Yoga • Meditation • Mindfulness • Chakras • Reiki • Dream • Tapping • Stress • Feet
Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, & 27th
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 the day prior to class.
The evening class has been cancelled for June- Sign up for July!!
Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, & 27
Facilitator: Michael Prindle
Basic Qigong comprises standing (or sitting) postures with slow graceful arm or leg movements for full range of motion. Improves muscle and joint flexibility, range of motion, lymph flow, blood circulation. It also calms the mind, improves mindfulness, and cultivates physical balance. The extra benefit that distinguishes Qigong from most traditional physical fitness exercises is its self-healing nature as it clears energy blockages and balances the internal organs/systems towards homeostasis. It primarily allows the wisdom of the body systems to heal themselves and resist diseases by stimulating energy flow, removing energy blockages, and reducing needless stress from the mind and body tissue. Qigong instruction comprises a preparation phase, five elements, and ending with a closing phase-each class lasting 1 1/2 hours on a weekly or twice weekly basis.
Class is suited for beginners and advanced practitioners; all ages are welcome. Comfortable loose-fitting clothes are recommended-clothing that allows free movement and full range of motion for arms and legs. Tennis shoes, sweat socks, or bare feet are fine. Can't make it to every class, single class is $15.
Advance registration ends two days before each class.
Fridays, June 7, 14, & 28 (No class on June 21 due to International Yoga Day-please join us!)
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 day before start of class.
Mondays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29
Facilitator: Michael Prindle
Advance registration ends the day before each class.
Mondays, 2 sessions: July 1st and August 5th
Facilitator: Jeannette Diddens
Description: Session 1: Do you ever wonder why you are emotionally, mentally and physically exhausted? Do you want to not only feel better but learn how to flourish and thrive at work and at home again? In this first session, you will take a short self-care assessment, learn the difference between compassion fatigue and burnout and design your own personal and professional self-care plan. In this engaging first session, you will re-energize your reason to “help” not only yourself but others.
Description: Session 2: In this second session you will take the short self-care assessment again to examine your personal and professional growth, learn a quick debriefing tool and review what has helped most in the time between sessions.
Register by 6/29
Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30
NEW DAY ADDED!! Now do Adaptive Yoga once or twice a week! Whatever fits your schedule!
Fridays, July 5, 12, 19, & 26th
Tuesdays, July 9 & 30 (NOTICE CHANGE OF DATE- no class on July 23rd)
9:00 - 10:00am
Facilitator: Shiraz Tata, PhD
Meditation is the practice and process of paying attention and focusing your awareness. Whether you are seeking greater focus, less stress and more peace of mind, or a deeper appreciation of the beauty and richness of life, the simple practice of sitting down and turning your attention inward can do wonders! This is a beginning class where different forms of meditation are introduced and practiced in a seated position. Bring a yoga mat or rug if you would like to do this lying down.
Register by 7/8
Thursdays, July 11, 18, & 25 (No Class on July 4)
Register by the day prior to class!
Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25
Wednesday, July 17th
Facilitator: Jean Kathryn Carlson, Dream Alchemist
"A dream not interpreted is like an unread letter." The Talmud
Every night dreams visit us bearing gifts wrapped up in special imagery and language. Your dreams are inviting you to tune into their messages. Dream circles empower you to translate your dream symbols into gold nuggets of meaning. At the end of the evening you leave with wisdom from the dream world that will open up new ways of seeing and being. Even the smallest seemingly insignificant dream can carry great meaning when opened with curiosity. Bring a dream. Bring your sense of playful adventure and curiosity. Be a part of the Womanspace Dream Circle .
Jean Kathryn Carlson, M.A., Dream Alchemist, speaker and author, intuitively combines the language of dreams, tapping, essential oils and Law of Attraction to create magical shifts in consciousness. Jean Kathryn is a certified Dream Group Facilitator, certified ProEFT Coach, and Law of Attraction Life Coach.
Wednesday, July 24th
Facilitator: Petrea Meier
No experience necessary.
We will make a couple essential oil items to add to your outdoor survival kit.
Register by 7/22
Friday, July 26
9:00am - 4:30pm
Facilitator: Debby Gaines
Reiki (ray-key) is a Japanese word meaning 'Universal Life Force Energy' and describes the energy found in all of life. An ancient form of hands on energy healing, Reiki is a skill obtained through an attunement (opening) to bring the power of Universal Life Force Energy through the human chakra system. The energy then is used to balance the body or an object by bringing it into harmony with the universe once again.
In Reiki One, you will learn the hand positions for self-healing and for the healing treatment of others. We will talk about the seven major chakras and the history of the Usui System of Natural Healing. You will receive your first attunement. We will also have time to practice feeling energy and giving Reiki to each other.
Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing, with no jewelry or perfumes. Bring a sack lunch.
Register By: 7/24
Saturday, July 27
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.
Register By: 7/25
Thursdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29
Thursdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Fridays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30th
Saturday, August 3rd
Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. With regular practice, Yoga Nidra has been found to reduce stress, tension, anxiety and depression. Additionally, Yoga Nidra is beneficial for insomnia, aids in calming symptoms of chronic pain, and has been shown to help those with PTSD or other psychological wounds. It is said that one hour of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to 4 hours or sleep! Learn this practice of self-inquiry. Restore your energy and relax into the real you. Expect to spend the majority of this class reclined on your yoga mat on the floor. (Please talk with Keri before class begins if you need to be seated.)
Class is open to all. No experience necessary.
Please register ahead of time if possible- Walk-ins Allowed
Mondays, August 5, 12, 19, 26
Tuesdays, August 6, 13, 20, & 27
Tuesdays, August 13 & 27
Register by 8/12
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