Upcoming Programs

Spring 2018 Workshops


Celebrating Seasonal Rituals ~ Temple Space for Women • Summer Solstice, at The Beachmere!

Gathering in this quarterly circle, we honor ancient holy days that women have celebrated for millenia. We feed and strengthen our spirits with many different gifts and directions: Meditation; music and sound; anointing our energy fields with Aura-Soma; color considerations; the gifts of Nature; positive readings; and, of course, the support of each other! If you yearn for a small, peaceful, sacred space in which your soul can be fed, this quarterly gathering is worth experiencing. Enjoy the uplifting effects of shared sacred ritual. The element we will be focusing on is air. The Aura-Soma color will be announced shortly. Bring a small, sacred object to add to the altar we co-create, if you’d like. ** Held this one time at The Beachmere Inn, Ogunquit, Maine, in the 2nd floor Salon room. We are taking the Seasonal Ritual Circle to our sister Center, called The Authentic Women Circle, and having our Summer Solstice Circle on the ocean! Note the time change! Usually, we meet at 10 am; this one time, it will be from 1-3 pm.
Sunday, June 3 • 1–3 pm $15 members/$20 non-members • MaryBeth Stemp & Claire Houston; MaryBeth is a psychotherapist and teacher by profession. Claire is a psychotherapist, an interfaith minister, the founder/director of WSW, and loves sacred space. 


Sharing Our Lives 

As women of all ages and from different walks of life, there’s much to talk about, such as who are we, and where are we in our lives? This is a time to mull over with each other the issues and questions that come up for us in daily life, getting a chance to share and hear the wisdom from within ourselves and each other. As we share our joys and concerns, we can count on mutual support and confidentiality. Each meeting will be guided by a theme for that session and set of questions designed to use as a springboard for sharing. New participants invited to join these monthly meetings at any time.
Thursdays April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12 • $10 members/$15 non-members per session • 12:30–1:30 pm • Claire Houston, LCMHC  is a licensed psychotherapist, and the director of WSW, and MaryBeth Stemp, LMHC is a licensed psychotherapist, and teacher of holistic healing methods-sound, color, and meditation.

Stories Within [WILL NOW MEET May 2]

Small group of women who would like to be in a Circle together, sharing and listening as each weaves a short (up to 5 minute) story of herself. Winter Story theme: From There To Here. Spring theme: Fresh Vision. Space limited. No experience necessary, just the interest to hear others’ stories, and to bring out your own. Future dates TBA seasonally.
Wednesday, January 17, February 7 March 21 May 2 • 6–8:30 pm • $25 members/$30 non-members • Sofia Haffenreffer & Claire Houstoncome together as peer leaders, drawing from their many years of women’s circles, knowing that we all have many stories inside us and would like to make a space for these stories to be told. Inspired by the “The Moth Story Hour.”