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    • Thu, May 09, 2019
    • Thu, August 08, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery (Holistic Health Room in Nov)
    Registration is closed

    Thursdays, May 9, June 13, July 11, & August 8

    6:30-8:00pm

    Facilitators:  Angela Schmidt, PhD and Gina Wise

    This group is designed for women who want to explore their spiritual journey internally and with others. It is open to women who are looking for new energy and support as they examine their relationships, life passion, losses, talents and other processes that contribute significantly to their life journeys. Continuity and confidentiality are required.

    This group is now open to everyone

    Register by 5/7

    • Thu, June 06, 2019
    • Thu, June 27, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    The evening class has been cancelled for June- Sign up for July!!

    Thursdays,  June 6, 13, 20, & 27

    6:00-7:30pm

    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. 


    • Wed, June 26, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Media Room
    • 7
    Register

    Rescheduled, new date:Wednesday, June 26th

    5:30-7:00pm

    Facilitator: Denise Nichols

    Bladder leakage is NOT normal and should never be accepted as a NORMAL part of aging or as a natural consequence to giving birth. Yet, statistics show that 1 in 4 women over the age of 18 will develop a pelvic floor muscle dysfunction (PFMD) at some point in their lives.  Education is the key to prevention. Empowering yourself toward learning crucial selfcare tips now can help you reduce or eliminate any symptoms you might notice today. PFMD symptoms can include bladder leakage, urgency/frequency, organ prolapse/pelvic pressure, constipation, painful intercourse, and more.  We will learn what the pelvic floor is, how it affects, and is affected by, everything in your life. In this class you will learn 3 habits that could not only make the difference in taking back bladder control but improving your bowel and sexual health. 

    Register by 6/25

    • Wed, June 26, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    SOLD OUT!!Wednesday, June 26

    6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitator:  Shannon Redden

    Smudging is a symbolic exercise used to cleanse or purify a space. It's found in feng shui practice and many Native American traditions. Come learn how to smudge and create your own smudge stick. Supplies are included but limited so sign up early to save your spot! 

    Register by 6/24


    • Mon, July 01, 2019
    • Mon, July 29, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Media Room
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    Mondays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29

    10:00-11:30am

    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 the day before each class. 


    • Mon, July 01, 2019
    • Mon, August 05, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Mondays, 2 sessions:  July 1st and August 5th

    6-7:30pm 

    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


    • Tue, July 09, 2019
    • Tue, July 30, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 11
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    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

    • Tue, July 09, 2019
    • Tue, July 30, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 4
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    Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30

    6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitator: Delinda Grindle, LCSW



    Healing Through Creative Grieving

    Processing the death of a loved one is uniquely personal, and sometimes you need a soul-satisfying emotional release, which can be found in the creative arts. This course is about exploring and expressing emotions that are sometimes very hard to put into words. In a safe and comfortable environment, you will be able to creatively express your grief through the use of journaling, painting, memorializing, and other creative artistic media. There is no skill level needed, and with no judgment of anyone’s creativity. Just come, keep an open mind, have fun with this, and explore your own creativity and soul.

    Register by 7/7


    • Wed, July 10, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, July 10th
    9:30-11:00am

    From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Revolutionary Approach to Growing Older by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
    More than two decades ago, Rabbi Zalman Schachter- Shalomi felt an uneasiness. He was growing older, and fears about death and infirmity were haunting him. So he decided to embark on a mission to get to the bottom of his fears. Through a series of events that included a vision quest in a secluded cabin and studying with Sufi masters, Buddhist teachers, and Native-American shamans, Reb Zalman found a way to turn aging into the most meaningful and joyous time in his life. Here he shows readers how to create an aging process for themselves that is full of adventure, passion, mystery, and fulfillment, rather than anxiety.

    Registration is appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome.

    • Wed, July 10, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Wednesday, July 10th

    6:30-8:30pm

    Facilitator: Jean Kathryn Carlson, Vibrant Living Alchemist

    Bette Davis once said “Getting old ain't for sissies.” Most of our beliefs about aging come directly from the culture we were born into. Although these beliefs are treated as truths and largely go unchallenged, many are not biologically based. Only 35% of our health issues can be directly linked to our genetic background. Our thoughts and feelings about aging hold more sway over our health than genetics! The good news is that it’s just as possible to declare that we are "youthing" as it is to say we are "aging".  Through EFT,or tapping, we can tap out unhealthy beliefs about our bodies and begin to tap in new beliefs that support greater health and vitality, no matter how old we are. Bring your beliefs and skepticism and together we'll tap into a new reality.

    Dr. Christiana Northrup: “We underplay the ability to change the body under different belief systems. We need to understand how utterly powerful our minds are.”

    Jean Kathryn Carlson, M.A., Master Alchemist, speaker and author, considers it a gift to be alive at this time when we get to challenge traditional beliefs and consciously choose what we hold dear. She intuitively weaves dream interpretation, EFT,  Law of Attraction and essential oils to welcome the magic in life that is available to each of us. Jean Kathryn is a certified Dream Group Facilitator, certified ProEFT Coach, and Law of Attraction Life Coach.

