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Athens

Πολυχώρος Animus Corpus
Βασιλίσσης Σοφίας 54
Ιλίσια / Αθήνα

Για την αντιμετώπιση του πόνου υπάρχουν εναλλακτικές τεχνικές διαχείρισης οι οποίες επιδρούν στο μηχανισμό του πόνου, τη φλεγμονή, τη νευρική δυσλειτουργία και στους υποδοχείς του εγκεφάλου. Ο βασικός στόχος του σεμιναρίου είναι η ενημέρωση για τις τεχνικές αυτές με παράλληλη βιωματική προσέγγιση και πρακτική εξάσκηση μέσα στην ομάδα.

Bring one of the following:
μανικιούρ-πεντικιούρ ημιμόνιμο
μια έκπληξη
μικροέπιπλα
ό,τι έχετε ευχαρίστηση
σεμινάριο σε τεχνικές διαπραγμάτευσης
σεμινάριο χορού και κινησης
συνεδρία ρεφλεξολογίας/σιάτσου
τσάι - βότανα

About the teacher, Μαρία Καλφάκη

Εκπαιδευτικός Δευτεροβάθμιας Εκπαίδευσης με Ειδίκευση στην Εργομετρία, Εργοφυσιολογία, Αθλητική Ψυχολογία, Συμβουλευτική, Ρεφλεξολογία και Ολιστική Διατροφή.

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Πολυχώρος Animus Corpus
Βασιλίσσης Σοφίας 54
Ιλίσια / Αθήνα

Η διάλεξη παρουσιάζει κείμενα – αρχαία και νεώτερα, ποιητικά και επιστημονικά – τα οποία πραγματεύονται την πληροφορία ότι ο υλικός κόσμος φτάνει στο σχηματισμό του και παίρνει τη μορφή του μέσω της μουσικής. Βασισμένη σε αυτή τη γνώση είναι η επίγνωση, που έχω αποκομίσει μέσα από την πολυετή ενασχόλησή μου με την ποίηση, ότι ο λόγος μας περιέχει τη δύναμη της υλοποίησής του. Αυτός θεωρώ είναι και λόγος για τον οποίο οι ποιητές – περισσότερο απ’ όλους τους ανθρώπους – έχουν ανεπτυγμένη τη βεβαιότητα ότι μπορούν ν’ αλλάξουν τον κόσμο. "...Κι όμως του πόθου τ’ όραμα ξυπνάει μια μέρα σάρκα, Κι εκεί όπου πριν δεν άστραφτε παρά γυμνή ερημιά, Τώρα γελάει μια πολιτεία ωραία καθώς τη θέλησες ..." (Οδυσσέας Ελύτης: ΗΛΙΟς ο ΠΡΩΤΟς). Στο εργαστήριο, στη συνέχεια, επεξεργαζόμαστε τα αγαπημένα μας τραγούδια, κρίνοντας τα με το καινούργιο κριτήριο: δημιουργούν αυτό που επιθυμούμε πραγματικά; Ή αναπαράγουν τον φαύλο κύκλο του πόνου, του φόβου, του παράπονου που πάντα με πάθος τραγουδούμε; Ελέγχουμε τις εκφάνσεις της βούλησής μας καθώς και τις βαθύτερες προθέσεις μας και επανατοποθετούμε το λόγο μας, ώστε να εκφράζει δυναμικά αυτό που είναι η βαθύτερη και αυθεντική επιθυμία μας και όχι να τρέχει πίσω από λόγια άλλων.

Bring one of the following:
αντιηλιακό
μαύρη σοκολάτα
μεταξωτό μαντήλι
παιδικά βιβλία
τσάι

About the teacher, Γιούλη Αίγλη Κουγιά

Συγγραφέας και μεταφράστρια αγγλόφωνης λογοτεχνίας, απόφοιτη του Ευρωπαϊκού Κέντρου Μετάφρασης Λογοτεχνίας και Επιστημών του Ανθρώπου – ΕΚΕΜΕΛ, εθελόντρια στο Χαμόγελο του Παιδιού, κατοικεί στην Αθήνα και εργάζεται στο Διεθνές Ταχυδρομείο. Έχει εκδώσει έντυπες τρεις ποιητικές συλλογές: ‘Σημείο Στίξης: Ερωτηματικό’ (ιδιωτική έκδοση, 1993), ‘Με Γεμάτη Φαρέτρα’ (εκδόσεις: Χώρος Ποίησης Σικυώνιος, 1994), ‘Ημερολόγιο σε Φόντο Παραμυθιού’ (εκδόσεις: Ίδμων, 1995). Από το 2007 παρουσιάζει δοκιμές συγγραφής και μετάφρασης, με το ψευδώνυμο Αίγλη, στην ηλεκτρονική τοποθεσία: Aeglie’s Adventures in the Wonder Word World. Πρώτη ηλεκτρονική έκδοση, η ποιητική τριλογία Αργυροσέληνες, όπου το έργο δημοσιεύεται ολοκληρωμένο. Οι ‘Αργυροσέληνες’, που κυκλοφορούν χειρόγραφες ανάμεσα σε φίλους από το 1999, έχουν παρουσιαστεί από την Αίγλη και φιλοξενούνται στους συλλέκτες χειρογράφων. Νεότερες ηλεκτρονικές δημοσιεύσεις (σε εξέλιξη): η ποιητική συλλογή: "Άκου, oι λέξεις ησυχάζουν", το παραμύθι "το τραγούδι που άλλαξε τον κόσμο" και το παιδικό "το γκρι μολύβι ήταν ασημένιο φύλλο".

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Πολυχώρος Animus Corpus
Βασιλίσσης Σοφίας 54
Ιλίσια / Αθήνα

Βιωματικό εργαστήριο 3 ωρών με στόχο την ανάλυση των διαδικασίων που εμπλέκονται τόσο κατά τη διάρκεια λήψης μιας απόφασης, όσο και και κατά τη διάρκεια της υλοποίησής της.

Bring one of the following:
Βοήθεια στην αλλαγή ταπετσαρίας πολυθρόνας
Έπιπλα/Μικροέπιπλα
μια έκπληξη
ότι έχετε ευχαρίστηση
Σεμινάριο σε τεχνικές διαπραγματευσης
Σενινάριο σε Τεχνικές παλαίωσης επιπλων
Συμβουλές για τη διακόσμηση σπιτιού

About the teacher, Μαρία Καλφάκη

Εκπαιδευτικός Δευτεροβάθμιας Εκπαίδευσης με Ειδίκευση στην Εργομετρία, Εργοφυσιολογία, Αθλητική Ψυχολογία, Συμβουλευτική, Ρεφλεξολογία και Ολιστική Διατροφή.

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Cardiff

Advanced bargain-hunting

10:30a.m. to 11:30a.m.
The Little Man Coffee Co
Little Man Coffee, Ivor House, Bridge Street, CF10 2EE
Cardiff

We ALL like saving a bit of cash, don't we?! And we all have different ways to save our pennies. This session will share and discuss a whole load of money-saving tips and tricks. We'll all be better off for it!

Bring one of the following:
A copy of your favourite book
A new houseplant
A new plant for my garden
A treat for my dogs
Some pretty string or ribbons

About the teacher, Angharad

Harri's life-long love of bargains and saving-money was inherited from her mother. She reached Pro-grade bargain hunter status when engaged professionally in digital inclusion work. She likes dogs, patterns and technology when it works properly.

