Dragon's Egg Studio
Dragon's Egg Studio
Dragon's Egg Studio
Dragon's Egg Studio
Dragon's Egg Studio


They sing, they dance, they tell serious tales!

This Spring 2015 semester of NTI and NMTI students at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Centre will be presenting their final project this Friday, May 1, at 7 pm, and Saturday, May 2, at 7:30 pm.   Here they are in their masks on their second day here, way back in January, during the blizzard! Now, they are roving the tangles of mind and dream, in the flourishing of this early spring, and invite you to the performances.  xox m

Masks 15 spr


The Beasts have been traipsing from the New Bedford Whaling Museum to the Carroll School in Massachusetts, and now, on May 1, at the Pennfield School in RI.  Marya will be performing her one person version of the play she wrote for the Beasts a few years ago, and for which she wrote a story book, as well.. Dan made most all the masks, and also illustrated the book, with Marya.   Yay, flourishing Beasts!


Earth and Egg and Earth

We are celebrating Earth Day at the Egg this year in May!! 

May 17, from 2 – 4:30.  

There will be games and some circle dancing, a few vendors, some snacks, some play, some seriousness, some sun worships, some sculpture making, some masking and unmasking.  
Come join us! 
(let me know if you would like to participate in some way, at mybeasts@aol.com.)

namaste, marya

Red spring 15

Reiki at the Egg

I thank you for your interest in Reiki.  Below are the class announcements and information you will need to understand what our classes offer.  Please contact me with any questions you may have. I look forward to seeing you at class.  Please email completed applications to adileo@oakstarministries.com, or mail them to Rev. Dr. Andrew DiLeo, 144 Church Street, Manville, RI 02838.
Reiki I and II Weekend at the Dragon’s Egg 5/22-5/24, 2015

OakStar Healers is offering their first Reiki I and II intense study weekend at the Dragon’s Egg in Ledyard, CT.  This beautiful site offers a highly spiritual environment in which to meditate, and a large space to hold groups, classes, and in the evening, singing, talking and enjoying each other’s company.  The sign in will start at 6 pm on Friday May 22, with class starting at 8 pm.  There are spaces to sleep on site at a nominal cost, and all are encouraged to remain in the spiritual nature of the weekend if possible.  You can choose to do: Reiki I only, Friday and Saturday, Reiki II only (previous certification in Reiki I is required) Saturday and Sunday, or both classes attending Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

Additional classes in Animal/Pet Reiki, Plant Reiki, Reiki for the Classroom, and Reiki for the Workplace will be offered.  

There is space for this class. 1/2 the amount due is expected no later than 5/8/2015. The remaining balance is due at check-in.

Reiki I and II Weekend at the Dragon’s Egg 8/28/-8/30, 2015
OakStar Healers is offering their first Avanced Reiki and Reiki Mater Teacher intense study weekend at the Dragon’s Egg in Ledyard, CT.  This beautiful site offers a highly spiritual environment in which to meditate, and a large space to hold groups, classes, and in the evening, singing, talking and enjoying each other’s company.  The sign in will start at 6 pm on Friday August 28, with class starting at 8 pm.  There are spaces to sleep on site at a nominal cost, and all are encouraged to remain in the spiritual nature of the weekend if possible.  You can choose to do: Advanced Reiki (previous certification in Reiki II is required), Friday and Saturday, Reiki Master Teacher (previous certification in Advanced Reiki is required) Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  

Additional classes in Animal/Pet Reiki, Plant Reiki, Reiki for the Classroom, and Reiki for the Workplace will be offered.  

Reiki I and II are taught together during a weekend intensive. Both attunements are given. All the information and techniques for both levels are covered including:

  • The Reiki hand positions.
  • Giving a complete Reiki treatment for self and others.
  • Japanese Reiki Techniques, as taught by Dr. Usui including: Gassho meditation, Reiji-ho – developing your intuition, Byosen Scanning – detecting where Reiki is needed, Gyoshi ho – sending Reiki with the eyes, Koki ho – using the breath to send Reiki, Kenyoku – dry bathing or clearing ones energy field, Jacki-kiri Joka-ho, clearing objects of negative energy.
  • Hayashi Healing Guide
  • Using Reiki for specific conditions.
  • The Reiki II symbols, how to use them with practice time..
  • Using Reiki to heal unwanted habits.
  • Distant healing.
  • 192 page class manual
  • Class certificate.
  • CEs and CEUs for nurses and massage therapists are provided.

