Upcoming Happenings


Early Spring Hours

Tues- 1:30-5 PM- 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  

 

Beautiful new tumbled gemstones to cheer you up this Spring

 

Tumbled Strawberry Obsidian-

  • Excellent choice for those who lack confidence.
  • Stimulates the root and heart chakras and helps one face their true self with honesty, compassion, and love.
  • Especially helpful for people in abusive situations, as it will give them the confidence to stand up for themselves and end the situation once and for all.

Epidote in Phrenite

Prehnite is said to “Heal the Healer” and is known for universal trust, it is also believed to clear toxins from the body, and balance the meridians, among other attributes. 

 

Lapis Lazuli

Activates the higher mind, enhances intellectual ability and stimulates knowledge, truth, and understanding.

Malachite

A guardian stone that protects against negativity, It clears and activates all Chakras, and is especially helpful in the stimulation of the Heart and Throat Chakras. An extremely powerful metaphysical stone, Malachite is often called the “stone of transformation” and is used for deep energy cleaning, bringing healing and positive transformation to the wearer. 

 

    Upcoming Happenings

 

 

Djembe Drumming Workshop

April 9th   6:30-8:30 PM  $20. for the 2-hour workshop.  Gather with us on April 23rd for a drum circle, (donation greatly appreciated).

Drumming has become one of the most popular social activities in the world!

Have you tried it?  Join the fun with this beginner’s level class on djembe drumming and the world of drum circles.

You’ll learn the basic techniques of drumming followed by a traditional African rhythm – its culture and meaning, and how to play it.  We’ll also cover what to expect in a drum circle – and how to use what you just learned to comfortably join in.

Bring your own drum if you have one (an upright drum – djembe, ashiko, tubano work best for this class.) Let us know if you need to borrow one.

We’ll follow up with a drum circle on 4/23 so you can share your own rhythms freestyle!

Patsy Onatah, The Humble Drum, founded the Sanford Community Drum Circle seven years ago. She is a board member of the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild and is trained as a HealthRhythms facilitator. She believes deeply in the power of rhythm in our lives and sharing that power is her passion.

 

We are reluctantly postponing this event as we did not get enough people to attend!

 The Spring Equinox is finally here and we have a Sound Healing to celebrate it!

With a super full moon this week, you don’t want to miss this chance to both energize yourself and get some bliss!
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 “…Ben Carroll’s sound journeys are unlike any other I have ever experienced! Playing his crystal bowls prepares and tunes the body and then his voice guides you gently and powerfully into other dimensions…”

 

 

“… Imagine sounds, chanting, music, reverberation, bringing you to a primordial sense of consciousness beyond light and dark to just what is, pure being. This was my personal experience….”

“…Ben Carroll isn’t just another sound healer- he creates an exceptional experience with sound. Ben’s talents for working with sound and vibration include using his astounding voice, adding a multi-dimensional, other-worldly layer to the tones of his work. I felt lifted up into other realms that I can only describe as angelic, and cosmic….”

 
 

 

 

Join us for this Spring Equinox sound healing celebration! 
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 4 PM – 6 PM


Flourish
140 Main Street
Biddeford, Maine, ME 04005

$35 in advance // $40 at the door // RSVP with Flourish ASAP- Limited Spots Available
Call or stop by Flourish to reserve a spot!
(508) 728-4984
http://www.flourishme.life/

Sometimes it's hard to get down past our own busy minds. Journeying with sound is an invaluable tool to help us LET GO and slip down past that chatter. In this sound healing journey guided by former Universal Recording Artist, Ben Carroll, we will utilize the sounds of singing bowls, voice, solfeggio tubes, and various other sound tools to journey deep within ourselves with the intention of reconnecting to our higher self and to strengthen our own intuition and inner knowing. We will utilize the energy of the group coming together to hold this intention to amplify our results and leave you feeling charged for days.

