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March 2018

Community Prenatal: Birth— Breathing baby down & out

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Omni Doulas, 1010 Center Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Join us at Luma Yoga this Wednesday evening! Learn all about pushing during this one hour workshop, hosted by Omni Doulas. We will take you through the mechanics, teaching you positioning and breathing tools to help you work with your body and conserve your energy. Partners, leave with tools to support your significant other during this exciting phase of labor. This event is open to all expecting families & your first Community Prenatal is FREE! $15/birthing person + 1 support…

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Weekly: Mom & Baby Connection

March 29 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Luma Yoga, 1010 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Beth Lilienthal shares her knowledge of being a postpartum doula and a peer counselor of Nursing Mother's Counsel - Santa Cruz Chapter at our ongoing, weekly Mom and Baby Connection support group. Every family presents their own unique situations and challenges, and this is a time to get together with others in a group setting to explore and discuss the tips & tricks of successful breastfeeding (and much more!) Everyone is welcome no matter how you feed your baby. Mom…

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Weekly: Mom & Baby Connection

March 29 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Luma Yoga, 1010 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Beth Lilienthal shares her knowledge of being a postpartum doula and a peer counselor of Nursing Mother's Counsel - Santa Cruz Chapter at our ongoing, weekly Mom and Baby Connection support group. Every family presents their own unique situations and challenges, and this is a time to get together with others in a group setting to explore and discuss the tips & tricks of successful breastfeeding (and much more!) Everyone is welcome no matter how you feed your baby. Mom…

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April 2018

First Friday featuring Greer!

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This month’s First Friday Santa Cruz will feature the works of Greer Linksvayer! Greer is a multimedia artist, her creations are influenced by what comes through while catching the cosmic creative flow. The bursts are sometimes transient, sometimes immersive, but she is usually just as surprised with the end result as anyone else. Her pieces are in a variety of styles. They often contain faces of creature people that are only visible once painted, portraiture, and the reoccurring patterns of…

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Kids Day Downtown with Luma!

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Luma Yoga, 1010 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

We are excited to be part of this year's Kids Day Downtown, a festival of activities, events and entertainment just for kids! To celebrate all of you amazing kids + family, Luma will be participating by: 1. Offering all kids classes FREE the week of April 8-15. Use the promotion code KIDSWEEK at checkout to join! Classes are sure to fill up, so reserve your spot early. Hint: click on the tickets link in this event to sign up! 2.…

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Fundraiser at Woodstock Pizza

April 12 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Woodstock’s Pizza Santa Cruz, 710 Front St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Join Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County at Woodstock's Pizza on Thursday, April 12th during Boys & Girls Club Week! Present the fliers below or say you're eating at Woodstock's for Boys & Girls Club and 25% (YES, TWENTY-FIVE!) of the proceeds will support youth in Santa Cruz County!

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Kids Nite Out

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Santa Cruz County CA Santa Cruz, CA United States

Kids Nite Out is a special event that brings together adults who are “kids at heart” with Club members ages 6-11 to share an evening of good old-fashioned fun and activities. Adults will be paired with a Club member to compete in events that highlight our program areas such as healthy living, critical thinking, and teamwork. Event proceeds will support our Great Summers Scholarship Fund. Highlights include: Compete to earn the most points in program-oriented activities Fun Prizes and Awards…

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Kids Day Downtown

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Downtown Santa Cruz, Downtown Santa Cruz pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

The Downtown Association of Santa Cruz is excited to present the return of Kids Day Downtown, a day long festival of activities, events and entertainment just for kids. The sidewalks of Downtown Santa Cruz will be filled with exhibitors, free activities, and entertainment, plus in store activities and specials throughout downtown at your favorite businesses. Come experience a great sample of community groups with great youth programming. Education, sports, arts, science, dance, theater, and other offerings will be present with…

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Kids Day Downtown with Luma!

April 15 @ 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
Luma Yoga, 1010 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

We are excited to be part of this year's Kids Day Downtown, a festival of activities, events and entertainment just for kids! To celebrate all of you amazing kids + family, Luma will be participating by: 1. Offering all kids classes FREE the week of April 8-15. Use the promotion code KIDSWEEK at checkout to join! Classes are sure to fill up, so reserve your spot early. Hint: click on the tickets link in this event to sign up! 2.…

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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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