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Fall Your Guide

 

Art Lecture: Degas
Sept. 16, Noon–1:30p

Art Journal: Prepping Your Pages
Sept. 16, 6:00–8:00p

Restorative &
Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Sept. 18, 9:30 & 5:30p

What to Do with all Those Fall Vegetables?
Sept. 18, 10:30a–Noon

Therapeutic Yoga
Sept. 19, 10:00–11:00p

Foam Rolling Relief
Sept. 15, 10:30–11:30a

Jan Phillips
Concert & Workshop

Sept. 26 & 27

LUNAFEST Film Festival
Oct. 23, 6:00p

 

Calendar of Events

 

Rockford Womanspace

 

Groups

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

 

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 #: FN14-1, FN14-2
Dates: September 25, October 30
Time: Thursdays, 6:00–7:30p
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.

 

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 Grand Budapest Hotel (R)
This very enjoyable film recounts the adventures of Gustave, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune—all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. (2014)

Course #: SF14-1
Dates: September 29
Time: Monday, 6:00–9:00p
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
MUST Register by September 25 Registration Policy

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

 

Shirley Valentine (R)
Shirley’s a middle-aged Liverpool housewife who finds herself talking to the wall while she prepares her husband’s chip’n’egg, wondering what happened to her life. She compares scenes in her current life with what she used to be like and feels she’s stagnated and in a rut. When her best friend wins an all-expenses-paid vacation to Greece for two, Shirley begins to see the world, and herself, in a different light. Very entertaining! (1989)

Course #: SF14-2
Dates: October 27
Time: Monday, 6:00–9:00p
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
MUST Register by October 23 Registration Policy

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

 

Calendar Girls (PG13)
Calendar Girls is about the women of the Rylstone Women’s Institute in North Yorkshire. This women’s group produces a calendar each year based on scenes of the Yorkshire dales. In 1999, the husband of one of the ladies became ill with leukemia. He would say that if the ladies planted sunflowers, he’d make sure he’d get better so he could see them. Unfortunately, he didn’t pull through and in order to raise funds for leukemia research, the women decided to make an alternative calendar of themselves nude, hoping to sell a few hundred copies around their villages. This calendar in fact, became a worldwide sensation, outselling even those of Britney Spears and Cindy Crawford. (2003)

Course #: SF14-3
Dates: November 24
Time: Monday, 6:00–9:00p
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
MUST Register by November 20 Registration Policy

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

 

The Holiday (PG13)
In this romantic comedy, two women trade homes only to find that a change of address can change their lives. Iris and Amanda, women who have never met and live 6000 miles apart, find themselves in the exact same place. They meet online at a home exchange website and impulsively switch homes for the holiday. Iris moves into Amanda’s sunny L.A. house as Amanda arrives in the snow-covered English countryside. After arriving, both women find the last thing either wants or expects is a new romance. Amanda is charmed by Iris’ handsome brother and Iris mends her heart when she meets a film composer. A delightful and entertaining movie and wonderful way to spend a lunch hour! (2006)

Course #: SF14-4
Dates: December 17
Time: Wednesday, Noon–1:30p
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
MUST Register by December 15 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.

 

Fall Session I
Course #: YG14-1
Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 25
Times: Thursdays, 9:30–10:45a
Instructor: Keri Knutson
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $52 OR $15/class
Members' Fee: $40 OR $15/class
Register by Sept. 3 or preceding Tuesdays. Registration Policy

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

 

Fall Session II
Course #: YG14-2
Dates: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
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 Oct. 1 or preceding Tuesdays. Registration Policy

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

 

Fall Session III
Course #: YG14-3
Dates: November 6, 13, 20
Times: Thursdays, 9:30–10:45a
Instructor: Keri Knutson
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $40 OR $15/class
Members' Fee: $30 OR $15/class
Register by Nov. 5 or preceding Tuesdays. Registration Policy

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

 

Fall Session IV
Course #: YG14-4
Dates: December 4, 11, 18
Times: Thursdays, 9:30–10:45a
Instructor: Keri Knutson
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $40 OR $15/class
Members' Fee: $30 OR $15/class
Register by Dec. 3 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.

 

Fall Session I
Course #: YG14-21
Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 25
Times: Thursdays, 5:30–6:45p
Instructor: Keri Knutson
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $52 OR $15/class
Members' Fee: $40 OR $15/class
Register by Sept. 3 or preceding Tuesdays. Registration Policy

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

 

Fall Session II
Course #: YG14-22
Dates: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
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 Oct. 1 or preceding Tuesdays. Registration Policy

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

 

Fall Session III
Course #: YG14-23
Dates: November 6, 13, 20
Times: Thursdays, 5:30–6:45p
Instructor: Keri Knutson
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $40 OR $15/class
Members' Fee: $30 OR $15/class
Register by Nov. 5 or preceding Tuesdays. Registration Policy

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

 

Fall Session IV
Course #: YG14-24
Dates: December 4, 11, 18
Times: Thursdays, 5:30–6:45p
Instructor: Keri Knutson
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $40 OR $15/class
Members' Fee: $30 OR $15/class
Register by Dec. 3 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.

