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:

Depression workshop

Exploring Depression

tuesday evenings in July 2018, 7pm
join evolutionary neuroscientist Peggy LaCerra as she explores anxiety & depression as our helpers, our intelligence system signaling that we need to re-direct the course of our lives.

English Classes

Adult Beginner ESL Classes

thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm, eight-week course, July 9-Sept 6
English as a second language classes for beginner adults. Full immersion classes.

Children’s Art Classes / Clases De Arte Para Ninos

Weekly Series Wednesdays, 10-11am, June 27 – August 15
join artist & instructor Mariana Peirano Royuela for a weekly series of children’s art classes taught in english & spanish. painting drawing, mixed media, clay & more!
Únete a la artista e instructora Mariana Peirano para una serie semanal de clases de arte para niños impartidas en inglés y español. dibujo de pintura, técnica mixta, arcilla y más!

Milk + Seed: Mama Morning Tea

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 11am
postpartum tea & support circle with milk + seed’s sophie ward koren
for expecting and newly postpartum mamas & babies under six months

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:

Kids Music Class with Jamie Drake

Kids Music Makers Class with Jamie Drake

Sunday, July 14, 2018, 11am
calling all music loving kids! join the amazing Jamie Drake for a late morning interactive music making class. all ages welcome. $20 suggested donation. jamie will be performing saturday night (5/19) at greater goods at about 8pm if you’d like to come out & hear her in action.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.