Adult Classes

Adult Classes

Enrichment | Dance & Fitness | Aquatics | Tennis

Cooking with Sarah- Vietnamese Spring Rolls
Ages 14+ (Children 8-14 welcome but must be accompanied by an adult)

Learn how to make, roll and eat authentic Vietnamese spring rolls from an expert! 
Cooking with Sarah! Vietnamese Spring Rolls-Spring Rolls are made of a refreshing cilantro, cucumber, shrimp, and vermicelli rice noodle rolled together in vermicelli rice paper and dip in a house made peanut sauce. You will learn how to make fresh spring rolls to share with family and friends. Please bring a small knife, cutting board, scissor, a deep round/square container that is at least 3 inches deep and 10 inches wide that fits a 9-inch rice paper, a small and large mixing bowls, a large plate/platter/tray, a dish towel, mason jar/container for dipping peanut sauce, and a to-go-container to bring home your extra spring rolls to share.  

4/13, 11:00am-1:00pm, $62
Registration deadline is April 5, 2024.

Beginner American Mah Jongg
Ages 15+

American Mah Jongg is an exciting game with Chinese origins that uses tiles with symbols, numbers and pictures. Instructor Carol Neel will teach basic fundamental components over the course of four weeks; such as identification and distribution, how to interpret the National Mah Jongg League (NMJL) card, etiquette rules and strategy. She provides the information in a supportive, learning environment. Each class is taught in a specific sequence so it is crucial not to miss any classes. This course is ideal for beginners or “rusty” players. This is a great game to learn with friends and family. It is typically played with four people. The required $15 National Mah Jongg Players Card is included in the class fee.
Instructor: Carol Neel

Thursdays, 1:00-3:30pm, $79/ 4 classes 
Session: 3/28-4/25 (no class 4/11) 
Session: 5/2-5/23 
*Please note that if a session is full, we encourage you to join the class wait list. If there is enough interest, we may open additional spots for a second table. 

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American Mah Jongg - Open Play 
Ages 15+

Join us every Wednesday (January - May 2024) for American Mah Jongg Open Play at the Marinwood Community Center. This is open to all levels of players who have a basic understanding of the rules.  There will be tables for beginner, immediate and advanced players. Those of you that have your own sets and table covers, please bring them. Marinwood Community Center does not provide sets so we depend on your personal sets. All tables will start play at 1:00 p.m. $2.00 charge per person per week. No food will be allowed but please bring your personal water bottles.

Wednesdays, Ongoing until May 29, 1:00-4:00pm 
No play on following dates: 2/21, 4/10, 5/22
Come drop-in!

Watercolor Workshop
Ages: 15+ 
In this one-day workshop, you will spend the morning learning all about the fundamentals of painting with watercolor. Transparent watercolor is different from all other media and as such has some quite different aspects about how it is used. We’ll cover the materials used with watercolor, the ways that we apply watercolor to (its very particular) paper, color theory and color mixing, what a classic palette of colors is. We’ll discuss the importance of drawing (and drawing directly with the brush) as well as values and design/composition. We’ll stop for a half hour lunch break (bring your lunch), during which we’ll discuss the incredible history of watercolor painting in California. In the afternoon, we’ll work together step by step to make a watercolor painting. 

Each student should come to class with one sheet of Arches 140lb. Cold Press watercolor paper (approx. $10). Paints, palettes and brushes will be available. 

Students will leave this workshop with a good grounding in how to work with this wonderful medium and a painting of their own!

Session: Saturday, April 20

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Photography in Marin Meet -Up - CANCELLED 
Ages: 15+ 
Honing his skills under the tutelage of long time Marinwood Instructor Duncan MacSwain, Organizer Payman Rezaian has picked up the torch by starting a weekly photography meet-up through the Community Center. Join him and other photography enthusiasts as they explore the beauty of Marin County. Years of photography have given Payman the insight to select new and interesting locations for each week. You will meet at the Marinwood Community Center before heading out to the predetermined location to share in the joy of photography. New to photography? No worries, Payman is eager to share his knowledge and know-how.

Session: Saturdays, 3/9-5/4, 9:00am start time 

The Feldenkrais Method 
Adults 15+

Session 1: Feldenkrais and Anat Baniel Neuromovement Series: Scoliosis and Chronic Back Pain. We invite you to join many people with Scoliosis and Chronic Back Pain who have found relief and increased mobility through this program. You will gain mobility in your spine, reduce discomfort, pain, and tightness.

