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Athens

Πολυχώρος Animus Corpus
Βασιλίσσης Σοφίας 54
Ιλίσια / Αθήνα

Μαθήματα FELDENKRAIS® με τη Μαριέλα Νέστορα Αυτοεπίγνωση μέσω της Κίνησης- Awareness Through Movement® Η μέθοδος Feldenkrais εφαρμόζεται στα ομαδικά μαθήματα Awareness through Movement (ATM), στα οποία μέσα από απλές κινήσεις, βελτιώνεται η στάση, η λειτουργία, η επίγνωση του σώματός και του εαυτού. Είναι μια διαδικασία μάθησης που απευθύνεται σε όλες τις ηλικίες, δεν χρειάζεται προηγούμενη εμπειρία και οδηγεί στην αναδιοργάνωση του σώματος, διευρύνοντας τις επιλογές κίνησης και έκφρασης των δυνατοτήτων του. Μέσα απο τα μαθήματα βελτιώνεται η σχέση και η αντοχή με τη δουλειά μας, η αίσθηση της γείωσης, η κατανόηση της ανατομίας του σώματος, η μείωση και απουσία του σωματικού πόνου, η σταθερή βελτίωση σε όλες τις κινήσεις μας (στη ζωή, το χορό τον αθλητισμό). Η μέθοδος δημιουργήθηκε με σκοπό να μας κάνει να κάνουμε καλύτερα, ό,τι είναι αυτό που κάνουμε.

Bring one of the following:
καλή διάθεση
καφέ- μπισκότα
μια έκπληξη
τρόμπα ποδηλάτου
φυτά

About the teacher, Mariela nestora

Λίγα λόγια για τον Moshe Feldenkrais Ο Moshé  Feldenkrais (6/5/1904 – 1/7/1984) ήταν Ισραηλινός φυσικός επιστήμονας, ο πρώτος Ευρωπαίος δάσκαλος τζούντο, ερευνητής βοηθός στο Ινστιτούτο Ραδίου. Ανέπτυξε την μέθοδο Feldenkrais ως ένα σύστημα σωματικής εκπαίδευσης σχεδιασμένο να βελτιώνει την σωματική λειτουργικότητα και να αυξάνει την αυτοεπίγνωση μέσω της κίνησης. "Η αυτογνωσία μέσω της επίγνωσης είναι ο σκοπός της επανεκπαίδευσης." Moshe Feldenkrais Η Μαριέλα Νέστορα είναι Πιστοποιημένη Εκπαιδευόμενη Δασκάλα της Μεθόδου Feldenkrais, χορογράφος της ομάδας σύγχρονου χορού -YELP danceco. δασκάλα χορού και χορεύτρια. Φοίτησε στο Λονδίνο Βιολογία B.Sc.Biology- Queen Mary and Westfield, M.Sc. Human Molecular Genetics – St.Mary’s Medical School, Imperial College. Στη συνέχεια σπούδασε σύγχρονο χορό και χορογραφία στο London Contemporary Dance School και Visual Design for Dance στο Laban Centre.Ίδρυσε την ομάδα σύγχρονου χορού YELP danceco. με την οποία παρουσιάζει έργα στη Ελλάδα και το εξωτερικό και επίσης εργάζεται στο θέατρο ως κινησιολόγος. (www.yelpdanceco.gr)

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Πνευματικό Κέντρο Δήμου Αθηναίων, Ακαδημίας 50
Κέντρο Europe DIRECT-Café EU-topia
Athens

Breakdown of the family unit; mental illness, motherhood and single fathers single-handedly raising their children, and what the law provides. Difficult decisions or just an easy solution? A chance to use your English (at whatever the level may be) and learn some new terminology.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Any of the following basic foodstuff: milk, oil, packed foods like condensed milk (ζαχαρούχο γάλα Βλάχας), biscuits, cookies, cheese, juice, ice-cream, chocolates
Baby nappies and/or wipes
Bed for a toddler and older
Bookcase for children's books
Bus pass
Massage therapy
Offer of a special needs teacher/trainee who can babysit/play (10 hours; obviously not all in one go) with knowledge on how to handle autistic children; won't be left alone
Old toys/books for toddlers and older
Phone cards (Vodafone/Q)
Shoes (preferably trainers): two pairs; one male (size 42-43), one female (size 41)

About the teacher, Vasiliki Nasoufides

I am a South African of Greek parentage, and am in fact trilingual. I moved to Greece when I was 23 after my studies and a year and a half of work. My qualifications are a BA with English and History as majors, and Psychology as a sub-major. In Greece I have focused on teaching English, yet my Psychology skills have also come into use.

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Dublin

MARTcade (Space 1)
46 Lower Rathmines Road
Rathmines

Whether you've been writing something or just feel the itch to get started, this class will show you how to complete, format and publish your work into all key ebook marketplaces, from iTunes to Amazon. You can publish your work FOR FREE and generate an income from it for life!

Bring one of the following:
A book.
A promise to help a homeless person.
A surprise.
A t-shirt.
Flowers.

About the teacher, Gary J Byrnes

Gary has an ebook in the iTunes Ireland top 40 and has been number one on Amazon. He's been self-publishing his stories since the revolution began, in early 2011, and is eager to help all aspiring writers overcome the obstacles to self-expression. He wants you to be read and to deliver pleasure to readers all over the world.

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Learn to Knit for beginners

5:00a.m. to 6:30a.m.
MARTcade (Space 2)
46 Rathmines Road Lower
Rathmines

Learn the basics - knit, purl and bind off, so you can finally cross "learn to knit" off the new years resolution roll over! After the class you will be able to knit your own scarf, and be confident to move onto more complex projects. Materials (needles and wool) provided, but bring your own wool if you want to specifically work on it.

Bring one of the following:
herbal tea bags
home baked goods
pre-loved books
spare wool
sultanas or other dried fruit
surprise

About the teacher, Susan Madigan

I am an enthusiastic crafter, baker, reader, volunteer and learner. I love to support people and teach new skills, and I want to give a little and learn a lot from this class.

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Geneva

Who am I?

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 809 17 58)
1202 Geneve

This class is for everyone who has the intuition that there is more to life than just working, having fun with friends, partying, building a family, following your hobbies, being happy, etc. Whether you have already read books, had experiences or not, everyone is welcome to join. This course is not about learning any new technique or religion, but about exploring what our true nature is, with what is available to us at any given moment: perception, thoughts and awareness. Expect to be challenged in your most fundamental beliefs and come to the class forgetting everything you have ever learnt in life.

Bring one of the following:
A house by the ocean
A surprise
Any kind of chocolate
Organic vegetables or fruits
Something expected

About the teacher, Benjamin Schmid

I have explored this topic since I was 15 years old, exploring psychology, philosophy, Advaita Vedanta and most importantly, using my own experience. I have the greatest passion for finding how we and this universe is functioning and have found out that our true nature is ultimate peace and joy.

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Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève

Ce cours portera sur le thème de la musique dans la conscience: après avoir retracé l'histoire de la musique occidentale, de l'antiquité à nos jours, nous verrons s'il est possible d'établir des liens entre les partitions (plus généralement la théorie musicale) et les émotions.

