Meditation Opportunities

We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.
— C.S. Lewis
Everything is stilled, and the soul is left in a state of great quiet and deep satisfaction.
— Teresa of Avila

Every faith tradition has a form of meditation. This is a time to set aside the things of this world and rest in the presence of God in silence, simplicity and humility. Silence comes in many forms so our meditation times offer different ways for engaging the Divine in community. It doesn't take a long time to add silence and simplicity to your life.


Meditation Leaders

 
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Debra Brunk

Before becoming a nutrition consultant, I worked a number of stressful jobs in corporate America. Although I had a highly successful career, I was stressed and my health was not ideal. I decided that I needed to go back to school to learn approaches for treating the body and mind, naturally.

While learning about the differences between a healthy (balanced) body and a diseased (imbalanced) body, I also learned more about the mind-body connection, using food as medicine and effectively educating and supporting others in their health journeys. I also started teaching Kundalini yoga and found that I love to teach. It brings me great joy to see and hear my students’ amazement and excitement as they experience significant changes in their bodies and minds after just a handful of classes.

I love teaching and sharing my knowledge and experience to help others become more aware of their bodies, how they feel, what they can change and how to make those changes.

My educational background includes a MS in Nutrition & Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health and a PhD from Cornell University in Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry. I am a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). I conduct one-on-one and group nutrition and lifestyle counseling with clients, teach Kundalini yoga classes and workshops and offer technical and educational consulting.


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Kim de Beus, MA, CSD, loves the inner journey, mindfulness, centering prayer, music, animals and grandkids.  Kim says that “finding a meditative practice has been life changing and helps ground me to the ever present stillness of Mystery; even in the midst of (the mess of) life.”  

Kim offers spiritual direction (where is God in your life), inner journey guidance (responding to God in your life) and discernment assistance to anyone walking the journey by creating sacred space for listening, exploring and discovering what God is up to in your life.  The emergence of new and abundant life is often impeded and Kim would delight in innovating spiritual practices that may deepen your inner journey. You may contact Kim at krdebeus@gmail.com.


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Tarrin McDonald is a teacher, facilitator, certified spiritual director, and desert wild woman.

She inquires deeply into her own wild and wonderous nature, confronting layer after layer of shadow to meet her Soul face to face. She is a woman drawn to the internal life who feels the pull of an unspoken unseen current, contemplates myth and story and mystery, and creates space for all forms of Self to manifest. Her passion is to create and hold space for women as they journey together from unconscious living to fully embodied Wise Wild Women, nurturing themselves and tending to Soul-work in the world.

In addition to journeying with women in one on one spiritual direction sessions, Tarrin can be found studying the work of Jungian Analysts, pursuing her MA and PhD in Depth Psychology, facilitating women’s moon gatherings, learning from the wise women in her life, and wandering the desert, marveling.

 
 

 
 
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Amanda Petersen

Amanda's passion is to create the space where each person can listen deeply the Wisdom Within. As life continually unfolds, it is so important to have others to walk along side us. Founder of Pathways of Grace, Amanda has experience as a pastor, hospice chaplain, spiritual director, life coach and artist.

Full Bio and CV

 

 
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Marnee Weber, ACC, CDWF is the warm-hearted and impassioned founder of Metta Lane Mindfulness Academy, a provider of mindfulness-based education and empowerment for self-healing. The research-based and accredited curricula she teaches have been proven to help people around the world meet their stress, pain and fears with wisdom, acceptance and compassion. The mission of Metta Lane is to inspire and empower people to be present to each moment of life, to be compassionate with their own and others’ limitations, and manifest their visions for happy and healthy lives. Marnee meets each student wherever they are in their journey; assisting them in discovering their own inner wisdom and pathways to inner peace. Marnee’s teaching experience has been gleaned from a lifetime of studying and practicing psychological healing methods, mindfulness approaches, and spiritual traditions that have allowed her to heal her own traumas and mental health challenges. Marnee is an International Coach Federation Association Certified Coach, a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, and a teacher-in-training of the 8-week courses: Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC).

 

You may register and pay through WELLNESS LIVING, or mail payment to:

Pathways of Grace
1428 E Northern Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona 85020

Refunds: Please consider carefully your selection prior to registering as all class registrations are non-refundable once the class has begun, similar to a transaction you would make to purchase a consultation with a professional. You may cancel your registration one week prior to the event for a full refund less a $10 processing fee. Our programs have a limited number of participants so when you register we are reserving one of those spaces for you. You are making a commitment to yourself, to your fellow participants, and to the facilitators who are hard at work preparing the materials and space for you.

We now have partial scholarships available for those who wish to attend and need a bit of assistance.
Please fill out the request form if you are interested in receiving more information.

All Groups will meet at
1428 E Northern Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona 85020
(The North side of Northern, just West of the 51.)
Directions: Take 14th Place and enter from the back of the property. Parking on the street is allowed right next to the Center but NOT in the neighborhood.