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We know it’s not usual for food stores to think of themselves as educators, but we’re not your usual market. A big part of our mission is to provide the latest information about health, nutrition and wellness to our community. So we invite top local experts and educators, including natural chefs, holistic nutritionists, acupuncturists, herbalists, and naturopathic doctors to share their knowledge with you in classes and workshops we host here at New Leaf. Join us at one of our upcoming events. We just bet you’ll learn a lot!

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Flow- All Levels

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

This class begins with a gentle warm-up, flowing into a series of balancing poses, core work, twists and sun salutations to build heat before winding down to healing and restorative poses. Excellent for all levels to deepen your practice.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

Start your day with a gentle take on traditional yoga. All elements of regular yoga are practiced at a slower, more gentle pace. An excellent format to improve flexibility as poses are traditionally held for an extended length of time. This practice is helpful for relieving back pain and improving balance.

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Half Moon Bay

Fermented Foods Nutrition Class

Health & Wellness
1:00pm - 2:00pm

With Certified Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian You may have heard that it is important to take care of your gut microbiome, and that prebiotics and probiotics play important roles. Come to this nutrition session to learn more about fermented foods and what probiotics do for your health.Get tips on how to incorporate these beneficial foods into your diet, and sample some of Madia's favorite products. About the Instructor: Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Eating for Fertility

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Diet is one of the biggest contributors to decreased fertility. Luckily, it is something you have 100% control of. Learn how you can eat to boost your fertility from a Naturopathic Doctor who is also trained in nutrition and culinary arts. If you’re thinking of becoming pregnant now or in the future, this class is for you! About the Instructor: Dr. Jessica Bernardy is fiercely committed to guiding women and men looking to achieve pregnancy now or in the future, to be their healthiest selves so they can have the life of their dreams. If you are looking for a place to support and guide you to address preconception, infertility, pregnancy optimization, pediatrics and family planning, you’ve come to the right place! She works with growing families and individuals; babies, kids, moms, dads, anyone who is interested in improving their health! "It would be my pleasure to work with you to achieve the results you desire and the life you imagine in our work together!” -Dr. Bernardy

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Stretch Yoga with LindaGrace

Health & Wellness
11:00am - 12:30pm
$10.00

Using chairs and other yoga props, this class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility for people new to yoga or those experiencing joint sensitivity, overall stiffness due to lack of activity, or other physical limitations. All classes end with restorative poses, using supports and gravity for deep relaxation... helping release tension and reduce stress. If you have specific issues you would like to discuss with LindaGrace prior to class, please email lindagrace@wisewoman-yoga.com

