Finding God in Your Body: A Pre-Lenten Retreat for Clergy

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 10am – 3pm

ECMN Retreat Center at Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Faribault, MN

$25 includes lunch

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Create in me a clean heart, O God. And renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51

Lent is a season to look within, a time to remove the obstacles between us and God. Join the Rev. Ann Gillespie for a retreat day of her well-received Finding God in Your Body class. Through a combination of yoga, meditation, and intellectual inquiry, we will make  more space in our bodies, minds, and hearts for the divine.

All levels of physical ability are welcome, including those who have never tried yoga.  Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in and bring a yoga mat and a journal to write in. Experience the presence and wisdom of God’s spirit in your body.

Ann GillespieAnnGillespie Headshot 028 by Jason Bio
Although currently an Episcopal priest with a passion for worship and pastoral care, Ann Gillespie has had a long career in film, television and theater. Most notably, she appeared throughout the ‘90’s as “Jackie Taylor,” Kelly’s mom, on the hit television show, Beverly Hills, 90210. After becoming a priest, she reprised her role as “Jackie” on the new 90210 series.

[Theater has always been her first love, but Star Trek fans may remember her recurring roles on Deep Space 9, and The Next Generation.She also guest starred on series such as Gilmore Girls, Judging Amy, and ER. She appeared as Fonzie’s girlfriend on the last season of Happy Days as well as starred in the TV movies, Living Proof about Country Western singer Hank Williams, and Kent State, the Emmy-winning miniseries about the 1970 shootings.]

Ann has been a student and practitioner of yoga for over thirty years and a teacher for almost twenty of them.

In the new millennia, Ann embarked on a new calling and in 2004, she and her family moved to Alexandria, Virginia, for her to attend seminary at Virginia Theological Seminary. She graduated with an M. Div. in 2007. She has been Senior Associate Rector at Christ Episcopal Church in Alexandria for over six years.

Featured Image: Great Sand Dunes National Monument 05/1972, National Archives and Records Administration