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Body in Prayer. Body in Prayer is a multi-sensory Christian meditation on the Stations of the Cross using yoga and dance shapes. Incorporating music, art, landscape and motion, this mediation stimulates the contemplation of the Passion.

Anne M. Kelley: For those of you who haven't yet participated, the meditation engages as many of the senses as possible, starting with your very breath and movement. You will model the movements of a certified yoga instructor who will be at the front of the room. She will be assisted by another great instructor who will walk around the room to help people into safe and comfortable poses, as needed. Each Station is anchored by a short meditation I have written and will be accompanied by live choral music. You will see projected in front of you for each station a painted image which was specially created for this meditation by Pennsylvania artist Eric Armusik.

No experience in yoga is required; and if you do not wish to participate in the movement, you are welcome to participate from a chair. For those who have mats, please bring them. For all, wear comfortable clothing in which you can move. The meditation lasts an hour and is free of charge. Teens and children over 10 most welcome.

"Thanks so much, once again, for creating that beautiful experience for us all. It's truly a place of peaceful meditation on what MATTERS and I can completely lose myself to concentrate on Lent and Christ's sacrifice for all of us. It's so humbling. And overwhelming at the same time. Thank you."
Holy Family Participant, 2017

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The 12th Station at Holy Family Church in South Pasadena, March 25, 2017

 
Upcoming Meditations  
 

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 10 a.m.
St. Angela Merici Social Hall
9th and Lighthouse, Pacific Grove, CA • (831) 655-4160
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Come participate in an unusual meditation on the Stations of the Cross during Lent, presented for the first time this year at St. Angela Merici Catholic Church in Pacific Grove. The meditation uses as many of the senses as possible, starting with your very breath and movement. The idea is to center your whole body in Jesus' Passion through a guided meditation on the Stations of the Cross – using yoga and dance shapes led by instructor Cynthia Simon. The meditation makes use of projected images from a set of Stations I commissioned by Pennsylvania artist Eric Armusik. Each Station is anchored by a short meditation I have written and will be accompanied by live choral music. It is a prayerful and powerful way to connect with Christ and His Passion.

This meditation has been offered at various Catholic Churches in Seattle, Los Angeles and Detroit and in the Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle over the past seven years, to very positive feedback. I bring the meditation to St. Angela as a current parishioner and member of the St. Angela music ministry, and am delighted to be working with music director Alex Nicholl-Carollan and other music ministers on the choral portion of the meditation. (We usually have a solid section of people who attend from their chairs, some participating in the movements modeled by an instructor dedicated to them, others participating more quietly. So don’t let your back or knee keep you from joining us--come participate with others from your chair!)

No previous yoga experience is required, and two certified instructors will help to facilitate your movements. Make sure to come just a few minutes before the 10:00 a.m. start time to the St. Angela Merici Social Hall. Directions are above. Please wear easy clothing and bring your own yoga mat if you have one; we'll have some spares. Participating children over 10 are welcome. The meditation will last about an hour and is free of charge. If you would like to attend, sign up above and if you have any questions, please contact me (Anne Murphy Kelley) via info@bodyinprayer.com. Please let me know if you will be actively participating or experiencing the meditation from a chair so that we can prepare the room properly.

Welcome and all blessings, Anne.

 
Past Meditations Include  

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 9:30 a.m.
Holy Family Social Hall
1501 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena, CA • (626) 799-8908

Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 9 a.m.
Holy Family Social Hall
1501 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena, CA

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 8:30 a.m.
Dearborn Inn
20301 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI

Saturday, March 28, 2015- 10:30 a.m.
Holy Family Social Hall
1501 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena, CA • (626) 799-8908

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 10:00 a.m.
Holy Family Social Hall
1501 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena, CA • (626) 799-8908

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 10 a.m.
St. Joseph's Church

732 18th Ave. E., Seattle, WA - (206) 329-5981

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 3 p.m.
St. Therese Social Hall

900 35th Ave., Seattle, WA

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 9:30 a.m.
Holy Family Social Hall

1501 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena, CA • (626) 799-8908

Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 2 p.m.
St. Therese Social Hall

900 35th Ave., Seattle, WA

March 31, 2012
Holy Family Catholic Church

Family Parish Hall
1501 Fremont Ave South Pasadena, CA US • (626) 799-8908

April 9, 2011
Holy Family Catholic Church

Family Parish Hall
1501 Fremont Ave South Pasadena, CA US

March 12, 2011
St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral
Seattle, WA

March 12, 2011
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Seattle, WA

March 27, 2010
Holy Family Catholic Church

Family Parish Hall
1501 Fremont Ave South Pasadena, CA US

 
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