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Amherst’s Souhegan High School Fall 2013 evening enrichment courses and workshops

Monday, September 23, 2013

For a detailed schedule and course descriptions of the Souhegan High School Fall 2013 evening enrichment courses and workshops, visit www.sprise.com/shs. To register, call 673-9940, ext. 5317 during school hours or email mpaul@sprise.com. Course size is limited to space available. The courses will be filled with the first registered and payments before the first class will secure your seat. The cost of the course is based on the number of weeks the course meets and residence in the SHS School District.

All courses and workshops meet at Souhegan High School, 412 Boston Post Road, Amherst.

Please check the start date!

n Yoga I: Moving Into Peace: 5:15-6:45 p.m. Mondays for six weeks starting Sept. 23. $50/$60.

We will focus primarily on yoga postures and breath work, working toward engaging body, mind and spirit in our practice. Classes will last 90 minutes, the last part of which will be a relaxation period. The course is appropriate for all levels of experience, especially beginners. Participants should bring a yoga mat and block and optionally a throw or blanket for relaxation. The instructor is John Silva, who has more than 15 years of yoga experience, including five years as a certified Kripalu yoga teacher.

n Yoga II: Moving Into Peace: 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays for six weeks starting Sept. 23. $50/$60.

We will focus primarily on yoga postures and breath work, working toward engaging body, mind and spirit in our practice. Classes will last 90 minutes, the last part of which will be a relaxation period. The course is appropriate for all levels of experience, especially beginners. Participants should bring a yoga mat and block and optionally a throw or blanket for relaxation. The instructor is John Silva who has more than 15 years of yoga experience, including five years as a certified Kripalu yoga teacher.

n Dine Around Europe: 6-9 p.m. Mondays for six weeks starting Sept. 23. $100/$110. Lab fee for ingredients is paid directly to the instructor.

Cook and dine around Europe, with stops in France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Holland. This six-week cooking class will feature a different cuisine each evening. You’ll recognize some of the well-known dishes like quiche, Wienerschnitzel and chicken Marsala, but have you ever tried kaassoep, geschnetzeltes or flädlesuppe? We’ll do all these and more – you’re sure to discover some new favorites!

Class will be a mix of demonstration and participation, depending on the number of students. As always, there will be plenty of astuces (expert tips and tricks) sprinkled throughout.

The instructor is Elizabeth Skipper, an accomplished personal chef and culinary teacher of The Everyday Epicure LLC in Amherst. www.theeverydayepicure.com

n Hypnosis for Life Enhancement: “Re-Programming Your Mind for Success”: 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays for six weeks starting Sept. 30. $77.

Are you struggling to lose weight? Feeling tired or unhealthy? Overwhelmed with your to-do list? Are you hard on yourself or others? Are you frustrated with family, kids or your spouse? Would you like an escape from the madness? Here’s your opportunity to take charge of your life through this amazingly fun, relaxing and empowering course!

Register now to become part of this fun-filled and insightful class where you will learn life skills that improve the way you respond to daily challenges. Discover how to use the power of your mind to enhance your personal, social and professional skills. Transform your thoughts to create a life of health, wealth and happiness.

This class is designed to help you achieve the goals you desire. Depending on the class interests, we will focus on a variety of topics during the six weeks, including lowering stress, losing weight, building incredible confidence, simplify and organizing your life, generating financial abundance, enjoying improved health and creating more passion in your relationships. If you want to feel unbelievably good this spring, register today. Come and enjoy the beginning of a new chapter in your life.

Lois Scheffler is a certified hypnotist through the National Guild of Hypnotists and has extensive training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Reiki and Feng Shui. She also has 40 years as a multi-registered medical professional. Because of her extensive background in medicine, education, corporate leadership and diverse cultures, Lois’s clients receive tailor-made programs that address their specific needs. This “Life Enhancement” program is designed to help you jumpstart your success.

n Fitness: Strength Training for Beginners: 6-7 p.m. Mondays for six weeks starting Sept. 23. $50/$60.

If you are looking for a way to ease yourself into Strength Training, this class is for you. This joint-friendly class will combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training to help you achieve a total body workout in a group setting. The results: motivation, excitement, a leaner, toner, lighter and healthier you. Join the fun and enjoy an exhilarating workout with your friends.

Teacher: Armand Chery. Bring bottled water and light comfortable workout clothes

n Fitness: Strength Training Level 2: 7-8 p.m. Mondays for six weeks starting Sept. 23. $50/$60.

This class is designed for individuals who are not new to strength training, but want to take it to the next level. The focus will be on weight loss, endurance training, muscle conditioning and balance training. End result: Smaller waistline, better cardiovascular endurance, better athletic abilities and a new and improved body. Join this group of fun and excited individuals whose common goal is to get in shape while having fun.

Trust me, you don’t want to miss it. Bring a friend or a family member to join in. Teacher: Armand Chery. Bring bottled water and light comfortable workout clothes.

n Watercolor Painting: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays for 8 weeks starting Sept. 24. $90/$100.

Join Kevin Dadoly as he instructs this popular studio course designed to enhance and challenge all levels of watercolor artists from the beginner to the exhibiting artist. Expect to explore all types of painting techniques and subject matter in an enjoyable and positive environment.

n Pottery Studio: 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays for six weeks starting Sept. 25. $70/$80 plus $20 lab fee.

Six weeks of studio experience creating with clay. Pinch, coil and slab construction as well as wheel throwing. Decorative glaze and texturing techniques will be explored. Teachers is Mary Salmon.

n Conversational French in Amherst: 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays for six weeks starting Sept. 25. $50/$60.

The focus of this class is to learn the alphabet, pronunciation, noun, pronoun, verbs, helping verbs, adjectives, numbers, how to form basic sentences and hold a simple conversation. This class is designed to make conversational French less intimidating and more enjoyable in a relax atmosphere. The instructor is a native French speaker and has more than 35 years of experience.

Armand Chery is a native French speaker who has been living in the U.S. for the past 34 years. He has been teaching French for the past 38 years both at the high school and college levels and is also fluent in Haitian Creole and Spanish. French and Fitness are Armand’s passions and he enjoys teaching as you will get to discover through his teachings. If you have questions Armand can not answer, he will go the extra mile to find that answer for you.

n T-shirt Quilt Class: 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays for six weeks starting Sept. 25. $70/$80.

Are your bureau drawers, closets and storage boxes filled with your favorite T-shirts from school, sports, camp, vacations, concerts, etc. that you just can’t part with? Come to this T-shirt Quilt class and learn how to turn these treasures into a warm, comfy, quilt that will be great for curling up with on a cold winter night. This class will focus on making the quilt top only. If there is enough interest a second class will be offered, to teach you how to quilt this T-shirt treasure, or you will be given information on how to have this quilt finished by a professional quilter.

You will need a portable sewing machine in good working order, basic sewing supplies and approximately one dozen T-shirts. This number is somewhat flexible. This, along with other fabric requirements, tools and supplies will be discussed at the first class. Some sewing experience will be helpful, but not necessarily quilting experience. Teacher is Jean Cannon.

n Stained Glass Creations: 6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Sept. 26. $80/$90.

Come enjoy the art of making stained glass panels, lamps, and ornaments. Get ready for the holidays and make some handmade glass presents this year. I will supply all tools and some glass. You may need to buy some material at a local glass shop ($50 min.). Whether you are a beginner or an experienced glasser, come share your creative ideas and work together in a fun-filled class environment.

Susanna Ries has been teaching stained glass for four years and creating original stained glass for 21 years.

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