August 2018

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Tarot Readings With John Mangiapane
Friday’s August 3rd, 17th & 31st Time: 12:00 – 4:00pm
John’s interest in Tarot began in the early 1990s and developed into teaching Tarot, writing several Tarot books, and designing multiple Tarot decks.

Readings are $20 for the first 20 minutes and $1 for every minute thereafter. John will also sign any of his products purchased at Groundings. To schedule an appointment time with John please give Groundings a call 413-320-4919 Or simply try walking in on that day.

 

Free Mandala Drawing & Rune, I-Ching & Oracle Readings
Facilitated by: Max Rudolph
Saturdays In August 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Come color in a large Mandala or you can draw/color your own Mandala and listen to meditative music from around the world in a soothing environment with Me, your host, Max Rudolph. 

This is a free art series that is all about giving back to the community and art for the greater good. Come add to our large Mandala, our focus will be on peace & positivity for the greater good of the world. It is in this spirit I will be offering my readings for free. Gratuity is encouraged but not required. 

My Oracle readings are very special to me. They are using my handmade artisan deck, that I have been working on for over the past two years. I will also be offering the option of Rune and I-Ching Readings on this day. 

Call to Schedule an appointment 413-320-4919 or simply walk-in.

 

Compassionate Drum
Drumming Meditation & Relaxation Circle
Friday, August 10th Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Cost: Sliding Scale $10.00 – $15.00 

In our Drum Circle, facilitated by Muriel, we utilize soft, heartbeat centered drumming as a way to quiet the mind, create a sacred space to connect with Spirit, contemplate a question or issue or support whatever meditation intention You may have in the moment.  You are also welcomed to simply relax & enjoy the rhythms & vibrations created by the group.

You’re invited, but not required to participate & we have a couple extra frame drums & several percussion instruments to share. Please feel free to bring any small drum, chime, singing bowl, rattle, flute or similar ‘soft’ percussion instrument.  Soft singing or chanting is also welcome & we look forward to creating this circle together!

 

Sound Healing: Crystal Bowl Meditation
Facilitated By: Shirley Landry
Friday, August 17th Time: 6:30 – 7:30 Cost:$15.00 

Join Shirley as she takes you on a vibrational journey with the beautiful sounds of the Crystal Bowls. They will take you deep within for total relaxation. This months crystal bowl meditation will include a free gemstone which will be cleansed & energized by the by the crystal bowls. Will also include a free Essential Oil (Scent TBA). Please RSVP

 

Reiki Clinic Day  – Saturday August 25th
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm.
Cost: Loving Donation

Join us at Groundings for Reiki Clinic Day. Here at Groundings we believe that everyone deserves a little bit of healing every now and then. This is why we are offering an affordable Reiki Clinic day! Walk-ins welcomed Calling to schedule is preferred. A loving cash donation between $5.00 – $15.00 is recommend but not demanded. Meet some of our awesome Reiki practitioners, enjoy some tea, and relax in our healing space. 

*** Reiki can be given without placing hands on the body. The practitioner will always ask you if you prefer hands on or hands off Reiki. ***

 

In The Mix Painting Fun Night “Odin’s Ravens”
Friday August 31st Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Cost: $28.00 All materials Included
Facilitated by: Debra Swinski 

Come join us at Groundings for a fun filled Evening! Local artisan Debra Swinski will be instructing you in basic acrylic painting techniques to create a deceptively doable painting. All levels of art experience are welcome, as well as your beverage of choice. Come out and unwind with friends in our peaceful space. 

Please RSVP 413-320-4919 

July 2018

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Groundings will be closed the first week in July.
We will re-open normal hours Wednesday July 11th. 

Crystal Blessings
-Lauren

Reiki Clinic Day  – Saturday July 14th
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm.
Cost: Loving Donation

Join us at Groundings for Reiki Clinic Day. Here at Groundings we believe that everyone deserves a little bit of healing every now and then. This is why we are offering an affordable Reiki Clinic day! Walk-ins welcomed Calling to schedule is preferred. A loving cash donation between $5.00 – $15.00 is recommend but not demanded. Meet some of our awesome Reiki practitioners, enjoy some tea, and relax in our healing space. 

*** Reiki can be given without placing hands on the body. The practitioner will always ask you if you prefer hands on or hands off Reiki. ***


Fortunate Arts: I-Ching Readings – Clinic Day
30 minute session Sliding Scale $20.00 – $35.00
By: Max Rudolph
Saturdays in July Time: 1:30 – 4:30pm 

The I-Ching is an ancient Chinese system of seeking advice though the observation of random elements such as coins; It is the oldest Chinese classical text. Max uses a unique technique of crystal selecting. Walk-ins welcomed or give us a call to schedule an appointment time.

 

Sound Healing: Crystal Bowl Meditation
Facilitated By: Shirley Landry
Friday, July 20th Time: 6:30 – 7:30 Cost:$15.00 

Join Shirley as she takes you on a vibrational journey with the beautiful sounds of the Crystal Bowls. They will take you deep within for total relaxation. This months crystal bowl meditation will include a free gemstone which will be cleansed & energized by the by the crystal bowls. Will also include a free Essential Oil (Scent TBA). Please RSVP

 

Karmic Clearing: Quantum & Chrystal Rose Ray Healing
Saturday July, 21st Time: 5:00 – 6:30pm Cost: $10.00
Facilitated by: Anahita Aurora
RSVP Required

Ever wonder why you witness yourself repeating patterns & challenges in your life? Whether these patterns appear in your relationships, self-perception, career, finances, or health, Quantum Science now understands that much of this is due to habituated beliefs in our subconscious. Those beliefs were instilled in us from infancy through 7 years of age when our minds are most psychically impressionable. At the soul level, we incarnated to heal these replicating themes. In this presentation we’ll discuss this phenomenon & what quantum healing can do to break these cycles. Anahita Aurora will take the group through a Karmic Clearing, that ends repetitive cycles & programs through light meditation & multiple clearing processes. We’ll conclude with Chrystal Rose Ray Healing to embed higher-level healing & consciousness. This will instill positive habits & beliefs about ourselves.


