Bringing Creative and Inspiring Events to Santa Rosa and Beyond ~
We offer special events and ongoing offerings that speak deeply and directly to the the soul of our culture. We celebrate art for art’s sake, and we see this as a form of spiritual practice. Our goal is to nourish the individual human soul, and awaken it to things of the spirit.
Created and produced by an entirely volunteer Numina Center Board, our work is a Non-profit Artistic Outreach Mission of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Santa Rosa. Most Numina Center events and practices are held in the church’s historic sanctuary, built by shipbuilders in the 1880s from two ancient redwood trees. It’s been said that the building itself resonates with sound, “like playing on the inside of a violin.” Other events are held at various locations in Northern California.
Our special events include the recent Cuban Film Festival, a recital by Belgian organist Etienne Walhain, a major Tribute to Maya Angelou, and an upcoming concert by Dominic Schaner, among many others. Ongoing offerings include singing the music of St. Hildegard of Bingen, Vinyasa Yoga in Santa Rosa, a Taize worship in Sebastopol, a quarterly Sunrise Walkers group, and Cinema Numina ~ Numina’s Relevant Film Discussion Group, featuring a variety of currently relevant and spiritual movies!
The Numina Center for Spirituality & the Arts looks for certain congruences between artistic and spiritual practice, and we believe that all forms of artistic expression offer rich possibilities for connection to the truly sacred.
The Numina Center for Spirituality & the Arts Mission…
…is to offer quality musical, artistic, experiential and theatrical performances, as well as experiences in the expressive arts, poetry, and the arts of spiritual practice.
The word “Numina” originates from the Latin root “numen” ~ in Roman times, an indwelling or guiding spirit, which we all have within ourselves.