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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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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

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

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Intro to Weston A. Price and "Real Foods"

Health & Wellness
6:30pm - 7:30pm
$5.00

With Shelley H. Lane, L.Ac., NTP  Join Shelley for a stimulating discussion on what Real Food is as defined by the Weston A. Price Foundation, which will help you navigate the overabundance of complex and controversial nutrition information. Bring questions! Class offered again November 19

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Half Moon Bay

Afternoon Tea Party for Seniors

Hobbies & Special Interest
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Welcoming our senior guests to stop by the New Leaf Community Classroom and enjoy a relaxing cup of tea and treats from our Bakery.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Pre & Post Natal Yoga

Health & Wellness
11:30am - 12:30pm
$5.00

This comprehensive class will address the daily changing needs of your pregnant body while your baby grows and after birth. 

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Westside Santa Cruz

Adventures with Tofu- Cooking Demo

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$25.00

Not sure what to do with tofu, or curious about trying something new? Come to this class to expand your tofu knowledge and repertoire of plant-based recipes, (including dessert) that use tofu. This demo-style class includes handouts, recipes, and a taste of all dishes prepared in class. David Gabbe has been presenting vegan cooking and nutrition classes since 1990. He is the author of six cookbooks.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Healing Yoga and Ayurveda

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$7.00

Increase focus and strength with slow flow yoga based on principles of Indian holistic medicine. Includes guided meditation and breathing exercises for all levels. With Ayurvedic wellness practitioner and yoga instructor Dayna Holli

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Half Moon Bay

Coastside Creative Collective

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

All creatives are welcome to join in this self-directed group as we discuss art in all forms, grow, revive, inspire, and share art and artistic goals.

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All Stores

Holiday Store Tour for the Paleo Friendly, Gluten-Free Community

Hobbies & Special Interest
6:00pm - 7:30pm

With Health Coach Kim Rice Stressing about what to cook during the holidays if you follow a gluten-free or Paleo diet, or entertaining guests with special dietary needs? Certified Health Coach Kim Rice will walk the store with you, and help you find your holiday shopping list essentials.  About Kim Rice: Kim is a certified health coach and gluten practitioner, published author, public speaker and cooking class instructor. She is a “warrior mom” who has been living a gluten and dairy-free lifestyle since 2007. She has experienced amazing results including losing over 60 pounds and resolving a host of health issues along the way. Her youngest son, who was diagnosed on the autism spectrum, has been on the same diet since 2009 and is now considered recovered.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Date Night: Kabob & Roasted Veggies with Wine Pairing

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 8:30pm
$85.00

Take a trip to the Mediterranean when you sign up for this class and learn how to make authentic kabobs and roasted veggies. We will also make hummus from freshly cooked garbanzo beans- the best way to make it! Wine pairing included. WSET Certified Kristen Valenza, and Holistic Nutritionist Madia Jamgochian combine thier knowledge to bring you a date night experience made with the finest high quality ingredients.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Westside Santa Cruz

Balancing Hormones with Femmenessence

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

If you have been experiencing hormonal imbalances, or just want to learn more about the way all hormones interact, this is the class for you! This interactive class will discuss the complex dance between the hypothalamus, the pituitary, and our other hormones in relation to supporting the body’s need to maintain and repair itself.

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Half Moon Bay

Hula for Heart

Hobbies & Special Interest
5:00pm - 6:00pm
$15.00

This fun beginners class will teach you basic steps, form, technique, and choreographed dances to beautiful music. 

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

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

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Midday Meditation for the Beginner's Mind

Health & Wellness
12:00pm - 1:00pm
$5.00

This interactive, guided exploration will introduce you to transformative meditation techniques and mindfulness tools for unleashing creativity, boosting energy, and cultivating more joy in your life! Includes 1-on-1 coaching.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Healthier Holidays Store Tour

Hobbies & Special Interest
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Many foods offered during the holidays are novel, once-a-year special treats, making them seem more desirable than ever. Learn how to enjoy the festivities by making healthier replacements to keep your blood sugar balanced in this one hour store tour and product sampling. Led by Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian

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Half Moon Bay

Laugh it Off: Improv for Wellness

Hobbies & Special Interest
7:00pm - 8:30pm
$5.00

Say YES to the collective, cooperative and creative joy of improvisation!

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Pre & Post Natal Yoga

Health & Wellness
11:30am - 12:30pm
$5.00

This comprehensive class will address the daily changing needs of your pregnant body while your baby grows and after birth. 

