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2016 Ladies’ Saturday Retreat Workshops

The Language of Dreams
Presented by Dr. Francesco Ancona
This presentation explains the “language” of dreams to enable attendees to interpret their own dreams, as no one can do so better than dreamers themselves – especially with a cup of coffee or glass of wine and a good friend. The session will also include the process of keeping a dream diary and an overview of important dream factors. It will also provide time for answering questions. Dr. Ancona, D.Med.Hm., D.Arts, is the author of The Power of Dreams: A History of Healing Body, Mind, and Soul, a study of how dreams are “the most misunderstood necessity of life,” as well as a key to human development, including how dreams affect physical, mental, and spiritual health. Though much of dream studies is compartmentalized, Dr. Ancona looks at dreams holistically.   Dr. Ancona has been teaching about dreams for over 20 years, running workshops throughout the state, and teaching an array of myth and dream courses at SCCC. Dr. Ancona trained in psychoanalysis at both Drew and at Centenary College/Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis’ Masters program. He is a senior member of the International Association for the  Study of Dreams.

Creating a Stress Free Lifestyle
Presented by Dr. Eric Loewrigkeit
Sparta Chiropractic & Wellness Center
Participants will learn the improtance of gratitude journaling, breathing excercises, being deliberate about what they put in their heads, affirmations and meditation.  Entertaining and informative, this workshop is sure to please even the most skeptical crowd.

Belly Dancing for Fun & Fitness
Presented by Sherri Van Houten
Belly Dancing is a wonderful, fun way to tone muscles, burn calories, and get in touch with your inner beauty. The workshop covers basic moves, a simple but fun choreography, and some free-style dancing as well.

Eat Clean Get Active
Presented by Charlene Beebe & Lynn Owen
Sparta Athletic Club
Lean how to eat clean, less processed, more healthy foods. Learn how to incorporate an exercise program to achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Finding Yourself Through Your Clutter
Presented by Cindy Nolte
Fresh Look on Life

A how to lecture on removing the internal and external clutter that you have collected over the years and getting back to who you truly are.

Making Nature Faces
Presented by Michael Hartnett
An art-making, self discovery workshop.  Using examples from his nature fantasty Tales of Allamucha, author Michael Hartnett will demonstrate the face-making process and provide materials for participants to create their own ‘nature avatar’.  Through this exercise, a new realtionship with nature is possible.  The imangination can inspire and motivate us to make a personal connection with the natural world.  ”The way of the artist is the way of the magician.  When you change the reality of how you see things, the story changes.  Knowing you can change your perceptions gives you the power to see through life.  Meaning appears where once the was nothing.” – Tales of Allamucha, pg. 143. Attendees are encouraged to bring their camera phones or cameras to record their creations.

Sussex County YMCA PiYo
Presented by Peggy Pak
Sussex County YMCA

PiYo is a hybrid, fat-burning, low-impact, total-body athletic workout. It combines the principles of strength and flexibility training, conditioning, and dynamic movement, with the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of yoga and Pilates. No experience is necessary.  *Please dress comfortably for movement (e.g. leggings or loose pants, shirts that stay put when bending over) and bring your yoga mat!

Vintage Jewelry Rocks
Presented by Joyce Zakierski Simmons
Vintage Costume Jewelry
“To Dazzle You” through a presentation of the history of vintage costume jewelry, all made in America, since 1900. Explore the materials used and design styles from each decade. Hot jewelry topics include what to wear, how to care and why to collect.

The Answers Within
Presented by Micky Perez
Mickysangels
Spirits surround us all the time.  In this workshop we will learn meditation to calm our minds to receive messages from the other side.  It will be an interactive workshop.

5 Secrets to Looking and Feeling Younger
Presented by Dr. M. Helena Takacs, DC
Takacs Wellness Center

These presentations cover two of the most prominent areas of concern for the American public: Looking and feeling better and younger, losing weight, and helping diabetic symptoms. This presentation will educate the audience about how the body and metabolism works and why most diets don’t work, the true value of being healthy and fit; how food, water, and medication play a roll in their health, and how pain limits a person from achieving their full health potential!

