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Summer Your Guide


"Passport to the Arts" Preview Art Exhibit
July 11–August 16

Restorative & Vinyasa Flow Yoga
July 17, 9:30a & 5:30p

Therapeutic Yoga
July 18, 10:00–11:00a

Build a Fairy House
July 19, 9:00a–Noon

Mindfulness Group
July 21, Noon–1:30p

African Drumming
July 23, 6:00–7:30p

UFO Night
July 24, 6:30–8:30p

Supper & Film:
The Book Thief

July 28, 6:00–9:00p

Art Uncorked: From Drab to Fab Painting
July 29, 6:30–9:00p


Calendar of Events


Womanspace Rockford


Womanspace Programs


Discover New Grains | 10 Signs of Memory Loss |
Writer's Practice: Inspiration & Dreams | DIY Beauty Products


Creative Energy Medicine Approach:
How Love Heals All Things

We hear that love heals all things, but HOW? In this fascinating mini-workshop/talk, Robin White Turtle Lysne, Ph.D. will help you learn how to heal yourself through self-love techniques that she developed. These ways are revealed in her new book, Heart Path Handbook, An Energy Medicine Guide, where Lysne takes people step by step through the process of self-love. Ram Dass says, “You can get to the place of being loving-awareness, but before you can love the universe or other people, you have to be able to love yourself.” This interactive talk shows you how to love yourself. Bring a journal or notebook to process the exercises and join the fun!

Robin Heerens (White Turtle) Lysne received her MFA in 2012 and her PhD in Energy Medicine in 2013. She is the author of four books of nonfiction and one of poetry. Her poems have been widely published, and she has been a featured reader of her poetry in Berkeley, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz. Her poem, “First Step” was selected for reading by survivors at the Virginia Tech Memorial Bench Dedication.

Course #: WK13-36
Date: July 17
Time: Thursday, 1:00–3:00p
Instructor: Robin Heerens Lysne, Ph. D.
Location: William Reif Gallery
Sorry, this class is cancelled.
Register by July 15. Registration Policy


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Discover New Grains
Freekeh, what is that? It sounds like something from a hip show for teenagers. Actually, it is a grain used for over 3,000 years in the Mediterranean basin. Current research is showing this grain has superior health benefits and packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Come learn more about freekeh, quinoa, bulgur and many other grains. Enjoy a light dish prepared right before your eyes and take home the recipe.

Sarene Alsharif is a nutritionist and public health professional. She earned her B.S. in nutritional sciences and Masters of Public Health from the University of Missouri. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society of Nutrition.

Course #: WK13-32
Date: August 5
Time: Wednesday, 11:30–1:00p
Instructor: Sarene Alsharif, MPH
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $20
Members' Fee: $15
Register by August 3. Registration Policy

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


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Know the Ten Signs of Memory Loss
This program is a must for anyone who has aging parents or friends and/or may be a caregiver to a loved one! We will focus on the 10 warning signs of serious memory loss. It includes a basic overview of Alzheimer’s disease and covers risk factors, diagnosis, and the benefits of early detection. Through the use of video footage, you will meet people living with memory loss as they address the fears and myths associated with dementia, and hear from the family members who are on the journey with them.

Susan Sklar is the Manager of Education & Outreach for the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter-Rockford office. She educates 6 counties in Illinois and enjoys achieving the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association by promoting good brain health, educating the community on the disease and promoting research. Susan has personal experience with Alzheimer’s as a caregiver for her mother who recently passed away with Alzheimer’s disease. She has helped caregivers as well as volunteering her expertise in Senior Health Insurance to assist older adults with their Medicare Prescription Drug questions..

Course #: WK13-33
Date: August 6
Time: Wednesday, 6:30–8:00p
Instructor: Susan Sklar
Location: Media Room
Fee: Freewill Offering
Register by August 4. Registration Policy


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Writer's Practice: Tapping Inspiration & Dreams
We want you to realize how exceptional and unique you are as a writer of poetry, short stories or essays. You are acutely aware of smells, sights, sounds, textures and shapes of everything. When inspiration calls you forth in passionate response to breathe deeply into, take out pen, pencil, computer and find your particular spot for composing – chair, desk, patio table, computer. Search out those dreams that are patterned, lucid, or flashes of enlightenment. Use the arts, photographs, letters, and remembrances of tragic, touching and even comic moments. This workshop will use stimulating “starters” to help you see, hear your voice.

Dorothy Bock, co-founder and wise woman of Womanspace, earned her BA at Alverno College, her MA in English Literature at Marquette University and completed her MFA in Art at the University of Notre Dame. She has been a teacher of art, literature and the humanities since 1950. .

Course #: WK13-34
Date: August 12
Time: Tuesday, 6:30–8:30p
Instructor: Dorothy Bock
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by August 10. Registration Policy

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Participant's Name & Phone


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Pretty Simple DIY Beauty Products
from All Natural Ingredients

While browsing those store shelves for your everyday beauty products, are you aware that lurking behind those sleek bottles and attractive labels are a myriad of chemicals known to cause cancer, organ damage, birth defects and other long-term health problems? We will use readily available natural and organic ingredients to create several beauty staples for you to take home! Fee includes all materials.

Liz Kulevich has a degree in marketing communication from Columbia College, Chicago. She is Marketing Coordinator at Womanspace and has several years of marketing and public relations experience in the Rockford area. Liz actively strives to maintain an organic and natural lifestyle focus..

Course #: WK13-35
Date: August 21
Time: Thursday, 1:00–3:00p
Instructor: Liz Kulevich
Location: Anjali Pavilion
Regular Fee: $30
Members' Fee: $25
Register by August 19. Registration Policy

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Participant's Name & Phone


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