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    • May 13, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • August 19, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM & William Reif Gallery
    • 22
    Register

    Thursdays, May 13, June 10, July 22, August 19

    6:00–7:00 pm

    Presenter: Jenny Redington, CRPC

    This class is both  In-Person and Zoom. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. Face masks are required for persons not vaccinated.

    Empower yourself by choosing a financial topic that fits your life right now! Join Jenny Redington, CRPC for an evening of fun-filled discussions about things you need to know in your financial life currently.

    Registration closed:  May 13:  Millennials & Money — Explore the unique needs of Millennials in today's world. The Finance 101 your high school forgot to give you! We'll discuss the different investment options and how to work on multiple goals while living your very busy life.

    Registration closed: June 10:  What About Me? Generation Y — The kids are older. Retirement is in sight, but do you really have what you need to get there? Explore what the ultimate retirement might look like and if you are on track.

    July 22:  Social Security — Will it be there when I need it? Many individuals approaching retirement are concerned about Social Security and is viability. You paid into it…it should be there...or will it?  Explore what this means for you.

    August 19:  Life Your Way - You made it to retirement, now what?  Learn the keys to making sure your needs and wishes are met, while living your best life!

    Register 2 days before each session

    • May 20, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • August 19, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • New Dimensions Upper Studio
    • 3
    Registration is closed

    Thursdays,  May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19
    6:00–7:30pm

    Facilitator:  Marsha Hosfeld

    Face masks required for those not vaccinated.

    This group is for photographers of all levels to come together and share their common interest in photography. The focus will be to learn from each other, explore different styles of photography, and have fun using any type of camera — cell phones to DSLRs. Join us with your ideas and questions, along with your camera. Each month Marsha will present a different topic to be discussed and the group will decide on a homework photo assignment. Participants will be required to bring a printed (preferred) or digital copy of their "homework" from the previous meeting for review and discussion. Possible topics: Perspective, Composition, Lighting, Portraits, etc. For the first meeting, bring a favorite photo you would like to share to start things off. 

    Register by 5/18

    • May 23, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • August 29, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • New Dimensions Studio
    • 12
    Register

    Sundays, May 23, June 27, July 18, August 29

    10:00–11:30 am

    Instructor: Jaymee Fedor

    Face mask are required. Class size is limited.

    For ages 7–12. Let's hang out and draw! We'll learn how to draw all sorts of creatures and characters, large and small, cute and creepy! We'll draw together step-by-step, but students are free to follow their own vision as they see fit. We'll start class with a nice stack of drawings to choose from, and vote on our favorites. Then, time to draw! Markers, colored pencils, watercolor paints (and of course glitter glue!) will all be available for finishing off our masterpieces. 

    May 23 – Aliens!

    Cancelled - June 27 – Movie Characters!

    July 18 – Baby Animals!

    August 29 – Video Game Characters!

    Register by at least two days before each individual class.

    • May 23, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • August 29, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • New Dimensions Studio
    • 4
    Register

    Sundays, May 23, June 27, (July 18 class cancelled), August 29

    12:30–3:00 pm

    Instructor: Jaymee Fedor

    Face mask are required for those not vaccinated.

    Join us for a fun afternoon of drawing from the human figure. Grab your favorite supplies, and get ready to sharpen up those proportion skills! Guidance from an instructor is available as needed, but this will be a primarily self-directed class. Poses will vary from 1 minute to 15 minutes long and the model will be nude.  Cost includes model fee.

    Register by at least two days before each individual class.

    • July 01, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • July 29, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    Register

    Thursdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    9:30–10:45 am

    Instructor: Keri Knutson

    This class is a Zoom recording only. The Zoom link will be sent via email once you have registered.

    Hatha yoga is a slow-paced gentle asana practice focusing on introducing basic yoga poses and establishing a strong foundation in the practice of yoga. Hatha yoga balances the "Ha" — sun/stimulating energy with the "Tha" — moon/calming energy.

    Restorative yoga helps promote deep relaxation of the body and the mind. Postures provide similar benefits to classic Hatha yoga postures and are usually done in a supported manner to minimize strain and maximize opening.  Suggested equipment: comfortable attire, yoga mat, yoga block, strap, blanket/pillow.

    Register two day before each class.

    • July 01, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • July 29, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Anjali Pavilion or Media Room (weather pending)
    • 2
    Register

    Thursdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    6:00–7:00p

    Instructor:  Beth Campisi

    Sign-up for all 5 weeks or individual sessions!

