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    • August 26, 2020
    • 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • October 21, 2020
    • 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Wednesdays, Aug. 26, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14

    6:00–7:00 pm

    Instructor: Freya

    Class size is limited. 6 ft. social distancing and face masks are required.

    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. 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), smooth-soled shoes.

    Register by: 8/25

    • September 12, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • October 31, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Saturdays, Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

    10:00–11:00 am

    Facilitator:  Freya

    Prerequisite: Either one Intro to Belly Dance course or previous training in another belly dance class. 

    Belly dancing is incredibly empowering. You will have fun while building confidence, strength & grace. In this intermediate class, we will build upon the foundational moves learned in the Intro class. Short combinations & choreography will be incorporated into technique and drills making it a great workout for your muscles and your mind. Choreography will become more complex as we begin to layer multiple moves into the dance or incorporate props such as veils, fan veils, canes, or finger cymbals. Props will be available to borrow in class.  For those who want their own, a limited number of props & hip scarves are available for purchase from the instructor. 

    Come in yoga pants, leggings or other attire that allows full range of motion. No baggy shirts, baggy pants or long skirts as it’s important for you and the instructor to see your body positions. Also, a scarf or shawl to tie around your hips is helpful to see your hip movements in the mirror.

    Register by: 9/10

    • September 21, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • November 09, 2020
    • (CST)
    • 8 sessions
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    Mondays, Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9

    2:30- 3:30pm

    Instructor:  Nancy Mayhew

    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 class 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: 9/20


    • October 01, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • October 29, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    Register

    Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    9:30–10:45 am

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    This class is an online Zoom recording. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. The host will share a previously recorded class. 

    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.  Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat.

    Register by: 9/29 or two days before each session

    • October 01, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • October 29, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 1
    Register

    Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    6:00–7:00 pm

    Instructor:  Beth Campisi

    Due to Covid-19 social distancing recommendations, class size is limited to 10 and face masks are required.

    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 (limited supply available for purchase $15), a 5 gallon bucket to set ball on (limited supply available for purchase $5), and 5A basic drum sticks. 

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

    • October 02, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • October 30, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 7
    Register

    Fridays, October 2, 9, 16 (11:00a–12:00p), 23, 30

    10:00–11:00 am

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    This class is an online Zoom recording. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. The link will be used for the month. 

    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. The gallery is wheelchair accessible. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat.

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

    • October 05, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • October 26, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Mondays, October 5, 12, 19, 26

    1:00–4:00 pm

    Instructor:  Linda Ewalt


    Due to the Covid-19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 3 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    Ages 16+. Intermediate–Advanced. Explore new techniques and skills in pottery! In this Decorative Painting Series, you will use underglazes and Stroke and Coat to create uniques pieces of framable art in the styles of artists such as Monet, Lichtenstien, van Gogh and others.

    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: 10/3

    • October 05, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • October 26, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 0
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    Monday, October 5, 12, 19, 26

    1:30- 2:30pm

    Instructor:  Nancy Mayhew

    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. It improves all of the functions of the body including the digestive, nervous and immune system. It also improves core strength and posture, plus it increases flexibility. It can be practiced either standing or sitting. All ages and abilities are welcome.

    Registration required by: 10/3


    • October 06, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • October 27, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 3
    Register

    Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27

    9:00–10:00 am

    Facilitator: Shiraz Tata, PhD

    This class is online only (ZOOM). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class.

    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.

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

    • October 06, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • October 27, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    Register

    Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27

    11:00 am–12:00 pm

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    This class is an online Zoom recording. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. The link will be used for the month. 

    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. The gallery is wheelchair accessible. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat.

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

    • October 07, 2020
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • October 28, 2020
    • 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 4
    Register

    Wednesdays,  October 7, 14, 21, 28

    10:00–11:00 am

    Instructor: Freya

    Class size is limited. 6 ft. social distancing and face masks are required.

    Two left feet? Love Zoomba but need something low impact? No problem! In this class 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 shoes.

    Register by: 10/05

    • October 08, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • November 12, 2020
    • (CST)
    • 6 sessions
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    Register

    Thursdays,  Oct 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12

    10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Facilitator: Sue Abare

    Due to Covid-19 social distancing recommendations, class size is limited to 6 and face masks are required.

    Intermediate & Advanced Level. In this five-week class, we will continue to practice our skill building toward simplicity, spontaneity and success. We will discuss value, wetness, color and composition. Do you know what NOT to paint? Ideas abound and lots of thinking goes on as students and instructor continue learning. Students bring their own supplies. 

