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Classes Happening Around the World

Chihuahua

Basquet Ball - Curso de Verano

2:30a.m. to 4:30a.m.
Parque Revolución - Canchas de Basket
Entre 5a y 3a con calle Ramírez y Nicolás Bravo En el Centro de la Ciudad.
Chihauhua

Curso de verano de Basquetball para niñas y niños de 8 a 13 años. Lunes a viernes de 5:30 p.m. a 7:30 p.m. ¡MENTE SANA EN CUERPO SANO! Trae a tus niños a convivir en equipo y a desarrollar valores propios del deporte infantil. Valores: Disciplina, trabajo en equipo, respeto, cuidado del cuerpo propio y ajeno. ¡A disfrutar sanamente del deporte este verano!

Bring one of the following:
Almendras
Arándanos
Cacahuate
Nueces
Semillas de Calabaza

About the teacher, Entrenador Profesional de Basquet

Entrenador profesional con gran vocación por el fomento del deporte infantil. Pueden conocer su gran labor en www.tigres.depoortes.com

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Sede Cooperando
Calle 2a 2017
Chihuahua

Taller virtual. Activa tu cuerpo de luz y glándula pineal a través de técnicas de respiración que llevan a tu cuerpo a estado Gama. Los poderes que tenemos en nuestro cuerpo están altamente vinculados al conocimiento y conciencia que tengamos de ellos y está en tus manos sentirlos una vez que los hemos activado. Aprende a segregar DMT en tu cerebro y modificar tus emociones a un estado de Luz. Este curso será un portal hacia una parte de ti mismo que no conocías.

Bring one of the following:
Mesa(s)
Pintura vinílica (2 colores por módulo)
Platos y vasos no desechables
Silla(s)
Tapete(s) tpo yoga.

About the teacher, Fundador de L.O.V.E Latinoamérica

L.O.V.E Latinoamérca (Law Of Vibration Energy) Es una escuela dedicada a enseñar los secretos del cuerpo humano, la mecánica de como se crea la realidad y el poder de la geometría sagrada en el ADN. http://www.lovelatinoamerica.org/

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Geneva

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 809 17 58)
1202 Geneve

Il y a environ 12 ans j'ai vu le mot "ayurvéda" dans un livre de bien-être. "Ayurvéda" est un mot sanskrit "ayur" veut dire "vie" et "véda", "connaissance". Voilà un un système qui permet à ceux qui l'appliquent d'avoir une meilleure connaissance de la vie afin d'établir un équilibre à l'intérieur et aussi avec notre environnement. La nutrition y joue un rôle très important. Je me nourris tous les jours et, donc, je peux agir à ce niveau pour maintenir cet équilibre. Je vous invite à venir (re)découvrir une approche individuelle et wholistique à la santé à travers mon parcours ayurvédique et de partir avec des astuces pour avoir d'avantage d'énergie. A la fin il y aura du temps pour vos questions. A noter: Le cours peut se faire EN FRANCAIS OU EN ANGLAIS selon les besoins des participants. The class can be IN ENGLISH OR FRENCH depending on participants' needs.

Bring one of the following:
cours de ukelélé
fruits/légumes bio, de saison & de proximité/de jardin
herbes aromatiques par ex. la menthe
le coeur et l'esprit ouvert
un bouquet de fleurs

About the teacher, Janet Gomez

L'ayurvéda, le yoga, la nutrition et l'alimentation jouent un rôle important dans ma vie. Au fil des années j'ai suivi de nombreuses cours, stages et formations et j'ai lu de nombreuses livres et je continue à lire, à étudier, à observer (on apprend toujours!). J'ai du plaisir à partager avec toute personne intéressée, surtout ceux/celles qui vivent une vie trépidante (comme moi!) pour les guider vers du bien-être.

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l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol)
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 809 17 58)
Genève

Se reconnecter avec son corps, se recentrer sur soi, être présent dans l'instant, se sentir vivant, en pleine conscience, voilà pour moi l'esprit du yoga, dont le mot sanskrit "yuj" signifie l'union (entre le corps et l'esprit). La détente physique procurée naturellement par les postures apaise automatiquement l'esprit...il s'en suit alors une sensation de paix intérieure. Ce cours est ouvert à tous les niveaux. Merci de venir avec une tenue confortable et votre tapis de yoga (un linge ou une couverture fait aussi l'affaire). NAMASTE! :) Le rendez-vous est donné à l'Espace de Quartier Sècheron, mais le cours aura lieu au parc de la Perle du Lac si le temps le permet. En cas de mauvais temps, le cours se tiendra dans la salle mentionnée. Merci de venir 15 minutes en avance afin que tout le monde soit prêt au démarrage du cours. :)

Bring one of the following:
le récit (écrit) de l'expérience qui vous la plus transformé
un article ou passage d'un livre qui vous a marqué
un livre que vous avez adoré
une création à vous (artistique, déco., ou culinaire, etc.)
votre feedback sur le cours (le plus sincère!)
votre recette préférée (végétarienne)

About the teacher, Lea Merazzi

Je pratique le yoga depuis plusieurs années et nourrit une passion grandissante pour cet art. J'ai récemment fait une formation de 200h à Bali pour apprendre à enseigner le yoga. Mon souhait était juste d'approfondir mes connaissances par intérêt personnel, mais depuis lors, je cherche à partager et transmettre aux autres tout ce que m'apporte cette magnifique pratique.

