Women’s Yoga Weekend at Alcyon

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Please join me at The Alcyon Center on Seal Cove, Mount Desert Island, ME for a very special Women’s Yoga and Contemplation Weekend.

Working with contemplative Silence & Heart practices and yoga texts/postures in the Iyengar tradition, we’ll listen deeply—to each other & the natural world. To register or fmi: registrations@alcyoncenter.org.

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Recovering with Heart

Please join my friend Brenda McMorrow and me for a relaxing hour of restorative yoga, heart contemplation and sound. This free recovery event is open to all who are in recovery from addiction or who are allies of the recovery community and precedes Brenda’s public kirtan (tickets: $20 in advance @ brenda.bpt.me) in the same space. Please RSVP to liz@hopegateway.com to reserve your spot for “Recovering with Heart” (and get your tickets for the public kirtan, too!)

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Kirtan w/ Brenda McMorrow: 10/6

Brenda McMorrow 2 2015An Evening of Sacred Song and Kirtan with Brenda McMorrow

FRIDAY, OCTOBER  6, 2017
7:30 pm
HopeGateWay/509 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

Devotional chant artist Brenda McMorrow travels worldwide sharing her deep devotion to the celebration of our true beings through the joyous practice of Kirtan. She has accompanied Grammy Award winning cellist David Darling and Kirtan musicians such as Jai Uttal, Wah!, David Newman and Dave Stringer and has been invited to Bhakti Yoga Festivals and events across North and South America, Europe and Asia as part of her most recent touring schedule. When not on the Bhakti road, Brenda calls Toronto, Ontario home.

tickets: $20 advance/$25 door
get tickets: http://brenda.brownpapertickets.com
more about Brenda: www.brendamcmorrow.com

Kirtan Soul Revival!

Mantra Music Concert with Kirtan Soul Revival
Friday, June 23 @ 7:30 PM
HopeGateWay / 509 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME

tix here: http://kirtansoulrevival.bpt.me

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KSR is bringing lots of funky love from NYC with new chants and a new CD. Come on out and celebrate summer with heart-opening chanting, funky beats, dancing, and sweet community!

Let’s nourish ourselves with music, connection & spirit – LOVE is so much more powerful than hate.

7:30pm • $15 in advance, $20 at the door | tix here: http://kirtansoulrevival.bpt.me

$1 from every cd and shirt we sell will be donated to the ACLU!


Kirtan Soul Revival (KSR) is NYC’s funkiest devotional mantra music experience. Since 2011 they have been fusing traditional Sanskrit mantras with original music to create a unique, dynamic sound that merges guitar-driven funk, rock, gospel, R&B, world grooves, and chants. Soul-stirring vocals and 3-part harmony add fullness and depth to their sound. Calia Marshall, Helen Styring Tocci & Todd Keller with drummer Terrence Pompey are all longtime yoga practitioners and musicians. They have created a singular sound in the growing genre of mantra music that brings the connecting power of harmony and a fusion of Eastern/Western sounds to a public craving more positivity, love and community in its music and life. KSR has led kirtans at many leading yoga centers including Integral, Jivamukti, and Kripalu. With many successful bi-coastal tours, they have played festivals such as BhaktiFest, Wanderlust, Philly Shakti Fest, Ahimsa and Berwick Yoga Festival. They have recorded with Krishna Das, The Hanumen, and Saul David Raye. The KSR experience invites participants to open their hearts to Spirit and to life!

Get all the info: www.kirtansoulrevival.com

Recovery on Retreat: Pulling Back | Moving Inward | Taking Action

September 9-11, 2016
The Alcyon Center, Seal Cove, ME

a weekend retreat with the Portland Recovery Community
​​Fri 5pm-Sun 2pm, $100-$150 (sliding scale)
>> reserve your spot: office@alcyoncenter.org

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 10.29.51 AMThis fall my pals Mark Cevoli, Brian Mantle and I are leading a retreat especially for those in recovery from addiction. Please join us in spectacular Seal Cove for a weekend in community at The Alcyon Center.

If you are just beginning to respond to the call of the spirit – or are simply wondering what it’s like to “go on a retreat”- please join us for this weekend in community. Inspired by the root of “retreat” – “to pull back”, we will read, pray, listen and practice – together and individually. We will explore spiritual practices such as Bendedictine labor (physical work as a meditative practice), cooking with intention, yoga and meditation in silence and heart, and how recovery from addiction merges with the spiritual life to become contemplative action.

This weekend in community is for learning that it is not only “okay” but essential to take a break, begin to build a relationship with the divine, connect with the spirit, touch nature, go deep, laugh, eat, work and sleep. Recovery from addiction merges with the spiritual life to become contemplative action.

Questions? Email Liz.

Kirtan with Brenda McMorrow & Restorative Yoga with Liz Leuthner

Brenda McMorrow 2 2015.jpgSATURDAY, APRIL 9, 1-2:30 PM
HopeGateWay
509 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME
free ~ we will gratefully accept donations!

Join Brenda and Liz for an afternoon of restorative yoga, meditation, and sacred music — we’ll do very gentle yoga and breathwork, move into heart mediation and then sing together. This free event, open to all, is co-sponsored by the Call and Response Foundation and Hope Acts.

Please bring blankets and bolsters/pillows if you have them!

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About Brenda McMorrow:
Devotional chant artist Brenda McMorrow travels worldwide sharing her deep devotion to the celebration of our true beings through the joyous practice of Kirtan. She has accompanied Grammy Award winning cellist David Darling and Kirtan musicians such as Jai Uttal, Wah!, David Newman and Dave Stringer and has been invited to Bhakti Yoga Festivals and events across North and South America, Europe and Asia as part of her most recent touring schedule. When not on the Bhakti road, Brenda calls Toronto, Ontario home.
>> more about Brenda

About Liz Leuthner:
Liz, of Nama Yoga, is also Hope Acts’ program coordinator for recovery and wellness. She is a devotee of kirtan who is deeply influenced in her teaching by the bhakti path of love and devotion, truth and service. Liz specializes in teaching yoga for addiction recovery and offers free yoga and heart meditation weekly (Wednesdays at 5 pm) at HopeGateway. Liz also teaches and lectures at retreats and workshops for groups and organizations around New England.
>> more about Liz