Nativity Cathedral’s Home for Healing and Wholeness seeks to awaken the wonders of our spiritual lives and nurture healing, harmony, and hope.
In an overabundance of caution, offerings are virtual. See information below for links to available Healing and Wholness offerings.
A Mindfulness Meditation Group is for any individuals that are interested in learning Mindfulness Meditation and to practice it with other interested individuals. A meeting is made up of several parts: Sitting Guided Meditation; Walking Meditation; and Sitting Silent Meditation.
Mindfulness is a skill that can be learned. One of the mediation techniques is Mindfulness of Breathing. The technique is to simple bring one’s attention to the experience of breathing in and breathing out. We breath in a normal manner and observe the whole in-breath and the whole out-breath. Whenever a distraction occurs and we notice it, we gently bring our attention back to our breath.
Facilitator: Kevin Siddons, Ed.D. has a B.A. in psychology and an Ed.D. in Health Education. Kevin been practicing meditation since 1974, and practicing Thich Nhat Hanh’s Mindfulness Meditation for the last 8 years. In 2015 he became an ordained member of the Plum Village Order of Interbeing.
Every Wednesday Evening 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Heart Rhythm Meditation
Heart-Rhythm Meditation is a modern-day synthesis of ancient heart-centered meditation practices. Heart Rhythm Meditation (HRM) is a method of meditation that coordinates the body's respiratory, circulation and nervous systems in a state of coherence that results in an integration of one's body, mind, heart, and soul. This is an effective method of self-regulation of your body, energy, and emotions. The focus of this path is an open, loving heart. Meditation is experienced as a rehearsal for life.
All levels of meditators are welcome. In the dynamics and energy of a group, beginners and advanced meditators are able to learn, share and deepen their practice. Each class meeting will include guided meditation, time for discussion, and “everyday life” applied practices.
Facilitator: Jennifer Adrienne teaches meditation courses in private practice, professional development, and community settings. Devoted to this meditation path since 2013 and a graduate of the 2-year intensive program at the Institute for Applied Meditation on the Heart, she is certified to teach the method and philosophy of Heart Rhythm Meditation. By career Jennifer is a social science teacher, with academic degrees and professional background in sociology, music therapy, and classical music.
Every Tuesday Evening 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Join the meditation via Zoom
In an overabundance of caution, we are temporarily suspending Tai Chi.
Rooted in ancient Chinese martial art, the practice of Tai Chi has proven to help manage stress, promote health, and invite one into meditation. Tai Chi practice helps individuals increase flexibility and mobility and can lead to a sense of health and wholeness in mind, body, and spirit.
Instructor: Mr. Tom Ardizzone has been practicing Tai Chi for over 25 years. Tom is a well known instructor in the Lehigh Valley, offering instruction at local colleges, Y.M.C.A. and churches for 20 years.
In an overabundance of caution, we are temporarily suspending Reiki Instruction, Reiki Share Sessions and Reiki Healing.
Reiki is a Japanese practice and technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing and wholeness. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word Rei, meaning “God’s wisdom” and Ki, which is “life force energy”. Reiki is administered by “laying on of hands” and focuses on positive energy with restorative healing effects.
Instructor: Dr. Connie Andrejko, DO, IBCLC, FAAP, Reki Master. Connie Andrejko is a physician specializing in Neonatology and the Vice President of Medical Affairs for Onsite Neonatal Partners. Dr. Andrejko is a Reiki Master and has been practicing Reiki for more than 10 years.
Reiki Level I Instruction
Learn about the foundation of Reiki and become attuned to receiving and channeling life force energy through the laying on of hands. During the Reiki 1 session, students will learn and practice how to give a Reiki treatment to others and to themselves. The history and principles of Reiki will also be reviewed.
6:30PM-8:30PM in Good Shepherd Chapel (Lower Level of Sayre Hall)
Choose ONE Class below:
Register Reiki Level I Instruction – May 21
Reiki Level 2 Instruction
This session will allow students to further explore the principles of Reiki 1 to promote continued self-healing and spiritual growth. Students will be attuned to the second level of Reiki and learn several techniques to help increase the amount of energy given during a treatment. Distant healing will be taught so participants can send Reiki to others, anywhere at any time.
Reiki Share Sessions
The Reiki Share is a place and time where people, who have been attuned to any level of Reiki, can come and practice Reiki with one another.
When: Temporarily Suspended.
Reiki Healing Sessions
For those who wish to receive a time of meditative Reiki treatment administered by qualified Reiki masters, these 25 minute sessions are an invitation for healing and wholeness in a safe and quiet environment.
When: Last Saturday of each month (Beginning in September prior to Celtic Spirituality Night at Cathedral).
2:00PM-4:30PM. in Good Shepherd Chapel, (Lower Level of Sayre Hall).
$25 per session
Register and schedule a 25-minute session during that time frame.
When: Temporarily Suspended.
In an overabundance of caution, we are temporarily suspending Laughter Yoga.
Join certified Laughter Yoga leaders: Lucy Dadlani and Lisa King at Nativity Cathedral Church, Sayre Hall, for our monthly Laughter Yoga event. We’re setting aside the second Thursday of each month from 7:00pm-8:00pm to join together in the four elements of joy: Laughing, playing, singing, and dancing. This promises to be a super fun and healthy night for all. Be prepared to leave feeling better! All activities will be done standing or seated. No yoga clothes or mats needed. No cost – a gift to you.
Group Spiritual Direction for Moms
For moms: Please join for an opportunity to gather each month to ‘listen to each other’ from that sacred inner space where we are free to ‘just show up’ and honestly name ‘how it is with our soul’. Punctuated by times of silence, our time together will offer a place where moms can ‘tend their own spiritual wellbeing’ and be on the receiving end, vs being on the 'giving side'.
Facilitator: Marcella Kraybill-Greggo is a mom, a spiritual director, and a member of The Cathedral Church of Nativity. Marcella co-directs the Spiritual Direction Graduate Certificate Program at Moravian Seminary, while also serving as Clinical Director for Moravian’s MA in Clinical Counseling.
Dates & Times TBD
Candlelight Yoga and Compline
The beauty of a candlelit Cathedral invites you to a time of Meditative Yoga. Yoga invites a stretching of the body and holding in comfortable positions while inviting one to “detox” from the stress of the day and hard use of the body. Follow this experience with the beautifully sung prayer office of compline, an invitation to holy peace.
Wednesday, May 6
8:00PM-8:45PM yoga followed by compline at 9:00PM (no cost – a gift to you)
*bring a mat
Following Celtic Spirituality Nights, the last Saturday of each month, Dean Pompa invites you to a series of "TonyTalks" Short (15 minute) talks on the topic of Celtic Spirituality and prayer. Learn about the Celtic Way, experience ancient forms of Celtic Wisdom and Prayer.
In an overabundance of caution, we are temporarily suspending InterPlay.
Interplay is easy, fun, and gentle movement. It is based in a series of incremental "forms" that lead participants into gentle movement and stories, silence and song, ease and amusement. In the process, we discover the wisdom in ourselves and our communities. No experience necessary…all levels invited!
Free flowing clothes for ease in movement; bringing a water bottle is suggested.
Facilitator: Sarah Carlson, InterPlay Facilitator and Marcella Kraybill-Greggo, Spiritual Director and InterPlay Facilitator