Classes in Berkeley

Up to 57% Off Glass-Blowing Class

Northwest Berkeley

$220 $99

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Demonstrations and practice help students craft basic solid glassworks, more advanced blown-glass bottles, or multicomponent goblets

50% Off Classes at YogaKula

North Berkeley

$90 $45

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Studio that incorporates a spa offers Pilates Reformer classes with poses for beginners and those in need of a challenge

61% Off Pole and Aerial Fitness Classes

South Berkeley

$200 $79

Talented instructors teach students of all ability levels strengthening vertical tricks on the pole and the art of aerial contortion

Up to 70% Off Yoga Classes

North Berkeley

$128 $39

Chic, eco-friendly yoga boutique hosts daily Power Vinyasa classes that accommodate students of all experience levels

Up to 73% Off at The Works

Berkeley

$144 $39

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Instructors motivate students in a variety of fitness classes such as Cardio Dance, Yoga, Pilates, and Total Body Challenge

67% Off Five Pilates Reformer Classes

Berkeley

$150 $49

Package of five Pilates Reformer classes help exercisers burn calories and strengthen muscles on the system's specialized machine

Craft an Authentic Mexican Mask with an Acclaimed Artist

Berkeley

$35 $35

Create and hand-paint a mask steeped in the rich cultural history of Mexico after getting an expert demo from artist Diego Rios.

Up to 76% Off Gym Membership or Weight Loss Program

Albany

$399 $199

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Memberships come with body-fat testing or two personal training sessions; weight loss program aims to increase metabolism to achieve results

Up to 71% Off Yoga Classes

Albany

$105 $39.50

Eight different yoga classes focus on calming the mind and strengthening the body through various styles of movement

65% Off Personal Training

Emeryville

$240 $84

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83% Off Boot Camp, TRX, or Small-Group Fitness Classes 

Emeryville

$229 $39

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Personal trainers lead boot camp, TRX, and small-group classes in endurance training, kickboxing routines, resistance workouts, and running

Up to 55% Off Fitness Classes

Emeryville

$75 $39

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Strengthen the body sans joint stress in Reformer classes; burn calories with functional motion, dance, and martial arts in fitness classes

Half Off One or Three Pottery Classes

Gaskill

$30 $15

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Master ceramists guide classes of no more than eight students in shaping clay pieces on a production-quality pottery wheel

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

75% Off Bikram-Yoga Classes

Lakeshore

$100 $25

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Bikram Choudhury protégé leads 90-minute yoga classes that explore 26 postures in heated room

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

Up to 84% Off Semi-Private Training Sessions

Jack London Square

$300 $55

Certified trainer James Robinson uses positive reinforcement to motivate clients through fun, challenging workouts

Up to 60% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Oakland

$120 $49

Intense boot-camp classes keep exercisers engaged by mixing it up with team games and a sense of humor

Up to 70% off Small-Group Fitness Training

Grand Lake

$200 $69

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KeepFit Together doesn't exceed 5 exercisers, so each gets attention while honing speed, strength, & other aspects of fitness

Up to 83% Off Membership to Body Mechanix

Multiple Locations

$340 $59

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Unlimited one-month membership grants access to gym equipment and group classes; expert personal trainers offer one-one-one motivation

Up to 60% Off Glass-Blowing Class

Oakland

$250 $125

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Over a three-hour class, you learn the basics of glass-blowing, make your own piece, color it, and take it home

Half Off Introductory Boxing for Health Course

Grand Lake

$75 $37.50

Participants learn the boxing fundamentals and incorporate the moves into cardio and strength-building exercises

Up to 82% Off at BayFit Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$160 $39

Kettlebells, weighted bags, push-up boards, and more at ever-changing boot-camp sessions

Up to 77% Off Group Training Sessions at LGBTQ Gym

Ivy Hill

$200 $49

Small groups of eight to ten people build muscle and burn off fat in a safe space

Up to 50% Off Glass-Fusing or Metalworking Class

Prescott

$300 $149

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Learn techniques to fuse glass and make jewelry, or shape, weld, and cast metal; all materials and lunch included

Up to 60% Off BYOB Lamp-Making Class

Oakland

$125 $59

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Lighting expert teaches students how to safely create and wire their own table lamp during a three-hour BYOB class

Up to 80% Off Boxing Fitness Classes

Oakland

$125 $29

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Boxing coaches teach footwork, combinations, and punches in a gym with a regulation sized ring and 14 heavy bags

Up to 87% Off at 30 Day-Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$130 $19

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Instructors lead women-only and coed boot camps focused on fitness and self-defense

50% Off Personal Training

Produce and Waterfront

$450 $225

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Up to 50% Off Vegan Cooking Class

