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with Nancy Wheaton
We will practice yoga from a chair, involving energetic movements that are designed to strengthen the body and bring awareness to our physical presence in the world. Register to get the link for the livestream session. Nancy is a 500 RYT instructor through Illumina. She has Ashtanga training [200 hr RYT], yin yoga training and chair yoga training with Peggy Cappy. She brings joy to her practice and teaches with enthusiasm, giving modifications. Her classes are themed so that the students are able to extract a message that fits their circumstances.
Please note the time change. The catalog printed the course as 10-11, but the class is 11-12. We apologize for the change!
Be a Hero. Be a Foster Parent.
with Stephanie Eklund
Did you know that YOU could be the life-changing person for a child here in Maine? Yes, YOU can become a foster or adoptive parent! Come learn about the licensing process and the different ways you can help Maine children. There is a special need for people who can care for infants, sibling groups, and adolescents, while also supporting the reunification process. Join us for this informational meeting and take that very first step to becoming a resource family. Register to get the link for the livestream session. Stephanie Eklund, a former and long-standing advocate for victims of domestic violence, joined A Family for ME as a foster/adoptive parent recruiter in Southern Maine. Stephanie brings with her a wealth of knowledge regarding recruitment, collaborative efforts with community members, public speaking and training, volunteer engagement, and helping people in need. In her personal time, Stephanie enjoys reading, working out, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Falun Gong: Introduction
with Marcus Gale
Falun Gong is an ancient, traditional Chinese practice of "self cultivation"- a way to improve mental and physical wellness through five easy-to-learn exercises, meditation, and the elevation of one's mind. The practice is based on the universal values of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance. This introductory demo class will provide a brief overview of the system, plus a demonstration of the exercises. All Falun Gong instruction is free of charge. Class fee is an AE administrative cost. "What is Falun Gong" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ-A6xY47jc Register to get the link for the livestream session. Marcus Gale has been practicing Falun Gong for 22 years. He offers free instruction throughout southern Maine and New Hampshire.
Ok, Zoomer: Tips for Parenting Teens from a Former Teen
with Michaela Flanders
Spending more time with your teen due to the current situation? Make this found fun, rewarding and productive! This dialogue-centered series provides a teen culture crash course, generation-specific narrative, and communication brainstorming, all led by a current college student and Gen Z-centered author. Register to get the link for the livestream session. Michaela Flanders is a junior at Mount Holyoke College, where she majors in Bioethics and Psychology. She is also a Marshwood High School graduate. Michaela is the author of "Sitting in A Circle: Gen Z Feminism and The Spirit", due for release in June 2021 from The Pilgrim Press, as well as a student birth doula with DONA International. She has led and listened to her fellow young adults in a range of capacities for the last six years through her work as a dance teacher, mentor, campus president, and policymaker. She presented a similar version of this workshop in the local and national settings in the summer of 2019.
Barre with Amanda
with Amanda Gunter
Join us for Barre! This class specializes in toning and building muscles throughout our bodies. With this class, low impact but high intensity will having you feeling your best. Register to get the link for the livestream session.
Mindfulness:Find your calm in uncertain times
with Venera M. Gattonini
Increase your toolbox of techniques to help decrease stress, sleep better, help you to pause and respond versus react , and find deep relaxation and calm within. Register to get the link for the livestream session.
Social Justice Dialogue for Newcomers
with Michaela Flanders
Knowing the tenets of social justice dialogue is fundamental to having conversations in the workplace and with friends and family. It can be hard to know what to say when themes on race, gender, sexuality, and religion take front and center. This series utilizes intergroup dialogue and a welcoming atmosphere to get you started. Register to get the link for the livestream session. Michaela Flanders is a junior at Mount Holyoke College, where she majors in Bioethics and Psychology. She is also a Marshwood High School graduate. Michaela is the author of "Sitting in A Circle: Gen Z Feminism and The Spirit", due for release in June 2021 from The Pilgrim Press, as well as a student birth doula with DONA International. As a queer, Asian, religiously mixed woman with health issues, she is committed to use her experiences from listening to her peers, and her own social justice training, to meet the pressing need for education-- especially in small towns-- that has led the U.S. to this moment in history.
BHP: Behavioral Health Professional Certification
with Dan Sheehan
Are you a parent, grandparent, or caregiver of a child with special needs? Want to understand and use the tools that teachers and support staff use successfully? This blended online and in-person course teaches individuals how to provide support to children (4 - 21 years of age) with intellectual/developmental delays, autism, or major mental health diagnosis in their home and community. (Note: This class meets the state requirements for certification as a Behavioral Health Profession for job placement, if certification is desired. CPR/First Aid is needed in conjunction with this course for certification. CPR cost is NOT included in the cost of this course.) Online portion and CPR must be completed before the Face-To-Face portion of the class. Online class session starts: Oct 7, November Livestream class Sat., 9am-4pm Register to get the link for the online portion and livestream session.