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Aikido
Aikido!  The Art of Peace - a dynamic martial art based on harmony.  Enjoy noncompetitive training in a supportive community offered by 7th degree belt Shihan Hideki  Shiohira and his senior students.  The Japanese martial art of Aikiko is a comprehensive system of throwing, joint locking, striking and pinning techniques, coupled  with training in traditional Japanese weapons such as the sword, staff and knife.

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260803
Palo Alto High School
P 3
Yuan 1/15 - 3/21 Tu Th Sa Varied $240.00 View 17

Compassion Cultivation Training
Compassion Cultivation Training (CTT) by Compassion Institute is an 8-week educational program designed to help you improve your resilience and feel more connected to others - ultimately providing an overall sense of well-being.  The program helps you develop qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness for oneself and for others, by integrating traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion.  Daily meditation home-practice is assigned.

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261803
Palo Alto High School
1709
TBD 1/29 - 3/19 Tu 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM $128.00 View 17

Pilates: Beginning/Intermediate
Come increase your strength, flexibility and functional movement with Pilates exercise, a full body exercise method that uses your own body's resistance and conscious breath.  Learn to actively engage your muscles to move more efficiently and feel better about how you move.  Must able able to work on your a back and some some word on your knees.  Mat required.


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260403
Palo Alto High School
Small Gym
Lee Squire 1/15 - 3/19 Tu 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM $80.00 View 11

Tai-Chi: Chen Style
Learn and practice the basic principles of traditional Tai Chi.  Enhance body coordination, increase joint mobility, improve balance and develop strength. Tai Chi, which originates from China emphasizes smooth gentle movements and self-awareness. Practice Tai Chi form to increase agility, balance, flexibility and mind-body coordination.  Also learn and practice Silk-reeling exercise, a series of spiral movements which increases body joints mobility and reduces physical tension.  Explore standing meditation to increase awareness and improve muscle relaxation.  No black marking soled shoes allowed in class.


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260203
Palo Alto High School
Small Gym
Yung 1/16 - 3/20 We 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $120.00 View 5

Taiko: Section A (Open to All Students)
Taiko is the art of Japanese drumming, which develops self-expression and musical creativity.  This course is a basic introduction to the world of taiko.  This includes Japanese expressions, the kinds and use of taiko, and the sound of various taiko beats.  In each class, everyone will participate by playing on actual drums.  All the equipment-including drums and sticks are provided.  NOTE:  Taiko is a physical activity requiring fitness and stamina.  There will a $50 materials fee payable to the instructor at the first class to cover the drum heads equipment.

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261503
Palo Alto High School
109
Sumii 1/6 - 1/27 Su 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM $30.00 View 9

Taiko: Section B (Open to All Students)
Taiko is the art of Japanese drumming, which develops self-expression and musical creativity.  This course is a a basic introduction to the world of taiko.  This includes Japanese expressions, the kinds and use of taiko and the sound of various taiko beats.  In each class, everyone will participate by playing on actual drums.  All the equipment - including drums and sticks- are provided.  NOTE:  Taiko is a physical activity requiring fitness and stamina.  There will be a $100 materials fee payable to the instructor at the first class to cover the drum heads replacement.

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261603
Palo Alto High School
109
Sumii 2/3 - 3/17 Su 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM $60.00 View 8

Yoga and Meditation
Gently stretch, relax and energize your body with yoga poses that cultivate balance, inner awareness, and mobility, and release muscle tension.  Regular yoga practice can improve health in many ways from stress reduction to increased flexibility and improved breathing. Bring a yoga mat.


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260503
Palo Alto High School
109
Vilms 1/14 - 3/18 Mo 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM $96.00 View 10