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Fall Your Guide

 

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

Discover Acrylic Painting
Sept. 19, 2:00–4:00p

Foam Rolling Relief
Sept. 22, 10:30–11:30a

All the World's a Stage
Sept. 23, 6:30–8:30p

Jan Phillips
Concert & Workshop

Sept. 26 & 27

LUNAFEST Film Festival
Oct. 23, 6:00p

 

Calendar of Events

 

Womanspace Rockford

 

Programs

 

What to do with Fall Vegetables? | All the World's a Stage |
5 Keys to Savoring Life | Dancing with a Foot in Two Worlds |
Women's Hormones
| Toxins, Detoxification & Cleansing Protocols |
Comfort Food That Doesn't Add to the Waistline |
5 Things to Give Up to be Happy

 

What to Do with All Those Fall Vegetables?!
If you have and over-abundance of fall vegetables from your garden, your neighbor, or the farmer’s market and are wondering how to best use them, you will want to attend this informative and “tasty” workshop. Sarene will not only answer your many questions, but will demonstrate how to take some of those fall vegetables and make a nutritional and delicious salad that will make you want to race home and make your own! Be prepared for an educational and gourmet delight!

Sarene is a passionate nutritionist and public health educator. She started her business Healthy Plate 5 two years ago and since then has educated over 500 people in the Rock River area teaching them about proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices. She is an advocate of Clean Eating and presents Clean Eating demonstrations at numerous locations in the area; her main focus is Mediterranean cooking. She received her bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences and masters of public health both from the University of Missouri and is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Course #: WK14-1
Date: September 18
Time: Thursday, 10:30a–Noon
Instructor: Sarene Alsharif, MPH
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $20
Members' Fee: $15
Register by September 16. Registration Policy

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

 

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All the World's a Stage
Ever wonder what it would be like to write a play…costume a play…act in a play? Ever wonder how the actors remember all those lines? If these questions resonate with you, there is a good chance that this workshop is just what you’ve been looking for! Learn from some of Rockford’s most knowledgeable and experienced individuals: Director/playwright Rufus Cadigan and Jan Bacino, along with several mystery guests who are household names to many theater buffs in the community. They will help you develop a scene, figure out costumes and props, and then introduce performing tips and skills. Discover that there truly is no business…like show business!

Jan loves the theater and has been involved in it since high school in many capacities. She has worked on over 50 productions in the Rockford area in either costume design or on stage, including Rockford Civic Theater, Keith School, Starlight Theater and Pecatonica Players. She was active with New American Theater for nineteen years and is a founding member of Artists’ Ensemble. Her roles at New American Theater included managing the costume shop for nine years and managing the box office for ten!

Course #: WK14-2
Date: September 23, October 14, 28
Time: Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30p
Instructor: Jan Bacino
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $50
Members' Fee: $40
Register by September 18. Registration Policy

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

 

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5 Keys to Savoring the Second Half of Life
Are you on the threshold of the second half of your life (which starts at any point)? Would you like greater health and freedom? Now that your kids are launched or your professional life is winding down, what is next for you? Are you concerned about aging parents or the challenges of your adult children and their lives? You may be wondering how you’ll maintain your health in the midst of it all. These worries often erode a healthy sense of freedom and hold you back from all you desire…but it doesn’t have to be that way! Cynthia teaches the art of body wisdom to increase health and vitality naturally. Become part of a growing number of women discovering the clarity and energy to live vibrantly.

Cynthia is creator of the Body Wisdom Method. She believes it is possible to enjoy every day no matter what types of challenges arise, because when people shift their responses to life’s curve balls, magic happens. As a teacher to thousands of patients, nurse practioners and medical students, Cynthia learned the art of teaching body wisdom to increase health and vitality naturally and create pleasure in everyday living.

Course #: WK14-3
Date: September 24
Time: Wednesday, 6:30–8:30p
Instructor: Cynthia McGrath, DNP
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $25
Members' Fee: $20
Register by September 22. Registration Policy

Fee
Member # required for discount
Participant's Name & Phone

 

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Dancing with a Foot in Two Worlds
Were you born in another country and then moved to the USA? Or did you move from another region in this country and notice a difference in the culture? Or were you one of the only ones in your family to go to college? Or do you identify in a way that feels quite different from others in your family? If so, you are one of many who sometimes feel they are walking a tightrope, trying to balance or find a comfort level but feel like they have a foot in two different worlds. Join us to gain a greater perspective and insights on how to make the most of this sometimes challenging but potentially rewarding life that you lead.

Dr. Shiraz Tata can definitely relate to having a foot in both worlds. She came to the US from India to obtain a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from SIU-C and then moved to Rockford, where she has lived for the past 20 years! She is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice, where she creates a safe space for people to share whatever may be weighing on their minds or hearts. She loves to facilitate discussions and dialogues on diversity and all topics multicultural. She also enjoys teaching mindfulness and meditation classes.

