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    • Mon, April 01, 2019
    • Mon, April 29, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    10:00-11:30am

    Facilitator:  Michael Prindle

     

    Basic Qigong comprises standing (or sitting) postures with slow graceful arm or leg movements for full range of motion.  Improves muscle and joint flexibility, range of motion, lymph flow, blood circulation.  It also calms the mind, improves mindfulness, and cultivates physical balance.  The extra benefit that distinguishes Qigong from most traditional physical fitness exercises is its self-healing nature as it clears energy blockages and balances the internal organs/systems towards homeostasis.  It primarily allows the wisdom of the body systems to heal themselves and resist diseases by stimulating energy flow, removing energy blockages, and reducing needless stress from the mind and body tissue.  Qigong instruction comprises a preparation phase, five elements, and ending with a closing phase-each class lasting 1 1/2 hours on a weekly or twice weekly basis.  

    Class is suited for beginners and advanced practitioners; all ages are welcome.  Comfortable loose-fitting clothes are recommended-clothing that allows free movement and full range of motion for arms and legs.  Tennis shoes, sweat socks, or bare feet are fine.  Can't make it to every class, single class is $15.  

    Advance registration ends two days before each class. 


    • Wed, April 03, 2019
    • Wed, April 24, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, & 24
    6:00-7:00pm

    Facilitated by Sandra Williams, LCSW

    Have you ever wondered WHAT meditation and mindfulness are and the history behind these practices? Have you ever wondered WHY you would want to practice them? Are you curious HOW your mind, emotions, body and spiritual practice may be affected and helped by meditation and mindfulness? Do you want to explore HOW you can meditate and practice mindfulness? We will explore all of these questions AND PRACTICE forms of meditation and mindfulness each week. If you would like to have a greater sense of calm, be more present in your daily life, be more alert, be more energized day-to-day or experience more joy in life, this is the class to get you started.

    Register by 4/1

    • Thu, April 04, 2019
    • Thu, April 25, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    Registration is closed

    Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25

    6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitator:  Michael Prindle


    Basic Qigong comprises standing (or sitting) postures with slow graceful arm or leg movements for full range of motion.  Improves muscle and joint flexibility, range of motion, lymph flow, blood circulation.  It also calms the mind, improves mindfulness, and cultivates physical balance.  The extra benefit that distinguishes Qigong from most traditional physical fitness exercises is its self-healing nature as it clears energy blockages and balances the internal organs/systems towards homeostasis.  It primarily allows the wisdom of the body systems to heal themselves and resist diseases by stimulating energy flow, removing energy blockages, and reducing needless stress from the mind and body tissue.  Qigong instruction comprises a preparation phase, five elements, and ending with a closing phase-each class lasting 1 1/2 hours on a weekly or twice weekly basis.  

    Class is suited for beginners and advanced practitioners; all ages are welcome.  Comfortable loose-fitting clothes are recommended-clothing that allows free movement and full range of motion for arms and legs.  Tennis shoes, sweat socks, or bare feet are fine.  Can't make it to every class, single class is $15.  

    Advance registration ends two days before each class. 


    • Sat, April 13, 2019
    • Sat, April 27, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Anjali Pavilion or Media Room
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!  Come join this three week series of R.A.D. Systems of Self-Defense

    Saturdays,  April 13, 20, & 27

    9:00am-Noon

    FacilitatorJimmie Getter

    For mothers & daughters, ages 8-80.  Develop awareness and confidence by learning easy techniques to use to defend yourself in times of distress.  The skills you learn in this 8-hour course can help protect against bullies, abductions, and others who may want to harm you.  There will be new added content from previous classes.  Become a member today to take advantage of this free class!  Register early, space is limited!

