Sunday, December 18, 2016

YOGA students

Holiday schedule: 
No YOGA on Monday December 19th, Wednesday December 21st, or Monday December 26th.

There IS YOGA on Wednesday December 28th!!  See you then!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

December schedule

Last day of December Aikido classes 
      Thursday Dec. 15th 
            Kid's classes: playday on Dec. 15th ... bring stuffies (stuffed animals) if you want!  

Last day of December Tai chi classes 
      Friday Dec. 16th 

Dojo will be closed Monday Dec. 19th - Friday Dec. 30th

January classes will start up Monday Jan. 2nd

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sunday, November 13, 2016

New start date for DayPlay Jan. 6th

KidSkills DayPlay new start date:
for kids age 3-6 will be starting up on Friday January 6th, from 9 am to 12 noon!
Introductory first session is only $10.
Scholarships available!!!!
For more information, contact David at 541-963-2365  


We're slowly changing around the lobby area ... shoe racks are by the entrance now, dojo information and class schedules and applications are over by the bookcase, we moved the shelving and weapons around on the mat, and opened up a place for a DVD player/monitor ... let us know what you think of the new arrangements!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Aikido students

Welcome back to the fall session of classes!

Friday, September 2, 2016

YOGA students

No Yoga Class
Labor Day holiday
Monday Sept. 5th
see you again Wed. Sept. 7th!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Children's Aikido Program

Please note that THURSDAY  AUGUST  25th
Students can bring a stuffy from home to be their partner in the games!
Please let us know if your child has nut or chocolate allergies.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

YOGA students

on Monday August 22nd 
and Wednesday August 24th
See you back on Monday August 29th!  

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Children's Aikido students

sign up now for fall classes!

PLAYDAY  Thursday Aug. 25th 

summer Aikido classes end Aug. 26th 

Fall session starts Tues. Sept. 6th 

Sunday, July 24, 2016


Congratulations to Sydney on passing her 5th kyu Aikido exam!
... and THANK YOU to all who helped with the exam!!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Yoga students

no yoga class
on 4th of July holiday
Monday July 4th

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Aikido students paying month by month and Tai Chi students

July fees now due

Children/teen aikido $35, Adult aikido $40

tai chi 1st section $25, tai chi long form $35

please make checks out to Avella … thank you!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

New Class this summer

Defensive Skills for Kids
Classes will be safe, fun and serious about gaining defensive skills.
Students will explore the dynamics of bullying, harassment and assault and develop effective, practical responses. 
Classes will include verbal and physical defensive techniques not included in our regular classes, including contact sparring, grappling, controls, escapes and dealing with weapons.
This class is open to students age 11 - 16. 
Classes are on Wednesdays from 5 pm - 6 pm.
Cost is $25/month if only taking this class.
Cost is $15/month if enrolled in another of our classes.
Open and ongoing enrollment!  

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Tai Chi students

please note that we are moving tai chi classes to start 15 minutes earlier 
7:45 - 8:15 am for warm-ups and the first section
8:15 - 8:45 am for the long form

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Aikido students

Welcome back to the summer session!  

Registration for all classes is still open and ongoing ...


Saturday, June 4, 2016

Open zazen sitting

Open sitting/Zazen
Tuesdays and Thursdays 12 - 12:30 noon
Silent sitting and walking meditation in the Zen Buddhist tradition 
Questions? ask Danae  

Friday, June 3, 2016

Tai chi students

Tai chi classes for the summer are 8 am - 9 am
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Aikido students

No Aikido classes Tuesday May 31st and Thursday June 2nd

Summer Aikido classes start Tuesday June 7th!

Monday, May 30, 2016

YOGA students

Memorial day holiday May 30th -
no YOGA morning class
see you on Wednesday morning :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Volunteer Opportunity

Weed pull   at Gangloff Park
Sunday May 15th     3 - 4:30 pm

Help wildflowers and pollinators by pulling and deadheading invasive weeds!  
This is a family-friendly event :)
Please wear sturdy shoes, hats and gloves.  
Please bring tools for digging or cutting.
We will provide garbage bags  for the weeds.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Aikido students

May fees now due
Children/teen aikido $35
Adult aikido $40
Weapons class +$10

Earth Day event at Gangloff Park

Thank you volunteers!

The next weed pulling event at Gangloff will be in May … come join in!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Children's Aikido Program

Summer classes start Tuesday June 7th
summer classes are in the morning on Tuesdays and Thursdays!

9 - 12 yr olds 9:00 am – 10:00 am
6 - 9 yr olds 10:00 am – 11:00 am
4 - 6 yr olds 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Weapons class Fridays 9 am – 10 am
Defensive Skills class Wed. 5 – 6 pm

Sign up now!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day!

Celebrate Earth Day, help pollinators, and support native wildflowers 
by helping pull invasive weeds at Gangloff Park on Saturday April 23rd from 9 am - 11 am.  You can come any time during those two hours and leave whenever you want to; there is no expectation that you need to stay for the whole 2 hours.
Botanist Susan Geer will help get us started at 9 am with an introduction to the difference between native plants and weeds.  
Please bring gloves, sturdy shoes, hat, water, and whatever else you would need to pull weeds.
We will provide garbage bags for the weeds!
This is a joint project with the William Cusick chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon,   Hells Canyon Preservation Council, and Classes at the Orchard - taking care of a little stretch of the park for community benefit.
This is a GREAT project for families and kids, and a GREAT opportunity for community service.

Aikido and Tai Chi students

APRIL fees now due
- thank you! :)

Thursday, March 17, 2016

AIKIDO student

no Aikido classes Spring Break March 22 & 24

Kid's Aikido Students

Thurs. March 17th is a Play Day so you may bring “stuffies”(stuffed animals) :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tai chi students

Morning tai chi class on Thursday Feb. 25th is cancelled due to instructor illness. 

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

YOGA students

Yoga students please note that there will be 
on President's Day Holiday
MONDAY February 15th