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    • May 03, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • May 31, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 7
    Register

    Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

    9:00–10:00a

    Facilitator: Shiraz Tata, PhD

    This class is Zoom only. A confirmation email with the link will be sent after registering.  

    Start your day off with greater focus, less stress and more peace of mind. Meditation is the practice and process of paying attention and focusing your awareness. Different forms of meditation are introduced and practiced in a seated position. Join us — it’s a great way to de-stress, re-charge, and re-focus. Suggested equipment: comfortable attire, yoga mat or rug.   

    Register two days before course or each class.

    • May 03, 2022
    • May 31, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Online ZOOM Only
    Register

    Tuesdays,  May 3, 10, 17, 31 (recording only on 24th)

    11:15 am–12:15pm

    Instructor: Lisa Alexander

    This class is being offered online Zoom only! The Zoom link will be sent via email once you have registered. 

    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 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. Dress comfortably and have a yoga mat, straps and blocks ready, if you have them.

    Please register at least two days prior to the session you would like to attend.  

    • May 06, 2022
    • May 27, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 13
    Registration is closed

    Fridays, May 6, 13, 20, 27

    10:00–11:00 am

    This class is a ZOOM RECORDING only. A confirmation email with the link will be sent after registering.

    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 recorded yoga class blends chair yoga, restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, Pranayama (breath work), 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.

    Dress comfortably and have a yoga mat, straps and blocks ready, if you have them.

    Please register at least two days prior to the session you would like to attend in order to receive the Zoom recording link.   

    • June 03, 2022
    • June 24, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 18
    Register

    Fridays, June 3, 10, 17, 24

    10:00–11:00 am

    This class is a ZOOM RECORDING only. A confirmation email with the link will be sent after registering.

    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 recorded yoga class blends chair yoga, restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, Pranayama (breath work), 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.

    Dress comfortably and have a yoga mat, straps and blocks ready, if you have them.

    Please register at least two days prior to the session you would like to attend in order to receive the Zoom recording link.   

    • June 07, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • June 21, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 15
    Register

    Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21

    9:00–10:00a

    Facilitator: Shiraz Tata, PhD


    This class is Zoom only. A confirmation email with the link will be sent after registering.  

    Start your day off with greater focus, less stress and more peace of mind. Meditation is the practice and process of paying attention and focusing your awareness. Different forms of meditation are introduced and practiced in a seated position. Join us — it’s a great way to de-stress, re-charge, and re-focus. Suggested equipment: comfortable attire, yoga mat or rug.   

    Register two days before course or each class.

    • June 07, 2022
    • June 28, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Online ZOOM Only
    Register

    Tuesdays,  June 7, 14, 21, 28

    11:15 am–12:15 pm

    Instructor: Lisa Alexander


    This class is online Zoom only! The link will be sent via email once you have registered. 

    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 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. Dress comfortably and have a yoga mat, straps and blocks ready, if you have them.

    Please register at least two days prior to the session you would like to attend.  

    • June 08, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • William Reif Gallery & Zoom
    Register

    The Moment of Lift:

    How Empowering Women Changes the World

    by Melinda Gates

    Wednesday, June 8

    10:00–11:30 am

    This class is both in-person and on ZOOM. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. IDPH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission. Her goal, as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift a society up, invest in women.

    In this candid and inspiring book, Gates traces her awakening to the link between women's empowerment and the health of societies. She shows some of the tremendous opportunities that exist right now to “turbo-charge" change. And she provides simple and effective ways each one of us can make a difference. 
    — Goodreads

    All women are invited to these discussions to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Register by: 6/6

    • June 09, 2022
    • June 30, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room & ZOOM
    • 10
    Register

    Thursdays, June 9, 16, 23, 30

    10:00–11:00 am

    Instructor: Lisa Alexander

    IDPH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    This class uses breath to movement, taking you through a series of warm-up poses, sun salutations, strengthening asanas, balance postures, and twists, ending with deep stretches and relaxation. All levels. Suggested equipment: comfortable attire, yoga mat, yoga block, strap, blanket/pillow.


