Upcoming Community Programs

Sunset Wellness Stroll & Mindfulness Meditation with Rev Shelley Dungan

March 16 & 30 6-7:15 PM(this event is free although registration is needed and will run rain or shine) Have you noticed how good you feel when you go for a walk outside? It has been proven that experiences in nature release your body’s ‘feel good’ chemicals and improve your overall health & wellness.  Join Interfaith Reverend and Mindfulness teacher, Rev Shelley Dungan from The Sacred Center, for a free mindfulness walk at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. Spend time opening your senses, appreciating the gift of nature, grounding yourself in gratitude and learning mindfulness practices that you can apply to your daily life. The first part of our time will be spent on the trail and the second part of our time in the Sachuest Point classroom exploring some practical mindfulness tools to enhance our wellbeing. Limit 30 participants.

Please register through The Sacred Center on Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-sacred-center-17705059902

learn more about MPC at https://www.middletownri.com/182/Middletown-Prevention-Coalition

Fireside Talk on Pathways to Wellbeing with Rev Shelley in partnership with Middletown Prevention Coalition

Help us kick off Wellness Month in Middletown! Thursday March 2, 6-7:15 PM in Mabel’s historic studio at Norman Bird Sanctuary (this program is free but registration is needed)  Join Interfaith Reverend and wellbeing expert, Rev Shelley Dungan from The Sacred Center at the hearth for an interactive, experiential and inspiring program. Come ready to be led in a mindfulness gratitude meditation, discuss the benefits and challenges we face when it comes to self-care and leave with some tools and tips on how to make your wellbeing more of a priority.  Limit 30 participants. 

Please register through The Sacred Center on Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-sacred-center-17705059902


Blessing of the New School Year Yoga & Ceremony

Join Rev Shelley Dungan, Sat Sept 3rd 9:30-10:30 AM at the Norman Bird Sanctuary for a special yoga class dedicated to honoring the beginning of a new school year.  This will be a gentle, all-levels yoga class that will include a blessing ritual to generate good energy and sincere prayers for the safety and well-being of teachers and students everywhere.  If you are a teacher, support staff or a student, please come for free.  For others, there is a suggested donation range of $10-$20.  No need to register, just come with a big blanket and yoga mat.  There will be a mindfulness meditation class offered after yoga for those who wish to stay.  Questions?  Contact Rev Shelley @ yogishelley@sacred-center.org

Full Moon Yoga at the Norman Bird Sanctuary Series Dates:

Fri Sept 9th 6:30-8:00 PM

Join Interfaith Reverend & yoga teacher Shelley Dungan accompanied by scientist & musician Greg Sabatino for a wonderful outdoor contemplative experience.  We will enjoy gathering on Mabel’s lawn for a fire ritual, gentle yoga and a sound journey under the evening sky at the Norman Bird Sanctuary.  We will stretch, breathe, relax and open ourselves to the healing and transformative influence of Mother Nature and the relaxing sounds of the crystal bowls, handpan, gongs and other sound bath instruments.  Make your summer special by taking time to connect with your sacred center within.  No yoga experience is needed. 

Questions? yogishelley@sacred-center.org

Golden Hour Gathering with Rev Shelley Dungan

Monday, July 25th 6:30-8:30 PM

Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, Middletown, RI

Join Interfaith Reverend Shelley Dungan for a time of connection, contemplation, movement and meditation.

6:30-7 we will gather on the lawn in front of the visitor center and have a poetry share (feel free to bring a short nature poem or quote and a chair or blanket)

7:00-8:00 we will take a mindfulness walk around the trails with pauses along the way to take in the beauty (please wear sturdy footwear and bug spray)

8:00 we will gather back on the lawn for a sunset meditation and closing prayer.

*please note that the public restrooms close at 6:30 PM.

* you are welcome to participate in any or all 3 parts of this gathering, time your arrival accordingly.

*offered by donation, a portion of which goes to support the work of Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge.