Health & Wellness

Spiritual Enrichment – June 2023


Shalom Summer Breakfast – Tuesday, Jun. 6 @ 7:30 AM
Begin celebrating summer by joining friends old and new for our seasonal breakfast. The food will be wonderful and the spirit refreshing! Maureen Leach, OSF, will offer a light and inspirational message to welcome summer! Don’t miss this celebration of the season!

Yoga with Deb May – Tuesday, Jun. 6 @ 4:30 PM-5:30 PM
Welcome to our monthly Yoga class with Deb May, owner of YogaCare and Yoga instructor for over 20 years. Deb’s Yoga classes promote gentle, flowing Yoga, allowing you to respect your limits and encouraging you to reach your potential. Discover the flow, light, and grace of Yoga; the flow, light, and grace of yourself. Yoga helps you relieve stress and build strength and flexibility. This class is beginner-friendly yet offers challenging poses while allowing everyone to practice at their level. This ongoing monthly class will be offered on the first Tuesday of the month.

Shalom Annual Picnic on the Hill – Wednesday, Jun. 14 @ 11 AM-1 PM
Celebrate Flag Day and enjoy one of the first picnic lunches of the season in our dining room or outside on our beautiful deck or find a peaceful spot on the hill. The menu will include traditional summer fare. Come with friends, bring your family, or spend a lunch hour alone! The peaceful atmosphere and a delicious meal are great ways to welcome the summer season!

Meditation and Music: Sound Healing – Monday, Jun. 19 @ 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
A wonderful meditative and healing session.

Lunch and Renew: Chair Yoga – Wednesday, Jun. 21 @ 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Let’s get balanced! During this time, we will explore several aspects of balance and how it affects our wellness! Let’s look toward a better-balanced summer with simple Chair Yoga poses followed by a refreshing and delicious lunch!

Seeking the Center Retreat: Faithfulness in Troubled Times – Sunday-Friday, Jun. 18-23
How do I recognize God in my life? What brings me peace? How do I respond to the suffering in the world? During this week, we will journey with Saint Francis and his early followers, including Clare and Bonaventure. Our prayer and reflection will offer a means of refreshing our relationship with God as we strive to live faithfully in our own uncertain and often volatile times. $500 per person or $375 per person for commuters (includes a comfortable space to rest and relax during your visit, program, and meals; no overnight accommodations).

Melodies of Summer: Summer Solstice Event – Wednesday, Jun. 21 @ 6 PM-7 PM
Join us for our summer Solstice event to celebrate the summer sunshine and the longest day of light. The Summer Solstice is a time of energy and promise, an affirmation of the Sun’s nurturing role in life on Earth, including our own. We will honor and connect to all this powerful energy with beautiful melodies; engage your senses through drumming and sound healing using crystal rain sticks, singing bowls, and more to deepen your sunny brilliance.

Sacred Partnerships Retreat – Friday-Sunday, Jun. 30-Jul. 2
Join Shannon and Eric Evans during this sacred time on the beautiful grounds of the Shalom Spirituality Center with your partner and explore the contemplative dimensions, joys, and demands of committed romantic partnerships in a weekend retreat setting. All genders and partnerships are affirmed and welcome!



Labyrinth Retreat: Scattering Loving-Kindness; Here, There and Everywhere! (on site) – Saturday, Jun. 3 @ 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
We remain in an on-going time when the peoples of our world struggle with uncertainty in meeting basic needs of food, water, air and shelter. With intention, we will plant seeds of compassion to nurture and grow in a posture of loving kindness as we walk the labyrinth using the Metta prayer as a focus and companion for the day.

Forest Ecology Hike (on site) – Saturday, Jun. 3 @ 10 AM-11 AM
Birds, bugs and beauty galore! Find all this and more at the Sinsinawa Mound this spring season. Come join us to hike and learn all about forest ecology in our little slice of the Driftless.

No Child Left Inside (on site) – Fridays, Jun. 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 9 AM-3 PM
These day camps, open to children from the age of 7 to 11, will be filled with games, exploration, story-telling, hiking, plant identification and more. The camps are intended to connect the children with the land.

Grief Retreat: Journey Toward Wholeness (on site) – Saturday, Jun. 10 @ 9 AM-4 PM
Throughout our life we experience the loss of people, places and things. We will take time to reflect on our losses and to discover how loss can lead to greater wholeness and holiness.

Native Book Discussion: Angeline Boulley (Ojibwe), Firekeeper’s Daughter: A Novel (via Zoom) – Tuesday, Jun. 13 @ 7 PM-8:15 PM
Boulley, an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, writes from a place of love for her community and shares some key teachings from her culture, even mixing languages within the context of the story.

Organ Concert: Sebastian Heindl (on site) – Wednesday, June 21 @ 7 PM-8 PM
When well-respected musical masters experience a young performer and are aghast, astonished and delighted by the level of technical ability and sheer artistry they see and hear, one pays close attention to their words of praise. The mind-boggling technical wizardry and kaleidoscopic tonal inventiveness exhibited by this German organist compelled the jury of the 2019 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, in deliberations which took under 30 minutes, to unanimously name him the Pierre S. du Pont First Prize Winner.

Wild Church: Summer Solstice (on site) – Wednesday, Jun. 21 @ 7 PM-8:30 PM
Fire and song, ritual and community, prayer and quiet: this inclusive, outdoor gathering is centered on honoring the longest day of the year, the sacred time of Summer Solstice on the sacred land of Sinsinawa Mound.

Sinsinawa Mound Market (on site) – Wednesday, June 28 @ 4 PM-7 PM
Join us for our summer market featuring multiple vendors! This is held at our farm at 2551 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, every fourth Wednesday through September from 4-7 p.m.

Sinsinawa Mound Center is once again open to visitors and guests. View a list of upcoming events online or by calling (608) 748-4411.

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