Free Workshops at Spirit Fest!

There are six free 50-minute Workshops to choose from.  You do not need to pre-register, but just show up. All Workshops are in "the Garden Room" at ISD.  Space is Limited.  Scroll down for Details!

10:00 am- 10:45  Diana Friedell, "Your Spiritual Path" - Meditation to Clear Blocks on the Road Ahead


11:00 am- 11:45 Sue Miller - Pendulum Work for Fun and Health


12:00 - 12:45 Story Lucile Ducey- "Past Life Regression"


1:00 pm – 1:45  Susan Hintz-Epstein "The Norns, Scandinavian Goddesses of Fate and Destiny"


2:00 pm – 2:45 Kristen Niles- "Practical Protection Magic"


3:00 pm – 3:45 Kimberly Winsor- "The Enlightened Body: Removing Toxins to Enhance Vitality"


10:00 am - 10:45 am

Your Spiritual Path

“Clearing blocks on the Road ahead"

Diana Friedell
Oneonta, NY

Enjoy a magical guided meditation into a beautiful Rose Garden, where you will receive flashes of insight about blocks on your life path- fears and false beliefs that may be holding you back from reaching your true & highest potential- and  tune in to your highest self which has the power to clear them.

Bio: Diana Friedell, Metaphysician, Minister, actress, and director, received her advanced training in the Spiritualist tradition from Fellowships of the Spirit in Lily Dale, NY.  She has been doing readings and teaching for 15 years.  Diana is currently a Sanctioned Minister, Staff Teacher and the Director at the Institute for Spiritual Development in Oneonta.  Diana is available for private appointments, energy healing, meditation classes, parties, phone readings and intuitive development classes.
Diana is also offering private readings at the Spirit Fest today-
Go to Readers & Healers page for More Info!
Office: 41-45 Dietz St, The Lotus Center 

11:00am -11:45 pm

"Pendulums for Fun & Health"

Sue Miller

Plaide Pallette,

Cherry Valley, NY

It's time to tune into ourselves with "Pendulum Work for Fun and Health." Learn to use little, unknown tricks with your pendulum. Pendulums are just not for "yes" and "no" answers, they are a spiritual guidance system that can take you to a state of better health in body and mind.  This is a hands on class. Health charts will be handed out and we will explore how to use them. Pendulums will be available or please feel free to bring your own. Sue will also touch on other ways to use pendulums if time permits.

Sue Miller is a member of the Northeast Dowsers Assn, the National Dowsers Assn and has been dowsing since 1973. She is the owner of the Plaide Palette and author of five books.  Sue is vending today with special items from Plaide Palettte- check it out!

2:00-2:45  pm

"Practical Protection Magic"

Kristen Niles

Practical guidance, methods and tools to ward off psychic attacks​ & negative energy.  The workshop will include information on energetic cleansing and grounding, prayers of protection, and a review of some of the most popular metaphysical accoutrement for protection magic.
Kristen will also be providing one-card Tarot Card Readings in the Vending Area throughout the day.

Bio:  Kristen Diana Niles is an Empathic Intuitive Healer, certified in (Traditional) Usui Reiki level 1:  For as long as she can remember people have sought her out in times of crisis for a compassionate listening ear and a shoulder to cry on.  Kristen’s kind heart and open mind attract many people seeking sound advice on both professional and personal matters.  Her journey through the challenges of this life have brought her to a path and calling as a Spiritual Energy Healer.  Kristen’s inner strength perseveres and she strives to turn the lessons of her life into a positive force to help others.  She began her formal training in 2016 with Jeanne Sands, Usui Reiki Master, formerly of Delhi and will be attaining the second level in the Spring of 2018. Her practice is growing and she is eager to learn and study many other modalities.  In addition to being a Sanctioned Healer with The Institute for Spiritual Development, she is currently enrolled in the Ministerial Program.

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

 Story Lucile Ducey

"Reincarnation in Christianity & Judaism"

With a Past life-Present Life Regression


Read the Bible with a new awareness. The teachings of Reincarnation and Karma are clearly present in both ancient Judaism and Christianity.  “ You Reap What You Sow.” “Do unto others as you would have done unto you.” Biblical Passages  from both the Old Testament and the New Testament will be given. The Jewish Essenes and the Christian Gnostics ‘to know’, clearly understood the term ‘resurrection’ to be a reference to reincarnation.

Experience and learn meditation and prayer techniques to invoke a present life-past life soul review. We are in school. By understanding the curriculum of your present life, with all its great joys and sorrows, you’ll sow the seeds of grace into your future lives. This mini lecture is a preview of the in depth ISD continuing education course “Reincarnation, Karma, and Grace” given on Sunday November 18th at The Lotus Center from 12 noon  to  2:30 pm.

Bio:  Long time teacher of interdisciplinary courses in Comparative Religion and ‘The Art & Science of Intuitive Development for Scientists and Seers.’ Story Lucile has a Counseling Practice and teaches in the Metropolitan area. Story is a former faculty and board member of the Metaphysical Center of New Jersey; a Graduate of Columbia University and The New Seminary.

Story is also offering private readings at the Spirit Fest today-
Go to Readers & Healers page for More Info!

1:00 - 1:45 pm

Susan Hintz-Epstein

Runes Reader, Author

"The Norns, Scandinavian Goddesses of Fate and Destiny, the Norse Tree of Life and Worlds, and the Wells of the Tree"

Susan will address this topic as a call to the growth of soul. It's a long title, and the Runes as symbols act as a viable method of communicating with the divine. Susan shares that Soon after she learned the Runes, she met the Norns and began a spirit-led path of shamanic training through Visions, that can only be described as initiatory. One of the messages within the book is keeping our personal well of soul clear in order to be better channels for the divine.

Bio:  Susan Hintz-Epstein (formerly Susan Laubmeier),  has been reading and working with the Runes since 2013. Susan has been a Reiki healer since 2004, a Reiki Master since 2006, and Gurdjieff student from 1987 to 2000. Susan holds a B.A. from SUNY Oneonta in Studio Art and Anthropology, which maybe contributes to her shamanist attitudes.
(518) 989-6428 home • (518) 947-0645 cell

3:00 pm – 3:45
Kimberly Winsor, RPP, LMT

Registered Polarity Therapist

Licensed Massage Therapist

The Enlightened Body: Removing Toxins to Enhance Vitality


This class will highlight the great gift of cleansing the physical body from the impurities and toxins which pave the path to disease. Organ Cleansing, Energetic Nutrition, and varied recipes and techniques to address the biggest challenges in this new day and age.



Kimberly is an experienced bodyworker and herbalist of 17years. After graduating from the NM Academy of Healing Arts in 2002 with a Dual Certification in Massage and Polarity Therapies, training in Chinese and Ayurvedic Nutrition and movement therapies she has enjoyed maintaining a private practice embracing people, animals and the environment. Helping each other in our mutual paths to empowerment, in authentic, do-able ways is her greatest pleasure.