    "Cardio drumming is so much fun you don't even know you're exercising!" –Nancy R.

    "This is the first exercise class I have stuck with because it is so much fun! Beth is a great positive instructor. You can workout at your own level." – Carolyn E.

    No drumming experience needed. All levels welcome…can even be done sitting down! 

    Cardio Drumming combines movement with the beat and rhythm of drums for a fun, high energy workout. It brings together drumsticks, an exercise ball, an exercise ball stand and rhythmic moves to create one of the most fun workouts you’ll ever do — you won’t want to stop.

    Cardio drumming will raise your heart rate to help burn those calories, improve your coordination and ability to focus, and help strengthen many muscle groups, including your core. Studies have shown that when people find workouts they enjoy and have fun with, they’re more likely to stick with their routine.

    Equipment needed: 65 cm exercise ball, a 5 gallon bucket to set ball on and 5A basic drum sticks. Purchase a set from Womanspace for $20 (limited supply)

    Please register at least two days prior to the session you would like to attend.  

    • July 02, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • July 30, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 8
    Register

    Fridays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

    10:00–11:00 am

    Instructor: Keri Knutson

    This class is a Zoom recording only. A confirmation email with the link will be sent after registering.  

    All Levels. Adaptive Yoga is a particularly effective practice and can have therapeutic benefits for those recovering from, or living with injury, illness or disease. This specialty yoga class blends chair yoga, restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, Pranayama (breath work), individualized attention through gentle hands-on adjustments and assists, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle, yet effective.

    Examples of chronic conditions that may benefit from this therapeutic approach: Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, arthritis, Lupus, injury/surgery recovery, Diabetes/Neuropathy, those with limited mobility and those just wanting a safe, gentle practice to support healthy aging.

    Potential students must be evaluated on an individual basis prior to joining this group. Dress comfortably and have a yoga mat, straps and blocks ready, if you have them.

    Please register at least two days prior to the session you would like to attend.   

    • July 06, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • August 10, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10

    6:00–8:00p

    Instructor: Sabrina Tassoni

    Face masks are required for those not vaccinated.

    This 6-week course will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of throwing clay on a pottery wheel or someone with little experience who wants to further develop their skills. Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Mugs and small vases will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. Then, enhance these pieces with hand-built elements such as handles and decorating the surfaces with underglaze, sgraffito, and more. At the end of this course, you will have a small collection of functional pottery as well as the confidence and skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future.

    Fee includes up to 25lb of clay, glazes and firing. Bring an apron, hand towel and your own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).

    Register by: 7/04


    • July 07, 2021
    • 5:30 PM (CDT)
    • August 25, 2021
    • 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 10

    Wednesdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25

    5:30–6:30pm

    Instructor: Freya

    Face masks required for those not vaccinated.

    No previous dance experience required; great for all fitness levels — even those with physical limitations. (Contact Freya prior to class to discuss specific situation.) Belly dancing is incredibly empowering. Women and men of every size and ability level will have fun while building confidence, strength and grace. In this 8-week beginner course, you will learn the Egyptian roots of Belly dance and then experiment with modern tribal and fusion styles. Short combinations and choreography will be incorporated into technique and drills making it a great workout for your muscles and your mind. Some choreography will incorporate props such as veils, fan veils, canes, or finger cymbals which will be available to borrow in class. For those who want their own, a limited number of items and hip scarves may be available for purchase  or references for online purchases will be shared.   

    Suggested equipment: yoga mat, close-fitting attire that allows full range of motion (for you and the instructor to see your body positions), a scarf or shawl to tie around your hips (to see your hip movements in the mirror), socks or soft ballet shoes only in the yoga studio.

    Register by: 7/05  or 2 days before a single session.

    Sign-up for the entire course or a single class. 

    • July 07, 2021
    • 7:15 PM (CDT)
    • August 25, 2021
    • 8:15 PM (CDT)
    • NSPIRED Yoga Studio - 6451 E. Riverside Blvd, #109
    • 6
    Register

    Wednesdays,  July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25

    7:15–8:15pm

    Instructor: Freya

    This class is held at NSPIRED Yoga Studio, 6451 E. Riverside Blvd, #109

    Face masks required for those not vaccinated.