Crystal Rose Ray Healing
Saturday July 28th, Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm
Sliding Scale Cost: $5.00 – $15.00
RSVP Required

The Magdalene Activations & Chrystal Rose Ray Healing: Anahita Aurora takes the group through a grounding meditative process to experience Mary Magdalene who will come through with three healing activations. This will be transmitted to the group for energy healing & spiritual expansion. The first activation is a Merkaba Activation to heal the DNA blueprint & the blueprint environment. The second activation is referred to as the “H Activation” for “Help, Healing & Health”. The Third Maha (Great) Activation is a “Twin Flame” Activation with Mary Magdalene & Jesus. If you are intrigued by Mary Magdelene the gathering will include a brief discussion of Anahita Aurora’s personal perspectives on her & the “Twin Flame Journey” phenomenon.

 

Compassionate Drum
Drumming Meditation & Relaxation Circle
Friday, August 10th Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Cost: Sliding Scale $10.00 – $15.00

In our Drum Circle, facilitated by Muriel, we utilize soft, heartbeat centered drumming as a way to quiet the mind, create a sacred space to connect with Spirit, contemplate a question or issue or support whatever meditation intention You may have in the moment.  You are also welcomed to simply relax & enjoy the rhythms & vibrations created by the group.

You’re invited, but not required to participate & we have a couple extra frame drums & several percussion instruments to share. Please feel free to bring any small drum, chime, singing bowl, rattle, flute or similar ‘soft’ percussion instrument.  Soft singing or chanting is also welcome & we look forward to creating this circle together!

 

In The Mix Painting Fun Night “Odin’s Ravens”
Friday August, 31st Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Cost: $28.00 All materials Included
Facilitated by: Debra Swinski

Come join us at Groundings for a fun filled Evening! Local artisan Debra Swinski will be instructing you in basic acrylic painting techniques to create a deceptively doable painting. All levels of art experience are welcome, as well as your beverage of choice. Come out and unwind with friends in our peaceful space.

April 2018

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Gemstone Charm Bracelet Workshop
Instructor: Lauren Pacosa
Friday, April 6th, Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Cost: $20.00 (materials included)
This charm bracelet workshop is completely based on your intuition and imagination. I will provide you with a selection of gemstone beads, charms, and tassels in a range of colors. Let this workshop spark your creativity. I will be here to guide you on this expressive journey. Please RSVP Space limited

Mandala Coloring Drop-in Workshop
Friday(s) April 6th & 29th Times: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Loving Donation: $5.00 – $20.00
Join us at Groundings for a fun filled relaxing afternoon. Using a plethora of coloring tools and techniques choose one of our many Mandalas to color in. Let your intuition guide you in choosing your perfect Mandala. Allow your creativity to flow while you create your very own meditative masterpiece.
Mandalas, meaning “circles” in Sanskrit, are sacred symbols that are used for meditation, prayer, healing and art therapy for both adults and children. Mandalas have been shown in clinical studies to boost the immune system, reduce stress and pain, lower blood pressure, promote sleep and ease depression.
Pop in for 20 minutes or stay the whole time and create Mandalas for all your friends & family!

Dream Interpretations
Facilitated by: Anahita Aurora 
Saturday April 7th, Time: 12:30pm – 3:00pm
30 Minute Session: $30.00 or 60 Minute Session: $60.00
How is your dream activity lately? If you are having vivid dreams, maybe even confusing dreams it is no coincidence . The lunar eclipse in Leo and the partial solar eclipse in Aquarius is giving us a huge opportunity to bring unconscious material to our conscious waking state for healing and resolving. If you are finding your dreams confusing and intrigued to understand the deeper underpinnings, Nancy (Anahita Aurora) has studied dream interpretation as part of her energy healing practice and will be available to help you access the deeper wisdom of your dreams. Call to schedule an appointment, bring your dream in writing to your appointment and Nancy will provide instruction in how to decode the symbols to reveal the deeper richer story intended. The “Dream Interpretation” session will solve the mystical significance of your dream while facilitating a healing down load in your real time conscious waking state.
Please give us a call to schedule an appointment 413-320-4919

Chakra Guided Meditation & Healing
Facilitated by: Meghan Wasiak
Friday April 13th, Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Cost: $10.00
In this guided meditation you will spend time focusing on your 7 Major Chakras with the intention of opening up and releasing what you may be holding on to in these non-physical energy systems. Reiki will be offered at the end of the meditation to further balance your flow of energy, as well as to promote relaxation and healing.

Tarot Swap Day
Saturday April 14th, Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Do you have a deck that you just don’t use anymore? Well bring it in for Our Tarot Swap Day! Bring any gently used deck = tarot, oracle, rune, angel, etc.. and trade it in for a different used deck.
Also receive 10% off any new deck in-stock.
Just dropping of a deck and not trading or buying a new deck? Sure, we would be happy to take that old deck off your hands. Also you wont leave empty handed. Just for donating a deck you will receive a free surprise crystal friend!!
**excluding (the everyman tarot, The wild unknown deck, the shining tribe tarot & any out of print decks.)**
Readers that will be here for this magical day are available for walk-in readings or to secure a time slot please call to schedule an appointment. 413-320-4919 more info about our readers can be found on our website or FB event.

Joshua Berkowitz – Available from 10am – 1pm
20 Minutes = $30.00

Anahita Aurora – Available 1pm – 3pm
30 Minutes = $30.00

Max Rudolph – Available 1pm – 5pm
30 Minutes = $30.00

 

Sound Healing with the crystal bowls
Facilitate by: Shirley Landry
Friday April 20th, Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Cost $15.00
Join Shirley as she takes you on a vibrational journey with the beautiful sounds of the Crystal Bowls. They will take you deep within for total relaxation. This months crystal bowl meditation will include a free gemstone and essential oil which will be cleansed and energized by the crystal bowls. Space Limited Please RSVP

 

Art Show & Reception
Artisan: Debra Swinski
Saturday April 21st, Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Cost: FREE
Taking inspiration from the naturally occurring order of fractals, Deb Swinski acts as scientist and artist in this series of abstract paintings. Using brushless manipulations, she has created micro worlds mimicking natural formations like caves, oceans, moss, stone, and neurons, while also allowing the paints to react on their own.

