Deborah will make a Special Date to teach a Centering Prayer Workshop
or an Awakening in Nature Retreat if there are 5 or more participants.
Please email for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Bhante Bhaddiya, Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka and now at the Blue Lotus Temple, for a one-hour event surrounded by the beautiful Healing Gardens at Stonehill Farm in St. Charles. Bhante will teach a loving kindness meditation, walking meditation in the gardens and an inspirational Dhamma talk.
Fee: $15 suggested donation for meditation.
Contact Deb to reserve your space at 630-740-2597 or e-mail email@example.com.
8:45 am to 3:30 pm
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 early as the attendance is capped at 14 participants. (Level 2: pre-requisite is attendance at a Level 1 workshop (6/29/19) or an understanding of the Enneagram) When No more tickets remain, please email Deb Marqui to go on a waiting list: firstname.lastname@example.org
October Date for Sunday Openings TBA 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.
E-mail Jarett at email@example.com or call 224-281-6919
Long time friends of Deborah Marqui are showing their support and respect for the wonderful gift she has given us in her beautifully written memoir,
From the Fire into the Garden: A Healing Journey
Debbie will be present as well as the illustrator, Kathy McPartland and the cover designer, Stacy Amoo-Mensah to meet with you and answer questions about the book, the writing process, and the "story" within the story.
Please join us where the story all began:
on Sunday, July 28, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
At HEALING GARDENS, 37W249 Dean St., St. Charles, 60175
There will be an informal period from 3 to 4 p.m. to visit and experience the gardens. From 4 to 5 p.m. there will be a short talk and a question and answer period followed by an opportunity to have Deborah sign your books. Please RSVP to one of the addresses below so we can get an idea of how many to plan for. We will provide a number of chairs but feel free to bring a blanket to sit on the lawn or a sports chair or lawn chair. We look forward to meeting you and sharing our love for Debbie's book!
Please feel free to forward this to anyone you think would also be interested in attending.
The memoir is available through Amazon for $15 or may be purchased at this event for $12. Buy the Book!
"This book exemplifies the fullness of life itself. Picking it up, wishing for a page turner, expecting a cancer journey would not be, then reading nonstop until midnight..."
Nancy Barrett Chickerneo, PhD, Psychotherapist, Author,
Woman Spirit Awakening in Nature Growing into the Fullness of Who You Are
Please RSVP! Michael Batina : firstname.lastname@example.org
or Dawn Batina: email@example.com
GROUNDED CENTERED REFRESHED
Join us on Sunday July 21, 2019 from 8:45 am - 3 pm
An experience that teaches the concept of using nature as a guide to rediscover what truly energizes you. Optional opportunities journaling, drawing, poetry, time in nature, and small group sharing create a personal practice of mindful living accessible anytime, anywhere. Register soon - Limit 10.
Learn more and register at awakeninginnature.org
Centering Prayer Workshop | Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 9 am to 3:30 pm
“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.
If there are 5 or more people from a particular group, Deborah will schedule a special date to teach the workshop.
Sundays | Is not available in October.
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 visit www.yogafromtheheart.org
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
ADMISSION: Individual $5 Family $10 | In solidarity and to honor the journey, Cancer Survivors are always free.
March 23, July 13, August 31, October 19
9:00 am to 12:00 pm - Cost: $20 per person
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.