Upcoming events

    • 01 Dec 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Online

    Virtual Kettlebell Workshop: Learn the Kettlebell Swing

    • Do you have a kettlebell but don’t know how to use it? 
    • Are you worried you’ll get injured because you don’t know correct kettlebell technique?
    • Do you want to build strength sustainably and safely?

    Join Women of Dartmouth for a virtual kettlebell swing workshop on Wednesday, December 1st at 5:00pm EST with Catherine Buck Le D’04.

    About this workshop:

    This workshop is designed for beginners!  If you’re new to kettlebells, this is the perfect place to start.

    You’ll learn the kettlebell swing and deadlift.

    The swing is the foundation of kettlebell training.  It’s a powerful hip-hinge movement that strengthens the entire body.  Practicing the hardstyle kettlebell swing will build strong glutes, hamstrings, abs, back, and grip.  The kettlebell swing is also an extremely effective yet low-impact conditioning tool.

    You only need one kettlebell — any size will work.

    This is a skill workshop, so you will be moving, but it’s not a workout.  Wear comfortable clothing and expect to break a light sweat.

    Catherine (you may have known her as “Bucky” on campus) is a StrongFirst Elite certified instructor. 

    Where to find Catherine:


    About Cat

    I am a StrongFirst Elite instructor, which means I hold all four of the StrongFirst certifications in kettlebell, barbell, and bodyweight strength. I believe everyone can experience life-changing transformation through the dedicated skill practice of strength training. In my twenties, I struggled with food and exercise. I battled my body with hours of cardio and had an uninformed, restrict-and-binge mindset around food. I felt lost, frustrated, and trapped. I knew I needed to build a positive relationship with my body and upgrade my emotional self-image.

    Learning the skill of strength and achieving my instructor certifications changed the course of my life. Through immersing myself in the StrongFirst system and building real strength, I discovered the power of dedicated, disciplined training. I went from being someone who was always “working out” to being an athlete who trains for goals and practices skills. My goal as a coach is to lead my students to live happier, more fulfilled lives through working towards strength goals and overcoming self-limiting beliefs. I teach my students to achieve their full potential using the tools of strength training, quality movement, nutrition, and self-reflection. Through the discipline of strength training, we can learn and master all the skills necessary to become our most powerful, confident selves.

    In addition to being a certified instructor under StrongFirst, TRX, and Ground Force Method, I am also a Precision Nutrition Level 1 certified nutrition coach. When I’m not training or coaching, you can find me traveling, hiking, paddleboarding, and enjoying the outdoors with my husband Chau and our Rhodesian Ridgeback Gracie.

    • 03 Dec 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Online

    BODY WISDOM: The Secret to Living in Your Own Truth with Eleanor Shannon D'79


    Come learn and see how the power of accessing the body's wisdom-- the intuitive "knowing" that we all have-- can release us from our rational, linear, brainiac selves.

    High-performing professional women, who are "getting it all right," often arrive at a point in their lives where they ask, "How do I live closer to who I really am?"

    Come learn the secrets of living more authentically from Eleanor Shannon D'79.  From high-achieving brainiac sidelined by a ruptured disc and the subsequent decade of pain to a flourishing natural Italian wine expert, author, and life coach, Eleanor worked hard to unlock her own healing process.

    Whether you are seeking more-- creativity, travel, rest, satisfaction in relationships, health, joy or ease...


    ...or less-- stress, anxiety, physical and emotional pain, or pressure...


    ...Eleanor has learned that it is all available.


    In this THRIVE workshop, Eleanor will show us that your body intuitively knows the path to whatever you are seeking.


    Join us!


    FRIDAY DEC 3rd 10AM Pac/ 11AM MTN/ 12N CEN/ 1PM Eastern

    Register Now


    Eleanor Shannon D'79, Harvard MBA '84, is a life coach who has reinvented herself multiple times, most dramatically in 2004 when she left her husband and three children to teach Italian university students in Milan for a semester.

    That decision began a fifteen-year journey in Italy that included completing professional wine sommelier training, creating a blog about Italian natural wine, practicing and teaching somatic healing practices (yoga, yoga nidra, dance, meditation), and launching her own coaching practice.

    Blog: (www.uncorkedinitaly.com), Website:  www.cometoyoursenses.com



    • 09 Dec 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 4001 North First Street, San Jose, CA

    Help with food for the needy: Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank 

    Pre-pandemic, DAASV has helped out at Second Harvest Food Bank, one of the largest food banks in the U.S. Second Harvest is still in need of volunteers (as well as monetary and food donations), and is starting to hold food sorts again, although not on Saturdays.

    As the holidays approach, there are evening sessions at Cypress Center in San Jose.  We have selected Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm to have a DAASV group help sort food.  

    Please register yourself and your party with Second Harvest as an individual(s) to sort food at the Cypress Center location on December 9 at 6pm (name the Dartmouth Alumni Association of Silicon Valley as your organization) and please register here as well so we can keep track of the DAASV volunteers.  

    Masks must be worn indoors. Food sorting usually involves quite a bit of lifting and bending, but there also are less physical tasks such as box making. The dress code at the Food Bank is casual and comfortable, but given the time of year it is recommended to dress warmly. No shorts and no tank tops are permitted. Closed toe shoes and long pants are required. 

    • 16 Dec 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Maples Pavilion: 655 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305

    Dartmouth alumni, families and friends and are cordially invited to a pre-game reception at Jimmy V's Sports Cafe before the Big Green tip-off against Stanford on Thursday, December 16. The reception starts at 5:00pm and is $30 per person.

    Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Please note that the reception fee does not include admission to the game. Additional venue and game ticket information is below. 

    Pre-Game Reception:
    Jimmy V's Sports Cafe
    641 Campus Drive
    Stanford, CA

    Reception tickets can be purchased online here.  

    Game Information:
    Dartmouth vs. Stanford

    Maples Pavilion

    655 Campus Drive
    Stanford, CA

    Game tickets can be purchased online here.

    COVID Policy:

    For all contests at Maples Pavilion, fans 12 and older will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test at entry gates, immediately prior to scanning their tickets.

    • 19 Dec 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Haas Pavilion: 115 Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, CA 94720

    Tickets Link

    • 21 Dec 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Icardo Center: 9001 Stockdale Hwy Gym, Bakersfield, CA 93311

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