Classes

Easy Breezy Meditation!   –  Life is meant to feel good!

Come see how everyday meditation can be a simple yet powerful tool for allowing life to feel good. Fifteen minutes a day can give you more access and effective use of your own inner knowing. There are not many rules, no underlying agenda and no pressure in this class. Just an invitation to begin a practice that can bring you great benefit.

After a brief lecture on the delightful benefits of meditation you will all be given tips on how to start and we will all give it a whirl together! By the time you leave class you will know how to continue to practice each day, if you’d like.

Student Maximum:  None – enough room to sit COMFORTABLY in chairs. Please inquire with instructor about how to arrange chairs. Thank you.

Class Length: 40 minutes

SPECIAL!  This class is a FREE ADD-ON  if you book one or more classes in 2017/2018. FREE meditation class must be scheduled within ½ hour prior to or following any other scheduled class. 

Fee for Meditation Class Only:  $200

Sharyn and Ned Farrell, co-owners of The Bee Happy Co., have been incorporating a consistent meditation practice in their lives that aligns with their belief in living a happy life! Both have studied and received certifications in meditation, yoga and energy healing and have been providing inspiring lectures to 1,000’s around the country.

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Draw Your Name! Learn the Art of Calligraphy

Calligraphy is the art of drawing letters to transform what you write into a work of art. Developed long ago and used for thousands of years, calligraphy now includes countless alphabet styles.

Each unique individual, when they hold their pen and touch it to paper, automatically makes an alphabet their own.

In this super fun program, you’ll get familiar with the instruments of calligraphy ~ the calligrapher’s pen (felt-tip), the template sheet, and calligraphy paper. You will also learn the technique of one of the calligraphic alphabets. With a little practice to gain some skill, you will leave knowing the basics of calligraphy, and have a beautiful interpretation of your name by your own hand!

It’s a great way to add flair to your cards, address the envelopes you mail, or leave special notes!

Each attendee also takes home their own packet with calligraphy pen, template sheet, and sheets of calligraphy paper!

Student Maximum: 20

Class Length: approximately 1 hour

Fee: $399

I have nothing but kind words to say, everyone loved the program. People told me how fun and relaxing it was, and how it was such a unique class. They loved you as the instructor and thought you were friendly and helpful.”

– Margaret K., Babcock Library

Ned Farrell is co-owner of The Bee Happy Co. out of Clinton, CT. Ned has been doing calligraphy for years, starting when he saw his high school art teacher writing with the cool pens at her desk. Bee Happy is all about inspiring people to bee happy in any way they can.

*please contact instructor to see if travel fee would apply.

ned@happiary.com

Learn Cursive Writing!

Wouldn’t it be great to write without lifting the pen off the paper? Or how about signing your own name? Well, that’s what cursive writing is all about!

Cursive writing is a quick, flowing writing style where the letters in words are joined together with the pen or pencil never leaving the paper. It has been used throughout history in everything from historical documents to personal letters.

This fun program will teach children and anyone interested how to write in cursive script. Patrons will experience the history and fun of cursive writing through the use of the D’Nealian Method of writing. In this program, patrons learn the basic cursive strokes for the creation of a manuscript page, as well as learn how to write their own name in script. With a little practice to gain some skill, they will know the basics of cursive writing, and have a good foundation to continue their penmanship skills.

Student max: 20

Class Length: 1 hour

Fee $299

No Materials Fee ~ each patron will need a pen and paper

Ned Farrell is co-owner of The Bee Happy Co. out of Clinton, CT. Ned has been an artist and calligrapher for years, now based along the Connecticut shoreline. Bee Happy is all about inspiring people to bee happy in any way they can.

*please contact instructor to see if travel fee would apply.

ned@happiary.com

What’s the Buzz? Honeybees and Hobby Beekeeping

Enter the fascinating world of the honeybees! And the exciting roll as a keeper of these fun and mysterious little beings. It’s not as far out as you think!

Beekeeping has grown to become a popular and fulfilling family activity. Using pictures and lively discussion, we’ll take a look into the honeybee world. Learn all about what the honeybees do for us, the role of the beekeeper, and how enjoyable it is to work with bees.

Beekeeper Ned Farrell will feature information on the various types of bees in a hive, how honey and beeswax are made, and how the beekeeper helps to facilitate the process. The audience will gain an understanding of basic bee biology, how bee society works, and the importance of bees to humans and agriculture. What’s the Buzz will also introduce you to all the proper equipment you need to get started with your own beehives.

