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  • MotherCircle
    Thu, Oct 19
    Oct 19, 7:00 PM – Dec 14, 8:20 PM
    Chico, 254 E 1st St, Chico, CA 95928, USA
    Oct 19, 7:00 PM – Dec 14, 8:20 PM
    Chico, 254 E 1st St, Chico, CA 95928, USA
    Connect with a community of fierce mothers



Tuesdays evenings and Saturday mornings. 

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines dance, music, and martial arts and gymnastics. The classes are taught by experienced instructors from the ASCAB Capoeira group. Classes train fundamental coordination skills while engaging with peers in creative play. 

For kids ages 4 - Teen.

Contact: (928) 600-9189 Contra Mestre Pato  


Tuesdays 7pm and Saturday 11:30 - 1:00pm 

Adult classes improve both our physical bodies and also knowledge in Brazilian culture, working on flexibility, endurance, perception, timing, vision, Portuguese language and music .  We work together in community to support each individual's best capoeira game. It is fun to come out and play! All levels welcome! 

Contact: (928) 600-9189 Contra Mestre Pato  


Mondays and Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm

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Improve your overall mental, physical, and emotional well being while learning the ancient Martial Art of Tai Chi.  Through a series of fluid, mindful movements, you will awaken and strengthen your Chi, the life force energy that circulates throughout your body and extends outward into the environment. 

Michael's passion for teaching Tai Chi arose from his own experience with using the practice as a tool for healing and personal growth.

$10-20 Sliding Scale 


Resuming in September 4-5:15pm 

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Class will be focusing on Afro-Cuban Orisha (folkloric) dance, music, spoken word and stories.

culminating in a Yemanya performance in March.


Taught by Jeanne Christopherson, BFA Drama/Dance, MIS Performance, Culture, Education

contact: (530) 345-6324/530 (828)-4464

All levels welcome!

$15 for a single class 


Sundays 6-7:30PM


This series will focus on the Sambas! Samba Reggae, Rio Samba (Samba no Pe), Samba de Roda. This class is inclusive and welcome to all ages and abilities. First class is free!


Alaya is a multi-faceted dancer and performance artist incorporating global dance styles, original choreography, intuitive improvisational dance, and eclectic costumes.  She is an experienced dance and fire performer of over 20 years.  

Mondays and Fridays 12-1:30 PM



Hatha Yoga Class is all levels, designed to maintain your every day need for body maintenance and personal peace. 

Taught by Jeanne Christopherson. She has practiced and taught yoga since 1990, including 18 years at Chico State University. 

Call 530-345-6324 for information, or just show up! 



Sunday the 10th and 24th at 11am- 12pm


Abundance Emi has been dancing ballet since she was 2 years old and has multiple years of experience teaching dance. She’s spent the last several years exploring grounding techniques through meditation and breath work.


This class offers a non-traditional approach to ballet. The class will include guided meditation, breath work, deep stretching, and an introduction to ballet postures and technique paired with mindful breathing. The goal is to leave class with a peaceful mind and greater awareness of the body. 


Please bring a yoga mat and/or pillow to sit on. Wear clothes you can comfortably move in. Ballet shoes or socks are recommended. 


This class is charged on a sliding scale $5-$25 suggested donation. I will never turn someone away if they can absolutely not pay, as I value accessibility to the arts. 


This class is open to all levels and people 16 years or older. 


Please reach out if you have any questions 530-514-9725.



Everyother Sunday 9-10:15AM and Thursday 7-8:15PM


This class aims to be an inclusive and holistic yoga class that invites participants to explore and honor the many aspects of yoga practice. The intention of this class is to transcend the boundaries of a Westernized fitness-focused approach to yoga. Aviana's ambition is to co-create a space where participants are invited to embark on a comprehensive exploration of a practice that encompasses yogic philosophy, postures, breathwork, and meditation. The class will seek to create agency in cultivating a sustainable practice that extends beyond the mat, by embracing the roots of yoga. A sustainable yoga practice can empower individuals to navigate life's challenges with mindfulness and resilience, while enriching their everyday lives and fostering well-being. Please, come as you are.

Aviana has been practicing yoga over the past 13 years and is newer to leading classes.
-Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT® 200). The Lotus Pond Center for Yoga and Health.
- Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) 300hr. Ignite Institute for Yogic Leadership and Social Change.

While a suggested donation of $5-$20 supports the class, no one is turned away due to financial constraints.

For any questions, please don’t hesitate to email Aviana at or send a text to 813.360.3216.


We are a group of artists, teachers, dancers and healers. We have established our group, Movement Arts of Chico as a non-profit organization in January of 2022. All of our endeavors at the MA go directly into maintaining and running our beautiful downtown location. Our mission is simple: to support the growing arts culture in Chico. We do this by organizing art shows, music, film and dance events and hosting a variety of classes. We aim to create greater accessibility of the arts, especially or youth in our community. 

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