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Winter Your Guide

 

Lunch & Learn: Genealogy 101
Feb. 3, Noon–1:00p

Painting with Passion
Begins Feb. 3, 1:00p

Hatha Vinyasa/ Restorative Yoga
Feb. 4, 9:30–10:45a

Therapeutic Yoga
Feb. 5, 10:00–11:00a

Yoga for Men
Feb. 6, 10:00–11:15a

Take a Dip into Watercolor
Feb. 6, 1:00–4:00p

Stretching & Strengthening
Feb. 8, 10:30–11:30a

Art Uncorked: Linen Stack Bracelet
Feb. 9, 6:00–8:00p

Bookwoman:
During the Reign of
the Queen of Persia

Feb. 10, 9:30–11:00a

EarthMatters
Feb. 10, Noon–1:15p

Pencil Drawing
Begins Feb. 15, 10:00a

Pen & Ink Drawing
Begins Feb. 15, 1:00p

More Alcohol Inks
Feb. 16, 6:00–9:00pp

Couples Massage
Feb. 16, 7:00–8:30p

 

Calendar of Events

 

PROGRAMS

Womanspace Rockford

Open Up a World of Possibilities | Meditation |
Let's Talk About It | What's In a Name? | Dream Circle |
Swap Party for Members

 

Open Up a World of Possibilities:
On the Page and in Our Lives

Our writing can affect our world in endless ways. It can weave beauty in and around our lives. The stories we tell have the ability not only to show our perception and experience of the world, but to change our vision and understanding of it. By creating new possibilities on paper, we open our minds/hearts/souls to the many new treasures and opportunities that lie within us. No experience in writing is necessary but seasoned writers are welcome.

Debby Gaines, a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer, 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. Her passion in caring for the dead, her observant eye on the living, and her spiritual connection to corn influences 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 #: WRT15-3
Date: Jan. 27, Feb. 10, 24, Mar. 9, 23, Apr. 6, 20, May 4
Time: Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00p
Facilitator: Debby Gaines, MFA
Location: Media Room
This class is in session.
Register by Jan. 26. Registration Policy

 

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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 regular practice. 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! Bring a yoga mat or rug if you would like to meditate lying down. You can also choose to meditate in a sitting position on the floor or in a chair.

Dr. Shiraz Tata came to the USA from India to get a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from SIU-C and then just kept moving up the state of Illinois 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 on diversity and all topics multicultural. She also enjoys teaching mindfulness and meditation classes.

Course #: MD15-2
Date: February 23, March 22, April 19, May 17
Time: Tuesdays, 9:00–10:00a
Facilitator: Dr. Shiraz Tata
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $40
Members' Fee: $35
Register by February 22. Registration Policy

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

 

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LET'S TALK ABOUT IT SERIES


We’re opening the conversation on topics that might make us a little uncomfortable, might make us cringe or want to shy away, but that need to be addressed, pondered and discussed. Hear from people who know about these topics firsthand and come away with a better understanding of the current issues facing our community, the nation and the world.

 

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identification
Take a walk through terms, myths, and cultural impressions of the LGBT community. Touch on certain religious aspects with an accepting mind, and strengthen your knowledge about what it's like for a person with an alternate sexuality or identity to grow up in today's world. No question is too awkward, no topic is too weird – just bring your open attitude!

Rebecca Glon grew up a closeted lesbian in the Stateline area, finally coming out after many years of hiding and putting her happiness second. She holds the idea that a calm, well-informed discussion can lead to true acceptance. The youngest of four children, she has knowledge of conservative and progressive Christian ideology and firsthand experience with both religious extremists and open-minded faithful friends.

Course #: LT15-3
Date: February 25
Time: Thursday, 6:30–8:00p
Presenter: Rebecca Glon
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $20
Members' Fee: $15
Register by February 24. Registration Policy

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

 

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Heroin
With accidental drug overdoses surpassing car accidents for leading causes of death in the United States, there is no doubt drug use is truly an epidemic. Opiates, specifically Heroin, are at the forefront of this problem being responsible for over 70% of all drug overdoses. Let’s Talk About Heroin will explore what Heroin is, how it became the epidemic it is today, it’s effects on one’s brain and body, and what we can do to fight back.

Melissa is a Certified Health Education Specialist who takes her passion for wellness and applies it to supporting individuals’ recovery from alcohol and drug use disorders. Melissa specializes in HIV Prevention Education, Population Health Management, and Medication Assisted Treatment for those addicted to opiates. With over ten years in the behavioral health field, Melissa finds joy in helping the public understand the chronic disease of addiction and discover that recovery is possible.

Course #: LT15-4
Date: April 14
Time: Thursday, 6:30–8:00p
Presenter: Melissa “MJ” Jendusa, MS, CHES, Recovery Management Coordinator, Rosecrance Health Network
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $20
Members' Fee: $15
Register by April 13. Registration Policy

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

 

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What's In a Name? It All Depends
Reflecting on and sharing our names and their meanings or how we got them can be part of our journey of learning about our cultural/ethnic heritage or not. It may depend on the type of family or culture we come from and other factors. Let’s meet and begin to talk about culture, immigration and race as we explore where our names came from and what they mean to us.

Dr. Shiraz Tata came to the USA from India to get a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from SIU-C and then just kept moving up the state of Illinois 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 on diversity and all topics multicultural. She also enjoys teaching mindfulness and meditation classes.

Course #: WK15-10
Date: March 3
Time: Thursday, 6:30–8:00p
Instructor: Dr. Shiraz Tata
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $20
Members' Fee: $15
Register by March 2. Registration Policy

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

 

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Dream Circle
Join us and enter the land of nocturnal dreams where the magic mirror never lies. In these circles you will experience a unique blend of projective DreamPlay, EFT or Tapping, all served up with a drop or two of essential oils. You are invited to take this opportunity to develop a relationship with your dreams and become familiar with the language they speak. Accessing the wisdom of the invisible realm can light your way to greater peace and pleasure in all areas of life. Everyone welcome.

Jean Kathryn Carlson is a Dream Alchemy Coach, speaker and co-author of Catch Your Star and On the Wings of Faith. Her unique ability to navigate the land of dreams and intuitive use of tapping sets the stage for a powerful and transformational experience. Jean Kathryn is a certified Law of Attraction Life Coach, certified DreamGroup Facilitator through the Marin Institute for Projective Dream Work, and an EFT Practitioner.

Course #: WK15-11
Date: March 8
Time: Tuesday, 6:30–8:30p
Instructor: Jean Kathryn Carlson
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $20
Members' Fee: $15
Register by March 7. Registration Policy

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

 

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Swap Party for Womanspace Members
For members only. Gather together any of your excess jewelry, dishes or books for this thrifty get-together, and start trading! Not only being economical and eco-friendly, this is a great opportunity to clean out your jewelry box, cabinets and bookshelves. Besides…a swap party where you can meet other Womanspace members is far more fun than a yard sale with strangers. Bring clean items in gently used condition (that is, no stains, chips or parts or pages missing). Everybody can go home with up to the same number of items that they donated. Anything left over can be donated to the Glitzy Garage Sale in June. Light refreshments provided. Not a member? Join today!

Course #: WK15-12
Date: March 29
Time: Tuesday, 6:30–8:00p
Presenter: Membership Committee
Location: William Reif Gallery
Fee: FREE! Please e-mail us if you will be attending.
Register by March 28. Registration Policy

 

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