Local Area Programs & Support

Meet up and practice with others who are observing the 40-Day Feast for the Soul.  Find a local group near you.

These programs are offered free of charge, though they may be donation-based.

If you would like to be a contact for your area or host an Opening Ceremony, an event, or meditation sessions,  fill out the Local Area Organizer form here and your contact information can be included below.

USA

Arizona

Fountain Hills Area
Opening ceremony; 1x week support session & a closing 
Vardhini Mohan
The Fountains Church : http://www.thefountainsumc.org/
1500 N Fountain Hills Blvd, Fountain Hils
Contact: meditate2recharge@gmail.com (602) 422-2692

Scottsdale
Every Thursday night, meditation offered by donation
A Mindfulness Life Center
Virginia Long
Contact: vraylong2@aol.com  (480) 993-6435

Sedona
Opening Ceremony: Peaceful Heart Meditation
Sat Nam Spirit Center, 2050 Yavapai Drive, Unit 3 A, Sedona
Contact: Wendy Bialek-Kling  www.peacefulheartmeditation.com
wendy@peacefulheartmeditation.com    +1 928-925-2670

Sedona
Guided Meditations with Ingrid – Free of Charge
Mondays 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m, Jan. 21 & 28, Feb. 4 & 11
Snap Fitness: upstairs (elevator access & chairs available)
6560 SR 179, La Plaza Center, VOC

California

Santa Monica
Alison Eisen
On January 15, Opening ceremony at 6:00 pm at Cocoon, 1030 C Montana Ave
Call for more details and information: (310) 975-5105 or email alisoneisen@aol.com

Redwood City
Weekly meditations on Wednesday Mornings. Music, meditations and closing circle 8:00-9:00 am
held in a private home on 20 Acacia Lane
Curt Luck, Email or call (650) 678-3820

Connecticut

Ansonia
Barbara O’Neil
Anam Cara Center
Daily meditation gathering 12:00 -1:00 pm
Contact: anamcaracenter@yahoo.com  (203) 848-9710

Florida

Sarasota
Rev. Akbar Chris Miller & Jessica Bromby
Opening Ceremony & Daily Meditations
Rising Tide International, 5102 Swift Road
Email or call (941) 993-9994

Seminole
Tajali Elena Burge
Contact: brooklyngranny63@aol.com
(727) 517-4366

West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami
Val Silidker
Opening and closing ceremonies and celebration and daily meditations with Florida teachers. Join the local Facebook group here.

Idaho

Ketchum/ Sun Valley
Opening Ceremony @7:30pm, January 15 @ Light on the Mountains Ctr for Spiritual Living
Gimlet View Rd, off highway 75 between Bigwood Landscaping and Gimlet Rd.
Contact Heidi Schernthanner for additional meeting times (208) 720-4312
Contact: bodytalkidaho@gmail.com

Illinois

Chicago
Opening Ceremony on Wed. January 16, 8:15-8:40 pm
Independence Park, 2nd floor of Fieldhouse, 3945 N. Springfield Ave.
Every Wednesday Evening through Feb 20th
Contact: Carol Barry (773) 428-0892, or email Carol.

Kansas

Wichita
Sharon Gilliam
Feast for the Soul Opening Ceremonies. Yoga. Meditation
at Ganesh Yoga Studio, 1809 N. Broadway Street, Suite C
Contact Sharon at breathinginmindfulness@gmail.com  or call (316) 213-5986

Massachusetts

Taunton
Tara Soughers
Common Ground Center for Spiritual Practice
Contact: tksoughers@comcast.net  (508) 699-4315

Michigan

Flushing
Opening ceremony on Thursday, January 17 at 7:30 pm
followed by weekly meditations and discussions on Thursdays at 7:30 pm
Held at Revive Wellness Spa, 6429 W Pierson Rd.
Contact: Melissa Franklin, franklinmel37@yahoo.com,  (810)516-5536

Flushing
Opening Ceremony on January 15th @ 6:30pm
At Avi Om Studio, 210 E. Main Street

Montana

Missoula
Contact: Jenny Mish jennymish@yahoo.com
406-240-6474

New Hampshire

Stratham
Guided Meditative Walk
Wednesdays (January 16, 23, 30 & February 6, 13, 20) at 9AM
Stratham Hill Park, 270 Portsmouth Ave
Meet by the trail sign in the parking lot at 9:00 am. The walk begins at 9:15 am. Bring a water bottle & light snack. Held in rain, snow, and shine, so, please, dress accordingly.
Contact: Judith Chretien, judithorjudy@gmail.com, (603) 205-0707

