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    • Mon, April 01, 2019
    • Mon, April 29, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    10:00-11:30am

    Facilitator:  Michael Prindle

     

    Basic Qigong comprises standing (or sitting) postures with slow graceful arm or leg movements for full range of motion.  Improves muscle and joint flexibility, range of motion, lymph flow, blood circulation.  It also calms the mind, improves mindfulness, and cultivates physical balance.  The extra benefit that distinguishes Qigong from most traditional physical fitness exercises is its self-healing nature as it clears energy blockages and balances the internal organs/systems towards homeostasis.  It primarily allows the wisdom of the body systems to heal themselves and resist diseases by stimulating energy flow, removing energy blockages, and reducing needless stress from the mind and body tissue.  Qigong instruction comprises a preparation phase, five elements, and ending with a closing phase-each class lasting 1 1/2 hours on a weekly or twice weekly basis.  

    Class is suited for beginners and advanced practitioners; all ages are welcome.  Comfortable loose-fitting clothes are recommended-clothing that allows free movement and full range of motion for arms and legs.  Tennis shoes, sweat socks, or bare feet are fine.  Can't make it to every class, single class is $15.  

    Advance registration ends two days before each class. 


    • Tue, April 02, 2019
    • Tue, April 30, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 1
    Register

    Tuesdays, April 2, 16, 23, & 30th (no class Apr 9th)
    11:00am-Noon

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    NEW DAY ADDED!! Now do Adaptive Yoga once or twice a week!  Whatever fits your schedule! 

    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.


    • Wed, April 03, 2019
    • Wed, April 24, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, & 24
    6:00-7:00pm

    Facilitated by Sandra Williams, LCSW

    Have you ever wondered WHAT meditation and mindfulness are and the history behind these practices? Have you ever wondered WHY you would want to practice them? Are you curious HOW your mind, emotions, body and spiritual practice may be affected and helped by meditation and mindfulness? Do you want to explore HOW you can meditate and practice mindfulness? We will explore all of these questions AND PRACTICE forms of meditation and mindfulness each week. If you would like to have a greater sense of calm, be more present in your daily life, be more alert, be more energized day-to-day or experience more joy in life, this is the class to get you started.

    Register by 4/1

    • Thu, April 04, 2019
    • Thu, April 25, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Womanspace
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Thursdays, April 4, 18, & 25

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    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:  4/3

    • Thu, April 04, 2019
    • Thu, April 25, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25

    6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitator:  Michael Prindle


    Basic Qigong comprises standing (or sitting) postures with slow graceful arm or leg movements for full range of motion.  Improves muscle and joint flexibility, range of motion, lymph flow, blood circulation.  It also calms the mind, improves mindfulness, and cultivates physical balance.  The extra benefit that distinguishes Qigong from most traditional physical fitness exercises is its self-healing nature as it clears energy blockages and balances the internal organs/systems towards homeostasis.  It primarily allows the wisdom of the body systems to heal themselves and resist diseases by stimulating energy flow, removing energy blockages, and reducing needless stress from the mind and body tissue.  Qigong instruction comprises a preparation phase, five elements, and ending with a closing phase-each class lasting 1 1/2 hours on a weekly or twice weekly basis.  

    Class is suited for beginners and advanced practitioners; all ages are welcome.  Comfortable loose-fitting clothes are recommended-clothing that allows free movement and full range of motion for arms and legs.  Tennis shoes, sweat socks, or bare feet are fine.  Can't make it to every class, single class is $15.  

    Advance registration ends two days before each class. 


    • Fri, April 05, 2019
    • Fri, April 26, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Fridays, April 5, 19, 26
    10:00-11:00am

    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.


    • Tue, April 16, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Tue, May 07, 2019
    • 8:30 PM
    • Womanspace -- Media Room
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    Tuesdays, April 16, 23, 30, May 7

    6:00-8:30pm

    Facilitator: Beth Campisi

    The upper chakras (heart, throat, third eye and crown) help us connect with our inner higher spiritual self to live a life that is in alignment with who we truly are. Specific information about each chakra is covered: it's color, location, health issues, purpose and how to open and balance it to live a loving, peaceful more fulfilling life. This class will utilize the tools and build upon the insights learned in the Lower Chakra class, therefore the prerequisite class Opening the Lower Chakras is Required. Book and workbook required.


