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Retreats & Celebrations

    • Sat, April 18, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Upper Studio

    Saturday, April 18

    9:00 am–4:00 pm 

    Facilitator: Valerie Gibbons

    Step into spring and discover your joy flow during this day-long retreat. Join Valerie Gibbons, founder of FootsieStools™ Ltd., for an uplifting day of expressive collage making. Create meaning and positivity through two collage art forms, one that engages your right brain and the other your left brain. The result is a unique expression of what makes you a happy “sole.”

    In the morning, create an art collage around a whimsical shoe design by piecing together magazine pictures, book pages, decorative paper, small objects, and other mixed media. Bring a magazine that inspires you (it will be cut up). Optional: Scrap and printed papers, old book, stickers, one-dimensional object or memento that complement your theme. Instructor will have magazines and ephemera on hand. Your finished artwork will be matted and ready to display.

    In the afternoon, engage in collage writing, the playful assembly of scattered pieces of language and self-contained moments into an artistic whole, much like the art form. Create a written mosaic that positively expresses your “sole” journey, using your art collage theme as a source of inspiration. Examples and prompts will be provided. Bring writing paper or journal, pen, inspirational quotes, memorable lines from a literary work, or snippets of dialogue and humor from your own life to embellish your theme. Your finished collage essay or poem will be handwritten on decorative paper.

    Participants will be invited to share their art and writing collages with the group. Includes a brief introduction on the benefits of art and humor for health and well-being. FootsieStools (footstools with shoes) will be in attendance, so smiles are guaranteed.

    Some supplies are included. Bring a sack lunch.

    Register by: 4/16

    • Sun, May 03, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 10
    Sunday, May 3 


    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!

    $40 in advance, $60 at the event (if space available)

    Bonus: Discounted rate on subsequent private past life regression sessions with Mica

    • Mon, May 04, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery

    Monday, May 4th

    1:00 pm- 2:30 pm

    Facilitator: Petrea Meier

    Self-care is not always just relaxing massages and manicures. It encompasses how we treat our bodies and minds each day. Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Although it's a simple concept in theory, it's something we very often overlook. In this class, we will talk about simple daily habits with essential oils to incorporate into our daily routines. Getting good nutrition, being able to exercise and move our bodies, getting good sleep, reducing stress and overwhelm, cutting down on the toxins in our daily routines are all forms of self-care. Join us as we go over how essential oils can provide us safe, effective, affordable options.

    Register by: 5/3

    • Sat, August 29, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 6

    Saturday, August 29 

    1:00–5:30 pm

    Facilitated by: Kim Plumb

    Enjoy an afternoon learning about your feminine and masculine energies. Find out where Mars and Venus are located in your astrological birth chart and how they are expressed based on their sign, element and house placement. Plus you've heard about Mercury Retrograde — do Venus and Mars Retrograde too? Come and find out! 

    There will be a break in between the Mars and Venus sessions where we'll enjoy sangria and light snacks. If you attended the Galentine's Day event, feel free to just sign-up for the Mars session as we'll be going over the same Venus content as we did that evening.

    Accurate birth date, time, and place will be needed upon registration.

    Register by: 8/25

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