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Westside Santa Cruz

Bone Broth Workshop

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 7:30pm
$25.00

Have you been wondering how to make that super tonic that everyone is talking about? Finally, a class on how to make real bone broth at home, taught by Chef Magali, of Kitchen Witch Bone Broth. In this class, you will learn how to choose, roast, boil, simmer and chop your way to a deeply nourishing pot of bone broth- providing essential nourishment for you and your family. Class will begin with a short lecture on the what's, why's, and how's of bone broth for the modern kitchen. Then, we will make a pot together, and finish with a tasting bar of beef, chicken, pork, and fish bone broths along with our favorite flavor additions! Space is limited, so sign-up to reserve your spot!

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Healing Yoga and Ayurveda

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$7.00

Increase focus and strength with slow flow yoga based on principles of Indian holistic medicine. Includes guided meditation and breathing exercises for all levels. With Ayurvedic wellness practitioner and yoga instructor Dayna Holli

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Half Moon Bay

Celebrating Veterans with Free Coffee and a Cupcake

Community & Culture
11:00am - 7:00pm

In honor of their service, New Leaf will treat Veterans to free coffee and a cupcake.

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Half Moon Bay

Coastside Creative Collective

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

All creatives are welcome to join in this self-directed group as we discuss art in all forms, grow, revive, inspire, and share art and artistic goals.

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Hula for Heart

Hobbies & Special Interest
5:00pm - 6:00pm
$15.00

This fun beginners class will teach you basic steps, form, technique, and choreographed dances to beautiful music. 

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

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

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Tuesday Tea For Seniors: Embracing Healthy Fats

Hobbies & Special Interest
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us for tea time and build your knowledge on healthy fats. You will leave with fresh ideas for incorporating clean, beneficial fats into your regular routine. Led by Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian

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All Stores

“Try it” After-School Snack Class: Holiday Snacks

Hobbies & Special Interest
4:00pm - 5:00pm

“Try it” After-School Snack Class: Holiday Snacks New Leaf Community Market and Pans on Fire cooking school are teaming up to show kids how to make easy and healthy holiday snacks. With lots of sampling! New Leaf provides the food, Pan on Fire chefs do the food preparation. All age students, parents and walk-ins welcome. This class meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the library, except for December. (We'll see you back in 2017 :)  Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave, Pleasanton

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Half Moon Bay

Holiday Cooking with Essential Oils

Food & Drink
6:30pm - 7:30pm
$5.00

With Lorna Rodriguez-Wong Learn how to use beneficial essential oils in cooking, when and how much to use, and how to understand food safe labeling. Take home recipes for main dishes, appetizers, desserts and beverages to enjoy during the holidays!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

All Stores

Pans on Fire Cooking Demo: Holiday Hosting Dishes

Hobbies & Special Interest
3:30pm - 6:30pm

With Pans on Fire Cooking School Looking for new, easy-to-make recipe ideas for the holidays? Stop by and watch amazing cooks prepare berry sauce with brie on crackers and Brussels sprouts with sausage and caramelized onions. Enjoy samples while supplies last.  About Pans on Fire: a store full of ideas, the right tools for the job and knowledgeable support so customers can create great culinary experiences. Pans on Fire offers a complete array of cookware, bakeware, gourmet foods and more, plus public and private cooking classes for people of all ages including kids summer cooking camps. 

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All Stores

Gluten-Free, Healthy Holiday Side Dishes

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 7:30pm
$5.00

With Certified Health Coach Kim Rice Sign up for our most popular cooking demonstration and sample three delicious, gluten-free, and Paleo-inspired side dishes to enjoy during the holidays: kale and butternut squash sauté, Brussels sprouts with almonds and cranberries, and a grain-free Paleo focaccia roll that we will be demoing how to make. Learn how to maintain gluten-free success over the holidays. Generous sampling, yummy recipes to take home. Come hungry! Optional holiday-focused tour at the end with Kim.   About Kim Rice: Kim is a certified health coach and gluten practitioner, published author, public speaker and cooking class instructor. She is a “warrior mom” who has been living a gluten and dairy-free lifestyle since 2007. She has experienced amazing results including losing over 60 pounds and resolving a host of health issues along the way. Her youngest son, who was diagnosed on the autism spectrum, has been on the same diet since 2009 and is now considered recovered.

