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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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Thursday, June 1, 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, June 2, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Beer & Cheese Pairing with Sierra Nevada Brewery

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$10.00

With Sierra Nevada Brewery and Cream and the Crop Cheese Come to this fun Friday night event to learn more about beer and cheese pairing.

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Tuesday, June 6, 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

Foods for Fitness

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

With Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian Whether you are new to exercise or a seasoned athlete, fueling your body with proper nutrition is essential to a successful workout. Eating healthful foods and staying properly hydrated throughout the day, can provide you with the energy needed to maximize your workout and ensure that you feel great before, during, and after exercise. Come to this FREE one hour lecture to find out more! 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, June 7, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gluten-Free Support Group

Health & Wellness
7:00pm - 8:00pm

With Gluten-Free Chef & Author Amy Fothergill Navigate living gluten-free on the coast with your host Amy Fothergill, the Family Chef. Meet friends, share discoveries, and try some of the many gluten-free products available at New Leaf.

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Thursday, June 8, 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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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Half Moon Bay

How to Raise Backyard Chickens

Hobbies & Special Interest
12:30pm - 2:00pm
$5.00

Presented by Brandy Chenoweth, as part of TLClocals HEARTspace program Back by popular demand! Have you wanted to raise chickens, but don’t know where to start? This class will walk you through coup design, breed types, hen count, nutrition and more!

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Half Moon Bay

Fermented Foods: Make Your Own Yogurt

Food & Drink
11:00am - 12:00pm
$10.00

With Brandy Chenoweth, presented as part of TLClocals HEARTspace program Learn how easy it is to make delicious and nutritious yogurt at home! We’ll discuss probiotic benefits, culinary uses, and how to make non-dairy varieties. Recipes and samples included.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Tuesday Tea Time: Blood Sugar Balance

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

With Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian Come to this one hour nutrition session to get tips on how to keep your blood sugar balanced, and feeling your best. Learn the signs for hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, and what dietary habits lead to diabetes. Recipes and samples included! 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, June 14, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Laugh It Off: Improv for Wellness

Hobbies & Special Interest
7:00pm - 8:30pm
$5.00

Say YES to the collective, cooperative and creative joy of improvisation with brief instruction and fun group activities. Let loose and get creative!

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Westside Santa Cruz

Intro to Ketosis and Ketogenic Diets

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$40.00

With Anti-Inflammatory Chef Magali Brecke, co-owner of Kitchen Witch Bone Broth Is fat really back?! What’s all the buzz around ‘going Keto’? This two hour class will teach you the the basics of Keto, and how switching from burning sugar to fat can increase your mental clarity, physical energy, and perhaps even protect you from degenerative disease. Magali will go over the why’s and how’s of Ketogenic diets, and discuss the current media and research outpouring on it. At the end of class we will all share a Keto meal together. In addition, Magali will demonstrate a live blood test for monitoring glucose and ketones, and provide you with a solid strategy on how to get started on your own Keto journey. About the Instructor: 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, June 15, 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, June 16, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Beer Pairing with Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$10.00

With Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing & Friend In Cheese Jam Company Friend In Cheese Jam Company and Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing team up to bring you a unique pairing that will have your tastebuds dancing.  Jam and beer you say? Absolutely!  They pair so well, Tabitha, the culinary mistress, even created a custom jam for SCMB - Giant DIPA Jam. This jam, along with others will be paired up with the fine organic ales of Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing.  Come learn beer and food pairing in this fun Friday night class! About the Brewery: SCMB brews in the traditional fashion in a family owned and operated local, organic brewery. Their ales are not filtered, not pasteurized, not radiated, and not brewed with any genetically modified ingredients.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Yoga & Self-Healing with Wah!

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

In this 2-hour yoga class you will practice breathing exercises, postures (asana), and self-healing techniques. Conclude with a deep relaxation and short meditation. All levels welcome.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Summer Baking Camp for Kids

Food & Drink
2:00pm - 5:00pm
$249.00

With Chef & Cookbook Author Lauren Hoover-West Junior Chefs will work together in this hands-on baking camp! Gluten-free, Dairy-free delicious desserts include: Key Lime Pie with Coconut Whipped Cream with Chocolate Crust Cheezecake with Sauces English Trifle(cake or brownies, pastry cream, jam, berries & coconut whipped cream) Mint Chip Ice Cream & Ice Cream Bars Nut butter/Sunflowerseed Butter Cups and Snacks Peach or Nectarine Pie Homemade Jam to take home Ages 9-12. Limited to 10 chefs. Ticket price covers all 5 days. About Chef Lauren: Lauren graduated from The California Culinary Academy and began her culinary career as a Classically Trained Pastry Chef. She went on to teach culinary school in California, after working on the East Coast and Switzerland. After being diagnosed with food allergies, Lauren found a way to convert classic recipes into healthier versions, omitting wheat, dairy and refined sugar. Visit her website: http://www.nowheatnodairynoproblem.com to learn more!

