Programs

As a member of The Canyon Sages, you can participate in any of these events. The time and location may change, so make sure to refer to the The Canyon Sage email announcement, or view our calendar for the latest offerings.

Most programs take place in the Canyon Sage Studio at the Topanga Community Center.

1440 North Topanga Cyn. Blvd
Topanga, CA 90290
(Across from the Will Geer Theater)

 

Social
Suppers

On the first Friday of the month from September through June at the Topanga Community Center, volunteers get together and create magical free Social Suppers for the Canyon Sages. The afternoon involves a bright and seasonally decorated interior with wonderful wholesome menus and entertainment by local musicians. Begins at 3:30pm, dinner served around 5pm. Free!

Tai Chi Classes
Yang Style 24

“Meditation in Motion” - Tai Chi is great for the mind, body and spirit. It is also outstanding for working on your balance. Taught by Tina Michel, Beginning Tai Chi is every Thursday in the Sage Studio from 9:30-10:30 am, and intermediate Tai Chi is offered every Monday from 9:30-10:30 am.

$6/class, Tinamichel@gmail.com

 

Sages Book
Club - free!

On the second Thursday of every month, the Sages gather to discuss their book of the month and decide what exciting offering they will read for the next. Generally held between noon and 1:30pm in the meeting room at the Topanga Canyon Library. Bring your lunch, everyone is welcome -

Janiceharmon@icloud.com

Knitting and Fiber Arts Group -Free!

Every Friday at 10am knitters gather at the library for free instructions led by experienced knitter Karen Dannenbaum. All levels are welcome to the Adult Knitting Class. Email Karen and she will tell you what to bring.


Karen.dannenbaum@gmail.com

 

group Meditation classes

This is free! Meditation has long been known to reduce stress, anxiety and depression and boody your physical health in a multitude of ways, including strengthening your immune system. Meets every Thursday at different private homes from 3:30-5pm. Contact Frank Harper for more information.

F.harper@yahoo.com

Workshops & Lectures

A varied menu of speakers on topics such as how to negotiate Medicare or how to avoid scans focused on seniors.

Watch for announcements of these special events in your sage emails, the Mountain Messenger community calendar, and OneTopanga.

 

Yoga fusion - Free!

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A free class blending yoga postures with movement, core work, great music and relaxation. This workout increases strength, flexibility and relaxation.
Every Monday from 1-2 pm in the Canyon Sage Studio, appropriate for most fitness levels. Please bring a mat. Contact instructor Sharon Donaldson for more information.

sdonaldson626@gmail.com

Buff Bones

Join Lisa Levinson on Sundays from 9 - 10:30 am and Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8 pm in the Sage Studio for a great Pilates Mat class that will stretch and strengthen your body, with a focus on the core. Only $6 per class - please bring a mat and weights. Contact Lisa instructor for more information.

lisablevinson@gmail.com

 

Restorative yoga

Join Justine every Wednesday from 11:15 am - 12:30 pm in the Sage Studio for a healing Restorative Yoga class. This is a gentle yoga class using the breath and passive postures to open and relax the body. Only $6 per class, please bring a mat, blankets and blocks if you have them. Contact instructor Justine for more information.

jlewis@visibleleadership.com

Qi Gong

Balance your body, mind and spirit with Qi Gong!

Taught by Bonnie Moffet every Monday at the Be Energy Center in Woodland Hills at 22030 Clarendon, Ste. 211.

Contact instructor Bonnie for more information.

$6/class, bonnie.moffet@yahoo.com

 

Fitness Fusion
Free class

Join Sharon Donaldson every Friday from 1 - 2 pm at the Woodland Hills Library, 22200 Ventura Blvd. for this awesome low impact cardio workout that also includes strength exercises, core work and a yoga stretch. Appropriate for most fitness levels. Please bring a mat, towel and water. FREE!

sdonaldson626@gmail.com

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

With Velvet Marshall, every Wednesday from 12:30 - 3 pm in the Canyon Sage Studio. Learn how-to from a professional artist, basics, glazes, washes and more, $20 per class. Contact instuctor Velvet for more information.


velvetmarshall@gmail.com

 

Memoir
writing

Everyone has a story!

Join Mary Crescenzo on Tuesdays in the Canyon Sage Room from 9:00 - 10:30am for this Memoir Writing Class. Learn the skills of writing your memoir for family, friends or publication. Using inspiring prompts, techniques and structure of memoir writing, also includes group discussion and critique. Culminating in a public reading to invite friends and family to, this is a great opportunity!

Tuesdays, October 8 - December 10, 9:30 - 11 am - (Advanced Class - 11 am - 1 pm)

$150 for 10 weeks, payable to instructor, contact Mary at: marylala.mc@gmail.com

caregiver support group - Free!

Every Thursday in the Canyon Sage Room from 12:30 - 1:30 pm join Oleeta Igar, M.A., former caregiver and 25 years experience in the field of aging and adult services. Help deal with stress, grief and other issues that arise from caregiving. Contact Oleeta at: (661) 259-9444, ext. 129

 
 

Song circle sing along!

Join us for singing and picking with Linnea Richards, at the Woodland Hills Library or her Topanga home, meets once a month.

Call (818) 818-3004 for information