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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, December 3, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Flow- All Levels

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

This class begins with a gentle warm-up, flowing into a series of balancing poses, core work, twists and sun salutations to build heat before winding down to healing and restorative poses. Excellent for all levels to deepen your practice.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

Start your day with a gentle take on traditional yoga. All elements of regular yoga are practiced at a slower, more gentle pace. An excellent format to improve flexibility as poses are traditionally held for an extended length of time. This practice is helpful for relieving back pain and improving balance.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Healthy Holidays

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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Westside Santa Cruz

Healthy Holidays

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

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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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Stretch Yoga with LindaGrace

Health & Wellness
11:00am - 12:30pm
$10.00

Using chairs and other yoga props, this class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility for people new to yoga or those experiencing joint sensitivity, overall stiffness due to lack of activity, or other physical limitations. All classes end with restorative poses, using supports and gravity for deep relaxation... helping release tension and reduce stress. If you have specific issues you would like to discuss with LindaGrace prior to class, please email lindagrace@wisewoman-yoga.com

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Westside Santa Cruz

PMS Solutions: Balance Your Hormones!

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

With Certified Nutrition Consultant Erin Fisher Learn the why behind your PMS! In this class you will get aquainted with the reasons behind your body going through PMS and how to use this knowledge to help diminish all your challenging symptoms. Walk away with a better understanding of your hormones, your menstrual cycle and tools to support your feminine body during this time. Class will end with a tasting of some of Erin's favorite hormone-supporting foods, as well as a quick tour of the store. About the Instructor: Erin’s studies started over 13 years ago when she ventured down the path of holistic healing and attended Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition. After graduation, Erin began working closely with individual clients, focusing on women and hormonal balance. She then enrolled in the Institute of Women's Health, a year-long program, studying in detail women's health and coaching. It is Erin’s goal to help empower women throughout their cycles.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Mix- All Levels

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

Wake up, energize and restore your body with Yoga Mix! Yoga Mix is a combination of stretching, flow, balance, Yin yoga, restorative, and meditation.  It is customized as best possible to the student needs.  Each class will wake up the muscles with some gentle stretching, then raise the heart beat with a flow which will incorporate strengthening and balance poses. The last part of class will be dedicated to longer held stretching poses (Yin), and a final restorative pose to start the day refreshed!

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Westside Santa Cruz

Handmade Pasta Workshop

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

With Chef Eric Adema In this class you will learn to make three great pastas the old fashioned way, without a pasta machine or food processor! We will hand kneed ingredients to make a fresh thyme pappardelle, a sweet potato gnocchi, and a beet water ravioli. After the pastas are done, we will use them in three vegetarian dishes: a leek & mushroom marsala, sweet potato gnocchi in a light arugula pesto cream, and beet & acorn squash ravioli with toasted walnuts in a brown butter sage sauce. Then will will pair these dishes with some great wines and enjoy our creations. About the Instructor: Chef Eric Jan Adema first learned his passion for food while cooking his great grandmother’s recipes with his mother as a kid. In 1989 his family took over the Boulders Inn in Connecticut, and by age 24 he became the head chef . In 2003, Eric moved to San Francisco where he worked as a chef & restaurant consultant for over 10 years. He now lives in Boulder Creek .

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Music and Movement with Mommy and Me

Health & Wellness
10:00am - 11:00am
$7.00

Your child will play and learn in this music and movement class geared towards toddlers and their caregivers. Each class will include songs, dances, instruments, and sometimes a story. Following the 30 minute song session there will be a period of open play.

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Beer Tasting with Discretion Brewing and The Surfrider Foundation

Food & Drink
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us to taste Discretion Brewing's newly released "New Beach" West Coast IPA. This beer is EXCLUSIVE to New Leaf, and we will be donating 5% of all sales of this limited edition beer to our local Surfrider Foundation Chapter. Representatives from Surfrider Foundation will also be in the store to tell you more about how their organization is working to protect our oceans.

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Flow- All Levels

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

This class begins with a gentle warm-up, flowing into a series of balancing poses, core work, twists and sun salutations to build heat before winding down to healing and restorative poses. Excellent for all levels to deepen your practice.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

Start your day with a gentle take on traditional yoga. All elements of regular yoga are practiced at a slower, more gentle pace. An excellent format to improve flexibility as poses are traditionally held for an extended length of time. This practice is helpful for relieving back pain and improving balance.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Optimizing Digestion

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

With Certified Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian Poor digestion can cause discomfort, and over time may lead to more serious digestive ailments. Come to this one hour nutrition session with Madia to learn about what foods and supplements help support digestion, (and which habits impair it). Madia will start the class with a quick overview of the diegestive system, and will end with a tasting of some of the recommended foods. 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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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Stretch Yoga with LindaGrace

Health & Wellness
11:00am - 12:30pm
$10.00

Using chairs and other yoga props, this class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility for people new to yoga or those experiencing joint sensitivity, overall stiffness due to lack of activity, or other physical limitations. All classes end with restorative poses, using supports and gravity for deep relaxation... helping release tension and reduce stress. If you have specific issues you would like to discuss with LindaGrace prior to class, please email lindagrace@wisewoman-yoga.com

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Mix- All Levels

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

Wake up, energize and restore your body with Yoga Mix! Yoga Mix is a combination of stretching, flow, balance, Yin yoga, restorative, and meditation.  It is customized as best possible to the student needs.  Each class will wake up the muscles with some gentle stretching, then raise the heart beat with a flow which will incorporate strengthening and balance poses. The last part of class will be dedicated to longer held stretching poses (Yin), and a final restorative pose to start the day refreshed!