    Register by 7/8



    • Thu, July 11, 2019
    • Thu, July 25, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25

    6:00-7:30pm

    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. 


    • Sat, July 13, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Media Room
    Register


    Image result for images for chakra enlightenmentSaturday, July 13th

    10:00-11:30am

    Co-Facilitators: Kathy Moehling & Beth Campisi

    We are delighted to be able to offer a once a month support group that focuses on sharing from the perspective of our soul and higher self. This group will work equally well for those who already have information about chakras and would like further exploration, and for those who are new to these ideas. The purpose of the Chakra Club is to help us find deeper meaning, wholeness, and healing--as we tap into our higher consciousness in sharing our personal experiences and combined wisdom. The chakras connect our minds and bodies with our souls and higher consciousness. As we bring healing to our inner selves, our true soul-selves shine forth; and we increase our ability to create lives that work and are truly fulfilling. (Originally created and offered by Marcia (Phillips) West--Bridges of Unity)        

    Advanced Registration is appreciated.



    • Sat, July 13, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Saturday, July 13th

    2:00-4:00pm

    Facilitator: Marge Blake

    Have you ever experienced something you just can't explain and haven't been able to talk about it? Do you get feelings that you know something is going to happen? Do you think you see something and then it isn't there? Have you been somewhere and suddenly feel your hair raising on your arms, or feel a cold chill run through your body? Do you have pictures or video of unexplained objects or balls of light? In this group we will share our experiences, pictures, videos, and stories we have with the unknown in a safe, nurturing, and nonjudgemental environment. 
    Members of the group may choose to go on field trips and learn how to use different equipment to gain better insight on what we are experiencing.


    Register by 7/11



    • Sun, July 14, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Media Room
    • 10
    Register

    Sunday, July 14th

    3:00-5:00pm

    Facilitator:  Diane Johns

    Who were the Goddesses? What are Zephyrs and Flora? Where is Epping Forest? How do you dance The Queen’s Jig? Come to the Womanspace English Country Dancing classes this summer to ponder the answers to these questions and have fun at the same time! No prior dance experience needed—you just have to be able to walk, skip, and follow directions. Wear soft-soled shoes and comfortable clothes. 

    Note: Words in italics are all names of English country dances. Immigrants to the New World brought these dances to America, along with their Scottish, Irish, and Welsh counterparts, where they developed over time into modern-day Appalachian square and New England contra dancing. 

    Register by 7/12


    • Wed, July 17, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Wednesday, July 17th
    6:30-8:30pm

    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.

    Register by 7/15
    • Thu, July 18, 2019
    • Thu, August 01, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 14
    Register

    Thursdays, July 18 and August 1

    1:00-2:00pm

    Facilitator: Ifat Deriwala


    Minimalism class will help you discover the purpose of life.  We will go through step by step to eliminate extra from our lives and focus on what is important.  Learn the art of mindfulness by slowing down in life.  This class with help participants to take baby steps towards decluttering and organizing their home room by room.  This class is divided into two parts. 

    Please register by July 16th!





    • Wed, July 24, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Womanspace Grounds
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    Wednesday, July 24

    10:00-11:30am

    Facilitator:  Shannon Redden

    Let's enjoy a summer evening walking the grounds of Womanspace looking for medicinal plants and herbs. We will discuss important identifying features of the plants, the medicinal benefits of the plants, and how to use the plant. 

    Please dress accordingly for the weather and spending time on the grounds.

    Register by 7/22 

    • Wed, July 24, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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      Wednesday, July 24th

    1:00-2:30pm

    Facilitator:  Petrea Meier

    This class will offer simple, effective solutions of those that work outside in their yards and gardens. Learn about how to keep pests away from you and your plants naturally. There are even essential oils that can support healthy growth in plants and can help your garden flourish. Keep comfortable in the outdoor heat. After working outdoors, soothe tired muscles, joints, and feet. Clean up after a long day in the yard or garden with our special recipe. 

    No experience necessary.

    We will make a couple essential oil items to add to your outdoor survival kit.

    Register by 7/22



    • Wed, July 24, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Wednesday, July 24th
    5:30-7:00pm

    Facilitator: Denise Nichols 

    The current buzz phrase “sitting is the new smoking” refers to not only how sedentary we have become but also the negative physical affects sitting posture has on our health and wellbeing. However, standing or sitting in one place, aka “prolonged static,” throughout our day, cannot be helped most of the time, so why not do it with mindful awareness? The power of education regarding what “normal and comfortable” alignment feels like in your body is the key to being able to not only reproduce it throughout your day at home and work but also empower you to change as your body signals you one moment at t time. Walk away with immediately applicable healthy postural habit tips that are essential for your present and future body’s health. 

    Register by 7/22

    • Wed, July 24, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Womanspace Grounds
    Register

    Wednesday, July 24

    6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitator:  Shannon Redden

    Let's enjoy a summer evening walking the grounds of Womanspace looking for medicinal plants and herbs. We will discuss important identifying features of the plants, the medicinal benefits of the plants, and how to use the plant. 