Bring one of the following:
De la peinture, des pinceaux, crayons, stylos
Des partitions ou d'autres choses en rapport avec la musique
Un livre (sur la philosophie, la religion, la musique, la spiritualité...)
Un objet naturel (une pierre, une plume..)
Une longue discussion ou une jam session après le cours

About the teacher, Virgile Delmas

Je m’appelles Virgile, je viens de Belgique et je fais des étude de philosophie et science des religions à Lausanne ainsi que musicologie à Genève. J'ai pris du temps avant d'oser me lancer dans des études littéraires assez divergentes mais je suis vraiment heureux d'avoir fait ces choix, j'apprends énormément de choses et j'aimerais les partager.

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Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève

Bien que nous vivons dans une société relativement sûre, nous ne sommes malheureusement jamais à l'abri d'une agression, quelle que soit sa nature. Dans ces situations, avoir une connaissance de base de l'auto-défense peut faire la différence entre une fin heureuse et une malheureuse. Ce cours a pour but de présenter des techniques de base de Krav Maga, méthode moderne de self-défense accessible à tous, qui se concentre sur quatre points: simplicité, efficacité, vitesse et contrôle de soi. Prenez avec vous un vêtement sportif ou confortable et venez découvrir les compétences que vous ignoriez posséder ! /////////// Although we live in a relatively safe society, we are unfortunately never safe from a potential situation of aggression, whatever its nature. In these situations, having a basic knowledge of self-defense could be the difference between a happy or a bad ending. This course will aim to introduce some techniques of Krav Maga, a modern method of self-defense accessible to everyone, which focuses on four points: simplicity, efficiency, speed and self-control. Please come to class wearing sporty or comfortable clothes, and discover skills you never knew you had!

Bring one of the following:
- du chocolat / chocolate
- du jus de fruit / fruit juice
- une accolade / a hug
- une blague / a joke
- une boussole / a compass

About the teacher, Alex Hinojosa

Bien que j'ai toujours eu la chance de n'avoir jamais été confronté à une situation de violence sur moi-même ou autour de moi, j'ai eu l'occasion de voyager, visiter des lieux considérés dangereux, et rencontrer beaucoup de personnes qui n'ont pas été aussi chanceuses. C'est donc tout naturellement qu'à mon arrivée à Genève au début d'année, j'ai décidé de m'inscrire à des cours de Krav Maga. Depuis, je ressens le besoin irrésistible de partager dans la bonne humeur cette connaissance avec mon entourage afin de les savoir en sécurité./////////// Despite having always been lucky to have never personally faced a situation of violence, I have had the opportunity to travel and visit places deemed dangerous, and in doing so, have met many people who have not been so lucky. It is therefore natural that when I arrived in Geneva early this year, I decided to take Krav Maga classes. Since then, I feel the overwhelming need to share this knowledge with those around me to know that they're safe.

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l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol)
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 809 17 58)
Genève

We do many things with the body, but how we can help it to enjoy the dance? This workshop is for you if you love dancing (or would love to), but do believe that you don’t “know how” or need some special skills to burn the floor. Well, it might be you don’t know, but your body definitely knows. I invite you to connect with the body and movement itself and let them teach us. We will use a few simple practices that will let us explore different aspects of the natural movement and how our body feels within them. We will try out elements of different dance styles and daily life gestures; we will reflect on movement and what makes it to be dance; and we will have fun and keep calm. The workshop is the chance to reflect our communication with body and how body awareness can help our creativity, energy balance and confidence to grow. Lived through the joy of dance, they become our partners for life.

Bring one of the following:
any Frey chocolate with nuts
harmonica marine lesson
help with small upcycling design project to make it bigger
help with women clothes photo-shoot (photography, make up, modeling)
neck and shoulders massage
silk second-hand clothing that can be used for upcycling design

About the teacher, Anastasiya

I used to run various projects related to well-being, personal development, video editing and design, which are all united by creative consuming approach. Creative consuming deals with limited resources of material and unlimited resources of imagination, transforming what is given to what is possible. DANCE THE BODY in particular is approach to movement that I used educating myself as amateur of dance, not particularly skillful one. With time my research was first confirmed by some knowledge from professionals and later, with the enthusiasm, with which others would join me on the floor. I realized then that rather than shrugging my shoulders as response to “you dance very well”, I should share the way that took me there. I used to run workshops on creativity and personal development, so I use dance elements themselves as well as exercises to increase awareness to make inspiration of the movement accessible for everyone in a playful and fun way.

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Zumba Fitness

1:30p.m. to 2:30p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol)
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 809 17 58)
Genève

Dancing makes me happy and keeps me fit, and with this class I will do my best to help YOU find the same feeling! Zumba is for everyone - it is an easy-to-follow, calorie-burning, latin-inspired dance-fitness class in which you work out your body while having fun. Colour your day with positive energy and joyful exercise, let's dance together!!! Come with a smile and wanting to dance - but as it's fitness exercise as well. You'll sweat, so a bottle of water is recommended ;) Fitness/easy-to-dance clothes & trainer shoes.

Bring one of the following:
1 kg fresh ginger
Andros or Tropicana fruit juice
Café Touba (found in African boutiques)
Fresh fruits
Help with installing a washing machine
Lush perfume stick "Lust" (my favourite!)
Orange or warm yellow shower curtain
Piece of African fabric
Yogi tea or Kusmi tea

About the teacher, Heidi Hopeametsä

Heidi Hopeametsä works as freelancer. She is qualified Zumba instructor since June 2013 and gives a regular zumba class at Usine Kugler on Thursday evenings. She's also group fitness instructor, makes colourful clothes and jewellery for her urban fashion brand Mata de Prata, teaches creative sewing in a multicultural project for adults and customising clothes class for teenagers, and she makes balloon animals and fantasy makeup at childrens parties.

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Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève

This class is about meeting people - for whatever reason or intention - and how to interact by applying scientific and proven techniques to improve your communication and message. You will be manipulated during this class. Class Program: Interaction dynamics and honesty, nonverbal communication, verbal communication, active listening, how to dialogue, approaching a stranger, starting a conversation and how best to convey your message. Interactive examples, videos and slides are used throughout the class – estimated duration is 1.5 hours. There is no need to take notes, as I will send you the slides. You can bring snacks to have during the class or food to share if you so wish. For those who took this class in April, it's the same program as before – tell your friends!

Bring one of the following:
bio/organic fruit
bio/organic vegetables
home made or local produce (no meat please)
SURPRISE
voucher for service exchange (e.g. 1 hour massage)

About the teacher, Nicola Lazzari

Experienced psychologist and expert in conflict-psychology and peace. Has taken several classes in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, positive psychology, counseling, marketing and branding. Has also worked three years in charity fundraising, direct marketing, and face-to-face donor recruitment - yep, one of those smiling annoying people in the street or randomly knock on your door. Currently I work with positive communication, peace education, non violence, and I am a free-hugger. Some people call me a social animal. Hope to see you at the class and share a hug.

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Philosophie grecque et Taoïsme

11:15a.m. to 12:45p.m.
Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève

Ce cours portera sur Épictète, un philosophe stoïcien de l'antiquité grecque et sur Lao-Tseu un penseur chinois, à l'origine du Taoïsme. Nous décrirons parallèlement leur philosophie et leur histoire. Quels liens sont possibles entre ces deux grand maîtres de l'esprit, très distants dans l'espace et dans le temps? Le réponse est beaucoup, contre toute attente s'établit un fort lien qui unit leurs pensées convergentes.

