Free Skool 2009 Winter Calendar
The Free Skool 2009 Winter Calendar is available! Look for paper calendars at cafes and community centers, particularly SubRosa at 703 Pacific Ave.
Download this as a convenient, printable PDF.
Abortion Stories and Support Contact Teacher for Location
with Ava email@example.com
A time for women who have gone through the experience of an abortion to share our stories with each other and talk about support. The idea is to create a healing space for ourselves in the spirit of combating the silence and isolation that accompanies abortion in this society. This class will focus on personal stories but will have some discussion questions as well.
Thu Nov 19th – 6-8pm
Anarchy, Compassion & Spirituality SubRosa,
with John Steven Malkin firstname.lastname@example.org
A discussion of how the anarchist qualities of freedom, cooperation and self-reliance can be supported through practices like nonviolence, compassion and meditation. John is a local social justice activist, musician and journalist and host of a weekly radio show on Free Radio Santa Cruz. Requirements: Some suggested reading: "Mutual Aid" by Peter Kropotkin, "Chomsky on Anarchism", "Nonviolent Communication" by Marshall Rosenberg, "An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Daily Life" by The Dalai Lama, "Anarchy in Action" by Colin Ward, "Sounds of Freedom" by John Malkin, "Anarchism and other Essays" by Emma Goldman...
Sun Dec 13th – 3-5pm
Art for All! SubRosa,
with Alicia email@example.com
Classes will depend on what the students want to learn, but for the first class we will learn the basics of drawing the human face and body. We will discuss the supplies that are necessary at the end of each class for the following class. Requirements: Always bring a pencil (of your choice) and a paper pad. If you would like to bring other supplies to share with the class feel free.
Thu Nov 5th, 12th, Dec 10th, 17th, Jan 7th, 21st – 2-5pm
Kids Day at the
with Ryan 425-BIKE
A time for youth to take over our shop! Learn about bikes and tools during these special kids only hours; parents and other adult companions are also welcome to come. For kids who need a bicycle, the bike church also offers free bikes to youth--ask a mechanic for details.
First Saturdays: Nov 7th, Dec 5th, Jan 2nd – 11am-2pm
Build a Bike Wheel
with Ellie 425-BIKE
Start with a hub, a rim, and some spokes, and end up with a bicycle wheel. The process will be covered step-by-step. You can either buy the materials (around $20-30) and keep your wheel, or build a wheel to donate to the
Second Sundays: Nov 8th, Dec 13th, Jan 10th – 12-3pm
Bird Language Basics Horse corral in Wilder Ranch, contact for more info
with Emma C. firstname.lastname@example.org
We will start each class by sitting and observing the early morning (most active time for birds). will be covering basic bird identification, language (alarms, companion calls, etc.), flight patterns, territories, birds as ecological indictors. We will follow the sit with a debrief and analysis. No experience necessary in bird identification. Requirements: Notebook & pen recommended: bird book/field guide, binoculars, butt pillow/warm clothes, snacks, clean ears, questions, curiosity!! Heavy rain cancels. Directions: Wilder Ranch bike path north (parallel to highway 1) go under tunnel north,away from main homestead area--will see horses on the right.
Sun Nov 15th, 22nd, Dec 6th, Dec 13th – 7am
with Pavel email@example.com
Participate in the construction of a nutshell pram: a small wooden boat that can be rowed, sailed, or motored. Participants can work on a classroom boat (for free) or if they wish to pay for materials they can build their own ($200-$300). Requirements: RSVP to teacher one week prior to first class. This class will require a commitment of 2 hours per week for 4 weeks.
Wed Nov 18th, 25th, Dec 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd – 4-6:30pm
Boats and Anarchy SubRosa,
with David firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in Boats? Come learn about how boats have been used in anarchist struggles in the past, and discuss the possibilities of future radical boat projects. Bring ideas for an ocean-going collective and your favorite radical boat stories.
