The first Advisory Board of Spirit of Sophia!
(left to right) Andria Creighton; Carla McMillin; Pam Yenawine; Janis Kirstein
“I am a horse keeper and homemaker. I have been married to my husband Chris for 35 years. We do not have any children. Chris and I share our lives with 5 Icelandic Horses and 13 cats. We live near Greenville, IN in Floyd County on 14 acres. I am a student of the horse and of nature. My spiritual journey has included yoga, Reiki, Tai Chi, Jujitsu, animal communication, shamanic journeying, and other healing modalities. I am honored to be on the first Advisory Board of Spirit of Sophia”
“I am a retired school guidance counselor. I enjoy singing in a choir, traveling with my husband, reading, learning, spending time with family and friends, and walking my dogs. As I walk this spiritual path, I am so glad ‘Spirit of Sophia’ has been created by Dana. It welcomes me to find more ways to enhance and revitalize what I believe and to continue to grow in spiritual ways.”
“I am a visual artist, writer, and high school art teacher. My visual art includes primarily painting and drawing, as well as some photography, and my writing includes short stories, children’s stories with my own illustrations, and poetry. I have taught Visual art at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Indiana University, University of Louisville and Kentucky State and I now currently teach Visual Art at Western Hills High School in Frankfort, Kentucky.
My spiritual journey began long ago when I gained great help through the practice of yoga. As I grew older, I found relief from the stresses of life through meditation, prayer and the practice of the healing art of Reiki.
The community and camaraderie I have found through the Spirit of Sophia in workshops and other events has provided a great psychological boost to me as I realize others are searching for many of the same things I am through a spiritual quest and path. I hope to help others find a realization of an expanded awareness and presence in the here and now.”
“My first ‘meeting’ with Dana and the Spirit of Sophia (before it was so named) was over the phone. Because I had been involved with a number of non-profit organizations (Sister Cites of Louisville, Louisville International Cultural center, Interfaith Paths for Peace, SGI-USA/Kentucky) someone had suggested she talk with me. Soon after, I was invited to a gathering at Hopscotch House with the purpose of dialoguing and brainstorming with other women. I hadn’t quite determined my level of interest, but I found the dialog fruitful and energizing.
My background also includes 17 years as a French teacher, 30 years practicing Buddhism, and my now 16 year-old practice as a CranioSacral Therapist. This hands-on therapy allows me to support people to heal themselves.
It is my honor to serve in the journey of creating a source of grounded and expansive opportuntiies for women, of all ages and backgrounds, to embrace the unique qualities and missions that each of us possesses, and to create community that exists to nourish and nurture the Spirit of Sophia in as many women as possible.”