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The Little Man Coffee Co
Little Man Coffee, Ivor House, Bridge Street, CF10 2EE
Cardiff

Something of a free-form session on how to do basic bicycle repairs. Many people are afraid that their bike will bite them if they try to perform basic repairs on it. It won't. Or probably won't. The purpose of this session is to show that most bicycle maintenance tasks are simple and can be learned by just having a go. Sometimes, this will result in broken parts. Sometimes, this will result in frustration. But you will have learned something along the way. We'll adjust the topics based on what the participants would like to learn. Feel free to bring your own bike with an issue that you'd like to solve! Possible subjects could include, in ascending order of difficulty/time: - Fixing punctures - Changing brake pads (disc or rim) - Indexing (adjusting) gears - Changing gear cables - Greasing a headset - Changing a chain - Changing a cassette - Bleeding hydraulic brakes

Bring one of the following:
A homemade cake
A houseplant
Plant pots
Some dog treats
Some vegetables

About the teacher, Andrew Shankie

I'm a web developer by day, and bike fettler by night. I like riding bikes, but can't afford to have someone else maintain them, so have become pretty handy at hitting them with hammers to beat them back into shape.

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Spanish for everyone

10:30a.m. to 11:30a.m.
The Little Man Coffee Co
Little Man Coffee, Ivor House, Bridge Street, CF10 2EE
Cardiff

A Spanish lesson in a relax and friendly atmosphere. Hopefully by the end of the session you will be able to say more than, Una cerveza, por favor ( A beer, please).

Bring one of the following:
A badge
A copy of one of your favourite pictures
A flower
A snack
Colour pens
List of things you would like to know in Spanish

About the teacher, María

Living in different countries and sharing houses with people of different nationalities made me enjoy sharing my native language and culture. I have been teaching in an informal way to anyone who is interested in learning Spanish, most of the time with food and drinks around.

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Stand up comedy- the basics

12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m.
The Little Man Coffee Co
Little Man Coffee, Ivor House, Bridge Street, CF10 2EE
Cardiff

A basic lesson in the art of stand up for anyone who has ever thought about or is just interested in it. We will be touching on writing a joke, developing a stage persona and basic performance skills.

Bring one of the following:
Good quality meat/sausages
Home made preserves/pickles/chutneys
Interesting cheeses
Some nice ale
Some nice bread
Unusual ingredients/vegetables
Unusual spices/spice mixes

About the teacher, Dan mitchell

I am award winning comedian and writer. I've performed at the Apollo, supported Ross Noble and Arthur Smith on tour and opened for Eddie Izzard in Edinburgh. I've presented my own comedy panel show on BBC Radio Wales, performed comedy live on ITV as part of comedy competition Show Me the Funny and have just finished making a sketch show, Boxfull for Made in Cardiff. Boxfull is also performed regularly at Porters where we are always on the look out for new performers, writers and filmmakers.

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The Little Man Coffee Co
Little Man Coffee, Ivor House, Bridge Street, CF10 2EE
Cardiff

A short introduction into using positive reinforcement techniques to train your dog, cat, rabbit or family member. This leads to a happier, more confident pet and a much nicer training experience.

Bring one of the following:
A pen
A picture of your pet
A recipe
A sticker
Your favourite quote or song lyric

About the teacher, Lynn Jones

I am mum to five dogs and three cats of varying obedience and ability. When I am not feeding, grooming, training, walking or playing with a dog I am partial to cooking, writing letters and sitting quietly so the dogs don't wake up and want something.

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Plant propagation

8:00a.m. to 9:00a.m.
The Little Man Coffee Co
Little Man Coffee, Ivor House, Bridge Street, CF10 2EE
Cardiff

In this class I will teach how to take cuttings of plants, so that you can easily have more plants you love. - Everyone can let me know in advance which plant they'd like to grow and I'll try to bring it to the class for propagation. - Everyone are very welcome to bring a plant they want to propagate and we'll take cuttings during the class. By the end of the class everyone should leave with a new plant.

Bring one of the following:
film negatives (can be old)
seeds
terracotta pots
unwanted plants
vegetable or fruit

About the teacher, Vaida

I am someone who has thought a lot and practised a lot in healthy food field. I try to eat mainly plant-based diet, use seasonal local produce, cook from scratch, be creative and inventive with ingredients.

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The Little Man Coffee Co
Little Man Coffee, Ivor House, Bridge Street, CF10 2EE
Cardiff

This class will take you through the basics of personal finance, to help you feel more in control. Full of practical advice and tips, the session will cover topics such as budgeting, cashflow, understanding your pay slips, savings advice and tax (PAYE).

Bring one of the following:
A plant or flowers
Cream
Some nice bread
Some unusual cheese
Strawberries

About the teacher, Barbara Powell

Barbara was an unusual little girl who loved her maths lessons at school, which developed into a love of finance. She has held accounting positions in banking, education, medicine and law. Barbara loves doing her sums and gets a real buzz from investing her hard-earned cash wisely.

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The Little Man Coffee Co
Little Man Coffee, Ivor House, Bridge Street, CF10 2EE
Cardiff

This class is inspired by my daily experiments and reflections on healthy cooking and eating. I will share my knowledge about: - Stocking your pantry and fridge - Where in Cardiff to find good quality produce - How to be creative with what you have - Generic fast healthy food ideas and one very healthy recipe for hard times.

Bring one of the following:
film negatives (can be old)
plants
seeds
terracotta pots or dishes
vegetable of fruit

About the teacher, Vaida

I am someone who has thought a lot and practised a lot in healthy food field. I try to eat mainly plant-based diet, use seasonal local produce, cook from scratch, be creative and inventive with ingredients.

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The Little Man Coffee Co
Little Man Coffee, Ivor House, Bridge Street, CF10 2EE
Cardiff

We all know how important it is to stretch our muscles for well being, and most of us will be committed to some form of physical activity each week, be it walking, cycling, yoga, the gym or a class. But, how many of us take the time to stretch our creative muscles? Creativity is vital for human beings, taking time out for creating can help us come to know ourselves better, help us concentrate more and creative practice is a mindful practice, essential for thriving in our all to frenetic, busy, busy world. You will participate in a range of small creative activities to stretch, nurture and nourish your creativity, including mindful drawing, writing, looking, documenting and movement. You will take away ideas about how you could bring more creative space into your day to day life to make your creativity flourish!

Bring one of the following:
help with wordpress plugins on my website
a book
finished with greeting cards or post cards to cut up for card making activities with my participants in work
small interesting found objects to add to my collection
used/read/old magazines for collage

About the teacher, Sally Hughes

Born in Cardiff, living in Penarth, Sally Hughes left Wales briefly to study Fine Art in Bristol, but the hiraeth brought her home. She is an artist, writer and all round creative spirit. She documents the visual world with the camera on her iPhone, then writes about the experiences had and places encountered, just for the love of writing. She also makes wild and whimsical jewellery with silver, found and made objects, vintage beads and semi-precious stones. Sally works part time as Engagement Officer at the social enterprise Career Women Wales, she is an Urbanista @urbanistasCDF and Trustee at ProMo Cymru.

