Registration opens Monday, August 31st for Avenidas members and Thursday, September 10th for non-members.
Our centers remain closed to the public for our Fall session. All classes will meet via Zoom, unless otherwise indicated. Log on information will be emailed to registered students.
If you do not receive your log on information, please email . Space is limited in some classes. Please register early.
Avenidas will be closed November 26, 27 and December 25.
New at Avenidas!
Qi Gong: The Six Healing Sounds (#7683)
Fridays, Sept 25 to Dec 18, 9:30 to 10:45am, $72/$96
Receive a fresh energy charge using ancient Chinese Qi Gong practice. You’ll build up your life force by repeating vigorous unvoiced breath sounds. This practice concentrates the mind and clears key internal organs, preparing you for deep meditation. Six-sounds-healing eliminates stale energies and bolsters fresh capacity for health and strength. As you connect with Zoom leader Jido Lee Ferguson, who has led this class at the VA since 2016, your bright mind will be nurtured, and you‘ll end the class refreshed and calm.
Instructor: Jido Lee Ferguson
Over the past 8 years, Jido Lee has led dozens of people to apply energy practices to their everyday lives, transforming stress into strength. He has a deep passion for helping people derive a great sense of well-being from their everyday experience and thus to develop commitment to individual practices that help support good habits. He has led classes and practice at the Palo Alto VA, Stanford Neuroscience Health Center, Channing House, the City of Palo Alto, and Avenidas.
Back by Popular Demand!
The U.S. Constitution: A History and Review (#7678)
Mondays, Oct 5 to Nov 9, 11am to noon, $25/$30
The US Constitution is the world’s most powerful and successful constitution, lasting 229 years so far. This five-week course will discuss the history of the Constitution and how we base decisions to interpret it. We will also talk about voting, voting rights, and issues around voting that arise during elections. Additional topics will include how we elect a president as well as the first amendment and personal rights. The final class will be a discussion of the November election and its results.
Instructor: Mike Willemsen
Mike Willemsen graduated from Stanford Law School and served as a research attorney at the California Supreme Court for 30 years. He also had a private practice in appellate law for 12 years and taught constitutional law and personal injury law at De Anza College.