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    • Tue, January 01, 2019
    • Sun, March 31, 2019
    • Media Room
    • 11
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    Genealogy:  One on One

    Appointments will be set individually after registration is complete.

    Facilitated by: Marsha Hosfeld

    In order to address specific questions participants may have, ‘advanced amateur genealogist’ Marsha Hosfeld would like to offer individual two-hour meetings at times that suit the schedule of the student, the instructor, and Womanspace.  Three sessions will be available each month: January, February, and March.


    • Thu, January 10, 2019
    • Thu, April 11, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery (Holistic Health Room in Nov)
    Registration is closed

    Thursdays, Jan. 10, Feb. 14, Mar 14, &  Apr 11

    6:30-8:00pm

    Facilitators:  Angela Schmidt, PhD and Gina Wise

    This group is designed for women who want to explore their spiritual journey internally and with others. It is open to women who are looking for new energy and support as they examine their relationships, life passion, losses, talents and other processes that contribute significantly to their life journeys. Continuity and confidentiality are required.

    This group is now open to everyone

    Register by 1/8

    • Tue, January 15, 2019
    • Tue, February 19, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Tuesdays, January 15, 22, 29; Feb 5, 12, 19

    6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitator: Delinda Grindle, LCSW



    Transforming Grief - A Journey from Grief to Hope

    Facing the loss of a loved one can be overwhelming. Your grief is a natural process for healing from this painful loss. Transforming Grief offers insights to help you tap your natural resiliency, courage, and compassion, along with practical tools that will help you honor your grief, find meaning, achieve breakthroughs, and learn how to build the life you want on the other side of loss. Together we will learn how to recognize, express and embrace our thoughts and feelings about grief and loss in a safe and confidential atmosphere. The heart ache you are experiencing is your best fuel for transforming your grief to hope. 

    Register by 1/14


    • Thu, January 24, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Registration is closed


    Thursday, January 24

    Time 6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitator:  Annette McLean


    DIET. BINGE. REPEAT... Are you tired of the cycle? Have you tried numerous diets in an effort to lose weight only to gain it all back and then some? Annette McLean, LCPC CEDS explains why the traditional answer to losing weight does not work and leaves us disillusioned and feeling like a failure. She believes our problems with weight are about much more than food. As she explains, we have not ended up in this situation because we are flawed, but rather because for many of us, food has been the tool we have used to manage emotions and care for ourselves. Drawing on her background in cognitive behavioral and feminist theory, Annette's. The Hands That Feed Me offers readers a path back to wellness and recovery. Among other things, we will learn · The basic mechanics of recovery · How we need to aim for recovery more gently and how force and perfectionism delay our progress. · How to “observe” as opposed to getting “hijacked’ by our emotions. · How to investigate our thoughts in a kind and respectful way · How to develop our inner voice of wisdom, called our self-mothering voice · How to recognize our struggle as a way to more deeply understand ourselves and transform our suffering into emotional and spiritual growth. Using a step by step feeling regulation tool (SOFT AIM) combined with the basic mechanics of recovery and providing space for self-reflection, The Hands That Feed Me is your go to guide for recovery from compulsive eating.


    Register by January 22


    • Fri, January 25, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Womanspace -- Media Room
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    Friday, January 25

    9:00am - 4:30pm

    Facilitator: Debby Gaines

    Reiki (ray-key) is a Japanese word meaning 'Universal Life Force Energy' and describes the energy found in all of life.  An ancient form of hands on energy healing, Reiki is a skill obtained through an attunement (opening) to bring the power of Universal Life Force Energy through the human chakra system.  The energy then is used to balance the body or an object by bringing it into harmony with the universe once again.

    In Reiki Two, you will learn symbols and mantras to focus and deepen the healing treatment of the Reiki energy. We will talk about the sacredness of the Reiki symbols. We will also begin to learn ways to send Reiki through time and distance, allowing healing in the past to improve the present. Time will be allotted to practice feeling energy and giving Reiki to each other.  

    Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing, with no jewelry or perfumes. Bring a sack lunch.

    Register By:  1/23


    • Sun, January 27, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace
    • 24
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    Sunday, January 27

    1:00-4:00pm

    Facilitator:  Helen Bond

    Helen will share with everyone the great joy of traditional hand drumming from Guinea, West Africa. Come be a part of this joyful group where we come together as a small village and enjoy the uplifting beauty of the traditional hand drumming ensemble. You will learn basic rhythms on dunun drums and the djembe accompaniment parts. You’ll also learn the origins of each rhythm, receive expert instruction on all instruments in the traditional djembe orchestra and deepen your understanding of the place of music, dance and song in West African life. Helen is able to work simultaneously with students of all levels - beginner to professional. All levels are welcome!