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Westside Santa Cruz

Anti-Inflammatory Integrative Wellness Series

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 8:30pm
$199.00

With Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian, & Anti-Inflammatory Chef Magali Brecke, Co-Founder and Nutritional Director of Kitchen Witch Bone Broth You may have heard than inflammation is the root cause of all disease, but did you know that what you eat has a profound effect on feeding or fighting the issue? In this 4-week series, Anti-Inflammatory Chef Magali Brecke and Holistic Nutritionist Madia Jamgochian will lead you through the basics of eliminating inflammation through diet and lifestyle. You will learn how to heal Leaky Gut, reverse autoimmune conditions, and get back on track to vibrant health. The four-class series breaks down as follows: 1. October 3: Intro to Inflammation, Leaky Gut, & Autoimmunity. In this two and a half hour class, Magali and Madia will provide a presentation on how inflammation affects the body, including what foods cause the biggest inflammatory response. Cooking demonstration & meal included. 2. October 10: Elimination Diets: There are quite a few anti-inflammatory diets out there these days. This class will go over how to choose the right elimination diet, and what’s in a name. We will cover the Autoimmune Protocol, (AIP) Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Wahls Protocol, Traditional Foods, and the Paleo diet to help you decide which one is the most realistic and beneficial fit for you. Cooking demonstration & meal included. 3. October 17: Meal Planning for Success! To complete a successful elimination diet, preparation is key. Magali & Madia will go over meal planning a week at a time, demonstrating batch cooking techniques that will make throwing together dinner easy! Cooking demonstration & meal included. 4. October 24: Hands on Cooking. In our last class together, classmates participate in creating an anti-inflammatory recipe from scratch. We will discuss techniques, resources, and do a series review plus Q &A on what you have learned from the class. Full meal included. Testimonials from past Anti-Inflammatory Series: “I never imagined that my body could detox so dramatically and heal my inflammatory symptoms by eliminating certain foods from my diet for four months. I started the class thinking only that I might learn to cook some new recipes, but thanks to this class my swollen finger joints and painful stiff fingers are now the pain-free, flexible fingers of my forties!” "This class exceeded my expectations! I am very happy with the class and feel fortunate to have attended this series." "Very informative and qualified instructors. Excellent class, I learned so much!" "This class made me feel empowered to take health and injury into my own hands with a foundation of what and why and with practical support." Class meets every Wednesday, October 3- October 24, 6pm-8:30pm. Ticket price covers all 4 weeks. Sign up for first date only. About the Instructors: Madia and Magali started off teaching single anti-inflammatory lessons when it became apparent that there was too much info to cover, and that this class should really be taught as a series. They launched their first Anti-inflammaotry series in October of 2016, and it was so successful they decided to offer it again in February. This class has now become a regular offering through New Leaf's Westside Community Classroom. The 4-week series provides a structured learning space and support group to get on board with the anti-inflammatory diet, and on your way to better health. Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach. Magali uses her background in Traditional Chinese Medicine to cook anti-inflammatory meals for personal clients, tailoring each menu to their dietary needs. She founded the Kitchen Witch Bone Broth company, which started in response for the need to provide high quality, healing nourishment to the community.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Mix- All Levels

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

Wake up, energize and restore your body with Yoga Mix! Yoga Mix is a combination of stretching, flow, balance, Yin yoga, restorative, and meditation.  It is customized as best possible to the student needs.  Each class will wake up the muscles with some gentle stretching, then raise the heart beat with a flow which will incorporate strengthening and balance poses. The last part of class will be dedicated to longer held stretching poses (Yin), and a final restorative pose to start the day refreshed!

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Westside Santa Cruz

Bike to Work!

Community & Culture
6:30am - 9:30am

Bike over to our Westside store for the annual Fall Bike to Work breakfast! A free, hot breakfast for cyclists includes our housemade tofu scramble, scrambled eggs, and roasted potatoes, sausage, fruit, baked goods, coffee, tea, and kombucha. There will be also be free bike maintenance courtesy of Another Bike Shop, Bike Santa Cruz and Blix Bikes. Plus join us on October 23 for Learn How to Shop on Your Bike- a class brought to you by Ecology Action!

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Music and Movement with Mommy and Me

Health & Wellness
10:00am - 11:00am
$7.00

Your child will play and learn in this music and movement class geared towards toddlers and their caregivers. Each class will include songs, dances, instruments, and sometimes a story. Following the 30 minute song session there will be a period of open play.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Cider and Cheese Pairing with Golden State Cider

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 7:30pm
$14.00

Branch out from beer and come try cider and cheese pairing with Golden State Cider! GSC claims their cider team is unlike any other. With a knack for exploration and experimentation, their boys in blue are known for making a cider so crisp it will make you question your very understanding of the word itself. They use 100% fresh-pressed West Coast apples to create an exquisite product you will want to tell your friends about. Try the Mighty Dry, Mighty Hopped, Gingergrass and Bay Brut paired with different cheeses and other appetizers in this fun Friday night class.

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Flow- All Levels

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

This class begins with a gentle warm-up, flowing into a series of balancing poses, core work, twists and sun salutations to build heat before winding down to healing and restorative poses. Excellent for all levels to deepen your practice.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

Start your day with a gentle take on traditional yoga. All elements of regular yoga are practiced at a slower, more gentle pace. An excellent format to improve flexibility as poses are traditionally held for an extended length of time. This practice is helpful for relieving back pain and improving balance.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Fermented Foods Nutrition Class

