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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 
    • Tue, January 01, 2019
    • Sun, March 31, 2019
    • Media Room
    • 11
    Register

    Genealogy:  One on One

    Appointments will be set individually after registration is complete.

    Facilitated by: Marsha Hosfeld

    In order to address specific questions participants may have, ‘advanced amateur genealogist’ Marsha Hosfeld would like to offer individual two-hour meetings at times that suit the schedule of the student, the instructor, and Womanspace.  Three sessions will be available each month: January, February, and March.


    • Thu, January 10, 2019
    • Thu, April 11, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery (Holistic Health Room in Nov)
    Registration is closed

    Thursdays, Jan. 10, Feb. 14, Mar 14, &  Apr 11

    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 1/8

    • Tue, January 15, 2019
    • Tue, February 19, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Tuesdays, January 15, 22, 29; Feb 5, 12, 19

    6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitator: Delinda Grindle, LCSW



    Transforming Grief - A Journey from Grief to Hope

    Facing the loss of a loved one can be overwhelming. Your grief is a natural process for healing from this painful loss. Transforming Grief offers insights to help you tap your natural resiliency, courage, and compassion, along with practical tools that will help you honor your grief, find meaning, achieve breakthroughs, and learn how to build the life you want on the other side of loss. Together we will learn how to recognize, express and embrace our thoughts and feelings about grief and loss in a safe and confidential atmosphere. The heart ache you are experiencing is your best fuel for transforming your grief to hope. 

    Register by 1/14


    • Mon, January 21, 2019
    • Mon, April 15, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Registration is closed

    Mondays, January 21, February 18, March 18, & April 15
    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.

    • Fri, February 01, 2019
    • Fri, February 22, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 2
    Register

    Fridays, February 1, 8, 15, 22
    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.


    • Mon, February 04, 2019
    • Mon, March 04, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    Registration is closed


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    Mondays, 2 sessions:  February 4th and March 4th

    6-7:30pm 

    Facilitator:  Jeannette Diddens

    Description: Session 1: Do you ever wonder why you are emotionally, mentally and physically exhausted? Do you want to not only feel better but learn how to flourish and thrive at work and at home again? In this first session, you will take a short self-care assessment, learn the difference between compassion fatigue and burnout and design your own personal and professional self-care plan. In this engaging first session, you will re-energize your reason to “help” not only yourself but others.

    Description: Session 2: In this second session you will take the short self-care assessment again to examine your personal and professional growth, learn a quick debriefing tool and review what has helped most in the time between sessions.

    Register by 2/1


    • Tue, February 05, 2019
    • Tue, February 26, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 6
    Register

    Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19, & 26
    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.


    • Thu, February 07, 2019
    • Thu, February 28, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace
    • 8
    Register

    Thursdays, February 7, 14, 21, & 28

    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:  2/6

    • Thu, February 07, 2019
    • Thu, February 28, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Class Cancelled

    Thursdays- February 7 and February 28

    Facilitator:  Rafaela Wickstrum

    Enjoy time with a master sculptor making a mythological gnome! Gnomes have an affinity for the earth and like to guard your house plants. You will learn how to make your own armature and artist paper mache' to create your own unique gnome. In just two classes you will have completed your very first sculpture! All materials are supplied, including your first set of sculpting tools. Just come have fun and create something magical!   Note: Two weeks in between classes

    Reg by: 02/05



    • Mon, February 18, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 3
    Register

    February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25

    Facilitator:  Linda Ewalt & Jean Schnack

    Carrying on with Dee's enthusiasm! Jean and Linda will be there to help you explore new techniques and skills in pottery.  Come and join the fun!    This session we will be adding found objects such as glass, beads, jewelry to clay pieces and also creating mosaics or unusual clay collages on wheel thrown pieces.   Fee includes up to 25lbs 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 2/14



    • Tue, February 19, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio
    • 3
    Register

    Tuesdays,   Feb 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26

    Instructor: Sabrina Tassoni

    You’ve been throwing on the wheel for a while now and you’re feeling confident in your abilities to create basic forms. 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 25lbs 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 2/18

    • Tue, February 19, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Tuesdays, February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19

    Facilitator: Sue Abare

    This class is for those first timers wanting to experience watercolor or someone who wants to expand beginning skills. Have fun exploring the enchantment of water and paint in their irresistible dance. As with all painting, a little drawing experience is helpful. Feel free to bring supplies you may already have or wait for suggestions on what you may want to purchase. Some basic supplies are furnished. We will discuss preparing paper to paint, brushes and their technique, some color theory - but mostly we will jump in the water, and do it!

