We are a small, peaceful, inspiring, supportive and sacred place for 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 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 include the Mahalo Rose Encantadora sound healing temple, 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.
GATHERING HALL: We are building a small cabin (from the Jamaica Cottage Shop) that will also eventually serve as a Gathering Hall!
YARD SALE: We are having many YARD SALE FUNDRAISERS this summer - to help raise funds to pay for the building. Please donate and stay tuned to come to the next yard sale. Thank you!
Evening of Chanting for women with friends: Laney Goodman and Tatiana Bear
Gaia's Young Women (July 31–Aug. 4) - with a nature-based arts curriculum for 11-13 yr. olds: 8:30–3pm
- with a leadership mentoring program for 14-18 yr. olds - over night camp
Gaia's Nature Arts Camp (July 31–Aug. 4) for young children 4–10 years old: 8:30–3pm
Gathering in Gratitude (Aug. 7–13) for all genders and ages 7–70+
Retreats: We host retreats, guided by Luz Elena Morey. Call 802-451-9495 for more information.
WE ARE A NONPROFIT! Thanks to all of you who have supported us this past year. Your tax-deductible contributions are used for scholarships unless otherwise specified! THANK YOU! Donations are also welcome to pay the director and an administrative assistant, accountant, staff, etc. Send your tax-deductible funds to Mahalo Art Center, 972 Western Avenue, Brattleboro, VT, 05301, or send money via PayPal, below.
With your help we have come thus far in manifesting Mahalo Art Center. From this peaceful and creative residential community, the fruits of our work ripple out. Our staff as well as the healers, teachers, leaders, and program participants who benefit from this soulful center serve hundreds of people each month in a variety of ways, in the community and throughout the world. To continue and expand our services, we appreciate your ongoing support. We touch many people in a myriad of ways - through our 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.