No Student Maximum

Class Length: 1 hour

Fee $349

No Materials Fee

Ned Farrell is a Beekeeper and owner of The Bee Happy Co. He has over 25 years experience working with honeybees throughout the U.S. and for the Peace Corps in Paraguay, utilizing their Africanized “killer” bees. Ned’s company specializes in producing the highest quality, all-natural & organic skin care and air misting products, made with raw materials from the hives, to enhance one’s overall well-being, inside and out.

*please contact instructor to see if travel fee would apply or you.  Thank you.

ned@happiary.com

The Life of the Honeybee and 100% Beeswax Candle-Rolling!

Everyone is fascinated by the true-to-life photos and easy to understand description of the honeybee’s
life-cycle! Students quickly see how honey and beeswax production fit into the picture of our natural
surroundings in addition to obtaining a greater understanding of honeybee life, where beeswax comes
from, and why these candles are extra-special!

Beeswax candles will be made by each student. These candles burn slowly, smell fantastic and are
actually known to clean the air by removing dust particles – never leaving an unhealthy residue.
Students receive pre-cut beeswax sheets with the highest quality wick which they then roll into two
beautiful candles – they can keep their candles or place in gift bag provided and give as a gift!
All ages are welcome. Young students are reminded of safety measures of burning a candle although
this class is very popular for grown-up kids as well!

Student Maximum: 25
Class Length: 1 hour
Fee $275
Materials Fee: $5 per student

Sharyn Farrell is a Beekeeper’s Assistant and co-owner of The Bee Happy Co. with her husband, Ned
Farrell. She has over 15 years teaching art classes to students of all ages. Sharyn and Ned’s company
specializes in creating and teaching how to make the highest quality, all-natural products made with the
highest quality raw materials that enhance one’s overall well-being inside and out. They also specialize
in providing amazing art classes that contribute to happiness everywhere.

*please contact instructor to see if travel fee would apply.

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Make Your Own Luxurious Body Mist  – Use local Propolis from our Beehives!

Your students will love making this enticing fragrance spray to refresh and hydrate anywhere, anytime. It is 100% natural and easy to make. Use for yourself, or give as a gift!

In addition, all will learn about the wonderful, natural material, Propolis. Bees gather propolis and use it in the beehive. Learn where bee Propolis comes from, how it works in the hive, how it is harvested harmoniously and what the wonderful benefits are for YOU!

In this 1 hour class your patrons will go home with:

* Two 2-ounce bottles of Luxurious Body Mist. Choose from essential oils of Lavender, Neroli(Orange Blossom), or Rosemary/Lemon scent. Raw Propolis tincture is provided, as well.

Student Maximum: 14

Class Length: 1 hour

Class Fee: $250.00

Materials Fee: $5 per student (includes 2 bottles of luxurious body mist)

Sharyn Farrell is a Beekeeper’s Assistant and co-owner of The Bee Happy Co. with her husband, Ned Farrell. She has over 15 years teaching art classes to students of all ages. Sharyn and Ned’s company specializes in creating and teaching how to make the highest quality, all-natural skin and air-mist products made with raw materials that enhance one’s overall well-being inside and out. They also specialize in providing amazing art classes that contribute to happiness everywhere.

*please contact instructor to see if travel fee would apply

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Make Your Own Nutritious and Delicious Smoothies!

This class will introduce the delicious, nutritious value of homemade smoothies, made from raw vegetables, fruits, and more.  Three different exotic smoothies will be made by instructor and samples provided to all!

Clear instruction as to how to purchase, prepare and store ingredients will also be provided. Basic nutritional value of ingredients will be discussed as well as suggestions as to where to purchase your own smoothie-making machine!

Recipes and extensive ingredient list options distributed so each student can make the same or different smoothie of their choice, at home.Ingredients will be provided using as much organic/*gluten-free items as possible, however we are not able to promise all materials are “gluten-free”.

Student Maximum: 8 Students

Class Length: 1 hour

Class Fee: $250

$4 per student materials fee for tastings.

 Contact Master Instructor, Sharyn Farrell:

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Taste of Ballroom!

Come one, come all! This is an opportunity to learn the basic steps of East Coast Swing and American
Tango in a supportive, upbeat atmosphere. No experience or partner needed for this fun class!

