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Fall Your Guide

 

Fire & Smoke Clayworks
Begins Oct. 1, 6:00p

Pen & Ink Drawing
Begins Oct. 2, 6:00p

Restorative &
Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Oct. 2, 9:30 & 5:30p

Therapeutic Yoga
Oct. 3, 10:00–11:00p

Foam Rolling Relief
Oct. 6, 10:30–11:30a

Pastels, Still Life & Landscapes
Begins Oct. 7, 1:00p

Dancing with a
Foot in Two Worlds

Oct. 7, 6:00–7:30p

EarthMatters
Oct. 8, Noon–1:15p

Fearless Mixed Media
Begins Oct. 8, 1:00p

Encaustic Painting
Begins Oct. 11, Noon

So You Don't Think You Can Quilt?
Begins Oct. 13, 3:00p

Mixed Media For You
Begins Oct. 13, 6:00p

LUNAFEST Film Festival
Oct. 23, 6:00p

Holiday Art & Craft Sale
Nov. 14–22

 

Calendar of Events

 

Womanspace Rockford

 

Programs

 

Dancing with a Foot in Two Worlds | Women's Hormones |
Toxins, Detoxification & Cleansing Protocols |
Comfort Food That Doesn't Add to the Waistline |
Tap into the Wisdom of Your Dreams
|
5 Things to Give Up to be Happy

 

Dancing with a Foot in Two Worlds
Were you born in another country and then moved to the USA? Or did you move from another region in this country and notice a difference in the culture? Or were you one of the only ones in your family to go to college? Or do you identify in a way that feels quite different from others in your family? If so, you are one of many who sometimes feel they are walking a tightrope, trying to balance or find a comfort level but feel like they have a foot in two different worlds. Join us to gain a greater perspective and insights on how to make the most of this sometimes challenging but potentially rewarding life that you lead.

Dr. Shiraz Tata can definitely relate to having a foot in both worlds. She came to the US from India to obtain a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from SIU-C and then moved 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 and dialogues on diversity and all topics multicultural. She also enjoys teaching mindfulness and meditation classes.

Course #: WK14-4
Date: October 7
Time: Tuesday, 6:00–7:30p
Instructor: Dr. Shiraz Tata
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $20
Members' Fee: $15
Register by October 6. Registration Policy

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

 

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Balancing Women's Hormones —
Using Essential Oils & Herbs

This class will take a comprehensive look at the catabolic changes in Women’s hormones and how it affects longevity and well being. Dr. Wang and Patricia Halverson combine their knowledge and information on herbs and essential oils and how rebalancing your hormones can be accomplished in a safe, effective, and natural format. They illustrate the ease and benefits of using safe, natural remedies to restore the body and live a long, healthy and active life. How hormones affect all body systems, the energy of chakras and hormones for a vital spiritual and physical state of natural well-being will be explored. Herbs and oils will be available to sample and restorative remedies will be offered.

Pat’s spiritual healing journey from a brush with cancer in 2003 has led her to pursue wholeness. As a Personal Growth Consultant, she is certified in Breath Therapy and has diverse, holistic training in herbal medicine, essential oils therapies and body-mind emotional release energy therapies.

Dr. Mian-Ying Wang, MD, MS, is Pharmacologist and Clinical Researcher at the University of Illinois College of Medicine-Rockford. She provides science-based, effective health alternatives for longevity and well being. Her significant contributions to science and disease prevention include her life-long professional medical experience as an internal medicine practitioner and general surgeon in China; researcher at University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center and U of I, College of Medicine for many years. She has published over 60 research papers on cancer, carcinogenesis, nutrition, hormones and preventive effects of natural health products. She has more than 30 years of anti-cancer research with over 75 published clinical studies. After her 20+ years on scientific research, Dr. Wang has changed her life focus from research to prevention.