    Register by:  April 10th

    • Tue, April 16, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Tue, May 07, 2019
    • 8:30 PM
    • Womanspace -- Media Room
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    Tuesdays, April 16, 23, 30, May 7

    6:00-8:30pm

    Facilitator: Beth Campisi

    The upper chakras (heart, throat, third eye and crown) help us connect with our inner higher spiritual self to live a life that is in alignment with who we truly are. Specific information about each chakra is covered: it's color, location, health issues, purpose and how to open and balance it to live a loving, peaceful more fulfilling life. This class will utilize the tools and build upon the insights learned in the Lower Chakra class, therefore the prerequisite class Opening the Lower Chakras is Required. Book and workbook required.


    Register by 04/14

    • Wed, April 24, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Cancelled: Class to be rescheduled in the fall!  Wednesday, April 24

    12:00-1:15pm

    Facilitator:  Beth Campisi

    Currently in today's society, many are looking for complementary and alternative therapies. Reasons include an increased desire to participate in their own self-care, concerns regarding side effects of medications and dissatisfaction with conventional medical care. The modalities most often chosen are chiropractic and massage therapy. Today massage therapy is an accepted part of mainstream health and is recognized as extremely therapeutic in a myriad of settings. 

    Research shows that massage is beneficial in reducing symptoms associated with arthritis, high blood pressure and premenstrual syndrome. Oncology patients show less anxiety, fatigue, and pain following massage therapy. Fibromyalgia patients receiving massage have less anxiety, pain and stiffness. Massage is effective in reducing post-surgical pain and reducing recovery times. Alzheimer's patients exhibit reduced restlessness and irritability after massage therapy. 

    For many, massage is a delightful treat they allow themselves for a birthday or other special occasion. However, if you or a loved one are dealing with an acute or chronic health condition, massage is an even more important therapeutic component of your healthcare regimen.


    You are welcome to bring your lunch. Advanced registration is preferred. Walk-ins are welcome.

    • Thu, April 25, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 14
    Registration is closed

    Thursday, April 25

    6:00 - 7:30pm

    Facilitator: Shelia Trevino


     A class to discuss the process of buying a home, whether you're a new buyer or seasoned homeowner. We'll guide you through the process of searching for your next home, including areas to watch for or parts of the process that may have changed since your last purchase. We'll also touch on selling an existing home, and how you might undertake the chore of selling, buying and moving. Even if you've been through this before, it will be helpful to re-visit the process so that you will feel confident in taking your next steps and finding that perfect home.

    Register by 4/23


    • Sat, April 27, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 7
    Register

    Saturday, April 27th

    1:00-2:30pm

    Facilitator:  Michael Batee


    Gongtopia It’s unlike anything you have ever experienced before. Imagine floating in an ocean of sound, where you can let go of all your stress and worries. Gongs, Singing Bowls, Bells, and other instruments ring out, creating waves of vibrations that wash over you. Your body and energy systems are able to realign and recharge, helping to clear out blockages, while leaving you refreshed and reawakened. 

    Advanced Registration is appreciated.  Walk-ins will be welcomed. 

    • Sun, April 28, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace
    • 25
    Register

    Sunday, April 28

    1:00-4:00pm

    Facilitator: Helen Bond

    Helen will share with everyone the great joy of traditional hand drumming from Guinea, West Africa. Come be a part of this joyful group where we come together as a small village and enjoy the uplifting beauty of the traditional hand drumming ensemble. You will learn basic rhythms on dunun drums and the djembe accompaniment parts. You’ll also learn the origins of each rhythm, receive expert instruction on all instruments in the traditional djembe orchestra and deepen your understanding of the place of music, dance and song in West African life. Helen is able to work simultaneously with students of all levels - beginner to professional. All levels are welcome!

    Drums provided. Please bring your own if you have one.

