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    • Tue, January 01, 2019
    • Sun, March 31, 2019
    • Media Room
    • 11
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    Genealogy:  One on One

    Appointments will be set individually after registration is complete.

    Facilitated by: Marsha Hosfeld

    In order to address specific questions participants may have, ‘advanced amateur genealogist’ Marsha Hosfeld would like to offer individual two-hour meetings at times that suit the schedule of the student, the instructor, and Womanspace.  Three sessions will be available each month: January, February, and March.


    • Thu, January 10, 2019
    • Thu, April 11, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery (Holistic Health Room in Nov)
    Registration is closed

    Thursdays, Jan. 10, Feb. 14, Mar 14, &  Apr 11

    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 1/8

    • Mon, February 04, 2019
    • Mon, March 04, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    Registration is closed


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    Mondays, 2 sessions:  February 4th and March 4th

    6-7:30pm 

    Facilitator:  Jeannette Diddens

    Description: Session 1: Do you ever wonder why you are emotionally, mentally and physically exhausted? Do you want to not only feel better but learn how to flourish and thrive at work and at home again? In this first session, you will take a short self-care assessment, learn the difference between compassion fatigue and burnout and design your own personal and professional self-care plan. In this engaging first session, you will re-energize your reason to “help” not only yourself but others.

    Description: Session 2: In this second session you will take the short self-care assessment again to examine your personal and professional growth, learn a quick debriefing tool and review what has helped most in the time between sessions.

    Register by 2/1


    • Tue, February 19, 2019
    • Tue, February 26, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 10
    Register

    Tuesdays, February 19 &  26th

      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 2/18

    • Wed, February 20, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Wednesday, February 20
    5:30-7:00pm

    Facilitator: Denise Nichols 

    The current buzz phrase “sitting is the new smoking” refers to not only how sedentary we have become but also the negative physical affects sitting posture has on our health and wellbeing. However, standing or sitting in one place, aka “prolonged static,” throughout our day, cannot be helped most of the time, so why not do it with mindful awareness? The power of education regarding what “normal and comfortable” alignment feels like in your body is the key to being able to not only reproduce it throughout your day at home and work but also empower you to change as your body signals you one moment at t time. Walk away with immediately applicable healthy postural habit tips that are essential for your present and future body’s health. 

    Register by 2/18

    • Thu, February 21, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery

    We are rescheduling this program into May:  Thursday, February 21

    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 2/18

     



    • Fri, February 22, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 3
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    Friday, February 22nd

    6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitator:  Michael Bateen 

    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. 

    • Sat, February 23, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Upper Studio
    Registration is closed

    Saturday, February 23
    1:00-3:00PM 

    Facilitated by Marge Blake

    In Girl Scouts you are part of a special group of girls that stretches across the world.  Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 150 countries celebrate World Thinking Day.  World Thinking Day is a way to celebrate with girls all over the world by doing the same activities.  The 2019 World Thinking Day theme is "Leadership".  Earn your World Thinking Day badge by participating in our celebration!  We will play some games, explore other countries, and create a dove origami.

    $13 per registered Girl Scout; badge included. 
    This event is only for registered girls and their leaders/volunteers. Space is limited so sign up soon!
    All Levels welcome (D/B/J/C/S/A)


    Register by: 2/17

    In Girl Scouts you are part of a special group of girls that stretches across the world.  Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 150 countries celebrate World Thinking Day.  World Thinking Day is a way to celebrate with girls all over the world by doing the same activities.  The 2019 World Thinking Day theme is "Leadership".  Earn your World Thinking Day badge by participating in our celebration!  We will play some games, explore other countries, and create a dove origami.

    $13 per registered Girl Scout 
    This event is only for registered girls and their leaders/volunteers. Space is limited so sign up soon!
    All Levels welcome (D/B/J/C/S/A)
    • Sun, February 24, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace
    • 22
    Register

    Sunday, February 24

    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 February 21

    • Wed, February 27, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Image result for images for qi gongWednesday, February 27

    Noon-1:30pm

    Facilitator Michael Prindle


    Are you interested in learning more about Qigong before signing up to take classes? Come listen to Michael explain more about the benefits of Qigong. He will also demonstrate a few of the postures/movements and answer any questions/concerns that you may have. 

    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.

