Virtual Classes

Virtual classes are run by Zoom and are live and in real time. See the schedule below and contact to sign up and receive a link for class.


For instructions on how to join a Zoom class click here

Staying Active While Staying Put

While the pandemic has continued to limit the places we can go, safe and effective exercise can be had right at home. Keeping active, especially during these uncertain times, is as important as ever to maintain our physical and mental health. This class will cover whole body flexibility and balance exercises using little to no equipment to promote strong, flexible and limber muscles to improve posture, balance, and overall quality of life.

Class taught by Ulster Napoles, a clinical kinesiologist with Reneu Health Inc that provides one on one activity-based exercise for those in need. As a former lecturer at California State University, Los Angeles, Ulster has continued on to deliver educational presentations regarding the importance and delivery of exercise to maintain physical ability which help us enjoy more of the things we love to do.

Fridays, 10:45-11:45am. 
Registration required. Click here to register.

Cooking with Chef Nikki 

Tuesday, October 13, 5pm

Passport to Thailand

Ready to take a culinary adventure without leaving your kitchen? In this class we will show you how to easily make Fresh Vegetable Spring Rolls with Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce and the perfect Chicken Pad Thai. 


$20/Member, $25/Non-Member WITHOUT ingredients delivery*

$50/Member, $55/Non-Member WITH ingredients delivery *

*Each participant will receive an access link to the live class, ingredient list and recipes. Delivery available to 92037 only.

Tuesday, October 13, 5pm. Reservations required by October 11.




Tuesday, October 20, 5pm

Chinese Take Out at Home

No need to pick up the phone and call for your favorite take out Chinese food! In this class you will learn how to hand craft your own Pork and Chive Steamed Dumplings. Then we'll cook up some classic Kung Pao Chicken.

$20/Member, $25/Non-Member WITHOUT ingredients delivery*

$50/Member, $55/Non-Member WITH ingredients delivery *

*Each participant will receive an access link to the live class, ingredient list and recipes. Delivery available to 92037 only.

Tuesday, October 20, 5pm. Reservations required by October 18.



Chef Nikki Schaeffer Bio

Since 1990, Chef Nikki Schaeffer has explored the culinary spectrum from working at Wolfgang Puck's ObaChine in Seattle, to the four-star luxurious Silks at Stonehedge Inn in Massachusetts. She holds a degree in Baking and Pastry Science from Johnson & Wales University and has worked alongside internationally renowned Executive Chefs. It was under those mentors that she learned the important elements of fine dining, the science of taste, and cooking techniques that have earned her accolades for over two decades.

In 2001, Nikki was hired by an upscale restaurant group for a temporary, yet unique, position. She was to relocate to Southern California for several months to plan and execute wine-paired dinners along the West Coast in order to promote the company and increase brand recognition. When the job ended, and it was time to return to the East Coast, she decided she would rather stay in Southern California!


She quickly found a job in the area and spent the next 13 years as a corporate Pastry Chef while running her own catering company. In 2014, she semi-retired from the production side of the restaurant business and became a private consultant for restauranteurs. In 2015, Nikki found her true (second) calling: teaching. Hired for her boisterous personality, as well as her willingness and desire to pass on everything she has learned as a Savory and Pastry Chef, Sur La Table hired her to be an Instructor. In a short time, she was promoted to Resident Chef, directing the Culinary program at SLT’s La Jolla location until its recent closure.


Nikki resides in Encinitas with her turtle, Puck (no relation to Wolfgang).

How to Zoom for Beginners Q&A


NEW Weekly Class!

Want to learn Zoom basics or have unanswered questions? Join this casual weekly group to learn about Zoom in a group setting. This weekly class is for beginners with basic questions about Zoom and its functions and is designed to get you set up to join us and friends through Zoom meetings.

Before class you will need a device with internet access! Mobile device users, please download the app from your App Store before class.


Class lead by Deborah Cea

Every Thursday, 1pm. Free, open to all. Registration required.
Click here to register.

Weekly Class Schedule



  • Ico-Dance - Every Monday at 9AM


  • Strength and Balance - Every Tuesday at 11AM


  • Meditation - Every Wednesday at 10AM (Class resumes Sept 9) 

  • Wednesday Connect - Every Wednesday at 10AM

  • Beginning Acrylic Painting Classes - Every Wednesday at 11:30AM


  • T'ai Chi - Every Thursday at 10:30AM (Class resumes Sept 10) 

  • How to Zoom Q&A for Beginners - Every Thursday at 1PM


  • Kundalini Yoga - Every Friday at 9:30AM

  • Staying Active While Staying Put - Every Friday 10:45AM 


Click here to take an ON DEMAND class. These classes are prerecorded, and you can take and follow along at your leisure.

We will be adding new classes regularly. Stay tuned!

La Jolla Community Center

6811 La Jolla Blvd.

La Jolla, CA  92037


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