Upcoming Happenings

Winter Hours-February 18th-25th

Tues- 11:30-3PM- Artisans Gallery

Wed–11:30- 5:30 PM Artisans Gallery

Thurs-1:30- 5:30 PM Artisans Gallery  

Fri- 1:30- 5:30 PM  Artisans Gallery 

Sat- 11 AM- 5:30 PM Saturday Faire

Sun-11 AM- 12:30 PM Yoga  

 

We are excited to offer two special Events this week!

 

Self-love is a basic foundation of a fulfilling life – and it’s something that modern society doesn’t teach or encourage.

In this workshop, you’ll tap into the wellspring of love deep in your heart. You’ll learn powerful techniques to forgive yourself, turn mental trash-talk into encouragement, and embrace your wholeness (body, mind, and spirit).

The workshop includes an ocean-themed guided meditation (with live drumming), the ancient Hawaiian technique of Ho’oponopono, and fun interactive exercises. Bring a journal or notebook and a pen.

 

Whose Is This Song? – Film Screening · Hosted by Joie Grandbois: Creatrix and Flourish-Arts as Sacred Healing

 

I am beyond excited to bring Adela Peeva’s “Whose Is This Song,” a documentary that explores the origin of the song many of us know as Uskadar, to Flourish-Arts as Sacred Healing in Biddeford for a special screening on February 23rd.

 

I’m also very happy to share that following the film there will be a special musical performance featuring music from the regions explored in the film including, of course, the song Uskadar.

Tickets for this special showing will go on sale December 28th!
Cost: $10 Advance/$15 door
(Tips for the band are welcomed and encouraged)

“In her search for the true origins of a haunting melody, the filmmaker travels to Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia, Serbia and Bulgaria. The trip is filled with humor, suspense, tragedy, and surprise as each country’s citizens passionately claim the song to be their own and can even furnish elaborate histories for its origins.

The tune emerges again and again in different forms: as a love song, a religious hymn, a revolutionary anthem, and even a military march. The powerful emotions and stubborn nationalism raised by one song seem at times comical and other times, eerily telling. In a region besieged by ethnic hatred and war, what begins as a light-hearted investigation ends as a sociological and historical exploration of the deep misunderstandings between the people of the Balkans.”

Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGCURBHF2Ss

 

 

        Upcoming Happenings

 

2/25 7-9 PM Painting class with Maribeth Amber, (weekly)

2/19-5:45-6:45 PM Meditation

2/20- 6:30-7:30 Belly Dancing, (weekly)

2/21 – 6:30- 9:30 PM Wellness Salon

2/22- 6:30-9:30 PM Cultivating Self-Love

2/23- 7-9 PM Film Screening, Whose is this Song?

2/24- 11-12:30 PM Yoga

2/26- 6:30-9:30 PM  Reiki Share

 

 

 

Flourish Music Cafe Presents 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indie Folk/Pop Maine Artist, Jeanette took her love of music and turned it into her passion. Jeanette has traveled all over from New York to Nashville where she recorded her first EP. With her awesome sound, Jeanette will make you feel it all – a show you won’t want to miss!

Visit her website – https://www.jeanettemusic.com/

Her Facebook page: Jeanette

Friday evening March 1, 8 pm $8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karen is a folk-rock singer/songwriter with an awesome voice & beautiful melodies & lyrics. She will take you on a sweet musical journey in the magical listening room that is Flourish.

Karen McDine

https://karenmcdine.bandcamp.com/releases

http://karenmcdine.com/

Saturday, March 2nd  $8 reservations at flourishmaine@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Experience Singer/ Songwriter Andy Lightning in the special listening room that is Flourish!

www.alightstorm.com

Saturday, April 6, 2019,  8 pm $10

Flourish-Arts as Sacred Healing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 27th 7-8:30 PM 

“Sweet chants and sweeter feelings.” “What a band. Beautiful Kirtan.”~ Jai Uttal

 

“Swan Kirtan is a gifted group of musicians, deeply passionate about what they do and capable of moving and profound musical performances.” – ~ Nicole Pelonzi, Multifaith Bates College

“What an uplifting experience we had last night! My heart is full this morning.” – Liz Jackson, Center for Balanced Living, Maine

Swan Kirtan is a devotional chanting group of musicians who play a fusion of Eastern and Western music. They offer chants from multiple faiths. Our kirtan is in traditional Indian raga style.

