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    • Wed, August 01, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Fri, August 01, 2025
    • New Dimensions Studio upper & lower levels
    Register

       Open Studio

    You may only use open studio if you have previously taken a class at Womanspace.  Please check the studio availability by clicking the link below to view the calendar.   You may pay here for use of the Lower Clay Studio or Upper New Dimensions Studio.  Please indicate on the sign-in sheet in the studio that you paid on the website, how much and what the payment was for.   Thank you

    • Open Studio cost is $5.00 per hour or $20 for 4 hours or more, for use of either the upper studio or clay studio.
    • Clay costs are $15.00 for a 12.5 pound bag of clay or $1.50 per pound, this cost includes the use of glazes and firing.
    • Firing and Glaze fee for Non-Womanspace clay pieces is as follows per piece:  $1.00 for 1-2 lb piece; $2.00 for 3-4 lb piece; $3.00 for 5 lb and up.  (Approximate weight and size of each piece)                                                                                                                   
    •  Check studio availability  https://womanspace.wildapricot.org/Calendar 
    • Thu, May 02, 2019
    • Thu, May 30, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Womanspace
    • 4
    Register

    Thursdays, May 2, 9. 16. 23. & 30*

    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.

    *Due to the Glitzy Garage Sale preparation, conditions for this class may be less than ideal.  This class may be held in a different location at Womanspace.

    Register by the day prior to class. 

    • Thu, May 02, 2019
    • Thu, May 23, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Thursdays,  May 2, 9, 16, & 23 (No class on May 30th due to Glitzy!)

    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. 


    • Fri, May 03, 2019
    • Fri, May 24, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Fridays, May 3, 10, 17, & 24th (No class on May 31st, due to Glitzy Garage Sale!)

    10:00-11:00am

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    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.


    • 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

    • Tue, May 14, 2019
    • Tue, May 28, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 10
    Register

    Tuesdays, May 14 & 28

    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 5/13

    • Mon, May 20, 2019
    • Mon, August 19, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Registration is closed

    Mondays, May 20, June 17, July 15, & August 19
    6:30-9:00pm

    Facilitator: Elaine Hirschenberger

    This group is for members who share the events of their lives with one another on a deep level. Since the content of this group is "LIFE," women reflect on the learnings, patterns, relationships and spiritual growth opportunities that life presents every day. Regular attendance and confidentiality are requirements. Current group is full. See note below regarding a new Seekers group.**

    **Note: Interested in joining a new group? Contact Elaine. With enough inquiries, Seekers2 will form.

    • Wed, May 22, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Registration is closed

      Wednesday, May 22nd

    1:00-2:30pm

    Facilitator:  Petrea Meier

    It’s summer vacation time! Drive, fly, and get out and about. This class will cover how to stay comfortable and healthy using essential oils as you travel.  We will cover the following:
    Staying healthy in that germ-filled airport 
    Supporting anxious flyers
    Avoiding car sickness as we drive across the country
    Be comfortable with change in altitude
    Tolerate changes in air quality
    Comfort with eating foods we aren’t accustomed to, even the taste of the water 
    Get a good night’s sleep even when we aren’t in our own bed
    After beach care
    Relax muscles after that long sightseeing tour 
    This class will provide convenient, simple, on-the-go, natural solutions for traveling. Take your medicine cabinet with you without cramming the suitcase shut. 

    No experience necessary.

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

    Register by 5/20



    • Thu, May 23, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Sun, June 02, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Womanspace Grounds
    Register



    Do you LOVE to organize? Socialize? Help others? This event is perfect for you! We need help with sorting, pricing, greeting, assisting others, and bagging for one of our biggest FUNdraisers of the year! No task is too large or small…you do only what you can! Starting May 22 thru June 2, there are many days and times for you to help. Just hit the "register" button and pick days and times that work for you.  And as a bonus, for all your hard work, lunch is provided!  

    Want to help us out even more? Like and share this event on Facebook!

    • Thu, May 23, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 11

    Thursdsay, May 23

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Bring some flickering candlelight to your garden or patio and recycle those beautiful wine bottles you can't bring yourself to throw away! You will try your hand at using a bottle cutter to turn that wine bottle into a candle holder on a copper pole. You may bring some wine bottles in the color you wish to create with (bring a few, there may be breakage involved!) Or there will be some available at the class, all other supplies are also included. You may want to bring a pair of leather or gardening gloves to handle the glass.

    Reg by: 5/20

    • Thu, May 23, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 12

    Thursdsay, May 23 

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Bring some flickering candlelight to your garden or patio and recycle those beautiful wine bottles you can't bring yourself to throw away! You will try your hand at using a bottle cutter to turn that wine bottle into a candle holder on a copper pole. You may bring some wine bottles in the color you wish to create with (bring a few, there may be breakage involved!) Or there will be some available at the class, all other supplies are also included. You may want to bring a pair of leather or gardening gloves to handle the glass.

