Attend One, Several or All
Winter / Spring Workshops
January 11 – Exploring Spirit Through Writing
February 15 – Exploring Spirit Through Connection
March 21 – Exploring Spirit Through Movement
April 25 -- Exploring Spirit Through Ritual
Each workshop $20; $65 for 4 Winter/Spring workshops; $100 for all 7.
EXPLORING SPIRIT THROUGH WRITING
Saturday, January 11, 9 am - Noon
Journaling and spiritual memoir are tools for writers and non-writers alike to get deeper into their spiritual journey. The workshop will provide all you need to share your spirit’s story with your children, grandchildren – even the world, if you want. No experience or specific writing ability required. Workshop Leader - Rev. Mary Beene
EXPLORING SPIRIT THROUGH CONNECTION
Saturday, February 15, 9am - Noon
From Tribal to Solo - In this workshop, we will explore how we have moved from tribal cultures to a solo culture here in the modernized west, and how this movement has severed important connections that we need with each other. We will participate through small group and large group discussions, as well as use the contemplative practices that we have learned about to draw us closer to each other and Spirit.
Workshop Leader: Lynne Kemp, MD
EXPLORING SPIRIT THROUGH MOVEMENT
Saturday, March 21, 9am - Noon
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe. The second word, Gong, pronounced gung, means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy, it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.
Workshop Leader: Patricia (Tricia) Sutlive Richardson, RN
EXPLORING SPIRIT THROUGH RITUAL
Saturday, April 25, 9am - Noon
With roots in religious practice, rituals serve as a bridge between our outer and inner worlds, between the profane and the sacred, and between the ordinary and the extraordinary.
Rituals give us a sense of belonging, they connect us with nature and the seasons, offer renewal, give structure to our lives, connect us with family, both past and present, remove us from the ordinary flow of life, give us access to our authentic selves and give meaning to the journey of life and mark rites of passage.
We will examine religious rituals and learn how to both access and incorporate existing rituals and create new ones.
Workshop Leader: The Rev. Hunt Priest