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San Miguel de Allende is overflowing with creative possibilities for fun, continuing education, improved health, and affordable ways to pamper yourself. Below are our favorites.

Current classes are also listed in the classified section of the Atención San Miguel, our local English language newspaper (available in the Jardin and at many businesses).

How to dial San Miguel: From outside of Mexico, don’t forget to add the country code (52) to the 10-digit numbers below. If it’s a cell phone, add 52 + 1.

To dial from inside San Miguel, add 044 to cell numbers. (Land lines = normal 7-digit dialing.)

 

art classes (studio)

  • Keith Keller Painting, drawing classes & studio rental • La Escuela • Ancha de San Antonio 27 • 152-0637 • keithkellermexico.com
  • Gerardo Ruiz offers beginning as well as advanced classes in painting, including encaustic, acrylic and oil, all techniques in etching, and life-drawing classes • Fábrica La Aurora • 152-6110 • www.gerardoruizart.com
  • Joan Elena Goldberg  Ceramics classes for adults and kids: fun family group or individual workshops, and ongoing drop-in classes; private studio-time rental available with wheel & firings included • 152-7619 • email hidden; JavaScript is required • www.joanelenagoldberg.com

art galleries

art schools

  • Instituto Allende www.instituto-allende.edu.mx
  • Bellas Artes Cultural Center Hernandez Macias 75, Centro • 152-0289 • email hidden; JavaScript is required
  • Biblioteca Publica Guitar, choir, art, theater, music. • Insurgentes 25 • 152-7305 • www.bibliotecasma.com

astrology / tarot

  • Helen Hendon Astrology and Sacred Tarot readings and classes in San Miguel. 30 years experience, Hermetician’s Degree, Professor of Metaphysics at University of California, Chico. Call for an appointment • Cell: 415 114 7104
  • Lola Cortina Bilingual, in-depth astrological charts and readings • 154-8448

bookstores

  • El Tecolote Jesus 11
  • Garrison & Garrison Books in the Hotel Sautto • Hernandez Macias 59
  • La Deriva Art books, etc. • Fábrica La Aurora

ceramics

  • Ceramics classes for adults and kids: fun family group or individual workshops, and ongoing drop-in classes; private studio-time rental available with wheel & firings included • Joan Elena Goldberg • 152-7619 • email hidden; JavaScript is required • www.joanelenagoldberg.com

children and teens

cooking classes

dance lessons

  • Ballroom, Salsa Kris Rudolph • 152-5807

horseback riding / equestrian

  • Lisa Rochford cell: 415-107-4221 • email hidden; JavaScript is required
  • Rancho Xotolar Beautiful authentic working Mexican rancho, great people, great horses, amazing countryside. A spectacular equestrian and cultural experience • www.xotolarranch.com

jewelry / silver smithing

martial arts

  • Aikido San Miguel Offers traditional Aikido four afternoons a week with a great Sensei. Close to Casita de las Flores • Ken • 152-3709 • email hidden; JavaScript is requiredwww.aikidosanmiguel.com

meditation

  • Shambala Meditation Center Terraplen 34, centro •  email hidden; JavaScript is requiredwww.sanmigueldeallende.shambhala.org

music classes

  • Bellas Artes Cultural Center Hernandez Macias 75, Centro • 152-0289 • email hidden; JavaScript is required
  • Piano lessons Elena Shoemaker •  152 2491

organic food

  • Natura Produce, dairy, breads, prepared foods, and more • Ancha de San Antonio 39 • 154 8629
  • Via Organica Great little store. Produce, dairy, breads, sandwiches, and chocolate! • Margarito Ledesma 2, Colonia Guadalupe • 185-2194
  • Green Map San Miguel A guide to all things organic in San Miguel • www.mapaverdesanmiguel.org

pilates

  • Mat and equipment classes, duets and privates • Sue Lawrence • cell: 415 109 0240

photography

  • Academia de Fotografia Jo Brenzo • www.acdphoto.com
  • Shannon Reece 152-3094 • email hidden; JavaScript is required

spanish schools

theatre

tour guides/drivers

  • Reyes Ortiz bilingual, highly recommended • cell: 415 153 2333 • email hidden; JavaScript is required
  • Jaime Olalde bilingual, highly recommended • 152 5794 • email hidden; JavaScript is required

yoga

  • Margaretta Sander Iyengar Certified. Beginning and advanced classes. Terraplen 34, centro • 120-0767 • email hidden; JavaScript is requiredwww.yogasanmiguel.com