Improving Relationships with Effective Communication
Presented by Dr. M. Melena Takacs, DC
Takacs Wellness Center

Being able to communicate your ideas and get people to respond in a positive manner to your ideas is a vital ability. Problems occur when there is misunderstanding and a lack of good communication in relationships whether they be personal or professional. Did you know that there is an exact formula for Communication? Dr. Takacs outlines, with precision, exactly what this little known formula is and how you can use it to improve your relationships.

How to Take Better Photos with Your Digital Camera
Presented by Cathy Rosselli
Cathy Rosselli Studios
Photographer Cathy Rosselli will be teaching the ladies how to better understand ISO and Aperature settings and exactly what they can do with the lenses that are already on their cameras.  Point and shoot or DSLR, Cathy will help you understand when to change the settings and what the limitations are of your camera and lens. She will also touch on how to properly take a photo on a cell phone. There are tricks you may not know about yet.

Simplified Gardening for Stress Relief
Presented by Maggie Mallasch & William Kenerson
Lowe’s Home Improvement
A hands-on informative adventure into growing flowers, herbs and veggies.  The joy of watching mother nature at her best. From germination to harvest whether veggies, herbs or flowers.

Demystifying Your Camera
Presented by Paul Michael Kane
Paul Michael Kane Photography
Demystifying Your Camera will teach you how to get the most out of your DSLR to ensure that treasured memories will look their best.  Bring your cameras and your questions and award winning photographer, Paul Michael Kane, will have you shooting better pictures in no time!

Stress Management and How You Can Handle Stress
Presented by Dr. Susan J. Cunico, D.C.
Cunico Family Health & Wellness Center
Feeling stressed? Need some expert help to tackle the tension in your life?  You can learn simple but effective tools that will help you get the better of stress, begfore it get the better of you!

** As a gift for all those who attend, all attendees will receive a free 15 minute Rapid Release Therapy Session to assist in stress reduction ** (Rapid Release Therapy Session to be scheduled at a later date)

Pain Management
Presented by Kayleigh Callan, L.Ac
Cunico Family Health & Wellness Center
Are you experiencing pain, difficulty sleeping, stress, hormonal changes or uncomfortable digestive issues? Are you ready for a change? Come learn how Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can help with these conditions and more and bring your body back into balance.

Weight Loss
Cunico Family Health & Wellness Center – Wellness Coach
Cunico Family Health & Wellness Center
Come and learn about the most popular diet of 2015! Our medically developed protocol is only available from qualified professionals.  One-on-one professional weight loss coaching for educational support and motivation.  Smarter eating and balanced lifestyle education to promote weight stabilization.  Weekly weight and body measurements analysis and much more!

From Flower to Hive: the process of honey production from nectar source to finished product
Presented by Martha Mahady
Rutgers Master Gardeners of Sussex County
Nectar from flowers infuses honey with different flavors. Join Master Gardener Martha Mahady to explore how bees make honey, and how different sources produce different flavors.

Essential Oils – 101
Presented by Kerry Deckert
Young Living – Oiled for Life
Learn about popular essential oils and how you can use them to support your health.  We will make a personalized roll-on oil to support your wellness goals.

Happy Brain, Happy Heart – Meditate and Heal
Presented by Debra M. Hollinrake
The Tree of Health Center
Debra M. Hollinrake is a Partner and Director of Public Relations with the Tree of Health Center in Newton, New Jersey. She is a Mindfulness meditation Instructor trained throught the College of Metaphysical Theology, and Emotional Freedom Techniques and Life (DNA) Activation practitioner, a Law of Attraction counselor and Spiritual life Coach.  Debra is an initiate in the lineage of King Solomon, representing the Universal Great Brother and Sisterhood of Light in service to humanity.  She is also an award winning inspirational speaker and six-year member with Toastmasters International.  At this workshop Debra will offer simple techniques for attendees to begin a successful meditation practice.  Topics and interactive learnings include:  Proper posture, How to relax, Focused breathing, Dealing with distractions, Mindfulness, Added bonus: Clinically proven 12-minute meditation to improve memory and overall health.  Attendees will recieve an easy “how to” guide along with relevant written materials.  They will leave the workshop empowered with the knowledge of how easy meditation can be.  Armed with proven techniques for greatly improved physical and emotional health, they will be excited to get started on the road to reduced stress while building a strong foundation for spiritual practice and contemplation.

