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Summer Your Guide

 

"Passport to the Arts" Preview Art Exhibit
July 11–August 16

Supper & Film:
The Book Thief

July 28, 6:00–9:00p

Art Uncorked: From Drab to Fab Painting
July 29, 6:30–9:00p

Restorative & Vinyasa Flow Yoga
July 31, 9:30a & 5:30p

Therapeutic Yoga
Aug. 1, 10:00–11:00a

Discover New Grains
Aug. 5, 11:30–1:00p

Lunch & Learn: Health Crisis & Nutrition
Aug. 6, Noon–1:00p

Ten Signs of
Memory Loss

Aug. 6, 6:30–8:00p

Creativity & Raku
Begins Aug. 11, 6:30p

Writer's Practice
Aug. 12, 6:30–8:30p

 

Calendar of Events

 

Rockford Womanspace

 

Womanspace Groups

Mindfulness Group | Meditation | EarthMatters Group |
UFO Night | Bookwoman | Supper & Film |
Restorative Yoga | Vinyasa Flow Yoga | Therapeutic Yoga |
African Drumming | Foam Rolling Relief

 

Explorers Group
This group is designed for women who want to explore their spiritual journey internally and with others. It is open to members of Womanspace 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 of attendance and confidentiality are required.
Potential members need to interview with the facilitator.

Course #: GE13-3
Dates: May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18
Time: 6:30–9:00p 3rd Monday of the month
Facilitator: Dorothy Bock
Location: Call ahead for location
Members' Fee: $60/trimester
Register by May 15 Registration Policy

Memb.# (required for discount)
Participant's Name & Phone

 

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Mindfulness Group
The focus of this group is on training our minds to be more in the “now.” If you are tired of the endless mind noise/chatter, and hungry for an enhanced awareness of what’s going on in the present moment, you may find this group to be helpful.

Mindfulness is a moment-by-moment awareness, allowing us to become keen observers of ourselves and gradually transform the way our minds operate. It’s time to be present for your life and this group will discuss activities and new ways of thinking and acting to make that happen.

Course #: MG13-8, MG13-9
Dates: July 21, August 18
Time: Mondays, Noon–1:30p
Facilitator: Pat Bonavia
Location: Media Room
Fee: $5
Register by the preceding Thursday; walk-ins welcome. Registration Policy

Memb.# (required for discount)
Name, Phone & Date attending

 

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Meditation
Learn from a life-long practitioner and take time for you to relax in either a lying or seated position. Discover techniques to focus and meditate as Dr. Shanti shares ways to bring this practice into your daily life. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat, or rug, a blanket, and if you have them, an eye pillow and earplugs are optional. Classes meet in the media room.

Course #: MD13-2
Dates: May 28, June 18, July 16, August 20
Time: Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30p
Facilitator: Dr. Shanti Hulsebus
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $60 or $15/class
Member Fee: $40 or $15/class
Register by the preceding Monday. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Name, Phone & Date of Class

 

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EarthMatters
Whether you are a beginner or extremely active in the environmental movement, EarthMatters is an enjoyable and encouraging group. It is a place to share information and to recognize the challenges for improving our environment. Please join us for our Seventh Year of earth mothering! The speakers and activities will be listed each month in Intertwinings.

Course #: EM14-1, EM14-2, EM14-3, EM14-4
Dates: September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10
Time: Wednesdays, Noon–1:15p
Facilitator: Fiona Fordyce
Location: William Reif Gallery & New Dimensions Studios
Fee: Freewill Offering
Register by the day before; walk-ins welcome. Registration Policy

 

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UFO Night (Unfinished Objects)
Bring your unfinished art or fabric project and join others who are eager to finish up some of those partially completed sweaters, needlepoint, water color paintings, etc. There will be a host in the William Reif Gallery and also New Dimensions Studio to provide you a comfortable spot to spend time with others and move ahead on your project! Bring a snack and we will provide wine and tea! Who knows, you may even finish that sweater you have been working on for years…(and have fun in the process).

