Sacred Waters Newsletter
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THIS WEEK AT SACRED WATERS
Sacred Waters is open! The CDC has changed their guidelines. They are now saying masks are optional in indoor events. So we will not be requiring them, but you still have the option to wear one if you do not feel safe.
WEEK OF May 9th, 2022
REST AND RE-ENERGIZE WITH MARIAN KRIZMAN
Mondays for 6 consecutive weeks beginning March 7th, 5-6pm. 
$60 for the series or $15 drop marian.krizman@gmail

Another series will start on April 18th 5-6pm

It's more important than ever to practice self care in a world that is constantly changing and stimulating. Activities that we consider restful, such as watching TV or scrolling social media, engage our brains. In this hour, you will give yourself the gift of detaching for 1 hour. We will continue to hold space for deep relaxation using gentle asana to prepare for a variety of restorative yoga poses during our hour together.
This class will use lots of props. You are welcome to bring your own, or use the props available at Sacred Waters. Please bring warm socks and an eye bag if you like.
Please email, marian.krizman@gmail with questions or to sign up.
MINDFUL YOGA WITH MARGARET JESSOP
May and June, 2022
We will focus on a variety of poses in each class to help clear and energize the body and mind. Class is an hour-long with the last 10 minutes for meditation. Beginners or more advanced students are welcome. Cost is $15 a class or $90 for 9 weeks. Payments can be made via Venmo to Margaret-Jessop-1, or checks made out to Margaret Jessop, brought to the first day of class that you attend.


Location: Sacred Waters Spiritual Center, 16990 Douglas Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545; seewww.sacredwaterscenter.org. 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.

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:  May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and June 7, 14, 21, 28.

Please email me to hold your spot. 
Margaret Jessop at Hornetsandhippos@gmail.com
PLAYING F THE CHAKRA BOWLS WITH JEFF FISHER
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. 
WOMENS SACRED FIRE CEREMONY WITH DIANE WINN
On Thursday at 7- 9 p.m.
Diane 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.   
GENTLE YOGA WITH MARGARET FILCHAK
On Thursday at 9:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.

Gentle Yoga.. with emphasis placed on flexibility…which is the key to aging safely and gracefully…suitable for all ages. This is a work at your own level class with modifications given for most poses. Suggested Donation: $10. This class requires that you have been vaccinated and had at least one booster shot.
SACRED WATERS KIRTAN
On Friday, May 13th at 7 - 9 p.m. Outside weather permitting.

Kirtan is a listening and interactive sound healing experience. Using call and response chanting withomi 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. Love Donation. For more information see http://yogachant.org
SUNDAY CIRCLE OF SILENCE
On Sunday from 11 - 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 jhug@michiana.org
UPCOMING
VEDANTA STUDY GROUP
On Tuesday, May 17th from 7 - 9 p.m.

This group is for those who wish to deepen their understanding of the philosophy of /Hinduism by studying the original texts of the Upanishads. These ancient texts, first transmitted orally, contain the wisdom of the ancient sages who meditated in the forest ashrams to discover "That which by knowing all else is known."

We will be using a text the Principal Upanishads by Swami Nikhilananda.


We will be reading this together as a group at the meeting.
BUDDHISM GROUP

Includes Buddhist meditation techniques, study of the scriptures, discussion and videos. We will be watching a movie about the next Dalai Lama.
TOPICS IN ASTROLOGY - SPRING AND SUMMER 2022

Judith Robert, Ph.D. and Carol Lloyd will present stand-alone classes on special topics in Astrology.  Each meeting will be a presentation on a new topic with chart examples.  Classes will be held on the 4th Wednesday of the month at Sacred Waters Center from 7-9 pm.  $20 per class. Location: 16990 Douglas Road, Mishawaka, Indiana 46545
A basic understanding of astrology is required (meaning of planets, houses, signs). Participants will have an opportunity to apply the principle taught to class charts.If you would like to share your chart during the class, please send your birth data (date, time and place of birth) to the respective teacher at least one day before class. If you would like a copy of your chart with the class topic highlighted but prefer not to discuss chart in class, please indicate this preference. If the teacher already has your data, you do not need to resend.  Please RSVP to the respective teacher for each class.

Thursday, May 19th- Where is Your Venus? With Carol Lloyd (This is a Thursday, not a Wednesday Class)
Venus is the planet of attraction, aesthetics, arts and music. It speaks to the value of relationships and the management of resources. Learn about your Venus and how you attract life’s many pleasures. Please RSVP; and if you want to discuss your chart in class, please send your birth data to Carol at carolflloyd@yahoo.com

Wednesday, June 22 -  Learning to Read Natal Chart Aspects with Judith Robert
This class will be for beginners as well as more advanced students who wish to learn about aspects and how to read aspects in a natal chart. The class will cover the cyclical nature of planetary cycles and how aspects are formed. Students will practicing interpretating aspects in class charts. Please RSVP to Judith and if you want to discuss your chart in class, please send your birth data to JudithARobert@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 27 - Interpreting Aspects using the Planetary Grid with Judith Robert
Do planetary transits come out of the blue? Or have they been building overtime unnoticed? Learn how transits are part of larger planetary cycles that unfold over time. This class will demonstrate how to use Bernadette Brady’s concept of the grid for analyzing transits. The grid helps us to see quickly the origin of the situation, the main theme and consequence of transits. This class builds upon the previous class, Learning to Read Natal Chart Aspects. Please RSVP to Judith and if you want to discuss your chart in class, please send your birth data to JudithARobert@gmail.com

Wednesday, August 24 -The Venus Mars Cycle: Your Evolving Relationship Patterns with Carol Lloyd
In Greek mythology, Aphrodite and Aries were lovers. They would have their fights, make up, and come together again in a constant dance. Learn about the venus/mars cycle and how it plays out in your chart. Please RSVP to Carol and if you want to discuss your chart in class, please send your birth data at least 1 day prior to class to Carol at carolflloyd@yahoo.com

Biographies:
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. 

Carol Lloydhas 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 A. Robert, Ph.D. 
1739 Riverside Drive
South Bend, IN 46616
REIKI SHARE WITH JAMILA BLUE
On Thursday May, 26th from 7 to 9 p.m.
Practice, and community are important for Reiki Practitioners as they continue to develop practice skills. This monthly group provides that opportunity. There is time to review, share ideas, ask questions, network with other practitioners, plus give and receive Reiki. 
RSVP IS REQUIRED AS SPACE LIMITED
There is no cost to participate in this group though Love Donations are accepted with gratitude. This group is dedicated to Reiki Practitioners only, so please bring a copy of your current level Reiki Certificate, if not previously provided. 
If you have questions, email jamila@consciousmichiana.com,call 574-742-2174, or post a message.
If you know an interested Reiki Practitioner, please share about this monthly event. 
 INSPIRED TALKS OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA WITH JERRY JANKIEWICZ
Sunday, May 29th at 2:30
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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 continue reading Swami Vivekananda's Inspired Talks. Jerry Jankiewicz will be facilitating the group and if you have any questions feel free to contact him: e-mail larger@michiana.org or you could contact Joyce as well. Swamaji's writings are guaranteed to change your thinking processes and outlook on the world. Love Donation
[547-277-0is op034] jhug@michiana.org