Tap Away the Blues with EFT
Presented by Debra M. Hollinrake
The Tree of Health Center
Debra M. Hollinrake is a Partner and Director of Public Relations with the Tree of Health Center in Newton, New Jersey. She is a Mindfulness meditation Instructor trained throught the College of Metaphysical Theology, and Emotional Freedom Techniques and Life (DNA) Activation practitioner, a Law of Attraction counselor and Spiritual life Coach.  Debra is an initiate in the lineage of King Solomon, representing the Universal Great Brother and Sisterhood of Light in service to humanity.  She is also an award winning inspirational speaker and six-year member with Toastmasters International.  At this workshop, Debra will demonstrate how easily attendees can release negative emotions so they can think clearly and excel at their life’s pursuits.  Workshop flow:  History fo Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), How EFT works and why, Where key pressure points are located, The “Basic Recipe” for application, How to apply basic EFT to release negative emotions and pain, How to help your child or loved one release negative emotions with basic EFT.  Attendees wil receive and easy “how to” guide along with relevant written materials.  They will leave the workshop empowered with simple tools to eliminate anger, stress, fear, grief and chronic pain – much more than with traditional techniques and when used properly, with permanent results.

Makeup Application 101
Presented by Kaitlyn Morgan
BeautybyKaitlyn
Have you ever had trouble having your makeup stay on all day?  Or walked outside to find your face is 10 shades darker than the rest of your body? Well you’re in luck!  In this workshop we will cover everything from picking out the right shade of foundation to covering blemishes or hyper pigmentation that may appear on the skin.  As well as gaining insider tips from professional makeup artist Kaitlyn Morgan, on how to properly apply makeup for a flawless, easy-to-do application that will last all day.

Touchstone Crystal “BLINGO”
Presented by Julie Bush
Touchstone Crystal
Come and join in on a “Sparkling” game of Bingo “Blingo” with Touchstone Crystal Jewelry.  Learn about this ground floor Home Party Jewelry Division of Swarovski Crystal…and you just may go home with some sparkley prizes!

Intro to Dance
Presented by Synergy Dance Company
Have you ever wanted to take dance class?  It is never too late.  Did you know that dance improves your coordiantion, flexibility, agility and muscle tone!  Intro to Dance is the ideal way for adults to learn the basics of dance.  In this one hour class we will focus on ballet and jazz technique.  Come join Synergy Dance Company for a fun, energetic and spirited dance class.

Reach for the Stars-Sun Sign Astrology 101
Presented by Charles Fritsch AFA
Masterpeace
This workshop entails an informative, interesting and interactive overview of Astrology and the hidden Powers of One’s ETA to Earth,…hence Your Bearthday! We will cover many interesting facts, myths and folklores attributed to the World’s Oldest Science and how it can be used in one’s daily Life for a better understanding of One’s Path, optimal results in your daily surroundings and keen insight to those around us. *Participants please provide your day and month of birth to attend this workshop!

Yoga for You
Presented by Linda Tironi
Soul II Soul, Health & Wellness, LLC
The unique yoga class offers: learning proper form – (Body), how to relax – (Mind). Go within and allow yourself the full experience and the healing benefits that yoga has to offer – (Spirit).
*Participants should wear comfortable clothes and bring their yoga mats

Rediscovering Natures Essentials
Presented by Lily Hodge & Marie Yorke
Learn how pure essential oils can support your wellness; Physically, Mentally and Emotionally.  Inhale deeply as we experience a variety of essential oils.