Students have the opportunity to feel the magic of dancing in partnership while building confidence,
enjoying physical activity and listening to great music! Please dress comfortably. Leather sole shoes
suggested rather than sneakers. All ages welcome – 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Class size varies according to what your room(s) can accommodate. Ask us about how to estimate
class capacity. Carpeted floors? No worries! Mat carpets are acceptable for this introductory class.

Student Maximum: None – must fit comfortably in your space.
Please confirm appropriate student number with instructor.

Class Length: 1.5 hours

Fee $325.00

No materials Fee – Music provided

Sharyn Farrell has received professional ballroom dance training from Ballroom Dance Champions as
Michele Evans, Robert Royston, Erik Novoa and more. She has received teacher’s training from
ballroom dance studios Gotta Dance, Steps in Time and Let’s Dance in Rhythm. Farrell has a lighthearted and playful approach that brings out the best in her students.

Farrell believes that ballroom  dance requires a persistent focus that can lead to a profound experience of connection within oneself and with others. She has been offering innovative dance programs for all ages and abilities since 2000.

“Fantastic class, let’s have more!! Sharyn made it easy and fun.”
Student at Coral Gables Library, Miami Florida.

“Excellent, please try to have Ms. Farrell come again! Loved it, thank you!”
Adria at Darien Public Library

“A quick thank you for all your help in making last week’s program a success. Our patrons had such a
great time with you – I’m still fielding delightful thank you emails!”
Mallory Arents – Head of Adult Programs, Darien Library

*please contact instructor to see if travel fee would apply.

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Line Dancing For Everyone!

Come one, come all!

This is a wonderful group class that incorporates several styles of line dance from country, to party, to latin, and more! Great for community and family fun. Students learn a series of basic choreographed steps that are danced in lines and repeated many times – the fun escalates!

No dance experience is necessary, just a willingness to try new things and enjoy a group atmosphere. Please dress comfortably. Leather sole shoes suggested instead of sneakers. All ages are welcome – 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

*This class is a great preparation for the Fun with Flash Mobs Dance class!

Student Maximum:

No Maximum – must fit comfortably in your space.

Class Length: 1 hour

Fee: $275

No Materials Fee – Please have patrons dress comfortably.

Sharyn Farrell has received professional dance training from such champions as Michele Evans and Robert Royston, as well as such schools as Hartt School of Dance, Eastern Connecticut Ballet and The Hartford Conservatory. Her passion for line dance grew out of her students, and her own desire to dance in a more informal, community-based style. Line dances are incredibly varied and provide an opportunity to learn many physical skills in a step by step, playful format. Ms. Farrell has been offering innovative dance programs for all ages and abilities since 2000.

*please contact instructor to see if travel fee would apply.

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Fun With Flash Mobs

Wow your Library or Facility with a Dance Mob!

Be a part of the movement! Flash Mobs are springing up all over the world and now you can have one in your very own facility encompassing less cost, less effort – which means more fun for all!

A Dance Flash Mob is a community “performance” with a spontaneous flair. One short routine is learned and presented to the public in your own library or at an *agreed location. Because the “audience” is not notified of the mob in advance, mobs are seen as a random act of kindness and the thrill of a lifetime for all involved!

No dance experience or costumes needed! Routines are fun and easy to learn. Dress is informal, neat, comfortable. All ages and abilities are welcome.

(*age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult).

All mobs are choreographed and taught by Master Instructor, Sharyn Farrell. Song and routine for 2017/2018 will be “El Mismo Sol” unless otherwise noted.

Class Length: Approximately 1.5 hours including instruction and mob.

Fee: $325 (includes music and mobile sound system).

Sharyn Farrell has received professional dance training from such champions as Michele Evans , Robert Royston, Martino Sauter, Erik Novoa, HARTT School, Eastern CT Ballet. Her unique Flash Mob programs grew out of her desire to bring high quality performance to the public in a fun and easy way. These programs also offer the opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to “take the stage” most often for the first time and succeed in being the “star” they always have been. Ms. Farrell’s dream is to use flash mobs as a tool for focusing on joy and harmony throughout the world. She has been offering innovative dance programs for all ages and abilities since 2000.

*If alternate location (vs your library) is selected additional fee may apply due to time and expense of travel. Please speak with Sharyn Farrell at dancealife@aol.com, if alternate location is desired.

Thank you

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