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
Women's New Moon Circles
Women's new moon circles are at 6:30pm on new moons and are by donation. They happen on the day of the new moon, EST, regardless of the actual time of the new moon's peak.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a private class for you and/or for you and friends. Or, contact Luz Elena to see when the next group class is.
Mahalo hosts retreats, guided by Luz Elena Morey. Call 802-451-9495 for more information.
The Property that has been home to Mahalo Art Center is being bought by the new caretakers!
It will continue to be called Mahalo. More on this later :) We are all ecstatic!
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.