Health & Wellness
1:00pm - 2:00pm

With Certified Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian You may have heard that it is important to take care of your gut microbiome, and that prebiotics and probiotics play important roles. Come to this nutrition session to learn more about fermented foods and what probiotics do for your health.Get tips on how to incorporate these beneficial foods into your diet, and sample some of Madia's favorite products. About the Instructor: Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Optimizing Your Feminine Vitality

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 7:30pm

With Certified Nutrition Consultant Erin Fisher & Women's Wellness Coach, Founder of Well and Wise Woman Crack the Code On What's Zapping Energy and Causing Havoc on Your Hormones! In this class, we will cover the main culprits for why our energy gets depleted and how it greatly effects the harmony of our hormones. Walk away with a better understanding on how your adrenals play a key role in keeping your energy uplifted and your body in sync. Participants will learn foods, tonics, and nutrients that support women's energy and balanced hormones. Food demo included! About the Instructor: Erin’s studies started over 13 years ago when she ventured down the path of holistic healing and attended Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition. After graduation, Erin began working closely with individual clients, focusing on women and hormonal balance. She then enrolled in the Institute of Women's Health, a year-long program, studying in detail women's health and coaching. It is Erin’s goal to help empower women throughout their cycles. Erin is currently studying Integrative and Functional Medicine for Women with Aviva Romm.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Stretch Yoga with LindaGrace

Health & Wellness
11:00am - 12:30pm
$10.00

Using chairs and other yoga props, this class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility for people new to yoga or those experiencing joint sensitivity, overall stiffness due to lack of activity, or other physical limitations. All classes end with restorative poses, using supports and gravity for deep relaxation... helping release tension and reduce stress. If you have specific issues you would like to discuss with LindaGrace prior to class, please email lindagrace@wisewoman-yoga.com

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Westside Santa Cruz

Anti-Inflammatory Integrative Wellness Series

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 8:30pm
$199.00

With Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian, & Anti-Inflammatory Chef Magali Brecke, Co-Founder and Nutritional Director of Kitchen Witch Bone Broth You may have heard than inflammation is the root cause of all disease, but did you know that what you eat has a profound effect on feeding or fighting the issue? In this 4-week series, Anti-Inflammatory Chef Magali Brecke and Holistic Nutritionist Madia Jamgochian will lead you through the basics of eliminating inflammation through diet and lifestyle. You will learn how to heal Leaky Gut, reverse autoimmune conditions, and get back on track to vibrant health. The four-class series breaks down as follows: 1. October 3: Intro to Inflammation, Leaky Gut, & Autoimmunity. In this two and a half hour class, Magali and Madia will provide a presentation on how inflammation affects the body, including what foods cause the biggest inflammatory response. Cooking demonstration & meal included. 2. October 10: Elimination Diets: There are quite a few anti-inflammatory diets out there these days. This class will go over how to choose the right elimination diet, and what’s in a name. We will cover the Autoimmune Protocol, (AIP) Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Wahls Protocol, Traditional Foods, and the Paleo diet to help you decide which one is the most realistic and beneficial fit for you. Cooking demonstration & meal included. 3. October 17: Meal Planning for Success! To complete a successful elimination diet, preparation is key. Magali & Madia will go over meal planning a week at a time, demonstrating batch cooking techniques that will make throwing together dinner easy! Cooking demonstration & meal included. 4. October 24: Hands on Cooking. In our last class together, classmates participate in creating an anti-inflammatory recipe from scratch. We will discuss techniques, resources, and do a series review plus Q &A on what you have learned from the class. Full meal included. Testimonials from past Anti-Inflammatory Series: “I never imagined that my body could detox so dramatically and heal my inflammatory symptoms by eliminating certain foods from my diet for four months. I started the class thinking only that I might learn to cook some new recipes, but thanks to this class my swollen finger joints and painful stiff fingers are now the pain-free, flexible fingers of my forties!” "This class exceeded my expectations! I am very happy with the class and feel fortunate to have attended this series." "Very informative and qualified instructors. Excellent class, I learned so much!" "This class made me feel empowered to take health and injury into my own hands with a foundation of what and why and with practical support." Class meets every Wednesday, October 3- October 24, 6pm-8:30pm. Ticket price covers all 4 weeks. Sign up for first date only. About the Instructors: Madia and Magali started off teaching single anti-inflammatory lessons when it became apparent that there was too much info to cover, and that this class should really be taught as a series. They launched their first Anti-inflammaotry series in October of 2016, and it was so successful they decided to offer it again in February. This class has now become a regular offering through New Leaf's Westside Community Classroom. The 4-week series provides a structured learning space and support group to get on board with the anti-inflammatory diet, and on your way to better health. Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach. Magali uses her background in Traditional Chinese Medicine to cook anti-inflammatory meals for personal clients, tailoring each menu to their dietary needs. She founded the Kitchen Witch Bone Broth company, which started in response for the need to provide high quality, healing nourishment to the community.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Mix- All Levels