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l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol)
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 809 17 58)
Genève

Making and canning jam is not a mystical process and you don't need fancy equipment, just a pan to cook the jam, a pot big enough to hold a few jars, and something to lift the jars out of their water bath. Assuming you have these, you can make jam. In this class we'll make a jam (recipe depends on what I find at the market) and go through how to can it using the boiling water method. And everyone will get to take some home for their toast. *** La préparation de la confiture n'a jamais été le fruit d'un quelconque procédé mystique, et aucun équipement spécifique n'y est vraiment nécessaire. Une grande poele pour cuire la confiture, une marmite assez grosse pour contenir plusieurs pots, et un ustensile permettant de sortir les pots de leur bain bouillant. Si vous avez tout ça à portée de main, alors vous savez faire de la confiture. Dans cette classe, nous ferons de la confiture (la recette dépendra du marché du jour) et, surtout, nous apprendrons comment la conserver. Et, bien sûr, à la fin de cours, tout le monde pourra repartir avec le fruit de son labeur afin d'en profiter plus tard. :)

Bring one of the following:
a bottle of wine
fruit (local, seasonal, organic)
organic whole grain flour
something homemade
vegetables (local, seasonal, organic)

About the teacher, Kate McHugh Stevenson

I like to knit, and I also bake bread, build cabanes, conduct kitchen experiments, and write.

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Knitting Part 2 / Tricot II

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 809 17 58)
1202 Geneve

This class is a continuation of Knitting for Beginners (16 July) but new people are more than welcome to jump in! In the first class we went through casting on, knitting and purling, and did a quick demonstration of casting off. In part 2 we will continue working on these skills, and I will propose a few possible first projects as well as some simple stitch patterns. For those who are feeling confident I can show you some more advanced skills. ** important! please bring your own needles and yarn (make sure they go together - ask at the shop if you're not sure) ******************** Cette classe est la continuation de la classe Tricot Débutant (16 juillet) mais des nouvels étudiants sont les bienvenus ! Dans la première classe on a appris comment mettre les mailles sur les aiguiles, de tricoter les mailles à l'endroit et à l'envers, et brièvement comment rabattre les mailles. Pour la deuxième classe on va continuer à pratiquer ses compétences, et je vais proposer quelques projets et points faciles pour ceux qui s'y intéressent. Pour ceux qui se sentent confiants je peux vous montrez des choses plus avancé. ** important ! svp apportez vos propres aiguilles et fil (faites attention que les deux vont ensemble - ça vous pouvez demander au magasin si vous n'êtes pas sûrs)

Bring one of the following:
a plant (of any sort, surprise me)
local organic produce
organic flour
something homemade
yarn

About the teacher, Kate McHugh Stevenson

I like to knit, and I also bake bread, build cabanes, conduct kitchen experiments, and write.

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Street Dance Fusion (Beginner's)

12:30p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève

This class will combine the styles of street dance, hip hop and jazz dance for a fun routine that will get you moving, sweating and bouncing off the walls. Dress comfortably and make sure your knees are covered, as we will be doing some floor work.

Bring one of the following:
Coconut water
Dark chocolate (70% or above)
Enthusiasm
Herbal tea
Your best dance moves

About the teacher, Ronalee

I am a passionate dancer and love inspiring people through dance, music, movement. I have been living in Geneva since last September and look forward to meeting people interested in and enthusiastic about dance.

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Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève

Would you like to live a greener lifestyle but are not sure where to start? Are you confused about which items can be recycled in Geneva? Do you need help deciphering all the different fair trade and organic labels in the supermarket? In this course we will discuss a number of small, painless changes you can make in your daily life. By adopting these simple habits you will make a real difference in your impact on the earth.

Bring one of the following:
An email describing at least two changes you have made in your life as a result of this class
One hour of conversation in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, Mandarin or Russian
Organic dark chocolate
Organic fruit or vegetables
Small clothing repairs (e.g. sewing on a button or patching a hole)

About the teacher, Wendy Werneth

I am originally from the United States but have lived and worked in many different countries. Currently I work as a translator in an international organization, and I recently obtained a master's degree in human rights. I am passionate about environmental and social justice and creating a better world one step at a time. I am offering this class because I want to help others be the change they want to see in the world. I also love travelling, reading and learning languages, and some of my more recent interests include yoga, meditation and vegan cooking.

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Non Directive Coaching - a Teaser

12:30p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève

This short class will introduce you to the concept of non directive coaching – an extremely powerful way to help others find their own path in making important decisions about their lives. Coaching is an enabler - we'll show you how you can help others find the answers they themselves know already! Using open questions and active listening, coaching helps people work through options when faced with making difficult choices or changing habits. This technique is widely used globally by leaders to help their coaches (employees) be at their best. The class will provide you an overview of the process as well as some basic tips on how to approach non-directive coaching conversations. As a participant, we ask you to think about one problem/situation/habit that you'd like to be coached on. We will be looking for volunteers and if you are willing - we may call upon you for a live demonstration!

Bring one of the following:
A problem/situation/habit you'd like to be coached on
Bring me your will to do things differently than you have before
Did I mention - the promise to actively listen?
Stories - any story where coaching has helped you or some one you know
The solemn pledge that you will actively listen to your coachee

About the teacher, Shaje Ganny and Alessandro Cardito

Ale and Shaje both live in Geneva and work for one of the big multi nationals. They share a passion for public speaking and lifelong learning; concepts which they apply in their work and private life. With respect to nondirective coaching, Shaje is a certified corporate trainer and regularly conducts coaching classes at work. Ale is an experienced coach and will bring real life experience and understanding to the session.

