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Personal Enrichment

Subtle Yoga - Beyond the Pretzel (January Session)

$60

with Susan Coady

Calendar Jan 25, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Start the year with self care! Gentle, subtle yoga is transformative, integrating health and personal growth with breath, meditation, philosophy and postures. Often yoga is presented as physical fitness that requires agility.  This class offers choices and modifications.....the approach is holistic, and allows you to realize the deeper, more contemplative aspects of yoga, while helping to improve your health regardless of age or ability. Subtle practices are great for immunity and resilience. Everyone welcome!

Online Live - Zoom

Mondays, 4:30-5:30 PM.

January 25 - March 1, 2021

6 weeks.  $60

Bio:  Susan Coady has been teaching yoga for almost 40 years.  She is certified through Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox MA.  Over the years she’s taken many programs at Kripalu, is certified in Ayurvedic studies and bodywork, is a graduate of Russill Paul’s 4 year Yogic Mystery School, and is currently an advanced student of Raja Choudhury, avidly exploring the Shakti tradition of mantra and meditation.  Susan believes yoga should be accessible and enjoyable for everyone!

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Songwriting 201

$75

with Martin Swinger

Calendar Jan 28, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 7 weeks

 Are you an experienced songwriter wishing to upgrade your skills? Do your songs ‘work’ but not ‘inspire’? Do you experience writer’s block or seem to keep writing the same song over and over?

Martin Swinger is an award-winning songwriter and talented instructor who can help you break old patterns, make your songs stand out, and grab listeners in exciting ways. Through clever writing prompts, creative language exercises, guided group discussion, and supportive peer critique Martin inspires students to engage listeners and create songs with purpose and power.

In this 7-week course, you’ll learn how to inspire listeners with imaginative and evocative lyrics, create melodies that are fresh and memorable, develop songs that move bodies and hearts and originate songs that are intriguingly intricate or simply profound. This class will help you elevate songs from a passive ‘listening’ experience into eloquent investments in the exchange of ideas and values with your listeners through the power of songs.

You don’t have to have the ability to sing ‘well’, play an instrument, understand music theory, or transcribe music to gain insight and improvement from this class. This class will help songwriters with experience become songwriters with skill. 

Limit: 10 students. 

Instructor: Martin Swinger, Songwriting, performance and vocal coach

Every other Thursday, beginning January 28, 2021

Jan 28, Feb 11 & 25, Mar 11 & 25, Apr 8 & 22, 2021

Time: 7-8:30 pm

Location: Zoom Live

Registration: $75

 

"Martin Swinger is one of those rare singer-songwriters who excels at everything: singing, songwriting, guitar-playing, and being so present with his humor, tenderness, and wild mind that his performances are also deep conversations, soul to soul and heart to heart, about the quirks, surprises, and love that brings us most alive. His songs, ranging from the little plastic parts that hold the world together, to what enlightenment comes from Buddha and Betty Boop falling in love, are whimsically and wisely original and enduring."

 -Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus

 

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Create & Deliver Online Zoom Courses

$2499

with Boomer TECH

Calendar Feb 1, 2021

 This course is a step-by-step guide using the Zoom platform to design an online course. It is packed with easy-to-follow videos that explain and demonstrate how to use Zoom and appropriate instructional tips to build an engaging online course in any subject. You will learn everything you need to know about Zoom—getting set up with Zoom, settings, security, instructional strategies, building community, Zoom tips for instructors and students, and much more. In addition to the step-by-step instructions for the 11 primary videos we provide several other resources— videos and articles—that will help you solve any questions you have about building your online course.

Begins: Upon registration.  Avaible through June 30, 2021

Registration: $24.99

Location: Online - You view class at your convenience! The instructors provide personalized support for the class via email.

 

A Maine based company, BTA has worked with Boomers (and Seniors) since 2014 providing face-to-face and virtual consulting, online courses, workshops, and many FREE resources, both print and video.

