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Ellsworth Adult and Community Education



Enrichment

Yin & Yang Yoga (Jan/In-person)

$45

with Christina Krapf

Calendar Jan 8, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

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.

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!

Microsoft Excel Advanced

$69

with Val Landry

Calendar Jan 11, 2024 at 8:30 am, runs for 3 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.

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.

Photography: Portrait

$80

with Steve McGrath

Calendar Jan 11, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This portrait photography course is designed to teach you everything you need to know to take professional-quality portraits. You will learn how to work with all different types of subjects, from individuals and groups to children and pets. Steve will explain the nuances of lighting and posing, how to shoot in a studio or on location, and how to master the gear you will need to create inspiring work! This is a live online class. Make up class if Needed Feb 1st.

Steve McGrath is a professional freelance photographer and photography teacher who has been creating images for 20 years. Steve first began by shooting sports photography for local high schools, then weddings, and stock agencies. His love of the outdoors led him to focusing more on his true passion. Steve was an active member of the Gateway Camera Club for many years, and has won many ribbons and awards at fairs and competitions through the club and on his own. Many of his images have been published in school text books.

Photography: Landscapes

$120

with Steve McGrath

Calendar Jan 11, 2024 at 7:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

 In this Beginner/Intermediate Landscape Photography Class Steve will show you all the various camera settings you can use when taking Landscape Photography utilizing your Shutter and Aperture settings for the best exposure. Including understanding and using natural light, finding the best composition, understanding the ways different focal length lenses behave, and using depth of field and the use of filters. 

 This is a live online class. Make up date if needed Feb 1st. 

Steve McGrath is a professional freelance photographer and photography teacher who has been creating images for 20 years. Steve first began by shooting sports photography for local high schools, then weddings, and stock agencies. His love of the outdoors led him to focusing more on his true passion. Steve was an active member of the Gateway Camera Club for many years, and has won many ribbons and awards at fairs and competitions through the club and on his own. Many of his images have been published in school text books.

Acadian Arts Asian Fusion Cooking Retreat @ Homeport Inn, Searsport (Jan 2024)

$495

with Chris Toy

Calendar Jan 12, 2024 , runs for 1 week

Your instructor, Chris Toy is the author of 6 popular cookbooks, a private chef, and has taught Asian-fusion cooking for several Maine community education programs. Cooking students will learn how to prepare a variety of recipes from Asia, Europe, and the Americas incorporating traditional and local ingredients. Each meal will actively engage cooks with the tools, techniques, and stories behind the dishes being created.

An award-winning Grand Victorian sea captain's home, The Homeport Inn and Tavern has 9 private suites tastefully updated with comfortable furnishings.  There is live music each evening in the tavern. 

The $495 tuition includes all lunches and dinners (beverages can be purchased through the tavern). Specially discounted rates including breakfasts, are available by contacting the Inn. 

Feedback from recent participants: 

“I learned so much from Chris that I can use immediately at home in my own kitchen"  "Great kitchen hints!'

Acadian Arts Watercolor Retreat @ Homeport Inn, Searsport (Jan 2024)

$495

with Mary Laury

Calendar Jan 12, 2024 , runs for 1 week

Your instructor, Mary Laury is an accomplished watercolorist and highly esteemed teacher. She encourages all her students to believe they can be successful. Painting is an exciting medium; it flows and moves and does beautiful things. If you have never painted in watercolors, we will start at the beginning. If you have painted before, you will pick up some new tips and tricks as well. We all learn together!  

An award-winning Grand Victorian sea captain's home, The Homeport Inn and Tavern has 9 private suites tastefully updated with comfortable furnishings.  There is live music each evening in the tavern. 

The $495 tuition includes all lunches and dinners (beverages can be purchased through the tavern). Specially discounted rates including breakfasts, are available by contacting the Inn. 

Feedback from recent participants: 

“Great instructor!-Mary acts as a guide to develop our own style."  "Easy, no stress instruction." 

Holistic Health & Wellness (Jan)

$59

with Michelle Spencer

Calendar Jan 16, 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 a lecture format with  Q & A. Journal prompts, handouts, 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. 

Yoga: Hatha Yoga (Jan)

$59

with Michelle Spencer

Calendar Jan 16, 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. 





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