Adult Classes

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Adult Classes



Gentle Yoga | Zumba Fitness | Conversational Spanish | Jazzercise | Ballroom Dancing | PhotographyTennis Classes | CPR & First Aid Training




NEW!  Conversational Spanish:  Thursdays, 1:30-2:30pm

This class focuses on conversation emphasizing vocabulary, fluency, and pronunciation. It also provides the linguistic structures necessary for students to use Spanish for conversation, as well as an introduction to the Spanish culture. This course will include oral practice for everyday dialogues and basic grammar to communicate at a basic level.
Recommended materials: "Como se dice..?" 9th edition by Ana Jarvis (~$15 used at INSTRUCTOR:  Luci Di Benedetto

Session 1:  Fall Times & Dates TBA

Instructor Biography
Luci Di Benedetto, MA, MS, has taught Spanish for twenty years in California. She has been an Adjunct Instructor at Dominican University of California since 2011, and a Part time instructor at College of Marin, and Community Education also at COM . Luci is a native of Mendoza, Argentina.  

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Gentle Yoga:  Mondays, 2:15-3:15pm; Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00pm 

This gentle yoga class will be a softer, nurturing, slow-paced, and relaxing practice. Each asana will be taught with the emphasis on safe alignment to help build strength, awareness and flexibility. Simple movements are done with breath encouraging the body and mind to release tension. Gentle yoga is suitable for anyone that has been sedentary, recovering from an illness or surgery or has any physical limitations that prevent them from participating in regular yoga class. Chairs are available. All levels of students are welcome including beginners. Please bring a Yoga mat and a blanket.  INSTRUCTOR:  Lori Margulies, Embrace Yoga San Rafael

Upcoming Sessions: 

Fall Classes:

Mondays, 2:15-3:15pm
Session 2:  Oct. 22-Nov. 26; (No Class 11/12) $75/5 weeks
Session 3:  Jan. 7-Feb. 11, 2019; (no class 1/21) $75/5 weeks

Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00pm
Session 2:  Oct. 31-Dec. 5; $90/6 weeks
Session 3:  Jan. 9-Feb. 13, 2019; $90/6 weeks

Drop-ins:  $18 if space available



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NEW Ballroom Dance:  (Adults & Teens); Tuesdays, 7:15-8:30pm (new & continuing students); 8:15-9:45pm (intermediate/advanced students)

Let's dance in these fall and winter sessions with a special night out! Dance weekly and learn new dances, review others, prepare for a wedding, or just for the fun of it.  Some requests:  swings, tango, waltz, slow dancing, salsa, and fox trot.  Choose 2-3 on the first night.  NEW INSTRUCTOR:  MARIO ZEMANN

Times: New & Continuing Students 7:15-8:30 pm
Intermediate-Advanced 8:15-9:45 pm

Sess. 2: October 23 - November 27 (No class 11/6); 6 classes
Sess. 3: January 8 - February 12, 2019; 6 classes

Fee: $35/single; $65/couple, each session 

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Zumba: Mondays, 7:15-8:15pm; Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45pm* 

Founded in 2001, Zumba Fitness is a global lifestyle brand that fuses fitness, entertainment and culture into an exhilarating dance-fitness sensation! Zumba® exercise classes are " fitness-parties " that blend upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total-body workout that feels like a celebration.  INSTRUCTOR:  Chrissy Costello.  Click Here to visit Chrissy's webiste.

Punch Passes sold at class - $100/10 classes
Drop-ins:  $12
To Join:  Just show up to one of the classes and talk to Chrissy (no advance registration required).

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Jazzercise:  Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm

Your instructor looks forward to offering you a safe, fun, effective, full body workout. Regular Jazzercise in a 60 minute workout that offers a warm up followed by a 30-35 minute aerobic section. The end of your workout consists of strength training and stretching for your upper torso, lower body, and abdominals. Classes are ongoing and you can register anytime before a class or online at  

Walk-in price: $20; monthly fee: $60 (see website below for more information)
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"Capture the Moment" Photography

The focus of this workshop will be the enjoyment photography brings to the moment. The purpose is to show how everyone can become a better photographer, enjoy the process and share the results. All levels of experience are welcome and all types of photo equipment will permit you to succeed: film cameras, DSLRs, point and shoots, iPhones, iPads, etc. Bring what you have and we’ll work together. The class consists of eight, two-hour workshop sessions. All classes meet at Marinwood Community Center. **Note: some new locations have been added! Including:  Falkirk, Olympali Park, Stafford Lake, portraits, Point Reyes Station, Fort Cronkhite and many more!

Fall 2018 Workshop Dates/Times:

Location: Marinwood Community Center & Offsite

Ages: High School or older

2018 Fall Workshop Dates/Times:

Sat., Sept. 8, 9am-10:00am McInnis ponds

Sat., Sept. 15, 9-11:00am

Sat., Sept. 22, 9-11:00am

Sat., Sept. 29, 9-11:00am

Sat., Oct. 6, 9-11:00am

Sat., Oct. 13, 9-11:00am

Sat., Oct. 20, 9-11:00am

Sat., Oct. 27, 9-11:00am

Sat., Nov. 3, 9-11:00am

$125/9 classes

Returning Students: 20% off Discount Available (call 415-479-0775 to enroll)

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Duncan MacSwain--teacher, photographer, and international tour group leader?has lived in the Marinwood-Lucas Valley community for over 40 years. His photos have been published in books, calendars, magazinges, and promotional materials in 15 countries. He has previously taught photo workshops in the U.C. Berkeley Research Expeditions Program, at the Quadrennial Art and Culture Festival of the Pacific in Palau, and throughout Marin. Duncan is a frequent speaker on the book store circuit, and at various conventions and promotional events throughout Marin and northern California.

MacSwain taught psychology and biology, and was an administrator and athletic coach at Redwood High School for 32 years. He was a Marin Teacher of the Year, a northern California Coach of the Year, and a nominee for National Science Teacher of the Year. He has been organizing and leading international photo tours through Dimensions in Travel, Novato, for over 20 years. His specialties include South America (the Galapagos, Machu Picchu and the Amazon), southeast Asia and micronesia.

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Tennis Classes (see link below):

Marinwood Tennis Classes 



CPR & First Aid Classes (see link below):

Marinwood CPR & First Aid Classes