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2022 Lenten Wellness Program

Yoga to Relieve Stress: A 45 minute virtual class with Dawn Davis, Ph.D., ERYT500
Saturday, March 5th
9:30 - 10:15 a.m. 

We have all been through a lot over the past two years. The uncertainty and stress can show up in our bodies as tension, stiffness, and fatigue. Join Dr. Dawn Davis for a wonderful 45-minute practice that will help shift you back to your natural state of freedom, fluidity, and peace. Balanced between active poses as well as restorative restful poses, this class is designed

for people of all ages and levels. 


Register at by March 4th.

 Email Dawn directly for more information about other offerings (weekly live streaming classes, The Yoga Your Way With Dawn Video Library, and more) at

FB: Dawn Obeidallah Davis

Positive Body Image/Eating Disorder Awareness with Maria Sullivan
Saturday, March 12th
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 

Do you or someone you love suffer from body image issues or

an eating disorder? 

Maria is a volunteer advocate for eating disorder education and awareness on this mental health issue, which has the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses. Maria is not a clinician, rather, she will be speaking from her personal experience with a family member. 

Register at by March 11th.

Exploring Meditation through a Jesuit Lens

with Suzanne Palacino

Mindfulness Facilitator/Wellness Manager
Saturday, March 19th
9:30 - 10:15 a.m. 

Suzanne is a Trained Mindfulness Facilitator through the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles and has been meditating for over 13 years. She’s an educator who’s taught throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada and Europe and has led mindfulness sessions with corporations, universities and organizations both in person and online. She has attended multiple silent retreats at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre MA. Suzanne has also been a member of St. Ignatius’ Parish Pastoral Council

for the last six years. 

Register at by March 18th. 

Restorative Yoga with Liz Padula of Artemis Yoga
Saturday, March 26th
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

This online afternoon class will introduce you to restorative yoga for a uniquely balanced experience of body stretching.  After some brief explanation of these techniques you will be guided into relaxing restorative postures ideally using props. This class will calm your mind, stretch your body and open your spirit and is a wonderful opportunity for self-care and inward reflection. Parishioner and Yoga Teacher Liz Padula is the owner of Artemis Yoga, located at 639 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown.  No previous yoga experience is necessary but you should be able to get down onto the floor on your own. A word about yoga props for a restorative class: Please have a yoga mat or a towel and wear comfortable clothing with layers. If you have any yoga blankets or blocks please have those nearby - if you do not have those, please have a few blankets or beach towels available. If you have an eye pillow, you may bring it or a small wash cloth will do if you wish.  You will be given a choice to rest at the end with your shins on a chair, so please have a chair or ottoman if desired. 

Register or email Liz with questions,, by March 25th.

Labyrinth Walk with Kathy Maher - BC Labyrinth

Saturday, April 2nd
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. 

"Walk the Labyrinth" with Kathy Maher. Explore the origins of this practice and experience a labyrinth walk. We will meet at the labyrinth located outside near the main entrance to the Boston College campus on the right near Burns Library. If you have trouble locating the labyrinth, please call 617-869-8742. Weather permitting.


Register at by April 1st.

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