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    • Wed, November 06, 2019
    • Wed, December 18, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    Wednesdays, Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4, 11, 18 

    10:00-11:00 am

    Facilitator:  Freya

    No previous dance experience required; great for all fitness levels — even those with physical limitations. (Contact Freya prior to class to discuss specific situation.)

    Belly dancing is incredibly empowering. Women and men of every size and ability level will have fun while building confidence, strength and grace. Learn the Egyptian roots of Belly dance and then experiment with modern tribal and fusion styles. Short combinations and choreography will be incorporated into technique and drills making it a great workout for your muscles and your mind. Some choreography will incorporate props such as veils, fan veils, canes, or finger cymbals which will be available to borrow in class. For those who want their own, a limited number of items and hip scarves will be available for purchase.

    Come in yoga pants, leggings or other attire that allows full range of motion. No baggy shirts, baggy pants or long skirts as it’s important for you and the instructor to see your body positions. Also, a scarf or shawl to tie around your hips is helpful to see your hip movements in the mirror.

    Register by: 11/6

    • Wed, November 06, 2019
    • Wed, December 18, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    Wednesdays, Nov. 6, 13,  20, Dec. 4, 11,  18 

    6:00–7:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Freya

    No previous dance experience required; great for all fitness levels — even those with physical limitations. (Contact Freya prior to class to discuss specific situation.)

    Belly dancing is incredibly empowering. Women and men of every size and ability level will have fun while building confidence, strength and grace. Learn the Egyptian roots of Belly dance and then experiment with modern tribal and fusion styles. Short combinations and choreography will be incorporated into technique and drills making it a great workout for your muscles and your mind. Some choreography will incorporate props such as veils, fan veils, canes, or finger cymbals which will be available to borrow in class. For those who want their own, a limited number of items and hip scarves will be available for purchase.

    Come in yoga pants, leggings or other attire that allows full range of motion. No baggy shirts, baggy pants or long skirts as it’s important for you and the instructor to see your body positions. Also, a scarf or shawl to tie around your hips is helpful to see your hip movements in the mirror.

    Register by: 11/6


    • Tue, November 12, 2019
    • Tue, November 26, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 8
    Register

    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

    • Tue, November 19, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Media Room
    • 10
    Register

    Tuesday, November 19

    Session A   3:00-4:30pm 

    Facilitator: Delinda Grindle

    After someone important dies, holidays are never the same again. Traditions, events, parties, songs, and decorations -- all the things you once enjoyed may now become triggers for a range of emotions. The reality is, you will experience moments that are deeply and profoundly emotional through the holidays. By identifying individual challenges and triggers, and being equipped with ways to handle them, the overall impact of grief may be softened during the holiday season.

    This course will provide guidance on managing grief and planning for the holidays. We will look at how to thoughtfully approach tradition, ways to handle family and social demands, tips for coping with grief during the holidays, and practical ideas for honoring and remembering your loved ones.

    Register by 11/17

    • Tue, November 19, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Media Room
    • 3
    Register

    Tuesday, November 19

    6:00 - 7:30pm

    Facilitator: Delinda Grindle

    After someone important dies, holidays are never the same again. Traditions, events, parties, songs, and decorations -- all the things you once enjoyed may now become triggers for a range of emotions. The reality is, you will experience moments that are deeply and profoundly emotional through the holidays. By identifying individual challenges and triggers, and being equipped with ways to handle them, the overall impact of grief may be softened during the holiday season.

    This course will provide guidance on managing grief and planning for the holidays. We will look at how to thoughtfully approach tradition, ways to handle family and social demands, tips for coping with grief during the holidays, and practical ideas for honoring and remembering your loved ones.

    Register by 11/17

    • Wed, November 20, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Media Room
    • 5
    Register

    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


    • Wed, November 20, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, November 20th
    5:30-7:00pm

    Facilitator: Denise Nichols 

    The current buzz phrase “sitting is the new smoking” refers to not only how sedentary we have become but also the negative physical affects sitting posture has on our health and wellbeing. However, standing or sitting in one place, aka “prolonged static,” throughout our day, cannot be helped most of the time, so why not do it with mindful awareness? The power of education regarding what “normal and comfortable” alignment feels like in your body is the key to being able to not only reproduce it throughout your day at home and work but also empower you to change as your body signals you one moment at t time. Walk away with immediately applicable healthy postural habit tips that are essential for your present and future body’s health. 

    Register by 11/18

    • Thu, November 21, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Thu, December 19, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Media Room
    • 14
    Register

    Thursdays, November 21, December 5, 12, & 19

    6:00-7:00pm

    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!

    • Sat, November 23, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 17
    Register

    Saturday, November 23

    10:00 am – 2:30 pm

    LADAMA is a group of four women, virtuosic musicians, and educators — Lara Klaus, Daniela Serna, Mafer Bandola and Sara Lucas — each from a different country and culture of the Americas, who are sisters in song, rhythm and spirit. Harnessing music from their respective countries of origin — Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and the United States, the group utilizes traditional and non-traditional instruments from across the Americas, but with a modern twist, to produce Latin Alternative music.  Singing in Spanish, Portuguese and English, LADAMA brings a vibrant, energizing and utterly danceable musical. Come learn and experience how cross-cultural musical collaboration can empower communities.

    Visit LADAMA's website for a preview!

