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Fall Your Guide


The Natural World Exhibition
Sept. 30–Nov. 13

Hatha Vinyasa/ Restorative Yoga
Oct. 27, 9:30–10:45a

Rockford's Dark History
Oct. 27, 6:00–8:00p

Therapeutic Yoga
Oct. 28, 10:00–11:00a

Wearable Works
of Art in Clay

Begins Nov. 1, 10:00a

Lunch & Learn:
Big-Hearted Change

Nov. 2, Noon–1:00p

Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery
Begins Nov. 1, 6:00p

Collage Creations
Begins Nov. 2, 1:00p

Paint & Fabric Art
Begins Nov. 3, 6:00p

Essential Self-Care Practices for the
Prime Years

Nov. 3, 6:30–8:00p

Retreat: A Day of Silence & Journaling
Nov. 5, 10:00a–5:00p


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Dorothy Bock and Elaine Hirschenberger, members of the School Sisters of St. Francis, co-founded Womanspace in Rockford, Illinois, in 1975, and in 1977 Womanspace became a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. For 21 years, Womanspace leased its land and primary office building from the School Sisters of St. Francis. In 1992, Womanspace erected its second building, New Dimensions Studio adjacent to the original center. Womanspace purchased and acquired title to the property and both buildings in 1996, and now owns and stewards a beautiful 7-acre campus in northeast Rockford, Illinois. A volunteer Board of Directors in cooperation with the Executive Director governs the interfaith center. A Community Advisory Council and Consultants assist Womanspace with their specialized expertise.



Connecting, empowering, creating and transforming our world — one woman at a time. Our goal is to offer programming that stimulates awareness, develops competency, encourages creativity, and generates healthy decision-making. We do this by providing environments of support that offer honesty, compassion, challenge, and spiritual growth. Womanspace works cooperatively with others, striving for collaborative partnerships in our endeavors.



Womanspace believes every woman is a spiritual being, having within her the potential for health, self-reliance, creativity, wisdom and responsible caring. By enhancing her potential, she enriches her own life, the life of her family, and the lives of other people with whom she relates. Through the strong, healthy, self-development of each individual, the world we live in is made a stronger, healthier, and more peaceful planet