    Register by 2/17


    • Tue, February 19, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Tuesday, February 19
    6:00-8:00pm

    Facilitator:  Barb Phillips

    ViewFinders is a place where photographers of all levels come together to learn from each other and share their common interest in photography. The focus of this group is to have fun with others, to explore learning and shooting opportunities with any type of camera -- cell phones to DSLRs. Join us with your ideas and questions, along with your camera. Because this group occasionally takes field trips, advanced registration is recommended.


    Register by 2/18

    • Wed, February 20, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 3
    Register

    Wednesdays,  February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 27

    Facilitator: Delores Burkholder

    Age 18+. Int.-Adv. Join this fun, free form handbuilding clay class and create something you are interested in . We use forms, natural elements, and your imagination to build practical, unusual or whimsical forms with guidance from the instructor. Lots of tools to play with, lots of colors to choose from. So many choices for you to enjoy. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.

    Register by 02/18



    • Wed, February 20, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Wednesdays,  February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27

    Facilitator: Gail Faber

    If you have drawing experience and would like to learn about the pastel medium and how create a colorful painting, then this is the class for you. We will practice using hard pastels, soft pastels, pastel pencils and different colors and textures of papers, including sanded surfaces. Individual styles will be encouraged as we explore various techniques in layering and blending colors. This class is for beginners and those experienced with pastels.

    Some supplies provided. You may bring supplies you already have, or wait for suggestions at the first class for what to purchase.

    Reg by: 02/18



    • Wed, February 20, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Wednesday, February 20
    5:30-7:00pm

    Facilitator: Denise Nichols 

    The current buzz phrase “sitting is the new smoking” refers to not only how sedentary we have become but also the negative physical affects sitting posture has on our health and wellbeing. However, standing or sitting in one place, aka “prolonged static,” throughout our day, cannot be helped most of the time, so why not do it with mindful awareness? The power of education regarding what “normal and comfortable” alignment feels like in your body is the key to being able to not only reproduce it throughout your day at home and work but also empower you to change as your body signals you one moment at t time. Walk away with immediately applicable healthy postural habit tips that are essential for your present and future body’s health. 

    Register by 2/18

    • Thu, February 21, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Thursdays,  February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21

    Facilitator: Sue Abare

    Intermediate & Advanced Level. In this five-week class we will continue to practice our skill building toward simplicity, spontaneity and success. We will discuss value, wetness, color and composition. Do you know what NOT to paint? Ideas abound, lots of thinking goes on as students and instructor continue learning. Students bring their own supplies. 

    Register by 02/19


    • Thu, February 21, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Thursday, February 21

    7:00-8:30pm

    Facilitator:  Kim McIver

    Learn about the Native culture while making a Talking Feather craft. The feather was used during tribal counsel to keep peace and hone listening skills.  Native tribes that called Illinois home will be discussed and there will be special Native American items to see up close.  Supply costs are added into your registration fee.

    Register by 2/18

     



    • Fri, February 22, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 6
    Register


    Friday, February 22nd

    6:00-7:30pm

    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. 

    • Sat, February 23, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Upper Studio
    Register

    Saturday, February 23
    1:00-3:00PM 

    Facilitated by Marge Blake

    In Girl Scouts you are part of a special group of girls that stretches across the world.  Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 150 countries celebrate World Thinking Day.  World Thinking Day is a way to celebrate with girls all over the world by doing the same activities.  The 2019 World Thinking Day theme is "Leadership".  Earn your World Thinking Day badge by participating in our celebration!  We will play some games, explore other countries, and create a dove origami.

    $13 per registered Girl Scout; badge included. 
    This event is only for registered girls and their leaders/volunteers. Space is limited so sign up soon!
    All Levels welcome (D/B/J/C/S/A)


    Register by: 2/17

    In Girl Scouts you are part of a special group of girls that stretches across the world.  Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 150 countries celebrate World Thinking Day.  World Thinking Day is a way to celebrate with girls all over the world by doing the same activities.  The 2019 World Thinking Day theme is "Leadership".  Earn your World Thinking Day badge by participating in our celebration!  We will play some games, explore other countries, and create a dove origami.