Sound Journeying is a very powerful medium. It is a tuning for the body, mind and soul. Entraining to sound is an extremely effective way to get down past the conscious mind and into a much deeper meditative state than what meditation alone usually allows. In the depths of this mind state much HEALING & RELEASING can occur, allowing for states of bliss & ecstasy to permeate our being. From this state of mind it's much easier to find our spiritual center, to reconnect to our own intuition, and to tap into higher states of consciousness.

We will start the evening with some simple group toning to activate our group energy, next we will set our intention which is always important when doing any energy work, and then we will move into the experience of the sound journey for approximately 75-90 minutes.

** We recommend that you dress comfy. Please bring water, bring a journal if you are called to.

** Please bring whatever you will be comfortable lying down on for an extended period of time such as: pillows, a blanket, a yoga mat, or cushions. Some people also benefit from a bolster under their knees to prevent strain on the lower back. You'll want to be as relaxed as possible during this two hour sonic experience.

$35 in advance // $40 at the door // RSVP with Flourish ASAP- Limited Spots Available
(508) 728-4984
http://www.flourishme.life/

More info on Ben Carroll & his work here: http://www.innerselfsustained.com/



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“...Ben Carroll’s sound journeys are unlike any other I have ever experienced! Playing his crystal bowls prepares and tunes the body and then his voice guides you gently and powerfully into other dimensions..."

"... Imagine sounds, chanting, music, reverberation, bringing you to a primordial sense of consciousness beyond light and dark to just what is, pure being. This was my personal experience...."

"...Ben Carroll isn’t just another sound healer- he creates an exceptional experience with sound. Ben’s talents for working with sound and vibration include using his astounding voice, adding a multi-dimensional, other-worldly layer to the tones of his work. I felt lifted up into other realms that I can only describe as angelic, and cosmic...."

"...Feeling the reverberations of the tones was a sensation unlike any I’ve experienced. It really seeped into my bones and cells, and allowed me to move in and out of states of consciousness, opening up to messages and guidance..."

"...The group came together mostly unfamiliar and left with a feeling of community, united by sacred sound - in deep reverence..."

"...I was maybe even a little bit skeptical- but the experience blew my mind! It was a cathartic experience- felt like all of my senses were washed clean and within the next couple of days, some profound energetic and emotional shifts took place..."

Read Full Testimonials:
http://www.innerselfsustained.com/testimonials/

 

Flourish Music Cafe

 

 

 

Kevin Reams at Flourish Music Cafe

Friday, March 29, 2019, at 8 PM – 10 PM

 

Kevin performs on various World Flutes, including the Native American style flute, Irish Whistles, Renaissance Recorder, and the Shakuhachi. A Musical Artist rooted in the “Traditional” or “Folk” styles of Indigenous Cultures from around the world. Kevin’s musical qualities are intrinsic earthiness and spirituality essence – soul.

 

https://kevinreams.yolasite.com

$5 advance, $8 door

Reserve 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our first Swan Kirtan at Flourish!

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 were 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

 

 

Artwalk Season is coming soon and we have a wonderful Artist to start off the season!

Cindy Taylor Clark of  Sacred Soul HeArt Studio 

 
Cindy will be facilitating a workshop at Flourish April 6th from 2-5 PM .  
 
 
Tickets
www.paypal.com

“Let It Go” Let it grow! ~Wild Woman Art Journaling

1. “Let It Go” Let it grow! – Find your way in this playful and nurturing playshop for your heart and soul. You will learn to begin a Wild Woman Art Journal. A place to feel safely guided with Intentional Creativity, collage’ and paint. It will be easy and enlightening, daring and frightening, moving and releasing, loving and playful.
You will move the energy through listening to your critic and your Muse of inner knowing, both have something to say they want you to hear. You are Worth it! You are Beautiful! You have a Voice!

Come and explore down this path to your inner Soul HeArt Process.
No ART experience needed. Some supplies are included. Art Journal provided. An intro email will confirm your seat.
Must pre -register with full payment for the class. $35. holds your seat for Sun. paypal payments.

 

Monthly Writing Workshop

 

Next meeting is March 30th

11 AM  -12:30 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

 

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, (3/5, 3/19)  5:45-6:30 PM
$5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 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

March 28th  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, April  12th,  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, March 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