 

Fall Session I
Course #: YG14-41
Dates: September 5, 12, 19, 26
Times:Fridays, 10:00–11:00a
Instructor: Keri Knutson
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $80 OR $25/class
Members' Fee: $60 OR $20/class
Register by Sept. 3 or preceding Tuesdays. Registration Policy

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

 

Fall Session II
Course #: YG14-42
Dates: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Times: Fridays, 10:00–11:00a
Instructor: Keri Knutson
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $100 OR $25/class
Members' Fee: $75 OR $20/class
Register by Oct. 1 or preceding Tuesdays. Registration Policy

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

 

Fall Session III
Course #: YG14-43
Dates: November 7, 14, 21
Times: Fridays, 10:00–11:00a
Instructor: Keri Knutson
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $80 OR $25/class
Members' Fee: $60 OR $20/class
Register by Nov. 5 or preceding Tuesdays. Registration Policy

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

 

Fall Session IV
Course #: YG14-44
Dates: December 5, 12, 19
Times: Fridays, 10:00–11:00a
Instructor: Keri Knutson
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $60 OR $25/class
Members' Fee: $45 OR $20/class
Register by Dec. 3 or preceding Tuesdays. Registration Policy

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

 

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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 our body weight, this exercise helps soften and stretch the connective tissue giving our body more flexibility. The class will focus on core stability and balance using the individual’s own weight and the foam rolls provided. 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.

Cathie is an AFAA certified personal trainer and has been practicing for 7 years. Over 25 years, she has been a practicing nurse and has received a BSN from the College of St. Teresa in Winoa, MN. A native of Rockford, she currently works as a personal trainer, Zumba instructor, and group fitness instructor in three different area gyms.

 

Fall Session I
Course #: FR14-1
Dates: September 8, 15, 22, 29
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 Sept. 4 or preceding Thursdays. Registration Policy

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

 

Fall Session II
Course #: FR14-2
Dates: October 6, 13, 20, 27
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 Oct. 2 or preceding Thursdays. Registration Policy

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

 

Fall Session III
Course #: FR14-3
Dates: November 3, 10, 17, 24
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 Oct. 30 or preceding Thursdays. Registration Policy

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

 

Fall Session IV
Course #: FR14-4
Dates: December 1, 8, 15
Time: Mondays, 10:30–11:30a
Location: Cathie Everson
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $39 OR $15/class
Members' Fee: $30 OR $15/class
Register by Nov. 27 or preceding Thursdays. Registration Policy

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

 

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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 #: MG14-1, MG14-2, MG14-3, MG14-4
Dates: Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15
Time: Mondays, Noon–1:30p
Facilitator: Pat Bonavia
Location: Media Room
Fee: $10 per session
Register by the preceding Thursday; walk-ins welcome. Registration Policy

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

 

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Meditation
Most people have heard of meditation or “sometimes” even practice it! The truth is, meditation works—whether you are seeking greater focus to get your job done more efficiently, 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!

Join Dr. Shanti as she demonstrates and teaches you breathing techniques, ways to center yourself, and shares many reasons you would want this a part of your everyday life.

Dr. Shanti Hulsebus practices Chiropractic and is a graduate of Life Chiropractic College west in Hayward, California. She has studied and worked globally as a volunteer and moved to Illinois to join her husband, Dr. Kyle Hulsebus, in family practice.

Morning Sessions
Course #: MD14-5, MD14-6
Dates: September 24, November 5
Time: Wednesdays, 9:30–10:30a
Facilitator: Dr. Shanti Hulsebus
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $15 per class
Member Fee: $10 per class
Register by the preceding Monday. Registration Policy

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

 

Evening Sessions
Course #: MD14-1, MD14-2, MD14-3, MD14-4
Dates: Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 10
Time: Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30p
Facilitator: Dr. Shanti Hulsebus
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $15 per class
Member Fee: $10 per class
Register by the preceding Monday. Registration Policy

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

 

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Womansong Chorale
Calling singers of all abilities: Womansong meets for rehearsal and camaraderie under the new direction of Libby Parker. Although the primary focus is enjoyment and harmony, the chorale also gives occasional performances through Womanspace and other local community organizations. If you have always wanted to be in a chorale, you will want to become part of this group!

Choir Meet & Greet: There will be an introductory potluck in the Anjali Pavilion on Thursday, September 18, 5:30 – 6:45p to welcome our new director, previous members and potential new members of the chorale. Bring a dish to pass, share experiences, and find out what the group is all about.

Libby Parker is new to the Chorale but not new to singing or the world of music. She was a professional operatic and concert soloist for 30 years. While living in Seattle, WA, she established and directed a children’s choir for 5 years. Libby has over 30 years of experience as voice coach and instructor, helping seasoned singers over hurdles and developing young voices. She has been a member of many choruses including the select chorus Camerata Emanon, and the excellent Unitarian-Universalist Unicantors.

Course #: WS14-1
Dates: Sept. 18 (meet & greet), 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,
Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4

Time: Thursdays, 5:30–6:45p
Director: Elizabeth "Libby" Parker
Location: Cor Mariae Chapel
Regular Fee: $80
Members' Fee: $60
Register by Sept. 15. Registration Policy

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

 

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