January 10, 2012
WEDNESDAY MELT Class Costa Mesa Parks & Recreation presents a MELT class, which uses balls to relieve aches and pains to slow aging. The class costs $15 and is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Balearic Community Center, 1975 Balearic Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, go to http://www.ci.costamesaca.gov. Computer Friends of OASIS The OASIS Senior Center's Computer Friends, a club that helps seniors learn computer basics, meets at 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Oasis Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Avenue, Corona del Mar. The fee is $2. For more information, call (949)
October 5, 2009
To the kids of Andersen Elementary School, Michael Buckley is cooler than any celebrity. How couldn?t he be? He wrote ?SpongeBob SquarePants? episodes, after all. Buckley, now a children?s book author, paid the kids a visit Monday that included a pep talk about becoming a writer. The visit comes on the heels of the publication of his newest book, ?NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society,? starring a group of elementary school misfits who double as international spies.
June 4, 2004
MAXINE COHEN I just got home from a yoga class. The Yoga Place on the corner of Newport and Harbor boulevards, where I've gone for many years, has been bought by Yoga Works and has undergone an expansion and face-lift. The newest studio, which recently opened in Newport at 200 Newport Center Drive, right above Kinko's, is just gorgeous. It's really sleek and modern. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for a beautiful view of the ocean in one of the studios.
January 30, 2005
Alicia Robinson Two competing Southern California stereotypes met and mingled Saturday as a bevy of yoga enthusiasts performed their exercises amid strolling shoppers at Fashion Island. With nothing but a quarter-inch of foam rubber between them and the stony sidewalk, participants bent, stretched and balanced during a free yoga class in the courtyard in front of the new Lululemon Athletica store. "It was nice to do yoga in the sun outside," said Jeremy Sandahl, 55, a boat captain who lives in the San Juan Islands but is currently working in Newport Beach.
May 8, 2007
If Wilson Elementary School students ace their standardized tests this year, it may be thanks to the inner light. The Westside campus spent more than a month preparing students for the California Standards Tests, which a number of schools in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District began taking on Monday. At Wilson, which is set to begin testing today, teachers reviewed material with students and gave out sample questions — but because study only goes so far, they also led yoga exercises to ease the tension.
December 18, 2007
Daniel and Shawna Head, the founders of Newport Beach Power Yoga, aren’t going to let anything stand in the way of spiritual enlightenment. Not even money. The couple, who launched their new studio in September, offer classes four days a week with no set price tag. Participants can make donations — usually around $10 — but the owners let them in for free even if they don’t. All that’s required are a mat, appropriate clothes and the ability to hold a number of tough positions.