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Geneva

Espace Quartier Sécheron (sous-sol)
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol
Genève

There may be nothing more basic or universal for healing than Earthing. Do you feel drained of energy, foggy, unmotivated? Join us as we flip the on-switch for perfect health by learning about one of the most important health rediscoveries of our time. We will furthermore talk about the spiritual side of our connection with the Mother Gaia so rightfully cherished by the numerous indigenous cultures throughout centuries. This connection is the key to our personal and collective Transformation as we presently navigate near the pinnacle of this unprecedented experience.

Bring one of the following:
concentration
focus
good humor
good mood
open mind

About the teacher, Alexander Senchenko

For the last 20+ years I am researching and seeking the truth about our spiritual origin all over the world. On this journey I blend reason with intuition, science with metaphysics in an effort to broaden understanding of our world.

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Espace Quartier Sécheron (sous-sol)
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol
Genève

Il s’agit d’un atelier interactif pour explorer ce qui nous motive à avoir un mode de vie plus actif. Nous partagerons quelques idées et suggestions sur les sortes d’activité que vous pourriez inclure dans votre quotidien. L’atelier sera actif et inclura quelques exercices à expérimenter en douceur, pour que les participants puissent découvrir ce qui pourrait être leur source de motivation. Merci d’apporter une tenue et des chaussures confortables.

Bring one of the following:
Biscuits Gerblé bio
Fleurs
Fruits et légumes du marché
Graines et/ou boutures
Une entrée aux bains d'Yverdon

About the teacher, Natalie Carter - Delphine Wolf

Natalie Carter a récemment quitté le monde « Corporate » pour redécouvrir les bénéfices d’un mode de vie plus sain et heureux. En plus d’être consultante dans le domaine de l’impact de la santé et du bien-être sur la performance des employés, Natalie est aussi une cycliste très active, elle accompagne des groupes de cyclistes et est instructrice de cours de spinning. Après 15 ans d’une riche expérience dans une grande entreprise internationale, Delphine a constaté à quel point la place de l’humain était importante pour elle et elle a décidé de mettre ce côté humain plus au centre de sa vie professionnelle, et de se recentrer sur ses valeurs profondes. Elle a donc suivi une formation de coach holistique chez Saphir-DHS SA, dont elle a obtenu la certification. Elle accompagne les personnes vers l’atteinte de leur objectif avec beaucoup de bienveillance. Elle attache également une grande importance au mouvement du corps: elle adore le sport et elle est surtout une passionnée de danse à deux!

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Guadalajara

Casa Milpa
Est. Refugio (Tren ligero) Ignacio Herrera y Cairo #1035
Guadalajara

Veremos la unión de la red del sistema nervioso con el cerebro. Y el sistema lo que comprende el sistema respiratorio.

Bring one of the following:
1 crema Nivea corporal piel seca grande
1/4 de almendra fileteada
2 kilos de arroz entero (méxicano)
2 kilos de croquetas Dog Chaw adulto raza pequeña
8 rollos de papel Higienico Charmine

About the teacher, Diana Jiménez

Terapeuta en MTCH, acupuntura, magnetoterápia, ventosas, herbolaría, masaje Tuina y cosmetóloga

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Casa Milpa
Est. Refugio (Tren ligero) Ignacio Herrera y Cairo #1035
Guadalajara

Las hormonas, mensajeros quimicos del cuerpo. El reproductivo, un medio para un fin.

Bring one of the following:
1 crema Nivea corporal piel seca grande
1/2 kilo de cafe molido fino, méxicano
1/4 de arándanos deshidratados
1/4 de nuez quebrada o mitades
3 cajas grandes de kleenex, doble hoja

About the teacher, Diana Jiménez

Terapeuta en MTCH, acupuntura, magnetoterápia, ventosas, herbolaría, masaje Tuina y cosmetóloga

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Casa Milpa
Est. Refugio (Tren ligero) Ignacio Herrera y Cairo #1035
Guadalajara

La primavera esta llegandó. Veremos los jugos que necesitará nuestro cuerpo para la primavera. Así como podríamos desintoxicar nuestro cuerpo con algunas infusiones y jugos

Bring one of the following:
1 litro de aceite de olivo
2 kilos de azúcar moscabada

About the teacher, Diana Jiménez

Terapeuta en MTCH, acupuntura, magnetoterápia, ventosas, herbolaría, masaje Tuina y cosmetóloga

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Casa Milpa
Est. Refugio (Tren ligero) Ignacio Herrera y Cairo #1035
Guadalajara

Conoceras como van de la mano el sistema circulatorio y el linfático

Bring one of the following:
1/4 de almendra fileteada
1/4 de nuez quebrada o mitades
2 kilos de croquetas dog chaw adulto raza pequeña
2 plantas (romero y lavanda)
8 suavitel, 500 ml, presentación económica

About the teacher, Diana Jiménez

Terapeuta en MTCH, acupuntura, magnetoterápia, ventosas, herbolaría, masaje Tuina y cosmetóloga

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Casa Milpa
Est. Refugio (Tren ligero) Ignacio Herrera y Cairo #1035
Guadalajara

Veremos desde dónde inicia (boca) hasta dónde termina (recto) así como los órganos involucrados en la misma

Bring one of the following:
1/2 kilo de cafe molido fino
2 kilos de croquetas dog chaw adulto raza pequeña
2 kilos de detergente en polvo RAPIDO
2 kilos se arroz entero (méxicano)
8 rollos de papel higienico CHARMINE

About the teacher, Diana Jiménez

Terapeuta en MTCH, acupuntura, magnetoterápia, ventosas, herbolaría, masaje Tuina y cosmetóloga

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Casa Milpa
Est. Refugio (Tren ligero) Ignacio Herrera y Cairo #1035
Guadalajara

Veremos que es lo que compone este sistema urinario y comó cuidar de él. Actualmente el riñón está siendo muy agredido, aumentando el número de dialisis en nuestra ciudad. Terminaremos por la piel, el órgano más extenso

Bring one of the following:
1/2 kilo de arandanos deshidratados
1/4 Nuez quebrada o mitades
2 kilos de azúcar oscabada
2 kilos de detergente en polvo RAPIDO
8 rollos de papel higienico "Charmin"

About the teacher, Diana Jiménez

Terapeuta en MTCH, acupuntura, magnetoterápia, ventosas, herbolaría, masaje Tuina y cosmetóloga

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Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Good Food Emporium
2186 Windsor Street
Halifax, West End

This workshop responds to mounting pressure for 'trigger-warnings' in classrooms, community groups, workplaces and during cultural events. In many ways, trigger warnings can help to validate and draw attention to the complexities of life after traumatic experience. However, un-critical use of the practice can also exacerbate troubling cultural tendencies to avoid and stigmatize public expression of emotion and insulate highly privileged individuals from experiencing the discomfort of identifying their privilege or appropriately responding to collective harms that they may be implicated in. Workshop participants will be asked to explore the notion of trauma-informed practice in community-based settings and to critically explore anti-oppressive responses to trauma. What does trauma-informed radical practice look like? How can we advocate for multiple, diverse and appropriate responses to trauma? How could these (multiple) practices serve broader projects of transformative justice, heal relationships and place consent and vulnerability at the center of our collective desire for a less harmful world?

Bring one of the following:
Questions

About the teacher, Prof. Ardath Whynacht

Ardath is a feminist artist-scholar who is curious about the ways in which we respond to and think about 'harm' and violence. Her doctoral research explored notions of dis/order, trauma and incarceration and she teaches and makes art with youth living as federally-sentenced offenders or as patients in secure mental health facilities. She is a PhD Candidate at Concordia University and holds a faculty appointment in Sociology at Mount Allison University. She is a founding a member of Phin Performing Arts and YOUth Against Stigma and maintains a solid committment to rabble-rousing, mischief-making and the long and difficult process of transformative justice.

