Pilates Week | Jennifer Kries
An unparalleled innovator in the realm of health and fitness, Jennifer Kries, dancer, choreographer, author, Pilates master teacher, yoga instructor and lifestyle expert is an acclaimed and highly sought-after guest lecturer and instructor at renowned educational health institutions and spa facilities worldwide. A true Pilates pioneer, Jennifer was the first to bring Pilates to the masses with her award-winning videos and DVDs, The Method Series andFox/Fit TV’s,The Method Show that revolutionized the fitness community and started the explosive wave of enthusiasm for Pilates mind-body exercise.
One of the world’s preeminent mind-body master teachers, she is responsible for launching many of today’s most respected professionals who teach either traditional Pilates or The Method, her trademark mind-body synthesis: Pilates, yoga, and dance. She is the founder of New York’s Balance Pilates, Yoga, and Dance, artistic director and founder of Contemporary Dance Theatre New York and most recently, creator and producer of yet two other ground-breaking DVD series, Hot Body Cool Mind: The Life Force Power Workout, the best of Pilates, Yoga and Dance with all-new Waking Energy, ancient health and longevity practicesand Jennifer Kries The Pilates Method Master Trainer Series, the definitive resource for Pilates professionals, teachers-in-training or Pilates devotees.
Her approach to personal fitness is unsurpassed. Jennifer brings unmatched clarity and an extraordinary perspective to her teaching. She has inspired countless readers, practitioners, graduates of her programs, and viewers alike to embrace her all-encompassing philosophy of movement, art, health, life and energy. Through her inspiring work, she helps people transform far more than their bodies, leading them to experience a joyful connection to themselves and to tap into a reserve of power, mobility and clarity like never before. Her attention to detail, superb teaching style, artistry, and knowledge of Eastern healing techniques, anatomy and energy dynamics makes her one of the most highly sought-after mind-body teachers in the world today.
Culinary Experiences at La Cocina Que Canta | Visiting Teacher Diane Morgan
Diane Morgan is an award-winning cookbook author and freelance food writer. She is the author of fourteen cookbooks including “The Christmas Table,” “The New Thanksgiving Table,” “Grill Every Day,” “Salmon", "Pizza,” “Delicious Dips,” “The Thanksgiving Table,” “Midnight Munchies,” “Cooking For The Week,” and “Dressed To Grill: Savvy Recipes for Girls who Play with Fire,” all from Chronicle Books. She has been involved in the world of food for more than 20 years. Diane has been a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times food section and has written for Bon Appetit, Fine Cooking, Cooking Light, The Oregonian, and Northwest Palate. She has appeared on the Today Show, ABC World News Now, CBS Early Show, The TV Food Network, Smart Solutions on HGTV, Seasonings on PBS, and Good Day Oregon.
Diane’s website is: www.dianemorgancooks.com.
Diane will be teaching on Wednesday at 11 and 4 and on Thursday at 4-- two different menus for Wednesday and Thursday, each class 3.5 hours in duration, during which you will enjoy preparing your own meal along with fellow cooks. Classes take place at La Cocina Que Canta, our new culinary center. You also will have the opportunity to harvest produce you use from our organic garden, Tres Estrellas.
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Sex Ed for Grownups | Reverend Debra W. Haffner
Come learn a new model of sexual intimacy, how to engage your senses, and five steps to improving your sex life.
IMPROVING INTIMACY IN LONG TERM RELATIONSHIPS
How do we recapture the intimacy and romance we felt early in our relationships? How in our busy lives can we create emotional and physical intimacy in our lives? Come learn simple proven techniques for making a good long term relationship even better.
SEX OVER FORTY: It’s not just nostalgia
This workshop will explore the challenges of sexual relationships during midlife and beyond. Come learn the latest information about how to be sexy and sexual throughout your life.
Debra Haffner, MPH, M.Div., has been a sexuality educator for more than 30 years and is the author of six books. She has degrees from Wesleyan University, Yale School of Medicine, Union Theological Seminary, and in 2011, was awarded an honorary doctorate of public service from Widener University in recognition of her lifetime contributions. She is currently the executive director of the Religious Institute and a visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary and the Pacific School of Religion. She is the former President and CEO of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. She is a frequent guest on radio and television programs. Her work has been featured on Oprah, the Today Show, NPR and in the New York Times, Newsweek, Time, and U.S. News and World Report. Her latest book is “What Every 21st Century Parent Needs to Know” (Newmarket Press). She is also an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister and was recently honored with the UUA’s 2011 Ministry to Women award.