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Tuesday, June 20, 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

Summer Baking Camp for Kids

Food & Drink
2:00pm - 5:00pm
$249.00

With Chef & Cookbook Author Lauren Hoover-West Junior Chefs will work together in this hands-on baking camp! Gluten-free, Dairy-free delicious desserts include: Key Lime Pie with Coconut Whipped Cream with Chocolate Crust Cheezecake with Sauces English Trifle(cake or brownies, pastry cream, jam, berries & coconut whipped cream) Mint Chip Ice Cream & Ice Cream Bars Nut butter/Sunflowerseed Butter Cups and Snacks Peach or Nectarine Pie Homemade Jam to take home Ages 9-12. Limited to 10 chefs. Ticket price covers all 5 days. About Chef Lauren: Lauren graduated from The California Culinary Academy and began her culinary career as a Classically Trained Pastry Chef. She went on to teach culinary school in California, after working on the East Coast and Switzerland. After being diagnosed with food allergies, Lauren found a way to convert classic recipes into healthier versions, omitting wheat, dairy and refined sugar. Visit her website: http://www.nowheatnodairynoproblem.com to learn more!

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Summer Baking Camp for Kids

Food & Drink
2:00pm - 5:00pm
$249.00

With Chef & Cookbook Author Lauren Hoover-West Junior Chefs will work together in this hands-on baking camp! Gluten-free, Dairy-free delicious desserts include: Key Lime Pie with Coconut Whipped Cream with Chocolate Crust Cheezecake with Sauces English Trifle(cake or brownies, pastry cream, jam, berries & coconut whipped cream) Mint Chip Ice Cream & Ice Cream Bars Nut butter/Sunflowerseed Butter Cups and Snacks Peach or Nectarine Pie Homemade Jam to take home Ages 9-12. Limited to 10 chefs. Ticket price covers all 5 days. About Chef Lauren: Lauren graduated from The California Culinary Academy and began her culinary career as a Classically Trained Pastry Chef. She went on to teach culinary school in California, after working on the East Coast and Switzerland. After being diagnosed with food allergies, Lauren found a way to convert classic recipes into healthier versions, omitting wheat, dairy and refined sugar. Visit her website: http://www.nowheatnodairynoproblem.com to learn more!

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Thursday, June 22, 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

Summer Baking Camp for Kids

Food & Drink
2:00pm - 5:00pm
$249.00

With Chef & Cookbook Author Lauren Hoover-West Junior Chefs will work together in this hands-on baking camp! Gluten-free, Dairy-free delicious desserts include: Key Lime Pie with Coconut Whipped Cream with Chocolate Crust Cheezecake with Sauces English Trifle(cake or brownies, pastry cream, jam, berries & coconut whipped cream) Mint Chip Ice Cream & Ice Cream Bars Nut butter/Sunflowerseed Butter Cups and Snacks Peach or Nectarine Pie Homemade Jam to take home Ages 9-12. Limited to 10 chefs. Ticket price covers all 5 days. About Chef Lauren: Lauren graduated from The California Culinary Academy and began her culinary career as a Classically Trained Pastry Chef. She went on to teach culinary school in California, after working on the East Coast and Switzerland. After being diagnosed with food allergies, Lauren found a way to convert classic recipes into healthier versions, omitting wheat, dairy and refined sugar. Visit her website: http://www.nowheatnodairynoproblem.com to learn more!

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Wine & Watercolor

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

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. About the Instructor: Madia Jamgochian is a self-taught artist who loves experimenting with different mediums. In 2012, she illustrated a children's book about a daschund who goes on vacation, (Babe's Vacation) available on Amazon. Madia likes to offer art classes as a way to promote relaxation and using a different side of your brain.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Summer Baking Camp for Kids

Food & Drink
2:00pm - 5:00pm
$249.00

With Chef & Cookbook Author Lauren Hoover-West Junior Chefs will work together in this hands-on baking camp! Gluten-free, Dairy-free delicious desserts include: Key Lime Pie with Coconut Whipped Cream with Chocolate Crust Cheezecake with Sauces English Trifle(cake or brownies, pastry cream, jam, berries & coconut whipped cream) Mint Chip Ice Cream & Ice Cream Bars Nut butter/Sunflowerseed Butter Cups and Snacks Peach or Nectarine Pie Homemade Jam to take home Ages 9-12. Limited to 10 chefs. Ticket price covers all 5 days. About Chef Lauren: Lauren graduated from The California Culinary Academy and began her culinary career as a Classically Trained Pastry Chef. She went on to teach culinary school in California, after working on the East Coast and Switzerland. After being diagnosed with food allergies, Lauren found a way to convert classic recipes into healthier versions, omitting wheat, dairy and refined sugar. Visit her website: http://www.nowheatnodairynoproblem.com to learn more!

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

ALL STORES

Weekend Tasting: Stoked on Stone Fruit

Hobbies & Special Interest
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Try a variety of California grown stonefruits from cherries and plums to peaches and nectarines. Join us for a sweet taste and get inspired to savor the flavors of the season!

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

ALL STORES

Weekend Tasting: Stoked on Stone Fruit

Hobbies & Special Interest
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Try a variety of California grown stonefruits from cherries and plums to peaches and nectarines. Join us for a sweet taste and get inspired to savor the flavors of the season!

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Tuesday, June 27, 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: Summer Snacking

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

With Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian Come to this one hour nutrition session to get ideas on what to snack on through summer! Try new foods, and take home recipes so you can make these snacks on your own! 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, June 28, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Balancing Blood Sugar

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

With Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian Come to this one hour nutrition session to get tips on how to keep your blood sugar balanced, and feeling your best. Learn the signs for hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, and what dietary habits lead to diabetes. Recipes and samples included! 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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Thursday, June 29, 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

Superfood Macaron Baking Workshop

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$40.00

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. Gluten-free friendly.

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