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The Little Man Coffee Co
Little Man Coffee, Ivor House, Bridge Street, CF10 2EE
Cardiff

I will show you the way to better breathing! This breathing method was developed in the 1950s by a Ukrainian medical scientist, who discovered that ‘the volitional [ie willing] reduction of deep breathing’ reduced the symptoms of many common conditions and diseases. Its application has been shown to reduce asthma, lower anxiety, increase energy levels, and reduce tiredness - among many other health benefits. In a nutshell it involves learning not to over-breathe (or, to use the technical term, ‘hyperventilate’). This session is an introduction to the method, as the full programme takes place over longer sessions with further support; but I will present the science behind the technique and some simple exercises which you can do in your own time.

Bring one of the following:
A picture of Lord Buddha
A surprise
A very small mirror with a handle
A very small scented candle
An incense stick

About the teacher, Ian Pincombe

I am an educationalist of more than thirty years' standing, during which time I have worked in various schools, colleges and universities in and around Cardiff. I have trained in this method with some of the world's leading practitioners in the field. I live with my family on the outskirts of Cardiff.

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The Little Man Coffee Co
Little Man Coffee, Ivor House, Bridge Street, CF10 2EE
Cardiff

In this class, get some language acquisition tips and learn introductory Japanese at the same time. We'll go through greetings and introductions, how to write your name, basic kanji, and more using tried and tested ways of learning and practicing languages. (Note: I am not a good person to fact-check that Japanese tattoo design you want.) Hope to see you there!

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of nice South-American red wine
A copy of your favourite book
A day at an apiary
A gooseneck kettle/chemex
A recommendation for a cafe in Cardiff that I have never tried
Fresh or dried flowers
Interesting biscuits
Well designed vegetarian cookbooks

About the teacher, Philippa Hamill

Phil both studied and taught in Japan for two and a half years (half a year in Tokyo and then two years in Yamagata, which was possibly created as the polar opposite of Tokyo). She is nowhere near fluent in Japanese, but managed to learn enough grapple her way through daily life and now wants to teach you what she learnt. Phil spends her time watching other people playing games on Youtube, reading comics (both good and bad), and eating.

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The Little Man Coffee Co
Little Man Coffee, Ivor House, Bridge Street, CF10 2EE
Cardiff

This class is aims to show you a few simple techniques for customising, updating and repairing clothing. You will be shown how to create simple applique shape and given ideas for embellishments to customise your design. Some fabrics, buttons, ribbons and thread will be provided but you may want to bring your own scissors and an item of clothing to customise.

Bring one of the following:
A notebook
A plant for my garden
Anything bird related
Interesting spices
Unusual postcards

About the teacher, Lynsey Jackson

I'm a hybrid design and communications professional by day who dreams of making my own clothes, but in reality just sews things on occasionally. I'm not an expert in sewing but as a student with a limited budget I was always looking for simple hacks to customise or repair my clothes. I've dabbled in embroidery and applique and I once made a dress which actually works.

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Rag rugs for beginners

6:30a.m. to 7:30a.m.
The Little Man Coffee Co
Little Man Coffee, Ivor House, Bridge Street, CF10 2EE
Cardiff

I call it rag rugs, but you don't have to make a whole rug. This session will be about learning some of the techniques for using up old clothes and blankets, and turning them into lovely new things. Students will get an opportunity to try out different methods and start their own piece of rugging.

Bring one of the following:
Local honey
Old clean clothes - eg T-shirts, simple items without too many seams are best, for future rug making
Organic produce (fruit / veg)
Spanish lesson
Welsh conversation

About the teacher, Sarah Lart

I started rag rugging last summer as a volunteer at St Fagans and now I am hooked. Now when my son comes home with a hole in his trousers I see them as a resource not a problem. I make baskets too but an hour is not long enough for teaching basketmaking.

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Introduction to Palm Reading

8:00a.m. to 9:00a.m.
The Little Man Coffee Co
Little Man Coffee, Ivor House, Bridge Street, CF10 2EE
Cardiff

Ever wondered what the lines meant on your palms? What can the length of your fingers or the shape of your hand tell you about yourself! Want to know about career, love, your mind, your strengths, your weakness? Come and find out all these little secrets and maybe more! We will do a quick history, a run through of the major lines etc and even if you like we can see what we can find out! Love to see you there! Xx

Bring one of the following:
Berries like raspberries or blueberries
Bunch of flowers
Fruit like banana or apples
Puncture repair kit
Smile and a thank you

About the teacher, Becka Kellaway

My name is Becka. I was born in Australia but have been living here since 2011. It's just me and my little girl, hence all the fruit requests, she's a big fan of fruit!! I've been reading people all my life and really just was drawn to Palm Reading. I like to let the universe guide me. I've been reading palms for the public now for five or six years. I find it a great honour to be able to see people's lives and enjoy helping them and chatting. It'd be lovely to see you all.

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Chihuahua

Yoga para Principiantes

1:30a.m. to 2:30a.m.
Somatika
Ave. Universidad 1508
Chihuahua

Las clases son LUNES, MIÉRCOLES Y VIERNES. Realizar una sesión de Yoga es abrir un paréntesis dentro de la ajetreada vida cotidiana para tener la oportunidad de reconectar con nuestro cuerpo, psiquis, mente y espíritu a través de las distintas herramientas que nos brinda el yoga, como a hacer posturas (asanas), los ejercicios respiratorios (pranayama), la relajación consciente (shavasana + pratyahara), las prácticas de concentración (dharana) y, finalmente, la meditación (dhyana), entre otros. ***Para las opciones de pago con trueque*** - Si eliges el donativo a la causa "Por el corazón de Ramón", puedes hacer tu depósito en cualquier OXXO y sólo necesitas llevar tu comprobante a la clase. - Si eliges otra de las opciones, la cantidad es 2 paquetes por la opción que elijas o puedes combinar opciones (ej. un paquete galletas y un producto orgánico).

Bring one of the following:
Cacahuates (naturales), nueces o almendras
Donar a la causa "Por el corazón de Ramón" No. de Tarjeta 5201 1600 1432 8999
Fruta seca (pasas, arándanos, coco rallado, manzana, etc)
Galletas de chocolate o Galletas integrales artesanales (que se producen a nivel local)
Granos enteros (avena, chia, arroz integral, etc.)
Legumbres (lentejas, frijoles, garbanzos, etc.)
Productos orgánicos como jabones, shampoos, aceite, cremas, sal marina, vinagre manzana, etc.

About the teacher, Tania Nuñez

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Yoga para Principiantes

1:30a.m. to 2:30a.m.
Somatika
Ave. Universidad 1508
Chihuahua

Las clases son LUNES, MIÉRCOLES Y VIERNES. Realizar una sesión de Yoga es abrir un paréntesis dentro de la ajetreada vida cotidiana para tener la oportunidad de reconectar con nuestro cuerpo, psiquis, mente y espíritu a través de las distintas herramientas que nos brinda el yoga, como a hacer posturas (asanas), los ejercicios respiratorios (pranayama), la relajación consciente (shavasana + pratyahara), las prácticas de concentración (dharana) y, finalmente, la meditación (dhyana), entre otros. ***Para las opciones de pago con trueque*** - Si eliges el donativo a la causa "Por el corazón de Ramón", puedes hacer tu depósito en cualquier OXXO y sólo necesitas llevar tu comprobante a la clase. - Si eliges otra de las opciones, la cantidad es 2 paquetes por la opción que elijas o puedes combinar opciones (ej. un paquete galletas y un producto orgánico).

