Spring Calendar 2017

Spring Calendar 2017


Welcome to our Spring Calendar. We will be adding more dates as we move into spring.

Meditations for a Sane and Peaceful World 6:15-7:30.  Every other Monday Feb 20, March 6, 20, April 3, 17

Around the world this year we have seen war, strife, environmental degradation, racism and world-wide panic and hatred not seen in many decades. Many have been challenged to find hope.
We at JourneyWorks offer a space to any one needing respite and a quiet place, to center oneself and to offer energy to the world.  We  offer a space for meditation and prayer, and quiet art making.  Peace Meditations come in many forms. Come as you are and meditate as you do to support bringing positive energy for Self,  and Peace to the World. At the end, we will come together as a group and offer a Blessing, prayer, Energy to the world together.  This is a free event.

Postcards! February 27 6:-8pm   Gather to create vibrant healing, and proactive postcards!  Postcards might be sent to officials stating what you feel- A call of resistance, or a big Thank you for helping someone in need.  All materials supplied. $5.00 donation

Reiki Share: March 9 6:30-9, at JourneyWorks

An evening of meditation and energy, a time for Reiki practitioners of any level to offer and received Reiki.

 An Open Session for Play, Drama and Story

March 12  12:30-3:30 at the Fletcher Free Library led by Jennie and Sue Shaffer :

 Join us  at the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington for a creative opportunity for relief and support regarding our current political climate and events.

We will engage in theatre games, and dramatic action using psychodramatic and playback theatre techniques to gather and share stories of empowerment, diversity and resistance. No experience is necessary only a willingness to be of service to others and oneself. A way to connect and tell our stories that matter. “Become Part of the Narrative and Let Your Life Speak”!

This is a free event (Note that this is at Fletcher Free Library on College Street, Burlington)

Touch Drawing, March 13, 27, and April 10:   6:00-8:00pm

Learn the intuitive art of Touch Drawing, a form of printmaking on tissue paper using your fingertips. Touch drawings are powerful in their simplicity. They allow us to move beyond conditioned patterns and allow subconscious images to emerge. By creating a series of touch drawings one works deeper into the process, exploring our inner and outer worlds. $20.00 per session

Spring Equinox, Sunday, March 19, 5:30 pm
Join us at our Burlington home for an evening of ceremony, food, and sharing in acknowledgement of the equinox. Bring vegetarian food or drink to share. RSVPs please so we can plan. Call or e-mail for directions to our home.


Altered Bookmaking:  Mondays  April 24, May 8 and 22 , 6-8pm

An altered book is a book that has been turned into an original work of art, and can include any sort of media you are creative enough to incorporate. Possibilities are boundless with multiple technical ways to do it. The sky is the limit. Bring in a book you wouldn’t mind painting, cutting, collaging or renewing. We will explore the process of altering our inner and outer worlds while altering our books.    Materials are supplied. (Books will be available for use as well)

$20.00 per session-RSVPS necessary.

All gatherings unless marked are at
1205 North Avenue
Burlington,VT 05408

Calendar: Spring 2016


 Reiki/Shamanic Healing Clinics

Thursdays: April 21, June 16; 6-8:30 pm
Jennie, Michael, and Guests
This monthly clinic, open to the public, is staffed by Michael, Jennie and other practitioners of Reiki, or Shamanic healing. This is a wonderful way to get to know about energy work, shamanism and to receive support. Sessions run from 15 minutes to a half-hour. Practitioners may work individually or as a group, while the person requesting aid lies, fully clothed, on a massage table or sits in a chair. Clinic sessions may be used alone, or as preparation for more intensive work. By Appointment. By Donation. Continue reading

Playback Theatre: Storytelling In Action

Playback Theatre: Storytelling In Action
Mondays, November 16, 30,
December 7, 14, 6-9 pm

Participants will learn how to use Playback Theatre, a form of theatre used around the world in a wide variety of settings, to transform personal stories told by workshop participants into theatre pieces on the spot, using movement, ritual, music and spoken improvisation. Participants will share their stories and learn to bring these stories to life through Playback and other creative theater techniques. Learn as well how to bring this form into the community and to use it in differing ways in education, healthcare and grass-roots initiatives. This workshop is recommended for performers, teachers, educators, social activists, social workers, and policy makers. Please wear loose clothing and prepare for meaningful fun.

Preregistration Required. $65 for series Scholarships available
To Register: jkristel61@hotmail.com, or call: 802-860-6203
About Jennie: Jennie is an accredited Playback Theatre Trainer. Jennie has used, performed and taught Playback Theatre for over 25 years. She was the Artistic Director of Vermont Playback Theatre, a troupe that performed for 12 years around the state of Vermont. Currently she offers workshops and trainings internationally.

Energy Medicine Workshop

We are happy to announce an Energy Medicine workshop with Suzanne Scannell!

Sunday, June 7th, 1 -2:30 p.m.

indexEnergy Medicine awakens energies that bring resilience, joy, and enthusiasm to your life – and greater vitality to your body, mind, and spirit! Balancing your energies balances your body’s chemistry, regulates your hormones, helps you feel think better and feel better. It has been called the self-care and development path of the future, but it empowers you NOW to adapt to the challenges of the 21st century and to thrive within them.

Energy Medicine utilizes techniques from time-honored traditions such as acupuncture, yoga, kinesiology, and qi gong. Flow, balance, and harmony can be non-invasively restored and maintained within an energy system by tapping, massaging, connecting specific energy points (acupoints) on the skin; by tracing on or above the skin along specific energy pathways..

During a session, I support your body’s natural energy flow by crossing your energies from left brain to right brain and following energetic patterns with a variety of light acupressure holds. I do a series of protocols to clear energy blockages and make space within your body, your auric field and your chakras. These protocols and acupressure points calm your nervous system allowing restoration to your cells, organs and tissues.


Participants will:
* Learn and leave with the tools to practice a daily energy routine to balance and maintain your own energetic pathways.
* Trace your own meridians.
* Practice simple neurovascular holds to calm the entire nervous system

 Preregistration Required

Fee $50.00

About Susan:

Suzanne Scannell is a Master-level educator, counselor and healer. She is a graduate of EEM-CP and holds certifications in EFT & Reiki. Through a variety of techniques and time-honored modalities, she empowers you to find your intrinsic healer and be well. She offers individual sessions and group workshops to reduce pain and stress, restore energy, and revitalize you to shine and thrive. She spends her time in Burlington, VT and Cape Cod, MA.

Strong Beings


Thursday, April 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Led by Michael

Shamanism and Narrative Therapy share the understanding that intrusive and disruptive feelings, addictions, many forms of violence, and other experiences that disrupt our lives may be understood to be power external entities or forces. These entities are perceived to be aware and calculating in their desire to maintain their influence in our lives. In this introductory workshop we will explore some of the ways these Strong Beings shape our lives, and some of the suggestions shamans and Narrative Therapists make for taking our lives back from them.
Led by Michael
Fee: By Donation. Preregistration Required

The Healers’ Refuge


Thursday, June 4, 6:30-9 p.m.

Led By Michael

Being sensitive to suffering can be challenging, especially in difficult times. In this brief workshop participants will have the opportunity to connect to the web of comfort, teaching, and support created by generations of healers, and available to all people of good heart.

By Donation. Pre-registration Required.