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About Our Courses

The Community Education department offers a variety of personal enrichment courses for our community. We offer affordable one-session and short-term courses designed to help people discover a new passion or seek a new skill.

Mindfulness Courses

Mindfulness Every Day - Preview
Mindfulness is more than a passing fad or the latest buzz word. It is a practice that leads to awareness and self-actualization. In the face of all the chaos in our world, mindfulness is one of the few ways we can maintain a sense of well-being and stability. Whether you want to improve your personal or professional life, mindfulness opens the door to a new experience.

Note: These courses are offered online using video conference program (Zoom) at designated days and times listed above. Internet and webcam required.

Web | 28248 | $0
Monday | 6:00 - 7:30 pm
1/25/2021
Instructor: Agelina Avedano

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Web | 28249 | $0
Saturday | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
1/30/2021
Instructor: Agelina Avedano

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Mindfulness Every Day
Start your week with a mindfulness practice. Explore the principles of mindfulness and how they can improve well-being, focus, and effectiveness in our personal and professional lives. Incorporating mindfulness everyday increases a sense of wonder, gratitude, and inner peace. In 4 weekly sessions, we’ll look at practical applications for everyday living and evaluate how mindfulness can help us live life more fully.

Note: This course is offered online using learning management system (Canvas) and video conference program (Zoom) on scheduled days and times above. Internet and webcam required.

Web | 28242 | $49
Monday | 7:00 - 8:30 am
3/22 - 4/12/2021
Instructor: Agelina Avedano

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Feed the Muse: Unlock Your Creativity
This 4-week series nurtures inspiration and develops strategies to overcome “burnout,” confront creative “blocks,” and stifle the inner critic.Prioritizing creativity results in increased energy, focus, and innovation, these workshops will examine participants’ unique creative processes, investigate the stories we tell ourselves about our creative lives, and explore rituals that cultivate the imagination! Please bring a journal or notebook to class.

Note: This course is offered online using learning management system (Canvas) and video conference program (Zoom) on scheduled days and times above. Internet and webcam required.

Web | 28240 | $49
Wednesday | 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
3/24/2021 - 4/14/2021
Instructor: Agelina Avedano

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Yoga Courses

Beginner Yoga & Meditation Workshop
New to yoga and meditation? In this introductory workshop, students will learn some basic yoga poses (asanas) and meditation skills. Students will learn modifications and be guided into poses that will slow down the body and mind and achieve movement, flexibility, and strength. Basic breathing and mindful techniques are introduced. Students will be taught and led through a slow and easy Vinyasa flow. At the end of each class, students will be guided through a meditation practice. The class is designed for adult students of any age and will provide individuals an opportunity to ask clarifying questions to help support and guide their home and daily practices.

Note: This course is offered online using video conference program (Zoom) at designated days and times listed above. Internet and webcam required.

Web | 28245 | $39
Thursday | 6:00 - 7:00 pm
2/4 - 2/25/2021
Instructor: Carla Veiga

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Vinyasa Flow: Restore & Meditate
Grab your mat and join us for 10 weeks of yoga and meditation. Whether you are a beginner from our introductory workshop or an advanced Yogi, we invite you to come and deepen your practice. Each class will begin with a Vinyasa flow to achieve movement, strength, and core definition, then move into a deep level of relaxation of guided poses designed to slow down the body and mind. At the end of each class, students will be guided through a meditation practice where they will learn its benefits and sample different meditation techniques they can incorporate into their daily practice. The class is designed for adult students of any age and will provide individuals an opportunity to ask clarifying questions to help support and guide their home and daily practices.

Note: This course is offered online using video conference program (Zoom) at designated days and times listed above. Internet and webcam required.

Web | 28246 | $69
Thursday | 6:00 - 7:15 pm
3/4 - 5/6/2021
Instructor: Carla Veiga

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Family Yoga
Welcome to Family Yoga, where families connect one pose and one breath at a time. Families are the union of beings that connect, love, and support one another and yoga is the union of mind, body, and soul. When families practice yoga together, each individual in that unit deepens self-love, self-understanding, and self-trust that in turn strengthens the unit not only physically but also energetically. This class will provide families with tools to decrease stress and anxiety, self-calm and self-regulate emotions, increase attention-span and focus, and cultivate a deeper understanding of themselves as individuals and as a family unit. Registration includes one parent and one child.

Note: This course is offered online using video conference program (Zoom) at designated days and times listed above. Internet and webcam required.

Web | 28247 | $29
Friday | 6:00 - 7:00 pm
2/26 - 3/19/2021
Instructor: Carla Veiga

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Music Courses

Enjoy Music by Learning Guitar
Learning to play the guitar is a great way to learn the basics of reading music. In this course, students will learn how to hold the instrument and pick, as well as tune a guitar with their phones. Using the required book, students will learn basic guitar instruction and review chords each week while also learning new songs to sing and play. Appropriate for ages 9 and up. Please make sure you have a full size acoustic guitar and picks, plus required text: Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book I, Second Edition by Will Schmid and Greg Koch.

Note: This course is offered online using video conference program (Zoom) at designated days and times listed above. Internet and webcam required.

Web | 28289 | $139
Monday | 6:00 – 8:00 pm
1/25 – 3/22/2021
Instructor: Jo Francine Manning-Souza

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Ukulele for Beginners
Come learn to play the instrument that everybody is playing these days–the Ukulele! Students will learn to play different strums and chords to play their favorite songs. You do not have to know any music or have any experience playing an instrument to play the Ukulele. Using a pick or just your thumb, come make new friends, learn to read music, and play a new instrument. Appropriate for ages 9 and up. Please make sure you have a Ukulele, extra strings, and tuner, plus the required text: Ukulele Primer for Beginners Book with Video Access by Bert Casey. Note: You can play the Soprano, Concert, or Tenor Ukulele, as they are all tuned the same way, but in different octaves.

Note: This course is offered online using video conference program (Zoom) at designated days and times listed above. Internet and webcam required.

Web | 28292 | $139
Monday | 6:00 – 8:00 pm
3/29 – 5/24/2021
Instructor: Jo Francine Manning-Souza

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About Our Instructors

Dr. Angelina Avedano earned an M.A. in Theology Studies from Harvard Divinity School, and M.A. in English from Boston College, and a Ph.D. in Mythological Studies, with emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute (PGI). Her journal articles, poems, and short stories appear in several publications. Her goal is to help others tap their creative potential and offer support as they step into authentic self-expression.

CARLA SOFIA VEIGA earned a B.S. and an M.Ed. from Simmons College. She is a certified Reiki Master, certified Yoga teacher, Life Coach, and Meditation teacher. Carla has been an educator for the past 22 years and believes all of us can only be of service to others through the internal work we do for ourselves.