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 don’t see an event near you, visit this page for meditation support from MMI Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Teachers worldwide. Find a teacher near you, her

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

Scottdale
Meditations with Virginia Ray
Thursdays @ 12 noon & 2 pm, Fridays @ 12 noon
A Mindfulness Life Center, 10309 N. Scottsdale Rd, Studio A
Donation based
Contact Virginia at 480-993-6435

Sedona
Guided Meditations with Ingrid
Free of charge Saturdays 11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m., Feb. 1, 8 & 15
@SNAP Fitness: classroom 200 D (elevator & chairs available)
7000 State Highway 179, Village of Oak Creek (by the Hilton)
&
Guided Heart-Centered meditation with Ingrid – Free of charge
Saturday, Feb. 15, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m
928-325-7376
@Village Yoga at Sedona Vista Village, 6657 State Highway 179, C-1

California

Santa Barbara
Sarah McLean
Drop in Meditations & Retreats held at Montecito Meditation
(805) 770-8188
Check the schedule here

Santa Monica
Alison Eisen
(310) 975-5105 or email alisoneisen@aol.com

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
Heidi Schernthanner (208) 720-4312
Contact: bodytalkidaho@gmail.com

Illinois

Chicago
Independence Park, 2nd floor of Fieldhouse, 3945 N. Springfield Ave.
Every Wednesday evening January 15 through February 26
Contact: Carol Barry (773) 428-0892, or email Carol.

Kansas

Wicihita
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

Spring Lake
Lake Shore Family Wellness
Opening Ceremony, weekly meditation gathering
Contact: Bree Manninen
17212 Van Wagoner St, Suite A

Flushing
Opening ceremony on Thursday, January 16 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 at Stratham Hill Park, 270 Portsmouth Ave
9:00 AM, Wednesdays
January 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19
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, facilitated by: Liz Korebek Emerson
Daily from 7:30 am – 8:10 am.
This is the 6 th 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-Hudson Valley
Debbie Luna-Cerasaro (845) 548-9564
deb@hudsonbirchmeditation.com

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

Syracuse
Shauna Teelin
(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

Tennessee

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

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

Ontario

Bobcaygeon
Glenda van Koot
Pathways to Serenity with Glenda
www.serenitywithglenda.com
glendavk1@gmail.com  (705) 731-2201
Please feel free to reach out with any challenges or questions that you may have during your 40 day Feast for the Soul practice.

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.

For those interested in joining a private online FB group run by Anna Gomez which is focused on the 40 rules of the Knighthood of Purity, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/pureknight/