Sonoma County Family YMCA

1111 College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA
(707) 545-9622

Specialty Fitness

Ongoing Fee-based classes:

(Classes at Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa provided by the Sonoma County Family YMCA)

Join a weekly prenatal or postnatal yoga class to connect with moms-to-be or new mothers in a supportive setting.  This 1 hour class is designed for women in any stage of pregnancy. You will learn breathing techniques, yoga postures, and body awareness to help prepare your body and mind for birth. No prior experience necessary. See flyer for more details.


ADULT AIKIDO (Fee: $20/$30/$40)
Monday/Intermediate Level, Thursday/Beginning Level)

Aikido is a martial art that promotes harmony and non-aggression by developing an awareness of oneself, an awareness of others and a way of interacting in harmony. Training for mind, body and spirit. Affiliated with Aikido World Headquarters and the Pacific Aikido Federation. Instructed by Don Stratton, 5th Dan who has over 38 years training and 33 years teaching at the YMCA.

(Fees vary, see trifold here):
This program aims to provide a foundation towards gaining a more physically active lifestyle, better health through motor development, gain stronger balance, and experience better cognitive performance. Please fill out and return tri-fold interest form before signing up.

Brooks Emerson has been teaching swimming techniques to individuals of varying abilities for more than 8 years. He holds certification in Personal Training, Therapy Exercise, and Youth Development through, International Sports Science Association. More experiences have been gained through varied coursework while at Sonoma State, working with ANOVA Center for Education, summer camps in both California and Pennsylvania, and at the Sonoma County Family YMCA.

(Fee: $38/$48/$58) For children ages 7-12
Aikido is a Japanese martial art where children will learn physical techniques to improve coordination, posture, ambidexterity, awareness & motor skills.  The class format will be primarily traditional self-defense skills, games, and storytelling.

Sensei Jay H. Callender L. Ac. has 40 years experience and holds black belt ranks in multiple styles of martial arts.


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