In addition to our core curriculum, we have a number of "companion" offerings — classes and workshops that provide ongoing support for the inward journey of faith through personal growth, the outward journey of community engagement through service and social justice, and a variety of spiritual practices that help to sustain us in mind, heart, and body. See our Current Offerings page for a full listing of all courses, workshops, and groups.
Led by Linda Hiatt, 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher
Tuesdays 9:30–11 a.m., Session 1: Jan. 16–March 20 (skipping Jan. 23 and March 6 (8 weeks); Session 2: Apr. 3–May 22 (8 weeks)
Prayerful Yoga meets our bodies, minds and spirits right where they are and encourages us on the journey towards balance and equanimity in all aspects of our being. The meditation and mindful releasing, opening and movement of Prayerful Yoga is suitable for all body types and levels of experience (including no prior yoga experience.) Please bring a mat/towel and a light blanket.
Led by Dr. Ruth D. Anderson, Ph.D
Wednesdays 12–12:30 p.m., Jan. 17–May 30
We begin our time by taking three deep, intentional breaths and then enter the silence together for 20 minutes. At the end of the 20 minutes, we share any concerns, celebrations for a few moments — to carry with us during our week. You are welcome to drop in or come and join this special group.
WRITING AS AN ACT OF SELF DISCOVERY
Led by Steve Cushman
Mondays 6–8 p.m., Feb. 5–March 12 (6 weeks)
This expressive writing workshop will provide you with the opportunity to write about what’s important to you. Oftentimes, writing is the catalyst for discovery or as writer Andre Dubus said, “I didn’t know what I knew until I wrote it down.” In a small group setting, we will engage in structured writing exercises and read and discuss writing that deals with matters of the heart and spirit. We will look at ways of generating ideas about your unique experiences and then sharing those ideas in a comfortable environment. No prior writing experience is required, only a desire to sit and think and write.