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An Antidote to Teacher Burnout: How Yoga and Mindfulness Can Support Resilience In and Out of the Classroom
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An Antidote to Teacher Burnout: How Yoga and Mindfulness Can Support Resilience In and Out of the Classroom


with Samantha Williams

Calendar Sep 19, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

An Antidote to Burnout: Yoga for Teachers

Whether you have two minutes or 20 minutes to spare, this course will show you how to regroup and refocus with simple yoga and mindfulness approaches.

What can yoga and mindfulness practices do for school teachers? 

  • Improve self-awareness of thoughts, emotions, and causes for behaviors - Improve conflict resolution ability
  • Improve empathy and compassion, for self and others
  • Reduce stress, burnout, depression and anxiety
  • Reduce reactivity and negativity

Teaching can be a very stressful occupation. Teachers work long hours, on their feet, and face increasing demands from mandated testing and other stressors. School teachers need to nurture themselves. 

Yoga helps teachers explore their ability to control their responses to stressful situations. They often cannot control the situation itself or individual players in it, but they can remain calm, slow down their responses, make better choices, feel empowered, and take clear action.

Instructor Samantha Williams is a registered yoga teacher who has completed over 700 hours of training, and taken her yoga practice on the road from Maine to Costa Rica.  An ACE certified personal trainer since 2010, she helps clients find creative ways to fit their work outs in and achieve their goals. Samantha currently offers yoga and exercise in one-on-one sessions, group classes, and workshops.  As owner of Bold Coast Yoga School, Samantha now instructs Yoga teachers.

Archery Hunter Education Course
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Archery Hunter Education Course


with Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Calendar Aug 31, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

As of January 1, 2017 the department will enforce the requirement that a hunter wishing to hunt with bow andarrow hold a valid archery license.

The Archery Education course will provide you with a wealth of knowledge regarding equipment, proper hunting methods, responsibilities, and general safety. Most classes will have some outdoor exercises. Passage of a final exam is required. You must attend every day of the class in order to receive your certificate.

Total Course = 10 Hours

  • Laws = 30 Minutes
  • Safety = 2 Hours
  • Equipment = 2 Hours
  • First Aid & Survival = 2 Hours
  • Map & Compass = 1 Hour
  • Ethics, Landowner Relations = 2 1/2 Hours

Class Meets: Day 1--Thursday, August 31, 6pm to 9pm

Day 2, Saturday, September 9, 9am to 4pm.

Location: Machias memorial High School Gym, One Bulldog Lane, Machias, ME 04654

For more information contact: Sharon Foss: 207-255-4917 or email

Each year, the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife provides more than 350 courses on hunting with firearms, bow and arrow, and trapping. Courses are attended by roughly 7,500 students and taught by over 800 volunteer instructors trained by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Beginner Watercolor with Ellie Carbone (Sept.)
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Beginner Watercolor with Ellie Carbone (Sept.)


with Ellie Carbone

Calendar Sep 12, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

In the beginner class you will learn how to paint with watercolor using more advanced techniques.

Materials not included in course fee; students should bring their own materials and supplies to class (brushes, watercolor, paper, water container, and papertowels). A more detailed list coming soon.

Instructor Bio: While developing her watercolor techniques over the past 27 years, Ellie Carbone has studied with famous masters of watercolor such as John Pike, Ron Ransom, Judie Wagner, Tony VanHasselt, and Tony Couch and has participated in many art shows.

Downeast Goes 4 Star, Cooking with Phil Brehmer
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Downeast Goes 4 Star, Cooking with Phil Brehmer


with Phil Brehmer

Calendar Sep 13, 2017 at 5 pm, runs for 13 weeks

Using a lifetime of experiences with Downeast soul foods Chef Phil Brehmer will Introduce new ideas with familiar products, using local farms/food producers whenever possible for ingredients.

This class will focus on producing exquisite meals at reasonable costs, and easily made at home for family, special occasions, and parties. We will also collect recipes/dish preferences of students, and transform them to the next generation of flavor, presentation, and creativity. PLUS, you’ll learn how to take your FAVORITE restaurant’s dish, and make it at home.

At the start of each class there will be a fully prepared meal for all students. After the meal, the class will work on creating that dish from start to finish. This unique class method will embed the meal and the method in the student’s mind.  


  • Time saving kitchen ideas
  • Improved yields for the $$
  • Preparation Techniques for easy meals every night at home
  • Introductions to ideas of food savings, from purchase to storing 
  • Food shelf life understandings
  • Sanitary implements
  • “shopping the competition,” when the name brand is worth the extra cost

Cost: $200 for class, plus $8-10 each week for food for the class.

