Classes & Activities

Unity of the Valley offers beautiful spaces for Classes as well as MemorialsWeddingsand other functions. Click here for more information and call our office for availability: 952-895-0745. 

If you have an idea for a group, course, or class and/or want to lead one, please contact Rev. Laurie Brandt at

Check back often for new classes and activities. Thanks for visiting!    

TUESDAYS, 11:00-11:30 a.m., free
The Meditation Room, led by a Prayer Chaplain
This meditation is the same one happening concurrently at Unity Village. It alternates affirmative prayer and silence.


with Jody Polson
WEDNESDAYS, 5:30-6:30 p.m., love offering 
Calling all the movers and shakers out there! Let's dance in community and have some fun! Dance at your own pace and level of comfort. Jody makes it inspirational--and yes, spiritual. She combines dance moves from various sources for variety and to strengthen the body.
Please bring a water bottle and a yoga mat or beach towel for cool-down, and dress comfortably.
Please contact Jody Polson with any questions you may have at (612) 532-7241 or polsonj@msn.comJody wants to raise the vibration of the Center (and you!) with movement, so ladies, get a move on!

Sound and Vibration Activation

This magical deep meditation takes you through portals of energy. Many describe this as floating in the healing heavenly realms of love and peace. Join us the evening of August 3 for opening and energy activation. Laurie brings her Tibetan and crystal bowls, gong, tuning forks and other sound/vibrational tools that will activate soul energies. Bring you pillow, blanket, relax and rejuvenate with the sounds and of healing.  Cost is $35. Registration required, and spots are limited. Class given by Laurie Wondra

Here is the Link to register:



with Nea Clare
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 7 - 9 p.m, $30

Messages will be given that are appropriate for those attending. Personal guides may also respond. Time will be allotted for questions and answers.

Contact Nea for more information: 612-227-3854 or

Meet Your Spirit Guide Meditation
with Lily McNamara
THURSDAY, August 17, 7-9 p.m.

Have you ever wondered who has your back? Who you can turn to when there is no one? We all have Spirit Guides who are there to help support us and protect us. Come and learn more about them. Through guided meditation meet one of your spirit guides. There will be an opportunity to journal your experience, ending with a psychic Q&A to provide clarity. Cost $20.

Lily McNamara has been a spiritual counselor for over 10 years. Her passion is to help people on their sacred path. She is a psychic, medium, and certified energy worker, as well as a trained facilitator of guided meditation, life coach, and counselor. She became an ordained minister in April of 2012.



August 19, Saturday, 4:00 PM 

We are going to the Mdewakanton Sioux Wacipi (Pow Wow). $10 for a button

Free for 60 years and over and 10 and under.

Dinner will be served.

A Wacipi is a homecoming of sorts, a social gathering where American Indian friends and relatives come together to celebrate their culture and way of life. Many choose to return every year to enjoy the dancers in their regalia, the singers at the drum, good food, and booths with arts and crafts for sale. Traditional moccasin games will also be played by Native American teams. The word Wacipi in the Dakota Language translates as “they dance.” A more common term used is “Pow Wow.”

This year’s Shakopee Powwow will feature vendors with arts, crafts, beadwork, jewelry, quillwork, and traditional foods for sale, including frybread, wojapi (berry pudding), wild rice, hominy soup, buffalo burgers, Indian tacos, and much more.



Align with Your Highest Good Workshop

You are a divine expression of God. You have the power to realize your magnificence in all your interactions in life. This workshop is designed to increase your body and mind awareness so you can release negative patterns that are blocking your good.

This three session workshop will give you Meditative Movements that you can practice during your normal day.

 Mondays Sept 25, Oct 2, Oct 9 from 6;30 - 8:00 p.m.

Given by: Ellie Peterson  Ellie created the Meditative Movements technique out of her own need for healing. She has taught thousands how to exercise their own personal power to create lasting change.

$39 (Payment Plans Available)



Introduction to Spring Forest Qigong

Thursday, Spetember 21, 2017

Experience the benefits of Spring Forest Qigong during this 90-minute Introduction to Spring Forest Qigong (SFQ). Qigong is an ancient form of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), utilizing energy breathing, simple movement, and meditation to help balance and heal the body, mind, and spirit.

Research has shown practicing SFQ on a regular basis can have a positive impact for people who are experiencing chronic pain, emotional disturbances, and/or depression. Many people have found practicing SFQ in combination with chemotherapy and other traditional medical treatments is a powerful tool in achieving improved physical and emotional well-being.

Please join us for this introductory session to the practice of Spring Forest Qigong. The gentle movements can be done sitting, standing, or lying down, allowing individuals of any physical capability to join us!

Your Instructor: Patricia (Pat) Sheveland, RN, CMC, ACC is a certified Spring Forest Qigong Group Practice Leader and Level One Trainer. She is a certified Life Coach through the International Coaching Federation, specializing in healing of mind, body, and spirit.

Love Offering for Introduction

Classes are Every other Thursday, beginning October 12, 2017

Dates: 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/30 (No practice on Thanksgiving), 12/7, 12/21

Cost: $60 for 6 session package

          Senios>age 55: $48.00 for 6 sessions package

          Drop Ins: $15.00 per Session


Introduction to the Creative Arts Therapies

Sunday, September 24, 2017 After the Service and Potluck

Presented by Tina Agnes, Artist and Cathleen Gempeler, Music Therapist                                
Sometimes words are not enough to express our true feelings. The core of a feeling is often better expressed through sound, form and color.

 During this class Tina will discuss what art journaling is and walk you through the process of accessing an emotion and drawing it out onto paper. Improvisational music will be performed by Cathleen using a piano/keyboard, voice/healing sounds, drums and small rhythm instruments.  Music will evolve, based on use of a combination of any or all of the instruments with Cathleen 'feeling' the group energy as it unfolds.
Tap into and express deep emotions connected to a part of your body that may be hurting, or feeling good!  Journal with specific questions to more fully understand your drawings.  Learn to transform your images to release them and heal.  Bring an unlined notebook, and set of colored pencils.

Cost: $20.00 suggested love offering.
  No artistic ability required.

Goal: To express an important feeling/emotion in a therapeutic environment that promotes processing and healing based on the theme. If participants feel comfortable, they can share what they felt and what they created. Feedback to the presenters is encouraged and welcomed!

Tina is an Artist, Shamanic Practitioner, and Reiki Master Teacher, walking a seeker’s path in spirituality.  She has been teaching art and meditative art classes for the past 20 years.  She believes we are born with a silent knowledge within each of us and strives to help each person access their own wisdom and healing ability.

Canvas and Soul

Cathleen is a musician and has been a music therapist for 23 years.  Cathleen's spiritual path is serving and helping others to transform their lives through the expression of music as therapy. Music is love and joy in action.
Music For Healing LLC



PLEASE NOTE: Some courses or groups are closed to new students after a couple of sessions for the sake of study or group continuity and coherence. We currently have the following classes or groups that fit this category and hence are not on the calendar: A Course in Miracles (ACIM), a year-long study group; A Course of Love (ACOL), the length of which varies depending on the group but could be a year; and women's and men's Master Mind groups (ongoing).

If you're interested in one of these courses or groups, you may call the Center at 952-895-0745 and leave your name and email and interest(s) and we will contact you if the course or class is repeated or the group opens up. Anyone is free to start a new Master Mind group or a new study group of ACIM or ACOL if they wish to promote and facilitate it.

If you have an idea for a group, course, or class and/or want to lead one, please contact Rev. Laurie Brandt at