    No previous dance experience required; great for all fitness levels — even those with physical limitations. (Contact Freya prior to class to discuss specific situation.) Belly dancing is incredibly empowering. Women and men of every size and ability level will have fun while building confidence, strength and grace. In this 8-week beginner course, you will learn the Egyptian roots of Belly dance and then experiment with modern tribal and fusion styles. Short combinations and choreography will be incorporated into technique and drills making it a great workout for your muscles and your mind. Some choreography will incorporate props such as veils, fan veils, canes, or finger cymbals which will be available to borrow in class. For those who want their own, a limited number of items and hip scarves may be available for purchase  or references for online purchases will be shared.   

    Suggested equipment: yoga mat, close-fitting attire that allows full range of motion (for you and the instructor to see your body positions), a scarf or shawl to tie around your hips (to see your hip movements in the mirror), socks or soft ballet shoes only in the yoga studio.

    Register by: 7/05  or 2 days before a single session.

    Sign-up for the entire course or a single class. 

    • July 08, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • July 29, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Womanspace Grounds & other various locations
    • 4
    Registration is closed

    Thursday, July  8, 15, 22, 29

    10:00a–12:00p

    Facilitator:  Sue Abare

    Face masks required for those not vaccinated. This class is held outdoors.

    Take your paints on the road with Sue Abare and paint the town in watercolor! The first class will meet at Womanspace to paint in the beautiful Womanspace grounds. Each week the class will decide where they want to adventure to the next week. There are so many beautiful places in Rockford and the surrounding area to choose from! Bring your painting supplies, your own water supply, and a chair.

    Register by: 7/06

    • July 08, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • August 12, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Thursdays, July 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12

    6:00–8:00pm

    Instructor: Sabrina Tassoni

    Face masks are required for those not vaccinated.

    This 6-week course will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of throwing clay on a pottery wheel or someone with little experience who wants to further develop their skills. Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Mugs and small vases will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. Then, enhance these pieces with hand-built elements such as handles and decorating the surfaces with underglaze, sgraffito, and more. At the end of this course, you will have a small collection of functional pottery as well as the confidence and skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future.

    Fee includes up to 25 lb. of clay, glazes and firing. Bring an apron, hand towel and your own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).

    Register by: 7/06


    • July 09, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • August 13, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 1
    Registration is closed

    Fridays, July 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6, 13

    10:00–12:00p

    Instructor: Sabrina Tassoni

    Face masks are required for those not vaccinated.

    This 6-week course will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of throwing clay on a pottery wheel or someone with little experience who wants to further develop their skills. Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Mugs and small vases will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. Then, enhance these pieces with hand-built elements such as handles and decorating the surfaces with underglaze, sgraffito, and more. At the end of this course, you will have a small collection of functional pottery as well as the confidence and skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future.

    Fee includes up to 25 lb. of clay, glazes and firing. Bring an apron, hand towel and your own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).

    Register by: 7/07

    • July 12, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • August 02, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Mondays,  July 12, 19, 26, Aug 2

    9:00–12:00pm

    Instructor: Jennie Johnson Sic

    Face  masks are required for those not vaccinated.

    If you have mastered the skill of creating basic forms on the pottery wheel, then you are ready to move to the next level! This 4-week course will allow you to take your skills further and learn to throw with larger amounts of clay and create more intricate forms such as bottles, plates, and lidded vessels. Students are welcome to suggest forms they’re interested in creating and demonstrations will be given based on interest. Students are also free to work on their own personal projects and receive assistance from the instructor as needed. Students must have some experience throwing on a wheel and feel comfortable creating the most basic forms. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Please bring to class an apron, hand towel, and your own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).

    Register by: 7/10

    • July 12, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • August 30, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    Mondays, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (no class July 5th)

    2:30–3:30 pm

    Instructor:  Nancy Mayhew

    Social distancing and face masks are required.

    Tai Chi is a centuries-old Chinese martial art that descends from Qigong, an ancient Chinese discipline that has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. Tai Chi involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. This 8-week course has both physical and mental benefits. If done regularly, it improves muscle tone, flexibility, balance, and coordination. Many older people find that it boosts their energy, stamina, agility, sharpens their reflexes, and gives an overall sense of well-being.

    Registration required by: 7/10


    • July 12, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • August 16, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    Mondays, July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2, 9, 16

    6:00–8:00pm

    Instructor:  Anya Nelson

    Face masks are required for those not vaccinated.