    Feel free to bring a sack lunch.  Advanced registration is appreciated.  Walk-ins are welcome

    • Wed, February 27, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Womanspace in Media Room
    Register

    Wednesday, February 27th 6:00-7:00 PM 

    Come learn the Break the Chain Dance in community at Womanspace!  Meghan Baylor will break down the steps of the dance in a fun, empowering environment so that every person has the opportunity to stand in solidarity against the exploitation of women!       Or you can learn the dance by watching the youtube video on your own at home! 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=_U5CZfPydVA

    We are living in a time of upheaval and transformation.

    Together we have been rising to free women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender based violence) from sexual and physical violence in its more overt and obvious forms: rape, battery, incest, sexual harassment, female genital mutilation, sexual slavery and trafficking, child marriage, femicide, sexual-gender and reproductive oppression and violence towards LGBTQIA+ communities. And, we have had many victories.

    As we come into our 7th year of One Billion Rising, we are faced with bigger challenges. To end violence against women, we must commit ourselves to a deeper examination of violence in all its forms. Along with sexual and physical violence, we must also look at systemic violence in economic, political, socio-cultural, environmental and ideological spheres.

    As we continue to Rise to end violence against women– it is imperative now for us to expand our understanding of women’s oppression and exploitation in the context of capitalism, colonization, racism, imperialism, environmental plunder and war. We have been compartmentalized and divided for too long. Our Rising must now connect our specific oppression to the common universal humanity that binds us all. This is no less than a way of life, a way of seeing, a way of being in the world.  It is not one day that we rise, but every day that this consciousness must rise in all we do.

    We call on you this year to be braver, go deeper, reflect, study, listen, learn, awaken to what you don’t know, ask the difficult questions, engage, take actions, and push yourselves out of your comfort zones physically and intellectually.   We call on you to commit to resistance and solidarity.

    Because Rising is no longer a campaign – it is a way of life.

    RISE. RESIST. UNITE.

    • Thu, February 28, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register


    Thursday, February 28

    Time 6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitator:  Annette McLean


    DIET. BINGE. REPEAT... Are you tired of the cycle? Have you tried numerous diets in an effort to lose weight only to gain it all back and then some? Annette McLean, LCPC CEDS explains why the traditional answer to losing weight does not work and leaves us disillusioned and feeling like a failure. She believes our problems with weight are about much more than food. As she explains, we have not ended up in this situation because we are flawed, but rather because for many of us, food has been the tool we have used to manage emotions and care for ourselves. Drawing on her background in cognitive behavioral and feminist theory, Annette's. The Hands That Feed Me offers readers a path back to wellness and recovery. Among other things, we will learn · The basic mechanics of recovery · How we need to aim for recovery more gently and how force and perfectionism delay our progress. · How to “observe” as opposed to getting “hijacked’ by our emotions. · How to investigate our thoughts in a kind and respectful way · How to develop our inner voice of wisdom, called our self-mothering voice · How to recognize our struggle as a way to more deeply understand ourselves and transform our suffering into emotional and spiritual growth. Using a step by step feeling regulation tool (SOFT AIM) combined with the basic mechanics of recovery and providing space for self-reflection, The Hands That Feed Me is your go to guide for recovery from compulsive eating.


    Register by January 22


    • Thu, February 28, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 15
    Register

    Thursday, February 28
    6:00 - 7:30pm

    Facilitator: Kate Downing


    Talking about finances can be intimidating, so we'll break it down to the basics. In this class, we'll discuss the most common financial questions and the topics that affect you each month. We'll cover how to set up a monthly spending plan, how to analyze your debt, and how to plan for long-term goals without sacrificing all your short-term goals (like vacation!). Come with your questions – we're here to help! There will be a 30 min (of) Q&A session. Don’t continue to ignore this important aspect of your life - financial planning isn't scary when you're well-informed. Wine and dessert will be provided.

    Register by 2/26


    • Sat, March 02, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Womanspace in the Media Room
    Register

    Saturday, March 2nd 

    1:00-2:00 PM

    Come learn the Break the Chain Dance in community at Womanspace!  Meghan Baylor will break down the steps of the dance in a fun, empowering environment so that every person has the opportunity to stand in solidarity against the exploitation of women!       Or you can learn the dance by watching the youtube video on your own at home! 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=_U5CZfPydVA

    We are living in a time of upheaval and transformation.