Tue Nov 17th – 5pm
Brazen Square Dance Top of
with Brazen Square Association SquareDancingSucks@gmail.com
Learn the necessary skills you need to carry out direct action against the laws of State and Capital, in a safe and supportive environment. Then, take this new knowledge to the streets, all to live music. You don't need to bring a partner, you don't need to know anything about dancing, just your right from your left (hands). Requirements: Bring arms and legs (email me if this is an issue, we'll work something out), class consciousness, fake mustaches? No Gameboys. Directions: Meet at the tip-top of the parking garage next to the wells
Wed, Full moon, Dec 2nd – 5pm RAIN POSTPONES to Sat Dec 5th.
Cattails and Braided Hats Antonelli's Pond
with JT email@example.com
This class will be an overview of the uses of the cattail plant. From its place in ecology to its place in your belly. Then we will weave our connection to cattails into hats. We will be making a woven Cattail visor in the style pioneered by starlight compost. These hats are flexible, strong and keep the sun off of your head and neck. Requirements: Bring 10ft tightly spun small diameter yarn or a 1 dollar materials fee. Directions: Meet at Antonelli's pond at the very far western edge of
Sat Dec 12th – 8:30am
Cliterate: Smut writing for woman/trans folks SubRosa,
with Jasmine Marsh 831-431-0761
Through discussions, readings, and writing exercises, we will roll our own erotic manifestos and gain confidence in our porn writing skills.
Sun Jan 17th – 11am-2pm
Conflict Improv – Bring your Fight Night! Gateways Book,
with Kristin Masters, Jean Morrison & Kelly Bryson firstname.lastname@example.org
Offer up your communication woes and sit back to watch Certified Trainers use Nonviolent Communication with role-play to resolve it for you. Oh so easy! Then you can ask questions, or make your own comments and contributions. Bring work situations, love, or even inner conflicts
Tue Jan 12th – 7-8:30pm
Contact Improv Dance for Beginners Louden Nelson park on Laurel
with Glenn Smith 831-454-6342
Contact improv happens when 2 (or more) people meet and move while staying in contact. It can be fast or slow, high or low, heavy or light, depending on our bodies and our partners. We will rotate partners as we cover some of the basics, such as safety, weight sharing, and a rolling point of contact. We'll be moving on the grass (barefoot preferably), so dress accordingly.
Tue Nov 3rd, Nov 10th – 4-5pm
Crash Course in Trigonometry
with Katie email@example.com
If the word “trigonometry” worries you, don't fret. Trigonometry is a basic math that deals with circles, triangles, and the functions that bring these two together. Whether you want to brush up on your skills, test into (or out of) a college math class, or simply be introduced to this fun branch of math, this is a great way to do it! This is a crash course, so there will be a plentiful amount of material in a short time. We suggest attending all five days. You'll be surprised how much you can learn! Requirements: Please bring note-taking supplies.
Dec 14th,15th,16th,17th,18th – 4-5:30pm
DIY Creatures and Dolls 219 Leonard Street
with Deena, Ben, & Louise firstname.lastname@example.org
Gather 'round the hearth and create ragdolls, monsters, stuffed spectres, and plushie friends! Brush up on your sewing skills and make a cuddly or creepy friend for that special someone. Doll making can be as simple as putting eyes on an everyday object or as intricate as hand stitching an articulated marionette. Share your creativity over hot cocoa and tea. Requirements: Bring fabric, buttons, thread, scissors, stuffing, junk, scraps, doodads, leather, bits, lace, needles, glue, antiques, beads, socks, kittens or anything else you'd like to craft into an amazing creature! Tea and
Sat Nov 7th, Dec 5th, 19th; Jan 16th – 8pm-Midnight
English as Another Language! Contact Teacher for Location
with Elaina 831-212-5328
So you want to improve your English? Perhaps the classes at Cabrillo or the adult school don't work with your schedule, or you just don't want to pay for them? I am available to tutor individuals or small groups in every-day or academic use of the English language. <<Quieren hablar mejor el Inglés? No quieren pagar para los clases de Cabrillo o la escuela de adultos? O el horario no es suficiente? Les puedo ayudar a mejorar tu Ingles para la vida cotidiana o para la academia. Individuos o grupos pequenos.>> Requirements: Mutual respect and punctuality. <<Respeto y respeto al horario.>>
By Appointment – Por cita
The Evolution of Human Communication SubRosa,
with Marcus Perlman email@example.com
The class will cover a variety of topics related to human communication and its evolution. We will learn about communication across the animal kingdom, with a focus on apes and humans in particular. Among a range of topics, the class will address the following themes: 1) What is language and how is it special to humans? 2) How did language evolve? 3) What is the significance of other, non-linguistic forms of communication, such as gesture, facial expressions and intonation? Weekly readings, occasional written assigments, and critical thought and discussion will be encouraged.