www.swankirtan.com

Ensemble Director, Ashok Nalamalapu was born in India and has been a devotee since his childhood. He has been leading multi-faith chants and playing harmonium since 2011, singing in the traditional Indian Raga style. Ashok has been studying with Indian classical musicians including Kala Ratna D.V. Mohana Krishna and Grammy Nominee, Jai Uttal. He has led kirtan at many festivals across the country including Bhakti Fest, CA. Ashok has also led kirtan at colleges, temples in India and the US, and yoga centers including Kripalu, Ananda Ashram and in Spain. In addition, he has served as a Master of Ceremonies, inspiring the audiences at all the major US kirtan festivals. He is a lead vocal singer at Swan Kirtan band. His debut album, “We are all One” is available on cdbaby.com. You can reach him at ashok@SadhanaMe.com

Alex Adrian is an established Boston jazz pianist, keyboardist, and composer who has now turned his devotion to writing and performing the ancient sacred Sanskrit mantras and chants of Kirtan, setting them to jazz, new age, folk, funk, latin, and R&B. Educated at Eastman School of Music and New England Conservatory of Music, Alex has been a longtime seeker of divinity and has found his connection to The Divine through this sacred call-and-response spirit music experience.

Rasa Devi Dasi of Boston is an exceptional hand cymbals/manjira and tambourine player and a devotee. She is also a kirtan singer. She has been playing music with Devadas of New York since 2011. She plays in Kirtan bands throughout the East Coast.

Master drummer, Namory Keita will play djembe. An international teacher and performing artist, Namory has traveled to many places to share his culture including Germany, Poland, France, Canada, and Portugal. He has been drumming from age 7 in Guinea, West Africa.

Grant Ellerbeck is a lifelong musician with a background in piano, accordion, and guitar. He had fallen away from actively playing until discovering, by chance and good fortune, the music of Guinea, West Africa, (the music of Namory’s region) in 2005. He has studied the Djembe and the Dunun drums, and the songs and stories of Guinea with Namory, and with Sayon Camara, Famoudou Konate and others. He has played on several occasions with Namory, in performances and for dance classes. For several years he played with the Landaya Ensemble, and currently leading the Araba-Lon group in central New Hampshire. They share music with the community at outdoor events during the Summer months, and play as backup support for Sayon Camara whenever he performs. He also has studied Cuban music, learning Conga, Guiro and Chekere.

“Sweet chants and sweeter feelings.” – Jai Uttal

“Thank you for your beautiful 2-CD set which I am enjoying so much. It is beautiful to chant to, and I love the India-style production. I can’t tell you what a difference your correct pronunciation makes to me. It’s wonderful. And the beautiful instrumentation is to be much admired. The CD makes me feel like I am back in India. ” – Wah

“Ashok, thank you for serving as our emcee. Your love and devotion was felt by all. Your presence in the Kula was a great comfort to me personally. ” —- Dana Kaplan, LoveLight Festival

Admission – $15, Reserve at flourishmaine@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joel Cage at Flourish Music Cafe

Saturday, May 4th, 8-10 PM

 

Joel is an award-winning veteran singer/songwriter from Boston. Once a member of the internationally acclaimed rock & roll group Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Joel has been performing regionally and nationally as a soloist for the past 2 decades. He has performed at some of the most prestigious folk & acoustic venues & festivals in the country, including the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas where he was awarded top prize in the Kerrville New Folk Competition.

“It’s a true privilege that I am to return here for an encore 2018 appearance.”

“Flourish is a magical listening room … I love playing magical listening rooms.”
$10

 

 

Relax & experience the power of Healing Arts

February 21st -6:30- 9:30 PM 


Choose from an array of evolving Healing Artists w/Mini Sessions of
Reflexology, Massage, Energy & more!

 

Reflexology w/ John Bryson

Heavenly Harmonic Vibrational Tune Ups & w/ Rev. Deirdre Drennen

Flower Essence Sessions w/ Martha Fishback

Sessions of KCR, Reiki, Moxibustion w/ Barbara Foss www.hypnotherapycomfortzone.com

Intuitive Healing w/ Jennifer of Brilliant Tranquility

Reik w/ Wendy Johnson

Dr. Grant D. Lemire, DC.CCP – Live Well Chiropractic

No admission fee.

 

 
 
 
 
February 26th 6:30-9:30 PM
 
 
 
Community Reiki Share for all levels of Reiki and all Lineage come shine a beacon of light in Biddeford ME
$5.00 Investment In Self
 
 
 

 

 

 

 monthly writing workshop

Next meeting is February 23rd

2- 3:30 PM

Writing can feel like a solemn, solitary task. But it doesn’t have to be!

On the last Saturday of the month, we’ll gather in a creative community to explore the writer’s craft through games, writing prompts, and sharing. Each gathering will have a guiding theme, and will also be co-created by the writers who show up. You’ll find inspiration and a sense of playfulness that will help bring your writing project to life.

