Current Offerings

Current Offerings


Sacred Circle of WomenSacred Circle of Women

This is a pivotal time for our world and our planet. This gathering is a step toward building a foundation of strength and understanding of what it means to live in your excellence as a woman. Through kundalini yoga & meditation as well as deep dialogue, we will elevate ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually, which will inspire us to create positive changes in ourselves, our families, communities, and the world. In a most organic and feminine way, a conscious circle is the opposite of a hierarchical structure. It is a place where each woman is respected for having her own wisdom and can listen, be heard, and grow. This work will help us relate to ourselves with greater compassion and to one another in a deeper, more meaningful, tolerant way.

Workshops on various topics are offered on a monthly basis. Please contact me to be added to our email announcement list.


Cups of WisdomCups of Wisdom

​​Building​ ​Community​ ​Through​ ​Conversation

“​When​ ​two​ ​people​ ​relate​ ​to​ ​each​ ​other​ ​authentically,​ ​and​ ​humanly, God​ ​is​ ​the​ ​electricity​ ​that​ ​surges​ ​between​ ​them”​.​ ​​ ​​ ​
-​ ​​Martin​ ​Buber

Cup​ ​of​ ​Wisdom​ ​salons​ ​are​ ​intimate,​ ​informal​ ​gatherings​ ​that​ ​offer​ ​a​ ​hospitable​ ​place​ ​for a​ ​diverse​ ​group​ ​of​ ​people​ ​to​ ​share​ ​their​ ​thoughts​ ​and​ ​explore​ ​the​ ​important​ ​questions​ ​of our​ ​time.​ ​These​ ​salons​ ​are​ ​non-denominational​ ​gatherings​ ​that​ ​are​ ​formed​ ​around reading​ ​and​ ​discussing​ ​Rabbi​ ​Rami​ ​Shapiro’s​ ​​World​ ​Wisdom​ ​Bible​,​ ​which​ ​is​ ​an anthology​ ​of​ ​teachings​ ​derived​ ​from​ ​many​ ​of​ ​the​ ​world’s​ ​religions​ ​which​ ​speak​ ​to
Perennial​ ​Wisdom​ ​at​ ​the​ ​mystic​ ​heart​ ​of​ ​all​ ​religion.

This​ ​is​ ​not​ ​a​ ​world​ ​religion​ ​class,​ ​nor​ ​a​ ​place​ ​for​ ​proselytizing​ ​or​ ​politics.​ ​Instead,​ ​we gather​ ​to​ ​expand​ ​our​ ​thinking​ ​and​ ​worldview​ ​through​ ​the​ ​sharing​ ​of​ ​ideas​ ​in​ ​a​ ​safe​ ​and open​ ​environment.​ ​​ ​Participants​ ​are​ ​encouraged​ ​to​ ​think​ ​more​ ​deeply​ ​about​ ​truth,​ ​the nature​ ​of​ ​wisdom,​ ​and​ ​their​ ​own​ ​spiritual​ ​journey.​ ​Such​ ​authentic​ ​searching​ ​and dialogue​ ​will​ ​help​ ​to​ ​seed​ ​a​ ​new​ ​consciousness​ ​that​ ​will​ ​lead​ ​the​ ​planet​ ​beyond alienation​ ​and​ ​isolation​ ​to​ ​Integration​ ​and​ ​unity;​ ​beyond​ ​fear​ ​to​ ​love;​ ​and​ ​beyond violence​ ​to​ ​greater​ ​cooperation​ ​and​ ​peace.

New​ ​Salon​ ​beginning​ ​in​ ​2018!


One Life MapsLife Maps Workshop Series

A​ ​reflective,​ ​visual​ ​tool​ ​for​ ​small​ ​groups​ ​(up​ ​to​ ​6​ ​people),​ ​or​ ​individuals,​ ​who​ ​wish​ ​to rediscover​ ​their​ ​authentic​ ​Self​ ​and​ ​who​ ​seek​ ​to​ ​know​ ​God​ ​in​ ​a​ ​deeper​ ​way. This​ ​is​ ​an​ ​effective​ ​and​ ​powerful​ ​series​! Contact​ ​me​​ ​if​ ​you​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​add​ ​your​ ​name​ ​to​ ​the​ ​announcement​ ​list​ ​for​ ​this series​ ​or​ ​are​ ​interested​ ​in​ ​working​ ​through​ ​the​ ​maps​ ​privately.


Dream GroupNight Visions, A Sacred Dream Group

“Is it not known to all people that the dream is the most usual way of God’s revelation to humankind?” – Tertullian (early Christian writer)
This small group meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month in the Parish Center at St. Mike’s in Old Town, Chicago.
Through a projective method, we “work” our dreams in attempt to glean their message and hidden truths. This is a confidential, supportive gathering of men and women who have found added richness in their life through dreamwork. For questions and/or to RSVP please contact me.


Tree of LifeBeComing: Exploring MidLife Transitions

This workshop is co-facilitated with Mary Hogan and is offered as an all-day workshop or two-day retreat.
This powerful event will help you review your life experiences, gifts and passions in order to consider new life possibilities. It is a beautiful way to connect and build community with other people who are also experiencing life changes. The BeComing workshop is being offered on a number of dates and at several venues. Please contact Susan for more information or if you would like us to host a BeComing workshop near you.


Warrior Goddess Series

This offering is a sacred gathering for women of all ages who are on a heroine’s journey toward Wholeness. Healing, laughing and growing together through yoga, mindfulness, and nurturing the inner life you will find the courage to accept and embrace your authentic, precious wild Self! This is a wonderful series for a group of friends to do together! If you are interested in having me facilitate, please contact me. Read more about the Warrior Goddess Series


Coming Soon


GPIW

Contemplative Alliance/Global Peace Initiative of Women

“GPIW exists at the intersection of contemplative practice, peace building, spiritual wisdom, community dialogue, and social advocacy.” – Janelle Surpris, GPIW
A local chapter of this United Nations sponsored group is coming to Chicago! If you are interested in making connections and friendships with people from different faiths in an atmosphere of respect and openness; if being socially engaged and environmentally responsible are important, this gathering may be for you. Seeds are now being planted for this work. Please contact me if you would like to be involved in the planning or are interested in attending an upcoming meeting.

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