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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Mind, Body & Soul

Energy Clearing for Homes & Land
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Energy Clearing for Homes & Land


with Mark Gerardi

Calendar Sep 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

The art of Feng Shui is all about balancing the energies of our environment for optimum results. Past events in your house or on your property can leave an energetic residue. Learn to identify the likely spots where dense energies tend to accumulate and a variety of simple techniques for clearing them. Employing these techniques allows the energies to come back into balance, promoting good health and prosperity.

Mark Gerardi, studying and teaching martial arts for 25 years, is the founder of Samurai Fitness and member of the National Qigong Association. He is also a powerful energy healer with formal education in Shiatsu, Herbalism, EFT, KCR and Reiki.

Healing Your Soul


with Jennifer J Laflin

Calendar Oct 4, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Explore your ability to communicate with spirit and learn to trust your own insight as our souls are in constant change through our experiences. Discover what it is like to read each other, discuss spiritualism, learn to center yourself, spiritually support each other and leave in a better place then when you arrived. Please bring a pen and notebook. No class October 18th.

Jennifer Laflin is a medium (psychic) empathic who enjoys working with individuals to assist them on their journey. She provides gallery and personal readings locally and at public venues and fairs as well.

Integrative Bodywork & Yoga


with Bernadette Hawkes

Calendar Sep 30, 2017 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week

This gentle flow class is led by a yoga instructor also trained in bodywork. Start with subtle movements to churn the joints, facilitate blood flow, and loosen the body. It may also include chanting, intuitive movement, deep stretching, and mindful breathing along the way. Meditative movement ends with restorative postures and long savasanas that include integrated, applied bodywork. Your instructor draws from reiki, polarity, massage and ayurveda to help bring you into alignment through posture, hands on healing, and artful adjustment.

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.

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Learn to Forgive & Heal
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Learn to Forgive & Heal


with Linda Hargesheimer

Calendar Sep 19, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Forgiveness does not mean condoning someone else's poor behavior; it means letting go of your anger about the situation. Forgiveness is a gift to yourself. Come join us to learn why withholding forgiveness is difficult for maintaining your health and happiness. Through a variety of experiential exercises you will be able to address and release many of your issues with yourself and others. Bring a pen/pencil and a notebook.

Linda Hargesheimer, a former schoolteacher, has a BSEd from Bowling Green State, has been doing numerology for 20+ years, is a Licensed Louise Hay Teacher and a student of spirituality for 30+ years.

Minding Your Mind
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Minding Your Mind


with Jon Gale

Calendar Oct 26, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

We cannot always escape the chaos but we can learn the tools to help us find relief. Breathing meditation quiets the mind and has been shown to have many health benefits: lowering blood pressure and heart rate while improving memory. Relax into the moment, let go of all that is hurtful and holding you back.

Jon Gale is a retired educator, practitioner in Buddhist meditation techniques and recently ordained interfaith minister.

The Shaman's Toolbox
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The Shaman's Toolbox


with Mary Katherine Spain

Calendar Sep 12, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn to set sacred space using the Seven Directions, take a shamanic journey to meet your power animal, practice journeying for healing others. Develop connections with the natural world and become more attuned to your personal wisdom by reading omens offered by Spirit, as practiced by the ancient Celts. Discover the theory of manifestation and make a vision board with simple affirmations that align your energy with your heart's desires.

Mary Katherine Spain is a Reiki and Shamanic practitioner, writer and teacher. She has studied shamanism, Celtic spirituality and astrology for 10+ years. Her healing and teaching practice, Clan Of Origin, offers a variety of services including soul retrieval, energy work and ceremony.

Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation


with Kathleen McCallum

Calendar Oct 16, 2017 at 6:15 pm, runs for 1 week

Yoga Nidra is receiving attention from the medical community and those seeking greater connection with their spirituality. Covered in warm blankets, listen to the healing vibrations of live flutes, keyboards, and singing bowls, while journeying inward, setting your personal intention. This method aids in stress relief, healing addictions, feelings of loss, and releasing long-standing patterns. Enjoy complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Bring mats and blankets, wear comfortable clothing, and minimize the use of perfumes as some people are sensitive to scents.

Note: This discounted introductory course is open to first time students at Kusum Institute Yoga only. Registration through OOB/Saco Adult Ed.

Kathleen McCallum CYT 200, RPP, Amrit Yoga Nidra Facilitator, Reiki II (Usui Lineage), discovered renewed physical strength, a meditative awareness of her breath, a quieting of her mind and a deeper attunement to Spirit through yoga. She holds certifications as an Advanced Yoga Nidra Facilitator, Yoga Instructor, Registered Polarity Therapist and Reiki Master and enjoys sharing with others what she experiences through these powerful practices.

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