    Register by 04/14

    • Wed, April 24, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Cancelled: Class to be rescheduled in the fall!  Wednesday, April 24

    12:00-1:15pm

    Facilitator:  Beth Campisi

    Currently in today's society, many are looking for complementary and alternative therapies. Reasons include an increased desire to participate in their own self-care, concerns regarding side effects of medications and dissatisfaction with conventional medical care. The modalities most often chosen are chiropractic and massage therapy. Today massage therapy is an accepted part of mainstream health and is recognized as extremely therapeutic in a myriad of settings. 

    Research shows that massage is beneficial in reducing symptoms associated with arthritis, high blood pressure and premenstrual syndrome. Oncology patients show less anxiety, fatigue, and pain following massage therapy. Fibromyalgia patients receiving massage have less anxiety, pain and stiffness. Massage is effective in reducing post-surgical pain and reducing recovery times. Alzheimer's patients exhibit reduced restlessness and irritability after massage therapy. 

    For many, massage is a delightful treat they allow themselves for a birthday or other special occasion. However, if you or a loved one are dealing with an acute or chronic health condition, massage is an even more important therapeutic component of your healthcare regimen.


    You are welcome to bring your lunch. Advanced registration is preferred. Walk-ins are welcome.

    • Wed, May 01, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register
    Wednesday, May 1

    12:00-1:30pm

    Facilitator:  Mica Cascarano Berg

    Have you ever pondered that you may have lived "before"? Join us on May Day for “Lunch and Learn" with a focus on Past Life Regression, a healing modality that provides access to the subconscious to assist with a variety of aspects. Visiting Rockford native, Michele (Mica) Cascarano Berg MS, CH, CLC, will share how this experience, which she will facilitate at Womanspace on Saturday, May 11th, may be beneficial for you or someone you may know. (Some of the possible benefits include releasing fears, phobias, and emotional blocks, alleviating physical issues and challenges, connecting with loved ones and spirit guides, receiving insights about your relationships and life purpose or enhancing skills and talents.) Mica has been discovering past lives since she was three and is a certified hypnotist trained by one of the world’s most renown experts in past life therapy, Dr. Brian Weiss, author of "Many Lives, Many Masters.”

    You are welcome to bring your lunch. Advanced registration is preferred. Walk-ins are welcome.

    • Thu, May 02, 2019
    • Thu, May 30, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Womanspace
    • 11
    Register

    Thursdays, May 2, 9. 16. 23. & 30*

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    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.

    *Due to the Glitzy Garage Sale preparation, conditions for this class may be less than ideal.  This class may be held in a different location at Womanspace.

    Register by the day prior to class. 

    • Thu, May 02, 2019
    • Thu, May 23, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Thursdays,  May 2, 9, 16, & 23 (No class on May 30th due to Glitzy!)

    6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitator:  Michael Prindle


    Basic Qigong comprises standing (or sitting) postures with slow graceful arm or leg movements for full range of motion.  Improves muscle and joint flexibility, range of motion, lymph flow, blood circulation.  It also calms the mind, improves mindfulness, and cultivates physical balance.  The extra benefit that distinguishes Qigong from most traditional physical fitness exercises is its self-healing nature as it clears energy blockages and balances the internal organs/systems towards homeostasis.  It primarily allows the wisdom of the body systems to heal themselves and resist diseases by stimulating energy flow, removing energy blockages, and reducing needless stress from the mind and body tissue.  Qigong instruction comprises a preparation phase, five elements, and ending with a closing phase-each class lasting 1 1/2 hours on a weekly or twice weekly basis.  

    Class is suited for beginners and advanced practitioners; all ages are welcome.  Comfortable loose-fitting clothes are recommended-clothing that allows free movement and full range of motion for arms and legs.  Tennis shoes, sweat socks, or bare feet are fine.  Can't make it to every class, single class is $15.  

    Advance registration ends two days before each class. 


    • Fri, May 03, 2019
    • Fri, May 24, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 11
    Register

    Fridays, May 3, 10, 17, & 24th (No class on May 31st, due to Glitzy Garage Sale!)

    10:00-11:00am

    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.


