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525 San Anselmo Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Ph: (415) 258-4600
Fx: (415) 459-2477
Adult Classes
Healthy Lifestyles

Tai Chi with Patrick Johnson
Instructor, Patrick Johnson
This is a great class for beginners! Relax and strengthen your body and mind. Uplift your spirits as you become more grounded and balanced. Enjoy peace of mind in daily living as you practice the Taoist principals of Tai Chi with Patrick. Patrick Johnson began intensive study with Master Lui in 1979 and has been teaching in Marin since 1985.
Location: Robson Harrington House, 237 Crescent Road, SA

Beginners 6:30-7:30 pm
Intermediate / Advanced 7:30-8:30 pm

Drop-in $15.
NOTE: $10 off 2nd class in session

Instructor: Deborah Russo
Are you ready to party yourself into shape? Forget the workout. Just lose yourself in the music and find yourself in shape at the original dance-fitness party. Zumba® classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and International beats. Before you know it, you'll be getting fit and your energy levels will be soaring! It's easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating..

Location: San Anselmo Recreation, VISTA room

Thursdays 6:15 - 7:15 pm


Women's Hiking Adventures
Instructor, Donna Simonsen

Explore some of the many magnificent trails of Marin on moderately challenging 4 to 6 mile hikes with other women from other Marin County recreation departments! This is a good class to meet others who like to walk and make new friends! Different hikes each week, you’re sure to discover an area of Marin you never seen before. Participants need to be in good health and able to hike at a twenty-five minute mile pace.
Location: Trailheads. Directions given after registration. 

Fridays 9:30-12:00 pm 

Leisure Walks
Instructor, Donna Simonsen

Do you find the rugged trails of Marin too challenging? Join us for easy and fun walks in the flat lands and gentle slops of Marin. We'll take time to do bird watching, admire the wild flowers and meditate on the beautiful scenery around us. This is a great opportunity to adventure outside, meet new people and enjoy the magic of nature. Length of walk is approximately 2 miles. Classes are coed. Enrollment is limited!
Location: Trailheads. Directions given after registration. 

Drop-ins are welcome, but must register in the recreation office.
Fridays 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Using Poles To Achieve & Maintain Mobility
Instructor, Jayah Faye Paley

Learn skills to help improve your balance, endurance, posture, walking gait & strength. Feel Taller! Easy-to-learn techniques & gentle movements help you more confidently navigate everyday obstacles and enhance your enjoyment of the outdoors. variety of top-quality poles provided; discover which poles fit you best and will hep you reach your mobility goals. For people with mild to moderate mobility challenges. Jayah Faye Paley, ACE & AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, Educator & Mobility Coach is the creator of the only comprehensive training available on how to use poles. Her company, AdventureBuddies, founded in 1995, focuses on helping people learn how to more completely enjoy the outdoors.

Location: San Anselmo Recreation, VISTA room

Wednesday, November 5th 1:00 - 4:00 pm $26

Using Poles for hiking on MT. TAM with a nature practice hike
Instructor, Jayah Faye Paley

POWER with POLES! Using your whole body while hiking feels GOOD. Learn vital, lifelong skills that help reduce knee stress and prolong agility. Improve endurance, confidence and strength. Practice new skills on the trail with a variety of top quality poles (provided). Discover your joints and how to improve your performance on a variety of terrain! This class is for hikers of all levels. Easy pace.

Jayah Faye Paley, ACE & AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, Educator & Mobility Coach is the creator of the only comprehensive training available on how to use poles. Her company, AdventureBuddies, founded in 1995, focuses on helping people learn how to more completely enjoy the outdoors.

