I love exploring and teaching experiential spiritual practices that help us to draw closer to God and better understand ourselves. While pursuing my Master of Pastoral Studies I have a flexible schedule so let’s connect about customizing one of the following speaking or prayer workshop experiences to meet your individual or group needs!
Speaking & Workshops
My favorite thing to do is to equip people with experiential prayer tools. I believe that there is more freedom in prayer than we realize and that tangible intimacy with God is real. Typically this would be 1 to 2 hrs long and include some brief background info, an opportunity to engage with the prayer practice, and a reflective debrief. Some possible topics: lectio divina (scripture contemplation), prayer of examen, centering prayer, stretch prayer, imaginative prayer, breath prayer, nature contemplation or visio divina (art contemplation).
Potential topics for speaking &/or interactive workshops:
spiritual formation for every personality
how do I know if I am hearing God’s voice
how to build a prayer toolkit
Christians and mindfulness
hands-on prayer stations
soul care & nature
emotions and our spiritual journey
plug into God with prayer (aimed at youth)
spiritual life rhythms
enneagram and the Gospel
A pilgrimage is an intentional spiritual journey to “holy ground.”
In a Pilgrimage Circle, we acknowledge that holy ground exists when we are lovingly present with each other and authentically seeking God.
Through spacious listening and reflection, along with guided prayer practices, we hold space for each other to notice and nurture the presence of God in our stories.
These small group gatherings are gentle and slow, providing breathing space for our souls in our busy and distracted world.
I am currently compiling an interest list for a mid-2019 start for a Pilgrimage Circle that will gather once a month in Calgary for 3 hours. Click below to indicate interest and let me know if you would like to be added to the email updates.
Although my faith background is Christian, participants from any background are welcome.
Because God made us mind, body and spirit, I believe that we are invited to connect with God with our whole selves. Let’s gently explore how to embrace the role of our bodies in prayer.
Stretch prayer is an interactive, meditative prayer practice that guides us to a posture of listening connection with God by bringing compassion and awareness to our bodies. Each participant needs an exercise mat, light blanket and comfortable clothing suitable for simple stretching exercises.
Stretch prayer is available for individuals or groups. I have worked with groups of up to 20 people but the room size is usually the limiting factor. It is a beautiful practice for a group of friends, thoughtful bridal shower, women’s retreat, Bible study group, or staff retreat.
This unique offering is best explained through conversation. Please connect if you would like to learn more.
Note: I would never want finances to be a barrier. If this is a concern for you, I am happy to have a conversation about how we can make it work.