Calendar of Upcoming Classes and Events



There will be a Celebration of Life Service for Candace Green on

Sunday, October 8th / 2:00-4:00pm

at her daughter’s home – 29 Cobb Rd., in Camden

This celebration will be outside, around a fire, with story telling, song, tears, laughter and dancing. All who knew Candace are welcome to attend. Please dress for outside and bring a chair as well as a story to tell. Parking all along Cobb Rd and Cobb Hill Rd. Email Denyse @ for any questions. Candace Green of Camden, Maine passed over to the other side, at the age of 73 on November 7, 2022 at 4:07 pm after enduring a massive stroke in her home. She was surrounded by family and friends as she passed at the Sussman House Hospice in Rockport, Maine. Born the second of eight children, into a circumstance of extreme poverty and abuse on May 2,1949 to her mother, Evangeline Vinson Hanson (predeceased) and her estranged father Donald Green (predeceased); Candace and her two sisters Brenda Green Bubier (predeceased), and Georgia “Cindy” Green were raised by their Aunt Glenna and Uncle Peter Brasslett of Hudson Maine for seven years with their four cousins; Ronnie, Gary, Dwayne and Sharon Brasslett.

At the age of eight, Candace and her two sisters Brenda and Cindy returned to live with their mother and now step father, Richard Hanson (predeceased) and subsequent five half siblings; Dale, Brett, Robin, Becky and RaeJean Hanson. Candace became a young mother at the age of seventeen, when she married James “Jimmy” Robinson (predeceased) of Levant, Maine and had two children, “Jamie” (now Sven) and Denyse Robinson. Continuing in the expected trajectory of being born into extreme poverty and abuse in rural Maine, she and her two children endured myriad forms of abuse and after eight years of marriage, Candace divorced Jimmy and relocated to Hampden, Maine where she started her long recovery and began the healing of wounds her life had thus far inflicted. Candace completed her High School year, then went on to study Education and Psychiatry part time, while holding down three jobs including teaching English at Penobscot Job Corps and raising two children by herself.

In 1984 she received her Bachelor of Science in Education from University of Maine and went on to become the Director of the Co-Op Program at Brewer High School where she and her colleagues developed a pioneering Team Building program, called Adventure Based Learning in Experience (ABLE), where they brought adventure and team building into the classrooms of vocational and under privileged students. In 1988, Candace received the Distinguished Teacher Award as she continually went far above and beyond any expectations of her vocation. Always civic minded, in her spare time, she volunteered and devoted a great deal of her time to the Maine Peace and Justice Center of Bangor where she was on the Steering Committee and could be seen at many a protest in downtown Bangor in the 1980’s. Candace’s life took an extreme about-turn, when she had a Near Death Experience (NDE) in the Spring of 1990 while whitewater canoeing in the Kenduskeag Stream in Bangor. Pronounced dead several times, and for many minutes, Candace went, “to the blissful, serene light” and did not want to return to this Earth. She was brought back to life, but all of her hard work to create the life she was currently living suddenly made no sense to her. She ultimately took a leave of absence from Brewer High School and relocated to Taos, New Mexico where she connected with an Apache Holy Woman, SapokniOna Whitefeather, ”Grandmother” and became her student.

Apprenticing under Grandmother for twenty years, she learned several traditional ceremonies including naming ceremonies, in which she was first named, Yellow Sweet Medicine Eagle and later, Painted Turtle. A pipe carrier and healer via Usui Reiki, House Blessings, and following her teacher’s ways, Candace focused her attention on continuing to heal herself from all of her lifetime of trauma, as well as helping others in their quest for healing.

