Classes & Workshops

Classes, workshops and other educational events are offered as a one-time event or in a series.
Be sure to check our calendar for complete list.

Current & Upcoming:

Tiny House Film, Tour & Music

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 3pm Movie, 5pm Tour & Music
Spend the afternoon celebrating community and tiny homes with a movie and tour with Vina Lustado.

Chumash History in Ojai Valley with Julie Tumamait

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 6-7pm
come learn about the ojai valley & the chumash way of life with local chumash elder julie tumamait.

Unusual Music Group Classes Series

Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 12 through July 5, 2018
Join Dave Cipriani for a unique variety of group music class series

Summer Sew-In

July 10-13, 2018, 1-5pm
The Girls Empowerment Workshop presents a very special summer workshop at Greater Goods from July 10-14!!

Introduction to Indian Vocal Music

Eight-class series: mondays, April 30-July 2, 10:30-11:45am
A basic introduction to North Indian Ragas. Awaken your morning and join us in singing beautiful Songs from the Maihar Senia Tradition of Baba Allaudin Khan, guru of Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan. Enrich your Singing, Playing and Creativity! Can also be done on instruments!

Healthy Deliberations Series

One Wednesday Each Month
Healthy Deliberations is a monthly gathering with an intention to develop a place and a protocol where disagreements are discussed in a friendly manner, with the goal of understanding and appreciating other’s perspectives when we are in opposition.

Past Classes & Workshops:

Lonnie Holley Art Workshop & Talk

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 5:00-6:00pm
Art workshop & talk with southern folk artist & natural mystic, lonnie holley! lonnie will be joined in conversation by his close friend, matt arnett, as he dives into assembling some found objects & talking some about his process.

Heart Sharing Circle & Community Potluck

Sunday, June 16, 2018, 5-7pm
an opportunity to listen & share in support of thomas fire recovery & the various things that are on our hearts and minds.

Sacred Circle Gathering

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 7-10pm
Local Business Owner, Community Organizer and Elder, River Sauvaugeau will be hosting her Sacred Circle Gathering at Greater Goods this month on the night of the New Moon.

Little Footprints May 27

Sunday, May 27, 2018
The community potluck & environmental talk on the last Sunday of each month. this month we are excited to have Once Upon a Watershed joining us for an all ages, interactive presentation on watershed wellness. as usual, this is an all ages, donation based event.

collage workshop

Painted Paper Collage Fest

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 1-5pm
all ages painted paper collage fun with the delightful caroline allen. immerse yourself in discovery & creation for an afternoon. light snacks & music. plenty of materials for collage.

Milk + Seed

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 10:30am-12:00pm
postpartum tea & support circle with milk + seed’s sophie ward koren
for expecting and newly postpartum mamas & babies under six months

felted mushrooms by boridolls

Needle Felted Magic Mushrooms with Boridolls

Sunday, may 6, 2018, 11am-1pm
Learn the basics of needle felting, how to use different wools, build the base, attach moss, and create your own unique standing Magic Mushrooms! Class size is limited, please RSVP.

footsoak

foot soak & story

Tuesday May 1, 2018, 7-10pm
Come with a friend or partner and be ready to enjoy giving and receiving a foot soak while listening to stories, folk tales and myths being told by heart.

Healthy Deliberations

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 7-9pm
Technology: Helpful or Hindrance? Join Heath Perry and Dan Malloy as we discuss pertinent questions around Technology.

Prayer Flag Workshop

thursday & friday, april 19 & 20, 2018, 3:30-5:30pm
in honor of earth day, we will be co-hosting a couple of prayer flag workshops with our neighbors from arrow heart yoga. bring some scrap fabric or use what’s on hand.

Phoenix Cycle Mandala

friday, april 20, 2018, 6:30pm
an evening to celebrate the seven-week phoenix cycle series that river sauvageau & susan kelejian facilitated, which culminated in the creation of a beautiful mandala.