Bring one of the following:
Cacahuates (naturales), nueces o almendras
Chocolates
Donar a la causa "Por el corazón de Ramón" No. de Tarjeta 5201 1600 1432 8999
Fruta seca (pasas, arándanos, coco rallado, manzana, etc)
Galletas de chocolate o Galletas integrales artesanales (que se producen a nivel local)
Granos enteros (avena, chia, arroz integral, etc.)
Legumbres (lentejas, frijoles, garbanzos, etc.)
Productos orgánicos como jabones, shampoos, aceite, cremas, sal marina, vinagre manzana, etc.

About the teacher, Tania Nuñez

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Yoga para Principiantes

1:30a.m. to 2:30a.m.
Somatika
Ave. Universidad 1508
Chihuahua

Las clases son LUNES, MIÉRCOLES Y VIERNES. Realizar una sesión de Yoga es abrir un paréntesis dentro de la ajetreada vida cotidiana para tener la oportunidad de reconectar con nuestro cuerpo, psiquis, mente y espíritu a través de las distintas herramientas que nos brinda el yoga, como a hacer posturas (asanas), los ejercicios respiratorios (pranayama), la relajación consciente (shavasana + pratyahara), las prácticas de concentración (dharana) y, finalmente, la meditación (dhyana), entre otros. ***Para las opciones de pago con trueque*** - Si eliges el donativo a la causa "Por el corazón de Ramón", puedes hacer tu depósito en cualquier OXXO y sólo necesitas llevar tu comprobante a la clase. - Si eliges otra de las opciones, la cantidad es 2 paquetes por la opción que elijas o puedes combinar opciones (ej. un paquete galletas y un producto orgánico).

Bring one of the following:
Cacahuates (naturales), nueces o almendras
Donar a la causa "Por el corazón de Ramón" No. de Tarjeta 5201 1600 1432 8999
Fruta seca (pasas, arándanos, coco rallado, manzana, etc)
Galletas de chocolate o Galletas integrales artesanales (que se producen a nivel local)
Granos enteros (avena, chia, arroz integral, etc.)
Legumbres (lentejas, frijoles, garbanzos, etc.)
Productos orgánicos como jabones, shampoos, aceite, cremas, sal marina, vinagre manzana, etc.

About the teacher, Tania Nuñez

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Geneva

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Marie Claire
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève

(English-speaking people, you are also welcome: I will simutaneously translate as we go along with the workshop!) Vous auriez bien envie de : retrouver le son de votre voix sans peur et sans jugement ? Exprimer pleinement qui vous êtes ? Explorer votre créativité dans le son ? Faire l’expérience de chanter ensemble en étant reliés les uns aux autres ? Vous amuser à chanter à l’écoute de votre intuition? Alors l’atelier de chant intuitif est fait pour vous ! ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// - Réveiller le corps sous le passage du son : les animaux sont là pour nous aider : Ca vibre mais où ? - Explorations des impossibles possibles : sculptures sonores, sons en résonnance, rythmes, percussions corporelles, choses à découvrir de nous encore non découvertes - Apprendre à écouter à l’intérieur avant de chanter - Se laisser guider par notre intuition et offrir nos chants aux autres, à la Vie ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Chacun, à tout moment, peut faire des propositions ressenties au groupe. Il n’y a pas de conditions d’inscriptions, tout le monde, chanteur débutant ou confirmé, est le bienvenu

Bring one of the following:
Connaissances en cuisine ayurvédique
Des fleurs
Fruits bio
N'importe quel plat vegan
Petits plans (jeunes boutures) de plantes et de fleurs pour balcon dans leur pot
Une petite lampe torche

About the teacher, virginie

Coach de vie, Praticienne certifiée en EFT et Matrix Reimprinting, Accréditée par l’AAMET international, Chanteuse (formations auprès de Marie Estève et Martina Catella, Paris), Professeur de chant intuitif, Consultations en cabinet (Genève) ou sur Skype , cours individuels et collectifs en français ou en anglais, 078 891 92 17, virginie.reiffsteck@gmail.com

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Laughter Yoga / Yoga du Rire

11:15a.m. to 12:15p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve

Laughter yoga is a unique concept that gets you laughing for no apparent reason. The concept consists of laughter exercises combined with deep belly breathing. There will be a guided meditation at the end. Laughter yoga is suitable for everyone: the exercises are aerobic, yet not physical. However, due to its highly aerobic nature, it is not recommended for women in early pregnancy, i.e. those in their first trimester. Amongst the benefits of laughter yoga: - Reduces stress - Strengthens the immune system - Elevates the mood - Oxygenates the body and the brain and makes one feel energetic and more productive - Improves the quality of social relationships - Helps to develop and keep a positive mental attitude in difficult times - An easy, fun and efficient cardio and abdominal workout :-D

Bring one of the following:
A voucher/coupon
Anything vegan
Beach toys
Positive attitude
Smile

About the teacher, Kira Cantatore

Kira Cantatore arrived in Geneva in 2000 after a career in sales and marketing in Finland, working in pharma for over 10 years. Her passion was always elsewhere, and she finally followed her heart in 2014 and is now working as an Energy Therapist and a Yoga teacher for Kids and Families as well as a Laughter Yoga Leader (private/group/families/corporate) at Sunflower-Power (https://www.facebook.com/KiranSunflowerPower?fref=ts)

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Espace Quartier Sécheron (sous-sol)
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (call 078 721 94 19)
Genève

Spring time is time of eggplants (aubergines) and fresh desert! What is better than a light version of Parmigiana and a tiramisu?!? Choose some of the ingredients below or all of them as you wish! Bring the following to make Parmigiana: 3 eggplants 4 times 1 tomato can 4 times 1 basil bundle 2 times 1 mozzarella or provola 4 times 1 piece of parmigiano chees to grate 3 or 4 baking pan “disposable” You will also need: olive oil, salt and pepper …but I can bring those for everybody. Bring also a box to bring your parmigiana at home back home if you wish so! Bring the following to make tiramisu: Mascarpone 250 g 4 times Savoiardi chokies 200 g 3 times Sugar 300 g 6 eggs 2 times Coffee 8 cups (I’ll bring this!) Marsala or rum ☺ + wine for the dinner at the end ! Finally do not forget to bring also your smile and curiosity and an apron to protect your clothes! We will work hard! ☺

Bring one of the following:
Aporter les ingrédients (on va s'organiser une semaine avant le cours pour se répartir les courses entre élèves)
Bring ingredients (we will coordinate a week before the class with all the students!)

About the teacher, Ilaria di Resta

I’m passionate about good food and good eating! I have grown up in a city where mom and grandma were always “creating” something nice for family and friends’ meals. A place where to cook is part of your everyday life and cooking for others is the way to be together and love is shared also preparing your favoring dish. With this background I have traveled the world always sharing my love for food and cocking with new friends! Cooking for me is not only preparing food that is having people around, while preparing and eating is talking about life, really the meeting point!

