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NEW! Summer
Your Guide

 

"Go Gently On This Earth" Exhibit
April 15 — May 29

Art Uncorked:
Light Up the Garden

May 25, 6:00–8:00p

Hatha Vinyasa/ Restorative Yoga
May 26, 9:30–10:45a

Therapeutic Yoga
May 27, 10:00–11:00a

Glitzy Garage Sale
June 3–5, 8:00–5:00p

Mindfulness Group
June 6, Noon–1:30p

Clayworks: Let Me Be Creative–Slip Trailing
Begins June 6, 1:00p

Watercolor Classes
Begins June 7, 10:00a

Plaster Painting
Begins June 7, 1:00p

Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery
Begins June 7, 6:30p

Acrylic Painting
Begins June 8, 9:00a

Bookwoman:
Go Set a Watchman

June 8, 9:30–11:00a

Pen & Ink Drawing
Begins June 8, 1:00p

Singing Bowls
Sound Immersion

June 8, 6:30–8:00p

Fairy Festival
July 16, 1:00–4:00p

 

Calendar of Events

 

PROGRAMS

Womanspace Rockford

Open Up a World of Possibilities | Meditation | Singing Bowls |
Deciduous Tree Care | Genealogy Resources | OTC & Rx Drugs |
Tap into the Wisdom of Your Body | Dive Into Your Dreams |
Dream Circle

 

Open Up a World of Possibilities:
On the Page and in Our Lives

Our writing can affect our world in endless ways. It can weave beauty in and around our lives. The stories we tell have the ability not only to show our perception and experience of the world, but to change our vision and understanding of it. By creating new possibilities on paper, we open our minds/hearts/souls to the many new treasures and opportunities that lie within us. No experience in writing is necessary but seasoned writers are welcome.

Debby Gaines, a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer, fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a writer. She earned an MFA in Writing & Consciousness from the California Institute of Integral Studies, moved back to the cornfields she grew up with, and continued her career in funeral service. Her passion in caring for the dead, her observant eye on the living, and her spiritual connection to corn influences her writing. She is currently working on a multi-genre memoir, using her own life as a microcosm to create a layered look at society’s fascination with and avoidance of death.

Course #: WRT15-4
Date: June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3
Time: Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00p
Facilitator: Debby Gaines, MFA
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $90
Members' Fee: $75
Register by June 27. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Participant's Name & Phone

 

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Beginning/Re-Engaging Meditation
Meditation is the practice and process of paying attention and focusing your awareness. This class is for the person wanting to learn this process or re-engage after slipping out of regular practice. Whether you are seeking greater focus to get your job done more efficiently, 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! Bring a yoga mat or rug if you would like to meditate lying down. You can also choose to meditate in a sitting position on the floor or in a chair.

Dr. Shiraz Tata came to the USA from India to get a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from SIU-C and then just kept moving up the state of Illinois to Rockford where she has lived for the past 20 years! She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice where she creates a safe space for people to share whatever may be weighing on their minds or hearts. She loves to facilitate discussions on diversity and all topics multicultural. She also enjoys teaching mindfulness and meditation classes.

Summer Session 2
Course #: MD15-3
Date: June 21
Tuesdays, 9:00–10:00a
Facilitator: Dr. Shiraz Tata
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by June 20. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Participant's Name & Phone

 

Summer Session 3
Course #: MD15-4
Date: August 23
Time: Tuesdays, 9:00–10:00a
Facilitator: Dr. Shiraz Tata
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by August 22. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Participant's Name & Phone

 

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Singing Bowls Sound Immersion for Healing & Relaxation
Ancient traditions across many faiths have used singing bowls to quiet the mind and heal physical and emotional wounds. Vibrational Energy Medicine gently restores the body’s balance. This sound immersion experience brings calm, peace, and clarity, and can restore your connection to All That Is and the divine wisdom within. Weather permitting, we will be outdoors. Wear comfy clothes. Bring a mat and blanket or sleeping bag or zero gravity chair.

Kelly and Jim were married May 1, 2011 on the labyrinth at Womanspace. They provide coaching and facilitate workshops on love, joy, creativity, and awakening the dreamer within. kellyepperson.com

Course #: WK15-13
Date: June 8
Time: Wednesday, 6:30–8:00p
Facilitators: Kelly Epperson Simmons & Jim Simmons
Location: Anjali Pavilion
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by June 6. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Participant's Name & Phone

 

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Deciduous Tree Care
In this program, participants take an in-depth look at deciduous trees. Topics include how to manage deciduous tree diseases, proper planting techniques, mulching options, and the best trees to choose for Illinois. This class will begin with a presentation indoors followed by time spent outdoors looking at real trees. Please dress accordingly.

Candice Miller, University of Illinois Extension Educator, offers leadership, community programs and expertise in Horticulture Sciences throughout northwest Illinois. Her primary areas of focus are home horticultural, indoor plant, and greenhouse production topics.