    Drums provided. Please bring your own if you have one.

    Register by January 24

    • Tue, January 29, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

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    Tuesday, January 29th 

    6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitated by:  Petrea Meier

    With the busy schedules of our world today, managing stress and getting quality rest is becoming more of a challenge everyday.  Essential oils are powerful tools from nature that can support relaxation, reduce stressful feelings, and promote quality sleep.

    Join us for a night of learning about specific essential oils, tips, and techniques to support rest and managing stress.  This workshop will cover essential oil basics, so no experience is necessary.  We will learn how to make rollerball recipes and each guest will get to take two relaxation rollerballs home.  Supply cost is included in your registration fee.

    Register by 1/28


    • Wed, January 30, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Media Room
    • 10
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    Wednesday, January 30

    5:30-7:00pm

    Facilitator: Denise Nichols

    Bladder leakage is NOT normal and should never be accepted as a NORMAL part of aging or as a natural consequence to giving birth. Yet, statistics show that 1 in 4 women over the age of 18 will develop a pelvic floor muscle dysfunction (PFMD) at some point in their lives.  Education is the key to prevention. Empowering yourself toward learning crucial selfcare tips now can help you reduce or eliminate any symptoms you might notice today. PFMD symptoms can include bladder leakage, urgency/frequency, organ prolapse/pelvic pressure, constipation, painful intercourse, and more.  We will learn what the pelvic floor is, how it affects, and is affected by, everything in your life. In this class you will learn 3 habits that could not only make the difference in taking back bladder control but improving your bowel and sexual health. 

    Register by 1/28

    • Mon, February 04, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 18
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    Monday, February 4

    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Facilitator: Elaine Hirschenberger

    Most of the time we exist in mindlessness, a state of semi-awareness governed by habit and inattention. Mindlessness causes us to suffer, probably more than we are even aware. Mindfulness can be defined in a variety of ways, but simply stated it is a deliberate way of paying attention to what is happening within oneself as it is happening. Mindfulness is moment-by-moment awareness. It’s paying attention without judgment or evaluation. When we are mindful, we become more mentally alert, we’re more open and attentive and we’re able to perceive ourselves more clearly – as well as observing details that often escape our notice. If you can identify with any of these statements, you may find this monthly group very helpful.


    *Note: there must be a minimum of 4 people registered by Friday preceding class in order for class to run.

    • Mon, February 04, 2019
    • Mon, March 04, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register


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    Mondays, 2 sessions:  February 4th and March 4th

    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 2/1


    • Thu, February 07, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 12
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    Thursday, February 7

    6:00 - 7:30pm

    Facilitator: Aimee Floto

    What's the big deal with crystals? They seem to be everywhere! Yes, crystals are beautiful and sparkly but they are so much more than pretty rocks. We'll discuss what crystals can do for you, why crystals work, how to choose them, how to incorporate them into your life and much more. You'll leave with your own set of 7 crystals to start your own collection and incorporate into your life.

    $20 materials fee is included in the cost of this class

    NOTE:  Early registration date!     Register by 2/1


    • Fri, February 08, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Nordlof Center, 118 N. Main St., Rockford, IL
    • 262
    Register

    Friday, February 8th at 7pm

    Doors open at 6:30 pm. 

    Location: Nordlof Center, 118 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL


    Proceeds from this performance are for the benefit of RAASE (Rockford Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation).   The award-winning play is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace, the piece celebrates women's sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For more than sixteen years, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public.

    Ticket prices are based on a sliding scale- please pick the ticket price that fits your budget.   If you are inclined to give a larger donation, there will be donation envelopes available at the event.

    All seats are general admission.  There is no assigned seating.

    Tickets will also be available at the door. 

    No refunds are available for this event. Thank you for your understanding.

    • Sat, February 09, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Saturday, February 9th

    2:00-4:00pm

    Facilitator: Marge Blake

    Have you ever experienced something you just can't explain and haven't been able to talk about it? Do you get feelings that you know something is going to happen? Do you think you see something and then it isn't there? Have you been somewhere and suddenly feel your hair raising on your arms, or feel a cold chill run through your body? Do you have pictures or video of unexplained objects or balls of light? In this group we will share our experiences, pictures, videos, and stories we have with the unknown in a safe, nurturing, and nonjudgemental environment. 
    Members of the group may choose to go on field trips and learn how to use different equipment to gain better insight on what we are experiencing.


