Join yoga instructor Julie Funke in the Oak Room for a yoga workshop! Julie will teach the proper form for common yoga poses and correct your posture as you go through each pose. She will suggest alternate positions and adjustments to make to each pose if you have injuries or limitations. If you’re just getting into yoga or if you’ve always wondered if you’re doing it correctly, this workshop is for you!
Learn how to plant and care for a succulent arrangement with Laura Dooley of LoKey Designs. Laura will take you through the step-by-step process of choosing a succulent, handling and planting it, decorating it with natural materials, and watering it. For $45, you will receive one succulent of your choice, one small pot, planting materials, and care instructions to take home. If you prefer to plant multiple succulents, you can receive three succulents and a slightly larger pot for $65. Wine and iced tea will be provided during the workshop.
Join us for a special evening of dance! PALM welcomes Sarah Hultsch, a visiting instructor from Vallauris, France, who will offer members and guests a beginner/intermediate class of contemporary dance. The class will begin by exploring basic contemporary techniques, then it will incorporate light choreography, and finally it will include some time for individual creativity. Please wear comfortable clothes and socks to move around in. Sarah instructs dancers of all ages and abilities at Studios Actuels de la Danse, recipient of the award for Best Contemporary Dance School of the Year in 2020. She is also a member of the UNESCO International Dance Council.
Join us in the Oak Room for a nutritious three-course meal from the PALM Café and a presentation from Dr. Jason Biondo, chiropractor and Director of Fitness at PALM Health. Dr. Biondo will discuss how the different pillars of exercise — stability, strength, aerobic conditioning, and anaerobic conditioning — pertain to the health and fitness goals people often set in the new year. In addition, he will address how exercise benefits disease prevention, health span, and weight management.
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.
Shop for designer jewelry, handbags, clothing, and accessories at The Vault Luxury Resale, a powerhouse for luxury resale and nationally recognized as one of the preeminent designer resale shops in the country. The Vault’s curated selection is as diverse as their clientele: celebrities, stylists, moms, movers-and-shakers, and everyday women all looking for something exceptional. Wine and appetizers will be available, and the PALM Health Café will provide their famous paleo brownies as a sweet treat during this shopping event.
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.