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l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (kitchen/cuisine, basement)
Avenue Blanc 7, (kitchen/cuisine, basement)
Genève

Conscience, Coeur & Cuisine It is time to cook and enjoy! Be part of a fun evening full of flavours and deep emotional exploration using your senses of taste, smell and touch. We will inquire into our eating habits with games and group activities. Most importantly, we will be preparing a delicious meal which we will enjoy all together. You will go home with new ideas for your own daily cooking, new insights into your life as well as new friendships. We are looking forward to sharing this evening with you, so above all we would love that you bring yourself fully; and you may wish to contribute to further to making this an amazing evening with one of the following: cauliflower, coconut milk, cashew nuts dates, cream cheese, basmati rice dates, fruits, almonds goat cheese, french baguette, walnuts one litter of bio extra virgin olive oil half a litter of bio organic virgin coconut oil 1/2 train ticket for one facilitator: Zurich-Geneva 1/2 train ticket for one facilitator: Geneva - Zurich photographic skills and camera for portraying this event and one's own favourite recipe. With these we will cook a vegetarian meal: Goat's cheese crostini, Cream cheese dates, Cauliflower curry and dessert. We may cook some or all of these depending on how many we are so the more the better! And we will distribute the ingredients among participants some days before the date.

Bring one of the following:
1/2 train ticket for one facilitator: Geneva - Zurich
1/2 train ticket for the facilitators: Zürich - Geneva
cauliflower, coconutmilk, cashew nuts
dates, cream cheese, basmati rice
dates, fruits, almonds
goatcheese, french baguette, walnuts
half a litter of bio organic virgin coconut oil
one litter of bio extra virgin olive oil
one's own favorite recipe
photographic skills and camera for portraying this event

About the teacher, Irina Simonett & Ana Monica Costa

Irina Simonett : Irina is a psychologist based in Zurich. She is deeply interested in supporting people to reestablish confidence in themselves, releasing creativity blocks and in building meaningful relationships. As a nutritionist and passionate gourmet, she assists people in finding pleasure in cooking and in eating by sharing her knowledge and facilitating cooking workshops. //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Ana Monica Costa : Ana Monica is a nutrition scientist, mindfulness trainer and an artist. Passionately committed to integrative health and resilience, she supports people finding balance between active lives and inner values. She investigates and shares the many ways in which we can nourish ourselves to live healthier and happier.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Trade for Change: Media Relations

9:30a.m. to 11:00a.m.
ArtBar - NSCAD Store Front
1873 Granville St
Halifax

Unlike corporations, governments, and universities, most activists don’t have access to a PR department to handle their media relations. A good media strategy, and tight media messaging, is key to mobilizing the masses, throwing a at-capacity event and even changing government policy. Learn about message boxes, media advisories and press releases, and creative ways to woo the media.

Bring one of the following:
Gluten free, dairy free, soy free baked goods
Graphic design services
Wordpress support

About the teacher, Rebecca Rose

Facilitator Rebecca Rose is a Ryerson Journalism graduate and freelance writer. She has spent over 10 years on the other side of the camera/microphone/tape recorder as a spokesperson for non-profit and community groups including the Canadian Federation of Students, the Dyke and Trans March, the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project (NSRAP), Leave Out Violence (LOVE) Nova Scotia and the Canadian Freelance Union.

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Yes, and...Improv! (Weekly Meet-Up)

11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun! Bring one of the following: Your Ideas

Bring one of the following:

About the teacher, Erica Sweett

Erica has always loved theatre, improv and everything in-between. She was living and teaching in South Korea for two years. Since moving back to Halifax she has been very involved in community organizing. She would love to see more theatre based opportunities for all levels and ages and thinks Trade School is the perfect place to start.

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Juggling!

6:00a.m. to 7:30a.m.
Commons
Cornwallis/North Park
Halifax

Juggling is one of my main passions. It is fascinating what can be explored in the realm of manipulation -- the variations in pattern and object is infinite. Basic juggling uses balls (in which the possibilities are also infinite), but participants in this workshop are encouraged to bring whatever object(s) they are curious about manipulating. Drumsticks, kitchen bowls, bottles...as long as they're not breakable! In case it's rainign we'll meet at 2637 Agricola Street.

Bring one of the following:
any type of ball you may have
anything home-made, food or craft
collaborators for act creation
massage/reiki/general T.L.C.
your presence

About the teacher, Jesse Reimer-Watts

Jesse gARTh Reimer-Watts loves the circus arts and has been training at Halifax Circus and elsewhere for the last 5 years. Juggling is one of his main passions

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Dalhousie Urban Gardens
University Avenue and Henry St. (behind Goldberg Computer Science Building)
Halifax

Together, we will learn about some products that are wonderful to keep in your first aid kit for minor wounds, bruises, burns, pains and sore muscles. We will explore salves, teas, infused oils, and tinctures, and talk about how to use some local herbs found in nature to help your body heal itself.

Bring one of the following:
house plants/cuttings
sea salt chocolate
seedlings
tiny jars

About the teacher, Courtney Harris

Courtney is a budding herbalist, a theatre-making, bread-baking plant lover, originally from the Annapolis Valley. She is a creator of herbal self-care products (Coco Apothecary) and a lover of all things lavender.

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About Face! Portraiture for Beginners

10:30a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax

Join us at Trade School Halifax as we learn how to hone drawing skills by practicing portraits! Using pencils and paper, we'll practice line weight, mark-making, measuring distance and making multiple passes through sketches for two hours as we study the symmetry and variations in the human face. This class is for ALL skill levels, beginners are more than welcome! If you have a clipboard or 8''x10''-ish hard drawing surface, please feel free to bring it. All other materials are supplied!

Bring one of the following:
Children's story books
Apple cider
Art supplies you're not using anymore (fabric, embroidery floss, pencils, etc.)
Chocolate
Corks from wine bottles

About the teacher, Amber Solberg

With an eye for the odd, Amber Solberg works as an illustrator and art instructor. Hailing from Alberta, she headed east to the ocean and now lives and works in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Since receiving a Visual Arts Diploma from Red Deer College (2009) and an Interdisciplinary BFA from NSCAD University (2013), she's been finding that science, storytelling, watercolours, and humour are her jam (although not what she'd want on toast).

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ArtBar - NSCAD Store Front
1873 Granville St
Halifax

In order to change the world, movements and activists have to move beyond simply responding to crisis after crisis, outrage after outrage. This workshop offers practical tools for thinking strategically about grassroots campaigns. It includes a discussion about how to build activism and organizing on core values and transformational demands, how to identify and approach allies and opponents, and how to select tactics appropriate to the broader strategic goals and unifying vision. This workshop is open to both individuals as well as small groups working on common projects, but all participants must have a social justice orientation.

Bring one of the following:
Snacks for a potluck during the workshop

About the teacher, Max Haiven

Max Haiven is co-director of the Radical Imagination Project (radicalimagination.org) and teaches cultural studies and political economy at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. He has been involved in a wide range of struggles, including anti-imperialist, Indigenous solidarity and anti-racist initiatives.

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Bookbinding for Beginners

10:30a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax

Get in a bit of a bind with the Halifax Trade School! Learn, with a minimum of materials, how to bind your own books as we make pamphlet stitch and Japanese-style bindings. The basic materials will be supplied but if you have some papers, posters, or collage works you'd like to see recreated into something new, bring them on by!

Bring one of the following:
Snacks for the class
House plants
Postage stamps
Wine or beer
Your own papers (if you have any that you want to use like maps or scrapbook, etc.)

