Volunteer group that meets every Wednesday and makes crafts for our Gift Shop.
To join please contact Vicky at (310) 544-1508 or firstname.lastname@example.org
$7 per class for all participants
Instructor: Mark Anthony Sinagra
Enjoy an afternoon at the Garden playing Bridge. You will play hands then turn them face up to discuss bidding, leads, declarer play, and defense. Light snacks and refreshments provided.
The Gardeneers meet the second Thursday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden.
For additional information contact Gudrun Kimmel at (310) 530-2382
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March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3
$110 members / $120 non-members
Instructor: Chen Bing Taiji Academy
Taiji or Tai chi (meaning grand ultimate) is a Chinese soft style internal martial art used for centuries in health, healing and longevity. Based on ancient principles of yin yang theory, philosophical laws of nature (the Tao), techniques of Chinese acupuncture and martial arts, authentic Chen Taiji is a holistic training method used to cultivate a strong body, mind and spirit through techniques of mental concentration with coordinated breath and body movements. Proper practice results in a supple body with improved postural alignment, balance and bone density. Taiji harmonizes external and internal energy flow which strengthen muscles, tendons and ligaments; while the internal spiraling energy massages internal organs and circulates qi energy flow throughout the body.
Additional benefits include a deeper sense of natural breathing along with a concentrated and tranquil mind. Strong emphasis is placed on intention and mental focus and is a suitable practice for all ages of students with various ailments and conditions.
Chen Taiji founded by Chen Wangting, is the oldest and parent form of all the styles of Taiji including Yang, Wu and Sun. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from Laoshi (teacher) Master Bosco Baek, the only disciple in America of Master Chen Bing and the direct descendant of its creator Chen Wangting. Master Bosco Baek teaches the authentic Chen Jia
Gou (Chen Village) system and is a most knowledgeable and skillful teacher with precise attention to the details of alignment and structure that will challenge the most athletic and benefit the absolute beginner.
Series will cover 5 elements:
Fangsong- Taiji relaxation
Precursor to all classes - a highly therapeutic active relaxation process to correct one’s ailments, imbalances and alignment. releases deep seated muscular tension and fatigue.
Elixir field - Dantian rotation
The Elixir field or dantian is focal point where qi energy is stored and cultivated. Internal exercises of the dantian is very important for understanding the foundation of Chen Taiji.
Silk Reeling- Spiraling energy
Spiral motion is the foundation of Chen Taiji movement. It is required to perform Taiji forms and exercises.
Fajin- Explosive energy
From the concept yin and yang there are soft flowing movements and hard fast explosive movement, both necessary for maximum qi energy flow and internal healing.
13 Harmony Form- Short form
A short form summarized by Master Chen Bing in preparation of Laojia (old frame practices).
**Drop-ins on the day of the class are allowed and are $15 per class for members and $20 per class for non-members. Please register at the Guest Services Center.
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$20 members / $30 non-members
$10 materials fee (payable to instructor)
Instructor: Robin Bott
Robin has taught at many local schools and art programs including Palos Verdes Art Center, Angels Gate Cultural Center, Los Angeles County of Education, Rolling Hills Methodist Church Kid Zone, and Long Beach Parks and Recreation Arts and Music Camp along with visiting local schools to teach under-privileged kids. Robin loves working with children and teaches art to all ages from preschool to adults. Robin works with many different medias and her works are frequently noted for their whimsical style with her inspiration rooted in dreams. For the past five years she has been focusing on teaching others to create mosaic murals.
Learn about mosaic art from around the world. Create a beautiful mosaic frame inspired by the garden. Tile and decorate a wooden frame using a mix of glass tiles, glass gems, ceramic tiles, and more.
Volunteer Docent Society meets on the third monday of the month. For more infromation please contact Robert Josefek at (310) 544-1948.
The South Coast Dahlia Society meets on the third Tuesday of each month at South Coast Botanic Garden.
For additional information call Dick Kohlschreiber (310) 833-6823
1st Sunday and 3rd Wednesday of the month
Local Audubon members guide this walk through the Garden looking for unusual and resident birds of the Garden.
The group meets in the Courtyard and then heads out into the Garden.
The Diggers Gardening club will meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month in Classroom B.
The following dates will meet in the Parking lot to rally off-site: Mar. 19, Apr. 16 and May 21.
For more information, contact Peggy Wormington at (310) 548-4344.