Introduction to Meditation

Tuesday evenings, doors open at 7:15 p.m., beginner’s meditation instruction 7:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., sitting meditation and dharma discussion 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Shambhala Meditation is a simple mindfulness-awareness meditation, based on the teachings of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Drop-ins welcome, no experience necessary. $30 for the four-class series or $10 per class.


Soma Yoga Studio
1423 N.W. 70th St.

Ballard Northwest Senior Center Events

Wellness Checks
Wednesdays (third and fourth weeks of the month) 11 a.m. -1 p.m. An RN will be at the Center to check blood pressure, answer questions and discuss medications with you. Come see her this week and bring your questions.

Foot Care
Thursday's. By appointment only. $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Bring a towel, and Echo will provide you with great foot care to meet your needs.

Drawing and Painting Class
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Taught by artist Susan Schneider. $10 per class. All levels welcome from beginners on. Come check this out and develop your artist side.  read more »


Ballard Northwest Senior Center
5429 32nd Ave. N.W.

Breathing Lap

Wednesdays, Jan. 6-Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
The body's requirements for oxygen vary widely with muscular activity. Sometimes we interfere, hold our breath or get tense. Breathing and moving efficiently will benefit intelligence, balance, avoid injury and pain, and increase your sense of well being. Play around with experiments, increase your efficiency in yoga, working at your computer, speaking to people, singing, playing an instrument, dancing, walking, singing. $80.
Call 206.783.4593 for more information.


Taj Yoga Studio Space, Crown Hill Activity Center
9250 14th Ave. N.W.

Intro to Yoga

Starts Jan. 13. Call 206.782.9642 for more information.


Taj Yoga
9250 14th Ave. N.W.

Volleyball for 50+


Southwest Community Center

2801 S.W. Thistle St.

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – noon.

Men and women ages 50+ wanted for drop-in play volleyball.

For information call Mary at 935-2162.

Repeats every week every Thursday until Tue Jan 26 2010 .


Southwest Community Center
2801 SW Thistle St.
Seattle, WA 98126
Phone: 684-7438

Line dance classes, level 2

In this intermediate level class, we’ll learn more steps to music like swing, rock and roll, waltz, zydeco and western. If you’ve line danced before and want to get back into it, come check out this class. $30 PNA member, $40 nonmember.

Repeats every 7 days until Tue Aug 25 2009 .

Skandia basics

Wednesdays. Focus on partnering skills and learn or refine the basic Scandinavian couple dances. Smooth-soled shoes recommended, no partner or experience required. $25 for Skandia members, $35 for non-members. Information: or 784-7470.

Book discussion group

This summer we will begin to explore The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience by Rob Hopkins. This hands-on guide offers pragmatic ways to help communities deal with the inevitable and profound changes ahead. Santoro’s Books in Phinney Ridge is offering a 15 percent discount on the book.

Community kitchen

Enjoy home-cooked meals without having to find a recipe or shop for ingredients. Together, we’ll cook in bulk, then divide up the feast to take home. No experience necessary. $15 PNA member, $20 nonmember.

Free craft class

Body lotion followed by lunch. Feel free to bring your favorite scent to infuse in your own bar. RSVP to Arlene at 368-4362 by August 4.

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