    • Mon, May 06, 2019
    • Mon, May 20, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Mondays, May 6, 13, & 20

    10:00-11:30am

    Facilitator:  Michael Prindle


    Basic Qigong comprises standing (or sitting) postures with slow graceful arm or leg movements for full range of motion.  Improves muscle and joint flexibility, range of motion, lymph flow, blood circulation.  It also calms the mind, improves mindfulness, and cultivates physical balance.  The extra benefit that distinguishes Qigong from most traditional physical fitness exercises is its self-healing nature as it clears energy blockages and balances the internal organs/systems towards homeostasis.  It primarily allows the wisdom of the body systems to heal themselves and resist diseases by stimulating energy flow, removing energy blockages, and reducing needless stress from the mind and body tissue.  Qigong instruction comprises a preparation phase, five elements, and ending with a closing phase-each class lasting 1 1/2 hours on a weekly or twice weekly basis.  

    Class is suited for beginners and advanced practitioners; all ages are welcome.  Comfortable loose-fitting clothes are recommended-clothing that allows free movement and full range of motion for arms and legs.  Tennis shoes, sweat socks, or bare feet are fine.  Can't make it to every class, single class is $15.  

    Advance registration ends two days before each class. 


    • Tue, May 07, 2019
    • Tue, May 21, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 12
    Register

    Tuesdays, May  7, 14, 21 (No class on May 28th due to Glitzy Garage Sale!)

    11:00am-Noon

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    NEW DAY ADDED!! Now do Adaptive Yoga once or twice a week!  Whatever fits your schedule! 

    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.


    • Sat, May 11, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 10
    Register
    Saturday, May 11th

    1:00-4:00pm

    Facilitator:  Mica Cascarano Berg

    Take a journey to explore the limitless boundaries of the mind and soul with Michele (Mica) Cascarano Berg MS, CH, CLC, trained by Dr. Brian Weiss, one of the world’s most renown experts in Past Life Regression. During this experience you have an opportunity to possibly:  Discover extraordinary details about your past Reduce/release phobias, fears or physical challenges Learn insights about your current relationships Awaken talents and skills

    Connect with departed loved ones

    Gain insights about your life/life purpose

    Regression can be done either seated or prone. If you would like to lay down please bring a yoga mat, pillows and blankets for your personal comfort. Also suggested is a notebook/ journal.

    Maximum of 10 participants so register early!

    $50 in advance, $60 at the event (if space available)

    Fee includes the opportunity to win a Past Life Oracle Deck by Brian Weiss and Doreen Virtue. Bonus: Discounted rate on subsequent private past life regression sessions with Mica


    • Tue, May 14, 2019
    • Tue, May 28, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 15
    Register

    Tuesdays, May 14 & 28

    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 5/13

    • Sat, May 18, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace -- Anjali Pavilion
    • 8
    Register

    Saturday, May 18

    1:00 - 3:00pm

    Facilitator: Beth Campisi

    Chakras are vital energy pathways that connect us to the cycles and rhythms of the Earth, to all aspects of ourselves and to the cosmic pulse of Creation. Chakra Rhythms is a moving meditation practice that invokes, awakens and revitalizes our 7 major Chakra centers through a fusion of free flowing movement and spontaneous expression of the physical body. By surrendering to the music and moving from the inside out, we are able to free our natural energy flows and experience how each Chakra makes us feel. The possibility and potential within each Chakra center is waiting to be revealed and released! No dance experience is needed. It is an opportunity to simply Be. Be with yourself in motion to music within community, each having our own personal inner experience and embracing our own healing process.

    The intent is to offer a fun, safe and sacred space for all to explore, feel and express fully how their body wants to move and to discover a new way to feel yourself existing in your own body. When we open the flow of our physical being, all other pathways open and all we seek shall be revealed! At the conclusion of Chakra Rhythms we feel an enlightened awareness of our bodies, minds and spirits as well as a connection to our chakra system as a whole. Dress to move and bring a mat or blanket. 

    We rarely hear the inward music but we are dancing to it nonetheless- Rumi

    Register by: 5/16


    • Wed, May 22, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

      Wednesday, May 22nd

    1:00-2:30pm

    Facilitator:  Petrea Meier

    It’s summer vacation time! Drive, fly, and get out and about. This class will cover how to stay comfortable and healthy using essential oils as you travel.  We will cover the following:
    Staying healthy in that germ-filled airport 
    Supporting anxious flyers
    Avoiding car sickness as we drive across the country
    Be comfortable with change in altitude
    Tolerate changes in air quality
    Comfort with eating foods we aren’t accustomed to, even the taste of the water 
    Get a good night’s sleep even when we aren’t in our own bed
    After beach care
    Relax muscles after that long sightseeing tour 
    This class will provide convenient, simple, on-the-go, natural solutions for traveling. Take your medicine cabinet with you without cramming the suitcase shut. 