 

 

 

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That Terrible Day at Agincourt: Henry V, and his 1415 campaign to reclaim the French crown

$15

with Matt Blazek

Calendar Mar 2, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

We'll discuss the motivations behind, the execution of, and the outcome of Henry V's 1415 campaign across France. We'll also delve into some of the myths Shakespeare created in his play "Henry V," and how modern historians view Henry.

Online Live - Zoom

About your Instructor: 

4 years professional history lecturer, lead historical interpreter The Agincourt Soldier. State of Maine licensed Substitute. Guest Lecturer Medomak Valley High School english classes. 25 Years Medieval Reenactor experience. 20 years researcher experience. BA Medieval & Renaissance Literature University of Southern Maine

Stress Anxiety Reduction Course

$25

with Tanya Quarterman

Calendar Mar 3, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Participants will learn and practice hypnotic suggestion and techniques to manage and reduce anxiety and stress. We do mini meditations to build a virtual tool box of coping skills.

Online Live - Zoom

Character through Karate: Goal Setting Series

$25

with Kevin Webb

Calendar Mar 9, 2021 at 6:15 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Goal setting is not just about starting from one place to get to another.  It is about the process in between.

"Goal Setting in Karate" is a class designed for all ages and abilities who wish to learn karate through an intentional step by step process. Goal setting application and strategies will be taught as well as how they can be translated into real life scenarios. The goal of the program is to demonstrate and articulate how traditional martial arts training can enhance and improve the quality of life of the student both inside and outside of the dojo.  Whether it is for self improvement, our daily interactions with other people or how to handle different life situations, each component of the program is specifically geared to correlate and transform the benefits of traditional martial arts training with every-day life.

 

Onlive Live - Zoom 

www.martialartsinstitute.us

Ukulele for Beginners, Part 1

$79

with Duncan Perry

Calendar Mar 11, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

The magical ukulele is capturing hearts and minds in Maine and around the world! Why not yours? Come join our adult beginners’ series and share in the fun of learning to play. The ukulele is versatile and a blast to play (with a bit of regular practice, of course). On it you can knock out folk music, rock, blues, jazz, pop, country, tunes grandma knows -- even classical music. In Part 1 of the course, Duncan Perry, who has taught more than 500 students of all ages, will introduce you to essential chords and strumming techniques using familiar songs -- truly a fun way to learn ukulele. Oh, and there are lots of laughs along the way. And here’s a bonus! You do not need to know how to read music! However, you must have a playable soprano, concert, or tenor ukulele (no baritones please) and an electronic tuner or a tuner app on your cell phone or tablet. Ukes are affordable and compact and you can take them most anywhere. And when folks hear you play this happy instrument, well, they just have to smile!  So grab a uke and get ready for a low-stress, fun-filled musical adventure, then spread the joy!

 

About your Instructor:

Duncan is an experienced multi-instrumentalist who has been performing and teaching folks how play the ukulele for the last 13 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 the ukulele player and to her or his audience. Duncan has taught in a variety of Maine communities and has not let the COVID-19 epidemic stop him. He simply moved from teaching in person to an online format last June.

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Subtle Yoga - Beyond the Pretzel (March Session)

$60

with Susan Coady

Calendar Mar 15, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Start the year with self care!Gentle, subtle yoga is transformative, integrating health and personal growth with breath, meditation, philosophy and postures. Often yoga is presented as physical fitness that requires agility.  This class offers choices and modifications.....the approach is holistic, and allows you to realize the deeper, more contemplative aspects of yoga, while helping to improve your health regardless of age or ability.Subtle practices are great for immunity and resilience! Everyone welcome!

Mondays, 4:30-5:30 PM.

Online Live - Zoom

6 weeks.  $60

March 15 - April 19, 2020

Bio:  Susan Coady has been teaching yoga for almost 40 years.  She is certified through Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox MA.  Over the years she’s taken many programs at Kripalu, is certified in Ayurvedic studies and bodywork, is a graduate of Russill Paul’s 4 year Yogic Mystery School, and is currently an advanced student of Raja Choudhury, avidly exploring the Shakti tradition of mantra and meditation.  Susan believes yoga should be accessible and enjoyable for everyone!





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