2024 Classes


Check our Community Calendar for the most current list and schedule of classes.

  • Tuesdays: FUNdamental Pilates, 11:45 am-12:45 pm, Cindy Barnhill, [email protected], Marshall CRC
  • Tuesdays: Intermediate Pilates, 1:30-2:30 pm, Cindy Barnhill, [email protected], The Meadow
  • Thursdays: Mindful Movement Thursdays, 12-1:15 pm, Linda Ries, [email protected], The Meadow
  • Thursdays: Intermediate Pilates, 1:30-2:30 pm, Cindy Barnhill, [email protected], The Meadow
  • Fridays: Knitting, 10 am-12 pm, Theresa Ainsworth, [email protected]Marshall CRC
  • Monday, 2/5: Art Class, 3-5 pm, Jaquelynne Mauvois, [email protected], High Sierra Quilters
  • Tuesdays, 2/20 & 3/19: Cathie's Paint Party, 1-3pm, Cathie Urquhart, [email protected], High Sierra Quilters
  • Mondays, 2/26 & 3/25: Journaling with Pen & Watercolor, 1-3 pm, Matt Harline, [email protected], High Sierra Quilters
  • Each month: Tranquil Journeys, Alison Clement & Jennifer Fitierre on YouTub

Download a copy of the February 2024 calendar.

Download a copy of the March 2024 calendar.

You do not need to have any experience with art or movement classes to sign up. Our objective is to offer a healing environment where you can take some time for yourself and enjoy the company of others.

Classes are offered free of charge to El Dorado County residents who have been impacted by cancer or other traumas. See below for information about each class.


Mindful Movement Series

New Beginnings

"At the beginning of anything, there is a fleeting chance to open—to open to something new and expanded"

Life is stressful. It's the person who doesn't have any tools to meet it that suffers.

Come and learn techniques for stress reduction through iRest Yoga Nidra. Calm the body, quiet the mind; sense and feel solid and secure with the courage to meet life in skillful ways to bring peace, well-being, and yes, Joy!

Learn techniques of meditation, mindful movement postures, and resources that always hold and support you no matter what.

The focus for the series is Gratefulness! A practice to cultivate gratefulness that opens one to the inherent joy that lies within. A month of nurturing gratitude (even amidst sorrow). Come, move, breathe, in-joy here, now.

See the Community Calendar for the latest information about the classes on Thursdays.

Linda Ries, RYT 500 and certified iRest Yoga Nidra Instructor

Synergy Pilates

Join Cindy and the Synergy Pilates gang for a little movement Therapy!

Learn the foundational principles of Joseph Pilates and proper body mechanics. Experience how these low impact exercises help develop strength, flexibility, and balance. Exercises range from beginner to intermediate and are modified per individual needs. At Synergy Pilates we strive to develop camaraderie and support for one another. Our main goal is to focus on whole-body health, reconnecting our body, mind, and spirit.

"Change happens through movement and movement heals." (Joseph Pilates)

Cindy is a certified Pilates Instructor, Physical Therapist, and cancer survivor.

Email Cindy at [email protected] for more information.

Also, see the Community Calendar for the upcoming classes.

Cindy Barnhill, PT, MS, NCPTSynergy Pilates


Knitting Classes

Learn to knit with Theresa from One Thread. You will start with basic knitting skills, the move on to your first project. All supplies are included.

See the Community Calendar for more information.

Tranquil Journeys

A relaxing learning experience drawing on the techniques of mindfulness, energy medicine, acupressure and Ayurveda.

Renew your spirit, rejuvenate your connection to the earth, and de-stress. Each session includes a blissful guided meditation.

These sessions are currently on YouTube. See Tranquil Journeys on the Community Calendar for more information.

See below for available classes on YouTube.

Mixed Media Art Class

This will be a mixed media art class taught by Jaquelynne Mauvois on Monday, 2/5, 3-5 pm.

See more information here

Journaling with Pen & Watercolor

Enhance your mindfulness through journaling with art and the written word. You don't have to be an artist, a poet, or a writer. We will give you some ideas to get you started.

The workshops are on the 4th Monday of the month at High Sierra Quilters in Placerville.

In February, the class is on 2/26; in March it is on 3/25. Call Matt Harline at 916-342-1814 or email at [email protected].

Cathie's Paint Party

Come and have some fun with Cathie painting a "Winter Retreat"!

See more information here