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l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol)
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 809 17 58)
Genève

Are you sending out 100s of CVs and not getting any responses? Then this class is for you! This class will cover basic CV writing tips. We will talk about what a quality CV looks like and share ideas about formatting, content, length amongst other things. We'll also talk about common mistakes people make and how you can best avoid them. In the competitive world, your CV needs to stand out and get your message across as concisely as possible. We'll show you how. (English speaking only)

Bring one of the following:
Any tips you have picked up from your past for the rest of the group
Have an open mind
Positive attitude
Your current CV
Your story, your experiences with sending out CVs

About the teacher, Sandra Theis and Shaje Ganny

Sandra is currently working at a large multinational in Switzerland, and has work experience in the US and UK. She has coached peers and colleagues on CV writing skills since her university years, where she was involved in a global student organization specializing in job placement. Shaje also works for a large multinational in Switzerland and has 15 years of people management experience. He currently sees many CVs from candidates applying to his company and is a qualified interviewer.

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Espace de quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, 1er floor / étage (call: 078 636 38 76)
1207 Genève

Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a form of therapy for relieving the symptoms of PTSD and chronic stress by focusing on body sensations. It was developed by Dr Peter Levine (a former stress consultant for NASA) who questioned why animals in the wild rarely become traumatised despite routine threats to their lives, whereas humans are readily traumatised. Since both possess nearly identical brain and body based survival mechanisms, he focused on what was interfering with the human threat recovery process and then developed tools for restoring people's innate capacity to rebound following overwhelming experiences. Although this class will cover the basics of SE, it will do so from a personal as opposed to a professional perspective. In May 2012, on the day my husband and I were meant to be starting our new life together in Switzerland, I was injured in a gas explosion when the pavement I was walking on in central London blew-up and I was engulfed in a fireball. Yet surprisingly, although it has been a painful and, at points, harrowing experience, I now look back on the explosion as one of the best opportunities of my life. Both literally and metaphorically it rocked my already unstable footing and burnt off the layers of my protective skin and through the help of SE, as well as many wonderful people, I have emerged with a renewed energy and enthusiasm for life.

Bring one of the following:
A half hour chat over coffee to help improve my (very basic) French
A recommendation of an inspiring or otherwise interesting book
A recommendation of an unusual but beautiful place to visit in Switzerland
A toy (ideally soft and cuddly) for my one year old golden retriever
An inspiring or otherwise interesting book
To proof read and give any feed-back on the opening chapters (or more) of my latest novel, The World Inside Me

About the teacher, Cara

When I was fifteen my school-friend was murdered in an unprovoked sectarian attack. As a result of this, as well as the painful realisation that I too had grown-up with low-grade sectarian prejudices, I founded a charity in Scotland called Nil by Mouth: www.nilbymouth.org. Having worked with the charity for a number of years, I then moved to London to pursue a legal career, first training as a criminal barrister and then working as a legal adviser for the Home Office, a department of the UK Government. I began writing fiction a few years ago and am currently working on my second book, an autobiographical novel told from the perspective of my dog Yogi.

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Indianapolis

Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental Street
Indianapolis

Hyderabad has a rich history of fine Islamic cuisine. Come learn how to make classic Indian dishes - Kheema and Rice Pilaf. Kheema is a delicious meat dish with minced meat, vegetables and spices. Learn about classic South Indian ingredients, techniques and how to make your own Indian food at home. Class will include a cooking demonstration, discussion of Indian ingredients and techniques, food to enjoy and recipes to take home. All barter items for this class will benefit Outside the Box.

Bring one of the following:
2 trays of water colors
a couple of blank canvases
a hot glue gun and glue sticks
a jar of buttons
a pack of oil pastels
contemporary crafts paintbrushes
white dove paintbrushes
winsor & newton paintbrushes

About the teacher, Sameena Rao

Sameena loves to cook! She is an enthusiastic cook, gardener, seamstress and most recently a nascent baker. Her family is originally from South India and she grew up cooking (and eating!) classic Muslim Indian cooking. She has spent hours in the kitchen, cooking with her mom and now for friends and family. Though Indian cooking is her passion, she enjoys cooking all sorts of foods, from Turkish to Chinese. She loves to try recipes on her husband and friends. By day, she is a physician here in Indy, but in her free time she can be found cooking away!

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Let’s Can Strawberry Jam!

9:00a.m. to 11:00a.m.
Indy's Kitchen
Indy's Kitchen at 2442 Central Ave
Indianapolis

In this class you will learn how to can deliciously simple strawberry jam. You will be able to assist in the making of the jam by preparing the jars and lids, and then learning how to use the water bath method to can the jam. You will also get to take home one of the jars of jam made in class! A handout with the recipe will be provided which you can use to take notes on, please bring a pen.

Bring one of the following:
10 canning jars with lids (can be a mix of jelly, wide mouth, regular, green glass, etc.)

About the teacher, Kathy Eisan

Kathy has been canning for about 7 years. She started with salsa and when that was mastered moved on to jams, pickles, relish, pie filling, ketchup, apple butter, and pepper butter to name a few. Kathy picked this hobby up from her best friend (who still considers her a city girl) and is always there to answer all her canning questions. During the day Kathy designs online training for a local software company.