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Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax

Interested in drawing the human figure but feel intimidated to start? Are you drawing people from photographs and looking for new ways to breath life into your sketches? This workshop is ideal for beginner artists who may have never attended a figure drawing class before, or an artist who is looking for tips and tricks on getting more out of drawing people dynamically. Spend 2 hours exploring short pose techniques with a live (clothed) model! Our goal is to have fun exploring the figure and capturing movement, not creating perfect masterpieces. Come with your sketch pads, paper and any drawing material you prefer. Please bring your own easels and drawing benches if you have any.

Bring one of the following:
Fresh Fruit (unpeeled)
Old Bus Transfers

About the teacher, Alison

Alison Knott (http://eraserheader.ca) is a visual artist dedicated to enriching the visual artist community of Halifax through workshops, speaking engagements and public events. A designer by day and an avid figure drawer by night, Alison heads up the East Coast Creative Collective (http://e3chalifax.ca), a monthly meetup for designers, illustrators and animators. She is ruled by two pet parrots, and that's why she needs fruit and paper transfers!

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Indianapolis

Odd Monday Knitters

12:00a.m. to 1:30a.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis

This is a social knitting group for those who have basic knitting skills where you can come to enjoy each others' company while you learn more advanced techniques, improve your skills, or just come to knit in a supportive group atmosphere. We can also explore the many charitable opportunities out there that need knitters. This group is guided by you. We only have a sign-up so we can reserve the space and have some idea how many will be there!

Bring one of the following:
enthusiasm!
everything listed
questions
share your success (show what you are making/have made)
tips and tricks

About the teacher, Teresa Gregory

Teresa is a life-long learner. She thinks she inherited this from her father. Curiosity has driven her to read “how-to” books; attend classes through IUPUI, the library, and other venues; study YouTube videos; and try new things without fear. Patience has helped her accomplish things that she didn't think she could do. Dyslexia gives her a different view of life. Her taste is eclectic. She found Trade School through a friend and since then has attended numerous classes. She is very impressed with the concept of Trade School, describing it as kind of a modern day take on a third world concept that has been successful for decades. She is thrilled to be a part of this.

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Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis

What problem are you writing about, thinking about or trying to solve for your business, your workplace or initiative? To think out of the box, sometimes you need to get out of the box, or use a different box. This class will give you a unique opportunity to gain insight outside of your usual context and among a small group of peers working non-competitively on disparate issues. Design thinking is a trendy term that can be intimidating and treated as the property of swank marketing firms. Find out how you can tap into some of the same skills on your own to produce different results and generate new ideas and solutions. Students will gain a deeper understanding of problem-solving techniques and learn new mental frameworks and attitudes. You will develop a working draft of a designed solution to your problem and a self-generated list of action steps to further flesh out your solution. The “problem” that you bring may be as small or large, as practical or intangible, as parochial or vague as you wish, but be prepared, it’s size and scope may change in any direction as you come to understand it better. You are free to share aspects or ask questions about your problem or, if you prefer, keep it to yourself as you think through it and apply what you learn.

Bring one of the following:
*I have arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a locally made good/surprise
a one-on-one sewing lesson (email your teacher before class to schedule)
a quality item of vintage clothing from the 60s, 70s or 80s
a quality used or vintage book ((literary, philosophical, cultural topics preferred)
a quality vintage vinyl record from the 60s, 70s or 80s
attend a 45 minute Trade School volunteer training before class
give back to Trade School with a PWYC membership
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
the problem you are working on that you can share with the class

About the teacher, Amy Rubin

Amy is a writer, vintage-lover, creative and social entrepreneur. She fights for social justice, against anti-intellectualism and anticipates the coming of a Poetic Economy. She may very well be a Neo Transcendentalist.

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Adult Sex Ed

12:00a.m. to 1:30a.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis

Come learn all the things you wish you had learned in middle school! Ask the questions you wish you had asked! This sex ed class is geared towards single adults all ages who are dating or thinking about joining the dating scene. Leave class confident in your ability to protect yourself from some of the unintended consequences (like STDs) of sexual relationships. Each participant will also leave with a list of interesting reads and resources to continue learning on your own.

Bring one of the following:
*I have arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a local or handmade surprise
a mix CD of your favorite tunes
attend a 45 minute Trade School volunteer training before class
give back to Trade School with a PWYC membership
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
stationary or note cards
your favorite vegetarian recipe

About the teacher, Janet Kamiri

Janet is an adolescent sex educator by day and frequently hears from adults, "I wish I had learned this when I was in school." Outside of teaching kids how to take care of their bodies and have healthy relationships, she enjoys crafting and cooking and anything home improvement and DIY. Janet collects chairs, clocks, and rubber ducks and is a lover of all things cats.

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Shop Local - It Matters

7:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis

Shop local! Ok, but what does “shopping locally” mean, exactly? And, probably the biggest question during these tough economic times, WHY should I shop locally when I can get a product cheaper at a chain retailer? Some reasons may be you want to keep your money in the local economy, you want to get to know makers, you want to live sustainably, you want to know where your food comes from, or you want to build a sense of community. How do you know where what you are buying comes from? What does it mean to shop local? This is an open workshop format where students are expected to do a little research before class, and then show up to share what they learned. We'll learn more about the local economy and what Indy's local economy looks like along the way!

Bring one of the following:
*I have arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a list of hidden local gems in Indiana (restaurants, coffee shops, towns, etc.)
attend a 45 minute Trade School volunteer training before class
give back to Trade School with a PWYC membership
goods that are locally made with the who, what, why, where, and when story
grab coffee with someone who makes a local product you are inspired by or regularly purchase (try & get them to come to class to share their story!)
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Brittany West

Brittany has been a part of Trade School since co-founding the Indianapolis branch in 2012. Through organizing she has discovered a profound love for bartering, sustainability, practical skills, solidarity economies, and cooperatives. In 2014 she visited Trade School New York to befriend artist and Trade School founder Caroline Woolard. This experience is what lead her to organize Trade School internationally and turn the Indianapolis chapter into a cooperative. Today, she works with organizers globally to open new Trade School chapters and write a Trade School book that is being published late 2016!

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Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis

A 72 hour B.O.B. (or Go Bag) is a portable kit that contains items to help support an individual as far as basic comfort, sanitation, and consumption needs for up to 3 days. It is mainly used for evacuating an area from a disaster or place of danger to get to a place of safety, but can be used for many other reasons. It is kind of like an insurance policy, you hope you never need to use it, but if you have one it helps make the situation a little less stressful. Many items that go in a bug out bag you probably already own. This class will help you learn simple and inexpensive steps to put your own basic "non-advanced" B.O.B. together. It is recommended that everyone in the family should have their own personal bug out bag. if you don't have one put together, then this class would be a good place to start!

Bring one of the following:
*I have arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a favorite recipe
any handmade or locally bought items that you want to share
any tips or inspirational ideas that you would like to share with the class (please contact your teacher before the class)
canned food or bottled water to donate to Wheeler Mission
give back to Trade School with a PWYC membership
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Mary Louzon

In September 2002, Mary Louzon and her family had to rebuild their home after a tornado. Mary wasn't at home during the tornado, but after going through that experience, it made her want to learn at least the basics on how to try and be a little better prepared if another emergency situation occurs. She has taken the CERT(Community Emergency Response Team)Training offered by Marion County and a number of courses on basic emergency preparedness. It is recommended that everyone have their own emergency kit. Mary is passionate about sharing this information so others can be a little more prepared to help take care of themselves and their families.

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How to Instagram: The Basics

12:00a.m. to 1:30a.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis

Instagram is one of the fastest-growing social media networks, with more than 300 million users. While it offers the opportunity to view beautiful images and connect with others around the world, it can be tricky to get used to. What sort of photos should I post? Should I use hashtags? What editing apps should I use? In this class, we will talk about how turn photos into Instagram masterpieces. We'll address a variety of editing apps and discuss how you can find connections and community through Instagram. We'll even make lists of useful hashtags. Students will walk away with knowledge about editing, "re-gramming," sending direct messages, and how to grow an organic follower count. *Please come to class with an Instagram profile already set up (but don't worry about posting images).

