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Sonora Expo Places Focus On Spirit, Mind And Body

The Spirit Mind Body Expo is planning an Ecumenical Celebration on Sunday, April 17. It will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at the Sonora Opera Hall and is open to the public. The theme of this year’s Expo is “Celebrating Wholeness” and the Sunday Celebration will explore this theme through art, music, poetry, and song.

Three sponsoring groups for the Expo are collaborating to present this service: the Unity Spiritual Center, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Tuolumne County, and the Shambhala Meditation Group of Sonora. Participants include Merry Ann Kain, minister serving the Unity Spiritual Center; Shauna Burrow from Shambhala Meditation Group; and Rev. Sonya Sukalski, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Tuolumne County. Music will be performed and led by regional musician Amitabhan.

The service will include an introduction to meditation, poetry, singing, and a “reverse-offering.” This is the SMB’s first ecumenical celebration and this will serve as the culmination of a two-day Expo. All are welcome; free to the public. For more information, call 324-0501 or 586-9182. See also

Rev. Sonya Sukalski earned her Master of Divinity at the Starr King School for the Ministry and is serving her second year as Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Tuolumne County.

Merry Ann Kain is the Minister and Spiritual Leader of Unity Spiritual Center of the Mother Lode in Sonora. She is a Yoga instructor and yoga therapist. She is also a Personal Trainer, she worked for In Shape Health Clubs for eleven years before moving forward into ministry.


Ami (Amitabhan) tours widely, sharing his inspirational gifts of music and spiritual insight at new-thought churches, retreats, festivals and yoga studios throughout the US and into Canada. He is an award-winning songwriter whose words and music point to the peace that lives in all hearts. See also