This artist will have paintings and jewelry available for sale from this collection at Groundings through April 27, with a fun reception on April 21st Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm Tea & Lite snacks will be served.


Mala Bracelet Workshop

Saturday April 21st, TIme: 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Cost: $18.00
Facilitated by: Lauren Pacosa
Join us at Groundings for a fun filled evening. You will be shown how to create your own wrist Mala & personally make your very own tassel to go along with it. You will be given the option to choose between Autumn Jasper or Sesame Jasper. Also the color choice of your “Teacher” bead & tassel.
Space Limited Please RSVP


Lunar Beltane Ceremony & Workshop

Friday April 27th, Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Cost – Sliding Scale: $15.00 – $20.00
Facilitated By: Carol Ohmart Behan & Anahita Aurora
Lauren will be providing a crystal elixir, mint or rose tea. The herbs rose and mint are both celebrated during the time of Lunar Beltane.
“Earth Spirit Rising”
Join Carol and Anahita to learn cutting-edge techniques for harnessing Spiritual technology to foster personal growth and help heal Mother Earth.


Answering Avalon’s Call – Book Signing

Saturday April 28th, TIme: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Stop on by Groundings and meet Carol Ohmart Behan, author of Answering Avalon’s Call: The Mystical Odyssey of an Earth Healer. She will be here signing her book from 1:00pm – 4:00pm On Saturday April 28th. Free tea and lite snacks will be served.

Carol is an Earth-advocate, a writer, and teacher of Sacred Learning through Labyrinth and Pilgrimage. Her rural-roots run deep and inform much of her work as a celebrant of Earth-honoring and Earth-healing ceremonies. With lifelong devotion to teaching and spiritual questing, she is a way-shower to all who seek their own Sacred Path in both inner and outer worlds. She makes her home at the edge of the Catskill Mountains in Delaware County, NY.
Further details of Carol, her book, and her work can be found at www.GoldenSpiralJourney.com

 

HEART-OPENING CACAO CEREMONY
Facilitated by: Leah Kent
Saturday, April 28th Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Cost: Donation $15.00 – $25.00
*** Please RSVP by following the ticket link, spaces are limited. Please show up 10 – 15 minutes early to relax into the space.***
SACRED HEALING CACAO CEREMONY ::
Gather together in sacred circle and join Reiki Master Leah Kent to experience the heart-opening and healing properties of Cacao, a sacred, ancient plant medicine.
The spiritual properties of this ceremonial-grade, ethically processed Cacao supports deep inner work of personal transformation, healing, and emotional release.
You’ll be offered the ceremonial Cacao, followed by a guided meditation and intuitive group energy healing.
Come with the intention to experience a gentle spiritual and physiological opening of your heart chakra, the subtle energy that allows you to give and receive love and connect with the world around you from a place of trust, joy, and delight.
There will be time and space for heart-centered sharing to fully integrate your experience with this beautiful Earth medicine.
*Cacao is an unprocessed chocolate used for sacred healing purposes and is consumed in a liquid preparation, similar to tea or coffee. It is not a drug and does not lead to altered consciousness or hallucination. You are welcome to participate in the ceremony without consuming the Cacao.

 

I-Ching Readings Walk-in Clinic Day
Facilitated by: Max Rudolph
Friday April 6th or 20th, Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Max has been exploring the inner landscapes of the people around him through art and the I-Ching for decades. He is good at understanding the possible perspectives and motives of not only his clients, but of the people in their lives, or other worlds, seeing both sides.
He Identifies, explores and advises clients on issues and perspectives with the help of the I-Ching.
30 minutes = $30.00

– A Peak of whats coming up in May –
More information coming soon…

Spirit Drum Circle
Friday May 4th, Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Reiki Clinic
Saturday May 5th, Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Healing The Body’s Story: A SomaSoul Journey
Saturday May 12th, Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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September 2016

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~ Checking into an event bonus ~

This month we are trying something new here @ Groundings! Every time you come and check into an event via Facebook or tag us in an Instagram photo you will receive a free surprise gemstone!!

~ Crystal Friend Card Program ~

Also do you know about our crystal friend program? When you come into Groundings ask us a for a Crystal Friend Card. Every time you come in and purchase something (must be over $20-) you receive a punch once your card is full you will receive a very special crystal friend to add to your collection! The crystal changes month to month.

September Events:

Crystal Healing Bowl Meditation (Sound Healing)
Gemstone: Sodalite
Facilitated By: Shirley Landry
Friday, September 9th Time: 6:30 – 7:30 Cost:$15.00
Join Shirley as she takes you on a vibrational journey with the beautiful sounds of the Crystal Bowls. They will take you deep within for total relaxation. This months crystal bowl meditation will include a free gemstone (Sodalite) which will be cleansed and energized by the by the crystal bowls. Will also include a free mini roller of the Essential Oil “Elevation”.
Sodalite: Sodalite is a stone of logic, rationality, and efficiency. It is helpful for work in groups and stimulates thought. Sodalite is a stone that is good for healing breaches in communication. It is a stone of truth, and brings this to all communications. It is called a Poet’s Stone. It can help end arguments or other disagreements. It is particularly useful for honesty of emotions and love. It increases intelligence, knowledge and learning, and can unite the logical with the spiritual.

I-Ching Readings With: Max Rudolph
Saturday September 10th Time: 11-4pm
Free 15 minute mini I Ching Reading
(Gratuity Welcomed)
The I-Ching is an ancient Chinese system of seeking advice though the observation of random elements such as coins. It is the oldest Chinese classical text.