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Music and Movement with Mommy and Me

Health & Wellness
10:00am - 11:00am
$7.00

Your child will play and learn in this music and movement class geared towards toddlers and their caregivers. Each class will include songs, dances, instruments, and sometimes a story. Following the 30 minute song session there will be a period of open play.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Wine & Watercolor

Hobbies & Special Interest
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$18.00

With Self-Taught Artist 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. About the Instructor: Madia cultivated her creative side with colored pencils and has only recently branched out to watercolor, a new and exciting medium. She loves using her images to illustrate the nutrition education handouts she makes. You can find her on social media at madias_sketchbook on instagram!

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga and Self Healing with Wah!

Health & Wellness
10:00am - 12:00pm
$18.00

Wah! is a legend in the yoga music world and in this all ages yoga class she combines postures, breathing and self-healing techniques to help you access better health.  Wah! sings live for deep relaxation at the end of class.

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Half Moon Bay

Beer Tasting with Discretion Brewing and The Surfrider Foundation

Food & Drink
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us to taste Discretion Brewing's newly released "New Beach" West Coast IPA. This beer is EXCLUSIVE to New Leaf, and we will be donating 5% of all sales of this limited edition beer to our local Surfrider Foundation Chapter. Representatives from Surfrider Foundation will also be in the store to tell you more about how their organization is working to protect our oceans.

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Flow- All Levels

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

This class begins with a gentle warm-up, flowing into a series of balancing poses, core work, twists and sun salutations to build heat before winding down to healing and restorative poses. Excellent for all levels to deepen your practice.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

Start your day with a gentle take on traditional yoga. All elements of regular yoga are practiced at a slower, more gentle pace. An excellent format to improve flexibility as poses are traditionally held for an extended length of time. This practice is helpful for relieving back pain and improving balance.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Natural Skincare and Beauty: Holiday Gift Ideas

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 7:30pm
$5.00

With Naturopathic Doctor Jessica Bernardy Get healthy skin from the inside out! Discover what you can do every day for healthy, glowing skin, shiny hair and strong nails, as well as what to avoid. Come to this class with Dr. Jessica Bernardy to learn about DIY natural beauty products  that make great holiday gifts. Recipes provided. About the Instructor: Dr. Jessica Bernardy is fiercely committed to guiding women and men looking to achieve pregnancy now or in the future, to be their healthiest selves so they can have the life of their dreams. If you are looking for a place to support and guide you to address preconception, infertility, pregnancy optimization, pediatrics and family planning, you’ve come to the right place! She works with growing families and individuals; babies, kids, moms, dads, anyone who is interested in improving their health! "It would be my pleasure to work with you to achieve the results you desire and the life you imagine in our work together!” -Dr. Bernardy

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Stretch Yoga with LindaGrace

Health & Wellness
11:00am - 12:30pm
$10.00

Using chairs and other yoga props, this class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility for people new to yoga or those experiencing joint sensitivity, overall stiffness due to lack of activity, or other physical limitations. All classes end with restorative poses, using supports and gravity for deep relaxation... helping release tension and reduce stress. If you have specific issues you would like to discuss with LindaGrace prior to class, please email lindagrace@wisewoman-yoga.com

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Westside Santa Cruz

Holiday Spice Nutrition Class

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

With Certified Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian As the weather gets cooler it’s the perfect time to incorporate more warm and spicy flavors into your cooking. Lucky for us, many spices not only improve the taste of our meals, they also promote good health. Turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon seem to get all the press, and they are great! However, they aren’t the only spices with healing properties. Come to this one hour nutrition session with Madia to learn how to incorporate these "booster foods" into your daily routine. 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, December 20, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Mix- All Levels

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

Wake up, energize and restore your body with Yoga Mix! Yoga Mix is a combination of stretching, flow, balance, Yin yoga, restorative, and meditation.  It is customized as best possible to the student needs.  Each class will wake up the muscles with some gentle stretching, then raise the heart beat with a flow which will incorporate strengthening and balance poses. The last part of class will be dedicated to longer held stretching poses (Yin), and a final restorative pose to start the day refreshed!

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Westside Santa Cruz

Raw Vegan Holiday Desserts

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

With Chef Eric Adema, Owner of Plus One Catering Just because it's the season, that doesn't mean you have to give up eating well.  In this class we will make 5 delicious raw, vegan desserts great for your holiday parties (or any time of year).  We will also discuss the benefits of raw ingredients & why they are essential to healthy digestion.  Even if you aren't a strict raw foodist, you will still be excited to learn about almond frangipane cookies w, lemon pear caramel,  mini chocolate cream cakes, key lime pie, blueberry lemon "cheesecake", and carrot cake cupcakes w/ cashew cream icing. About the Instructor: Chef Eric Jan Adema first learned his passion for food while cooking his great grandmother’s recipes with his mother as a kid. In 1989 his family took over the Boulders Inn in Connecticut, and by age 24 he became the head chef . In 2003, Eric moved to San Francisco where he worked as a chef & restaurant consultant for over 10 years. He now lives in Boulder Creek .

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Mix- All Levels

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

Wake up, energize and restore your body with Yoga Mix! Yoga Mix is a combination of stretching, flow, balance, Yin yoga, restorative, and meditation.  It is customized as best possible to the student needs.  Each class will wake up the muscles with some gentle stretching, then raise the heart beat with a flow which will incorporate strengthening and balance poses. The last part of class will be dedicated to longer held stretching poses (Yin), and a final restorative pose to start the day refreshed!

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