Uptown

$140 $79.25

Learn to cook baked falafel and sun dried tomato pesto filled mushroom for dinner, or vegan brownie bites and chocolate mouse for dessert

Up to 61% Off Pilates at YogaLove Oakland

Prescott

$90 $35

Gain flexibility and greater strength in these small group Pilates classes in West Oakland

83% Off Yoga Classes

Lakeshore

$150 $26

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Yoga classes offered morning and evening

75% Off Boot Camp at Kinesthetic Exercise Sciences

Oakland

$100 $25

One-hour small-group boot camps burn calories and build lean muscle with high-intensity workouts

Half Off Boot Camp

Oakland

$120 $60

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Up to 59% Off at Earth Tribe Yoga

Downtown

$45 $19

Spacious, downtown studio sets the stage for a variety of yoga classes such as Vinyasa, Kundalini, and Hatha

Up to 55% Off Private Violin Lessons

Richmond

$120 $55

A violinist who customizes lessons to students' needs, helping them to learn violin quickly and thoroughly

47% Off Services

Richmond

$15 $8

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75% Off Boxing Lessons

Richmond

$160 $40

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 64% Off CrossFit Classes at 510 CrossFit

Hilltop Bayview

$150 $59

Movements and techniques from across the fitness spectrum—from powerlifting to sprinting—combine to form ever-changing CrossFit regimens

Up to 53% Off at Crossfit Cypher

Richmond

$100 $50

After a consultation and movement evaluation, CrossFit beginners learn the ropes during two-week On-Ramp courses

Up to 51% Off Glass-Making or Pottery Class

Albany/El Cerrito

$75 $37

Specialists encourage self-expression, self-awareness, and creativity during classes within an inspiring space; family-run business

Up to 80% Off Classes at Hughes Elite Fitness

Southwest Annex

$120 $29

Certified personal trainer leads up to 30 clients in high-energy workouts

Up to 59% Off at Leela Yoga

Alameda

$70 $29

Yoga classes in styles such as hatha align, vinyasa flow, and ashtanga, plus special sessions for seniors and expectant mothers

Up to 82% Off Yoga and Fitness Classes at Body Techniques

Alameda

$120 $39

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Certified and experienced teachers lead boot-camp, Zumba, yoga, and reiki/meditation classes

45% Off

Alameda

$400 $220

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Up to 50% Off Halau Makana

Alameda

$20 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 65% Off Spin and Mat Classes at Star Pilates

Moraga

$130 $49

Get fit in Pilates classes that teach mat techniques or cycling sessions infused with group motivation

Up to 70% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Lafayette

$150 $49

Torch calories and sculpt muscles under the guidance of a professional trainer who tailors workouts to each client

Up to 51% Off Jewelry Beading or Repair Class

Lafayette

$70 $35

Beading and wiring classes teach students to create their own jewelry, and repair classes give them the skills to fix broken pieces

Up to 75% Off Dance Lessons

Multiple Locations

$400 $99

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During a private dance lesson or fun group lessons, an experienced instructor teaches the basic technique and musicality of the tango

Up to 54% Off Belly-Dancing Classes

Lafayette

$54 $27

Expert belly-dance instructor leads group in basic moves during calorie-burning classes; advanced classes available for experienced students

Up to 78% Off Women’s Boot-Camp Classes

Lafayette

$90 $25

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Certified trainers lead fun outdoor boot camps for women that combine cardio, strength training, and nutritional counseling

Up to 55% Off Yoga Classes at Aguirre Fitness

Hercules

$60 $29

Yoga classes stretch tight muscles, improve flexibility, and help tone bodies

Up to 70% Off at Hercules CrossFit

Hercules

$90 $32

Certified trainers build strong, lean bodies via dynamic, ever-changing workouts that include dead lifts, sprints, and body-weight exercises

Up to 68% Off Pilates or G.I.T. Fit Classes

Mission

$75 $24

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Instructors improve posture and strengthen cores with Pilates, or provide full-body strength and endurance training in G.I.T. Fit classes

Up to 50% Off Indian Cooking Class

SoMa Cookloft

$150 $79

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Culinary expert teaches guests to cook traditional Indian cuisine

71% Off at Purusha Yoga

Outer Richmond

$99 $29

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Students gain strength and flexibility in community-oriented yoga, Zumba, and dance classes held in a sunny studio

Up to 70% Off Cardio-Boxing Classes

Third Street Boxing Gym

$100 $29.99

Golden Gloves champions lead classes that include cardio drills, jump-rope practice, shadowboxing, and core toning

72% Off Boxing Classes at Polk Street Gym

Civic Center

$175 $49

Classes help beginning boxers tone their cores, arms, and legs while practicing jabs, hooks, footwork, and head movement