While in New Mexico, Candace was also led to many non native healing modalities that allowed her to effectively release her traumas, layer by layer. She trained in the field of Energy Psychology techniques including Healing from the Body Level Up, (H.B.L.U.), Tapas Acupressure Treatment (T.A.T.), Energy Freedom Technique, (E.F.T.), Neurolinguistic Programming (N.L.P.), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (E.M.D.R.), and Guided Imagery just to name a few. Candace took what she practiced on herself and incorporated her spiritual teachings and ceremonies, and began to help others with trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (P.T.S.D.). Her focus shifted to working with veterans and in 2009, started Cardinal Retreats in honor of her “soul friend” Liza who had passed during her shift to working with veterans. In 2010, Candace began to participate in Angel Fire Veteran Retreats in Angel Fire, NM as the Lead Counselor and Program Director helping hundreds of Veterans and their spouses heal from the injuries of war. In 2011, Lisa Ling from the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) produced an hour long documentary, entitled, “Invisible Wounds of War” that highlighted these retreats and aired on 6/11/11 and 11/11/2011. A five minute preview of this documentary can be found at:

These retreats culminated in Candace’s life’s purpose, and she put her entire being into them; body, mind, spirit- and it began to take a toll on her. She moved back to the Bangor, Maine area and led many more retreats at The Green Gem and beyond, helping individual clients until the various strokes she was having, caused vascular dementia and she needed help with everyday tasks. In 2019, her daughter Denyse, brought her back to Camden to care for her. In her last four years, Candace was very uncomfortable being on the, “cared for” side of caring, and was quite stubborn, refusing any medical interventions. Candace led a full, unexpected, winding path. Beyond resilient, a true Mainer, and stubborn as a mule dragging its heels in concrete, Candace Green was many things to many people. Candace was loved by all, especially her two children, daughter, Denyse Robinson(spouse Michael Lowe), her son Sven, and her beloved grandsons Dylan and Teagan Lowe. Sister Cindy, daughter Denyse, grandsons Dylan (16) and Teagan (15) were all there, by her side, as she passed over-holding her, and allowing her to pass over to the light in her own time, carrying her sacred numbers with her all the way through to her passing at 4:07pm on 11/7/22. Returning home, back to the Source. We all miss you Mum, Nana, Candace. Aho! Denyse, and Candace’s beloved student, Jennifer Morin of Brewer, Maine, will host a gathering in honor of Candace Green’s passing on Sunday, May 7, 2023. The ceremony will be a sacred fire and a chance to connect and tell stories of Candace as you knew her. All of the details of this ceremony will be posted in early Spring on Candace’s Cardinal Retreats Facebook


In lieu of flowers or any other “sympathy gift”, her family asks that you allow yourself to engage in an act of kindness to someone with all of your heart. Every day.



Upcoming Dates TBD

Limited Space Available, reserve your spot now!

During the Reiki I workshop your own natural ability is awakened through the Reiki Attunement. This innate ability is reinforced through practice. We will review the history & Philosophy of Reiki and the Reiki Ideals, share personal knowledge and experience and you will learn techniques for giving Reiki to your self and others.

Cost – $225 (includes materials, lunch and light snacks)
Payment arrangements can be made.
This is also a great option for anyone who
has attended class before but would like a refresher.
Feel free to pass along.
In Love and Light,
Reserve your spot as soon as possible
by emailing
or calling 207-745-3561



The Reiki II Class includes the Reiki II attunement
Learning the Reiki II Symbols and their meaning and use in everyday life. Japanese Reiki Techniques, Distance Reiki
with lots of hands on practice using all the symbols,
Meditations and Guided Imagery reinforce what we have learned.
Cost – $250 (includes materials, lunch and light snacks)
Payment arrangements can be made.
This is also a great option for anyone
who has attended class before but would like a refresher.
Feel free to pass along.
In Love and Light,
Reserve your spot as soon as possible
by emailing
or calling 207-745-3561


Sessions with Holly Ireland, Psychic/Medium

Stay tuned for new dates, 2020 • 9am – 4pm

As a teenager I was able to “see” psychically certain events and happenings that would occur for my family and friends. Other times I could “feel” family members that had died, some that I had never met before, sharing with me about their lives as well as messages that would help guide my own life. And even though all of this was certainly interesting and helpful, I was not going to share it with the rest of the world, as the world was not ready to understand nor perhaps was I. I asked that the gift be taken away.

Fast forward to my being 36 years old, my children were growing and I was a shop owner in Maine enjoying my life with my husband. But, by this time, the Divine Source had other plans for me. The gifts that I had earlier in life, were back …and more. I wisely chose to embrace what was happening. I became a seeker, and the Universe provided me with many understandings and laws of how things worked. Amazing information . . . that I knew could help many.