    Register by April 25

    • Wed, May 01, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register
    Wednesday, May 1

    12:00-1:30pm

    Facilitator:  Mica Cascarano Berg

    Have you ever pondered that you may have lived "before"? Join us on May Day for “Lunch and Learn" with a focus on Past Life Regression, a healing modality that provides access to the subconscious to assist with a variety of aspects. Visiting Rockford native, Michele (Mica) Cascarano Berg MS, CH, CLC, will share how this experience, which she will facilitate at Womanspace on Saturday, May 11th, may be beneficial for you or someone you may know. (Some of the possible benefits include releasing fears, phobias, and emotional blocks, alleviating physical issues and challenges, connecting with loved ones and spirit guides, receiving insights about your relationships and life purpose or enhancing skills and talents.) Mica has been discovering past lives since she was three and is a certified hypnotist trained by one of the world’s most renown experts in past life therapy, Dr. Brian Weiss, author of "Many Lives, Many Masters.”

    You are welcome to bring your lunch. Advanced registration is preferred. Walk-ins are welcome.

    • Thu, May 02, 2019
    • Thu, May 23, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Thursdays,  May 2, 9, 16, & 23 (No class on May 30th due to Glitzy!)

    6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitator:  Michael Prindle


    Basic Qigong comprises standing (or sitting) postures with slow graceful arm or leg movements for full range of motion.  Improves muscle and joint flexibility, range of motion, lymph flow, blood circulation.  It also calms the mind, improves mindfulness, and cultivates physical balance.  The extra benefit that distinguishes Qigong from most traditional physical fitness exercises is its self-healing nature as it clears energy blockages and balances the internal organs/systems towards homeostasis.  It primarily allows the wisdom of the body systems to heal themselves and resist diseases by stimulating energy flow, removing energy blockages, and reducing needless stress from the mind and body tissue.  Qigong instruction comprises a preparation phase, five elements, and ending with a closing phase-each class lasting 1 1/2 hours on a weekly or twice weekly basis.  

    Class is suited for beginners and advanced practitioners; all ages are welcome.  Comfortable loose-fitting clothes are recommended-clothing that allows free movement and full range of motion for arms and legs.  Tennis shoes, sweat socks, or bare feet are fine.  Can't make it to every class, single class is $15.  

    Advance registration ends two days before each class. 


    • Sat, May 04, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Register

    Saturday, May 4th

    9:30am-Noon

    Facilitator:  Barrie Carter Gibby

    Celebrate New Moon feminine time using the Archetype of WATER as a focus for walking the flowing curves of the labyrinth. Working in Circle, this morning retreat weaves readings, movement, chants, journal prompts and meditation with River and Water connections to harvest our deeper wisdom on the path. From the mystery of birthing and “breaking water” to purification, death and re-creation, pilgrims will embrace these themes for the collected energy of walking together.

    Wear comfortable clothing. Drums, singing bowls & bells are welcome.

    Women only please.

    Please plan to join others for the Walk as One at One.

    A boxed lunch served at noon before Walking as One at One.  Lunch is included in the price of the workshop. 

    Advanced Registration is required.  Register by May 2nd.



    • Mon, May 06, 2019
    • Mon, May 20, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Mondays, May 6, 13, & 20

    10:00-11:30am

    Facilitator:  Michael Prindle


    Basic Qigong comprises standing (or sitting) postures with slow graceful arm or leg movements for full range of motion.  Improves muscle and joint flexibility, range of motion, lymph flow, blood circulation.  It also calms the mind, improves mindfulness, and cultivates physical balance.  The extra benefit that distinguishes Qigong from most traditional physical fitness exercises is its self-healing nature as it clears energy blockages and balances the internal organs/systems towards homeostasis.  It primarily allows the wisdom of the body systems to heal themselves and resist diseases by stimulating energy flow, removing energy blockages, and reducing needless stress from the mind and body tissue.  Qigong instruction comprises a preparation phase, five elements, and ending with a closing phase-each class lasting 1 1/2 hours on a weekly or twice weekly basis.  

    Class is suited for beginners and advanced practitioners; all ages are welcome.  Comfortable loose-fitting clothes are recommended-clothing that allows free movement and full range of motion for arms and legs.  Tennis shoes, sweat socks, or bare feet are fine.  Can't make it to every class, single class is $15.  

