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    • July 02, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • July 30, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
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    Thursdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

    9:30–10:45 am

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

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

    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: 6/30

    • July 03, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • July 31, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 3
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    Fridays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

    10:00–11:00 am

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    This class is online only (Zoom). 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.

    Register by: 7/1

     

    • July 05, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion & ZOOM
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    Sunday, July 5

    4:00–5:30 pm

    Facilitator:  Eve Harker

    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.  6 ft. social distancing and face masks are required.

    It has been known for centuries of the overall benefits of sound healing. Sound can recharge and rejuvenate you — aligning your energy, promoting peace and well-being, and even ridding the air and self of negative energy and emotions. Come with some clear intentions for the next lunar cycle and join us for a sound healing using singing bowls, a crystal triangle and drum. We will start with a short guided meditation and then move into sound healing for the majority of our time together. Start out 2020 on the right foot and recharge in the Full Moon! 

    Register by: 7/3

    • July 06, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • July 27, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Anjali Pavilion & ZOOM
    • 6
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    Monday, July 6, 13, 20, 27

    1:30–2:30pm

    Facilitator:  Nancy Mayhew

    Class size is limited. 6 ft. social distancing and face masks are required. Also available on ZOOM. Once registered, you will receive the ZOOM link to join.

    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: 7/4 

    • July 07, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • July 28, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 12
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    Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28

    9:00–10:00 am

    Facilitator: Shiraz Tata, PhD

    This class will be held via ZOOM. You will receive an email with the link once you register. 

    Meditation is the practice and process of paying attention and focusing your awareness. Whether you are seeking greater focus, less stress and more peace of mind, or a deeper appreciation of the beauty and richness of life, the simple practice of sitting down and turning your attention inward can do wonders! This is a beginning class where different forms of meditation are introduced and practiced in a seated position. Bring a yoga mat or rug if you would like to do this lying down.

    Register by: 7/7 or the day before each session

    • July 07, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • July 28, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 5
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    Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28

    11:00–12:00 am

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    This class is online only (Zoom). 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.

    Register by: 7/5

     

    • July 08, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM
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    Wednesday, July 8

    9:30–11:00 am

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

    People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But an old ice rink is the reason townsfolk believe tomorrow will be better. Their junior ice hockey team has a shot at winning the national semi-finals. All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys. Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through town, leaving no resident unaffected.

    Beartown explores hopes that bring a community together, secrets that tear it apart, and courage of an individual to go against the grain.

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

    Register by: 7/6

    • July 08, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM
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    Wednesday, July 8

    1:00–2:00 pm

    Facilitator: Jaymee Fedor

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

    Are you brand new to watercolor and have no idea where to start? Or maybe you've been at it for years and need a new perspective. Creating a simple color chart can be a great way to get reacquainted with the potential of your supplies! We will start with a brief overview of color theory, and then jump into plotting out and filling in our color charts! This exercise can take a while, but the end result is very satisfying! You will need: Watercolor paper, pencil and eraser, ruler, 6-10 colors, small flat paintbrush, a palette for mixing (can also use an ice cube tray)

    Register by 7/6


    • July 08, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion and ZOOM
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     Wednesday, July  8

    6:00–7:30 pm

    Facilitator:  Masha Erofeeva

    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.  6 ft. social distancing and face masks are required.

    Masha believes that women are outrageously resilient but often seem to put their own needs last. Society and culture often put additional expectations on us as women that we habitually adhere to, sometimes without even realizing it. In order to empower ourselves, we must first know who we are. Women have many roles and often wear many hats. We are daughters, sisters, mothers, partners, caregivers — but what about our identity as women? Connect to your true essence as a woman for a more balanced, meaningful and joyful life. What would it be like to re-assess the narrative which is currently directing your life? 
     

    Session 1 (Free, introductory session): When we make decisions based on our strongest values, we are at peace with ourselves and our choices. What are the pillars of your life? In this session you will explore, identify and re-assess your current values. 

    This introductory program can be attended in person outside in the Anjali Pavilion (weather permitting) or on Zoom. If the weather dictates an inside location, the in person session will be in the William Reif Gallery in the main building.  At Womanspace, for the in-person session, attendees are required to wear masks and we will practice social distancing.

    Register by 7/7

     

    • July 09, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • William Reif Gallery & ZOOM
    • 2
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    Thursday,  July 9

    12:00–1:30 pm

    Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd

    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.  6 ft. social distancing and face masks are required.

    Ansel Adams (1902-1984), photographer and environmentalist, is famous for his black and white photographs of landscapes. He helped form the group called f/64, an association of photographers who sought a full tonal range in their photos. Part of this presentation will involve the development of the camera.

    Register by: 7/7

    • July 11, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 6
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    Saturday, July 11

    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

    Facilitator: Debby Gaines

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

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

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

    Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing, with no jewelry or perfumes.

