Adult & Continuing Education
Do you know a child who seems anxious, has behavioral problems, and /or may even be depressed? Or do you know a child who is extremely sensitive, who may be empathic (one who feels what others feel?) Do you know a child who knows things they couldn't possibly know, sees and/or hears things that no one else can see/hear, and/or senses things that no one else senses? We are all born intuitive, but some are born with stronger abilities than others. There are many children being born with an open connection. Although it is a blessing, it is also challenging to navigate through life. Come learn about these children and how to support them, great for parents, grandparents, teachers and anyone who has children in their lives. They are here to help us, but we need to support them as they teach us.
Do you have an interesting life, or life story? Would you like to share your experiences with others? Learn how to choose your target audience; identify a potential market; refine your subject matter; create an outline; use literary devices to add “color and flavor;” produce an amazing book; edit; and determine which publishing route is best for you.Instructor: Bette Isacoff
A positive reinforcement-based beginner training class using American Kennel Club exercises to strengthen the bond between you and your dog. Heel, sit/down/stand and stay, come when called are among the lessons taught. Emphasis is on understanding your dog's behaviors and communicating effectively. First night at Amity High School is a two hour lecture without the dogs (7p.m.-9 p.m). The remaining seven nights are one hour, with dogs, at Pet Supplies Plus on the Post Road in Orange. Class is limited to ten dogs: five at 7 p.m. and five at 8 p.m. (per Pet Supplies Plus). Proof of current rabies vaccination and appropriate collar/leash required.Instructor: Bette Isacoff
Smiling Spirit Yoga
If you always do what you always did you always get what you always got. Try Something Different! Take yourself outside the "PushPush FasterFaster" treadmill of our everyday lives and try a different perspective. Maintaining a mental tranquility while asking your body for the physical effort that matches your energy level that day is the way of Smiling Spirit Yoga. Imagine increasing the flexibility of both your Muscles and your Mind. That's Smiling Spirit Yoga. Jim has been practicing Yoga since 1995 and teaching since 2004. Having received Teacher Training from Rodney Yee and certified as a Kripalu Yoga teacher, Jim's classes bring an interesting blend between effort and ease. Discover ways to diminish joint and muscle pain, reduce your blood pressure and mental agitation that could lift you from depression. Suitable for those who have never tried Yoga before while still bringing challenges to those who have been practicing for years. Smiling Spirit Yoga is the foundation on which to build a strong body and a happy mind. Give it a try! You've got nothing to lose but your discomfort and doldrums!
Tai Chi & Chi-Kung (Qigong) - All Levels
This ancient and gentle Chinese art of movement promotes mind-body connection and improves balance, coordination and overall health and vitality. It is practiced today by millions worldwide with students of all ages. Your instructor, Steve Kurimai, has studied for 16 years with WaterWheel Tai Chi, and has taught for many years at senior centers and for continuing education programs in Connecticut. These classes are for beginning and intermediate students 18 years or older.