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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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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Half Moon Bay

DIY Succulent Holiday Wreath or Centerpiece

Home & Lifestyle
3:00pm - 5:00pm
$75.00

Floral Class with Leslie AH Deman of Sugarplum SucculentGardens Join Leslie and create a beautiful holiday wreath decorated with live succulents. Registered participants will each receive instructions and materials to complete one decorated wreath or centerpiece to take home.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

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, December 6, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Water Kefir Workshop

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 7:30pm
$30.00

With Eriko Yokoyama & Masumi Diaz of Hakouya Cooking School Water Kefir Soda is a lacto-fermented beverage made with water kefir grains and sugar water. It is easy to make and rich in probiotics to improve digestive health. Because the grains feed on sugar, the resulting beverage is not overly sweet. You can flavor it in so many different ways. In this class, you will make a bottle of water kefir with your choice of flavor. You'll also get a package of water kefir grains, so you can make your own at home! About the instructors:Health nut friends Eriko and Masumi started making Miso, Natto, Pickled plum and Sauerkraut 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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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

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, December 8, 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 reserve your space and show up! Bring a friend to share the experience.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Stress & Your Gut

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

With Licenced Nutritionist and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner Rebecca Hazelton In this class, you'll learn how stress is undermining your weight, energy, and gut health, & how to fix it so you can have unstoppable health! We will cover: ·  THE 3 MAIN CAUSES OF GUT STRESS THAT ARE UNDERMINING YOUR HEALTH AND CAUSING YOUR SYMPTOMS. ·  3 POWERFUL KEYS YOU NEED TO TRANSFORM YOUR HEALTH & FIX YOUR SYMPTOMS ·  TOOLS THAT CAN HELP YOU TAKE YOUR HEALTH TO A WHOLE OTHER LEVEL ·  FREE GIFT TO REDUCE YOUR STRESS, STRENGTHEN YOUR GUT, & HELP YOU HAVE UNSTOPPABLE HEALTH! About the Instructor: Rebecca is a licensed nutritionist and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner who works with people whose symptoms have stopped them from living fully. She helps them regain their health so they can feel great and love life again.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

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

Healthy Holidays: Special Diets

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

With Certified Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian Does the thought of the upcoming holiday season leave you feeling stressed in terms of not knowing what to eat or how to stick to your diet? Fear not! This one hour nutrition session with Madia will give you ideas on how to navigate gluten-free, dairy-free and anti-inflammatory diets during the holidays. Sample some of the recipes provided at the end of class! 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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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Raw Holiday Desserts

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 8:30pm
$45.00

With Raw Food Chef Beth Love Do you take pleasure from the holidays but dislike the feeling of being stuffed on harmful desserts? Do you want to be the star of the holiday party by bringing the best-tasting, healthiest dessert that everyone can enjoy without guilt? In this hands-on class with Chef Beth Love, author of the cookbook series Tastes Like Love, you will learn to make four yummy, nourishing, plant-based holiday desserts: Raw Beet Treasure Cake, Apricot Walnut Chews with Cardamom, Chai Pecan Pie, and Persimmon Cashew Sorbet. Children mature enough to participate in structured group activities are welcome and encouraged to attend when accompanied by an adult. About the Instructor: Beth Love, the author of the Tastes Like Love book series, has been a whole foods chef for four decades. A gifted teacher, Beth has educated hundreds of people in nonprofits, schools, churches, and prisons. She has inspired audiences in-person and virtually, from community TV to the Oprah show.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

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

Intro to Sushi Making

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$25.00

With Carlos Mayorga, Sushi Chef Come to this two hours class to learn about the history of sushi making and how to properly assemble your own rolls from scratch. You will learn technique, tradition, prep, and how to plate your finished masterpieces. Discover your "sushi style" and come hungry! About the Instructor:Carlos started out as a tempura chef in sushi restaurants when he discovered his passion for sushi. He persued this interest and signed up for Sushi School here in Santa Cruz to become a professtional sushi roller. Carlos works for Mai Sushi here in New Leaf's Westside location.

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Friday, December 15, 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 reserve your space and show up! Bring a friend to share the experience.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

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, December 20, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Holiday Macaron Baking Workshop

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$38.00

With Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian, and Chef Pam Nectar Gharibians Come to this hands-on baking workshop to learn how to make a classic French dessert from scratch: macarons! Macarons are sweet, meringue-based confections filled with a variety of fillings. Madia and Pam love to take classic recipes and give them a healthier twist- so we will be using superfoods to color and flavor our sweet treats! Each participant will get to take home a box of their finished creations- perfect timing for holiday gifts :) Gluten-free friendly. About the Instructors: Both Madia and Pam have a long history in the food industry, and have both come to love teaching their food knowlege to others! They often come up with new creations together- like cauliflower pizza crust, raw coconut fudge, or in this case superfood macaroons!

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

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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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

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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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

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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