    Please dress accordingly for the weather and spending time on the grounds.

    Register by 7/22 

    • Fri, July 26, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Womanspace -- Media Room
    • 6
    Register

    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


    • Fri, July 26, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 12
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    Friday, July 26th

    Facilitated by: Ifat Deriwala

    Henna tattoo class will provide simple, easy and fun techniques to create henna designs.  Participants will learn to make henna paste.  A henna kit and a henna pen will be provided and participants can take this home with them.  It will be an a couple o f hours of creativity and fun.  Participants will learn about henna designs from different cultures around the world.  No prior drawing skills required. 

    Register by July 24th

    • Sat, July 27, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Womanspace -- Media Room
    • 6
    Register

    Saturday, July 27

    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 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. Bring a sack lunch.

    Register By:  7/25


    • Sun, July 28, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 27
    Register

    Sunday, July 28th

    1:00-4:00pm

    Facilitator: Helen Bond

    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 the place of music, dance and song in West African life. Helen is able to work simultaneously with students of all levels - beginner to professional. All levels are welcome!

    Drums provided. Please bring your own if you have one.

    Register by July 25th

    • Wed, July 31, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 15
    Register

    Wednesday, July 31st

    12:00-1:15pm

    Facilitator: Kate Downing

    It's a fact: women face different financial concerns than men. Even though most women worry that they'll run out of money in retirement, many do not feel confident enough to seek advice for their finances. When you plan for financial future and address your concerns, you reduce stress for yourself and for your family members. We want to help you move through life's transitions feeling financially secure and stable, so we'll walk through those concerns and and more. We’ll have ample time for a Q&A session, so please bring your questions. Feel free to bring a sack lunch!

    Register by 7/30

    • Wed, July 31, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, July 31st

    6:00-7:30 pm

    Facilitator:  Kim McIver

    Indie publishing has become an acceptable way for authors to get their work out there for readers to discover. But how is that path different from traditional publishing?

    This class will explore the differences between the two, the costs involved, and the ins and outs of both publishing paths. An informed author will make the right decisions for themselves and their work. Both publishing paths will be clearly laid out, and marketing will be discussed. There will be a Q & A held at the end of the class.

    Register by 7/29


     



    • Thu, August 01, 2019
    • Thu, August 29, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Thursdays,  August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    6:00-7:30pm

    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 the day before each class. 


    • Mon, August 05, 2019
    • Mon, August 26, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Mondays, August 5, 12, 19, 26

    10:00-11:30am

    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 the day before each class. 


    • Sat, August 10, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Saturday, August 10th

    2:00-4:00pm

    Facilitator: Marge Blake

    Have you ever experienced something you just can't explain and haven't been able to talk about it? Do you get feelings that you know something is going to happen? Do you think you see something and then it isn't there? Have you been somewhere and suddenly feel your hair raising on your arms, or feel a cold chill run through your body? Do you have pictures or video of unexplained objects or balls of light? In this group we will share our experiences, pictures, videos, and stories we have with the unknown in a safe, nurturing, and nonjudgemental environment. 
    Members of the group may choose to go on field trips and learn how to use different equipment to gain better insight on what we are experiencing.


    Register by 8/8



    • Sun, August 11, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Media Room
    • 10
    Register

    Sunday, August 11th

    3:00-5:00pm

    Facilitator:  Diane Johns

    Who were the Goddesses? What are Zephyrs and Flora? Where is Epping Forest? How do you dance The Queen’s Jig? Come to the Womanspace English Country Dancing classes this summer to ponder the answers to these questions and have fun at the same time! No prior dance experience needed—you just have to be able to walk, skip, and follow directions. Wear soft-soled shoes and comfortable clothes. 

    Note: Words in italics are all names of English country dances. Immigrants to the New World brought these dances to America, along with their Scottish, Irish, and Welsh counterparts, where they developed over time into modern-day Appalachian square and New England contra dancing. 

    Register by 8/8


    • Tue, August 13, 2019
    • Tue, August 27, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 13
    Register

    Tuesdays, August 13 & 27

    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 8/12

    • Wed, August 14, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, August 14th
    9:30-11:00am

    The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

    Alaska, 1974. A story of a family in crisis struggling to survive at the edge of the world. Cora Albright and her husband Ernt, a recently-returned Vietnam vet scarred by the war, uproot their 13-year-old daughter Leni to start a new life in Alaska. Utterly unprepared for the weather and the isolation but welcomed by the close-knit community, they fight to build a home in this harsh, beautiful wilderness. An epic story of human survival and love, and an intimate portrait of a family tested beyond endurance.

    Registration is appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome.

    • Fri, August 16, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Anjali Pavilion
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    Saturday, August 16th

    7:00-8:30pm

    Facilitator:  Michael Batee

    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. 

    Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, pillow or whatever you want to make yourself comfortable.  We will be laying on the lawn surrounded by the beauty of the gardens.  (The program will happen rain or shine.  If it rains, we will be in the Pavilion.)

    Advanced Registration is appreciated.  Walk-ins will be welcomed.