The class is a combination of lecture, discussion and experience. Practice time includes giving and receiving a complete Reiki treatment using all the hand positions, the self -treatment, practice using all the level II symbols including distant healing, and practice using all the Japanese Reiki Techniques mentioned above.

While practice takes place during the class, it is expected that you will set aside additional time to practice after the class is over. Please commit to this additional time which should be one evening a week for several weeks, or its equivalent, to practice Reiki with one, or more, people from your Reiki class or with members of your family or friends. This additional practice is necessary to gain the experience and confidence you need to fully utilize the Reiki training.

Advanced Reiki Training

  • The Usui Master attunement which increases the strength of your Reiki energy. 
  • The Usui Master symbol which increases the effectiveness of the Reiki II symbols and can be used for healing. 
  • Practice using the Usui master symbol for treatments. 
  • Reiki meditation that strengthens the mind and expands consciousness. 
  • Advanced techniques for using Reiki to solve problems and achieve goals. 
  • The use of crystals and stones with Reiki. 
  • How to make a Reiki grid that will continue to send Reiki to yourself and others after it is charged. 
  • Reiki psychic surgery that allows you to remove negative psychic energy from yourself and others and send it to the light. 
  • A guided meditation that introduces you to your Reiki guides wherein you receive healing and information.  

Reiki III/Master

  • The complete Reiki III Usui/Tibetan Master attunement. 
  • Instruction on how to give Reiki attunements for Reiki I&II, ART and full Reiki Master. 
  • The Healing attunement that can be given to anyone and directs the powerful attunement energies to heal. 
  • The Usui system of attunements is taught as well as the Usui/Tibetan system used by the Center. 
  • Two Tibetan symbols are given for a total of six. 
  • Lots of practice time doing attunements. 
  • How to give yourself attunements. 
  • Advanced Reiki meditation that harmonizes the energy of the chakras. 
  • The values and spiritual orientation of a true Reiki Master. 
  • 180 page class manual.
  • Certificate
  • CEs and CEUs for nurses and massage therapists are provided. 

Instruction is given on the Usui/Tibetan system of attunements as well as the Usui system. Other variations are also outlined in the class manual. Over half the class time is used for practice so the student becomes confident in administering Reiki attunements. Students practice giving attunements on each other so that each student receives many attunements. The Healing attunement and Aura Clearing (psychic surgery) is given and received by all students. This class is a powerful healing experience. While the content of the class will allow anyone to pass the ability to do Reiki on to others and to teach if one chooses, many take the class for their own use or to use with family and friends. 

Please contact Andrew for the registration form: adileo@oakstarministries.com

Rev. Dr. Andrew J. DiLeo
Bishop, OakStar Ministries

OakStar Ministries and OakStar Seminary are institutions founded by a group of dedicated individuals, who wish to inform and educate the public about different Pagan religions. Being a place of learning, interested students can earn college credits while studying to become a member of the clergy in a Pagan religion.     

The Layers of the Mind

Familiar with the statement, “Point of view is Everything”?   There’s no denying that if the mind is agitated, the world looks bleak, even if the bank account is full, the house is perfect, the family is healthy and the job is secure.  On the other hand, if the bank account is empty, the house in disrepair, the family broken and the job lost…the serene mind will provide a feeling of unconditional contentment.    

Ayurveda presents us with a model in which to understand our emotions as well as practices to create balance in the mind and a state of gratification, no matter the outside circumstances life presents.   Join us on March 15 at the Dragon’s Egg Studio as we learn how to harness the power of the mind.
Dragon’s Egg Studio is located at 401 Shewville Road, Ledyard, CT
March 22 from 1PM – 4PM to explore the Layers of the Mind.
Instructor is Jessica Ferrol, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, PKS, E-RYT
Cost: $35

A Journey through the Stars

March’s hairy hare hops hauntingly close – Rabbit!  It is here!