    No experience necessary.

    We will make a couple essential oil items to add to your travel kit.

    Register by 5/20



    • Tue, June 04, 2019
    • Tue, June 25, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 13
    Register

    Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18, & 25

    11:00am-Noon

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    NEW DAY ADDED!! Now do Adaptive Yoga once or twice a week!  Whatever fits your schedule! 

    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.


    • Thu, June 06, 2019
    • Thu, June 27, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace
    • 13
    Register

    Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, & 27th

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    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. 

    • Thu, June 06, 2019
    • Thu, June 27, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Thursdays,  June 6, 13, 20, & 27

    6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitator:  Michael Prindle


    Basic Qigong comprises standing (or sitting) postures with slow graceful arm or leg movements for full range of motion.  Improves muscle and joint flexibility, range of motion, lymph flow, blood circulation.  It also calms the mind, improves mindfulness, and cultivates physical balance.  The extra benefit that distinguishes Qigong from most traditional physical fitness exercises is its self-healing nature as it clears energy blockages and balances the internal organs/systems towards homeostasis.  It primarily allows the wisdom of the body systems to heal themselves and resist diseases by stimulating energy flow, removing energy blockages, and reducing needless stress from the mind and body tissue.  Qigong instruction comprises a preparation phase, five elements, and ending with a closing phase-each class lasting 1 1/2 hours on a weekly or twice weekly basis.  

    Class is suited for beginners and advanced practitioners; all ages are welcome.  Comfortable loose-fitting clothes are recommended-clothing that allows free movement and full range of motion for arms and legs.  Tennis shoes, sweat socks, or bare feet are fine.  Can't make it to every class, single class is $15.  

    Advance registration ends two days before each class. 


    • Fri, June 07, 2019
    • Fri, June 28, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 13
    Register

    Fridays, June 7, 14, & 28 (No class on June 21 due to International Yoga Day-please join us!)

    10:00-11:00am

    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.


    • Mon, June 10, 2019
    • Mon, June 24, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Mondays, June 10, 17, 24

    10:00-11:30am

    Facilitator:  Michael Prindle


    Basic Qigong comprises standing (or sitting) postures with slow graceful arm or leg movements for full range of motion.  Improves muscle and joint flexibility, range of motion, lymph flow, blood circulation.  It also calms the mind, improves mindfulness, and cultivates physical balance.  The extra benefit that distinguishes Qigong from most traditional physical fitness exercises is its self-healing nature as it clears energy blockages and balances the internal organs/systems towards homeostasis.  It primarily allows the wisdom of the body systems to heal themselves and resist diseases by stimulating energy flow, removing energy blockages, and reducing needless stress from the mind and body tissue.  Qigong instruction comprises a preparation phase, five elements, and ending with a closing phase-each class lasting 1 1/2 hours on a weekly or twice weekly basis.  

    Class is suited for beginners and advanced practitioners; all ages are welcome.  Comfortable loose-fitting clothes are recommended-clothing that allows free movement and full range of motion for arms and legs.  Tennis shoes, sweat socks, or bare feet are fine.  Can't make it to every class, single class is $15.  

    Advance registration ends two days before each class. 


    • Tue, June 11, 2019
    • Tue, June 25, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 15
    Register

    Tuesdays, June 11 & 25

    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 6/10

    • Tue, June 11, 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Tuesday, June 11th

    12:30-1:45pm

    Facilitator:  Gina Wise

    Learn the simple art of making kefir, a tangy and nutritious fermented dairy drink.  Also, how to make quark.  A fresh soft artisan cheese made by straining the kefir to separate the whey.  Quark is an essential part of the Budwig protocol.  Dr Johanna Budwig (1908-2003) was a biochemist who developed a natural cure for cancer by combining the sulfur rich amino acids found in quark cheese with the omega-3 fatty acids in flaxseed oil in a 2:1 ratio.  This Budwig mixture is garnished with ground flax seeds, fresh fruit and nuts.  The Budwig protocol is a natural whole food diet and holistic lifestyle approach to improve cancer, heart disease, arthritis and other health issues.  Dr Budwig was nominated six times for the Nobel Prize in medicine and has written 12 books.

