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Your iPad is the gateway to the world when you open the Safari app. Safari, Apple’s browser, is superb because it provides a variety of cool features. The iPad app has some differences from the iPhone version. Learn what the icons on the top menu do, explore all of the choices on Safari’s opening page, review efficient search strategies, look at the hidden possibilities within the share feature, learn the advantages of Reader View, and more. After completing the five lessons you will be a confident user of Safari on your iPad.

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Starry Night Painting for Beginners via Zoom

with Kellie Chasse


Next session: April 26th, 2023

$27 More Info

Welcome to the wonders of watercolor. We'll cover basic watercolor blending and trees in the beautiful night sky filled with stars Join us for an upbeat painting zoom class where we will paint along together.  This instructor has been teaching online for over ten years, and with her easy step-by-step process, you’ll be able to complete a beautiful painting that you can hang in your home, or give as a gift.

Once you sign up, a printable PDF list of supplies will be emailed.

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Breath-Taking for Children

with Carole Freeman

$29 More Info

Everything from the shape of your child’s skull and facial features to the function of their lungs is dramatically impacted by their habitual breathing patterns. It’s estimated that 85% of us have some degree of dysfunctional breathing. Much of this starts in childhood and has dramatic consequences on our health, our brain function, and our appearance over our lifetime.

Since you breathe every moment of your life, how you breathe has surprising effects on your health every moment too. This is where you can make a dramatic difference in your child’s life.


The course covers recognizing breathing pattern disorders in children and babies. Learn to teach simple playful breathing exercises suitable for children to help them release stress and improve breathing function.

What you'll learn:

  • Learn how your child's breathing pattern will affect the shape of their skull and mouth as they grow
  • Understand which breathing pattern creates dental cavities and bad breath
  • Learn to spot dysfunctional breathing before it is too damaging
  • Learn to teach a child to calm themselves with breathing
  • Teach a child to throw off stress and anger
  • Learn games and activities that will help your child develop health breathing habit
  • Learn to teach a child to clear their stuffy nose
  • Learn to identify an abnormal sleep/breathing pattern in a baby or child

** After payment for this class is received, you will be provided a link, access code and instructions the next business day **

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Surviving Stress

with Carole Freeman

$37 More Info

Welcome to Surviving Stress

It’s estimated that more than 90% of people who suffer with chronic anxiety or stress have breathing pattern disorders. Also known as dysfunctional breathing. The nervous system’s normal response to stress, anxiety, frustration fear, all involve stimulating a particular breathing pattern of shallow, upper airway, open mouth breathing, with tightened abdominals, which are designed to help us run from a burning building or fight off an attacker. If we are under chronic mental, emotional, or physical stress, this breathing pattern becomes a habit as our ‘default’ breathing which is not good because it stimulates the brain to perceive more stress and anxiety. At this point, this ‘default’ breathing pattern is working against us and is known as “dysfunctional”. You may never get out of the feelings of general anxiety and stress without revising your breathing. If you are being treated with Talk therapy, meditation, relaxation, movement therapy, etc. your breathing pattern, which is caused emotional distress, may not be allowing you to get the full benefits these therapies offer.

In this class, you will learn the following:

  • How to increase awareness of your “normal” breathing pattern and understand why and how it may have been working against you.
  • How to form a new optimal breathing pattern
  • How to reduce anxious signaling to your Brain, breaking dysfunctional patterns
  • How to manage break-through anxiety or panic attacks
  • How to increase oxygen to the brain, creating clearer thinking
  • How to strengthen the Rest & Recover portion of the Autonomic Nervous System, increasing feelings of calm and control
  • How to take your emotional system from depletion to renewal


It is not required, but highly recommended that The Breath-Taking Basics course be completed before beginning this course for you to get maximum benefit from the techniques presented here.

** After payment for this class is received, you will be provided a link, access code and instructions the next business day **

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Watercolors, Part II

with Pauline Cook


Next session: March 22nd to April 26th, 2023

$75 More Info

Building on our beginners course, we will explore a host of new and traditional techniques. At each class we will present and resolve problems in rendering skies, water, rocks, and figures.

No class on 4/19

* List of supplies needed will be sent to students 1 week prior to class beginning. *

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In our basic course on“hidden gems,” we explored: tracking, slide to type, customizing your control center, and accessing the built-in scanner among other cool features. In this level 2 course, we delve into the additional secrets of our iPhones and iPads. Learn how to set up helpful widgets, control text size, choose an interesting Siri sidekick, access important privacy features, and more. You’ll definitely increase your understanding of the intricacies of your iPhone and/or iPad at the conclusion of this course.

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