Bring one of the following:
*I have arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a list of your favorite Instagrammers
an idea for an "Instameet" (a photo walk) you would like to attend
an introduction to a creative (email your teacher before class)
attend a 45 minute Trade School volunteer training before class
give back to Trade School with a PWYC membership
picture books or chapter books
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
something handmade (soap, candles, art, etc.)

About the teacher, Dawn Olsen

Dawn is a native Iowan, an Indy resident, and an Oxford comma addict. She is enamored with reading, writing, historic buildings, cats, and Oreos. She writes for Pivot Marketing, but she also is an administrator for the local Instagram community, @igersindy. When she's not working, Dawn is en route--on the road, on a train, on a trip.

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Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis

For those who have taken Problem Solving 101, on Design Thinking, but wish to further drill down on the issues, expand your thinking on it or get specific feedback, this class will give you an opportunity to share with third-party participants how you applied design thinking to your problem and where you are getting stuck. This is a chance to get direct feedback, outside your organization or effort, from people not invested in any particular outcome. Participants will gain a better understanding of why this “non-investment” is important, the value of multiple perspectives and the nature of “letting go” of the need to manage the process. This small group coaching session will provide you with critical and creative feedback on your designed solution, and, a list of action steps for solution generation or solution implementation.

Bring one of the following:
*I have arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a locally made good/surprise
a one-on-one sewing lesson (email your teacher before class to schedule)
a quality item of vintage clothing from the 60s, 70s or 80s
a quality used or vintage book ((literary, philosophical, cultural topics preferred)
a quality vintage vinyl record from the 60s, 70s or 80s
attend a 45 minute Trade School volunteer training before class
give back to Trade School with a PWYC membership
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
the problem you are working on that you can share with the class

About the teacher, Amy Rubin

Amy is a writer, vintage-lover, creative and social entrepreneur. She fights for social justice, against anti-intellectualism and anticipates the coming of a Poetic Economy. She may very well be a Neo Transcendentalist.

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Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis

We're hosting a Spring social and recipe swap to celebrate our upcoming classes from March-May! Hang out with our teachers and organizers to learn more about Trade School and enjoy some homemade food together. Complimentary beverages will be provided along with plenty of opportunities to meet interesting people and engage with your community. Interested students will be able to register for classes on-site. Interested teachers will be able to speak with organizers about their class ideas too! For the recipe swap, bring a copy of your recipe (with printed copies if you can) and enough of your recipe for at least 10-15 people to taste (doesn't have to be a full meal!). Because of our limited "kitchen" - we recommend that you pick a recipe that is eaten cold, but please feel free to bring your favorite warm recipe on paper. If you have access to burners or a way to keep something warm, please bring/let us know you can help with this! *As this FIRST FRIDAY there will be wanderers. Please be willing to share!

Bring one of the following:
a housewarming gift with the Trade School logo on it (bunting, posters, art, photographs, surprises)
a recipe + your prepared recipe for others to taste
attend an upcoming volunteer training for class volunteers (be sure & speak with us before you leave & please note you will need to be a member)
curiosity about Trade School!
fresh flowers, live plants/succulents, or dried lavender (in a pot if you can) to spruce the space up!
submit a Spring class by 2/26
support Trade School with a PWYC membership

About the teacher, Trade School Indianapolis

Trade School celebrates practical wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange. Our mission is to provide Indianapolis with accessible education in a communal space that places an emphasis on practical skills and experiential knowledge. Our responsibility is to provide a platform to exchange ideas and resources that promote a sustainable, local, and solidarity economy in Indianapolis. Our goal is to share responsibilities and skills to create an infrastructure for shared power by operating under cooperative principles.

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Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis

Did you know that there are thousands of sewing patterns online? You can download them to your computer, and print them from a home printer! In this class students will learn the benefits of downloadable patterns, where to find them (for free and for sale), and how to assemble and use them. *If you have extra scissors and/or tape you are willing to share please bring them!

Bring one of the following:
*I have arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a live plant
a local or handmade surprise
a treat to share with the class
an hour DSLR photography lesson
attend a 45 minute Trade School volunteer training before class
extra tape or scissors to share
give back to Trade School with a PWYC membership
old craft materials that you have sitting around that you want to get rid of
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Madeline Stage

Madeline Stage is a creative business owner with special interests in pattern design as well as using up unwanted craft materials. She has been sewing and patterning since she was 7, studied it in college, and is now making a living out of it. In her spare time she likes to run, swing dance, try new things, read, be outdoors, make funny faces at her husband, and share her love of creating!

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Los Angeles

Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles

This 2-hour class will provide strategies for increasing capacity of your organization by targeting potential supporters and volunteers. During the session, you will examine needs of your organization and create lists of potential volunteers, supporters, and donors to further the growth of your organization. This class should be valuable to not-for-profit board members; staff; leaders; and volunteers. **SUPPLIES students will need to bring: Bring with you to share in class: an artifact that says something about the organization you associate with. Ex. – photo of the community served; equipment used; uniform; logo; etc.** PARKING: free street parking is available. **ACCESSIBILITY: Venue is on 2nd floor, no elevator on site.

Bring one of the following:
Anything that says I Love LA
CD you “once listened to all the time”
Dark chocolate
Popcorn / snack to share with @ 8 people
Red licorice

About the teacher, Domenic Pedante

I am a retired public school educator and p/t university instructor from Wilmington, DE. I have earned graduate degrees from Southern University and Wilmington University. I currently serve on the Boards of Directors of the DE Community Reinvestment Action Council and The Grand Opera House of DE., and (most proudly, I’m Leanne’s dad!)

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DIY Soap Making

3:30a.m. to 6:00a.m.
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking details will be emailed
Near USC
Los Angeles

Making your own hand/bath soap is really FUN! And makes a great gift your friends & family will appreciate. I have very dry skin, especially in the winter, and have found that using handcrafted soap makes a BIG difference. You'll have the experience of making a batch during this 2 & 1/2 hour workshop and you will take home about 6 bars of soap. Please bring one of the following supplies: bottle of olive, coconut, or essential oil. Workshop will be held in my home that is not wheelchair or walker accessible. There is plenty of street parking. Location is near USC. Details on parking & location will be sent via email.

Bring one of the following:
a bottle of essential oil
dog treats (not rawhide)
good bottle of red wine
jar of local honey
pair of woman's wool socks

About the teacher, Kathie Adams

I really enjoy DIY and have had many years experience of hosting a monthly craft club, where we make new things that interest us. Making jam and soap have been annual favorites. I currently work as a psychotherapist and have a retired from a career in engineering.

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Get Your Energies Humming

7:00a.m. to 9:00a.m.
Debs Park
4235 Monterey Road - Meet in the middle of the parking area
Los Angeles

Learn a quick Energy Medicine routine that boosts your energy and blows out stress. Based on Acupuncture principles and Touch for Health, the Donna Eden Daily Energy Routine is an easy and fun protocol for moving blocked energy and connecting to your state of joy. This is a meditative, movement based class. Enjoy the sunshine, beautiful trees and green grass while learning these powerful techniques. You will learn simple breathing patterns, grounding techniques and the 5 Minute Daily Energy Routine. We will go over the EM routine a few times, and leave the last half hour to an hour for questions. Follow-up handouts for students will be provided for home practice. You’ll know how to use this routine anytime you want. The more you practice, the better you will feel. Energy Medicine focuses on the entire body as a system, and incorporates many ancient and modern self-care approaches to increase vitality and resilience. **What to bring to class: Yoga mat, comfortable clothing you can stretch in and drinking water.

