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Ellsworth Adult and Community Education


Yin & Yang Yoga (Apr/In-person)
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Yin & Yang Yoga (Apr/In-person)


with Christina Krapf

Heal the body, mind and spirit with a balancing flow of both gentle and challenging postures.  Get deep into the connective tissue with a restorative stretch, as well as get your heart pumping with an invigorating Vinyasa flow that links breath to movement. The goal is to create a state of peace and wellbeing. Class is suitable for all levels of experience.  This is an in-person class. 

Makeup class, if needed, 05/20/24. 

After a spiritual awakening in the summer of 2011, Christina was drawn to the yoga studio and meditation. She enjoyed each class so much that she kept going back to experience different types of yoga and different teachers. She has learned that relating to the teacher plays such a huge role in whether the class is fulfilling or not.  In 2014, Christina started working and training at CorePower Yoga in San Diego, California where she learned the benefits of Hot Yoga. This inspired her to get certified to teach through the studio, where she received her 200-hour certification in Hot and Vinyasa Flow Yoga. Christina was also introduced to Yinki Yoga, a form of Yin or Restorative Yoga, with the added benefits of Reiki Healing Energy. She was then inspired to study Reiki and received certifications in Levels 1, 2 & 3, as well as Yin Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga. Over the past 12 years she has transformed her practice of yoga into her daily life on and off the mat.  After 20 years of being an all day standing hairdresser and having pain in her physical body, she experienced a huge relief both physically and mentally from her practices. Her passion for yoga has literally changed her life in every way, and she desires to share that with others looking to change theirs and to feel better within their bodies. She is very passionate about health and well-being and would love to share her knowledge and wisdom with you on the mat!

Holistic Health & Wellness (Apr)


with Michelle Spencer

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Learn the importance of movement, stress reduction, self-care (including sleep strategies, rest, self-love, self-forgiveness), healthy nutrition and mindfulness, and healthy relationships to improve your overall well-being. This course is in a lecture format with Q & A.  There will be journal prompts and handouts, as well as text, phone call or email check-ins, and a ZOOM meeting to review the course at the end. This is a live online class using ZOOM.

Michelle Spencer is a Certified Stroke and Brain Injury Fitness Instructor, Coach through WellPeer, and a survivor of a Stroke and Ruptured Arteriovenous Malformation in 2014.

Hatha Yoga (Apr)


with Michelle Spencer

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This 60-minute Yoga class will provide sequences that calms the nervous  system along with stretching/warming the muscles and preparing the mind to rest. Breathing techniques, short meditation and positive affirmations will end the practice. This is a live online class using ZOOM.

Michelle Spencer is a Certified Stroke and Brain Injury Fitness Instructor, Coach through WellPeer, and a survivor of a Stroke and Ruptured Arteriovenous Malformation in 2014. 

Play the Ukulele: Your Journey Begins Here! (Tue/Apr)


with Duncan Perry

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Learn to play the ukulele! It has never been more popular and you don't even have to know how to read music! On the uke you can knock out folk music, rock, blues, jazz, pop, country, tunes old and new - even classical music!

Duncan Perry, who has taught more than 700 students of all ages, will introduce you to essential chords and playing techniques using commonly known songs. Oh, and there are lots of laughs along the way, and, learning to play an instrument is good for your brain!

You will need a playable ukulele and an electronic tuner or a tuner app. And when folks hear you play this happy instrument, well, they just have to smile! If you don’t own a ukulele, please contact us for information. What are you waiting for? Grab a uke and get ready for a musical adventure, then spread the joy!  This is a live online course using ZOOM.

Duncan Perry is an experienced multi-instrumentalist who has been performing and teaching folks how play the ukulele for the last 14 years. Having served as a volunteer music therapist in medical and hospice settings, he quickly came to understand that music is medicine and that learning to play an instrument not only sharpens the brain but helps reduce stress. It also brings joy to those who play the uke and to their audiences. Duncan has taught in a variety of Maine communities and did not let the COVID-19 epidemic stop him. He simply moved from teaching in person to an online format and now reaches students all over Maine, New Hampshire and beyond.

Full Course

Microsoft Excel Advanced (Apr)


with Val Landry

Calendar Apr 25, 2024 at 8:30 am, runs for 2 weeks

You will learn how to hide data, split and freeze a window, create ranges, understand the name manager, learn additional functions, copy and paste special, sort data, and learn the power of filters. Some examples of using Microsoft Excel as practical tools include the amortization table, 20 top functions companies want their employees to know, and pivot tables. This is a live online class using ZOOM.

You will receive a link to a brief pre-assessment with your email receipt.  This will assist the instructor in meeting your goals for the class. 

Val is a lifelong business educator and academic advisor focused on helping enrich and enhance students' educational and life purposes. He is experienced in college management and, as an adult educator having taught at the Mid-State College and Kennebec Valley Community College. His teaching experience covers over 45 years in the areas of computer applications, accounting, and Quickbooks training workshops.

Chair Yoga-A Morning Practice off the Mat (Apr)


with Michelle Spencer

Calendar Apr 25, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

This morning class, practiced in a chair, offers mind and body benefits without having to get up and off the floor or even changing into yoga clothes!  Enjoy a “pick me up” at home or at your office by using structural techniques to improve your range of motion, relax tight or overused muscles, and release tension from the mind. This is a live online class using ZOOM.

Michelle Spencer is a Certified Stroke and Brain Injury Fitness Instructor, Coach through WellPeer, and a survivor of a Stroke and Ruptured Arteriovenous Malformation in 2014.

Will run

Find Your Rhythm, Soothe Your Heart & Soul (Apr)


with Tom Rush

Calendar Apr 25, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Join percussionist Tom Rush in exploring rhythm that’s good for your heart and soul.  You’ll learn rudimental drumming rhythms as a tool to open the mind and meditation.  If you’re looking for a formal drumming workshop, this isn’t for you.

Tom’s journey has been influenced by African and Indian rhythms, and he’s been exploring their impact on his meditation and spiritual path.  He’s hoping you’ll join with intention, in the Shamanistic traditions, and find your own meditation and spiritual path.  Each person’s journey will be unique.  This is an in-person class.

If you have a drum, bring it along.  Don't worry if you don't, Tom will have some to share. 

Will run

Heartsaver Basic First Aid & CPR Adult/Child/Infant Bundle (May)


with Sonia Groesbeck

Calendar May 3, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

This is a bundled course with Basic First Aid in the morning and Heartsaver CPR Adult/Child/Infant in the afternoon, at a discounted price. 

Basic First Aid certifies the student in several critical topics/skills needed to provide immediate lifesaving care for individuals who are dealing with a medical or injury emergency. It also covers environmental emergencies for the lay rescuer. 

The CPR course certifies the student in cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills for adults, infants, and children, as well as choking protocols. It also teaches competency in both Automated External Defibrillator use and Narcan.  This is an in-person class. 

When you bundle a Basic First Aid course with Heartsaver CPR (scheduled on the same) you pay a total of $85, with a savings of $35. You also have the option to register for just Basic First Aid or just Heartsaver CPR Adult/Child/Infant elsewhere in this catalog.  


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