The tragic death of my son several years ago, reaffirmed for me that our lives continue . . . the soul is infinite. I also understand that there need not be any boundaries as to us living our lives fully and with grace. I have been taught by many . . . a medicine woman in Arizona, poets, native people, a soldier, and marvelous guides and helpers from Spirit side. I too, have become a teacher . . . a vision that I saw as a teen not knowing at the time, all that it would mean.

I still live in Maine, sharing with people all that I have learned thus far in this lifetime. I facilitate classes, programs and workshops that inspire people to live their truest life. With the psychic abilities, I am able to aid people in connecting to loved ones, answer questions that assist them upon their life’s journey, as well as helping them to heal mind, body, spirit.

This has been an unexpected journey for me and yet one that has always felt familiar. I have met so many amazing people along the way and I have been shown the wonders of this Universe. I understand that love is what remains. For all of this . . . I am grateful.

Love Always,

$80 for a 1 hour session, 10:00am – 4:30pm

call or email to schedule a session





5:30pm – 7:00pm


All levels and all healing modalities welcome for an energy share at the Blue Heron Wellness Center.

$5 suggested Donation

call 207-745-3561 or email to sign up


New Dates to Come

Advanced Reiki Training

Join Reiki Master Teacher Joan Osler to attain your Advance Reiki Certification.

We will begin with hands on practice and review of Reiki 1 & 11, then move on to study Meditations, Moving Meditations, Crystals and the Crystal grid with Reiki. To conclude you will receive the Reiki Master Attunement and the Master symbol.

This training is for those who have completed Reiki 1 & 11.

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $225
light lunch and snacks provided as well as
manual, handouts and certificate upon completion

please email
or call (207) 745-3561 to reserve your spot

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New Dates to Come

Reiki Master/Teacher Training

Join Reiki Master Teacher Joan Osler to attain your Reiki Master/Teacher certification.

Topics Covered:
Advanced Meditations
Tibetan Symbols
Instructions and Practice in giving an attunement
Discussions regarding teaching Reiki
and Reiki and the Spiritual Path

The class will also include the Reiki Master attunement, and Two follow up sessions for practice and questions.

This class is for those who have completed their Reiki 1, 11 & Advanced trainings.

Time: 9:00 – 4:00
Cost: $275
light lunch and snacks provided as well as
manual, handouts and certificate upon completion

Ongoing and Very Popular!



Master Numerologist Sue Coffin

Owner of Healing Numbers, is offering Numerology Readings by appointment at the Blue Heron. There are other times available upon request, too. Please email Sue at to set up your appointment today!

Life Coaching and Numerology

with Sue Coffin and Jennifer Hooper

Hi Everybody,
I want to introduce to you my friend and colleague Jennifer Hooper. Jennifer is a Life Coach!

Now what does that mean: According to the Oxford dictionary the definition of a life coach is as follows: A person who counsels and encourages clients on matters having to do with careers or personal challenges. Jennifer’s goal is to help you achieve your goals, overcome obstacles and make changes or shifts in your life.

This is where it becomes fun! Jennifer and I have decided to collaborate our specific specialties, to help you understand better and reach your full potential.

How does this work? Clients who enroll in Jennifer’s “Live More, Worry Less” program will automatically get one hour of Numerology consult! Springboard your results by combining numerology and one-on-one coaching,and other tools for managing your energy. Curious? Book a no obligation free consultation here.

Were does Numerology come in? I will help you to better understand who you are energetically, and which roads are best to take at certain times in your life. There always seems to be that voice saying reroute, reroute, turn around take your next left….WHAT detour to where. Let Jennifer put the information from Numerology into your GPS helping you have a more enjoyable trip. Not only will she listen but she will do it in a very compassionate, empathetic, loving way.

Free Will allows us to make any choices we want.
“We don’t have to do all of it alone”.

“It’s not about ‘what can I accomplish’ but ‘what do I want to accomplish?’ Brene Brown

2020 Numerology Calendars on sale.
Come meet us and bring your questions!

Please email Sue at to set up your appointment today!


Drop-in Meditation

Every Thursday 1:00 – 1:45

This is a weekly meditation class led by Blue Heron Owner, Joan Osler, open to all.

$5 suggested donation, walk-ins welcome