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April 2018

Pelvic Floor Health for Pregnancy, Labor & Delivery

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Luma Yoga, 1010 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

This workshop is for women who are planning to become pregnant, currently pregnant, or have recently given birth. We will discuss: -Pelvic Floor Anatomy -How to prepare the Pelvic Floor Muscles for a Healthy Pregnancy and delivery -Types of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction associated with pregnancy and postpartum -How to Heal and Avoid Pelvic Floor Dysfunction during and after pregnancy -What Diastasis Recti is (separation of abdominal muscles) and how to recover from it -Yoga Poses for healthy labor and long-term…

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Parenting Circle with Maria Fahrner

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Luma Yoga, 1010 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Many parents today are raising children without the benefit of extended family nearby, or in ways different from how they were raised. We are also faced with a rapidly changing landscape of technology. Childhood is very different from even twenty years ago with the prevalence of cell phones, iPads, and Social Media. In our Parenting Circle we will explore parenting through the ages, with an emphasis on healthy and developmentally appropriate childhood activities, discussion of parent self-care, strengthening of the…

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East Meets West: An Exploration of Meditation

April 20 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Luma Yoga, 1010 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Latest research and mounting evidence has finally caught up to what many have known for decades, that meditation has wide-ranging, positive effects on many aspects of health. This evening is designed to fuse together Western neuroscience with Eastern teachings, to allow us to experience the concept of tonal quality in meditation, a deliberate emotional and physical presence, and how that affects our mind, body, and heart. In this interactive workshop we will: - Learn the basics of what neuroscience tells…

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Gentle Sleep Coaching

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Luma Yoga, 1010 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Do you miss a restful nights sleep? Are you ready to learn how you can experience them again? Certified Gentle Sleep Coach Mckenzie Graham, founder of Peaceful Sleeping Baby, will guide you through the different types of sleep coaching plans and how to determine what is the right path for your family. Topics covered include: -Review of sleep basics and how your child’s sleep is developing throughout their infant and toddler years -Securing a safe sleep environment -Supporting the breastfeeding…

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Baby Sleep Smarts

April 22 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Luma Yoga, 1010 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

When we become parents, sleep gets a lot more important— for our little ones and for ourselves. But not every child is born a good sleeper. Even with all the Google searches, self-help books and well-meaning advice, many parents wonder if they’ll ever feel rested again. Certified Gentle Sleep Coach Mckenzie Graham, founder of Peaceful Sleeping Baby, will guide you through gentle and effective sleep techniques to prepare you if you are expecting a little one, or that you can…

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Yoga-meets-Dance Night!

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Luma Yoga, 1010 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Celebrate Santa Cruz Dance Week and get ready to have some serious fun with Tamara Juel in this yoga-meets-dance movement exploration! Through both strong and subtle movements from the ancient practices of yoga and bellydance, you will expand your sense of self, explore new movements, and tap deeper into your feminine side. In this workshop you can expect: --flowing yoga sequences --moving into isolations, spirals and undulations --exploring the connection between yoga & bellydance --breathing and nourishing the subtle body…

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May 2018

Female Pelvic Floor Workshop

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Luma Yoga, 1010 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

This workshop is for women who are interested in learning more about their pelvic floor whether you've had a baby or not and however old you are - every woman needs to know this! We will discuss: -Pelvic Floor Anatomy -Types of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (pain, incontinence, prolapse, etc) -How to Heal and Avoid Pelvic Floor Dysfunction -Check for Diastasis Recti (separation of abdominal muscles) and exercise to avoid -Yoga Poses for long-term Pelvic Core Strength and Balance -How to…

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Little Craft Pop-up MAMA Edition

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Luma Yoga, 1010 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

The Little Craft Pop-up showcases the best in locally made gifts for Mother's Day! Mama + Me mini portraits by Renee Fox Photography FREE ENTRY

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Parenting Circle with Maria Fahrner

