San Diego Workforce Partnership

Fall Session begins August 21, 2017

Never Stop Learning

Education to Career Network

Teach a Community Education Class

Meditation for Health 
Registration Fee: $55.
A growing body of research supports the many health benefits of medication. This Meditation for Health course will explore the differences between the types of meditations while teaching meditation techniques that promote well-being and personal responsibility to health. This class offers students a chance to de-stress and relax in a controlled and safe environment - free from distractions of everyday life.

7702.02        Sat        9:30 - 10:30 am        3/18-6/10        Sunset/304        Redgewell

Keep Your Brain Stronger for Longer! 
Registration Fee: $30.
This course is for healthy adults, adults concerned about mild cognitive impairment, individuals who work with adults with memory issues, as well as anyone worried about a loved one’s memory. Brain health the number one concern for many, especially as the baby boomer generation ages. Come learn about strategies to keep the brain stronger for longer, as well as the modifiable risk factors that are highly correlated to brain health. Addressing these lifestyle factors can improve brain abilities through the building up of our cognitive reserve. This course will review cutting edge research about brain health and neuroplasticity, putting the results in simple, usable actions that we can use to improve our brain health. This class will provide valuable resources, information, and fun brain exercises! Keep your brain stronger for longer! Susan Wingate has been a clinical social worker for 24 years in the field of child welfare and adoption. In the last five years, her professional development and education shifted to dementia and brain health when a family member was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She currently provides cognitive enhancement therapy to individuals with mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia.

770646        W        6 - 8 pm        3/15-3/22        Sunset/403        Wingate

Relationship 101: Apologies Matter 
Registration Fee: $30.
Our relationships are the cornerstone of our emotional well-being and success. Unfortunately, few people have been taught the relationship skills of making a good apology. Many obstacles often prevent us from moving forward; however, relief is in sight. Come learn the skills and benefits of the Art of the Apology. Making things right in our relationships, both personally and professionally, will be the focus of this fun and safe experiential workshop.

Susan Wingate, LCSW, has been working with children, families, and adults since 1987. In both her personal and professional life, she knows that sometimes love does mean having to say you’re sorry.

770655        W        6 - 8 pm        4/5-4/12        Sunset/403        Wingate

NEW!  Be Fabulous After 50 – A real life guide to Health and Fitness 
Registration Fee: $25.
Fabulous after 50 is a course to assist you in finding your path, or help you get back on your path to health, happiness, and fun! We will focus on the inside and outside to create our best life yet! This is an introductory course on “How to be your best self NOW!” The class will provide an overview of health and fitness including eating, tools to keep you on track, exercise, and ideas to create a fitness friendly lifestyle that will help you keep your body and mind healthy! Treat yourself…. don’t miss out on this class! Supplies: Yoga mat, Note book, pen and pencil.

7705.00        Sat        9 am - 12 pm        3/18        Sunset/302        Wallis

Do you have a passion, talent or interest that you have developed over the years that could be turned into a Community Ed class? Would you enjoy teaching a Community Ed class? 

Vista Adult School is always looking for unique, fun and educational classes to share with our community! Almost any topic can be developed into a class. 

Class ideas might include:

  • ​Start Your Engine—Basic Auto Maintenance

  • Conversational Spanish

  • Xeriscape—Low Water Landscaping

  • And more...

Click here for more information and to submit a Class Proposal.

Body, Mind & Spirit

NEW! Preparing for the Adoption Journey 

Registration Fee: $30.
The decision to adopt is filled with excitement and lots of questions! Although there are many choices about what agency or type of adoption, there are important personal and family reflections that help prepare for you for the wonderful journey of adoption. Come learn about the lifelong issues of adoption for both the child and parent. This will class will help you understand adoption through the eyes of a child, and how to talk about adoption over different developmental stages. Better prepare yourself for joys and challenges of building your family through adoption.

