~2018~ 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 8  ♦  May 13  ♦  June 10  ♦  July 8  ♦  August 12  ♦  September 9  ♦  October 14

Admission: Individual $5.00  Family $10.00
In solidarity and to honor the journey,
Cancer Survivors are always FREE.

"Come, saunter through the gardens and woods.
Allow your spirit to catch up with your mind and body.
Bring yourself into balance.”
~Deborah Marqui

"It is a great art to saunter.” ~Henry David Thoreau

Sunday Openings offer Tai Chi in the Garden
from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
(weather permitting)
Instructor Jarett Sanchez of Fox Valley Tai Chi will lead participants through a refreshing warm-up,
a peaceful Standing Meditation Qi Gong session, and then an introduction to basic movements
from the Yang Style of Tai Chi. No prior experience is necessary.
To register please go to www.foxvalleytaichi.blogspot.com or email Jarett at foxvalleytaichi@gmail.com

Sunday Openings offer Yoga in the Gardens
May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
(weather permitting)
Ease stress and tension, relax muscles, increase circulation, or just pamper yourself with a day in the beautiful gardens! Instructor, Nancy May, owner of “Yoga from the Heart” studio comes to Healing Gardens to teach yoga classes on
the 2nd Sunday of every month. She is qualified to work with students of all levels.
Come explore the world of Yoga in the Gardens.
For more information & to register, call Nancy May 815-319-3500 or visit www.yogafromtheheart.org

Shhhh...Silent Saturday Mornings...Shhhhh

December 1, 2018

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

“If there is any wisdom running through my life now, in my walking on this earth,
it came from listening in the Great Silence to the stones, trees, space,
the animals, to the pulse of all life as my heartbeat.”
~Vijali Hamilton

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.

Awakening In Nature Retreat (formerly "Spa Sisters Retreat")

Women . Nature . Wisdom . Sustainable You
Sundays, June 24 & September 16
from 8:45 am to 3:00 pm

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

Retreats are held at Healing Gardens

Go to www.awakeninginnature.org; for more information.

“Whenever I have found myself stuck in the ways I relate to things, I return to Nature.
It is my principal teacher, and I try to open my whole being to what it has to say.”
    ~ Wynn Bullock

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.

Centering Prayer Workshop

Saturday, March 24 & Saturday, August 4

Introduction to Centering Prayer

Presenter: Deborah Marqui, LCSW

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. (see more information above)
*Scholarships are available by calling 630-377-1846. **Refunds are available up to one week prior to the event, with a five dollar processing fee. There will be no refunds within 7 days of the of the event date. If there is an unexpected illness you may receive a credit toward future events.
For additional information about Centering Prayer visit www.contemplativeoutreach.org

Reflections: A Day Retreat for Grieving Individuals
Saturday, September 8 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

This day retreat will provide you an opportunity to share your unique grief journey
with others through reflection, expressive arts and activities in nature.

For cost & more information visit www.reflectionsretreat.wordpress.com
or call: Priscilla Brinkman LCSW,FT at 630-471-2117

Enneagram Workshops
Level One: Saturday, April 7 & Level Two: Saturday, July 14

8:45 am to 3:30 pm • $65 each • Held at Healing Gardens At Stone Hill Farm

Register early as the attendance is capped at 12 participants.

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.
(Level 2: pre-requisite is attendance at a Level 1 workshop or an understanding of the Enneagram)
**Refunds are available up to one week prior to the event, with a five dollar processing fee. There will be no refunds within 7 days of the of the event date. If there is an unexpected illness you may receive a credit toward future events.