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    • Thu, August 01, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Fri, August 01, 2025
    • New Dimensions Studio upper & lower levels
    Register

       Open Studio

    You may only use open studio if you have previously taken a class at Womanspace.  Please check the studio availability by clicking the link below to view the calendar.   You may pay here for use of the Lower Clay Studio or Upper New Dimensions Studio.  Please indicate on the sign-in sheet in the studio that you paid on the website, how much and what the payment was for.   Thank you

    • Open Studio cost is $5.00 per hour or $20 for 4 hours or more, for use of either the upper studio or clay studio.
    • Clay costs are $15.00 for a 12.5 pound bag of clay or $1.50 per pound, this cost includes the use of glazes and firing.
    • Firing and Glaze fee for Non-Womanspace clay pieces is as follows per piece:  $1.00 for 1-2 lb piece; $2.00 for 3-4 lb piece; $3.00 for 5 lb and up.  (Approximate weight and size of each piece)                                                                                                                   
    •  Check studio availability  https://womanspace.wildapricot.org/Calendar 
    • Thu, January 09, 2020
    • Thu, April 09, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/Zoom
    Registration is closed

    Thursdays, Jan. 9, Feb 13, March 12, April 9 –ONLINE

    6:30–8:00 pm

    Facilitators:  Angela Schmidt & 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: 1/7

    • Mon, January 20, 2020
    • Mon, April 20, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery

    Mondays, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 16, Apr. 20
    10am-12:30pm

    Facilitator: Elaine Hirschenberger

    This group is for members who share the events of their lives with one another on a deep level. Since the content of this group is "LIFE," women reflect on the learnings, patterns, relationships and spiritual growth opportunities that life presents every day. Regular attendance and confidentiality are requirements.

    Current group is full. Interested in joining a new group? Contact Elaine. With enough inquiries, Seekers 2 will form.

    • Wed, March 11, 2020
    • Wed, April 29, 2020
    • 8 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 3

    Wednesdays,

    March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    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: 3/9

    • Wed, March 11, 2020
    • 11:30 AM
    • Wed, April 29, 2020
    • 12:30 AM
    • Media Room
    • 5

    Wednesdays,

    March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    11:30-12:30pm

    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: 3/9

    • Wed, March 11, 2020
    • Wed, April 29, 2020
    • 8 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Wednesdays,

    March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    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: 3/9


    • Wed, March 11, 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Wed, April 29, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Media Room
    • 8

    Wednesdays,

    March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    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: 3/9


    • Thu, March 26, 2020
    • Thu, April 30, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • ONLINE/ZOOM
    • 8
    Register

    Thursdays, March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - ONLINE

    6:00–7:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Beth Campisi

    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! You will need an exercise ball, a 5 gallon bucket (or something to set the ball on, and drumsticks or wooden spoons.

    Advanced registration required. Register by: 3/25 or the Wednesday before each class.

    • Thu, April 02, 2020
    • Thu, April 30, 2020
    • 5 sessions
    • ONLINE/ZOOM
    • 2
    Register

    Thursdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – ONLINE

    9:30–10:45 am

    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: 3/31

    • Fri, April 03, 2020
    • Fri, April 24, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • ONLINE/ZOOM
    Register

    Fridays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 – ONLINE

    10:00–11:00 am

    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: 4/1

     

    • Mon, April 06, 2020
    • Mon, April 27, 2020
    • 19 sessions
    • Online/Zoom
    Register

    Monday's, 8:00–8:40a OR 8:50–9:30a OR

    9:40–10:20a OR 10:30–11:10a

    Available by appointment only.

    Facilitator:  Masha Erofeeva-Young

    When you are true to yourself, life opens doors and opportunities present themselves. Are you ready to take the next step and see what unfolds?

    We cannot expect others to see the brightness of our inner light and feel its warmth if we do not see it first ourselves. When we lack self-esteem, it makes our lives smaller, we take less chances, and “play it safe” or look to others to provide us with guidance.

