Fiona Pilates

New Classes in 2018!

Mat Pilates
Mat Pilates is a safe and effective method of exercises that support healthy knees, hips, lower back, spinal alignment, and daily posture. By focusing on muscles powering everyday function, practicing Mat Pilates will enhance balance, coordination, concentration, mobility, and strength. We will flow through a series of core building movements that are modifiable to be fun and challenging for everyone from beginners to advanced practitioners.

Tue, 1:30pm. $5/M, $7/NM.

NEW! Strength & Flexibility – Starting in February!
Try a variety of strengthening and flexibility exercises designed to help increase muscle tone and range of motion. Benefits are improved posture and balance. Exercise progressions are taught to make this 60 minute workout appropriate for all fitness levels.  Amy Morgan, Certified Fitness Specialist, is dedicated to help you achieve your fitness goals and maintain a lifestyle of health and vitality.
Thu, 2:30pm. Free/M, $7/NM.

NEW! Laughter Yoga – Starting in February!
A unique practice which combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing. This practice helps expand lung capacity, mindfulness and can overall increase gratitude and happiness. Session ends with a guided meditation. Your first class in February is FREE.
Fri, 1pm. Suggested Donation.

NEW! Exploring Portraits with Acrylics
Class concentrates on shape, value and color using acrylics.

Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm.
Classes taught by Jackie Warfield.
A new painting is started every class. Cost includes materials. All levels welcome.
$28/M, $30/NM per class.

Four Pillars of Brain Longevity® Workshop
As evidenced by recent studies done by leading universities, Alzheimer’s, as well as other age related diseases, can be prevented and even effectively treated through lifestyle changes. This workshop is intended to spread awareness and educate people of all ages on lifestyle choices they can make to ensure a quality and happy life and to reduce the risk of chronic diseases, including dementia.

The workshop will consist of a series of four classes that will cover four pillars of successful aging through:

  1. Physical and Mental Exercises for brain stimulation and strengthening of immune system
  2. Stress Management
  3. Diet and Supplements
  4. Lifestyle choices for emotional and spiritual balance

Presented by Alexandra (Sasha) Briskin, BS Cognitive Science – UCSD, Certified Brain Longevity® Therapy Specialist, Certified Yoga Instructor, and Certified Healing Touch Practitioner.
Thu, Feb 15, 22, March 1, 8. 11:30am – 1:30pm.
4-Week Course $55/M, $70/NM. Limited seats available.
Drop in Cost per class: $15/M, $20/NM

Music Appreciation PLUS: A Four-Part Course
This course is for those who want to: Improve their music listening and focus skills. Learn how to recognize outstanding music artists. Understand the differences between performing and playing the piano.
Fri, Feb 23: The Ingredients of Music
Fri, Mar 2: Sound – Piano from the inside out
Fri, Mar 9: Rhythm – The Heartbeat of Music
Fri, Mar 16: Musical Phrase is the Thought
Each class will be dedicated to the many different elements of music and will involve activities, such as dancing, meditations, conducting, sketching. Comfortable clothing and shoes are advisable. Course taught by the musically accomplished Polina Sisman, certified member of the California Association of Professional Music and long time MTCA (Music Teacher Association of California) member. Children and seniors are welcome!

Mon, Feb 23, Mar 2, 9, 16, 12:30-1:30pm. $45/M, $55/NM.
Drop-In Price $12/M, $15/NM. Min 10 students required.

Canvas Design & Wine with Award Winning Artist, Dottie Stanley
Canvas Design & Wine with Dottie is an upbeat creative class for both the artistic and not so artistic. Come learn the basics of acrylic painting from an award winning artist, while enjoying the company of friends. The best part? You go home with a painting you can call “uniquely yours.” Not artistic? Don’t worry! Dottie will guide you through step by step recreating the nights painting.
Cost includes all materials. Registration Required.
Mon, Feb 12,
6pm. $30/M, $35/NM.

NEW! Cooking with Chef Maribel
The Authentic Caesar Salad and Shrimp Ceviche
Learn how to prepare the famous Caesar Salad as it was invented and is still served down the border in Tijuana. Also learn to prepare Shrimp Ceviche, Mexican style.

Tue, Feb 20, 6pm. $30/M, $35/NM

Memory Café (formerly Café Social)
Now two times a month! The 1st & 3rd Wednesday!
February 7:
“We love your LOVE memories!” Share memories of Valentine’s Day and relationships throughout your life, from your first love to your current partner/spouse to happy memories of those no longer with us.

February 21: Paint and talk about the personal creative process and memories they evoke. 
Sponsored by Monarch Cottage. Refreshments will be served. 
Wed, Feb 7 & 14, 10-11:30am. Free, open to all.

Svaroopa® Yoga Workshops
The programs are taught by Vidyadevi Stillman, Svaroopa® yoga’s premier teacher trainer.
Registration is required for both programs: (858) 454-9936.

Half Day Program
Yoga poses, chanting and meditation. Body, mind, heart and deeper.
Mon, Feb 19, 9am-1pm. $91.00/person.

Free Yoga Pain Clinic
Learn how to live pain-free! Come and see how Svaroopa® yoga can help you with your aches and pains.
Mon, Feb 19, 2-4:30pm. Donations accepted.