Bring one of the following:
De la peinture, des pinceaux, crayons, stylos
Des partitions ou d'autres choses en rapport avec la musique
Un livre (sur la philosophie, la religion, la musique, la spiritualité...)
Un objet naturel (une pierre, une plume..)
Une longue discussion

About the teacher, Virgile Delmas

Je m’appelles Virgile, je viens de Belgique et je fais des étude de philosophie et science des religions à Lausanne ainsi que musicologie à Genève. J'ai pris du temps avant d'oser me lancer dans des études littéraires assez divergentes mais je suis vraiment heureux d'avoir fait ces choix, j'apprends énormément de choses et j'aimerais les partager.

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Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève

Free hugging is a global movement started in 2004 to promote positivity and a natural human act in public spaces as well as sharing a random act of kindness. This session is an interactive activity-based course, sharing of experiences and skills, and a presentation of the positive effects of hugging. It's a simple idea to put into practice anywhere but with two experienced practitioners you can gain skills and techniques to become a master hugger! Come with us on a journey to shared happiness; at the very least you will leave with a smile.

Bring one of the following:
Homemade or local produce (bio fruit & veg) :D
Service-exchange: Massage vouchers
Service-exchange: Portugese classes
Service-exchange: Proofreading help
SURPRISE!

About the teacher, Nicola + Veronica

Nicola has been hugging worldwide since 2007, spreading the world from London to Auckland and back - including a 16 hour all-night free hugging session - and is a co-creator of Trade School Geneva. /////// Veronica believes that everybody would be better off if they would hug each other more. She has been a serial free hugger since 2005, including waiting for marathon runners at the finish line, and hugging people from all around the world in London, Paris, Rome, New York, Yerevan and San Francisco.

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Street Dance Fusion (Beginner's)

12:30p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève

This class will combine the styles of street dance, hip hop and jazz dance for a fun routine that will get you moving, sweating and bouncing off the walls. Dress as if you were going to the gym and make sure your knees are covered, as we will be doing some floor work.

Bring one of the following:
A song that we could try the routine on
Coconut water
Dark chocolate (more than 75%)
Fruity herbal or green tea
Oranges

About the teacher, Ronalee

I am a passionate dancer and my teaching style is based on fun, movement and I encourage personal styles.

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Danse Libre, technique Malkovsky

11:15a.m. to 12:45p.m.
Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève

"François Malkovsky, en observant la nature, les travailleurs des champs, les athlètes, a élaboré une technique de danse basée sur la logique du mouvement naturel." Trouver la fluidité dans le mouvement, chercher la symbiose geste-musique, devenir DANSE

Bring one of the following:
un cahier
un gâteau
une musique
une plante
une surprise

About the teacher, Nicole Häring

Nicole Häring, danseuse, découvre la Danse Libre en 1985. Elle est touchée par la profondeur de cette danse. Passionnée du mouvement humain, naturel et de ses liens multiples avec l'être dans sa globalité, elle approfondit ces connaissances par une formation Feldenkrais. Elle anime des ateliers de danse destinés aux enfants et aux adultes à Genève et en France. A créé la Cie Kôré avec Laura Garby et donne des spectacles

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Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève

Would you like to live a greener lifestyle but are not sure where to start? Are you confused about which items can be recycled in Geneva? Do you need help deciphering all the different fair trade and organic labels in the supermarket? In this course we will discuss a number of small, painless changes you can make in your daily life. By adopting these simple habits and conscious choices you will be taking a huge step towards living sustainably on this earth. Note: The content of this course will be roughly the same as the one held on 20 August 2014.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of locally produced wine
An email describing at least two changes you have made in your life as a result of this class (to be sent a few days after the class)
An hour or so of conversation in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, Mandarin or Russian
Organic (very) dark chocolate (85% or darker)
Organic fruit or vegetables

About the teacher, Wendy Werneth

I am originally from the United States but have lived and worked in many different countries. Currently I work as a translator in an international organization, and I recently obtained a master's degree in human rights. I am passionate about environmental and social justice and creating a better world one step at a time. I am offering this class because I want to help others be the change they want to see in the world. I also love travelling, reading and learning languages, and some of my more recent interests include yoga, meditation and vegan cooking.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Giant Puppet Making

8:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Brian's backyard
2731 Nothwood Terrace
Halifax

People will be a part of the creation of a giant puppet, and will be taught the basic skills and tools required for putting together such things. Open to all ages, kids encouraged. I am working on a giant elephant puppet, and will use this to teach/demo/workparty with. People should bring clothes they can paint in. no materials necessary.

Bring one of the following:
gluten free snacks
kombucha
old useless tentpoles(only fibreglass ones)

About the teacher, Brian Riley

I have worked and learned about making large scale puppets at Bread & Puppet theatre in vermont. I work with youth in Spryfield as the Artist-i-Residence at their highschool, and support a community driven circus group called 'Circus of The Normal'.

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Vegan Cooking on a Budget

10:30a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Wild Leek
2156 Windsor Street
Halifax

We will cook a cheap, healthy, delicious and vegan meal together. Please bring something to add to the class, like a veggie, legume,spice, herb...so that we can eat after! I'm pretty good with creating a meal out of anything.

Bring one of the following:
Hand drumming lessons
Whatever you like

About the teacher, Kirsten Taggart

Owner and Chef of Wild Leek Food & Juice Bar. Passionate about veganism and simple living, started from the ground up!

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Commons
Cornwallis/North Park
Halifax

Come hang out and learn to juggle! Learn some new flashy tricks! Meet others interested in the wonderful art of juggling! And obviously have lots of fun! Clubs and balls will be provided! Take home a set of 3 juggling balls! If the weather doesn't allow us to meet in the Commons come to the Mystic Harp Yoga Studio, just around the corner. It is on 5663 Cornwallis St, Suite 303.

Bring one of the following:
Dark Chocolate
Surprise Me
Tall Beer
Your Beautiful Self

About the teacher, Danger Mike

Mike is a true entertainer, and loves to leave a crowd grinning. Don’t take him lightly though, Mike can often be seen juggling clubs, torches, hatchets and blowtorches. He combines this with his balancing acts, a busking honed sense of humor to create The Mike Danger Show. He trains and performs closely with Halifax Circus! Mike also performs and travels with the maritime-based fire trope Industribe.

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Dalhousie
University Avenue
Halifax

Do you like renewable energy? Do you like working with your hands? Do you like sharing skills, talking about energy, hugs, crafts, screen-printing or film making? Well then I think we may have a bit of fun together at Trade School! We're putting on a Solar Panel Workshop where we hope to complete one of our home-made, self-designed Photovoltaic solar panels! WHAT: We'll all be hanging out, building and facilitating anyone who would like to learn these skills! One may expect: - Soldering, resin casting, electrical connections and more! - Crafts, painting and patches. - Technical description of how solar energy works - Smiles, hugs and energy puns. The participants do not need any materials. We will bring 90% of what we would need to construct the panels. People just need to show with comfortable clothing! The room will be announced during the week before the workshop.

