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.


Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra for Love & Compassion -with Drums!-

with Becky Payne

3 Friday, October 20th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Cost of Workshop: $35 Workshop Capacity: 10

During this candlelit two hour Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra workshop you will open your heart to plant seeds of love and compassion into your entire body and mind. You will relax deeply into restorative yoga postures to release tension, while creating ease in the body. While resting in each pose, Becky will offer hands on massage and reiki assists to help reduce tension and create stillness in the mind. You will unwind to the beat of live drums and your senses will be ignited as Becky comes around with lavender essential oils and hot towels to help you relax even more deeply and open your heart and mind to love and compassion.

Yoga Nidra is a deep, guided meditation 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 inner sanctuary for deep rest and deep nourishment. Yoga Nidra offers you a pathway to physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Show yourself some love and care, while going inward and planting the seeds of love and compassion deep within your heart space.

For a full description of this workshop and up to date capacity information, please check this event’s Facebook page.

Galactic Rose Quartz Sound Bath

with Bianca Pastrana

Saturday, October 14th, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Cost of Workshop: $33 Capacity: 12

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.

To stay up to date about the number of spaces available, check this event’s Facebook page

Partner Acro Yoga

with Myles Bullen

Wednesday, October 25th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Cost of Workshop: Sliding Scale, $15 – $25 Capacity: 10

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. (returning students will have the option to learn advanced postures)

Workshop participants are welcome to bring a partner, although they are not required to.

To stay up to date on this workshop’s capacity, check out its Facebook page

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.