Maha Rose Center for Healing
"in 2013 I finished acupuncture school and we launched Maha Rose as a full time business. The grand opening party happened that winter and was packed into the street. You couldn’t get though the hallways. I thought, 'We’re going to need a larger space' ..."
Wanderlust Weekly: Congrats on the growth of Maha Rose Center for Healing! What inspired its creation? Lisa Levine: Maha Rose grew slowly out of the loft I was then living in at 97 Green street in Greenpoint. The workshops, classes, and meditation circles we wanted to experience- we invited teachers in or created them ourselves. My dear friend and teacher Padma Gonzalez would come every summer from Mexico and later India and would do reiki on me, then friends of mine, then friends of friends. She began teaching reiki as well here and it all just grew and grew. I lived there with a rotating group of artists and yogis and healers. Young artists and yogis and healers at the time who are evolving into really special teachers doing magical things in the world.
Wanderlust Weekly: You've built a strong community following in Brooklyn, what are some of your proudest moments? Lisa Levine: Our grand opening party in February of 2014. We had been operating for some years but in 2013 I finished acupuncture school and we launched Maha Rose as a full time business. The official grand opening party happened that winter and was packed out into the street. You couldn’t get though the hallways. I thought, “We’re going to need a larger space.” I’ve been spending a lot of time upstate and a couple months in the winter in Mexico and I am always moved when I come back to Maha Rose in Greenpoint to teach or just check in and I feel the unique magic of Maha Rose. Seeing people before and then after a class or workshop is always inspiring. Seeing them leave brighter and shinier than when they arrived is such a joy. Envisioning them taking that home with them to their friends and family is even more inspiring. I’m always pleasantly surprised by the magic there.
Wanderlust Weekly: The wellness field is constantly evolving, what upcoming news or developments can we look forward to? Lisa Levine: Good question! I’m launching a seven week course May 11th on the Art of Running a Spiritual Business to help people just joining the field, or people who have been in the field but need fresh tools. As more and more people move into healing work and it is becoming a wellness industry in a new way it’s important that we stay aligned with the original intentions that brought us into this work in the first place. We’re also really excited to bring more and more Maha Rose healing events to other spaces; work places, parties, events, etc.. As wellness events grow in popularity the way we socialize and commune with one another is shifting. I find that people are so enriched after a healing circle or event, they leave happier than they were before. We’re excited to bring that to more places and more people in New York and beyond. [ photos by Jessica Miller ] [ learn more ]