Date/Time: Wednesdays, Starting September 13, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

No class October 18 or November 22. Class ends December 13.

Location: Machias High School, 1 Bulldog Way, Machias

Ed2Go Online Classes
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Ed2Go Online Classes

Price not
Calendar Jul 11, 2017

Ed2Go Online Classes

Create your destiny. Learn new skills online. Work towards professional certification, or master a new hobby.

Online Career Training:

6 to 18-month programs are online, self-paced instruction that prepare you for industry certification or a new career.

  • Self-paced, allowing you to learn on your schedule
  • Accessible 24/7, so there’s nothing standing in your way
  • Most texts and materials are included

Online Classes:

6-week, online courses teach you professional skills, help you earn continuing education credit, or allow you to learn new hobbies.

  • Instructors are industry experts, so you learn from the best
  • Most course materials are included
  • Discussion boards allow you to engage with your peers

The Ed2Go CATALOG includes courses in

  • Arts and Design
  • Business
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Programming
  • Construction and Trades
  • Health and Fitness
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • Language
  • Legal
  • Math and Science
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Test Prep
  • Writing

Check out the CATALOG and sign up online here.

Take classes online from home or on the go, or come to Axiom's office at 6 Water St., Machias, ME to use our computer lab (please call ahead to see if there is a computer available). 

For more information about Ed2Go or any of our other educational programs, please call Sharon Foss, 255-4917 or email

Take classes online from home or come to Axiom's office at 6 Water St., Machias, ME to use our computer lab.

This program allowed me to study when my schedule allowed it, while still holding me accountable with a timeline. It's just what I needed.

– Jeffery P., Cisco CCNA Certification Training –

"Ed2Go is a great opportunity for business trainings and professional development. It is easy to use. I have had nothing but positive reviews from people who have taken classes."

—Danny McDonald, Director, RSU 39, Aroostook Adult Education-

First Time Home Buyer's Class


with Heather Massow

Calendar Oct 21, 2017 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

hoMEworks homebuyer education classes provide an opportunity to learn about the home buying process in a neutral environment. Buyers who have taken home buying classes are more confident when asking questions and making decisions about homeownership and loan products. Education gives buyers the tools they need to avoid predatory lending and possible foreclosure.

Buying a home is exciting, and it can also be a bit overwhelming - there's a lot to learn! Studies show that people who complete a homebuyer education course are better prepared as buyers and more successful as homeowners. In many cases, completion of a homebuyer education program is necessary in order to be approved for a mortgage.


Heather Massow, Certified Housing Counselor and Educator, has worked with Penquis for more than nine years. Heather currently works with clients who are facing foreclosure, teaches homebuyer education classes and works one-on-one with pre-purchase clients helping them become credit-ready to purchase a home. Previously, she worked in the mortgage banking industry for about 14 years processing, originating and closing loans. Recently Heather joined the board of the Bangor chapter of Habitat for Humanity and is on the Family Selection Committee. Heather especially enjoys working with her foreclosure clients and finds the process rewarding. In her spare time, you will most likely find Heather riding her Morgan horse Magic or doing anything horse-related. 

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All day workshop, Saturday, October 21, 8:30am-6:30pm.

Bring lunch and snacks, if desired.

Foraging Wild Food
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Foraging Wild Food


with Tanya Rucosky

Calendar Sep 16, 2017 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

From Fiddleheads in Spring to Wild Blueberries in Summer and treasures buried under the snow in winter, Downeast Maine offers a bountiful harvest of wild foods. Join Tanya Rucosky as she explores Edible Wild Maine to find seasonal varieties, from common plants you might call weeds to hidden treasures in roots and shoots. Connect to our Bold Coast landscape and enjoy the fruits of the harvest found in our own backyards, forests, meadows, and seashore. Presentation followed by outdoor exploration. Please dress appropriately for the outdoors.

Instructor Tanya Rucosky holds a degree in Natural Resource Management and has worked as an environmental educator for the better part of 15 years and has been gathering wild foods in eastern North America and Australia for 35 years.

Hawaiian Quilting


with Sharon Foss

Calendar Oct 3, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Traditional Hawaiian Quilting using 12 blocks

All hand pieced and quilted

12 weeks of instruction

Location: Community of Christ Church, Machias

Starting 10-3 to 12-19 on Tuesday evening.

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Cost: $100.00

List of supplies will be sent to your e-mail upon registration.

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