We have a lot to offer here at Women Sanctuary!  Below are descriptions of classes and activities that are open to anyone and free to attend. These events can all be seen on our Schedule page in calendar format, if that’s easier.

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Body/Mind Wellness Classes

Guided Meditation
Offered Wednesdays from 5:45-6:15pm

Join us for a relaxing meditation.  We will introduce meditation and its benefits, then do a 10 minute guided meditation and a 10 minute silent meditation, followed by a short “cool down” to bring us back into reality.  We will have plenty of Zafus (floor pillows) for you to sit on and get comfy while you meditate in our peaceful sanctuary.  This is a quiet time that is generally kid-free, but older children interested in meditation are welcome to participate.

Tai Chi
Offered Tuesdays from 6:30-7:15pm

Learn the basic principles of this ancient art, that uses slow smooth body movements to improve and maintain health.
The low-impact moving combined with breath can help circulation, strength, and balance.  It also has been proven to help achieve a state of physical and mental relaxation while

strengthening the cardiovascular and immune systems. Wear loose fitting clothing and comfortable shoes, this exercise is suitable for all ages and any level of ability

Chris has been studying various fighting arts since a child, including wrestling, kungfu, tai chi, and boxing.

Healthy Relationships
Offered Mondays from 6-7pm

The course will cover:
  • How to recognize red flags and behaviors that may mean someone is toxic
  • Deciding when enough is enough
  • Removing toxic people from our lives
  • How to set appropriate boundaries with toxic people we must deal with
  • How chronically toxic people affect our lives
  • Recovering from toxic relationships

Gong Sound Bath
Offered Mondays from 7:15-8pm

In this 45 minute immersion of sounds from a Gong, you will lay gently on a yoga mat with a blanket over you, close your eyes and allow the sounds of the Gong to wash over you. You are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water. All props will be provided.
The Gong is one of the oldest therapeutic instruments, and has been used in yoga, sound meditation, and vibrational therapy for ages. The sounds and vibrations of the Gong are used for stress reduction, stimulation of the glandular system, and as a facilitator to break up emotional blockages. The sounds of the Gong have the power to resonate in every cell of the body simultaneously causing transformation of the entire self.

Artistic Classes

Writer’s Circle
Offered Wednesdays from 1-2:30

We will use a variety of writing exercises and prompts to bring our material to the surface and have a couple of timed free writes in each session with the ending 15-30 minutes being time to share.

Vision Book Group
Offered Wednesdays from 4:15-5:30

We use “magnetic” photo album pages and collage inside the images that represent what we want our lives to be like – not just the things, but how we want to feel with them too. We will use each page for a separate part of life and add affirmations to the pages.

Each individual will use the book by looking through each page and stating the affirmations each morning and each page and stating the affirmations each morning and each evening.

This can be an ongoing group weekly where group members can gather to add images and affirmations and discuss what blocks have come up and what break throughs were made.

Jewelry Making
Fridays from 5pm-6:30pm

Lynne Riley offers these classes in copper jewelry making. All materials will be provided to make a different piece of jewelry each week.

Lynne shares: I have many years of experience making jewelry. What started off as a hobby in 1993, quickly became a passion and one I enjoy sharing with others. I primarily work with copper and steel wire, which are both very economical. I’ve taught jewelry classes in a variety of forums and they have all been very positive experiences. Through these classes, I hope to inspire others by helping them make their own jewelry. It’s a wonderful thing to watch the expressions of my students once they finish their pieces. I have yet to see any of them be disappointed with the results.

Support Groups

Women’s Support Group
Offered Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30pm

These women-only safe spaces are a place we can share and listen to each other, vent, cry, and be held up by the women around us.  Topics range from relationship issues and mental health disorders, to day to day stresses like work and family.

Anxiety Support Group
Offered every other Thursday from 6:30-7:30pm

These women-only safe spaces are a place we can share and listen to each other, vent, cry, and be held up by the women around us.  We will discuss anxiety and it’s impact on life, coping strategies, and methods to help live with anxiety.

Headache Sufferers Support Group
Every other Sunday from 12-1pm

Carrie LaDue will lead each session, which will include roughly thirty minutes of information and discussion about a specific, common headache trigger and strategies for overcoming or avoiding the trigger. Another thirty minutes will be spent engaged in biofeedback or guided meditation practices that are known to reduce or even stop the pain before it starts. Participants can expect an empathetic and supportive environment that promotes wellness through the mind body connection. Relevant for all headache types: migraine, tension, stress, etc…

Family Groups

Movie Night!
Check our schedule for monthly offerings

Come to Women Sanctuary for a family movie night!  We will feature a “G” or “PG” Rated movie (appropriate for all ages) projected for the kids to watch while parents chat in the next room over.  Kids can dress in PJs (so can adults!) and enjoy popcorn and hot chocolate while the adults can have tea and snacks and socialize. See here for a listing of movie offerings.

Mom’s Meeting
Offered Mondays from 11:15-12:30pm

Come and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while your little one can draw or play and explore our space.  Over the summer we have kids of all ages and they can enjoy a fun play date while moms chat!

Story Time
Offered Fridays from 11:15-12pm

Bring your little ones for a read aloud!  Snacks provided.

Other Activities

Coffee Hour
Offered every Monday and Friday from 10-11am

Join us in the morning to have coffee or tea, chat, and relax with each other.  We may go for a walk if the weather is nice.  Children are welcome and can color and play in our space while we talk about our goals for the day and set our day up to be fantastic.  Kids are welcome and we have snacks and space for them to play.

Business Women Unite
See schedule for monthly meetings

Let’s get together and share our dreams and goals and help each other reach them. This class is meant for business minded women whether you have a successful business, a business you would like to grow, at the beginning stages of starting a business, or just have an idea. Let’s unite and share our knowledge with one another, hold each other accountable and share information on the ups and downs of owning a business. Discussions are based on the journey to running a successful business, how to get grants, the hurdles that we may have faced, in hopes of saving someone from going through the same thing, website building, research information, marketing strategies, manufacturing, distribution, writing a business plan, connections, networking and anything else business oriented. Let’s be a part of empowering each other to become successful.

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