Course #: FN13-7, FN13-8, FN14-1, FN14-2
Dates: July 24, August 28, September 25, October 30
Time: Thursdays, 6:30–8:30p
Facilitator: Anne Totenhagen Johnson & Connie Wenger
Location: William Reif Gallery & New Dimensions Studios
Fee: Free
Register by the day before; walk-ins welcome. Registration Policy

 

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Bookwoman
All women are invited to this book club to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

 

Claude and Camille
by Stephanie Cowell
Many of us know and love the art and history of Claude Monet; but not as many are familiar with the woman who was his muse, his lover and ultimately his wife, Camille Doncieux. Camille leaves her affluent family to provide inspiration and heart to this aspiring artist. Monet is depicted by Cowell as a rebellious young many trying to capture in his paintings fleeting moments of color and light before he matures into the troubled genius whose talent exceeds his income. In an art world resistant to change, Camille remains Monet’s great love as he and fellow unknowns Renoir, Pissarro, and Bazille struggle to make ends meet. Cowell’s novel suggests that a fabulous, if flawed, love is the source of both the beauty and sadness of Monet’s art.

Course #: BW14-1
Dates: September 10
Time: Wednesday, 9:30–11:00a
Location: Media Room
Freewill Offering
Register by September 8; walk-ins welcome! Registration Policy

 

Patron Saints of Liars
by Ann Patchett
This is the debut novel of the much beloved author Ann Patchett. In the 1960’s, pregnant, Rose Clinton leaves her husband in California with nothing but a note saying that she is unhappy and that he should not try to find her. Her destination is in Kentucky: St. Elizabeth’s home for unwed mothers. This story is told in three sections; one from the perspective of Rose where we learn why she left California and her experience at St. Elizabeth’s home; section two is told by Rose’s husband and the final section is given to Roses’ child. Each section is filled with insight into the characters and may at times; seem to cross over into our own lives. Although this isn’t a story of faith, it is filled with a sense of grace and healing at all turns, even when the characters are facing personal difficulties.

Course #: BW14-2
Dates: November 12
Time: Wednesday, 9:30–11:00a
Location: Media Room
Freewill Offering
Register by November 10; walk-ins welcome! Registration Policy

 

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Supper & Film Discussion Group
Open to all, these gatherings start with supper, followed by the film and then a discussion of its themes, characters and artistry.

 

The Book Thief (PG13)
Based on the international bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the story of an extraordinary spirited young girl sent to live with a foster family in WWII Germany. Intrigued by the only book she brought with her, she begins collecting books as she finds them. With the help of her parents and a secret guest under the stairs, she learns to read and creates a magical world that inspires them all.

Course #: SF13-11
Dates: July 28
Time: Monday, 6:00–9:00p
Location: Media Room
Sorry, this supper & film is full.
MUST Register by July 24 Registration Policy

 

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Philomena (PG13)
Philomena is based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent, Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee. Philomena Lee (Dench), is mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock – something her Irish-Catholic community didn’t have the highest opinion of — who was given away for adoption in the United States. Philomena was forced to sign a contract that wouldn’t allow for any sort of inquiry into the son’s whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.

Course #: SF13-12
Dates: August 25
Time: Monday, 6:00–9:00p
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
MUST Register by August 21 Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Participant's Name & Phone

 

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Hatha Vinyasa/Restorative Yoga
Open to all levels, men and women. Recommended for beginners, young and old, injured and athletic alike. Great to manage and reduce tension and stress. Join us Thursday mornings at 9:30 for Hatha Vinyasa/Restorative yoga practice. Hatha yoga is a slow-paced, gentle asana practice focusing on introducing basic yoga poses and establishes a strong foundation in the practice of yoga. Hatha yoga balances the Ha - sun/stimulating energy with the Tha – moon/calming energy.

Restorative yoga is a practice that 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 and eye pillow (if you have one).

Keri began practicing yoga in 1999. Her journey has included studying the history, lineage, philosophy, and systems of Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Iyengar, and Bikram yoga, focusing on Vinyasa Flow to deepen her own practice. She currently teaches Vinyasa Flow and all level Hatha yoga. Keri hopes to pass on her love of yoga to others while teaching at Womanspace.

Summer Session III
Course #: YG13-25
Dates: July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Times: Thursdays, 9:30–10:45a
Instructor: Keri Knutson
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $65 OR $15/class
Members' Fee: $50 OR $15/class
Register by July 2 or preceding Tuesdays. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Name, Phone & Date of Class

 

Summer Session IV
Course #: YG13-27
Dates: August 7, 14, 21, 28
Times: Thursdays, 9:30–10:45a
Instructor: Keri Knutson
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $50 OR $15/class
Members' Fee: $40 OR $15/class
Register by August 6 or preceding Tuesdays. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Name, Phone & Date of Class

 

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Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Open to all levels, men and women. Recommended for young and old, injured and athletic alike. Join us Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m. for Vinyasa Flow yoga. Vinyasa Flow is a style of yoga which incorporates the breath with synchronized movement, allowing the breath to move the body. This series of breath-synchronized movements builds internal heat leading to purification of the body and aids in the elimination of toxins and waste from the body. Physically, sweat expels toxins and re-energizes the body. Metaphysically, mentally, and emotionally, the synchronized breathing relaxes your mind and helps to release any blockages of energy flow throughout the body. Vinyasa Flow can improve flexibility and strength. A stronger body, balanced mind, inner focus, mental clarity, and energetic balance are all happy side effects of a regular yoga practice. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat and eye pillow (if you have one).