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

Wake up, energize and restore your body with Yoga Mix! Yoga Mix is a combination of stretching, flow, balance, Yin yoga, restorative, and meditation.  It is customized as best possible to the student needs.  Each class will wake up the muscles with some gentle stretching, then raise the heart beat with a flow which will incorporate strengthening and balance poses. The last part of class will be dedicated to longer held stretching poses (Yin), and a final restorative pose to start the day refreshed!

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Westside Santa Cruz

Regional Italian Cooking: Cioppino

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 8:30pm
$45.00

With WEST Certified Kristen Valenza, Living Roots Food & Floral Enjoy the best of The Bay with local crab, salmon, shrimp, mussels, and clams, in a wonderful stew-based broth. Kristen will teach you how to make this traditional stew in a step-by-step process in this interactive hands-on cooking class. Cioppino originated in San Francisco in the late 1800's by Italian immigrants who moved to the North Beach area. The name of the dish comes from ciuppin which is the name of a classic soup from the Italian region Liguria, similar in flavor to cioppino but with less tomato and different types of seafood. This classic American-Italian dish will be served with fresh garlic bead, and paired with an Italian wine. About the Instructor: Kristen grew up in New Jersey where she began cooking with her family at a young age, learning the roots of Italian and Mediterranean cooking. Kristen found a passion for traveling and experiencing other cultures through food, wine, and good company. She brought her expertise to Santa Cruz, where she teaches cooking classes and offers high quality catering through her business Living Roots Food and Floral.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Music and Movement with Mommy and Me

Health & Wellness
10:00am - 11:00am
$7.00

Your child will play and learn in this music and movement class geared towards toddlers and their caregivers. Each class will include songs, dances, instruments, and sometimes a story. Following the 30 minute song session there will be a period of open play.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Skin Foods: Inner Radiance

Health & Wellness
2:00pm - 3:00pm

With Certified Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian Come to this one-hour nutrition session to learn what foods make you glow from the inside-out! Sample some of the items talked about in class, and bring home recipes to incorporate into your daily routine! Madia will also talk about her favorite topical products- just in time for the Wellness Sale! About the Instructor: Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB.  Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Wine & Watercolor

Hobbies & Special Interest
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$18.00

With Self-Taught Artist Madia Jamgochian Come spend the evening sipping wine and painting with watercolor. Paper, paint, brushes and still life subject provided. All you have to do is reserve your space and show up! Bring a friend to share the experience. About the Instructor: Madia cultivated her creative side with colored pencils and has only recently branched out to watercolor, a new and exciting medium. She loves using her images to illustrate the nutrition education handouts she makes. You can find her on social media at madias_sketchbook on instagram!

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Flow- All Levels

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

This class begins with a gentle warm-up, flowing into a series of balancing poses, core work, twists and sun salutations to build heat before winding down to healing and restorative poses. Excellent for all levels to deepen your practice.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

Start your day with a gentle take on traditional yoga. All elements of regular yoga are practiced at a slower, more gentle pace. An excellent format to improve flexibility as poses are traditionally held for an extended length of time. This practice is helpful for relieving back pain and improving balance.