    $13 per registered Girl Scout 
    This event is only for registered girls and their leaders/volunteers. Space is limited so sign up soon!
    All Levels welcome (D/B/J/C/S/A)
    • Sun, February 24, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace
    • 29
    Register

    Sunday, February 24

    1:00-4:00pm

    Facilitator: Helen Bond

    Helen will share with everyone the great joy of traditional hand drumming from Guinea, West Africa. Come be a part of this joyful group where we come together as a small village and enjoy the uplifting beauty of the traditional hand drumming ensemble. You will learn basic rhythms on dunun drums and the djembe accompaniment parts. You’ll also learn the origins of each rhythm, receive expert instruction on all instruments in the traditional djembe orchestra and deepen your understanding of the place of music, dance and song in West African life. Helen is able to work simultaneously with students of all levels - beginner to professional. All levels are welcome!

    Drums provided. Please bring your own if you have one.

    Register by February 21

    • Mon, February 25, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 21
    Register

    Monday, February 25
    6:00-9:00pm

    Disobedience

    Set in North London, this is the story of a woman who returns to a strict Orthodox Jewish community for her father’s funeral after living in New York for many years. She has been estranged from her father and ostracized by the community for an attraction to a female childhood friend decades earlier. Once she is back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.

    Advanced Registration by the day before is REQUIRED for food counts.  NO WALK-INS.  We start with supper, followed by the film and then a discussion of the film, characters, and artistry.


    • Tue, February 26, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 13
    Register

    Tuesdays, February 19 &  26th

      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 2/18

    • Tue, February 26, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 3
    Register

    Tuesday, February 26

    Facilitator: Tres Testolin

    This is a fun and messy class! Just come and have fun! Tres will share her acrylic paint pouring recipe and lots of tips and tricks.  Everything you need including paint, tools and 2 canvases will be provided.  If you have specific colors or tools you want to work with, please feel free to bring them.  If you bring your own paint you will need at least 4 colors of the small bottles of craft paint for each canvas (2 included in this class). 

    Reg by: 2/20


    • Wed, February 27, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Image result for images for qi gongWednesday, February 27

    Noon-1:30pm

    Facilitator Michael Prindle


    Are you interested in learning more about Qigong before signing up to take classes? Come listen to Michael explain more about the benefits of Qigong. He will also demonstrate a few of the postures/movements and answer any questions/concerns that you may have. 

    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.

    Feel free to bring a sack lunch.  Advanced registration is appreciated.  Walk-ins are welcome

    • Wed, February 27, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Womanspace in Media Room
    Register

    Wednesday, February 27th 6:00-7:00 PM 

    Come learn the Break the Chain Dance in community at Womanspace!  Meghan Baylor will break down the steps of the dance in a fun, empowering environment so that every person has the opportunity to stand in solidarity against the exploitation of women!       Or you can learn the dance by watching the youtube video on your own at home! 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=_U5CZfPydVA

    We are living in a time of upheaval and transformation.

    Together we have been rising to free women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender based violence) from sexual and physical violence in its more overt and obvious forms: rape, battery, incest, sexual harassment, female genital mutilation, sexual slavery and trafficking, child marriage, femicide, sexual-gender and reproductive oppression and violence towards LGBTQIA+ communities. And, we have had many victories.

    As we come into our 7th year of One Billion Rising, we are faced with bigger challenges. To end violence against women, we must commit ourselves to a deeper examination of violence in all its forms. Along with sexual and physical violence, we must also look at systemic violence in economic, political, socio-cultural, environmental and ideological spheres.

    As we continue to Rise to end violence against women– it is imperative now for us to expand our understanding of women’s oppression and exploitation in the context of capitalism, colonization, racism, imperialism, environmental plunder and war. We have been compartmentalized and divided for too long. Our Rising must now connect our specific oppression to the common universal humanity that binds us all. This is no less than a way of life, a way of seeing, a way of being in the world.  It is not one day that we rise, but every day that this consciousness must rise in all we do.

    We call on you this year to be braver, go deeper, reflect, study, listen, learn, awaken to what you don’t know, ask the difficult questions, engage, take actions, and push yourselves out of your comfort zones physically and intellectually.   We call on you to commit to resistance and solidarity.

    Because Rising is no longer a campaign – it is a way of life.

    RISE. RESIST. UNITE.

