HPRC is committed to supporting a healthy and happy Humboldt County

Humboldt Patient Resource Center is a dispensary in Arcata and Eureka. Since 1999 HPRC has been committed to health and well-being. In 2018, HPRC opened the Connection HPRC to support community events and education. The Connection is currently hosting FREE classes and events that focus on a healthy lifestyle.

Classes are open to everyone. Registration is not required for most classes, so drop in as your schedule allows.

FREE CLASSES AND EVENTS

Jun
1
Sat
Arts Alive!
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Arts Alive! July 6, 6-9pm

ART – Inquire and Inspire Through Acrylic Painting. Chaz Arrington and Linda Joanne

MUSIC – Blues, Country, Rock & Humor With The Original Anna Banana!

FOOD – Light Refreshments will be served.

Jun
3
Mon
Healing Through Words – Poetry
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Healing Through Words - Poetry
Join Wil Gibson in exploring the healing power of words through poetry. All writing levels and skills are welcome. During this hour and a half class, you will experience many different aspects of the art of poetry. 
• First, you will hear a poem that will set the class mood for the day and give topics of opening discussion and inspiration points. 
•Relavent writing prompts will be given.  
•Followed by quiet writing time. Help and guidance will be provided if needed. 
•This class will end with a safe space to share your writing if desired. Editing advice will be available  UPON REQUEST ONLY. 
Wil Gibson has been publishing poetry and touring the country for the last 20 years and conducting workshops for the last 10. You can find more information at wilgibson.com.
Mindfulness Meditation
Jun 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
*NO YOGA TONIGHT
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jun
4
Tue
Herbal Healing With Candice
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Herbal Healing With Candice

Delve into the magical world of plant medicine with Candice and discover various ways of using plants to support your health. Discussions will vary each week and will include how to use herbs for stress management, anxiety, pain and more. Learn how to use herbs in your food to nourish and restore the body back into vibrant health and how to make very basic herbal preparations to support you on your journey with plant medicine. Herbal ethics, safety, special considerations and resources will be highlighted.

Sponsored by Humboldt Herbals

Tai Chi Made EZ With Glenda @ The Connection HPRC
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Tai Chi Made EZ With Glenda @ The Connection HPRC

Tai Chi Made EZ for Beginners is a gentle, easy form of exercise that reduces stress, increases strength, flexibility, and balance. Bring a bottle of water and your willingness to have fun as you explore this new world of “effortless effort”

Everyone is welcome, and we hope to see you there! 

Bollywood Dance for Everyone
Jun 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bollywood Dance for Everyone

Are you ready for fun! Join Brittney for a Bollywood Freestyle Dance class that’s easy for all ages and fitness levels. Bollywood dance originated in India. This form of free-flow dance can be lighthearted therapy for both the mind and body. Move to the waves of energy and music with unique dance moves like the lotus hands, swimming arms, peace hands, side steps, and much more.

Zumba @ The Connection HPRC
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zumba @ The Connection HPRC

Perfect for everybody and every body! Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together. By mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® classes are often called exercise in disguise. A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility. Join the fun.

Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there!

Jun
5
Wed
Tai Chi Made EZ With Glenda @ The Connection HPRC
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Tai Chi Made EZ With Glenda @ The Connection HPRC

Tai Chi Made EZ for Beginners is a gentle, easy form of exercise that reduces stress, increases strength, flexibility, and balance. Bring a bottle of water and your willingness to have fun as you explore this new world of “effortless effort”

Everyone is welcome, and we hope to see you there! 

 

Gentle Yoga With Ann – Noon Class
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Gentle Yoga With Ann - Noon Class

The Noon Class: Hatha Yoga for Everyone: Suitable for all ages and abilities, this class offers a slow mindful pace with plenty of time to steep in the postures. A gradual warm up with breath work is followed by stronger poses that can be modified to suit any level. A gentle cool-down and relaxation conclude each class. Please bring a blanket for support.

