Mahalo Art Center

We host wellness centered educational programs, retreats, professional trainings and collaborative work-study opportunities. 
We serve leaders, teachers, healers, visionaries and people interested in living conscious, creative and fulfilling lives, engaged with nature as an ally. We welcome like-hearted people who work on our grounds while forwarding their own personal goals. Participants include people of varied ages, perspectives and cultures.
We use ancient and modern nature-connected healing and expressive arts (including music, dance, visual arts, word arts and theater) that enhance connection with self, other, community, nature and the Great Mystery (God/Good)).
Our facilities include the Mahalo Rose Encantadora sound healing temple, break-out spaces, and permaculture-inspired organic gardens, including fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, and a variety of perennial and annual herbs, vegetables, flowers, and other staples.

UPDATE: We are building a cabin that will also eventually serve as a gathering hall! Please help!
OUR FIRST OFFICIAL WORK PARTY (& founder's b-day party) is this SAT. MARCH 18th from 9 - 3! Bring rakes, crowbars & musical instruments :) The BARN is coming DOWN!

Gathering in Gratitude (Aug. 6 - 13)  (for all genders and ages 7 - 70+) is beginning to enroll for this summer.
Gaia's Young Women (July 31 - Aug. 4) (for older girls and young women) will continue with a special leader mentoring program and a nature-based arts curriculum for younger campers.
Gaia's Nature Arts Mini-Camp (for young children 4 - 6 years old) (July 31 - Aug 4) will also be offered :) from 8:30 - noon each day.
These programs are in the process of being added to the website. Please call 802-451-9495 for more information.

SPACE RENTAL - We host weekend trainings, healers giving individual and group sessions, special events, women's circles, couples' retreats, airbnb guests and single retreat ants in the temple.

WE ARE A NON-PROFIT! Thanks to all of you who have supported us this past year. Your tax deductible contributions are used for scholarships unless otherwise specified!  THANK YOU! Money is also welcome to pay the director and an administrative assistant, accountant, staff, etc.. Send money to Mahalo Art Center, 972 Western Avenue, Brattleboro, VT, 05301 or send money via paypal, below.


With your help we have come this far in manifesting Mahalo Art Center.  While Mahalo Art Center is a peaceful and creative residential community, the fruits of our work ripple out. Our staff as well as the healers, teachers, leaders and program participants who benefit from this soulful center serve hundreds of people each month in a variety of ways, out in the community and throughout the world. To continue and expand our services, we appreciate your ongoing support. Our deepest thanks go to our mother organization, the ACWC (Arts Council of Windham County), who served as our fiscal agent and cheerleader for the past several years, helping us become a non-profit!

It is different - being in the woods.  Beyond the painted walls and ceilings we find a deep familiarity - home..JPG
The health of the Earth has come to depend upon the health of the human spirit, and while humanity has burgeoned numerically and attained vast powers technologically, the spiritual dimension of human life has disintegrated, resulting in a host of maladies and destructive consequences, individually and collectively. Now is the time for humanity to come together as one family and remember its source in the Eternal.
— Pir Zia Inayat Khan
This program helped me transform wounds into precious jewels.
— Grandfather Great Blue Heron, program participant
How can one not be grateful for the work Luz Elena shares with those who come to Mahalo Art Center, gathering to reconnect and refuel with an inner wisdom, theme, or life question- and then to transform it. The Gathering in Gratitude serves as a focus for this artful expression. This ongoing event feeds not only the audience and participants, but all the world!
— Teresa Savel, Early Childhod Advocate

Please help us continue this work!  Make a Tax Deductable donation via Paypal

*’Mahalo’, from the Hawaiian language, means ‘thank you’ and ‘may you be in the presence of divine breath.’  Based in Brattleboro, Vermont, Mahalo Art Center staff travel world wide.

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