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Luma Yoga, 1010 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Many parents today are raising children without the benefit of extended family nearby, or in ways different from how they were raised. We are also faced with a rapidly changing landscape of technology. Childhood is very different from even twenty years ago with the prevalence of cell phones, iPads, and Social Media. In our Parenting Circle we will explore parenting through the ages, with an emphasis on healthy and developmentally appropriate childhood activities, discussion of parent self-care, strengthening of the…

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July 2018

Sunday Play with Santa Cruz SPCA

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come to Abbott Square and play with dogs! Make a rope toy, pet a pup, read a story and spend time with your dog at the MAH. BYO Dog (on a leash) if you have one, if not make toys for the Doggies at the SPCA and hang out with these awesome animals. This event is outdoors, good for all ages, drop in and free. https://www.facebook.com/events/2648752768682427/

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August 2018

Free Family Concert

August 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3811 United States

Cabrillo Festival’s annual free and always engaging family concert features Tunisian-born, Canadian-American composer Karim Al-Zand’s Parizade and the Singing Tree, a work based upon a Middle Eastern folk tale and featuring a female protagonist. Originally written for narrator and small ensemble, Al-Zand was commissioned to re-orchestrate the work for its world premiere performance with the full Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, conducted by Cristian Măcelaru and narrated by Nora el Samahy. In addition to Al-Zand’s magical piece, the afternoon also includes the…

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Secret Garden Storytime

August 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Join us for this monthly storytime series in partnership with Santa Cruz Public Libraries that’s perfect for kids. We’ll read books, sing songs & enjoy the magic of the Secret Garden! Made possible in part by PG&E, Nordic Naturals, Santa Cruz Economic Development, and MAH Members. https://www.facebook.com/events/246510652591436/?event_time_id=246510655924769

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September 2018

Sunday Play Day

September 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Play at the MAH with Hula Hoops, face painting, blocks and other fun activities. This event is Free, drop in and for all ages. See you there!

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Downtown BirdFUN Festival! Art & Connection to Feathered Friends

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

As part of a the international celebration of 2018, the Year in of the Bird, Santa Cruz will have a month of activities and events connecting humans to birds. The MAH will host three days of celbration, art, inspiration and support for birds of downtown and beyond. MAKE Masks and join a mini-migration, MOVE and listen along the San Lorenzo River, PLAY with images and art materials, all about Birds who live in Downtown Santa Cruz and Beyond! Also included…

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October 2018

Downtown Trick or Treat

October 31 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States + Google Map

It's the annual Downtown Santa Cruz Trick or Treat! Pacific Avenue will be closed to vehicles so families can enjoy Trick or Treating with Downtown businesses. See you all then!

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November 2018

Día de los Muertos Community Festival 2018

November 3 @ 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Celebrate the dead with an all-ages festival throughout Downtown Santa Cruz. Experience vibrant dance performances. Get your face painted. Indulge in delicious food. Join in on a procession to enjoy more dance, music and outdoor altars at Evergreen Cemetery. The event will be MC’d by Adriana Frederick-Sutton from Univision. Día de los Muertos is presented in partnership with Senderos, Arts Council Santa Cruz County, Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks. Altar Contest Be inspired by altars…

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Munching with Mozart

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Downtown Branch Santa Cruz Public Library, 224 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

Munching with Mozart and Friends is a free monthly noontime concert series at the Downtown Branch. Join us at 12:10 on the third Thursday of every month to hear local musicians play your favorite classical pieces. Munching With Mozart and Friends is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Santa Cruz County Branch of the Music Teachers’ Association of California.

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Sunday Play: Donut Day

November 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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You DONuT want to miss this special event. Make donut themed crafts, play donut themed games and eat a donut while you are at it! This event is free, drop in and for all ages. Donuts served at 11 am until supplies last. Made possible in part by Nordic Naturals, Santa Cruz Economic Development, PG&E and MAH Members. https://www.facebook.com/events/2288108064796685/

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