Registration for Orinda’s Parks and Recreation Winter/Spring Classes begins Dec. 4

Give the Gift that Keeps on Giving

Registration for Orinda’s Parks and Recreation
winter/spring classes begin December 4

With the holiday season upon us, give your loved ones the gift that keeps on giving. Recreation programs and classes provide a means to something useful long term, a class to become or stay healthy, a skill that empowers oneself, or an introduction to a new important hobby.

The perfect gift can be found in the new Winter/Spring Activity Guide that is posted on the City’s website at Copies of the guide will be mailed the week of December 7. There is one slight modification in this guide; if you’re searching for summer camps these will not be listed in this issue. For the first time ever, summer camps will be featured in a separate guide that will be released in February 2016. Stay tuned, more information about summer camps will be coming soon.

There are several new classes being featured in this guide:

Beginning Irish Dance, ages 4Y-12Y, pg. 9
Students will learn the basics of this ever evolving and beautiful dance form. As this is a solo and team dance form both solo and ‘celi’ will be covered as part of the course. It is hoped that the dancers will leave with a knowledge of Irish dance and culture, including music, history and more.

Enhancing Financial Literacy for Youth, ages 10Y-14Y, pg. 17
This program is designed to help children further develop their financial knowledge on age-appropriate topics such as saving for short and long term goals, basic budgeting, income and expenses, understanding credit and debit, earning and compounding interest and the ABC’s of the stock market.

Cultivating Mind Power: MIND BODY DYNAMICS, ages 18Y and up, pg. 32
Participants will learn a number of key skills that allow them to stand back from their emotions and to experience more emotional and mental freedom. The goal is to learn the ability to accept ourselves as we are, without “beating ourselves up” for being imperfect.

Boot Camp: JUMPSTART YOUR FITNESS, ages 18Y and up, pg. 33
This is a total body workout from start to finish. You will be able to work at your own pace and experience what a “real” workout is all about. Exercises include body weight resistance training, core work, cardiovascular challenges, flexibility, agility, balance, power training, interval and circuit training.

Health Coaching: EAT BETTER, MOVE MORE, LIVE LONGER, ages 18Y and up, pg. 34
This unique six-week program is for those who have been struggling to lose weight and implement exercise. Each workshop consists of 15 minutes of gentle exercise, 30 minutes of discussion and 15 minutes for goals, questions and recipe exchange.

Reggae-Tone, ages 18Y and up, pg. 35
Move to the beat of your own drum or that of the Caribbean with easy to follow dance moves that embody the island life. A fusion of Latin, Hip-hop and Reggae mix, this class will give you a 60-minute getaway! Sweat, dance, sing and tone with this high-energy, cardio-pumping class.

Candlelight Vinyasa (Yoga), ages 18Y and up, pg. 35
Immerse yourself in the decadent yoga flow class that combines vinyasa movement with breath, meditation, stress relief, breathing techniques and aromatherapy in a dark candlelit room. This class is suited for all levels.

Registration for winter/spring classes begin December 4. Individuals may register online at, call (925) 254-2445 or mail in a registration form to Orinda Parks & Recreation, Program Registration, 28 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA 94563.

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