Mind & Body Wellness

Do you struggle with stubborn excess weight (especially around the middle)? Poor libido? Hot flashes? PMS? Disrupted sleep? Crabby or low mood? Brain fog? Hair loss? You may need a hormone tune-up.

Pregnancy changes women’s bodies in many ways, and pre and postnatal Pilates is a healthful way to help you navigate those changes. We will focus on core stability, strength and overall fitness to help your body manage these changes and prepare for the rigors of labor and childbirth, and the demands of the months to follow.

An expensive spa massage is not the only way to relieve muscle tightness and tensions. Join us and experience muscle tension release through foam rolling in this unique blend of self-massage and the Pilates technique, melt and restore!

If you are not as happy as you’d like to be, this class is a must! In this one-night workshop, you will learn how to find joy within yourself and how to live in that joy. We will focus on learning to be a friend to ourselves, to let go of old wounds, and how to create a happier and fulfilled life. It’s an evening that can help change the path of your life! Don’t miss this opportunity!
Taught by Victoria O’Kane, author of A Journey To Joy.

Do you find your mind always on the go? Would you like more peace and joy in your daily life? Would you like to learn and practice meditation and mindfulness techniques that could help you in as little as 10 minutes a day?

Do you hate to exercise but love to dance? Come to Basic Zumba®! This class mixes low-intensity and high intensity moves to fun Latin rhythms like merengue, salsa and cumbia. There is also some retro music thrown in.

This essential class is designed to strengthen the core muscles surrounding your spine whether you are performing standing 3-dimensional movement or mat exercises. Challenge your core and create the well-balanced body you’ve been looking for!

Mindfulness is a term we hear often as a useful tool for managing our fast-paced and stressful lives. But what is mindfulness, anyway? How does it even work? Now is your chance to learn about the measurable benefits of a mindfulness meditation practice.

With the support of a chair, this is a gentle class that emphasizes proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, improved balance, stretch, and posture. With a seated or standing assist, you will activate the body and mind.

Gentle Yoga is designed to be an introduction to Yoga, with a mild and soft approach, dedicated to people with reduced mobility and flexibility.

Yang and Yin are the patterns of our life, and in nature all patterns are formed by opposite and complementary principles: hot and cold, active and passive, matter and energy, female and male, summer and winter, etc. A Yang/Yin class balances these contrasts in our physical and energetic body.

Develop physical conditioning through basketball.

Zumba® puts the fun in fitness! Exciting music from around the world will get you moving and sweating using easy to follow dance moves. Zumba® requires no dance experience and is open to all fitness levels, making it fun for everybody and every body! Come ready to sweat, smile, and focus on having fun.

This is a slower-paced exercise class which will help you improve your joint flexibility, bone density, muscle strength, and balance. Exercises are done seated in a chair and standing, but no floor exercises.

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Castro Valley Adult and Career Education

Serving the community since 1969

4430 Alma Avenue
Castro Valley, CA 94546
P: 510-886-1000
F: 510-537-8537
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