Doodle Town: Come Create Art!!
Saturday September 10th Time: 11-4pm Cost: FREE
Facilitated By: Max Rudolph
Come doodle with us! Making art is good for you, and we want to give you this chance to create and have fun! Come mix with other art fans as we explore art making together. This is part of a larger art project called operation hexagon. Which has a Large installation of completed works @ Paragon Arts & Industry Building In Easthampton. All of which have been donated to the project. Your work, if donated, will become part of this continuum. All materials are provided free! If you are already an artist, please come share your work and thoughts with the group. All are welcome!

An evening with the Ascended Masters & Archangels
– A channeling event –
Thursday September 15th Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm Cost: $35-
Facilitated By: Ahlara & Matthew

As the Ascended Masters and Archangels began to work closely with Ahlara and Matthew, several of them came together at what they referred to as “The Table”; A central energetic frequency where they meet as a group in order to share, teach and heal. From The Table each Ascended Master and Archangel can channel through (or overlay with) Matthew or Ahlara, which allows for conversation, questions and explanations between all parties.

This is your time to communicate directly with Spirit. You have the opportunity to speak and work directly with Saint Germain, Jesus, Metatron, Shekinah, Quan Yin, Hilarion, Archangel Michael and Gabriel or anyone else at “The Table” that feels called to come through.

*Channeling: the practice of entering a meditative or trancelike state in order to convey messages from a spiritual guide. Not to be confused with Mediumship where there is a communication between the spirit and the medium, channeling involves the spirit actually utilizing the body of the channel in order to communicate with others.

*Overlays: while similar to channeling, an overlay involves a much more direct connection to the “host” body, a connection felt on the cellular level. Through this connection there are a few differences in the process as well as the results. To begin with, the spirit that comes through as an overlay has more control over the body than simple speaking and face movements typically experienced with channeling. Through this process, the overlay experience becomes more interactive

for all parties, more of an actual conversation. Another benefit of overlaying is that the channel is almost always completely aware (they can be blocked but usually are not) and maintains the comfort of control. At any moment the host has the ability to regain control of his/her body and remove the spirit. This brings a confidence and sense of security to the process. There are other differences which can be shared through events, workshops and/or private sessions.

The exchange for this event is $35 a person

Please arrive at least 10 minutes early *There is a limit of 10 people*
Full Moon Guided Mediation & River Stone Release
Friday September 16th Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm Cost $5.00
Facilitated By: Patty Moriarty
(At Pattys House)
At the full moon the energy builds and builds, there’s an explosive outgoing aspect to it. All of nature grows and is more vital in this moment. It is the perfect time to release, cast out, unburden yourself of what no longer serves you. We will be celebrating you by stepping out of an old skin, identity, behavior, attitude, relationship and instilling a new intention for the weeks to come. The full moon release helps you by marking this inner transformation in a formal way. We will be casting out what no longer serves us using a gemstone healing technique.

Bold & Curvy Fashion Meet Up
Facilitated by Valkyrie Apparel
Saturday, September 17th Time: 1:00-3:00pm Cost: Free Entry
Come hang out with us and discuss the current state of plus size fashion.
Valkyrie Apparel will bring there current new items and have exciting news about whats to come!

Artisan Of The Month Open Gallery Meet & Greet
Artisan: Deb Swinski
“In A World Of Crystals”
Saturday September 17th Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm
Artisan Deb Swinski has always dabbled in various arts, but painting is her love. A graduate of both Holyoke Community and Springfield Technical Community Colleges with a degree in Fine Arts and a certificate in Digital Publishing, she pulls influences from a wide variety of sources. Drawing techniques from animations, crafting, pop art, and realism, Deb often depicts mundane or forgotten subjects in a meaningful light. This can be seen in her creative expressions ranging from paintings to yarn bombings and jewelry making.

Her current collection of works are based on Crystal & Gemstone structures. The forms that they grow in are truly remarkable. Recreating theses beautiful nature made pieces of art onto different artistic mediums, showcases how each crystal is special in it’s own way.

Essential Oil & Crystal Essence Guided Meditation
Facilitated By: Patty Moriarty
Friday, September 23rd Time: 6:30 – 7:30 Cost: $5.00
Chakra: Soul Star – Gemstone: Lemurian Seed Crystal
Essential Oil: Tangerine
Join Patty on a crystal journey within, this guided meditation will melt away the stresses of the week. See what messages the crystals have for you. There will be crystal charged water and essential oils to indulge in. This is a very informal gathering to meditate in a group setting. No previous experience necessary. Simple, relaxing, rejuvenating. All are welcome. Bring a pillow, beverage and dress comfortably. Meditation is the practice when a practitioner trains their mind or self-induces a mode of consciousness in order to realize some benefit.

In The Mix: Painting Fun Afternoon “Flower Fairy”
Saturday September 24th Time: 12:00 – 2:00pm
Facilitated By: Deb Swinski
Come join us at Groundings for a fun filled afternoon! Local artisan Debra Swinski will be instructing you in basic acrylic painting techniques to create a deceptively doable painting. All levels of art experience are welcome, as well as your beverage of choice. Come out and unwind with friends in our peaceful space.
Cost: $35- All materials included
RSVP *Pre payment preferred

Guided Animal Meditation Series
Facilitated By: The Whispering Sage
Friday, September 30th Time: 6:30-8:00p.m. Cost $10.00
Come journey and learn with Dragonfly!
Dragonfly carries the wisdom of transformation and ability to adapt in life. They can change direction swiftly and with grace and are known for showing people how to navigate through difficult times with an emotional lightness of thought and a positive outlook. Come, open your heart, and fly as we explore the totem of Dragonfly. Learn what messages about transition, adaptability, and power lie within on this sacred meditative journey.

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Essential Oil & Crystal Essence Guided Meditation
Facilitated By: Patty Moriarty
Friday, August 5th Time: 6:30 – 7:30 Cost: $5.00
Chakra: Crown – Gemstone: Selenite – Essential Oil: Elevation

Crystal Healing Bowl Meditation (Sound Healing)
Gemstone: Orchid Calcite
Facilitated By: Shirley Landry
Friday, August 12th Time: 6:30 – 7:30 Cost:$15.00
Join Shirley as she takes you on a vibrational journey with the beautiful sounds of the Crystal Bowls. They will take you deep within for total relaxation. This months crystal bowl meditation will include a free gemstone (Orchid Calcite) which will be cleansed and energized by the by the crystal bowls.

