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Workshops and Events

We now have new hours. We will be open Mon-Sat: 10:00am – 6:00pm, and Sunday: 12:00-5:00pm

We host monthly gatherings and a range of classes and workshops to enrich your life and support your spiritual and personal growth. Our gatherings offer a safe haven for you to connect with a community of like-minded folk. Take a break from the outside world to explore, reconnect, remember, heal, and expand your inner landscape.

Click here for information on how to register for classes.

Please call the shop at 845-473-2206 for more information.

For a monthly calendar view of our June events coming up, click here.

*Join us the first Sunday of each month at the Poughkeepsie Waterfront for Water Ceremony. Pray for Healing Humanity, the Earth, and Solidarity with Water Protectors of Standing Rock* – click to learn more



Regular Monthly Gatherings:

Monthly Meditation Gathering

4th Tuesday of each month from 6:30pm – 7:30pm @ the DG Sanctuary in Poughkeepsie. Fee: $15
Next gathering: Tuesday, June 27th

Whether you are a beginner to meditation or wish to have a facilitated experience to go deeper in your consciousness, join us for our new monthly gathering. Dive in with us in a protected space, and explore the depths of your consciousness to gain greater insight, and strengthen the magical tool of your own mind.

qigongQi Gong with Mark Pukmel

Every Wednesday (except for Tarot Wisdom night) from 7:00-9:00pm @ the DG Sanctuary in Poughkeepsie. Fee: $20 per class 

Next Class: Wednesday, June 28th

Qi Gong is a powerful type of health exercise which has been practiced for centuries by millions of Chinese people. It is based on repetitions of very precise sets of movements, specifically designed to benefit health on many levels. With each inhale, you build strength. With each exhale, you detoxify and relax. In this way, you harmonize your Body/Mind/Spirit. 

shamanism dreaming goddessShamanic Journey Circle with Dave Beck

The 3rd & 5th Friday each month from 7:00 – 9:00pm @ the DG Sanctuary in Poughkeepsie. Fee: $20
This month’s gatherings will be held on Friday, June 16th and Friday, June 30th

Shamanic Journeying is an ancient technique used to deepen ones spiritual connections. Through his rhythmic drumming, David Beck will aid us in transcending our normal conscious state and journey to meet the many helping spirits that are always surrounding us. Join us at this twice monthly gathering to practice & delve into a deeper understanding of Shamanic Journeying with the support & guidance of David Beck.

No previous experience necessary.

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 red tentRed Tent Gathering facilitated by Cheryl Sprague

Normally Held the First Friday Every-Other Month

**Next gathering: Friday, June 30th, 7:30PM @ the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Poughkeepsie. Fee: $10

Join us in a journey of creating magical, safe, loving, supportive encouraging space for Women to gather. A place to honor the divinity within each of us while honoring the divinity within each Woman we see. Join us in a journey of creating magical, safe, loving, supportive encouraging space for Women to gather. 

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Reiki Practitioner Monthly Healing Share

1st Tuesday of each month, 6:30PM – 8:00PM @ the DG Sanctuary in Poughkeepsie.
Next gathering: Tuesday, July 4th

FREE gathering of Reiki practitioners to replenish your reserves. Share and receive Reiki energy in the quiet, tranquil DG Sanctuary with a loving community of Reiki practitioners.

IMG_3324Sound Bath Meditative Healing Sessions with Jenni Love

2nd Sunday of each month from 10:00AM – 11:00AM @ the DG Sanctuary in Poughkeepsie. Fee: $13

Next gathering: Sunday, July 9th

Come spend Sunday morning with us for a Sound Bath meditative healing session with Jenni Love. A Sound Bath can be an unforgettable sound experience for those who seek deep relaxation, rejuvenation and an acceleration of their inward journey. Quartz crystal singing bowls, tongue drums and Tibetan singing bowls are played, each one keyed to the energy centres (chakras) of the body, where sound nourishes the nervous system. The results are waves of peace, heightened awareness, and relaxation of the mind, body and spirit.

No registration is required.

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Sunday, July 9th from 7:00PM – 8:30PM @ the DG Sanctuary in Poughkeepsie. Fee: $10

Join us for our monthly gathering. Our Circle is a gathering of women, coming together to draw upon the powerful, rich energies of the full moon. We are a non-denominational group, with our foundation rooted in honoring the Mother Earth and the light of the Goddess within each of us. Together we create sacred space, share ritual and journey in meditation.

No registration is required.

 tea and stonesTea ‘n Stones ~ A Monthly Gathering of Stone Minds

2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30PM – 7:30PM @ the Shop

Next Gathering: Tuesday, July 11th ~ Selenite

FREE Hour of connecting to the magic of the mineral kingdom over a cup of herbal tea. Each month we’ll explore a different stone from our vast collection, we’ll learn all about their healing qualities, history and ways to incorporate them into our daily lives. Each month will include a meditation to experience the stones energy personally.  No registration is required.

