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Meditation

    • Tue, January 08, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Tuesday, January 8th 

    6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitated by:  Petrea Meier

    With the busy schedules of our world today, managing stress and getting quality rest is becoming more of a challenge everyday.  Essential oils are powerful tools from nature that can support relaxation, reduce stressful feelings, and promote quality sleep.

    Join us for a night of learning about specific essential oils, tips, and techniques to support rest and managing stress.  This workshop will cover essential oil basics, so no experience is necessary.  We will learn how to make rollerball recipes and each guest will get to take two relaxation rollerballs home.  Supply cost is included in your registration fee.

    Register by 1/6


    • Sat, January 12, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 7
    Register


    Saturday, January 12

    9:30am-4pm

    Facilitator:  Jennifer Berezan

    A daylong silent retreat: weaving chant, meditation, sound meditation, and wisdom teachings.  In these challenging times it is crucial to take time out to connect to our own inner peace and wisdom. 

    Join us as we rest in the timeless practices of chant, song and silent meditation.

    Come to recharge, renew, relax, and awaken in the midst of it all.

    No singing or meditation experience necessary

    Register by 1/6


    • Sat, January 19, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Anjali Pavilion
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    Saturday, January 19th

    7:00-8:30pm

    Facilitator:  Michael Bateen 


    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. 

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

    • Tue, January 22, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 15
    Register

    Tuesday, January 22
    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 1/21

    • Tue, February 12, 2019
    • Tue, February 26, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 15
    Register

    Tuesdays, February 12, 26
    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 2/11

    • Tue, February 12, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

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    Tuesday, February 12th

    6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitator: Petrea Meier

    With all the emotions that arise in our daily lives, mood management becomes more important to our overall quality of life.  Essential oils are a safe, natural, and effective way to support our feelings and emotions.  Inhalation of essential oils can change your mood within 7 seconds. This class will go over essential oils and essential oil blends to support our mood as emotions arise.  We will use emotional charts that can become great tools to take home to help support your family emotionally.  This workshop will cover essential oil basics, so no experience is necessary.  We will make rollerballs for emotional support and each guest will get to make and take home two rollerballs for mood management.  Supply cost is included in your registration fee.

    Register by 2/10


    • Tue, March 12, 2019
    • Tue, March 26, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 15
    Register

    Tuesdays, March 12, 26
    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 3/11

    • Tue, March 12, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

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    Tuesday, March 12th

    6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitator:  Petrea Meier

    This class will dive deeper into essential oils that support emotions.  Lots of recipes and specific oils for particular emotions that arise.  We will go over specific techniques and tips for success. This workshop will cover essential oil basics, so no experience is necessary.  Each guest will get to create two custom rollerballs to take home for their specific emotional needs. Supply cost has been added to your registration fee.

    by 3/10


    • Wed, April 03, 2019
    • Wed, April 24, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 15
    Register

    Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, & 24
    6:00-7:00pm

    Facilitated by Sandra Williams, LCSW

    Have you ever wondered WHAT meditation and mindfulness are and the history behind these practices? Have you ever wondered WHY you would want to practice them? Are you curious HOW your mind, emotions, body and spiritual practice may be affected and helped by meditation and mindfulness? Do you want to explore HOW you can meditate and practice mindfulness? We will explore all of these questions AND PRACTICE forms of meditation and mindfulness each week. If you would like to have a greater sense of calm, be more present in your daily life, be more alert, be more energized day-to-day or experience more joy in life, this is the class to get you started.

    Register by 4/1

    • Fri, April 05, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Sun, April 07, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • DeKoven Center, Racine, WI
    • 45
    Register

    Wild Women Retreat: 

    Awakening the Untamed Spirit   

    April 5-7, 2019

    Come join us for a retreat weekend! This year, instead of featuring a guest speaker, we are bringing together some of the local talent from the Womanspace community! Come, meet new friends and spend time with old friends while you explore your authentic story through: writing, art, a dream circle, movement, meditation, and drumming.  There are also opportunities to enjoy yoga, self-pampering, laughter, and nature.  Pick and choose any or none.  It’s up to you!  At this retreat we will honor the Untamed Spirit within each of us that is sometimes quiet, always wild.

    Your registration includes:

    -Friday and Saturday night lodging at DeKoven Center

    -Friday night meal, 3 meals on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday

    -Friday night’s Opening Gathering & Turn an Old Book into a Work of Art group project

    -Saturday’s workshops:  Exploring Your Wild Woman through Meditation; Dream Circle:  Let Your Dreams Speak; Chakra Rhythms; Drumming For Health & Happiness

    -Saturday evening’s Celebration, Sunday morning’s Rise & Shine yoga and closing gathering

    Check-in will begin at 4:30pm on Friday with the first gathering at 7:30pm. 