Session 2: Feldenkrais Series: Ruty Alon's "Bones for Life." This series will be based on Ruty Alon's work "Bones for Life." This program will improve your balance and the way you stand and walk. Ruty Alon created these lessons to strengthen her bones, after being diagnosed with osteoporosis. 

All participants are encouraged to bring their own mats and head support (a blanket or small pillow will do). Marinwood Community Center has a limited number of mats and blankets that may be used.

Instructor: Ruti Gorel

Session 1: Mondays 3/4-4/15*
Session 2: Mondays 4/22-5/20
*No class 3/11, 4/8

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Ages: 15+

Dynamic Mat Pilates: Pilates is an incredible form of movement that connects us deep into our core. The practice emphasizes moving mindfully with intention and awareness; this is what creates a powerful mind-body connection. This class will combine the elements of physical strengthening and therapeutic exercises. We will explore the fundamentals of Pilates to create a deeper understanding of the exercises and increase overall body awareness. Modifications will be offered.

Drop-ins: $23

Instructor: Janet Carter. 

Fridays, 9:00-9:45am
Session: 3/29-5/10 (No class 4/12), $114/6classes

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White Crane Silat - Adult Movement 
(Adult Beginner)

Ages: 15-55

"White Crane Silat is a traditional Chinese-Indonesian martial art that harmonizes body, mind and spirit. Our practice begins and ends in a circle, with the breath. We use flowing, nature inspired movements, integrating barefoot sliding footwork, floor work, rolling, breathing, repetition, and partner exercises to cultivate balance, flexibility, strength, relaxation, grounding, timing, awareness, memory, confidence, feeling, intuition and flow. 

Practice is sometimes meditative, sometimes strenuous; acrobatics, falling, and throwing practice may be included for able-bodied students. Classes are tailored to the needs and abilities of participants. Practice ideal for ages 15-55.

Ideal attire is loose white t-shirt and pants. Come prepared to sweat, and bring a sweater.

Saturdays, 10:00am-12:00pm 
Session: 3/16-3/23 & 5/18-6/, $129/ 5 classes or $25/drop-in

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White Crane Silat - Breathwork Practice 
Ages: 15-55

Coordinating breath and movement, we awaken the senses to presence in nature with the rising of the morning qi. Students are introduced to a series of standing breathing meditations that harmonize body, mind and spirit. More advanced ongoing students may learn some seated breathing. Class appropriate for every level.

Saturdays, 9:00-10:00am
Session: 3/16-3/23 & 5/18-6/, $129/ 5 classes or $25/drop-in

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Ages: 15+

Vinyasa Yoga: In this class we will work on strength and flexibility while moving with the breath.  Each class will have a different focus and will offer a variety of poses with variations.  All levels welcome.
Instructor: Janet Carter. 

Check back in fall 2024 for classes. 
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Ages: 15+

Perfect for everybody and every body. Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together to sweat and smile. How it workd: We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low intensity and high intensity moves for an interval style, calorie burning dance fitness party. This class fuses hypnotic rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a high energy, calories blasting, total body dance based workout. The perfect combo of fun and fitness has made Zumba® classes a worldwide phenomenon. Benefits: A total workout, combining all elements of fitness - cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy, and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. 

Contact instructor, Chrissy Costello for more information: 

Mondays & Tuesdays

$100/ 10 punch pass 
$12/drop in 
Register in person at class. 

Spring Senior Stroll
Ages: 60+ (All are welcome)

Join recreation staff supervisor John Paul Kessler as you take leisurely strolls throughout the beautiful neighborhoods of Marinwood. A great way to stretch your legs, see the sights and meet your neighbors! To inquire about the stroll route, please contact John Paul at (415) 479-0775 or email

Thursdays, 10am start at the Marinwood Community Center 
April 18

Lifeguard Training
Ages: 15+

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training is the course you need to become a certified lifeguard. Participants who successfully complete this course will become certified in Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for Lifeguards and First Aid.

Session: Sat/Sun, April 6,7,13,14
Session: Sat/Sun/Mon, May 25, 26, 27

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Adult Tennis Classes 

Marinwood offers a wide variety of tennis classes for all ages and ability levels. Instructor Jerry Mehciz has a reputation for inspiring a love of tennis in his students, and many stay with him for several years, growing from beginners to advanced, competitive players. His effective teaching style and infectious love for the game has helped cultivate a thriving tennis community in Marinwood. Register here and seach for the tennis level best suited for you!

Adult Beginner
Adult Int/Adv
Adult Beginner Doubles
Adult Int/Adv