Berkeley Improv and Synergy Theater are fusing together to bring you the hottest new thing in improv comedy! Black Box Improv Fusion bursts into Berkeley with its own unique blend of searing short-form and explosive long-form. You’ll see all of your favorite short-form improv comedy structures, similar to those on the television show Whose Line is it, Anyway?, plus a few brand-new ones that you’ve never seen before! Plus, you just never know when we might break into a piece of long-form improvised theater that will blow your mind. So, check your expectations at the door and get ready for Black Box Improv Fusion.
Rockin’ Music Time with Grampa Clyde as he sings with his guitar.About Grampa Clyde – Clyde Leland (Grampa Clyde) started singing songs with kids about 40 years ago when his own children were in pre-school. In 2015, while singing with his granddaughter’s class, he realized that singing with kids is more fun than teaching law students. So he left his job teaching Legal Ethics in law school to give more time to Sing Along with Grampa Clyde. In addition to practicing and teaching law and working as a legal affairs journalist, he has been a summer-camp song leader and a singer-songwriter performing throughout the Bay Area. A native San Franciscan, he lives in Berkeley.Open gym all day, music time with Grampa Clyde & 10am art included.Date/Time Date(s) – 09/25/1711:30 am – 12:00 pmCost $15 per child; $12 Sibling or Memberships
Date/Time Date(s) – 09/25/1710:00 am – 11:00 amCost $20 w/ childcare or $15 w/out childcare
Hana Holistic is proud to add Mr. Xin Huang as a new Tai Chi teacher to its staff. Xin has been teaching the beautiful Chen style of Tai Chi since 1998 and has influenced many students over his years of practice. The Chen family-style is the oldest form of Tai Chi styles. It is characterized by alternating fast/slow motion and bursts of power in what is called silk reeling. The name derives from the twisting and spiraling movements of the silkworm larva as it wraps itself in its cocoon, and to the metaphorical principle of “reeling the silk from a silk worm’s cocoon”. Xin enjoys practicing daily Tai Chi and sharing his style with his students. He believes in its health benefits. He will be teaching a standard routine of simple steps to practice anywhere and anytime. “As a sport and an art,Tai Chi makes life flow easily“ he said. In addition to being a Tai Chi teacher, Xin plays table tennis and enjoys coaching it. In 2010, his student Kevin li, at age 9, won the 9-and-under championship at the U.S. Open in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Xin will be teaching in the sun and moon studio at HHMC every Monday evening for bigginers and every Friday at noon for advanced practitioners. His class will be limited to 4 students for best teaching performance. Discounted student and 10 class packages are available. Class by registration at www.hanaholistic.com/wellnessprograms No experience is necessary and first time Tai Chi students are joyfully welcome.
The Ecology Center Farmers Markets are festive, family-friendly, open-air marketplaces where California farmers bring fresh, locally-grown produce and farm-processed foods to sell directly to consumers. Our markets feature fruits, vegetables, nuts, baked goods, jams and preserves, juices, olive oils, tofu, meat, cheese, prepared foods, nursery plants, and flowers. Often, musicians entertain the shoppers, and special events are scheduled throughout the year.Date/Time Date(s) – 10/25/162:00 pm – 6:30 pmCost Free
The Feldenkraisâmethod is a potent practice that expands and refines your kinesthetic awareness in and through specific, gentle movement patterns known as Awareness Through Movementâ lessons. The Feldenkraisâ method engages and enlivens your capacities of neuro-plasticity and neuro-muscular re-patterning. You learn to move more skeletally, cultivating a somatic “softening” that improves the flow of Qi, bringing forth greater vitality, resilience and well-being (and strengthening the health benefits of acupuncture, Tai Chi, &/or Qi Gong). The Feldenkraisâ method will also enable you to achieve –and enjoy! – greater ease of movement, enhanced flexibility and strength, and as a result, dramatically improve the quality of any physical activity Advance Registration Required Online: hanaholistic.com/wellnessprograms Questions? Contact Hana Holistic 510.527.1678 | [email protected] To email A Ifátólú directly: [email protected] Drop In $18, Members (Membership Pass) About Dr. Ifátólu A. IFÁTÓLÚ GARDNER is a healer, scholar, educator, and indigenous spiritual elder. As a primary care physician (1980-2004), a professor of medical anthropology (2000-2007), and an instructor of somatic practices (since the mid 1980s) – including Dunham technique, Medical Qi Gong, Dayan Qi Gong, and the Feldenkraisâ method – Ifátólú has devoted her life to healing as/and social justice. For more than two decades, as an Iyánífá, Ifátólú provides spiritual counseling and gives public workshops and academic presentations on Yorùbá and Diasporic spiritual traditions and practices. Discovering the Feldenkraisâ method after a rupture in her health in 2007, Ifátólú enjoyed the lyricism and beauty of the movements, the deep relief and ease the practice engendered, and the renewed sense of her body as a source of joy (rather than a site of pain and limitation). She was hooked. In 2009 Ifátólú enrolled in the FRTI Professional Feldenkrais training program (Berkeley) and was authorized – and began – to teach Feldenkraisâ Awareness Through Movementâ classes in 2011.All of Ifátólú’s workis informed by – and an expression of – her deep appreciation and ongoing exploration of the creative, healing, and transformative powers of somatic practices and of ancient indigenous wisdom traditions.
Current EventsThursdaysThis discussion group is aimed at keeping all involved on top of current “hot button” issues. Diverse points of view are encouraged and respected. Explore social, political, and economic issues in the news around the world. With instructor George Porter. Co-sponsored by Berkeley Adult School.Cost: $35/semester
Shift your stress into peace and confidence Feel aches and pains in the body move into relaxation and recovery Create new affirmations to transform negative thinking patterns Melt away fear and embrace a positive vibration EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique, a modality involving tapping fingers onto acupressure points on the head, arms and hands. EFT works with physical and behavioral blocks. Negative feelings disturb the body’s energetic system. Tension can leave an imprint on the body that affects us daily – until we free up this energy. In this class, you’ll be guided through EFT tapping and mindfulness meditation techniques that recirculate energy in your system. You’ll discover new affirmations that work best for your mindset. We will address specific triggers and experiences you are having that may be creating stress, tension, or melancholy. By shifting into peace and positivity, your body and mind will begin to transform. Move forward in life, performing with ease and flow. Katerina Kan is a certified EFT practitioner. Her company, Mindful Test Taking, uses EFT, meditation, affirmations, NLP and movement practices with students who undergo stress in the academic environment. Students experience higher scores on tests and in classes after working with MTT due to their ability to relax, retain information, speak positively to themselves and feel confident in daily life. (www.MindfulTestTaking.com) Kate has been a scholar of meditation and metaphysical modalities since 2009. Her practices include various yoga styles, Vipassana meditation, Theta Healing, EFT Tapping, and Qi Gong. She apprenticed in Reiki energy healing for 4 years with Reiki Master Chriss Diaz. Kate is also a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Feng Shui, combining her background in Interior Design & Architecture with the ancient practices of Feng Shui spacial dynamics.