Bring one of the following:
a bottle of plain kombucha
bag of almond flour
Drought tolerant plant or plant clippings
handmade soap
hot sauce

About the teacher, Helen Driscoll

I've studied Donna Eden Energy Medicine since 2003, with Donna Eden, Gopita Manning, Gary Craig (EFT), and John LaTourette, PhD (Advanced Martial Arts Master in QiQong, Kung Fu and Kempo Karate). It kept me healthy and (mostly!) sane through the ups and downs of building a letterpress and DIY eco wedding/events business.

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Intro to Animation

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles

In this class, students will learn the basics of creating animated content through Toon Boom Studio Animation program, how to navigate the program, build characters, nesting, timeframes, and more to create one's own animated project. This intro seminar is ideal for anyone who wants to make their own original animated content. Using cut out animation techniques (think South Park) instead of traditional frame to frame animation, students will learn that regardless of drawing talent, they can take an idea and turn it into animation. While this is great for students wanting to make shorter form content, the lessons applied here can also be used for larger scale animation projects as well. **Supplies you'll need to bring: notepad, writing utensils **Accessibility: Book Show is wheelchair and walker accessible. **Parking: Both metered and un-metered street parking is available on all surrounding streets.

Bring one of the following:
a surprise
cool accent furniture
cool art
Moleskin notebook
really good coffee

About the teacher, John Paliferro

Ive been doing animation for over 2 years now. Self taught. I love comedy and Tom Selleck

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Applied Mime

5:00a.m. to 8:00a.m.
HM157
3110 N. Broadway
Lincoln Heights

This class will show you a (most likely) new way of conceptualizing and moving your body, explore concepts of rhythm and timing, and discuss one theory of stage presence. We’ll borrow heavily from the technique of Corporeal Mime, a type of physical theatre, but will filter it through the lens of everyday life. During our time together, you’ll learn a little technique, think with your body (or at the very least standing up), and interact with the other participants to create simple and heavily improvised 15-30 second pieces. We’ll also discuss how you can apply these concepts to your everyday life: be it presentations at work, or even just looking slightly more imposing as you walk into the supermarket. This class will ask you to be aware of your body in ways you may not have been previously, and by no means should you expect to come in or leave with a mastery of anything we touch upon, but the experience will hopefully open your eyes to at least one new concept that you can take with you and develop on your own in the future. No movement or acting experience necessary. If you have injuries or limited mobility, you are still welcome to come and participate in whatever capacity you are able, but may occasionally find that you’d do better sitting and watching certain things. **Accessibility: This venue has several stairs at the entrance and to access restroom.

Bring one of the following:
Candles
Exchange of Services (whatever it is you're good at and love)
Fabric (no fat quarters or small scrap pieces, please. Knits, wovens, and old sheets are all acceptable. Velvet is extravagant but always well received. Earth and Jewel tones are best, but as long as you like the print/color, it'll be fine)
Felt-tipped fine-point pens
Indoor Plants (I'm partial to succulents that are not cacti and other low maintenance varieties)
Picture Frames (any size - no words, please)
small sketchbook
Tea (low/no caffeine preferred - no barley or roobios blends please)
Watercolor Paint Brushes (especially ¾”or 1” flat brushes, filberts, and rounds)
Waterproof Black India Ink
Yarn

About the teacher, Simone Nibbs

Simone has been studying Corporeal Mime for over 4 years now, and has finally reached a place in her studies where she thinks she can maybe talk about it in public and claim to be somewhat knowledgeable about the subject. In mime, she found something she never found anywhere else, and she hopes to share a little of that with as many people as possible. She enjoys and has interest in most forms of physical theatre (particularly mime, clown, and commedia del arte), dabbles in the graphic and written arts, and just generally enjoys making things. She is also hoping to get her website up before the class list goes live (she's writing the code herself). If she succeeds, you can read more about her there!

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Introduction to SoulCollage®

6:00a.m. to 9:00a.m.
Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles

In this introductory workshop, students will make and dialogue with (at least!) two SoulCollage® cards. SoulCollage® is a gentle, intuitive process of collaging found images onto a card that is used as a prompt for self-reflection. While SoulCollage® cards are often beautiful, this is not an "art" class. No art experience or artistic skill is needed. Learn more at soulcollage.com. Optional supplies: If you have a favorite pair of scissors or type of glue stick you like to use, feel free to bring those. If you have old magazines you want to cut up, you can bring those also. Otherwise, all supplies will be provided. Class will be three hours.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of pinot grigio wine
A bottle of pinot noir wine
A bottle of sparkling water (such as Perrier, Pellegrino)
Follow me on Twitter (@LaureenNarro)
Roasted cashews

About the teacher, Laureen Lazarovici

Laureen is a writer, editor and social justice activist. In October, she became trained as a SoulCollage(R) facilitator, which brings together her interest in the archetypes of our collective unconscious and in collage.

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Seasonal Citrus: Lemons 5 Ways

7:00a.m. to 10:00a.m.
Home in Hollywood
537 N. Las Palmas Avenue
Los Angeles 90004

This class will be part demo, part student participation. Students will watch and help complete 5 recipes that utilize lemons in completely different ways. We'll learn how to bake with them, candy them, use them in cocktails, and in frozen desserts. There are two goals for this class: to come away knowing how to use lemons in their entirety -- everything from zest, to juice, to rind in exciting, delicious, and approachable ways; and to come away realizing that it doesn't take a fully stocked kitchen with fancy equipment to achieve great things! Students will leave with all the recipes from the class and easy-to-follow instructions on how to recreate everything at home. They'll also leave with fully bellies from sampling everything we make! Each student will get a chance to work side-by-side with Aly and Sarah on 1 of the 5 recipes. Everyone who signs up will get this opportunity! If you'd prefer to watch in the "audience" only, that's fine too. What to bring: 1) An apron! Or a shirt you don't mind getting some flour on. 2) A mason jar/tupperware/plastic bags to take home the delicious things we make. Please note that we will be providing ALL ingredients, but we'll never say no to an extra lemon if you have one in your backyard. *Class will be held in the teacher's home. This location is not wheelchair or walker accessible. There is ample street parking (no permit required).

Bring one of the following:
1 pound unsalted butter
A package of flat round cotton pads
A surprise
John Frieda shampoo for brunettes
Neutrogena sunscreen

About the teacher, Aly Bourne & Sarah Siebold

Aly and Sarah met in New York City where Sarah ran an artisanal s'more company. Both classically trained in pastry and baking arts, the two found their way to Los Angeles. They both believe that baking gets a bad wrap for being too scientific and scary -- but their goal is to make students realize that baking isn't just about chemistry; it's about enjoying the moment, putting a playful spin on what you're making, and collaborating with others.

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Kombucha

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Teacher's Home in Echo Park
street address will to sent to registered students via email several days before class
Echo Park

I learned to make Kombucha from taking a TSLA class and now I want to share the knowledge! Kombucha is a fermented, probiotic, slightly sweet, effervescent, tea drink made using a SCOBY, or a Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast. It's an ancient drink that Wikipedia traces back to 5,000 years ago in China that may or may not (jury's still out pending further peer-reviewed scientific studies) have significant health benefits. Also, if you haven't noticed, it's super trendy right now. Regardless, it tastes great and is super simple and fun to make. Supplies needed for this class: A gallon or half gallon glass mason jar with a screw top lid. You can get these at hardware stores, amazon, or even dollar stores. You will take home your SCOBY in this jar to start making delicious drank!

Bring one of the following:
A bag of coffee beans
A house plant/tree or pot
Christmas lights
Homemade bread loaf (you, bakery)
Something (art, craft, food, etc.) you (or somebody you know) made
Surprise me
Vegetable/herb seedlings

About the teacher, Karen Stasevich

Karen Stasevich I'm a policy analyst from Michigan. I came to LA for the weather and the adventures. I like backpacking, drawing, and learning how to do/make things. I also host a bi-monthly figure drawing workshop.

