Upcoming Happenings

 


Early Spring Hours

Tues- 12-5 PM- Artisans Gallery

Wed–11 Am- 6 PM Artisans Gallery

Thurs-1: 30 PM- 6 PM Artisans Gallery  

Fri- 1:30: PM- 6 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

 

 
 

 

“For the mind to flower

It has to go beyond what it knows.”

-Mother Meera

 Special Workshops this Spring

 

Muse of Healing Wisdom ~ Nature with Cindy Taylor Clark Threads of Light

Saturday, May 11, 2019,  at 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM . $125.  https://www.paypal.me

A day to honor your Divine Feminine spirit. We will enter the woodland imagination to call out your Muse of wisdom who may connect with the deep mystery within you. What gifts will she bring?
From settling with the red thread circle, we will begin by blessing the canvas and guided visualization. From there the process unfolds by accessing our story related to the journey of calling Her through the canvas step by step with intention. This is a sacred practice.

 

 

Honoring the Feminine with Cindy Taylor Clark Threads of Light

 
Begin a practice for creative self-care with Intentional Creativity Coach Cindy Taylor Clark, with prompts and ideas related to her new book, From Stressed to Blessed- Becoming Present, Healthy, and Strong. 
Creative Self-Care Practices to access your inner calm through all life’s challenges.https://www.amazon.com/dp
 
 
 

“Let It Go” Let it grow! ~Wild Woman Art Journaling with Cindy Taylor Clark of  Sacred Soul HeArt Studio

May 19th from 2-5 PM.  

“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 payment .PayPal.com/cindytaylorclark/35

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
                                                                                                                      
 
 
 
 

 

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.

 
Tuesday, April 23rd 6:30-7:30 PM
by donation 
 
 
 

 

Drumming has become one of the most popular social activities in the world! Join us for a lightly facilitated community drum circle!

Bring your own drum if you have one. Other percussion (shakers, soft bells, wood) are welcome too. Extras will be provided to share.

No experience necessary – you’ve got the rhythm inside – we’ll just help bring it out onto the drum!

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.

 

 

 

Unlock the Power of Your Intuition w/ Diana Harris

“Sit with the Possibility that you are much More than you realize. How does it feel?” ~ Diana

 

Each of us is intuitive.

In this workshop, you will learn to unlock your Inner Wise One so that you may step into your Soul Potential. Intuition is our internal GPS. It helps us to navigate our lessons and to bring our gifts to Light. In this course, you will learn how Heaven speaks to you; how to fine-tune the intuitive sense that you were born with; how to be a clear receiver and overcome blocks; and how to deepen your relationship with your Angels and Guides. We will work with various tools that will allow us to stretch our intuitive muscles and unlock our potential. These practices will help you to trust yourself, center your mind, expand your awareness, and clarify your energy so that you are better receiver and interpreter of the signs Heaven is sending you.

This class is enlightening, fun, and highly interactive. You will leave it more empowered and with some wonderful spiritual tools that will support your highest potential. Unique to other class formats, Diana intuitively tailors the curriculum to the needs of the students. This greatly enhances the learning experience. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student – there will be something to learn and enjoy. Join us!

Pre-registration required at flourishmaine@gmail.com $50

www.sacredspiraldance.com

Intuitive Counselor & Psychic Medium Diana Harris

“Diana Harris is a clear intuitive, healer, & teacher. People come from great distances to attend her workshops & have private sessions with her. Diana is the Real Deal. Her compassion, honesty, wisdom, sense of humor, and accuracy immediately puts her clients at ease. She is a generous and wise teacher. Diana empowers her clients and helps them to regain a sense of trust in themselves and in the Divine.” ~ Pam Ross. Owner, Aquarius Sanctuary

 

 

 

Hands on Health – the Maya Way

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy ®
Healing the whole person – physical, mental-emotional
and spiritual for men and women.

During this introductory class, you will learn why congestion in the abdomen, or organs that are out of balance ( such as tipped uterus), can have a profound impact on your
digestive, urinary, reproductive and emotional health.

