Sophia's Portico

A Feminine Spirituality Center - For More Than 20 years!

2330 Beacon Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
Sophia's Portico


A Feminine Spirituality Center


New Programs


Wholeness: A Way of Life

First Sunday of each Month ~ December 2018 thru March 2019

1:00 to 4:00 PM at Sophia's Portico

You are invited to join me and friends on a journey into Wholeness as a Way of Life.  So far, we have looked at Gaia as a living conscious planet whose purpose is to nurture potential. Then we explored the "Possible Human," as a partner to the Earth and part of a larger story and system.  You are invited to join me the first Sunday of each month.  During the next four sessions we will journey into the following topics:

December 2:  Wholeness as a living practice

January 6:  Choosing Joy in the Midst of Chaos

February 3:  Wisdom from the source of Love

March 3:  Our Living Body

COST: $20

PRESENTER:  Ann Beeching is an artist, interior designer and a professor at PFW who has traveled to ancient Maya sites in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras.  She has studied Mayan shamanic practice and mythology for over 30 years.


Dances of Universal Peace

On-going ~ Future Dates to be Announced

6:30 PM at St. Mary Magdala Spiritual Center

2880 Rolston Street

Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

Using simple movements, mantras, lyrics and songs from many religous traditions, the Dances focus on peace and harmony, celebrating solidarity and unity with all spiritual traditions of the earth.

LEADER: Terri Duclos

MUSICIANS: Laura Hillyard, Tammy Silowski & Lindy McCormick


Women Who Run with the Wolves and Cello ~ Part III

Tuesday ~ March 5, 2019

7:00 to 8:30 PM at St. Mary Magdala Spiritual Center

2880 Rolsten Street

Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

Clarissa Pinkola Estes' stories of the Wild Woman archetype and the soulful sounds of the cello will find us exploring "The Red Shoes."  How do we craft with love an authentic life according to the unique needs of the individual soul?  The handmade life is the result of deep, intuitive listening. Come join us as we connect to our deep, inner voice through the story of the " The Red Shoes" and the warm, rich, meditative sounds of the cello.

COST: $20

PRESENTER: Jane Heald is a professional cellist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, a teacher, author and composer exploring ways to share the cello in more intimate settings.  She will be assisted by Teresa Roberts and Emily Guerrero.


Lilith and the Patriarchal Demonization of Women

Tuesday ~ February 26, 2019

7:00 to 9:00 PM at Sophia's Portico

Lilith has been regarded alternately as a goddess, a demon and a liberating symbol for women.  How did the status of women fall to the point that it needed to be liberated?  Through Lilith we will explore the decline in our status from goddess to demon to property, and discuss how Lilith can help us reclaim our position of dignity on our own terms.  Materials will be provided to make an altar/meditation item to take home.

COST: $20

PRESENTER: Lisa JH Gardener is an artist and avid reader.  She began researching the Sacred Femnine while pursuing her Master's degree at IPFW.


Quantum Healing Hypnosis and Reiki

Tuesday ~ March 19, 2019

7:00 to 9:00 PM at Sophia's Portico

Are you curious about Quantum Healing Hypnosis?  Have you heard of Reiki but not quite sure what it is?  Hypnosis accesses your Higher Self, is a gateway to inner knowledge and can explore personal life-enhancing questions.  Reiki is an ancient Japanese method of activating one's natural healing process.  Come learn more about these healing modalities.  Knowledge and understanding can lead to personal experiences, if so desired.

COST: $15

PRESENTER: Christine Leggett is a Reiki Master also trained in Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique developed by Dolores Cannon. She is eager to share these alternative avenues of healing.


Healing Art Journeys

Saturday ~ March 30, 2019

1:00 to 5:00 PM at Sophia's Portico

Session 9 - Faith Ringgold is an 87-year-old artist, author and educator whose famous, narrative, painted quilts are the epitome of the genre. As a social activist, she skillfully intertwines painting, quilt-making and story-telling. Her striking images are combined with text, relating African-American history both political and personal.  Her wonderful, bold colors and naive style will have you spellbound and ready to create your own narrative in her innovative and appealing style.

COST: $25

PRESENTER:  Carole Holmes Gordon is a fiber, mixed media and studio artist.  She can be reached at