Whether you’re writing fiction, memoir, self-help, history, how-to, poetry, or comics; whether you’ve started a book, love to journal, or have just dreamed of writing, you’re welcome to the table.

Bring a notebook, a pen, and an open mind.

Nikki Starcat Shields is an author, licensed Pagan priestess, and book midwife from Hollis, Maine. She is the co-founder of Feline Dreamers, where spirituality powers your daily life.

Nikki has had four non-fiction books published so far and is currently writing an urban fantasy series. She would love to help you give birth to your heart-centered book, whether it’s a memoir, fiction, or self-help.

Nikki specializes in guiding your unique voice – your expertise, your passions, your most cherished stories – to the page in a way that will engage and delight your readers

$10 suggested donation

 

 
 
 
 
 
  •   Sound Healing Journeywork ~

    March 23rd,  2018  4-6 PM

$35 pre-register,  $40.  at the door space is limited!

RSVP 508-728-4984

Experience Sound Healing Journeywork with Master Musician & Sound Healer Ben Carroll.  Using the sounds of singing bowls, voice, solfeggio tubes, Ben will guide us to go deep within ourselves with the intention of reconnection to our higher self and strengthening our own intuition and inner knowing.  Healing and releasing can occur as you tap into higher states of consciousness, allowing for states of bliss & ecstasy!

We recommend that you dress warm & comfy, and bring a water bottle, and a journal if you are called to.  whatever you will be comfortable.  As you will be lying down on the floor for an extended period of time, please bring whatever you need to be comfortable such as a yoga mat, pillows,  and blanket.

ONGOING CLASSES, WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Mondays

💢 Expressive Drawing & Acrylic Painting 

Classes for Adults 💢💢

⚡⚡ Art classes that emphasize the process of creating, and the nurturing of each individual’s innate creativity! ⚡⚡

💢 💢 Experience not needed!

🍷 🍺  Drawing & Painting workshops 🍷 🍺

💫 💫 Mondays  3-5 PM, 7-9 PM 

$120 for 6 classes or $25 per class
(materials available for additional fee)

💢 💢 Pre-registration required
To register call 508-728-4984 and  for additional info

✨ ✨ Led by Maribeth Amber
(Attended Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY, The Art Institute of Boston, MA, Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy, with a B.A. from Framingham State University, Framingham MA with a Major in Art/Minor in Education, and with 22 years of experience teaching art in both public and private settings.) ✨

Tuesdays

 Come by and relax with a soothing Meditation with Rodger Carter
Alternate Tues nights 5:45-6:30 PM
$5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Reiki Share

 
Community Reiki Share for all levels of Reiki and all Lineage come shine a beacon of light in Biddeford ME
$5.00 Investment In Self
February 28th 6 pm

Wednesdays

Belly Dancing Class!

Led by Joie Grandbois

Classes start up again January 9, 2019

    •  6:30- 7:30 PM

      Cost: $15 drop in/$60 full session

      Learn the expressive and beautiful art of belly dance in this six week beginner belly dance class. You’ll learn the foundational movements of the dance, and be introduced to the music and rhythms that surround this beautiful dance form. You’ll learn how to combine the movements to create improvised, flowing dances. Whether you want to dance on the stage or in your own living room, this class will give you a great start.

      Joie teaches dance from an embodiment perspective, students will learn not only how a movement should look, but how it feels in the body. She seeks to create a safe and welcoming space for the student to explore movement and dance. Classes are conducted to live music.

      Belly dance is suitable for all body types and the class is open to all genders. No prior dance experience is required.

      You will want to bring clothing that is comfortable to move in (layers are wonderful), a water bottle, and a willingness to learn!

    • Joie is a dancer, choreographer, musician, writer…storyteller. A lifelong dancer she has spent the past decade studying and teaching belly dance. She is a practitioner of Contemplative Dance & Authentic Movement and uses the techniques from this practice to teach embodiment to movement artists and any seeking to reconnect to the wisdom of the body.

      She is the founder and director of the interdisciplinary variety who performance troupe Dark Follies which formed in 2008. She teaches and performs around New England with Dark Follies and as a solo artist.

      Joie is also an experienced reader and teacher of Tarot which she has studied for over 30 years.

      Thursdays

Flourish Performers Showcase


First and third  Thursday of each month

March 7th 21st,  from 7-10 PM

Performer showcase at Flourish-Arts as Sacred Healing!
All genres – music, acting monologues/scenes, comedy, song, spoken!

Shine at Flourish!
Not a Performer – don’t let that stop you from joining us! Drop by & enjoy some groovin’ entertainment & talent!

