National Alliance on Mental Illness Meeting in Almaden Valley

National Alliance on Mental Illness is holding a meeting in Almaden Valley to provide information and resources about mental illnesses and their treatment.

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Almaden Yoga Presents QiGong and Taichi Workshop Lead by Barbara Branaman

logo: Almaden YogaJoin Barbara Branaman at Almaden Yoga for an introduction to QiGong and Taichi.

This workshop will explore the art and science of using breath, posture, and movement to cleanse, refine, accumulate, and circulate Qi (energy or lifeforce) in the body.

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Stanford Holding Blood Drive in Almaden Valley

Stanford Blood Center is holding a Community Blood Drive in Almaden Valley.

Since 1978, Stanford Medical School Blood Center has been providing tailored blood products and samples, as well as clinical trial services, for its staff of primary investigators and researchers in Stanford University and the biotech community.

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Cardio Tennis for Adults in Almaden Valley – Summer 2011

logo: Almaden Country ClubStep our of the gym and onto the court this Summer. Join Nancy Ghantous Tennis for Cardio Tennis for Adults. You’ll get fit and have fun with this ultimate high-energy workout.

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2011 Relay for Life of Almaden: Community Walk Against Cancer

logo: Relay for Life of Almaden ValleyHelp the American Cancer Society save lives by joining Relay for Life of Almaden Valley.

Relay for Life brings together people to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost to the disease, and fight back against a disease that takes too much.

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Almaden Valley Athletic Club (AVAC) Presents Women’s Personal Safety Program

logo: Almaden Valley Athletic ClubAlmaden Valley Athletic Club is offering a personalized safety course for women called Training for Life. You will learn how to create a “window of opportunity,” and proven escape techniques.

The course instructors include Eric Frost, Ev Pepper, and Daniele McCollum. All of the instructors are certified in self defense and personal safety.

The program is at Almaden Valley Athletic Club on Friday, May 13, 2011, from 6:00-7:30pm. The price is $24.95 for AVAC Members and $29.95 for Non-Members. If you sign-up with a buddy, the price is only $19.95 per person.

You can RSVP, by signing up online. If you have any questions, please contact Becky Smothermon at 408-445-4919 or bsmothermon@avac.us.

Pranayama and Meditation Workshop at Almaden Yoga

logo: Almaden YogaComplete your weekend in harmony at Almaden Yoga. Explore prana – vital life energy of the universe.

You will experience how breath can affect your state of being – quieting your mind and transforming your energy into inner joy. In this session Elena Milyukova will focus on the following:

  • Pranayama – the art and science of the rhythmical control of the breath
  • Key yoga practices and yoga anatomy
  • Establishing a strong foundation to further develop your own practice

The workshop will start with chanting and a short meditation, and finish with discussion and reflection on the experience.

Update: The Pranayama and Meditation workshop with Elena Milyukova is being rescheduled for a later date. The workshop will not take place on Saturday March 26, 2011. The rescheduled date will be announced once it has been confirmed.

The session is at Almaden Yoga on Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 3-5pm. The price is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.

83% Off 10 Classes at Almaden Yoga Via Groupon ($120 Value)

logo: Almaden YogaAlmaden Yoga is offering 83% off a 10-class package via Groupon. At the time of this writing, there is 1 day, 10 hours, and 40 minutes left to buy. This Groupon is valid for new students only.

Almaden Yoga offers a variety of classes for students at all levels, from beginners to advanced. Classes include Meditation, Intro to Hatha, Yoga Basics, Yin, Medicine Yoga, Hatha, Yoga Tone, Iyengar / Iyenger Flow, Flow, Intro to Power Yoga, and Prenatal Yoga. View the schedule of classes.

Almaden Yoga has qualified and dedicated instructors. The studio environment is clean, and has cool wood floors and serene plants that create an ideal atmosphere for Yoga.

Anuja Chaudhri, Almaden Yoga Owner and Instructor, just posted an article welcoming all of the new Groupon members to the Almaden Yoga blog.

Winter 2011 Mission Fitness Boot Camp for Women in Almaden Valley

photo: Mission Fitness Boot Camp - Almaden ValleyCongratulations to Mission Fitness Boot Camp for being voted the Best Fitness Program by the readers of Almaden Times!

Mission Fitness Boot Camp helps the women of Almaden Valley become stronger and more fit, feel better, lose body fat, and increase their confidence.

The program delivers great results for working women, athletes, and stay-at-home moms. The camp environment is fun, non-competitive, and supportive. Sessions are run by Lindsay Barker, Exercise Physiologist.

Mission Fitness Boot Camp is holding its next four-week session in Almaden Valley beginning February 14, 2011 and ending March 11, 2011. You’ll get in shape and look great just in time for Spring!

Camp is held at Leland High School, Monday through Friday, 5:30am to 6:30am. This four-week session includes 20 workouts for one low price of $200. You decide on the frequency and days you want to participate. Just show up and get a great workout. You can register online or call 408-309-1059.