Course #: WK14-4
Date: October 7
Time: Tuesday, 6:00–7:30p
Instructor: Dr. Shiraz Tata
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $20
Members' Fee: $15
Register by October 6. Registration Policy

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

 

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Balancing Women's Hormones —
Using Essential Oils & Herbs

This class will take a comprehensive look at the catabolic changes in Women’s hormones and how it affects longevity and well being. Dr. Wang and Patricia Halverson combine their knowledge and information on herbs and essential oils and how rebalancing your hormones can be accomplished in a safe, effective, and natural format. They illustrate the ease and benefits of using safe, natural remedies to restore the body and live a long, healthy and active life. How hormones affect all body systems, the energy of chakras and hormones for a vital spiritual and physical state of natural well-being will be explored. Herbs and oils will be available to sample and restorative remedies will be offered.

Pat’s spiritual healing journey from a brush with cancer in 2003 has led her to pursue wholeness. As a Personal Growth Consultant, she is certified in Breath Therapy and has diverse, holistic training in herbal medicine, essential oils therapies and body-mind emotional release energy therapies.

Dr. Mian-Ying Wang, MD, MS, is Pharmacologist and Clinical Researcher at the University of Illinois College of Medicine-Rockford. She provides science-based, effective health alternatives for longevity and well being. Her significant contributions to science and disease prevention include her life-long professional medical experience as an internal medicine practitioner and general surgeon in China; researcher at University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center and U of I, College of Medicine for many years. She has published over 60 research papers on cancer, carcinogenesis, nutrition, hormones and preventive effects of natural health products. She has more than 30 years of anti-cancer research with over 75 published clinical studies. After her 20+ years on scientific research, Dr. Wang has changed her life focus from research to prevention.

Course #: WK14-5
Date: October 15
Time: Wednesday, 10:30a–Noon
Instructor: Patricia Halverson & Dr. Mian-Ying Wang, MD, MS
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $20
Members' Fee: $15
Register by October 13. Registration Policy

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

 

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Toxins, Detoxification & Cleansing Protocols
Learn the importance of integrating the body, mind, and spirit for an overall detoxification protocol. The buildup of toxins in the human body, such as chronic infections and bacteria, can impact all Body Systems. Understand all aspects of detoxification in a realistic, practical, and affordable manner. Students will be able to recognize and understand sources of toxin, why it is important to detox, and how to go about detoxing oneself.

Starr has been a Certified Natural Health Professional for the last 7 years, providing detoxification of heavy metals in the human body and natural nutritional counseling. She is studying to become a digestive specialist. Starr has joined the Connections Therapy Center with Kathy Cox, LCPC, and Cindy Stear, PhD.

Course #: WK14-6
Date: October 16
Time: Thursday, 1:00–3:00p
Instructor: Starr Pittaway
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by October 13. Registration Policy

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

 

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Comfort Food that Doesn't Add to the Waistline!
As the days begin to shorten, we sometimes see our waistlines begin to widen…this year things can be different! Armed with a hearty winter soup recipe and beneficial tips, we can stop those winter pounds in their tracks. Join us to watch as Sarene assembles a healthy as well as comforting soup and then enjoy a bowl!

Sarene is a passionate nutritionist and public health educator. She started her business Healthy Plate 5 two years ago and since then has educated over 500 people in the Rock River area teaching them about proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices. She is an advocate of Clean Eating and presents Clean Eating demonstrations at numerous locations in the area; her main focus is Mediterranean cooking. She received her bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences and masters of public health both from the University of Missouri and she is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Course #: WK14-7
Date: October 14
Time: Thursday, 4:30–6:00p
Instructor: Sarene Alsharif, MPH
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $20
Members' Fee: $15
Register by October 14. Registration Policy

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

 

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5 Things to Give Up to be Happy
We think we need to have more, do more, or seek more approval to make happiness a reality. However, when we shed the skin of the old ways and adopt new ways of being, we find happiness to be our natural state of existence. Simple steps that bring clarity to mind will help motivate you to shift your thinking and realize a new way to decide, choose and experience your life in joy. When you hold on to your history, you do it at the expense of your destiny.

Pat’s spiritual healing journey with a brush with cancer in 2003 has led her to pursue wholeness. As a Personal Growth Consultant, she is certified in Breath Therapy and has diverse, holistic training in herbal medicine, essential oils therapies and body-mind emotional release energy therapies.

Course #: WK14-8
Date: December 11
Time: Thursday, 1:00–2:30p
Instructor: Patricia Halverson
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $20
Members' Fee: $15
Register by December 9. Registration Policy

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

 

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