Ann Constantino has taught yoga in Southern Humboldt since 2005. She has been specializing in restorative yoga since 2015. The joy of yoga is in its ability to foster self-knowledge and exploration that helps the practitioner feel more connected to the life force shared by all beings.

Group Walk @ The Connection HPRC
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Group Walk @ The Connection HPRC

Walk with us every Wednesday starting at The Connection. Rain or shine, we hope to see you there!

Restorative Movement With Ann- 1:15 Class
Jun 5 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Restorative Movement With Ann- 1:15 Class

The 1:15 class Restorative Movement: This is a relaxing class featuring breath work, gentle range of motion exercises, stretching, balance and a few osteoporosis-preventing weight bearing postures. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Please bring at least one blanket for comfort and support. While much of the class is done on the floor, it is possible to do this class entirely in a chair.

Ann Constantino has taught yoga in Southern Humboldt since 2005. She has been specializing in restorative yoga since 2015. The joy of yoga is in its ability to foster self-knowledge and exploration that helps the practitioner feel more connected to the life force shared by all beings.

Nutrition with Amy
Jun 5 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Nutrition with Amy

Learn about different nutrition topics in each class, like eating for health where you’ll learn how to incorporate complex carbohydrates, plant-based proteins, and clean easy to digest fats into your diet. Learn about your constitution and what diet direction is best for your individual needs.

We will cover the basics of Ayurvedic doshas and when it’s appropriate to apply a building, balanced, or cleansing diet approach.

Amy Aiello is a certified Nutrition Consultant and Ayurvedic Practitioner. Integrating Ayurvedic diagnostics and whole food nutrition Amy creates personalized programs to support your individual needs. Providing meal plans, recipes, and lifestyle adjustments. Incorporating local and seasonal foods whenever possible. Amy supports you in slowing down and tuning in to the relationship of what we consume and it’s a direct effect on our well being. As an educator, Amy provides you with up to date nutrition facts as well as accessible ways to apply eastern modalities into a western lifestyle. With over 15 years of experience in natural health, Amy passionately assists you in creating sustainable patterns that support health and long term wellness. Amy has an educational background in western and eastern herbalism, aromatherapy, Ayurveda and Whole Foods nutrition. Studying with various teachers such as Jane Bothwell, Candis Cantin, David Crow, Jade Shutes, DeAnna Batdorf, and Bauman College.

She believes food can be medicine transforming diseased states into thriving vitality.

Zumba @ The Connection HPRC
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zumba @ The Connection HPRC

Perfect for everybody and every body! Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together. By mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® classes are often called exercise in disguise. A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility. Join the fun.

Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there!

Jun
6
Thu
Tai Chi Made EZ With Glenda @ The Connection HPRC
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Tai Chi Made EZ With Glenda @ The Connection HPRC

Tai Chi Made EZ for Beginners is a gentle, easy form of exercise that reduces stress, increases strength, flexibility, and balance. Bring a bottle of water and your willingness to have fun as you explore this new world of “effortless effort”

Everyone is welcome, and we hope to see you there! 

The Power of Mirroring
Jun 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Power of Mirroring
THE POWER OF MIRRORING:
Focusing on interpersonal relationships and self-development.
“Mirroring” is a communication practice that teaches us how to understand our relationships while experiencing a sense of relief, validation and personal empowerment. Michael Jason Sherman brings a decade of experience in New York as a transformational coach and workshop leader having taught this uplifting and inspiring work to individuals, couples, executives and groups. “THE POWER OF MIRRORING” will provide you with real skills to support and awaken you about your relationships, career and overall life journey. 
Class taught by: Michael Jason Sherman, MA
Stress Management with Candice
Jun 6 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Stress Management with Candice

Stress Management Discover how simple mindfulness practices support your health and happiness. Try herbal remedies, learn about what science is suggesting and experience the benefits yourself!

Healing Through Improv
Jun 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Healing Through Improv

Transformational Improv with damian

In this class, you’ll use the power of improv and explorative games to fuel transformation. Letting go of the old and bringing in the new all through play and fun!