Saturdays – 3-4pm
with James Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
Biological evolution of organisms, implications of interconnectedness of all living things, discussion of evolution in regards to lifestyle decisions (diet, laws, desires, etc).
Fri Nov 13th & 27th, Dec 11th, Jan 8th & 22nd – 4-6pm
Female Physiology and Health, for Men! Contact teacher for location
with Emerald email@example.com
In this class we will go over the basics of female reproductive physiology and health. I will be giving mostly biological information, but I want your questions and curiosity to guide this class...we can explore anything---from hormones, to abortion, pregnancy/parturition, mainstream forms of birth control/abortion and alternative ones, lactation, anatomy, the menstrual cycle, etc. This is open to people of all genders and sexes, but my primary interest is to create a comfortable place for people that identify as men who are curious and care about female health/physiology. Requirements: Questions, curiosity, and respect for other peoples' questions, concerns, and thoughts.
Sun Nov 1st, Sat Nov 7th – Noon-3pm
Free Skool Community Picnic
with Free Skool Teachers & Organizers firstname.lastname@example.org
Come play with us in the park at our quarterly potluck where students, teachers, organizers, and community members get together to enjoy food, music, and companionship with new and old friends. We have fun, we meet people, we eat, we talk, we have workshops, we play soccer. Requirements: Bring food, drink, and games to share. Come teach a workshop.
Directions: Park located next to the
Sat Jan 30th – Noon-4pm
Freedom Drumming Contact teacher for location
with Steve LoBue 408-354-2729
A group drum circle. I will show rhythms and hand stick techniques and improvisation. Some days we would amplify heartbeats and play to them.
Tuesdays – 7pm
with Diego Maradona 831-212-5328
Soccer for normal people. And weirdos. You don't have to be sporty or wearing fancy gear. This is soccer the way most people play it: in whatever space is available, with whatever clothes and shoes you happen to be wearing, not sanctioned by FIFA. For the love of the game. Requirements: Consider wearing stuff that's comfortable to play in. Bring a soccer ball if you have one lying around. Consider joining the "Soccer and Galeano" class that meets some Sundays before we play. Please discard all traces of macho competitiveness before joining the game. Bring your friends. Directions: Meet at Subrosa for a pre-match coffee/tea and we'll all go together. Or just poke around. When field is wet, meet at SubRosa.
Sun Nov 15th, 22nd, 29th, Dec 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, Jan 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st – 4-6pm
Guerilla Grafting Meet at SubRosa,
with Timbo email@example.com
Introduction to fruit tree grafting and public/pirate application. Learn about and contribute to a project to convert very common ornamental street trees into fruit producers. Late winter to spring is grafting season here. The first class is scheduled before local "scion exchanges," the second after. A scion is a branch cutting for use in grafting. So, by attending both classes you'll know what to get and then what to do with it. Will meet indoors in case of rain. Requirements: Bring a knife. Bring, if you have any cuttings/prunings (scions) from apples, pears, or plums you'd like to propagate (3-8 inch pencil thick pieces, kept refrigerated in a sealed plastic bag). Otherwise, materials will be shared. Be ready to walk.
Tue Jan 5th, Jan 26th – 4pm SHARP as class will be mobile
with Alicia firstname.lastname@example.org
The basics of haircutting. The first class will teach the most basic techniques and move to more advanced styles of haircutting. Requirements: If you want to watch and learn you don't need to bring anything. If you want to cut hair, bring a model and a sharp pair of hair cutting scissors. Rain cancels.
