ENERGY HEALING TRAINING
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With continuing quarantine/sheltering-in-place, we continue to create and offer some very FUN events via ZOOM. Many are FREE!
Special Sacred Sound workshops happening on occasion. Info on the SOUND SCHOOL page.
All happening via ZOOM. Many replays will be posted on corresponding pages. Stay Well!
ENERGY SELF-CARE 101: Energy Basics for Intense Times
Do you feel "All Over The Place?" Do you want to find all your pieces and put yourself "Back Together?" Here are the basics to reclaim your well-being.
When things of epic proportion happen, such as what we are experiencing globally right now, where our very survival and human rights are threatened, it is a natural reaction to fragment our consciousness, become ungrounded and "leave" in one way or another to avoid feeling what we feel, and allow fear to rule actions, sleep, and choices. Come "defrag" your energy, come back to center, gather your pieces and get back together with some easy nurturing self-care practices.
This basic 5-module workshop via ZOOM will teach you the basics of energy medicine to stay grounded, healthy, and emotionally well during this continuing stressful time and going forward. With the basics you'll find out what really helps you personally, which opens doors to further study if you choose.
Current Times special: sliding scale-$15-$25 per module, or make me an offer for the entire course
-Coming Into Stillness: Grounding, Centering, Breath, Earthing, and Meditation Basics
75 minutes $15
Stillness is essential to center, ground and hear that small, still voice of guidance within us. The Breath is an easy access to Stillness and the doorway to Meditation. There are many different practices of meditation. In this module we will focus on creating and maintaining a Grounded Center of Stillness that can be accessed anywhere.
- Energy Medicine Maintenance For Our Health: Exploring Energy Modalities
Have you ever wondered what "energy work" or "energy healing" really mean? There are many energy healing modalities and they all have the same intention: to bring us back into balance. We'll talk about the various modalities available and we will open our own energy portals and play.
-"Sacred Voice" Vocal Healing - the Health and Harmony Residing In Our Bodies! MORE INFO ON SOUND SCHOOL
Contrary to many beliefs that anything vocal besides talking means "singing," deeply ingrained at times in childhood choir, Vocal Sounding is a very powerful, deeply embodying healing practice using our voice - in all its imperfect perfection - to sound into our bodies and our emotions and "give them a voice" to release old energy, unblock old beliefs, balance our chakras and our energy fields, and just plain feel better.
USUI REIKI TRAINING
ABOUT USUI REIKI ~ WHY AND HOW WE TEACH IT
THE ROOTS OF REIKI
We offer readers and potential students the traditional history and roots of Reiki here to offer the context of why we teach it as a core part of the Energy Training that we offer.
Reiki is a spiritually-based system of working with energy whose roots are well over 2,500 years old and embody the original traditional teachings of early Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism. It is the oldest known form of Reiki and the source of all other systems of Reiki, migrating from Tibet and India to Southeast Asia and China, then to Japan via Buddhist lamas and adepts.
Usui references the specific lineage of this form of Reiki, named for founder Dr. Mikao Usui, a Buddhist and Doctor of Theology who rediscovered this system from texts originating from Gautama Buddha, and began sharing it with his students as a complementary therapy to treat physical, emotional, and mental diseases. Sources report that Dr. Usui taught Reiki to over 2000 people during his lifetime, sixteen of whom continued their training to reach the equivalent to our Western third degree, or Master level.
Mrs. Hawayo Hiromi Takata, a Japanese-American born in Hawaii, helped introduce Reiki to the US. bringing it to Hawaii, where she taught until her death in 1980. It's not known how many students she taught, however, within the tradition, she is sometimes known as Reiki Grand Master Teacher Hawayo Takata. The American Reiki Association, Inc. was formed by Mrs. Takata in the final year of her life, 1980, together with Dr. Barbara Weber Ray, one of her students.
Dr. Usui's original Reiki manuscript, found in 1994, cited the origins to be from Gautama Buddha and the Buddhist text, Tantra of the Lightning Flash. References have been made its origins being the way of healing practiced by Jesus. It is assumed, however, that Mrs. Takata created this reference to make Reiki more palatable and acceptable in the US.
INCREASED AWARENESS OF LIFE-ENHANCING ENERGY
We are naturally connected to Life-enhancing energy - the Universal Life Force - the energy from which everything flows and is part of. In our modern world, our perception of this connection can become weaker as the busy-ness of our external world takes precedence as "reality." Reiki, which means Universal Life Force Energy in Japanese, is an amazing method/practice to learn to reconnect on a deeper level to the Love that is the source of all life, to navigate more gracefully the creativity and purpose of our life. Rather than being just for "hands on healing," this practice deepens our awareness of the animating part of everything in our world that is always available for our well-being, the "inner well" from which our creativity flows and in the many ways that shows up for us.
We include Usui Reiki as a core offering because of its ancient, undiluted teachings as well as the rigorous attention to keeping intact the purity of this lineage's teaching and information.