•Ease anxiety and stress

•Increase your confidence and clarity

•Connect with your powerhouse of creativity

•Bring the play and fun back into your relationships

•Have fun and laugh your way into peace and connection

•Use play to release the past and move into presence and prosperity

•Create easy action steps to support your dreams to manifest

Yoga Nidra @ The Connection HPRC
Jun 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Yoga Nidra @ The Connection HPRC

In this deeply rejuvenating 1 hour class we investigate the practice of Yoga Nidra. We first prepare ourselves with centering exercises that include breath and simple movement then class culminates with a ~30 minute Yoga Nidra practice.

What to bring: pads, mats, pillows or blankets. During this class, you will lie still for 30 minutes and you want to as comfortable as possible.

Everyone is welcome, and we hope to see you there! 

Jun
7
Fri
QiGong @ The Connection HPRC
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
QiGong @ The Connection HPRC

Learn 2-10min exercises that encourage energy.

Everyone is welcome, and we hope to see you there! 

*NO YOGA OR PILATES TODAY
Jun 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Make a Movie With Your Smartphone
Jun 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Make a Movie With Your Smartphone

Anyone can make a full-fledged film in her/his smartphone. It doesn’t matter if you have an iPhone or a cheap old Android. Your smartphone’s camera and microphone are so good that even your old phone can make a movie. The only thing you need is a smartphone and a story to tell. During each class, we’ll cover subjects such as:

• Telling Your Story to an Audience

• Script Writing

• Storyboarding vs. Shot Lists

• Framing a Shot

• Lighting

• Sound

• What Makes for Good Timing?

• Best/Cheapest Apps

• Editing

• Dumping Files to Computer

• Casting

• Directing

• Publicizing Completed Projects

• AND MORE

Materials Needed:

• A smartphone that can connect to the internet and take updates

• An idea for a story

• A laptop or desktop computer (highly beneficial but not absolutely required)

The Teacher: Zack Rouse is Technical Director at the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, and Artistic Director for Children’s Theatre Humboldt. He received his BA in Theatre Arts from Humboldt State University, and has performed professionally at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Seattle Public Theatre, and more. He has produced/directed 15 independent theatrical productions over twenty years in Humboldt, in the Bay Area, and in Portland. Zack’s current endeavor is to revitalize Vagabond Player’s Children’s Theatre (now Chlidren’s Theatre Humboldt), a program of the Ink People, in order to provide Humboldt Community’s families with professional family theatre arts programming. If you enjoy this class and would like to see more like it, you are encouraged to donate to CTH’s ongoing fundraising campaign to secure a dedicated theatre space for families here in Humboldt County.

Jun
10
Mon
Healing Through Words – Poetry
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Healing Through Words - Poetry
Join Wil Gibson in exploring the healing power of words through poetry. All writing levels and skills are welcome. During this hour and a half class, you will experience many different aspects of the art of poetry. 
• First, you will hear a poem that will set the class mood for the day and give topics of opening discussion and inspiration points. 
•Relavent writing prompts will be given.  
•Followed by quiet writing time. Help and guidance will be provided if needed. 
•This class will end with a safe space to share your writing if desired. Editing advice will be available  UPON REQUEST ONLY. 
Wil Gibson has been publishing poetry and touring the country for the last 20 years and conducting workshops for the last 10. You can find more information at wilgibson.com.
NO MINDFULNESS MEDITATION TODAY
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Thai Massage Workshop @ The Connection HPRC
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn to give and receive a form of massage developed by farmers for farmers in the rice fields in Thailand. Experience the glorious stretching and compression that is Thai Massage for beginners. 
Please note: this class does not provide you with massage credentials- this will allow you to massage your friends and family who are in pain. Bringing a partner is suggested but not required.
By Emily May, Certified Rolfer, Massage Therapist, and Mindful Facilitator.
Yoga With Emily
Jun 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Yoga With Emily
Bio:

Emily is a light-hearted teacher who is drawn to yoga because it continually brings her home to herself. She loves to practice and teach yoga on the beach, under the redwoods, and in the mountains and finds joy in using music to guide the practice.

