Personal Development in Ukiah

$95 for Online Personal-Training Certification from American Fitness Institute ($299 Value)

American Fitness Institute

Online Deal

Online materials allow students to set their own pace over a four-week period before testing to be certified as a personal trainer

$299 $95

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$29 for a 20-Hour Online Bartending Course from Express Bartender ($79.97 Value)

Express Bartender

Online Deal

Through 12 digital lessons, students learn to mix 125 different cocktails and receive post-course job assistance

$79.97 $29

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$15 for an Online Driver's Ed Course with DMV Certificate of Completion ($69.95 Value)

igottadrive.com

Online Deal

State-certified online course serves as replacement for in-class learning and teaches fundamentals of safe driving

$69.95 $15

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$249 Sonoma Valley Helicopter Tour and Food and Wine Pairing for Up to 3 from Helico Sonoma ($465 Value)

Helico Sonoma

Santa Rosa

During helicopter flights, passengers soak in the view; post-flight, guests enjoy a wine and food pairing at Williamson Wines Healdsburg

$465 $249

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$99 for a Complete Cisco Certification IT Network Training Bundle from IT University Online ($3,295 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

Bundles contain hands-on exercises, multimedia presentations, and exam simulators to help students prepare for CCNA and CCNP certification

$3,295 $99

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$99 for an IT Database Admin Online Training Bundle from Database Training Academy ($3,595 Value)

Database Training Academy

Online Deal

More than 150 hours of training in all areas of database technology ranging from SQL to Oracle

$3,595 $99

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$69 for CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ IT Certification Training Bundle from Career Academy ($1,485 Value)

Career Academy

Online Deal

Online courses with video instructions help IT professionals attain certifications in networking and corporate security

$1,485 $69

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Three Private Music Lessons from Tony Bragano (45% Off)

Tony Bragano

Santa Rosa

Three private music lessons in saxophone, piano, or guitar from professional musician Tony Bragano

$99 $54

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One Month of Private Guitar, Bass, or Drum Lessons at Music to My Ears (50% Off)

Music to My Ears

Cotati

Instructors with extensive performance backgrounds teach essential skills for playing the guitar, drums, or bass

$138 $69

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$69 for an American Heart Association First-Aid, CPR, and AED Class ($140 Value)

Safety Training Seminars

Multiple Locations

Five-hour American Heart Association class teaches CPR, defibrillator use & basic first-aid techniques; certification is valid for two years

$140 $69

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 50% Off Four, 2hr Sessions ($120 Normally) at Spanish in Downtown San Rafael

Spanish in Downtown San Rafael

San Rafael

For $5, receive a coupon for 50% off four, 2hr sessions ($120 normally)

$5 $5

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Four Tutoring Sessions from One On One Tutoring (56% Off)

One-on-one Tutoring

Downtown Core

Four private tutoring sessions in either English, math, or science

$180 $79

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a Tutoring Session from Davis Learning Center (50% Off)

Davis Learning Center

Davis

Includes a comprehensive academic assessment and four hours of instruction with a qualified teacher in any subject

$259 $130

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Photography Fundamentals and/or Night Photography Workshop from Eric Gould Photography (Up to 57% Off)

Eric Gould Photography

Multiple Locations

Hands-on workshop introduces camera controls and artistic methods; evening classes work with sunsets, silhouettes, and dusk-lit images

$150 $69

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Two or Four 30-Minute or 60-Minute Private Violin Lessons at Vernon Music Studio (Up to 55% Off)

Vernon Music Studio

Richmond

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

$120 $55

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Relish Culinary Adventures offers experiences that highlight Sonoma County's finest farms and ranches, bakeries, cheese makers, and other artisan goods. Though Relish Culinary Center in Healdsburg serves as headquarters for public and private events, a wide range of tours and hands-on cooking experiences take place offsite at a variety of local epicurean destinations. Focusing on seasonal, locally grown, and locally produced ingredients, the program's events match locations with skilled chefs to create cheese or craft elaborate meals.

