WEDNESDAY YIN YOGA WITH DAWN SMITH
On Wednesdays from 1:00 - 2:15 P.M.
As a complement to the more active yang asana practice, Yin Yoga is a slow & meditative practice and poses are held for longer periods of time. Allowing muscle to rest passively, students will sit deeper into the connective tissue of the body- cultivating more mobility & suppleness in the joints- as well as practice the observation of the mind. Cost: $10
FIVE NOUN EXERCISE WITH ALMA SPENCER
Thursday April 6th at 7 p.m.
The purpose of the 5 Noun Exercise is to move the participants from a fragmented, linear way of thinking to a more interrelated way of seeing the world. We first look at how we view the world now to seeing a more patterned way of viewing things. Then we relate dreams to this new view and how understanding the way dreams communicate is related to personal growth. The goal is for you to see how dreams lead you to see your spiritual life as a natural part of the movement of the cosmos rather than seeing yourself as separate from the universe.
This exercise is especially for those who work with their dreams and those who would like to to dream work but don't remember their dreams.
Please bring paper and pen to participate in the process.
There will be handouts available so please register at email@example.com
We would like there to be enough handout for everyone.
On Sunday June 2 - 4 p.m.
Reiki Share is an opportunity to come together as a community to offer support; exchange ideas; and practice in a safe environment. Everyone present will have the chance to give and receive Reiki. Depending on the number of people attending, we will split up in groups of 4-6 to a table and take turns giving (as a group) and receiving Reiki healing energy. We will try to mix experienced Reiki practitioners with newcomers at each table.
Time will also be spent sharing ideas and experiences. This group is in its infancy, so feel free to bring books, readings, and ideas to share with others as we attempt to bring together area Reiki practitioners for the good of all.
If this is your first time, please bring a copy of your Reiki certificate for our files.
For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
THE NATIVE AMERICAN TRADITION WITH GINNY NULL
On the third Wednesday at 7 p.m. Ginny Null leads us in her wonderful evenings of spirituality in the Native American tradition. Since Ginny is Spirit-led the evenings are always full of surprises.
CHAKRA BOWLS MEDITATION
On the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.
The beautifully lit crystal bowls and the purity of their vibrations, combine to create a perfect atmosphere for meditation and energy balancing.
DREAMWORK GROUP WITH ALMA SPENCER
May 4th at 7 p.m.
Carl Jung believed dreams were direct communications from the unconscious to the conscious, and therefore an opportunity for personal growth. If you're not familiar with dream interpretation, the process is quite simple: learn to remember your dreams and develop your intuition. But since it's often much easier to interpret someone else's dream than your own, we'll share our dreams in a supportive environment to benefit from each others' intuitive insights.
If you have any recent dreams to share, please type each one up and give it a title. Then bring your written dreams for the group to work on. Love Donation
WOMEN'S SACRED FIRE
On the 2nd Thursday of each month, at 7 p.m.
Diane Winn, Brenda Statzer and others will lead us in an evening of chanting, drumming and sharing as women gather to support one another. This sacred fire for women is from the Cherokee tradition as taught by Momfeather Erickson. The coming together of feminine energy and spiritual insights makes this a wonderful event. Some of us honor the Cherokee tradition by wearing a skirit, but this is optional.
YOGA WITH MARGARET FILCHAK
On Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
Gentle Yoga. Asanas/Poses are just one aspect of Yoga. Time will still be spent working with the poses, in addition, we will be looking at the meaning and application of the other Limbs of Yoga as described in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras including the Yamas, Niyams, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana and Dhyana. Suggested Donation: $10.
POWER ANIMAL RETRIEVAL
4th Thursday at 7 p.m.
Become empowered by your personal power animals! We'll discuss their various roles as totems, teachers, messengers, and their place as guides in your life. Join us on a drum-assisted journey! We will be journeying for 25 minutes. Bring a blindfold and a small pillow (neither are required) to block out the physical and explore the non-physical shamanic worlds. We will be using a CD for the drumming. Discussion and sharing will be done by the group.
SACRED WATERS KIRTAN
Friday, August 19th at 7 p.m.
Kirtan is a listening and interactive sound healing experience. Using call and response chanting with easy, repetitive melodies and joyous danceable rhythms, the songs are sung in the ancient languages of world religions. They set free the chattering mind, deepen the breath, and create a state of calm, where the eternal love that lies in each heart can unfold and open. All ages and faith traditions welcome. Bring a cushion for floor sitting or sit in our chairs.
For more information see yogachant.org
THE PRINCIPLES OF BUDDHISM WITH KIRBY WHITACRE
The 2nd Tuesday of the month, except May - August.
Includes Buddhist meditation techniques, study of the scriptures, discussion and videos. Kirby has been a practicing Buddhist for many years and has written a book called Buddhism: A Westerner's Compendium.
This group does not meet during the summer months.
