Workshops, Trainings & Event Offerings

Registration for all courses and workshops at Arcana can be done through the Arcana front desk, either in person at 81 Market St in downtown Portland or by calling us at 207-773-7801. Payment is required at the time of registration, unless otherwise noted.


Arcana Poetry Night

with Myles Bullen

Friday, May 19th, 6:20pm – 9:00pm

Suggested Donation: $5

6:30pm: Creative Writing Workshop with Myles

7pm-9pm: Poetry Performances
Join community poet and musician Myles Bullen and a host of talented guest poets for an evening of poetry and writing. The evening will begin at 6:30pm with a creative writing workshop to get you in touch with your muse, followed by a performance of some of Portland’s own poets, listed below:

Kennedy Blaine Johnson
Myles Bullen Music
Patrick Russell
Kara Oster

Crystal Trunk Show

with Gabriel Godwyne

Sunday, May 21st, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Free, family-friendly, all-day crystal event!

At the Arcana Crystal Trunk show, you can expect to find high quality crystal specimens from all over the world, in all shapes and sizes from expert crystal collector Gabriel Godwyne, at direct-to-you prices lower than you can find in retail stores. Whether you are a seasoned collector or new to the world of crystals, you will find pieces here that are sure to inspire and amaze.

If you’ve been to a Crystal Trunk Show at Arcana before, you know about the kinds of finds that will be available and the wealth of knowledge that Gabriel posesses. If this is your first Arcana Trunk Show, be prepared to be amazed! Gabriel will be bringing stones ranging from small, personal pieces, to large, world-class show qualitiy pieces for the seasoned collector. There is truly something for everyone!

Stay up to date on the Crystal Trunk Show on the event’s Facebook page.

Journey Through the Chakras with Restorative & Yin Yoga and Reiki

with Jennie & Mea Tavares

Friday, May 26th, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Cost of Workshop: $30, advance registration required, limited spaces available

Arcana Co-Owners and practitioners Jennie & Mea Tavares will lead workshop participants through their Chakras as they engage mind, body and spirit in learning and healing through a unique fusion of modalities. Offering a combination of education in Esoteric Anatomy, movement and connection through Restorative and Yin Yoga with poses crafted to balance, release and align in each Chakra, and individualized hands-on Reiki healing, each workshop recipient will experience their own journey within the room and within their body.

Travel Inward with Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra

with Becky Payne

Friday, June 2nd, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Cost of Workshop: $30, advance registration required, limited spaces available

During this two hour candlelit Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra workshop you will embark on a journey to your inner sanctuary. You will relax deeply into restorative yoga postures, to release tension, while creating ease in the body. While resting in each pose, I will offer Essential Oil to deepen your connection to yourself, help ease tension and still the mind.

You will then journey even deeper inside yourself with Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra is a deep, guided relaxation and visualization that opens your heart to call in your deepest desires. Yoga Nidra means “sleep with trace awareness”. You will be invited to continue your journey to your sanctuary as I lead you further in to meet your spirit guide. Yoga Nidra brings you to deep physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Show yourself some love and care, while going inward and receiving the healing benefits of rest.

Space is limited for this workshop. Get updates about remaining spaces by following this event’s Facebook page.

Hot Stone Spa Yoga

with Bernadette Hawkes

Sunday, June 18th, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Cost of Workshop: $35, advance registration required, limited spaces available

In this restorative yoga class, meditation , aromatherapy, Ayurvedic massage and reiki will be combined with warm stone therapy. Warms stones therapy will be used for their deeply radiant heating effects, allowing the body to utilize the energy from the stones to assist in relaxation and healing. Stones will be placed on your palms, and your back, and on your forehead to release facial tension.

Space is limited for this workshop. Get updates about remaining spaces by following this event’s Facebook page.

Wild Heart White Water Rafting & Yoga Retreat

with Jennie & Mea Tavares and Dead River Expeditions

Friday, June 23rd – Sunday, June 25th
Location: 2502 Rt. 201, The Forks, Maine
Cost of Retreat: $360/person, lodging & meals included

Join Dead River Expeditions and Arcana Healing Arts owners Jennie & Mea Tavares for this one of a kind white water rafting and yoga retreat in scenic northwest Maine. Friday evening to Sunday evening, we’ll camp, hike, go rafting, eat delicious vegan cuisine, enjoy heart centered yoga flow classes, meditation, relaxing yin yoga practices and traditional Reiki healing. Enjoy paddling through gorgeous Maine waters and diving deep into the waters of your body and mind. We’ll make sure you leave with your heart filled to the brim with adventure and love.

Camping supplies and some yoga props are provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats. Space is limited to 12 participants. Cost is $360/ per person and includes lodging, vegan meals, coffee and tea, yoga and meditation classes, guided hike, rafting equipment, rafting trip with guides, and a slide show presentation of rafting pictures to close out the weekend.

See the full retreat information and up to date information about space availability at the retreat’s Facebook page.

Dinacharya: Ayurvedic Self-Care for Yogis

with Jennie Tavares

Friday, July 14th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Cost of Workshop: $35, advance registration required, limited spaces available

Learn techniques for restoring balance of body, mind and spirit through the ancient health system of Ayurveda.

Arcana 200 Hour Yoga & Reiki Teacher Training

with Jennie Tavares & guest instructors Mea Tavares & Katie Beane

Training dates: September 2017 – March 2018 Weekends & National Holidays
(Excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years & Easter)
September 2nd, 3rd & 4th
October 7th, 8th & 9th
November 10th, 11th & 12th
January 13th, 14th & 15th
February 17th, 18th & 19th
March 16th, 17th & 18th

Cost of Course: see full tuition information below, payment plans & scholarships, as well as early registration prices, are available

Upon completion of this Yoga Alliance approved training, you’ll possess the necessary skills to create engaging vinyasa flow classes, adaptable to various body types and conditions. You’ll gain a plethora of knowledge in multiple styles of yoga, meditation techniques, ethics, marketing skills and more. Students will also graduate with a certification in traditional Usui Reiki, level 1.

Your lead trainer, Jennie Tavares (E-RYT, Reiki III), has over 2,500 hours of training and teaching experience in multiple traditions including Vinyasa, Yin, Kripalu & Recovery Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda, and Reiki. Jennie’s goal is to embody what she teaches, accrediting yoga to helping her grow through obstacles like PTSD, substance use disorder, and an eating disorder. She believes yoga has the power to transform our lives rapidly and radically and to teach us not just to live, but to live well.

To assure you thrive, you’ll receive free yoga and meditation classes and a complimentary reiki session at Arcana upon registration, as well as ongoing counsel and support. Our community classes give real-time teaching experience before graduation. Tuition is also designed with accessibility in mind, ranging from $2,600- $2,900, with partial scholarships and payment plans available. Space is limited to 12 students, connect with us to register and find a payment plan that works for you.

Payment Plans:
Early bird price: $2,600 due by June 1st
Early-ish bird price: $2,800 due by July 1st
Regular/ payment plan price: $2,900
Payment plans available, and partial scholarships available by inquiry and application, contact Jennie at jennie@arcanamaine.com with questions.

The front desk can be contacted from 10-6pm, 7 days a week, 207-773-7801. Registration can be completed over the phone or in person at 81 Market Street, Portland, Maine.

$110 dollars will be taken off of the total price for anyone who has already completed Reiki I with Mea Tavares

This training has limited spaces and is expected to fill. For up to date information on space availability and other information, check the training’s Facebook event page.

*Note- a $500 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration to reserve a spot in this training.