Four instructors have completed Meditation Teacher Training and make up our Meditation Ministry Team: Patsy Walker Fine, Lynnea Honn, and Patricia Green.
Meditation Instructor Profiles
After having practiced different meditation
forms over the past five years I am very excited to be a part of Sophia's Well
of Wisdom's presentation of Transformation Meditation. It gives the most direct
and concise experience of what I have learned to know as the 4th State of
Consciousness, a clear path to Self. I looking forward to sharing the body,
mind and emotional health benefits meditation has to offer.
Decades ago I heard the small still voice
calling me to meditate. I didn't act on it right away. Years later, I was
hungry enough to begin playing with visualization and learning about "mind
control" systems like the "Silva Method." Eventually, I
began exploring meditation but mostly through reading books and attending
workshops. I continued to flirt with meditation for many years. When I got
serious about it, I decided to invest in Transcendental Meditation training and
began a daily practice. No matter the approach or style, the practice of
meditation is the single most important activity of my daily living. Not only
does it provide an experience of deep relaxation and profound peace, it also
awakens the self to the true and eternal Self. I believe the practice of meditation
is the most powerful way we can heal, transform and ascend ourselves and the
world. I'm excited to be a part of SWOW's accessible and sustainable
meditation program and look forward to teaching it.
After playing with spiritual and meditation
practices for many years, I finally got serious when I committed to a week-long
workshop/retreat in Agni Yoga at Sancta Sophia Seminary. Around the same time,
I was initiated into Reiki and began a spiritual practice within that tradition
as well as practicing the deep meditation practices I had learned at SSS in
1993. Over the years, I continued my personal studies of spirituality,
meditation, and energy work. After retiring from a career in education, I was
called to pursue a ministry of spiritual wellness for body and soul. I pursued
studies in both bodywork and spiritual ministry resulting in massage and bodywork
certification, ordination, and a doctor of ministry degree from SSS. After
discovering the Transformation Meditation program, I knew we had found a simple
but effective research-based method of meditation to add to our Holistic
Wellness Ministries. Meditation is very important for our individual progress
on the spiritual path and for the well-being of humanity.
Patsy Walker Fine, Director
SWOW is answering the call to provide a Meditation Ministry to the community. There
is now a large body of research that continues to demonstrate the efficacy of
meditation to reduce stress, lower anxiety, support health, and attain calmness
and inner peace. Transformation Meditation is developed from the most effective
research-based meditation programs. It has proven to be one of the most
successful methods of learning meditation. Easy to understand, it brings
immediate results, and is sustainable for a long-term practice with
Although a daily meditation practice is an individual pursuit, group meditation practice can enhance and support the practice. We offer two practice groups: Sunday at 10am is devoted to Wisdom Meditation, which includes guided practice, silent meditation, and intercessory prayer.
Contact Rev. Patsy for more information about the Meditation Ministry
209-418-9003 or to register for ongoing classes, contact Lynnea Honn at 209-304-6174.