Tue Nov 10th, 24th, Dec 8th, 22nd, Jan 5th, 19th – 3-5:30pm
Healing Your Body With Plants. SubRosa,
with Stascha email@example.com
Anatomy and Physiology of the immune, nervous and digestive systems with an emphasis on treatment through medicinal herbs.
Thu Nov 19th, Dec 3rd, Dec 10th – 11am
A History of the American Indian Movement SubRosa,
with Stascha and David firstname.lastname@example.org
Come learn about the American Indian Movement! We will be presenting and discussing a history of AIM and its battle against the US Government.
Thu Dec 3rd – 5pm
with JT email@example.com
Tired of always kicking around those old shoes? Want to wear something stylish and contemporary? Ever dreamed of doing more than just growing contaminated potatoes in all those old ATV tires in your backyard? Tire Huaraches are simple sandals of old tires and scrap leather. We will we be using a very basic but functional pattern that is based off a Tarahumaran design. Requirements: Bring any thin non steel belted (this is indicated on the side wall, Nylon preferred) tires and leather scraps. If you don't have any leather scrap or tires a five dollar materials donation would make my life easier. Directions: Ocean View is off Broadway.
Mon Dec 7th – 2pm
Insurgent Photo SubRosa,
with Santa Cruz Radical Photographers firstname.lastname@example.org
Radical art photographers unite! This class is for radical photographers to come together to share, discuss, and critique our photographs. Together we'll make deeply inciteful, meaningfully political, and disturbingly provocative images. In each class we will choose potential assignments and creative collaborations. Then we will go out and shoot our vision, bringing our top 5 prints, slides, or digital images to share and critique. At the end of the quarter we will have a showing of the best of our work at SubRosa. Requirements: First class – Bring some examples of your work to share. For all other classes – bring prints or digital images of what you came up with for the current assignment.
Second Friday of the month: Nov 13th, Dec 11th, Jan 8th – 6-8pm
Intro to Bikes: Bike Maintenance and the
with TBA bike church mechanic 425-BIKE
A practical overview of the bicycle, from brakes to shifting to proper tool usage. This class will cover basic anatomy and function of the bike with an emphasis on safety, and include hands-on fix-it time for attendees. Also a useful introduction to our shop for newcomers. Requirements: Please be on time.
Third Saturdays: Nov 21st, Dec 19th, Jan 16th – 11am-1pm
Introduction to Surrealism: Theory & Practice
El Rio Trailer Park,
with Erich J. Holden 831-466-0248
The course explores the international artistic movement known as Surrealism, including writing, drawing, painting, film, etc. The historical background and context of Surrealism will be discussed, as well the actual practice of surrealism including possible activities such as automatic writing, collage-making, "exquisite cadavers" and the like. The role of "objective chance," "black humor," "convulsive beauty," and dreams in art & life shall be central. Requirements: Literacy, an open mind and a wild-dream-like imaginary. Directions: Parking inside the trailer park is extremely limited, so park outside El Rio and walk in.
Saturdays starting Nov 7th – 4pm
with David and Mars email@example.com
Come explore the redwoods! We will play games and go on a short hike through UCSC's upper campus. Email us if you plan to leave your kid(s) with us. Heavy rain cancels.
Sun Nov 8th – 2pm
Last Night DIY Parade and Street Party Pacific and Spruce by Saturn Lot
with All Y'all firstname.lastname@example.org
The 5th annual Last Night celebration, a decentralized, collective, spontaneous, open New Year's Eve parade and street party, without permits, permission, or sponsors. Let's usher in the new year with dancing in the streets. Requirements: Come with a group or by yourself. Bring your willingness to lead, your desire for real community, and your rebellious joy. Leave your undercover cop (and for that matter, your internalized policeman) at home. Directions: Meet at Saturn Café Parking Lot, Pacific and Spruce
Thu Dec 31st – 5pm
Lucha Libre! San Lorenzo Park
with danielsan email@example.com
Wrestling, play fighting, Ju Jitsu, grappling,... I'll bring mats so we can safely practice throws and falls, and it's good basic self defense, too. Mask optional. Heavy rain cancels.
