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NEW! Summer
Your Guide

 

"Words & Pictures"
Art Exhibit

March 13–May 9

Retreat: A Day of Silence & Mindfulness
April 19, 11:00a–5:00p

Foam Rolling Relief
April 20, 10:30–11:30a

Meditation
April 21, 9:00–10:00a

Art Journal: Watercolor
April 21, 6:00–8:00p

Watercolor
Begins April 22, 10:00a

Film & Discussion:
The Intouchables

Begins April 22, 10:00a

Hatha Vinyasa/ Restorative Yoga
April 23, 9:30–10:45a

Vinyasa Flow Yoga
April 23, 5:30–6:45p

Therapeutic Yoga
April 24, 10:00–11:00a

Supper & Film:
Magic in the Moonlight

April 27, 6:00–9:00p

Photography
for Pleasure

April 28, 6:30–8:00p

 

Calendar of Events

 

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History

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.

 

Mission, Goals, Values

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.

 

Philosophy

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