Bring one of the following:
A smile
A snack
A surprise

About the teacher, If You Build It

If You Build It is an interdisciplinary collective and non-profit organization of friends working to make meaningful change through positive action in the community. Our inspiration comes from the desire to create awareness for sustainable alternative forms of energy. Much of our activity has been focused on engaging with the environmental and sustainability community thriving within Nova Scotia. Over the past two years If You Build It has engaged in two major projects. The first was to build a wind turbine for a family living in Tatamagouche, a village in Colchester County, Nova Scotia. The second has been focussed on building solar panels. We aren’t experts and we don’t aspire to be paid for any work we do. Our profit comes from learning, sharing and engaging with the environmental community in Nova Scotia. More info at www.ifyoubuildit.ca

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Song Writing

5:00a.m. to 6:30a.m.
South House
6286 South Street
Halifax

Local singer-songwriter Ana Vido welcomes a creative space for people interested in songwriting to learn some of the basics, get down to the core of what makes music and words flow together. Ever felt like you could relate to a song so much that it defined a part of your life? Ever listened to the genius of your favourite artist and wish you could express in the same way? Well you can. The goal of this workshop is to discover your inner songwriter, fearlessly unleash the intimate vulnerability.

Bring one of the following:
anything
pottery/painting skills
skills for everyday loving and living
yoga

About the teacher, Ana Vido

After spending much time in her local Halifax, Ana recently graduated from the Dalhousie Master of Public Administration (MPA) program with a specialization in policy development. Her passion and curiosity lies both with improving the social conditions of life for others as well as trying to find time to balance her creative pursuits as a singer/songwriter.

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Crocheting 2D Fruit

9:00a.m. to 10:30a.m.
Chebucto Coffee
6430 Chebucto Road
Halifax

Crochet is an ancient needlecraft and distant cousin to knitting. It uses a simple repetition of knots, formed by a single crochet hook to create 2D or 3D textiles and objects. once you've got the hang on it, crochet is a stress-free, practical craft that can be learned by anyone. This 2D Fruit workshop will focus on the basics of crochet, moving on to cover the 3 basic stitches, and finishing with how to put it all together into quirky 2D citrus fruits. delight your friends & family with an endless variety of tea towels, pot holders, coasters and other fruit-themed creations. Please bring crochet needles if you have. I will provide a few.

Bring one of the following:
Bread
Massage
Reflexology
Wool
Yoga

About the teacher, Ina

Ina is a master of Crochet.

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Indianapolis

Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

Want to advocate for the common good? Want to influence public policy for a better world? Convinced no one can do anything to make a change? Well, that's simply not true! There are things everyone can do right now to raise a voice and influence the decisions related to topics around the world. You can be an effective voice for real change. This class will offer background information and a few practical starter tips to help you on your way. Keep in mind that the focus of the class will be on influencing Congress, but the practical tips you learn will be applicable if you're influencing the statehouse or even the township council! Don’t have a specific topic in mind? I will offer examples about my work in global poverty for you to practice with. You are encouraged to bring a topic - including background information - you would like to advocate on so that you can be coached on writing a letter to a member of Congress or to an editor.

Bring one of the following:
two canned goods for a food pantry housed at LYN House community center in the Windsor Park neighborhood

About the teacher, Lisa Marchal

Lisa Marchal is the Senior Global Grassroots Associate with RESULTS, a grassroots advocacy group committed to creating the political will to end hunger and the worst aspects of poverty. She has been with RESULTS since 2008.

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Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

This is a class for the kitchen novice who would like to learn how to start on the road of creating delicious homemade recipes for their family and friends. In this class you will learn which kitchen tools are essential, which are not, how to clean and process your mise en place and be able to participate in a hands on demo of how to prepare some fruits and vegetables that will ultimately be made into a fresh salsa! Please bring the knife you use most often for chopping in the kitchen and a whole onion so you can practice chopping an onion in class. If you would like to bring your onion home, please bring something to place it in as well. After class we will enjoy the fruits of our labor and eat the delicious salsa that was made.

Bring one of the following:
a 6 pack of Indiana craft brewery beers (I would love to try your favorite)
a cute or interesting apron (if you sew, all the better)
any jar of Fermenti Artisan fermented vegetables
Artisano's olive oil, balsamic vinegar or fluer de sel
local unpasteurized honey
organic produce such as heirloom tomatoes, greens, herbs, squash, etc.
plush dog toys for a medium dog
red barn natural bully slices for dogs

About the teacher, Lori Weiss

Lori is a 30 year home chef that has a passion for cooking and teaching people to get back into their kitchens. She has won awards for her recipes and was featured on WISH-TV's Indy Style demonstrating her winning recipe. Lori is also an experienced professional baker with 25 years experience in baking and cake decorating and teaching and training other bakers. She is currently retired, but makes Jewelry in her spare time. Cooking IS her passion and creating fun and new recipes is what keeps her fresh and creative.

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Budget, Save Money & Get Out of Debt

10:30a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

Do you want to know more about money - your money? This class will show you how to budget, how to plan for your retirement and how to achieve your financial and life goals. This is for financial beginners - no money knowledge necessary! This class will be heavily Q&A and go off specific examples and unique situations. We will be drawing up potential budgets, so bring a list of expenses, debts and incomes! Think about what changes you want to make and any other financial questions you might have. Please bring a writing utensil and something on which to take notes.

Bring one of the following:
canned organic soup
canned tomatoes
cans of ginger Ale
coffee - brands like Seattle's Best and Eight O'Clock are good (no Starbucks please)
pasta in various shapes/forms
pimm's liquor
sewing or jewelry craft supplies
whole milk
your favorite bottle of Moscato or Pinot Noir wine
your favorite stout, porter or brown ale beer

About the teacher, Zina Kumok

Zina Kumok is a Memphis transplant, by way of Ukraine. Her love of personal finance came from listening to Dave Ramsey on the radio while driving with her mom. She's passionate about teaching personal finance because she's seen how it can empower people and help them improve their lives. When she's not playing with her calculator, she likes walking her dog, shopping at Trader Joe's and watching documentaries. She also enjoys making collages, exploring the city and planning her latest European adventure.

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Homemade Baby & Kid Food: Purees

9:00a.m. to 10:30a.m.
Indy's Kitchen
Indy's Kitchen at 2442 Central Ave
Indianapolis

Come learn how to make healthy, interesting, and tasty food at home to feed your children. We will discuss three types of purees: first foods, a basic prepared fruit, and an intermediate stretcher. It is my distinct opinion that if you stretch your child's palate when first introducing food, they are vastly more likely to like a wide variety of interesting food as they grow. For the class purposes, we will prepare either avocado or banana puree as an introductory first food. Then, we will prepare a mixed fruit puree. This can be blended into dry cereal or eaten alone. Lastly, we will look at simple vegetable pairings. I found that following a few guidelines enabled me to expose my kids to a wide variety of vegetables that are often presumed unpalatable to small children! Learn fun ways to inspire your children to try new foods and build their palates from the very beginning. Please bring at least three clean pint-sized ball jars so that you can take home some of what we learn to prepare if you wish to.