    We only receive what we believe we deserve. If you are struggling with low self-worth, you are likely continuously putting others first and feel unsatisfied in your relationships and even your career. Learn how to understand and believe in yourself and how to present yourself in a way that allows others to see your best qualities. Grow your self-confidence and self-love and watch your life unfold.

    • Build tools that help you understand yourself and what you can offer the world
    • Learn how to connect with your true authenticity
    • Grow and cultivate your best qualities instead of focusing on changing the qualities you don’t like
    Topics:
    • Personal Improvement
    • Confidence
    • Self-Esteem
    • Assertiveness
    • Mindfulness
    • Spiritual Development
    • Relationships
    • Career Decisions
    • Intuition

    Time slots available: 

    Mondays

    • 8:00 – 8:40
    • 8:50 – 9:30
    • 9:40 – 10:10
    • 10:20 – 11:00

    Register by: Please select your appointment day and time during registration. You will be notified via confirmation email. 

    *If none of these times work for you and you would still like to make an appointment, please email me at mashayoungcoaching@gmail.com

    • Tue, April 07, 2020
    • Tue, April 28, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • ONLINE/ZOOM
    • 9
    Register

    Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28

    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. Suggested equipment: yoga mat/rug and a blanket.

    Register by: 4/5

    • Tue, April 07, 2020
    • Tue, April 28, 2020
    • 8 sessions
    • Online/Zoom
    Register

     Tuesday's

    Available by appointment only

    Facilitator:  Masha Erofeeva-Young

    When you are true to yourself, life opens doors and opportunities present themselves. Are you ready to take the next step and see what unfolds?

    We cannot expect others to see the brightness of our inner light and feel its warmth if we do not see it first ourselves. When we lack self-esteem, it makes our lives smaller, we take less chances, and “play it safe” or look to others to provide us with guidance.

    We only receive what we believe we deserve. If you are struggling with low self-worth, you are likely continuously putting others first and feel unsatisfied in your relationships and even your career. Learn how to understand and believe in yourself and how to present yourself in a way that allows others to see your best qualities. Grow your self-confidence and self-love and watch your life unfold.

    • Build tools that help you understand yourself and what you can offer the world
    • Learn how to connect with your true authenticity
    • Grow and cultivate your best qualities instead of focusing on changing the qualities you don’t like
    Topics:
    • Personal Improvement
    • Confidence
    • Self-Esteem
    • Assertiveness
    • Mindfulness
    • Spiritual Development
    • Relationships
    • Career Decisions
    • Intuition

    Time slots availabe: 

    Tuesdays:

    • 10:00 – 10:40
    • 10:50 – 11:30

    Register by: Please select your appointment day and time during registration. You will be notified via confirmation email. 

    *If none of these times work for you and you would still like to make an appointment, please email me at mashayoungcoaching@gmail.com

    • Tue, April 07, 2020
    • Tue, April 28, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • ONLINE/ZOOM
    Register

    Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28 – ONLINE

    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: 4/5

    • Tue, April 07, 2020
    • Tue, April 28, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • ONLINE/ZOOM
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    NEW DATES! ONLNE!

    Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28

    6:00–8:30 pm

    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. 


    Required for all Chakra classes: Seven Portals To Your Soul: An Accessible Guide for Mending Your Life book ($15) and workbook ($20) by Marcia Phillips can be purchased by the instructor on the first night of class.

    Register by: 4/5

    • Wed, April 08, 2020
    • Wed, April 29, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • ONLINE/ZOOM
    Register

    Wednesday, April 8, 15, 22, 29 – ONLINE

    1:00–2:30 pm

    Facilitator: Christi Russell

    Come and learn about the body’s microbiome and how it affects us in this 4-week workshop series. Gut microbiome refers to the billions of live bacteria, viruses & fungi in the human gut. Participants will learn about what it is and why it’s important to our overall health and wellness. Students will participate in wellness activities that will guide them to connect intuitively to their bodies and understand how that will help achieve and maintain wellness.  There will be a self-evaluation at the beginning and end of the workshop.  Each student will receive a journal that they will use to track their progress. 

