We work in peaceful, inspiring, supportive and sacred ways with lovers of the Earth and healthy living.
We host wellness-centered educational programs, retreats, professional trainings, and collaborative work-study opportunities.
We serve leaders, teachers, healers, visionaries, and people interested in living conscious, creative, and fulfilling lives, engaged with Nature as an ally. We welcome like-hearted people who work on our grounds or in our programs while forwarding their own personal goals. Participants include people of varied ages, perspectives, and cultures.
We use ancient and modern Nature-connected healing and expressive arts (including music, dance, visual arts, word arts, and theater) that enhance connection with self, other, community, Nature, and the Great Mystery (God/Goodness/Goddess).
Our facilities, presently, include the Mahalo Rose Encantadora sound healing temple, outdoor break-out spaces, and permaculture-inspired organic gardens, including fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, and a variety of perennial and annual herbs, vegetables, flowers, and other staples.
We are currently (summer 2018) making a gathering hall.
NEWS and HAPPENINGS
Unhook from your debilitating habits and/or PTSD symptoms with Luz Elena Morey, MA, RDT.
Workshop, Saturday, July 28, 9am - 4pm is $70 - $200 sliding scale for the full day of work. Call 802-451-9495 to reserve your spot.
Sessions combine a variety of therapies and can last up to three hours. The cost is $200 per session. Inquire at 802-451-9495.
Luz Elena is available for tailored group work as well. More information about Luz Elena's therapeutic work is here.
Women's New Moon Circles
The next ones are at 6:30pm on Thursday July 12 and Saturday August 11. They are by donation.
Essential Oils Classes
Thanks to these plant medicines, the founder and director of Mahalo Art Center is alive and well after a long illness.
The plants are here to commune with us and to help us evolve. Learn about methods of healing that involve low ecological footprints. These classes are ongoing, informational, respectful (no pressure to buy anything) and may lead to great evolutionary shifts for your health and finances.
Please email email@example.com to set up a private class for you and/or for you and friends.
Or come to one of these classes, below. RSVP 802-451-9495
6 - 7:30pm Sunday, July 15
12:30 - 2pm Fridays July 20 & 27
Meet and Embrace Our New Gaia: Take a Quantum Divine LOVE Workshop to Mid-Wife the New World
Wednesday, July 18th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
at Mahalo - top of driveway of 974 Western Avenue
Join Mare Cromwell, internationally-known Gaia Communicator & Priestess, healer & award-winning author for an evening of teachings and ceremony. Learn about our new Planetary Caretaker who "took over the reins" as Gaia several years ago. Her role here on our Sacred Earth is far more than we realize. She is our new Caretaker to help support the Ascension energies rising globally at this time. Mare will share guidance from this new Gaia to support us in these amazing times, lead a spiritual activation, share about the new Holy Trinity that Gaia is a part of, and more. Come learn more about how to be a more pro-active Mid-Wife for this New World coming in now. www.marecromwell.com
LuSTARA Healing and Channeling Session
Sunday August 5, 7 - 8:30 pm. Contact cathy@heartofshamanism (978-855-0688) to register.
Mahalo hosts retreats, guided by Luz Elena Morey. Call 802-451-9495 for more information.
The Property is on the Market
The property which has been home to Mahalo Art Center is on the market.
The work of Mahalo Art Center will grow and expand.
Here is the property description:
972 Western Avenue:
This unique permaculture paradise has been called a "Shangri La" by the president of a local arts organization. Over the past 17 years it has become a home, retreat center and destiny location for children, teens, visionary artists, nature-lovers and spiritually connected people from around the world.
Poised on a mini-plateau in the center of West Brattleboro, this unique place is both privately located and easily accessible to Brattleboro's downtown.
Like living in the country, you wake to gentle waves of a variety of joyful bird songs. You enjoy the deep peace of the stone pathways and stone terraces, the intermittent stream and the frog pond. There are three fire circle areas and several rope swings.
There are five architectural structures on the property. The icosahedron-shaped Moon Lounge, the octagona ahalo Rose Encantadora sound healing temple and a gathering hall/cabin that is almost finished are the three accessory studio buildings. Ther i also an old tool shed that as doubled as a 'high security' (hardware-cloth-lined) chicken coop.