Bring one of the following:
a unique artisinal, homemade good
anything from Smoking Goose
anything from Traders Point Creamery
Capriole cheese
jars of tomatoes from Local Folks Food
pint or pint-and-a-half wide-mouth ball jars
wooden toys for my kids (son is 4, daughter is 2)

About the teacher, Keri Geiger

Keri is an avid cook and gardener. She is the mother of two hilarious kids (they are 2 and 4), that she loves to cook for and hopes to inspire as the next generation to love food in her family. In the meantime, she enjoys tempting the palates of her friends and family with everything from bowls of simple homemade pasta to elaborate paired dinner parties. In a past life, Keri catered for weddings and parties, and was a private chef from time to time. While her real job these days is managing data and building reporting infrastructures as a Business Intelligence Consultant around town, food is her passion.

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2015 Membership Pledges

9:00a.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indianapolis
95 Barter Ave
Indianapolis

Want more Trade School classes? In order to keep our school open in 2015, we’re asking the community to become one of at least 250 founding members (our goal is 400) and a part of what we’d like to think is the true beginning of Trade School. This is a yearly fee that will support Trade School operations and keep our all-volunteer school open. Fees will also allow us to organize MORE on-going & consistent classes with our fellows, fund class supplies, host events, keep the website running and pursue our big dream of operating a space to organize year-round classes in! Regretfully, if we do not reach our goal by November 16th, we will be going on a hiatus while we consider other ways to sustain our school. Until then, we're still planning classes for the rest of 2014 so don't fret! We are deeply committed to the membership funding model because we believe it keeps us accountable to the people who believe in the Trade School mission, and because we also believe that it validates our existence; our financial support comes from the group of people who believe that there should be educational opportunities available such as Trade School. Without it, Trade School ceases to exist. With the membership model, we will also be creating a new structure for teachers we’re calling the Trade School Teaching Fellowship. We created this as a way to give us the opportunity to form lasting relationships with our teachers while giving students the best opportunities to learn a new skill throughout the year. To read more about membership information + perks, please visit https://tradeschoolindianapolis.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/tsimembership.pdf. Please note that this is simply a pledge. Everyone who pledges will not pay their yearly membership fee until mid November/early December, granted we reach our goal, and will be able to pay by PayPal, cash or check.

Bring one of the following:
35 volunteer hours in exchange for a Student Membership for 2015
35 volunteer hours in exchange for a Teaching Fellowship for 2015
a $20 Teacher Fellowship for 2015
a $25 Student Membership for 2015
a $40 Student Membership for 2015 (includes t-shirt)
something else: I am not interested in a membership but would love to donate to your cause!

About the teacher, Trade School Indianapolis

Trade School Indianapolis is an alternative, self-organized school that runs on barter. The Indianapolis branch started September of 2012. Trade School is a learning experiment where teachers barter with students. We place equal value on big ideas, practical skills, and experiential knowledge. Trade School runs on mutual respect. We are motivated by integrity, not coercion. We are about relationships of trust and mutual aid: the voluntary reciprocal exchange of resources and services for mutual benefit. We are organized without hierarchy. We share power and information. We are actively working to create safe spaces for people and ideas. Our organization is always learning and evolving. Our mission is to provide non-traditional education focused on mutual aid and respect that makes ideas, skills and resources available to the creative community. Trade School is for people who value practical wisdom and the social nature of exchange. We can't wait to learn from you!

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Los Angeles

Mindful Sleep for Vibrant Living

11:00p.m. to 1:00a.m.
Paniolo Productions presents
3552 Kelton Ave
Los Angeles

This workshop offers the opportunity to learn about hypnosis, it's use for better sleep patterns and how to purposefully utilize your dreamtime to increase wellness . Participants will learn how the mechanics of the subconscious mind operates, experience a group hypnosis/relaxation to create better sleep habits and begin using your dream time to clear the mind of accumulated stress. The overall aim is to connect your mind-body awareness and allow your natural sleep and dream cycles to truly regenerate your system overnight, and every night, so that you awaken feeling refreshed, energized, empowered and perhaps even excited to begin your day with awareness, clear intention and action to match. ****Supplies Students Need to Bring To Class: Pillows for head or under knees or both. A blanket and yoga mat or towel to lye on.

Bring one of the following:
1 hour holistic service
Bottle of Wine
dance class
exercise class
hand made cards or small art
jewelry
Mixed CD
poetry
yoga class

About the teacher, Clare Taylor

Clare Taylor C.Ht. - Certified in Clinical Hypnotherapy, NLP, and Therapeutic Guided Imagery. A 2008 Graduant of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, Tarzana, Ca. In private practice for 7 years, serving the greater Los Angeles area and Westside communities. Specializing in Behavior Modification/Hypnotherapy for vocational and avocational self improvement and general well being, including stress reduction and sleep.

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Chin's Push
4917 York Blvd
Los Angeles

Computers have the potential to endlessly enlighten and frustrate all of us. This class will cover some basic techniques to make your time on computers more fruitful, less annoying, and more secure. We'll go over different ways to access the programs, information, and other resources that you need to continue your practice as an activist, artist, curious digital diver - including: File Sharing (get/backup what u need!) Computer Security Computer/File Organization Suggested Helpful Programs Ad Blocking! Some Basic Computer Hardware Overview and any other tips/troubleshooting you have! This will be very open and free flowing. I'll cover some of these basics and also open up the space for any of us to share tips and try to tackle specific issues. ****Supplies students will need to bring to participate in class: Just bring your computer/device and your fleshy self.

Bring one of the following:
A Nod
A Rock
A Slap
A Twig
A Wink

About the teacher, Matt

Matt Weathers is an artist and activist. He wants to teach you new ways to listen and stroke your pet computer.

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Hosted by the Teacher
478 E Avenue 28
Los Angeles

It's said that music makes a film come alive. As an independent filmmaker, how and when do you choose the right music for your film, especially if you have a small or nonexistent budget? Is it better to use a composer or to license music, and what is the difference? Jen will give you pointers and answer your burning questions in this mini-class which is open to filmmakers of all experience levels. Students will have an opportunity to show a clip from their film, with or without music. ****Supplies Students Need to Bring To Class: Notebook (paper or digital) Film clip (optional) Favorite music (also optional)

Bring one of the following:
A couple hours of handyperson services (i.e. patch a hole in the wall, sand some shelves, etc.)
A couple of hours of organizing help
A decent bottle of wine
Hair braiding
Help out someone in need (pay it forward)
Something really cool that I wouldn't have thought of, either a service or an item
Vegetable seedlings for our garden
Wool or alpaca yarn bits for making a felted cat toy (or a felted cat toy)

About the teacher, Jennifer Mandel

Jennifer Mandel, Music Supervisor and owner of Uncle Agnes Music, has been music supervising film, TV, commercials, and sports promos for over 12 years. She studied Music and Audio Recording, is a singer-songwriter, and assisted on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic for many years.

