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Winter Your Guide

 

Vinyasa Flow Yoga
March 5, 5:30–6:45p

Creating a Beautiful Cover for Your Art
March 5, 6:00–8:00p

Therapeutic Yoga
March 6, 10:00–11:00a

Yoga for Girls
March 7, 10:00–11:15a

Foam Rolling Relief
March 9, 10:30–11:30a

Bookwoman:
Orphan Train

March 11, 9:30–11:00a

Watercolor
Begins March 11 & 12

Nia Dancing
March 11, Noon–1:00p

EarthMatters
March 11, Noon–1:15p

Hatha Vinyasa/ Restorative Yoga
March 12, 9:30–10:45a

"Words & Pictures" Opening Reception
March 13, 5:30–7:00p

Encaustic Painting
March 14, 1:00–4:00p

 

Calendar of Events

 

Womanspace Rockford

 

Programs

 

Community Writing Class | Meditation |
What Was Said & What We Heard | The Intouchables

 

Creating Stories & Sharing Lives –
A Community Based Writing Class

Everyone has a story to tell. This class is based on turning autobiographical material into original writing through personal essay, memoir, short stories, or poetry. Whether you are a published writer, have work in progress, or have only thought about writing, you are welcome to join in. Come learn how to open a window into your world with your own unique voice. Learn new ways to spark your creativity, find inspiration, and connect to the spiritual aspect of your writing. Enjoy the focus and support of creating in community.

Deborah Gaines is a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer who fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a writer. She earned an MFA in Writing & Consciousness from the California Institute of Integral Studies, moved back to the cornfields she grew up with, and continued her career in funeral service. It is her passion in caring for the dead, her observant eye on the living, and her spiritual connection to corn that create the influence for her writing. She is currently working on a multi-genre memoir, using her own life as a microcosm to create a layered look at society’s fascination with and avoidance of death.

Course #: WK14-10
Date: Jan. 19, Feb. 2, 16, March 2, 16, 30, April 13, 27
Time: Mondays, 6:00–8:00p
Facilitator: Debbie Gaines, MFA
Location: William Reif Gallery
This class is in session.

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Beginning/Re-Engaging Meditation
Meditation is the practice and process of paying attention and focusing your awareness. This class is for the person wanting to learn this process or re-engage after slipping out of a regular practice. Whether you’re 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! Bring a yoga mat or rug if you would like to do this lying down. You can also choose to do this in a sitting position on the floor or in a chair.

Dr. Shiraz Tata 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 #: WK14-11
Date: Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 17, April 21
Time: Tuesdays, 9:00–10:00a
Facilitator: Dr. Shiraz Tata
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $40 or $15/session
Members' Fee: $35 or $15/session
Register by Monday before. Registration Policy

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

 

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What Was Said & What We Heard
Many of us follow an inner script that was primarily written by others and tends to contain many negative messages. Most of these messages were learned when we were young and impressionable children. Those messages often get in the way of meaningful and sometimes important conversations and relationships – often with people we care the most about.

Well, we’re not kids anymore and we have the ability to rewrite the script and enjoy a healthier communication style and self-concept. Join Shiraz as she shares some of the most common messages we tell ourselves and tips for rewriting those scripts.

Dr. Shiraz Tata 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 #: WK14-16
Date: April 7
Time: Tuesday, 6:30–8:00p
Facilitator: Dr. Shiraz Tata
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $30
Members' Fee: $25
Register by April 2. Registration Policy

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

 

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Film & Discussion: The Intouchables
An irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust and human possibility, The Intouchables has broken box office records in its native France and across Europe. Based on a true story of friendship between a handicapped millionaire (Francois Cluzet) and his street smart ex-con caretaker (Omar Sy), The Intouchables depicts an unlikely camaraderie rooted in honesty and humor between two individuals who, on the surface, would seem to have nothing in common. French with subtitles.

Carol Valaitis is a retired teacher, past President of Womanspace and avid traveler, reader and film aficionado. With a Masters Degree in Education for the Gifted & Talented, she taught gifted students grades 2–6 for 20 years in Rockford, Batavia and Woodstock.

Pat Lai, BFA, has over 25 years of graphic design experience. She is currently Graphic Designer/Office Coordinator at Womanspace. Pat has enjoyed watching foreign films since the 80s!

Course #: WK14-17
Date: April 22
Time: Wednesday, 6:00–8:00p
Facilitator: Carol Valaitis & Pat Lai
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by April 20. Registration Policy

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

 

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