And March 8th, Sunday, at 12:00, is the time for the
A Journey through the Stars and Planets,
an astrological view,
performed by Dragon’s Egg artists and friends,
and held at the Hygienic Galleries on Bank Street in New London.

This will be a promenade performance, moving from gallery to gallery.  In each gallery will be a different dancer, actor, singer, puppeteer, beast, or hooper, ready to invite you into their version of this year’s theme.  
Also will be various astrological signs and planets wandering around ‘midst the audience, for your starry bemusement.
This celestial je ne sais quoi will take about one hour, and is by donation ($5 suggested, but more is more!) and will be suitable for all ages and styles.

This idea of an intermingling of performing artists and visual art spaces began with a love idea by Marya in 2008 – or was it 2007? – when a “Groundhoggian Valentine” was presented in the Hoxie Gallery in Rhode Island.  Since that time, we have relocated to the Hygienic Galleries in New London, Ct., where we have peopled the galleries with poems by Yeats and scenes from Hardy and references to Mars.  Performers offer their work from the generosity of the artist’s heart, and we invite you to share in our explorations of the theme du jour.   This year, 2015, we are journeying through the sky, and we invite you along, from Aquarian to Capricorn!   all and sundry, cusp and moonie. 

Please come join us!
March 8th
12 noon
Hygienic Art Galleries
Bank Street
New London

Assembled by Marya Ursin,
performed by the artists and friends of the Mystic Paper Beasts and the Dragon’s Egg.

Egg lights

African Dance at the Egg

March 15th


$20 per person; $10 for children



Music and dance are the heart and soul of Ghanaian culture. From a young age children are moving and shaking to the drum beat and bell. There are many Ghanaian cultural dances, all telling a different story. This class is a chance to learn about a new culture, its traditions and stories while also awakening your body to exciting sounds and movement. This three hour workshop will give you a glimpse into one of the most popular dances, Gahu, which is a social dance with lively moves and beats. Live drumming and the heat building from dance, will have you feeling like you have stepped right off the plane and into Ghana.



Ghanaian born and raised, Eric Amoquandoh used dance and drumming to get him through the hardships of life in West Africa. Eric has just moved to the area and is bringing with him his love for his culture, music and dance. For nearly 10 years Eric has been sharing these stories and dances with universities, schools and individuals. Eric hopes to keep these traditional dances alive and teach others how to tell stories through music and movement.

Hygienic Kids’ Art Show

The Hygienic Gallery presents Kids’ Art at the Garde Gallery, this Saturday, January 31, from 12 – 4 pm, and we Beasts shall be rambling about, as well as dressing hopefuls in masks and costumes to trail dreams and mystery through the gallery of art.  There will be many activities, crafts, storytelling, hooping.  Do come join us!  Beasts will Rove!

Little beasts

Winter births Masks at the O’Neill

NTI/NMTI Spring (?! hah!) 2015 make masks, write tales, and move through new adventures!  Yay – it was magical fun!  xo m

Masks 15 spring

The Eagle Has Landed: Kristin Hatleberg and dancers

The Eagle has landed.

Sunday February 8th at 4pm
The Dragon’s Egg, 401 Shewville Rd, Ledyard CT
Artists: Janet Aisawa / Cecilia Fontanesi / Kristin Hatleberg / Rebeca Medina / Ophra Wolf
Film: Kristin Hatleberg / Fred Hatt 

The Eagle has landed. is a full-length dance improvisation directed by Kristin Hatleberg. Its development has been supported in part by residencies at The Dragon’s Egg throughout 2014-2015, and we’re pleased to close our final residency this February with a public showing for The Egg’s community. The Eagle has landed. will premiere in April 2015 as a part of the Take Root Series at GreenSpace in Queens, NY.
Performance is 45 minutes, admission is donation based, and the showing will be followed by light refreshments and a discussion with the artists.

Kristin hatleberg Eagle