    Register by: 4/6

    • Thu, April 09, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • ONLINE/ZOOM
    • 6
    Register

    Thursday,  April 9 – ONLINE

    12:00–1:30 pm

    This class will only be online through Zoom. You will be sent a link to join the class after you register. There will be no late registrations allowed after April 8th.

    Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd

    Kathe Kollwitz (1867–1945) was a German expressionist artist who worked in sculpture, painting and printmaking in an art world dominated by men. Her compassionate art vision centered on women and the working class. She was concerned with the effects of poverty, grief, war and suffering of all kinds on people. She created about 50 self-portraits. Her woodcuts are especially famous. As with most expressionists, her personal story is important to understand her art.


    Register by: 4/8

    • Thu, April 09, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Thursdays, April 9, 16

    6:00–8:00 pm

    Facilitator: Eamonn Talkington

    So often we think art requires special supplies and $15 tubes of paint. But that isn't always true. In this two-week course, you will be instructed in the creation of two original abstract works of art. You will be shown how use of various implements and tools for the application of paint, as well as, instructed in the use of various types of paints and mediums. Paint, brushes, and tools supplied. Please bring two canvases any size that "speaks" to you.


    Register by: 4/7

    • Fri, April 10, 2020
    • Fri, May 01, 2020
    • 20 sessions
    • Online/Zoom
    Register

     Friday's

    Available by appointment only

    Facilitator:  Masha Erofeeva-Young

    When you are true to yourself, life opens doors and opportunities present themselves. Are you ready to take the next step and see what unfolds?

    We cannot expect others to see the brightness of our inner light and feel its warmth if we do not see it first ourselves. When we lack self-esteem, it makes our lives smaller, we take less chances, and “play it safe” or look to others to provide us with guidance.

    We only receive what we believe we deserve. If you are struggling with low self-worth, you are likely continuously putting others first and feel unsatisfied in your relationships and even your career. Learn how to understand and believe in yourself and how to present yourself in a way that allows others to see your best qualities. Grow your self-confidence and self-love and watch your life unfold.

    • Build tools that help you understand yourself and what you can offer the world
    • Learn how to connect with your true authenticity
    • Grow and cultivate your best qualities instead of focusing on changing the qualities you don’t like
    Topics:
    • Personal Improvement
    • Confidence
    • Self-Esteem
    • Assertiveness
    • Mindfulness
    • Spiritual Development
    • Relationships
    • Career Decisions
    • Intuition

    Time slots available

    • 8:00 – 8:40 am
    • 8:50 – 9:30 am
    • 9:40 – 10:20 am
    • 10:30 – 11:10 am
    • 11:20 – 11:50 am

    Register by: Please select your appointment day and time during registration. You will be notified via confirmation email. 

    *If none of these times work for you and you would still like to make an appointment, please email me at mashayoungcoaching@gmail.com

    • Sat, April 11, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 12

    Saturday, April 11

    9:00 am–1:00 pm

    Facilitator: Judith Koren Shanahan

    In this class, you will learn about combining disparate papers and ephemera to make a 5x7" piece of art which can be mailed as a postcard, given as a small gift, or framed as a keepsake for yourself or friends. A variety of papers, adhesives, brushes, coloring agents (such as Marabou crayons) will be provided and your art will be sealed with acrylic medium, or sprayed, as a final finish. Participants should bring their own scissors (marked with their name), and any small decorative pieces of paper or stamps, etc. they want to include. 

    Register by: 4/8


    • Sat, April 11, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • ONLINE/ZOOM
    Register

    Saturday, April 11 – ONLINE

    10:00–11:30 am

    Co-Facilitators: Kathy Moehling & Beth Campisi

    We are delighted to be able to offer a once a month support group that focuses on sharing from the perspective of our soul and higher self. This group will work equally well for those who already have information about chakras and would like further exploration, and for those who are new to these ideas. The purpose of the Chakra Club is to help us find deeper meaning, wholeness, and healing--as we tap into our higher consciousness in sharing our personal experiences and combined wisdom. The chakras connect our minds and bodies with our souls and higher consciousness. As we bring healing to our inner selves, our true soul-selves shine forth; and we increase our ability to create lives that work and are truly fulfilling. (Originally created and offered by Marcia (Phillips) West--Bridges of Unity). 