Bold & Curvy Fashion Meet Up
Facilitated by Valkyrie Apparel
Saturday, August 13th Time: 1:00-3:00pm Cost: Free Entry
Come hang out with us and discuss the current state of plus size fashion.

Guided Animal Meditation Series – Come journey and learn with LION!
Facilitated By: The Whispering Sage
Friday, August 19th Time: 6:30-8:00p.m. Cost $10.00
Guided Animal Meditation Series – Come journey and learn with LION!
Lions are known for many things – ferocity, strength, beauty, aggression, leadership and fearlessness and who could forget their ROAR!!!! Lions are not afraid to show their emotions and are known for their confidence to face challenges head-on. Come, open your heart, and explore the wild child totem of LION. Learn what messages about personal strength, integrity and power lie within on this sacred meditative journey.

I-Ching Readings With: Max Rudolph
Saturday August 20th Time: 11-4pm
30 Minute Reading $28-
The I-Ching is an ancient Chinese system of seeking advice though the observation of random elements such as coins. It is the oldest Chinese classical text.

Doodle Town: Come Create Art!!
Saturday August 20th Time: 11-4pm Cost: FREE
Facilitated By: Max Rudolph
Come doodle with us! Making art is good for you, and we want to give you this chance to create and have fun! Come mix with other art fans as we explore art making together. This is part of a larger art project called operation hexagon. Which has a Large installation of completed works @ Paragon Arts & Industry Building In Easthampton. All of which have been donated to the project. Your work, if donated, will become part of this continuum. All materials are provided free! If you are already an artist, please come share your work and thoughts with the group. All are welcome!

Guided Fairy Meditation
Friday August 26th Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Facilitated By: Patty Moriarty
Cost: $5.00 (Will be held @ her house call for directions)
Join Patty as she brings you on a magical journey into the world of the fairies. Come see what messages the fairies have for you! We will be outside by a campfire with a beautiful stream near by. You are welcome to bring a beverage of choice along with snacks for after the meditation. When we are finished frolicking with the fairies we will be toasting up some marshmallows after!

In The Mix: Painting Fun Afternoon “Tree Of Life”
Saturday August 27th Time: 12:00 – 2:00pm
Facilitated By: Debra Swinski
Cost: $35- all materials included
Come join us at Groundings for a fun filled afternoon! Local artisan Debra Swinski will be instructing you in basic acrylic painting techniques to create a deceptively doable painting. All levels of art experience are welcome, as well as your beverage of choice. Come out and unwind with friends in our peaceful space.
Cost: $35- All materials included
RSVP *Pre payment preferred

“Malavah Malkah, Sabbath Healing Ceremony”
Saturday August 27th Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm
Facilitated By: Hamsa Joshua
Cost: $10- suggested donation
Join Hamsa Joshua, local healer and psychic medium, in an evening communing with the energies of rest and resuscitation. The ceremony will include a group cleansing, chanting of psalms and songs as well as individual blessings. $10 suggested donation. Those presently blessed with prosperity are asked to contribute more.

July 2016

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Groundings Will Be Closed July 6th Through The 9th.

Essential Oil & Crystal Essence Guided Meditation
Friday, July 1st
Time: 6:30 – 7:30
Facilitated By: Patty Moriarty Cost: $5.00
Chakra: Third-eye – Gemstone: Amethyst – Essential Oil: Serenity
Meditation is the practice when a practitioner trains their mind or self-induces a mode of consciousness in order to realize some benefit. This is a very informal gathering to meditate in a group setting. No previous experience necessary. Simple, relaxing, rejuvenating. All are welcome. Bring a pillow, beverage and dress comfortably.

Crystal Bowl Sound Healing Meditation With Pyrite
Friday, July 15th Time: 6:30 – 7:30pm
Facilitated By: Shirley Landry
Cost: $15-
Join Shirley as she takes you on a vibrational journey with the beautiful sounds of the Crystal Bowls. They will take you deep within for total relaxation. This months crystal bowl meditation will include a free gemstone (Pyrite) which will be cleansed and energized by the by the crystal bowls.

In The Mix: Painting Afternoon “Blooming Cactus Blossom ”
Saturday, July 16th Time: 12:00 – 2:00pm
Teacher: Deb Swinski
Cost: $35- (Includes all materials)
Come join us at Groundings of a fun filled afternoon! Local artisan Debra Swinski will be instructing you in basic acrylic painting techniques to create a deceptively doable painting. All levels of art experience are welcome, as well as your beverage of choice. Come out and unwind with friends in our peaceful space.
RSVP *Pre payment preferred

Bold & Curvy Fashion Meet-up
Saturday, July 16th Time: 3:00 to 5:00pm Cost: Free Entry
Facilitated by Valkyrie Apparel
“Made In MA” month! Eastern MA based ASK Fashion will be coming with her wares and Valkyrie Apparel will have samples of our new Wicked Workwear line.
Come hang out with us and discuss the current state of plus size fashion.
Wear your favorite outfit! This is an event where we invite you to overdress.
Not a fan of fancy clothes? Is your favorite outfit jeans and a hoodie? That’s ok too.
~ Free Tea & Snacks to all that join ~

Exploration Of Sacred Geometry Through Art
Saturday July 23rd – Time: 1:00 – 4:00pm
Cost: $28.00 (includes Kit to continue on your exploration $10- Value)
Facilitated: By Max Rudolph
This meditative workshop/process will bring you on a journey in exploring sacred geometry. You will learn the path from the seed of life, to the flower and finally to the fruit. You will be guided on how to use a compass as well as instructed in a multitude of artistic mediums. All levels of art experience are welcome.

