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Movement & Meditation

    • January 23, 2024
    • March 12, 2024
    • 8 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Tuesdays, January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12  

    8 weeks

    7:00-8:00 pm

    Instructor: Freya

    Beginner–Intermediate. 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. 

    No previous dance experience required; great for all fitness levels — even those with physical limitations. (Contact Freya prior to class to discuss specific situation.) 

    Suggested equipment: 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.)  Hip scarves available for purchase on Amazon and other online vendors.   

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


    • January 30, 2024
    • March 19, 2024
    • 8 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    NEW SECTION OPEN! 

    Tuesdays, January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19 

    8 weeks

    5:45-6:45 pm

    Instructor: Freya

    Beginner–Intermediate. 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. 

    No previous dance experience required; great for all fitness levels — even those with physical limitations. (Contact Freya prior to class to discuss specific situation.) 

    Suggested equipment: 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.)  Hip scarves available for purchase on Amazon and other online vendors.   

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


    • March 01, 2024
    • March 29, 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM Recording only
    Register

    Fridays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (5 weeks)

    10:00–11:00 am

    Instructor:  Savannah Cussin Lizer

    This class is a ZOOM RECORDING only. A confirmation email with a Zoom link will be sent after registering. Recording links will be sent weekly.

    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 recorded yoga class blends chair yoga, restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, Pranayama (breath work), 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.

    Dress comfortably and have a yoga mat, straps and blocks ready, if you have them.

    Registration REQUIRED at least two days prior to the session you would like to attend in order to receive the recording link.   

    • March 02, 2024
    • March 30, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Yoga Studio
    • 12
    Register

    Saturdays, Mar 2, 9, 16, 30 (skip 3/23) (4 weeks)

    10:00–11:15 am

    Instructor: Rhiannon Yandell

    This 75-minute class will begin with pranayama: breath control exercises developed by the ancient yogis for purification, mental focus, rejuvenation, and healing, followed by a high energy vinyasa sequence, incorporating poses meant to encourage the flow of Prana (vital life force energy) through the body, and will end with Savasana. This class is suitable for all levels, but some prior experience with yoga asana is recommended. Bring a bottle of water to hydrate before, during, and after.

    Registration Required.
    Minimum Registration (for IN-PERSON sessions): 3
    Classes with less than Minimum Registered will take place on ZOOM (instead of in person)

    • March 04, 2024
    • March 25, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 7
    Register

    Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25 (4 weeks)

    11:00 am–12:00 pm

    Instructor: Rhiannon Yandell

    All Levels. Chair Yoga Dance is a gentle practice designed to be accessible for seniors and those with disabilities. The Chair is used as the main yoga prop. Organic dance movements and music are woven in to create a fluid uplifting experience. Ideal for individuals who cannot easily get down onto the floor. Dress comfortably and bring a bottle of water to hydrate before, during, and after.

    Registration Required.
    Minimum Registration (for IN-PERSON sessions): 3
    Classes with less than Minimum Registered will take place on ZOOM (instead of in person)

    • March 05, 2024
    • March 26, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 9
    Register

    Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26 (4 weeks)

    8:30–9:30am NEW EARLIER TIME

    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 from the comfort of your own home this summer. You can enjoy the rest of your day even more after engaging in this practice in a supportive space!

    Meditation is the practice and process of paying attention and focusing your awareness. Different forms of meditation are introduced like Sitting Breathing, Body Scan and Loving Kindness meditations. They are practiced in a seated position with a soothing voice guiding you through the process! Do join us via Zoom-those who have taken this class over the past couple of years say it’s a great way to de-stress, re-charge and re-focus-and all without having to worry about the commute!

    Suggested equipment: Comfortable attire, comfortable chair/seat or a yoga mat/rug if you prefer to sit on the floor. 

    Registration REQUIRED two day before each class.