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A Meeting of Two Poems

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles

This class will explore two poems: "Ode on a Grecian Urn" by John Keats and "The Fish" by Marianne Moore. Both poetic beginners and literary veterans will dig deep into the beautiful language of each of these works. We will explore them both as individual poems and as an unlikely literary pair. Why unlikely? For starters, about 100 years of human history divides them. They belong to entirely different poetic traditions as well as geographic locations. Keats was a British Romantic poet and Moore was an American modernist. Nevertheless, these poems have enough in common to converse across both time and space (they also can be read online for free via a simple Google search!) Class participants will be asked to read the poems before class and to come in ready to talk to their heart’s content about anything and everything contained in these poems. Copies of the poems will be provided for reference, so all you need to do is bring a pen and some paper if you want to take notes. Is there something in the poems that you don’t understand? Something you love? Some startling revelation? Or even a complete sense of “I don’t get it”? All these questions will feed into our discussion. After this two hour class you will have taken significant strides towards becoming a more proficient reader of poetry. In addition, you will also have a better sense of these specific poems, poets, and eras of literary tradition. Whether you've been reading poetry since you were a kid, or you want to try something totally new, join us for a rewarding and entertaining evening.

Bring one of the following:
Art Supplies
Book of Poetry
Comfy Yoga Pants 31" - 32"
Cool XL T-shirt
Illustrate first Issue of my Comic Book (58 Panels)
Large or XL Hoodie/Sweatshirt
Pens
Sauce
USB Drive

About the teacher, Peter Lane

Peter Lane received his B.A. in English from Reed College in 2011 and his M.A. from Claremont Graduate University in 2014. He now works as a research assistant in the Pomona College Theatre Department and moonlights as a party clown.

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Freelance Contracts

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles

Managing the professional creative process can be a bear. Not only do you have to make something but you have to make something for someone. And you have to get paid to do it. This class is about talking through a few tricks for making the process cleaner, specifically honing in on the contracting and pre-contract phases. Appropriate language, payment schedules, deliverables structure, and of course, dealing with ludicrous clients.

Bring one of the following:
Cool olive oils
Fruits and vegetables
Interesting vinegars
Jerkies
Old books

About the teacher, Nick Laurrell

I've been a working writer for more than a decade now. Ads, copy, comic books - I've arranged a lot of different words in exchange for money. But I've also commissioned a large number of designers over the years. This has left me with experience in developing constructive creative processes with clients across the board.

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Rose Garden Yoga

12:00p.m. to 1:30p.m.
Location Pending (an East-Side location will be finalized soon)
Location Pending (an East-Side location will be finalized soon)
Los Angeles

An outdoor Vinyasa flow class located in a Silverlake hilltop garden that overlooks LA. This class uses breath to movement to enhance the connection between body and mind. This practice builds strength and increases flexibility through Sun Salutations, standing postures, arm balances, core strengthening, backbends, hip openers, and inversions. All levels are welcome.

Bring one of the following:
Candles
Essential oils
Organic body wash
Organic fruits and/or organic vegetables
Organic shampoo

About the teacher, Adrienne Mascarenas Diaz

Art studio assistant, yogi, dreamer, hustler, free spirit, happy kid, cookie baker, hula dancer, spontaneous adventurer. RYT-200 Power Yoga teacher making yoga accessible to the community.

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DIY Hot Pepper Jam

3:30a.m. to 6:00a.m.
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking details will be emailed
Near USC
Los Angeles

Making your jam is really FUN! And makes great gifts your friends & family will appreciate. Hot pepper jam is great to have in your pantry, as it is excellent on cheese & crackers as an instant appetizer/ You'll have the experience of making a batch during this 2 & 1/2 hour workshop and you will take home 2 jars of jam - the hot pepper jam and one from my stash. Supplies - case of 4oz or 8oz canning jars (I'll supply the peppers, sugar & vinegar) Ralph's, True Value & OSH tend to carry this size jar Workshop will be held in my home that is not wheelchair or walker accessible. There is plenty of street parking. Location is near USC. Details on parking & location will be sent via email.

Bring one of the following:
case of 4oz or 8oz canning jars
dog treats (not rawhide)
good bottle of red wine
surprize me
tin of Earl Grey loose tea

About the teacher, Kathie Adams

I really enjoy DIY and have had many years experience of hosting a monthly craft club, where we make new things that interest us. Making jam and soap have been annual favorites. I currently work as a psychotherapist and have a retired from a career in engineering.

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Simon Residence
5605 Aldama Street
Los Angeles

Listening to Opera is a class for anybody who is curious about opera (even if you're unfamiliar with it), has listened to or attended some opera but would like to get more out of the experience, or just isn’t sure how to get started exploring this amazing dramatic musical form. I'll be talking and playing examples, giving you some context for what you're hearing, and we'll also have time for you to talk about your experiences and ask questions. I hope you'll leave the class with a better understanding and new ways into experiencing opera. What we'll cover – with many examples to listen to: • A quick tour of opera history and some of the key composers and works – not exhaustive, just a start! • What to look/listen for in opera – great music, amazing singing, characters, drama, emotion and spectacle. • How operas are structured and how that's changed over time • A bit about opera singing - voice types, roles, the chorus • Getting the most out of attending an opera performance You don't need to bring anything or have any specific background knowledge. Just come to listen, learn and share the experience. **Accessibility: This location has 5 stairs to get into the house entrance. **Parking: Un-metered street parking is available.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of 1000 or 1200 mg fish oil capsules (any brand)
A bottle of wine
Box of Arm & Hammer scoopable cat litter (Multicat, Super Scoop, Double Duty – any will work)
Dog collar and leash (any size - for shelter pets)
Unopened bag of dog food (for shelter pets)

About the teacher, Anne Schwarz

I'm a lifelong lover of classical music with a Ph.D in Composition from UC San Diego. Way back in graduate school, I wrote an opera because I loved opera so much. I haven't written any since then but I still love opera and hope to introduce it to new people, or help people enjoy and get more out of it.

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Figure Drawing

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Karen's House in Echo Park
165 N Toluca St
Los Angeles

Learn the basics of figure drawing or just come for some practice! There will be basic instruction on drawing exercises and techniques, followed by plenty of practice with a live, clothed model. The class will focus on getting creative juices flowing with timed gesture drawings and short poses ranging from 1min-15min. ****Supplies students will need to bring to participate in this class: A large sketch pad, at least 18x24 inches (larger is better) and drawing utensils of your choice (Vine charcoal, graphite pencils, pens, markers, pastels, crayons, oil pastels, colored pencils). You can bring an easel if you want, but otherwise we will be seated around the room. Some might like a large clip board to work on, but make sure that you at least have a sturdy sketch pad to draw on.

Bring one of the following:
A bag of coffee beans
A book you liked!
A cool cup/bowl/plate (think Goodwill gems)
A plant or tree (indoor or outdoor)
Something made by you or a friend
Surprise me!

About the teacher, Karen Stasevich

Karen Stasevich I'm a policy analyst from Michigan. I came to LA for the weather and the adventures. I like backpacking, drawing, and learning how to do/make things. I also host a bi-monthly figure drawing workshop.

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Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles

If you're an artist or creative working hard to promote yourself or your business, this class is for you. This class is an introduction to Public Relations and will explain the core concepts behind public relations. You will leave with the ability to put together a solid PR plan and choose the best PR tools for reaching your goals. You will also receive tips on how to build a comprehensive media list and the best methods for pitching your stories to the press. It is recommended that you check out the printable PR Planning Workbook found here: http://bit.ly/BGPRPlanWorkbook. This is a good companion to this class and will help you to put your ideas and strategies into action. Of course, you do not have to print this out at all.

Bring one of the following:
A Good Bottle of Wine
A package of frozen fruit
A Tea Strainer
Package of 2-Pocket Folders without Fasteners (Black or White preferred)
USB Flashdrive, 16GB 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 is currently working with Towne Street Theatre, the Da Camera Society, Brazilian Nites Productions and the Hollywood Fringe Festival. She received her MBA from the University of Maryland and Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Cal State, Northridge. She has also been an Arts & Entertainment Reporter for the online news source Examiner.com, since 2009.

