Fiona Pilates

New Classes in 2018!

Italian Classes: Beginner & Conversation
This course will provide the framework that is necessary to communicate effectively in real life situations. Instructor: Paola Baracco. TEXTBOOK: La Ricetta Segreta. Author: Cinzia Medaglia (Editor CIDEB) – Livello Uno A2.
Conversation: Tue, Jan 9, 9-10am. 8-week course.
Beginner: Thu, Jan 11, 9-10am. 8-week course.
$135/M, $145/NM. Minimum students required.

Mat Pilates – Starts January 9
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.

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.
Mon, Jan 15: The Ingredients of Music
Mon, Jan 22: Sound – Piano from the inside out
Mon, Jan 29: Rhythm – The Heartbeat of Music
Mon, Feb 5: 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, Jan 15, 22, 29 and Feb 5. 10:30-11:30am
$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, Jan 29,
6pm. $30/M, $35/NM.

NEW! Cooking with Chef Maribel
Lebanese Delicacies
Learn how to cook an authentic Hummus.  We will also prepare delicious grape leaves rolls.
Thu, Jan 18, 11:30am. $30/M, $35/NM
Seared Tuna Fish with rice noodles
Impress your friends and family with an awesome tuna fish dish served with rice noodles on a Portobello sauce.

Thu, Jan 25, 11am. $30/M, $35/NM

Memory Café (formerly Café Social)
Now two times a month! The 1st & 3rd Wednesday!
Monarch Cottage’s Café Social is proud to announce a partnership with Memory Café.

Jan 3 Program: “Scent of the New Year.” Test your sense of smell in this fun and interactive workshop. Experience a variety of scents and share memories and stories behind them.
Jan 17 Program: “Name Your Tune” Join us for a morning of musical memories in this lively and interactive workshop, which will test your knowledge of music from the past 50 years, and share memories of music that’s meaningful to you.
Sponsored by Monarch Cottage.
Wed, Jan 3 & 17, 10-11:30am. Free, open to all.