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4 Fun Classes to Take for Parents When Your Kids Go Back to School



By: Marie Miguel, Guest Writer

Seeing your kids return to school may encourage you to find something new to fill your free time, like taking classes. In the Charleston area, there are many classes available for all kinds of people. You can learn how to draw, dance, or paint, or listen to history lectures.

If you want to take a break from classes and you happen to have a pet, dog-friendly parks could be a good way to spend your free time. Breaks are needed in between busy work sessions or to unwind after a stressful day. Taking relaxing or constructive time for yourself can be important for parents, who are likely to put their kids first at their own expense.

Take a look at BetterHelp to help you balance parenting and mental health.

If you are looking for a productive way to spend free time, then here are four fun classes you can take when your kids go back to school.

In the Kitchen With Chef Bob Waggoner

164 Market St.

If you want to improve your culinary skills or witness the work of a master, consider enrolling in Chef Bob Waggoner’s classes. He teaches you lessons in rapid-fire cooking in a busy world. You may find yourself alongside a few other couples, and the lesson might start with Waggoner serving drinks and appetizers.

The contents of the class differ depending on the day. One night, you might learn how to prepare fish, then another you may learn the ins and outs of honing knife skills and cooking elaborate meals.

As the lesson proceeds, Waggoner may entertain your table with stories from his decades-long career while he gets to know his students.

The lessons last for a few hours, and you and your partner may come away with new techniques you could use for family meals.

Vin to Yin – Yoga Factory

1738 Signal Point Road

You might take care of your mental and physical health by exercising, and the Yoga Factory’s Vin to Yin class is a good start in treating your body with respect. The class incorporates the main principles of various yoga classes to create a balanced lesson.

Vin to Yin starts with 30 to 45 minutes of breathing exercises and warming up the body, known as yang. Then, the rest of the class focuses on yin practices, including deep stretches, meditative postures, and restoring rigid parts of the body.

Ultimately, it is a well-rounded experience that can serve as a warm-up to the beginning of your day and an introduction to yoga.

Dance Lab

1660 Sam Rittenberg Blvd

Another way to exercise with your partner is by letting it all loose with dance classes. The Dance Lab is always putting together events that teach different dance styles.

Have you ever felt the drive to learn ballet or dance along to hip hop? Find the events on Dance Lab’s website and discover the dancing style that best fits you.

The only Dance Lab requirements are coming to the studio feeling ready to enjoy the music along with the instruction. You could also pass on your dance lessons to other loved ones and even your kids if they have an interest.

This can also be a good way to meet new people in the area.

Wine Blending

53 Wentworth St.

If you want to learn how to create and blend a custom wine, consider taking a class in wine blending in the Bohemian Blending room.

Your instructor will introduce you and your partner to the history of winemaking, along with showing you each step in the blending process.

You can then custom create a label and create a bottle for your personal brand. Reservations are only based on availability, so routinely check the website for any openings to have a fun night out with your partner or friends.

Be the best parent possible

Learning new skills can help you discover your passions, or realize that something you’ve always wanted to do turns out to not be not what you expected. Spending a little time on your own interests to help you destress while taking care of your mind and body can make you a better parent.

So, enjoy the classes you take, and take the lessons to heart as you continue with your life and being the best parent for your kid.

Marie Miguel Biography

Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a variety of health-related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to specifically target subjects related to anxiety and depression.

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