Online Classes

Public health is self-defense! IMPACT Bay Area is offering online classes to empower the community during the pandemic. From using your voice to expanding your self-care toolkit, we are here to help you and your loved ones grow your safety and confidence while remaining safe at home in support of public health. Sign up for one of our upcoming classes below (more dates added regularly).

When deciding to enroll and participate, we encourage you to keep in mind that online classes are open to the public and therefore less of a controlled environment than in-person classes. We believe confidentiality is an important part of safety, and your instructors will talk more about this in the session.

Suggested donation: $10-30, no one turned away for lack of funds

IMPACT believes self-defense is for everyone, regardless of ability to pay. As a small nonprofit that has had to cancel all in-person classes since March, any donation is meaningful at this time. If you are in a position to offer financial support, we suggest a tax-deductible donation of $10-30 per class.


  • 12/09 Intro to Personal Safety

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    This one-hour class provides an overview of IMPACT Bay Area's approach to personal safety! In this class, students develop intuition, situational awareness, congruent body language, and verbal skills to deescalate and deter assault and harassment, as well as learn two simple and effective physical techniques.

    Online classes depend on a minimum attendance and are not recorded. Please sign up only if you are able to attend the session at this time.

    Suggested donation (click here to donate): $10-30, no one turned away for lack of funds.

    Wednesday, December 09, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Online via Zoom
    0 RSVPs
  • 12/12 Boundaries 2.0

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    Before this year, phrases like "Please respect social distancing," "I'm not comfortable talking to you without a mask on," "All lives can't matter until Black lives matter," and "Please dress appropriately on Zoom meetings" might not have been the most familiar. This class offers a refresher on boundary setting techniques and the opportunity to practice your skills in new and old scenarios under adrenaline with a suited instructor.

    Online classes depend on a minimum attendance and are not recorded. Please sign up only if you are able to attend the session at this time.

    Suggested donation (click here to donate): $10-30, no one turned away for lack of funds.

    Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    Online via Zoom
    0 RSVPs