Get inspired by the wisdom of legendary painter Bob Ross. In this art class, you’ll learn how to make happy little clouds from happy accidents. Participants will create a landscape painting using acrylic paints and canvas board. Join Maria Ojascastro, Art for Well-Being instructor, for an afternoon of creativity and joy.
In honor of National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, Heather Walther will teach a fitness class in the Oak Room that emphasizes the importance of variety in exercise. The first 30 minutes of the class will focus on strength training and sculpting; the next 20 minutes will incorporate yoga and stretching, and the last 10 minutes will include myofascial release. Heather will talk about her intention as a fitness instructor to help women support their body and its tissues, not beat it up or burn it out. Her goal is to help women stay as active as possible for as long as possible, avoiding injury and loving the exercise they do along the way.
Drawing portraits is a timeless practice that can help improve your artistic skill and increase your appreciation of the beauty inherent in each person. Participants will learn proportions for drawing a portrait with Art for Well-Being instructor Maria Ojascastro. The novice artist will receive step-by-step instructions, while the experienced artist will practice more advanced observation skills. All will enjoy an afternoon of exercising their creativity.
Inhale, exhale. Sounds simple, right? If your chest rises and falls with your breath, there’s actually a better way to breathe: with your diaphragm. Diaphragmatic breathing increases how much oxygen gets into your blood, reduces blood pressure and heart rate, helps you relax, and improves muscle function during exercise to prevent injury and strain. Join Ashley Kumar, physical therapist and personal trainer, for an interactive seminar in the Oak Room to learn proper diaphragmatic breathing techniques that you can incorporate into your daily life and workouts.
Take inspiration from Van Gogh’s Starry Night in this pop-up art class and combine his classic painting style with silhouettes of your favorite cities. Artist Maria Ojascastro will teach you several watercolor techniques to help you turn your compositions into a contemporary watercolor nightscape. Invite a friend to come, or meet new friends during a relaxing afternoon of making art.
Is walking or hiking part of your regular routine? Get ready and stay steady for the trails! Join us in the Oak Room for a pop-up walking and hiking class with Andrew Tucker, certified personal trainer. In this class, you will learn fundamental core strength and stabilization exercises you can do at home to enhance your walking experience and keep your feet steady on the sidewalk or the trails. Andrew will demonstrate these simple bodyweight exercises that you can do anytime, anywhere.
Join us in the Oak Room for a pop-up class with Dr. Jason Biondo, chiropractor and Director of Fitness at PALM Health. This class will target movements that are foundational to building a healthy back and balanced core. Dr. Biondo will focus on spine stability, mobility, and endurance, as well as functional movements of the hips and lower body that demonstrate the kinetic linkage of the human body.
Join us in the Oak Room for a pop-up HIIT class with Maggie Loida, certified personal trainer. This High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) class includes a focus on explosive movements that are necessary for all-around fitness and sports such as tennis, pickleball, and running. HIIT training involves quick, intense bursts of exercise followed by short recovery periods. Enjoy a challenging workout and a high-energy class in an atmosphere of community and fun.
Enjoy the meditative powers of nature and art. In this special art class event, you’ll use plants and printmaking techniques to create one of a kind notecards. Both novice and experienced artists are invited to stretch their creativity with artist Maria Ojascastro. The class will be outside if weather permits.
Spend quality time with your mother or grandmother on Mother’s Day weekend, or create a handmade gift for her at a special art class event! Maria Ojascastro, Art for Well-Being instructor, will walk you step-by-step through the process of designing and painting your own mandala, which is a specific geometric configuration of symbols. Novice and experienced artists are invited to enjoy this meditative art experience. The class will be outside if weather permits.