    Register for each month! JanuaryFebruaryMarchApril

    • March 05, 2024
    • March 26, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Online ZOOM Only
    Register

    Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26 (4 weeks)

    11:15 am–12:15 pm

    Instructor: Savannah Cussin Lizer

    This class is being offered online Zoom only! The link will be sent via email once you have registered. 

    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 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.

    Dress comfortably and have a yoga mat, straps and blocks ready, if you have them.

    Registration REQUIRED two day before each class.

    Register for each month! January, February, March, April.

    • March 06, 2024
    • March 27, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Yoga Studio
    • 12
    Register

    Wednesdays, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 (4 weeks)
    9:00–10:00 am 

    Instructor: Rhiannon Yandell

    All levels. This class combines Vinyasa and Yin yoga into a single session. It begins with dynamic Vinyasa flows and ends with a restorative Yin sequence. A short Vinyasa sequence allows you to let go of excess energy and reach the right mindset to completely surrender your mind and body in Yin yoga.

    Suggested equipment: comfortable attire, yoga mat, yoga block, strap, blanket/pillow.


    Registration Required.
    Minimum Registration (for IN-PERSON sessions): 3
    Classes with less than Minimum Registered will take place on ZOOM (instead of in person)


    • March 07, 2024
    • March 28, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Yoga Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 (4 weeks)

    10:00–11:00 am

    Instructor: Lisa Alexander

    All levels. This class uses breath to movement, taking you through a series of warm-up poses, sun salutations, strengthening asanas, balance postures, and twists, ending with deep stretches and relaxation. 

    Suggested equipment: comfortable attire, yoga mat, yoga block, strap, blanket/pillow.


    Registration REQUIRED two day before each class.


    • March 16, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Yoga Studio
    • 15
    Register

    Join us for this fun NEW POP-UP Class!

    Saturday, March 16

    1:00-2:00 pm

    Instructor: Miss Aubrey

    This introductory sampler class is for adults who have never taken dance classes before.

    Ballet improves working memory, coordination, muscular strength, balance, and is a lot of fun! This specially designed class is for both those who have never tried ballet before as well as those returning to dance after a long absence. Class focuses on the basic shapes, musicality, movements and storytelling that form the foundation of ballet.

    No previous dance experience required; great for all fitness levels — even those with physical limitations. 

    Suggested equipment: Close-fitting attire that allows full range of motion (for you and the instructor to see your body positions)

    Registration Required by Mar 14

    Minimum registration: 3


    Get in Your Body POP UP Series:

    March 2- Intro to Movement

    March 16- Intro to Ballet
    March 30- Intro to Acting

    • March 19, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Yoga Studio
    • 21
    Register

    Tuesday, March 19
    5:00-7:00 pm


    Facilitator:  Rockford Yoga Instructors


    Join us this Spring Equinox for 108 Sun Salutations, a meditative practice that connects the body, the mind, and the universe specifically when nature is undergoing a change. And coupled with this change in nature, yogis can start once again, fresh, renewed and inspired.


    Registration Required by March 17

    Minimum Registration: 3


    Join us for the Spring Equinox Celebration, directly following the Yoga Mala

    • March 30, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Yoga Studio
    • 15
    Register

    Join us for this fun NEW POP-UP Class!

    Saturday, March 30

    1:00-2:00 pm

    Instructor: Miss Aubrey

    This introductory sampler class is for adults who have never taken acting classes before.

    Whether you are a natural ham for attention or painfully shy, this fun and silly class helps you feel more confident and is a fantastic creative outlet for your emotions and daily frustrations. Basic acting exercises and will be introduced. Class work will be done in small and large groups so no one feels that they have to go it alone.

    Registration Required by Mar 28

    Minimum registration: 3


    Get in Your Body POP UP Series:

    March 2- Intro to Movement

    March 16- Intro to Ballet
    March 30- Intro to Acting

    • April 01, 2024
    • April 29, 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 10
    Register

    Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (5 weeks)

    11:00 am–12:00 pm

    Instructor: Rhiannon Yandell

    All Levels. Chair Yoga Dance is a gentle practice designed to be accessible for seniors and those with disabilities. The Chair is used as the main yoga prop. Organic dance movements and music are woven in to create a fluid uplifting experience. Ideal for individuals who cannot easily get down onto the floor. Dress comfortably and bring a bottle of water to hydrate before, during, and after.