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Westside Santa Cruz

A Functional Approach to Weight Loss

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 7:30pm

With Lishanna Emmert, DAOM and Certified Nutrition Consulant Madia Jamgochian This class offers a presentation on Dr. Emmert's functional weight loss program. Come learn how this process utilizes a comprehensive blood panel to create a personalized meal plan for participants. There are no supplements, drugs, or exercise prescriptions, and patients typically lose half a pound to a pound a day eating three balanced meals. With this process, patients have reported increased energy, less joint pain, better hormone function, and improved blood values for heart health and sugar handling. Lishanna offers ten follow-up visits to support patients on the journey to their ideal self. The program Dr. Emmert offers has shown, through independent studies, that 65% of participants maintain their goal weight after one year. The personalized meal plan is based on individual tastes, and is appropriate for vegetarians and carnivores, as well as persons with food sensitivities or allergies. Attendants will have an opportunity to ask questions and explore if this approach is a good fit for them. Class will end with a food demo led by Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian. About Lishanna Emmert, DOAM, LAc: Dr. Lishanna Emmert is a founder and resident acupuncturist at People’s Integrative Medicine in Capitola.  She specializes in the treatment of chronic pain, digestive disorders, and anti-aging medicine. In the clinic, Lishanna incorporates a wide array of tools for treating chronic health challenges including acupuncture, functional medicine and nutrition, whole food supplementation, Chinese herbal prescriptions, lab testing and analysis, Light Therapy, and Medical Qigong. In her ten years of clinical experience, Lishanna has found that many ailments are caused by multiple factors, and must be treated on multiple levels for full resolution. In her free time, Lishanna enjoys doing medical research, socializing with friends and family, and having outdoor adventures with her husband and three small children.   About Madia Jamgochian, NC: Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Stretch Yoga with LindaGrace

Health & Wellness
11:00am - 12:30pm
$10.00

Using chairs and other yoga props, this class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility for people new to yoga or those experiencing joint sensitivity, overall stiffness due to lack of activity, or other physical limitations. All classes end with restorative poses, using supports and gravity for deep relaxation... helping release tension and reduce stress. If you have specific issues you would like to discuss with LindaGrace prior to class, please email lindagrace@wisewoman-yoga.com

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Westside Santa Cruz

Anti-Inflammatory Integrative Wellness Series

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 8:30pm
$199.00

With Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian, & Anti-Inflammatory Chef Magali Brecke, Co-Founder and Nutritional Director of Kitchen Witch Bone Broth You may have heard than inflammation is the root cause of all disease, but did you know that what you eat has a profound effect on feeding or fighting the issue? In this 4-week series, Anti-Inflammatory Chef Magali Brecke and Holistic Nutritionist Madia Jamgochian will lead you through the basics of eliminating inflammation through diet and lifestyle. You will learn how to heal Leaky Gut, reverse autoimmune conditions, and get back on track to vibrant health. The four-class series breaks down as follows: 1. October 3: Intro to Inflammation, Leaky Gut, & Autoimmunity. In this two and a half hour class, Magali and Madia will provide a presentation on how inflammation affects the body, including what foods cause the biggest inflammatory response. Cooking demonstration & meal included. 2. October 10: Elimination Diets: There are quite a few anti-inflammatory diets out there these days. This class will go over how to choose the right elimination diet, and what’s in a name. We will cover the Autoimmune Protocol, (AIP) Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Wahls Protocol, Traditional Foods, and the Paleo diet to help you decide which one is the most realistic and beneficial fit for you. Cooking demonstration & meal included. 3. October 17: Meal Planning for Success! To complete a successful elimination diet, preparation is key. Magali & Madia will go over meal planning a week at a time, demonstrating batch cooking techniques that will make throwing together dinner easy! Cooking demonstration & meal included. 4. October 24: Hands on Cooking. In our last class together, classmates participate in creating an anti-inflammatory recipe from scratch. We will discuss techniques, resources, and do a series review plus Q &A on what you have learned from the class. Full meal included. Testimonials from past Anti-Inflammatory Series: “I never imagined that my body could detox so dramatically and heal my inflammatory symptoms by eliminating certain foods from my diet for four months. I started the class thinking only that I might learn to cook some new recipes, but thanks to this class my swollen finger joints and painful stiff fingers are now the pain-free, flexible fingers of my forties!” "This class exceeded my expectations! I am very happy with the class and feel fortunate to have attended this series." "Very informative and qualified instructors. Excellent class, I learned so much!" "This class made me feel empowered to take health and injury into my own hands with a foundation of what and why and with practical support." Class meets every Wednesday, October 3- October 24, 6pm-8:30pm. Ticket price covers all 4 weeks. Sign up for first date only. About the Instructors: Madia and Magali started off teaching single anti-inflammatory lessons when it became apparent that there was too much info to cover, and that this class should really be taught as a series. They launched their first Anti-inflammaotry series in October of 2016, and it was so successful they decided to offer it again in February. This class has now become a regular offering through New Leaf's Westside Community Classroom. The 4-week series provides a structured learning space and support group to get on board with the anti-inflammatory diet, and on your way to better health. Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach. Magali uses her background in Traditional Chinese Medicine to cook anti-inflammatory meals for personal clients, tailoring each menu to their dietary needs. She founded the Kitchen Witch Bone Broth company, which started in response for the need to provide high quality, healing nourishment to the community.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Mix- All Levels

