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Register now for Spring & Summer 2018 classes.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga is a mixed level class that teaches the classic yoga postures (asanas) with a deep awareness of correct alignment, and breathing exercises (pranayama). The practice works to increase flexibility and strength, improve breathing and quiet the mind, striving for total fitness and mindfulness. Suitable for all practitioners. Bring a yoga mat.

Instructors: Bita Peck is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Instructor with Yoga Alliance (RYT- 500) who teaches Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Alignment, and Restorative Yoga classes.

7 Weeks, Mon/Wed
12:30 – 1:45 pm
May 7 – June 27, 2018
(no class May 28, 30)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Multipurpose Room
Cost: $105
#8351.201
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Chair Yoga
Chair Yoga is designed for those who have never taken yoga before, cannot comfortably be on the floor, have arthritis or are recovering from illness or injury. Gentle mindful movements and working with your breath will allow your body to become stronger, more open and flexible. Please bring a yoga mat to safely place your chair.

Instructor: Ruth Piper
is a registered instructor with Yoga Alliance and has been teaching for the past 10 years.

10 Thursdays, 3:45 - 4:45 pm
April 26 - June 28, 2018
Conejo Valley Adult School
Multipurpose Room
Cost: $95
#8341.204
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Therapeutic Yoga

Katlen Ebert combines her experience as a PT with her advanced training in therapeutic yoga to teach a calming yet rejuvenating yoga class. Katlen is particularly adept at tailoring poses for students who may have back injuries, knee issues or other physical limitations. Bring a yoga mat and an extra towel or blanket.

Instructor: Katlen Ebert is a Physical Therapist from Germany. She is also a graduate of the LMU Yoga Therapy program.


Session 1:
6 Fridays, 9:30 – 10:45 am
May 4 – June 8, 2018
Boys & Girls Club
1980 E Avenida de las Flores
Thousand Oaks
Cost: $65
#8355.106

Session 2:
6 Fridays, 11:30 – 12:45 pm
June 15 – July 27, 2018
(no class July 6)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Multipurpose Room
Cost: $65
#8355.107


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Qi Gong (Chi Kung)

Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese exercise which promotes health, wellness, and balance. It also strengthens the body, mind, and soul. Qi Gong takes the ideas of mindfulness and puts them in a physical form that combines breathing and movement. Come and learn the Qi Gong Movements, taught in a positive energy environment! Qi Gong is easy to learn and takes no special equipment.

Instructor: Frank Davanzo has spent years studying the 2500-year-old Chinese Qi Gong system and loves to share his passion for the practice with students.

10 Tuesdays, 2:00 – 2:55pm
April 24 - June 26, 2018
Conejo Valley Adult School
Multipurpose Room
Cost: $95
Cost for Seniors: $65
#8365.207

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Instructor: John Slicker has been practicing Qi Gong for the last 20 years and brings a clear and balanced approach to an ancient, esoteric and holistic system of self-healing and meditation.

10 Thursdays, 8:45 – 9:40am
April 26 - June 28, 2018
Conejo Valley Adult School
Multipurpose Room
Cost: $95
Cost for Seniors: $65
#8365.108

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Movement for Energy
Jammed energetic pathways in the body are the source of most of our illness and a result of stress, poor diet, and lack of movement. In this class, we’ll unlock stuck energy utilizing techniques from both yoga and Qigong. The class will be standing the entire hour. Please bring a yoga mat. The practice is done in bare feet or sticky socks so plan accordingly.

Instructor: Molly Duncan is a certified yoga and Tai Chi Easy® instructor. She shares her passion for healthy living at www.MollyBDuncan.com

Session 1:
9 Thursdays, 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
April 26 – June 28, 2018
(no class May 24)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Multipurpose Room
Cost: $85
#8342.104

Session 2:
5 Thursdays, 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
July 12 – August 9, 2018
Conejo Valley Adult School
Multipurpose Room
Cost: $50
#8342.101
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Hiking for Fitness

Meet at Conejo Valley Adult School’s parking lot for the first class. Thereafter the class will meet at designated trailheads. Wear sturdy trail-rated hiking shoes and comfortable clothing in several light layers. Water, sunscreen and a lightweight backpack or fanny pack are highly recommended. A hat, snack and camera/phone are also a good idea.

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Level 1 – Beginning. No previous hiking experience necessary but capable of hiking 2 miles on trails with gentle slopes.

Instructor: Barrie Silberberg has enjoyed hiking for many years! She is familiar with many trails in the Conejo Valley and will share interesting details at various hiking locations.

6 Wednesdays, 5:15 – 6:45 pm
May 9 - June 13, 2018
Cost: $85
#8310.303

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Alexander Technique
Not an exercise in the traditional sense, the Alexander Technique applies body alignment principles to reduce stress, fatigue and muscle tension and to counteract chronic pain due to poor posture, neck and shoulder tension and lower back injuries. This introductory class will benefit daily life by increasing the ability to move with ease and freedom. Wear comfortable clothing.

Instructor: Barbara Wegher-Thompson, MA (UCLA), has taught Alexander Technique and Dance since 1991 at CLU. She is a teaching member of Alexander Technique International.