    Advance registration ends two days before each class. 


    • Tue, May 07, 2019
    • Tue, May 28, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 16
    Register

    Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28

    6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitator: Delinda Grindle, LCSW



    “Journeying through Grief” will provide you with the opportunity to learn about and understand the grieving process. It is a chance for you to give yourself permission to reflect, grieve, and make the commitment to heal and find continued meaning in living and loving. 

    Register by 5/5


    • Wed, May 08, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register


    Wednesday, May 8th

    9:30-11:00am

    Notorious RGB: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg

    by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg never asked for fame—she has only tried to make the world a little better and a little freer. The authors draw on intimate access to Ginsburg’s family members, close friends, colleagues, and clerks, as well as an interview with the Justice herself. An original hybrid of reported narrative, annotated dissents, rare archival photos and documents, and illustrations, the book tells the story of an unusual and transformative woman who transcends generational divides. As the country struggles with the unfinished business of gender equality and civil rights, Ginsburg stands as a testament to how far we can come with a little chutzpah.

    Registration is appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome.

    • Thu, May 09, 2019
    • Thu, August 08, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery (Holistic Health Room in Nov)
    Register

    Thursdays, May 9, June 13, July 11, & August 8

    6:30-8:00pm

    Facilitators:  Angela Schmidt, PhD and Gina Wise

    This group is designed for women who want to explore their spiritual journey internally and with others. It is open to women who are looking for new energy and support as they examine their relationships, life passion, losses, talents and other processes that contribute significantly to their life journeys. Continuity and confidentiality are required.

    This group is now open to everyone

    Register by 5/7

    • Sat, May 11, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 10
    Register
    Saturday, May 11th

    1:00-4:00pm

    Facilitator:  Mica Cascarano Berg

    Take a journey to explore the limitless boundaries of the mind and soul with Michele (Mica) Cascarano Berg MS, CH, CLC, trained by Dr. Brian Weiss, one of the world’s most renown experts in Past Life Regression. During this experience you have an opportunity to possibly:  Discover extraordinary details about your past Reduce/release phobias, fears or physical challenges Learn insights about your current relationships Awaken talents and skills

    Connect with departed loved ones

    Gain insights about your life/life purpose

    Regression can be done either seated or prone. If you would like to lay down please bring a yoga mat, pillows and blankets for your personal comfort. Also suggested is a notebook/ journal.

    Maximum of 10 participants so register early!

    $50 in advance, $60 at the event (if space available)

    Fee includes the opportunity to win a Past Life Oracle Deck by Brian Weiss and Doreen Virtue. Bonus: Discounted rate on subsequent private past life regression sessions with Mica


    • Mon, May 13, 2019
    • Tue, August 13, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 10
    Register

    Mondays, May 13, June 10, July 8, & August 12

    Hildegard of Bingen

    Facilitator: Gina Wise

    In this four-part introduction, we will come to know this 12th century woman.  She was a Christian mystic, nun, prophet, writer, philosopher, artist, composer, poet, herbalist and naturalist.  At a young age Hildegard began to have visions she called “a fiery light of exceeding brilliance” and at the age of 43 she received a vision from God to “write down that which you see and hear.”  She would write 3 volumes of visionary theology, music compositions, two volumes on natural medicine and cures and more.  She is a Saint and was named a Doctor of the Church in 2012.  

    ·      View the film: Vision – From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen

    ·      Study the Illuminations from Scivias

    ·      Read and discuss the anthology: Secrets of God:  Writings of Hildegard of Bingen translated by Sabina Flanagan available on Amazon

    ·      Listen to and discuss her music and songs

    ·      Make and sample Hildegard’s natural remedies and medicinal herbs


    Register by 5/11

    • Tue, May 14, 2019
    • Tue, May 28, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 15
    Register

    Tuesdays, May 14 & 28

    9:00 - 10:00am

    Facilitator: Shiraz Tata, PhD

    Meditation is the practice and process of paying attention and focusing your awareness. Whether you are seeking greater focus, 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! This is a beginning class where different forms of meditation are introduced and practiced in a seated position. Bring a yoga mat or rug if you would like to do this lying down.

