Wellness Classes

The Office of Student Life provides free wellness classes for all CCA students, staff, and faculty.

The schedule is posted on the Weekly Happenings Poster located at the front desk of the Nave on the San Francisco campus and inside A2 Café on the Oakland campus.

Email Janeece Hayes for more info.

Yoga Classes

Feeling stressed? Yoga classes are gentle, restorative, therapeutic, meditative, and informative. Students feel refreshed and integrated (in body, mind, spirit) with a state of being in the present, allowing for a high degree of concentration and creativity.

Classes are open to all levels.


Mondays: 7:30 - 9 p.m. Oakland Campus | FA15: Room 2, B Building | SP16: Room 3, B Building
Thursdays 3 - 4:30 p.m. San Francisco Campus | FA15: N11, Main Building | SP16: Carolina 101*                                                                                                                                          *N9 on 2/4/16, 3/3/16, 3/31/16


Sharanjit Sandhu has been teaching yoga full-time in the Bay Area for more than 14 years and has taught at CCA since 2000.

She studied Iyengar yoga from 1997 to 1998 at Piedmont Yoga's teacher-training program. In 2000 she studied tantra yoga in Rishikesh, India, along with Kalarippayattu (Indian martial arts), in Kerala, India.

As a young child, Sandhu also studied Bharatnatyam Indian classical dance and in 2000 she began studies in Odissi (another style of Indian classical dance), which are considered yogic art forms, along with the Kalarippayattu.

She earned her bachelor's in exercise science with a minor in Art History from UC Davis in 1992.

Capoeira Classes

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form created sometime after the 16th century by the Africans who were enslaved in Brazil. From it came an entire culture encompassing self-defense, acrobatics, dance, music, history, and community.

A famous mestre once said, "Capoeira is for men, women, and children," meaning anyone is capable of learning the art. Students will gain flexibility, strength, rhythm, coordination, stamina and self-esteem as well as an understanding of the Capoeira and Afro-Brazilian culture.

Increase your strength, agility and coordination while having fun!


Mondays: 7:30-9 p.m. | A2 Café, Oakland campus
Fridays: 7:30-9 p.m. | A2 Café, Oakland campus


Professor Xango (Jamel Lindsay) began Capoeira on September 13, 1996, in Detroit, where he fell in love with the art. Pursuing more intensive training, he moved to California in 1999, where Capoeira became his passion.

He now teaches and trains under Mestre Chicote, a leading member of Cordao de Ouro, a prominent Capoeira group.

His talent and skill of the art form have earned him recognition within the entire Capoeira community, and has taken him to share his knowledge in France, Mexico, Guam, South Korea, and throughout the United States.

Additional Workshops at CCA

A variety of workshops are hosted on both campuses ranging from Cafe Résumé, hosted by Career Development, to How to Install Artwork, hosted by the Undergraduate Exhibitions program.

Check out other events: Student Life Events Calendar