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Adults and Teens

Adult and Teen classes are recreational and teach new skills.

  • If you would like to sign up for a class that has already started, please call (310) 452-3881 to check space availability and to receive a pro-rated fee. (More Info.)

 




Barre Class


Price: Varies   (Adults and Teens)

Barre Class Barre Class Taught by Nurit Krauss, who trained at the Julliard School, Martha Graham Center, and the Joffrey Ballet, Barre Class is specially designed for women. It is taught primarily at the ballet barre, but also includes some center and aerobic exercises. Concentrating on balance, alignment, placement, coordination and upper body strength, the Barre Class utilizes principles of ballet and dance to enhance posture, elongate muscles and improve joint articulation and extension.  Special attention is given to learning sequences of movement with music to improve memory.

  • INSTRUCTOR: Nurit Krauss
  • COST: Use your Body Shop Card
  • TIME: Wednesdays, 9:00 - 10:15 am

 

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Belly Dance


Price: $ 96.00   (Adults and Teens)

Shirin Shirin Goddess Empowerment!   Belly Dance is a fabulously fun and creative way for women of all ages to get in shape, explore exciting new music, and experience true Woman Power!  Class will sometimes use finger cymbals and other props, available from the instructor for purchase or loan.  Classes for both the beginner and intermidiate level available.  Shirin teaches in Los Angeles and Japan and performs locally,  for more information, go to: www.raqshirin.com
                       

   

  • INSTRUCTOR: Shirin
  • TIME:  Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:30 pm (beginning) 
  • 7:45 - 8:45 pm (intermediate)
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Life Drawing Workshop


Price: $ 15.00   (Adults and Teens)

Life Drawing Life Drawing LOCAL ARTISTS! ART STUDENTS! The YWCA offers an affordable, uninstructed figure drawing workshop on Tuesday nights using high quality, diverse models. This is a great opportunity to hone your drawing skills with live models and to meet other artists in a professional, yet comfortable atmosphere. LIMITED ENROLLMENT!

(Ages 16 and up, under 18 years needs permission note from parent or guardian.)

  • COORDINATOR: Dan Horowitz.
  • COST: $50 for 4 sessions (YWCA Members); $56 for 4 sessions (YWCA Non-Members); $15 for 1 session (YWCA Non-Members)
  • TIME: Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:30 pm, Ongoing

 

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Qi Gong for Health - New!


Price: $ 80.00   (Adults and Teens)

Qi Gong 2 2 Qi Gong 2 2 Qi Gong is a Chinese system of exercise based on Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been around for over 5,000 years.  Qi Gong will awaken your body's innate healing powers by combining movement, massage, meditation and breathing.  Because most Qi Gong forms are simple and repetitive, they are more accessible than many Tai Chi forms, so one can feel the effects (feelings of calm and good health) almost immediately.  The practice also builds strength, improves balance and leaves you feeling peaceful and relaxed.

The instructor, Michael Sieverts has been teaching Qi Gong in the community for 12+ years.

  • INSTRUCTOR:  Michael Sieverts
  • TIME:  Saturdays, 8:45 - 10:00 am (beginning 3/21/15)
  • COST:  Use your Bodyshop Card, or $12 single class
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SHIELD - Women's Self Defense


Price: Varies   (Adults and Teens)

SHIELD Self Defense SHIELD Self Defense SHIELD Women's Self Defense was created specifically to empower women and girls against sexual assault and domestic violence.  The training has been taught for L.A. County Department of Public Health, Fox Studios, Santa Monica Police, USC, UCLA, television shows and many others.  SHIELD was designed for fighting off a bigger opponent by using leverage and lower body strength.  We train in realistic scenarios of common assaults for women in a safe and protective environment.  For more info, contact Nelson Nio at:  www.shieldselfdefense.com

 

  • INSTRUCTORS: Nelson Nio
  • TIME: Sundays at the YWCA, contact Nelson for price and times.
  • www.shieldselfdefense.com
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Thompson Adult Karate


Price: Varies   (Adults and Teens)

(teens - adults)

Traditional Shotokan Karate taught by Sensei Dana Thompson, 3rd degreee Black Belt with over 15 years experience.  Students 11 on up will learn basic strikes, punches, kicks, blocks, sparring and katas (forms) as well as reality-based martial arts and self-defense.  Great workout that increases strength, flexibility and concentration.  For more information or registration, contact instructor at (310) 740-1223 or www.thompsonkarate.com

  • INSTRUCTORS: Dana Thompson
  • TIME: Mondays, 6:45 - 8:00 pm, ongoing
  • COST: Contact Instructor for details and registration, (310) 740-1223 or www.thompsonkarate.com
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TimeLessBody


Price: Varies   (Adults and Teens)

Join dancer, choreographer and teacher, Nurit Krauss, and learn about her unique Timeless Body System. It efficiently combines all elements of fitness into a well-crafted sequence of movement that works the entire body as well as the nervous system. Perfect for all ages and levels of fitness.  Weekly classes meet every Monday with Nurit.

 

For More information, go to:  TimeLessBodySystem.com or email Nurit at:

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  • INSTRUCTOR: Nurit Krauss
  • COST: Use your Body Shop Card
  • TIME: Mondays, 9:00 - 10:15 am, Ongoing
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Women's Basic Ballet


Price: $ 42.00   (Adults and Teens)

Ballet for Women Ballet for Women Women's Basic Ballet is for women who have never taken ballet or who want to review terms and steps. Explained in an easy manner, this is a great yet gentle way to exercise and includes barre and center steps to classical music. Students can wear gym or ballet clothes.

  • INSTRUCTOR: Luanice Frank
  • TIME: Fridays, 1:45 - 2:45 pm
  • 3-week sessions
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Yoga for Cancer Survivors


Price: Varies   (Adults and Teens)

Cancer can be devastating - emotionally, physically and financially. Join Bhavani for this free yoga class every Tuesday. Bhavani, also a cancer survivor, invites you to “breathe” with her and exercise at your own pace. Sponsored in part by Team Survivor.

  • INSTRUCTOR: Bhavani
  • COST: $3 per class (10 class card = $30)
  • TIME: Tuesdays, 12 noon - 1:15 pm, Ongoing

 

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Yoga with Bhavani


Price: $ 135.00   (Adults and Teens)

Yoga with Bhavani Yoga with Bhavani Join Bhavani for a great hatha yoga "flow" class. Bhavani has studied and taught yoga around the world and has been teaching yoga on the Westside for over 20 years with a very loyal following.

  • INSTRUCTOR: Bhavani
  • TIME: Mon, Wed, Fri 6:30 - 7:30 am and 12:30 - 1:30 pm
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Adult and Teen classes are recreational and teach new skills.

  • If you would like to sign up for a class that has already started, please call (310) 452-3881 to check space availability and to receive a pro-rated fee. (More Info.)

 


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