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

Wake up, energize and restore your body with Yoga Mix! Yoga Mix is a combination of stretching, flow, balance, Yin yoga, restorative, and meditation.  It is customized as best possible to the student needs.  Each class will wake up the muscles with some gentle stretching, then raise the heart beat with a flow which will incorporate strengthening and balance poses. The last part of class will be dedicated to longer held stretching poses (Yin), and a final restorative pose to start the day refreshed!

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Music and Movement with Mommy and Me

Health & Wellness
10:00am - 11:00am
$7.00

Your child will play and learn in this music and movement class geared towards toddlers and their caregivers. Each class will include songs, dances, instruments, and sometimes a story. Following the 30 minute song session there will be a period of open play.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Local Seafood Cooking Demonstration with Ocean2Table

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$35.00

With Charlie Lambert & Ian Cole Co-Founders of Ocean2Table Come join us for a night of seafood education and tasting! In this class, Ian and Charlie will demonstrate proper seafood cutting techniques followed by some tasty black cod fish tacos. Learn about sustainable fishing, and locally sourced ingredients in this information packed dining experience! Ocean2Table sustainable fish selections are now available for purchase through the New Leaf Seafood counter. Look for specially marked items! Beer pairing included. About the Instructors: Ocean2Table is a local Community Supported Fishery based out of Santa Cruz that delivers local, sustainable seafood. Founders, Ian Cole and Charlie Lambert are lifelong fisherman who have both worked as fisheries biologist locally here in the Central Coast. They have a wide-range of experience preparing and cooking all of our local bounties from the Monterey Bay. This is a unique opportunity to get the background knowledge of how and where local species are caught as well as some traditional and unique methods on how to prepare them. If you have any questions or would like to learn more please visit their website getocean2table.com or feel free to send them an email to ocean2table@gmail.com 

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga and Self Healing with Wah!

Health & Wellness
10:00am - 12:00pm
$18.00

Wah! is a legend in the yoga music world and in this all ages yoga class she will combine, movement, breathing and deep relaxation techniques with her beautiful and meditative music to create a transformative experience. Learn more at: www.wahmusic.com

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Flow- All Levels

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

This class begins with a gentle warm-up, flowing into a series of balancing poses, core work, twists and sun salutations to build heat before winding down to healing and restorative poses. Excellent for all levels to deepen your practice.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

Start your day with a gentle take on traditional yoga. All elements of regular yoga are practiced at a slower, more gentle pace. An excellent format to improve flexibility as poses are traditionally held for an extended length of time. This practice is helpful for relieving back pain and improving balance.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Learn to Shop on Your Bike!

