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Series: Lifelong Learning

All programs are free for JANM members and free with admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.

Reservations are recommended for most programs; you may use the links below. You may also RSVP by emailing rsvp@janm.org or calling 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours in advance. Please indicate the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the number of people in your party. (RSVPs are not accepted for Family Festivals). For all ticketed events (classes, workshops, food tours, etc.), pre-payment is required to hold your space. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.

 

Saturday, June 4, 2016
9:30 AM—10:30 AM

Mottainai Yoga with traci

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June 4, 11, and 18

Roughly translated, mottainai means “don’t be wasteful” in Japanese. In this three-session yoga and meditation workshop for all levels, certified yoga instructor traci ishigo invites participants to harness their own inner energy to prevent body, mind, and spirit from going to waste. Participants can expect each one-hour class to be both restorative and invigorating, with opportunities to practice deep stretches as well as strength-building standing and balancing poses. All classes are gentle, uplifting, and intended for participants of all ages. Come explore the many health benefits of yoga and meditation!

Bring your own mat and props. Limited to 20 participants per class.

Series price: $20 members, $25 non-members. Per session: $8/$10. Museum admission included. Please note that series tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable after the first class of the session. All cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refunds will be issued.

3-session (June 4, 11, and 18):

Single session (June 4 only):

Saturday, June 11, 2016
9:30 AM—10:30 AM

Mottainai Yoga with traci

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June 4, 11, and 18

Roughly translated, mottainai means “don’t be wasteful” in Japanese. In this three-session yoga and meditation workshop for all levels, certified yoga instructor traci ishigo invites participants to harness their own inner energy to prevent body, mind, and spirit from going to waste. Participants can expect each one-hour class to be both restorative and invigorating, with opportunities to practice deep stretches as well as strength-building standing and balancing poses. All classes are gentle, uplifting, and intended for participants of all ages. Come explore the many health benefits of yoga and meditation!

Bring your own mat and props. Limited to 20 participants per class.

Series price: $20 members, $25 non-members. Per session: $8/$10. Museum admission included. Please note that series tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable after the first class of the session. All cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refunds will be issued.

3-session (June 4, 11, and 18):

Single session (June 11 only):

Sunday, June 12, 2016
10:00 AM—2:00 PM

Edible Adventures: Little Tokyo Markets, Then and Now

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Explore the role that Japanese Americans played in establishing local markets, from downtown’s Grand Central Market, opened in 1917, to the neighborhood Asian grocers of today.

$40 members, $50 non-members; lunch and museum admission included. Limited to 15 participants.

Saturday, June 18, 2016
9:30 AM—10:30 AM

Mottainai Yoga with traci

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June 4, 11, and 18

Roughly translated, mottainai means “don’t be wasteful” in Japanese. In this three-session yoga and meditation workshop for all levels, certified yoga instructor traci ishigo invites participants to harness their own inner energy to prevent body, mind, and spirit from going to waste. Participants can expect each one-hour class to be both restorative and invigorating, with opportunities to practice deep stretches as well as strength-building standing and balancing poses. All classes are gentle, uplifting, and intended for participants of all ages. Come explore the many health benefits of yoga and meditation!

Bring your own mat and props. Limited to 20 participants per class.

Series price: $20 members, $25 non-members. Per session: $8/$10. Museum admission included. Please note that series tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable after the first class of the session. All cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refunds will be issued.

3-session (June 4, 11, and 18):

Single session (June 18 only):

Saturday, June 18, 2016
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Craft Workshop—Indigo and Shibori in the 21st Century

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Saturday, June 18–Sunday, June 19
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Enjoy two days of indigo dyeing with a focus on learning how the dye takes to different textiles. Shibori techniques to be explored include arashi, itajime, and nui, as well as combined and invented techniques. Material kits will include handouts, threads, and many types of vintage kimono silks as well as some cottons, bamboo, hemp, and other natural fibers. Samples, books, and videos will be on hand for inspiration.

$72 members, $90 non-members, plus $40 materials fee due to instructor at beginning of class (cash only). Fabrics, dyes, use of tools and equipment, and museum admission included. Please bring rubber gloves, sewing pins, and scissors. Limited to 20 participants.

Saturday, June 25, 2016
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents.

$12 members, $15 non-members. Museum admission included. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting. Limited to 20 participants.

Saturday, July 16, 2016
9:30 AM—10:30 AM

Mottainai Yoga with traci

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July 16, 23, and 30

Roughly translated, mottainai means “don’t be wasteful” in Japanese. In this three-session yoga and meditation workshop for all levels, certified yoga instructor traci ishigo invites participants to harness their own inner energy to prevent body, mind, and spirit from going to waste. Participants can expect each one-hour class to be both restorative and invigorating, with opportunities to practice deep stretches as well as strength-building standing and balancing poses. All classes are gentle, uplifting, and intended for participants of all ages. Come explore the many health benefits of yoga and meditation!

Bring your own mat and props. Limited to 20 participants per class.

Series price: $20 members, $25 non-members. Per session: $8/$10. Museum admission included. Please note that series tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable after the first class of the session. All cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refunds will be issued.

3-session (July 16, 23, and 30):

Single session (July 16 only):

Saturday, July 23, 2016
9:30 AM—10:30 AM

Mottainai Yoga with traci

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July 16, 23, and 30

Roughly translated, mottainai means “don’t be wasteful” in Japanese. In this three-session yoga and meditation workshop for all levels, certified yoga instructor traci ishigo invites participants to harness their own inner energy to prevent body, mind, and spirit from going to waste. Participants can expect each one-hour class to be both restorative and invigorating, with opportunities to practice deep stretches as well as strength-building standing and balancing poses. All classes are gentle, uplifting, and intended for participants of all ages. Come explore the many health benefits of yoga and meditation!