Location: San Anselmo Recreation, VISTA room

Saturday, October 4th 9:30 am - 3:00 pm $49

Art Classes


Learn to paint l
Instructor, Sherrill Miller

Ever want to try oil painting?  We explore the basics of oil painting while painting landscapes and still lifes in a fun, positive non-judgmental atmosphere. There will be lots of individual attentions. No need for supplies initially as they will be discussed in the first class. For additional information and to see the instructors work, check out her website:  This class has changed to a 7 week class.  
Location: San Anselmo Recreation, VISTA Room 
Tuesdays   9:30 am - 12:30 pm    

Keep on painting ll   
Instructor: Sherrill Miller

Has it been awhile since you picked up the brush? Having re-discovered art in mid-life, I appreciate the desire to get the creative juices flowing again. Oil and acrylic painters who want to continue, improve, widen their skills are welcome. There will be both demos and class painting of still lifes and landscapes. There will be lots of individual attention. Students may bring in their own inspirations as well. Students to supply their own materials (a list is also provided). Check out the instructors website:  This class has changed to a 7-week class.
Location: San Anselmo Recreation, VISTA Room 

Tuesdays  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm 

Advance oil painting lll
Instructor: Sherrill Miller

This is the advance level class for those who have taken classes from Sherrill Miller before or have her approval.
Location: San Anselmo Recreation, VISTA Room 
Tuesdays  12:30 pm - 2:00 pm 

Instructor: Emily Dvorin 

This series of classes are offered twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. You may sign up for the class or for the series of classes.

Beginners welcome! Materials included! LOTS OF FUN!
10am to 4pm.
Bring: scissors, note pad, pencil, and a bag lunch.
Location: Studio #205, ICB Building, 480 Gate Five Rd., Sausalito

Natural Basketry
See what Mother Nature has to offer! Incorporate her twigs, vines, leaves, bark, fronds and sheaths to construct a contemporary container using highly original, sculptural layering and embellishing. Tips on choosing, preparing and using found natural ingredients is part of the class. No art experience necessary!

Twined and Plaited
Weaving, criss-cross, over and under! Explore one of the oldest traditional forms of woven basketry. Develop simple and fast techniques for a variety of weaves, enjoy the process and go home with a completed basket. You will receive personalized instruction and satisfying results.

Coiled Basketry
Relaxing, ongoing, spiraling! Learn to form a strong and beautiful basket by wrapping and stitching around a foundation core, connecting in a spiral. Experiment with shape, color, pattern and a variety of stitches. Very individualized instruction. Traditional techniques with a modern approach.

Random Weave
Transform modern, urban, ordinary materials into an extraordinary, free-form vessel. No experience needed! Play with fun materials using this unconstrained basketry technique.

Wacky Basketry
GET WACKY, BE SILLY, EXPRESS YOURSELF! Bring recycled plastic, wire, rags, crazy stuff and collected junk. Enjoy an unpredictable class. Stretch your imagination while creating a free-form vessel. Beginners Encouraged. Bring: strong scissors! 

Education Classes 

Improvisation Playshop for Adults ~ Be Spontaneous!

Instructor, Sandra Rae Davies

In this improv playshop we'll play fun improv games, act, dance, sing and recite poetry. Most importantly we will laugh. Sandra Rae Davies believes laughter is the best medicine.

What can you expect from an improv playshop?
  1. Positive attitudes (Change failures into successes)
  2. Creativity (Learn to trust what your mind gives you).
  3. Cohesiveness (Support and be supported in groups).
  4. Self-confidence (Let go of self judgments)
  5. LAUGHTER (learn how to play again).

Sandra Rae Davies founded her own improv troupe called "The YeaSayers" and has been performing in Marin and San Francisco for a countless number of audiences for over fifteen years. She's directed several musicals for the stage and continues to take acting classes and workshops to further her education in the arts.

Location: San Anselmo Recreation, VISTA Room 

Organize To Energize Workshop - Be Transformed

Instructor, Sandra Rae Davies

Sandra Rae Davies, professional organizer, has been helping people get control of their clutter for over twenty years. She'll help you organize any area of your life that breeds chaos.  For instance: offices, desks, kitchens, closets, garages, moving and much more. She'll give you a realist plan to overcome and keep your space efficient. Most people don't realize how clutter affects their lives. Disorganization prevent people from achieving goals, having healthy relationships and prevent a person from enjoying a healthy, happy and peaceful life. Join the organized life and be transformed.

Location: San Anselmo Recreation, VISTA Room

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