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NEW! Fall Your Guide

 

Legacy Art Sale
Sept. 4, 5:30–7:00p

Restorative &
Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Aug. 28, 9:30 & 5:30p

UFO Night
Aug. 28, 6:30–8:30p

Therapeutic Yoga
Aug. 29, 10:00–11:00p

Lunch & Learn: Carpenter's Place
Sept. 3, Noon–1:00p

Volunteer
Appreciation Party

Sept. 3, 6:00–8:00p

Plein Air Painting
Begins Sept. 5, 9:00a

Foam Rolling Relief
Sept. 8, 10:30–11:30a

LUNAFEST Film Festival
Oct. 23, 6:00p

 

Calendar of Events

 

Rockford Womanspace

 

Lunch and Learn

A mid-day opportunity for you to take a little “time-out” for food and conversation. Bring a sack lunch; Womanspace will supply beverages and the speaker. Lunch & Learn programs are sponsored by:

Slaga Law Slaga Law

 

Carpenter's Place | Chai Town Tea | Finding Health with Nia |
History of Tarot | Sick & Tired of Being Sick & Tired |
The Story of Mother India

 

Carpenter's Place
Carpenter’s Place provides the tools necessary for rebuilding the lives of homeless adults. They have responded to local and national frustration over how to rebuild broken lives. Their approach is one of compassion with accountability. Carpenter’s Place is the primary focus of the Womanspace Outreach Committee. Join us as they share their story and mission. This is a great opportunity to see if you might like to be involved, or to simply find out more about Carpenter’s Place!

Kay is Executive Director of Carpenter’s Place and will be providing an overview of their extraordinary 13-year mission and what they are doing to end homelessness.

Course #: LL14-1
Date: September 3
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenter: Kay Larrick
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by September 2 Registration Policy

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Chai Town Tea
Come journey with us through America’s relationship with tea as we taste 4-6 teas. From Thomas Jefferson’s favorites to the Boston Tea Party to our modern day “foodie” movement, tea leaves reveal a rich heritage as colorful as the beautiful varieties we have been drinking since of the time of Old New England. This class will appeal to those who love history, tea, and delight in finding ways to relax and enjoy time with others.

Growing up in California, Rosana’s family shared memorable moments at the kitchen table drinking evening tea. Taking root in the Midwest, her inspiration grew from experiencing Chicago’s kaleidoscope of traditions in tea drinking. Now having sipped thousands of cups of tea with friends from around the world, combined with extensive training from tea connoisseurs, her knowledge and enthusiasm for tea culture is what she brings to the table.

Rosana Thompson is the Chief Tea Guide at Chai Town Tea, a company she founded in Chicago in 2010. This year, Chai Town Tea opened a wholesale distribution and blending facility in Loves Park. As a restaurant service consultant and gourmet tea seller, Chai Town Tea partners with local small businesses to serve and sell fantastic loose leaf tea and herbs.

Course #: LL14-2
Date: October 1
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenter: Rosana Thompson
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by September 29 Registration Policy

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Find Health Through Movement with Nia
Nia stands for Neuro-Muscular Integrative Action. Simply put, Nia is an exhilarating movement and lifestyle practice. As the first cardio workout to combine martial arts, dance and healing arts, Nia has fundamentally changed lives with its evolutionary approach to fitness and self-healing in a body. It offers a fun, creative pathway to health and well-being, regardless of age or physical condition. Dee Dee will introduce you to Nia and its 13 key benefits. Wear comfortable clothing, as there will be movement accompanied by amazing, healing music.

Dee Dee is a licensed massage therapist who has practiced in the Rockford area for the past 25 years. She became a licensed Nia White Belt in July of 2013 and has enjoyed sharing her knowledge of the body with this new practice.

Course #: LL14-3
Date: October 22
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenter: Dee Dee Coogan
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by October 20 Registration Policy

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The History of Tarot
Learn the history, design, symbolism, and interpretation of tarot cards and how they’ve been used over the centuries. Many of today’s card games are descendants of the original game played with tarot. You’ll also discover how to use it, not so much for fortune telling, but as practical self-therapy with insight and guidance for your daily life. Each participant will receive a handout that can be used to make your own cards.

Jan has collected and studied tarot for over 30 years. She has a Masters degree in Theatre from NIU and was a teacher and consultant for RPS205’s Gifted & Talented program for 31 years. Jan volunteers her time and energy at a number of organizations within Rockford including Womanspace.

Course #: LL14-4
Date: November 5
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenter: Jan Heuer
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by November 3 Registration Policy

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Sick & Tired of Being Sick & Tired
This class will discuss why many people find themselves in cycles of disease, injury, and fatigue. Participants will learn strategies for breaking these cycles as well as how to prevent future ones. Ready to take health to the next level? Join us for a class that will give you the tools to take the next step.

Dr. Orem was born and raised in Rockford, graduating at the top of her high school class and with honors at the University of Northwestern–St. Paul. She graduated as valedictorian at Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2013, and has since been a NUCCA doctor at 1st Step Chiropractic. She has been a competitive runner for 10 years.

Course #: LL14-5
Date: November 19
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenter: Dr. Hannah Orem
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by November 17 Registration Policy

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The Story of Mother India
Composed and created over 25 years ago by Professor Kanwal Prashar, The Story of Mother India is in Hindi and translated into English verse. This updated presentation includes a slide show and a powerful, chronological history of India, covering major events and personalities. Professor Prashar will sing portions as we are transported through time and space to his native India. Don’t miss this cultural and historical event!

Kanwal teaches World Religion at RVC and Rockford University, and is one of the founders and president of the Rockford Interfaith Council. Kanwal was instrumental in reactivating the India Association of Greater Rockford and is a founder of Hindu Satsang of Greater Rockford. He is a lifetime member of Brahmin Samaj of North America and life member and past president of the Alpine Kiwanis Club.

Course #: LL14-6
Date: December 3
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenter: Professor Kanwal Prashar
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by December 1 Registration Policy

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