We believe that we are stewards of God’s generous gifts to be used for the healing of the world, and that includes this brick building on the corner of Laurel and Howell. Our building is used by all sorts of neighborhood folks, from social workers to therapists, music lessons to yoga, a block nursing program to somatic healing, and more. The following is a listing of our St. Mary’s building members. If you are interested in holding your meetings at St. Mary’s, please send an email here.
Jean Lyle School
Jean Lyle is an excellent school that has long been a fixture in the Merriam Park Neighborhood. We can’t recommend it highly enough – such dedicated staff and innovative programs, we delight that they share a space with us.
We happily share a space with the Laurel Yoga Studio, where classes are rooted in traditional yoga practice and informed by modern neuromotor understanding. They offer a holistic self-awareness approach to yoga which includes physical, mental and spiritual cultivation. Class size is a maximum of 12 people, which insures individual attention for each student. They also offer individual bodywork and private Feldenkrais® sessions.
Gayle Burdick has been a nationally certified massage therapist / bodywork therapist for 25 years. She is licensed as a massage therapist by the City of Saint Paul and offers one-hour sessions using any or all of the following modalities, depending on each client’s needs. Please call 651-646-5255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or wish to make an appointment.
Piano Garden – Liz Lupien has been teaching piano privately for a very long time. She is an active composer and performer, as well. To call Liz a piano teacher is a little bit misleading. Rather than “instruct” –that is to say, rather than impose a set of musical rules upon her students–Liz’s aim is to empower her students to make their own discoveries about music: and therefore, about themselves. Liz welcomes students of all ages, please call at (651) 214-0646.
FathersFIRST! – Offering services to fathers or expectant fathers of all ages, Fathers FIRST! specializes in parenting education, resource referral, paternity establishment, parenting time facilitations, supervision, paternity seminars, anger management, counseling, employment and housing assistance, home studies and parenting evaluations. For inquiries, contact Steve Onell, Director, at 612-384-7078 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Neighborhood Network for Seniors (formerly Merriam Park Living At Home/Block Nurse Program) – Helping the seniors of St. Paul district 13 “Union Park” stay at home safely since 1991, we are a local, neighborhood supported 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides seniors and their families the support needed to stay healthy and independent, living at home safely, securely, and connected to their community. We offer a private, personal needs assessment for both seniors and for individuals caring for a senior or other person with memory problems. Contact us at 646-2301 or firstname.lastname@example.org to begin getting the help you need.
Nora Cox offers classes on writing, literature, history, and philosophy to students ages 7-18, and classes and week-long workshops in writing and philosophy during the summer. Classes are primarily taught through discussion and hands-on activities designed to make learning fun. Contact us at (612) 424-1895.
Patrica Kent Voice Lessons – Patricia Kent, DMA, teaches private voice lessons at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.At St. Mary’s she teaches intermediate and advanced voice students from upper high school age through mature singers. You can reach her at email@example.com or 651-239-8951.