    Is Friday thru Sunday not enough retreat time for you?  See below for Pretreat info.

    Space is Limited to 55 women.  Sign up on-line soon! 

    Pre-treat yourself!  Arrive on Thursday, April 4th, between 5:30-6:30pm to have plenty of time to rejuvenate and relax before the weekend begins!

    Your pretreat includes:

    -Thursday night lodging at DeKoven Center

    -Fun activities on Thursday evening

    -3 meals on Friday

    -Yoga, Writing Workshop, & Poetry for the Soul Collage Workshop

    -Walking Tour of historical DeKoven Center

    -Free time to get a massage, cranial sacral, walk by the labyrinth, sit by the lake, take a nap, or explore Racine.

    Wild Women Retreat Cancellation Policy: $100 of the fee is a nonrefundable deposit. Any request for refund must be in writing. If request is received by February 1, all fees paid minus deposit will be refunded. If request is received by March 1, 50% of all fees minus deposit will be refunded. After March 1, there are no refunds.


    • Tue, April 09, 2019
    • Tue, April 23, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 15
    Register

    Tuesdays, April 9, 23
    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 4/8

    • Tue, April 09, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Image result for mood essential oil images  Tuesday, April 9th

    6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitator:  Petrea Meier

    This class was designed by Desiree Mangandog and is an emotional healing protocol class.  Desiree is a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner and incredible essential oil healer.  Her protocols are powerful and promote personal growth.

    Join us as we walk you through oil protocols to remove common blockages. It will address overwhelm, fears, self-esteem, clarity & personal power. It will also talk about how to use the "I am Fabulous" book, which includes tons of emotional support blends.  All the oils for the protocols will be provided.  At the end of class, guests will be able to make and take home a very powerful rollerball blend specific to their needs to continue their emotional healing process.  Supply cost has been included in your registration fee.

    Register by 4/7



    • Sat, April 27, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Anjali Pavilion
    Register

    Saturday, April 27th

    1:00-2:30pm

    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. 

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

Past events

Tue, November 13, 2018 Meditation: A Wellness Practice (MD18-3)
Thu, October 18, 2018 Class cancelled: Introduction to Meditation: What, Why, How and...Practice (IMD18-1)
Tue, October 09, 2018 Meditation: A Wellness Practice (MD18-2)
Tue, September 11, 2018 Meditation: A Wellness Practice (MD18-1)
Tue, August 28, 2018 NEW CLASS ADDED! Meditation as Wellness Practice (MD17-41c)
Tue, July 10, 2018 JULY CLASS ADDED! Meditation as Wellness Practice (MD17-41b)
Tue, June 12, 2018 JUNE CLASS ADDED! Meditation as Wellness Practice (MD17-41a)
Tue, May 08, 2018 Meditation as Wellness Practice (MD17-41)
Tue, April 10, 2018 Meditation as Wellness Practice III (MD17-23)
Sat, March 24, 2018 Introduction to Full Body Presence (WK17-36)
Tue, March 13, 2018 Meditation as Wellness Practice II (MD17-22)
Tue, February 13, 2018 Meditation as Wellness Practice I (MD17-21)
Thu, February 01, 2018 Introduction to Meditation: What, Why, How and...Practice (IMD17-21)
Tue, January 16, 2018 Meditation as Wellness Practice Ia (MD17-21a)
Tue, December 12, 2017 Meditation as Wellness Practice IV (MD17-4)
Tue, November 14, 2017 Meditation as Wellness Practice III (MD17-3)
Tue, October 10, 2017 Meditation as Wellness Practice II (MD17-2)
Wed, September 13, 2017 Introduction to Meditation: What, Why, How and...Practice (IMD17-1)
Tue, September 12, 2017 Meditation as Wellness Practice I (MD17-1)
Tue, June 13, 2017 Meditation as Wellness Practice II (MD16-7)
Tue, May 09, 2017 Meditation as Wellness Practice I (MD16-6)
Tue, April 11, 2017 Meditation as Wellness Practice (MD16-5)
Tue, March 14, 2017 Meditation as Wellness Practice (MD16-4)
Tue, February 14, 2017 Meditation as Wellness Practice (MD16-3)
Tue, January 10, 2017 Meditation as Wellness Practice (MD16-2)
Tue, December 13, 2016 Meditation as Wellness Practice (MD16-1)


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