Friends, below find a variety of classes that I am offering in Seattle, around the United States, overseas, or online. I would love to have you join us in any of these adventures!
SpiritPlay is a festive blend of InterPlay and ministry and has become a staple of Seattle’s InterPlay offerings. Now in our twenty-first year, we have developed a wonderful community of faith and foolishness. In our monthly class, we explore how the spontaneity of InterPlay interfaces with the tradition of Christianity. We find ourselves diving into the lectionary, exploring sacred stories, dancing through the cycle of seasons, loosening our tongues, singing our souls and improvising in prayer. Together, we practice opening the doors to an embodied church!
8 Sessions meeting the second Tuesday of the month
October through May 2022-2023 | 9:30 – 11:45 a.m. IN PERSON!
Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 14, March 14, April 11, May 9
Location TBD (in or around the Seattle, WA area)
$25 per class / $175 for the series.
More info here. To enroll, please contact me.
Many online spirituality classes are presented in partnership with Abbey of the Arts and are available for registration. I have created movement meditations for all of these classes, and you can dance and pray with me in the comfort of your own home. Join us!
Please check the Abbey of the Arts Calendar for upcoming, online programs offered in partnership with the Abbey.
Creative Flourishing with St Hildegard of Bingen
St. Hildegard of Bingen, who in 2012 was canonized and made a Doctor of the Church, was a visionary leader of extraordinary creative power. Benedictine Abbess, healer, artist, musician, preacher, spiritual director, prophet, poet, the list goes on and on. She has left us with a tremendous legacy. One of her great gifts was insight into viriditas, or the greening power of God, the life force at work in all of creation. This central creative principle was key for Hildegard in sustaining her soul and her work. Learn more.
Earth, Our Original Monastery
Earth is our original monastery. Our original cathedral. And our original scripture, saints, spiritual director, icon, sacrament, and liturgy. Through the wisdom of monks and mystics, as well as scriptures, we discover a vital strand of the Christian tradition which deeply honors Earth as the place of sanctuary and revelation, of guidance, and witness to celebration. Learn more.
Journey with the Desert Fathers and Mothers
We invite you to take a pilgrimage to the desert and in the process journey to your own deepest self. This online retreat invites you to explore and engage with the insights of the desert mothers and fathers of fourth and fifth century Egypt. These men and women of God went to the desert to live out a simple but challenging spirituality that still resonates strongly for us today. Learn more.
Sacred Rhythms of Sky, Sun, Sea & Stone
You will be invited to listen deeply for the ways that air, fire, water, and earth can support you in becoming a feather on the breath of God, in discerning new ways to kindle your passions, in hearing your call to follow the flow, and in becoming deeply rooted and nourished. Each week offers a feast of creative pathways to encounter the richness waiting within you as you move more deeply into the cave of your heart. Learn more.
Sacred Seasons: A Yearlong Journey through the Celtic Wheel of the Year
The Celtic Wheel of the Year is an ancient way of understanding the unfolding of the seasons and the slow turning of the earth. These eight hinges have ancient, pre-Christian roots, and link us to a cyclical rhythm, rather than a linear one. A closer intimacy with the rhythms of creation offers us a wisdom about the patterns of rise and fall, fullness and emptiness in our lives. A great attentiveness to the liturgical rhythm connects us to an ancient way of praying through story and narrative. Learn more.
Sacred Time: Embracing an Intentional Way of Life
Everything around us seems to move at faster and faster speeds, summoning us to keep up. Sacred time is time governed by the rhythms of creation, rhythms that incorporate times of rest as essential to our own unfolding. Sacred time is being present to the moments of eternity available to us at any time we choose to pause and breathe. This retreat is an invitation into an intentional way of life, one governed by presence, attention, spaciousness, slowness, and love. Learn more.
The Soul’s Slow Ripening: 12 Celtic Practices for Seekers of the Sacred
Journey and explore the gifts of Celtic Christian spirituality, practices unique to this ancient tradition, inspiring stories of Irish saints, scripture reflections, plus creative invitations into writing and photography. As you explore an alternate way of discerning a spiritual path—one which honors the moment-by-moment invitations and the soul’s seasonal rhythms—you engage a retreat experience that will help you become more aligned with creativity and wholeness. Learn more.
The Wisdom of the Body
Imagine journeying through a season committed to exploration, curiosity, tenderness, and delight. Imagine breathing deeply and feeling intimacy with an old and wise friend. Imagine, as Buddhist writer Reginald Ray says, to discover the last unexplored wilderness, which is the body. Whether your body is already an old friend and companion with whom you want to grow more intimate, or whether the whole idea of embodiment feels distant and foreign, or somewhere in between you are most welcome here. Learn more.
Virtual Celtic Pilgrimage: The Wisdom of the Irish Saints Brigid, Ciaran & Gobnait
You are invited on a journey of the heart. In the Celtic imagination, the portal to cross thresholds into other realms is as close as our breath, as near as the pulse of our aliveness. You are invited onto a pilgrimage where you might physically walk only a few steps, but your soul can travel vast distances. Learn more.