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.


Partner Acro Yoga

with Myles Bullen

Wednesday, December 20th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Sliding Scale, $15 – $25, pre-registration required. Class 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)

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

To stay up to date about this workshop, including available spaces, check out its Facebook Page.

Community Donation Kirtan

with Jenn Noble

Friday, December 29th, 6:00pm

All are welcome, by donation! No pre-registration necessary

Have you ever been curious about the practice of Kirtan? Are you a seasoned Bhakti yogi looking for more ways to come into community and practice devotional chanting? Want to learn by experience the power of mantra?

Join special guest, Jenn Noble, for one night only in an evening of inclusive, laid back music and community! We will celebrate the closing of 2017 by opening our voices and our hearts. This donation event is open to all!

Jenn is a classically trained musician who is passionate about sharing the healing qualities of music and sound. She merges her musical training with her extensive studies of Yoga, Sanskrit and mantra to create a fun and accessible practice deeply rooted in devotion. She brings a light-hearted and sincere approach that creates an open and welcoming environment. To learn more about Jenn visit JennNobleYoga.com.

For up to date event notifications and Jenn’s full bio, check out this event’s Facebook page.

Galactic Sound Bath

with Bianca Pastrana

Saturday, December 30th, 6:30pm – 7:45pm

Cost of Workshop: $33 pre-registration required. Class capacity: 12

Join Bianca Pastrana, local powerhouse of a practitioner and love warrior, for a 75 minute high-vibrational experience in the healing wavelengths of galactic sound. Bianca uses singing bowls and channels the interdimensional sound frequency of the Azanurati 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 gentle yet powerful transformation and release. You will have the opportunity to petition the Azaurati, themselves for guidance, love, success and more in the coming year.

To find out more about Bianca, visit facets-wellness.com.

For up to date information about this workshop, including available spaces, check out its Facebook page.

Ayurvedic Yoga & Hot Stone Massage for Winter Balance

with Jennie Joan & Bernadette Hawkes

Sunday, January 7th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Cost of Workshop: $35 pre-registration required. Class capacity: 11

Join Arcana power-duo Jennie Joan, long time yoga instructor, Reiki Practitioner, and co-owner of Arcana as well Bernadette Hawkes Kaptelinn, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Reiki Practitioner and yoga instructor for this delicious 90 minute journey into your own body. We’ll balance “vata”, the air and either elements that pervade the body and nature during the winter months. Through a nourishing practice of self care, we’ll potentially relieve some of the ailments of winter that come with vata dosha aggravation like dry skin, popping joints, anxiety and stress.

You can expect warming, grounding vinyasa flow, followed by soothing yin postures, Ayurvedic massage from Bernadette, reiki, hot stones and oils and aromatherapy.

Optional post-workshop mingle-time to enjoy ayurvedic snacks and ask questions from 7:30-8pm.

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

Candlelit Sacral Chakra Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra & Reiki Workshop

with Kelly Rich

Saturday, January 27th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Cost of Workshop: $35 pre-registration required. Class capacity: 12

The depth of winter holds an opportunity to dive within and develop or continue a restorative yoga + meditation practice in order to gently and gracefully open the body. Give yourself the gift of joining Kelly Rich for an evening that holds an intention of tapping into your Sacral Chakra—the energetic center that reflects your creativity, passion + desire. You will be guided towards an experience of pure relaxation through grounding, restorative yoga postures using the support of props, guided imagery, Yoga Nidra + optional hands on Reiki healing assists. No prior experience necessary.

To stay up to date on workshop capacity for this event, 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.