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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Mind, Body & Soul

Intro to Meditation for Beginners Section II


with Donna Poulin

Calendar Apr 27, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Designed specifically for those who are new to meditation and interested in developing inner calm and mindfulness. A wide range of techniques will be covered, including body scan, breath awareness and loving-kindness meditation. Each method will be tailored to suit your individual preferences and needs. Establish a regular meditation practice and navigate common challenges through interactive discussions and guided sessions.

Required: Proof of registration. Please dress comfortably and bring a water bottle. Energymend has meditation chairs, if you prefer using a yoga mat, please bring your own.

Donna Poulin is a highly skilled meditation teacher with expertise in various meditation techniques including transcendental, focused, visualization, and mindfulness meditation. She has taught for many years on the power of meditation to promote mental clarity, emotional balance, and overall wellness.

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Mindful Movement Workshop


with Heather S Edgerly

Calendar Apr 29, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Through yoga, breathwork and meditation, you can develop awareness, reduce stress and heal your body. Find out how these traditional techniques can improve your body and mind. Investigate methods you can use at home, at the office, or wherever else you feel you could benefit from more tranquility. Take part in a therapeutic yoga session that will demonstrate the advantages of focused movement for the body and mind.

Required: Proof of registration. Please dress comfortably, bring water, a yoga mat, small blanket and (optional) yoga blocks.

Heather Edgerly holds a Master's in Buddhist Studies and is a certified Fluid Yoga (RYT 200) and Yoga4Cancer teacher. She teaches Buddhism, meditation, and mindful movement classes.

7 Secrets to Mindful Organization


with Rozelyn Applebaum

Calendar May 9, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

How to Plan, Prioritize & Take Action to Save Time, Energy & Resources

Having trouble setting priorities and making plans? Frequently misplace valuable items amid all of the clutter? Feel hurried and pressed for time? Step outside your comfort zone and develop a fresh perspective to help you transform disorder and chaos into thoughtful organization. Uncover the habits and behaviors contributing to disorder and replace them with time-tested methods to be more prosperous, efficient, content and joyful. With the use of calendars and other planning tools, discover practical ways to complete daily tasks on time, make action plans and achieve your long-term goals. Please bring a pen/pad of paper.

Roz Applebaum has worked in the conference business for 30 years. She is a highly effective life coach and assists her clients in using organizational skills to achieve short- and long-term goals while maintaining the optimum work-life balance.

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The Science of Happiness


with Heather S Edgerly

Calendar May 13, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Investigate the science of happiness. Discuss and participate in activities like mindfulness, gratitude and compassion, which have been shown to improve people's happiness and general well being. Make use of science to have a happier, more fulfilling life!

Heather Edgerly holds a Master's in Buddhist Studies and is a certified Fluid Yoga (RYT 200) and Yoga4Cancer teacher. She teaches Buddhism, meditation, and mindful movement classes.

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Tarot Foundations


with Margaret Jones, M.Ed

Calendar May 15, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

A Path to Personal Growth

Tarot cards have enormous personal meaning for us because they reveal a pattern that enables a deeper understanding of ourselves. Examine the Major Arcana's enduring meanings and how they relate to the Minor Arcana in this introductory course. Along with looking at straightforward layouts and individual readings, we'll try out some imaginative card games. Without a doubt, what we learn in this comprehensive course will give us a window into our innermost intuitive selves.

Required: Tarot Deck (preferably Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck (available on Amazon, Flourish in Biddeford or Leapin’ Lizards in Portland).

Recommended: 78 Degrees of Wisdom by Rachel Pollack.

Margaret Jones, M.Ed., tarot reader, educator and award-winning storyteller, facilitates seminars as a national trainer to assist individuals on their path to self-discovery. She is the author of Walking Sacred Sites: Listening to the Stories, a collection of articles about her journeys to sacred places across the world.

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