She believes our own bodies are our greatest teachers, and creating space to experience them aligns us with our hearts and our inner wisdom. She focuses on building a strong foundation and encouraging an individual practice. Her aim is to help students feel grounded in their bodies so they may bring their clearest, most vibrant selves to express and experience life.

Class Description:

A flowy vinyasa practice designed to be accessible for all levels. This class brings in enough movement to feel challenged and energized while maintaining space to find stillness and remain grounded. Always set to a  lively playlist, the aim is to have fun and leave class feeling a bit more yourself!

Jun
11
Tue
Tea With Nurse Laura
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Laura Guerra, a family nurse practitioner, to learn about natural therapies for common health imbalances such as anxiety, depression, headaches, insomnia, joint pain. Bring your questions and health concerns for an open discussion. This is an informational class and not a substitute for health care from a medical provider. Laura will be joined by an HPRC Budtender, to discuss cannabis products and knowledge.

Herbal Healing With Candice
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Herbal Healing With Candice

Delve into the magical world of plant medicine with Candice and discover various ways of using plants to support your health. Discussions will vary each week and will include how to use herbs for stress management, anxiety, pain and more. Learn how to use herbs in your food to nourish and restore the body back into vibrant health and how to make very basic herbal preparations to support you on your journey with plant medicine. Herbal ethics, safety, special considerations and resources will be highlighted.

Sponsored by Humboldt Herbals

Tai Chi Made EZ With Glenda @ The Connection HPRC
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Tai Chi Made EZ With Glenda @ The Connection HPRC

Tai Chi Made EZ for Beginners is a gentle, easy form of exercise that reduces stress, increases strength, flexibility, and balance. Bring a bottle of water and your willingness to have fun as you explore this new world of “effortless effort”

Everyone is welcome, and we hope to see you there! 

Bollywood Dance for Everyone
Jun 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bollywood Dance for Everyone

Are you ready for fun! Join Brittney for a Bollywood Freestyle Dance class that’s easy for all ages and fitness levels. Bollywood dance originated in India. This form of free-flow dance can be lighthearted therapy for both the mind and body. Move to the waves of energy and music with unique dance moves like the lotus hands, swimming arms, peace hands, side steps, and much more.

Zumba @ The Connection HPRC
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zumba @ The Connection HPRC

Perfect for everybody and every body! Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together. By mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® classes are often called exercise in disguise. A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility. Join the fun.

Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there!

Jun
12
Wed
Tai Chi Made EZ With Glenda @ The Connection HPRC
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Tai Chi Made EZ With Glenda @ The Connection HPRC

Tai Chi Made EZ for Beginners is a gentle, easy form of exercise that reduces stress, increases strength, flexibility, and balance. Bring a bottle of water and your willingness to have fun as you explore this new world of “effortless effort”

Everyone is welcome, and we hope to see you there! 

 

Gentle Yoga With Ann – Noon Class
Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Gentle Yoga With Ann - Noon Class

The Noon Class: Hatha Yoga for Everyone: Suitable for all ages and abilities, this class offers a slow mindful pace with plenty of time to steep in the postures. A gradual warm up with breath work is followed by stronger poses that can be modified to suit any level. A gentle cool-down and relaxation conclude each class. Please bring a blanket for support.

Ann Constantino has taught yoga in Southern Humboldt since 2005. She has been specializing in restorative yoga since 2015. The joy of yoga is in its ability to foster self-knowledge and exploration that helps the practitioner feel more connected to the life force shared by all beings.

Group Walk @ The Connection HPRC
Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Group Walk @ The Connection HPRC

Walk with us every Wednesday starting at The Connection. Rain or shine, we hope to see you there!

