Athena Center has been organized to encourage you to explore the nexus between mind, body, and spirit. Our teachers are all individuals who have striven to do just that. Although many hold advanced academic degrees, we recognize that learning does not always happen in classrooms; a degree in poetry does not necessarily make you a good poet, nor does a degree in engineering mean that you are not an artist in your soul. Athena instructors have often held, or still hold, prestigious positions in the workplace, but we do not believe that success necessarily indicates spiritual, artistic or intellectual accomplishment; some choose to labor in less-prestigious occupations in order to permit time for inner development. Athena instructors often work in more than one discipline, or teach an art or discipline that differs from what they practice in daily life. Do not be surprised to find an artist teaching physics or a judge teaching yoga. What you will find consistent among our instructors is their dedication to nurturing the spirit of learning within each student.
We meet in this space as equals, without the discriminations which the outer world enforces. your companions in learning may be retired or they may be teenaged; they may be housewives or executives or both; they may be of any denomination or none; they may be beginning or advanced. We welcome all as seekers, and ask that you honor our search in whatever form you witness it.