    Together we have been rising to free women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender based violence) from sexual and physical violence in its more overt and obvious forms: rape, battery, incest, sexual harassment, female genital mutilation, sexual slavery and trafficking, child marriage, femicide, sexual-gender and reproductive oppression and violence towards LGBTQIA+ communities. And, we have had many victories.

    As we come into our 7th year of One Billion Rising, we are faced with bigger challenges. To end violence against women, we must commit ourselves to a deeper examination of violence in all its forms. Along with sexual and physical violence, we must also look at systemic violence in economic, political, socio-cultural, environmental and ideological spheres.

    As we continue to Rise to end violence against women– it is imperative now for us to expand our understanding of women’s oppression and exploitation in the context of capitalism, colonization, racism, imperialism, environmental plunder and war. We have been compartmentalized and divided for too long. Our Rising must now connect our specific oppression to the common universal humanity that binds us all. This is no less than a way of life, a way of seeing, a way of being in the world.  It is not one day that we rise, but every day that this consciousness must rise in all we do.

    We call on you this year to be braver, go deeper, reflect, study, listen, learn, awaken to what you don’t know, ask the difficult questions, engage, take actions, and push yourselves out of your comfort zones physically and intellectually.   We call on you to commit to resistance and solidarity.

    Because Rising is no longer a campaign – it is a way of life.

    RISE. RESIST. UNITE.

    • Mon, March 04, 2019
    • Mon, March 25, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25

    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, March 05, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace -- Media Room
    • 12
    Register

    Tuesdays, March 5th

    6:00-8pm

    Facilitator: Beth Campisi

    Introduction to the Chakras

    This overview will help you understand why opening and healing the seven chakras is essential to living a healthy, happy, productive, balanced, and fulfilling life. These energy centers are the connections between our mind, body, and spirit and the driving force behind every function of our lives. Learn what the chakras are, and how they impact your life, health, and well-being. Join Beth Campisi, certified chakra instructor through Bridges of Unity, Reiki Master and Licensed Massage Therapist to see what benefits you could realize in your life by working with the chakras. Based on the book, "Seven Portals To Your Soul: An Accessible Guide for Mending Your Life" by Marcia A. Phillips.

    Register by 3/3

    • Thu, March 07, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Thursday, March 7

    6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitator:  Kris Wilcoxen


    We will go over Medicare Parts A, B, C and D's, Medicare supplements, and advantage plans as well as the Part D drug plans. We will talk about the different enrollment periods of Medicare as well as how to enroll in Parts A and B. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

    Wine and refreshments will be served.

    Register by 3/6

    • Thu, March 07, 2019
    • Thu, March 28, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Thursdays,  March 7, 14, 21, 28

    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. 


    • Fri, March 08, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Unitarian Universalist Church in Deale Hall
    Register

    Friday, March 8th 

    7:00-7:30pm. 

    The doors open at 6:30pm.  

    Womanspace's One Billion Rising Event will be a combination of spoken word, sharing stories, drumming, and rising together with the opportunity to turn pain into power by moving our bodies in the Break the Chain dance.  You can learn the dance during a tutorial at Womanspace or by watching the youtube video!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=_U5CZfPydVA

    This event is a freewill donation; benefiting RAASE.

    We are living in a time of upheaval and transformation.

    Together we have been rising to free women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender based violence) from sexual and physical violence in its more overt and obvious forms: rape, battery, incest, sexual harassment, female genital mutilation, sexual slavery and trafficking, child marriage, femicide, sexual-gender and reproductive oppression and violence towards LGBTQIA+ communities. And, we have had many victories.

    As we come into our 7th year of One Billion Rising, we are faced with bigger challenges. To end violence against women, we must commit ourselves to a deeper examination of violence in all its forms. Along with sexual and physical violence, we must also look at systemic violence in economic, political, socio-cultural, environmental and ideological spheres.

    As we continue to Rise to end violence against women– it is imperative now for us to expand our understanding of women’s oppression and exploitation in the context of capitalism, colonization, racism, imperialism, environmental plunder and war. We have been compartmentalized and divided for too long. Our Rising must now connect our specific oppression to the common universal humanity that binds us all. This is no less than a way of life, a way of seeing, a way of being in the world.  It is not one day that we rise, but every day that this consciousness must rise in all we do.