Maya Abdominal Therapy, which was an essential part of ancient Maya healing traditions, combines self-care massage that provides relief for various menstrual and hormonal symptoms in women, common digestive disorders, benign prostate enlargement in men, urinary complaints and improves overall health.

This class is open to everyone.
Licensed healthcare practitioners wishing to learn the full
Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® are required to take Self Care Level 1 course before attending Professional Training Level 2.
Check website CEs eligibility NCCAOM, NCBTMB

Instructor: Christine Lee RNCS, LAc. is a Certified Practitioner and
Self-Care Teacher of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®.
She has traveled to Belize and Mexico to study with Dr. Rosita Arvigo and is committed to bringing this wisdom to her clients.

$125 tuition
(early registration by 5/2/19 only $100)

To register, visit online www.arvigotherapy.com under course schedule,
Hands-on Health Tab or call the Arvigo office @ 603 588 2571
For more information, contact Christine Lee, acuchrisrn@aol.com

 

 

 

         June 14th 7-9 PM 

 

 Experience Sound Healing Journeywork with Master Musician & Sound Healer Ben Carroll

“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/

 

 

 

 

Flourish Music Cafe

 

Friday Eve April 19th 8-10PM

 

Chloe Rossignol & Joe Lomuti at Flourish Music Cafe

Friday Eve April 19th 8-10PM

Two great Singer/ Songwriters in one evening!
Chloe returns to Music Cafe and unveils her release of her new single!
Joe makes his debut at Flourish Music Cafe!

$10 at door, Reserve for $7 at flourishmaine@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our first Swan Kirtan at Flourish!

April 27th 7-8:30 PM  $15.

“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

 

 

 

Monthly Writing Workshop

 

Next meeting is April 27th

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 May 8th , 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

April 4th, 18th, 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

April 25th,  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

Second Friday of each month

 
 Friday, May 10th ,  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 on sale through the month of April (25% discount).

 

Raise your Body frequency with Essential Oils

There is a subtle bio-energy that flows through all organic life. It goes by many names and is sometimes referred to as Chi or life force. This energy is expressed as an electromagnetic vibrational frequency – and pure essential oils have the highest frequencies of any measured natural substance. 

Melissa is my go-to oil this week, and I have a feeling I’m going to be using it for the whole month of April.  This wonderfully uplifting and refreshing scent helps with anxiety.   Diffuse or apply melissa essential oil topically to the wrists, back of the neck and ears.

This antimicrobial, antispasmodic, and antidepressant e.o. is good for Alzheimers, learning, memory, and depression.

Dilute 1 drop of Melissa essential oil with 3-4 drops of carrier oil and apply a small amount of the area 1-3 times a day. Massage 1 drop over the solar plexus and heart. It is a mild sedative in small doses and believed to calm anxiety.

Then there is Terra Shield– My go-to scent for Tick Season because it actually smells wonderful and it works!

Fractionated Coconut Oil, Ylang Ylang Flower, Tamanu Seed, Nootka Wood, Cedarwood Wood, Catnip Plant, Lemon Eucalyptus Leaf, Litsea Fruit, Vanilla Bean Absolute, Arborvitae Wood, all of which possess specific chemical compounds known to protect against environmental annoyances. The addition of Tamanu oil provides added support and through doTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing®, the harvesting of Tamanu oil is positively affecting the livelihood of harvesters in Madagascar. TerraShield Outdoor Blend is a powerful yet safe formula that can be used by every member of the family, outdoors and throughout the home.

 

 

This antimicrobial, antispasmodic, and antidepressant e.o. is good for Alzheimers, learning, memory, and depression.

Dilute 1 drop of Melissa essential oil with 3-4 drops of carrier oil and apply a small amount of the area 1-3 times a day. Massage 1 drop over the solar plexus and heart. It is a mild sedative in small doses and believed to calm anxiety.

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 this spring season. Try Breath to open up nasal passages and for a breath of fresh air!

 

 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.

 

 

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