Western Central Maine 2018


Are you long overdue for a day devoted to your own nurturing?

Do you need to recharge your batteries?
...and get some perspective on your life?

This is a guided, many layered journey that will feel like a cross between a meditation retreat, a ritual and a healing spa.


You are invited to surrender into receiving: to be nourished, supported and witnessed within a intimate group of women.

You will spiral many times through the choreographed rhythm of the day—receiving mini-sessions from five healing practitioners who will help catalyze and integrate your experience; reflecting, alone, with your journal; and sharing, in a small facilitated group.

This is a focused, private event for a select group of women who are excited by the prospect of having sacred time, space, and the support of community to dive into their deeper work.

Eight staff will be serving the 15 women who participate in this journey.

If you are feeling called, come join us!

This will be your time: to explore, shift, or otherwise transform something that is “up” for you, in your life.

Entering the Healing Temple is a new form: one that makes sure that body, mind and spirit are all attended to, in a clear, integrated and powerful way.

In the past 3 years, women in Michigan, Washington State, and California have attended 16 Healing Temples… and loved them.

Still, in the scope of things, very few women have had the opportunity to experience anything quite like this.

So, come.

Let’s break some new ground, and make some magic together: 

Entering the Healing Temple — A Day of Sanctuary for Women.


Christine, a catalyst for deep transformation, is bringing this amazing day to Maine.

Christine Merchant, MA

Christine: “I felt drawn to The Healing Temple the first time I heard about its creation from my long time friend, Katherine. After a lifetime career participating in transformational education of many kinds and types, I am particularly appreciative when a modality or event incorporates the body/mind/spirit connection. As a trainer, coach, educator, project manager and human services administrator, in life and in work, I’ve discovered that times of transition are the most rich for growth and development, when we are pushed to the limits of being human, beyond what we know. Most recently, I’ve been exploring what it takes to consciously receive, care for self, and “put one’s own oxygen mask on first,” while simultaneously care-giving/partnering. I’m so excited to be offering this healing opportunity in Maine — for the first time on the East Coast!”

Katherine, a seasoned facilitator and healer, will be your Healing Temple Guide. 


Katherine Macomber Millman, LMP

Katherine: “I fell in love with bodywork over 30 years ago, and have been practicing it ever since.  While I’m known for my intuitive approach in private sessions, I specialize in creating sacred space for women to be unedited, relaxed and empowered in their healing process. My current passion is to explore how the process of transformation is accelerated by using multiple healing modalities — hands-on and hands-off — within an intimate group of women, using a well-structured and facilitated format. Having developed a number of public healing events in my home community (Port Townsend, Washington), I’m thrilled to present Entering the Healing Temple —  A Day of Sanctuary for Women here in Maine. Designed for wildly-busy women who want to take a powerful pause, in a mostly-silent day that integrates body, mind and spirit, Entering the Healing  Temple provides a sacred container for self-care... and for transformation. I’m both excited and honored that Chris invited me to Maine, to facilitate this magical, multi-layered event! I’m looking forward to meeting  you there.

 Information about the location, registration fees, etc. can all be found here!

The Healing Temple Practitioners


Denise Correll

Denise: “I am an intuitive empath who has sensed Spirit since I was a little girl. Using my gifts, I “connect” with the energies around you. My readings are generally a combination of Tarot, intuition, and mediumship. I feel very honored and blessed to bring through messages that help people access their own inner light and knowing. During The Healing Temple, I will be using the Motherpeace Tarot deck to offer 3-card readings focused on Past-Present-Future, or which align directly with a specific question you may have. Loved ones who have passed often come through during the Tarot readings—or when I intuitively tune in to your energy. I am very excited to spend this day of healing and sanctuary with all of you!” TheGratefulMessenger.com


Julie Gammon, LMT, TYB

Julie: “I love holding sacred space for you to explore your divine Self. I am honored to bring Thai Yoga Bodywork to the Healing Temple. It is such a powerful and deeply rejuvenating experience. I specialize in many ways to nourish your body, mind and soul, and Thai bodywork is the ultimate expression of that. The gentle stretching, joint opening movements, and acupressure will allow your vital life force to flow freely and you to experience your divine Self in all its glory! I look forward to assisting you on your path to health and joy.” JulieGammon.com


