Adults

“I wish I could continue in Soul Journal because the impact in just 5 sessions helped me want to be a better person each day than my whole 45 years of living.” -Long-term prisoner, Women in Prison

Soul Journal has opened my eyes to the women around me, to all of our hopes and hurts. And that I can and I, we, will make it through this! It may be the pattern in here to deny our present emotions. Yet, denial is what hurts us too. So to admit and reflect, I am able to move forward, with hope.”  -Long-term prisoner, Women in Prison

 

SoulJournalSoul Journal (four or more 2.5 hour sessions) 

Looking for a way to revitalize your spirituality, your creativity, your soul?  Join in the amazing process called SoulJournal.  Using art materials (like water colors, oil pastels, colored pencil, makers, charcoal) and collage/journal writing techniques you will begin a journal expressing your soul path and spiritual journey. Classes are facilitated by Gabriel Ross.

For journal courses: each participant can pay a workshop fee and there is no cost to your community, just supply a room with tables.

IMG_4130GabeRiverJournal Writing as a Spiritual Practice (four or more 2 hour sessions) Keeping a spiritual journal is a wonderful way to do soul work. Participants will explore a variety of journaling techniques to gain personal and spiritual insights. Excerpts from spiritual writers, reflection questions and visual aids are used to initiate journaling. The workshop can be focused on a season like Advent/Lent or Fall/Winter/Spring.

 

Soulcollage 001_2 SoulCollage® (one day workshop, or a series of several workshops)

IMG_4132Gabriel Ross is a trained SoulCollage® facilitator. Creative Spirit is excited to offer this amazing program for adult spiritual growth. SoulCollage® is the process, developed by Seena Frost, of creating a deck of collaged cards for the primary purpose of self exploration and spiritual discovery. SoulCollage® cards are made from found images – art published in magazines, calendars, cards, photos and personal art. The cards can be used to explore faith and enhance prayer. A SoulCollage® workshop is a wonderful way to invite adults to a deeper understanding of soul, using images instead of words. Collage is a sacred experience and invites the participants to express their own spiritual journey.  An introductory workshop is a perfect way to start a SoulCollage® group in your community. Each participant pays a workshop fee and there is no cost to your community, just supply a room with tables.

Mystics at the River

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MysticsAtTheRiver_1We live on the banks of the Mississippi River and yet many of us have not experienced the mystery, beauty and wildness of the river and its surrounding woods. This summer gathering of women offers four mornings of journaling, hiking, writing, drawing, rituals and communing with the river. The program is offered every June. Gabriel Ross has been trained as a Master Naturalist contact her for more information and scheduled dates.

GabeRiverMen’s and Women’s Programs: Journal Writing as a Spiritual Practice (four or more participants; 2 hour sessions)

Keeping a spiritual journal is a wonderful way to do soul work. Participants will explore a variety of journaling techniques to gain personal and spiritual insights. Excerpts from spiritual writers, reflection questions and visual aids are used to initiate journaling. The workshop can be focused on a season like Advent or Lent, or Fall, Winter or Spring.

IMG_4132SoulCollage® (one day workshop or a series of workshops)

Gabriel Ross is a trained SoulCollage® facilitator. Creative Spirit is excited to offer this amazing program for adult spiritual growth. Developed by Seena Frost, SoulCollage® is the process of creating a deck of collaged cards for the primary purpose of self exploration and spiritual discovery.  SoulCollage® cards are made from found images – art published in magazines, calendars, cards, photos and personal art.  The cards can be used to explore faith and enhance prayer.  A SoulCollage® workshop is a wonderful way to invite adults to a deeper understanding of soul, using images instead of words. Collage is a sacred experience and invites the participants to express their own spiritual journey.  SoulCollage® can be offered to your community as a one day workshop, or a series of several workshops. Each participant pays a workshop fee and there is no cost to your community, just supply a room with tables.  An introductory workshop is a perfect way to start a SoulCollage® group in your community.

GregPraysRabinicalGregDeepening Religion Through Spirituality (Adult men and women, three two-hour sessions or one six-hour day retreat)

Spirit is an essential need of human nature. What is religion? What is spirituality? Separate groups offer men/women an opportunity to discuss specific challenges for their gender.  Then, together we explore ways to grow spiritually and participants identify their own spiritual pathway.

stpeterwithpuppetsGSSpirituality of Music (one or two-hour seminar)

This engaging seminar led by Rachael Kroog includes a large group presentation (with a short power point) that focuses on a multi-cultural exploration of music and some exciting research that is being done on the healing effects of music. The seminar also includes original-live music, a variety of recorded music, small group time and opportunities for singing and sharing personal experiences of how music has touched your own life.