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FALL into Wellness & Sustainability

September 22, 2014

FALL into Wellness & Sustainability

 

As you may know we kicked off our Holistic Happy Hour at Long Branch Holistic Wellness Center at Celebrate Bowdoinham.  We met many wonderful people looking for help resolving their health issues. And this got me thinking. So... what is the difference between being “well” and holistic wellness? Wellness is the condition of being in optimum health. It is a holistic blend of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being--the result of consciously choosing to live a quality life. The path of natural health and wellness is a life-long journey that requires personal responsibility and commitment. Holistic Health Providers emphasize the importance of the whole and the interdependence of its parts. It is the recognition that what affects one part or system affects the whole person. A holistic approach to health is multi-faceted and mindful of the consequences of our habits and actions.   

Our next Holistic Happy Hour will be Friday, October 24th 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.  We will offer mini-sessions of: acupuncture, massage, nutritional coaching, and energy healing at much reduced rates. 

Also, starting in October we will be offering two wonderful classes for your well being:  Yoga and Tai Chi

YOGA * MONDAYS STARTING OCT 6 FOR 7 WEEKS

$70/7 Weeks or $12/Session Drop-in
Call 666-8900 to reserve your spot.  Payment will be taken at the first class.

Join Dana Wieluns Legawiec, RYT for Yoga on Monday evenings.  Classes are geared for all levels; beginners are welcome!  Dana will emphasize breath and proper alignment to build strength and increase flexibility safely, moving into flowing sequences that create heat, build endurance and awaken a sense of joy in the body.  Yoga improves your physical, mental and emotional well-being and is suitable for every body at every age.  Join us for a fun, gentle, yet challenging yoga class where everyone will receive personalized instruction to proceed at their own pace.

Theraputic Chair Tai Chi-Oct 1

 

Therapeutic Tai Chi-In-A-Chair is a system of gentle physical activity that can be practiced by almost everybody. This class uses principles from chair yoga, qigong and tai chi and has been specifically developed for people with standing and/or balance issues, giving them a routine of achievable daily activity. Gary Paruszkiewicz from Illinois developed this program in 1991 while searching for…

$ 80.00

 


MORE GREAT CLASSES FOR HEALTH AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING!
 

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Beginner Blacksmith Series – Ongoing

 

Join us for our Beginner Blacksmith workshops. No previous blacksmithing experience is required. In this 3-hour course, you will learn the basic fundamentals of blacksmithing in our village center blacksmith shop. The course will start with a safety and shop orientation, followed by fire management and tool use. You will train alongside your fellow students under the guidance of one of our seven…

$ 58.00

 

Advanced Wood Carving – October 12

 

If you want to get serious about wood carving, this is the course for you. It will span 4 months on 12 Sunday afternoons, from 1 to 3pm and will begin on Sunday, October 12th. 

The course will be organized as follows:

Module 1: Tool Maintenance and Sharpening
Module 2: Relief Wood Carving. Students will be working on their own pieces of work under the guidance of the instructor.
Module…

$ 295.00

 

Kid’s Blacksmith Series – Ongoing

 

This 2-hour course is designed for a parent-child team to experience, side-by-side, the basic fundamentals of blacksmithing in our village center blacksmith shop. The course will start with a safety and shop orientation, followed by fire management and tool use. Here is what will be covered:

Forge set-up and how it works

The use of basic tools (anvil, hammer, tongs, cutter, punch, vise,…

$ 55.00

 

 

 

 

$ 40.00

 

Private Blacksmith Instruction – Ongoing

 

This two hour class will be a focused one on one instructional session for all levels from beginner to advanced. Class days and times can be tailored to fit your schedule. Give us a call or send us an email to arrange for your session. Beginners will learn the basic fundamentals of blacksmithing. More advanced students can request the instruction that will best suit their needs including…

$ 78.00

 

Timber Frame Sale & Class – Ongoing

 

We are now offering timber frame builds throughout the year for anyone interested in purchasing their own timber frame structure. Prices for the frames vary depending on the size and type, but we can build it at a lower cost using student labor when available. If you purchase a frame, you may take the class for free, and for any other students you bring along, we'll deduct $100 from the cost of…

$ 395.00

 

Edible Mushroom Walk – October 19

 

This 3-hour course will include walking the woods to find edible mushrooms along with detailed descriptions of habitat and structure of mushrooms. Please contact the school to learn more about the specific location of the walk. David Spahr has collected edible mushrooms for 42 years. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Society and the North American Mycological Assoc. He is on the Maine…

$ 45.00

 

Sugar Blues – October 18

 

Do you crave sweets and it’s getting the best of you?  If you are ready to have more energy, fewer cravings and take back control of your life, I would like to invite you to my workshop called, “Sugar Blues.”

I’ve designed this class to permanently change your relationship with sugar. You will leave this class understanding the causes of your sugar cravings and you’ll receive practical tools…

$ 25.00

 

Journey To The Wild Woman-Sept 26, 27, 28

 

"Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing.  Her name is Wild Woman, but she is... an endangered species."  Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes -Women Who Run With the Wolves. 