2 Fridays, 9:30 – 11:30 am
April 20 - 27, 2018
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $65 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8831.102

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2 Fridays, 9:30 – 11:30 am
June 22 - 29, 2018
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $65 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8831.103
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Classes on this page...
Alexander Technique
Beginning Amer. Style Social Dance
Beginning Hiking
Beginning Yoga
Chair Yoga
Dance for Fitness
Hatha Yoga
Hip-Hop Cardio Fitness
Introduction to Meditation
Mindful Living Series 3
Mindfulness & the Authentic Self
Mindfulness Meditaiton
Movement for Energy
Pilates Plus
Qi Gong (Chi Kung)
Restorative Yoga
Silver and Fit
Strength + Cardio Circuit Training
Tai Chi I & II
Therapeutic Yoga
 
Mindul Living Series 3
You will enjoy and learn from Series Three even if you have not yet experienced Series One or Two. These classes will teach you mindful acceptance and awareness, mindful eating, gratitude and compassion, and facing everyday mindfully. Simple meditative techniques and insight to foster peace and balance will be practiced.

Instructor: Lindsay Leimbach has 25 years of teaching and speaking experience. She currently teaches and lectures on Mindful Living and is Mindful Living Coach working with all ages.

4 Mondays, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
April 9 - 30
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $65 plus $8 material fee to instructor
#8854.103
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Silver and Fit
Do you want to build stronger muscles and reduce body fat? Then Silver & Fit is for you. This class is designed to increase your metabolism by incorporating an exercise band and 2-lb light weights (bring your own) plus some fun dance steps. Focused on Seniors but all ages are welcome.
Instructor: Lo-An Rabinowitz is a certified fitness instructor who’s been teaching since 2010.

7 Mondays, 11:15am - 12:10 pm
April 30 – June 25, 2018
(no class May 14, May 28)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Multipurpose Room
Cost: $70
#8324.104
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Pilates Plus
This popular class is a seamless workout which includes Traditional Pilates, Standing and Mat Pilates plus Sculpting, Strengthening and Lengthening exercises. You can expect to experience more energy, improve circulation, lose inches, have better balance and coordination skills plus improve your posture! Bring mat, small body ball, and two 2- or 3-lb hand weights. Call 805-494-6418 with class related questions.
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Instructor: Gail Arias is a credentialed fitness expert who teaches Pilates, group fitness and dance classes.

8 Mondays, 5:15 – 6:15 pm
April 30 - June 25, 2018
(no class May 28)

Conejo Valley Adult School
Multipurpose Room
Cost: $75
#8331.303

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9 Tuesdays, 11:15 am– 12:15 pm
May 1 - June 26, 2018
Conejo Valley Adult School
Multipurpose Room
Cost: $85
#8331.104
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Introduction to Meditation
There are many kinds of meditation and many benefits to meditation such as lowering blood pressure, reducing stress, feeling more emotional balance, increasing creative thinking and awakening our inner spirituality. Meditation is an individual journey that is unique to each person. This class will offer several different kinds of meditation and provide suggestions and tools for creating one’s own meditation practice.

Instructor: Carmen Joy has been devoted to the practice of yoga and meditation for many years. As a student in India, she immersed herself in the inner science of yoga and meditation, experiencing a variety of practices. Check out her website www.carmenjoy.com.

8 Wednesdays, 5:15 – 6:10 pm
May 9 – June 27, 2018
Conejo Valley Adult School
Multipurpose Room
Cost: $75
#8830.303
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Mindfulness Meditation
Mindfulness is a particular way of paying attention in the present moment with openness and curiosity. Researched benefits of meditation include reduced stress, depression, anxiety, increased ability to manage and regulate emotions, increased ability to manage and improve pain, and improved sleep. This class will offer conscious movement, mindful meditation, and conversation to reflect on how we can be more peaceful and joyful. No prior experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing.

Instructor: Jenny Klossner, MA, certified yoga instructor, has been devoted to the practice of yoga and meditation since 2000. She has completed UCLA Marc Meditation Classes MAPS I and MAPS II.

11 Wednesdays, 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
May 9 – August 8, 2018
(no class May 30, July 4, July 25 ) Conejo Valley Adult School
Multipurpose Room
Cost: $105
#8857.102
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Beginning Yoga

Two times a week! Come build stability, increase flexibility, relax and have fun in this supportive and safe beginner’s class. We will explore the foundational poses of yoga, yoga breathing, and relaxation techniques. This class is suitable for beginners and for those who want to refresh and deepen their understanding of yoga. Bring a mat and a towel. We practice in bare feet.

Instructor: Molly Duncan is a certified yoga and Tai Chi Easy® instructor. She shares her passion for healthy living at
www.MollyBDuncan.com


Session 1:
5 Weeks, Tuesdays/Thursdays
7:30 – 8:45 pm
May 15 - June 21, 2018
(no class May 22, 24, 29)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Multipurpose Room
Cost: $80
#8340.305

Session 2:
6 Weeks, Tuesdays / Thursdays
7:30 – 8:45 pm
June 26 - Aug 9, 2018
(no class July 3, July 5)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Multipurpose Room
Cost: $105
#8340.306


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Fall Prevention this Summer!