    Register by:  7/9


    • July 11, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM
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    Saturday, July 11

    10:00–11:30 am

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

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

    All levels. Yoga Nidra means Yogic sleep; a state of conscious deep sleep where we learn to relax consciously. This class is deep relaxation with an inner state of awareness, which has been found to reduce stress, tension and anxiety. It is beneficial for insomnia and to calm symptoms of chronic pain, headaches, depression, high blood pressure, heart disease, autoimmune disease and has been shown to help those in recovery from addiction. Yoga Nidra also helps calm and clear the mind and has potential to provide emotional healing--restoring our body senses and mind to their natural functions. It is said that one hour of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to four hours of sleep.

    Register by:  7/9

    • July 12, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 6
    Register

    Sunday, July 12

    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

    Facilitator: Debby Gaines


    Prerequisite: Completion of Reiki I.  You can take them both in the same weekend.

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

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

    Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing, with no jewelry or perfumes. 

    Register by:  7/10


    • July 20, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM
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    Monday, July 20th 

    7:00–8:00 pm

    Instructor: Dr. Elisha Robinson, MD

    Do you suffer from lack of energy, excessive tummy fat, insomnia, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, fibromyalgia, PCOS, arthritis, fibroids, or are overweight?

    If this is you and you are ready to break free from the pain and emotional distress that these things have been causing you for years, Dr. Elisha Robinson, MD just may have the perfect solution for you!

    The Vegan Ketogenic diet helps with all these illnesses. Not only does it turn your body into a fat burning machine, but it’s an anti-inflammatory diet, helps regulate hormones, improves cardiovascular health, promotes insulin sensitivity, and improves central nervous system and brain health.

    In this webinar, you will learn:

    • What the keto vegan diet is
    • The differences between keto vegan and low carb
    • The pros and cons of keto vegan
    • How to decide if it’s right for you
    • How to get started successfully
    • The best workouts to do while on keto
    • What foods to eat and what foods to avoid  

    If you are ready to reset your life by resetting your health, join Dr. Robinson for this webinar!

    DR. ELISHA ROBINSON, MD is a Board-Certified General Surgeon, Fellowship Trained Breast Surgeon, and Natural Health and Holistic Nutrition Practitioner. She currently runs her own medical practice, Integrative Healing Center, LLC which is her labor of love. She specializes in treating the whole body and works tirelessly to help her patients achieve their best spiritual and physical self.


    • July 22, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesday, July 22

    1:00–2:00 pm

    Facilitator: Jaymee Fedor

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

    Want to draw better faces but don't know where to start? This drawing session will show you a few different ways to approach portraits. From the tried and true "generic measurements" to a more intuitive way of working, you'll have a solid starting point for depicting the human face!

    You will need: Paper, ruler, pencil, eraser, pen

    Register by 7/20


    • July 27, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM
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    Monday, July 27th

    7:00–8:00 pm

    Instructor: Dr. Elisha Robinson, MD

    Many are struggling with the "quarantine 15" and looking to bounce back and get in better shape. Fasting is the quickest way to achieve prime health.  There are different forms of fasting:  intermittent versus prolonged, water versus dry.  Questions on how to implement fasting in one's ever so busy schedule can be perplexing.  Which one works best for me?  How do I begin a fast?  What foods do I eat when I come off a fast?  What are the negative effects of fasting?  Can I fast as a diabetic or while on medications?  All these questions and more will be answered in this webinar.  Walk away with knowledge on the best way to heal the body naturally.  

    DR. ELISHA ROBINSON, MD is a Board-Certified General Surgeon, Fellowship Trained Breast Surgeon, and Natural Health and Holistic Nutrition Practitioner. She currently runs her own medical practice, Integrative Healing Center, LLC which is her labor of love. She specializes in treating the whole body and works tirelessly to help her patients achieve their best spiritual and physical self.

    Register by: 6/21

    • August 05, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesday, August 5

    1:00–2:00 pm

    Facilitator: Jaymee Fedor

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

    Has quarantine left you with lots of art but no one to talk to about it? This is the place for you! You'll join other artists who want helpful readings and feedback of their in-progress or finished art pieces, and commit to offering the same for fellow group members. We welcome any visual medium (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.). Bring a piece of art that you're working on, or a few, and join us in this encouraging and honest group so that we can share our love for art and learn from each other in this time of social distancing.

    Register by 8/3


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

    Thursdays, August 6, 13, 20, 27

    9:30–10:45 am

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    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: 8/4

    • August 12, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM
    Register

    Wednesday, August 12

    9:30–11:00 am

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

    As a pastor working in a neighborhood with the highest concentration of murderous gang activity in Los Angeles, Gregory Boyle created an organization to provide jobs, job training, and encouragement so that young people could work together and learn the mutual respect that comes from collaboration. 

    Tattoos on the Heart is a breathtaking series of parables distilled from his 20 years in the barrio. Arranged by theme and filled with sparkling humor and glowing generosity, these down-to-earth, utterly heartening essays offer a stirring look at how full our lives could be if we could find the joy in loving others and in being loved unconditionally. 

    With Gregory Boyle’s guidance, we can recognize our own wounds in the broken lives and daunting struggles of the men and women in these parables and learn to find joy in all of the people around us.

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

    Register by: 8/10


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