Guided Animal Meditation: Come journey and learn w/ Beaver!
Friday, July 29th
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Cost $10.00
Facilitated By: The Whispering Sage
Guided Animal Meditation Series – Come journey and learn with Beaver!
When beavers show up it is time to take action as they are the builders of dreams. Known for their ability to perform magnificent feats of engineering with their creations, in meditation they provide us with the tools needed to move our dreams into beautifully constructed reality.
Let’s journey together to see what messages Beaver has for you!

Open Gallery Meet & Greet July 30th Time: 12:00 – 4:00pm
Artist Biography:
Michelle “Stormslegacy” Vigeant has been drawing animals since she was
a child. She holds a degree in biology to further her understanding
about how critters work. Spending years studying their bones, tracks
and more ( yes, even their scat!) gives her a very intimate
perspective of their habits, anatomy and quirks. Her illustration
style is inspired by American comic-book line work as well as color
from illustrators such as James Gurney of the Dinotopia books. Her
works tend to have a surreal, spiritual quality with the animals
taking center stage in the narrative, often with creation themes.

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Crystal Healing Bowl Meditation w/ Black Tourmaline
Friday, June 10th, Time: 6:30 – 7:30pm
Facilitated By: Shirley Landry
Cost: $15.00

Join Shirley as she takes you on a vibrational journey with the beautiful sounds of the Crystal Bowls. They will take you deep within for total relaxation. This months crystal bowl meditation will include a free gemstone (Black Tourmaline) which will be cleansed and energized by the by the crystal bowls.

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Black Tourmaline: Schorl, Black Tourmaline, is associated with the root or base chakra, and is excellent for grounding excess energy. It is a well known as a purifying stone that deflects and transforms negative energy, and thus is very protective. It can transform and remove negativity from an individual or an environment. It is often used as an aura cleanser, and can help one attain higher levels of awareness.

Schorl is also used for repelling and protecting one from black magick, evil spirits, and is often said to return the negative spell to the sender. Some claim that it deflects all kinds of energy, but my personal experience is that this is not the case. It is possible that the black tourmaline’s effect of grounding excess energy gives this impression. Schorl has also been used to deflect EMF radiation energy from tvs, computer monitors and other EMF sources.

Please call to RSVP 413-320-4919

Doodle Town
Saturday, June 11th & June 25th, Time: Noon – 4:00pm
Facilitated By: Max Rudolph
Cost: FREE

Come doodle with us! Making art is good for you, and we want to give you this chance to create and help yourself. Come mix with other art fans as we explore art making together. This is part of a larger art project called operation hexagon, which has a small installation of completed works on site all of which have been donated to the project. Your work, if donated, will become part of this continuum. All materials are provided free! If you are already an artist, please come share your work and thoughts with the group.

Exploring your life number with tarot

Saturday, June 11th, Time: 1:00 – 3:00pm
Facilitated By: John Mangiapane
Cost: $25 per person
Please RSVP 413-320-4919

“Exploring Your Life Number” – The date of your birth creates a Number that is yours for Life. Combining Numerology, Tarot, and simple math, class instructor John Mangiapane will show you how to calculate your Life Number, and also those of your family and friends.

Included in price of the class is a packet of three Tarot cards that reflect your Life Number, along with an explanation of how these cards relate to your life. We will also learn how to extend this math process to determine your Year Number, and how you cycle through the yearly changes of number and card. Packets of other numbers and their cards are available for sale.
Please bring a small calculator, notebook, and pen to class.

Essential Oil & Crystal Essence Guided Meditation
Friday, June 17th, Time: 6:30 – 7:30
Facilitated By: Patty Moriarty
Cost: $5.00

Chakra: Throat – Gemstone: Blue Chalcedony – Essential Oil: Whisper
Meditation is the practice when a practitioner trains their mind or self-induces a mode of consciousness in order to realize some benefit. This is a very informal gathering to meditate in a group setting. No previous experience necessary. Simple, relaxing, rejuvenating. All are welcome. Bring a pillow, beverage and dress comfortably. The format will include readings and recordings.

Bold & Curvy Fashion Meet-up
Saturday, June 18th, Time: 1:00 – 3:00pm
Facilitated by Valkyrie Apparel
Cost: Free Entry

Come hang out with us and discuss the current state of plus size fashion.
Wear your favorite outfit! This is an event where we invite you to overdress. Not a fan of fancy clothes? Is your favorite outfit jeans and a hoodie? That’s ok too.

Join our Facebook Group for special deals on Valkyrie products: https://www.facebook.com/groups/540508289437448/
~ Free Tea & Snacks to all that join ~

Guided Animal Meditation Series – Come journey and learn with Honey Bee!

Friday, June 24th, 2016
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Facilitated By: The Whispering Sage
Cost $10.00

Bees are symbols of abundance!!! Known for their ability to gather, pollinate, and create sweet fertility. They can also represent wealth, money, and bliss. Bee asks you to look at your own life, are you doing all that you can to be productive? Are you busy enough? Are you too busy? Are you taking the time to savor the honey of life? This honey making insect reminds us to make our lives productive while the sun shines and to enjoy the nectar of efforts. No matter how great the dream is, there is promise if you put intention into it and pursue it.

Let’s journey together to see what messages Bee has for you!
In The Mix: “Blooming Cactus Blossom”
Saturday, July 16th, Time: 12:00 – 2:00pm
Facilitated By: Debra Swinski
Cost $35.00

Come join us at Groundings of a fun filled afternoon! Local artisan Debra Swinski will be instructing you in basic acrylic painting techniques to create a deceptively doable painting. All levels of art experience are welcome, as well as your beverage of choice. Come out and unwind with friends in our peaceful space.
Cost: $35- All materials included
RSVP *Pre payment preferred
Please call to sign up 413-320-4919
8 people max
~ Deb Swinski Art ~

May 2016

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Florence Night Out
Friday May 6th Time: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Hello everyone, we will be celebrating with the rest of Florence for Florence night out! We will be having special sales and free gemstone gifts with every purchase. Also a free raffle to all that stop by.
The Florence Night Out festivities will also include Celebrating our new Artisan of the month: Max Rudolph: “Project Hexagon”
Max believes art is all about bringing people together and Project Hexagon is his biggest project yet – absolutely anyone is allowed to join in! The goal of this project is to create a massive ongoing interactive exhibit, so the more the merrier!
So come say hello to Max and his Team Benzine. Stay and doodle or simply take a walk through our gallery space.
For more info about Max his Gallery, Projects & Team Visit their website:
www.benzinegallery.com

Essential Oil & Crystal Essence Guided Meditation
Friday, May 13th
Time: 6:30 – 7:30
Facilitated By: Patty Moriarty
Cost: $5.00
Chakra: Higher Heart – Gemstone: Rose Quartz – Essential Oil: Lavender Peppermint
Meditation is the practice when a practitioner trains their mind or self-induces a mode of consciousness in order to realize some benefit. This is a very informal gathering to meditate in a group setting. No previous experience necessary. Simple, relaxing, rejuvenating. All are welcome. Bring a pillow, beverage and dress comfortably.

