Calendar: Fall 2016

autumn colorNow that we have passed the Solstice, and approach Midsummer, our thoughts have turned to our Fall schedule. During the next few weeks we’ll be posting events, workshops, and groups as they are finalized. Check back periodically to see what’s available this fall!

Autumn Equinox Gathering and Water Ceremony
Thursday, September 22, 7:30-9 a.m.
Join us, at our home, for ceremony and social time as we acknowledge the Equinox, and the turning year. As we move into the West, we also acknowledge Water, who gives us life. Bring water for the ceremony, from your favorite source, and feathers, flowers, or other gifts for the altar. Bring vegetarian food or drink to share. The ceremony will be at our home. Please contact us for directions.
RSVP , “Yeses”, are greatly appreciated so we can plan. E-mail or phone for directions. 860-6203; Free!


Soul Mandalas: Using Traditional Arts and Meditation
to Understand Life’s’ Journey

Saturday, October 22, 2016, 10 am – 8 pm

The world can often feel overwhelming.  In this daylong intensive, we will explore the uses and tools of Kolam ground drawings and the use of the Native American Medicine Wheel to:

Help us find the inner compass, as a way to guide us through times of stress and change. Offer creative arts based tools for inner growth and personal transformation.Create a template for goals for next steps in your life journey. Along with Kolam Drawings and the Medicine Wheel, we will explore various meditation and art practices as a way to learn about ourselves. We will close with a ritual to honor the elements of our art and return them to nature.

Krupa Jhaveri : Born in the US and of Gujarati ethnic origin, Krupa Jhaveri is the founder, international art therapist and art director of Sankalpa: Art Journeys based in Auroville, South India. Sankalpa provides safe and supportive spaces, resources and education for original self-expression, transformation, awareness and connection across all barriers through art. With formal graduate training at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, Krupa has worked with children and women with HIV/AIDS, in child protection, cross cultural exchanges, and as a Trauma-Informed Expressive Art Therapy consultant. She is an Ambassador to India for Art Therapy Without Borders with recent presentations on the therapeutic value of sacred and indigenous artforms throughout the US, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and India.


Winter Solstice Gathering and Fire Ceremony

Wednesday, December 21, TBA.
We gather around the hearth at our home to Celebrate the Winter Solstice, and acknowledge the turning year. Join us for stories, socializing, and a fire ceremony as we express our gratitude to Father Sun and Grandfather Fire. Bring vegetarian food or drink to share, and perhaps a small item you wish to give to the Fire or an Ancestor. RSVP, “Yeses”, are greatly appreciated so we can plan. E-mail or phone for directions.


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:, 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.