    You will receive everything you need to start making kefir (a jar with fresh kefir and kefir grains), instructions for making kefir and quark.  BONUSOn Hand Demonstration!  Learn how to make and sample the Budwig mixture for yourself.  All ingredients will be provided.  Also, an introductory handout on The Budwig Protocol.

    Kefir grains are limited so please register early


    • Wed, June 12, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register
    Wednesday, June 12th

    12:00-1:15pm

    Facilitator:  Sonia Nelson & Conrad Iandola

    Come find out how Sonia and Conrad Landola got into raising grassfed beef (especially Sonia, a former committed vegetarian,) the nutritional and environmental benefits of grassfed beef, why they truly believe that their product is superior to much supermarket grassfed beef, and how their operation has evolved over its 12 year lifespan.

    You are welcome to bring your lunch. Advanced registration is preferred. Walk-ins are welcome.

    • Sat, June 15, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 15
    Register

    Saturday, June 15

    FacilitatorKeri Knutson


    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.

    Please register ahead of time if possible- Walk-ins Allowed


    • Wed, June 19, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

      Wednesday, June 19th

    1:00-2:30pm

    Facilitator:  Petrea Meier

    Hiking, camping, fishing, picnics, grilling, or a day at the beach- outdoor fun! Essential oils can make your outdoor experience even better. 
    When playing outdoors, we want to be comfortable, keep pests away, and know how to deal with accidents as they arise. This class will offer you simple, non-toxic solutions to improve your outdoor experience. We will discuss dealing with environmental threats, muscle and skin support, bug control, and even grilling and picnic recipes using essential oils.

    We will make a couple essential oil items to add to your outdoor survival kit.

    Register by 6/17



    • Mon, July 01, 2019
    • Mon, July 29, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Mondays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29

    10:00-11:30am

    Facilitator:  Michael Prindle

     

    Basic Qigong comprises standing (or sitting) postures with slow graceful arm or leg movements for full range of motion.  Improves muscle and joint flexibility, range of motion, lymph flow, blood circulation.  It also calms the mind, improves mindfulness, and cultivates physical balance.  The extra benefit that distinguishes Qigong from most traditional physical fitness exercises is its self-healing nature as it clears energy blockages and balances the internal organs/systems towards homeostasis.  It primarily allows the wisdom of the body systems to heal themselves and resist diseases by stimulating energy flow, removing energy blockages, and reducing needless stress from the mind and body tissue.  Qigong instruction comprises a preparation phase, five elements, and ending with a closing phase-each class lasting 1 1/2 hours on a weekly or twice weekly basis.  

    Class is suited for beginners and advanced practitioners; all ages are welcome.  Comfortable loose-fitting clothes are recommended-clothing that allows free movement and full range of motion for arms and legs.  Tennis shoes, sweat socks, or bare feet are fine.  Can't make it to every class, single class is $15.  

    Advance registration ends two days before each class. 


    • Mon, July 01, 2019
    • Mon, August 05, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Mondays, 2 sessions:  July 1st and August 5th

    6-7:30pm 

    Facilitator:  Jeannette Diddens

    Description: Session 1: Do you ever wonder why you are emotionally, mentally and physically exhausted? Do you want to not only feel better but learn how to flourish and thrive at work and at home again? In this first session, you will take a short self-care assessment, learn the difference between compassion fatigue and burnout and design your own personal and professional self-care plan. In this engaging first session, you will re-energize your reason to “help” not only yourself but others.

    Description: Session 2: In this second session you will take the short self-care assessment again to examine your personal and professional growth, learn a quick debriefing tool and review what has helped most in the time between sessions.

    Register by 6/29


    • Tue, July 02, 2019
    • Tue, July 30, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 13
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    Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30

    11:00am-Noon

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    NEW DAY ADDED!! Now do Adaptive Yoga once or twice a week!  Whatever fits your schedule! 

    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.


    • Fri, July 05, 2019
    • Fri, July 26, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 13
    Register

    Fridays, July 5, 12, 19, & 26th

    10:00-11:00am

    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.


    • Tue, July 09, 2019
    • Tue, July 30, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 15
    Register

    Tuesdays, July 9 & 30 (NOTICE CHANGE OF DATE- no class on July 23rd)

    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 7/8

    • Thu, July 11, 2019
    • Thu, July 25, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Womanspace
    • 13