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Teacher's Home in Pasadena
614 E. Howard St. (behind #616)
Pasadena

I will be teaching students how to re-wire a lamp with a faulty or outdated cord, plug, and/or socket. This will also be a class about how to make or assemble a lamp out of almost anything. Students will spend the first hour of class at a hardware store a few blocks from the teaching location, I will explain various types of cords, switches, and sockets, then help them choose the correct hardware for their project. The rest of the class will be a visual demo followed by hands-on application. ****Supplies students will need to bring to participate in class * I will provide standard black lamp cord, but students may decide to purchase another color of lamp cord. They will need to bring cash or card for purchase of supplies; most lamp repairs and from-scratch lamp kits cost less than $12. Students may also bring metal, wood, or plastic items that they would like to turn into a lamp. I do not have tools for glass or ceramics. If the student already happens to own wire strippers or a set of both types of screwdrivers, those are helpful but not required. I will provide a variety of tools and adhesives, and I will also have some paint and other miscellaneous crafty things on hand students are welcome use. Inspiration for found-object lamps: http://tinyurl.com/ouhvtep

Bring one of the following:
(10 pair pk) "Leight Sleepers" earplugs (available at Walgreens)
(50-100pk) disposable nitrile gloves
(6pk) 9” black lightweight invisible zippers (for skirts)
18g or 20g bare (uncoated) copper wire 50 ft rolls
Bourbon
New or lightly used wire strippers
NEW small-gauge drill bits (1/16”-1/8”)
Small bottles CA glue (Satellite City green label or comparable, can find at model/hobby shops)
Spool of rosin-core solder
tickets for Cinefamily
tickets/passes for theatre, music, museums, etc
Use of a pickup & lifty help for one trip during a future move (Sept/Oct?)

About the teacher, Shannon Dedman

Work: Freelance props master, set decorator, art director, shopper, props and furniture fabricator, project manager, consultant, puppet fabricator, and puppeteer. Play: Baker, performance artist, reader, referee, camper, maker/hacker/tinkerer/crafter.

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Chez Arroyo
211 S Ave 57
Los Angeles

This introductory class overviews the Creative Problem Solving or CPS process (a process, which resulted from more than 50 years of research and development) and its practical application on challenges, goals, and opportunities that individuals face in their personal and professional lives. We will identify and explain the four stages of the CPS process as well as a number of divergent and convergent tools that can be utilized in each to facilitate successful resolutions. We will practice the process on a challenge together and explore why some participants feel energized at one stage and challenged in another. ****SUPPLIES students need to bring to class: A pack of post it notes (larger size preferred), a color marker, an open mind, and wiliness to participate and have fun.

Bring one of the following:
chart paper
color markers
large post-it notes
networking tape (that doesn’t damage walls)
Services: Advice in one of the following areas: social media, web-site design, resume-cv-bio, branding-PR, business plan,

About the teacher, Adela Vangelisti

Adela’s diversified background provides her with a solid understanding of the issues impacting corporate as well as educational organizations in the 21st century. Her expertise in the creative process enables her to provide customized solutions and to work closely with her clients, ensuring they meet their key goals and objectives. Through her career Adela has worked as an editor-in-chief and creative director for a number of publications working closely with a variety of organizations and developing innovative solutions to help them navigate through change. She is certified as a LegoSerious Play, Creative Problem Solving (CPS) as well as Technology of Participation facilitator. She is fluent in Spanish. Adela is currently completing her M.S. at the International Center for Creative Studies, in Buffalo, New York.

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Perfecting the Portrait

9:00p.m. to 1:00a.m.
LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

This class, in it's essence, will be a basic photography course focusing on portraiture and what it takes to capture a beautiful photograph of someone. We live in a world that is being constantly documented by ourselves and everyone around us, so why not have the skills to make sure that it is done so in a way that will produce the most accurate and flattering images possible? I want to give people the basic tools of photography so that they can bring everything from there "selfie game" to the "first day of class" photo and beyond into commercial photography to the next level. There are some very basic and simple rules that one can follow to instantly take a better image, and this applies to your iPhone just as much as it does to your 3,000$ SLR camera. The class will be broken up in two parts, the first being a basic knowledge lecture with examples of imagery, followed by a hands on "how to" where each student will have the chance to take photos of a model provided by myself. The students will leave with the basic skills to produce quality images in various circumstances that they might encounter in daily life as well as more professional environments. I expect that this class will take anywhere from 3-4 hours. I will personally take an image of each student that will be edited and sent to them after the workshop is completed. ****Supplies Students Need to Bring To Class::: The students will be required to bring some form of technology equipped with a camera. It doesn't matter if it's your iPhone, some other smartphone, a point and shoot, or a large format SLR camera.

Bring one of the following:
A bag of apples (prefer fuji/Gala)
A bottle of wine (prefer sweet wine)
A small gift of your choice
Coffee (prefer low caffeine)
Homemade baked goods (no nuts please!)

About the teacher, Cameron Sarradet

Cameron Sarradet is an young photographer, originally from Louisiana, who moved to LA in May of 2014. He has been practicing photography for about 5 years and has experience in everything from Senior Portraits and Wedding photography to Actor's head shots and Conceptual Imagery. Although he has no formal training, his experiences and his body of work prove that he is more than qualified to relay the basics of his craft to a student body.

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Gal Palace
131 S. Rampart Blvd.
Los Angeles

The workshop is designed to empower emerging cultural creatives (visual artists, musicians, actors, dancers, emerging creative space/event organizers, +) by providing an overview of marketing and promotion basics to help take them to their next level. The course will introduce key strategies and tools used for traditional publicity, email marketing, and online marketing. Participating students should have professional aspirations, actively pursuing their creative efforts (i.e., in an active band, making art, performing, etc.) Students will leave the course with the start of an action plan to guide their marketing and promotional efforts. The workshop is led by Charlene Boehne and Lynn Tejada, both of Green Galactic, an LA-based firm which provides publicity and marketing consulting services primarily to arts, culture, and entertainment clients.

Bring one of the following:
a bottle of Shiraz or Merlot
a piece of original dog art
clear garbage bags
graphic design assistance in creating a flyer
local fruits/vegetables (from your backyard, foraged, etc.)
snacks to share with the class
US postage stamps
video editing help

About the teacher, Lynn Tejada & Charlene Boehne

Established in Hollywood, California in 1993, Green Galactic provides publicity and marketing consulting services primarily to arts, culture, and entertainment clients. For over 20 years, Green Galactic Founder Lynn Tejada has been a publicist for alternative art and culture producers, enthusiastically representing clients on a local, regional, national, and international scale. Her promotional focus and client base has grown to include all things of interest to her including music, theatre, art, film, restaurants, dance, fashion, books, and more. Tejada has a BS in Television Production. A marketing professional and project manager for over 20 years, Charlene Boehne has worked in both the non-profit and corporate for-profit worlds. She joined Green Galactic in 2009, primarily as a marketing consultant and writer. Boehne, who has an MFA in Studio Art, has led business training workshops and taught college-level art classes.

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Chez Arroyo
211 S Ave 57
Los Angeles

How long has it been since you've thought about your childhood dreams? Are you feeling stuck, or just want to change the general direction of your career? This class is for you. We will discuss the components of career discernment and explore your core values. You will determine if your core values are aligned with your current occupation. You will leave the class with a list of resources and methods to learn whether your values align with potential careers under consideration. ****SUPPLIES Students Will Need To Bring To Class: a notebook a pen an open mind

Bring one of the following:
a bottle of wine
a cat toy
a piece of art created by you
a vinyl record
follow me and TSLA on twitter (@ritasoultanian/@tradeschoolLA)
tell 10 people about TSLA (who don't already know about it) via email or facebook (tag me and TSLA!)
your favorite decaf tea

About the teacher, Rita Soultanian

Rita is a Career Counselor with 10 years of experience in career services and higher education. She is skilled at advising young professionals on the entry-level market and provides personalized guidance regarding occupational choices, goal setting, and job search. She is also a singer (check out The Silver Lake Chorus) and a voiceover artist.