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Half Moon Bay

Paleo Dessert Cups: Apple, Pumpkin, and Sweet Potato Pies

Food & Drink
6:30pm - 7:30pm
$10.00

Join The Allergy Chef and learn how to create delicious dessert cups from scratch that are gluten, dairy, egg, soy, and corn free. All suitable for Paleo and GAPs diets, and Sweet Potato Paleo Pie is suitable for the AIP diet.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Your Ayurvedic Kitchen Pharmacy

Food & Drink
6:30pm - 9:00pm
$40.00

Ayurveda doesn't make a distinction between food and medicine. Why not treat your kitchen as the incredible pharmacy that it is? In this inspiring and educational cooking class wtih Ayurvedic Practitioner Talya Lutzker, you'll learn powerful ways to use a handful of common kitchen herbs and spices that boost immunity, improve circulation, balance digestion, stimulate brain function, help eliminate allergies and add healing warmth to your whole body. Ayurveda is living proof that food can by your medicine, and that your medicine can - and should - be delicious! Our menu for this evening includes warm drinks, shareable desserts, main course dishes, and practical whole body care recipes.

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Pre & Post Natal Yoga

Health & Wellness
11:30am - 12:30pm
$5.00

This comprehensive class will address the daily changing needs of your pregnant body while your baby grows and after birth. 

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All Stores

Puff Pastry Appetizers for the Holidays

Food & Drink
4:00pm - 5:30pm
$5.00

With New Leaf's Own Product Enthusiast Claudia Imatt! Join us for a cooking demonstration and sample a variety of holiday appetizers including: puff pastry pesto parmesan palmier, spinach and gruyere pinwheels, and sweet cinnamon straws. Chef Clauida will also be giving a short lecture on knife skills. Generous sampling included! Come hungry. About Chef Claudia: Claudia began her career with an award-winning cheesecake. She has worked as a caterer, banquet chef, executive chef, personal chef and culinary instructor. She is a passionate food wizard who loves sharing tips and tricks of the kitchen.

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All Stores

Vegetarian, Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 7:30pm
$5.00

With Holistic Chef Suzanne Aziz Learn how to prepare vegetarian and gluten-free recipes for the holidays that are low carb and packed with flavor and anti-oxidants including: stuffing with mushrooms, cashew butter, roasted pumpkin soup, and a holiday power salad with pomegranate vinaigrette dressing. Enjoy tastes. About Suzanne Amsbaugh Aziz: Susan is a nutritional educator and a creative holistic chef with a passion for health. She loves to share with others knowledge about how to be healthy and how to heal one’s body. A breast cancer survivor, she believes nutrition is one of the main keys to a healthy lifestyle, and those who eat the most vegetables, win. Suzanne has worked as a personal chef, an instructor of cooking classes for special health and dietary needs, and a home health advisor, helping clients create a clean and green kitchen for optimal health. She is a graduate of the Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts school of Bauman’s College, located in Berkeley, California.

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Healing Yoga and Ayurveda

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$7.00

Increase focus and strength with slow flow yoga based on principles of Indian holistic medicine. Includes guided meditation and breathing exercises for all levels. With Ayurvedic wellness practitioner and yoga instructor Dayna Holli

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Half Moon Bay

Coastside Creative Collective

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

All creatives are welcome to join in this self-directed group as we discuss art in all forms, grow, revive, inspire, and share art and artistic goals.

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga & Self Healing with Wah!

Sports & Fitness
10:00am - 12:00pm

In this 2-hour yoga class you will practice breathing exercises, postures, and self-healing techniques. Conclude with a deep relaxation and short meditation. 

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Half Moon Bay

Intro to Weston A. Price and "Real Foods"

Health & Wellness
1:00pm - 3:00pm
$5.00

With Shelley H. Lane, L.Ac., NTP Join Shelley for a stimulating discussion on what Real Food is as defined by the Weston A. Price Foundation, which will help you navigate the overabundance of complex and controversial nutrition information. Bring questions!

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Hula for Heart

Hobbies & Special Interest
5:00pm - 6:00pm
$15.00

This fun beginners class will teach you basic steps, form, technique, and choreographed dances to beautiful music. 

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

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

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Midday Meditation for Stress Reduction and Energy Healing

Health & Wellness
12:00pm - 1:00pm
$5.00

Take a break from the holiday season to recharge, center, and experience deep peace. Enjoy this guided mediation with Yoga Nidra, Transcendental Meditation and Reiki, followed by a 1-on-1 energy healing!

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Healing Yoga and Ayurveda

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$7.00

Increase focus and strength with slow flow yoga based on principles of Indian holistic medicine. Includes guided meditation and breathing exercises for all levels. With Ayurvedic wellness practitioner and yoga instructor Dayna Holli

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Half Moon Bay

Coastside Creative Collective

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

All creatives are welcome to join in this self-directed group as we discuss art in all forms, grow, revive, inspire, and share art and artistic goals.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Hula for Heart

Hobbies & Special Interest
5:00pm - 6:00pm
$15.00

This fun beginners class will teach you basic steps, form, technique, and choreographed dances to beautiful music. 

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

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

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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