    Reg by: 5/20

    • Fri, May 31, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sun, June 02, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Womanspace

    Friday–Saturday, May 31–June 1 - 8:00a-5:00p, 

    Sunday, June 2 - 9:00a-1:00p

    For donation information, click here!

    Shop this mega-sale with seventeen departments, including an air conditioned boutique featuring designer clothing, jewelry and accessories. Over 3,000 clothing items for men, women, children and infants can be found in the spacious Anjali Pavilion. Much more is available at rock-bottom prices in three tents plus the garage!

    On "Bargain Sunday" from 9:00-11:00am, clothing is just $4 per grocery sized bag; everything else is half price. After 11:00am, pay $4 for anything that fits in a grocery-sized bag, and everything else is half price! This event is held rain or shine; a portable bathroom is available. All proceeds benefit Womanspace and its programs.

    Volunteers are Needed!  Get rewarded with free lunches and early opportunities to shop!  Sign-up today by clicking here!   Glitzy Sale Volunteer!

    Tell your friends you're going on Facebook!

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    • Mon, June 03, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Monday, June 3, 10, 17, 24 

    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 25lb of clay, glazes and firing. Come ready to learn this enticing new skill!

    Reg by 06/02



    • Mon, June 03, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 19
    Register

    Monday, June 3rd

    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Facilitator: Elaine Hirschenberger

    Most of the time we exist in mindlessness, a state of semi-awareness governed by habit and inattention. Mindlessness causes us to suffer, probably more than we are even aware. Mindfulness can be defined in a variety of ways, but simply stated it is a deliberate way of paying attention to what is happening within oneself as it is happening. Mindfulness is moment-by-moment awareness. It’s paying attention without judgment or evaluation. When we are mindful, we become more mentally alert, we’re more open and attentive and we’re able to perceive ourselves more clearly – as well as observing details that often escape our notice. If you can identify with any of these statements, you may find this monthly group very helpful.


    *Note: there must be a minimum of 4 people registered by Friday preceding class in order for class to run.

    • Tue, June 04, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
    Register

    Tuesdays,  June 4, 11, 18, 25

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    Learn techniques of hand-building with clay.  Join this fun class with fellow clay artists to bring yourself to your next level of creativity. Instructor led, mentoring, or independent study, whatever your skill level, you will enjoy this class of slab, coil, press mold, textures, image transfer and more. Bring your ideas to brainstorm since the sky's the limit! Wheels available for those who are proficient in throwing and wish to incorporate the two. Class includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firings. Additional clay available for purchase. Please bring to class an apron and hand towel. Each student must bring their own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online.) 

    Register by 06/02


    • Tue, June 04, 2019
    • Tue, June 25, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 7
    Register

    Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18, & 25

    11:00am-Noon

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    NEW DAY ADDED!! Now do Adaptive Yoga once or twice a week!  Whatever fits your schedule! 

    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.


    • Tue, June 04, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Note time change to 6:00-8:00p

    Tuesdays,  June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9

    Facilitator: Rebecca Taylor

    You don't have to have any previous artistic ability to "Tangle". Even though a tangling creation can look intricate and complicated, once you learn how its done you'll realize how simple it is. By using repetitive patterns and deliberate strokes tangling is an easy way to create beautiful pieces of art. Studies show that tangling increases mental retention, stimulates creativity, improves ones mood, and can be calming during stressful situations. Its like taking a nap and waking up refreshed! Plus, this meditation art form is fun! Please bring a pack of sketch artistic tiles, an 11x14 mixed media pad, B, B3, B4 pencils and 005, 01 and o8 black markers. All are available at area art & craft stores.

    Reg by: 6/02

    • Tue, June 04, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
    Register

    Tuesdays,  June 4, 11, 18, 25

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    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, sgrafitto, 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 25lb of clay, glazes and firing. Please bring to class an apron and hand towel. Each student must bring their own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).


    Register by 06/02


    • Tue, June 04, 2019
    • Tue, June 25, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 10
    Register

    Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18, & 25

    6:00-8:00pm

    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 6/2.  Can't attend every session, $12 per class!


    • Wed, June 05, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 7
    Register

    Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26 

    Facilitator: Ron Wick

    This class is for beginners and intermediate painters who love to paint with acrylics. Join Ron's class and enjoy painting with acrylic on canvas and other surfaces. "To paint well is to have control of the medium". Together we will explore your potential. Ron will give demonstrations on different subjects each week. Come! Lets enjoy the experience together! Students can bring a painting they have done if they would like to have it critiqued in the first class. Please bring your paints, brushes and canvas and be ready to paint at the first class!