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My Mind Is Running!

1:30a.m. to 3:30a.m.
Chin's Push
4917 York Blvd
Los Angeles

In this class, we will on the one hand consider how urban movement can deepen our understanding of Los Angeles’ material ambiance, or psychogeography. Aimless running- something similar to what the Situationist International writer Guy DeBord called dérive, or drifting- is a playful-constructive practice where we let ourselves “be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the encounters we find there.” On the other hand, we will consider how running can be a meditative practice. We will look at questions such as, how does one meditate? Why should one meditate at all? And, how can we run in a mindful way? Although it is not required for the class, participants are encouraged to read Sakyong Mipham’s book “Running with the Mind of Meditation,” as well as Guy DeBord’s writings on dérive and psychogeography (available at online here http://library.nothingness.org/articles/all/all/dosearch/index.php?toplevel=1&authorid=2). We will not be running in this class. We will talk, meditate, make psychogeographical maps of Los Angeles terrain, and deconstruct our attachments to socially prescribed forms of movement. ****Supplies students will need to bring to be able to participate in this class: Please bring something comfortable to sit on (i.e. a large cushion or two, a meditation stool, a folding chair). Please also bring a brief written description of the city street where you work, of the route that you take to arrive at work, and of the city street where you reside. Please include details of color, lighting, smell and emotion. The more specific the better!

Bring one of the following:
A map
A record
Any type of jarred spread that you consider rare or exciting (sweet or savory)
Incense
Lessons on creating a garden
Something made out of jade

About the teacher, Dylan Howell

I like to run and I like to meditate, and I'm always tickled by French theory. If you give any of these things a shot, I think that you might like them too. I'm both looking forward to sharing what I know with the class, and to learning from other folks about their Los Angeles.

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Manila

The STORM Training Room
Unit 603 Centerpoint Building, J. Vargas Avenue corner Garnet Road, Ortigas Center
Pasig City

Lean the basics on how to invest your hard earned savings and be amazed that money can indeed work for you! Potentially earn millions without much effort and most importantly, the legal way!

Bring one of the following:
any item from the STORM Rewards Flexible Benefits Store

About the teacher, JC Cailles Lo

JC Cailles Lo used to be a brand manager from URC and a sales manager from Procter & Gamble before becoming an entrepreneur. Now managing the family corporation and doing small ventures on the side, he spends free time doing community service and sharing his knowledge about money investments

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Spanish for Beginners

10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
The Midnight Owl (UP Village)
Mapagkawanggawa St. corner Mabait St.
Quezon City

Self-introduction, describing your likes and dislikes, and basic sentence construction are among the things you can learn in this Spanish for Beginners class.

Bring one of the following:
A coffee date with you and two of your most interesting friends
Chips Ahoy Chewy Cookies
Dark Chocolate
Design help for a logo for my website
Keebler Soft Batch Cookies
Paperback Harry Potter book 6 or 7

About the teacher, Thea Tesoro

Thea Tesoro is a corporate stiff and foreign language student. She's currently in B1.4 level of Spanish.

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Art Therapy Workshop

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
The Midnight Owl (UP Village)
Mapagkawanggawa St. corner Mabait St.
Quezon City

No good with art? No problem! Art therapy is more focused on the process instead of the outcome. Join me for a little bit of introspection through paint and paper!

Bring one of the following:
2 Gouache paint sets
5 boxes of oil pastels
A .org domain name
An album by an independent local artist
An interesting non-fiction book (about war, literature, ocean science, social entrepreneurship, history, or even biographies)
Any book of poetry by Charles Bukowski
Beer from Palaweno Brewery
Movie passes

About the teacher, Mariel Sandico

I'm a multimedia designer and educator from Quezon City. I manage an artist volunteer collective that empowers youth through the arts. I like beer and history books.

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Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine (San Juan City)
Pinaglabanan Street
San Juan, Metro Manila

Featuring the smallest city in the Philippines, the charming yet historically and culturally rich city of San Juan. Experience a tour like no other. Get your minds fascinated by discoveries about the city of San Juan, and the Philippine Revolution against Spain, your stomachs filled with San Juan’s neighborhood secrets, and your hearts overjoyed with all the amazing people you’ll meet along the way. Expect for fun, physical activities, and be active during the tour. Also, expect to get wet! So make sure to wear the right kinds of clothing (respectable sports attire is preferred) and bring an extra set of clothes with you.

Bring one of the following:
Blog and Post Photos of the Tour
Filipino Favorites (Chocolates or Biscuits)
Someone to play music during the Tour
Stick-on name tags
Used Watergun or Plastic Cups

About the teacher, Alya Rodriguez

Alya Rodriguez is a DOT-trained muli-lingual tour guide fluent in Filipino, Kapampangan, English and Spanish. She loves travel, music, arts, culture and passionate about sharing her love the Philippines.

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Norwich

St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

A beginners class to learn how to make percussive sounds in a rhythmic manner with only our voices. We'll look at: how to warm up, the different percussive vocal sounds to use, how to make a rhythmic beat and ways to play with our voices. Any ability level can take part - no skills necessary - if you can talk you'll be able to do it.

Bring one of the following:
A decent salt and pepper grinder with metal grinders
A double duvet
A full body mirror
A hose with a reel
A house lamp
A melodica
A single duvet
Plain white plates, bowls, or mugs
Some nice house plants
Someone to remove the waste from our garden

About the teacher, bebox

Hi there, I'm Be. My stage name is bebox. I am a beatboxer, loop station artist and singer. I've been beatboxing and looping beats for 4 years and singing since I was a child. I enjoy having fun and using my voice expressively. I hope to inspire and encourage others to build their self esteem by playing with their voices.

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Get Writing

5:00a.m. to 6:00a.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

A fun session of creative writing exercises to get the creative juices flowing. Bring a pen and paper and a willingness to have fun and share your work.

Bring one of the following:
Cake (homemade)
Extra Virgin Olive oil
Organic produce (not meat or fish)
Poetry books
Smoked garlic
Some new bamboo socks (women's size 7)

About the teacher, Julia Webb

I believe that everyone has a writer inside them and that creative writing should be fun. I have a degree in Creative Writing form Norwich University of the arts and an MA (creative writing/poetry) from UEA. I have taught for various organisations including 4women, Writers Centre Norwich, Homegroup and Leeway. I currently run a writing workshop at the Greenhouse and teach introduction to poetry at Wensum Lodge.

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Grow Our Own Salad

5:00a.m. to 6:00a.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

To discuss and learn how to get a steady supply of salads by growing our own throughout the year (including the winter months). All materials such as pots, compost and seeds will be supplied but please bring your own pair of gardening gloves if you have them.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
General help in our community garden
Leftover seeds - vegetables and flowers
Printing paper
Unwanted, old, gardening tools in good condition

About the teacher, Mahesh Pant

I have been running a community gardening scheme called Grow-Our-Own (GO2) in Norwich for the past 10 years. We recently opened our second GO2 scheme - Marlpit Community Garden in Marlpit Lane, Norwich. I'm passionate about growing food organically and promoting a sustainable living.

