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Sacred Waters is open on a limited basis since some groups are not ready to start up. The 7-day average infection rate in St. Joseph County has been running around 14.4%. The CDC guidelines recommend that in public indoor spaces in areas of substantial infection (which St. Joseph County is) that everyone wear a mask, even if you have been vaccinated.

Time and Dates: Classes will meet Tuesdays at 10-11 October-November

Please join Margaret Jessop for a new eight-week yoga class series at Sacred Waters. Class is an hour with the last 10 minutes for meditation. Beginners or more advanced students welcome (geared towards adults). We have room for 12 students and masks are worn in the building and in class. Cost is $80 for all 8 classes or $15 drop in. Please check with me prior to dropping in to make sure there is still space available. Payments can be made to Venmo Margaret-Jessop-1 or checks to Margaret Jessop, brought to the first day of class. 

Location: Sacred Waters Spiritual Center, 16990 Douglas Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545; see The Yoga studio sits in a lovely natural setting with a pond, waterfall, trees, creek and wildlife. There is a noticeable mailbox at the top of the driveway and you will head down a short road to the home of Sacred Waters. Helpful to arrive 10 minutes early to get settled before class begins and to park close together to leave space for everyone. You can bring your own mat and blocks, strap and blanket or borrow these items during class from Sacred Waters. If you have any questions about props, please send me an email.

Time and Dates: Classes will meet Tuesdays at 10-11 am October 5-November 30 (skipping the week Thanksgiving Nov 23rd).

Please email me to get registered.  Margaret Jessop 
On Wednesday 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. 
On Thursday at 7 p.m.

Diane Winn 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 skirt but this is optional.  
Saturday October 16; noon-5pm

You will receive and be attuned to your own set of healing chakra crystals, and learn how to use them in a Reiki session. Other advanced techniques including using Tibetan seven-metal chakra bowls and dousing (pendulum work) will also be taught. Cost including materials is $125; it is recommended to have taken at least Level One Reiki to get the most out of this class. If you would like to be attuned to any stones or crystals that you currently use feel free to bring them to the class. I will have a planetary crystal grid set up outside if you would like to bring a picture of someone or written intention to add to this healing grid.
On Sundays from 11 a.m.

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;
On Sunday Afternoons at 2:30 for five weeks starting September 26th.
Cost: $65 includes text with practice CD
Registration Required by September 20th
Email: for payment information and signup.

This event will be held at Sacred Waters; 16990 Douglas Road, Mishawaka
CDC guidelines will be followed regarding mask use.

Have you read about the benefits of becoming more mindful, taking time each day to meditate? Do you see articles describing the scientific data supporting mindfulness and meditation to reduce negative emotions, as well as calm an anxious mind? Want to learn these techniques but don't know where to begin? This five-week beginner's mindfulness and meditation class maybe for you. Participants will be introduced to the practice of mindfulness meditation while receiving guidance and support to integrate these skills into daily living.

The class will cover the history and benefits of meditation, mindfulness versus mindlessness, types of meditation, basic brain development, neuroplasticity, as well as the importance of practice. Each class includes practice of learned techniques. No previous meditation experience is required; those with prior meditation experience are welcome.

INSTRUCTOR: Mary Beth Schrimlin, LCSW, has worked in the field of social service for 45 years in a variety of roles. She graduated from the University
of Toledo in 1975 , and completed the two-year training program at the Family Institute of Chicago in 1979 and received her Master's degree in social work from the University of Chicago in 1985. Her interest in the mind-body-spirit connection for health and well-being, dates back to 2002 and continues to grow. She offers a variety of mindfulness programs to children, adults, educators, and healthcare professionals. Additionally she is a certified
Laughter Yoga Leader as well as a Reiki Master Practitioner.
Six Weeks on the 1st and 3rd Mondays starting on September 20th through December 6th, 2021 at 7 p.m.

This six-week class will focus on the fundamentals of astrology using the book “The Essential Guide to Practical Astrology” by April Elliott Kent. The first class will begin September 20th and will meet the first and third Monday of the month through December 6th from 7:00 -9:00 p.m. at Sacred Waters. Judith Robert, Carol Lloyd, and Jamila Blue will be our teachers during this series.
Astrology, like all symbolic systems, is a means to imagine the world around us and within ourselves.  The ancient saying attributed to Hermes Tresmegistus, “As above, so below; as within, so without,” conveyed the idea that the movements of Sun, Moon and planets in the heavens mirrored events on earth and developments within the individual psyche.

Reflection upon the astrological birth chart, defined by the relationship of the planetary bodies and the Sun and Moon at birth, provides understanding of both our talents and our struggles, our aspirations and our fears, and gives meaning to our life story. While the patterns of our behavior and relationships seem to repeat themselves over time, with conscious reflection, we are capable of seeing the larger pattern of our life and making changes necessary to our individuation.  

No previous knowledge of astrology is required.  Students of all levels of astrology are welcome to drop into individual classes for the regular suggested donation of $20. Beginners are strongly encourage to register for all six classes by 9/8 and receive a discount on the class fee. Early bird registration for full course by September 8th $90 / $120 thereafter. To register or for questions please email: Judith Robert at      Location: Sacred Waters 16990 Douglas Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545 

Class schedule:
Class 1 – September 20 – Introduction to the Birth Chart – Jamila Blue
Class 2 – October 4 – Signs of the Zodiac – Judith Robert
Class 3 – October 18 – Houses of the Birth Chart – Carol Lloyd
Class 4 – November 1 – Planets Sun, Moon, and Venus – Jamila Blue
Class 5 – November 15 – Planets Mars, Jupiter, Saturn – Judith Robert
Class 6 – December 6 – Planets Uranus, Neptune, Pluto – Carol Lloyd


Jamila Blue has been working with astrology her entire life. Her mother was an astrologer before she was born and exposed her to the basic concepts of astrology from an early age. This has allowed for a more intuitive approach in her chart readings. Over the past couple years Jamila has decided to get back to the basics and began a course in Hellenistic Astrology. With so many approaches to astrology, this has helped her decipher the ancient principles of chart interpretation. She is now rebuilding her foundation from the ground up as she integrates these ancient teachings in her consultations.
Carol Lloyd has been an astrologist since 1988 and has taught classes since 1992. Carol has studied various astrological systems, including Medieval, Western, Vedic, Babylonian, Cosmobiology, and Chinese Four Pillars. Horary astrology is one of her specialties as she enjoys using astrology to get answers to life's many questions.
Judith Robert received her diploma from Liz Greene’s Centre for Psychological Astrology in London, in 2011, her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University in Evanston in 1984 and her diploma from the Jung Institute in Chicago in 1995.  She has a consulting practice in Psychological Astrology in South Bend, IN.
On Wednesday, October 20th at 7:30 p.m.

Includes Buddhist meditation techniques, study of the scriptures, discussion and videos. This month we will be discussing Chapers 9 and 10 in the book Luminous Emptiness by Francesca Fremantle.
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