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Classes, Seminars, and Workshops

Classes, Seminars, and Workshops





 
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Monday


April 2014
 6-7:30 p.m. 

Partner Acrobatics: Ringstar Studio.

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Partner Acrobatics (often referred to as AcroYoga, or Acro) offers an exploration into partner dynamics, through balance postures and movement. We will be working on supporting (basing) and flying in a variety of postures, learning how to use (as well as develop) strength, stability and balance. Each class will offer a focus on different moves, allowing you to slowly build up your repertoire.
If you have never tried anything like this, don't worry, this class is meant to be for everyone. We will gladly walk you through the basics. Now remember, this class is all about having fun and possibly learning something about yourself in the process. It will be available on a drop-in basis, until there is enough interest to develop into a progressive series. The cost will be $15/class, or $50/month. You can come solo, or with a partner. For more information, please check out the listed website.
Ann Arbor Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity Dr, Ann Arbor MI 48108. $15. connor@connorotto.com www.a2ringstar.com [map]
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Tuesday


April 2014
 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Aerial Silks Level 0: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Silks, also known as Tissu or Ribbons, is a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, pose, and movements in the air. This absolute beginners class will teach you to climb, apply footlocks, introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. This class is only available by single reservation and does not have a seven week progressive curriculum. It is designed for beginning aerialists who wish to join the Aerial Silks Level 1 class, but missed the first week or more of that seven week series. You are welcome to repeat this class as often as you like until you feel comfortable with these fundamentals, or if you simply want to condition and hone the basics in an instructor guided environment.
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $25. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-0/ [map]
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 6:30 p.m. 

Restorative Yoga for Chronic Pain and Illness: Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.

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This yin yoga series is designed to reduce the emotional and physical stress and discomfort associated with chronic pain conditions. This is a gentle, slow moving class; appropriate for beginners and those interested in increasing vitality and immunity while developing self-healing practices. Seated mostly on the floor and utilizing bolsters and props, slow intrinsic movements promote healing and offer the opportunity to relax deeply and completely. Our small class size allows for individualized instruction in a warm and supportive environment. Healing music and meditation are incorporated into each session.
Restorative Yoga for Chronic Pain and Illness meets Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.
Fee: $140 for 7 Weeks
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $140. 734-769-6100. welcome@hygeiacenter.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
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 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Static Trapeze 1: A2 Aviary.

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Static trapeze, or fixed trapeze, is a circus art performed on the bars and ropes of a mainly stationary trapeze. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Static Trapeze. You will learn to get on and off the trapeze unassisted, as well as seated and under the bar poses. Strength makes it seamless! This is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique, without focusing on choreography. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$15 for a single class
$150 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25-$150. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/static-trapeze-1/ [map]
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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Alcoholics Anonymous: A Panel Discussion: Dawn Farm.

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Alcoholics Anonymous: A Panel Discussion´ will present a short slide show and discussion of the history of Alcoholics Anonymous followed by a lively moderated panel discussion regarding addiction and alcoholism, personal recovery, and participation in 12 Step programs. The audience will hear personal recovery stories, gain an understanding of how A.A. helps people with alcoholism to recover, and learn how to become involved with A.A. (Please note: Dawn Farm is not affiliated with A.A. or any twelve Step organization.) This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]
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Wednesday


April 2014
 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. 

A Second Look at the Second Screen: LA2M - Marketing Education.

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The fact is, 75% of television viewers are engaged with a second screen at least once a month (according to Nielsen). Let's take a "second" to explore some interesting examples of what marketers are doing thanks to the rise of the second screen.
Note this is a make-up from the snowed out session in early February.
Jamie, currently president of SMZ Advertising, has over 20 years of successfully leading and directing brands. Make sure you join us on the 5th to hear this exciting talk!
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. info@la2m.org la2m.org [map]
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 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. 

A Second Look at the Second Screen: LA2M - Marketing Education.

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The fact is, 75% of television viewers are engaged with a second screen at least once a month (according to Nielsen). Let's take a "second" to explore some interesting examples of what marketers are doing thanks to the rise of the second screen.
Note this is a make-up from the snowed out session in early February.
Jamie Michelson, currently president of SMZ Advertising, has over 20 years of successfully leading and directing brands. Make sure you join us on the 5th to hear this exciting talk!
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. info@la2m.org la2m.org [map]
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 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

Ballet Conditioning: A2 Aviary.

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Are you an adult looking for a ballet class for beginners? Or a budding aerialist who needs little help with your form? Perhaps you have heard phrases bandied about such as, "Point your feet.", "Put energy in your arms.", or "Straighten those legs for a long line." If so then Ballet Conditioning is for you! Strengthening feet, cultivating grace, and improving balance are just some of the aspects that will be explored in this class. There will be a ballet barre followed by easy center work. All levels are welcome!
$12 for a single class
$75 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $12 - $75. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/ballet/ [map]
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Thursday


April 2014
 8:45-9:45 p.m. 