About the teacher, Amber Solberg

With an eye for the odd, Amber Solberg works as an illustrator and art instructor. Hailing from Alberta, she headed east to the ocean and now lives and works in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Since receiving a Visual Arts Diploma from Red Deer College (2009) and an Interdisciplinary BFA from NSCAD University (2013), she's been finding that science, storytelling, watercolours, and humour are her jam (although not what she'd want on toast).

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Halifax Central Library
Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, NS B3J 1E9, Kanada

Trust is fundamental to healthy, cooperative relationships - especially in the workplace. This talk aims to dig deep into why trust is so critical, what can be done to build it, and what the consequences are if it's ignored. The talk will set the framework, however, I hope everyone in attendance will be willing to participate in an open discussion afterwards with their thoughts and experiences.

Bring one of the following:
Questions

About the teacher, Stefan Ferron

Stefan Ferron believes that trust forms the foundation of all human relationships, especially in the workplace. After a decade in private business he has seen the good, the bad and the ugly of trust at work. His aim is to promote a positive shift in workplace culture.

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Indianapolis

Summer Classes Launch

3:30p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Want to meet our teachers and learn more about Trade School? Want to check out our NEW venue? Want to find out what classes will be offered this summer? Join us for a special Summer Class Launch at our new space with our teachers and YOU! Light bites and complimentary beverages will be provided, along with plenty of opportunities to meet interesting people and engage with Trade School. There is no cost to this event - but we are 100% supported by your PWYC memberships! We look forward to seeing you!

Bring one of the following:
a pay-what-you-can membership
interest in organizing with us (we'll send you more info!)
nonperishable snacks for our new space
snacks to share at the event
your curiosity
your enthusiasm

About the teacher, Trade School Indianapolis

We are members that love and organize Trade School!

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Los Angeles

StoryTelling 101 (think MOTH)

3:30a.m. to 5:30a.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles

Story Telling. We all have stories inside of us that define us, shed light, make us laugh, help shape who we are and who we want to be. What's yours? The power and truth of personal stories destroys the lie that we are just another cog in the wheel... Storytellers can empower our moral imagination to envision how the world could work better. In other words, they help us mediate between the ideal and the real by cultivating the right balance of critical thinking and hope. Truth and falsehood belong to this mediation, but it is guided primarily by what we are made to believe is real, what we stand for. The art of storytelling erases the boundaries between storyteller and audience, enabling both to connect through commonalities, hopes, dreams and fears. Whether it be a humorous memory of childhood or a life changing moment, the stories we share connect us as people. **Accessibility: Classroom venue is accessible by wheelchair and walker accessible.

Bring one of the following:
3 hours of web design help (coding)
invitation to someplace cool
some vegan and gluten free treat
surfing lesson
surprise me

About the teacher, Christopher Rivas

I'm an actor, poet, and championship storyteller. I believe storytelling is medicine. Until recently the Griot (storyteller) was the most revered position in the community, they enchanted, warned, invited, tantalized, motivated, relaxed, inspired... I aspire to do all that!

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Mindful Communication for Couples

12:00a.m. to 3:00a.m.
Teacher's Home in Atwater
address & parking info will be sent to attendees
Los Angeles

Thoreau said, “The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked what I thought and attended to my answer.” Mindful communication is a mind-body approach to communication that helps us be fully present for another person. It’s the gift of our attention. It moves us closer to one other. But first, we must be willing to move closer to ourselves. Participants will learn basic mindfulness techniques, including: mindfulness meditation, mindful listening, mindful speaking, as well as the core principles of non-violent communication. The goal of this session is to empower you with techniques and strategies that will help you increase your sense of connection to yourself and others. No previous experience with mindfulness necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring some paper and something to write with. Aren’t currently partnered?... Come with a friend or loved one! Or come solo, and we'll pair you with another participant at the workshop. These techniques can be applied to ANY relationship, including your relationship with yourself!

Bring one of the following:
100% Pure Essential Oil (lavender, lemon)
Leafy potted outdoor plant
Live vegetable plant seedlings (cucumber, cantaloupe, onion, strawberry, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, lavender, sage)
Organic Coconut Oil
Organic Olive Oil

About the teacher, Jennifer Howd & Kate McCracken

Jennifer is a Multi-Disciplinary Artist, a Mindfulness-based Writing & Creativity Coach, and a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. She is the author of "The Mindfulness Diaries: How I Survived My First Nine-Day Silent Meditation Retreat" and blogs about mindfulness for The Huffington Post and on her blog, http://TheMindfulnessDiaries.com. For more information about Jennifer, visit http://JenniferHowd.com. In the non-profit world, Kate has been creating cohesive order out of communicative chaos and helping people develop into their best selves for 10+ years. As a writer, she shares her stories in the blog at http://kateemccracken.com. As a speaker, she stands up (and sometimes sits) in front of groups of people, large and small, and talks about how to turn life transition moments into life transformation moments. As a facilitator, she can facilitate your retreat, your conference, your project planning sessions, your small group or committee meetings, your workshops and training sessions... As a consultant, she can help you develop a staff development plan, develop a project strategy, organize your people places and things, and orient your processes into a system that works.

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DIY Bookmaking

6:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking info will be sent to attendees
Near USC
LA

We will be making books that are about 5” x 7”. This book is made by repurposing covers from old Readers Digest Condensed Books and crafting the inserted pages. There are photos of the books https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5z_SxspLlbITXpJYkRqbXNiam8 Hope that provides some inspiration. There will be some pages of heavyish card stock ready for you to embellish. As you can see from the photos, the pages & covers are held together with 3 Book Rings. There is no sewing. This construction permits the book to open flat. It also means that you can rearrange the pages, discard &/or add pages. We will provide lots of scraps of paper, lots of colorful tape, markers, colored pencils, stencils, rubber stamps etc. that you can use to decorate your pages - but, maybe you have some personal bits and pieces that you’d like to use: photos, favorite recipes, inspirational quotes...”Every great dream begins with a dreamer.” - Harriet Tubman Supplies - Bring if you already have: exacto knife, ruler, craft paper cutter, craft mat, hole punch, double sided tape, permanent double-sided tape. Bring some pretty/fancy paper. At Dick Blick, Paper Source or Artist & Craftsman display this kind of paper folded over dowels. On the Dick Blick website they are listed under decorative/handmade papers ( to give you an idea). Or instead bring some pretty/fancy wrapping paper...Just bring something that you are looking forward to using and that you are willing to share! Chris is co-teaching with Kathie Bio for Chris Metro I love meeting new crafters. I'm a member of a monthly craft club. So far, I've led 4 book making sessions. Other things I do: I make cards that are designed to be re-used. I make bird pins out of felt & fabric scraps and sew them together by hand. I love to find old pots in thrift stores to make arrangements with succulent cuttings from my garden. My latest new thing is mosaics. I cover cinder blocks with broken plates to make planters in the garden. When I'm not crafting, I'm reading. I was a Librarian for 33 years. Now I volunteer with the library Friends Group. I also volunteer with Piece By Piece, a non-profit organization that "provides low-income and formerly homeless people free mosaic art workshops using recycled materials to develop marketable skills, self-confidence, earned income and an improved quality of life".

