Way of the Heart

Monthly on the 2nd Saturday except 2/13/2021 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

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"Way of the Heart" is a five-month experiential learning cohort that reorients our life with God by planting and nurturing seeds of Christian contemplative living.  Framed by two big questions - Who are we becoming? and How do we then live? - this cohort experience invites us to connect deeply as whole persons, stretches us with intentional, embodied spiritual practices, encourages us to live more awake to the fullness of life, and inspires Love-based expressions in ordinary living.  Wherever we find ourselves on the spiritual journey, “Way of the Heart” offers fresh opportunities for personal encounters with the Divine and gracious experiences of community.

Led by Rolling Ridge Program Director, John Kiemele, this five part series includes:

Five ONLINE retreats - 9:30-4:00 with 90 minute lunch, breaks, and offline reflection times.
- Saturday, January 9, 2021
- Saturday,  February 6, 2021 (NOTE: this is the only month where it's NOT the second Saturday of the month)
- Saturday, March 13, 2021
- Saturday,  April 10, 2021
- Saturday, May 8, 2021

COST = $299.00 for full package of 5 online day retreats. 
Please submit a $40 non refundable application fee.  This fee is applied to the total cost of this course.
No part-time rates.


About the leader(s)

John Kiemele

From the Upper Great Plains to the urban shores of the Pacific Northwest to the New England Seacoast John Kiemele has assisted individuals, small groups, classrooms and congregations with intentional soul care.  John is a wellbeing educator and spiritual director who currently companions individuals, teaches various lifestyle classes, leads contemplative retreats, and also serves as Program Director at Rolling Ridge.  Prior to his recent move to the Northeast, John founded and served as executive director of Selah Center, a dispersed community of contemplative companions in the greater Seattle area.  Recognizing how intentional pausing and listening unlocks life, John strives to engage the whole person – body, mind, soul – in the lifelong process of living well.  John received his PhD in education/spirituality from Talbot School of Theology, and holds post-doctoral certificates in Spiritual Direction, the Enneagram Spectrum, Wellness Coaching, and Mindful Self-Compassion.  He is also an ordained pastor who has served congregations across the US and Canada.  John enjoys spending time with his wife, Marissa, baking, walking, traveling, visiting cathedrals and monasteries, attending live theater, and rummaging through antique shops.