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 ~ October 2018 thru March 2019

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

Over the last year I have been immersed in the study of Wholeness as a way of life.  This is a new worldview for me that brings the potential of the living earth, the possible human, and my own unique soul purpose together to live the best possible quality of life.

I am called to invite others to form a sacred circle on this journey, believing that as we grow in wisdom individually, we strengthen love and wisdom in the world.

You are invited to join me the first Sunday of each month for 6 months:

October 7:  The Living Earth

December 2:  Wholeness

February 3:  Wisdom

November 4:  On Being Human

January 6:  Joy

March 3:  Our Living Body

COST: $20

PRESENTER:  Ann Beeching is an artist, interior designer and a professor at PFW who has traveled over 40 trips to ancient Maya sites in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras.  She studied Mayan shamanic practice and mythology for over 30 years.


Dias de los Muertos ~ The Day of the Dead

Thursday ~ October 25, 2018

6:30 to 8:30 PM at Sophia's Portico

Day of the Dead has been traditionally celebrated on November 1st and 2nd for thousands of years, originating in Aztec, Mayan-Guatemalan families.  It is a time to remember loved ones and to celebrate the continuity of life.  Join in an evening of engaging storytelling spirituality, music and artistic traditions of Los Dias de Los Muertos, a tradition that has garnered interest and appreciation across generations.

COST: $15

PRESENTER:  Emily J. Guerrero, Latinx Arts shares Mexica ancestors stories, traditions, journeys, art and music to promote social justice and cross-cultural understanding.


Frida ~ A Film and Discussion

Sunday ~ November 11, 2018

1:00 to 5:00 PM at St. Mary Magdala Spiritual Center
2800 Rolston Street

Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

"Frida" is a powerful biographical film depicting the achingly dramatic life and art of Mexican surrealist painter, Frida Kahlo.  The film, starring Salma Hayek, captures Frida's indomitable will to live, love and paint.  Her health challenges and drama-charged relationship with her husband, mural artist Diego Rivera, become seeds for her unique art.  Join us for a discussion with special refreshments after the film.
COST: $12

Facilitators: Laurie Rainey Schmidt is a shamanic practitioner and counselor in private practice who enjoys movies as contemporary storytelling. 

Emily J. Guerrero, (Latinx Arts) has researched and studied the life and art of Frida Kahlo.


Journeying With Soul Cards

Saturday ~ November 17, 2018

1:00 to 3:30 PM at Sophia's Portico

Come and experience peaceful reflection, journaling, divination and group discussion.  SOUL CARDS - evocative and mysterious images - by Debrah Koff, will speak directly to your soul and call forth your personal insight and creativity.  You will be able to take home your own image, the mirror through which to reflect upon your soul, your unique and beautiful life force.

BRING A JOURNAL.  All other materials supplied.  Special contemplative music chosen by Tonya will accompany the experience.

COST: $20

PRESENTER: Tonya Threet, a Priestess in her cultural Nordic traditions and an internationally known Nordic American recording musician. Tonya is also actively involved in the Fort Wayne Pagan Community.