Pre-reg by messaging us at Flourish or sign – up begins at 6:45

 

 

Relax & experience the power of Healing Arts

February 21st -6:30- 9:30 PM 

4th Thursday each Month


Choose from an array of evolving Healing Artists w/Mini Sessions of
Reflexology, Massage, Energy & more!

Reflexology w/ John Bryson

Heavenly Harmonic Vibrational Tune Ups & w/ Rev. Deirdre Drennen

Flower Essence Sessions w/ Martha Fishback

Sessions of KCR, Reiki, Moxibustion w/ Barbara Foss www.hypnotherapycomfortzone.com

Intuitive Healing w/ Jennifer of Brilliant Tranquility

Reik w/ Wendy Johnson

Dr. Grant D. Lemire, DC.CCP – Live Well Chiropractic

No admission fee

Fridays

 
 Friday, March 8, 6-10 PM

 A fab evening at Flourish-Arts as Sacred Healing 🎈🎈

💫 Party with an array of Psychics & soak up all the vibes!

🔮 Tarot Readings w/ Joyce JLH Tarot
🔮 Flower Essence Readings w/ Martha Fishback
🔮Psychic Readings w/ Lauri Well Being Lauri Ivers Psychic Medium/Intuitive Healer
🔮 Mediumship w/ Jennifer Laflin, LLC Spiritual Medium/Psychic
🔮 Live Music & Energy Tune-Up Sessions w/ Harpist Rev. Deirdre
🔮 Charming Incantations w/ The Intuitive Sorceresses Jennifer Crowley
🔮Tarot by Michelle

 

 Saturdays

Eclectic Artisans Showcase

Saturdays – 11AM – 10 PM

Eclectic Artisans Showcase every Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm.

New in the artisans’ gallery and just in time for the holiday season are an eclectic selection of India Imports such as soapstone carvings, hand carved bowls, incense, and soaps.

Also, new this week _A sparkling case of crystals!

doTerra Essential Oils, crafted Teas from Nellie’s Tea Company, Driftwood Sculptures/Air-plants, Acrylic Paintings and Ceramics by Maribeth Amber, ArtPhotography & Jewelry from Fran’s, Reflexology Sessions w/ John Bryson, Artisan Blended Essential Oils, Painted Beach Stones by Suzen of Raven’s Studio, Jewelry/T-shirts/ by Bearly Inspirational!, Chakra Mandala Art by Jeannine Burgess, Jewelry by Moonshadow, Ekka Naigle Ceramics

doTerra  Essential Oil

When you choose doTERRA, you are choosing essential oils gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy.

Each doTERRA essential oil is also carefully and thoroughly tested using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol. Experienced essential oil users will immediately recognize the superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective therapeutic-grade doTERRA essential oils.

While there is a science to the distillation of essential oils, it is also an art. Distillers not only rely on years of experience, but they also employ modern technologies and techniques.

The most common method of extracting essential oils is a low-heat steam distillation process. In this process, pressurized steam is circulated through the plant material. The essential oils are liberated from the plant and carried away by the steam. When the steam cools, the water and oils naturally separate and the oil is collected. To ensure the highest quality oil extract with the correct chemical composition, the temperature and pressure must be closely monitored. Too little heat or pressure and the oil will not release; too much, and the oil’s composition and potency will be affected.

We have many of the most commonly needed essential oils to keep you healthy & happy.  We also carry a variety of diffusers, a great way to keep the air healthy during the winter season. Try Breath to open up nasal passages and for a breath of fresh air!

 

 monthly writing workshop

Next meeting is February 23rd

2- 3:30 PM

Writing can feel like a solemn, solitary task. But it doesn’t have to be!

On the last Saturday of the month, we’ll gather in a creative community to explore the writer’s craft through games, writing prompts, and sharing. Each gathering will have a guiding theme, and will also be co-created by the writers who show up. You’ll find inspiration and a sense of playfulness that will help bring your writing project to life.

Whether you’re writing fiction, memoir, self-help, history, how-to, poetry, or comics; whether you’ve started a book, love to journal, or have just dreamed of writing, you’re welcome to the table.

Bring a notebook, a pen, and an open mind.

Nikki Starcat Shields is an author, licensed Pagan priestess, and book midwife from Hollis, Maine. She is the co-founder of Feline Dreamers, where spirituality powers your daily life.

 

 

movement and meditation

Hosted by Capoeira Maine Senzala de Santos U.S.Aand Flourish-Arts as Sacred Healing

Saturday, Feb 23rd, 1-2 pm

more info: www.stepbystepmovementarts.com

Sundays

Sundays 11 PM- 12:30 PM

This yoga class is about finding balance and peace through bodywork and breath. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket and water bottle!
$10