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Composting 101

3:00p.m. to 4:30p.m.
New Day Meadery
New Day Meadery at 1102 Prospect St.
Indianapolis

Are you just learning to garden? Interested in avoiding chemicals? Composting is an easy and natural way to provide healthy, nutritious, organic soil supplements to support the food that you want to grow. After over a decade of experimentation, we will discuss several methods, and share with you the positive and not-so-awesome aspects of various approaches. Figure out which solution is the right one for your lifestyle so you can help keep liquid gold out of landfills! Samples of compostable plates, utensils and cups for demonstration will be provided as well as containers for showing samples! You can also be proactive by saving compostable items now and we can discuss these in class by filling a brown paper bag of compostables and storing it in your freezer (so it doesn't get smelly). Bring it in a plastic bag the day of class. Compostables include coffee grounds (including filters), tea bags, egg shells, fruit peels, and any other food scraps/leftovers - but no meat/fish.

Bring one of the following:
10” or larger landscaping rocks
a heartfelt, homemade thank you card to send me after class
a homemade favorite vegetarian dish + the recipe
a rhubarb plant
a vanilla (or similar cookie-related-scent) candle
an asparagus plant

About the teacher, Kelly Weger

Kelly Weger is a lifelong advocate for finding natural solutions to human problems. As a Registered Architect and LEED Accredited Professional, she works daily to educate businesses about sustainable living practices. In her free time, she loves sharing her knowledge with her community, to talk about food, waste, and to raise the 'sea level of sustainability.' Her home is always denoted by the raised garden beds along the sidewalk, with signs to teach people what food looks like, and the intention of piquing curiosity.

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Simple Photography Magic

3:00p.m. to 4:30p.m.
Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center
INRC at 1802 N Illinois St
Indianapolis

Have you ever seen an amazing photograph and wondered how it was created? By using your camera’s basic settings and following a few simple rules, you can dramatically improve your photos to create wonderful works of art. In this hands-on workshop, we will learn why light is so important, the rule of thirds and three basic camera settings that will change everything. Class topics will include learning about exposure, focus, ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Students will be shown a demonstration of three different styles of cameras (Point & Shoot, DSLR & a Smart Phone) to learn how they can be adjusted to create better photos. This class is hands-on and will be using cameras in class, be sure and bring yours!

Bring one of the following:
a random surprise!
home-made cookies (bring the recipe). There will be a prize for the best cookie!
interesting, unique pens and pencils
new HP printer toner or ink (I service a small armada of HP printers that are always hungry)
old technology/gadgets from the last few years

About the teacher, Ben Turney

Computer guy by day, photographer by night, Ben Turney likes to dabble in all things technical and artsy. Naturally, Ben is drawn to photography as photography is both extremely technical and can be wonderfully artistic. While his day job pays the bills, he is a semi-professional photographer who has been "bending light" for over 20 years making interesting and creative images that are more than just photos. Ben is new to the Trade School experience but loves the concept of small, informal & local teaching opportunities. He really wants to help people overcome some of the technical hurdles in photography by giving them a hands-on experience learning about their camera and how to manipulate it to make photo magic!

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DIY Fabric Postcards

3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center
INRC at 1802 N Illinois St
Indianapolis

Using any material, your snazzy crafting skills and your collection of fabric scraps you can make just about anything to send through the mail. You can even make fabric postcards without knowing how to sew! You will be provided with instruction, samples and fabric and all materials to be able to make your first two postcards in class. If you have any, please bring fabric scraps that you might want to incorporate into your design or share with the class. Since class uses some intense crafting materials (E6000 glue, a hot iron), any children must have parental supervision.

Bring one of the following:
a good book you've read for me to read
gluten free flour or mixes
gluten free vegetarian snacks and treats
gourmet vegetarian pasta sauce
hard cider or gluten-free beer
home canned goods (jelly, jam, marmalade, salsa, etc.)
organic produce
postage stamps
surprises!
unique spices or infused olive oil
whole bean local coffee
your favorite bottle of red wine

About the teacher, Danielle Reed

After a failed attempt at a T-Ball career in her youth, Danielle Reed fell into the world of sewing and textiles. After years of loving to sew, some half finished projects and some fabric and yarn hoarding later, she obtained a Bachelors in Apparel Design from Ball State University. She is constantly exploring new avenues and designs regarding both fabric and yarn. Creating is the food for her soul, and she seeks inspiration in old movies, music, baked goods and the world around her.

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DIY Leather + Tyvek Earrings

3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center
INRC at 1802 N Illinois St
Indianapolis

Tyvek is used in everything from home construction, to shipping envelopes, to HAZMAT suits. Learn how to melt Tyvek and play with a mixed media texture using leather and accents of metallics. This fun, hands on class will expand your knowledge working with unique materials, as well as provide you with the perfect pair of earrings to add to your fall wardrobe! You will receive all materials needed to create the earrings in class, as well as the hands on experience, knowledge and information to recreate this project at home. Since class uses some intense crafting materials (E6000 glue, a hot iron), any children must have parental supervision.

Bring one of the following:
a good book you've read for me to read
gluten free vegetarian snacks and treats
gourmet vegetarian pasta sauce
hard cider or gluten-free beer
home canned goods (jelly, jam, marmalade, salsa, etc.)
postage stamps
surprises!
unique spices or infused olive oil
whole bean local coffee
your favorite bottle of red wine

About the teacher, Danielle Reed

After a failed attempt at a T-Ball career in her youth, Danielle Reed fell into the world of sewing and textiles. After years of loving to sew, some half finished projects and some fabric and yarn hoarding later, she obtained a Bachelors in Apparel Design from Ball State University. She is constantly exploring new avenues and designs regarding both fabric and yarn. Creating is the food for her soul, and she seeks inspiration in old movies, music, baked goods and the world around her.