    Ages 16+Prerequisite: beginner throwing skills mastered or instructor approval. Bring your wheel throwing skills to the next level. This 6-week course is an excellent opportunity to work alongside peers who are serious about improving their form, throwing larger pieces and incorporating other methods into your pieces. Instructor will tailor each class to the individual participants throwing needs, assist in troubleshooting and take time to work with each person individually. Excellent peer support and inspiration is encouraged to enhance everyone’s experience. If you seriously want to improve your proficiency and think outside the box, this class is for you! Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Bring a list of your pottery goals, an apron, hand towel, and your own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 7/10

    • July 14, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • August 04, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery and ZOOM
    • 7
    Register

    Wednesdays, July 14 (note date change from 7th) , 21, August 4
    2:00–3:00 pm

    Instructor:  Rhonda Torossian

    This class is both in-person and online (Zoom). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link. If in-person, masks are required for those not vaccinated.

    Join Rhonda Torossian, Digestive Wellness Specialist, for these healthy informative workshops on the tasty benefits of raw foods and how they can be incorporated as a delicious addition to your daily diet. Plus enjoy food samples of the recipes!  Sign-up for one or all three classes!  

    July 14: Why raw?

    What are the benefits of eating raw foods? Learn how to keep it simple and experience the amazing benefits of raw.

    July 21: Raw Recipes

    Try some amazing fun, fast, and simple foods that taste great

    August 4: Advanced Raw Recipes

    Learn how to use your dehydrator & other equipment. Find out how eating gourmet raw does not have to be so hard.

    Register by: 2 days before session

    • July 18, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • August 15, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Sundays, July 18, 25, Aug  8, 15 (no class Aug 1)

    1:00–4:00pm

    Instructor: Sabrina Tassoni

    Class size is limited. Face masks are required for those not vaccinated.

    This 6-week course will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of throwing clay on a pottery wheel or someone with little experience who wants to further develop their skills. Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Mugs and small vases will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. Then, enhance these pieces with hand-built elements such as handles and decorating the surfaces with underglaze, sgraffito, and more. At the end of this course, you will have a small collection of functional pottery as well as the confidence and skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future.

    Fee includes up to 25 lb. of clay, glazes and firing. Bring an apron, hand towel and your own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).

    Register by: 7/16

    • July 21, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (CDT)
    • August 18, 2021
    • 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    Wednesdays,  July 21, 28, Aug 4, 11, 18

    9:30a–12:30p

    Instructor: Delores Burkholder

    Face masks are required for those not vaccinated. Class size is limited.

    Age 18+. Intermediate–Advanced. Join this fun clay class and create something you are interested in. We can use forms, natural elements, and your imagination to build practical, unusual or whimsical forms. Lots of tools to play with, lots of colors to choose from. So many choices for you to enjoy. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.

    Register by:7/19



    • July 24, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • August 14, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Saturdays, July 24, 31, August 7, 14   

    9:00a–12:00p

    Instructor: Jennie Johnson Sic

    Social distancing and wearing masks are required. Class size is limited to 6.

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to make wheel thrown pottery? Then this class is for you! Starting from the beginning, you will learn how to wedge, center, pull and shape the clay on a potters wheel. You will get the opportunity to practice both bowl shapes as well as vase shapes and learn how to add handles or other decorative aspects to your work. You will complete the process of thrown pottery by trimming your pieces to get them ready to fire. Once out of the kiln you will glaze and finish off your artwork. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 7/22


    • August 02, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • August 23, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Mondays, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23

    1:00–4:00 pm

    Instructor: Linda Ewalt

    Face masks are required for those not vaccinated.

    Ages 16+. Intermediate–Advanced. Explore new techniques and skills in pottery focusing on wheel throwing, additions, lids, feet, handles, trimming, creative diversions, glazing and whatever directions the students would like to pursue — even photo lithography and Raku are possible. Class demos and collaboration will promote a fun learning environment while pushing skills and creativity to a higher level. Think outside the box and develop a more creative and artistic expression in clay. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. 

    Register by: 7/30

    • August 02, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • August 23, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 7
    Register

    Mondays, August 2, 9, 16, 23

    1:30–2:30pm

    Instructor:  Nancy Mayhew

    Face masks are required for those not vaccinated.

    Qigong is a gentle exercise system with relaxed exercise and regulation of mind and breath. It has gentle flowing stretches and soft, rhythmic movements performed with focus. Qigong improves all of the functions of the body including the digestive, nervous and immune system. It also improves core strength and posture while increasing flexibility. It can be practiced either standing or sitting. All ages and abilities are welcome.

