Sophia's Portico

A Feminine Spirituality Center - For More Than 20 years!

2330 Beacon Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
   
Sophia's Portico

 

A Feminine Spirituality Center
 

  260-482-7402

kuanyin011@frontier.com

www.facebook.com/SophiasPortico

New Programs

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Healing Art Journeys


Saturday ~ March 30, 2019

1:00 to 5:00 PM at Sophia's Portico

Session 9 - Faith Ringgold is an 87-year-old artist, author and educator whose famous narrative, painted quilts are the epitome of the genre. As a social activist, she skillfully intertwines painting, quilt-making and story-telling. Her striking images are combined with text, relating African-American history both political and personal.  Her wonderful, bold colors and naive style will have you spellbound and ready to create your own narrative in her innovative and appealing style.


COST: $25

PRESENTER:  Carole Holmes Gordon is a fiber, mixed media and studio artist.  She can be reached at seajaystudio@hotmail.com

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Wholeness: A Way of Life

First Sunday of the Following Months

April 7 - June 2 - July 7, 2019

1:00 to 4:00 PM at Sophia's Portico

I invite you to continue the journey of exploration of the Earth that nurtures everything to grow to its highest potential.  This includes our animal guides, plant spirits, divas, fairies, gnomes and their connection to our minds, bodies and souls.  Focusing on relationships and communication will lead us into becoming the possible human.

COST: $20

PRESENTER:  Ann Beeching is an artist, interior designer and a professor at PFW who has traveled to ancient Maya sites in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras.  She has studied Mayan shamanic practice and mythology for over 30 years.

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Creating Biodiversity with Native Plants

Tuesday ~ April 16, 2019

7:00 to 9:00 PM at Sophia's Portico

Join me on a nature journey exploring trees, shrubs, ground covers and perennials for your yard, garden or gift-giving.  You will find it appealing to learn how to create a beautiful and cohesive native plant landscape.  Together we will feed our spirits and learn how to co-exist, protect and nurture the wildlife in our own little space on this planet with alluring native plants.

COST: $15

PRESENTER:  Judith Nastally, founder, owner and Landscape Designer of J. Lynne Associates.  She is an Advanced Master Gardener of Allen County, a founding member of Allen County Extension Sustainable Working Group and a member of Northeast Indiana Plant Society.

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Dances of Universal Peace


Saturday ~ May 11 and June 15, 2019


6:30 PM at St. Mary Magdala Spiritual Center

2800 Rolston Street

Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

Using simple movements, mantras, lyrics and songs from many religous traditions, the Dances focus on peace and harmony, celebrating solidarity and unity with all spiritual traditions of the earth.

LEADERS: Terri Duclos and Tammy Silowski


MUSICIANS: Dale Bender, Laura Hillyard, Alex and Tammy Silowski


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Tonantzin, Aztec Mother of Maize

Tuesday ~ May 14, 2019

7:00 to 9:00 PM at Sophia's Portico

Tonantzin is Earth Goddess of the Aztec/Mexica, Corn Mother and Bringer of Sustenance.  Her image includes snakes as symbols of renewal and rebirth relating to life's seasons.  It is said the Virgen Guadalupe is really Tonantzin.  Syncretism is disguising an original religion under the imposed religion of conquerors.  Join in to uncover and gather ancestral seeds that preserved spiritual beliefs and traditions, thus surviving colonialism.  "Even though they had forgotten who they were, somewhere inside of them the gifts of their ancestors remained."  (Indigenous Wisdom Keepers)

COST: $15

PRESENTER: Emily Guerrero, LATINX ARTS, shares her Indigenous Mexica ancestral spiritual traditions of rebirth through arts, music and food!

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Healing Drum Circle

Friday ~ June 7, 2019

7:00 to 9:00 PM at St. Mary Magdala Spiritual Center

2800 Rolston Street

Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

Throughout history, the drum has been a source of communication, blessing and healing.  Join us for an evening of learning more about drumming and how it can be used for personal wellness and healing.  Bring your drum (any type) and experience the power of heart-focused community drumming.  (For those who do not have a drum, a limited number will be available to borrow.)

COST:  Free will offering

FACILITATOR:  LAURIE RAINEY SCHMIDT is a shamanic practitioner, counselor and workshop leader trained in core shamanism and Celtic spiritual traditions.

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Dreams:  Gateway to the Unconscious


Sunday ~ June 23, 2019

1:00 to 4:00 PM at Sophia's Portico

"Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious."  All dreams reflect inborn creativity and the ability to face and solve life's problems.  Come and learn the guidelines on how to remember dreams, discover common dream symbols and skills for analyzing them.  Working with dream messages from the unconscious helps you better know and understand self.


COST: $20

PRESENTER:  Myra Tovey, RN, BS, CHTI/P, HN-BC Certified Holistic Nurse, Healing Touch Teacher and Practioner, Heart Centered Living mentor and author.

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Creating Personal Spirit Cards


Sunday ~ July 14, 2019

1:00 to 4:00 PM at Sophia's Portico

Come create a unique card deck that speaks about your discoveries, emotions, obstacles, questions, joys, intrigues, etc. that color your life journey.  Working from a large collection of myriad images, we will talk about symbolism of icons, colors and the power that words add to an image.  Several cards can be created and shared for meaning and inspiration.  Very healing and empowering!


COST: $25

PRESENTER:  Carole Holmes Gordon is a fiber, mixed media and studio artist.  She can be reached at seajaystudio@hotmail.com

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