    Single session price also available

    Register by: 10/06

    • October 21, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 8
    Registration is closed

     Wednesdays, October 21

    6:00–7:30 pm

    Facilitator:  Masha Erofeeva Young

    This class is online only (ZOOM). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. In-person class size is limited. 6 ft. social distancing and face masks are required.

    Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Taken!

    Women are often responsible for caring for others in their lives, and it can be difficult to make yourself a priority. This women’s group strives to connect participants while cultivating a non judgmental atmosphere of support and validation. In this group we will discuss and process our emotions and the events of life, while encouraging each other to connect with our most authentic self and explore our personal needs, goals and dreams. Topics include (but not limited to): Personal Values, Self-love, Self-esteem, Mental Health, Authenticity, Finding Joy, Relaxation, Mind Body Connection, Healthy Living, Hobbies, Creativity.

    This group meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month. You must sign-up for each session.


    Register by 10/19 

    • October 22, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
    • William Reif Gallery & Zoom
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    Thursday, October 22 

    6:30-7:30pm

    Facilitator: Jenny Redington, CRPC

    This class is IN-PERSON and online (ZOOM). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. In-person class size is limited to 6.  Social distancing and face masks are required.

    This evening is about empowering women for their financial freedom and independence. The well-being portion of the program will be focused on basics of finance for women, how we are different and why we need to know the basics. This will be interactive with a focus on vision board creation as a foundation for our unique goal setting.

    The wine portion of the program will be an introduction to the basics of investing and how to implement savings vs. investing for those goals. Also, fun and interactive with wine provided to make the subject matter not as scary as you may think!

    Register by 10/20

    • October 23, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
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    Fridays,  Oct. 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4

    10:00 am–12:00 pm 

    Instructor: Sabrina Tassoni

    Due to the Covid-19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and the wearing of face masks is required in the studio.

    Beginning–Intermediate Level. This class will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of creating pottery 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. This class will give the student with little or no experience the opportunity to learn and develop a basic set of wheel-throwing skills. After taking this class, the student will take with them a small collection of functional wheel-thrown pottery as well as the confidence and skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future. 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: 10/21


    • October 25, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 9
    Register

    Sunday, October 25

    1:00-4:00 pm

    Facilitator: Helen Bond

    This workshop will be held in the Anjali Pavilion.  Social distancing & face masks are required!

    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 place of music, dance, and song in West African life. Helen is able to work simultaneously with students of all levels — beginners to professional. Drums are available for use during the class for those students who do not have a drum.

    Register by: 10/22

    • October 26, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Studio
    • 5
    Register

    Monday, October 26

    2:00–4:00 pm

    Facilitator: Jaymee Fedor

    Due to Covid-19 social distancing recommendations, class size is limited to 6 students and face masks are required.


    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. Please note that the model will be nude, but masked! Poses will vary from 1 minute to 15 minutes long.

    Register by 10/24

    • October 26, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
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    Mondays,  Oct. 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

    6:00–8:00p

    Facilitator:  Anya Nelson

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    Ages 16+. Prerequisite: beginner throwing skills mastered or instructor approval. Bring your wheel throwing skills to the next level. This class 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. This class is for you if you if you seriously want to improve your proficiency and think outside the box. Come to this “Monday Funday” and let your pottery grow at your own pace. Please bring a list of pottery goals with you or we can work on that together. 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: 10/24


    • October 27, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • William Reif Gallery and ZOOM
    Register

    Tuesday, October 27
    6:00-7:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Rhonda Torossian

    This class is held at Womanspace and online via Zoom. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link.  In-person class size is limited to 6 – masks and social distancing required.

    Brain health, brain power, longevity, neuroprotection, inflammation reduction, mind expansion … What’s not worth knowing better when it comes to brain health? Join us for this crash course in Brain Health & Nootropics. From physiology to the gut brain, neurotransmitters and nootropics, learn the herbs, supplements, foods and tactics for boosting brain power. In this class, participants will learn about the health benefits and safety considerations of ashwagandha, reishi, rhodiola, schizandra, lion’s mane, bacopa, turmeric, garlic, sage, and cinnamon, to name just a few of nature’s broad apothecary.

    Upon completion of this class, participants will be able to:

    • Describe adaptogens and nootropics

    • Note at least two nootropic plants or mushrooms

    • Have a good understanding where nootropics can be found

    Register by: 10/25

    • October 28, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • NSPIRED Yoga Studio - 6451 E. Riverside Blvd, #109
    • 7
    Register

    Wednesday,  October 28th

     11:30–12:30 pm

    Instructor: Freya

    This class will be held at the Nspired Yoga studio at  6451 E. Riverside Blvd., Suite 109,  Rockford IL


    Class size is limited. 6 ft. social distancing and face masks are required.

