Hiʻilawe   Week 5 – October 30 Warm up Word of the week: Ahonui – patience Review steps Basic steps (kāwelu, Kalākaua, kiʻi wāwae) Mele: Kāwika   Week 6 – November 6 Warm up Word of the week: ALOHA – Aloha is all of the above words Review all steps Mele: Kāwika, Hiʻilawe, Song of Old Hawaiʻi   Please bring water and wear comfortable workout clothes. You may also bring a pareo/sarong to wrap around your waist. Hula is done barefoot, so no special shoes are required, although if you have foot issues, you may wear shoes. You will receive handouts with material covered in class, as well as a CD with music to practice.   Cassie has studied hula for four years and has been teaching for two years. Journey with her into the beautiful world of hula this fall!   Mondays, October 2 – November 6 (six weeks) 7:00 – 8:00pm $75  

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$7.00

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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Half Moon Bay

Zumba

Sports & Fitness
5:30pm - 6:30pm
$7.00

Get a fun and effective workout to upbeat Latin and international music rhythms.  For all fitness and experience levels.

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