Up to 76% Off Boot Camp from Functionally Fit SF

San Francisco

$400 $99

Results-driven training that combines cardio- and strength-based exercises; designed for trainees of all ability levels

88% Off Fitness Classes at I Luv My Body Fitness

I Luv My Body Fitness

$250 $29

A certified personal trainer helps clients tone their bodies and burn calories with challenging, action-packed workouts

51% Off Lessons at 1st Russian Ballet School

Lower Pacific Heights

$200 $99

Director Julia Zharova and a team of Russian-trained dancers help adults and children master the graceful, precise movements of ballet

Up to 76% Off Cardio-Boxing Classes

Mission

$60 $19

Certified trainers lead exercisers through a routine of kicks and punches

Up to 54% Off Pilates or Barre Classes

Mission

$150 $69

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Pilates mat classes strengthen core muscles while Booty Barre blends Pilates, yoga, and dance; private Pilates sessions with skilled teacher

Up to 54% Off Private Music Lessons

Downtown

$70 $33

Dexterous instrumentalists train aspiring players of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level or song choice

51% Off a Starter Bread-Making Class at Sour Flour

Mission

$80 $39

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Learn to maintain wild yeast and incorporate it into recipes for sourdough pizza crust, rustic loaves, and flatbreads

Up to 61% Off at Being Yoga with Trishna

First Voice Studio

$60 $29

Hatha yoga classes fuse breath and movement with held poses and meditation for a dynamic yet relaxing experience

Up to 55% Off Fitness Sessions

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

US Navy veteran trains clients one-on-one or in groups of up to eight people, with both indoor and outdoor locations available

Up to 57% Off Piano or Guitar Lessons

Multiple Locations

$70 $32

Talented instructors tailor lesson plans to each student's tastes and skill level during private or group music lessons

Up to 75% Off at Integral Yoga Institute

Castro

$120 $35

Instructors teach yoga and meditation classes that emphasize breath, form, and the harmonious development of the individual

Up to 83% Off Group Fitness or Mom's Boot Camp

Panhandle

$175 $39

Group-fitness classes and indoor/outdoor boot camps for moms combine endurance drills, exercises, and strength training

Up to 73% Off at Hot Yoga Ocean Ave

Ingleside

$99 $49

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Bikram-inspired and Vinyasa yoga classes in 60- to 90-minute sessions

74% Off Month of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes

San Francisco

$185 $49

Boxing classes, Brazilian juijitsu, and muay thai taught by experienced instructors in a fully stocked gym

Up to 83% Off Bikram Yoga

San Francisco

$280 $49.99

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Each 90-minute, heated class is designed to stimulate every organ, gland, muscle, and body system with a sequence of 26 postures

69% Off Kids' Kung Fu or Adult Kickboxing Classes

Inner Parkside

$160 $49

Students learn self-defense skills while simultaneously gaining physical and mental strength

Up to 70% Off Photography Classes at Isla Studio

Civic Center

$149 $59

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Professional photographers wean students off automatic settings, demystifying exposure, aperture, and ISO for more breathtaking shots

Up to 70% Off Salsa Classes at Dance SF

Multiple Locations

$40 $12

Beginners' classes focus on basic footwork and rhythm; intermediate classes cover more complex patterns

7D Experience - Up to 56% Off Interactive Laser-Shooting Experience

Fisherman's Wharf

$30 $15

Three interactive rides combine roller-coaster movement with interactive laser shooting, surround sound, and 3-D visuals

70% Off at AB Mixed Martial Arts Academy

Portola

$129 $39

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A variety of martial arts classes s are complemented by pilates and cardio conditioning

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A group of teachers and parents founded Habitot Children's Museum in 1998 with one specific mission in mind: to foster children up to 6 years old by encouraging their creativity and natural curiosity. Today, the 4,000-square-foot museum backs up this mission with research—gleaned from studies by scientists, psychologists, and educators—positing that healthy play spurs social skills, creative thinking, and problem solving, laying the foundation for kids to succeed later in life and imprison boogeymen in their booby-trapped closet tomorrow.

At Habitot, kids find such opportunities at small-scale exhibits and themed play areas throughout the museum. Aspiring firefighters steer a small-scale truck, race through a pretend burning building, and maneuver the hose and nozzle from a fire hydrant, all while donning coats, boots, and helmets. Young explorers press buttons, turn dials, and issue commands for pretend space launches inside a 13-foot model rocket ship or navigate a vertical floor-to-ceiling maze designed to mimic worm tunnels. At the waterworks table and pumping station, young engineers manipulate water using buckets, funnels, waterwheels, and pitchers to help them understand H2O’s unique properties, such as how it keeps boats afloat on the arms of a thousand mermen. (At different times throughout the year, the staff transforms this area with a different theme; at times it’s been a car wash, a marine-science lab, or the racing grounds for a rubber-ducky regatta.) Visitors can tap into their inner Van Goghs at the art studio, where they play with soft clays and go nuts on a paintable wall. Habitot also hosts year-round children's camps with themes such as beaches, transportation, space, castles, and science.

