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Stress Relief 101

$40

with Jennifer Harry

Calendar Feb 26, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Take a break and de-stress! Learn many easy to use techniques to help counteract street drawn from the latest research in neuroscience, mindfulness, and resiliency training.

Each week features:

  • An opening meditation to calm the mind and relax the muscles;
  • Experiential Exercise - learn and practice a new technique for stress relief; and
  • Helpful tips for incorporating the technique into your regular life.

Over the course of four weeks, you will be building a set of tools that you can use in your everyday life, in any situation, to manage stress, anxiety and overwhelm. Learning these tools can:

  • Increase your self-awareness;
  • Help you cope with life's challenges;
  • Decrease anxiety;
  • Improve your health; and
  • Enhance your overall well-being.

Makeup class (if needed) 03/25/20.

Mobility & Stability for 50+: Building Strength and Independence (Session 2)

$65

with CrossFit Breakwater

Calendar Mar 2, 2020 at 10:30 am, runs for 3 weeks

Overall health and independence are important for everyone of all ages. In this class, we focus on three main components:

  • Increasing your MOBILITY;
  • Improving your STABILITY; and
  • Gaining STRENGTH

all while learning functional movements that enrich everyday life. Be challenged and have fun in a peer supported environment with an excellent, seasoned coaching staff. Everything you need to know for each class is taught, discussed and practiced with the watchful eye of your coaches. Join your peers at CrossFit Breakwater and make 2020 a health-changing year! Instructors:  Amy Dalrymple Boles & Missy Gaston

Will run

Downeast Picklers! Introduction to Pickleball (Session 1) Donna Dabb

$30

with Chris Cherry

Calendar Mar 12, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 3 weeks

This three-week course will cover the basic rules for playing the sport of pickleball, as well as the use of strategy as a way to win points. Emphasis will be placed on safety when moving on the courts. Pickleball is played with a paddle and wiffle ball, which will be provided for student use.

No additional equipment is needed except for clean athletic shoes (no street shoes are allowed on the courts). The first hour and a half of each session will be for instruction, with the remainder of the course time available for open play. Come prepared to have fun! Makeup class (if needed) 04/02/20. 

Visit us on Facebook or at our website: www.downeastpickleball.com. 

Kripalu Yoga for Everyone (Session 2)

$65

with Molly Shields

Calendar Mar 19, 2020 at 4:15 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Yoga is for everyone, no one is too old or too stiff. Molly teaches yoga poses with a focus on individual ability and working toward body alignment. Her goal is to help others realize and enjoy the physical and mental benefits of a regular yoga practice.  No class 04/23/20.

Plant Based Cooking for Health

$40

with Marc Blanchette

Calendar Mar 25, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Nearly seven years ago, Marc Blanchette began his transition to a plant- based lifestyle during his 184 lb. weight loss. He has continued to maintain his health and weight with exercise and a diet of grains, fruits, beans, legumes and vegetables. In this class, he will share his story and the steps that he took to find better health through the power of a plant-based lifestyle. The class is designed to show how simple and affordable this way of cooking and eating can be, dispel the myths, break stereotypes and equip participants with the tools and resources needed to be successful. There will be cooking demos, food to sample, easily prepared recipes to share, local shopping tips and group support. Makeup class (if needed) 04/29/20.

*please note that the first class ONLY will be held at the Ellsworth Adult Education location, 248 State Street, Suite 1, Ellsworth.

Will run

Downeast Picklers! Introduction to Pickleball (Session 2) Chris Cherry

$30

with Chris Cherry

Calendar Mar 30, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This three-week course will cover the basic rules for playing the sport of pickleball, as well as the use of strategy as a way to win points. Emphasis will be placed on safety when moving on the courts. Pickleball is played with a paddle and wiffle ball, which will be provided for student use.

No additional equipment is needed except for clean athletic shoes (no street shoes are allowed on the courts). The first hour and a half of each session will be for instruction, with the remainder of the course time available for open play. Come prepared to have fun! Makeup class (if needed) 04/27/20. 

Visit us on Facebook or at our website: www.downeastpickleball.com. 

Guided Relaxation: Yoga Nidra

$52

with Hannah Horecka

Calendar Mar 30, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Release deeply held tension and stress with a guided deep relaxation called Yoga Nidra. Using blankets and mats, the students find a comfortable place to rest on their back and are led through a guided meditation where they completely relax their body. This deep relaxation practice can help relieve stress and anxiety, transform negative habits, improve focus, and improve sleep. It is also said that a 30-minute Yoga Nidra practice is equivalent to 2-4 hours of sleep! No yoga or meditation experience needed.  

Grow Your Own Organic Garden! Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association

$15

with Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners

Calendar Apr 8, 2020 at 6 pm

An introduction to the basics of organic gardening, presented by the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (MOFGA). Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. We'll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the fundamentals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. The instructor will be an experienced farmer or gardener from your region. We will even send you home with free seeds! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.  Makeup class (if needed) 04/15/20.





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