Bring one of the following:
almond butter
dog treat (not rawhide)
good bottle of red wine
jar of local honey
surprise me

About the teacher, Kathie Adams

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

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Intro to Mindfulness Meditation

3:00a.m. to 4:30a.m.
Teacher's Home in Atwater
address & parking info will be sent to attendees
Los Angeles

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson An antidote to the stresses of modern times, mindfulness is a mind-body approach to well-being that invites us to stop, breathe, observe, and connect with our inner experience. This workshop will provide an introduction to the basics of mindfulness meditation and will present tips for bringing the practice of mindfulness into our daily lives.

Bring one of the following:
1 bottle of Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap - Lavender (16 oz.)
1 canister of Trader Joe's Fair Trade (decaf) Organic French Roast Coffee - ground with "Fine" setting
1 packet of (black) Uniball Signo 207 pens
a unique coffee/tea mug with "feel good" character (preferably used not new)
nag champa incense (5 boxes)

About the teacher, Jennifer Howd & Kate McCracken

Jennifer is a Multi-Disciplinary Artist, a Mindfulness-based Writing & Creativity Coach, and a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. She is the author of "The Mindfulness Diaries: How I Survived My First Nine-Day Silent Meditation Retreat" and blogs about mindfulness for The Huffington Post and on her blog, http://TheMindfulnessDiaries.com. For more information about Jennifer, visit http://JenniferHowd.com. In the non-profit world, Kate has been creating cohesive order out of communicative chaos and helping people develop into their best selves for 10+ years. As a writer, she shares her stories in the blog at http://kateemccracken.com. As a speaker, she stands up (and sometimes sits) in front of groups of people, large and small, and talks about how to turn life transition moments into life transformation moments. As a facilitator, she can facilitate your retreat, your conference, your project planning sessions, your small group or committee meetings, your workshops and training sessions... As a consultant, she can help you develop a staff development plan, develop a project strategy, organize your people places and things, and orient your processes into a system that works.

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Teacher's home near USC - address & parking info will be sent to attendees
Near USC
LA

We will be carving a stamp for you to use in hand stamping on fabric. You could also use your stamp to stamp on paper. Here’s some hand carved stamps on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/enchantingstamps. That will give you an idea of the kinds of stamps we will be making. And going to the link for Sandy’s Etsy shop (http://bit.ly/1s3phf0) you can see examples of the tea towels we will be making. We will have other stamps to use also. Supplies (please bring) Water base ink for stamping minimum of 5 oz – we will be sharing, so that there are a variety of colors. Something like this: http://www.dickblick.com/products/jacquard-textile-colors/ We will provide the material to carve the stamp, carving tools and a tea towel for you to stamp and take home. If you have carving tools, please bring them. And a snack to share would be nice. Sandy and I are co-teaching. Here’s Sandy’s Bio Bio for Sandy Shishido i’ve always loved making things as a kid and continued my passion for sewing and creating by taking tons of art courses in high school and college. with the popularity of “diy” movement and my monthly craft club i’ve learned how to make soap, toothpaste, candles, paper, books and more while always on the hunt for new classes. i worked as a pattern maker and apparel designer in the fashion industry for many years and currently design a women’s wear line “mi so happi” that is marketed through trunk shows, house parties and craft fairs. my kitchen wear line is on etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/misohappi

Bring one of the following:
almond butter
dog treat (not rawhide)
organic olive oil, walnuts or raisins
organic peanut butter
surprise us

About the teacher, Kathie Adams

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

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Kombucha

4:00a.m. to 6:00a.m.
Karen's House in Echo Park
165 N Toluca St
Los Angeles

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 package of toilet paper
Baby tree
Bicycle tire patch kit
Fresh produce (any kind)
Fun socks (women's size 8)
Homemade loaf of bread
Indoor or outdoor plant
Mulch or compost (size of a kitchen garbage bag or more)
Plant pots (any size)
Something made by you or someone you know
Surprise me!
Vegetable or herb seeds or seedlings

About the teacher, 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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DIY Paper Making

6:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking info will be sent to attendees
Near USC
LA

Making paper is really fun! Here’s some images of DIY paper: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=hand+made+paper&FORM=HDRSC2 And here’s a photo of paper I’ve made in the past, cut up and sewed on cards: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B5z_SxspLlbIQmR5V1dpTWdYTEU&usp=sharing. Supplies: if you have bits of embroidery floss, fuzzy yarn, dried lavender, etc to adorn your paper bring it along. A treat to share is welcome. I’ll provide everything else you need to do this craft.

Bring one of the following:
almond butter
dog treats (not rawhide)
good bottle of red wine
jar of local honey
surprise me

About the teacher, Kathie Adams

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

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DIY Felted Soap

6:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking info will be sent to attendees
Near USC
LA

This is a SUPER fun thing to do and make GREAT gifts. We will be wrapping soap in WOOL (has to be WOOL) to make soap pretty and exfoliating! Google DIY felted soap images for some inspiration. (https://www.google.com/search?q=felted+soap&rlz=1C1SFXN_enUS499US516&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=667&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwif06GuuuTMAhVETCYKHdgnDa8Q_AUIBygC) Supplies (please bring) 2 to 4 oz wool roving in your favorite color or colors (we'll share - great to have an assortment of colors) Here’s where you can purchase wool roving on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_6?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=wool+roving&sprefix=Wool+r%2Caps%2C304 Several bars of soap (if you'd like hand crafted soap made at a previous class, I'll trade 3 hand crafted soaps for a bottle of olive oil or essential oil) Bits & pieces of WOOL yarn (if you have a stash) to adorn your felting. Optional: a felting needle if you want to attempt the fancy designs

Bring one of the following:
almond butter
dog treats (not rawhide)
good bottle of red wine
jar of local honey
surprise me

About the teacher, Kathie Adams

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

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Norwich

Making a Sideways Grow-Bag Frame

2:00a.m. to 3:00a.m.
29 Pilling Park Road
29 Pilling Park Road
Norwich

Grow-bags can be an excellent resource for growing crops of Tomatoes, Peppers, Chillies, and Cucumbers, etc. But when placed on their sides plant roots grow deeper, cropping increases, and if a frame is used this can then become a plot border providing protection from wind, or stopping children and pets from cutting corners and damaging plants as they rush about playing.

Bring one of the following:
Home-made biscuits to share
Markie dog treats
Parrot seed mix
Plain (please not flavoured) raw hide dog chews
Shapes dog biscuits

About the teacher, Gareth Lewis

After a career in agricultural engineering I currently have my own small business called Cargo Cycles. I am also aiming to live as self-sufficient a lifestyle as possible.

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29 Pilling Park Road
29 Pilling Park Road
Norwich

Wooden Potato Tower Planters are an easy, efficient and very effective way to grow reasonably large quantities of potatoes in a very small area for little effort. During this course I will show you how to make a very low cost, but robust and durable potato tower planter with interlocking stacking sections which allow for easy growing-on and easy straight forward harvesting.

Bring one of the following:
A bucket of freshly-picked Elderflower heads
A secret handed-down family recipe
Established succulent or flowering plant in a pot
Home-baked bread
Jar of homemade jam

About the teacher, Gareth Lewis

After a career in agricultural engineering I currently have my own small business called Cargo Cycles. I am also aiming to live as self-sufficient a lifestyle as possible.

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Improv Comedy Taster Workshop

4:00a.m. to 5:00a.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

Introduction to improv comedy. We'll be creating characters and scenes in group exercises and "Whose line is it anyway?" style games. Improv is a great way to be creative, meet new people and have some fun.

