A Transformational Breath Workshop will meet from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24, at the Hanna Barn, 7712 Pt. Robinson Rd.

In this workshop, participants will learn a breathing technique for increasing their energy level while decreasing their stress level and how to correct restrictive breathing patterns.

Transformational Breath can be used to quiet the mind and liberate oneself from unpleasant emotional states.

The cost is $35 per session or $125 for all four. Each session builds from the one before and deepens understanding of the value and benefits.

Jim Bacon will be presenting. To register contact Susan Cassaro at 406-8442 or Diane Newby at 463-9659.

Drum, dance

New RhythmJoy Afro-Brazilian drumming and dancing classes will begin Monday, Sept. 8, at the Vashon Dance Academy.

Drumming classes start at 6:30 p.m. No experience is necessary, and all instruments are provided.

Dance classes start at 7:30 p.m.; beginners are welcome.

The cost is $64 for a four-week session, $18 to drop in, $12 for students.

For more information, see or call RhythmJoy at 567-5822.


The Vashon Library will offer an English language learners class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 11, 18 and 25.

Celina Yarkin will teach the free weekly lessons with practice activities. Weekly attendance is important. Contact Yarkin with questions at 463-2007.

Music for kids

Swing Set Music and Movement will start for the fall Thursday, Sept.18, and run through Nov. 6. The theme will be tutor the heart with music.

Class 1, for ages 9 months to 2 years, will meet from 10 to 10:45 a.m.

Class 2, for ages 2 1/2 to 4 years, will meet from 11:15 a.m. to noon.

All classes are held at the Presbyterian Church. Tuition is $110 if registered before Sept.15 or $115 after that date.

For more information, call Kim Thal at 463-0062 or Gabriele Burgess at 463-9916.


“Intro to Yoga” at Island Yoga Center begins a six-week session from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 18.

Students will learn the basics step-by-step in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. This class is for the absolute beginner or those who desire a refresher course.

To register drop off a check at the studio or mail one to P.O. Box 2062. For more information, e-mail or call 463-2058.

Planting a drainfield

Dig Floral & Garden will offer the popular “Planting Your Drainfield” workshop at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21.

Participants will get tips about plant characteristics that are compatible with septic system drainfields. On-site septic systems can be a vibrant part of the landscape. Learn what not to plant to protect this important investment.

Take a chance at winning $150 off a septic system pump-out. Pre-register by contacting Susie Kalhorn at 463-4006 or


A day of computer training will meet at the Vashon Library Saturday, Sept. 27. Registration is required for all classes and begins Saturday, Sept. 6.

Basic Skills will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Introduction to Windows will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Internet, Level 1 will meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Learn how to use the Internet by clicking links, typing addresses and printing useful information.

To register and for more information, call the library at 463-2069.

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