    Advanced Registration is appreciated. Register by: 4/9


    • Sat, April 11, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Media Room

    Saturday, April 11

    2:00–4:00 pm

    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: 4/9



    • Mon, April 13, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6

    Mondays, April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18

    9:30–11:30 am

    Facilitator: Jennie Johnson Sic

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to make wheel thrown pottery? Then this class is for you! Starting from the beginning, you will learn how to wedge, center, pull and shape the clay on a potters wheel. You will get the opportunity to practice both bowl shapes as well as vase shapes and learn how to add handles or other decorative aspects to your work. You will complete the process of thrown pottery by trimming your pieces to get them ready to fire. Once out of the kiln you will glaze and finish off your artwork. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 3/4


    • Mon, April 13, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6

    Mondays, April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18

    1:00–3:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Linda Ewalt & Jean Schnack

    Ages 16+. Intermediate–Advanced. Jean and Linda will help you explore new techniques and skills in pottery focusing on wheel throwing, additions, lids, feet, handles, trimming, creative diversions, glazing and whatever directions the students would like to pursue. Class demos and collaboration will promote a fun learning environment while pushing skills and creativity to a higher level. Think outside the box and develop a more creative and artistic expression in clay. Photo lithography and Raku possibilities. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firings.  Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. 

    Register by: 4/11



    • Mon, April 13, 2020
    • Mon, May 11, 2020
    • 5 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 12
    Register

    Mondays,  April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11 – ONLINE

    6:00-8:00 pm

    This class will only be online.  You will be sent a link to join the class after you register.  Please download the Zoom app by clicking the link so you can have it ready before the class begins. 

    Co-facilitated by: Deb Gaines & Annette McLean

    Part 1: “Cakes for the Queen of Heaven” is a woman-honoring adult RE curriculum developed by Rev. Shirley Ranck. It examines pre-Judeo Christian cultures like "What would it be like to grow up in a world where the divine was imagined to be female?" More than Goddess 101, this workshop series examines important elements of today’s women’s lives today; personal, interpersonal and societal and looks at how our culture has been influenced by Judeo- Christian values. Participants are encouraged to share their own experiences and beliefs, creating trust and strong bonds of friendship.

    Register by: 4/11


    • Tue, April 14, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 15
    Register

    Tuesday, April 14

    1:00 – 2:30 pm

    Facilitator: Gloria Perez

    In this group, find a safe place to share your stories and deepen your spiritual journey. Our stories are created from the events of our lives, the experiences we go through, the things that we do. We use them to explore the meaning of life and our relationship to spirit within us and around us. 

    Register by: 4/12
    • Tue, April 14, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • ONLINE/ZOOM
    Register

    Tuesdays, April 14, 21, 28, May 5
    6:00-8:00pm

    Facilitator:  Jean Kathryn Carlson

    Do you ever wake up and wonder about that strange dream you just had? What could it possibly mean? Now is your opportunity to develop a relationship with your dreams and access the wisdom they come to share. We will meet in person at Womanspace on the first night. The remaining three sessions will be held virtually on ZOOM, the next best thing to being in person. When you commit to a series of dream circles, you give your unconscious a message saying, “I’m ready to listen to my dreams and hear what they have to say.” Together we will unpack the dreams with curiosity and discover their meanings. No previous experience necessary.

    Kathryn Carlson, M.A., Dream Alchemist, speaker and author, intuitively combines the language of dreams, tapping, essential oils and Law of Attraction to create magical shifts in consciousness. Jean Kathryn is a certified Dream Group Facilitator, certified ProEFT Coach, and Law of Attraction Life Coach.

    Register by: 4/12
    • Thu, April 16, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 15

    Thursdays, April 16 & 30

    1:00–4:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Rafaela Wickstrum

    Intermediate Level. Learn the age-old craft of sculpting on a board by manipulating the paper mache and using armatures to get the desired work of art. This process requires no oven, no kiln — all air dry materials. The first class you will spend creating your sculpture. The second class you will paint and add the finishing touches to your masterpiece! Feel free to bring your own special additions to make your sculpture one of a kind. Come have fun and create something magical! Fee includes ALL materials. Wear old clothes or bring an apron.