    Register by 2/7



    • Tue, February 12, 2019
    • Tue, February 26, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 14
    Register

    Tuesdays, February 12, 26
    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 2/11

    • Wed, February 13, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, February 13th
    9:30-11:00am

    Little Fires Everywhere
    by Celeste Ng

    In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb, everything is planned—from the layout of the winding roads to the colors of the houses. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is always play by the rules. Enter Mia Warren, an enigmatic artist and single mother who rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants:  all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. The novel explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood—and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

    Advance Registration is appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome.

    • Sat, February 16, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace -- Anjali Pavilion
    • 8
    Register

    Saturday, February 16

    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: 2/13


    • Wed, February 20, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Wednesday, February 20
    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 2/18

    • Thu, February 21, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Thursday, February 21

    7:00-8:30pm

    Facilitator:  Kim McIver

    Learn about the Native culture while making a Talking Feather craft. The feather was used during tribal counsel to keep peace and hone listening skills.  Native tribes that called Illinois home will be discussed and there will be special Native American items to see up close.  Supply costs are added into your registration fee.

    Register by 2/18

     



    • Fri, February 22, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register


    Friday, February 22nd

    6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitator:  Michael Bateen 

    Gongtopia It’s unlike anything you have ever experienced before. Imagine floating in an ocean of sound, where you can let go of all your stress and worries. Gongs, Singing Bowls, Bells, and other instruments ring out, creating waves of vibrations that wash over you. Your body and energy systems are able to realign and recharge, helping to clear out blockages, while leaving you refreshed and reawakened. 

    Advanced Registration is appreciated.  Walk-ins will be welcomed. 

    • Sat, February 23, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Upper Studio
    Register

    Saturday, February 23
    1:00-3:00PM 

    Facilitated by Marge Blake

    In Girl Scouts you are part of a special group of girls that stretches across the world.  Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 150 countries celebrate World Thinking Day.  World Thinking Day is a way to celebrate with girls all over the world by doing the same activities.  The 2019 World Thinking Day theme is "Leadership".  Earn your World Thinking Day badge by participating in our celebration!  We will play some games, explore other countries, and create a dove origami.

    $13 per registered Girl Scout; badge included. 
    This event is only for registered girls and their leaders/volunteers. Space is limited so sign up soon!
    All Levels welcome (D/B/J/C/S/A)


    Register by: 2/17

    In Girl Scouts you are part of a special group of girls that stretches across the world.  Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 150 countries celebrate World Thinking Day.  World Thinking Day is a way to celebrate with girls all over the world by doing the same activities.  The 2019 World Thinking Day theme is "Leadership".  Earn your World Thinking Day badge by participating in our celebration!  We will play some games, explore other countries, and create a dove origami.

    $13 per registered Girl Scout 
    This event is only for registered girls and their leaders/volunteers. Space is limited so sign up soon!
    All Levels welcome (D/B/J/C/S/A)
    • Sun, February 24, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace
    • 29
    Register

    Sunday, February 24

    1:00-4:00pm

    Facilitator: Helen Bond

    Helen will share with everyone the great joy of traditional hand drumming from Guinea, West Africa. Come be a part of this joyful group where we come together as a small village and enjoy the uplifting beauty of the traditional hand drumming ensemble. You will learn basic rhythms on dunun drums and the djembe accompaniment parts. You’ll also learn the origins of each rhythm, receive expert instruction on all instruments in the traditional djembe orchestra and deepen your understanding of the place of music, dance and song in West African life. Helen is able to work simultaneously with students of all levels - beginner to professional. All levels are welcome!

    Drums provided. Please bring your own if you have one.

    Register by February 21

    • Wed, February 27, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Image result for images for qi gongWednesday, February 27

    Noon-1:30pm

    Facilitator Michael Prindle


    Are you interested in learning more about Qigong before signing up to take classes? Come listen to Michael explain more about the benefits of Qigong. He will also demonstrate a few of the postures/movements and answer any questions/concerns that you may have. 

    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.

