May
1
Wed
Tai Chi Made EZ With Glenda @ The Connection HPRC
May 1 @ 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
May 1 @ 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.

Restorative Movement With Ann- 1:15 Class
May 1 @ 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.

Zumba @ The Connection HPRC
May 1 @ 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!

May
2
Thu
Tai Chi Made EZ With Glenda @ The Connection HPRC
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 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!

Yoga Nidra @ The Connection HPRC
May 2 @ 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! 

May
3
Fri
QiGong @ The Connection HPRC
May 3 @ 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! 

Pilates With Tamra @ The Connection HPRC
May 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Pilates With Tamra @ The Connection HPRC

A great intro into Pilates Mat work. You, your body, and the mat is all you need to tap into your core strength. This class will take you through the principles of Pilates that focus on breath, coordination, balance, and of course core strength. Core is not just your abdominals, your core includes your hips and lower back as well. If you have a strong core the rest of your body will strengthen with ease.

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

Yoga With Tamra @ The Connection HPRC
May 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Yoga With Tamra @ The Connection HPRC

In this hour of yoga you will explore vinyasa flow that involves moving through yoga poses at your own rhythm. This class will focus on breath and alignment to create a balance within your own body. All levels are welcome.

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

Make a Movie With Your Smartphone
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Make a Movie With Your Smartphone

Essentially, anyone can make a full-fledged film in her/his smartphone. Doesn’t matter if you have an iPhone or a cheap old Android. The cameras and microphones are now so good that even the cheapest of phones can make a movie. The only thing you need is a phone and a story to tell.

May
6
Mon
Healing Through Words – Poetry
May 6 @ 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 Class
May 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mindfulness Meditation Class

• Taught to evoke a practice in self-compassion and self-realization.

• Minimal guidance in breath-work and simple movement to calm and focus the mind and body.

• Designed for all interested in meditation

• Bring/wear comfortable clothing, blanket or shawl, cushion or pillows.

• Be prepared to sit for 45 min.

• Certified yoga instructor, and yoga and meditation practitioner for 10+ years

• Vipassana inspired

Yoga With Emily
May 6 @ 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!

May
7
Tue
Tea With Nurse Laura
May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 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! 

Well-Being Works (Must Register at PacificMindfulness.com)
May 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Well-Being Works (Must Register at PacificMindfulness.com)

Expand your capacity & increase your well-being with mindfulness & meditation.

Six Tuesday afternoons, 3pm-4:45pm – April 2nd – May 7th.

Presented by Heidi Bourne of Pacific Mindfulness.

THIS IS NOT A FREE EVENT! Course Fee is $195-$225.

(at pacificmindfulness.com)

Register

 

Zumba @ The Connection HPRC
May 7 @ 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!

May
8
Wed
Tai Chi Made EZ With Glenda @ The Connection HPRC
May 8 @ 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
May 8 @ 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.

Restorative Movement With Ann- 1:15 Class
May 8 @ 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 Social Media
May 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Grow Your Business With Social Media

With the Grow Sisters

The Grow Sisters and The Connection HPRC have joined forces to present you with a FREE opportunity to learn how to optimize your social media reach. Social media is the most used marketing platform and the ability to create exposure for your business is all at your fingertips. Let us guide you through the basic of setting up, understanding algorithms, how to gain followers, and stand out above the crowd.

This class we will explore simply understanding Instagram specifically. Let us guide you through the basic of setting up and appealing account, understanding algorithms, how to gain followers, and stand out above the crowd. To prepare please create your company an Instagram account.

Guerilla marketing is the best form of inexpensive advertisement. We live in the mecca of great history and ample amounts of content. We are losing small farmers because no one knows they exist. By sharing your story not only are you promoting your brand but Humboldt Counties legacy.

What to bring: The device that you will be creating content on and something to take notes on.

The Grow Sisters was founded by cultivator Siobhan Danger Darwish in the Spring of 2017. Launching on Instagram and YouTube, Grow Sisters has proven to be massively popular. Since inception, GS has organically attracted 70K+ Instagram followers and 1200+ YouTube followers, with hundreds joining daily. The Grow Sisters mission is to inspire people to grow their own medicinal cannabis. If they are not able to grow their own then we encourage them to know their farmer.

Zumba @ The Connection HPRC
May 8 @ 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!

May
9
Thu
Tai Chi Made EZ With Glenda @ The Connection HPRC
May 9 @ 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
May 9 @ 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
May 9 @ 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!

Yoga Nidra @ The Connection HPRC
May 9 @ 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! 

May
10
Fri
QiGong @ The Connection HPRC
May 10 @ 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! 

Pilates With Tamra @ The Connection HPRC
May 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Pilates With Tamra @ The Connection HPRC

A great intro into Pilates Mat work. You, your body, and the mat is all you need to tap into your core strength. This class will take you through the principles of Pilates that focus on breath, coordination, balance, and of course core strength. Core is not just your abdominals, your core includes your hips and lower back as well. If you have a strong core the rest of your body will strengthen with ease.

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

Yoga With Tamra @ The Connection HPRC
May 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Yoga With Tamra @ The Connection HPRC

In this hour of yoga you will explore vinyasa flow that involves moving through yoga poses at your own rhythm. This class will focus on breath and alignment to create a balance within your own body. All levels are welcome.

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

Make a Movie With Your Smartphone
May 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Make a Movie With Your Smartphone

Essentially, anyone can make a full-fledged film in her/his smartphone. Doesn’t matter if you have an iPhone or a cheap old Android. The cameras and microphones are now so good that even the cheapest of phones can make a movie. The only thing you need is a phone and a story to tell.

May
13
Mon
Healing Through Words – Poetry
May 13 @ 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.
Thai Massage Workshop @ The Connection HPRC
May 13 @ 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.
Mindfulness Meditation Class
May 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mindfulness Meditation Class

• Taught to evoke a practice in self-compassion and self-realization.

• Minimal guidance in breath-work and simple movement to calm and focus the mind and body.

• Designed for all interested in meditation

• Bring/wear comfortable clothing, blanket or shawl, cushion or pillows.

• Be prepared to sit for 45 min.

• Certified yoga instructor, and yoga and meditation practitioner for 10+ years

• Vipassana inspired

Yoga With Emily
May 13 @ 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!

May
14
Tue
Herbal Healing With Candice
May 14 @ 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
May 14 @ 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! 

Zumba @ The Connection HPRC
May 14 @ 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!