DRUM CIRCLE WITH CAROLYN KOEBEL AND JACQUEE DICKEY
Sacred Waters Kirtan drummers Carolyn Koebel and Jacquee Dickey will hold down the center as the circle weaves a rhythmic tapestry of drums, voices and movement. Pack up your percussion, bring your dancing feet and your singing voice. Invite your friends and come meet new ones. Oh, and those winter blahs? Bring them too, 'cause they're going down! No music experience necessary!
Children are welcome but must be supervised and shadowed by parents.
Bring a drum or we have a few extra drums at Sacred Waters
SOUND CIRCLE WITH KATHY KEASEY
On the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.
The purpose of the Sound Circle group is to provide a gathering place where people can vocally express themselves in a non-judgmental, uninhibited way. Toning is the production of long, sustained pitches using vowel sounds and select words. Healing harmonics and overtones are created by the blending of vocal timbres and the volume of the sound created by the participants. Toning circles are going strong around the country and the world. Toning is ages old. Sound has been used in the past and is being used more and more as a vehicle for healing and general well-being. The power of toning backed by positive intention is beneficial not only to the participants but has far-reaching impact.
There is no religious affiliation and even though it may be termed a spiritual pursuit, it is by no means a solemn event. There can be some tremendously exuberant energy created. Each toning session is different according to the persons involved. You do not need to be a "singer." Everybody can benefit by letting the breath move through the vocal cords and listening to his/her own, unique sound. Even if you think you are tone deaf, you can feel safe to try toning in a circle of sound, adding to the group sound as you feel more and more comfortable. It's not about who can tone the loudest or longest. It's about being in the present moment with the healing power of sound.
Kathy Keasey has decades of experience with choirs, vocal coaching and accompanying. Her interest in the healing vibration of sound led her to create the first area Sound Circle while she was Music Director at Unity Church of Peace. Kathy has a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin College, Master of Music from the University of Illinois, and a degree from IUSB as a licensed public school music teacher. She taught high school choirs in the area for 6 years and most recently accompanied the South Bend Chamber Singers, and directed their ad hoc Children's Choir. She is semi-retired, continuing her love of teaching piano and vocal coaching. Love Donation.
BYRON KATIE ADVANCED WORKSHOP WITH BECKY LINDSTROM
Next workshop to be announced.
Are you familiar with The Work of Byron Katie and interested in deepening your practice? Becky Lindstrom will be offering an advanced workshop on April 30th from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.. In order to participate, please be sure that you've either taken a previous class on The Work or read one of Byron Katie's books, such as 'Loving What Is' or 'I Need Your Love - Is That True?'. Please respond to this email if you are interested in further information, or if you would like to register for this program.
Becky Lindstrom is a UC Davis-certified life coach and owner of Ever Present Coaching. Her journey to coaching began five years ago when she first developed panic attacks and anxiety. She ultimately learned how to use fear as a catalyst for personal growth and is now proud to serve as a compassionate, collaborative resource for those who choose to take the same journey. Her mission is to help people connect with their inner wisdom and cultivate a renewed passion for life. To learn more about her coaching philosophy and practice, visit her website at www.everpresentcoaching.com. She has attended a number of Byron Katie workshops and uses her techniques in working with clients. Her new book, Ever Present Gratitude: How to Use Fear & Anxiety as a Catalyst for Growth, will be self-published in the early summer of 2015.
LECTURES OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA WITH JERRY JANKIEWICZ
On Sunday June 25th at 2:30 p.m.
We welcome anyone who is interested in pursuing this study- you do not have to be a part of the original group. This month we will start a new topice in Swami Vivekananda's lectures. We will be reading his lectures on JanaYoga - the path of the mind.
Jerry Jankiewicz will be facilitating the group (with support of Indra) and if you have any questions feel free to contact him: e-mail email@example.com or you could contact Joyce as well. Swamaji's writings are guaranteed to change your thinking processes and outlook on the world. Love Donation
READING THE GOSPEL OF SRI RAMAKRISHNA
On the 4th Tuesday or Wednesday of the month from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Andrew Harvey once said that if he could take only one book to a deserted island "The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna" would be his choice. The book is written in dialogue form detailing the conversations Ramakrishna had with people that came to see him. It records his moods, his songs, his humor and gives one a sense of what it would be like to be in the presence of a Divine Incarnation. Using wonderful analogies, Ramakrishna discusses some of the most profound spiritual topics and his own spiritual experiences. We will stop often for discussion and sharing. I will have extra copies for everyone.
SUNDAY CIRCLE OF SILENCE
On Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.
Do you feel stressed and unable to find time to just Be? Do you find it difficult to meditate at home with so many distractions? Come join us on Sunday mornings. According to the great mystic Meister Eckhart: "Wherever this Word (of God) is to be heard, it must occur in stillness and Silence. We cannot be of greater service to this Word than through stillness and silence. There we can hear and understand it correctly." Sermon 18. We will begin the hour with 20 minutes of silent meditation. We will then do a 5 minute silent walking meditation followed by another 20 minutes of silence. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
On most Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m.
The practice is done with a DVD and involves very basic movements. We have been using the Spring Forest QiGong method and we all find that it really does enhance your energy. There have been times when we all felt exhausted when we came and left feeling fine.