    Register by: 7/31

    • August 02, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • August 30, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Anjali Pavilion or Media Room (weather pending)
    • 8
    Register

    Mondays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

    6:00–7:00p

    Instructor:  Beth Campisi

    Sign-up for this 5-week session or individual sessions!

    "Cardio drumming is so much fun you don't even know you're exercising!" –Nancy R.

    "This is the first exercise class I have stuck with because it is so much fun! Beth is a great positive instructor. You can workout at your own level." – Carolyn E.

    No drumming experience needed. All levels welcome…can even be done sitting down! 

    Cardio Drumming combines movement with the beat and rhythm of drums for a fun, high energy workout. It brings together drumsticks, an exercise ball, an exercise ball stand and rhythmic moves to create one of the most fun workouts you’ll ever do — you won’t want to stop.

    Cardio drumming will raise your heart rate to help burn those calories, improve your coordination and ability to focus, and help strengthen many muscle groups, including your core. Studies have shown that when people find workouts they enjoy and have fun with, they’re more likely to stick with their routine.

    Equipment needed: 65 cm exercise ball, a 5 gallon bucket to set ball on and 5A basic drum sticks. Purchase a set from Womanspace for $20 (limited supply)

    Please register at least two days prior to the session you would like to attend.  

    • August 03, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • August 24, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 1
    Register

    Tuesdays,   Aug 3, 10, 17, 24

    10:00–1:00 pm

    Instructor:  Linda Ewalt

    Social distancing and wearing masks are required. Class size is limited to 4 students.

    Ages 16+. Intermediate–Advanced. Explore new techniques and skills in pottery focusing on wheel throwing, additions, lids, feet, handles, trimming, creative diversions, glazing and whatever directions the students would like to pursue — even photo lithography and Raku are possible. Class demos and collaboration will promote a fun learning environment while pushing skills and creativity to a higher level. Think outside the box and develop a more creative and artistic expression in clay. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. 

    Register by: 8/01


    • August 03, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • August 31, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery & ZOOM
    Register

    Tuesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

    11:00 am–12:00 pm

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    This class is both in-person and online (Zoom). Masks are required for those not vaccinated. A confirmation email with the Zoom link will be sent after registering. 

    All Levels. Adaptive Yoga is a particularly effective practice and can have therapeutic benefits for those recovering from, or living with injury, illness or disease. This specialty yoga class blends chair yoga, restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, Pranayama (breath work), individualized attention through gentle hands-on adjustments and assists, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle, yet effective.

    Examples of chronic conditions that may benefit from this therapeutic approach: Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, arthritis, Lupus, injury/surgery recovery, Diabetes/Neuropathy, those with limited mobility and those just wanting a safe, gentle practice to support healthy aging.

    Potential students must be evaluated on an individual basis prior to joining this group. Dress comfortably and have a yoga mat, straps and blocks ready, if you have them.

    Please register at least two days prior to the session you would like to attend.  

    • August 04, 2021
    • 10:30 AM (CDT)
    • August 25, 2021
    • 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion at Womanspace
    • 8

    Wednesdays,  August 4, 11, 18, 25

    10:30 –11:30 am

    (NOTE:  Time change)

    Instructor: Freya

    NOTE:  This class is being held in the Anjali Pavilion at Womanspace (NOT AT INSPIRED YOGA STUDIO!)

    Class size limited. Social distancing & face masks are required.

    Two left feet? Love Zoomba but need something low impact? No problem! In this 4-week course, Freya will lead you through dance & yoga based stretches to increase flexibility, balance, and strength.  Then she will get your heart rate up through low impact drills using fusion belly dance moves that anyone can do regardless of your fitness level or dance experience. These combinations are a fun cardio workout that will strengthen muscles, increase joint stability, and boost your cardio fitness.  And without realizing it, you’ll learn some sassy dance moves too! 

    Suggested equipment: yoga mat, close-fitting attire that allows full range of motion (for you and the instructor to see your body positions), a scarf or shawl to tie around your hips (to see your hip movements in the mirror), smooth-soled ballet shoes or socks only in the studio.

    Register by: 8/02 or 2 days before a single session.

    Sign-up for the entire course or a single class. 