Sun Nov 8, Dec 6, Jan 10 – Noon
Intro to Wild Mushroom Foraging Twin Gates, Empire Grade
with Mikey Cohen firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn about wild mushrooms that grow in our area, what mushrooms are, why they are so cool and important to our environment. Learn to identify the edible, poisonous, and beautiful mushrooms that grow in our area. We will forage, identify and eat mushrooms. I have been picking wild mushrooms locally and up and down the West coast for over 15 years. Requirements: Bring a basket, or a bag and enthusiasm. Also a camera if you wish. Recommended books are "All that the Rain Promises and more" or "Mushrooms Demystified" both by David Arora Directions: Twin Gates entrance is about 3 miles up Empire Grade from the main entrance to UCSC. Email teacher to help arrange carpooling.
Sun Dec 13th – 10am-2pm
Music Theory, Performance and Songwriting Firefly Cafe,
with Jeff Smith email@example.com
Learn simple music theory, basic chords, progressions, pentatonic scales, keys and performance skills with the goal of writing songs, music, lyrics and performing. Requirements: Musical instruments, notebook, pen, and samples of songs to plunder for ideas,
Sat Nov 7th, 21st, Dec 5th, 12th, Jan 16th, 23rd, 30th – 1-3pm
Mutual Aid 4 Papas
with danielsan firstname.lastname@example.org
Alright Papas. I know Sunday mornings it's tough to get anywhere before noon. Let's meet up more often and build papa solidarity. Let's get together and see what issues we're facing an help each other out. Let's talk with new dads who need support. And let's make sure our kids meet and play together. Heavy rain cancels.
Sun Nov 8, Dec 6, Jan 10 – 11am
Physics for Everyone! Electricity & Magnetism Computer Kitchen, 703 Pacific
with Katie email@example.com
What is light? How is levitation possible? Where can I be safe in a lightning storm? Electricity and magnetism, fundamental to life and our modern conveniences, can also answer these questions. Come explore the world of invisible fields and tiny particles in this introductory course. No prior knowledge is required. Charge! Requirements: Bring note-taking supplies if desired.
Sat Nov 21st, 28th, Dec 12th, Jan 9th, 16th, 30th – 11am-12:30pm
Point Lobos Day Trip
with David & Sylvia firstname.lastname@example.org
Point Lobos has a striking topography, diverse plant & animal communities, kelp forests, otters, whales, and plenty more to explore. We'll take an easy dayhike through this State Park to learn about the unique human and natural history of this beautiful area. Requirements: Bring some cash for the entry fee ($10 per car). Pack a lunch, water, and an umbrella in case of rain. Please RSVP to teacher before Dec 1st so we can arrange for carpooling.
Sat Dec 5th – 9am
Poi Spinning Class
with Dyami and Phil email@example.com
Poi is basically any ball type thing on a cord that we swing around. This class will help you develop freedom of movement with your poi as well as in your overall dance. We explore rudimentary concepts and techniques important for growth at any level, mechanics and aesthetics of poi spinning, and how to interact with partners. The end of each class will be an open spin jam for everyone to get help with what they have been working on. Near the end of the quarter we will prepare people for using fire. Requirements: Bring a pair of poi if you have them, we will bring extras if not. Directions: Ocean View is off Broadway.
Fridays except for Dec 25th, Jan 1st – 3pm
Prisoner Support: Letter Writing SubRosa,
with Jason firstname.lastname@example.org
Letters are immensely important to prisoners, to combat isolation and stay engaged with the world and loved ones. Write a letter and become a penpal with someone whose freedom has been stolen by the state. Find out what to write and what not to. Political prisoners' addresses provided.
Requirements: Consistency and reliability.