    WORKSHOPS

    Sign-up for both sessions or just one. Register for both by November 16

    and receive a boxed lunch (vegetarian option available)

    Session I:  Building Community Through Sound, 10:00 am–Noon

    Compositional tools for all ages focusing on improvisation, body percussion, and songwriting.

    Session II:  Afro-Columbian Percussion, 1:00–2:30 pm

    Demonstrations / Class on Cumbia, Bullerengue, and Gaita Music Styles.


    • Tue, December 03, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Media Room
    • 12
    Register

    Tuesday, December 3

    6:00–7:00 pm

    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

    • Tue, December 10, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 14
    Register

    Tuesday, December 10

    9:00–10:00 am

    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 12/9

    • Wed, December 11, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Media Room
    • 12
    Register

    Grilled Shrimp on a Bed of Quinoa and Kale

    and Spicy Mashed Potatoes

    Wednesday, December 11  

    11:30 am–1:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Usha Sundaram

    Get introduced to the essential spices and herbs used in Indian cooking by learning how to cook Grilled Shrimp on a bed of Quinoa and Kale and Spicy Mashed Potatoes from scratch. 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: 12/9


    • Wed, December 18, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, December 18
    5:30–7:00 pm

    Facilitator: Denise Nichols 

    We are inundated daily with information regarding the importance of "core" and overall strength training. Yet the term "healthy balance" should not only apply to what you eat and how well you work and play but also to your daily exercise regimen. Healthy, happy muscles need balance of blood flow, lymphatic flow out and open spaces for nerves to flow and talk to your muscles and organs. Tissues that are overly tight or "overactive" cannot get the fluids they need which can affect optimal function in normal everyday activities. Learn what areas in your body might be suffering from a lack of "balanced attention" and effective techniques to help improve your overall tissue health. Participants will need to be able to get up and down off the floor in this class. Bring either a trigger point ball or foam roller, and yoga mat. There will be a limited number available for those who do not have them.

    Register by: 12/16

Past events

Wed, November 13, 2019 Cancelled - Polarity Balancing Tea-evening class (WK19-11)
Wed, November 13, 2019 Earth Matters: Polarity Balancing Tea (EM19-3)
Wed, November 13, 2019 Bookwoman: Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story(BW19-3)
Tue, November 12, 2019 Cancelled: Lunch & Learn: How to Make Kombucha (WK19-10)
Sun, November 10, 2019 Drumming Workshop with Helen Bond-November (DR19B-3)
Sat, November 09, 2019 Spiritual Encounters Group - November (BO19-3)
Sat, November 09, 2019 Chakra Club – November (CHC19-3)
Fri, November 08, 2019 Women's Suffragettes Film & Discussion: Iron Jawed Angels (SSF19-3)
Thu, November 07, 2019 Cancelled: Gongtopia- November (MD19B-2)
Thu, November 07, 2019 Lunch & Learn: Optimal Health for the Next Chapter of Life(LL19-8)
Wed, November 06, 2019 Cancelled - Spiritual Conversations – November (GC19-2)
Wed, November 06, 2019 Communicare (WK19-9)
Tue, November 05, 2019 Full Body Meditation- November (MD19W-3)
Mon, November 04, 2019 Cancelled: Create Your Own Herbal Apothecary-evening class (WK19-8)
Mon, November 04, 2019 Create Your Own Herbal Apothecary-daytime class (WK19-7)
Sun, November 03, 2019 Reiki 3A/Reiki Master Class (HLT19-3)
Sat, November 02, 2019 REFRESHER: Reiki I & II (HLT19-2)
Sun, August 11, 2019 Cancelled: English Country Dancing- August (DN18-44)
Thu, June 06, 2019 Cancelled:Basic Qigong June eves (QG18-46)
Wed, June 05, 2019 Blogging Basics (WRT18-41)
Wed, June 05, 2019 Crone Series Part V:Wisdom of the Crone: Choices and Challenges of Aging well. (WK18-46)
Tue, June 04, 2019 Cancelled: English Country Dancing- Tuesday eves (DN18-41)
Sat, October 21, 2017 Women's Retreat: Exploring Your Authentic Self (RT17-2)
Thu, October 19, 2017 Honey, Will You Rub My Feet? (HLT17-7)
Wed, October 18, 2017 An Oral History of Womanspace - October (WK17-4b)
Sat, October 14, 2017 Chakra Rhythms -- A Discovery of Chakras Through Movement (HLT17-5) - CANCELLED
Sat, October 14, 2017 New Member Brunch
Thu, October 12, 2017 Explorers Group - October (GE17-1b)
Thu, October 12, 2017 Tap Your Stress Away (WK17-4)
Wed, October 11, 2017 Bookwoman: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End (BW17-2)
Tue, October 10, 2017 Mercier Therapy, Infertility and Pelvic Pain (17-11) - CANCELLED
Fri, October 06, 2017 Journey to Inner Freedom: A Journaling Experience in Writing from the Quiet Center (RT17-1)
Wed, October 04, 2017 Parenting the Tough Topics (WK17-9)-Cancelled
Tue, October 03, 2017 Opening the Lower Chakras (HLT17-3)
Thu, June 15, 2017 Behind the Curtain - Little Known Facts About the Wizard of Oz (WK16-35)
Thu, June 15, 2017 Genealogy Resources for Growing Your Tree (WK16-33)
Wed, June 14, 2017 Bookwoman: My Name is Lucy Barton (BW16-9)
Sun, June 11, 2017 Learn to Talk to Your Angels and Guides (WK16-32)


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