Saturday, November 18, 2017

Free Online Course: How to Host a Pagan Coffee Talk or Meetup

I have turned my live How to Host a Pagan Coffee Talk webinar into a FREE online course that can be accessed at any time! 

A Pagan coffee talk or other casual networking event is a great way for folks in your local Pagan community to connect in a safe and welcoming environment. This course gives you the information you need to plan, promote and host a Pagan coffee talk or meet up!

You will learn:

  • How much time is needed to plan a coffee talk
  • Finding a location.
  • Spreading the word
  • Covering your costs
  • Getting the assistance you need to run the event
  • How to make your event welcoming
I'm also including my FREE event checklist to help you stay organized when planning your first event. 

Register HERE today!



Thursday, November 16, 2017

Review: The Wisdom Seekers Tarot

I reviewed The Wisdom Seekers Tarot for Spiral Nature Magazine.  It is a deck created by Jungian analyst and symbol expert, David Fontana.  Check it and Spiral Nature out HERE.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Winter Live Music Belly Dance -


Dates:  January 27, February 17, March 17, April 21
Time:  10:30 – 12:00
Location:  Bright Star World Dance (Portland, ME)

Prerequisite:  1 session of belly dance classes

Cost: Drop in: $20

Preregistration:  Single Class $15/All four sessions: $50

A fun monthly 90-minute belly dance class focused on live music and improvisation.  Each session focuses on belly dance technique with 1 - 3 musicians playing live music, including rhythm, melody and drum solo improvisation!

This monthly mini-workshop will provide students with the opportunity to increase their dance technique and endurance as well as gaining a comfort level dancing to live music. Intended for dancers who have taken at least one session of belly dance, each class includes a warm-up, drills, extended improvisation session and cool down.

Students will also be provided information on the music and rhythms played in class.

Bring comfortable clothes that allow for a range of movement, you may want to dress in layers as we will sweat, sweat, sweat! A water bottle and yoga mat are also recommended. 

Holiday Gift Idea!

Dance classes make a great holiday gift.  Gift purchases are good for any of the four workshop dates!  Be sure to include the name of the person you are purchasing the gift for in the notes section when you check out.  I'll email you a printable certificate that you may use to share your gift!


Select Class

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

December 3rd - Open Community Circle: Full Moon

Date:  November 12, 7:30PM
Location:  Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine

These open circles are held monthly, generally on the first Sunday evening of the month (there are some exceptions). The intent is to provide a space for members of the Pagan community to come together to celebrate and create connection. The circle ritual focus will be different each month.

December Circle: Full Moon


A full moon during the darkest time of the year. In this month's circle we will focus on finding illumination in dark times. Guests are welcome to bring a crystal, talisman, or other item to place on the altar to charge during the ritual as a moon charm to remind us that we all carry the our own light to guide us. Folks are also welcome to bring a snack to share for the post-circle community time.

Schedule:
7:30 - 8:00:Arrival and introductions
8:00 - 8:30ish: Circle
8:30 - 9:30: Commuity/socializing time

This event is free but donations to cover costs, such as space rental, are welcome. The venue is mobility accessible.

Questions?  Please use the CONTACT FORM

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Weekly Tarot Bonus Video: Three Card Spread



My weekly tarot series offers information about individual cards, reading techniques and various tarot spreads, such as the three card spread in this bonus video shown above.

If you'd like to keep up on my Tarot series, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.  Also, if you'd like a reading (online or in person) you may contact me HERE.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

November 12th - Open Circle - Ancestors

Date:  November 12, 7:30PM
Location:  Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine

These open circles are held monthly, generally on the first Sunday evening of the month (there are some exceptions - November is one of them). The intent is to provide a space for members of the Pagan community to come together to celebrate and create connection. 

The circle ritual focus will be different each month.

November Circle: Ancestors

With Samhain behind us we have entered the dark time of the year. In some traditions this is the time of the ancestors; a time to listen to their stories and learn from their wisdom.

Guests are welcome to bring a representation of their ancestors to the place on the altar. Folks are also welcome to bring a snack to share for the post-circle community time.  


Schedule:

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


This event is free but donations to cover costs, such as space rental, are welcome.  The venue is mobility accessible.

Questions?  Please use the CONTACT FORM

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Heretica: Creating with the Muse (Registration)

Registration is now open for the second fall session of Heretica Movement Exploration: Creating with the Muse.

When: Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45pm
Six Week session
October 24 - November 28
Bright Star World Dance, Portland, Maine

Cost: $60 per full session (no drop-in)/$75 day of (full session only, no dropins)

Inspiration: Creating with the Muse

Drawing from a variety of contemporary dance styles as well as authentic movement and deep improvisation, Heretica is deep exploration of movement. Creating with the Muse guides students through the process of moving a performance piece from concept to creation.

Heretica utilizes techniques such as guided physical meditation, silent improvisation, group rhythmic exploration and theatrical movement, to aid students in creating physical expressions of emotion through movement and foster a seamless connection between mind and body; thought and action. Students will use these movement concepts to create a choreography or a directed improvisation .  The class is conducted to live music.

Each class includes a warm-up with drills, theatrical dance exercises and cool down. Optional out of class exercises that will help students build their movement practice at home will also be offered.

You will want to wear comfortable clothing that allows for freedom of movement. You may also want to bring a notebook and a water bottle.

Students of all movement backgrounds are welcome to join the class. Students should have a solid foundation in their particular movement/dance style.

In order to facilitate free exploration we seek to create a safe space for all types of dancers and movement artists to explore creative expression. The class is open to all genders and movement forms. Students should have a solid foundation in their particular movement/dance form.


Heretica Class Session