St. Luke’s Wellness Partnership Celebrates, Connects, and Grows


The St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Wellness Partnership is celebrating, growing, and connecting enthusiastic audiences. Seventy-four participants attended Janine Chimera’s Sound Vibration Journey on December 3. “Participants ranged from ten years old to eighty-something,” said James Colby, St. Luke’s vestry member. “Numerous high school and college students and young adults attended. It was energizing to see the space jam-packed with old and newfound community friends.”

Rachel Tome’s first St. Luke’s chair yoga attracted forty-one guests to meditate and stretch body, mind, and spirit. The audience experience was meditative and lively; many socialized afterward. Because of the significant numbers and positive feedback, we scheduled a new series of chair yoga sessions. This program is adaptive for seniors and suitable for everyone.

Rachel will offer four sessions, starting on Wednesday, January 29, and then running on February 5, 12, and 19 at 1:30 pm in St. Luke’s Undercroft. The cost: $10 per session or $30 for the four sessions if paid on the first day.

There is more! St. Luke’s Partnership presents “Meditating and Creating Your Tree of Life” workshop designed to help participants reclaim their child-like sense of wonder and artistic instincts. Anne Cameron Cutri’s goal is to encourage creativity without preconceived standards, expectations, or judgments. Her workshop liberates and stimulates hands and hearts.

The “Tree of Life” program takes place on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at 6:30 pm in the undercroft at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 410 N Main Street, Jamestown, New York.

The workshop is limiting to twenty participants. Cutri provides individual attention to each guest. Please note, registration is first-come, first-served. Call Kim Mann at St. Luke’s (716) 483-6405 or email to reserve a seat. To confirm enrollment, mail checks ($15) to Kim Mann, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 410 N. Main Street, Jamestown, NY 14701.

For those interested, there will be a prayer/meditation session in St. Luke’s Chapel at 6 pm.
Anne brings thirty years of experience making and teaching art, and as the founder of Art for Well-Being (AWE). She earned a BS degree and has graduate credits in art therapy. She is a certified “Soul Collage” facilitator and certified by the National Center for Creative Aging. Her vision promotes the visual arts as tools to relieve stress, spark imaginations, and promote wellness. Creative spirits are the foundations of healthy living and problem-solving in all stages of life. Imagining allows parents and grandparents to play and bond with children and grandchildren.

The Meditation and Tree of Life Workshop reflects an aesthetic uplift, a sanctuary where participants can experience joy and renew their sense of wonder. – Anne Cutri

The St. Luke’s Wellness Partnership invites men, women, and mature adolescents, especially those looking to spark their imaginations.