<lst>Intuitive Painting. Presented by Judith Forst, the class is about "the process of painting as a means for self expression, moving through creative blocks, finding your authentic voice and experiencing the joy of painting." Classes are held Tuesdays, through May 13 (8 weeks). Cost is $230, all materials included. Classes are held at Artists studio, Reston Call 703-860-0551, or email, for information

and registration.

Pastel Drawing. Reston resident Carol Berman will help students to learn the medium and improve drawing skills on Thursday mornings, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. There is room for a few more students at her Reston studio. Cost is $15 per session. Call 703-437-9068.

Reston Runners. A Women's Training Program, coached by women, for women, will begin May 5, in a series of eight sessions, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the South Lakes High School track. The program promotes fitness in a non-competitive atmosphere. One of the goals is to prepare participants for the Women's Distance Festival 5K Race, Saturday, June 28, at South Lakes. The fee is $15. Register online at or call 703-437-3668. Email Ann Deschamps at

Health Workshop. Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road. Register at 703-476-8617. Visit "Health and Stress Workshop," will be held on Tuesday, April 29, from 7-8 p.m. Discover how stress affects the body and learn simple ways to reduce its negative effects. All classes will be held at RCC Hunters Woods. The classes are free, but registration is required. Call 703-476-8617.

Self-Defense. Classes meet every Sunday at the YMCA, from 4-5:30 p.m. Other classes meet 1-2 hours twice a week: Wednesday, from 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Saturdays, from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The program is recognized by the Police Martial Arts Association and the American Jujitsu Association. Call 703-435-3824, or the YMCA program manager, Todd Morris, at 703-742-8800.

Wee Play. Explore the wonders of spring at Wee Play, a weekly playgroup class. Play at the rice table, make a simple craft, listen to flannel board and puppet stories, shake the parachute, play with bean bags, hoops or balls, and then enjoy a snack with friends. Wee Play is located at the Classical Ballet Academy in Herndon. Classes meet once a week for 10 weeks. Class times are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. Call Kathy Brennan at 703-403-8699 to register for the spring session beginning March 5 and 6.

Artist Lassie Corbett is offering classes for children and adults at Herndon Old Town Gallery-A Place to Paint, 720 Lynn St., Herndon. Creative mixed media, beginning watercolor class, watercolor basics class for those with some experience, workshop and critique for advanced students. Oriental brush painting on Thursday afternoons. Call 703-435-1888. Visit

Gentle Adult Yoga Classes. Classes are held in Reston at Brown's Chapel. Beginners level. Class schedule is ongoing. Mondays, from 10-11:30 a.m. and from 7-8:30 p.m.; Thursdays from 7:45-9:15 p.m. Simple breathing, stretching and deep relaxation techniques are taught. Cost is $60/monthly. Registration required. Call 703-476-2827.

Relaxation Classes. RA's Brown's Chapel in Reston, from 7-7:30 p.m. Classes are designed to guide participants beyond stress towards feelings of peacefulness, calmness and relaxation. All are invited and childcare is available. Registration is required. Donations of $5 are accepted. Call 703-707-0447.

Lamaze Childbirth Classes. Certified Lamaze instructor at the YMCA in Reston. A series of five classes are offered on Tuesday nights, from 7-9 p.m. Call 703-631-4629 for a schedule and to register.

Free Conversational English Classes. All levels are being offered at Washington Plaza Baptist Church, 1615 Washington Plaza, Reston. Call 703-471-5225.

Easybridge!3. Brush up on Bridge playing and meet new friends. A 14-week Easybridge! 3 class will be held at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, on Fridays, from 12:30-3:00 p.m., through May 9. The class is intended for persons 55 and older. Fee is $5 per person for people who live or work in Reston, and $10 for all others. A one-time fee of $20 is due to the instructor, Ronald Kral, on the first day of class. The Reston Community Center is located at 2310 Colts Neck Road. Call 703-476-4500 (V/TTY). Visit

ESL Courses. Reston Community Center offers English as A Second Language (ESL) courses for adults with beginning to intermediate levels of proficiency in English. The courses will cover basic grammar, conversation, pronunciation and writing. Classes are targeted to people age 16 and older. Students are required to take a free Assessment Test before they can attend a class. The fee is $20 for people who live or work in Reston and $87 for all others. For information on assessment testing, class locations, dates and times, call the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500 (TTY/V).