Keri began practicing yoga in 1999. Her journey has included studying the history, lineage, philosophy, and systems of Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Iyengar, and Bikram yoga, focusing on Vinyasa Flow to deepen her own practice. She currently teaches Vinyasa Flow and all level Hatha yoga. Keri hopes to pass on her love of yoga to others while teaching at Womanspace.

Summer Session III
Course #: YG13-26
Dates: July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Times: Thursdays, 5:30–6:45p
Instructor: Keri Knutson
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $65 OR $15/class
Members' Fee: $50 OR $15/class
Register by July 2 or preceding Tuesdays. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Name, Phone & Date of Class

 

Summer Session IV
Course #: YG13-28
Dates: August 7, 14, 21, 28
Times: Thursdays, 5:30–6:45p
Instructor: Keri Knutson
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $50 OR $15/class
Members' Fee: $40 OR $15/class
Register by August 6 or preceding Tuesdays. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Name, Phone & Date of Class

 

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Therapeutic Yoga for People with Chronic Conditions
Therapeutic Yoga is a particularly effective practice for those recovering from, or living with injury, illness, or disease. This specialty yoga class blends restorative yoga (supported postures), chair yoga, 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 therapeutic yoga: Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, Healthy aging, Injury/surgery recovery, Diabetes/Neuropathy, and limited mobility.

This group is limited in class size so that students can experience the intimacy, safety, and individualized attention that comes with a yoga class of this nature. Potential students must be evaluated on an individual basis prior to joining this group. The gallery is wheelchair accessible.

Keri began practicing yoga in 1999. Her journey has included studying the history, lineage, philosophy, and systems of Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Iyengar, and Bikram yoga, focusing on Vinyasa Flow to deepen her own practice. She currently teaches Vinyasa Flow and all level Hatha yoga. Keri hopes to pass on her love of yoga to others while teaching at Womanspace.

Summer Session III
Course #: YG13-31
Dates: July 11, 18, 25
Times: Fridays, 10:00–11:00a
Instructor: Keri Knutson
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $60 OR $25/class
Members' Fee: $45 OR $25/class
Register by July 10 or preceding Tuesdays. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Name, Phone & Date of Class

 

Summer Session IV
Course #: YG13-32
Dates: August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Times: Fridays, 10:00–11:00a
Instructor: Keri Knutson
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $100 OR $25/class
Members' Fee: $75 OR $25/class
Register by July 31 or preceding Tuesdays. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Name, Phone & Date of Class

 

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African Drumming
Anyone with a drum is welcome to join us on these four evenings at Womanspace (Womanspace has several drums they can loan out…call for availability). We will experience the joy and power of community drumming as well as have an opportunity to listen to some amazing African drumming music as we learn to follow along and play different rhythms. If you have a drum, and you want to be part of a joyful community, you will NOT miss these drumming nights!

Course #: AA13-1
Dates: August 20
Time: Wednesdays, 6:00–7:30p
Facilitators: Guest Drummers
Location: Anjali Pavilion or William Reif Gallery
Fee: Freewill offering
Registrations preferred but walk-ins are welcome. Registration Policy

 

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Foam Rolling Relief
Myofascial release, also known as foam rolling, targets the connective tissue that keeps muscles attached to our bones. Using the foam roller and body weight, this exercise helps soften and stretch the connective tissue giving our body more flexibility, while focusing on core stability and balance. The unique class helps build brain and body connection along with physical strength and flexibility. Attendees need a mat, comfortable clothing, and water. 6 inch by 36-inch foam rollers will be provided and for sale. Call or stop in to register!

Course #: FR13-2
Dates: August 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: Mondays, 10:30–11:30a
Location: Cathie Everson
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $52 OR $15/class
Members' Fee: $40 OR $15/class
Register by July 31 or preceding Thursdays. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Name, Phone & Date of Class

 

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