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Norwich

Creative Writing Two: Short Forms

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
The Common Room at St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

Writing exercises focussing on short stories, short memoirs and short poems. This is suitable for beginning writers and practicing writers who want to refresh themselves or experiment with a different form.

Bring one of the following:
A cloth bag
A singing lesson. I'm an alto
A surprise!
Help producing a flyer in pdf
Homemade marmalade or jam
Organic produce
Viable roots of artichoke to plant out
Wooden clothes hangers - especially the kind that pinch together

About the teacher, Sarah Walker

I am a writer, storyteller and teacher. I run Tales from the Undercroft, Norwich's storytelling gathering, which meets on the first Wednesday of the month in Jurnets Bar, King Street (it's free!). My book of short stories 'Ghosts International: Troll and Other Stories' is published by Oxford University Press. For some years I wrote an irregular column on foraging and hedge-brewing for Smallholder Magazine. I am currently working on a full-length novel set in Norwich during the 17th century.

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Sourdough Variations

2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
The Common Room at St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

Sourdough bread is wonderfully suited to accepting additions to the basic bread dough - olives, sundried tomato, cheese, nuts, and seeds to name just a few. This class will assume some familiarity with baking sourdough bread. It will build on this knowledge to suggest ways in which you can enhance a basic loaf to make it a wonderful complement to meals or turn it practically into a meal all by itself. I will offer some practical demonstrations, recipe ideas and samples to taste on the day.

Bring one of the following:
A bag of interesting flour
A cookbook
A favourite family recipe (the older the better!)
Interesting ingredients to bake into a bread
Surprise me!

About the teacher, Mark Bond-Webster

I'm a keen amateur and completely self-taught baker with a 30 year love affair with baking bread.

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Introduction to Rag Rugging

3:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
The Common Room at St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

Rag rugging was a popular way of using up worn-out clothes and pieces of cloth during the 19th century. There was a bit of a revival during the Second World War and is getting popular again. During this class you'll find out about the styles and techniques of simple rag rugging. By the end of the class, you'll have a tiny rag rug to take away with you.

Bring one of the following:
Books on vegetable growing/allotments
Clothes for a 13 year old boy (charity shop stuff okay)
Folk/Classical CDs
Home-made biscuits or cakes
Interesting/Unusual tea or coffee
Seeds for growing vegetables (2016 is the year I finally go off-grid)
Your favourite recipe

About the teacher, Colin Hynson

After several years working with the Norfolk Museums Service I'm now a freelance educational writer and consultant. I like learning and teaching unusual (but practical) things.

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Fabric Flowers

1:30p.m. to 3:00p.m.
The Common Room at St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

Come along and learn how to hand sew your own fabric flower that you can take home with you. Bring along a piece of your favourite fabric (cotton fabric will work great). A fat quarter (about £2-3 in most sewing shops) should be more than enough. You can also bring along a piece of coordinating ribbon too (up to 1inch/2.5cm wide and about 20 inches/50cm long). I'll bring everything else you'll need. If you've got a pair of sewing or nice sharp scissors, please bring them along so that we have enough to share.

Bring one of the following:
A clean, old fleece blanket
A surprise (vegetarian)
Chocolate (vegetarian)
Fabric
Potted herb

About the teacher, Mary Myerson

I do sewing and other crafty stuff. I have made quilts and cushion covers, handbags and bunting for friends and family.

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Creative Writing Three: Digging In

3:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
The Common Room at St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

Writing exercises focussing on memory, observation or imagination to make your writing stronger. This is suitable for beginning writers and practicing writers who want to refresh themselves or return to writing after a break.

Bring one of the following:
A cloth bag
A singing lesson. I'm an alto
A surprise!
Help producing a flyer in pdf
Homemade marmalade or jam
Organic produce
Viable roots of artichoke to plant out
Wooden clothes hangers - especially the kind that pinch together

About the teacher, Sarah Walker

I am a writer, storyteller and teacher. I run Tales from the Undercroft, Norwich's storytelling gathering, which meets on the first Wednesday of the month in Jurnets Bar, King Street (it's free!). My book of short stories 'Ghosts International: Troll and Other Stories' is published by Oxford University Press. For some years I wrote an irregular column on foraging and hedge-brewing for Smallholder Magazine. I am currently working on a full-length novel set in Norwich during the 17th century.

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The Common Room at St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

- Interested in philosophy and fascinated by the Greek language? - Are you intrigued by the Greek tzatziki and you're in need of the original recipe? - Want to taste some traditional homemade Greek liqueur? - Are you curious how the Greek sirtaki dance became so famous anyway? I'll try to squeeze in an hour: A Greek Symposium!! by .... preparing a Greek meze ... tasting some Greek liqueur (recipe provided as well) ... pronouncing correctly the ingredients of a Greek salad ... watching part of practically the most famous Greek movie with Zorba! .... and of course, by learning the steps of the Greek Sirtaki circle dance, or try to anyway... ;) I'll be happy to see you there! PS: The barter items are going to be used in the lesson!

Bring one of the following:
"Zorba the Greek" film (DVD)
A Greek yoghurt 'Total'
Chopped cucumber and breadsticks
Dried or fresh oregano
Garlic
Grapes
Vinegar

About the teacher, Mavra Kefallinou

Hi! My name is Mavra and I'm Greek - which you probably figured it out from the lesson description above! I have lived in Norwich the last two years and I'm currently a postgraduate student at the UEA, being passionate about Literary Translation. I am working as a freelance translator and language tutor for the past 6 years, so you can ask me anything about source and target text equivalence, translatability theories, teaching methods and teacher-student relationship. So I am offering Greek lessons and translation services and if you want to find out more, check my webside or my Facebook page: mygreekteacher.co.uk or My Greek teacher!

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The Common Room at St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

I'll teach you how to use Emotional Freedom Techniques, an tool for empowerment that can help you resolve emotional, physical and mental problems simply, quickly and effectively. There will be practice as a group and in pairs, and you'll come away enriched.

Bring one of the following:
A beautiful fossil (from the crystal shop under the Guildhall?)
A little spring sauce whisk (from Thornes?)
A Long Tall Sally voucher
A ready paleo meal
A surprise!
Acrylic paints in jewel colours
Help with relining my pond later in the year
Paintbrushes for acrylic paints

About the teacher, Sally Sutton

I have advanced training in EFT and love how effective it is for everything from irritation at a noisy neighbour to deep trauma suffered as a child. I work partly as a tapping practitioner and partly as a proofreader and editor in my peaceful cabin in my garden.

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Play and Make Ancient Board Games

4:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
The Common Room at St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

Find out how to play the ancient Egyptian game of Senet, the game of Ur which was first played in Iraq over 2000 years ago and Nine-Man's Morris which was first played in 7th century Europe. Then you'll be able to make the boards and pieces so that you can take them home and carry on playing them with your friends and family.

Bring one of the following:
Cake tins
Clothes for a 13 year old boy (second-hand okay)
Folk or Classical CDs
Novelty/unusual cookie cutters
Wooden coat hangers

About the teacher, Colin Hynson

After several years working with the Norfolk Museums Service I'm now a freelance educational writer and consultant. I like learning and teaching unusual (but practical) things.