Course #: WK15-14
Date: June 9
Thursday, 11:00a–Noon
Facilitator: Candice Miller
Location: William Reif Gallery & Womanspace Grounds
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by June 7. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Participant's Name & Phone

 

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Genealogy Resources for Growing Your Tree
Being a family tree ‘detective’ has both technical and creative aspects. We’ll discuss the typical resources and creative ways to use them, as well as problem-solving techniques when primary sources aren’t available. Learn how census forms can reveal surprising information. Understand how to research immigration and naturalization records. Each class will include time to discuss and work on your tree. Bring your laptop if you have one. Forms and source lists will be provided. Register by the deadline in order to receive a list of materials by e-mail.

Marsha Cowen Hosfeld is the past president of the Winnebago and Boone Counties Genealogical Society. She has been working on her family tree for over ten years. Her other hobby, photography, has come in handy when working on, sharing, and preserving her family history. She hopes to “infect” you with the genealogy bug!

Course #: WK15-15
Dates: June 16, 23, 30
Time: Thursdays, 1:00–2:30p
Facilitator: Marsha Hosfeld
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $40
Members' Fee: $30
Register by June 13. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Participant's Name & Phone

 

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OTC & Rx Drugs: What You Should Know
Do you ever get annoyed by the sheer number of times someone at the doctor’s office asks about the medications you take, even if you were just there recently? There are reasons for that: often we forget the one or two medications that we don’t routinely take or consider like antacid, acetaminophen, or even vitamins. Those “little” details can cause big problems. Doctor’s offices, hospitals, and pharmacies all have electronic tools, not available to us at home. When we are not clear about the medications we take, prescription or not, some harmful and often expensive drug interactions can occur. Susan will share stories that highlight the hazards of prescription medications mixed with over the counter product. She will provide a list of common drug interactions that you can take home.

Susan is Assistant Director of Pharmacy at MercyRockford Health System. She recieved a BS in Pharmacy and a MS in Administration from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and did her residency in Pharmacy Administration at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. She also serves on the Womanspace Board.

Course #: WK15-16
Dates: June 21
Tuesday, 6:00–7:30p
Facilitator: Susan Lee, MS, R.Ph.
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $20
Members' Fee: $15
Register by June 20. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Participant's Name & Phone

 

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CLASSES WITH JEAN KATHRYN CARLSON


Jean Kathryn Carlson is a Dream Alchemy Coach, speaker and co-author of Catch Your Star and On the Wings of Faith. Her unique ability to navigate the land of dreams and intuitive use of tapping sets the stage for a powerful and transformational experience. Jean Kathryn is a certified Law of Attraction Life Coach, certified DreamGroup Facilitator through the Marin Institute for Projective Dream Work, and an EFT Practitioner.

 

Tap Into the Wisdom of Your Body
You have the power to experience relief from anxiety, stress and even physical pain right in your fingertips. Energy Field Tapping (EFT) is based on ancient understanding of energy meridians that run through your body. When you tap a number of those meridians, you are able to smooth out the kinks in your energy system and experience greater relaxation and peace. Sound too good to be true? Come and see for yourself. This is an introduction into the amazingly simple and effective world of tapping. No previous experience necessary. You will leave the evening with enough information to empower you to continue tapping in the comfort of your own home.

Course #: WK15-17
Dates: July 7
Time: Thursday, 6:30–8:30p
Facilitator: Jean Kathryn Carlson
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $20
Members' Fee: $15
Register by July 5. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Participant's Name & Phone

 

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Dive Into Your Dreams Workshop
Dreams are loaded with creative potential. Give yourself a day to dive into your nighttime dreams and learn to decode the messages meant just for you. Through sharing dreams and insights in a sacred dream circle, exploring dreams through creative writing and even doodling, you will uncover the messages your dreams have come to share. This is a day filled with fun and joyful transformation. No previous dream work experience necessary. Come with your hardest question and a dream, and glean insights through the power of the dream circle. Bring a sack lunch.

Course #: WK15-18
Dates: July 9
Time: Saturday, 9:30a–4:00p
Facilitator: Jean Kathryn Carlson
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $75
Members' Fee: $60
Register by July 7. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Name, Phone & Date of Class

 

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Dream Circle
Join us and enter the land of nocturnal dreams where the magic mirror never lies. In these circles you will experience a unique blend of projective DreamPlay, EFT or Tapping, all served up with a drop or two of essential oils. You are invited to take this opportunity to develop a relationship with your dreams and become familiar with the language they speak. Accessing the wisdom of the invisible realm can light your way to greater peace and pleasure in all areas of life. Everyone welcome.

Course #: WK15-19
Dates: July 12
Time: Tuesday, 6:30–8:30p
Facilitator: Jean Kathryn Carlson
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $20
Members' Fee: $15
Register by July 11. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Participant's Name & Phone

 

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