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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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Wednesday, July 4, 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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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Mix- All Levels

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

Instructors Vary Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a claming genle yoga class taught by local certified instructors.

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

ALL STORES

Stoked on Stone Fruit

Community & Culture
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Try a variety of California grown stone fruits from cherries and plums to peaches and nectarines. Join us for a sweet taste and get inspired to savor the flavors of the season!

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

ALL STORES

Stoked on Stone Fruit

Community & Culture
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Try a variety of California grown stone fruits from cherries and plums to peaches and nectarines. Join us for a sweet taste and get inspired to savor the flavors of the season!

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Westside Santa Cruz

PMS Solutions: Balance Your Hormones!

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

With Certified Nutrition Consultant Erin Fisher Learn the why behind your PMS! In this class you will get aquainted with the reasons behind your body going through PMS and how to use this knowledge to help diminish all your challenging symptoms. Walk away with a better understanding of your hormones, your menstrual cycle and tools to support your feminine body during this time. 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.

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Wednesday, July 11, 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

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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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Mix- All Levels

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

Instructors Vary Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a claming genle yoga class taught by local certified instructors.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

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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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Stir Fry Cooking for Kids

Food & Drink
10:00am - 12:00pm

With RoseMary Durso, Certified Healthy Hands Instructor This hands-on cooking class will engage your child age 5-11 in a fun activity called “Eat Your Colors” that will turn even the pickiest eater into a fruit and veggie warrior! He or she will help prepare up to four delicious stir-fry dishes. Kids will come home with a new appreciation of produce and yummy recipes to make at home. CLASS FEE: $45 PLEASE REGISTER HERE through the instructor. Thank you!

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Westside Santa Cruz

Summertime Hydration

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

With Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian Did you know, water is the largest single substance in human body (50%-75%). Every cell, tissue, and organ requires water. Come to this free one hour nutrition session to find out why adequate hydration is important, and how to incorporate creative ways of hydrating into your daily routine. Recipes included. 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

Movie Night: Forks Over Knives

Film, Media & Entertainment
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Forks Over Knives (2011) is an film that examines a profound claim that food is medicine! The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, and their groundbreaking studies that brought them to meet each other. Their research led them separately to the startling and now shared conclusion: degenerative diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even several forms of cancer, could almost always be prevented—and in many cases reversed—by adopting a whole-foods, plant-based diet. Despite the profound implications of their findings, their work has remained relatively unknown to the public... until now. The filmmakers travel with Drs. Campbell and Esselstyn on their separate but similar paths, from their childhood farms where they both produced “nature’s perfect food”; to China and Cleveland, where they explored ideas that challenged the established thinking and shook their own core beliefs. The idea of food as medicine is put to the test. Throughout the film, cameras follow ‘reality patients’ who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes. Doctors teach these patients how to adopt a whole-food, plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments—while the challenges and triumphs of their journeys are revealed. Forks Over Knives utilizes state of the art 3-D graphics and rare archival footage. The film features numerous leading experts on health, examines the question “why we don’t know,” and tackles the issue of diet and disease in a way that will have people talking for years.

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Wednesday, July 18, 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

Decoding Label Lingo

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

Nutrition Class with Certified Nutrition Consultant, Madia Jamgochian When walking through the grocery store we are faced with all types of health claims printed on food labels. With so many different buzz-words it can get confusing- what does it all mean? In this one-hour nutrition session, Madia will help you decode some label lingo to ensure you are getting exactly what you want! 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

Sushi Making Workshop: California Rolls and Inari

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

With Certified Sushi Chef Carlos Mayorga In this hands-on class, Carlos will teach you how to make the classic California roll from scratch, as well as Inari. This class will use white rice as a base, and other fresh ingredients to compliment the seafood. You will feast on your finished creations at the end of class, and take a roll home for later. Saké included. About the Instructor:Carlos started out as a tempura chef in sushi restaurants when he discovered his passion for sushi. He persued this interest and signed up for Sushi School here in Santa Cruz to become a professtional sushi roller. Carlos works for Mai Sushi here in New Leaf's Westside location.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Mix- All Levels

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

Instructors Vary Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a claming genle yoga class taught by local certified instructors.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Westside Santa Cruz

