About Dawn Hancy & Essential Arts

Essential Arts invites us to envision ourselves as co-creators of a glorious world of health, harmony and prosperity for the global human community, the Earth and all living beings.  Essential Arts Evolutionary Healing and Education informs and empowers students ad clients in developing their Higher Intelligence: creativity, intuition and energy work via in-person and virtual sessions and events.


I'm Dawn Hancy, and I received the inspiration for Essential Arts from a combination of many sources, kindled by the many community opportunities for education and healing here in Vermont, where "regular" yet extraordinary people practice a wide range of natural healing arts, get together and share what they know, create programs that are needed and just keep learning throughout their lives.  I studied music at Antioch College and have received Vermont Public Library Certification, Permaculture Certification from Earth Activist Training taught by Starhawk and Charles Williams, and Reiki Level 1, 2 & 3 (Master) Certification from Joe and Joanne Voner and Deb Davidson.  I have been involved with too many community organizations and activities to list here - from agricultural activism to fiber arts to kids' summer camp to interfaith climate work.


Recently I've been involved with founding the Vershire Women's Wellness Circle, a project of VerShare, and the Vermont Weaving Well-being Network.  So much beauty and goodness is arising in our world...  Join me in celebrating with Essential Arts!



Global Meditation for Compassion

Waters of the World
Revolutionary Steampunk
Tunbridge World's Fair

That's me in the orange dress sitting on the rock next to a small friend who joined us with his grandmother & another local mom for the Vershire contingent of the Chopra Center's Global Mediation for Compassion organized by my sister, April.

Here I'm at the Universalist Society of Strafford, our local Unitarian Universalist congregation, holding the bowl of our collected community waters that represent the flowing together of our energies in the traditional annual UU Water Communion ceremony.

Meet one of my Steampunk characters, Patience Goodwife, mild-mannered spinster by day, revolutionary by night, perhaps during the transition from the British colonies to the US ... or perhaps in a version of history where Vermont remains an independent republic beyond 1799?

Here I'm at the Tunbridge World's Fair taking a break from spinning wool to work on a Victorian-style Crazy Quilt that has been a community project for a few years, eventually to be raffled off to benefit the Chelsea Farmers Market.

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