    Register by: 4/14

    • Fri, April 17, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6

    Friday, April 17

    9:00–11:00 am

    Facilitator: Kim Morhardt

    Ages 13+. Learn to make goat's milk soap using the cold process method. At the end of the class you will be taking about two pounds of soap home with you. This class will be fun, informative and easy to do! We will talk about using essential oils and natural colorants in your soap to keep it as pure and natural as possible. The soap will be molded into milk carton, which will be provided. If you would like to use a decorative mold, please bring only silicone molds (found in the cake decorating isle at local craft stores or online). Plastic molds do not work well with the cold process soap. You will be working with lye and will learn how to handle it properly. Wear long sleeves, pants and closed toed shoes. Gloves and goggles will be provided, as well as all the ingredients for the soap. If you wish to use essential oils, please bring only 100% pure oils from a reputable company.


    Register by: 4/15

    • Fri, April 17, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 21

    *POSTPONED – Date TBA*

    Friday, April 17

    7:00–9:00p

    Joan and Joe remain complements after nearly 40 years of marriage. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as the great American novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the role of a great man's wife. As Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work, Joan starts to think about the shared compromises, secrets, and betrayals. Starring Glenn Close & Jonathan Pryce. 2018, R, 99 mins.

    There will be a discussion after the film. 

    Advanced Registration is appreciated but walk-ins are welcome.



    • 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

    • Sat, April 18, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Media Room
    • 5

    Saturday, April 18

    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

    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 One, you will learn the hand positions for self-healing and for the healing treatment of others.  We will talk about the seven major chakras and the history of the Usui System of Natural Healing.  You will receive your first attunement. We will also have time 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:  4/16


    • Sat, April 18, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 8
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    Saturday, April 18 – ONLINE

    10:00–11:30 am

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson


    Open to all. No experience necessary.  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.) Suggested equipment: comfortable attire, yoga mat, pillow, blanket. Advance registration required. 


    Register by: 4/16


    • Sun, April 19, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Media Room
    • 5

    Sunday, April 19

    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

    Facilitator: Debby Gaines


    Prerequisite: Completion of Reiki I.  You can take them both in the same weekend.

    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:  4/16


    • Sun, April 19, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Sunday, April 19
    5:00–7:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Julie Thompson

    Heart beats, footsteps, turn signals, dripping faucets, babies sleeping, all have a rhythm of their own. Drums and drumming have been apart of the human expression from the beginning of time.  Womanspace gathers a group monthly to express our joy of rhythm with whatever instrument we  have, or  would like to borrow.  If you have a djembe, dunan, frame drum, or any other percussive instrument please bring them. We encourage all ages, to come to enjoy the camaraderie of making music together. We will explore traditional drumming rhythms, the rhythms of sayings, Nursery rhymes,  and connect with each other and to the earth. We will also express some emotions through drumming. Anger, love, fellowship and contentment can also be expressed as we settle into the rhythm of drumming out our human nature. No talent, drum, or previous experience required.

    Advance registration appreciated. Walk-ins will be welcome. Register by: 4/16

    • Mon, April 20, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • ONLINE/ZOOM
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    Monday, April 20 – ONLINE

    3:00–4:30 pm

    Facilitator: Jean Kathryn Carlson

    As we navigate these unprecedented times on this dear planet we need to use all the energy tools available to us to support our bodies in staying strong and our emotions balanced. EFT/Tapping is a tool to help ease stress and calm the fears so that we can open up to the power of love. When we give the fear and anger a voice in tapping we can more easily clear the negative charge and create space for the body to relax and the mind to see new possibilities. I have been offering tapping on the ZOOM platform for several years and it is the next best thing to being in person. No experience necessary. Come with curiosity and an open heart.

