2023 Classes

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

Classes are offered free of charge to El Dorado County residents who have been impacted by cancer or other traumas.

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.

Mindful Movement Series

Mindful Movement
New Beginnings!

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

Life is stressful. It's the person that 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.

See the Community Calendar for the latest information about the in-person classes.

Linda Ries, RYT 500 and certified iRest Yoga Nidra Instructor

Synergy Pilates

Cindy Barnhill

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.

Cathie's Paint Parties

Cathie Urquhart is having a fun art class for you to enjoy on March 24, 6-8:30 pm at High Sierra Quilters on Broadway in Placerville. Let’s get our creative juices flowing while being guided for a 2-hour painting class by Cathie Urquhart

Have some fun in this class which includes all supplies to complete this 11 x 14 painting.

Please sign up early for this class, as seating is limited. Contact Cathie directly at [email protected] to sign up or call 530-409-1914.

Acrylic Mixed Media Class

This will be a great time when Jaquelynne Mauvais will guide you in creating an abstract, mixed-media fun portrait! It will be at High Sierra Quilters on Wednesday, March 15, 2 pm-5 pm.

We will be creating an awesome, colorful, whimsical non-realistic portrait of Miss Fifi!

This class is for all levels, and all ages, and is simply for fun, laughter, joy, and healing.

Since Miss Fifi is a girl who loves makeup and jewelry, if you have any costume jewels (small)that you may want to glue onto your finished portrait, then do bring them. We will have the paints, paper, miscellaneous fibers, feathers, glue, etc.

This is fun therapy, so come with your imagination and an open mind!

Contact Jaquelynne at 808-276-4777 to get on the list.

See more here.