Yoga • Meditation • Mindfulness • Chakras • Reiki • Dream • Tapping • Stress • Feet
Fridays, November 1, 8, 15, & 22nd (No class on Friday, November 29th!)
Facilitator: Keri Knutson
All Levels. Adaptive Yoga is a particularly effective practice and can have therapeutic benefits for those recovering from, or living with injury, illness or disease. This specialty yoga class blends chair yoga, restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, Pranayama (breath work), individualized attention through gentle hands-on adjustments and assists, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle, yet effective.
Examples of chronic conditions that may benefit from this therapeutic approach: Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, arthritis, Lupus, injury/surgery recovery, Diabetes/Neuropathy, those with limited mobility and those just wanting a safe, gentle practice to support healthy aging.
Potential students must be evaluated on an individual basis prior to joining this group. The gallery is wheelchair accessible. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat.
Register by day before start of class.
Tuesdays, November 5, 12, 19, & 26th
NEW DAY ADDED!! Now do Adaptive Yoga once or twice a week! Whatever fits your schedule!
Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20, & 27
Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21
Hatha yoga is a slow-paced gentle asana practice focusing on introducing basic yoga poses and establishing a strong foundation in the practice of yoga. Hatha yoga balances the "Ha" - sun/stimulating energy with the "Tha" - moon/calming energy.
Restorative yoga helps promote deep relaxation of the body and the mind. Postures provide similar benefits to classic Hatha yoga postures and are usually done in a supported manner to minimize strain and maximize opening. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat.
Register by the day prior to class!
Tuesdays, November 12 & 26th
9:00 - 10:00am
Facilitator: Shiraz Tata, PhD
Meditation is the practice and process of paying attention and focusing your awareness. Whether you are seeking greater focus, less stress and more peace of mind, or a deeper appreciation of the beauty and richness of life, the simple practice of sitting down and turning your attention inward can do wonders! This is a beginning class where different forms of meditation are introduced and practiced in a seated position. Bring a yoga mat or rug if you would like to do this lying down.
Register by 11/11
Instructor: Gina Wise
Learn the art of making this delicious and nutritious fermented tea drink. You will receive a Kombucha SCOBY, starter tea, and instructions. Have your first batch ready to drink a a few weeks. The number of scobies is limited so please register early.
Did you know?
Kombucha is made by placing a SCOBY in sweet tea and allowing the tea to ferment 7 to 21 days. SCOBY stands for Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast. The kombucha brewing jar needs to be covered with a cloth and placed in a ventilated area out of direct sunlight. This fermented tea becomes slightly effervescent and contains over 50 different kinds of probiotics, enzymes, amino acids and B-vitamins. The fermented tea can be fermented a 2nd time to flavor the tea with fruit or fruit juice.
Register by 11/10
Spiced Chicken Tacos on Multigrain Tortillas with Cucumber Yogurt Dip
Wednesday, November 20
11:30 am–1:00 pm
Facilitator: Usha Sundaram
Introduction to essential spices in Indian cooking and the art of incorporating herbs, spices and whole grains in everyday cooking. Get introduced to the essential spices and herbs for Indian cooking by learning how to cook Spiced Chicken Tacos on Multigrain Tortillas with Cucumber Yogurt Dip from scratch. Along with the demonstration learn the health benefits of about 15 herbs and spices used in the dish.
In the subsequent classes, learn how to incorporate turmeric and other anti-Inflammatory spices in our everyday cooking to stay healthy with the double benefit of enhanced taste. Learn how a variety of bland and boring vegetables like turnips, kale, cabbage, etc. can become tantalizing and tasty AND could be the main meal. Learn the benefits of eating “green” not only by eating greens but by eating a variety of whole grains which can be used as a substitute for bread and rolls. Fee includes the cost of ingredients. Come hungry!
Register by: 11/18
Thursdays, November 21, December 5, 12, & 19
Facilitator: Beth Campisi
This new, exciting fitness class is now being offered at Womanspace!
Cardio Drumming combines movement with the beat and rhythm of drums for a fun, high energy workout. A large stability ball is the drum. Reduce stress, improve your mood and get fit while having fun with Cardio Drumming!
No drumming experience needed. All levels welcome. Bring a friend and let's get our Drum On together!
Register by: 11/19; Drop-ins are welcome! Just $15 for a single class!
Tuesdays, December 3, 10, 17
Register by: 12/2
Tuesday, December 3
Facilitator: Sandra Williams, LCSW
Meditation is the practice and process of paying attention and focusing your awareness. In this class you will focus your awareness on your body through mindfulness explorations of breathing, grounding, filling with nurturing and nourishing resources, and listening to your body's wisdom. The practice will remain familiar each week and your body's wisdom will change and grow just as you evolve from day to day. This meditation is done in a seated position with your feet on the floor.
Suggested prerequisite for those with no meditation experience: Intro to Meditation: The History, Benefits, and Practice.
Register by: 12/1
Wednesdays, December 4, 11, 18
NEW DAY ADDED!! Now do Adaptive Yoga once, twice or three times a week! Whatever fits your schedule!
Register by 12/2
Wednesday, December 4
Facilitator: Sandra Williams, LCSW
Are you looking for a place to have a safe conversation about spirituality? We will be exploring and discussing topics that include: challenges and ease of trusting a spiritual resource, experiences of spirituality, what kinds of things/activities feed your soul-self, sharing new aha’s in one’s spiritual journey, and what do our doubts mean. The conversation will be moderated and will focus on our personal beliefs and experiences (not on any one specific faith) so that there is an environment of openness, sacredness, and inclusiveness. Dogmatism, proselytizing, and political agendas will not be welcome.
Thursdays, December 5, 12, 19, 26
Hatha yoga is a slow-paced gentle asana practice focusing on introducing basic yoga poses and establishing a strong foundation in the practice of yoga. Hatha yoga balances the "Ha" - sun/ stimulating energy with the "Tha" - moon/calming energy.
Register by: 12/3
Fridays, December 6, 13, 20, 27
Register by: 12/4
Saturday, December 7
Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. With regular practice, Yoga Nidra has been found to reduce stress, tension, anxiety and depression. Additionally, Yoga Nidra is beneficial for insomnia, aids in calming symptoms of chronic pain, and has been shown to help those with PTSD or other psychological wounds. It is said that one hour of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to 4 hours or sleep! Learn this practice of self-inquiry. Restore your energy and relax into the real you. Expect to spend the majority of this class reclined on your yoga mat on the floor. (Please talk with Keri before class begins if you need to be seated.) Class is open to all. No experience necessary. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat. Advance registration preferred. Walk-ins Allowed.
Register by: 12/5
Tuesday, December 10
Register by 12/9
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