Reiki (pron. "Rey-Key") is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy"flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Daily stress from living breaks down our energy field, leaving us vulnerable to disease and illness. Reiki is a process that allows the Universal energy to fill the aura of the body to bring it back into balance.
The word Reiki is made up of two Japanese words - "REI" means present everywhere, or Universal. Another meaning is Spiritual Wisdom or Higher Knowledge. The Rei portion means the spiritual wisdom, which knows how to bring about healing. "KI" means life force energy. Anything that is alive has an energy field with this energy moving through it and around it. This life force energy is in every cell of your body and supports the biological and chemical components to sustain health and well being.
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind & spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well being. Many have reported miraculous results.
Some individuals are more sensitive than others. Some things you may experience are warmth or tingling energies, jumping or twitching when the energy is released, getting so relaxed that you fall asleep or just feel peaceful and feeling blocks releasing. Everyone's experience is different.
(30 and 60 minutes | $50 and $70)
Hara & Grid Line Repair
Do to the delicate nature of this work, I only perform Hara and Grid Line work in conjunction with a Reiki Session after a relationship has been established between a client and myself.
The Hara Line is the line of energy that runs through thte core of your body where all of the chakras connect to send and receive the life force energy. It enters into your energetic body through the top of the head into the earth's core.
From stress, trauma, injury, illness and intense energy conditions the Hara line can break, bulge, crack, puncture, blowout as well as other dynamics being experienced. If this occurs, the healing work that someone is receiving may not take or hold for long periods. By repairing the Hara line, healing can be facilitated on many levels. Hara & Grid Line Repair is performed as part of a Reiki session and only after an initial relationship has been established.
Private Yoga Instruction
I currently offer private Yoga instruction. My style of instruction is centered on the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar.
Each private session has a specific anatomical focus and is catered specifically to the needs of the student(s) receiving the session. Group classes have a specific anatomical focus and are taught with the needs of the many in mind. Whether in a private or group atmosphere, I hope to have a dialogue with each student to understand their needs.
Detailed instruction and explanation is given on each pose as it is introduced and questions are always welcomed. Every individual is working at his or her own level during any yoga practice, and modifications are made as needed. Students are not forced to do anything and it is of utmost importance to honor both your body and your mind on any given day. Yoga should never cause harm or injury. Yoga is a personal practice even when it is practiced in a group setting.
You do not need to be flexible to practice yoga, nor a vegetarian. Yoga is not a religion. It is a philosophy that began in India an estimated 5,000 years ago.
All you need to begin practicing yoga is your body, your mind and a bit of curiosity. Comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement is helpful, footwear is not necessary and a yoga mat is helpful (but it is not necessary to have your own).
What is Yoga?
The word yoga, from the Sanskrit word yuj means to yoke or bind and is often interpreted as "union" or a method of discipline. A male who practices yoga is called a yogi, a female practitioner, a yogini.
The Indian sage Patanjali is believed to have collated the practice of yoga into the Yoga Sutra an estimated 2,000 years ago. The Sutra is a collection of 195 statements that serves as a philosophical guidebook for most of the yoga that is practiced today. It also outlines eight limbs of yoga: the yamas (restraints), niyamas (observances), asana (postures), pranayama (breathing), pratyahara (withdrawal of senses), dharana (concentration), dhyani (meditation), and samadhi (absorption). As we explore these eight limbs, we begin by refining our behavior in the outer world, and then we focus inwardly until we reach samadhi (liberation, enlightenment).
Today most people practicing yoga are engaged in the third limb, asana, which is a program of physical postures designed to purify the body and provide the physical strength and stamina required for long periods of meditation.