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.


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.

Summer Solstice Partner Acro Yoga Workshop

with Myles Bullen

Wednesday, June 21st, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Cost of Workshop: $15 – $30 sliding scale, advance registration is highly suggested, drop-in spaces as available.

Yogi and Poet Myles Bullen will lead workshop participants through the fundamentals of Partner Acro Yoga this safe, fun and open-hearted workshop held on the Summer Solstice. Partner Acro Yoga is an easy, relaxing, fun way of connecting with others.

Open to individuals, friends, family and lovers, Partner Acro Yoga is a way to engage with people, and have fun moving your body! This class will be an introduction to partner yoga and will include light stretching, balance postures and therapeutic body work.

you are welcome to bring a partner with you, although you are not required to.

For up-to-date announcements on this workshop, including information about spaces remaining, check out this workshop’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.

Arcana Poetry Night

with Myles Bullen

Friday, June 30th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Cost of Event: $5-$15 sliding scale donation

Last month’s Arcana Poetry Night with Myles was an absolutely incredible evening of words, Truth, rhythm and connection. So much so that we’re doing it again!
6:30 – 7:30: Creative Writing Workshop led by Myles
7:30 – 9pm: Spoken Word Open Mic
Bring a piece of your own work to share, or get inspired to write something new in the Creative Writing Workshop. This soulful evening is hosted by Myles and will feature his spoken word pieces, as well as the works of other talented Portland performers. (And maybe you!) Come for both parts of the event or just one.

Keep up to date on this event through this event’s Facebook page

Traditional Reiki I/Shoden Level Certification Course

with Mea Tavares

3 Week Course: Wednesdays, July 5th, 12th & 19th, 6:15pm – 8:45pm

Cost of Course: $210, advance registration required, max class size: 9 students. A payment plan is available for this course

In this 3 week course in the 1st Degree of Traditional Japanese Usui Reiki, students will have a personal, immersive learning experience with the 1st Degree of the Usui System of Natural Healing, which is now known as Reiki. Mea Tavares offers Reiki certification courses that are rooted in the Japanese history of the practice, with structures that support both deep personalized learning and integration of this wise system. The traditional name for Reiki I is Shoden, or “initial teachings”, or “initiation”. It is at this level that new practitioners are initiated into the 1st Degree of the system of Reiki through traditional technique, teachings and the ritual of Reiju (“spiritual blessing”) that is now known as an attunement. In the 1st Degree students will learn the following:

The true history, philosophy and esoteric roots of the practice of Reiki
The 3 Diamonds of Earth Ki, Heaven Ki and Heart Ki
Meditation and Techniques for the Shoden Degree (Hatsurei Ho “method of cultivating/invoking spiritual energy”
What is Attunement/Reiju (this will be taught through both lecture and nightly experience)
Hands-On Healing Sequence for working with the Self
Practitioner Ethics
Hands-On Healing Sequence for working with Others

At the culmination of the course students will receive certification as a 1st Degree/Shoden Level practitioner through the Usui Reiki Ryoho lineage of traditional Usui Reiki. Space is limited to 9 students in this class and the class is expected to fill. Payment plans are available to make training in the system of Reiki accessible to those who are called to practice.

Galactic Rose Quartz Sound Bath

with Bianca Pastrana

Saturday, July 8th, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Cost of Workshop: $33, advance registration required, limited spaces available

Join Bianca Pastrana, local powerhouse of a practitioner and love warrior, for a 60 minute high-vibrational experience in the healing wavelengths of crystals and sound. Bianca uses singing bowls and channels galactic sound frequency from beyond Beyond. She blends vocal toning, chanting and singing galactic mantra and light languages into a blanket of sound used to cocoon each participant in a chrysalis of rose quartz nurturance and support. You will leave this evening feeling deeply nourished, uplifted and replenished.

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.