Events and Appearances 2017-08-10T22:47:43+00:00

Events and Appearances

Diana at Blooming Life Yoga
Diana leading a group at Blooming Life Yoga in Zionsville, IN

Diana is a frequent public speaker. She conducts workshops, dharma discussions, and worship services on mindfulness, wellness, healing, compassion, and spirituality.

She has led workshops or appeared as a guest speaker at churches, yoga studios, meditation sanghas, addiction recovery and treatment organizations, wellness centers, spiritual retreats, and mental health service organizations, and she enjoys opportunities to engage with universities, libraries, hospitals, and various nonprofit programs.

Contact Diana for booking and scheduling information.

Upcoming Appearances

Sunday, September 10, 2017
11:00 am
“Why Grief Rituals Matter”
Sunday Worship Service

Free Event
Sacred Path Church
1818 W. 57th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46228

Friday, September 22, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Grief: What We Need to Know for Healing the Heart
Official Launch of Heart Guide

Free Event
Hosted by Overdose Lifeline
Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Assembly Hall
1100 W. 42nd St.
Indianapolis IN 46208

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Guest Speaker at Divine Goddess Within Circle

The Playful Soul
Located in Broad Ripple Village
6516 N Ferguson, Indianapolis, IN
317.253.0499

Sunday, October 15, 2017
10:30 am
“Healing Grief in Community”

Join Diana for this Sunday worship service.

Free Event
Oaklandon Unitarian Universalist Church
6450 Oaklandon Road
Indianapolis, IN 46236-2988
317-823-4761

Friday, November 10, 2017,
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Words Matter! Writing for Healing, Action, and Change

Spirit & Place Festival Program
Free event
First Friends Quaker Meeting
3030 Kessler Boulevard East Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46220
317.255.2485

Join author Diana J. Ensign, JD, in this thought-provoking panel presentation along with speakers Quaker author (and minister) Philip Gulley, NUVO social justice editor Amber Stearns, and novelist Barbara Shoup. Moderated by Matthew Socey, radio host for WFYI.

Sunday, December 10, 2017
10:30 am
“Healing through the Holidays”

Join Diana for this Sunday worship service.

Free Event
Heartland Unitarian Universalist Church
9870 North Michigan Road
(Drive behind the Enterprise until you see yellow building with purple accents.)
Carmel, IN 46032

Testimonials

Diana Speaking at the Spirit and Place Event, The Risk of Pursuing Your Passion

 

“Diana was a guest speaker at Oaklandon UU Church on the topic of spiritual wellness. Her talk was down to earth and filled with practical tips for how people can maintain calm and inner balance. There was much positive feedback afterwards, and we are eager to have Diana come back and speak to us again.”
—Kaye McSpadden, Oaklandon UU Church

“Diana’s workshop is excellent! Her affirming, peaceful presence is quite empowering. I took home some excellent tools, which I started using the same day. I committed to a 21 day practice of one of the Qigong meditations, which I have been doing, as well as visualizing to help me get to sleep. This workshop contains a great deal of wisdom, which can be used in many daily situations. Her book is an additional resource to continue using as a reference.”
—Marolyn Knight, retired clinical social worker 

“Diana’s ‘Why the Work We Do Matters’ worship service was a spot-on message at Heartland UU Church, where we gather to make a difference and not just feel good inside. She walked us through the different ways that our vocations and avocations matter and inspired us with words and examples from history and today.”
– Martin DeAgostino, Heartland Unitarian Universalist Church

“Diana brings a calm and welcoming presence to her workshops that invite participants to engage the subject at hand with her as a dance of dialogue and practice instead of a one-way lecture. Her ability to both go with the flow of what arises from the group in the moment and at the same time keep the session on track makes for a spacious and comfortable environment for exploring deeper topics.”
—Kenetha J. Staton, MS, CTS Program Manager and Assistant to the Director

“Diana’s Inner Journey workshop helped me through one of the most difficult times of my life. Diana creates a welcoming and accepting space that allows others to feel comfortable and at ease. The topics discussed and the tools given were not only helpful in my journey towards healing, but in taking care of myself in everyday life. I would highly recommend this class for anyone interested in living a life filled with inner peace and joy.”
—Jenny Winklemann Ramey, workshop participant

“This workshop offered a safe place for me to explore grief and healing. Diana delivered a variety of simple tools that I can take back into my life to use to help navigate grief or any difficult circumstance. Her compassion and generosity of spirit encourage me to sign up for any workshop she offers.” 
—Lori Robinson, Massage Therapist, M.S., Sports Medicine

“A friend invited me to Diana’s workshop at the last minute. Thank goodness I said yes. The energy of Diana and the group was sweet and healing. We shared, drummed, meditated and learned a couple of energy moves. I am now reading Diana’s book, Traveling Spirit, that was included with the workshop.” —Kathy E., workshop participant

Our cultural, race, religious, gender, and ethnic differences are not the enemies.
The real enemies are: ignorance, greed, hate, fear, and prejudice.

Diana J. Ensign