“Beauty Bites Beast” IMPACT Workshop

Apr 4, 2016

womanstop21393362274Everyone from grandma to little Audrey can learn self-defense skills.

Women’s City Club of Pasadena member and personal safety advocate Ellen Snortland presents “Beauty Bites Beast” IMPACT Personal Safety Self-Defense Workshop on April 20.

This is a 3-hour, hands-on class that “gives students a comprehensive taste of our training,” Snortland explains.

You will work on awareness, verbal and physical self-defense skills in a safe and supportive environment. You will tap into your own intrinsic power and will leave class with a solid understanding of how to deal with someone who is confronting you in a variety of situations.

The class welcomes females and males and is taught by a female lead instructor and one of the organization’s padded assailants. Warning: This is a physical class and offensive language may be used. Participants must be a minimum of 14 years old. Attendees are urged to wear clothes and shoes in which they can comfortably move.

A light buffet dinner begins at 5 p.m., while the class runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Space is limited and RSVPs must be received by April 13.


IMPACT Personal Safety Self-Defense Workshop
Wednesday, April 20th, 5-9 p.m.
Location: Women’s City Club of Pasadena
Cost: $125, WCC members; $150, non-members
Non-member reservations must be paid in advance
Call 1.626.796.0560 or email


Find more information on Snortland’s “Beauty Bites Beast” short film here, and the print version.

With Lisa Gaeta, Snortland has co-written The Safety Godmother: The ABCs of Awareness, Boundaries, and Confidence for Teens—read Petrea’s review here.






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