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Workshops

2016 Ladies’ Saturday Retreat Workshops

Early registration for ticket holders is now open!

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10:00 AM Workshops

Past Life Regression Workshop -CLOSED
Presented by Kathy Tom, LCSW, CHT
Come join in a fun filled hypnosis workshop and re-experience one of your past lives in a group setting.  The entire group will be guided back into a past life where you will meet yourself.  This workshop will wake up your soul memory.  You may wind up a male or a female, so be prepared!  This is an experiential workshop.  Kathy Tom is a Certified Hypnotherapist since 206.  She was trained in advanced hypnosis by Brian Weiss in 2014 and is a past life regressionist.

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.

Creating a Stress Free Lifestyle – CLOSED
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.

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.

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.

Qi Gong
Presented by Qaasim Muñoz
Garden of Life Massage & Yoga Center
QiGong involves moving meditation, coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, & calm meditative state of mind. Practiced for recreation, exercise, relaxation, preventive medicine and self-healing, alternative medicine, meditation , and self-cultivation, and training for martial arts. No prior experience needed. Excellent for seniors!

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.

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.

2016 Fashion Update:  What’s In, What’s Out, & What’s Back
Presented by Sara Megletti
PB&J Stores
Classic style never goes away, but fashion marches on with new trends all the time.  Sara Megletti from PB&J Stores presents a photo session that will have you laughing and learning how you can tweak your personal style in favor of the latest ideas.  Translate Sara’s advice into your own personal “What to Keep, What to Buy” shopping list that will save you money and keep you looking your best.

1:30 PM Workshops

The Joy of Golf
Presented by Mary Beth Kohberger
To The Tee Golf
There’s no way to do justice to describe the feeling of pure exhilaration you’ll experience the first time you connect with that little white ball.  There’s nothing like it!  Whether you play golf already, have tried it once, or have never even held a club, today with the help of veteran PGA coach Mary Beth Kohberger, you will be able to hit the ball and experience the joy of golf.
*Maximum 12 students, held on the green by the Pavilion, dress for the outdoors

Making Nature Faces
Presented by Michael Hartnett
Allamucha Arts
An art-making, self-discovery workshop.  Using examples from his nature fantasy 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 relationship with nature is possible.  The imagination 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 there was nothing.” – Tales of Allamucha, pg. 143. Attendees are encouraged to bring their camera phones or cameras to record their creations.

Reach for the Stars – Sun Astrology 101
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.
*You will be asked to provide your month and day of birth when registering for this workshop for the information of the presenter.

Finding the Answers Within – CLOSED
Presented by Medium 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.
* Recommended for participants 18 years of age and up.

Women & Heart Disease
Presented by Cindy A. Codispoti, DO, FACC
Newton Medical Center
Dr. Codispoti is a Newton Medical Center cardiologist practicing with Cardiology Associates of Sussex County.

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.

Stress Management and How You Can Handle Stress
Presented by Dr. Susan J. Cunico, D.C.
Cunico Family Health and 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, before it gets 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)

Connection with Yoga
Presented by Roe Pechy
Garden of Life Massage & Yoga Center
We begin by using Yoga to slow down your breath, body movement and your mind to create a connection to your inner peace.  Finding softness and sensitivity to allow your body to relax and renew.  By using gentle movement we will begin to create space in your body and space in your mind.  Open to all levels. Roe has been a long time fitness instructor.  Her passion for Yoga has led her to want to share it with others.  She enjoys watching others begin to realize the potential that lies within all of us. When we begin to become aware of what we are able to overcome, we begin to realize that anything is possible.
*Participants should wear comfortable clothes and bring their yoga mats

The Benefits of Using Traditional Chinese Medicine in Today’s Modern World
Presented by Qaasim Muñoz
Garden of Life Massage & Yoga Center
Learn the basic principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine from Qaasim Munoz, Asian Bodywork Therapist, Massage Therapist, 4th Dan Sifu from Garden of Life Massage & Yoga Center and how your emotions can be affected by how you feel and what you eat. You will learn useful breathing techniques, movements, and sounds to facilitate harmonious flux within & throughout.
* No prior experience is needed.