    Register by 5/13

    • Wed, May 15, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, May 15th

    5:30-7:00pm

    Facilitator:  Karen Radtke

    "Do you want to increase your health span and not just your lifespan?  

    This presentation will discuss some of the common chronic health problems that affect women at midlife, and ways to reverse and/or prevent these issues.  

    Topics such as heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis will be covered.  There will be time allowed for questions.  


    Register by 5/13

    • Thu, May 16, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Thursday, May 16

    7:00-8:30pm

    Facilitator:  Kim McIver

    Learn about the Native culture while making a Talking Feather craft. The feather was used during tribal counsel to keep peace and hone listening skills.  Native tribes that called Illinois home will be discussed and there will be special Native American items to see up close.  Supply costs are added into your registration fee.

    Register by 5/14

     



    • Sat, May 18, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Upper Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Saturday, May 18th

    10:00am-12noon

    Facilitator: Kathy Moehling

    Just as food sustains the human body, flowers nourish the human soul and enhance emotional and psychological well being. Essences of flowers expand our understanding of health and interweave the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical aspects. Flower essences address the subtle yet important realm of the human psyche, where thoughts and feelings emanate. Join us to celebrate the beauty, joy, and subtle healing potential of flowers and flower essences in this 2 hour class--where we will view a video of edible flowers, and create a flower essence combination--to nurture our individual souls and spirits. Each participant will have a sample to take home. (Content about flower essences adapted from a Flower Essence Society brochure--FESQuintessentials--www.fesflowers.com)


    Register by 5/16


    • Sat, May 18, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace -- Anjali Pavilion
    • 8
    Register

    Saturday, May 18

    1:00 - 3:00pm

    Facilitator: Beth Campisi

    Chakras are vital energy pathways that connect us to the cycles and rhythms of the Earth, to all aspects of ourselves and to the cosmic pulse of Creation. Chakra Rhythms is a moving meditation practice that invokes, awakens and revitalizes our 7 major Chakra centers through a fusion of free flowing movement and spontaneous expression of the physical body. By surrendering to the music and moving from the inside out, we are able to free our natural energy flows and experience how each Chakra makes us feel. The possibility and potential within each Chakra center is waiting to be revealed and released! No dance experience is needed. It is an opportunity to simply Be. Be with yourself in motion to music within community, each having our own personal inner experience and embracing our own healing process.

    The intent is to offer a fun, safe and sacred space for all to explore, feel and express fully how their body wants to move and to discover a new way to feel yourself existing in your own body. When we open the flow of our physical being, all other pathways open and all we seek shall be revealed! At the conclusion of Chakra Rhythms we feel an enlightened awareness of our bodies, minds and spirits as well as a connection to our chakra system as a whole. Dress to move and bring a mat or blanket. 

    We rarely hear the inward music but we are dancing to it nonetheless- Rumi

    Register by: 5/16


    • Sun, May 19, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 29
    Register

    Sunday, May 19

    1:00-4:00pm

    Facilitator: Helen Bond

    Helen will share with everyone the great joy of traditional hand drumming from Guinea, West Africa. Come be a part of this joyful group where we come together as a small village and enjoy the uplifting beauty of the traditional hand drumming ensemble. You will learn basic rhythms on dunun drums and the djembe accompaniment parts. You’ll also learn the origins of each rhythm, receive expert instruction on all instruments in the traditional djembe orchestra and deepen your understanding of the place of music, dance and song in West African life. Helen is able to work simultaneously with students of all levels - beginner to professional. All levels are welcome!

    Drums provided. Please bring your own if you have one.