Mondays – 4-6pm
Radical Math SubRosa,
with Joel, Maurice, and Andrew email@example.com
Love math? We do too. These classes will cover the fundamentals of mathematics; topics will include numbers, algebraic operations, functions and graphs. We will draw from our continually filling fountain of knowledge by solving puzzles and playing games that emphasize critical thinking, problem solving and algebra skills. Requirements: Bring paper, pencils, and a hard surface to write on.
Every Saturday – 4:15-5:15pm
Radical Family Potluck! Contact Teacher for Location
with Mars and David firstname.lastname@example.org
Come all ye radical parents, kids, and allies! We will share food and discuss ways we can support each other as radical families and community members.
Sun Nov 22nd – 3pm
with Nikira email@example.com
This class is an introduction to Reiki, a hands-on energetic healing method. We will discuss what Reiki is, as well as different philosophies on how it is practiced and taught. We will learn the basic healing technique and everyone who feels ready and open will be given a Reiki I attunement (the ability to practice Reiki). Requirements: No experience necessary. Please be prompt. Teacher has a strong smoke allergy – please don't smoke anything before coming to class. Directions: In condos across from graveyard, just before
Sun Nov 8th, Dec 13th, Jan 10th – 3-6pm
Reiki II 106 Jewell St
with Nikira firstname.lastname@example.org
Reiki II is a further initiation into Reiki, a hands-on energetic healing method. We will learn the Reiki symbols and distance healing. Those who are ready to take the plunge will be given a Reiki II attunement. Reiki II builds upon the foundation received in
Sun Dec 6th, Jan 31st – 3-6pm
Running a Free Skool SubRosa,
with Free Skool Teachers & Organizers email@example.com
A discussion on things we’ve learned about starting and running a free skool, getting and keeping people involved, engaging students, teachers, and organizers, dealing with spaces, and other free skool issues. Get info on how to get involved. We'll invite folks from other Free Skools to share their experiences.
Requirements: Bring snackies to share and a willingness to ask questions and make suggestions.
Sun Jan 31st – 1-4pm
Seashore Exploration West Cliff entrance to Natural Bridges State Park
with David firstname.lastname@example.org
This class will concentrate on having a better knowledge of our unique shoreline including tides, currents, beach plants, seaweed identification/harvesting, tidepool and bay life, shore birds, and possibly mussel collecting.
Sun Nov 15th – 3pm
Sharp Steel Edges
with JT email@example.com
From from the backyard gardener whose pruners keep tearing the bark off their favorite fruit tree, to the woodworker, to the mass of folk carrying around the equivalent of a butterknife in their pockets and somehow keep accidently cutting themselves. The advantages of a sharp tool are infinite. In this basic course we will cover advantages of different knife patterns, steel types, sizes, stones, files etc as well as basic concepts and give an overview of good sharpening technique. Requirements: Bring your tools and sharpeners, I will be bringing five or six sharpening stones and a few files of different types as well.
Mon Dec 6th, 13th – 1:30pm
Soccer and Galeano: Theory and Practice SubRosa,
with Elaina and Donald firstname.lastname@example.org
An inspirational, analytical look at the history and culture of soccer with an emphasis on the
Sun Nov 29th, Dec 6th, 13th, 20th. – 3pm – 6pm
Soirée Française: Language and Culture from the French-Speaking World
Chez les parents d' Hélène, Contact Teacher for Directions
with Hélène email@example.com
An evening of French conversation, food and drinks, and film. Conversation and culturally activities will focus on social movements, arts, and radical history of the French-Speaking world. We'll begin the class with an apertif and introductions (in French, of course), followed by dinner and, ensuite, a showing of "La Bataille d'Alger" (with subtitles in English). This evening is intended as an orientation for ongoing meetings for people who wish to continue the study of the French language outside of the formal classroom setting. Please bring your ideas for further classes, discussion topics, etc. Requirements: If you feel like it, please bring a dish or drinks to share. Some knowledge of French is required to facilitate an evening of language immersion. If you cannot attend this class, please contact the teacher so that we can consider your schedule and suggestions in planning future meetings. Merci! Directions: At Elaina's parent's house. S'il vous plaît, contact the teacher for directions.
