A Return to Love

A Return to Love

Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles
Written by Marianne Williamson
Discussion Group Facilitated by Nancy Labbe

Marianne Williamson’s first book and one of the first Spiritual books Nancy Labbe ever read many years ago, A Return to Love is about the practical application of love. It is about the practice of love as a daily answer to the problems that confront us. Williamson examines love that is a potent force, a source of miracles, and the key to inner peace.

We would love to have you join us for the discussion group which will take place weekly starting Saturday, September 27 at 9:00 a.m. We will unearth much richness and wisdom through sharing in a group.

Know that even if you have not read the assignment for that week, you are still invited and encouraged to join us.

A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson is available from the McArthur Public Library in Biddeford, the Dyer Library in Saco, and Amazon.com.

  • Please reply to hilary@kusuminstitute.com if you plan to attend.
  • Saturdays starting September 27, 2014
  • 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Meet at the Kusum Room located at 18 Pepperell Sq in Saco
  • Kusum Room pass holders pay nothing extra. Otherwise the fee is $15, $12 for students and seniors.

Reading Schedule:
September 27:   Intro and Chapter 1- Hell
October 4: Chapter 2 – God
October 11: Chapter 3 – You
October 18: Chapter 4 – Surrender
October 25: Chapter 5 – Miracles
November 1: Chapter 6 – 1st half
November 8: Chapter 6 – 2nd half
November 15: Chapter 7 – Work
November  22: Chapter 8 – The Body
November 29: No meeting, Thanksgiving Weekend
December 6: Chapter 9 – Heaven

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About the Kusum Room

The concept of the Kusum Room evolved as a gathering place for anyone interested in learning and sharing practices that guide us into inner connection, foster outer awareness and create more ease in life. This space is an expansion and natural outgrowth of our yoga studio, Saco River Yoga, which has been offering yoga classes, meditation, workshops and Lifestyle Immersions for the last six years at 12 Pepperell Square. Saco River Yoga is now being renamed Kusum Yoga Saco and will run as a sister space to the Kusum Room at 18 Pepperell Square … more yoga, more meditation, more community!

Rather than having to seek out sporadically scheduled workshops or schedule individual appointments with practitioners, we will offer regular access to these practices, practitioners and a community of likeminded people through weekly offerings of traditional meditation as well as yoga nidra, singing bowl meditations, gentle meditative yoga, yoga for seniors & those with injuries, spiritual book clubs, discussion groups and we are very excited to offer weekly group sessions with energy workers and intuitives for weekly clearings and readings.

There are a variety of passes available, but weekly classes at the Kusum Room will be offered primarily as an unlimited monthly pass so that once you feel you are interested in including these sorts of practices in your life, you may do so as often as you would like every week.

This concept, this space and our schedule is an alive and evolving entity. If there are any topics or class times you would be interested in seeing added, please let us know.

We are very pleased to announce the opening of our new additional location: the Kusum Room located at 18 Pepperell Square in Saco, ME. Classes start Monday, September 8.

You are invited to join us for the
Kusum Room Opening Gathering
Sunday, September 7 at 4:00 p.m.

Please stop in for information, to see our space, and to meet our practitioners. We will hold our first brief meditation circle and bless and open the newest facility in our family of yoga studios and integrative learning institutes. We look forward to meeting you!
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Kusum Room Schedule

starts September 8 at 18 Pepperell Square in Saco


9:00 am Pranayama (Breathwork) and Meditation with Hilary
6:30 pm Yoga Nidra Guided Relaxation with Kathy


9:00 am Gentle Neck and Back Yoga with Heather
New Class! Beneficial for all including seniors, those with injuries, with stress, and beginners.
6:30 pm Singing Bowl Meditation with Sheila


10:00 am Deliberate Creation: Learn and Discuss with Beth K
5:45 pm Mindfulness Yoga and Yoga Nidra Guided Relaxation with Kathy


9:00 am Gentle Hip Yoga with Hilary
5:00 pm Gentle Whole Body Yoga with Penny
New Class! Beneficial for all including seniors, those with injuries, with stress, and beginners.
6:30 pm Your Energetic System and Group Clearing with Beth K


9:00 am Seated Mindfulness Meditation with Hilary
Those with experience and beginners are welcome.
Evening TBA


9:00 am Spiritual Book Club with Nancy
Starting September 20, with “A Return to Love” by Marianne Williamson
Evening TBA


8:00 am Mindfulness Yoga with Penny @ 12 Pepperell Sq 3rd Fl
4:00 pm Tapping into Divine Wisdom Group Readings with Pam on 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, and 10/26;
Deliberate Creation: Learn and Discuss with Beth K on 10/12 and 10/19

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Kusum Yoga Portland

Yoga will be offered at A Space for Grace by teachers from Kusum Institute Yoga on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at noon starting September 3, 2014. These one hour classes will be therapeutic breath- and flow-based Ashtanga yoga aimed at fostering more physical ease and mental relaxation. Individualized modifications will be offered so that everyone is challenged yet comfortable. If you are a beginner, we will help get you going and if you are experienced, we will offer you options to deepen your practice. Please feel free to call Penny at 207.590.9800 if you have questions or are wondering if this yoga class is appropriate for you. We’ve been doing this a long time and would love to meet you!

Starting Wednesday, September 3, 2014
A Space for Grace, 1 Marginal Way 2nd Floor, Portland, ME
Mondays and Fridays, 12-1pm with Hilary Green, RYT-200
Wednesdays, 12-1pm with Penny Kusum Clum, E RYT-500

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