Bold & Curvy Fashion Meetup
Thursday, May 19th Time: 5:30 to 7:30pm
Facilitated by Valkyrie Apparel
Cost: Free Entry
Come hang out with us and discuss the current state of plus size fashion.
Wear your favorite outfit! This is an event where we invite you to overdress.
Not a fan of fancy clothes? Is your favorite outfit jeans and a hoodie? That’s ok too.
~ Free Tea & Snacks to all that join ~
Join our Facebook Group for special deals on Valkyrie products: https://www.facebook.com/groups/540508289437448/

Crystal Bowl Sound Healing Meditation
With Clear Quartz
Friday, May 20th Time: 6:30 – 7:30pm
Facilitated By: Shirley Landry
Cost: $15-
Join Shirley as she takes you on a vibrational journey with the beautiful sounds of the Crystal Bowls. They will take you deep within for total relaxation. This months crystal bowl meditation will include a free gemstone (Clear Quartz) which will be cleansed and energized by the by the crystal bowls.
Clear Quartz is known as the “master healer” and will amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. Clear Quartz draws off negative energy of all kinds, neutralizing background radiation, including electromagnetic smog or petrochemical emanations. It balances and revitalizes the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual planes. Cleanses and enhances the organs and subtle bodies and acts as a deep soul cleanser, connecting the physical dimension with the mind. Clear Quartz enhances psychic abilities. It aids concentration and unlocks memory. Stimulates the immune system and brings the body into balance. Clear Quartz (Crystal Quartz, Rock Crystal) harmonizes all the chakras and aligns the subtle bodies.
Please call to RSVP 413-320-4919

Exploring Your Life Number With Tarot
Saturday, May 21st Time: 1:00 – 3:00pm
Facilitated By: John Mangiapane
Cost: $25 per person (Includes life cards)
“Exploring Your Life Number” – The date of your birth creates a Number that is yours for Life. Combining Numerology, Tarot, and simple math, class instructor John Mangiapane will show you how to calculate your Life Number, and also those of your family and friends.
Included in price of the class is a packet of three Tarot cards that reflect your Life Number, along with an explanation of how these cards relate to your life. We will also learn how to extend this math process to determine your Year Number, and how you cycle through the yearly changes of number and card. Packets of other numbers and their cards are available for sale.
Please bring a small calculator, notebook, and pen to class.

Guided Animal Meditation Series – Come journey and learn with Otter!
Friday, May 27th, 2016
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Cost $10.00
Facilitated By: The Whispering Sage
Otters are masters of play. Known for their curiosity, they are interested in their world and eager to explore it, to investigate it, but without judgement, instead – joy. They can aid you in lightening up, which we all need to do in world that takes itself so very seriously, and reclaim child-like joy.
Let’s journey together to see what messages Otter has for you as you move gently in the river of life!

In The Mix: Painting Afternoon “Peacock Plume”
Saturday, May 28th Time: 12:00 – 2:00pm
Teacher: Deb Swinski
Cost: $35- (Includes all materials)
Come join us at Groundings of a fun filled afternoon! Local artisan Debra Swinski will be instructing you in basic acrylic painting techniques to create a deceptively doable painting. All levels of art experience are welcome, as well as your beverage of choice. Come out and unwind with friends in our peaceful space.
You will be working on two 8″X10″ paintings.
Cost: $35- All materials included
RSVP *Pre payment preferred
Please call to sign up 413-320-4919
8 people max
~ Deb Swinski Art ~

April 2016

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Essential Oil & Crystal Essence Guided Meditation
Friday, April 1st
Time: 6:30 – 7:30
Facilitated By: Patty Moriarty
Cost: $5.00
Chakra: Heart – Gemstone: Green Amethyst – Essential Oil: Breath
Meditation is the practice when a practitioner trains their mind or self-induces a mode of consciousness in order to realize some benefit. This is a very informal gathering to meditate in a group setting. No previous experience necessary. Simple, relaxing, rejuvenating. All are welcome. Bring a pillow, beverage and dress comfortably. The format will include readings and recordings.

Paper Quilled Lotus Blossom
Saturday, April 2nd
Time: 1:00 – 3:00
Cost: $20.00 (all materials included)
Come learn paper quilling basics with local artisan Deb Swinski. All materials are included in making this enchanting lotus blossom. Along with learning this classic art technique which was originally used to mimic metal filigree, paper quilling has been around for hundreds of years. We will also provide you with tea and some tasty snacks. So come enjoy a fun filled afternoon with us!

Guided Animal Meditation Series – Come journey & learn with Tiger!
Friday, April 8th, 2016
6:30 – 8:30p.m.
Cost $10.00
By: The Whispering Sage
The tiger is known for being powerful, courageous, passionate, instinctual, and adventurous. During our meditation with tiger come journey with us to explore what new adventures lay ahead in our hunt for authenticity.