 In this 3-part retreat you will take a journey to the Wild Woman within. Friday night we will kick off the journey with an…

$ 222.00

 

Totem-Mom/Dtr Maskmaking – October 25

 

Who do you see when you look in her eyes?  Mothers and daughters share a unique bond and yet we often do not see the whole person or recognize how our ancestry shapes our lives.  Through the mask making process you will take a journey beneath the masks you wear everyday and touch your soul.  Using guided imagery you will access your intuition about ancestors,spirit guides and totem animals.  In…

$ 120.00

 

Cheese Making Fundamentals – Oct 25

 

In this four hour course, students will have a hands-on experience in making a variety of cheeses. This cheese making class will start with the making of chevre and feta cheese using local goat's milk. From there, students will make jack cheese using cow's milk, than use the whey for ricotta. Time permitting, mozzarella cheese and butter will also be made. Samples of the cheese will be presented…

$ 60.00

 

Introduction to Wood Carving – September 27

 

Are you interested in woodcarving?  If so, Gus Frank will give you a 2 hour demonstration and lecture on what you should know, including:

Relief Carving
Chip Carving
“In the Round” (3 dimensional carving)
Whittling

Tools that are needed will also be discussed along with tool maintenance. This workshop will give students a broad overview of carving to get you started.

Note:…

$ 20.00

 

Grow Shiitake Mushrooms in Logs – October 25

 

In this course, you will learn how to grow shiitake mushrooms in small-diameter hardwood logs outdoors. Instructor Ben Whatley will demonstrate the method, which involves drilling holes which are filled with mushroom spawn and sealed with wax, and then you will do it, leaving with 2-3 inoculated logs and instructions for how to care for them. Keep in mind that cultivating mushrooms takes patience…

$ 65.00

 

Create a Canvas Floorcloth – October 22

 

A “floorcloth” is a low-maintenance, low-cost canvas floor covering that is perfect for protecting wood floors or adding a splash of color to any high-traffic area.  This class will offer an introduction to the supplies and skills needed for a larger, at-home project.  Students will make a small, mat-sized “floorcloth”, learning to add color to canvas using both paint and fabric.  Supplies are…

$ 60.00

 

Felt Inspiration – October 12

 

Mixed media artist Susan Mills leads you step-by-step through the process of wet felting while you create your own unique piece of felt art in this 3 hour class. Learn to select wool and, with soap and water, make beautiful, seamless pieces such as handbags, vessels, or even mittens you will be proud to show off to your friends. You will also learn to incorporate found objects into your…

$ 55.00

 

Felt Inspiration – October 26

 

Mixed media artist Susan Mills leads you step-by-step through the process of wet felting while you create your own unique piece of felt art in this 3 hour class. Learn to select wool and, with soap and water, make beautiful, seamless pieces such as handbags, vessels, or even mittens you will be proud to show off to your friends. You will also learn to incorporate found objects into your…

$ 55.00

 

Rag Rug Class – October 15

 

Why buy craft supplies when there are scads of wonderful, discarded fibers ready to be upcycled? In this class, we will make use of discarded fibers from the recycling barn in Bowdoinham or from students' own rag piles. The class will teach a simple rag rug technique, “toothbrush rugs,” that utilize a simple stitch to create a bathmat or small, washable chair pad or rug. This can include a side…

$ 30.00

 

Rag Rug Class – November 12

 

Why buy craft supplies when there are scads of wonderful, discarded fibers ready to be upcycled? In this class, we will make use of discarded fibers from the recycling barn in Bowdoinham or from students' own rag piles. The class will teach a simple rag rug technique, “toothbrush rugs,” that utilize a simple stitch to create a bathmat or small, washable chair pad or rug. This can include a side…

$ 30.00

 

Full-Day Blacksmith Class – September 27

 

No previous blacksmithing experience is required. In this 6-hour class, you will learn the fundamentals of blacksmithing in our village center blacksmith shop. The course will start with a safety and shop orientation, followed by fire management and tool use. You will train alongside your fellow students under the guidance of Sam Smith, a master blacksmith and owner of the Portland Forge. You…

$ 140.00

 

Night at the Forge – Friday Nights

 

Every Friday evening beginning on August 22nd and ending on Friday, October 24th, 2014, you will have the opportunity to spend the night at our forge under the supervision and training of master blacksmith Sam Smith. No previous blacksmithing experience is required. In any 3-hour class, you will learn the fundamentals of blacksmithing. The course will start with a safety and shop orientation,…

$ 90.00

 

Lotions, Chapstick, Deodorants – October 18

 

Learn to make beeswax based lotions, chapstick/Lip balm and deodorant right in your own kitchen in this class. These simple recipes are all natural, using readily available ingredients that are good for your skin and they work!! The basic recipe stays the same but there are many butters available and endless scents to mix and match! Fun family activity too!

Supplies to Bring: Old crème jars,…

$ 45.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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