Portsmouth
GateWay Taiji, Qigong & Yoga www.gatewaytaiji.com
875 Islington Street
40 days of morning meditation, Daily from 7:30 am – 8:10 am.
This is the 5th year hosting the Feast
Contact Bill Buckley: bill@gatewaytaiji.com  603-553-2624

New Jersey

Maplewood
Anne Sussman
anne@mindfulnessmeetingplace.com
(973) 985-9850

New York

Mid-Hudon Valley
Debbie Luna-Cerasaro (845) 548-9564
deb@hudsonbirchmeditation.com

Katonah
Melissa Boyer
Katonah SPACE
Contact: katonahSPACE@gmail.com  (914) 357-0072

Rochester
Dharma Refuge Buddhist Center, 1100 South Goodman St.
Opening & Closing Ceremonies open to the public. Anam Thubten is the teacher at this Center.
Connect on Facebook @Dharmarefuge, email, or call (585) 434-4652
Visit the website to find out about the programs

Syracuse
Shauna Teelin
Vera House,  723 James St
Meditation on Thursdays
Visit their website or call (315) 506-3369

Yorktown Heights
Heather Flournoy
Sagunka Homestead
Jan 15: Potluck breakfast and meditation. Other events to follow.
Contact: heather.flournoy@gmail.com  (203) 470-6335

North Carolina

Elkin
Opening Ceremony 1/15 & Tuesday evening weekly meditations 7-8 pm @ Yoga on Main, 122 East Main St
Denise Lyon at Luminous Mind Meditation, (336) 366-7421 or email Denise

Ohio

Springfield
Rachel Summers
Opening Ceremony & Group Meditations
Into the Blue Yoga, 126 E. Main St.
phone: 937-324-YOGA(9642)
email: info@intotheblueyoga.com

Tennessee

Cookeville
Petti Groth
Synergy @ 139 E. Broad Street
Contact Petti by email or call (931) 520-8980

Virginia

Hillsville
Tami Kincer
Gathering at Cross Creek Retreat +Hydroponics at a weekly ‘Mondays on Main’. All are invited.  www.CrossCreekRetreat.com   408 N Main Street – Studio B
To find out more, contact  Tami.SavvyStrategies@gmail.com or call 704-756-4158

Washington

Fox Island
Kathleen Kenedy
Fox Island Church of Christ, 726 6th Ave.
Everyone is invited to participate in Feast activities such as nature walks, meditations and readings, resources for meditations, and labyrinth walks.
Email or call (253) 857-6044

AUSTRALIA

Victoria

Melbourne
Sarah Fletcher
Quiet Mind Meditation
Contact: hello@quietmind.com.au

CANADA

Alberta

Edmonton
Carleen Ellis
Heart Centered Life – Yoga & Meditation Studio, heartcenteredymw@gmail.com,  (780) 710-7952
Join an Opening Ceremony on Tuesday, January 15 at 5:30 pm PT, 6:30 pm MST, 8:30 pm ET
Join online via Zoom https://zoom.us/j/6072235608
Or, call in from anywhere (Use meeting ID: 607 223 5608)
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ac8f4vUq13

Ontario

Bobcaygeon
Glenda van Koot
Moonset Meditation
glendavk1@gmail.com  (705) 731-2201

Saskatchewan

Moosejaw
Megan Welwood
Weekly noon hour meditations at the Moose Jaw Public Library
Contact: (306)690-5681 or email mew336@hotmail.com

COSTA RICA

Guanacaste
Christelle Chopard
Opening Ceremony at Colores del Pacifico Portrero Guanacaste
(by donation to support CEPIA)
And offering support for 40 days
For more information contact:  info@dharmi.com

FINLAND

Helsinki
Kati Reijonen
Sharing guided meditations & Facebook Live events here, in Finnish, during the Feast
Contact 358 504944117, or email info@nollaus.fi

ITALY

Torino
Sophia Luypaert
Container Concept Store
Potete fare tutte le meditazioni direttamente da casa vostra! basta un collegamento ad internet, un cellulare, e potete partecipare gratuitamente!
Contact: sophialuypaert@hotmail.com  (+39) 335405579

NETHERLANDS

Doorwerth
Hans van Zanten
Offering Meditation Practise – visit his website
Email or call for more information 0031651920377

ONLINE

Join the official Feast for the Soul Facebook Support Group:  facebook.com/pg/aFeastfortheSoul/groups/

Teachers who offer personal support during the Feast include MMI Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Teachers worldwide. Find a teacher near you, here.