    Register by May 16th

    • Wed, May 22, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

      Wednesday, May 22nd

    1:00-2:30pm

    Facilitator:  Petrea Meier

    It’s summer vacation time! Drive, fly, and get out and about. This class will cover how to stay comfortable and healthy using essential oils as you travel.  We will cover the following:
    Staying healthy in that germ-filled airport 
    Supporting anxious flyers
    Avoiding car sickness as we drive across the country
    Be comfortable with change in altitude
    Tolerate changes in air quality
    Comfort with eating foods we aren’t accustomed to, even the taste of the water 
    Get a good night’s sleep even when we aren’t in our own bed
    After beach care
    Relax muscles after that long sightseeing tour 
    This class will provide convenient, simple, on-the-go, natural solutions for traveling. Take your medicine cabinet with you without cramming the suitcase shut. 

    No experience necessary.

    We will make a couple essential oil items to add to your travel kit.

    Register by 5/20



    • Tue, June 04, 2019
    • Tue, June 25, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 10
    Register

    Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18, & 25

    6:00-8:00pm

    Facilitator:  Diane Johns

    Who were the Goddesses? What are Zephyrs and Flora? Where is Epping Forest? How do you dance The Queen’s Jig? Come to the Womanspace English Country Dancing classes this summer to ponder the answers to these questions and have fun at the same time! No prior dance experience needed—you just have to be able to walk, skip, and follow directions. Wear soft-soled shoes and comfortable clothes. 

    Note: Words in italics are all names of English country dances. Immigrants to the New World brought these dances to America, along with their Scottish, Irish, and Welsh counterparts, where they developed over time into modern-day Appalachian square and New England contra dancing. 

    Register by 6/2.  Can't attend every session, $12 per class!


    • Wed, June 05, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, June 5th

    12noon-1:15pm

                Facilitator:  Ruth Ora Jackson

    Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss.  And yet a recent survey shows many older women to be engaged, happy and grateful for their lives.  From personal experience, experiences of friends, clients and readings, I will share the choices , attitudes and tools  that can help  cultivate resilience to the developmental challenges we all face as we age.  We cannot make this transition with out-dated versions of ourselves.  Let us embrace this age and be the Women of Wisdom we are meant to be.   

    Register by 6/3

    • Wed, June 05, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Wednesday, June 5th
    6:00-8:30pm

    Facilitator: 

    Kelly Epperson


    Have you wanted to start a blog, but not sure how?  Do you desire to write creatively, but the tech stuff stops you?  Right brain and left brain can work together easier than you think!  Today's blogs allow the non-techie to create and navigate a blog with ease.  Discover tips on how to best express yourself as a blog writer AND be able to do the behind the scenes set-up (5 simple steps).  Blogging absolutely makes you a better writer.  Get started now!

    Register by 6/4

    • Thu, June 06, 2019
    • Thu, June 27, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Thursdays,  June 6, 13, 20, & 27

    6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitator:  Michael Prindle


    Basic Qigong comprises standing (or sitting) postures with slow graceful arm or leg movements for full range of motion.  Improves muscle and joint flexibility, range of motion, lymph flow, blood circulation.  It also calms the mind, improves mindfulness, and cultivates physical balance.  The extra benefit that distinguishes Qigong from most traditional physical fitness exercises is its self-healing nature as it clears energy blockages and balances the internal organs/systems towards homeostasis.  It primarily allows the wisdom of the body systems to heal themselves and resist diseases by stimulating energy flow, removing energy blockages, and reducing needless stress from the mind and body tissue.  Qigong instruction comprises a preparation phase, five elements, and ending with a closing phase-each class lasting 1 1/2 hours on a weekly or twice weekly basis.  

    Class is suited for beginners and advanced practitioners; all ages are welcome.  Comfortable loose-fitting clothes are recommended-clothing that allows free movement and full range of motion for arms and legs.  Tennis shoes, sweat socks, or bare feet are fine.  Can't make it to every class, single class is $15.  

    Advance registration ends two days before each class. 


