Local Classes and Events

With a new name comes new ventures, and some previous workshops and gatherings have been combined in to one group! Lotus Fire Wellness & Empowerment is a combination of the groups formerly known as the Divine Essence Spiritual Center and the Spark of Life Community.

Please visit the Community Resources pages to learn about other healing and empowering spiritual and holistic services that are available!

For current events, you will find below the schedule for Lotus Fire Empowerment Circle, upcoming local wellness classes, the Wheel of the Year celebrations for the Resplendent Firefly Open Circle, and booth events for Miria’s Knots (if available).
Please send us a message at lotusfirewellness@yahoo.com or find us on
Facebook, if you are interested in attending or hosting an event or class, or if you would like to learn more about alternative healing or spiritual services!


Fairs and Events

Stay tuned for upcoming events! 


Lotus Fire Empowerment Circle

Lotus Fire Empowerment Circle, facilitated by Mandy (Miria), is an open spiritual and empowerment support circle for people of any path looking for fellowship, fun, and spiritual support in a safe and nurturing environment! The Empowerment Circle meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month – not including holidays.

As a reminder, 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. is our ‘meet and greet’ time, to get to know each other and de-stress a little from our days. The gatherings begin promptly at 6:30 and conclude at 8:00 p.m. The Empowerment Circle is moving back to in-person workshops as restrictions due to COVID-19 are being lifted. For the time being, we will be meeting at Long’s Park in Manhattan, and hope to move to an indoor venue soon! Stay tuned!

Dates and topics 2020

September 16, 2020; 6:00-8:00 p.m. Past and Future Lives

October 7, 2020; 6:00-8:00 p.m. Totems & Guides


Local classes and workshops

The classes that are listed below at this time are offered through UFM in Manhattan; the link for registration should be available as soon as the new catalog as posted. Please register through tryufm.org for these workshops.

Reiki level 1
UFM Solar Addition
Each date listed is a stand-alone class – this is the same class with different options for dates. Each class is $57.00 per person; payable through UFM.
October 10, 2020; 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
November 14, 2020; 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
December 12, 2020; 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Would you like to feel balanced and more at peace with yourself? Learn how to listen to your Self and balance your needs with Reiki. Reiki is the healing aspect of universal energy, channeled to assist the body in becoming balanced and healthy. Reiki will align the body’s ki (life force) to promote emotional, energetic, and spiritual balance. Reiki I is an introductory class to learn how to alleviate stress and boost our immune systems through self-healing. We will learn the history of Reiki, a meditation practice, and practical applications for healthier living. Please wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to have some fun while learning!


Reiki level 2
UFM Solar Addition
Reiki level 1 is a prerequisite for this class – this is the same class with different options for dates.
Each class is $67.00 per person; payable through UFM.
October 17, 2020; 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
November 21, 2020; 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Reiki Level II is an in-depth class to build on our lessons from Reiki Level I, furthering our understanding of channeling Energy to facilitate healing in the Self and others. In this class, we will learn how to facilitate healing and promote balance with and in others. We will also learn new meditations to deepen our understanding of Reiki practices and further our practice of self care. Reiki Level 1 is a pre-requisite to this class; if you have not already taken Level 1 with me, please email me at lotusfirewellness@yahoo.com and we can discuss some options. 🙂 To honor each person’s process and how he / she integrates energy work with him / her Self, I generally wait at least 21 days between Reiki Level I and Reiki Level II as well.
(Reiki II is presented in two parts, depending on your personal level of involvement. The second portion of the class can be scheduled through Mandy [Miria] if you would like to become certified.)


Mindfulness
UFM Solar Addition
Each date listed is a stand-alone class – this is the same class with different options for dates. Each class is $27.00 per person; payable through UFM.
October 27, 2020; 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
November 24, 2020; 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Learn how to engage all the senses in the present moment, paying attention on purpose. Experiential activities designed to promote a feeling of being OK with what is. Ages 12+


Crochet Basics
Each date listed is a stand-alone class – this is the same class with different options for dates. Each class is $15.00 per person; payable through UFM.
September 22, 2020; 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. UFM Fireplace Room
November 24, 2020; 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Online (a link will be emailed a week prior to the workshop)

Join in for an afternoon of fun while learning how to create new things with yarn and a hook! We’ll learn how to read a pattern and how to complete basic stitches to complete a simple project. Ages 8+. Yarn, hooks, and patterns will be provided for each workshop.


Resplendent Firefly Open Circle

An Open Circle for community, spirituality, and magic/religious practices. All walks of life are welcome – we will be learning and growing together as we discover new paths!

Each gathering may be at a different place; our ‘permanent’ meeting spot is still closed for the time being due to COVID-19. For further information on these gatherings, please email lotusfirewellness@yahoo.com or check out our group on Facebook.

September 18, 2020 Wheel of the Year

October 3, 2020 Full Moon                                                   October 31, 2020 Wheel of the Year

November 28, 2020 Wheel of the Year

December 19, 2020 Wheel of the Year