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Best Classes You Never Knew You Wanted To Take In LA

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They say you learn something new every day. Why not mix it up, and make that something new something fabulously fun? Whether you're up for a unique physical challenge, or want to express your creative side, there's a class out there for you. Check out the list below and get ready to enjoy a class you never knew you wanted to take in LA.

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Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga/Sunset Paddle Board
4101 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
(805) 283-9642

With a yoga studio on practically every corner in LA, how about changing it up trying YOGAqua, "where the ocean is your yoga mat". Experienced instructors walk you through how to use the stand up paddle board, and strike a pose while floating through the calm waters of the marina. If yoga's not your thing, but you still want a unique paddle board experience, head out to the Sunset Paddle class where you'll paddle around the marina and soak up a quintessential SoCal sunset. With near perfect weather year round, it's always a good time to try out this fun 90 minute class in Marina Del Rey. All levels are welcome, and no experience or equipment is necessary.

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Cirque School
5640 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(424) 226-2477

With the opening of their 6,000 square foot studio in Hollywood, Cirque School has been offering classes specializing in circus arts to "Anybody with Any Body" since 2009. Obsession-worthy classes ranging from beginner aerial work to advanced trapeze and contortion tricks are taught by working circus professionals utilizing both professional circus training and Pilates. Students are guaranteed to have fun getting flexible and fit in this exhilarating, yet safe atmosphere. Many classes require pre-requisite classes; however, you can fly right into Aerial 101 (a combination of aerial tricks and conditioning on the trapeze and fabric) and AcroFit 101 (focused on developing hand balancing and basic tumbling technique) without any previous experience.

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Glass Fusion
Fire Glass Studio
8475 Canoga Ave.
Canoga Park, CA 91304
(818) 709-1055

For those who feel their inner artist burning to come out, Fire Glass Studio in Canoga Park is ready to help you try your hand at glass fusing. They offer a full range of classes for kids and adults at all skill levels. You can take a one day class and learn to make anything from wine charms to garden stakes, or enroll in their 6-week long Beginning Glass Fusion series where you'll design and create six unique projects including a wall vase, glass bowls and plates, and decorative wall art. Whatever your interest level, you'll be able to create a masterpiece in a supportive, highly-creative environment with instructors who strive to inspire, educate, and share their years of experience with others.

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Home Brewing Class
Culver City Home Brewing Supply
4234 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 397-3453

If your taste for trying something new is a bit hoppy, don't miss Culver City Home Brewing Supply's Beginner Home Brewing Class. For just $20, instructors share their expertise into what is involved in brewing beer, and will help you learn to make the perfect pint at home. Classes are the first Wednesday of every month at 7pm, and include a tasting and pint glass. If you get bitten by the home brewing bug, $5 of your fee can be applied toward the purchase of a beginner equipment kit, found inside their full service retail store. Classes are also offered at Eagle Rock Home Brewing Supply (4981 N Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041) on Sundays at 5pm.


Hula Hoop + Spa Day
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Sometimes you just want to feel like a kid again. Why not live the dream while burning some major calories and give Hoopnotica a whirl? Instructors will help get those hips moving as they lead you through both standard hula hooping moves, and moves you never knew you could do with a hoop. While classes can be found all over Los Angeles (check for details), the 9:30am Sunday morning class at Loews Santa Monica includes access to the hotel's spa and its amenities for $25. All levels are welcome, and hoops are provided.

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Scratch DJ Academy
2324 Cotner Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(888) 725-5557

If you've ever dreamed of grabbing two turntables and a microphone and playing DJ, Scratch DJ Academy can help you make it a reality. They offer a hands-on Beginner DJ course that teaches the fundamentals of mixing, blending, and scratching using state-of-the-art equipment. Founded by Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC and Rob Principe, Scratch DJ Academy has been praised for its supportive environment with instructors who are passionate about their art, and who will help you become a pro on the ones and twos in no time. Sign up for a class today and get ready to drop that beat.

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Water Yoga
Lenny K Swim Academy
5870 W Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 523-5696

Sure you've tried yoga, but have you tried yoga in a pool? Created by certified yoga instructor Sue Gisser, H2yOga offers a unique, entirely floating yoga experience in a heated pool. Classes combine dynamic flows, resistance training, and traditional yoga poses to create a virtually gravity-free workout. Embracing water's natural buoyancy, students can challenge themselves with an intense, calorie-burning class, or chill out with gentle meditation. With classes ranging from prenatal to Bikini Body Blast, there truly is something for every experience level. Due to pool size, classes are by appointment only. Bonus: CBS LA readers can get a special discount of 40% off an H2yOga 5-pack by entering "CBSLA" at checkout!

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Article by Kellie Fell

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