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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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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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.

3-Month Fitness Membership for Only $49 – Special Offer Ends May 30, 2010

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Get in shape for Summer at the state-of-the-art fitness facilities inside the Almaden Community Center. For only $49 you get access to the fitness center and all of the drop in fitness and sports programs – for 3 full months. You’ll be in swimsuit shape in no time!

This special offer ends May 30, 2010, so take advantage of this great low price now while you still can. Sign up at the Almaden Community Center. Your 3-month period starts from the date of purchase. No hidden fees or contracts required.

Group Exercise Membership for All Fitness Classes – Only $49 Monthly

Almaden Community CenterNeed to get ready for the Summer swim suit season? Can’t work up the motivation to do it by yourself? Almaden Community Center may have just what you need – a Group Exercise Membership that gives you access to all fitness classes.

For only $49 per month you have full access to all of the professionally lead group exercise classes, including zumba, cardio kickboxing, boot camp, pilates and more. This is a fantastic deal.

You will like working out in the fun and friendly atmosphere, and of course seeing the results. Classes are taught in a state of the facility – including a 7,000 sq. ft. gymnasium and 2,000 sq. ft. dance/aerobics studio.

Classes are at the Almaden Community Center, Monday through Saturday. Morning, afternoon, and evening classes are available. See the City Wide Activity Guide for Spring & Summer 2010 for class descriptions, days, and times.

Hike in Almaden Quicksilver County Park

AllTrailsThe San Jose Hiking Meetup Group is hiking 8.5 miles of trails in Almaden Quicksilver County Park. The hike will last approximately four hours, and has a difficulty rating of moderate/strenuous.

The group is meeting at the park entrance on McAbee Road and Whispering Pines Drive in Almaden Valley on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 9:30am. More information about the hike is available on AllTrails.

San Jose Adventure Boot Camp for Women of Almaden Valley

Summer is near and the days are getting warm. Get your swimsuits ready for your new hot body with lean arms, firm tummy, and tone hips and thighs. Almaden Valley’s original fitness boot camp for women, San Jose Adventure Boot Camp, kicks off another great fitness and weight loss program just for the women of Almaden Valley.

San Jose Adventure Boot Camp for WomenFour-week camp pricing: 5 days / week is $299, 4 days / week is $260, and 3 days / week is $199. Attend the full 5-day a week program for best results and overall workout. You can do it!

Boot camp is held at Bret Harte Middle School. Beginning March 22 to April 16, 2010, Monday through Friday, from 5:30-6:30am. Register Now…

Mission Fitness Boot Camp in Almaden Valley

Mission Fitness Boot CampImprove your muscle tone, body strength, and cardiovascular health with Mission Fitness Boot Camp for women. Sessions are run by Lindsay Barker, Exercise Physiologist. The following 4-week sessions are available in Spring and early Summer 2010:

  • March 15 – April 9, 2010
  • April 19 – May 14, 2010
  • May 24 – June 18, 2010
  • June 28 – July 24, 2010

Each 4-week session includes 20 workouts for one low price of $200. Camp is held at Leland High School, Monday through Friday, 5:30am to 6:30am. More…