Restorative Movement With Ann- 1:15 Class
Jun 12 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Restorative Movement With Ann- 1:15 Class

The 1:15 class Restorative Movement: This is a relaxing class featuring breath work, gentle range of motion exercises, stretching, balance and a few osteoporosis-preventing weight bearing postures. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Please bring at least one blanket for comfort and support. While much of the class is done on the floor, it is possible to do this class entirely in a chair.

Ann Constantino has taught yoga in Southern Humboldt since 2005. She has been specializing in restorative yoga since 2015. The joy of yoga is in its ability to foster self-knowledge and exploration that helps the practitioner feel more connected to the life force shared by all beings.

Grow Your Business With Instagram
Jun 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Grow Your Business With Instagram

HPRC The Connection and Siobhan Danger Darwish have joined forces to present you with a FREE class, Grow Your Business With Instagram. Learn to optimize your reach, gain exposure, and business leads, all at your fingertips. Instagram is one of the most used social media platforms, and we’ll share the secrets to success. In this class, we’ll discuss:

• Content Creation

• Understanding Algorithms

• How to Gain Followers

• How to Stand Out From The Crowd

To prepare please for this class, you’ll need to create a business profile on Instagram. You’ll need to bring a device that you will be using mainly to create content for your social media account. 

Siobhan Danger Darwish is a second generation cannabis farmer from the Emerald Triangle with 30+ years of cultivation experience. Her small family farm, Blessed Coast Farms received the first cannabis cultivation permit in the state of California in 2016. She has been featured in a plethora of cannabis cultivation and business publications. Her public speaking topics range from cultivation to content marketing through innovation.

Siobhan’s roots are deep in Humboldt’s Legacy cannabis market though she has proven to become one of the most adorned cannabis influencers across multiple social media platforms. The Grow Sisters Multimedia Educational Platform was created to invoke a closer connection to the consumer through authenticity and trust.

Grow Sisters established credibility in the cannabis industry and has access to a huge target market an audience ranging from cultivation to products capitalizing on their niche. Grow Sisters have the tools and authenticity to attract many viewers consistently and can motivate others to expand their social reach to attain widespread credibility. The Grow sisters Know Your Farmer Project is focused on educating conscious consumers to know where their cannabis is from. This class works along with our initiative to help small farmers promote their brand. Join us!

Zumba @ The Connection HPRC
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zumba @ The Connection HPRC

Perfect for everybody and every body! Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together. By mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® classes are often called exercise in disguise. A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility. Join the fun.

Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there!

Jun
13
Thu
Tai Chi Made EZ With Glenda @ The Connection HPRC
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Tai Chi Made EZ With Glenda @ The Connection HPRC

Tai Chi Made EZ for Beginners is a gentle, easy form of exercise that reduces stress, increases strength, flexibility, and balance. Bring a bottle of water and your willingness to have fun as you explore this new world of “effortless effort”

Everyone is welcome, and we hope to see you there! 

The Power of Mirroring
Jun 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Power of Mirroring
THE POWER OF MIRRORING:
Focusing on interpersonal relationships and self-development.
“Mirroring” is a communication practice that teaches us how to understand our relationships while experiencing a sense of relief, validation and personal empowerment. Michael Jason Sherman brings a decade of experience in New York as a transformational coach and workshop leader having taught this uplifting and inspiring work to individuals, couples, executives and groups. “THE POWER OF MIRRORING” will provide you with real skills to support and awaken you about your relationships, career and overall life journey. 
Class taught by: Michael Jason Sherman, MA
Stress Management with Candice
Jun 13 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Stress Management with Candice

Stress Management Discover how simple mindfulness practices support your health and happiness. Try herbal remedies, learn about what science is suggesting and experience the benefits yourself!

FEATURED EVENTS

The Connection HPRC

334 F Street Eureka, CA 95501 Get Directions
(The former Bank of America building in Eureka)
Phone: 707.826.7988
Email: Naomi.HPRC@Gmail.com

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