Dance, gardening, yoga, field botany, and
Thai cooking are among current Rec Office offerings
The Recreation Office is offering the following activities
this week. Sign up through the Recreation Office at the East
Field House or go to www.ucsc.edu/opers/rec
for more information. If you do not have a Wellness Card or
are not a UCSC student, there is an additional $5 fee per class.
Dancer Isaura Oliveira
Thursday, April 21, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Multipurpose Room, East
Master teacher, choreographer, dancer, and actress Isaura Oliveira
introduces the dances of the Orixas in a class on Afro-Brazilian
dance. The warm-up for the class includes a system of progressive
physical conditioning, incorporating yoga asanas for muscles,
flexibility, strength, and building self-confidence. The dances
selected will be from Baiana cultures, such as Orixas, Samba,
and Afoxe, and the special movements from Oliveira's own choreography
repertoire. Cost is $10.
Small Space Gardening
Saturday, April 23, 2 to 5 p.m.
UCSC Farm & Garden, meet at the Gatehouse at 2 p.m. sharp.
Small spaces, lack of land to cultivate, frequent moving, or
lack of experience need not halt all garden adventures. This
class will explain all the fundamentals of gardening, including
how to think like a plant, what plants grow well in small spaces,
and composting/soil fertility. Instructor Darren Huckle is a
horticulturist and herbalist who specializes in growing and
using edible and medicinal plants. Cost is $15 (instruction);
bring a $6 materials fee.
Yoga Workshop: From the Sacrum to the Cranium
Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Martial Arts Studio, East Field House.
Instructor Julie Kimball, who has taught hatha yoga for the
Physical Education Department at UCSC for 22 years, will teach
a well-balanced routine of postures that prepare for backbends
and inversions. These postures can be modified according to
each student's ability and choice. A guided relaxation will
be offered at the end of the practice. Cost is $18.
Edibles & Medicinals
Sunday, April 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Meet at the Merrill Baobab Lounge.
Instructor Darren Huckle, a practicing herbalist and acupuncturist,
will lead the class in a cruise around campus, through redwood
forest, meadows, and chaparral looking at the world of plants,
touching upon the skills of a field botanist, including identification,
natural history, ecology, and edibility of plants. Bring your
field journal or notebook, water, lunch, thermos with hot water
(for herb tea), and wear walking shoes. Cost is $18.
Thursday, April 21, 4 to 7 p.m.
Communal Kitchen, Village Housing.
Join Jozseph Schultz, veteran of 25 years of Asian cooking,
teaching and travel, in a culinary journey to the fast and fabulous
world of Thai cuisine. You will learn numerous fast and/or inexpensive
specialties of the area, along with shopping and equipment tips.
Dishes to be performed include Pad Thai, Wok'd Rice Sticks,
Kaeng Kari Khai Chicken Coconut Milk Curry, and more. Carnivores
and vegetarians welcome; bring containers for leftovers. Participants
will help with clean up. Cost is $32 (includes instruction and
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