770664        W        6 - 8 pm        5/3-5/10        Sunset/403        Wingate

NEW! Online Dating: Being a Successful Digital Dater 
Registration Fee: $40.
Tired of being the third wheel at dinner parties? Wondering if you will ever meet “the one”? Dating is hard to begin with, but when faced with trying to get to know someone online, it creates even more challenges. This course will teach you how to be a successful online dater by learning about the process, while managing expectations and having fun along the way. Being an informed digital dater can save you from the pitfalls and the frustrations many have faced in the online dating world. You will learn how to set up your personal profile including the best pictures to use, how to appropriately respond to messages, turning that online chat into a real world date, communication skills, safety tips, and an overview of dating apps and websites.

Eryn Kjelland, MS Ed, has provided Counseling to all ages for six years. Her experience includes working in schools and in private practice with individuals, families and couples to build relationships and improve communication skills.

7705.02        Sat        9 am - 12 pm        4/22-4/29        Sunset/103        Kjelland

New! Be Fabulous After 50 – A real life guide to Dating and Socializing
Registration Fee: $25.
In this second class we will cover the topic of dating and socializing. Both of these topics are covered in the context of life as a 50+ adult. We will talk about new social rules for dating, sexuality, expectations, and who pays???? Yes, the rules are different now but the game is the same! We will talk about how and where to find new ways to socialize and why. If you are over 50, feeling a little rusty or disconnected and looking for some new and fun ideas, then this class is for you!!!! See you there! Supplies: Note book, pen and pencil. Terri Wallis, is an educator with over 15 years of experience in Adult Education. She has worked with a diverse student population in a variety of subject areas in public school districts and Job Corps. She attributes her success as an educator to her joy for learning. Terri is a CA State credentialed teacher who has completed two MA programs in applied linguistics and teaching. She has taught Kenpo Karate, Leadership, ESL, Spanish, and female empowerment through self-defense. Terri is an education advocate who creates positive connections through education by teaching others how to take control of their own lives for greater happiness.

7705.10        Sat        9 am - 12 pm        3/25        Sunset/302        Wallis

Reiki I 
Registration Fee: $40.
Have you ever heard of, or experienced, Reiki? Do you want to learn more about the effectiveness of this hands-on, natural & holistic, healing system? If so, then Reiki I is the perfect introduction to the modern use of Reiki healing techniques used to heal ourselves. Explore the origins, history, and structure of Reiki from its ancient roots to its current use in the 21st century, while receiving instruction in basic meditation skills and the self-healing hand positions. Whether you have an interest in personal health, alternative, complementary, or holistic health; or you are in a position of caring for others, Reiki can provide extra skills for maintaining good health in our modern, fast paced lives.

770645        T        6:30 - 8:30 pm        3/14-4/11        Sunset/103        Redgewell

Reiki II 
Registration Fee: $75.
Reiki II is the next step for those students who completed Reiki I and want to learn more. In this 12 week course, you will build upon the foundation and skills taught in Reiki I and develop an understanding on how to practice the Reiki method on other people and animals. You will learn basic hand positions, distance healing, group Reiki, marathon methods, Reiki symbols, and advance meditation techniques. We will also explore holistic practices and much more. By the end of this course, students will be able to meditate undisturbed for 45 minutes, further compassionate thinking, and better understand how to incorporate Reiki into modern life.

7706.46        W        6:30 - 8:30 pm        3/15-6/7        Sunset/103        Redgewell

Self Hypnosis for Beginners

Registration Fee: $40.
Unlock the potential of your mind with self-hypnosis. The human brain is the center of everything we do and we can use its power to our advantage. Through self-hypnosis we can learn how to become more confident, self-motivated, and increase self-esteem. We can control pain and stress, as well as manage or teach ourselves how to change bad habits into good ones. Also, we can increase performance and reduce anxiety or fears. Join instructor Tim Redgewell DipHyp, DipHT in an informative, calming, journey into the sub-conscious mind and discover how it influences our behaviors and decision making in everyday life. Learn how to construct and compose your own hypnotic script to help you achieve your personal goals and live a happier, healthier life!

Tim Redgewell DipHyp, DipHT is a certified Reiki Master Practitioner and teacher for over 10 years. In addition, Tim is a professional hypnotist, complementary therapist and holistic therapist and counselor. Find out more about Tim Redgewell online at

770642        T        7 - 8:30 pm        5/2-5/30        Sunset/103        Redgewell