Shared Hope International JuST Conference
to Oct 17

Shared Hope International JuST Conference

Jennifer will be a featured speaker at Shared Hope International’s JuST Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The JuST Conference is the nation’s leading conference on juvenile sex trafficking.

This unforgettable and inspiring conference features today’s most pressing issues in the anti-trafficking field. Presentations and workshops focus on skill-building, survivor experiences, cross-discipline collaboration, task force development, case studies and lessons learned. The JuST Conference continues to stand by the motto that each person has a role to play in preventing and ending commercial sexual exploitation, and that a collaborative community response is critical.

Jennifer will be presenting on how the effects of trauma effects the mind, body and soul and how movement and meditation facilitate healing.

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9:00 AM09:00

Firm Hope, Pure Joy - Day Retreat

Have you entered a season feeling overwhelmed, spiritually depleted and uninspired? Is your soul longing to find rest and stillness?   

If you can relate and desire a change this year, join Maria and Jennifer for a day of retreat and being still and prayerful knowing where our firm hope and true joy is rooted in.

Bring your Bible, your journal or notebook, yoga mat and maybe even a friend.  (If you don’t have any, we will provide, even the friend!)

 Our time together will be spent much in silence, prayer and meditation being present with our God.  We really want you to have a special time to be still, draw near to God and experience HOPE and true JOY.

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019

Cost: $75, Lunch and light snacks provided


9 am-9:15 Arrive and Get settled

9:15-9:30 am Welcome

9:30-10:00 am-Scripture and Gentle Yoga

10:00 am-11:30 am Meditation, Prayer and Journaling

11:30-12:30 Light Lunch

12:45-2 pm-Gathering Circle

2:15-3:00 pm Yoga Flow

3:00-3:30 pm Be Still

3:30-4:30 pm Closing Talk and Prayer

 Email with questions.

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7:00 PM19:00

Reclaim Your Life

Do you wonder how past experiences/situations/traumas are affecting you in the present? Do you know someone who is living with trauma?

Join us as we discuss what trauma is and how it affects our mind and body when it goes undiagnosed.

When: Wednesday, June 26

Time: 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Where: InSpire Massage 1241 N Green Street, McHenry IL 60050

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to Sep 5

Meditation Gathering

Mending Nets Ministries, along with Positive Intentions Foundation, present a “Meditation Gathering” on Thursdays at 7 pm located at The Center.

The gathering is open to all. No registration is required. Donations are accepted.

Meditation has many positive benefits from decreasing stress hormones and blood pressure to releasing dopamine and giving the brain’s thinking area some time to go off-line.

If you have always wanted to try meditation and were not sure where to start, join us! We will give you some tools to help you on this journey.

For more information go to

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12:00 PM12:00

Trauma Sensitive Yoga: Reclaim Your Life

Cultivate Yoga and Fitness Center in McHenry, IL is hosting a free community event on Sunday, March 31st from 12 pm to 2 pm.

Join Jennifer and the Cultivate team as they bring you on a journey towards building a new relationship with your and mind and body.

Jennifer from Mending Nets Ministries will be speaking on the effects trauma has on the mind, body and soul and how movement and meditation can facilitate the healing process.

And Brianne from Cultivate will end the session with a guided meditation.

Registration is required. Please register by Thursday, March 28th at

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7:00 PM19:00

How to Manage Your Holiday Stress

Give yourself the gift of self-care this holiday season.  Join Mending Nets Ministries at The Center on Monday, December 10 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm to gain some insight on how to manage your holiday stress. 

Join us for some gentle yoga, breathing techniques and a fun exercise that brings awareness to the areas where you store stress in your body. 

For more information email Jennifer at


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9:00 AM09:00

Advent Retreats of Silence: Mastering the Practice of Slowing Down

Mending Nets is honored to hold sacred space for those attending the Advent Retreat hosted by Doug and Melissa Timberlake and David and Karen Mains at Turtle Creek Acres. Jennifer will guide guests into a breath meditation allowing them to slow down and silence the distractions as they enter into a day of silence and reflection.

For more information contact

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10:00 AM10:00

Somatics of the Back

Presenting a lecture at Gawea Yoga Studio on how trauma is manifested physically and emotionally. Highlighting the different responses on how the mind and body perceives and stores trauma. And providing healthy suggestions on ways to cope by using yoga, breath work and meditation.

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