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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 since 2005.

10 Thursdays
4:00 – 4:55pm
Sept 14 – Nov 16, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Auditorium
Cost: $95
#8341.201
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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.

10 Tuesdays
12:00 – 1:15pm
Sept 12 – Nov 14, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Auditorium
Cost: $105
#8355.202

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10 Fridays
9:30 – 10:45am
Sept 8 – Nov 17, 2017
(no class November 10)
Boys & Girls Club
1980 E. Avenida de las Flores
Thousand Oaks 91362
Cost: $105
#8355.101


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Qi Gong (Chi Gong)

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 18 Delightful 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
Sept 12 – Nov 14, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Auditorium
Cost: $95
Seniors: $70
#8365.201

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Instructor: John Slicker is a Somatic Therapist and Body-Worker and has been practicing Chi Gong since 1995.  John brings a clear and balanced approach to an ancient, esoteric and holistic system of self-healing and meditation.

8 Wednesdays
12:00 - 12:55pm
Sept 20 - Nov 15, 2017
(no class Oct 4)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Auditorium
Cost: $75
Seniors: $60
#8365.202

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Hiking for Fitness

Offering several levels of hiking in our local foothills all of which will 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 light weight backpack or fanny pack are highly recommended. A hat, snack and camera/ phone are also a good idea.

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
Sept 13 - Oct 18, 2017
Cost: $70
#8310.301

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Level 2 – Intermediate (capable of hiking 3-5 miles on trails of moderate level difficulty)

Instructor: Karl Fernandez, is a certified ACSM Personal trainer, studied Human Kinetics in British Columbia. Karl enjoys hiking and camping and loves sharing his passion for fitness and an active lifestyle with others.

6 Saturdays
7:30 – 9:30am
Sept 9 – Oct 14, 2017
Cost: $95
#8311.101


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Nature Plant Hike
This hike is a cross between a walking tour and a class. We will identify wild native plants and discuss their many uses for food, medicine and more. Students should be capable of hiking 3-5 miles on trails of moderate level difficulty. Please refer to the Beginning Hiking description for suggested gear, and meet at the Adult School parking lot for the first class.

Instructor: Laura Pasetta is trained in therapeutic herbal medicine. She has a passion for the outdoors and local fauna.

6 Tuesdays
9:00 – 11:00 am
Sept 12 - Oct 17, 2017
Cost: $95
#8313.101
 
Get Fit While You Sit!
This is mostly a chair based workout, focusing on core control, postural alignment and total body strengthening. The benefits are increased energy, stronger core providing you with increased stability and improved posture, better balance to help prevent falls and increased confidence as you go about your day.

IInstructor: Jenny Klossner, MA, is a certified Yogaworks instructor, graduate of LMU Yoga Therapy Program, and has been teaching yoga and fitness classes since 2008.

10 Wednesdays
11:00 - 11:45am
Sept 13 – Nov 15, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Auditorium
Cost: $85
#8376.101
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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.

10 Mondays
11:15am - 12:10pm
Sept 11 – Nov 13, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Auditorium
Cost: $95
#8324.101
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Pilates
This class is a seamless workout infused with fun in a supportive and friendly environment. You can expect to experience more energy, improve circulation, lose inches, have better balance and coordination skills plus improve your posture! Come join us and strengthen, lengthen, align and tone your body with creative and traditional Pilates exercises and non-impact moves for weight loss. This class is comprised of standing and floor exercises. Bring mat and towel.
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Instructor: Gail Arias is a credentialed fitness expert who teaches Pilates, group fitness and dance classes.

10 Mondays
5:30 – 6:25pm
Sept 11 – Nov 13, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Auditorium
Cost: $95
#8330.302

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10 Tuesdays
11:00 – 11:55am
Sept 5 – Nov 14
(no class Sept 26)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Auditorium
Cost: $95
#8330.101
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Beginning Yoga

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 the fundamentals of yoga. Bring a mat and a towel.