    Register two day before each class.

    • June 09, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 15
    Register

    Thursday,  June 9

    12:00–1:00 pm

    Instructor: Sister Mary Boyd

    This class is Zoom only. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link. 

    Post-Impressionist Georges Seurat (1859-1881) is well known for his banner painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of la Grande Jatte, which is one of the prized possessions of The Art Institute of Chicago. This session will be about this painting in detail, and also about his magnificent drawings and other paintings he painted in the style he called “divisionism.” 

    Register by: 6/07

    • July 01, 2022
    • July 29, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 20
    Register

    Fridays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    10:00–11:00 am

    This class is a ZOOM RECORDING only. A confirmation email with the link will be sent after registering.

    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 recorded yoga class blends chair yoga, restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, Pranayama (breath work), 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.

    Dress comfortably and have a yoga mat, straps and blocks ready, if you have them.

    Please register at least two days prior to the session you would like to attend in order to receive the Zoom recording link.   

    • July 05, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • July 26, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 15
    Register

    Tuesdays,  July 5, 19, 26

    9:00–10:00a

    Facilitator: Sandra Williams, LCSW

    This class is online only using Zoom. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. 

    Start your day off with greater focus, less stress and more peace of mind. Meditation is the practice and process of paying attention and focusing your awareness. Different forms of meditation are introduced and practiced in a seated position. Join us — it’s a great way to de-stress, re-charge, and re-focus. If you’ve joined this group in the past, we’ll be using similar styles of meditation and adding to the practice. Suggested equipment: comfortable attire, yoga mat or rug.

    Register by: 2 days before class

    • July 05, 2022
    • July 26, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Online ZOOM Only
    Register

    Tuesdays,  July 5, 12, 19, 26

    11:15 am–12:15pm

    Instructor: Lisa Alexander

    This class is being offered online Zoom only! The Zoom link will be sent via email once you have registered. 

    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 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. Dress comfortably and have a yoga mat, straps and blocks ready, if you have them.

    Please register at least two days prior to the session you would like to attend.  

    • July 07, 2022
    • July 28, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room & ZOOM
    • 11
    Register

    Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28

    10:00–11:00 am

    Instructor: Lisa Alexander

    IDPH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    This class uses breath to movement, taking you through a series of warm-up poses, sun salutations, strengthening asanas, balance postures, and twists, ending with deep stretches and relaxation. All levels. Suggested equipment: comfortable attire, yoga mat, yoga block, strap, blanket/pillow.


    Register two day before each class.

    • July 13, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • William Reif Gallery & Zoom
    Register

    Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen

    by Jose Antonio Vargas

    Wednesday, July 13

    10:00–11:30 am

    This class is both in-person and on ZOOM. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. IPDH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed if in-person.

    “This is not a book about the politics of immigration. This book—at its core—is not about immigration at all. This book is about homelessness, not in a traditional sense, but in the unsettled, unmoored psychological state that undocumented immigrants like myself find ourselves in. This book is about lying and being forced to lie to get by; about passing as an American and as a contributing citizen; about families, keeping them together, and having to make new ones when you can’t. This book is about constantly hiding from the government and, in the process, hiding from ourselves. This book is about what it means to not have a home.

    After 25 years of living illegally in a country that does not consider me one of its own, this book is the closest thing I have to freedom.” —Jose Antonio Vargas, from Dear America 
    — Goodreads

    All women are invited to these discussions to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Register by: 7/11

    • July 14, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 15
    Register

    Thursday,  July 14

    12:00–1:00 pm

    Instructor: Sister Mary Boyd

    This class is Zoom only. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link. 

    Austrian modern artist, Oskar Kokoschka, (1886-1890) was an expressionist, poet, playwright and teacher. He is most known for his intense expressionistic portraits and landscapes. His theories were a strong influence on the Viennese Expressionist Art Movement. His paintings are characterized by quick brushstrokes and bright colors. 

    Register by: 7/12

    • July 28, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 25
    Register