Open House

Open House

Experience Peace Tree

connecting body, mind, and spirit

Sometimes you just need a little peace…

Experience Peace Tree Spirituality Center at our Open House and discover new ways to connect mind, body, and spirit.

October 21st
2-7 p.m.

Walk the prayer garden, enjoy a free chair massage, try something new with demos by experienced spiritual leaders and instructors in meditation, yoga, tai chi and more.  And bring the kids!  At 4 p.m. there will be an all ages story time followed by a bonfire with food and drinks.

You may look forward to:

  • Walking the labyrinth, peaceful hills, and garden
  • Free chair massage
  • Short meditation teachings and practice with Buddhist and Christian guides
  • Yoga
  • Tai chi
  • All ages storytime (4 p.m.)
  • Drum circle
  • Bonfire (5-7 p.m.)
  • Food
  • New Resources and Relationships to nourish your soul
  • Planning your next retreat at Peace Tree Spirituality Center

Download the program for a full schedule of events and offerings.

Learn more about our teachers, practitioners, and spiritual leaders

Amber Campbell

Amber is a Usui Reiki Master and a Yoga Instructor.  She completed her 200-Hour Teacher Training through YogaWorks.  Amber is known for her authentic, non-judgmental teaching style and compassion-centered philosophy.  read more…



Tom Bradshaw

Rev. Tom Shindo Bradshaw is a Zen Buddhist priest who teaches at Shinzo Zen Meditation Center. His teacher, Rev. Kalen McAllister, founded the center. She ordained him in March of 2016.  read more…



Andrew Nunberg

Andrew Nunberg is an instructor with the International Association for Human Values and has been facilitating programs that combine human values education with breath based interventions that eliminate stress and trauma to a variety of communities for the past 12 years.  read more…


Susan Ulmer

Meet Susan Ulmer,  Spiritual Guide/Companion and retreat leader who will explore being present to invitations, guidance and wisdom of the Holy, the Universe,  one’s own Truth, ____________ (you fill in the blank}.  Susan is an active progressive Christian, with an openness to learning from traditions and understandings other than her own.  read more…


Dr. Devoree Crist

Dr. Devoree Crist is a spiritual director, retreat leader and writer.  Her work as a companion on the spiritual journey is primarily with individuals but she has also walked with couples and groups.  She believes that God meets us where we are and that opening to and embracing the Holy in our lives allows us to become our true selves. Spiritual practices are as diverse as human beings and when each person discovers her/his/their own ways to connect to the Source of Life so much is possible. read more…

Stephanie Diesner
Stephanie is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Reiki Practitioner. She received her 600 hours of coursework at The Healing Arts Center, the oldest and largest massage therapy training program in the St. Louis region.  read more…

Meg Gwyn

Meg is a 16-year practicing yogini; she connected with yoga in college. Recently trained, she enjoys teaching Vinyasa, Power, Deep Stretch, Hot, Restorative and other types of flows. Meg owns Gwyn Yoga, LLC, offering private sessions and park yoga.  read more…



Christina Sweeny

Christina Sweeny is a licensed massage therapist, originally from New York City. She received
her Associate’s Degree in Massage Therapy from the Swedish Institute in NYC in 2000. Along
with John F Barnes Myofascial Release training, Christina has studied manual lymphatic
drainage, shiatsu, Feldenkrais Method, Pre-natal massage, Thai massage, Reiki, and
Integrative Energy Therapy. She is currently employed at Quantum Healing Arts in Kirkwood,
MO; where they specialize in myofascial release.   read more…


Rakesh Awasthi

Rakesh has studied the art and science of meditation for over 14 years. Having dedicated much time to meditation with genuine spiritual Masters, he teaches their method, which is now known as Heartfulness. He enjoys meeting people and help them learn to meditate and lead a centered and peaceful life. He offers the experience of this ancient practice to spiritual seekers–without charge.  read more…

Paul Reed

Martial arts training: (Started 1972)
Black Belt Kenpo
Black Belt Shuai Chiao
3rd Degree Black Belt Youn Wha Ryu
Yang Style Tai Chi
Chen Style Tai Chi (10 Years under Violet Li (disciple of Chen Zenglei))
Tai Chi Instructor YMCA (3 years)
Engineer/Scientist Boeing  read more…

Erlin Perlado-Mertens

Spiritual Chaplain
M.A. Pastoral Studies
M.A. Religious Studies in Women & Religion

Erlin’s experience of an open and affirming God and her faith journey from institutional religion to belief in a free faith makes her a very affirming spirit guide for any seeker. She Integrates indigenous, Asian spiritualties with Christian traditions. She facilitates body based meditation and prayer with Shibashi.

Joan Mertens

B.A. Theology
M.A. Sp. Ed.

Joan earned her certification in Spiritual Direction with the SOPHIA CENTER Souljourners in Atchison, Kansas. Her experiences of God’s ever constant love in creation enables Joan to witness and accompany other seekers in their path to wholeness and happiness.