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


10 Wednesdays
7:30 – 8:25pm
Sept 13 – Nov 15, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Auditorium
Cost: $95
#8340.301


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Gentle Stretch
(Heal-thy Neck & Back)
“A sigh of relief” as you receive valuable information on how to alleviate neck and back pain naturally. Topics include gentle stretching, ergonomics in the work place and at home, spinal health, and practical and natural techniques for improved flexibility. Improve your posture while learning how to position your neck, spine, and hips for optimum health. Bring a mat, pillow, and large towel.

Instructor: Gail Arias, the first spokesperson for a line of back fitness equipment now distributed globally brings over 20 years of experience in helping care for the neck and back naturally. She is a certified nutritionist, health, wellness, and fitness expert.

10 Thursdays
12:00 – 12:55pm
Sept 14 – Nov 16, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Auditorium
Cost: $95
#8820.201
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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

10 Thursdays
11:00 – 11:55am
Sept 14 – Nov 16, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Auditorium
Cost: $95
#8342.101
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Salsa and Rumba
Learn to dance the Salsa and Rumba to Latin, Popular and Nostalgic music! No prior social dance experience is required. You can expect to learn the fundamentals of Cuban motion, musicality, lead and follow techniques and styling in this beginning level course. For singles and couples of all ages 18 and over. For dance related questions please call Gail at 805-494-6418.

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
7:30 – 8:25pm
Sept 14 – Nov 16, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Auditorium
Cost: $95
#8732.301
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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.

10 Fridays
10:00 – 10:55am
Sept 8 – Nov 17, 2017
(no class Nov 10)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Auditorium
Cost: $95
#8327.101
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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
6:30 – 7:25 pm
Sept 14 - Nov 16, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Auditorium
Cost: $95
#8316.301
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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
5:15 – 6:10pm
Sept 14 – Nov 16, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Auditorium
Cost: $95
#8350.301
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Beginning American Style Social Dance

Popular partner dances and free style dance moves are fun and easy to learn! 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 Double Rhythm Dance, Night Club Two-Step, East Coast Swing and Free Style dance moves as well! Call 805-494-6418 with class related questions.

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 Mondays
6:30 – 7:25pm
Sept 11 – Nov 13, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Auditorium
Cost: $95
#8700.301
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Intermediate American Style Social Dance

Take your Social Dancing to the next level with confidence! Learn “New and Fun” dance combinations in the Night Club Two-Step, East Coast Swing, and Free Style Dancing!
Prerequisite: Completion of the Beginning Level American Style Social Dance Course. Prior dance experience is required. Call 805- 494-6418 with class-related questions.

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 Mondays
7:30 – 8:25pm
Sept 11 – Nov 13, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Auditorium
Cost: $95
#8705.301
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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
6:30 – 7:25 pm
Sept 12 - Nov 14, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Auditorium
Cost: $95
#8360.302

OR

10 Fridays
9:00 – 9:55 am
Sept 8 - Nov 17, 2017
(no class Nov 10)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Auditorium
Cost: $95
#8360.101

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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
8:30 – 10:30 am
Sept 29 - Oct 6, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $65 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8831.101
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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
5:30 – 6:25 pm
Sept 20 - Nov 8, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Auditorium
Cost: $95
#8830.301
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Beginning Tennis Clinic

Learn the game of tennis at our weekend clinic. Players will work on groundstrokes, net play, overheads, serving, and court strategy for both doubles and singles. Water and sunscreen recommended. Class size is limited so sign up early.

Instructor: Dave Assorson has been teaching tennis in the Conejo Valley since 1991. He is the boys and girls head coach at Thousand Oaks High School and is the director of the Borchard Mixed Doubles league.

9 Saturdays
10:30 – 11:30am
Sept 9 – Nov 4, 2017
Borchard Community Park
190 N Reino Rd,
Newbury Park, CA 91320
Cost: $135 plus $40 court fee to the instructor
#8305.101
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