Christmas Present from LivingstonACE

Whoa! I have a LOT of great classes starting in January. But before I get to that, I have a wonderful announcement (or Christmas present) for you all.

You can now PAY ONLINE for LivingstonACE classes. Yippee!

This long-awaited, much-requested feature is now available. And now to the classes.

Digital Safety in a Complex World

Tai Chi with Mighael & Joe for Beginners & Beyond

Aikido with Tony Blomert for Beginners & Beyond

Yoga with Christy Smith - Saturday Mornings

Kundalini Yoga: Awakening to Your 10 Bodies, Part 1

Sewing with Traci Isaly From Beginner to Queen of the Machine

Yoga with Christy Smith - Thursday Mornings

Microsoft Word with Denis Ouellette for Beginners & Intermediates

Tiling with Jon Reddington

Baking with Sourdough again! Because the first class filled up.

And that's just January. There's more to come. Take a peek at the website to see them all.

Peace and smiles from LivingstonACE, John Gregory

Digital Safety in a Complex World

4 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm, Jan 3-24, $40

Learn how to protect yourself while navigating the internet. Make informed decisions on what and who you share your information with while online. Privacy is no longer a passive process, learn what steps to take to regain control. We will cover computer operating systems, smart-phones, web browsers and social media. This is not a class for extremists to hide their identity, rather a practical beginning guideline to better secure yourself online.

Taught by Lee Kilmer

Lee Kilmer has been involved with computers and information technology for the last 15 years. His love for computers began back with the Radio Shack TRS80. He has been increasingly teaching privacy and security as the internet began to change from a collaborative platform of expression to an eavesdropping platform for governments and advertisers.

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Tai Chi with Mighael & Joe

9 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm, Jan 3-31, $45

The primary emphasis of the class will be on learning the classical long form of Tai Chi Ch'uan. In addition students will learn and practice Wu Chi meditation and Chi Kung. Wu Chi meditation is basic for centering, alignment and breath. Chi Kung helps cultivate Chi (energy) with the long range objective of developing an awareness of physical movement in conjunction with breath.

Taught by Mighael Walker & Joe Loncarevich

Mighael Walker & Joe Loncarevich have both studied various martial arts for decades. They have both been practicing Tai Chi in Livingston for years.

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Aikido for Beginners & Beyond

4 Wed's 7:30-9:00 pm, 4 Fri's 6:30-8:00 pm, Jan 4-27, $60

​Classes are held twice each week for youth and adults. All sessions focus on developing fitness and age appropriate Aikido technique. Tony's classes blend basic Aikido movement, ki energy extension, internal power development and practical self-defense situational techniques. Tony creates an energetic training curriculum designed specifically for the students present at each class. This makes every training session a unique learning experience for those present.

Taught by Tony Blomert

Tony M. Blomert is the chief instructor at the Livingston, MT dojo (Paradaisu Aikikai). He has nearly 40 years experience training in the martial arts and Aikido.

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Yoga with Christy - Saturday Mornings

7 Sat's, 8-9 am, Jan 7 - Feb 25 (skipping Jan 27), $35

This is an active yoga series for multi-level participants. Beginners are welcome! We will focus on connecting with our breath and body, combining movement with longer holds to increase strength, while throwing in some joint and heart openers for flexibility. Each class will have a slightly different focus. For example, the first class we may work intensely on hip openers, then the next class may be balance... and so on (feel free to make a request!).

Taught by Christy Smith

Christy Smith has been teaching yoga for 14 years. Her yoga training began with YogaFit here in the U.S. and then she went on to complete 230 hours of training with the Tirisula Ashtanga Yoga School in Singapore, while living overseas.

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Kundalini Yoga:

Awakening to Your 10 Bodies

6 Mondays, 6-8 pm, Jan 9 - Feb 13, $60

You may think you only have one body to care for, but in fact, you have ten. Discover how to balance these ten bodies – the soul, the negative, positive and neutral minds, the physical body, the arcline, aura, pranic, subtle, and radiant bodies – so you can tune into the voice of your soul.

