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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education



Our Classes

Active Parenting: The First Five Years

$5

with Patrice Leary-Forrey

Calendar Oct 3, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Get evidence-based parenting methods for parent and caregivers of children ages birth to five years in age. Learn techniques that enhance nurturing a child with the just right combination of freedom and nonviolent discipline. Using work books and homework tasks, gain understanding of the ages and stages of child development, how mindfulness can keep you cool, and effective discipline that young children can understand, choices and consequences, and preparing the child for success in school. Tuition includes materials.

Patrice Leary-Forrey, director of Kids Free to Grow: York County Council for Child Abuse Prevention, and has a Masters in Clinical Psychology and Bachelors in Psychology and English.

Acupressure for Headaches & Neck Pain

$19

with Meret Bainbridge

Calendar Oct 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Acupressure, finger pressure on acupuncture points, is a simple, safe and easy to learn on-the-go tool for self care. Find and treat the most common pressure points in the head and neck area, and how to release the nagging pain in the neck and various types of headaches. In this hands on class, learn common acupressure points by giving yourself a mini treatment. Wear comfortable clothing.

Meret Bainbridge, LAc, MAcOM, owner of Acupuncture by Meret in Portland and Saco, has been practicing acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1997. Meret is a licensed acupuncturist and a registered practitioner of Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressure with over 20 years experience.

Algebra - F17
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Algebra - F17

Free
Calendar Sep 6, 2017 at 1 pm, runs for 29 weeks

Designed for students who wish to improve their math skills, with a focus on the problem-solving demands of todays consumer world. This class helps students improve their skills for employment and prepare for the HISET test and for college.

Mondays and Wednesdays, 1-3 PM, September 6th through December 20th. No class October 9th & November 22nd.

Missed the start date? No problem! This class has ongoing enrollment as studies are tailored to students needs.

Registration by appointment only, please call our Saco Learning Center at 207-282-3846 or the OOB/Saco Adult Ed office at 207-934-7922 to set up a meeting with our Student Services Coordinator, Liis Nigol.

See our Academic page for more information.

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
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Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

$95

with Penny Kusum Clum

Calendar Jul 11, 2017 at 6:15 am, runs for 8 weeks

Synchronize your breath with a series of physically therapeutic and intentional poses... individualized therapy for our aching bodies and deep rest for our minds. The result is improved flexibility and circulation, a light and strong body and a calmer mind. This physical practice and its mental focus on breathing is taught as a way to simulate the process of learning how to walk through our lives with more awareness.

Registration through OOB/Saco Adult Ed.

Required: options are offered for all poses but participants need to be able get up and down from the ground easily.

Note: This discounted introductory course is open to first time students at Kusum Institute Yoga only.

Penny Kusum Clum, E-RYT 500 & founder of Kusum Institute Yoga has been teaching yoga in Saco since 2003 and uses her unique skills to offer students the experience of a deeply peaceful and transformative environment.

Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners
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Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners

$95

with Penny Kusum Clum

Calendar Jul 10, 2017 at 9 am, runs for 8 weeks

Let's get you going with this moving, flowing form of vinyasa yoga that is therapeutic for both body and mind. Step through both the poses and the specific way we sync our breathing to our movements. Leave class feeling less tension in your body, more ease in your breathing and more space in your mind.

Registration through OOB/Saco Adult Ed.

Required: Options are offered for all poses but participants must be able get up/down from the ground easily.

Note: This discounted introductory course is open to first time students at Kusum Institute Yoga only.

Penny Kusum Clum, E-RYT 500 & founder of Kusum Institute Yoga has been teaching yoga in Saco since 2003 and uses her unique skills to offer students the experience of a deeply peaceful and transformative environment.

Assessment Testing Section II
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Assessment Testing Section II

Free

with Melissa Mowery

Calendar Sep 6, 2017 at 8:30 am, runs for 29 weeks

Assessment testing is available to our registered academic students only unless given special permission by the Program Director.  You will get an opportunity to take the college entrance exam to see how prepared you are for college.

Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 AM, September 6th through December 20th. No testing October 9th & November 22nd.

Missed the start date? No problem! This class has ongoing enrollment as studies are tailored to our students needs. Registration by appointment only, please call our Saco Learning Center at 207-282-3846 or the OOB/Saco Adult Ed office at 207-934-7922 to set up a meeting with our Student Services Coordinator, Liis Nigol.

See our Academic page for more information.

Ayurvedic Skin Care

$19

with Bernadette Hawkes

Calendar Oct 11, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Empower yourself with the knowledge of ayurvedic skin care. Discover your specific skin type based on your dosha, lifestyle and seasonal approaches to gaining and maintaining optimal radiance of skin and health. Leave with a list of wonderful skin care recipes, samples from your instructor's apothecary line of skin care products, tea samples and a wealth of knowledge that you can simply incorporate into your daily life.

Bernadette Hawkes, practicing holistic aesthetics since 2009, is passionate about holistic health and recently extended her practice into Ayurveda. She is trained in Panchakarma, Reiki I-3, yoga, trauma sensitive yoga and studied mindfulness meditation with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hahn at Blue Cliff Monastery.

Ballroom Dancing

$65

with Elizabeth Richards

Calendar Oct 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Ballroom dance is always in style, easy to learn, and great fun! Learn to dance with a partner and gain the confidence you are looking for by learning the basics of Waltz, Fox trot and Swing. Come alone or bring a dance partner. Course fee is per person. Wear comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes.

Elizabeth Richards has been teaching for many years and dancing for more than 20. She loves to share the joy of dance with her students.





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