Fri Dec 11th – 7-10:30pm
STDs: Alternative Treatments
El Rio Community Room
with Sylvia firstname.lastname@example.org
A two-part class where we'll explore alternative understandings and treatments of various STD's. The first class will include a presentation by the teacher and a group conversation about personal experiences with STD's. The second class will be a place for participants to meet again & share information they've gathered on particular STD's and alternatives to western medicine & practice. Requirements: Respect for others and their experiences. Directions: The community room is on the right side of the road as you enter the trailer park.
Sat Jan 9th, 23rd – 2pm
Three-speed and Coaster Brake Hubs
with Josh & Ann 425-BIKE
Learn the secret inner workings of these magnificent machines. Long shrouded in fear and mystery, these old hubs can easily be revived with careful disassembly and reassembly. Exploded diagrams! Planetary gears exposed!
Wed Nov 11th – 8pm
T-Shirt Transformation UCSC Trailer Park Community Room
with Kai email@example.com
Turn your boring oversized freebox finds into undies, hairpins, shorts, arm warmers, new and improved shirts and whatever else we can dream up. Requirements: Come prepared to be creative and also respectful of the space offered. Bring x-large shirts, whatever you need to sew, snacks. Sewing experience a plus, but not required.
Sat Nov 21st – 3-6 pm
Body and Soul Salon for Healing Arts, 738 Chestnut at Squid Row
with Raia 831-515-4114
Raia offers vinyasa flow yoga for mixed levels, joined with breathwork and minfulness to support self-care and wellness for artists, activists, and all beings on a path of libration and awakening.
Sun Nov 15th, 22nd, 29th, Dec 6th, 13th, 20th. – 10-11:30 am
Women/Transgender Bike Workshop
with Ann, Ellie, Emilyn 425-BIKE
Bicycle maintenance has traditionally been an overwhelmingly male-dominated area. It is our goal to help individuals who have been marginalized or intimidated in this setting to feel knowledgeable and confident working on their bikes and cycling. These drop-in shop hours provide a safe space for women and other gender minorities to work on their bikes and learn new skills. Facilitated by women/queer mechanics.
First & Third Sundays: Nov 1st, 15th, Dec 6th, Jan 3rd, 17th – 12-3pm
Writing Down the Bones Asana Tea House,
with Wes firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a beginning writing course based on Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones, wherein we discover that many of the "rules" for good writing and good sex are the same: Keep your hand moving, lose control, and don't think. We will be going through the exercises in the book in a semi-methodical way. This is a good workshop for those who've been wanting to write freely and easily without getting blocked or hung up on endless editing and revising. Requirements: If you can, find a copy of /Writing Down the Bones/ by Natalie Goldberg. It is available at various libraries, and cheap at Logo's and online.
Every Tuesday beginning Nov 10th – 7pm
Yarn Crafts: Knitting & Crocheting SubRosa,
with Megan email@example.com
Winter is approaching quickly, and it's a great time to knit or crochet warm clothes! This class is open to ALL experience levels; beginners are welcome! If you've never knit or crocheted before and would like to learn how, I'd be happy to teach you the basics and get you started on a project. If you already know how to knit or crochet, come work on a project and/or share your skills with others. Requirements: Bring any materials you might have (yarn, needles, patterns, etc.), but I will bring some extras for people to use, so don't let a lack of materials stop you from coming. Snacks to share are also welcome!
Sun Nov 22nd 11am-1pm, Dec 20th 3-4pm, Jan 24th 11am-1pm –
Yoga for Kids Contact Teacher for Location
with Zack yogasOK.firstname.lastname@example.org
Hella unprofessional stretching and (probably some) games. We're just trying this out so we'll see how it goes. We'll try all sorts of animal-shapes, get (or stay) flexible, and have a good time. Grown-ups are welcome, especially with kids. Requirements: Bring loose, comfy clothes, a yoga mat if you have one, or a large towel, and parent(s), if you want.
Sun Nov 8th, 22nd, Dec 6th – 11am