Category Archives: Health & Fitness

Continuing Sex and Health Education (year long) (elizabeth ortega)

Note: This class is open to high school students only.

If you are in this class, I look forward to the continued journey!

Here is the description from the beginning of the year to reground you in what is to come.

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Sexual health and healthy relationships are things all people, especially young people, deserve. In this class I will do my best to be inclusive of a wide variety of genders, sexualities, experiences, and perspectives and focus on the real world and real life experiences.

Relationships and sexuality is a life long journey of learning about ourselves. Here in this class, I want to create a space where you can learn relevant information about sexual and relational health. Talking about sex and our bodies openly and honestly can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be.  It can also be enlightening, informative and exciting!

I will be utilizing two different curriculum sources. One will be Be Real. Be Ready. is SFUSD’s (San Francisco Unified School District) comprehensive relationship and sexuality curriculum for high school students. And S.E.X., second edition: The All-You-Need-To-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties by Heather Corinna as well as various educational media pieces and articles as they relate to the topics.

 

 

Taking Care of Myself (elizabeth ortega)

This class feels more important than ever. Our nervous systems and hearts have been overloaded with stress and anxiety throughout this global pandemic. What better time than to slow down and figure out how to be well through this?

We will come together to take care of our hearts, bodies, and spirits, and get to know each other and ourselves a little better. We will meditate, listen, breathe, make art together, go outside, write, do some yoga (not too much!), stretch, and create our own little sanctuary space in your rooms/homes where you can take care of yourselves right now.

This class is for you if you want to practice mindfulness and consistent acts of ritual to take care of yourself and to find your center in this time.

You become what you practice.

Sex and Health Education (MS) (elizabeth ortega)

Note: This class is open to middle school students only.

Sexual health and healthy relationships are things all people, especially young people, deserve. In this class I will do my best to include a wide variety of genders, sexualities, and different bodies, and to focus on the real world experiences of students in middle school.

We will work to create a space where you can learn relevant information about sexual and relational health. Talking about sex and our bodies openly and honestly can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be. It can also be enlightening, informative, and exciting!

This class will be a place to build confidence and friendly curiosity, rather than shame and judgment. Cultivating a relationship with one’s sexuality and body is a journey – and it’s better if you feel informed and aware along the way.

We will utilize the book: Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and You “This candid, inclusive, stereotype-defying, and absolutely wonderful primer on sexuality and gender identity embraces diversity in all of its dimensions.” To further inform the curriculum we will also use the age appropriate curriculum: The Get Real middle school curriculum.

Please reach out if you have any questions about the content of this class!

Dance Dance Dance! (hannah)

Dancing is the most reliably joyful, fun, expressive, ecstatic form of movement I’ve discovered in the world so far. For this class, I will send y’all a curated spotify playlist before each class that we will play synchronously and loudly in our own homes and dance together at the same time while on zoom. It will be a workout – I will lead each class through a mix of aerobic exercise and free dancing.