Sacred Waters Newsletter
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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 gone down to around 24.9%. 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.

In case of winter snow, please check the answering machine to see if an event is cancelled. 574-277-0034
Mindful Yoga With Margaret Jesso
January - February, Tuesdays 10-11AM
Please join Margaret Jessop for yoga for the months of January and February 2022 at Sacred Waters. Class is an hour long with the last 10 minutes for meditation. Beginners or more advanced students are welcome (geared towards adults). We will start this series with setting a personal intention for the year. We have room for 12 students and masks are warn in the building and in class. Cost is $80 for the 8 classes or $15 per drop in class. Payments can be made to Venmo Margaret-Jessop-1 or checks to Margaret Jessop, brought to the first class that you attend. 
Location: Sacred Waters Spiritual Center, 16990 Douglas Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545; 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 through out January and February.
Please email me to hold your spot. 
Margaret Jessop
On Tuesday, February 15th at 7 p.m.

Jupiter: God of Unbridled Spirit with Judith Robert, Ph.D.
Jupiter is the God of Unbridled Spirit, who creates opportunities for us to explore the world as we seek understanding of the meaning of our existence. His placement in the natal chart shows the area of life we seek to explore and how we search to find meaning.  The class will review the mythological stories of Jupiter to gain a deeper understanding of this planet and his placement in class charts. Please RSVP to Judith at and if you would like your chart discussed in class, please email your birth data.
On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Includes Buddhist meditation techniques, study of the scriptures, discussion and videos. We are continuing our reading of the book Essence of the Heart Sutra by the Dalai Lama.
Our next class will be on Friday, February 18th at 7 p.m. This will be Live.

Learn the subtle keys to unlocking multiple layers of meaning from these powerful yet strange tales of Gods and Heroes in order to use them on your own spiritual path. No prerequisite knowledge or reading is required, because we'll discuss the various sources of these myths as well as different ways to approach them. We'll consider the abundant source and supplemental material so you can discover which books and free resources are relevant to your personal spiritual odyssey."
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
On Sunday February 20th at 2:30

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. These talks were given from a state of ecstasy over several months at Thousand Island Park. They are bold and illuminating. Love Donation.
On Thursday, February 25th at 7 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. 
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,call 574-742-2174, or post a message.
If you know an interested Reiki Practitioner, please share about this monthly event. 
Dates: Sundays February 27, March 13, March 27, April 10, 2022 at 2:30 p.m.
Registration required by February 21. 2022.
Cost: $60 (Includes handouts and use of text)

This 4 week second level introductory meditation class will expand on information provided in Level 1, placing emphasis on establishing a routine meditation practice. In addition to reviewing basic skills learned in Level 1, you will be introduced to new practice techniques which can be integrated into a developing practice. Level 2 will also explore some of the spiritual traditions that have influenced interest and involvement in meditation for daily living. In order to best experience the benefits of meditation , you will be asked to commit to practicing daily for the duration of the class.

This class is open to beginners and experienced meditators.
Level 1 IS NOT a prerequisite for Level 2. When registering please indicate if you took Level 1. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Instructor: Mary Beth Schrimlin, LCSW has worked in the field of social work service for 45 years in a variety roles. She graduated from the University of Toledo in 1975, completed the two-year training program at the Family Institute of Chicago in 1979 and received her Masters 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, a Reiki Master Practitioner/Teacher and a daily meditator.

If you have questions, call (219) 363-4756 "only 7 remaining!"
On Wednesday March 2nd at 7 p.m.

Carl Jung believed dreams were direct communications from the unconscious to the conscious, and therefore an opportunity for personal growth. If you’re not familiar with dream interpretation, the process is quite simple: learn to remember your dreams and develop your intuition. But since it’s often much easier to interpret someone else’s dream than your own, we’ll share our dreams in a supportive environment to benefit from each others’ intuitive insights.If you have any recent dreams to share, please bring them to discuss with the group.
Love Donation.

A big thank you to all of you who attended the December Yoga Nidra class. I am please to let you know I will be offering this once a month January through May on the first Thursday of the month 6-7 pm. The dates are as follows March 3rd,
April 7th , May 5th and June 2nd. 

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. Also, please be advised that Sacred Waters requires masks for all participants regardless of vaccination status. 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.
Mondays for 6 consecutive weeks beginning March 7, 5-6pm. 
$60 for the series or $15 drop in. 

In our hectic world, most of us don’t take the time we need for self care or rest. The intent of this class is to learn why rest is necessary for our well-being, and to hold space for deep relaxation using a variety of restorative yoga poses. We will begin with 10 minutes of gentle asana then transition to a variety of restorative poses for the duration. 
This class will use lots of props. Please bring bolsters, blankets, sweater, warm socks, sock rolls (rolled up socks held with a rubber band) for wrists and an eye pillow. Sacred waters has some available for use also. Please email Marian Krizman if you are interested at
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