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:

Healthy Deliberations Series

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 7:00pm
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.

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.

Past Classes & Workshops:

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.

Milk + Seed

Wednesday, April 18, 2017, 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

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.

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.

community collage

Community Collage with Clinton Burger

Thursdays, September 28 & Thursday October 2017, 4:30-6:00pm
via the heartist himself, Clinton Burger: “hosting a lil collage jamboree on Thursday eve @ Greater Goods in Meiners Oaks, 4:30-6pm. Good ole fun, awesome folks, irie tunes… All magazines, books, scissors & paper provided.”

Screening and Discussion of Adam Curtis Documentaries

Sunday, September 24, 2017, 6-9pm
Big thanks to Johnny Misheff for curating this night: a peak into the wide & wild documentary work of Adam Curtis, which will surely stir up some nutritious dialogue.

bow drill friction fire making workshop

September 23, 2017, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
In this workshop you will learn the basics of the bow drill style of fire making and have the opportunity to make your own kit to take home. You will be shown the steps and positions necessary to master making your own coal and then how to turn your coal into flame.

Conversations on Racism

Two Tuesdays, Sept 19 & 26, 2017, 5-8pm
An informal conversation on Racism facilitated by Chiany Dri, as we aim to create a safe space where we can discuss a controversial topic and grow to have more understanding about how we can help others do better and do better ourselves.

Functional Medicine Talk with Kristopher Young

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 7:30-9:30pm
Maybe you have experienced dysfunctional medicine; come hear Dr. Young explain Functional Medicine based on his practice and training with the founders of FM over the last 25 years.

website workshop

Website Workshop

Wednesdays in September
Those who need to work on their existing wordpress (other platforms are welcome) websites, while enjoying technical assistance, consulation and design support. Workshops move through content building and organization, WordPress installs and updates, theme installs, plugin management, and page and post design. If you’ve been putting off updating your site or are stuck and not sure how to take the next step, this workshop’s for you.

The Girls Empowerment Workshop

Tuesdays in September
The MISSION of The Girls Empowerment Workshop is to EDUCATE, EMPOWER & INSPIRE teens by raising awareness, developing communication skills and cultivating self respect.

family creative workshop

The Family Creative Workshop

Fridays in September, 3:30-5pm, All Ages
Family creative workshop is a book series made in the 70’s. Each workshope will focus on a different craft from the series.

Basic Rhythm Workshop

thursdays, september 2nd & 9th, 11-1pm
a two part workshop exploring basic rhythm as a group, including listening, dancing, & playing various percussion instruments, in a relaxed & playful environment. all ages welcome!

Mobile Making Workshop

Friday, August 25, 2017, 4-8pm
Bring your own found objects or use materials provided. Leave with your very own guy, girl, animal, or thing!

Discussion on Macrobiotics

Sunday, Aug 27, 2017, 10-noon
Besides being one of L.A.’s top ten thousand photographic models, Harvey Sid Fisher has been on a “macrobiotic vegan” diet for 40 years.