East Bay Course Directory 

You can find classes and workshops around the East Bay in just about every subject you can imagine. Hula dancing? Check. Aerial arts? Check. Henna tattooing, yoga for horseriding, pro wrestling, oral sex? They're all out there.

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Berkeley Ironworks
800 Potter St., Berkeley; 510-981-9900.
Safety lessons, clinics, and individual instruction.

City Beach Rock School
4020 Technology Pl., Fremont; 510-651-2500 ex. 103.
Beginning rock-climbing classes for children and adults; advanced individual instruction.

1338 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley; 510-527-4140.
Offers outdoor mountain-climbing clinics.

Touchstone Climbing Center
1220 Diamond Way, Concord; 925-602-1000.
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Safety lessons, clinics, and individual instruction.


Lake Merritt Rowing Club
1520 Lakeside Dr., Oakland; 510-273-9041.
Sweep rowing, sculling, and youth rowing classes.

1338 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley; 510-527-4140.
Kayaking, sea kayaking, and kayak surfing classes for all ages.

Scuba Diving

Cal School of Diving
1750 Sixth St., Berkeley, 510-524-3248.
Beginning, advanced, and refresher classes, as well as divemaster classes.

VDM School of Sport Diving
Classes held in Pleasanton and Livermore; contact Doug Bammon at

Swimming and Diving

Bay-O-Vista Swim School
1881 Astor Drive, San Leandro; 510-614-7946.
Water safety and swimming classes for children and adults.

Canyon Swim School
21 Campbell Lane, El Sobrante; 510-223-4600.
Outdoor pool open April to September; classes for all skill levels, from infants to adults.

Fremont Swim School
42400 Blacow Rd., Fremont, 510-657-SWIM; 37400 Cedar Rd., Newark, 510-794-SWIM; 2821 Old First St., Livermore, 925-373-SWIM.
Swimming classes for tots to adults; water aerobics.

Springwood Swim School
4554 Concord Blvd., Concord; 925-798-3493.
Swimming lessons for very young children.

Sherman Swim School
1075 Carol Lane, Lafayette; 925-283-2100.
Outdoor pool offering lessons from late spring through fall.

Richmond Swim Center
45th & Cutting sts., Richmond; 510-620-6654.
Indoor public pool offering swimming lessons and aquarobics for adults and children.

Transpersonal Swimming Institute
Classes at Berkeley High; 800-723-7946.
Swimming classes for adults afraid of water.

Tai Chi/Qigong

East Bay Aikido
1446 Leimert Blvd., Oakland; 510-531-0303.
Short (tai chi chih) and long form (Yang style) tai chi classes.

Temescal Arts Center
511 48th St., Oakland; 510-923-1074.
Classes in tai chi.

Universal Tai Chi Study Group
1821 Catalina Ave., Berkeley; 510-232-3548.
Yang style tai chi and Taoist meditation.

Way of Joy Qigong
Classes held in Oakland.
Qigong classes and workshops.

White Magnolia Tai Chi School
281 Arlington Ave., Kensington; 510-525-0244.
Tai chi and qigong classes.

Zhi Dao Guan: The Taoist Center
3824 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland; 510-336-0129.
Classes in tai chi, several styles of qigong, judo, and kung fu.


Aztec Tennis Services
2219 Spalding Ave., Berkeley; 510-290-8027.
Tennis classes for all ages.

Yoga and Pilates

Berkeley Yoga Center
1250 Addison St., Berkeley, suite #209; 510-843-8784.
Beginning yoga, ashthanga, dynamic yoga, pre- and postnatal yoga, and Iyengar.

Bikram Yoga East Bay
1 Orinda Way, Orinda/3120C Crow Canyon Rd., San Ramon/2021 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 200, Walnut Creek; 925-988-YOGA.
Bikram-style yoga classes (taught in a heated room).

Bikram Yoga Studio
43528 Fremont Blvd., Fremont; 510-226-YOGA.
Bikram-style yoga classes.

Center Strength
1641 Solano Ave., Berkeley; 510-526-3757.
Pilates-based exercise classes.

Diablo Yoga Center
125A Town & Country Drive, Danville, 925-838-7878.
Styles: Iyengar, some power flow, with special classes for elders and plus-size people.

4th Street Yoga
1809C Fourth St., Berkeley: 510-845-9642. www.4
Wide variety of classes, from gentle yoga to ashtanga; special classes for children and pregnant women.

Moksha Yoga Shala
2940 Camino Diablo, Suite 200, Walnut Creek, 925-927-7279.
Shadow style of hatha yoga.

Monkey Yoga Shala
3215 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland; 510.465.6357.
Styles include isometric monkey yoga, ashtanga, vinyasa; Iyengar prenatal classes.

Namaste Yoga
5416 College Ave., Oakland; 510-547-9642.
Styles include hatha, restorative, vinyasa, ashtanga, hatha flow, with pre- and postnatal classes.

Piedmont Yoga
3966 and 4125 Piedmont Ave., Oakland; 510-652-3336.
Styles include hatha, gentle, restorative, kundalini, ashtanga; special courses for mom and baby, children, and athletes.

Reunion Center
140 Mayhew Way, Ste. 202, Pleasant Hill; 925-939-3195.
Classical hatha yoga.

7th Heaven Yoga Center
2820 Seventh St., Berkeley; 510-665-4300. 7
Ashtanga, vinyasa, kundalini, yin, hatha; prenatal classes.

Temescal Arts Center
511 48th St., Oakland; 510-923-1074.
Classes in yoga, butoh, drumming for women, and tai chi.

Turning Point Studios
1840 San Miguel Dr., Walnut Creek; 925-952-9331.
Pilates studio offering group and individual classes.

Vishnu-devananda Yoga Vedanta Center
1034 Delaware St., Berkeley; 510-273-2447.
Yoga, Odissi dance, meditation.

World Yoga Healing Arts Center
1530 S. Main St., Walnut Creek; 925-274-9642.
Wide variety of styles, from yin yoga to hot hatha and power flow; Pilates; yoga classes for kids.

1717 Alcatraz Ave., Berkeley; 510-655-3664.
Gentle yoga; courses for children, pregnant and postpartum women, and people with disabilities.

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