Try Something New: Free or Cheap Online Classes From Local Experts

New cooking, gardening, music, writing and fitness classes feel just right for right now.

We admit to disappearing down the reality TV rabbit hole a bit more often these days — after all, everyone needs to look away from the news and turn off our brains, at least for a few minutes. But if you’re looking to spend some time at home in a wholesome way, Sonoma County’s creative and fitness community has you covered. Locals have stepped up in a big way, offering free or low-cost online resources that will keep you in shape, get you started on a new hobby, or back on track with an old favorite. Click through the above gallery for a few ideas.

Karen Kizer, Chelsea Rose Kurnick, Meg McConahey and Janet Balicki Weber contributed to this article.