    This is a Free introductory class!  Come and try it out to see how much you will love it!

    Two left feet? Love Zoomba but need something low impact? No problem! In this class 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!  

    Wear 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: 10/28

    • October 28, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • NSPIRED Yoga Studio - 6451 E. Riverside Blvd, #109
    • 5
    Register

    Wednesday,  October 28

    6:00–7:00 pm

    Instructor: Freya

    This class will be held at the Nspired Yoga studio at  6451 E. Riverside Blvd., Suite 109,  Rockford IL

    Class size is limited. 6 ft. social distancing and face masks are required.

    This is a Free introductory class!  Come and try it out to see how much you will love it!

    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. 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.   

    Wear 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: 10/27

    • October 29, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • William Reif Gallery & Zoom
    • 10
    Register

    Thursday, October 29

    5:30-6:30pm


    Facilitator: Jenny Redington, CRPC

    This class is IN-PERSON and online (ZOOM). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. In-person class size is limited to 6.  6 ft. social distancing and face masks are required.

    This evening is about empowering women for their financial future and independence. The program will be focused on the basics of investing and how to implement savings vs. investing for specific goals. The night will be fun and interactive with wine provided for in person participants to make the subject matter no as scary as you may think!

    by 10/27

    • November 02, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CST)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
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    Mondays, November 2, 9, 16, 23

    1:00–4:00 pm

    Instructor:  Linda Ewalt


    Due to the Covid-19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 3 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    Ages 16+. Intermediate–Advanced. Explore new techniques and skills in pottery! In this Decorative Painting Series, you will use underglazes and Stroke and Coat to create uniques pieces of framable art in the styles of artists such as Monet, Lichtenstien, van Gogh and others.

    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: 11/01

    • November 02, 2020
    • 1:30 PM (CST)
    • November 23, 2020
    • 2:30 PM (CST)
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 8
    Register

    Monday, November 2, 9, 16, 23

    1:30- 2:30pm

    Instructor:  Nancy Mayhew

    This class will be held at the Nspired Yoga studio at  6451 E. Riverside Blvd., Suite 109,  Rockford IL


    Class size is limited. 6 ft. social distancing and face masks are required.

    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. It improves all of the functions of the body including the digestive, nervous and immune system. It also improves core strength and posture, plus it increases flexibility. It can be practiced either standing or sitting. All ages and abilities are welcome.

    Registration required by: 10/31


    • November 02, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (CST)
    • New Dimensions Studio
    • 0
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    Monday, November 2, 9, 16, 23

    2:00–3:30 pm

    Facilitator: Jaymee Fedor

    Due to Covid-19 social distancing recommendations, class size is limited to 6 students and face masks are required.

    In the first two weeks of this drawing class, you will learn some nifty new tricks for drawing from real life and improving proportion. In the last two weeks, you'll get guidance and individualized instruction on your own drawing projects. Some previous drawing experience is recommended, but not required.  Supplies included in fee.

    Register by 10/31

    • November 03, 2020
    • (CST)
    • November 24, 2020
    • (CST)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    Register

    Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17, 24

    11:00 am–12:00 pm

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    This class is an online Zoom recording. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. The link will be used for the month. 

    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. The gallery is wheelchair accessible. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat.

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

    • November 03, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM (CST)
    • ONLINE/ZOOM
    Register

    Tuesday, November 3

    6:30-7:45 pm

    Facilitator:  Jean Kathryn Carlson

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

    We are living in strange, highly unusual times. Have you noticed? Our dreams go to work every night to support us by offering their take on what's going on and how it's impacting you. They also come with powerful guidance. Many people are experiencing really weird dreams right now and wondering what they could possibly mean. In a dream circle, we unpack those strange dreams with curiosity and humor to discover the many layers of meaning they have come to share. Let's enter the land of dreams together and be surprised and delighted by what they have to say.

    Jean Kathryn Carlson, M.A., Master Alchemist, speaker and author, believes in the power of being seen and heard so that we can come home to ourSelf. Over the last 10 years she has honed her skills as an alchemist, artistically combining dreamwork, EFT/Tapping, Law of Attraction, Essential Oils and Relational Presence through Speaking Circles™ to embrace the gifts hidden within each and every person. Her numerous certifications allow her to utilize the breadth and depth of knowledge and wisdom to expertly facilitate transformational gatherings.