Hobbies & Special Interest
6:30pm - 7:30pm

With Matt Miller, Program Specialist at Ecology Action Every wonder what it would be like to ride your bike for a grocery store run? The freedom of movement, the easy bike parking right up front, and not hassling with parking your car. In this new class we'll look at making your trips to the grocery store by bike. How are you supposed to carry all of your goods on two wheels? We'll peel back the layers on how make a store run successful. Do I need a basket or panniers? What even is a pannier anyway? Different ways to pack your supplies, distributing weight, and knowing when too much is too much. The best part is, you can add that extra dessert item to your grocery list because you biked there, you need the calories to get home! Join us to learn the ins and outs of shopping by bike. One lucky class participant will be drawn to win a "Grocery Getter Kit" from Blackburn Design including a front rack, rear rack, and set of grocery panniers.  Each *REGISTERED* participant will recieve a FREE Klean Kanteen!! About the Instructor: Matt Miller works as the Sustainable Transportation Program Specialist for Ecology Action. Among other projects, he manages Santa Cruz County Bike to Work Day. He's been bike commuting in Santa Cruz for 10 years and has several hundred successful grocery store runs by bike to his credit. Whether it's making a quick run for meal ingredients or stocking up for the week, Matt has done it all. From grocery shopping, to moving houses, to biking cross country, Matt brings a depth of bike experience that will help unpack the nuance to shopping by bike. About Ecology Action: Ecology Action is a nearly 50 year old non-profit that brings innovative programs to people, businesses, and communities to help them achieve environmental and economic sustainability. Ecology Action headquarters is in downtown Santa Cruz. More can be found out here: ecoact.org

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Stretch Yoga with LindaGrace

Health & Wellness
11:00am - 12:30pm
$10.00

Using chairs and other yoga props, this class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility for people new to yoga or those experiencing joint sensitivity, overall stiffness due to lack of activity, or other physical limitations. All classes end with restorative poses, using supports and gravity for deep relaxation... helping release tension and reduce stress. If you have specific issues you would like to discuss with LindaGrace prior to class, please email lindagrace@wisewoman-yoga.com

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Westside Santa Cruz

Anti-Inflammatory Integrative Wellness Series

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 8:30pm
$199.00

With Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian, & Anti-Inflammatory Chef Magali Brecke, Co-Founder and Nutritional Director of Kitchen Witch Bone Broth You may have heard than inflammation is the root cause of all disease, but did you know that what you eat has a profound effect on feeding or fighting the issue? In this 4-week series, Anti-Inflammatory Chef Magali Brecke and Holistic Nutritionist Madia Jamgochian will lead you through the basics of eliminating inflammation through diet and lifestyle. You will learn how to heal Leaky Gut, reverse autoimmune conditions, and get back on track to vibrant health. The four-class series breaks down as follows: 1. October 3: Intro to Inflammation, Leaky Gut, & Autoimmunity. In this two and a half hour class, Magali and Madia will provide a presentation on how inflammation affects the body, including what foods cause the biggest inflammatory response. Cooking demonstration & meal included. 2. October 10: Elimination Diets: There are quite a few anti-inflammatory diets out there these days. This class will go over how to choose the right elimination diet, and what’s in a name. We will cover the Autoimmune Protocol, (AIP) Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Wahls Protocol, Traditional Foods, and the Paleo diet to help you decide which one is the most realistic and beneficial fit for you. Cooking demonstration & meal included. 3. October 17: Meal Planning for Success! To complete a successful elimination diet, preparation is key. Magali & Madia will go over meal planning a week at a time, demonstrating batch cooking techniques that will make throwing together dinner easy! Cooking demonstration & meal included. 4. October 24: Hands on Cooking. In our last class together, classmates participate in creating an anti-inflammatory recipe from scratch. We will discuss techniques, resources, and do a series review plus Q &A on what you have learned from the class. Full meal included. Testimonials from past Anti-Inflammatory Series: “I never imagined that my body could detox so dramatically and heal my inflammatory symptoms by eliminating certain foods from my diet for four months. I started the class thinking only that I might learn to cook some new recipes, but thanks to this class my swollen finger joints and painful stiff fingers are now the pain-free, flexible fingers of my forties!” "This class exceeded my expectations! I am very happy with the class and feel fortunate to have attended this series." "Very informative and qualified instructors. Excellent class, I learned so much!" "This class made me feel empowered to take health and injury into my own hands with a foundation of what and why and with practical support." Class meets every Wednesday, October 3- October 24, 6pm-8:30pm. Ticket price covers all 4 weeks. Sign up for first date only. About the Instructors: Madia and Magali started off teaching single anti-inflammatory lessons when it became apparent that there was too much info to cover, and that this class should really be taught as a series. They launched their first Anti-inflammaotry series in October of 2016, and it was so successful they decided to offer it again in February. This class has now become a regular offering through New Leaf's Westside Community Classroom. The 4-week series provides a structured learning space and support group to get on board with the anti-inflammatory diet, and on your way to better health. Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach. Magali uses her background in Traditional Chinese Medicine to cook anti-inflammatory meals for personal clients, tailoring each menu to their dietary needs. She founded the Kitchen Witch Bone Broth company, which started in response for the need to provide high quality, healing nourishment to the community.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Mix- All Levels