Ojai Earth Day at Libbey Park

saturday, april 21, 11am – 5pm
come out & celebrate our mother earth ! we will have a booth with some interactive family crafts, including handmade prayer flags.

Herbal Medicine Workshop

Saturday, may 10, 2018, 2-5pm

join dan de lion of return to nature ( www.returntonature.us ) for a class on how to easily make your own herbal remedies with common plants growing in just about any yard or landscape.

Weaving as Meditation with Kate Kilmurray

Sunday, february 11, 2018, 2:00-4:00pm
Join Kate on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 to learn hand weaving on a metal loom and meditation.

Sustainable Foraging

Sunday, February 25, 2018, 10:00am-3:00pm
Join East Coast native Dan De Lion of returntonature.us and Ojai’s Lanny Kaufer of HerbWalks.com for a family-friendly plant walk and class on lowering your ecological footprint by eating weeds!

Phoenix Rising

Saturday, January 27, 1:00-3:00pm
We’ve all been through a lot this past month, many are still affected and unsettled. Come cleanse, connect and restore together.

compassionate listening

Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
join brian & lisa berman for this free, weekly series focused on finding & building peace in the midst of so much natural disaster.

Phoenix Cycle Workshop

Seven Sessions! Tuesdays, 7-9:30pm January 2 through February 13

Fellow community members, River and Susan invite you to sign up for this free event that they are offering to our community as we re-group after the fire.

Craft Raft

Saturday, December 23, 11am-5pm
Local artists, kid crafts, live music, & fire relief fundraiser! come craft your ash off & support local artists & the renewal of joy inside our tears! we will also be accepting relief applications & donations throughout the day. free & all ages.

Batik Class

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 11am

All tools & materials are included but feel free to bring fabric of your own you’d like to batik on, as long as it’s cotton.

Needle Felted Owl Ornament / Medicine Necklace

Thursday, November 9, 5:30-7:30 pm

Borbala will be sharing the basics of needle felting, how to use the different kind of wools, how to attach feathers and create your own, unique Owl ornament/necklace with hemp cord and wooden beads.

Drawing Cartoon Class for Kids

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 10:30am-12:30pm

Beginner, hands on instruction with demonstration and show n’ tell.

Presented by Ojai’s second-most famous cartoonist Zavier Leslie Carbarga (drawer of Betty Boop, Donkey Kong, Mario Bros., Popeye).

Fairy Doll Workshop

Needle Felted Fall Fairy with Pumpkin

Tuesday, November 14, 5.30-7.30 PM

Borbala will be sharing the basics of needle felting, how to use the different kind of wools (wrap around wire, build a body, decorate) to create your own beautiful Fall fairy with a small pumpkin.

Film & Discussion: I Am Not Your Negro

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 7pm
We continue our exploration of racial equality with the powerful 2016 narrative documentary “i am not your negro,” based on the life & writing of james baldwin & directed by raoul peck. discussion to follow.

Healthy Delibertions

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 6-9pm

Healthy Deliberations is a monthly gathering with an intention to develop a place and a protocol where disagreements are discussed in a friendly manner, with the goal of understanding and appreciating the perspective of others when we are in opposition.

Community Collage Workshop with Clinton Burger

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 4:30pm
last week’s dip into the calm & uplifting waters of local art spring clinton burger was a delight, & we look forward to some more 2D diving this week. old magazines & friends, un-strangers, snacks, groovy tunes & all materials included. all ages & kinds welcome! come early, like 3:45pm, if you’d like to participate in a short talk beforehand concerning sensitivity & creation.

Documentary Film: 13th

Tuesday, October 4, 2017, 7pm
We continue our exploration of racial inequality with this 2016 documentary by Ava Duvernay. It shines a powerful spotlight on one of the many rotten roots we need to reckon with if we ever hope to find true balance & justice for all here in America. check the trailer below.