    We call on you this year to be braver, go deeper, reflect, study, listen, learn, awaken to what you don’t know, ask the difficult questions, engage, take actions, and push yourselves out of your comfort zones physically and intellectually.   We call on you to commit to resistance and solidarity.

    Because Rising is no longer a campaign – it is a way of life.

    RISE. RESIST. UNITE.

    • Sat, March 09, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace -- Anjali Pavilion
    • 6
    Register

    Saturday, March 9

    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: 3/6


    • Sat, March 09, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Saturday, March 9th

    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 3/7



    • Tue, March 12, 2019
    • Tue, March 26, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 14
    Register

    Tuesdays, March 12, 26
    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 3/11

    • Tue, March 12, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

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    Tuesday, March 12th

    6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitator:  Petrea Meier

    This class will dive deeper into essential oils that support emotions.  Lots of recipes and specific oils for particular emotions that arise.  We will go over specific techniques and tips for success. This workshop will cover essential oil basics, so no experience is necessary.  Each guest will get to create two custom rollerballs to take home for their specific emotional needs. Supply cost has been added to your registration fee.

    by 3/10


    • Wed, March 13, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, March 13
    9:30-11:00am

    The Wild Swans:  Three Daughters of China
    by Jung Chang

    The story of three generations in twentieth-century China, eyewitnesses to history.  An unusual window on the female experience in modern China, and a tale of courage and love, the author describes the lives and experiences of her family: her grandmother, a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young, idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution.  Chang was a red Guard briefly, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor” a steelworker, and an electrician.  She details the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others, caught in the whirlwind of history.

     Advance Registration is appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome.

    • Wed, March 13, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, March 13

    6:00-8:00pm

    Facilitator:  Shannon Redden

    Come learn how to assemble your own herbal first aid kit.  Variations can be made to create kits for home, camping, travel, etc.  We will end the class by making bug spray and hand sanitizer.   Supply costs are included in your registration fee.

    Register by 3/11


    • Tue, March 19, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Tue, April 09, 2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace -- Media Room
    • 11
    Register

    Wednesdays, March 19, 26, April 2, & 9

    6:00-8:30pm

    Facilitator: Beth Campisi

    The lower chakras (root, sacral and solar plexus) help us to live a physical life that truly works for us. Specific information about each chakra is covered: its location, health issues, purpose and how to open and balance it to live a happier, healthier more meaningful life. This class is for anyone interested in doing personal inner work with your lower chakras to facilitate physical, mental and emotional awareness and healing.  The book and workbook required for this class are "Seven Portals To Your Soul: An Accessible Guide for Mending Your life" by Marcia Phillips and can be purchased by the instructor on the first night of class. Cost for the book and workbook is $35 and are also used for the Opening the Upper Chakras class.

    Register by 3/17

    • Wed, March 20, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Wednesday, March 20
    5:30-7:00pm

    Facilitator: Denise Nichols 

    We are inundated daily with information regarding the importance of "core" and overall strength training. Yet the term "healthy balance" should not only apply to what you eat and how well you work and play but also to your daily exercise regimen. Healthy, happy muscles need balance of blood flow, lymphatic flow out and open spaces for nerves to flow and talk to your muscles and organs. Tissues that are overly tight or "overactive" cannot get the fluids they need which can affect optimal function in normal everyday activities. Learn what areas in your body might be suffering from a lack of "balanced attention" and effective techniques to help improve your overall tissue health. Participants will need to be able to get up and down off the floor in this class. Bring either a trigger point ball or foam roller, and yoga mat. There will be a limited number available for those who do not have them.

    Register by 3/18

    • Thu, March 21, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Media Room
    • 15
    Register

    Thursday, March 21

    6:00 - 7:30pm

    Facilitator: Kate Downing

    It's a fact: women face different financial concerns than men. Even though most women worry that they'll run out of money in retirement, many do not feel confident enough to seek advice for their finances. When you plan for financial future and address your concerns, you reduce stress for yourself and for your family members. We want to help you move through life's transitions feeling financially secure and stable, so we'll walk through those concerns and and more. We’ll have ample time for a Q&A session, so please bring your questions. Wine and dessert will be provided.

