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Healthcare Workers

$29

with Carole Freeman

Calendar Current session started Mar 1, 2022

Have you ever seen a patient or family member becoming more and more anxious with ever-increasing shortness of breath and wanted to offer more help?

This class teaches you simple ways to help your patients feel calmer and breath more freely.

Healthcare Workers, and caring individuals alike, will be able to participate in the exercises and activities throughout the class to feel for themselves the techniques and benefits of this training.

What you'll learn

- Understand more about Breathing Pattern Disorders

- Recognize potential breathing problems before they get worse

- Learn how to help others calm themselves when in distress

- Teach others how to have more effective breathing

- Show others how to improve their oxygenation deepening their breath

- Learn how to correct hyperventilation

 #breath #breathe

Interactive Online Courses with NDEC

Free

with National Digital Equity Center

Calendar Current session started Mar 1, 2022

The National Digital Equity Center provides Digital Literacy classes that provide opportunities for professional growth, personal enrichment, the development of computer skills, and preparation for professional careers in a supportive environment. Customized training and consulting solutions are offered to businesses and industries, as well as community residents. Online classes are held in a live interactive form using a videoconference platform; in-person classes are at community locations in collaboration with partner organizations.  We provide all instruction in a small group interactive learning setting, whether it is online or in-person.

Registering here will allow us to send you the link to the list of NDEC interactive online courses.

Rebuilding Energy and Endurance at any age

$37

with Carole Freeman

Calendar Current session started Mar 1, 2022

Rebuilding Energy and Endurance at any age

Yes, it’s true, you can, literally, breathe new life into your body

Every cell in your body is dependent on oxygen to create energy. And the amount of oxygen available to every cell in your body and brain is dependent on the breath. To be even more specific, dependent on the quality of your breathing pattern and function. This class will train you, and your entire respiratory system, to be more efficient at delivering blood, oxygen, glucose, and nutrients to all those cells. Whether you’re an athlete or not, the secret to greater strength and endurance starts and ends with the strength of your respiratory system. No matter how long you train, or how hard you work out, when your breathing gives out - your body follows.

The course is presented as if the student will give themselves at least 3-6 weeks to implement the exercises & techniques.

 #breath #breathe

Surviving Stress

$37

with Carole Freeman

Calendar Current session started Mar 1, 2022

It’s estimated that more than 90% of people who suffer with chronic anxiety or stress have breathing pattern disorders. Also know as dysfunctional breathing. The nervous system’s normal response to stress, anxiety, frustration fear, all involve stimulating a particular breathing pattern of shallow, upper airway, open mouth breathing, with tightened abdominals, which are designed to help us run from a burning building or fight off an attacker. If we are under chronic mental, emotional or physical stress, this breathing pattern becomes a habit as our ‘default’ breathing which is not good because it stimulates the brain to perceive more stress and anxiety. At this point, this ‘default’ breathing pattern is working against us and is known as “dysfunctional”. You may never get out of the feelings of general anxiety and stress without revising your breathing. If you are being treated with Talk therapy, meditation, relaxation, movement therapy, etc. your breathing pattern, which is caused by emotional distress, may not be allowing you to get the full benefits these therapies offer.

In this class, you will learn the following:

- How to increase awareness of your “normal” breathing pattern and understand why and how it may have been working against you.

- How to form a new optimal breathing pattern

- How to reduce anxious signalling to your Brain, breaking dysfunctional patterns

- How to manage break-through anxiety or panic attacks

- How to increase oxygen to the brain, creating clearer thinking

- How to strengthen the Rest & Recover portion of the Autonomic Nervous System, increasing feelings of calm and control

- How to take your emotional system from depletion to renewal

 #breath #breathe

English Language - Beginner Mornings

Free

with Shawn Cola

Calendar Current session started Mar 1, 2022 at 10 am

English language learners who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, will work on vocabulary, pronunciation, comprehension, and conversation. All students must make registration appointment at 207.363.7922 for testing and intake.

These classes are in person at the York Adult Education, or livestreamed on your computer.

English Language - Intermediate Mornings

Free

with Shawn Cola

Calendar Current session started Mar 1, 2022 at 11 am

English language learners who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, will work on vocabulary, pronunciation, comprehension, and conversation. All students must make registration appointment at 207.363.7922 for testing and intake.

These classes are in person at the York Adult Education, or livestreamed on your computer.

Math Basics

Free

with Marie Enright

Calendar Current session started Mar 1, 2022 at 6 pm

From basic arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, fractions, and percentages) all the way to real world algebra. This class will provide individualized instruction to help you learn/improve your math skills to succeed in everyday life, the workplace, and/or prepare you for college! 

These classes are in person at the York Adult Education, or livestreamed on your computer.

Private Piano Lessons

$120

with Susan Frank

Calendar Current session started Mar 2, 2022 at 2:30 pm

Private one at a time piano lessons, 4 half hour lessons, either on facetime or live at York Adult Ed, at any level, beginning, intermediate, or advanced!





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