 
Falls are the leading cause of injury death among older adults. And the chances of falling again are 4 times as likely in the first few months after the first fall. So, if you or someone you love is 65 or older, learn about the risk factors surrounding falls, fall prevention in the home, and safe assistance to the floor! Do something this summer that will prepare you for the Fall!

Instructor: Jennifer Varnell is a Certified Caregiving Instructor, Senior Care Advocate, BLS, CPR & First Aid Instructor, American Heart Association.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $40 plus $2 material fee to instructor
#8823.201
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Beginning American Style Social Dance
Popular partner dances and free style dance moves are fun and easy to learn! No longer will you want to sit on the sidelines at the night club, wedding reception, company party or at holiday events. This course is designed for the beginning level dancer. Singles and couples of all ages are welcome. No prior dance experience is necessary. Learn the Hustle, Night Club Two-Step, and Free Style dance moves as well! Retro 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and millennial music will be featured in this FUN 8 week course. Call 805-494-6418 with class related questions.

Instructor: Gail Arias is a World Champion Dancer and two-time Gold Standard Award recipient for Excellent Instruction and Service. Find out more at www.dancedancedance.com


8 Mondays, 6:30 – 7:25 pm
April 30 – June 25, 2018
(no class May 28)
Conejo Valley Adult School Multipurpose Room
Cost: $75
#8700.303
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Mindfulness & the Authentic Self

Mindfulness relieves stress and brings more joy to our lives. This class teaches the present moment awareness and compassion based practices designed to foster calm, centeredness and access to your authentic self. We will explore different aspects of ourselves: mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual/meaning.

Instructor: Lindsay Leimbach
has 25 years of teaching and speaking experience. She currently teaches and lectures on Mindful Living and is a Mindful Living Coach working with all ages.

6 Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
May 9 – June 13, 2018
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $85 plus $12 material fee to instructor
#8858.201
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Restorative Yoga
Restore balance to body and mind with slow moving, calming and nurturing poses that can induce physiological changes which allow the body to recover from life’s daily stresses. Props are used to aid complete relaxation and conscious breathing helping to move into deeper levels of relaxation. Please bring a yoga mat, 2 beach towels or yoga blankets and a yoga block.

Instructor: Ruth Piper
is a registered instructor with Yoga Alliance and has been teaching since 2005.

10 Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:00 pm
April 26 - June 28, 2018
Conejo Valley Adult School
Multipurpose Room
Cost: $95
#8350.304
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Tai Chi I

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese discipline of meditative movements practiced as a system of exercises. The form of Tai Chi known as 24 Form is a natural movement like that of water and wind. It enhances relaxation, grace, balance and strength. The instructor also incorporates Qigong, an ancient Chinese energy practice that cultivates the body's natural energy. Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

Instructor: Kimiko Kuwamoto has been teaching Tai Chi since 2000 and is certified by a San Francisco master instructor.

10 Tuesdays, 5:15 – 6:10 pm
April 24 – June 26, 2018
Conejo Valley Adult School
Multipurpose Room
Cost: $95
#8360.307

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Tai Chi II

Explore new levels of Tai Chi – 42 form and 108 Yang style. Prerequisite is knowledge of 24 form. Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

Instructor: Kimiko Kuwamoto has been teaching Tai Chi since 2000 and is certified by a San Francisco master instructor.

10 Tuesdays, 6:15 – 7:10 pm
April 24 – June 26, 2018
Conejo Valley Adult School
Multipurpose Room
Cost: $95
#8361.304

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Dance for Fitness
Have fun while dancing yourself into shape! This workout is designed to keep the student in motion which helps the body to burn more calories and raise the metabolism. The result is getting rid of excess inches, losing weight and firming up! This seamless dance fitness workout offers a variety of dance music from and easy to follow choreography that varies week to week.


Instructor: Gail Arias is a credentialed dance and fitness expert who teaches Pilates, group fitness and dance classes. She is also a World Champion Dancer and two-time Gold Standard Award recipient for Excellent Instruction and Service. Find out more at www.dancedancedance.com.

10 Thursdays, 6:15 - 7:15 pm
April 26 - June 28, 2018
Conejo Valley Adult School Multipurpose Room
Cost: $95
#8316.304
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Hip-Hop Cardio Fitness

Your instructor: Megan Timm
A high energy follow along dance class set to chart topping hip hop/pop songs. Students will sweat out their stress while they sculpt and strengthen their bodies. 55 minutes of nonstop fun. No experience necessary for this high impact class.

Instructor: Megan Timm is a certified fitness instructor who focuses on upbeat cardio exercise.

7 Fridays, 10:15 – 11:15 am
May 4 – June 29, 2018
(no class June 8, 22)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Multipurpose Room
Cost: $65
#8327.104
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For more information, call 805-497-2761 ext. 1201, or e-mail Anne Bartholomew at AnneB@ConejoAdultEd.org
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