Regularly Scheduled Classes & Events

Pdancer-child-75-100lease contact our office at (415) 868-2128 or email lia@bocenter.org if you would like to know specifics or availability to start a class or offer a workshop.

 

MONDAY

Somatic Exercises ~ 9:30 – 10:45 am

Learn a series of gentle focused movements that can be practiced daily to re-educate the body to move freely with ease and flexibility.  Somatic Exercises release habituated pain and chronic discomfort, restores muscle function and renewed awareness in moving through daily life. Please bring  a mat, blanket and dress  warmly in comfortable clothes, exercises will be done on the floor. Drop-ins welcome. For more info contact Cenize   (415) 497- 4413   cteafortwo@gmail.com

 

Baby Yoga with Angela and Levi ~ 11:00 – 12:00 p.m. This introductory series runs February 27-April 3rd 2017, Mondays from 11-Noon. Cost: $80 for the series. 

Bring your baby to yoga.  This class welcomes all babies who are able to hold their head up and are still a comfortable size to pick up repeatedly.  It is held in a loose format so that the babies may participate according to their individual rhythms and temperament.  Classes will include endurance/strength building and deep stretching for parents, gentle yoga for the babies, as well as practices to connect and play with baby.   Contact: Angela Sterpka 510.457.6721

 

Bo Babies ~ 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Baby and toddler group for mamas, papas and babies – free entry
Was paid for with a grant from the Stinson-Bolinas Community Fund – looking for current funding or sponsors! 

 

Pilates Mat with Lisa ~ 5:30-6:45 p.m. 

This class will focus on your needs as well as: Improving posture, Strengthening you r core, Increasing Flexibility, Injury Prevention,
Awareness of Breath, Reducing tension & Stress.
To Register: 868-0473 or come to the 1st class
10 Class series = $140 – 12 students max

 

Yoga with Angela Sterpka ~ 7:00- Decompress body, mind and spirit with this soulful yoga practice suitable for all levels.   Classes are a hatha-flow that incorporate asana (yoga postures), breath work, internal practices and meditation so that students may grow their own body awareness and expand their limits.  $12/class or 5 classes for $50.

 

TUESDAY

Diaspora Dance for our Village Elder Women ~ 9:00am-10:15 am

An empowering restorative movement experience with Amber Hines. We will embody, connect with our source energy and one another. Come Strengthen, lengthen, dance and flow. Lets move our energy together. For more info contact Amber at amberchines@gmail.com

 

Soul Soup: A family style music ritual w/ Amber Hines ~ 10:30am – 11:15 am

Utilizing ritual traditions from around the world. We will gather in song, dance and play with live drum accompaniment. Pre-registration is requested, thou walk-ins are welcome. Contact Amberchines@gmail.com for more info and to register.

 

Gentle Workout w/ Brenda Stine ~ 11:30-12:30 am

This class is a mixture of what Brenda knows and loves: yoga, dance, music, and moving the body safely. Classes include a warm up, with special attention to the neck and spine, stretches, and easy moves that wake up our circulation, rhythm and coordination. We always get out of the chair and work on our posture and balance too.
Formerly known as Senior Stretch, this class is for ANYONE of ANY AGE who wants or needs a gentle work out at this time. We stretch and move, mostly while sitting in a chair, but you can stand if you want to.

 

Aerial Arts for Youth w/ Joanna Haigood ~ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Core Contact with Lisa Townsend ~  6:30pm-8pm
A Contemporary Dance Class – Open to Teenagers & Adults
CoreContact is a contemporary dance class for the mind-full body. Joining mind/body modalities with release based modern dance we begin by warming our bodies with a focus placed on our breath, the body’s alignment, our soft tissue and bones. This attention established, we will build from simple movement exercises to longer dance phrases. Phrase material will emphasize: going in and out of the floor with ease, dancing boldly & covering lots of space, taking chances off balance, embodying articulate gestures,& developing musicality within our strong, efficient, and graceful bodies.

 

Open Voices: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month, 7:45 p.m. Donation-based (suggested donation $15-$20; no one turned away!) With Anna Swisher!

 This “class” is actually not so much of a class, but an opportunity to practice finding and opening our voices in ways that liberate us. This is not about learning to sing pretty. We’ll begin with a few minutes of gentle movement to open our bodies, and then we’ll move through guided sounding meditations to unlock the different sounds we are capable of making. We’ll make lots of noise, finding our way to our own unique vocal expression, as individuals together in a group. We’ll get loud, deep, passionate, soulful, high-pitched, low-pitched, squeaky, scratchy, and everything in between. Sometimes we’ll learn songs, sometimes we’ll just wail our hearts out. Every class is different. In this class, imperfect is perfect. Shyness is welcome. Bigness is beautiful. Bring whatever you’ve got, and we’ll sing ourselves to life. Freeing our voices in this way, and singing together in community, unlocks all kinds of potent magic! Everyone is welcome!