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Learn to Knit

6:00a.m. to 7:00a.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

Learn how to make a scarf, cast on, knit, maybe purl too, and cast off. So simple, anyone can do it. Bring :- Knitting needles size 8mm (but any size will do if you can't find a pair) 1 or 2 100g balls of wool (your preferred colour) The more like Dr Who's scarf you want, the more wool will be needed obviously. The wool can be chunky or double knit (DK) it depends on how thick you want your scarf.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Anything rainbow coloured
Bunch of flowers
Chocolates
Vegtable plants

About the teacher, Kessa

I was first taught to knit by my mother when I was young. Have sold many knitted accessories and made many jumpers of my own designs over the years.

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Yoga & Relaxation

7:00a.m. to 8:00a.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

A balanced class to include physical postures, breath work and relaxation. Suitable for all levels of ability, just come along and relax. You will need to bring a yoga mat (a camping mat will do just as well!)

Bring one of the following:
A Surprise
Fruit
Inspirational reads/ films
Old Healthy eating cookbooks
Vegetables

About the teacher, julia ebbens

I am a part time yoga teacher/ student of nutritional therapy and have been teaching in a range of locations for over a year. My background is in Law but I soon got fed up with it and am very glad to be embarking on a healthier journey!

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Storytelling Workshop for Beginners

11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
The Book Hive
53 London Street
Norwich

A two hour introduction into the basic skills of storytelling. The session includes work on developing voice, movement and gesture as well as thinking about how to both adapt and learn stories to tell.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise!
Ball point pens
Birdfood
Biscuits (Home made are good!)
Old wood for kindling
Plants for the garden

About the teacher, David Tonge

I am a professional storyteller who specialises in historical costumed telling and I work at museums, heritage sites, festivals, fairs and schools all over the UK.

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Making Mandalas

5:00a.m. to 6:00a.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

No expertise in drawing or colouring needed just come and sit with others as we colour patterns in Mandalas or make our own circular patterns. Mandala means "circle" which means wholeness. Making or colouring them is a mindful activity that can be soothing, calming and inspiring creatively. The psychologist Carl Jung made one everyday to monitor his personal growth.

Bring one of the following:
A short story book
A surprise
Cake
Fruit
Poetry

About the teacher, Natasha Day

Natasha Day is an artist among other things, and mainly uses acrylic paints in abstracted landscapes. She has worked with art and Mandalas as part of Art and Wellbeing themes and believes fully in the therapeutic benefits of art making in general

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The Fine Art of Napkin Folding

6:00a.m. to 7:00a.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

Have you ever turned up at a meal to find some beautifully-folded napkins on the table in the shape of a boat, a bishop's mitre or a rose? If you have then keep up with your friends by coming along to this class and learn some great napkin folds. If you haven't then be the envy of your friends by being the first to display your new-found napkin folding skills.

Bring one of the following:
Clothes for an 11 year old boy (charity shop stuff okay)
Empty jam jars with lids
Folk or Classical CDs
Homemade biscuits or cakes
Kilner jars or bottles
Loose tea
Your favourite vegetarian/vegan recipe

About the teacher, Colin Hynson

I'm a freelance educational and children's writer, researcher and consultant. I love teaching (and learning) quirky but useful things.

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Making Your First Sourdough Bread

7:00a.m. to 8:00a.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

This class is aimed at newcomers to sourdough bread making. It will give simple step-by-step instructions on developing and caring for a sourdough starter. Students will learn to bake a delicious basic loaf and be given ideas for enhancing that loaf by changing the flour mix and adding additional ingredients. I will have samples available to try.

Bring one of the following:
Bread proving baskets
Cookbook
Large bread mixing bowl (non-metallic)
Organic bread flour
Surprise me

About the teacher, Mark Bond-Webster

I am a former teacher of history, now working for a charity providing housing for the homeless in Norwich. I am a passionate reader. I am also a passionate amateur cook, with a particular fondness for baking. I can also be found at many of the wine tastings held in the local area!

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Paris

Danse fusion Nia bien-être

11:30a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Le Moulin à Café - salle 2
8 rue Sainte Léonie, 75014
Paris

Fusion des arts martiaux, arts de la danse, yoga et feldenkreis. Danser, bouger dans le plaisir sans performance dans le respect du corps et de l'esprit, dans la joie, le lâcher prise. Dynamique et relaxant Chorégraphies simples, fluides, ludiques Musiques énergisantes et relaxantes

Bring one of the following:
des barres de céréales bio
un bougie durance fleur de coton
un hug de plus de 20 secondes
un merci
un panier de fruit
une huile de massage weleda à l'arnica

About the teacher, Papillon Laurence

Laurence Papillon auteur, danseuse effeuilleuse, intervenante en danse bien être Nia Passionnée, dynamique, professionnelle J'aime profondément mes activités et je suis enjouée de transmettre mes passions, dans la joie et le partage

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Westminster

Hands on Video Editing with FCPX

10:30a.m. to 11:30a.m.
Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE

I'll (do my best to) teach you the basics to build and refine your video/events in the newest 'user friendly' Final Cut Pro X. In this approach, I'll try my best to make you feel excited and passionate about the many aspects of the editing process in Final Cut - from importing/organization, editing and refining, with a bit of audio and effects tips and finally exporting.

Bring one of the following:
any book which you've already read and think of worth sharing
any DVD film -will make me happy for a day-
Any surprise, really!
bottle of nice white wine (not that picky)
snacks to share between us all

About the teacher, Chris Santana

I run a startup Video Production company (www.onehundredeighty.co.uk) based here at TheHub Westminster. On a daily bases I'm either out looking for suitable projects, editing at the Library space or hosting at TheHub from time to time. Cineworld is surely another spot to find me!

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Easy and exciting vegetarian cooking

10:30a.m. to 11:30a.m.
Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE

In spite of the incredible variety of vegetarian cuisine, the vegetarian options you'll find on menus are often bland afterthoughts. This class will introduce you to some exciting veggie dishes from around the world, with an emphasis on easy to prepare balanced meals. We'll make (and eat!) some dishes together and you'll leave with some easy recipes to try at home.

Bring one of the following:
An interesting book
Dark chocolate
Fresh produce
Some of your favourite vegetarian recipes to share
Vegetarian protein source (e.g. Quorn, tofu, TVP, quinoa, seeds)

About the teacher, Genevieve Laurier

Genevieve is the Operations Officer for the Social Innovation Partnership- a dynamic social advisory business based in the Hub Westminster. She gets excited about travelling, gender studies, reading, and exciting vegetarian food- she cooks every day as a means of fulfilling her love of eating.

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Coding a Website in Javascript

10:30a.m. to 11:30a.m.
Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE

A practical session introducing web development in HTML and JavaScript. Bring your computer and make sure you have a text editor (e.g.: http://www.sublimetext.com or https://atom.io) installed.

Bring one of the following:
A woolly hat for a one year old.
Breadsticks with sesame seeds.
Dried apricots.
Paddington books.
Toys for a one year old.

About the teacher, James Arthur

Geek generalist. Developer at OpenDesk.

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