Sophia's Portico

A Feminine Spirituality Center - For More Than 25 years!

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


A Feminine Spirituality Center


This Event Has Been Cancelled Due To The CORVID-19 Virus


Tuesday, April 21                    2:00 – 4:00 P.M.


Thursday, April 30                  6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Both at Sophia’s Portico

The spiritual relationship between Mother Earth, the sun, moon, wind, rain and file help to bring forth an endless number of herbs and vegetables giving life sustenance to people across all cultures. This planting season offers a wonderful opportunity to spiritually / physically engage with Mother Earth. Come learn about Salsa herb/vegetable plaiting and how to create savory fresh Salsas. We’ll then enjoy Mexico’s nutritious appetizer tasting boards of mild to hot delicioso Salsa recipes.


COST: $20 (door prizes)

PRESENTER: Emily J. Guerrero Mexica-Arts, shares her ancestors’ rich traditions of art, music and food in promoting cross-cultural appreciation.



Friday, May 8

6:30 – 8:30 P.M. at St Mary Magdala Spiritual Center


Throughout history, the drum has been a source of communication, blessing and healing. Join us for an evening of learning more about drumming and how it can be used for personal wellness and healing. Bring your drum (any type) and experience the power of heart-focused community drumming.

(For those who don’t have a drum, a limited number will be available to borrow.)


COST: Free will offering

FACILITATOR: Laurie Raniey Schmidt is a shamanic practitioner counselor and workshop leader trained in core shamanism and Celtic spiritual traditions.



Friday, May 15 6:30 – 8:30 P.M. at St. Mary Magdala Spiritual Center


Join me in exploring different YIN postures that will create space in our bodies from head to toe. These postures also increase blood flow to ligaments, tendons, connective tissue and fascia, keeping them healthy. YIN is also an amazing practice that allows us to observe our thoughts, fight and flight tendencies, and holding patterns.

Open to everyone even newbies.


COST: $15 (Please bring a yoga mat or blanket.)

PRESENTER: Kyah Harward began teaching Yin in 2011 at a local studio. Currently she teaches classes for private groups. She is also a drum maker and shamanic practitioner who does vibrational healing and bodywork.



Thursday, May 28       6:30 – 8:30 P.M.         at Sophia’s Portico


Crystal grids are built on Scared Geometry which ascribes symbolic and sacred meanings to certain geometric shapes. Grids are designed to amplify change that can be manifested in all aspects of our lives. In this session I will review the science/theory of grids and which crystals to use in forming our intentional grids.                    Crystals will be provided.


COST: $15

PRESENTER: Dianne 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 Healer through Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy.



Wednesday, June 10               6:30 – 8:30 P.M. at Sophia’s Portico

Our true self is limitless, vast and constant. It’s the still silent observer with us. It’s love, joy and peace. It’s who we REALLY are. Many times, we cause our own suffering by disempowering ourselves with old habits, conditions or beliefs that no longer serve us. Come explore ways we block ourselves from the very things we want and how to be empowered. I look forward to meeting you and discovering who we really are.

COST: $15

PRESENTER:    Rachel Taykowski is a May 2020 IU graduate with a Master of Social Work degree. She has worked with clients and students to help them live more fulfilling lives and she herself is learning ways to live a more empowered life and is eager to share.



Saturday, June 13                   1:00 – 2:30 P.M. at St. Mary Magdala Spiritual Center

Join us to learn and experience how to tap into the amazing healing potential of your body. This unique approach uses specialized soft body rollers and small MELT Hand and Foot Balls designed to reduce inflammation, ease chronic strain, improve alignment, and strengthen even your breath. The MELT whole-body method is easy to learn and helps you remain healthy and active throughout life’s stages.

COST: $15

PRESENTER: Beth Cook, RTM and melt Instructor and Laura Hillyard Melt Instructor. Since 2004, Laura has been practicing Healing work such as BodyTalk, Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki, and Craniosacral Facial Therapy.



Saturday, July 18                     10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.           at Sophia’s Portico

You needn’t be an accomplished poet to attend this light-hearted gathering. Simply bring a love of words and creativity. We’ll play some work games, compose some Haiku and other short poetry forms in a fun, judgment free atmosphere. Music and imaginative art will enhance our poetic play.

COST: $20 (snacks & all materials provided)

PRESENTER: Carole Holmes Gordon is a Fiber, Mixed Media and Studio Artist. She can be reached at

Governor Holcomb lifted restrictions on COVID-19 and Indiana is now under phase 2 guidelines. At Sophia's Portico, we are taking a cautious approach regarding the reopening and facilitating of our new and ongoing programs scheduled for the month of May. Our gatherings would most probably include persons described as "vulnerable" due to age or underlying health conditions. Face masks and social distancing also remain under advisement and cannot be practiced in our small space.

Therefore, we are saddened to announce that we are looking to reopen and resume our programs after May 24 when phase 3 has been declared as safe.

Be safe, stay well and looking to reconnect in the near future!