Beer & Street Tacos with Sierra Nevada Brewery

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

With Sierra Nevada Brewery Sierra Nevada brings you this fun interactive pairing class, centered around street tacos! Beer and Mexican food are a classic combination, so come hungry- there will be plenty to taste! Potential Menu: Otra Vez Agave Lime GOSE- starter beer with chips and salsa BFD Hoppy Blonde Ale with halibut fish tacos (fish, mango salsa, cabbage, special sauce) Pale Ale with carnitas tacos (pulled pork, corn cilantro cabbage slaw, avocado) Tropical Torpedo IPA with pulled chicken tacos (chicken, tomatillo salsa, cotija cheese) Hazy Little Thing with a refried bean and sauteed summer veggie tostada About the Brewery: Inspired by the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains, our beers are designed to be as bold, wild and unwavering as those storied granite peaks. With respect to tradition and an unbridled passion for innovation, Sierra Nevada beers are inspired by the philosophy that anything is possible. We are committed to pushing the boundaries of craft beer and we look forward to the day that flavorful beers are the standard throughout the world.

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Energy Medicine Essentials for Health, Vitality, and Joy

Health & Wellness
10:00am - 6:00pm

With Ruthetta, Certified Advanced Practitioner of Eden Energy Medicine Discover how to use the natural energies of your body to balance and strengthen your energies with simple, yet powerful techniques. Leave with a “Daily Energy Routine” to help keep your energies humming, harmonious, and healthy, and to foster healing and energy of others. Bring yoga mat, pillows, or massage table. Tickets: $120 REGISTER HERE through instructor.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Westside Santa Cruz

Three Keys for Summer Health! How to Boost Weight Loss, Energy & Gut Health

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

With Licensed Nutritionist Rebecca Hazleton In this one hour wellness lecture, you will learn: • THE 3 MAIN STRESSORS THAT ARE UNDERMINING YOUR HEALTH AND CAUSING YOUR SYMPTOMS • 3 POWERFUL KEYS YOU NEED TO TRANSFORM YOUR ENERGY, WEIGHT, and GUT HEALTH & FIX YOUR SYMPTOMS • TOOLS THAT CAN HELP YOU TAKE YOUR HEALTH TO A WHOLE OTHER LEVEL • FREE GIFT TO REDUCE YOUR STRESS, STRENGTHEN YOUR GUT, & HELP YOU HAVE UNSTOPPABLE HEALTH! About the Instructor: Rebecca is a licensed nutritionist and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner who works with people whose symptoms have stopped them from living fully. She helps them regain their health so they can feel great and love life again.

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Wednesday, July 25, 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

Fresh Summer Recipes

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

Nutrition Class with Certified Nutrition Consultant, Madia Jamgochian Come to this one hour nutrition session to get recipe inspiration that will keep you cool all summer long. Madia will highlight her favorite summer foods, and show you how to use them in a variety of dishes. 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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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Mix- All Levels

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

Instructors Vary Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a claming genle yoga class taught by local certified instructors.

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Meatless Mania: Vegetarian Cooking Class for Kids

Food & Drink
10:00am - 12:00pm

With RoseMary Durso, Certified Healthy Hands Instructor Many cultures around the world create scrumptious, vegetarian dishes featuring different flavors and textures. In this fun, hands-on class your child age 5-11 will explore easy-to-make, delicious and healthy, meatless dishes like: “Cheesy Black Bean Quesadillas,” “Stove-top Mac & Cheese,” and “Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Bisque.” Your child will gain a new appreciation for cooking and bring home recipes. CLASS FEE: $45 PLEASE REGISTER HERE through instructor. 

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Westside Santa Cruz

Kimchi Workshop

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 7:30pm
$35.00

With Eriko Yokoyama & Masumi Diaz of Hakouya Cooking School Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish of fermented vegetables such as napa cabbage and daikon radish. It can be used in soup, fried rice, sautéed vegetables or just eaten as a side dish. Kimchi is low-calorie, high fiber, and packed with vitamins. It is a powerful antioxidant and provides the benefit of probiotics in the form of lactobacillus bacteria. In this hands-on class, we will prepare the vegetables prior to the class and you will make and take home a jar of napa kimchi. Vegan Kimchi is also available. About the instructors:Health nut friends Eriko and Masumi started making Miso, Natto, Pickled plum and Sauerkraut together for the family more than a decade ago. They learned so many things over the years about fermented foods and recognized the importance and benefits of it for gastrointestinal health. Both Eriko and Masumi grew up with a probiotic-rich traditional Japanese diet in Japan. Eriko learned authentic French cooking at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and owned a restaurant for 13 years. And now Masumi and Eriko are passionate about sharing the fermented food classes with our community!

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