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Fall Creek Gardens
Fall Creek Gardens at 3005 Central Ave.
Indianapolis

In this class you will learn seasonal eating by creating a few dishes, at least one vegetarian, that are prepared using whatever is currently ready to eat from both my kitchen garden and a learning garden at Fall Creek Gardens. Dishes could include tomatoes, chiles, herbs, summer squash, greens, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel and beets. Afterwards, we will discuss the methodologies of kitchen gardening, how to get started, and give you the best tips and tricks. Please bring a writing utensil to take notes! This class will be hosted on the patio right by the Cafe's building as well as in the teaching garden located in the center of the garden site which will be standing only.

Bring one of the following:
anything from the Smoking Goose
anything from Traders Point Creamery
balsamic vinegar or olive oil from Artisano's (a local company)
handmade wooden toys for my kids (son is 4, daughter is 2)
jars of diced tomatoes from Local Folks Foods
upcycled/recycled iron art for a garden
wide-mouth pint jars

About the teacher, Keri Geiger

Keri is an avid cook and gardener. She is the mother of two hilarious kids (they are 2 and 4), that she loves to cook for and hopes to inspire as the next generation to love food in her family. In the meantime, she enjoys tempting the palates of her friends and family with everything from bowls of simple homemade pasta to elaborate paired dinner parties. In a past life, Keri catered for weddings and parties, and was a private chef from time to time. While her real job these days is managing data and building reporting infrastructures as a Business Intelligence Consultant around town, food is her passion.

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Menstrual Wisdom for Men & Women

10:00a.m. to 11:30a.m.
Indy Reads Books
Indy Reads Books at 911 Mass Ave
Indianapolis

In today’s western culture, menstruation has turned into a nuisance that interferes with a woman’s emotions, sex life, and energy levels. In this class, we will reclaim a sense of love and honor for women’s bodies and their menstrual cycle. Both men and women are invited to participate in these discussions that can help deepen and support relationships by gaining a better understanding of what’s really happening during menstruation. We will learn about practical healing tools that promote wellness, traditional understanding, and empowerment plus take a mini history lesson about the times when men and women worshipped the Great Goddess & Mother Earth. We will also discuss the creative and colorful ways our culture has honored the menstruation process and show you some eco-friendly menstruation product alternatives.

Bring one of the following:
a bundle of white sage or sweet grass
a moleskine hardcover journal for my dream journal
local honey for my medicinal herbal syrups
organic coconut oil to make herbal massage creams
organic olive oil to use to make herbal massage creams
your favorite bottle of organic red wine to bring to a dinner party

About the teacher, Maria Renner

Maria Renner is a Transformational Alchemist, Reiki Master and Wyse Woman. Some of Maria's mystery school experiences began while living and working in Guatemala, Bali and her explorations in Southeast Asia and India. Her passion for women's wisdom & empowerment, alchemy, self development and holistic emotional coaching have led to a personal practice of working with folks as a student of massage and offering energy healing therapies.

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Manila

Norwich

Grapes Hill Community Garden
12 Valentine Street
Norwich

The culinary use and nutritional benefits of eating edible flowers are seeing mounting widespread acceptance; as is the excitement in foraging wild foods. In this class we will look at (and sample, if you wish) some of the seasonal flavoursome edible delights that are commonly found in our own gardens and hedgerows, aka Free Food!

Bring one of the following:
A pair of secateurs
A potted vegetable/flowering/fruit plant/bush
A surprise!
Any size watering can
Organic produce
Vegetable/flower seeds (heirloom/heritage only please)

About the teacher, Eco

An amateur horticulturist with a passion for vegetables, self-reliance, and supermarket-dodging, Eco has written articles, blogs and books on a variety of topics, including Self-Sufficiency; Pesticide & GMO-free: Sowing, Growing, Cooking and Preserving your own Food; Wild Food and Edible Flowers; Seed-Saving; Recycling & Reuse; and Free Energy. Eco is also a campaigner, social enterprise mentor, and founder of Wombling and Diggin' For Victory.

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Easy Indian Cooking

5:00a.m. to 6:00a.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

This class will give beginners a basic understanding of Indian food and flavours and those who have attended previous classes/ have previous experience, will learn a few new recipes and cooking techniques with the help of a live cooking demo. I will also be able to help you resolve problems you may have faced while cooking Indian food. At the end of the lesson we get to eat what we have cooked!

Bring one of the following:
A set of oil pastels
An A3 size hard back sketch pad
Any toy for a little boy (age 3)
Anything homemade
Organic fruit /veg
Set of hair rollers

About the teacher, Esther Lall-Durowoju

I was born in India and learned to cook from my mother and grandmother. I cook healthy, flavoursome and traditional Indian food. I am an architect by profession, and love all things creative. I am looking to expand my horizons by learning new skills. I am always happy to barter for knowledge!

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Play and Make Medieval Board Games

6:00a.m. to 7:00a.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

This is your opportunity to discover (and play) two medieval board games that have disappeared from popular memory: Nine-Man's Morris and Fox and Geese. There's also the chance to make either (or both) board games to play with your friends and family and help keep these lovely games alive.

Bring one of the following:
Bag of general purpose compost
Clothes for 11/12 year old boy (check charity shops)
Empty jam jars (with lids)
Paints suitable for ceramics
Small plant pots - suitable for seeds/seedlings
Tent pegs
Yeast - dried or fresh
Your favourite recipe - vegan or vegetarian

About the teacher, Colin Hynson

I'm a freelance educational and children's writer, researcher and consultant. I love teaching (and learning) quirky but useful things.

