Learn By Doing
Our retreats and programs go beyond good teaching. When you join us, you will be invited to enter into experiences to discover or
deepen your spiritual practice—and bring it into your daily life.
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Happy Hour Yoga
Come with a beginner’s mind to learn and practice Alignment-based therapeutic yoga techniques in this 8-week series. The practice emphasis is on safe and proper body alignment, the natural yoga centers of the body, muscle locks and the breath movement connection. The practice will start at the beginning and build up each week. Let your healing begin and expand with expressed knowledge, confidence and compassion through your heart and body. Be open to all possibilities, cultivating kindness and compassion, forgiving yourself along the way, not judging yourself or those around you, easily stepping into the gentle flow of your yoga practice and letting GO. Dance like nobody is looking and bring yourself to the mat. Let your yoga journey begin!
Facilitator: Todd Manning
Date(s): Thursdays, April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10
Time: 6:00pm -7:00pm VIA Zoom
Fee: $80 for series, or, $12 per session
Todd A. Manning has been practicing yoga for 40 years. In the fall of 2017, he completed his first 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training (200 RYT) in Vinyasa Prana Flow Yoga. Todd then completed his second 200 RYT in Ashaya Awakening Teacher Training, completing in the fall of 2020. Todd has been teaching yoga since 2017 and most recently started teaching classes on Zoom.
Getting down on the floor and standing on your head is not a requirement of yoga. Yoga is about sitting quietly, cultivating calmness and being open to whatever the moment presents. The only requirement is a positive attitude, a desire to learn and a beginner’s mind set to do something different; knocking down boundaries, overcoming obstacles and opening to whatever comes your way. Todd will assist in bringing the floor to YOU by using a chair, wall, yoga blocks, along with humor, joy and kindness!
Chair yoga is for everyone. Let your yoga journey begin!
Date(s): Tuesdays, April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25 and June 1
Time: 9:45am – 10:30am VIA Zoom
Facilitator: Todd Manning, Registered Yoga Teacher
Fee: $60 for series or $12 per session
What About Justice?
Did you watch the news last night? Was there anything or anyone who is still on your mind…a hungry child, a lying politician, immigrants in cages? We are not helpless bystanders in the face of those realities. Through our works of justice we can make our neighborhoods and our world a better place. We will talk about our generous works of charity, which we desperately need, but also look at the reasons and causes of poverty. We often hesitate “to get involved in politics” or call our legislators or write a letter to the editor. We will talk about what holds us back and what we can do to make Rochester, the United States and the world a better place.
Facilitator: Sr. Janet Korn RSM
Date: Tuesday, May 4
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm VIA Zoom
Fee: Free will, suggested offering $10
Sister Janet Korn entered the Sisters of Mercy after graduating from Our Lady of Mercy High School in 1956. She has spent most of her years working and supporting the underserved.
Mug Up Returns!!
In this next series we will use the thought-provoking and soul searching video series, Restless Heart, Holy Longing, by Father Ron Rolheiser.
Fr. Ron poses many pertinent questions and offers profoundly rich insights into the deep mystery at the heart of our being. In each episode, having posed a question, Fr. Ron then offers gems of wisdom in his brief reflection. The video will be followed by a period of personal reflection and small group sharing to identify what one wishes to remember from this reflection.
Facilitator: Sister Jody Kearney
Dates: Tuesday, May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 2021
Time: 10:30am-11:30am VIA Zoom
Fee: Free will,
suggested offering $10
Creative Meditation in Color Returns
We are back! We are so pleased to bring you the next 3 sessions of this series! Each session will provide you with a way to be creative in your prayer and meditation life, a way to communicate with God and to give expression to God’s movement in your life. Participants do not have to be an artist. Just bring an open mind and heart and a childlike spirit. As a child we all colored and created with an open-mind. Everything we created was good, until that day came when someone told you that it wasn’t. Well, now is the time to go back to those childlike days without the external critics and without your internal critic.
Facilitators: Joyce Martelli and
guest artist, Deborah White
Dates: Wednesday, May 19, June 16, and Tuesday, July 20
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm VIA Zoom
Exercises of St. Ignatius In All Of It's Forms
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in all of its forms, create an awareness of God in all things—all people, all creation, every human experience, and especially in the person of Jesus. We offer a model of the Spiritual Exercises designed by St. Ignatius for use in daily life which takes place over 30 weeks, rather than 30 days. This program is currently being offered virtually. Please contact Sr. Jody Kearney via email.