2:45 PM Workshops

The Joy of Golf
Presented by Mary Beth Kohberger
To The Tee Golf
There’s no way to do justice to describe the feeling of pure exhilaration you’ll experience the first time you connect with that little white ball.  There’s nothing like it!  Whether you play golf already, have tried it once, or have never even held a club, today with the help of veteran PGA coach Mary Beth Kohberger, you will be able to hit the ball and experience the joy of golf.
*Maximum 12 students, held on the green by the Pavilion, dress for the outdoors

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.

Reach for the Stars – Sun Astrology 101
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.
*You will be asked to provide your month and day of birth when registering for this workshop for the information of the presenter.

5 Secrets to Looking and Feeling Younger
Presented by Dr. M. Helena Takacs, D.C.
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 role in their health, and how pain limits a person from achieving their full health potential!

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.

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.

Getting Creative with Your Cupcake and Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth – CLOSED
Presented by Colleen Daly
Cupcake Café
This is a hands on workshop where you will learn the basics of coloring and molding fondant to create a beautiful Spring themed cupcake. Learn how to fill and use a decorating bag to create beautiful piping on your future cupcakes!

Touchstone Crystal “BLINGO”
Presented by Julie Bush
Touchstone Crystals
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!

“Kai Chi Do”
Presented by Jessica Lynne McClelland
Garden of Life Massage & Yoga Center
Kai Chi Do is a metaphysical workout for Body, Mind and Spirit. A process designed to release pent up stress and energy, this process takes you through the five elements to bring the energy up to intense, and then allow it.  A great way to relieve stress, to refresh your brain, and to have fun! Kai Chi Do is totally approachable to everyone and open to all levels.
* Bring water, clothes you can move in, and an open mind, and let the music, movement and breath do the rest.

4:15 PM Workshops

The Joy of Golf
Presented by Mary Beth Kohberger
To The Tee Golf
There’s no way to do justice to describe the feeling of pure exhilaration you’ll experience the first time you connect with that little white ball.  There’s nothing like it!  Whether you play golf already, have tried it once, or have never even held a club, today with the help of veteran PGA coach Mary Beth Kohberger, you will be able to hit the ball and experience the joy of golf.
*Maximum 12 students, held on the green by the Pavilion, dress for the outdoors

Bellydancing 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.

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 bevefits that yoga has to offer – (Spririt).
*Participants should wear comfortable clothes and bring their yoga mats

Improving Relationships with Effective Communication
Presented by Dr. M. Helena Takacs, D.C.
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.

Weight Loss
Presented by Cunico Wellness Coach
Cunico Family Health and 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!

Demystifying Your Camera
Presented by Paul Michael Kane
Paul Michael 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!

Create a Masterpiece – Acrylic Canvas Painting – CLOSED
Presented by Beckie Sajban
Painted Grape
Let’s channel your inner artist and paint a mini masterpiece.  Attendees will be guided on this painting adventure.  NO experience necessary! Workshop includes acrylic painting on canvas.  Aprons are available, acrylic paint stains clothing.

Happy Brain, Happy Heart – Meditate and Heal – CLOSED
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 wil receive 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.

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’ Master’s program. He is a senior member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams.

5:30 PM Workshops

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.

Finding Yourself Through Your Clutter – CLOSED
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.

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.

Art Games
Presented by Marshall Okin
Spring Street Art Center & Art Etc
ALL participants win a prize!
Door prizes include:
-FREE Paint and Sip lesson
-FREE Art Lesson
-FREE Art Supplies
Play with us! Discover many misconceptions of art through interactive quizzes and games.

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!

Tap Away the Blues with EFT
Presented by Debra M. Hollinrake
The Tree of Life 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.

Relieve Multi-Tasking Schizophrenia
Presented by Lauren Cardinale, Clinical Hypnotherapist
Experiencing struggle in the juggle?  Learn and experience the simplicity of how hypnotherapy can help you regain your equilibrium when life gets overwhelming or out of balance due to daily demands. The slightest shift of your attention and the thoughts you think can help bring your life back into focus. Hypnotherapy can give you emotional, mental and physical calm, all leading to a more contented, confident and successful life. Besides it’s easy and fun. Come learn about hypnotherapy and leave feeling rejuvenated, powerful and back on track!

Pain Management
Presented by Kayleigh Callan, Lac
Cunico Family Health and 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.