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Storytelling Workshop for Beginners

11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
The Book Hive
53 London Street
Norwich

A two hour introduction into the basic skills of storytelling. The session includes work on developing voice, movement and gesture as well as thinking about how to both adapt and learn stories to tell.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise!
Ball point pens
Birdfood
Biscuits (Home made are good!)
Old wood for kindling
Plants for the garden

About the teacher, David Tonge

I am a professional storyteller who specialise in historical costumed telling and I work at museums, heritage sites, festivals, fairs and schools all over the UK.

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Yoga & Relaxation

7:00a.m. to 8:00a.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

A balanced class to include physical postures, breath work and relaxation. Suitable for all levels of ability, just come along and relax. You will need to bring a yoga mat (a camping mat will do just as well!)

Bring one of the following:
A Surprise
Fruit
Inspirational reads/ films
Old Healthy eating cookbooks
Vegetables

About the teacher, julia ebbens

I am a part time yoga teacher/ student of nutritional therapy and have been teaching in a range of locations for over a year. My background is in Law but I soon got fed up with it and am very glad to be embarking on a healthier journey!

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The Fine Art of Napkin Folding

6:00a.m. to 7:00a.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

Have you ever turned up at a meal to find some beautifully-folded napkins on the table in the shape of a boat, a bishop's mitre or a rose? If you have then keep up with your friends by coming along to this class and learn some great napkin folds. If you haven't then be the envy of your friends by being the first to display your new-found napkin folding skills.

Bring one of the following:
Clothes for an 11 year old boy (charity shop stuff okay)
Empty jam jars with lids
Folk or Classical CDs
Homemade biscuits or cakes
Kilner jars or bottles
Loose tea
Your favourite vegetarian/vegan recipe

About the teacher, Colin Hynson

I'm a freelance educational and children's writer, researcher and consultant. I love teaching (and learning) quirky but useful things.

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Quito

Casa Kiliku
(Entrada de Chiviquí. En la Y a la derecha (d). 10 mts más adelante virar a la d., después de cancha de fútbol virar a la d., en la Y virar a la d., después de 200mts atrás de casa azul: Lote #169)
Quito

Muchas personas enfocadas compartiendo una visión en común, tienen la capacidad de transformar el mundo que los rodea. Esta meditación grupal en las Faldas del Volcán Ilaló tiene 2 objetivos principales: 1- Ofrecer una herramienta sencilla y eficaz para devolver el sentimiento de Bienestar interior a cada Uno de los participantes. 2- Contribuir a la expansión grupal de Conciencia de las personas que habitan los alrededores del Ilaló. Las Meditaciones propuestas en este espacio se caracterizan por incorporar-integrar algunas metodologías dinámicas entre todos los participantes y que son únicas para cada sesión. TODOS los Lunes, Miércoles y Viernes del mes de julio al final del día. Vamos a reunirnos a meditar una hora cada día. Es necesario que traigan ropa cómoda y abrigada, un mat o cojin para sentarse, y su entusiasmo. No se necesita experiencia previa. Por favor lleguen 15 minutos antes.

Bring one of the following:
2 hora de trabajo en limpieza de Jardin
Acuarelas
Algo de comer preparado por ti para compartir luego de la meditación
Crayolas
Difundir información del espacio entre tus conocidos y las redes Sociales
Inciensos
Lapices de Colores
Semillas de flores

About the teacher, Xtiano Calvachi

Mi entusiasmo y mi alegría son consecuencia de haber tomado responsabilidad de mis emociones y mis sentimientos. Llevo varios años meditando y realizando mi trabajo como terapeuta Energético. Desde hace 2 años me dedico a construir mi casa, con mis propias manos en las Faldas del Ilaló y esto solo lo he podido lograr gracias a la ayuda de estas herramientas que están presentes dentro de cada uno de Nosotros. Los invito a que re-descubran algo suyo que por derecho les pertenece!

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Danza corporal y autodesarrollo

3:00a.m. to 5:00a.m.
Vicentina
Nos juntaremos en el parque de las comidas, y luego en mi casa danzaremos la vida! Teléfono: 0984512336
Quito

Mediante la musica y tecnicas de biodanza se propone un taller practico en donde gracias al compartir con tu propio cuerpo y la relacion con los demas, potenciaremos lo mejor de nosotros mismos. Solo necesitas ropa comoda y muchas ganas de disfrutar y pasarla bien con linda musica.

Bring one of the following:
aceite de oliva
chocolate para fundir o en polvo
frutas
frutos secos
libros de cuentos
nutela
pescado enlatado
verduras

About the teacher, sofia almonacid

Soy chilena, psicologa y tallerista de desarrollo personal, enamorada de la vida y viajera. Provengo de una isla al sur de la patagonia y disfruto mucho compartir los saberes de mi tierra.

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Taller de Armonía Contemporánea

4:00a.m. to 6:00a.m.
Parque La Carolina
Vamos a encontrarnos junto a la Cruz del Papa
Quito

Aprenderemos que es Armonía y para que sirve. Los grados musicales, sus funciones; y como se arman las triadas para así tocar acordes. Aplicable esto a guitarra, piano, etc. Además veremos como se los cifra (acordes) y como entenderlos en una partitura. MATERIALES: Por favor, lleven un cuaderno pentagramado, y los que tengan guitarra, o melódica o quena también lleven. PUNTO DE ENCUENTRO: Cruz del Papa en el parque La carolina.

Bring one of the following:
1 canasta de varias verduras
1 excursión en bicicleta por algún sendero ecológico en Quito o sus valles
1 funda de panela
1 gafas para piscina
1 masaje ayurveda
1 palet
5 metros de tela color verde oliva
clase de 1 hora de quichua

About the teacher, Ivan Escobar

Soy músico y trabajo dando clases de Armonía, Audioperceptiva y clases de bajo y guitarra. Me gusta que la música y sus conocimientos estén al alcance de todos/as.

