Join us at the museums for Mindfulness at the Museum, new weekly free wellness classes outside in the gardens at the Museum of Ventura County and the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula.
You can participate at the Museum of Ventura County (100 E. Main St., Ventura) on Thursdays from 4—5pm and at the Agriculture Museum (926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula) on Saturdays from 10—11am in Santa Paula.
These classes provide fun and free activities for individuals and families. Beginners are encouraged to participate. All classes are free. Classes are limited and registration is required. MVC Members will have the opportunity to register first. Consider becoming an MVC Member today!
Register to join us for Yoga with Maria Tuason Combs on Saturday, June 19 @ 10M at the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula. This class is Yoga infused with Qigong (pronounced “chee-gong”). “Yo-Qi-Ga” is a blend of yoga and qigong to align the body, calm the mind and soothe the nerves. Qigong is the Chinese word which means “to cultivate the Qi”, Prana or Life Force. Alignment based yoga blended with gentle, meditative movements with the breath. Appropriate for all levels, including beginners and seniors. Leave with a calm, focused and revitalized body, mind and spirit. Please bring a mat, water, and any other props you may need for your practice. (A limited number of mats will be available if you don’t have one.)
Maria transitioned from dance to yoga when she was five months pregnant with her first child in 1998. Twenty three years later, she continues to practice, while currently teaching at the YMCA and at the Wellness & Fitness Center of Community Memorial Hospital. Her passion is empowering older adults and seniors to improve their own health, holistically, through body/mind/spirit practices and healing techniques. Maria strives to make yoga accessible and fun for all. She is a Certified RYT-200 Yoga Instructor and a Certified Accessible Yoga Instructor. Maria believes everyone can alleviate many stresses in their daily lives by activating their own healing powers via yoga, qigong and tai chi. She received her certifications as a “Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance” Volunteer Instructor and “Healer Within” Qigong Practice Leader in 2018. She also enjoys cooking, hiking, reading, snowboarding and spending time with her family.
“Yoga is my “go to” friend. When all else fails or just isn’t enough, I can always go back to my mat. To breathe, sigh, relax and smile. To meet and become friends with the present moment. To cultivate inner peace. This is my yoga.”
Mindfulness at the Museum brought to you in part by the generous support of