Friday, January 9, 2009

Winter Feast announces meditation sites

40-day event to begin Thursday


The second annual Winter Feast for the Soul, a nonprofit based in Hailey, will begin its 40-day meditation period at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, with a worldwide meditation to join participants around the world for the global opening.

The opening meditation will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Ketchum and Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Hailey in their sanctuaries at 5:15 a.m. for group meditations.

Winter Feast for the Soul will present "Subtle Activism: Applying Spiritual Power for Social Change" with David Nicol, director of the Gaiafield Center for Subtle Activism at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. The talk and discussion will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the YMCA in Ketchum.


The closing meditation will be held 5:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Sun Valley.

Daily meditations will be held at the following:


· 6 a.m. daily

206 Bird Dr. No. 4

Hosts: Laurie Wertich and Diane Vickery, (208) 559-3308

· 7:15 a.m. daily

Chapter One Bookstore/Akasha Organics

Host: Ananda, 726-4777

· 8 a.m. daily

Copper Ridge Building

Hosts: Ann & Doug Christensen, 720-8183 or 726-3668

Contact hosts for building entry instructions.

· 8:30 a.m. Sundays

Light on the Mountains Spiritual Center

Host: John Moreland, 727-1631

· 12:15 p.m. Tuesday

St. Luke's Hospital/Baldy Conference Room

Host: Valerie Skonie, 788-6373

· 5:15 p.m. Thursdays

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

Quiet prayer in the Episcopal tradition

· 6:15 p.m. daily

Oneness Blessing

Family Medicine & Wellness Office

180 East Ave.

Host: Brigitte Esswein, 622-8410

· 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

Indian Creek/Chanting and Meditation

Host: Susan Fierman, 788-0907

· Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.,

Sundays noon to dusk

Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church

Sanctuary open daily for non-facilitated prayer


· 9 a.m. Monday-Friday

Sun Club

418 N. River St., southeast corner of River and Spruce

Host: John Moreland, 720-0681

· 1 p.m. Monday-Friday

Woodside: Sweetwater Condos

865 Heartland Way

Hosts: Vee Riley, 578-7748, and Karen Provence, 720-1992

· 12:10 p.m. - Thursdays

Chanting and Meditation

Hailey Yoga Center

Contact: Susan Fierman, 788-0907

· 6:30 p.m. - Thursdays

Oneness Blessing

3211 Shenandoah Dr., Woodside

Phone: 309-0499/622-8410

· Monday 12:10 p.m., Wednesday 8:30 a.m., Thursday 8 a.m. at the Hailey Yoga Center

Silent meditative yoga beginning Jan. 26

Contact: Victoria Roper, 788-8773

For more information call founder Valerie Skonie at 788-6373, or visit

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