Course #: WK14-5
Date: October 15
Time: Wednesday, 10:30a–Noon
Instructor: Patricia Halverson & Dr. Mian-Ying Wang, MD, MS
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $20
Members' Fee: $15
Register by October 13. Registration Policy

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

 

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Toxins, Detoxification & Cleansing Protocols
Learn the importance of integrating the body, mind, and spirit for an overall detoxification protocol. The buildup of toxins in the human body, such as chronic infections and bacteria, can impact all Body Systems. Understand all aspects of detoxification in a realistic, practical, and affordable manner. Students will be able to recognize and understand sources of toxin, why it is important to detox, and how to go about detoxing oneself.

Starr has been a Certified Natural Health Professional for the last 7 years, providing detoxification of heavy metals in the human body and natural nutritional counseling. She is studying to become a digestive specialist. Starr has joined the Connections Therapy Center with Kathy Cox, LCPC, and Cindy Stear, PhD.

Course #: WK14-6
Date: October 16
Time: Thursday, 1:00–3:00p
Instructor: Starr Pittaway
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by October 13. Registration Policy

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

 

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Comfort Food that Doesn't Add to the Waistline!
As the days begin to shorten, we sometimes see our waistlines begin to widen…this year things can be different! Armed with a hearty winter soup recipe and beneficial tips, we can stop those winter pounds in their tracks. Join us to watch as Sarene assembles a healthy as well as comforting soup and then enjoy a bowl!

Sarene is a passionate nutritionist and public health educator. She started her business Healthy Plate 5 two years ago and since then has educated over 500 people in the Rock River area teaching them about proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices. She is an advocate of Clean Eating and presents Clean Eating demonstrations at numerous locations in the area; her main focus is Mediterranean cooking. She received her bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences and masters of public health both from the University of Missouri and she is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Course #: WK14-7
Date: October 16
Time: Thursday, 4:30–6:00p
Instructor: Sarene Alsharif, MPH
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $20
Members' Fee: $15
Register by October 14. Registration Policy

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

 

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Tap into the Wisdom of Your Dreams
Every night our dreams come to us with messages about what is going on in our waking lives. Often they bring up unresolved emotional content that is ready to be released. Through the synergistic combination of Emotional Freedom Technique, or Tapping, and Projective DreamWork we can clear the emotions and connect with the deeper meaning of the dream.

This workshop is for people who are curious about their dreams and open to a new, powerful approach to dreamwork. No previous work with dreams of Tapping is necessary. Come join our dream circle and let your dreams amaze you!

Jean Kathryn Carlson, MA, is a dream worker, an EFT Practitioner, and co-author of Catch Your Star and On the Wings of Faith. Since 1980 Jean has tuned into her dreams and has experienced first hand the power of dreams to change lives. She received her certification through the Marin Institute of Projective DreamWork in 2011. She brings her intuitive skills to the dream landscape and helps fellow dreamers connect the dots between the meaning of the symbols in their dreams and their waking life reality. Her unique alchemical blend of dreamwork and 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.

Course #: WK14-9
Date: October 22
Time: Wednesday, 6:30–8:30p
Instructor: Jean Kathryn Carlson, MA
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $25
Members' Fee: $20
Register by October 20. Registration Policy

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

 

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5 Things to Give Up to be Happy
We think we need to have more, do more, or seek more approval to make happiness a reality. However, when we shed the skin of the old ways and adopt new ways of being, we find happiness to be our natural state of existence. Simple steps that bring clarity to mind will help motivate you to shift your thinking and realize a new way to decide, choose and experience your life in joy. When you hold on to your history, you do it at the expense of your destiny.

Pat’s spiritual healing journey with a brush with cancer in 2003 has led her to pursue wholeness. As a Personal Growth Consultant, she is certified in Breath Therapy and has diverse, holistic training in herbal medicine, essential oils therapies and body-mind emotional release energy therapies.

Course #: WK14-8
Date: December 11
Time: Thursday, 1:00–2:30p
Instructor: Patricia Halverson
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $20
Members' Fee: $15
Register by December 9. Registration Policy

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

 

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