    • Thu, February 28, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register


    Thursday, February 28

    Time 6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitator:  Annette McLean


    DIET. BINGE. REPEAT... Are you tired of the cycle? Have you tried numerous diets in an effort to lose weight only to gain it all back and then some? Annette McLean, LCPC CEDS explains why the traditional answer to losing weight does not work and leaves us disillusioned and feeling like a failure. She believes our problems with weight are about much more than food. As she explains, we have not ended up in this situation because we are flawed, but rather because for many of us, food has been the tool we have used to manage emotions and care for ourselves. Drawing on her background in cognitive behavioral and feminist theory, Annette's. The Hands That Feed Me offers readers a path back to wellness and recovery. Among other things, we will learn · The basic mechanics of recovery · How we need to aim for recovery more gently and how force and perfectionism delay our progress. · How to “observe” as opposed to getting “hijacked’ by our emotions. · How to investigate our thoughts in a kind and respectful way · How to develop our inner voice of wisdom, called our self-mothering voice · How to recognize our struggle as a way to more deeply understand ourselves and transform our suffering into emotional and spiritual growth. Using a step by step feeling regulation tool (SOFT AIM) combined with the basic mechanics of recovery and providing space for self-reflection, The Hands That Feed Me is your go to guide for recovery from compulsive eating.


    Register by January 22


    • Thu, February 28, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 15
    Register

    Thursday, February 28
    6:00 - 7:30pm

    Facilitator: Kate Downing


    Talking about finances can be intimidating, so we'll break it down to the basics. In this class, we'll discuss the most common financial questions and the topics that affect you each month. We'll cover how to set up a monthly spending plan, how to analyze your debt, and how to plan for long-term goals without sacrificing all your short-term goals (like vacation!). Come with your questions – we're here to help! There will be a 30 min (of) Q&A session. Don’t continue to ignore this important aspect of your life - financial planning isn't scary when you're well-informed. Wine and dessert will be provided.

    Register by 2/26


    • Fri, March 01, 2019
    • Fri, March 29, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 11
    Register

    Fridays, March 1,15, 22, 29 (no class March 8)
    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, March 02, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Media Room
    Register


    Image result for images for chakra enlightenment Saturday, March 2nd

    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)        

    Register by 2/28



    • Sat, March 02, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Womanspace in the Media Room
    Register

    Saturday, March 2nd 

    1:00-2:00 PM

    Come learn the Break the Chain Dance in community at Womanspace!  Meghan Baylor will break down the steps of the dance in a fun, empowering environment so that every person has the opportunity to stand in solidarity against the exploitation of women!       Or you can learn the dance by watching the youtube video on your own at home! 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=_U5CZfPydVA

    We are living in a time of upheaval and transformation.

    Together we have been rising to free women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender based violence) from sexual and physical violence in its more overt and obvious forms: rape, battery, incest, sexual harassment, female genital mutilation, sexual slavery and trafficking, child marriage, femicide, sexual-gender and reproductive oppression and violence towards LGBTQIA+ communities. And, we have had many victories.

    As we come into our 7th year of One Billion Rising, we are faced with bigger challenges. To end violence against women, we must commit ourselves to a deeper examination of violence in all its forms. Along with sexual and physical violence, we must also look at systemic violence in economic, political, socio-cultural, environmental and ideological spheres.

    As we continue to Rise to end violence against women– it is imperative now for us to expand our understanding of women’s oppression and exploitation in the context of capitalism, colonization, racism, imperialism, environmental plunder and war. We have been compartmentalized and divided for too long. Our Rising must now connect our specific oppression to the common universal humanity that binds us all. This is no less than a way of life, a way of seeing, a way of being in the world.  It is not one day that we rise, but every day that this consciousness must rise in all we do.

    We call on you this year to be braver, go deeper, reflect, study, listen, learn, awaken to what you don’t know, ask the difficult questions, engage, take actions, and push yourselves out of your comfort zones physically and intellectually.   We call on you to commit to resistance and solidarity.

    Because Rising is no longer a campaign – it is a way of life.

    RISE. RESIST. UNITE.

    • Mon, March 04, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
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    Monday, March 4

    Facilitator:  Alicean "Li" Slough

    Come discover the beauty and simplicity of Chinese brush painting in this one time introductory session. What is the difference between “Western” and “Chinese” watercolor? In this class you will learn about the basic strokes and techniques, supplies and philosophy. After discussion and demonstration, you can give it a try. All supplies provided just come and learn something new!

    Reg by: 02/28



    • Mon, March 04, 2019
    • Mon, March 25, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
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    Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25

    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, March 04, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 18
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    Monday, March 4

    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.

    • Mon, March 04, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register