    Registration Required.
    Minimum Registration (for IN-PERSON sessions): 3
    Classes with less than Minimum Registered will take place on ZOOM (instead of in person)

    • April 01, 2024
    • April 29, 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • Yoga Studio
    • 12
    Register

    Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (5 weeks)
    3:00-4:00pm 

    Instructor: Rhiannon Yandell

    All levels. This class is designed with gentle floor based sequences using bolsters, blankets, and props that support the practitioner to fully relax the muscles, slow down the mental activity of the brain, shift emotional patterns, bring ease to the breath, and tune into the nervous system’s healing capacity. This hour long class is perfect for any age or level student.

    Suggested equipment: comfortable attire, yoga mat, yoga block, strap, blanket/pillow.

    Registration Required.
    Minimum Registration (for IN-PERSON sessions): 3
    Classes with less than Minimum Registered will take place on ZOOM (instead of in person)


    • April 02, 2024
    • April 30, 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 14
    Register

    Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26 (4 weeks)

    8:30–9:30am NEW EARLIER TIME

    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 from the comfort of your own home this summer. You can enjoy the rest of your day even more after engaging in this practice in a supportive space!

    Meditation is the practice and process of paying attention and focusing your awareness. Different forms of meditation are introduced like Sitting Breathing, Body Scan and Loving Kindness meditations. They are practiced in a seated position with a soothing voice guiding you through the process! Do join us via Zoom-those who have taken this class over the past couple of years say it’s a great way to de-stress, re-charge and re-focus-and all without having to worry about the commute!

    Suggested equipment: Comfortable attire, comfortable chair/seat or a yoga mat/rug if you prefer to sit on the floor. 

    Registration REQUIRED two day before each class.

    Register for each month! JanuaryFebruaryMarchApril

    • April 02, 2024
    • April 30, 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • Yoga Studio
    • 12

    Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (5 weeks)

    9:00–10:00 am

    Instructor: Savannah Cussen Lizer

    Yoga Sculpt combines the vinyasa style of yoga with free weights. This class helps to improve balance, strength, flexibility, range of motion, and mindfulness. Class can be done with or without weights and is open to all levels.

    Please bring a yoga mat, a strap or towel may be helpful, but not required. Yoga blocks and bolsters are available in the Womanspace studio. Free weights or resistance bands will be provided by the instructor.

    Registration Required.
    Minimum Registration (for IN-PERSON sessions): 3
    Classes with less than Minimum Registered will take place on Google Meet (instead of in person)
    • April 03, 2024
    • April 24, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Yoga Studio
    • 12
    Register

    Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 (4 weeks)
    9:00–10:00 am 

    Instructor: Rhiannon Yandell

    All levels. This class combines Vinyasa and Yin yoga into a single session. It begins with dynamic Vinyasa flows and ends with a restorative Yin sequence. A short Vinyasa sequence allows you to let go of excess energy and reach the right mindset to completely surrender your mind and body in Yin yoga.

    Suggested equipment: comfortable attire, yoga mat, yoga block, strap, blanket/pillow.


    Registration Required.
    Minimum Registration (for IN-PERSON sessions): 3
    Classes with less than Minimum Registered will take place on ZOOM (instead of in person)


    • April 03, 2024
    • April 24, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Online ZOOM Only
    Register

    NEW DAY, no longer Tuesday mornings

    Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 (4 weeks)

    10 am–11 am

    Instructor: Rhiannon Yandell

    This class is being offered online Zoom only! The link will be sent via email once you have registered. 

    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 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.

    Dress comfortably and have a yoga mat, straps and blocks ready, if you have them.