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

Wake up, energize and restore your body with Yoga Mix! Yoga Mix is a combination of stretching, flow, balance, Yin yoga, restorative, and meditation.  It is customized as best possible to the student needs.  Each class will wake up the muscles with some gentle stretching, then raise the heart beat with a flow which will incorporate strengthening and balance poses. The last part of class will be dedicated to longer held stretching poses (Yin), and a final restorative pose to start the day refreshed!

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Westside Santa Cruz

Everything Abalone: A Cooking Class

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 8:30pm
$45.00

Hands-On Cooking Class with Chef Eric Adema Want to learn how to prepare Abalone or maybe just want to try it? This class will teach you everything you need to know, starting with a demo from the folks at the American Abalone Farm in Davenport.  We will prepare five dishes including a classic "Mueniere" style, Abalone fritters, grilled Abalone & shaved fennel salad, Abalone ceviche & Abalone chowder  All of which will be paired with wines for an Abalone feast at the end! About the Instructor: Chef Eric Jan Adema first learned his passion for food while cooking his great grandmother’s recipes with his mother as a kid. In 1989 his family took over the Boulders Inn in Connecticut, and by age 24 he became the head chef . In 2003, Eric moved to San Francisco where he worked as a chef & restaurant consultant for over 10 years. He now lives in Boulder Creek .

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Music and Movement with Mommy and Me

Health & Wellness
10:00am - 11:00am
$7.00

Your child will play and learn in this music and movement class geared towards toddlers and their caregivers. Each class will include songs, dances, instruments, and sometimes a story. Following the 30 minute song session there will be a period of open play.

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Westside Santa Cruz

Monster Cupcake Making Workshop For Kids

Food & Drink
2:00pm - 4:30pm
$35.00

Kids Cooking Class With Kristen Valenza, Owner of Living Roots Food and Floral Come get spooky in this hands-on cooking class just in time for Halloween! Participants will learn to make mini cupcakes from scratch (vegan, gluten-free friendly). Baking will be followed by a decorating party where we will fashion the cakes into little monsters using a variety of colorful superfood frostings and toppings like goji berries, rasins, chocolate chips and marshmallows. Ages 6-10 About the Instructor: Kristen grew up in New Jersey where she began cooking with her family at a young age, learning the roots of Italian and Mediterranean cooking. Kristen found a passion for traveling and experiencing other cultures through food, wine, and good company. She brought her expertise to Santa Cruz, where she teaches cooking classes and offers high quality catering through her business Living Roots Food and Floral.

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Flow- All Levels

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

This class begins with a gentle warm-up, flowing into a series of balancing poses, core work, twists and sun salutations to build heat before winding down to healing and restorative poses. Excellent for all levels to deepen your practice.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

Start your day with a gentle take on traditional yoga. All elements of regular yoga are practiced at a slower, more gentle pace. An excellent format to improve flexibility as poses are traditionally held for an extended length of time. This practice is helpful for relieving back pain and improving balance.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Stretch Yoga with LindaGrace

Health & Wellness
11:00am - 12:30pm
$10.00

Using chairs and other yoga props, this class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility for people new to yoga or those experiencing joint sensitivity, overall stiffness due to lack of activity, or other physical limitations. All classes end with restorative poses, using supports and gravity for deep relaxation... helping release tension and reduce stress. If you have specific issues you would like to discuss with LindaGrace prior to class, please email lindagrace@wisewoman-yoga.com

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