The person sweating next to you in class is probably the "owner" (well, one of them, at least). We have been owned by member students since 1999. That means we operate with no Corporate Ownership. Every cent that we collect is invested back into keeping this wonderful studio alive and thriving. The fascinating authors, academics, artists and otherwise ingenious people who populate The Works are part of something bigger than themselves, and now you are too — every time you walk through the doors. Doesn't that feel good?
Who comes to The Works?
. . . for Works Coop classes: Sophisticated Berkeley/Oakland residents interested in a grown-up version of Pilates Mat, Yoga with a focus on Balance, Iyengar Yoga, Cardio and Strength training with Intervals, and the pure fun of Cardio Dance. Use your Works class card for any class on the schedule with a PINK BOX.
. . . for Dance/Acting Classes: Works Instructors attract students from all over San Francisco Bay cause they are HOT, HOT, HOT! And their classes are addictive (in a good way). Samba, Salsa, Bhangra, Cuban, Ballet, even Improv Acting!
. . . for more Exercise options:
Those who want even more options can check out White Crane Silat's Kung Fu and Shakti's Yoga.
The Works Schedule Updates
Mondays @ 9:00–10:00 with Alyssa
Tuesdays @ 8:00–9:00 with Alyssa
Thursdays @ 8:00–9:00 with Alyssa
Tuesdays @ 9:30–10:30 with Chrissy
Thursdays @ 10:00–11:00 with Chrissy
Yoga + Balance
Wednesdays @ 9:00–10:00 with Alan
Total Body Conditioning — Intervals
Sundays @ 9:30–10:45 with Karen
Thursdays @ 9:00–10:00 with Karen
Sat @ 9:30–11am with Shakti (you can use your Works class card to try this class).
Shakti also hosts class on Mon @ 5pm and Wed @ 10:15am.
. . . has another creative project 'in the works.' Click here to see more about what she's up to!
Life at The Works . . .
Cuban Dance, November 2015.
Hallowe'en Dance (Costume) Party! October 30, 2015.
Do you remember when we danced for Deb's healing in December 2013? A healthy, vibrant Deb returned to dance with us on Friday, December 12th!
July 28, 2014: President Obama awards a 2013 National Medal of Arts to writer and Works member Maxine Hong Kingston during a White House ceremony. (Charles Dharapak/AP)
On January 22, Works members took a tour of the newly-renovated Cal Stadium. Many thanks to our guides Justin Panarese, Ash Puri, and Jenny Simon.
Cardio Dancing for Deb:
The event took place last December 10 in Chrissy's Cardio Dance class, with dancers Roz, Debra, Barbara, Dorothy, Earll, Maxine, Cheryl, MorningStar, Leslie, Fernanda, Sara N, Johanna, Chris, Esther, Sarah W, Sarah EJC, and Deb herself.
Watch the VIDEO!