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Health & Fitness

Everyone wants to live a healthier life! At Palo Alto Adult School, we offer traditional fitness classes along with classes that improve the health of our minds and bodies.

  • AIKIDO

    Aikido! The Art of Peace—a dynamic martial art based on harmony.

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: January 15 to March 23
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday and Thursday / 6:30–8 p.m. --AND-- Saturday / 10–11 a.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 904

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $240
    Instructor: Fushan Yuan and Ivan Korolevskiy

  • COMPASSION CULTIVATION TRAINING (**NEW**)

    Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) by Compassion Institute, is designed to help you improve your resilience and feel more connected to others—ultimately providing an overall sense of well-being.

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: January 29 to March 19
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 7:30–9:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1709

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $128 (One time introductory rate)
    Instructor: Chanda Dharap chandadharap@gmail.com

  • THE CORE NUTRITIONAL FOUNDATION TO PREVENT CANCER (**NEW**)

    In this informative class, students will gain practical knowledge on what kind of food (fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, dairy, meat, herbs and spices, etc.) can affect and prevent cancer growth.

    Duration: Two Sessions: January 22 & January 24
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday, January 22 / 6–7 p.m. (Lecture Only); Thursday, January 24 / 6–8:30 p.m. (Cooking Class)
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $75
    Instructor: Chen Ben Ascher contact@mor-nutrition4life.com

  • ODAIKO (**NEW**)

    This class is designed for individuals with stamina to hit odaiko (big taiko) for two hours. The consequence to take this class would build up your stamina, rhythmic competence and speed to hit taiko.

    Duration: 7 wks
    Date range: February 6 to March 20
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 8–10:15 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 109

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: Ages 15+
    Price: $30 (plus $10 materials fee)
    Instructor: Kensuke Sumii, info@drumrevolution.com

  • PILATES: BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE

    Pilates is a holistic systematic approach to exercise that emphasizes conscious breath and movement that translates to improved functional movement in your daily living activities.

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: January 15 to March 19
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6:30–7:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS SMALL Gym

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $80
    Instructor: Judy Lee-Squire, jleesquire@aol.com

  • TAI CHI: CHEN STYLE

    Learn and practice the basic principles of traditional Tai Chi. Help body alignment, enhance body coordination, balance and develop strength.

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: January 16 to March 20
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 7–8:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS SMALL Gym

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $120
    Instructor: Lisette Yung, lisetteyung@gmail.com

  • TAIKO
    (Class limited to 20 students)

    Taiko is the art of Japanese drumming, which develops self-expression and musical creativity. This course is a basic introduction to the world of taiko.

    Day(s) of the week: Sunday
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 109

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: None
    Instructor: Kensuke Sumii, info@drumrevolution.com

    SECTION A (Open to ALL students)

    Duration: 4 wks
    Date range: January 6 to January 27
    Day(s) of the week: Sunday
    Hour: 2:30–4 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 109
    Price: $30 (plus a $50 materials fee)

    SECTION B (Open to ALL students)

    Duration: 7 wks
    Date range: February 3 to March 17
    Day(s) of the week: Sunday
    Hour: 2:30–4 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 109
    Price: $60 (plus a $100 materials fee)
  • YOGA AND MEDITATION

    Gently stretch, relax and energize your body with yoga poses that cultivate balance, inner awareness, mobility; and release muscle tension.

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: January 14 to March 18
    (No class: January 21 and February 18.)
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 5–6:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 109

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $96
    Instructor: Kamal Vilms, kvilms@pausd.org