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Insight Buddhist Meditation, Rocky Mountain Insight, 2525 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Ste. A. Silent sits on Sundays, 9-10 a.m. and Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. Guided loving kindness sits on Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. Call Carol at 473-7609 for more information.

Zumba Dance Fitness Classes, Universal Kempo Karate School, 7085 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. and 410K S. Eighth St. $10. Offering a fusion of Latin dance and body sculpting movements for fitness and aerobic training. Fri., 7-8 p.m. at Austin Bluffs and first three Saturdays of the month, 9-9:50 a.m. at Eighth Street. ZumbaBootcamps in Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Denver; monthly through Fall. Call 649-8294 or visit for more.

First Congregational Saturday Movement Practice, Founder's Room, 20 E. St. Vrain St. Donations accepted. Dance Gabrielle Roth's Five Rhythms. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Call 291-3120 for more.

Memorial Hospital July HealthLink Classes, Healthlink offices, 5360 N. Academy Blvd., suite 220. Register for a variety of classes from Nia and Tai Chi to yoga and aromatherapy. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 444-2273 for more or visit

Alliance Breastfeeding Center Events, 5664 N. Academy Blvd. Presenting "Planning Your Game Plan for Birth," July 19. "Fun and Informative Childbirth Class," Aug.14 through Sept. 25. $99. Call 331-1292 for more.

Local Medicinal Plants Slide Presentation, Sage Woman Herbs, 308-A S. 8th St. $10. Herbalist Valerie Blankenship will teach basic herbal preparation, dosages and more. Sat., July 15, 9:30-11:15 a.m. Call 473-9702 for more.

Nature's Pharmacy Slide Presentations, Office of Vivian Rice, 1900 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Free with canned good donation. Herbalist Sharon Schulman presents on local herbs, plants and more. Thurs., July 20, 7 p.m. Visit for more or call 533-0707.

Traditional Yoga Classes, Java Buddha Coffeehouse, 2820 W. Colorado Ave. $7-$10 suggested donation. Presenting a meditative yoga class taught by Brian Kleiner. Sundays through July 23, 2-3:30 p.m. Call 229-4290 for more.

Dancing Into Delight, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St. $20. Explore the nature of pleasure, how to open to it and block its flow. Fri., July 21, 7-9 p.m. Call 494-7758 for more.

Pikes Peak Model Mugging Basics Class, 24 Hour Gym, 800 Research Drive, Woodland Park. $95. Learn self-protection and empowerment to fight back if attacked. Sun., July 23, 12:45-6 p.m. Call 641-1334 for more.

Herb Walk, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. $3; members; $8 nonmembers plus canned good donation. Chris Frederick, author of A Complete Amateur Botanist's Guide to Plant Identification, will lead a plant-identifying walk. Sat., July 29, 9 a.m. to noon. Visit for more or call 533-0707 by July 21 to register.

Springs Counseling Center Seminars, 5540 Tech Center Drive, suite 203. $20-$60. "The Balancing Act of Being a Single Parent," July 24, 31, 5-7 p.m. "Diginified Divorce" five-week workshop, Aug. 14 through Sept. 18, Mon., 5:30-7 p.m. "What Sex is your Brain?" Aug. 16, 23, Wed., 5:30-7 p.m. Call 548-0100 for more or visit

Tuned-In Workshop, venue in Colorado Springs. $165-$195. Offering a two-day workshop with Molly Lord and Michael Johnson on "connecting to the soundtrack of your life." Aug. 12-13, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 473-1971 for more.

Celebrate Recovery, Westside First Church, 520 N. Walnut St. Join the road to recovery with this Christian-based support program. Saturdays at 7 p.m. Call 473-7113 for more.

Nia Classes, Brazilian Capoeira Studio, 3228 N. Nevada Ave. Discover this movement that incorporates martial, healing, and dance arts. Sundays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Call Mary at 331-9711 for more.

Falun Gong Training, Monument Valley Park, directly behind the Fine Arts Center at 30 W. Dale St. Free. Newcomers welcome. Learn graceful exercises and meditation practice every Sunday, 1-2 p.m. Call Joyce at 282-9236 for more.

Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat, Benet Pines Retreat Center. $325. Offering three centering prayer sittings daily, meditative walks and periods of silence. Aug. 6-11. Call 719/473-6184 for venue information and more.

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