Healing Crystal Bowl Meditation (Sound Healing) W/ Gemstone
Friday April 15th
Time: 6:30 – 7:30pm
Cost: $15.00
Join Shirley as she takes you on a vibrational journey with the beautiful sounds of the Crystal Bowls. They will take you deep within for total relaxation. This months crystal bowl meditation will include a free gemstone (Sodalite) which will be cleansed and energized by the by the crystal bowls.
Healing Properties of Sodalite:
Sodalite brings order and calmness to the mind. It encourages rational thought, objectivity, truth and intuition, along with verbalization of feelings. Sodalite brings emotional balance and calms panic attacks. It enhances self-esteem, self-acceptance and self-trust.

In The Mix: Painting Fun Night “Peacock & Plume”
Saturday April 16th
Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm
Cost: $35.00 (all materials included)
Come join us at Groundings of a fun filled evening! Local artisan Debra Swinski will be instructing you in basic acrylic painting techniques to create deceptively doable paintings. All levels of art experience are welcome, as well as your beverage of choice. Come out and unwind with friends in our peaceful space.
This paint night you will be working on two 8″X10″ paintings.
Cost: $35- All materials included
RSVP *Pre payment preferred
Please call to sign up 413-320-4919
8 people max

Appetite For Peepstruction
Saturday April 30th 12:30 – 3:30
Facilitated By: Valkyrie Apparel
Spring is a time of love, rebirth and an invasion of thousands and thousands of marshmallows treats covered in colorful sugar. Every year these invaders push real desserts like peanut butter cups and KitKats aside to go stale… abandoned… neglected. Plus many of those poor pastel chicks and bunnies are left uneaten only to go stale and end up filling our landfills. Where I promise you, they do NOT decompose.
Help us cull the herd. Leave no part of the Peep unused. Join us in exploring marshmallow Peeps as an art medium! Come play with your food!
COST: There will be a lab fee at the door of $5 and a $1 discount if you bring your own Peeps.
Craft supplies will be provided.

Florence Night Out
Friday May 6th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Cost: FREE
Come join us in celebrating the Florence community, there will be plenty of fun things to do in Downtown Florence! Make sure you swing by and say hello first. We will be having some lovely sales on local art and other gift items. We will also be giving away a free gemstone with every purchase. The hidden gemstone will be chosen by you from our gift basket. The gemstone really chooses you wink emoticon Free hot tea & popcorn will be served.
Don’t miss this exciting evening!

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Friday, March 4th
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 Cost:$5.00
Essential Oil & Crystal Essence Guided Meditation
Facilitated By: Patty Moriarty
Chakra: Solar plexus – Gemstone: Citrine – Essential Oil: Zen Blend
Meditation is the practice when a practitioner trains their mind or self-induces a mode of consciousness in order to realize some benefit. This is a very informal gathering to meditate in a group setting. No previous experience necessary. Simple, relaxing, rejuvenating. All are welcome. Bring a pillow, beverage and dress comfortably. The format will include readings and recordings.
In the mix: Paint night out “playful panda”

Thursday March 10th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm Cost: $35.00 (all materials included)
Come join us at Groundings of a fun filled evening! Local artisan Debra Swinski will be instructing you in basic acrylic painting techniques to create a deceptively doable painting. All levels of art experience are welcome, as well as your beverage of choice. Come out and unwind with friends in our peaceful space.
Cost: $35- All materials included
RSVP *Pre payment preferred
Please call to sign up 413-320-4919
8 people max

Friday, March 11, 2016
6:30-8:30p.m. Cost $10.00
Guided Animal Meditation Series – Come journey and learn with Rabbit!
Rabbit are symbols of fertility. Known for their ability to procreate, take great leaps, and big hops towards growth and abundance. They can aid your success by helping you to understand the tides of movement in your life and enable you to take advantage of new opportunities that may only present themselves in brief moments.
Let’s journey together to see what messages Rabbit has for you!

Saturday February 12th Time: 1:00 – 3:00
Exploring Your Life Number
By: John Mangiapane
Cost: $25 per person (your # cards included in cost)
“Exploring Your Life Number” – The date of your birth creates a Number that is yours for Life. Combining Numerology, Tarot, and simple math, class instructor John Mangiapane will show you how to calculate your Life Number, and also those of your family and friends.
Included in price of the class is a packet of three Tarot cards that reflect your Life Number, along with an explanation of how these cards relate to your life. We will also learn how to extend this math process to determine your Year Number, and how you cycle through the yearly changes of number and card. Packets of other numbers and their cards are available for sale.
Please bring a small calculator, notebook, and pen to class.

Friday March 18th
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 Cost: $15.00
Sound Healing Meditation With The Crystal Bowls
Join Shirley as she takes you on a vibrational journey with the beautiful sounds of the Crystal Bowls. They will take you deep within for total relaxation.
Please call to RSVP 413-320-4919

Thursday, March 24th – Bold & Curvy Fashion Meetup & Clothing Swap!
Time: 5:30 to 7:30pm
Facilitated by Valkyrie Apparel
Cost: Free Entry
Bold & Curvy Fashion night is having a clothing swap during our March Meetup. Bring any old duds that are still in good shape, women’s sizes size 12 – 30. Accessories (shoes, and jewelry welcome.) Please be prepared to stay for the whole meeting and to bring your leftovers to a nearby drop off. (We’ll have a list of places you can bring them to!)
RSVP on Facebook
~Free Tea & Snacks to all that join~

Artisan Of The Month
Welcome Our New Artisan Of The Month Jackie Gladstein!!!!
For the entire month of March her beautiful works of art will be on display in our gallery space. So stop on by and support our local artisan community!

Artisan Bio: Jackie Gladstein lives off a long dirt road near Mt Holyoke State Park. She works in pediatrics, and will start a PA master’s program in June 2016. Known mainly as Jackie, but born Jaclyn Gladstein, you will often find her hiking with Ash (dog, 4, male) in the morning. She recently turned 25, but still hasn’t made it above 61″. Jackie likes spending her time painting, and has recently been using her brushes mainly for watercolors. Jackie enjoys nature, both the wild and domesticated, seen in many of her pieces. Her love of fruits and vegetables comes through in some of her work shown at Groundings. She also loves science fiction books and movies, and would be an excellent addition to any apocalyptic survivor group, despite being nearsighted.