Lucy Benjamin, Cook: “Although my professional training and career had nothing to do with food, I have, in my late 40′s found the field I love! I have a small food production/manufacturing business (granola) and I love to cook and feed people good healthy happy nutritious delicious food. I really love to cook and nurture that way.”
Lucy is a mother of three and entrepreneur. An Oxford University and MIT graduate, she worked as a property manager in England until moving to East Blue Hill with her family in 2004. Since then she has launched two businesses: selling delicious homemade granola to local shops and individuals (www.lucysgranola.com) and serving as a chartered surveyor and property manager to the year-round and summer community of the Blue Hill
area (www.lucybenjaminpropman.com) Lucy’s knowledge of practical, healthy and economical cooking and eating are put to use frequently when she fills her home with friends or makes meals to take elsewhere.
Christina Montano, Massage Therapist: “I love working with people, I have an inner need to feel peace and to bring body awareness, healing and light to the world by touching as many people as possible during my life time.”
Christina is a healer, writer, and documentary film maker. She has been practicing massage therapy and healing body work for 21 years, and has studied with many inspiring teachers throughout the world. She has an M.A. in Holistic Living, from Lesley College, is a graduate of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy and the Ohashi Institute, N.Y.C. Christina’s need to heal, and her love of healthy food and cooking has led her to her latest creation intentionalsoup.com, an internet T.V. show where she blends the art of soup making with the healing power of intention. New to the documentary film world, Christina is in the process of making her second film which centers around healthy birth awareness for women, men, and families. Check out her blog, www.anitalianinmaine.com, about healing, food, mothering, and staying present on the coast of Maine.
S. Ariane Garfield, Humanistic Astrology & Authentic Movement Instructor: “I believe we are each a unique part of a greater whole and that, as we develop, we seek not only clarity of self, but also a sense of purposeful participation. As I support my clients in the discovery of innate potential, the confidence to claim recognized gifts, and the awareness of what, for each, defines a meaningful life, I am also answering my own calling. It is a joy to witness the growing sense of authenticity, presence and purpose in my clients; I feel privileged to share in their process.”
Ariane holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Norwich University, with a strong background in Buddhism, Native American Studies, Celtic Christianity and Sacred Geometry. Her interest in universal patterns found in nature, art, ritual and archetypes led her into the formal study and practice of astrology in 1990. To explore and understand the embodied expression of spirit, Ariane studied and trained as a facilitator of Authentic Movement through the Contemplative Dance program in Amherst, MA. Ariane has been immersed in the joy of body awareness since the 1970s. Her dance experience includes: ballet, jazz, Irish, African and modern dance; performer/teacher at Down East Dance Arts and Maine Dance Center in Ellsworth ME; co-founder and co-director of Seven Dancers, a performance company in Bar Harbor ME. Ariane also practices yoga and fencing.
Haydée Foreman, The Style Coach: ”I love my work because I love beauty. I see beauty hidden everywhere like a sculptor sees a man in a block of granite. It just needs to be uncovered and enhanced and nurtured properly. Helping clients to find and share their soul’s inner beauty for all to see is extremely gratifying. I see clients flourish and grow in confidence. They acquire a set of life skills that some lucky few seem to have been taught and some just seem to know. But most of us need a little help to figure out.”
Haydée Foreman, founder and sole proprietor of The Style Coach (www.mainestylecoach.com) completed her training from Image Resources Center of New York in image consulting in 2006. Her course topics included: skin and hair tone analysis, wardrobe and style development, face shape, body line assessment, men’s wear, and personal shopping. She studied with Carol Davidson and Dominique Isbeque who are also faculty members at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s image consultant training program in New York City. Her former life as a New Yorker and her current one as a Maine resident allow her to move easily between the differing demands of rural versus city life. Understanding your body’s proportions and your coloring can put you on the path to a presenting yourself well no matter what your lifestyle.