Connection to the spirit of life is one of life's many gifts for all of us. The deeper the connection, the easier life flows, enhancing everything positive that we already do for ourselves. For that reason, Reiki is shared from the perspectives of an artist, musician, writer and "healer" offering this class for all individuals, especially creatives. Everything is naturally connected to the Creative Life Force and so we share from a place of no boundaries or labels of any offering being "spiritual" or otherwise.
I hope you will join us in becoming part of this beautiful practice and lineage.
LEVEL I USUI REIKI WORKSHOP TRAINING FOR WOMEN
FALL/WINTER 2020 (Tentative)
All of Life flows from Universal Energy - the Feminine Creative Force that animates us and all living things. As creators and nurturers of this Feminine force, women hold the key to healing of our world.
This Level I introductory workshop teaches you how to consciously connect to, strengthen and work with this flow of Life Force in all areas of your life through the practice of Usui Reiki. An ancient form of Reiki, some claim it to be the original form of energy healing, has been passed down through a lineage originated in sacred texts written by the Buddha. (See first few paragraphs on this page for history).
A significant part of this class is the energetic attunement, which opens and strengthens all of your energy channels to a deeper awareness, clears and aligns your chakras, and thus enhances your own health, well-being, intuition, personal energy and inner guidance. This beginning Level I workshop has an energetic focus on self-healing, specifically healing the physical body, and can help you more easily manage stress, ease depression and pain, and help heal physical issues.
No previous experience, special knowledge or abilities are needed to learn this. Most of you will "remember" this practice on a cellular level. We will spend a lot of time working with this energy and how it can be used in many different life perspectives. This class includes the Level I energetic attunement, the traditional Reiki lore and teachings, learning the basic hand positions used for self healing, heightened awareness of energy in the body, practice time, study of the chakras, auric fields, and a beautiful Reiki Certificate suitable for framing.
You will also receive the book, "Essential Reiki: A Complete Guide To An Ancient Healing Art," by Diane Stein. This manual goes deeply into Usui Reiki and is invaluable to those who wish to learn the basics as well as go further to higher levels in their study and for teaching.
DETAILS AND TUITION:
There is room in this workshop for 4 women.
TUITION: $135 in advance.
You may pay by credit card, personal check or cash. Credit card payments add $3.50 per transaction.
*** REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT:
- TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD: $135 plus $3.50 added per
transaction for credit card fees.
Please Note: There are no refunds on tuition unless the class is canceled or rescheduled. If you are unable to attend, your tuition payment is applied to the next Level I Usui Reiki workshop.
My Reiki Journey: I have gratefully studied Usui Reiki and served as a Master/Teacher since Jan, 2002. The study of Usui Reiki was and continues to be my magnificent opening into alternative healing and medicine, and deeper spirituality. I have had so many incredible openings and healings since I began studying. And study of this modality is an ongoing, life-long journey. One thing I learned is that the more we let this energy "become" us, the deeper we go into the creative healing space and abilities of Source within us. When it "becomes" us, we embody healing energy for ourselves, others and Earth, just through who we are, just through intention. It becomes effortless. While I am studied and certified in many other healing modalities and practices, Usui Reiki remains my cornerstone and the most authentic energy healing modality I teach for individuals to begin their own energy healing journey and practice. I have taught this modality since 2003 and I will continue to teach it for the rest of my days.
LEVEL II PRACTITIONER/LEVEL III WEEKEND FOR WOMEN ~
AN IMMERSIVE WORKSHOP
FALL/WINTER 2020 (Tentative)
This weekend workshop immersion for women will take you into the Practitioner and Master/Teacher levels of Usui Reiki. These levels go much deeper into consciously and intentionally working with Reiki - Universal Life Force energy - in all facets of life. In each of these two days, students receive the attunements of greater awareness and flow of this energy, and the symbols that are appropriate for each level being studied. Much attention will be spent learning and working with these new symbols, practicing distance healing and practicing passing attunements.
BASIC WORKSHOP PARTICULARS:
- Weekend Workshop will accommodate 4 individuals
- More Info forthcoming after quarantine is over
Felted Healing Crystal Energy Balls - An Intuitive Art Class
Private Hendersonville, NC Studio
$45 includes instruction, meditation, snacks and tea and all supplies and materials needed to create four Felted Healing Crystal Energy Balls
Do you know someone needing prayers or good intentions who would love a physical healing representation filled with your love and energy? Or maybe you would like a new meditation tool?
This super fun and energy immersive class introduces you to the easy and wonderfully sensory art of felting, which uses wool fibers called roving, hot water, olive oil soap and friction or rubbing, to compact fibers into a shape, in this case a ball. And if you are new to energy healing, it also teaches you how to work with energy intentionally by "sending" it into your creation and imbuing your balls with it. Each ball will be felted around a powerful seed crystal point that has been cleared, energized and is ready for your specific intention/prayer and energy. We will start with the basics of felting, then enter into a meditation to put us all "in the mood" and then we will felt away.
You will have a choice of wool colors to use for your creations. You will also receive two organza gift bags for gifting your felted balls, plus extra wool and extra crystals so you can create a couple of felted balls at home.
All supplies, snacks and tea provided. Six spots available in this class.