    Feel free to bring a sack lunch.  Advanced registration is appreciated.  Walk-ins are welcome

    • Thu, February 28, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 15
    Register

    Thursday, February 28
    6:00 - 7:30pm

    Facilitator: Kate Downing


    Talking about finances can be intimidating, so we'll break it down to the basics. In this class, we'll discuss the most common financial questions and the topics that affect you each month. We'll cover how to set up a monthly spending plan, how to analyze your debt, and how to plan for long-term goals without sacrificing all your short-term goals (like vacation!). Come with your questions – we're here to help! There will be a 30 min (of) Q&A session. Don’t continue to ignore this important aspect of your life - financial planning isn't scary when you're well-informed. Wine and dessert will be provided.

    Register by 2/26


    • Mon, March 04, 2019
    • Mon, March 25, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25

    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, March 05, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace -- Media Room
    • 12
    Register

    Tuesdays, March 5th

    6:00-8pm

    Facilitator: Beth Campisi

    Introduction to the Chakras

    This overview will help you understand why opening and healing the seven chakras is essential to living a healthy, happy, productive, balanced, and fulfilling life. These energy centers are the connections between our mind, body, and spirit and the driving force behind every function of our lives. Learn what the chakras are, and how they impact your life, health, and well-being. Join Beth Campisi, certified chakra instructor through Bridges of Unity, Reiki Master and Licensed Massage Therapist to see what benefits you could realize in your life by working with the chakras. Based on the book, "Seven Portals To Your Soul: An Accessible Guide for Mending Your Life" by Marcia A. Phillips.

    Register by 3/3

    • Thu, March 07, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Thursday, March 7

    6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitator:  Kris Wilcoxen


    We will go over Medicare Parts A, B, C and D's, Medicare supplements, and advantage plans as well as the Part D drug plans. We will talk about the different enrollment periods of Medicare as well as how to enroll in Parts A and B. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

    Wine and refreshments will be served.

    Register by 3/6

    • Thu, March 07, 2019
    • Thu, March 28, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Thursdays,  March 7, 14, 21, 28

    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. 


    • Sat, March 09, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace -- Anjali Pavilion
    • 8
    Register

    Saturday, March 9

    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: 3/6


    • Sat, March 09, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Saturday, March 9th

    2:00-4:00pm

    Facilitator: Marge Blake

    Have you ever experienced something you just can't explain and haven't been able to talk about it? Do you get feelings that you know something is going to happen? Do you think you see something and then it isn't there? Have you been somewhere and suddenly feel your hair raising on your arms, or feel a cold chill run through your body? Do you have pictures or video of unexplained objects or balls of light? In this group we will share our experiences, pictures, videos, and stories we have with the unknown in a safe, nurturing, and nonjudgemental environment. 
    Members of the group may choose to go on field trips and learn how to use different equipment to gain better insight on what we are experiencing.


    Register by 3/7



    • Tue, March 12, 2019
    • Tue, March 26, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 14
    Register

    Tuesdays, March 12, 26
    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 3/11

    • Wed, March 13, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, March 13
    9:30-11:00am

    The Wild Swans:  Three Daughters of China
    by Jung Chang

    The story of three generations in twentieth-century China, eyewitnesses to history.  An unusual window on the female experience in modern China, and a tale of courage and love, the author describes the lives and experiences of her family: her grandmother, a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young, idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution.  Chang was a red Guard briefly, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor” a steelworker, and an electrician.  She details the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others, caught in the whirlwind of history.

     Advance Registration is appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome.

    • Wed, March 13, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, March 13

    6:00-8:00pm

    Facilitator:  Shannon Redden

    Come learn how to assemble your own herbal first aid kit.  Variations can be made to create kits for home, camping, travel, etc.  We will end the class by making bug spray and hand sanitizer.   Supply costs are included in your registration fee.

    Register by 3/11


    • Tue, March 19, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Tue, April 09, 2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace -- Media Room
    • 12
    Register

    Wednesdays, March 19, 26, April 2, & 9

    6:00-8:30pm

    Facilitator: Beth Campisi

    The lower chakras (root, sacral and solar plexus) help us to live a physical life that truly works for us. Specific information about each chakra is covered: its location, health issues, purpose and how to open and balance it to live a happier, healthier more meaningful life. This class is for anyone interested in doing personal inner work with your lower chakras to facilitate physical, mental and emotional awareness and healing.  The book and workbook required for this class are "Seven Portals To Your Soul: An Accessible Guide for Mending Your life" by Marcia Phillips and can be purchased by the instructor on the first night of class. Cost for the book and workbook is $35 and are also used for the Opening the Upper Chakras class.

    Register by 3/17

    • Wed, March 20, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Media Room
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    Wednesday, March 20
    5:30-7:00pm

    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 3/18

    • Thu, March 21, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Media Room
    • 15
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