    Register by 06/03

    • Wed, June 05, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, June 5th
    12:00–1:15pm

    Facilitator:  Ruth Ora Jackson

    Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss.  And yet a recent survey shows many older women to be engaged, happy and grateful for their lives.  From personal experience, experiences of friends, clients and readings, I will share the choices , attitudes and tools  that can help  cultivate resilience to the developmental challenges we all face as we age.  We cannot make this transition with out-dated versions of ourselves.  Let us embrace this age and be the Women of Wisdom we are meant to be.   

    Register by 6/3

    • Wed, June 05, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 7
    Register

    NEW CLASS!

    Wednesday, June 5, 12, 19, 26

    Facilitator: Rebecca Downing Pelley

    Enjoy personalized instruction tailored to your art interests and abilities. These two hour classes are limited in size and designed to suit each student's goals and ensure progress. A wide variety of drawing and painting media may be explored according to student interests.   If you've taken a few classes, or tabled your passion as life intervened, we've got a home for you here.  Students bring what they want to work on.  Rebecca will provide ideas/resources and relevant information specific to their work.  Intermediate to Advanced

    Register by 06/03

    • Wed, June 05, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Wednesday, June 5th
    6:00-8:30pm

    Facilitator: 

    Kelly Epperson


    Have you wanted to start a blog, but not sure how?  Do you desire to write creatively, but the tech stuff stops you?  Right brain and left brain can work together easier than you think!  Today's blogs allow the non-techie to create and navigate a blog with ease.  Discover tips on how to best express yourself as a blog writer AND be able to do the behind the scenes set-up (5 simple steps).  Blogging absolutely makes you a better writer.  Get started now!

    Register by 6/4

    • Thu, June 06, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
    Register

    Thursday, June 6, 13, 20, 27

    Facilitator: Jennie Johnson Sic

    If you have mastered the skill of creating basic forms on the pottery wheel then you are ready to move to the next level! This class will allow you to take your skills further and learn to throw with larger amounts of clay and create more intricate forms such as bottles, plates, and lidded vessels. Students are welcome to suggest forms they're interested in creating and demonstrations will be given based on interest. Students are also free to work on their own personal projects and receive assistance from the instructor as needed. Students must have some experience throwing on a wheel and feel comfortable creating the most basic forms. Fee includes up to 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firing. Please bring to class an apron and hand towel. Each student must bring their own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).

    Reg by 06/04



    • Thu, June 06, 2019
    • Thu, June 27, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace
    • 13
    Register

    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. 

    • Thu, June 06, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Thursday, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18

     FacilitatorKaren Gines

     We will gather up all the methods we have tried and invite them to mingle with each other. An artist's search for a  'style' that is their own can be nurtured by sharing and experimenting with all the gems you have found along the way.  Acrylic on canvas with impressionistic or abstract ideas... I am thinking of "trees" as a subject that can be very flexible. Please no photos... (bring 2 canvas' each class no smaller than 18"x 20") and your acrylic paints, brushes, and supplies. 

    Call Karen if you have questions.... 815-229-5696 www.karengines.com


    Reg by:  06/04

    • Thu, June 06, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18 

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    This class is ideal for the young artist (ages 10-15) who is interested in  learning to throw pottery on a wheel. Students of any skill level will be welcomed, although we we will be focusing on basic techniques and forms.  These are endless possibilities when working with clay. Mugs, vases, and bowls are just some of the forms that students can learn to make. At the end of this four week class, students will have fully functional and finished pieces to take home. Class fee includes up to 25 lbs of clay, glazes, and firings. Students will be required to bring an apron, hand towel, and basic pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online). Fee includes up to 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firing. 

    Register by 06/04


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

    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. 


    • Fri, June 07, 2019
    • Fri, June 28, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 3
    Register

    Fridays, June 7, 14, & 28 (No class on June 21 due to International Yoga Day-please join us!)

    10:00-11:00am

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    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.


    • Sat, June 08, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Media Room
    Register


    Image result for images for chakra enlightenmentSaturday, June 8th

    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, June 08, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Saturday, June 8th

    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 6/6



    • Sun, June 09, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Media Room
    • 9
    Register

    Sunday, June 9th

    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 6/7


    • Mon, June 10, 2019
    • Mon, June 24, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Mondays, June 10, 17, 24

    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 two days before each class. 


    • Mon, June 10, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
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    Mondays, June 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    If you are interested in learning  the basics of relief printmaking, this beginner-friendly class is the perfect time to do it. Students will learn to design prints, carve them, and print them. One color prints will be the main focus but multi-color prints are a possibility for those who are interested. We will primarily be working with linoleum blocks and potentially wood. Printing is possible on both paper and fabric. Students are encouraged to bring an 18x24 pad of drawing paper, a sharpie, a sketchbook, and their creativity. 

    Register by 06/08


    • Tue, June 11, 2019
    • Tue, June 25, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 13
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    Tuesdays, June 11 & 25

    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 6/10

    • Tue, June 11, 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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