*New* Monthly Singing & Chanting Circle

2nd Thursday of each month from 6:30PM – 8:30PM @ the DG Sanctuary in Poughkeepsie. Fee: $10

Next Gathering:  Thursday, July 13th 

Singing calms the mind, releases stress, increases concentration and learning, improves immunity, keeps depression at bay, increases radiance, spiritually grounding and centering, brings peace, brings joy, allows emotions to flow, removes emotional blockages. If you love to sing, even if you feel shy about sharing your voice, please join me. Come co-create a space for fun, loving energy that we send out to our community and the world; Through our songs we can create the world we wish to live in.

crescent moonNew Moon Manifestation Gathering

Next Gathering: Thursday, July 20th from 7:00PM – 8:30 PM @ the DG Sanctuary in Poughkeepsie.  Fee: $10

Join us as we come together to manifest our heart’s desires with the creative energies of the New Moon. By applying the Laws of Attraction and candle magic, we support each other in a community of validation and love.


No registration is required.



Tarot Wisdom Gathering ~ A Monthly Journey in the World of Tarot

The 3rd Wednesday each month from 6:30PM – 8:30PM @ the DG Sanctuary in Poughkeepsie. Fee: $10
Next gathering: Wednesday, June 21st

Bring your own Tarot deck to enjoy this guided exploration to learn & connect more deeply with your deck. Each month a card will be chosen that we will delve into with open minds and hearts. We will have a discussion and journey to gather and share our inner wisdom. Please join us in our monthly gathering!  

No registration is required.

 Classes, Workshops & Special Events:

Reiki TReikieevent croppedraining Series – Level One through Reiki Master Practitioner

This six part series held from 6:30PM – 9:30PM @ the DG Sanctuary in Poughkeepsie on the following Mondays: June 26, July 24, July 31, Aug 28, Sept 11, Oct 23.

A series of six, 3-hour classes, which will provide you with in-depth Reiki Level 1, 2 and Master Practitioner teachings, the Reiki attunements and a Reiki Master Practitioner Certificate upon completion. The teachings for each level will be integrated into a powerful comprehensive experience.

Stop by the shop to register -OR- pay online with an additional processing fee.

Frame Drum Making Workshop with David Beck

Saturday, July 8th from  12-5:00pm @ the Dreaming Goddess in Poughkeepsie. Fee: $185  *MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED & PAID IN FULL BY JUNE 23*

Create your own ceremonial drum. Included in this cost of this workshop, you will receive your own leather hide to stretch and a drum round. Under the instruction of David Beck, you will leave with a beautiful instrument created by your own intention & loving hands.


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Wisdom of the Wild with Hawklyn

Sunday, July 16th from 6:00-8:30pm @ the DG Sanctuary in Poughkeepsie. Fee: $30 per person.

In this ceremonial workshop Hawklyn will help to show us how we connect to our own inner wisdom of the wild with the help of the winged beings.  As we are being called upon to guide and support our own communities it is essential that we learn how to trust our own intuition and connection to our inner-wild wisdom. Hawklyn will be supporting us on a magical journey as we are guided with the help of these intuitive beings.

*Skirttastic* Gypsy Skirt Belly Dance Series with Ayleeza

A Three Class Series beginning August 24th from 6:15-7:30pm @ the DG Sanctuary in Poughkeepsie. Fee: $45 per person. *Pre-Registration is Required*

This ancient dance has brought joy to many women, contributing to ways we can reconnect our mind, body and spirit!! As your building your physical strengths, you are also honoring yourself, your dance sisters, and improving your self-image. Our lessons will entail the study of traditional curvy snake like moves, sultry undulations and modern locks and pops for a fusion of belly dance styles.

Life Readings & Energy Healing:

 Ajna Light Therapy Sessions

Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 2:30- 5:30PM at the shop – $2 per minute

Appointments Available ~ Walk-Ins Welcome – call for availability

William is a neoshamanic practitioner and certified Ajna Light Therapist. He specializes in spiritual guidance, and he offers meditation training and energy work.

Shannon black and whitethumbReadings with Shannon Brandt

Tuesdays & Wednesdays at the shop – $45 for a half hour appointment, or $90 for one hour.

Appointments Available ~ Walk-Ins Welcome – call for availability

Using her various modalities as a healer, teacher, and medium to communicate with and receive messages from the spirit world, Shannon seeks to create a channel and connection with her clients, their guides, their angels, and loved ones who have shifted out of their earthly form. 

jenni loveTarot Readings with Jenni Love

Second Sunday of Every Month from 12:00 – 4:30PM at the shop – $40 for a half hour appointment

Appointments Available ~ Walk-Ins Welcome – call for availability

Jenni is an Intuitive Tarot Card reader, using her gifts as an Empath, she uses her gifts, tools, spells and various forms of divination to help guide you on your path.