    • August 05, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • August 26, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery and ZOOM
    Register

    Thursdays, August 5, 12, 19, 26

    9:30–10:45 am

    Instructor: Keri Knutson

    This class is both in-person and Zoom. Masks are required for those not vaccinated. The Zoom link will be sent via email once you have registered. 

    Hatha yoga is a slow-paced gentle asana practice focusing on introducing basic yoga poses and establishing a strong foundation in the practice of yoga. Hatha yoga balances the "Ha" — sun/stimulating energy with the "Tha" — moon/calming energy.

    Restorative yoga helps promote deep relaxation of the body and the mind. Postures provide similar benefits to classic Hatha yoga postures and are usually done in a supported manner to minimize strain and maximize opening.  Suggested equipment: comfortable attire, yoga mat, yoga block, strap, blanket/pillow.

    Register two day before each class.

    • August 05, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • August 26, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Anjali Pavilion or Media Room (weather pending)
    • 8
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    Thursdays, August 5, 12, 19, 26

    6:00–7:00p

    Instructor:  Beth Campisi

    Sign-up for this 4-week session or individual sessions!

    "Cardio drumming is so much fun you don't even know you're exercising!" –Nancy R.

    "This is the first exercise class I have stuck with because it is so much fun! Beth is a great positive instructor. You can workout at your own level." – Carolyn E.

    No drumming experience needed. All levels welcome…can even be done sitting down! 

    Cardio Drumming combines movement with the beat and rhythm of drums for a fun, high energy workout. It brings together drumsticks, an exercise ball, an exercise ball stand and rhythmic moves to create one of the most fun workouts you’ll ever do — you won’t want to stop.

    Cardio drumming will raise your heart rate to help burn those calories, improve your coordination and ability to focus, and help strengthen many muscle groups, including your core. Studies have shown that when people find workouts they enjoy and have fun with, they’re more likely to stick with their routine.

    Equipment needed: 65 cm exercise ball, a 5 gallon bucket to set ball on and 5A basic drum sticks. Purchase a set from Womanspace for $20 (limited supply)

    Please register at least two days prior to the session you would like to attend.  

    • August 06, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • August 27, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 16
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    Fridays, August 6, 13, 20, 27

    10:00–11:00 am

    Instructor: Keri Knutson

    This class is a Zoom recording only. A confirmation email with the link will be sent after registering.

    All Levels. Adaptive Yoga is a particularly effective practice and can have therapeutic benefits for those recovering from, or living with injury, illness or disease. This specialty yoga class blends chair yoga, restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, Pranayama (breath work), individualized attention through gentle hands-on adjustments and assists, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle, yet effective.

    Examples of chronic conditions that may benefit from this therapeutic approach: Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, arthritis, Lupus, injury/surgery recovery, Diabetes/Neuropathy, those with limited mobility and those just wanting a safe, gentle practice to support healthy aging.

    Potential students must be evaluated on an individual basis prior to joining this group. Dress comfortably and have a yoga mat, straps and blocks ready, if you have them.

    Please register at least two days prior to the session you would like to attend.   

    • August 07, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Anajli Pavilion & grounds
    • 10

    Saturday,  August 7

    10:00 am–1:00 pm

    Presenter: Christine Swanberg

    Although poets sometimes think that writing sonnets is old -fashioned or too difficult, we will look at ways to enjoy and master writing in this form. We will learn how this 14 line poem can pack a punch in just a few lines and how the formality of the sonnet can be played with in a modern way with surprising and delightful results.  What to bring:  Your favorite writing tools,  a snack or lunch for noon break, and dress for the weather!

    Register by:  8/5


    • August 09, 2021
    • 10:30 AM (CDT)
    • August 30, 2021
    • 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 1
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    Monday, August 9, 15, 23, 30

    10:30 am–12:30 pm

    Instructor:  Jaymee Fedor

    Social distancing and wearing face masks are required. Class size is limited.

    Want to keep moving forward with your watercolor skills? Come hang out in this 4-week intermediate class! We'll have plenty of time to make a couple of nice paintings, but we'll also take a deeper look at materials (especially paint and paper), and learn more about color theory. All supplies are provided.

    Register by: 8/7

    • August 09, 2021
    • 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • August 30, 2021
    • 3:30 PM (CDT)
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 0
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    Mondays, August 9, 16, 23, 30

    1:30–3:30 pm

    Instructor:  Jaymee Fedor

    Social distancing and wearing face masks are required. Class size is limited.