2065 Kittredge St
Berkeley,
CA
US

The next time you're on the roof of a five-story building, look down at the ground, and you'll get a rough idea of just how high people climb at Touchstone Climbing. The gym's seven locations feature lead walls that rise as high as 50 feet off the ground, though height isn't the only dimension that makes the space feel immense. Each spot has at least 11,000 square feet of climbing terrain, not to mention as much as 3,000 square feet of bouldering.

To prevent newcomers from feeling intimidated by the magnitude of the environment, the gym holds introductory classes. During these sessions, participants learn the basic techniques they'll need if they want to conquer the gym's crack systems and boulder problems. The classes are also an opportunity for students to scope out the terrain features at each location, such as Diablo Rock Gym's steep prow, which juts out crookedly like a thumbs up from a dizzy ballerina. While they're at it, the visitors might notice something else: the social nature of the gym. As the San Francisco Chronicle recounts, the fact that lead climbs require two people means that climbers are constantly asking around for new partners and chatting back and forth as they ascend.

Each location also boasts a weight room, cardio machines, and a studio space for everything from yoga to spinning to core classes.

800 Potter St
Berkeley,
CA
US

The team of licensed instructors, acupuncturists, and therapists at 7th Heaven Yoga & Wellness Center foster deeper mind/body connections and overall well-being with yoga classes, massages, and traditional chinese medical services. The resident chiropractor explores spinalscapes in search of bulging disks, dorsal fins, and postural problems, and the reiki-massage therapist coaxes out tension with precision pressures and intuitive strokes. The staff employs chinese medicine, which combines Western medical practices with the Eastern philosophy of holistic healing, to help correct ills rather than merely treat symptoms. The center's beginning yoga classes, such as intro to yoga and Hatha yoga, teach aspiring yogis the foundation of holding poses and proper breathing, and classes such as Acroyoga and dynamic flow shepherd advanced students into the deep realms of calmness necessary to recall old Sega Genesis game codes. Classes take place in four spacious yoga rooms with natural lighting, wooden floors, and an advanced heating and cooling system that keeps the room at steady, muscle-friendly temperatures.

2820 7th St
Berkeley,
CA
US

After walking through the studio’s namesake entryway, visitors to Funky Door Yoga Polk Street are greeted by the grunts of Bikram practitioners carried on waves of steamy heat. The stretch dojo's seven-day schedule boasts early-morning, afternoon, and evening classes that take place in a classroom stoked to up to 105 degrees, the perfect temperature for facilitating flexibility or melting a corporate rival's ice statue in effigy. Students run through Bikram Choudhury’s 26 poses that pique muscles, organs, veins, and ligaments while the sweltering heat flushes toxins from the body. After a 90-minute session, students can hop into one of Funky Door Yoga Polk Street's showers, or down a bottle of water or sports drink available for purchase. The studio also stocks rentable mats and towels for greenhorn yogis not quite experienced enough to levitate.

The bright studio helps students fine-tune posework with wall-to-wall mirrors, and the expansive floor space affords enough space to execute even the most complex poses. Two nearby parking lots and metered parking afford convenient parking for car-toting students.

2567 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley,
CA
US

At over 90 locations throughout the country, CorePower Yoga (CPY) invites students to creative classes that meld movement, breath, heat, and music into entrancing routines to energize the body and mind. Signature CPY classes are taught by approachable certified yoga instructors who lead students through dynamic, Vinyasa-style flows with demonstration and verbal cues, helping pupils of all experience levels tone core muscles and cultivate balance. CPY also offers teacher training and lifestyle programs to empower students to become yoga instructors or to just advance their individual practice. During construction of all its new studios, CPY strives to use recycled content, install eco-friendly and efficient mechanical systems, and ensure that any waste created doesn't end up in landfills or just piled in Mr. Henderson's garage.

811 University Ave
Berkeley,
CA
US

Having shot more than 30,000 subjects throughout his career as a photographer, including many Silicon Valley business figures, Eric Gould understands how to create a good photo in any setting. His adeptness at communicating with subjects carries into his photography workshops, where he conveys difficult concepts clearly and methodically, saving students from such rookie mistakes as shooting with the lens cap on or turning the flash on while taking pictures of your imaginary friend's third grade graduation. In his own photo sessions, he frames professional clients in business portraits and headshots, high-school seniors in youthful poses, athletes in midaction, and a wide spectrum of people and places encountered on international travels.

11 Spinnaker Way
Berkeley,
CA
US