Monday, October 15, 2018

November Healing Circle: Ancestral Healing Ally

Date: November 4, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Location:  302 Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine

The November 2018 first Sunday healing circle falls shortly after Samhain.  It is a time to connect with our ancestors and honored dead.

Our circle this month will be focused on this special time of year.  We will take a guided journey to meet an ancestral healing ally who can be your guide in your personal healing journey.

Time will be provided in circle for participants to journal or create a piece of sacred art about their journey.  There will also be a special gift for each person who attends.

Because of the nature of this months circle, it is limited to 20 people and requires preregistration.  If you have any questions please feel free to email me directly at

To register to attend please complete the form below.

This monthly circle is supported by your donations.  These donations cover the cost of renting the space and providing ritual supplies.   The suggested donation is $5 but you may give more if you feel called, and no one is turned away due to lack of funds.

Circle Support

Monday, October 1, 2018

A Journey Through the Major Arcana: The Fool's Journey

Aquarian Tarot

Each card of the tarot's Major Arcana can be said to represent an archetypal step on our path through life. We begin as the The Fool and make our way to The World only to find ourselves The Fool once again.  At other times we may find we are stuck at a certain point on the path, unable to move forward, questioning why we are here. Understanding the wisdom contained in the cards can give you a helpful, and visually beautiful, guide to where you have been, where you, and where you are going.

I usually offer this course in the spring, but I believe the dark time of the year is perfect for exploring The Fool's Journey from light into darkness and into light again as we make our way through the Major Arcana.  It allows us to accompany The Fool on our own inward journey as the year turns.

Beginning November 1st you will receive a daily email, Monday through Friday, with information about each card in the Major Arcana including:
  • A discussion of the meaning of the card.
  • Journal prompts to help you explore the card more deeply. 
  • A daily affirmation or meditation related to the card.
You will also be invited to join a private Facebook group where you can discuss the cards, the journal prompts, and other explorations. 

Each Monday at 9PM EST  we will have a live video call where I will share more information about that week's cards and answer any questions you may have.   I will also offer a short guided meditation on one of that week's cards.  No worries if you can't join the call, links to the recordings will be shared by email and in the Facebook group.

In my 30 years of studying the tarot I have found the Major Arcana to be a  source of guidance and wisdom for myself and my tarot clients.  Whether you are totally new to the tarot or are seeking to deepen your knowledge of the cards this course will help you establish a solid understanding of the Major Arcana and how it may be used a source of guidance and inspiration.

I like to keep my offerings accessible to all regardless of income, so this course is being offered on a sliding scale of  $10.00 to $80.00. 

Please use the button below to register for the course and submit your payment. Be sure to include the email address you will be using to receive the course emails.

I look forward to sharing this journey with you!

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Review: Lunar Nomad Tarot


I recently reviewed the Lunar Nomad Oracle for Spiral Nature Magazine.  I had not used an oracle card system outside of the tarot before and was delightfully surprised how much I love this one!  

If you'd like to find out why you can review the review here:

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

First Sunday Monthly Healing Circle

First Sunday of the Month - 7:30 - 10:00PM

Location:  Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine

NOTE:  The November 2018 circle is a special event and requires preregistration. 

Cost:  Pay what you can (donation basket at the door - $5 - $10 suggested)

These open healing circles are offered monthly, on the first Sunday evening of the month (there are some exceptions).

In sacred space we gather to raise energy with rhythm, voice, and song to heal ourselves, our community, and the world.   The circle is open to all spiritual paths.

You are welcome to bring a talisman to charge with healing energy.  Musical instruments and drums are also encouraged. 

Following the circle is community time.  Beverages will be provided and attendees are encouraged to bring snacks to share. 

Please feel free to email Joie with any questions.


7:30 - 8:00: Arrival and introductions
8:00 - 9:00ish: Circle
9:00ish - 10:00: Community/socializing time

This event pay what you can, a donation basket will be at the door. The venue is mobility accessible.

If you are not one to carry cash and would like to offer support you may use the PayPal button below.

Circle Support

You might also consider becoming a Patron if you wish to support this work on an ongoing basis. 

Monday, June 18, 2018

Tuesday Embodied Meditation

Embodied Meditation

Tuesdays 6:45 PM – begins July 3

Cost:  $15 drop in/$60 six class card

Location:  Bright Star World Dance, Portland,Maine

One hour a week just for you and your body.  

We live in a stressful world where our thoughts are often focused on past mistakes and worries about the future.  We live in our heads and taking time for ourselves is generally an afterthought.  Embodied Meditation is an hour, a once a week that takes you out of your thoughts and into the now of your body.  

Guided by Joie Grandbois, each class begins with a meditative body check in followed by a moving meditation focused on creating connection, compassion, and love for yourself and your body.  The class closes with a gentle affirmation to help you bring this sense of embodiment back into the world and through the rest of your week.  

There will be time in class for journaling your experience.  Moving meditation is accompanied by live music.
Classes are open to adults (18+) of all genders. 

NOTE:  Studio is on the third floor in a building without an elevator. 

Embodied Meditation

Tuesday Lunchtime Groove

Tuesday Lunchtime Groove:

Tuesdays. 12:00pm - Starting July 10th!

Cost: $10 drop in/$50 six class card*

Location:  Bright Star World Dance, Portland, Maine

Let’s dance!!!

Lunchtime Groove is a 50 minute movement fitness class that draws on a variety of contemporary dance styles including belly dance, disco, modern, line dancing, you might even see the macarena!  Each class will include a short warmup, a dance session to get your heart pumping, a gentle cool down, and a whole lot of fun!  

Lunchtime Grove is open to adults (18+) of all genders, no dance experience necessary.

 *Class cards may be used for both Lunchtime Groove & Lunchtime Shimmy!


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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Sacred Vessel: An introduction to embodiment practice (Postponed)

Sacred Vessel: 
An introduction to embodiment practice

Date: July 28 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Aim to be Well, 36 Main Street, Suite E, Kennebunk, Maine*

Cost: $45 advance purchase /$60 door 

This workshop is limited to 16 participants. Advance registration is encouraged. 

Our culture creates a sense of estrangement from the body. This separation from our physical selves, our bodies, is directly related to our cultural separation from the natural world and our communities and has resulted in a cultural trauma of disconnection and isolation. The first step in healing that trauma, is to come home to ourselves. 

Sacred Vessel is an introduction to sacred, embodied, movement that will help each of us begin to rebuild our connection to our bodies and our hearts. Through moving meditation, contemplative movement, and physical mindfulness we can learn to come home to our Sacred Vessel, our body.

In coming home to our bodies, we home to ourselves, to nature, our community, and our world.

The workshop exercises include meditation, guided and exploratory movement, as well a time for journaling and the sharing of experience in a safe and supportive environment.  Attendees will also be given techniques they can continue to use at home to further develop their own embodiment practice.  
Many of the workshop exercises have live music accompaniment.  

This workshop is open to adults (18+) of all genders. 

The workshop is limited to 16 participants.

*GPS for parking and entrance - 1 Garden Street, Kennebunk, Maine


Workshop is postponed until the fall.