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Taller de hula hula

9:00p.m. to 12:00a.m.
10 de Agosto
(frente al colegio Aeronáutico, puente peatonal ex Filanbanco para desde ahí bajar al parque Bicentenario).
Quito

Es muy divertido jugar con la hula hula, parece que lo egipcios conocían de esto hace ya 3000 años. Con la hula no sólo quemamos calorías mientras jugamos, también moldeamos nuestro cuerpo al fortalecer músculos y trabajamos la inteligencia kinestésica, es decir, la forma de expresarnos a través del cuerpo, de sentir y conectarnos con nuestra propia fluidez y encontrar la coordinación en cada movimiento. No existe edad para hacer hula y si piensas que no puedes es simplemente porque no conoces la técnica adecuada. En este taller aprenderemos sobre los diferentes tipos de hula hula, conoceremos la técnica correcta que no compromete nuestro cuerpo a ninguna lesión y finalizaremos con un estiramiento que nos relajará. Es importante agregar que si bien la hula ha sido considerada un juego, es una forma de ejercitar nuestro cuerpo y al igual que cualquier ejercicio si no se realiza de manera adecuada podemos comprometer nuestro cuerpo a lesiones. Recuerden ir con ropa cómoda para hacer ejercicio (no jeans) y llevar agua para hidratarse. Les espero para jugar y divertirnos con la hula hula :D

Bring one of the following:
1 Arpa de boca
1 canasta de varias verduras orgánicas
1 Filtro de agua para hogar
1 Juego de carboncillos (3) con cuaderno de dibujo (hojas en blanco)
1 Kg de cacao amargo (NO tabletas comerciales de chocolate)
1 Kg de Yerba Mate
1 Kg Queso de Manabí
1 Tambor
1 tinte azul para cabello
2 Cañas para saxo alto 2 ½
2 macetas de plástico, al menos 30 cm. de profundidad
500 gr de frutos secos (almendras, nueces peladas, avellanas)
Clase de acroyoga
Clase de danza aérea
Clase de danza contemporánea
Clase de escalada
Clase de slackline
Clase para hacer un huerto urbano
Libro: "Sociología de los ritmos tropicales" de Angel Quintero. Nuevo o usado en buenas condiciones

About the teacher, Gabriela Serrano

Soy tranquila, me encanta conocer gente, aprender de cada persona que conozco, aprender de la naturaleza, de la vida, compartir, enseñar lo que sé y puedo y generar lazos cuando hay buena vibra. Y amo hacer hula hula!!!

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Rotterdam

Workshop creatief denken

12:30p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Jacobus Tuin in Rotterdam Centrum
Jacobusstraat 105
Rotterdam

Creatief denken is eigenlijk een pleonasme omdat denken zelf een creatief proces is. In deze spannende tijden is het belangrijk om positief en oplossingsgericht te blijven denken en nieuwe creatieve ideeen te zoeken en vinden voor uitdagingen Privé werk of zakelijk. We gaan het hebben over blokkades en serieus spelen met dagelijks bruikbare technieken en goede boeken advies

Bring one of the following:
Aanbod voor een gratis flyer-opmaak
Goed humeur en open mind
Gratis priveinstructie om een videomix te maken van tekst foto en video : voor een soort videocolumn videoblog
mixed nuts studenthaver oid
Titels van 3-5 goede boeken over persoonlijke ontwikkeling - waar jij persoonlijk wat aan heb gehad-

About the teacher, Romeo Haas

Romeo Haas is een bibliofiel en autodidact bedenker van de Rotterdam ideeën Academie ( in oprichting) Voorstaander van positief oplossingsgerichtdenken voor behoud van de balans tussen welvaart en welziijn facilitator voor serieuze creativiteit

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Jacobus Tuin in Rotterdam Centrum
Jacobusstraat 105
Rotterdam

Ga terug naar de basis en leer inzien dat mondiale problemen zich niet ver van je bed bevinden. Het zijn onze problemen. En wij, wij allemaal beschikken niet alleen over de mogelijkheid om deze problemen te gaan begrijpen, maar ook om daadwerkelijk een bijdrage te leveren aan de oplossing ervan. uit: "Je kunt de wereld veranderen” van Ervin Laszlo

Bring one of the following:
een les over leerbewerking
lego
recepten
wekpot(ten)
zaden

About the teacher, Denies Poldervaart

leergierig kijk ik de wereld in, zoekend naar manieren voor duurzaam en eerlijk leven. De Ecolonie is voor mij een plek waar ik leer en ontdek hoe eenvoudig het leven vloeit als je haar op de juiste manier voedt.

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Jacobus Tuin in Rotterdam Centrum
Jacobusstraat 105
Rotterdam

Alles start met een gesprek. Een sponsor voor een cultureel product vind je niet zomaar, dat is vaak je oom of je buurman: iemand die weet wat de waarde is van jouw werk. In deze les wil ik met jou dit gesprek voeren. Wat kun jij doen om je verdienvermogen te vergroten? We gaan in een kleine groep (max vijf leerlingen) onderzoeken waar onze blinde vlek zit. Op zoek naar alternatieve geldstromen. Dat begint met een gesprek. Je bent van harte welkom!