The practice of Kundalini Yoga strengthens all ten bodies procuring permanent changes in our perceptual reality. Our newfound awareness allows us to focus on the voice of our soul, which guides us in fulfilling the purpose of our life. When we keep the ten bodies balanced, we create waves of consciousness that lead to authentic healing.

Taught by Jessica Kerr

Jessica began practicing Kundalini Yoga in 2012 and immediately fell in love with the powerfully healing and transformative aspects of the practice. She is a KRI-Certified Level I Kundalini Yoga Instructor and currently teaches at the Breathing Room in Livingston.

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Sewing with Traci Isaly

From Beginner to Queen of the Machine

5 Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 pm, Jan 11 - Feb 22, $50

Five weeks of classes to take you from "Beginner" to "Queen (or King!) of the Machine" and everything in between. Regardless of your level of experience. Have you always wanted to learn to sew? Do you love the community that is created when people get together to sew?

I will teach you how to properly sew a button, a patch, a hem and some basic sewing techniques that will get you started. If you are already a seasoned seamstress, come join the group and work on a long over-due project!

Taught by Traci Isaly

Traci Isaly is a local Livingston artist who has been pursuing her creative endeavors for over 35 years. She gained much of her sewing knowledge working as a seemstress for Sheepskin and Leather, Rising Sun Leather and Cindy Owings Designs in Bozeman. Her knowledge of sewing with both machine and hand needle are well-versed, with over 30 years of experience.

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Yoga with Christy - Thursday Mornings

6 Thursdays, 6-7 am, Jan 12 - Feb 16, $30

This is an active yoga series for multi-level participants. Beginners are welcome! We will focus on connecting with our breath and body, combining movement with longer holds to increase strength, while throwing in some joint and heart openers for flexibility. Each class will have a slightly different focus. For example, the first class we may work intensely on hip openers, then the next class may be balance... and so on (feel free to make a request!).

Taught by Christy Smith

Christy Smith has been teaching yoga for 14 years. Her yoga training began with YogaFit here in the U.S. and then she went on to complete 230 hours of training with the Tirisula Ashtanga Yoga School in Singapore, while living overseas.

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Microsoft Word

For Beginners & Intermediates

4 Thursdays, 6-8 pm, Jan 19 - Feb 9, $40

Memos, resumes, brochures, form letters... Flyers, posters, post cards, newsletters... Microsoft Word and similar word-processing programs are how the business and professional worlds communicate. In this class, we will use Word to create neatly formatted and richly illustrated documents. This class will cover all the beginning-to-intermediate skills you will need both at work and at home. Concepts taught will easily apply to other word-processing programs as well, such as Open Office, WordPerfect, etc. The class is hands-on, using one of Park High’s computer labs.

Taught by Denis Ouellette

Denis Ouellette has been working in a professional capacity with Microsoft Word and the Microsoft Office suite since they first came out in the 1990s. He is currently a publisher and editor of a health magazine, using these programs and other desktop publishing tools daily. Denis has a B.S. in Computer Science from Coleman College in San Diego.

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Tiling with Jon Reddington

3 Wed's, 6-8 pm, Jan 25 - Feb 8, $55

This tiling course will cover the following aspects: preparing your area, setting out, cutting and laying tiles, grouting and cleaning. You will learn all about the different adhesives and tiles available. Jon will explain all of the tools used to complete a tiling installation. You will learn floor and wall tiling, including how to tile around windows, reveals, socketed areas and back splashes.

Taught by Jon Reddington

Jon Reddington is master mason and has been tiling for 20 years.

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Baking with Sourdough

1 Saturday, 10 am - 1:30 pm, Jan 28, $30

Learn to make one of the "healthiest" breads. There are many health benefits to sourdough. We will make it, bake it, and you will take it home to enjoy with family and friends. We will transform the dough into loaves, dinner rolls and cinnamon rolls. NO prior bread-baking experience needed. Bring something to munch on while we're waiting for the bread to rise.

Taught by Lin Martin

Lin Martin has enjoyed making bread for decades, and wants to pass this tradition onto the next generation.

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