Classes

Present Classes

NEW Sacred Dances of Universal Peace

Singing and dancing simple circle and partner dances are ways to experience the truth offered by different faiths and traditions. In this class, the emphasis is on the qualities expressed in each song and dance such as the innocence expressed in the Shaker dance “Tis a Gift to be Simple” or the strength expressed in the Hindu song and dance “Sri Ram.” Some people refer to these dances as “spiritual folk dancing.”

  • Cost: Instructor: Location: Date:
  • $20/person
  • Maryam Mermey, PhD
  • Alfond Center for Health, Augusta, Conference Room 2
  • Saturday, Oct. 9 1 – 2:30 p.m.

NEW Images, Poetry & the Spirit

This class is an invitation to allow soul-stirring visual images from photographs, magazines, paintings, sculptures, fabric, etc., to inspire individual and group poetry. Especially in these challenging times, calming and balancing our hearts and minds can help renew a sense of wholeness and joy. The Sufi Purification Breaths and a Sufi Dance are offered to warm up the body, heart and soul for the creation of poetry. In this workshop, we become creators by engaging our right and left brains with images and words in a creative process, which calms our nervous systems and breathes new life into our spirits. Everyone's poems are regarded as sacred ground and are treated with reverence. Please bring a selection of images which have personal meaning and resonance as well as a digital or paper-and-pen means of recording poems. A display of photo poems is available as possible writing prompts on www.thetransformativearts.com/photopoems-exhibit.

  • Cost: Instructor: Location: Date:
  • $20/person
  • Maryam Mermey, PhD
  • Alfond Center for Health, Augusta, Classroom 1
  • Saturday, Nov. 6 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Registration Information

To register for a class:

  1. Go to www.mainegeneral.org/classes-events.
  2. Choose the class you want.
  3. Complete all registration information.
  4. We accept credit and debit cards. Payment is required upon registration.
  5. We will confirm your registration by email.

If you need help registering, are seeking financial assistance, or would like to request a special accommodation,
please call 872-4102.

Peter Alfond Prevention & Healthy Living Center will make reasonable modifications and accommodations to make sure people with disabilities have equal opportunity to participate in all classes and events.

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate fully in a Peter Alfond Prevention & Healthy Living class or event, please notify us at least 48 hours prior to the start of the class or event.

 

 


Past Classes

Glass Jewelry Making with Maryam Mermey, PhD

What makes you sparkle? What are you passionate about? What are you grateful for? Explore the potential within your own heart and mind in this hands-on expressive arts class! Choose from a wide range of fusing glass and embellishments as you design a glass necklace and pair of earrings which reflect your inner "jewels." Mature children 11 and older are welcome.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 18 & 25

  • 1st session: 12:30-3:30 p.m.
  • 2nd session: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Book Online:
https://mainegeneral-phl.coursestorm.com/course/glass-jewelry-making2

Alfond Center for Health, Augusta
35 Medical Center Parkway
Augusta, ME 04330 Get directions
Room: Conference Room 1

Need an accommodation? We will make reasonable modifications and accommodations to ensure that people with disabilities have equal opportunity to participate in all classes and events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate fully in a class or event, please notify us at 872-4102 at least 48 hours prior to the start of the class or event.

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Healing Glass - Mandalas Class:

The word Mandala comes from the ancient Indian language, Sanskrit, and means Sacred Circle. Create a fusing glass Mandala, which can be used as a sun catcher or placed on a stand as a reminder of what you hold Sacred. Choose from a wide range of fusing glass, embellishments and paints to create healing images to take home. Mature children 11 & up and teens are most welcome!

https://mainegeneral.coursestorm.com/category/healthy-mind-and-body

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