    • Sat, June 08, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Saturday, June 8th

    2:00-4:00pm

    Facilitator: Marge Blake

    Have you ever experienced something you just can't explain and haven't been able to talk about it? Do you get feelings that you know something is going to happen? Do you think you see something and then it isn't there? Have you been somewhere and suddenly feel your hair raising on your arms, or feel a cold chill run through your body? Do you have pictures or video of unexplained objects or balls of light? In this group we will share our experiences, pictures, videos, and stories we have with the unknown in a safe, nurturing, and nonjudgemental environment. 
    Members of the group may choose to go on field trips and learn how to use different equipment to gain better insight on what we are experiencing.


    Register by 6/6



    • Sun, June 09, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Media Room
    • 10
    Register

    Sunday, June 9th

    3:00-5:00pm

    Facilitator:  Diane Johns

    Who were the Goddesses? What are Zephyrs and Flora? Where is Epping Forest? How do you dance The Queen’s Jig? Come to the Womanspace English Country Dancing classes this summer to ponder the answers to these questions and have fun at the same time! No prior dance experience needed—you just have to be able to walk, skip, and follow directions. Wear soft-soled shoes and comfortable clothes. 

    Note: Words in italics are all names of English country dances. Immigrants to the New World brought these dances to America, along with their Scottish, Irish, and Welsh counterparts, where they developed over time into modern-day Appalachian square and New England contra dancing. 

    Register by 6/7


    • Mon, June 10, 2019
    • Mon, June 24, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Mondays, June 10, 17, 24

    10:00-11:30am

    Facilitator:  Michael Prindle


    Basic Qigong comprises standing (or sitting) postures with slow graceful arm or leg movements for full range of motion.  Improves muscle and joint flexibility, range of motion, lymph flow, blood circulation.  It also calms the mind, improves mindfulness, and cultivates physical balance.  The extra benefit that distinguishes Qigong from most traditional physical fitness exercises is its self-healing nature as it clears energy blockages and balances the internal organs/systems towards homeostasis.  It primarily allows the wisdom of the body systems to heal themselves and resist diseases by stimulating energy flow, removing energy blockages, and reducing needless stress from the mind and body tissue.  Qigong instruction comprises a preparation phase, five elements, and ending with a closing phase-each class lasting 1 1/2 hours on a weekly or twice weekly basis.  

    Class is suited for beginners and advanced practitioners; all ages are welcome.  Comfortable loose-fitting clothes are recommended-clothing that allows free movement and full range of motion for arms and legs.  Tennis shoes, sweat socks, or bare feet are fine.  Can't make it to every class, single class is $15.  

    Advance registration ends two days before each class. 


    • Tue, June 11, 2019
    • Tue, June 25, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 15
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    Tuesdays, June 11 & 25

    9:00 - 10:00am

    Facilitator: Shiraz Tata, PhD

    Meditation is the practice and process of paying attention and focusing your awareness. Whether you are seeking greater focus, 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! This is a beginning class where different forms of meditation are introduced and practiced in a seated position. Bring a yoga mat or rug if you would like to do this lying down.

    Register by 6/10

    • Wed, June 12, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Wednesday, June 12th
    9:30-11:00am

    A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel by Amor Towles

    A transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. In 1922, Count Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, never having worked a day in his

    life, must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s door. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Full of humor, the novel relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

    Registration is appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome.

    • Wed, June 12, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Wednesday, June 12th

    12:00-1:15pm

    Facilitator:  Sonia Nelson & Conrad Iandola

    Come find out how Sonia and Conrad Landola got into raising grassfed beef (especially Sonia, a former committed vegetarian,) the nutritional and environmental benefits of grassfed beef, why they truly believe that their product is superior to much supermarket grassfed beef, and how their operation has evolved over its 12 year lifespan.

    You are welcome to bring your lunch. Advanced registration is preferred. Walk-ins are welcome.

    • Wed, June 12, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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