Bring one of the following:
bloemenzaadjes
een flesje wijn
jouw favoriete recept en verhaal
plantjes voor op mijn balkon
stuk zelfgebakken taart (liefst ook met recept)

About the teacher, Nienke Binnendijk

Als cultureel econoom zet ik mij in om meer (financieel) draagvlak te creëren voor kunst en cultuur in Rotterdam en daarbuiten. Ik geloof in een maatschappij waarin cultuur veel meer op waarde wordt geschat dan in onze huidige samenleving, omdat dat verdraagzaamheid en daadwerkelijk samenleven bevordert. Daar draag ik aan bij door geldstromen te zoeken die nog onvoldoende ontwikkeld zijn, zoals via mecenaat en sponsorcontracten.

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Jacobus Tuin in Rotterdam Centrum
Jacobusstraat 105
Rotterdam

The Museum of Modern Art has opened a major retrospective devoted to Brazilian artist Lygia Clark. This class will pay tribute to the artist by giving a theoretical and visual overview of her work from the abstract beginnings, to Neo-Concretism to the abandonment of art all together.

Bring one of the following:
ancient philosophy books
CDs
connections in rotterdam
sophisticated socks
sticker tattoos

About the teacher, Sanne Bovenlander

I wrote my master thesis on the critical reception of the work of Lygia Clark and Helio Oiticica. And I'm in love with Brazil.

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West Norwood

Westminster

Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE

What you get in your tetleys teabag is miles away from really good tea. We talk about sourcing and provenance of coffee, but what about tea? Laura will share with you some of her favourite teas, tell you about the amazing properties of tea and make suggestions on where to buy and how to brew a perfect cuppa wherever you are. If you are going sugar free I will also include some great chilled drinks.

Bring one of the following:
70% dark chocolate
A sugar free dessert receipe
Knowledge of prototyping a product
Tea strainer
Very small whisk

About the teacher, Laura Willoughby

Laura hated tea until 2 years ago. Then she discovered fine teas - their complex flavours, innate magical properties and how they can be paired with food. She is still a newbie in this world but loves sharing the knowledge. Tea is also a useful drink for reducing sugar in your diet and a great alternative in the pub to alcohol and sugary soft drinks and Laura has fun getting pubs to supply her with hot water!

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Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE

Come and "Jam" with the Trade School Westminster team, teachers and students from our Spring / Summer season 2014! We will have short bursts of 15 min classes, such as poetry & five things to do with Jam! We will literally be having a "mini jam" with music and munchies. Stay tuned for more updates over the coming weeks!

Bring one of the following:
Jam
Mini jam pots
Music suggestions
Offer a 15 min class on the night / Offer to teach a class for our Autumn season!
Snacks and drink to share!

About the teacher, Nkechi

We are the Trade School Westminster team, Nkechi, Laura, Sarah and Olivia. We are passionate about building community programmes and events, connecting the dots and love forming collaborations that take us to new and exciting places!

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Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE

Ever wanted to build a website but found the technological step too much? Well worry no more, I will explain all the steps you need to get a simple website up and running using Wordpress and Drupel. I will cover domain names, hosting, and free open source content management systems, Wordpress & Drupal, that I have been using to build websites for the past 7 years.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Coaching
Design, marketing or sales help
Food - anything will be good, I like spontaneous surprises
Photography skills

About the teacher, Chandeep Khosa

Drupal Web Developer | Director / Developer at Imagine Creativity (Web Development, Digital Marketing & Training) | Charity & social enterprise enthusiast. I love theatre, comedy, improvisation along with learning languages, travel and exotic cuisine :)

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Hands on Video Editing with FCPX

10:30a.m. to 11:30a.m.
Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE

I'll (do my best to) teach you the basics to build and refine your video/events in the newest 'user friendly' Final Cut Pro X. In this approach, I'll try my best to make you feel excited and passionate about the many aspects of the editing process in Final Cut - from importing/organization, editing and refining, with a bit of audio and effects tips and finally exporting.

Bring one of the following:
any book which you've already read and think of worth sharing
any DVD film -will make me happy for a day-
Any surprise, really!
bottle of nice white wine (not that picky)
snacks to share between us all

About the teacher, Chris Santana

I run a startup Video Production company (www.onehundredeighty.co.uk) based here at TheHub Westminster. On a daily bases I'm either out looking for suitable projects, editing at the Library space or hosting at TheHub from time to time. Cineworld is surely another spot to find me!

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Easy and exciting vegetarian cooking

10:30a.m. to 11:30a.m.
Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE

In spite of the incredible variety of vegetarian cuisine, the vegetarian options you'll find on menus are often bland afterthoughts. This class will introduce you to some exciting veggie dishes from around the world, with an emphasis on easy to prepare balanced meals. We'll make (and eat!) some dishes together and you'll leave with some easy recipes to try at home.

Bring one of the following:
An interesting book
Dark chocolate
Fresh produce
Some of your favourite vegetarian recipes to share
Vegetarian protein source (e.g. Quorn, tofu, TVP, quinoa, seeds)

About the teacher, Genevieve Laurier

Genevieve is the Operations Officer for the Social Innovation Partnership- a dynamic social advisory business based in the Hub Westminster. She gets excited about travelling, gender studies, reading, and exciting vegetarian food- she cooks every day as a means of fulfilling her love of eating.

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Coding a Website in Javascript

10:30a.m. to 11:30a.m.
Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE

A practical session introducing web development in HTML and JavaScript. Bring your computer and make sure you have a text editor (e.g.: http://www.sublimetext.com or https://atom.io) installed.

Bring one of the following:
A woolly hat for a one year old.
Breadsticks with sesame seeds.
Dried apricots.
Paddington books.
Toys for a one year old.

About the teacher, James Arthur

Geek generalist. Developer at OpenDesk.

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