Sacred Waters Newsletter
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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.
On Monday from 5-6 p.m., August 8, 2022

In a culture that places value on “doing”, a state of chronic stress leads to dis-ease. This restorative yoga practice teaches us patience and to be fully present while calming the nervous system and releasing tension built up in the connective tissue. With consistent practice, stress is reduced. Be Still and Be Nourished will leave you feeling rejuvenated. Please bring warm socks, a sweater and any other personal props. Sacred Waters has props available for use. 
Future dates of class: August 8, 15, 22, 29

$15 drop in. New 8 week session begins September 12-October 31, cost $80.00.

Email with questions or to register 
August, 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 for the summer is $10 a class or $50 for the 9 weeks. We all have summer events going on so this series will be taught by Margaret Jessop, Ronda Schafer and Marian Krizman. 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. Hope you can join us and feel free to bring a friend to try out the 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 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. August 9,16, 23, 30. 
Please email me to hold your spot:, Margaret Jessop.
On Wednesday from 7 - 9 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 and others 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.   
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.
This week we will not have a Circle of Silence. We will resume next week.

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 Mondays from 5-6 p.m. in August

When we slow down, take care of ourselves and relax, we feel good in the moment and for the days that follow. The restorative yoga offered in this class provides a great opportunity to set, or re-set, your mindset for the week ahead. We will begin each class with 10 minutes of gentle asana to prepare the body for a series supported restorative poses to invite deep relaxation for 50 minutes. It is helpful to arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the start of class to get settled. Sacred Waters has props available for use, but please bring your own warm socks, eye bag or other supportive personal items. Cost is $10/class with the flexibility of paying for multiple weeks if desired.

Times and dates: Classes will meet Mondays from 5-6pm: August 8, 15, 22, 29

Please email, marian.krizman@gmail with questions or to sign up.
On Tuesday, August 16th at 7 to 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.
On Wednesday, August 17th on Zoom

Includes Buddhist meditation techniques, study of the scriptures, discussion and videos. We will be watching and discussing Part 2 of a talk by the Buddhist nun Rubina Courtin from You Tube   "Let's Get Real" Part 2. I will provide the link to the video.
On Tuesday, August 23rd from 7 to 9 p.m.
Live and on Zoom

Andrew Harvey once said that if he could take only one book to a deserted island “The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna” would be his choice. The book is written in dialogue form detailing the conversations Ramakrishna had with people that came to see him. It records his moods, his songs, his humor and gives one a sense of what it would be like to be in the presence of a Divine Incarnation. Using wonderful analogies, Ramakrishna discusses some of the most profound spiritual topics and his own spiritual experiences. We will stop often for discussion and sharing. I will have extra copies for everyone.

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.

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

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 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 A. Robert, Ph.D. 
1739 Riverside Drive
South Bend, IN 46616
Two Sessions: Saturday August 27,2022 and September 10, 2022 from 10am - 1 pm.

Come join me and Marian Krizman for a new and improved workshop!

A full in-person workshop will be held on August 27th and September 10th as a two-Saturday morning class. This event has been designed for children 6-12 and their parent. The workshop will meet in person from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Participants will have a chance to learn and practice activities in the Hornet and Hippo workbook, and much more.

Registration is now open and all you need to do is contact me by email at to get registered. The cost is $150 (by check or Venmo) and this includes you and your child joining the workshop, two workbooks, and the materials needed for the event. We will gather at Sacrad Waters, a South Bend Retreat Center. The workshop runs for 6 hours, broken down into two Saturdays, from 10 am to 1 pm. Activities include learning about the stress response with Hornet and Hippo, yoga movement, drawing activities, making brain neurons, mindful moments, and much more. If you have any questions, please email me.
Location: Sacred Waters Spiritual Center, 16990 Douglas Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545; see
On Wednesday August 31st from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Following Kirtan there will be a one hour Drum Circle led by Carolyn Koebel
from 8:30 to 9:30p.m. Bring your drums and dancing feet and join the fun.

 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
On Thursday September 8, 2022 from 6-7
Yoga Nidra is the practice of very deep relaxation. When used regularly, it has many benefits, especially in calming stress and anxiety. This practice can also help strengthen mood, memory, cognitive function, and self-control. This class will begin with needed light movement before settling into a 45 minute guided meditation. Perfect for the stressful world we have been living in. 
Classes are $15 each or $50 for the whole series.Payments can be made to Venmo Margaret-Jessop-1 or checks to Margaret Jessop, brought to the classes that you attend.
You will want to dress in comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat and a blanket or two. However, there are also mats and blankets to borrow at Sacred Waters, if needed. Please email me to register at Class size is limited by space so please register no later than two days prior to the class you would like to join. 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. 
Looking forward to seeing you there.
On Saturday, September 3rd, 2022 from 12 to 1 p.m.

Join us at Sacred Waters Spiritual Center for an hour of diving into the Hanuman Chalisa. It’s music, it’s chanting, it’s connecting to divine energy. No experience needed. Song sheets provided. We’ll go through the hymn slow enough so everyone can learn the pronunciation and sing along! It is ok to observe and enjoy the energy as well Please feel welcome Love donation