    "To be rich is to be free, to be in choice, and to reclaim your innate power." —Jean Kathryn

    Register by: 4/19
    • Wed, April 22, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6

    Wednesdays,  April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

    9:30–12:30 pm

    Facilitator: Delores Burkholder

    Age 18+. Intermediate–Advanced. Join this fun, free form handbuilding clay class and create something you are interested in . We use forms, natural elements, and your imagination to build practical, unusual or whimsical forms with guidance from the instructor. Lots of tools to play with, lots of colors to choose from. So many choices for you to enjoy. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.

    Register by: 4/20



    • Wed, April 22, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 15

    Wednesdays, April 22 & May 6

    6:00–9:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Rafaela Wickstrum

    Intermediate Level. Learn the age-old craft of sculpting on a board by manipulating the paper mache and using armatures to get the desired work of art. This process requires no oven, no kiln — all air dry materials. The first class you will spend creating your sculpture. The second class you will paint and add the finishing touches to your masterpiece! Feel free to bring your own special additions to make your sculpture one of a kind. Come have fun and create something magical! Fee includes ALL materials. Wear old clothes or bring an apron.

    Register by: 4/20

    • Fri, April 24, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Media Room
    • 8
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    Friday, April 24

    6:00–7:00 pm

    Facilitator: Beth Campisi

    Our bodies were made to move and flow! Within this movement, we find a deeper connection to our bodies and to all that is. When we dance, our bodies realign, adjust and become fluid with the rhythm of life. Imagine how freeing it would feel to trust your body’s movements completely, knowing it has a rhythm uniquely its own. 

    UdanceUtopia is a moving meditative practice that invokes, awakens and revitalizes our being through free-flowing movement and spontaneous expression of the physical body. All of us carry the memory of dance in our blood and bones. All we need to do is start moving!

    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 exist in your own amazing body. When we open the flow of our physical being, all other pathways open! Dress to move and bring a mat or blanket.

    Register by: 4/22

    • Sat, April 25, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8

    Saturday, April 25

    9:00 am–3:00 pm

    Facilitator: Judith Koren Shanahan

    Learn how to prepare a background on the page, then layer, add color, add your own handwriting or apply a printed phrase which is meaningful to you. Each journal is completely unique to the artist making it. Adhesives and more will be provided. Bring an 8 x 10” blank wire bound journal strong enough to take wet or dry mediums, such as a Canson mixed media pad (available at Michael’s or Dick Blick), scissors, any pictures, clippings, or other ephemera you want to use, and a waterproof marker.  

    Register by: 4/23


    • Sun, April 26, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 29
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    Sunday, April 26– ONLINE ZOOM CLASS!

    1:00-3:00 pm

    This class will only be online.  You will be sent a link to join the class after you register.  Please download the Zoom app by clicking the link so you can have it ready before the class begins. 

    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 place of music, dance, and song in West African life. Helen is able to work simultaneously with students of all levels — beginners to professional. Drums are available for use during the class for those students who do not have a drum.

    Register by: 4/25 no registrations after this date!

    • Mon, April 27, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8

    Mondays, April 27, May 4, 11, 18

    1:00–3:00 pm

    Facilitator: Rebecca Downing Pelley

    Intermediate to Advanced students will enjoy instruction tailored to personal interests. These two hour classes are limited in size and designed to suit student goals and ensure progress. Students select art media with which they are most comfortable to pursue individual directions.  If you've already taken a variety of classes in drawing and painting but seek more, or if you've tabled your passion as life intervened, we've got a home for you here. This class assumes a comfort level with drawing and/or painting and is not for beginners. 


    Register by: 4/25

    • Mon, April 27, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 20

    Monday, April 27
    6:00–9:00 pm

    Real Boy is an intimate story of a family in transition. As 19-year-old Bennett Wallace navigates early sobriety, late adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, his mother makes her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her trans son.  Along the way, both mother and son find support in their communities, reminding us that families are not only given, but chosen. NR; 72 min.

    We will start with supper, followed by the film and then a discussion of the film, characters, and artistry.

    Advanced Registration REQUIRED for food counts. NO WALK-INS.