 

 

WEDNESDAY

Pilates Mat with Lisa Townsend ~ 8:30-9:45 a.m. 
drop-in okay

After-School Theater with Lisa Townsend ~ 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Diaspora Dance with Amber Hines ~ 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.                                            

An empowering restorative movement experience inspired by the sacred gifts of my African heritage. I invite you to get into your body and move your energy! We will stretch, strengthen, groove deeply and sweat.  Adults only please!

 

THURSDAY

Yoga Flow with Brenda Stine ~ 7:30am – 9:00 am / $15 OR $5 for caregivers working with the elderly

Start your day with a dynamic yoga class that moves fluidly through poses, with mindful attention to your body and breath. The class is set to music and is both vigorous and relaxing: restoring balance to body, mind and soul.

 

 

Food Bank ~ 12 noon. The San Francisco Food Bank and the Marin Food Bank brings food assistance for those who need it

 

Congolese Dance and Drumming with Sandor ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm / $15

 

FRIDAY

Pilates Mat with Lisa Townsend ~ 9:00-10:00 a.m. – drop-in okay

Ballet with Erika Townsend
Ballet Teens & Adults / Starting January 8th 2016
Fridays, 10:30 to Noon (except 4th Friday of each month) – All levels are welcome.
Class includes ballet barre, stretching, center work, & across the floor.
$60 for 5 classes, Drop-ins welcome, $15 per class.
Attire: comfortable workout clothes (not baggy) and ballet shoes
Hair should be worn away from face &  neck, preferably in a bun.
Information:  bnetownsend@att.net    209.523.4305    209.985.9852

JourneyDance: 4 Fridays March 31st – April 21st 2017, 12:15-1:45 p.m. Sliding Scale $10-$25 with Anna Swisher. JourneyDance™ is a physical and spiritual practice that gets you out of your mind and into your body.  It is a free-form, conscious dance practice that leads participants on a ritual journey of physical and emotional transformation, through movement, breath, ritual, and sweat.  There are no steps to learn; there’s no right way to do it.  To a soundtrack of inspiring music from around the world, you’ll be guided to connect more deeply with your natural intuitive movement, free the stuck energies that want to move through you, release negative thoughts and emotions, and reconnect with your innate joy and wholeness.

It’s sacred. It’s playful. It’s joyous. It’s liberating, empowering, and deeply healing. You’ll leave feeling renewed, grounded, exercised, exorcised, connected, and peaceful. No dance experience necessary whatsoever! This class is accessible to anyone who is able to stand, lie down, and move around. It’s up to you how you move! Anyone over 14 yr-old is welcome.

No Place Like Home ~ 11:00 a.m. – noon (once a month) Free brunch served every fourth Friday of the month. Offered to you by the No Place Like Home committee and  Bob Grove, Minister of the Calvery Presbyterian Church

 

SATURDAY

Diaspora Dance with Amber Hines ~ 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.                             

An empowering restorative movement experience inspired by the sacred gifts of my African heritage. I invite you to get into your body and move your energy! We will stretch,strengthen,groove deeply and sweat.  Adults only please!

 

Jazz & Acrobatics Boys & Girls with KT, 7-9yrs  ~ 11:00-12:00

First half of the class is basics of dancing jazz. The second half of the class will be spent improving tumbling skills like handstands, cartwheels, and back walkovers. This class is skill based to support future abilities. It is structured, focused, and fun!

1/28 free class! 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 3/4, 3/11

$15/class

 

Movement Games and Hooping with KT, 3.5-6 yrs  ~ 12:00-12:45 pm                     

This class is about keeping kids moving. Dance and theater games that use integrative learning will enhance cognitive thinking, as well as build strength, balance and coordination. Each class will include hula hooping time and always ends with an obstacle course! This class promises serious fun and good nights sleep. A 45min class.

1/28 free class! 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 3/4, 3/11

$12 class

Class Teacher is “KT”, Offering Movement instruction: Ballet, Exercise & Fitness, Children’s Gymnastics. 414.305.4029

 

SUNDAY

Belly Dancing with Amalia ~ 11:00 – 12:00

CommUnity Night ~ starts between 6:00 and 7:00 pm

(Only occasional Sundays, check www.bocenter.org/events for details )
This is an evening YOU may organize something for your community and it is FREE for YOU and  everyone attending! Please call 868-2128 for details on how it works.