Aerial Silks Level 0: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Silks, also known as Tissu or Ribbons, is a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, pose, and movements in the air. This absolute beginners class will teach you to climb, apply footlocks, introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. This class is only available by single reservation and does not have a seven week progressive curriculum. It is designed for beginning aerialists who wish to join the Aerial Silks Level 1 class, but missed the first week or more of that seven week series. You are welcome to repeat this class as often as you like until you feel comfortable with these fundamentals, or if you simply want to condition and hone the basics in an instructor guided environment.
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $25. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-0/ [map]
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Friday


April 2014
 4 p.m. 

Girl Power! Yoga: Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.

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Girl Power! Yoga helps teenage girls find and strengthen their inner power through yoga and group discussion. Girl Power! Yoga is a yoga class specific for teenage girls age 6th -8th grade that focuses on emPOWERing self-acceptance, self-esteem, and strengthening their mind, body, spirit connection. Classes will include 60 minutes of yoga practice and 15-minute group discussion. Instructor: Sara Hughes-Zabawa. Class meets on Fridays from 4:00 - 5:15 pm.
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $110. 734-769-6100. welcome@hygeiacenter.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
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 5:30, 7, & 8:30 p.m. 

Burlesque All Night! A Workshop Series with Cruel Valentine!: The Ann Arbor Aviary.

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The A2 Aviary is proud to host a series of three workshops with award-winning, international burlesque performer, "Chicago's Own Community Chest", Cruel Valentine! Sign up for an individual class, or the whole package, but don't miss this opportunity!
5:30pm to 7:00pm - Burlesque Hip Hop Fusion
7:00pm to 8:30pm - Flexibility & Body Control for Burlesque
8:30pm to 10:30pm - Burlesque Master Class
For complete class information, and to pre-register (highly recommended!), please visit: http://a2aviary.com/offerings/burlesque-all-night-with-cruel-valentine-41814/
Cruel Valentine is an Ann Arbor native who has spent the past several years performing her way across the nation and beyond. She is an independent performer, producer and teacher of burlesque, and co-founder of SuadelaIntimates.com, your go-to for burlesque accessories.
Valentine's dynamic, risk-taking performances have earned her recognition nationwide, and abroad. For more information, visit CruelValentine.com!
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 4720 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $20 per class, $55 for all three!. thecruelvalentine@gmail.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/burlesque-all-night-with-cruel-valentine-41814/ [map]
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Saturday


April 2014
 9 a.m. 

"Birth & the First Three Months: A Childbirth and Newborn Care Class": Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.

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In this highly rated childbirth and newborn class, you will learn:
*When to go to the hospital or call your midwife.
*What to do at home during early labor.
*How to help labor go well and decrease the necessity for C-section and other interventions, including tips for how to do this with or without an epidural.
*Many different techniques for coping with contractions.
*How to support and help laboring women.
*How to gather information from your doctor or midwife in order to make informed decisions about routine proceedures, interventions and pain control.
*Tips to prepare for and ease postpartum recovery.
*Women's health after birth.
*Early infant attachment.
* Understanding newborn cues and states of awareness; tips to reduce crying and better understand your baby.
Fee: $175.00.
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (there will be a 2 hour break for lunch)
Instructor: Deb Rhizal
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $175. 734-769-6100. welcome@hygeiacenter.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
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 Noon-2 p.m. 

Learn to Solder!: All Hands Active.

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Have a desire to solder, but don't know how?
We can help!
We've got the soldering irons, staff, and experience to teach you the good stuff.
You will leave All Hands Active with proof of your new found ability to accurately melt metal, an official MakeShed Badge (Easy!), or a PenguiCon Badge (Difficult!). Yours to keep! It changes colors! It pulses!
**We also have Holiday kits to solder for $10 more. Not hard, but will make sure that you leave this class knowing how to solder well**
You are more than welcome to stick around after class to practice more, ask questions, etc. If you have something you would like to solder, bring it along!
All Hands Active, 525 E. Liberty. Donation. $10 (MakeShed Badge) or $25 (PenguiCon Badge). (734) 707-8242. AllHandsActive@gmail.com AllHandsActive.com [map]
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 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Growing Heirloom Tomatoes and Peppers Organically": Project Grow Community Gardens.

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Learn the secrets to selecting and growing exceptionally delicious tomatoes and peppers, using organic practices. Discover the best cultivars to grow, along with tips to ensure a bountiful harvest. Royer Held, tomato and pepper grower extraordinaire, will tell all in this class. Free, but pre-registration is required. Visit www.projectgrowgardens.org to get signed up!
Leslie House at Leslie Science and Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd.. Ann Arbor. Free. 734-996-3169. info@projectgrowgardens.org www.projectgrowgardens.org [map]
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 2:30-3:30 p.m. 

Static Trapeze 1: A2 Aviary.

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Static trapeze, or fixed trapeze, is a circus art performed on the bars and ropes of a mainly stationary trapeze. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Static Trapeze. You will learn to get on and off the trapeze unassisted, as well as seated and under the bar poses. Strength makes it seamless! This is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique, without focusing on choreography. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$15 for a single class
$150 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25-$150. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/static-trapeze-1/ [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

Organic Farming :: Intro to Marketing: Tilian Farm Development Center.

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We will start the discussion on what markets are available for local farm products and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each. Developing a marketing plan will be included.
Washtenaw Food Hub. Free. $5. 734.222.3817. tilianfdc@gmail.com http://www.tiliancenter.org
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