Natural Awakenings Lancaster/Berks ~ September 2020

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The Urban Well Hosts Virtual Contemplative Retreat

odfrey’s–Welcome to Dogdom, located in Mohnton, recently hired trainer Tanya Turgeon who will be offering Dog Tricks classes for a maximum of three dogs per session. Interested pet parents are invited to Tanya Turgeon and P. Gracie contact Godfrey’s Dogdom to be added to the waiting list for an upcoming session. Turgeon recently moved back to Pennsylvania after a 15year stint in New York City. For the past 20 years, she worked as a circus artist, both performing and teaching, around the globe. Her love of dogs and tricks finally came together in a professional way a few years ago when she began apprenticing and working for a top trainer in Manhattan. Turgeon recently completed her certification as a Trick Dog Instructor through Kyra Sundance’s “Do More With Your Dog” program. Together, Turgeon and P. Gracie, her adopted pit bull, love to practice tricks and bring joy to as many people as possible. P. Gracie’s goofy personality, love of training and rescue story of resilience has garnered more than 100,000 followers on Instagram @iheartpgracie. “It’s important to keep your dog’s mind exercised as well as the body, giving him or her new and different things to do with you,” says Pat Emmett, certified professional dog trainer and Godfrey’s training manager.

he Urban Well at Saint James Church will host a virtual retreat, Entering the Heart of Christ: Christianity as Participatory Mystery, with Episcopal priest Matthew Wright, September 25 and 26. The retreat will explore moving beyond understanding Christianity primarily as a belief system to engaging in the way of Jesus as an experiential path of transformation. Wright is a gifted retreat leader, Matthew Wright presides as priest-in-charge for St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Woodstock, N.Y., writes frequently for Contemplative Journal and teaches for Northeast Wisdom and The Contemplative Society. His primary interest is wisdom; not knowing more, but knowing more deeply, fundamentally by the Way of the Heart. He teaches that the heart is not only the seat of emotions, but the primary organ of spiritual perception, and he works to cultivate this mode of seeing. The Urban Well at Saint James is a source for contemplative prayer and practices to refresh and meet the needs of people seeking a more life-sustaining way. Diverse people with different faiths gather in a spirit of humility and openness to learn from experts, experienced practitioners and from one another; how to quiet the noise of everyday life, and find energy, serenity and rest.

Milla Chappell, Instagram @realhappydogs

Dog Tricks Class Added to Godfrey’s Dogdom Offerings


Cost: $240 for six, one-hour classes. Location: 4267 New Holland Rd., Mohnton. To register, call Godfrey’s Dogdom at 610-777-5755. For more information about the class and what will be included, email Tanya Turgeon at See ad, page 38.


Cost: $60/adults; $30/students. For more information, visit See ads, pages 14, 53 and 54.

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