Mary Lello, MAc, LAc

Mary: “I grew up on the coast and in the woods of Maine, drawing a great deal of my own spiritual power and energy from the other beings with whom we share this planet.  Trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Japanese Acupuncture, and Acutonics (a sound-based healing system that uses no needles), I believe there is a healing intelligence that exists in all of us... and sometimes we need a catalyst to help reactivate that process. Acupuncture—or acupressure, also using no needles—is a powerful and deep healing system that makes a difference, not only physically, but on the emotional and spiritual levels as well. I’m looking forward to meeting you, and sharing acupuncture (or acupressure—your choice!) at the Healing Temple.” FarmingtonAcupuncture.com


Pia Louise Capaldi

Pia: “I grew up as a sort of feral child, learning from animals and being fascinated by their natural understanding of the world. My intuitive abilities (clairvoyance, clairsentience) were constantly nurtured and supported. As a Spiritual Mentor, Intuitive and Shamanic Embodiment Practitioner, my intention is to help you connect with your own intuitive abilities, to guide and direct your life towards love and fulfillment. All the answers are there, within... you just need to know how to listen. Whether it’s through intuitive guidance sessions, group workshops focused on dance and embodiment, or hands-on healing, guiding others to open to their own power is the greatest joy I have ever experienced. I am so honored to share time, space and wisdom with you at the Healing Temple.” PiaLouiseCapaldi.com


Ruby Rubin

Ruby: “I’m honored to share Reflexology—one of my true passions from 30 years in the helping professions and healing arts. It is said that the strength of the Soul is equated with strength of the Sole. Receiving foot Reflexology is a beautiful way to work towards resilience in your whole body, as feet provide your foundation and grounding. To love and care for them is to love what you stand for and connect to. In the the Healing Temple, I invite you to relax, breathe and feel your feet—coming into balance, and enjoying a sweet interconnectedness with Mother Earth and the Souls that inhabit it. Much gratitude to a special soul, Ruthie, my service dog, partner and teacher, for leading me into animal advocacy work.Carol-Rubin.com

Keeper of the Flow


Jenna Margaret Hinkley, RYT, LMT

Jenna: “Hi! I’m Jenna, a  licensed massage therapist, Reiki master teacher,  bodyworker,  yoga and meditation teacher and natural health advocate with a deep love for the healing arts. I currently run Big White Barn Yoga Studio, along with Zenbody Holistic Healing. I bring a unique attention to detail and a close, intuitive, spiritual connection to my practice. I enjoy sharing my acquired knowledge with absolutely everyone! In the Healing Temple, I will be welcoming you to our beautiful place, guiding the rhythm of the day as you move in and out of each experience with our gifted practitioners. I am honored to hold a grounded, nurturing presence to softly allow you to let go, and open to receive all that the Healing Temple has to offer.” JustBeProject.com

Food & Flowers Deva


Mariah Brinton, CYT

Mariah: “I am so excited to be involved with this Healing Temple! As owner of The Silo Workshop—a holistic yoga studio for mindful living—my work is focused on holistic care for women. Teaching and practicing yoga (just completed the 200-hour training at ShivaShakti School of Yoga!) is central to my life as a single mother. Healthy eating is also key... my years working as a prep cook, a wedding event server and a manager in the food service industry have taught me to bring my love of beauty and health to the dishes I prepare. It’s a joy to cultivate a unique and special presentation for you. I’m looking forward to serving you, as the Food and Flowers Deva of this Temple.” TheSiloWorkshop.com

Do you have questions?

Would you like to speak to someone in person?

 Call Christine at (207) 344-7580 and leave a detailed message.
She will get back to you within 24 hours.

“I look forward to connecting with you.” —Christine


Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST


Big White Barn
169 S Rd
Readfield, ME 04355



Christine Merchant
(207) 344-7580

Registration Fee

$395.00 per person

Early Bird Deadline:
per person by
Saturday, April 7, 2018