    Come hang out and develop your acrylic work! Acrylic is one of the most versatile types of paint, and the more options you have the more time you'll need to explore! Help is available wherever you need it, whether it's stretching a canvas or advice on mediums. All supplies are provided, including various work surfaces, painting ideas, and different brands of professional-grade acrylic paint.

    Register by: 8/7

    • August 10, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • August 31, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 12
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    Tuesdays, Aug. 10, 17, 24, 31

    9:00–10:00a

    Facilitator: Shiraz Tata, PhD

    This class is Zoom only. A confirmation email with the link will be sent after registering.  

    Start your day off with greater focus, less stress and more peace of mind. Meditation is the practice and process of paying attention and focusing your awareness. Different forms of meditation are introduced and practiced in a seated position. Join us — it’s a great way to de-stress, re-charge, and re-focus. Suggested equipment: comfortable attire, yoga mat or rug.   

    Register two days before course or each class.

    • August 10, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 11
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    Tuesday,  August 10

    10:00–3:00 pm

    Instructor: Karla Lombardo

    Face masks are required for those not vaccinated.

    Design and paint your own family Barn Quilt on wood! ArtbyKarla will give you the tools and show you how to begin your design. There are NO STENCILS used in this project because each design will be an original created by YOU! You get to choose all the colors you want to include in your 2 x 2' wood Quilt. Bring a lunch or your own snacks if you like. Seating is limited and will fill up fast, so sign up early!

    Register by: 8/6


    • August 11, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Online Zoom and Anjali Pavilion
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    Wednesday, August 11

    10:00–11:30 am

    Facilitator: TBA

    This class is both in-person and on ZOOM. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. Face masks required for those not vaccinated

    The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein’s enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein’s wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight. –goodreads.com

    All women are invited to these discussions to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Register by: 8/9

    • August 11, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • September 01, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Upper Studio
    • 6
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    Wednesdays August 11, 18, 25, September 1

    1:00–3:00 pm

    Instructor:  Angie Nofsinger

    Social distancing and wearing face masks are required. Class size is limited.  

    Ages 16+. Intermediate-Advanced. Learn to draw animals! This class will emphasize creating natural looking fur and striking facial features bringing to life the charm of the animal you choose to draw. Learn how to use Pan Pastels and colored pencils to create an amazing animal portrait.

    Equipment needed: favorite sketching pencils, handheld sharpener, artists eraser. Pan Pastels and colored pencils will be available for use, paper will be provided. If you wish to purchase your own before class, a list of supplies will be provided after you register.   

    Register by: 8/09

    • August 11, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online Zoom & William Reif Gallery
    • 9
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    Wednesday, August 11

    6:00–7:00 pm

    Presenter: Jenny Redington, CRPC

    This class is IN-PERSON and on (ZOOM). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. In-person class size is limited.  Face masks are required for those not vaccinated.

    Join us for an evening of wine tasting and fun-filled discussion on women and investing. This class will be fun and informative to help you take control of your own financial future through saving, investing and envisioning what you want your future to look like. Whether your goals are short or long term we'll discuss how to empower yourself to make the decisions to get you there.

    Register by: 8/9

    • August 12, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • September 09, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 7
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    Thursday, August 12, 19, 26, September 2, 9

    10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Sue Abare

    Social distancing & wearing face masks are required even outdoors. Class size is limited.

    Summer's here and while still respecting the safety requirements of the experts, we are "skinning" things down to take a dip! This is a watercolor open studio in the Anjali Pavillon with Sue Abare. Each person will be provided a card table, chair, and water (for paints). Please bring your own supplies, a table covering, and subject matter reference…or feel free to paint from the beautiful scenery around you. You are welcome to move your chair to the garden to paint! 

    Register by: 8/12


    • August 12, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 12
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    Thursday,  August 12

    12:00–1:00 pm

    Instructor: Sister Mary Boyd

    This class is Zoom only. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. 

    The sculptures of Michelangelo were a major influence on Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). Like Michelangelo, Rodin worked mostly with the human figure, his figures express emotional intensity, and at times, he left his sculptures to seem unfinished, but to Rodin, they were complete. Some of his famous sculptures are The Thinker, The Kiss and The Burghers of Calais.

    Register by: 8/10

    Thursday,  August 12

    12:00–1:00 pm

    Instructor: Sister Mary Boyd

    This class is Zoom only. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. 

    • August 14, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion at Womanspace, 3333 Maria Linden Dr. Rockford
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