Savanna Riker will be the guest speaker at the Aug. 4 service of the Center for Spiritual Living in Davis. Courtesy photo

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‘Spiritual practice in motion’ featured at Davis center

By From page A5 | August 02, 2013

The Center for Spiritual Living in Davis will offer the second of its summer “playshops” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. The center meets at 1715 Anderson Road.

Titled “Dances of Universal Peace,” it will be facilitated by Religious Science practitioner Joyce Bahati whose dances are described as “spiritual practice in motion.”

“Drawing on the sacred phrases, scripture and poetry of the many spiritual traditions of the Earth, the dances blend chant, live music and evocative movement into a living experience of unity, peace and integration,” a news release said.

Bahati leads dances every second Friday at the Sacramento Friends Meeting House. She teaches chants and simple movements to create a body prayer.

The regular Sunday service begins at noon and features guest speaker Savanna Riker, the first international youth community spiritual leader for Centers for Spiritual Living, serving in 2002-06. She became a licensed Religious Science practitioner in 2010, the youngest at Mile Hi Church in Denver, and is in her last year of ministerial school at Holmes Institute.

Riker served at the SOM Russian Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 3 1/2 years ago. Last year, she spent seven months living in Cairo, pursuing her passion for global ministry and expanding her vision to be a traveling minister.

Kristi Matal, a singer, guitarist and pianist, will be the musical performer. She conducted the Sacramento Spiritual Life Center choir for five years.

For more information, visit www.sacramentodancesofuniversalpeace.org and www.csld.org.

Enterprise staff

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