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


Crystal Healing

...Let the Magic Unfold

Thursday ~ January 25, 2018

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

Harnessing the natural energies of the planet, crystals are powerful healing tools.  Ancient Chinese and Ayurvedic texts, as well as the Christian Bible, have documented the wonders of these ancient souls, our crystals.  Crystal healing occurs on all levels: physical, emotional and spiritual.  Join us as we open the door to crystal magic in your life. Crystals will be provided.

Cost:  $15

PRESENTER:  Diane Dunfee has followed her own healing and spiritual quest for the past 20 years through crystals.  She studied with Herb Stevenson and is a Certified Crystal Teacher through Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy.


Women's Power

Thursday ~ February 8, 2018

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

Using Max Dashu's Women's Power as a springboard, we will discuss sacred women in their roles as goddess, priestess, laywoman and their access to and use of power.  We will explore what power was available to ancient women and how they wielded that power.  How can channeling their power help women draw from their experiences and influence our world today?  This will be an interactive discussion with time to develop your own power amulet.

COST: $15

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


Dances of Universal Peace

Prayer ~ In ~ Motion Circle

Saturday ~ February 10, 2018

6:30 PM at St. Mary Magdala Spiritual Center

2800 Rolston Street

Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

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




Dangerous Old Woman

Sunday ~ February 11, 2018

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

Our culture, religion and family have taught us the rules of what a good woman should be.  Clarissa Pinkola Estes tells us that there is a Dangerous Old Woman inside of us no matter our age.  Come and delve into your own potential and purpose.

COST: $20

PRESENTER: ANN BEECHING is an artist, interior designer and a professor at IPFW who has traveled more than 40 trips to ancient Maya sites in Mexico, Guatamala and Honduras.  She has studied Maya Shamanic practice and mythology for over 30 years.


Winter's Journey...

Deep Richness of Soul's Reflection

Tuesday ~  February 20, 2018

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

2800 Rolston Street

Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

Let us all become still, slowing down to Winter's pace.  It is a time of introspection and quiet rest.  It may appear that from this space we are inactive, but a rich world of creative potential gestates below the surface.  Come with us as we explore the voyage of reflections and musings through the lens of poetry quickened by the beautifully lilting improvised sounds of the Cello.

COST: $20

PRESENTER:  JANE HEALD is a professional Cellist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic for over 25 years as well as a teacher, author and composer now exploring how to share the Cello in more intimate settings.


Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Film and Discussion

Sunday ~ March 11, 2018

2:00 to 5:00 PM at St. Mary Magdala Spiritual Center

2800 Rolston Street

Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is a funny and touching story of seven British retirees whose limited incomes prompt them to "outsource" to an attractively advertised and newly renovated hotel "for the elderly and beautiful" in India.  What they encounter there is not what they expected.  The diverse interweaving of their individual stories is heartwarming and acknowledges the problems of growing older - a unique perspective in contemporary film.  The seasoned ensemble cast includes Maggie Smith and Judy Dench.

COST: $12

PRESENTER:  LAURIE RAINEY SCHMIDT is a shamanic practitioner and counselor in private practice who enjoys movies as contemporary storytelling.


Healing Art Journeys

Saturday ~ March 24, 2018

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 intertwined painting, quilt-making and story-telling.  Her striking images are combined with text, recording African-American history both political and personal.  Her wonderfully bold colors and naive style will have you spellbound and ready to create your own narrative in her innovative and appealing style.

Cost: $20

PRESENTER: CAROLE HOLMES GORDON is a Fiber, Mixed Media and Studio Artist.  She can be reached at