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Quito

Escalinatas de la calle esmeraldas y ríos, en La Tola
Esmeraldas y Rios, en La Tola
Quito

En todos nuestros barrios existen espacios o infraestructuras urbanas residuales, subutilizadas, que por lo general se convierten en lugares por los no queremos pasar, mucho menos estar. Después de un análisis y mapeo colectivo con vecinos del barrio de la Tola, se definió a las escaleras de la calle Esmeraldas y Ríos como uno de los puntos críticos del sector, con problemas de abandono, delincuencia, actividades ilícitas y desaseo. Queremos recuperarlas! Nuestro Objetivo: Propiciar el USO de las gradas de la Esmeraldas, interviniendo y creando soluciones junto a los principales actores del lugar, los vecinos. Sin ideas pre-establecidas, queremos recuperar las escaleras desde su función más básica hasta convertirlas en escenarios para las relaciones comunitarias y evidenciar que con la apropiación, la reactivación de estos espacios las condiciones del barrio pueden mejorar. El taller se compone de 4 sesiones (2 horas cada una) La sesión uno ya sucedió, en esa sesión empezamos recorriendo las gradas de la calle Esmeraldas y Ríos, para entender el entorno y ser conscientes de su estado, se realizó una lluvia de ideas sobre las posibles soluciones a base de reflexiones, medidas y dibujos a través de los cuales se empezó a pesar en una propuesta colectiva. En esta 2nda sesión se seguirá trabajando en la propuesta y se empezará a llevarla a cabo. Sesiones 2, 3, 4: Nos encontraremos en las escaleras que serán ahora nuestro taller, para trabajar en el montaje de la o las propuestas. Las gradas de la Esmeraldas, serán desde la primera sesión un escenario de relaciones sociales y apropiación del espacio público. Materiales necesarios: Para la primera sesión necesitaremos lápices marcadores y pliegos de papel bond, y sketch (nosotros proporcionaremos los planos sobre los cuales trabajaremos) Los materiales necesarios para las sesiones 2, 3 y 4 serán solicitados una vez definido el proyecto a construir.

Bring one of the following:
1 bandeja de pintura
1 caja de esferos
1 hora de trabajo para limpiar las escalinatas.
1 playo
algo de comer para compartir con las personas que participen en el taller.
brochas
clavos
costales
escoba
fundas de basura
martillos
pintura
recogedor de escoba
rodillos
tijeras de jardinero
un juego de destornilladores

About the teacher, CO.MPLOT

CO.MPLOT es una plataforma colectiva conformada por tres estudios jóvenes de arquitectura sin Etiqueta que pretende divulgar formas peculiares de entender procesos proyectuales. En un primer intento por establecer lazos académicos y profesionales con otras geografías, CO.MPLOT convoca a jóvenes arquitectos y estudiantes a realizar una práctica profesional con la oportunidad de relacionarse directamente con un proyecto en conjunto entre los estudios. Además, pretende descubrir nuevas herramientas proyectuales que ayuden a construir procesos experimentales/ imaginativos.

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Quito Arte Tango- Escuela de Baile.
Av. America n36-37 y Mañosca. 2do. piso. (Edificio de 6 pisos amarillo, diagonal a la gasolinera)
Quito

TALLER DE BAILE DE TANGO, MILONGA Y VALS ARGENTINO, PARA PRINCIPIANTES. DIA LUNES 8 DE FEBRERO DEL 2016, DE 19:00 A 21:00 HORAS. AV. AMERICA N36 37 Y MAÑOSCA, SECTOR DE LA PLAZA DE LAS AMERICAS. ESTACIONAMIENTO VIGILADO. NO SE REQUIERE IR ACOMPAÑADO Y NO SE REQUIERE EQUIPO ALGUNO. MAS INFORMACION AL 0998408234.

Bring one of the following:
ALGUN MATERIAL DE OFICINA
ALGUNA BEBIDA
DULCES O CHOCOLATES
PASAS
PEQUEÑAS COSAS PARA PICAR
PINTURAS O CRAYONES
UN ABRAZO
UNA SORPRESA

About the teacher, CESAR GARZON CHAVEZ

SOMOS PROFESORA Y PROFESOR DE BAILE DE TANGO, MILONGA Y VALS ARGENTINO, CON ALGUNOS AÑOS DE EXPERIENCIA, DEDICADOS A DIFUNDIR ESTOS APASIONANTES RITMOS, LO HACEMOS COMO UNA ESCUELA SIN FINES DE LUCRO Y EN UN AMBIENTE DE MUCHOS AMIGOS, ALEGRIA Y CONFRATERNIDAD.

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La casa de La Tola
Ríos n8-14 y Esmeraldas, Barrio La Tola
Quito

¿Quieres proponer una actividad a través de La Trueca? Si es tu primera vez participando en La Trueca, te pedimos que vengas a una sesión de orientación sobre cómo armar tu propuesta de aprendizaje. En este encuentro te informaremos sobre cómo funciona La Trueca, y te guiaremos para armar la propuesta de tu taller. La idea es tener un espacio de encuentro entre personas que están interesadas en enseñar a través de La Trueca. Contaremos con espacios para dialogar sobre distintas formas y metodologías de aprendizaje; sobre las ventajas del trueque y cómo hacer que funcione; sobre espacios donde puedes ofrecer tus talleres; y cualquier otra duda que tengas sobre cómo funciona este proyecto. Al final de esta sesión todas las personas contarán con un esquema de su propuesta de taller para esta temporada truequera, de manera que puedan subirla a nuestra página web. Si tienes una idea de lo que podrías enseñar, trae tus apuntes para que la desarrolles durante el taller. Si no sabes qué tipo de taller podrías ofrecer, te ayudaremos a encontrar ideas de lo que podrías enseñar en La Trueca. Todas y todos tenemos algo para enseñar.

Bring one of the following:
Algo de comer para compartir con las demás personas que participen en este taller.
algo hecho por ti para decorar el espacio que vamos a usar en esta temporada.
Conocimiento sobre metodologías de aprendizaje.
esferos/lápices en buen estado
lana
marcadores de colores en buen estado
trapos en buen estado
un libro que te haya gustado y que quisieras dejarlo en el espacio para que otras personas puedan leerlo.
una escoba
una hora de tu tiempo para limpiar las escalinatas que están en la calle esmeraldas, entre la ríos y valparaíso, en el barrio de La Tola.
una propuesta de taller para enseñar en La Trueca
una toalla para secar platos.

About the teacher, La Trueca

La Trueca es un espacio de aprendizaje que funciona en base al trueque, donde se comparten habilidades, servicios y conocimientos. Mediante este espacio queremos romper con la idea de que el aprendizaje solamente es posible dentro de una institución y la idea de que solamente lxs expertxs tienen algo que enseñar. La Trueca parte de la idea de que todos y todas tenemos algo que compartir. ¿Qué te gusta hacer? ¿Qué te apasiona? No hace falta ser expert@s en algo, sino disfrutar de lo que hacemos.

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Tu energia y el Universo

6:00a.m. to 8:00a.m.
Centro Artemisa
Calle Sevilla N24-375 y Vizcaya. Barrio La Floresta
Quito

Todos somos energía, vamos a sentirla, canalizarla, disfrutarla, para hacernos uno con el Universo... Haremos practicas de como mantener nuestra energía Vital y como relacionarnos con el Universo, rico en Energía Cósmica, aprende algunas técnicas para mantener tu Energía Vital latente y saludable y como apoyar a otros en este lindo conocimiento. Para la práctica necesitas traer un cojín y una frazada, para hacer una meditacion al final de la clase. Este taller dura 2 horas, pero podriamos extendernos un poquito para hacer un conversatorio. Dirección: CENTRO "ARTEMISA", Sector "La Floresta", Calle Sevilla N24-375 y Vizcaya, Telf.:0983908587 http://centroartemisaquito.wix.com/artemisa LES ESPERAMOS

Bring one of the following:
12 PANES
5 LIBRAS DE ARROZ
ALGO DE COMER HECHO POR TI
DOS ROLLOS DE PAPEL HIGIENICO (Para el Centro)
FRUTAS
UN COJIN (Para el Centro)
UN FRASCO DE MERMELADA
UN JABON LIQUIDO(Para el Centro)
UN PASTEL DE CHOCOLATE
UN QUESO
UN RAMO DE FLORES
VERDURAS

About the teacher, Sandy Chávez

Soy Terapista Natural desde hace 10 años, manejo algunas técnicas de sanación energética como Masajes, Reiki, Magnified Healing, 4 Rayos Sanadores y otras técnicas de Terapias Integrativas. Me gusta el conocimiento holístico y compartir con otras personas lo que he podido aprender durante este tiempo. Deseo entregar mi experiencia y conocimientos a quien le pueda servir. Les espero con todo mi corazón.

