Sundays at Healing Gardens

The gardens are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
the Second Sunday of every month from April through October


April 9  ♦  May 14  ♦  June 11  ♦  July 9  ♦  August 13  ♦  September 10  ♦  October 8

Admission: Individual $5.00  Family $10.00

In solidarity and to honor the journey, Cancer Survivors are always FREE.

“The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.”
~ e.e. cummings

Yoga in the Gardens
April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10 and October 8
(weather permitting)

As an Option, Join outdoor yoga class from 1 to 2 pm to ease stress and tension, relax muscles,
increase circulation, or just pamper yourself with a day in the beautiful gardens!

Instructor, Nancy May will not be teaching “Yoga in the Garden” this year due to a recent cancer diagnosis.

Dr. Nicole R. Parmelee RYT, certified yoga teacher will take her place. Nicole is qualified to work with students of all levels.

All proceeds from “Yoga in the Garden” classes will be donated to Nancy. Please keep Nancy in your prayers.

To register please Text (preferred) or call Nicole Parmelee at 630-940-4041. Come explore the world of yoga in the gardens!

Shhhh. Silent Saturday Mornings. Shhhhh.

2017 Dates: March 11, April 22, June 24, August 5, October 28

9:00 am to 12:00 pm • Cost: $20 per person

“Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.”
~ William Wordsworth

Carve out sacred time for yourself to pray and reflect in a group setting.

Morning will consist of two, 20 minute meditation periods; a guided meditation
walk in nature; silent reflection time; journaling and optional sharing.
Drinks and snacks provided.


Enneagram Workshop

SOLD OUT!! • Saturday, March 25 • Level 1 • SOLD OUT!!
Due to a large response for the March workshop, an additional date has been scheduled.

Enneagram Level 1 Workshop: Saturday, July 22
Register early as the attendance is capped at 12 participants.

Saturday, September 16 • Level 2
(pre-requisite is attendance at a Level 1 workshop or an understanding of the Enneagram)

8:45 am to 3:30 pm
$65 each (scholarships are available)
Held at Healing Gardens At Stone Hill Farm

Presenter: JoAnne McElroy, MA, Life Coach/Spiritual Director

Come and gain a greater understanding of yourself using the Enneagram - a powerful, spiritual tool for
transformation that will help you overcome your inner barriers and realize your unique gifts.

Please bring a sack lunch and wear comfortable clothing so you can walk the gardens
either before, during the lunch hour or after this event.

Register soon - the number of participants will be limited to 12

Centering Prayer Workshop

Saturday, April 1 & Saturday, July 29
Introduction to Centering Prayer

Presenters: Deborah Marqui, LCSW and JoAnne McElroy, MA

8:45 am to 3:00 pm • $65.00 per person*


“Nothing in all creation is so like God as Stillness.”
~ Meister Eckhart

Is God calling you to more Stillness in your life?

Learn a prayer method based on the early Christian, contemplative tradition.

Deborah Marqui, LCSW and owner of Healing Gardens at Stone Hill Farm, will teach the workshop.
She is a commissioned presenter of Introduction to Centering Prayer. A two-time cancer survivor, Deborah attributes her healing to the restorative power of nature and the simple prayer practice of Centering Prayer.

There will be optional follow up sessions that assist in strengthening the Centering Prayer practice.

JoAnne McElroy, MA is a Life Coach/Spiritual Director and teacher of the Enneagram Workshop.
(see more information above) *Scholarships are available by calling 630-377-1846.

For additional info about Centering Prayer visit

SPA Sisters Awakening Retreat
Women . Nature . Wisdom . Sustainable You

Sundays in 2017: April 23, July 16, October 22 • from 8:45 am to 3:00 pm

Come into nature and learn to use God's creation as a tool to sustain yourself. SPA Sisters Retreats teach how to gain insight from nature
and sustain your true self amidst all of life’s cluttering “to-do’s.”

Retreats held at Healing Gardens

Go to; for more information.

“There is magic in the air entwined with the peace of the Holy Spirit as I approach the healing Gardens.
My senses giggle and smile and rise to their fullest intended purpose as I am greeted warmly by Sophie
(the resident dog). This spiritual island draws me into a warm, safe relationship with nature
and an abundant connection to other women…simply heavenly! Thank You!”
    ~ Chris M.

Annual Perennial Sale
Saturday, May 13, 2017

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

$4.00 a "Clump"

Contemplative Prayer Group

2nd Friday of Every Month at the Healing Gardens
from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Free admission for this event. Please register by calling: 630-377-1846

Donations appreciated!

Prerequisite: An understanding of the Centering Prayer Method.