Circle Drumming with Linda

Periodic Workshops – Please check back

This single day workshop will concentrate on the techniques specific to the conga drum, and also include some bell playing.  Participants will learn rhythms from Cuba, Haiti, Brazil and Africa, along with hearing a little about the history behind many rhythmic pieces. Your listening skills will sharpen as you learn to play as an ensemble. Using both hands in drumming has been shown to strengthen both sides of the brain and to help in unlocking and healing trauma. It’s also just a lot of fun to play rhythms and to get lost in the blending of musical tones. No experience necessary. (See Linda’s Waarnar’s bio under “Instructors” in the tool bar above)

Total cost: $20 ~ Conga drums provided, just bring yourself!

Please note that circle drumming may occur again in the future, either as a single event, or as a limited weekly workshop. Please keep checking back in. Thank you.

Weekend Reiki Workshops

with Reiki Master Tom Burgess

Offered periodically – Please check back


In the age of COVID a simple yet effective healing modality such as Reiki has become increasingly important. Reiki was discovered (or rediscovered) by Dr. Mikao Uschi. Some historians postulate that the Buddha used a similar technique with his healing. Reiki is a Japanese contraction of 2 words “Re” and “Ki” Universal Energy. (In Chinese – Chi and Sanskrit – Prana.) Reiki training enables the practitioner to effectively channel this Universal Energy.

Original Reiki required years of training, study and practice. Modern Reiki, as modified by Uschi’s student Churjiro Hayashi and further modified by Hayato Takata (who brought Reiki to this country), is a simple yet powerful healing modality that anyone can learn. It requires no knowledge of anatomy or medical training, only an openness as to what is possible. Reiki is performed with the recipient fully clothed either with hands on contact or working from the recipient’s aura.

Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 Workshops are presented by Reiki Master Teacher Tom Burgess who can trace his Reiki lineage directly to Dr. Uschi. (see “Instructors” for greater bio detail). Prerequisite of Reiki 1 completion from any Reiki master teacher is necessary in order to take Reiki 2.

Reiki Workshop 1, Sat/Sun from 1-5pm, $125

Reiki Workshop 2 on Sat/Sun from 1-5pm, $125 

Reiki 1  is presented in a workshop format on two weekend afternoons. It includes the history and theory of Reiki, practice to learn the hand placements of 3 basic Reiki patterns, self-Reiki and 4 attunements. After completing Reiki 1 the practitioner will be able to practice and channel Reiki energy to others and themselves.

Reiki 2  is also presented in a workshop format on two weekend afternoons. It includes a review of Reiki 1 material, two additional attunements and an introduction to the Reiki symbols. This workshop will enable the practitioner to channel Reiki energy to anyone at any distance.

All students must be vaccinated. Mask-wearing is optional, but not required.

Reiki Workshops held in the Matilda Rm abovr the studio.

The Learning Kitchen. A program

of Hunger Free Vermont *

With all the fast food options and other marketing of edibles in today’s media, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to determine what foods are the best choices for our bodies. The Learning Kitchen is a series of 6 sessions that will focus on creating well balanced meals for yourself and your family, from nutritious affordable foods that promote strong bones and healthy weight. Each class contains a nutrition component and a cooking component. There may also be a field trip to a local grocery store. Recipe options will be provided that emphasize the use of whole grains, vegetables, fruit, low-fat dairy products, and heart-healthy oils. Participants will be encouraged to try their new skills at home and to share their experiences with other members of the Learning Kitchen.

* Please note that this offering is on hold until the Kitchen is completed at the complex.  Once the Kitchen is ready, any future workshop dates will be determined by the number of participants. So, please call and share your interest for future attendance!

There is no cost. Donations accepted, but not expected. Any money received will go toward funding repeat Learning Kitchen series.


Location and Directions

518 Main Street Lyndonville, Vermont 802.626.4202