The care-taker's bungalow is comprised of two modest-sized apartments: a studio with a separate, full kitchen and bath; and a two-bedroom apartment with a full kitchen and bath. This building has a full-sized virtually-dry basement with storage space, a root cellar and a washer and dryer.
These architectural structures spiral round a circular driveway centered around a young magnolia tree whose beautiful flowers bloom throughout the summer.
There are south facing terraced gardens, wetland gardens, mini-fields of willowers, native shade gardens and lovely paths throughout the property.
Delicious wild grapes, four kinds of fruit trees and eight different fruiting berry colonies stretch throughout the property, including a mature mulberry. There are also butternut trees and oung hazelnuts.
An abundance of cultivated and wild medicinal and culinary herbs can be found throughout the land. There's even a young community of fiddlehead ferns flourishing wildly for the first time this year. Most of the invasive plants have been cleared. There are also garden beds ready for your planting dreams to come true.
The soils' most recent amendment is bio-char.
The creator's vision for this land is that it continue flourishing as:
- a place where people work toward mastery of navigating the inner wilderness, social interactions, community building, Earth and nature-connection and connecting with spirit via multicultural ancient and cutting-edge creative expressive arts and healing modalities
- a sacred place where all people, regardless of culture and race, gender and age, are welcome and supported
- part of the extended healing community of the region, generating and spreading peace and wellness
- a refuge and nourishing source of strength and inspiration for visionary artists
- a place for refreshment, education and inspiration for residents and visitors
- a gift to the extended community, including friends and neighbors
Our dear, sweet, loving, indoor/outdoor cat, Bae (pronounced Bay), might come with the property :) depending on the new owners. She adopted us and this is her home.
This sanctified land, budding homestead and heart-centered community hub could be yours (or partly yours if you collaborate) to love, care-take, listen to and help evolv into the ever-changing future.
If you have inquiries, please go to Chris Lewis.
WE ARE A NONPROFIT! Thanks to all of you who have supported us through the years.
In 2017, the director was struggling with a severely debilitating illness and some funds were used to keep the center running. The next phase of the non-profit is in the process of unfurling.
Despite the challenges, the past year has been fruitful:
1) We deconstructed the old garage and put up the lovely shell of a gathering hall, which has been used for several wonderful community gatherings! It has a well poured foundation set up for radiant floor heating. It is set up for plumbing: kitchen and full bathroom. All the windows and doors are in!
2) This past year and a half, with your support and prayers, we hosted:
- personal healing retreats for individuals and couples, in the temple
- Wwoofers (young people who came and worked on the land)
- three summer camps
- workshops on healing from sexual trauma & on balancing the masculine & feminine
- private work facilitated by massage therapists, breath practicioners and a variety of healers
- a ceremony with Guatemalan Mayan elder Nana Wilma
- a wedding!
- much more
The three summer camps were 1) a young children's camp, 2) a young women's camp, and 3) a Gathering in Gratitude program which culminated in two presentations at a popular downtown venue. The presentations were well publicized and drew enthusiastic, engaged audiences who spiral danced with us at the culmination of each presentation. Audience members also shared about how deeply they were moved by what the ensemble had create. he presentations were offered in honor or Rupa Cousins, a dear elder of our community who recently passed - may she rest in peace.
This coming year is mysteriously unfolding. Your prayers are welcome so that the property, which is on sale, will go to someone who will continue unfurling the mission and vision.
Your prayers of thankfulness for all needs being met and the most beautiful dreams coming true are most appreciated.
Please send your tax-deductible donations to Mahalo Art Center, 972 Western Avenue, Brattleboro, VT, 05301, or send money via PayPal, below.
To continue and expand our services, we appreciate your ongoing support. We touch many people in a myriad of ways through our actions, vision and mission. Thank you for your loving support.
The word Mahalo, in the Hawaiian language, is commonly understood to mean "thank you."
In the ancient Hawaiian language, Mahalo is an act of creation. One says Mahalo before something happens.
For example, one could say, "Mahalo that this is a nurturing day for me and all with whom I interact."
In this way, one is creating the future by calling it forth and being thankful for it before it happens.
The word Mahalo is based on ancient sounds that invoke the presence of the divine.