Bring one of the following:
A Surprise
Beer
Chocolate
Help to promote my improv workshops and shows
Singing Tuition

About the teacher, Chris Read

I've been performing and coaching improv for the last 5 years. I've found it to have a massively positive impact on my life. I'm an experienced and supportive coach and am passionate about improv.

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Introduction to Rag Rugging

5:00a.m. to 6:00a.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
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:
10 points into my NORLETS account
Fairtrade Tea or Coffee
Folk/Classical CDs
Homemade Biscuits or Cakes
Interesting/Unusual Cookie Cutters
Old Postcards

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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Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

Learn how to create miniature japanese sumi-e style paintings using watercolours and ink. Materials provided but bring your own watercolours, ink pens and paintbrushes if you have them. Advice given on where to obtain inexpensive materials for future use.

Bring one of the following:
Art materials
Fresh organic vegetables and fruit
Garden plants
Help with gardening
Help with odd jobs

About the teacher, Tricia Frances

I am a mixed media artist and textile designer and teach art at high school. I lead various art and textile workshops including those for Trade School. I usually have further workshops on offer or some additional materials for sale if students want to continue after the workshop.

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San Juan Del Sur

To Be Decided
221B Baker St
Back of Beyond

Unleash your Potential by Exploring the Ancient and transformative practices of Tantra Yoga Tuesday mornings at 7am at our serene Beachfront location Grateful Yoga, located in Rojo Loco restaurant just past the Eskimo and the Tona tents, red building before the unused large palapas. Explore the Ancient and transformative practices of Tantra Yoga. Divined for wellness and whole-being, these postures and practices are suitable for beginners and those interested in delving deeper, honing skills, and connecting in Community. This is not a partner class though it can be :) By tuning into ourselves first we can know ourselves better and be more present for Others. Classes can include: ~ Vocal toning, use of mantras and sacred sounds ~ learning to attune the energy centers (chakras) of the body ~ asana (postures on which the mind can stand) ~ use of 5 Elements sensory qualities ~ experimentation with what Yoga is and how it works on all aspects of Our Being Using these practices we will move towards discovering a greater Self-Realization and unfoldment of our hidden potentials that unlock a more expansive energy, awareness, lasting peace, & presence. This Universal Tradition is not merely for the fulfillment of our Human Potential but our Divine Potential, the realization of our Universal nature as our true nature beyond mind and body. 'One who sees the Self in all Beings and all Beings in the Self henceforth has no disturbance. In the Knower for whom the Self has become all Beings, where can there be any delusion or any sorrow for One who sees only Oneness' ~ the Upanishads

Bring one of the following:
A home cooked meal or treat
Anything you have in abundance
Fruit & veg
Kids toys
Massage

About the teacher, Chetana

A registered Yoga teacher, Ayurvedic Practitioner, medical intuitive, and massage therapist who practices and teaches yoga, meditation, breath work, energy medicine, Tantra, and Ayurveda, and shamanism and divining. An avid surfer and mom, Chetana's journey in yoga began over 12 years ago when she felt herself drawn to Yoga for well being and an alternative lifestyle to her stress filled life with careers as a whitewater rafting guide, professional kayaker, backcountry ski guide, and infantry section commander. While under the wing of Baba Hari Dass she discovered that there was something to yoga and Ayurveda because not only were not only the perfect way to balance out the body’s strengths and weaknesses, but within 2 months of a more mindful daily practice she also immediately started feeling more peaceful and at ease. As her awareness grew she was able to manage chronic injuries left in her body from her past adventures and careers in the military and extreme sports and outdoor tourism. She even healed herself of being bed ridden by a crippling back pain by committing to a steady and mindful yoga practice and following the teachings. She remains constantly aware of how deep this practice can heal old traumas and rekindle peace, well wing, and how good it can make one feel on a daily basis. A firm believer in the body-mind connection, she encourages her students to move away from the ego and into the true self. She is currently teaching and offering hatha, flow, tantra, Ayurveda, intuitive readings, shamanism, chakra balancing, pranayama, meditation, and vinyasa yoga at Dancing Moon Yoga and Massage Therapy in San Juan Del Sur and a host of private clients across the world. Her classes emphasize a strong awareness of physicality along with self-acceptance and trust in the innate intelligence of the body.

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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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Gentle Yoga for Every Body

5:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Grateful Yoga
Beach Street
SJDS

this Wednesday May 11th at Grateful Yoga, Beachfront Studio Space, Playa San Juan Del Sur, located in Rojo Loco Restaurant This class is a great starting point for students who are new to yoga, as well as for those looking for a more gentle, “back to basics” class. Students will experience an emphasis on body alignment in the postures (asana), guidance on breathing techniques (pranayama), while also gaining an understanding of the benefits of the various elements of a yoga class. Open to all ages and levels of experience.

Bring one of the following:
chocolate
eggs
fish
organic produce
red wine

About the teacher, Katie

Hi, my name is Katie and I was born and raised just outside of NYC. I'm certified as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Yoga Instructor. I'm passionate about wellness, community, sustainability and working with kids!

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Grateful Yoga
Beach Street
SJDS

Back pain is not something you have to live with. With a thoughtful, intelligent yoga practice we can relieve chronic back pain and restore balance. The majority of us will experience lower back pain at some point in our lives. Fortunately we know that most back pain is due to muscular imbalance, which can be managed with a steady and targeted yoga practice. Through developing awareness of our imbalances, paired with specific asanas and postural alignment, we can begin to balance out and restore the body’s natural integrity. In this one-hour class will be suitable for all-levels. We will discover our own strengths and weaknesses in these areas and move through a nourishing practice dedicated to the back, providing you with tools to heal and maintain.

Bring one of the following:
a massage
anything healthy
surprise me
whatever you have in abundance

About the teacher, Chetana

A registered Yoga teacher, Ayurvedic Practitioner, medical intuitive, and massage therapist who practices and teaches yoga, meditation, breath work, energy medicine, Tantra, and Ayurveda, and shamanism and divining. An avid surfer and mom, Chetana's journey in yoga began over 12 years ago when she felt herself drawn to Yoga for well being and an alternative lifestyle to her stress filled life with careers as a whitewater rafting guide, professional kayaker, backcountry ski guide, and infantry section commander. While under the wing of Baba Hari Dass she discovered that there was something to yoga and Ayurveda because not only were not only the perfect way to balance out the body’s strengths and weaknesses, but within 2 months of a more mindful daily practice she also immediately started feeling more peaceful and at ease. As her awareness grew she was able to manage chronic injuries left in her body from her past adventures and careers in the military and extreme sports and outdoor tourism. She even healed herself of being bed ridden by a crippling back pain by committing to a steady and mindful yoga practice and following the teachings. She remains constantly aware of how deep this practice can heal old traumas and rekindle peace, well wing, and how good it can make one feel on a daily basis. A firm believer in the body-mind connection, she encourages her students to move away from the ego and into the true self. She is currently teaching and offering hatha, flow, tantra, Ayurveda, intuitive readings, shamanism, chakra balancing, pranayama, meditation, and vinyasa yoga at Dancing Moon Yoga and Massage Therapy in San Juan Del Sur and a host of private clients across the world. Her classes emphasize a strong awareness of physicality along with self-acceptance and trust in the innate intelligence of the body.

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