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El poder de los Arcángeles

7:00a.m. to 9:00a.m.
Centro Artemisa
Calle Sevilla N24-375 y Vizcaya. Barrio La Floresta
Quito

Este taller es una introducción a la Amorosísima Energía entregada por los Arcángeles Miguel, Rafael, Chamuel y Zadquiel, quienes entregan su amor y asistencia para toda la Humanidad. En este espacio hablaremos de los Rayos Sanadores y como vibran con cada Arcángel. Ven y descubre como ser guiado por estas amorosas fuerzas y tu intuición. El taller será el día domingo 21 de febrero a las 11 am, en el Centro Artemisa (http://centroartemisaquito.wix.com/artemisa), dura 2 horas pero podría extenderse un poquito para hacer un conversatorio, debes traer un cojin y una cobijita para hacer una meditación al final. Te espero en: Barrio "La Floresta", Calle Sevilla N24-375 y Vizcaya, Telf.:0983908587

Bring one of the following:
10 HUEVOS
ACEITE PARA MASAJES
ALGO DE COMER PREPARADO POR TI
DOS LIBRAS DE ARROZ
DOS PAPELES HIGIENICOS (Para el Centro)
HORTALIZAS
INCIENSOS
UN COJIN (Para el Centro)
UN FRASCO DE ALCOHOL ANTISEPTICO
UN FRASCO DE MERMELADA
UN QUESO
UNA BARRA DE CHOCOLATE
UNA FUNDA DE TIERRA PARA SEMBRAR
UNA MACETA
UNA PIÑA
VELAS DE COLORES

About the teacher, Sandy Chávez

Soy Terapista Natural desde hace 10 años, manejo algunas técnicas de sanación energética como Masajes, Reiki, Magnified Healing, 4 Rayos Sanadores y otras técnicas de Terapias Integrativas. Me gusta el conocimiento holístico y compartir con otras personas lo que he podido aprender durante este tiempo. Deseo entregar mi experiencia y conocimientos a quien le pueda servir. Les espero con todo mi corazón.

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Masaje para tus pies

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Centro Artemisa
Calle Sevilla N24-375 y Vizcaya. Barrio La Floresta
Quito

La Reflexología es una alternativa de auto-masaje para mejorar el manejo del estrés y otras dolencias. Este taller tiene el objetivo de facilitar a los asistentes el conocimiento básico del masaje en los pies, Desarrollar la destreza de encontrar el bienestar y la relajación propia y de los demás. Trabajaremos el auto-masaje y el masaje entre los participantes. El taller será el día sábado 27 de febrero a las 5 pm, dura 2 horas pero podría extenderse un poquito para hacer un conversatorio, debes traer un cojín, una toalla pequeña, las uñas cortas para no lastimarte y un poco de aceite para masajes Te espero en: http://centroartemisaquito.wix.com/artemisa Barrio "La Floresta", Calle Sevilla N24-375 y Vizcaya, Telf.:0983908587

Bring one of the following:
12 HUEVOS
12 PANES DE SAL
ACEITUNAS
DOS JABONES PARA BAÑO
DOS PAPELES HIGIENICOS
FRUTAS
HORTALIZAS
INCIENSOS O ESENCIAS
UN COJIN (Para el Centro)
UN FRASCO DE MERMELADA
UN FRASCO DE MIEL DE ABEJAS
UN PASTEL HECHO EN CASA
UN QUESO
UNA FUNDA DE COCOA EN POLVO
UNA FUNDA DE PASAS Y NUECES
VELAS DE COLORES

About the teacher, Sandy Chávez

Soy Terapista Natural desde hace 10 años, manejo algunas técnicas de sanación energética como Masajes, Reiki, Magnified Healing, 4 Rayos Sanadores y otras técnicas de Terapias Integrativas. Me gusta el conocimiento holístico y compartir con otras personas lo que he podido aprender durante este tiempo. Deseo entregar mi experiencia y conocimientos a quien le pueda servir. Les espero con todo mi corazón.

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San Juan Del Sur

Alethea's Place
Barrio Nuevo
SJDS

So you've moved here or you are traveling through and you want to improve that broken Spanish. Let me help you! I can help you tweak those errors and teach you to rock those verb tenses!

Bring one of the following:
a surprise
coffee or wine
Fish or seafood if you're a fisherman
Flowers or plants
fresh bread or eggs
Fruits or veggies

About the teacher, Alethea Griner

Originally from Florida and Alabama, I moved here for an adventure and now I don't want to leave! I've got 17 years of experience, teaching high school Spanish and I love watching those light bulbs go off!

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Alethea's Place
Barrio Nuevo
SJDS

Ok, so you moved here and you've picked up some Spanish along the way but you still need some help with those verb tenses. Let me teach you how to take that broken Spanish to a whole new level!!

Bring one of the following:
Baby chickens
Coffee or wine
Farm fresh meats
Fresh Bread
Fresh Fish
Fresh fruits and vegetables
Homemade Jewellry

About the teacher, Alethea Griner

Originally from Florida and Alabama, I moved here for an adventure and now I don't want to leave! I've got 17 years of experience, teaching high school Spanish and I love watching those light bulbs go off!

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To Be Decided
221B Baker St
Back of Beyond

Aprende a recibir los mensajes de los angeles y de los seres de luz por medio de la escritura. Learn to receive messages from angels and being of lights by writing what you hear. Class is given in Spanish or French, with basic English knowledge. Angels speak all languages ;-) La dirección es del Mesón Español 150 metros al norte en la antigua bodega de los Palazios. A las 9:00 am.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
babysitting
Craft material for children (paint, paper, brushes)
Fresh or prepared food (vegetarian but eat fish and shells)
Fun class for children (4 to 12)

About the teacher, Alex Murillo Fait

I come from Costa Rica but have lived in Canada for 15 years. My family and I just moved out to be a worldschooling family, our journey just started. I want to share the gifts I have to communicate with angels and help each and everyone to realise their own powers. I speak Spanish and French perfectly, with a good base in English.

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Fiction Writing Workshop

5:00a.m. to 6:30a.m.
El Pacifico
Off Chocolata
San Juan del Sur

Do you have a novel or other story bouncing around your brain? Let's get it down on paper! Over 8 weeks we'll learn how to craft a story, how to write great dialogue, and all the other elements of good fiction, and put a muzzle on the inner editor for awhile. Our goal is to have fun!

Bring one of the following:
Chocolate
Fresh broccoli
Garlic powder
Organic veggies
Plastic wrap

About the teacher, Jennings Wright

I'm a lifelong writer with 6 novels in multiple genres, 2 nonfiction books, and countless blog posts to my name. I love to talk about writing and help other people, and help them write the book they've always dreamed of.

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Westminster

Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE

Do you have a cause you believe in? Would you like to harness the power of the internet to promote your cause, and create a thriving community of people who believe in what you do? You already know that there is huge potential in the internet, but you probably don't know how best to use it to achieve your goals. In this workshop, you will learn practical strategies to build an online platform and community fuelled by powerful content that showcases what you believe in. This is not about shortcuts or marketing gimmicks, but about proven "content creating" methods of building a long-term, sustainable online community to promote your cause, generate revenue, and attract attention from all the right places. The speaker is Olly Richards, who has created a six-figure online business which reaches 100,000s of people each month ... all in less than two years. He'll reveal the key elements to his success, and how you can use them in your project to reach more people and create a greater impact in the world.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Design help
Good vibes
Referalls
Something to drink

About the teacher, Olly Richards

I'm Olly, 34, from the UK. I speak eight languages, and I run an online business teaching people how they can learn a new language quickly.

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