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Weekly Events at IVCSD's Community Spaces!

The IVCSD has partnered with multiple community organizations and community members to host weekly events at our community spaces - free for all to enjoy! We have something for everyone: from yoga classes to music lessons. Read on to discover your new favorite weekly routine.

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Madre A Madre - A Monolingual Group for Spanish Speaking Mothers in Our Community 

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Mondays, Biweekly 6-8pm 

There are so many challenges that come with motherhood and supporting a family. Our biweekly mother’s group is a safe space for mothers to receive support and connection without all of the distractions that come with the outside world. Led by Isis and Leeanor from Creating Connections, this group addresses habits and patterns in their workshops, while also learning new skills and how to set boundaries. Feel free to come alone or along with your children. We provide dinner from Rosaritos when we meet for you and any family that comes with you. We aim to support our local mothers and show gratitude for all that they do for our community by providing a mindful space to come together, learn, and grow. 

 At the Community Room: 970 Embarcadero Del Mar

For biweekly scheduling, see our Community Calendar

 

All Levels Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class - Led by Taylor Slauson

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Tuesdays, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm 

Yoga for anyone at any skill level! Our yoga classes are rooted in mindfulness and trusting your own body’s intuition. Led by Taylor Slauson, a 200 HR Certified Yoga Teacher in Intuitive Vinyasa Flow, these classes are a safe and inclusive space for you to have your own experience with this practice and move in a way that feels good.  In Taylor’s classes, you will witness a holistic approach to yoga that includes asanas, meditation, breath-work, and yogic philosophy. Taylor brings a playful and easygoing energy to her classes that invites each student to stoke their inner fire and foster a deeper sense of self love and exploration. 

At the Community Center: 976 Embarcadero Del Mar

 

Comedy Class - With Bear Cave Comedy 

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Wednesdays, Biweekly 6:30-7:30pm 

Comedy allows us to tell our story while also providing us the space and magic to rewrite details and change the ending! In this class you will develop creative thinking skills, self-confidence, empathy, and communication, while having loads of fun and laughs. Join us to identify your unique style as a stand-up comedian or storyteller as we focus on creating material, stage presence, and delivery. This comedy class tackles imposter syndrome and perfectionism by focusing on how to reframe situations, overcome overthinking, increase creativity, look at challenges from different angles, and yes find the funny in it all. With over a decade of group facilitation, 200+ zoom and live shows, 15 years of improv and comedy experience, a master's in Public Health, and a decade of experience working in the field of mental health, Sam with Bear Cave Comedy brings you a unique combination of professionalism, reflection, and self expression that you have been craving. Click here for a course overview and weekly lesson plans. 

At the Community Center: 976 Embarcadero Del Mar

For biweekly scheduling, see our Community Calendar

 

Become A Dancer - With Que Wedta Dance Academy 

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Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm 

At the Community Center: 976 Embarcadero Del Mar

Come learn a variety of dance styles and be part of Isla Vista's dance community. It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced dancer or trying something new - these classes are truly for any skill level! We are all becoming dancers together. These classes have a focus on Latinx dance styles like Bachata and Salsa, but allow you to bring your own dance styles to learn in community. The purpose of these dance sessions are to grow together through the art of dance by exploring dance as a healing modality for embodiment and empowerment. Que Wedta Dance Academy specializes in inclusivity and breaking down gender stereotypes within the dance community. Come as you are, ready to dance with your community! 

  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm: Fundamentals of Dance Lesson 
  • 7:30pm-8:30pm: Try out any style of dance! Bring in a video or a type of dance you want to explore and learn it in community
  • 8:30pm-9:30pm: Social Dance Integration: Practice your dance skills in a social dance environment with lights, loud music, and partner work! 

You can come for the entire duration or choose which hour suits your needs! We will be happy to have you. 

 

Musical Journey of Song - Guitar Lessons for All Ages and Levels

May contain: guitar, guitarist, leisure activities, music, musical instrument, musician, performer, person, adult, male, man, female, and woman
Thursdays 5-7pm 

This is more than just aguitar class. This is a safe space to learn something new, get out of your comfort zone, practice self love, express yourself through music, meet like minded people, and have fun! Led by Emily Yurcheshen, music teacher since 2005 and author, this class is for students of all ages and abilities who are interested in learning how to grow and develop their music and performance skills. Emily specializes in working with highly sensitive and emotional people to teach them how to break through the embarrassment and shame of singing in public and to start playing instruments with confidence. This class will walk you through how to use her book as a tool for healing your relationship with music and more! 

At the Community Room: 970 Embarcadero Del Mar

 

 

Coffee Hour with AmeriCorps - Resources for Community Members Experiencing Houselessness

May contain: chopsticks, food, and cup
Fridays, 10am - 12:30pm 

Every Friday morning, the IVCSD community Room has hot coffee, snacks, and housing resources available for community members experiencing houselessness in Isla Vista. These services are provided by NSBC United Way, a local non-profit whose mission is to improve people's lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities.

Coffee Hour is a particularly special service because it offers a warm, inviting space with free food and wifi - no strings attached. While attendees are ecouraged to sign up for housing services, it is not required. Community members can enjoy this space without any obligations, creating a safe and welcoming community for all to enjoy.

At the Community Room: 970 Embarcadero Del Mar