    Registration REQUIRED two day before each class.

    Register for each month! January, February, March, April.

    • April 04, 2024
    • April 25, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Yoga Studio
    • 11
    Register

    Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 (4 weeks)

    10:00–11:00 am

    Instructor: Lisa Alexander

    All levels. This class uses breath to movement, taking you through a series of warm-up poses, sun salutations, strengthening asanas, balance postures, and twists, ending with deep stretches and relaxation. 

    Suggested equipment: comfortable attire, yoga mat, yoga block, strap, blanket/pillow.


    Registration REQUIRED two day before each class.


    • April 04, 2024
    • April 25, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Yoga Studio
    • 12

    Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 (4 weeks)

    6:00–7:00 pm

    Instructor: Savannah Cussen Lizer

    Yoga Sculpt combines the vinyasa style of yoga with free weights. This class helps to improve balance, strength, flexibility, range of motion, and mindfulness. Class can be done with or without weights and is open to all levels.

    Please bring a yoga mat, a strap or towel may be helpful, but not required. Yoga blocks and bolsters are available in the Womanspace studio. Free weights or resistance bands will be provided by the instructor.

    Registration Required.
    Minimum Registration (for IN-PERSON sessions): 3
    Classes with less than Minimum Registered will take place on ZOOM (instead of in person)
    • April 05, 2024
    • April 26, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM Recording only
    Register

    Fridays, April 5, 12, 19, 26 (4 weeks)

    10:00–11:00 am

    Instructor:  Savannah Cussin Lizer

    This class is a ZOOM RECORDING only. A confirmation email with a Zoom link will be sent after registering. Recording links will be sent weekly.

    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 recorded yoga class blends chair yoga, restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, Pranayama (breath work), 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.

    Dress comfortably and have a yoga mat, straps and blocks ready, if you have them.

    Registration REQUIRED at least two days prior to the session you would like to attend in order to receive the recording link.   

    • April 05, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 15
    Register

    Friday, April 5 

    6:00–7:30 pm

    Presenter:  Michael Bettine 

    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 encouraged, this event often SELLS OUT.  Walk-ins will be welcomed if space is available. 
    Register by April 3 to guarantee your spot!

    This event is scheduled inside in the William Reif Gallery, if weather permits, it may take place outside. You will be notified of the final location.

    • April 06, 2024
    • April 27, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Yoga Studio
    • 15
    Register

    Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27 (4 weeks)

    10:00–11:15 am

    Instructor: Rhiannon Yandell

    This 75-minute class will begin with pranayama: breath control exercises developed by the ancient yogis for purification, mental focus, rejuvenation, and healing, followed by a high energy vinyasa sequence, incorporating poses meant to encourage the flow of Prana (vital life force energy) through the body, and will end with Savasana. This class is suitable for all levels, but some prior experience with yoga asana is recommended. Bring a bottle of water to hydrate before, during, and after.

    Registration Required.
    Minimum Registration (for IN-PERSON sessions): 3
    Classes with less than Minimum Registered will take place on ZOOM (instead of in person)


    • April 08, 2024
    • April 22, 2024
    • 3 sessions
    • Yoga Studio
    • 12
    Register

    Mondays, April 8, 15, 22 (3 weeks)
    1:00-2:00pm 

    Instructor: Fabbie Williams

    All levels. Hip Hop Yoga combines vinyasa and power yoga with dance, set to uplifting Hip Hop beats to get your heart rate pumping and amplify your mood. An intensive ab based yoga session with R&B & Hip Hop music to ignite an explosive feeling inside! Think traditional beginner yoga with upbeat music to set the mood! This is an all-levels class but some prior experience with yoga asana and/or dance is good.

    Suggested equipment: comfortable attire, yoga mat, yoga block, strap, blanket/pillow.

    Registration Required.
    Minimum Registration (for IN-PERSON sessions): 3
    Classes with less than Minimum Registered will take place on ZOOM (instead of in person)



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