Upcoming Programs

Fall 2018 Workshops


Celebrating Seasonal Rituals ~ Temple Space for Women • Winter Solstice

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 fire. The Aura-Soma color is white (clear). Bring a small, sacred object to add to the altar we co-create, if you’d like. 
Sunday, December 16 • 10 am–11:30 am $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 November 8, December 13 • $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 

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. Fall Story theme: No Regrets. Space limited. No experience necessary, just the interest to hear others’ stories, and to bring out your own. Future dates TBA seasonally.
Wednesday, January ?? • 6–8:30 pm • $25 members/$30 non-members • Sofia Haffenreffer & Claire Houston come 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.”


Christmas Around the World 

Learn how different cultures around the globe celebrate this winter holiday. Some call it Solstice, others call it Christmas…each has its distinct songs, foods, and traditions that are enjoyed generation after generation. We will watch a video that shows these winter rituals, and talk about how we celebrate this time of the year in our own families. Seasonal snacks included. Come raise some cheer together, and kick off the season with a warm WSW hug!
Thursday December 6,  12–2 pm • $15 members/$20 non-members • Claire Houston, LCMHC  is the founder of WSW, a licensed psychotherapist, an ordained interfaith minister, and enjoys the traditions and rituals this time of the year brings.