What’s Happening at the Jefferson School City Center?

Virginia Acrobatics featured "Cirque du Soleil"-style acrobatics at First Night festivities at the Carver Rec Center. Virginia Acrobatics featured “Cirque du Soleil”-style acrobatics at First Night festivities at the Carver Rec Center.

Carver Recreation Center Participates in First Night Virginia

On New Year’s Eve, First Night Virginia held several of its family-friendly events at Carver Recreation Center.  The Amazing Marco (a.k.a. Zephyr the Magician) wowed guests in the multipurpose room with magic, music, comedy, and audience participation. In the gym, Virginia Acrobatics dazzled with acts of strength, skill, and spectacle. Virginia Acrobatics also featured “Cirque du Soleil”-style acrobatics with suspended mid-air with aerial silks, sling, lyra, and more.

Carver Rec will be encouraging community members to get in shape after the holidays by offering a deal on memberships through February 16. During this promotion, guests can buy a two-month access pass to Carver Recreation Center and Smith Aquatic and Fitness Center and get one month free. Carver Recreation Center features over 33,000 sq. ft. of recreational space including: a gymnasium; fitness center with cardiovascular and strength training equipment; drop-in fitness classes with offerings such as spinning and zumba; recreational studios for arts & crafts, gymnastics, and dance; plus a free hi-tech teen center. Carver is also home to a variety of special events like roller skating, dances, concerts, and birthday parties.

PVCC Hosts Information Session at Jefferson School on January 9

On Thursday, January 9 from 4:00-7:00pm prospective students can stop by PVCC’s office at the Jefferson School City Center to learn more about applying to the College, selecting a program of study, and enrolling in spring classes. No appointment necessary. Credit classes start Monday, Jan. 13. Online registration is available on PVCC’s Website. For more information, call 434-961-5255.

Common Ground Offers Donation-Based Yoga for January

Common Ground Healing Arts recognizes that the start of a new year is often a time of reflection for many people. Common Ground wants to encourage community members to make yoga part of their wellness plan this year by offering all of its weekly yoga classes on a donation basis for the month of January. Common Ground encourages guests to give the amount that feels appropriate in exchange for the service of the yoga instructor and studio. Half of every donation will go to the yoga instructor and the other half supports the services and mission of Common Ground, which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing yoga and other healing services to everyone, regardless of income.

Additionally, Common Ground will be hosting an Adjustments Workshop for Yoga Instructors this Saturday, January 4 from 2:00-5:00pm. Experienced yoga teachers Jen Fleisher and Kate Zuckerman will lead  this continuing education workshop for yoga teachers that is intended to hone instructors’ skills in physical adjustments. It will focus on learning new adjustments as well as fine tuning familiar ones. There will also be an opportunity to workshop adjustments in specific postures that attendees would like to address. As Co-Directors of Charlottesville Yoga School, Fleisher and Zuckerman taught teachers for more than 1,000 hours and graduated over 80 yoga teachers. They have each been teaching yoga and giving physical adjustments to students for over 10 years. Register here for this workshop.

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