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Continuing Education in Indy: Take a Class, Learn a Skill

As the weather turns glum, brighten your life with a new skill. From yoga or dance to cooking or writing and more, there are plenty of opportunities to become a student of the world. Discover a new hobby or hidden talent at these classes across Indianapolis education. Meet fellow writers at the Writer’s Center of Indiana. Twist in unexpected ways with yoga classes at historic Indianapolis sites. Learn how to groove salsa dancing lessons. Or dine on new delicacies at a cooking class sponsored by your favorite Indianapolis restaurant. Regardless, learning isn’t bound by the four walls of a classroom. Reinvigorate your psyche this Winter by challenging yourself at any of these Indianapolis classes. Or make it a bonding experience with someone you love as you learn to work together. Here is a preview of some up coming learning opportunities across the Circle City!

Yoga and Dance Classes

Authentic Yoga Comes to the Prop – Unwind with some authentic yoga in a beautiful historic setting in Indianapolis’ historic Old Northside. After a long hard day at work, stretch it out with yoga class at the Propylaeum. The illustrious Victorian Club House was built in 1890, the building contains five meeting rooms, seven private overnight guest rooms, a third floor ballroom and a professionally licensed kitchen. What better place to unwind than in an elegant setting like the Propylaeum.

Easy Chair Yoga and Meditation at the Propylaeum – You don’t have to get down on the floor to feel the benefits of yoga. It can be intimidating and difficult to jump into a full-fledged yoga class, particularly if your body offers certain limitations that you are trying to overcome. Reap the benefits of yoga with none of the stress of tight fitting close and hard floors. Find out what it means to utilize an chair while you exercise in this easy yoga class.

Earth-House-Signage-Indianapolis-IndianaSalsa, Chacha and Bachata Class at the Earth House – The Earth House Collective, in the historic Lockerbie neighborhood of Indianapolis downtown, offers Indianapolis people an opportunity to get in touch with their inner Latino or Latina. Learn the steps to salsa, chacha and bachata dances from Cuba and the Dominican Republic. These energizing exercise sessions will have you losing inches while you have fun.

Sacred Space Yoga with LaDonna Goshow – This eight week gentle yoga session focuses on bridging the gap between the mind and the body. Create space and support for your own well being and emotional and physical healing and restoration. Techniques utilized in these sessions include mindfulness, postures and visualization to release harmful and unproductive thoughts. Learn how to create new brain patterns using healthy mind body practices. Each session ends with a guided meditation and chakra clearing through vibration and vocal sound healing. Don’t miss this Indianapolis health class.

Dancing With the Soul – Get up and move in an experiential playscape set to music. This class offers a chance to explore, be it through movement or other means, a chance to tune into your inner source. Discover authentic expression at this dance class. No dance experience needed or required.

Cooking Classes

Colorful-interior-of-the-Adobo-Grill-a-restaurant-in-downtown-Indianapolis-Indiana-150Aphrodisiac Valentine’s Day Cooking Class at Adobo – Though traditional Valentine’s Day fare includes wining and dining your love, Adobo Grill in Indianapolis downtown offers a chance to “tequila and dine” your love. Sign up for their annual February cooking class, where you’ll learn how to prepare the perfect romantic meal including strategically chosen aphrodisiac ingredients. Reservations required. Call 317.822.9990.

Pastry Skills Cooking Class – Indulge your sweet side at this gourmet cooking class hosted by R Bistro. Learn how to bake like a professional as you create sweet treats with gourmet style. Then enjoy a taste of the local, slow food movement that R Bistro is working to promote with their delectable menu.

Writing Classes

So You Want to Write a Novel – The Writer’s Center of Indiana continues the tradition of great Hoosier bards by sparking creativity in everyday people. The next great American novel is out there. Maybe its in your head. Find out how to put pen to paper and let it all out at this Writer’s Center workshop led by Barbara Shoup. Shoup leads would-be novelists through the craft of novel writing. Using writing exercises, focused reading and class discussions, the workshop helps writers tap into their inner creativity.

Making Memoirs, Making Sense – Everyone has a story to tell. And every story told offers a lesson to listeners. Learn how to weave your personal life experiences into a rich tapestry of the written word. This introduction to the memoir is lead by Lyn Jones, who aims to help you find the voice to tell your own story. She’ll set you on the right path. Then all you have to do is write. Held at Marian University.

Writing for Magazines and Newspapers – Do you dream of writing headlines? Creating covers? Seeing your byline in print? The world of freelance writing is an alluring, yet tumultuous sea to navigate. Get some help with interviewing skills, pitching and marketing feature stories, writing profiles of people and places and brainstorming ideas that bound of trends and current events. This interactive class offers advice on writing for community newspapers and regional magazines. Join veteran journalist and prize winning author Nelson Price for this enlightening writing class.

As you gain new skills and new friends, treat yourself to conversation over dinner at any of these Indianapolis restaurants. Or like many great writers, cozy up next to a pint at your favorite Indianapolis bar for some focused (and uninhibited) writing.

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