From season to season, dedicated foodie and owner Donna del Rey works with chefs to alter the menus that fuel Relish Culinary Adventures' expeditions and classes. Special guests vary, including chefs Louis Maldonado of Top Chef and Spoonbar; Todd Knoll of Jordan Winery; producers from Bernier Farms, Twisted Horn Ranch, Preston of Dry Creek, and Valley Ford Cheese; and wine makers from Longboard, Kelley and Young, and Preston Vineyards.

14 Matheson St
Healdsburg,
CA
US

Today they’re playfully dubbed “The Boot Camp Guys,” but Jaron Eliopoulos and Jeffrey Sears were merely students of kinesiology when they met in 2005. After bonding over a shared passion for fitness, the two began to move toward their current nickname by leading boot camp on the side of personal-training jobs. But when their camp spread to two cities and more than 100 patrons, the amount it takes to overthrow a tyrannical couch potato, Jaron and Jeff could ignore their calling no more and LiveFit Boot Camp was born.

Accountability is the glue that holds campers together at the sessions, which are held at parks all over the region. Jeff and Jaron dream up a new workout each day and turn it over to trainers who not only encourage the clients that attend, but also check in with no-shows to make sure they’re staying on track. Through combinations of sprinting, suspension training, kettlebell moves, and other exercises, the routines keep muscles guessing and attendees engaged.

10285 Starr Rd
Windsor,
CA
US

Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning Center?s numerous study centers design custom lesson programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them to firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chest. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids to feel more comfortable in the classroom. After-school or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.

1421 Guerneville Rd
Santa Rosa,
CA
US

Napa Valley Adventure Boot Camp owner Jeff Larson and his team of trainers know all about breaking a sweat. Each day, they challenge their students with fitness classes that string cardio and resistance workouts into a challenging chain of intense exercise. They also understand that water and electronics don't mix—instead of hosting their classes inside gyms filled with treadmills and stationary bikes, they stage their regimens outdoors, fortifying their workouts with rejuvenating sunrays and the encouraging shrieks of onlooking robins.

1088 College Ave
Saint Helena,
CA
US

A nationally renowned tutoring program, Sylvan Learning utilizes a personalized tutoring approach to develop students of all ages and abilities into perceptive pupils. During the initial visit, kids take a Sylvan Skills Assessment that highlights trouble areas and serves as a base line for future progress. An erudite educator then leads four one-hour tutoring sessions tailored to young minds' particular needs, covering subjects that include math, reading, writing, and the ethics of alligator wrestling. Fledgling polymaths can use their customized tutoring sessions to prepare for future algebra tests or fine-tune study skills to get a head start on memorizing next year’s phone book. Sylvan Learning gifts proud progenitors with regular progress reports granting comprehensive summaries of their offspring's progress. All 11 Sylvan Learning Centers are open Monday–Saturday, with hours in the morning and afternoon to accommodate busy estival schedules.

1360 N Dutton Ave
Santa Rosa,
CA
US

The first student Cheryl Franklin ever taught was herself. As a child, she never needed goading or threats of a brussels-sprouts-only diet to pick up her music and practice. After performing a one-man band’s worth of instruments throughout her entirely self-taught youth, she attended Whitman College and The Juilliard School of Music, where she stoked her passion into the white-hot flame that it is today. Drawing from a quarter-century of teaching, performing, and recording, she teaches all ages and levels in more than 20 instruments, which range from piano and guitar to ukulele and voice. Lesson programs in her studio start with each student learning a song. Subsequent sessions advance their paces by covering such topics as reading music, music history, and theory. While spinning their melodies, pupils may encounter the music school’s adorable canine mascot, Daisy, a boston terrier known for her baked-bean recipe.

4910 Sonoma Highway
Santa Rosa,
CA
US