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Maine Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

Advanced Yogic Meditation -Session 2 NEW!


with Susan Coady, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Sep 16, 2019 at 6:15 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Awakening your Kundalini through traditional practices from Sri Vidya Tantra.

This course is an in-depth training in how to live and work with your life force energy - the evolutionary force within you - to bring about awakening, healing, vitality and joyfulness.Kundalini is seen as the Goddess, the sacred feminine energy, acknowledged as the creative, motivating force of the universe, around us and in us.Each week we’ll be focusing to an energy center. You will be initiated into sacred mantras, mudras, bandhas, pranayama and visualization to “wake up” the potential, the prana, in each. We will be systematically moving upward from root to crown. Each week has a plan for home practice. We will draw inspiration from the ancient yogic text the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra.This series is a culmination of years of practice, initiation and study by Susan from Yogi Amrit Desai, Russill Paul, Raja Choudhury and pilgrimages to India.Everyone interested is welcome.Due to the nature of the course, no drop ins.

7 Mondays

Begins: September 16, 2019

Session 1: 4:30-5:45 pm

Session 2: 6:15-7:30 pm

Registration: $108

After The Paycheck Stops: Retirement Income Primer


with Seth Cheikin, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Oct 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week
This class is designed for people who are thinking about retiring or have retired recently. Students will learn ideas to help build a reasonable and sustainable strategy for managing income and expenses during retirement, utilizing the framework of Plan for the Expected, Prepare for the Unexpected and Position the Portfolio for Both.

Ageless Yoga


with Susan Coady, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Sep 12, 2019 at 4:30 pm

“Don’t adapt yourself to yoga, adapt yoga to yourself” - Krishnamacharya

This practice looks slow to the outer eye. There’s less happening outside, but more happening inside. This class is gentle, but deep. We explore our unique edges releasing resistance; we become more tolerant and flexible. We respect our bodies as they are, and their intelligence. Learn simple, but powerful ways to increase flexibility, build strength, and reduce stress. This class is suitable for seniors, for seasoned practitioners and beginners.

7 Thursdays, 4:30-5:45 pm

Begins: September 12, 2019 (No class October 24th)

Registration: $77

Drop in, per class: $13 (Please register in front office before class.)

AKC Canine Good Citizen Class


with Amy Hebert, Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next session starts Oct 2, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

For dogs with basic obedience skills already. We build on the basic skills and introduce new distractions to proof the dogs behavior. This class is a good starting point for future therapy dogs and on week 6 the AKC CGC test will be conducted, dogs passing the test will receive a title. Dogs must be 6 months of age or older. Copy of vaccinations, a 4-6 ft thin leash, and soft treats.

Fee: $20

Lab fee: $120 paid to the teacher at the first class

Alcohol Ink Coasters


with Rhea McCoy, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Sep 27, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Instructor will demonstrate how to make one-of-a-kind alcohol ink tiles that can be used as small decor art pieces or coasters for your favorite beverages. You will leave with 4 custom tiles with cork backings. Get out of the house and have a creative night out with friends! All materials included.


Algebra, Hands-on Equations


with Nancy Watson, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Aug 19, 2019 at 8 am, runs for 2 weeks

The Hands-on equations learning system by Henry Borenson. Students may progress at their own rate after the initial introduction. Any materials needed will be provided.

All Cracked Up: Mosaic Art Part II


with Brigit McCallum, Bonny Eagle Adult Education

Calendar Sep 9, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

This six-session class is a continuation of Cracked Up Mosaics and is offered to those who have participated in that class, or with the permission of the instructor only. You will engage in a series of experiments with different materials to learn a variety of mosaic techniques. Your work will be carried out using varied materials and types of substrates. Materials will include, but not be limited to stained glass, crockery, mirror, stone, beads, shells, driftwood and other found objects. Adhesives will include but not be limited to silicone, PVA glue, and mortar/thin set. Materials fee: $20 payable to instructor first day of class. 6 weeks

All Cracked Up: Mosaics


with Brigit McCallum, Bonny Eagle Adult Education

Calendar Oct 28, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Unleash your creativity and learn the basics of mosaic art and grow your skills to the next level in this six-week class! You’ll begin with basic cutting skills for stained glass, tile, and crockery, and create a mosaic terra cotta plant pot. With those skills, you’ll start a second project involving glass-on-glass using clear colored glass and achieving a stained-glass effect. Get a jump-start or move to a whole new level in this creative and eco-friendly process that involves beauty and recycling all in one! Tools will be provided, but you may want to get your own after the first class. Project materials will be provided, and you are invited to bring your own to add to the mix. Build confidence in the design and creation of one of a kind mosaic pieces for your home or to give as gifts! Materials fee: $20 payable to instructor first day of class. 6 weeks

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