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Maison de Quartier des Eaux-Vives
Chemin de la Clairière 3
1211 Geneva

Nia is a fun workout that tones your mind and tunes your body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced. Nia is practiced barefoot, non-impact, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities.

Bring one of the following:
almond butter (bio)
coop gift card
raw chocolate bars
virgin coconut oil (bio)
yogi tea (chocolate flavor or any other)

About the teacher, Katia Mikhailova

Hello, I live in Geneva since 1999. I have been teaching and practicing Nia for 4 years now, running regular classes and events. Dancing is my passion as I started to dance at the age of 8. Please read more about my background on my blog. Thank you. p.s. I would like to give a class in September in Eaux-Vives if possible. I couldn't leave this question unanswered, therefore I selected June 25. Please let me know if you have any questions.



Fall Semester Launch

12:00a.m. to 2:00a.m.
Trade School Indianapols
1125 Brookside Ave.

Curious what classes we'll be hosting this semester? Want to check out our new community classroom? Come one, come all! Fall marks our annual anniversary, and we'll be celebrating by hosting a First Friday open-house to kick off our Fall semester with our teachers and YOU! Light bites and complimentary beverages from Nameless Catering and Sun King Brewing will be provided, along with plenty of opportunities to meet interesting people and engage with Trade School. If you're a member, you'll be able to register early for any class August 14th before we announce our full class calendar at our launch. On-site class registration will be available and we'll provide some interactive ways for you to give our space some LIFE! There is no cost to this event, but if you're able to offer something from our barter item list below, we sincerely THANK YOU for your help in building our space! If you're agreeing to bring a big ticket item (furniture, appliances - we will reach out to you soon!). We can't wait to see you!

Bring one of the following:
8-12 oz. eco-friendly paper cups for us to serve tea with during classes
a mini fridge
a nice projector or large projector screen
a pledge to become a member (we'll send you info!)
a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
any portable electric cooking ware (hot plates, skillets, percolators, induction cooktops, crockpots) for cooking classes
eco-friendly disposable plates & silverware for cooking classes & socials
furniture or storage items (tables, drawers, cubbies, trays, lockers, boxes)
good drawing chalk
half-pint or quarter-pint canning jars w/ lids for canning classes
just YOURSELF, along with your enthusiasm & smile!
sandpaper, fabric scissors or rotary cutters for sewing & craft classes
whiteboards or whiteboard markers
yummy bagged tea to serve during classes

About the teacher, Trade School Indianapolis

Trade School Indianapolis is part of an international collective of alternative, self-organized schools that run on barter. Take a class in exchange for goods or services rather than money! Our mission is to provide non-traditional education focused on mutual aid and respect that makes ideas, skills and resources available to the creative community. We believe that everyone has something to offer, and that paying for services isn't the best way to build community. With mutual respect, anything is possible.


Los Angeles

Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles

Are you interested in teaching a class through Trade School LA? We would love to have you! Whether you know you want to teach, or you'd just like to learn more about how our process works, join us for orientation. You'll get a brief history of how TSLA started and why we exist here in LA. We'll cover tips for teachers and show you how to get class scheduled and onto our website. We'll close by discussing your insights and ideas on teaching, sharing class ideas (if you have one already - optional), and hearing questions. This will be about sharing information, having fun and creating connection & camaraderie among our teaching community. This orientation will be held in Leanne's home. Teachers only need to attend orientation once in order to teach in any future semesters.

Bring one of the following:
1 bottle of pure essential oil
1 ream of 8.5x11 paper
A snack to share with the group (enough for 10)
email 5 friends who don't know about TSLA and tell them about it (CC on the email)
package of votive candles

About the teacher, Leanne Pedante

Leanne Pedante is a resident of Highland Park and the founder of Trade School LA. When not thinking/talking about/working on Trade School LA, she works as a fitness trainer, group exercise instructor & freelance graphic designer.


Social Media Marketing Basics

12:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles

Are ready to expand your business by using social media but don’t know where to start? This course on Social Media Marketing will walk you through the basics of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Youtube, and blogging and how using these tools can benefit your business by attracting new customers, building customer loyalty and increasing brand awareness. In this course, you will learn: - What it means to be a social media marketer - Which social media sites are best for you and your business - What it means to engage and interact on social media - What kind of content works best on each site - How to create a social media content calendar - How to track the success of your social media strategy This class is perfect for small business owners, nonprofits, artists and creatives.

Bring one of the following:
2 bottles of Nail Polish
A Good Bottle of Wine
Package of 2-Pocket Folders without Fasteners (Black or White preferred)
Package of 8.5 x 11 Printer Paper, White
USB Flashdrive, 8GB or more

About the teacher, Brittany A. Gash

Brittany A. Gash is a Marketing & Public Relations Consultant within the Arts, Entertainment and Nonprofit fields. With 9 years of Marketing & PR experience, her expertise lies in event publicity, social media campaigns, content creation, brand and image management and digital marketing. Her philosophy is that well-planned strategies are the key to not only brand identity but also long-term customer loyalty, increased revenues and community engagement. She received her MBA from the University of Maryland and Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from California State University, Northridge. She has also been an Arts & Entertainment Reporter for the online news source, since 2009.