    Registerby: 11/1
    • November 04, 2020
    • 11:30 AM (CST)
    • December 16, 2020
    • 12:30 PM (CST)
    • NSPIRED Yoga Studio - 6451 E. Riverside Blvd, #109
    • 8
    Register

    Wednesdays,  November 4, 11, 18, Dec 2, 9, 16

    NOTE NEW TIME:  11:30–12:30 pm

    Instructor: Freya

    This class will be held at the Nspired Yoga studio at  6451 E. Riverside Blvd., Suite 109,  Rockford IL


    Class size is limited. 6 ft. social distancing and face masks are required.

    Two left feet? Love Zoomba but need something low impact? No problem! In this class 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!  This is a 6 week class

    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: 11/02

    • November 04, 2020
    • 6:00 PM (CST)
    • December 16, 2020
    • 7:00 PM (CST)
    • NSPIRED Yoga Studio - 6451 E. Riverside Blvd, #109
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    Wednesdays,  Nov 4, 11, 18, Dec 2, 9, 16

    6:00–7:00 pm

    Instructor: Freya

    This class will be held at the Nspired Yoga studio at  6451 E. Riverside Blvd., Suite 109,  Rockford IL

    Class size is limited. 6 ft. social distancing and face masks are required.

    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. 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.   This is a 6 week class.

    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: 11/02

    • November 06, 2020
    • (CST)
    • November 27, 2020
    • (CST)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 18
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    Fridays, November 6, 13, 20, 27

    10:00–11:00 am

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    This class is an online Zoom recording. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. The link will be used for the month. 

    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. The gallery is wheelchair accessible. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat.

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

    • November 07, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
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    Saturdays, November 7, 14, 21, Dec 5 (Skip 11/28)

    9:00 am–Noon

    Facilitator: Jennie Johnson Sic

    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: 11/5


    • November 07, 2020
    • 10:00 AM (CST)
    • December 19, 2020
    • 11:00 AM (CST)
    • NSPIRED Yoga Studio - 6451 E. Riverside Blvd, #109
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    Saturdays, Nov 7, 14, 21,  Dec 5, 12, 19

    10:00–11:00 am

    Facilitator:  Freya

    This class will be held at the Nspired Yoga studio at  6451 E. Riverside Blvd., Suite 109,  Rockford IL


    Class size is limited. 6 ft. social distancing and face masks are required.

    Prerequisite: Either one Intro to Belly Dance course or previous training in another belly dance class.   Note:  This is a 6 week class.

    Belly dancing is incredibly empowering. You will have fun while building confidence, strength & grace. In this intermediate class, we will build upon the foundational moves learned in the Intro class. Short combinations & choreography will be incorporated into technique and drills making it a great workout for your muscles and your mind. Choreography will become more complex as we begin to layer multiple moves into the dance or incorporate props such as veils, fan veils, canes, or finger cymbals. Props will be available to borrow in class.  For those who want their own, a limited number of props & hip scarves are available for purchase from the instructor. 

    Come in yoga pants, leggings or other attire that allows full range of motion. No baggy shirts, baggy pants or long skirts as it’s important for you and the instructor to see your body positions. Also, a scarf or shawl to tie around your hips is helpful to see your hip movements in the mirror.  Socks, barefoot, or soft soled ballet shoes only in the studio!

    Register by: 11/05

    • November 10, 2020
    • 1:00 PM (CST)
    • November 17, 2020
    • 4:00 PM (CST)
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
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    Tuesdays,  November 10, 17

    1:00–4:00p

    Facilitator:  Rafaela Wickstrum

    Due to Covid-19 social distancing recommendations, class size is limited to 4 and face masks are required.


    Santa Claus is coming to town! Make a delightful Kris Kringle with a personality all his own! Learn the age-old craft of sculpture by manipulation and skillfully moving the clay into a desired work of art. The first class you will spend creating your sculpture. In the second class you will paint and add the finishing touches to your masterpiece! This class will include ALL materials included.  Wear old clothes or an apron. Just come have fun and create something magical!

    Register by: 11/08

    • November 11, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (CST)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 2
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    Wednesdays,  November 11, 18, 25, December 2, 9

    9:30a–12:30p

    Facilitator: Delores Burkholder

    Due to the Covid-19 social distancing recommendations, class size is limited to 4 students and the wearing of a face mask is required.

    Age 18+. Intermediate–Advanced. Join this fun, free form handbuilding clay class and create something you are interested in . We use forms, natural elements, and your imagination to build practical, unusual or whimsical forms with guidance from the instructor. 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: 11/9



    • November 11, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)
    • Online/ZOOM
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