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Special Classes & Workshops

We offer a wide variety of workshops and special classes in yoga, aerial yoga, meditation, Zumba and more.


Sound Bath Meditation

Time: Feb 6th, 1:30-3:00
Pricing: $25
Contact: Paulette Florio
Instructor: Monte Hansen and Liz Miller

“No religion, dogma or guru…just a powerful clarity, amplification & serenity.”

The Sound bath is an ancient sound-healing practice. Whether seated or in a reclined position you allow the healing sounds of traditional Tibetan and crystal singing bowls to wash over you. Sound bath is an ancient practice dating back more than 2,000 years with roots in Tibet. It has recently gained popularity in the West as a relaxation technique in conjunction with yoga and meditation. No experience needed.
🎵 Some benefits:🎵
Calms the nervous system
Eases depression and anxiety
Is therapeutic for chronic pain
Eases insomnia
Deeply relaxes the body, mind and spirit


Zumba Gold

Time: Wednesdays, 11:30-12:30pm starting Feb 7th. This first class is a free demo.
Pricing: $10 drop-in, $40/5 classes
Contact: Lori Bachman, 704-281-0242
Instructor: Lori Bachman

What is Zumba Gold? It is a fitness program designed to take the Latin and international dance rhythms of the original Zumba class, and bring them to the active older adult, the beginner, and other special populations that may need modifications for success.

In Zumba Gold, we take the goals of an exercise program for older individuals( According to the American College of Sports Medicine), which is to: promote maintenance of functional capacity for independence, reduction of cardiovascular disease, slow the progression of chronic diseases, and promote psychological well being as well as social interaction.

Ukulele rehearsal for Victoria's show at the Avalon

Victoria Vox Ukulele Workshop

Time: Wed, Feb 7th, 7-8:30pm
Pricing: $20-$25 donation to Carpe Diem Arts
Contact: Paulette Florio, 410-924-2443
Instructor: Victoria Vox

All levels welcome. Participants are eligible to join Victoria on stage at The Avalon Sat, Feb 10th. Details provided at workshop. 410-924-2443 to register

Beginner Class

Conversational Spanish

Time: Tuesday and Thursdays, 3-4pm starting Tue, Feb 13th
Pricing: $120/6 classes
Contact: Nick Smiley, 301-364-7460
Instructor: Nick Smiley

Learn how to speak conversational Mexican and Central American dialects with Nick Smiley. Nick uses handouts, Quizlit the flash card app, the Oxford bilingual picture dictionary and more to teach grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. He even uses bilingual well known children’s picture books and music.410-924-2443 to register

Group Ukulele Lessons

Time: See schedule for date
Pricing: $20
Contact: Paulette Florio, 410-924-2443
Instructor: Glen Wong

Intro to Ukulele : Learn the basic chords and strum patterns with musician and music instructor Glen Wong, 410-924-2443 to register. $20.

Intermediate Ukulele Lesson: For players with some basic ukulele experience. $20

Individual instruction

Private Music Lessons in Uke, Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Banjo, etc.

Time: Make appointment with Nick Smiley. Classes offered on Fridays.
Pricing: $30/30 min or $50/1 hour
Contact: Nick Smiley at 301-364-7460 or
Instructor: Nick Smiley

Need a little help making progress with your playing, just starting out or getting back to an playing after a long hiatus? Nick brings years of playing and teaching experience to get you moving. All styles and all levels welcome.


Group Voices Lessons

Time: Once a month on Saturdays, 1-2:00pm, see schedule for date
Pricing: $20
Contact: Paulette Florio
Instructor: Gail Aveson

Improve more than just your singing voice. Research from NIH has reported that voice lessons can be beneficial for snoring problems, heart issues, lung function and overall well being. You’ll learn breathing techniques, vocal exercises and will practice with familiar contemporary songs. All levels welcome. Call Paulette at 410-924-2443 to register.

Inner Yoga Guided Meditation
Guided Meditation

Inner Yoga Meditation

Time: see schedule
Pricing: $25
Contact: 410-924-2443
Instructor: Cindy Browne

Searching for time to relax and renew? Take an hour to give yourself the break you need.
This program is not about active yoga poses but supportive poses.You will sit and recline in an aerial hammock. In the hammock the spine and all the joints are able to release tension and the mind is able to settle into a more quiet state. Cindy will use soft music as she teaches you relaxing breathing techniques and guides you through a calming meditation. Cindy Browne, RYT-200, instructor. No yoga or meditation experience needed.