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Fun Photography Basics on Tuesdays in October at River House

$45

with Laura Testut

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

Like taking pictures? Learn basic settings, people posing, making the scene interesting, bringing proper attention to a focal point. Some classroom time and then we go outside and shoot!

No camera, no problem. You can use your phone!

4 week sessions will held on Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25 from 9:00-11:00 at The River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084).

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Spanish for Beginners on Tuesdays in October at River House

$45

with Mercedes Vidal

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 11 am, runs for 4 weeks

Come join Mercedes Vidal for a fun, interactive journey into the Spanish language. This class is geared toward people who either know no Spanish or know just a little.

Mercedes is originally from El Salvador. She has been in the USA since 1966 when she attended Wichita University in a student exchange program. She tutors Spanish speaking people and teaches them English with Learn to Read, another local nonprofit. She has two kids and six grandkids.  

4-week session will be held on Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25 from 11:00 to 1:00 at The River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Will run

Tai Chi on Tuesdays and Thursdays in October at River House

$39

with Andrew Schirmacher

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 11:15 am, runs for 4 weeks

Learn basic Tai Chi moves for stability, coordination and health.

Master Andrew Schirmacher began his studies of Chinese martial arts in 1973. He has studied Tai Chi  Quan, Xing Yi and Kung Fu. He will be teaching classes in Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong.

Tai Chi practice for health and wellness promotes balance control, flexibility, stress relief and cardiovascular fitness. Tai Chi, with its gentle, graceful pace and low impact movements, can be learned and practiced by virtually anyone.

Requirements for class:

Loose fitting clothes that allow you move freely.

  • Non-marking shoes, preferably sneakers. (Most non-marking shoes will have a white or light-colored sole that will be less likely to leave dark marks. They will also be soft-soled.)
  • Water bottle (optional)
  • Small towel (optional)

4-weeks with 7 meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays (No class on Thursday Oct. 6), October 4, 11 & 13, 18 & 20, 25 & 27 from 11:15 to 12:15 at The River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine)

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Will run

Line Dance on Tuesdays in October at River House

$30

with Ramona Walter

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 11:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Come learn the fun dance art of Line Dance with a lively variety of music.

Wear comfortable shoes, preferably with leather bottoms.

Ramona is the former owner of Mona Gail Dance Center. She studied Ballroom dance under Jack Kalan and became a teacher at the age of sixteen. While working with Fred Astaire she became the Tri-State Dance Director. Ramona is a multi National Championship winner. She has experience in choreography and her local students won first place in the "I Love Dance Competition" at World Golf Village in 2020.

4-week session will be held on Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25 from 11:30 to 12:30 at The River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Will run

Mindful Meditation on Tuesdays in October at River House

$45

with Judy Angyalfy

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 12:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Experience the time-honored practice of mindfulness meditation that has been used as a path  toward peace for over 2500 years old. Examine the philosophy and psychology in which it is  rooted. There will be lecture, discussion, group sharing and a lot of guided practice.

This class  is appropriate for beginners and anyone who would like to deepen an existing practice.

Wear  comfortable clothing and come as you are. 

This class will be most effective for those who will commit to all four classes and also practice  daily at home for 10 to 15 minutes. This is an evidenced-based practice backed up by 40  years of scientific research that proves it changes the structure and function of the brain for  more happiness and resiliency from stress.

Judy Angyalfy is a retired nurse having practiced nursing for 43 years, and also a certified yoga  teacher. She first became interested in mindfulness meditation as a healing path after the  death of a beloved son in 2008. She experienced first hand the transformative power of the  practice and was both inspired and highly motivated to train to become a teacher. She trained  through the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and  Society and completed the training in October of 2018 to be a qualified teacher of MBSR  (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.)  

“I look forward to sharing this powerful yet simple practice with anyone who would like to  reduce stress, increase resiliency to stress, and create a kinder, more compassionate world.  Please email any questions you have to: angyalfyj@gmail.com.

4-week session will be held on Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25 from 12:30 - 2:30 at River House (179 Marine St.  St. Augustine 32084). 

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

 

Will run

Ballroom Dance Group Class on Tuesdays in October at River House

$30

with Ramona Walter

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 12:45 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Join Ramona as she teaches Ballroom Dance Group Class. No partner is needed and beginners are welcome. You will learn the basics to get you out on the dance floor with confidence.

Wear comfortable shoes, leather bottom preferred.

Ramona is the former owner of Mona Gail Dance Center. She studied Ballroom dance under Jack Kalan and became a teacher at the age of sixteen. While working with Fred Astaire she became the Tri-State Dance Director and she is a multi National Championship winner. She has experience in choreography and her local students won first place in the "I Love Dance Competition" at World Golf Village in 2020.

4 week session will be held on Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25 from 12:45 to 1:45 at The River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Will run

Spanish (Level 2) on Tuesdays in October at River House

$45

with Mercedes Vidal

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 1:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this class we will practice and build on the basics learned in level one. As we build our vocabulary, we will converse more about familiar situations such as shopping, dining out, family members, weather, and travel tips. We will improve our understanding of grammar by writing, reading and pronouncing with increased conversation. We will also discuss cultural traditions, holidays and history. We try to make learning Spanish interesting and fun!

Mercedes is originally from El Salvador. She has been in the USA since 1966 when she attended Wichita University in a student exchange program. She tutors Spanish speaking people and teaches them English with Learn to Read, another local nonprofit. She has two kids and six grandkids.  

4-week session will be held on Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25 from 1:30 to 3:30 at The River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Herbology on Wednesdays in October at River House

$30

with James Carucci

Calendar Oct 5, 2022 , runs for 4 weeks

In this course, we will focus upon the therapeutic actions of herbs and how they can be used in the treatment and prevention of common conditions. Each week we will focus on specific herbal actions, herbs with those therapeutic effects and the ways in which those herbs can be used from teas to tinctures to tonics. You will be presented with a variety of herbs and will have the opportunity to put together simple and delicious remedies that suit your needs. You get to take something home every week!

James is a professor of Biological Sciences at St. Johns River State College, and is a Master Herbalist with over 20 years of experience.

4-week session will be held on Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 from 3:30 to 4:30 at the River House, 179 Marine St. St Augustine, FL 32084

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Will run





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