Bring your own mat and props. Limited to 20 participants per class.

Series price: $20 members, $25 non-members. Per session: $8/$10. Museum admission included. Please note that series tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable after the first class of the session. All cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refunds will be issued.

3-session (July 16, 23, and 30):

Single session (July 23 only):

Saturday, July 23, 2016
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Origami with Ruthie Kitagawa: Kusudama

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Learn how to make decorative kusudama (paper balls).

$12 members, $15 non-members. Supplies and admission included. Limited to 10 participants.

Saturday, July 30, 2016
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents.

$12 members, $15 non-members. Museum admission included. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting. Limited to 20 participants.

Saturday, July 30, 2016
9:30 AM—10:30 AM

Mottainai Yoga with traci

events/mottainai-yoga-with-traci-ishigo-300px_19.jpg

July 16, 23, and 30

Roughly translated, mottainai means “don’t be wasteful” in Japanese. In this three-session yoga and meditation workshop for all levels, certified yoga instructor traci ishigo invites participants to harness their own inner energy to prevent body, mind, and spirit from going to waste. Participants can expect each one-hour class to be both restorative and invigorating, with opportunities to practice deep stretches as well as strength-building standing and balancing poses. All classes are gentle, uplifting, and intended for participants of all ages. Come explore the many health benefits of yoga and meditation!

Bring your own mat and props. Limited to 20 participants per class.

Series price: $20 members, $25 non-members. Per session: $8/$10. Museum admission included. Please note that series tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable after the first class of the session. All cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refunds will be issued.

3-session (July 16, 23, and 30):

Single session (July 30 only):

Saturday, August 6, 2016
9:30 AM—10:30 AM

Mottainai Yoga with traci

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August 6, 13, and 20

Roughly translated, mottainai means “don’t be wasteful” in Japanese. In this three-session yoga and meditation workshop for all levels, certified yoga instructor traci ishigo invites participants to harness their own inner energy to prevent body, mind, and spirit from going to waste. Participants can expect each one-hour class to be both restorative and invigorating, with opportunities to practice deep stretches as well as strength-building standing and balancing poses. All classes are gentle, uplifting, and intended for participants of all ages. Come explore the many health benefits of yoga and meditation!

Bring your own mat and props. Limited to 20 participants per class.

Series price: $20 members, $25 non-members. Per session: $8/$10. Museum admission included. Please note that series tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable after the first class of the session. All cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refunds will be issued.

3-session (August 6, 13, and 20):

Single session (August 6 only):

Saturday, August 6, 2016
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Craft Workshop—Indigo and Shibori in the 21st Century

events/Shibori-Indigo-2016june-300px_1.jpg

Saturday, August 6–Sunday, August 7
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Explore techniques such as arashi, itajime, and nui and learn how the dye takes to different textiles.

$72 members, $90 non-members, plus $40 materials fee due to instructor at beginning of class (cash only). Material kits will be provided, along with dyes and use of equipment. Please bring rubber gloves, sewing pins, and scissors. Limited to 20 participants.

Saturday, August 13, 2016
9:30 AM—10:30 AM

Mottainai Yoga with traci

events/mottainai-yoga-with-traci-ishigo-300px_21.jpg

August 6, 13, and 20

Roughly translated, mottainai means “don’t be wasteful” in Japanese. In this three-session yoga and meditation workshop for all levels, certified yoga instructor traci ishigo invites participants to harness their own inner energy to prevent body, mind, and spirit from going to waste. Participants can expect each one-hour class to be both restorative and invigorating, with opportunities to practice deep stretches as well as strength-building standing and balancing poses. All classes are gentle, uplifting, and intended for participants of all ages. Come explore the many health benefits of yoga and meditation!

Bring your own mat and props. Limited to 20 participants per class.

Series price: $20 members, $25 non-members. Per session: $8/$10. Museum admission included. Please note that series tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable after the first class of the session. All cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refunds will be issued.

3-session (August 6, 13, and 20):

Single session (August 13 only):

Saturday, August 20, 2016
9:30 AM—10:30 AM

Mottainai Yoga with traci

events/mottainai-yoga-with-traci-ishigo-300px_22.jpg

August 6, 13, and 20

Roughly translated, mottainai means “don’t be wasteful” in Japanese. In this three-session yoga and meditation workshop for all levels, certified yoga instructor traci ishigo invites participants to harness their own inner energy to prevent body, mind, and spirit from going to waste. Participants can expect each one-hour class to be both restorative and invigorating, with opportunities to practice deep stretches as well as strength-building standing and balancing poses. All classes are gentle, uplifting, and intended for participants of all ages. Come explore the many health benefits of yoga and meditation!

Bring your own mat and props. Limited to 20 participants per class.

Series price: $20 members, $25 non-members. Per session: $8/$10. Museum admission included. Please note that series tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable after the first class of the session. All cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refunds will be issued.

3-session (August 6, 13, and 20):

Single session (August 20 only):

Saturday, August 20, 2016
10:00 AM—2:00 PM

Edible Adventures: Vegetarian Little Tokyo

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Sample vegetables such as kabocha, konyaku, and edamame, and learn about the role Japanese produce farmers played in Little Tokyo’s history.

$44 members, $55 non-members; includes food and museum admission. Limited to 12 participants.

Saturday, August 27, 2016
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

events/JANM-LittleTokyoWalkingTour-mural-2013_1.jpg

Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents.

$12 members, $15 non-members. Museum admission included. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting. Limited to 20 participants.

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