    Register by 3/19

    • Fri, March 22, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Womanspace -- Media Room
    • 6
    Register

    Friday, March 22

    9:00am - 4:30pm

    Facilitator: Debby Gaines

    Reiki (ray-key) is a Japanese word meaning 'Universal Life Force Energy' and describes the energy found in all of life.  An ancient form of hands on energy healing, Reiki is a skill obtained through an attunement (opening) to bring the power of Universal Life Force Energy through the human chakra system.  The energy then is used to balance the body or an object by bringing it into harmony with the universe once again.

    In Reiki One, you will learn the hand positions for self-healing and for the healing treatment of others.  We will talk about the seven major chakras and the history of the Usui System of Natural Healing.  You will receive your first attunement. We will also have time to practice feeling energy and giving Reiki to each other.

    Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing, with no jewelry or perfumes. Bring a sack lunch.

    Register By:  3/20


    • Sat, March 23, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Womanspace -- Media Room
    • 6
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    Saturday, March 23

    9:00am - 4:30pm

    Facilitator: Debby Gaines

    Reiki (ray-key) is a Japanese word meaning 'Universal Life Force Energy' and describes the energy found in all of life.  An ancient form of hands on energy healing, Reiki is a skill obtained through an attunement (opening) to bring the power of Universal Life Force Energy through the human chakra system.  The energy then is used to balance the body or an object by bringing it into harmony with the universe once again.

    In Reiki Two, you will learn symbols and mantras to focus and deepen the healing treatment of the Reiki energy. We will talk about the sacredness of the Reiki symbols. We will also begin to learn ways to send Reiki through time and distance, allowing healing in the past to improve the present. Time will be allotted to practice feeling energy and giving Reiki to each other.  

    Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing, with no jewelry or perfumes. Bring a sack lunch.

    Register By:  3/20


    • Sun, March 24, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace
    • 29
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    Sunday, March 24

    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 March 21

    • Wed, March 27, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Media Room
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    Wednesday, March 27
    Noon - 1:00pm

    Facilitated by: Sandra Williams

    Unresolved Pain or Trauma?  CranioSacral Therapy May Be Helpful

      Come learn about CranioSacral Therapy (CST) , a very gentle hands-on therapy that helps relieves pain and tension in the central nervous system and thus the whole body.  This holistic therapy works with the whole body and it’s natural healing processes so you get to the root of the issue, instead of masking symptoms.     CranioSacral Therapy helps release both physical and emotional stress and trauma from the body.   You will learn the basic principles of CST, how to find a provider, and how many people are living healthier lives due to its benefits!

    Register by 3/25

    *Lunch is not provided. Bring a sack lunch if you like. Water and coffee are available.

    • Thu, March 28, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Thursday, March 28

    12:00-1:15pm

    Instructor:  Gina Wise

    Learn the art of making this delicious and nutritious fermented tea drink. You will receive a Kombucha SCOBY, starter tea, and instructions. Have your first batch ready to drink a a few weeks. The number of scobies is limited so please register early. 

    Did you know?


    Kombucha is made by placing a SCOBY in sweet tea and allowing the tea to ferment 7 to 21 days. SCOBY stands for Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast. The kombucha brewing jar needs to be covered with a cloth and placed in a ventilated area out of direct sunlight. This fermented tea becomes slightly effervescent and contains over 50 different kinds of probiotics, enzymes, amino acids and B-vitamins. The fermented tea can be fermented a 2nd time to flavor the tea with fruit or fruit juice. 

    Register by 1/25 

    • Thu, March 28, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Thursday, March 28

    6:00-8:00pm

    Facilitator:  Deborah K. Gaines, licensed Funeral director/Embalmer


    There are many benefits to planning your funeral or celebration of life in advance. Some of them are: to give yourself and loved ones peace of mind, to save money, to make decisions about what type of service you would like to have, to have a chance to talk to others about your choices. "As a licensed funeral director and Reiki Master, I believe in preplanning not only for those reasons but also for your body/mind/spirit. When I speak of preparing for death, I am not suggesting that people rush into death. I am talking about putting intention into living a full life and, when it is time, attempting to be present and making as peaceful of a transition as possible. Dying is an essential part of living. To live life mindfully, death needs to be brought into our awareness." 

    Wine and refreshments will be served.

    Register by 3/26

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