    Register by: 4/25


    • Wed, April 29, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 12
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    Samosas with Sweet and Spicy Chutney

    Wednesday, April 29

    11:30 am–1:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Usha Sundaram

    Get introduced to the Vegetarian / Vegan cooking with various herbs and spices. Along with the demonstration learn the health benefits of the herbs and spices used in the dish.

    Learn to incorporate Turmeric and other Anti-Inflammatory Spices in our everyday cooking to stay healthy with the double benefit of enhanced taste. Master the art of making Samosas, a fried or baked pastry with a savory filling of spiced potatoes accompanied by sweet & spicy chutney.

    Register by: 4/27


    • Wed, April 29, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online/Zoom
    Registration is closed

    *NEW DATE–ONLINE!*

    Wednesday, April 29
    12:00–1:00 pm

    Facilitated by: Sandra Williams

    Come learn about CranioSacral Therapy (CST), a very gentle hands-on therapy that helps relieves pain and tension in the central nervous system and thus the whole body.  This holistic therapy works with the whole body and its natural healing processes so you get to the root of the issue, instead of masking symptoms. CranioSacral Therapy helps release both physical and emotional stress and trauma from the body. You will learn the basic principles of CST, how to find a provider, and how many people are living healthier lives due to its benefits!

    Bring a sack lunch if you like. Water, coffee & tea will be available.

    Register by: 4/27


    • Wed, April 29, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 2

    Wednesday, April 29

    6:00–8:00 pm

    Facilitator: Tres Testolin

    Come and have fun, get messy with this free flowing medium! Tres will guide you through the steps using different techniques to achieve some amazing pour painting results. Each session offers a new interesting outcome! Paints are included, but if you would like to bring your own colors you will need 4 small bottles of craft paint. Wear an old shirt or smock, this is a messy process!

    Register by: 4/27

    • Fri, May 01, 2020
    • Sun, May 03, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • 125 N. Madison Street, Rockford, IL
    Register


    Volunteers Are Needed! 

    Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Women Receiving the Vote —

    Explore Women’s History & the Ancient Art of Mosaics


    Friday, May 1, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

    Saturday, May 2, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

    Sunday, May 3, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

    (Open to all, including children accompanied by an adult)

    Come to one or several community-build FREE ART WORKSHOPS.  Help create a large mosaic sculpture and surrounding benches that will celebrate the Women’s Suffrage Centennial. The sculpture will be installed and dedicated in downtown Rockford on August 18, 2020, exactly one hundred years since the passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. No experience is necessary to participate in these workshops. You will learn and practice new skills.

    Join us for a fun-filled creative play time!

    This volunteer opportunity will change your world!


    Cost: FREE and all materials supplied

    Space is limited so REGISTER to reserve your spot!

    When registering, please indicate the time you can volunteer.

    If you commit to helping, we expect you to be present for your shift.

    This project is partially funded by an Arts & Humanities Focus Area Grant from

    the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

    • Fri, May 01, 2020
    • Fri, May 22, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Fridays, May 1, 8, 15, 22*

    10:00–11:00 am

    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: 4/29

    * Due to Glitzy Garage Sale preparations, conditions for this class may be less than ideal.
    • Sat, May 02, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Wed, May 27, 2020
    • 11:00 AM
    • Media Room
    • 8
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    Saturdays  May 2, 9, 16, 23; June 6, 13, 20, and 27th

    *(no class on 5/30)

    10:00–11:00 am

    Facilitator:  Freya

    Prerequisite: Either one Intro to Belly Dance course or previous training in another belly dance class. 

    Belly dancing is incredibly empowering. You will have fun while building confidence, strength & grace. In this intermediate class, we will build upon the foundational moves learned in the Intro class. Short combinations & choreography will be incorporated into technique and drills making it a great workout for your muscles and your mind. Choreography will become more complex as we begin to layer multiple moves into the dance or incorporate props such as veils, fan veils, canes, or finger cymbals. Props will be available to borrow in class.  For those who want their own, a limited number of props & hip scarves are available for purchase from the instructor. 

    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: 5/1

    • Sat, May 02, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Media Room
    • 12
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