Shamanic Reiki Level 2 trainings in 2017

Shamanic Reiki Level 2In the shamanic worldview, we are all interconnected through time and space by a living, conscious web. This concept, understood as “oneness,” allows us to affect change regardless of our physical placement in time and geography. In this workshop, we expand our work with Reiki to benefit another, or a situation, backward in time, forward into the future, and across geographical distance.

2017 trainings:

April 22nd and 23rd at Benchmark Studio in Keene Valley, New York (9:30 AM – 5:30 PM both days)
September 30th and October 1st at The Lotus Center in Plattsburgh, New York (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM both days)

This experiential weekend deepens your integration of two ancient healing forms—Shamanism and Reiki. You will practice time-tested methods that enhance intuition and expand consciousness, as you:

  • Receive the Shamanic Reiki Level Two attunement and three powerful energetic symbols
  • Establish an inner sanctum and investigate the consciousness of the attunement symbols
  • Shapeshift and journey with a power animal spirit guide for long distance, one on one, and personal healing
  • Increase the potency of the energy we channel, and receive and give a Shamanic Reiki treatment
  • Practice simple Shamanic Reiki absentee healing methods
  • Release energetic blocks through Shamanic journeys
  • Clear negative energy from a room or space, and more

Join us in exploring and practicing a systemized yet intuitive approach to manifesting profound natural healing at your fingertips to help yourself, your loved ones, your pets, and our Planet.

$195 per person. Pre-registration is requested:

You will receive a personal confirmation via email.

Dress comfortably to sit or lie on the floor. Bring a journal or notebook and something to write with, and water. We will break for lunch. You may bring your own or visit one of the local eateries. Snacks and tea will be provided.

Shamanic Reiki Level 1 trainings in 2017

Shamanic Reiki Level 1 AdirondacksShamanic Reiki blends the timeless wisdom of two ancient healing traditions with new approaches and practical teachings.

2017 Trainings:

March 25th and 26th at Benchmark Studio in Keene Valley, New York (9:30 AM – 5:00 PM both days)
June 10th and 11th  at The Lotus Center in Plattsburgh, New York (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM both days)

Anyone can practice Reiki healing, which guides and balances life force energy through the light touch of hands in non-intrusive positions on or near the body. Integrating Reiki with shamanism is natural as the two healing forms are based on similar principles. In this highly experiential weekend you will practice simple yet powerful techniques that join Reiki together with intuitive, Earth-honoring approaches from diverse shamanic cultures.

You will:

  • Receive the Reiki Level One attunement to activate and empower your innate ability to heal
  • Practice Shamanic Reiki self-healing methods and intuitive strategies for the transmission of Reiki
  • Integrate shamanic techniques to access alternate realities beyond time and space, within your healing work
  • Give and receive a complete Shamanic Reiki session
  • Explore shamanic methods that will open you to the healing forces of the Earth and the elements
  • Discover how to create a healing environment and develop your own Shamanic Reiki healing practice
  • Engage life-shifting shamanic journeys to empower as a Shamanic Reiki healer, and more.

Join us in exploring and practicing a systemized yet intuitive approach to manifesting profound natural healing at your fingertips to help yourself, your loved ones, your pets, and our Planet.

$165 per person. Pre-registration is requested:

Dress comfortably to sit or lie on the floor. Bring a journal or notebook and something to write with, and water. We will break for lunch. You may bring your own or visit one of the local eateries. Snacks and tea will be provided.

Breathing with Trees

Breathing with trees in the AdirondacksI ventured out, alone, in my snowshoes, on a quiet trail through the woods. We had had the first substantial snowfall of winter a few days before, and I came to a part of the trail that had not been broken since the storm. I’m not experienced on snowshoes and it was only my second time out this season, but it was quiet and beautiful so I decided to push on.

Once my body started complaining, I stopped and turned back. It had begun to snow again, which was lovely to look at but made the trail more challenging. I caught myself getting short of breath as my heart rate came up and I took a break.

There was a time when I would have been frightened out in the woods, all alone, with no cell signal, my heart pounding in my chest, but now I have a relationship with the trees. Through my shamanic work I have become aware of the life energy that flows through the trees. I have seen them “lit up” with that energy. It is the same energy that flows through you and me.

Rather than panicking out in the woods, I sat in the snow with my back to a tree. I tuned into that energy. And I began to breathe with the tree. Plants and animals are the two halves of the beautiful life-sustaining oxygen cycle. Trees breathe out oxygen, we breathe it in. We breath out carbon dioxide, the trees breathe it in.

Sitting against the tree, I became conscious of breathing in what the tree was releasing. It was as if I could draw the breath right out of the tree into my back. Then I breathed out and felt the tree draw in my out-breath. Back and forth, the tree and I breathed together, until my heart rate slowed and I felt safe and held. I walked calmly out of the woods.

This simple but powerful practice draws my awareness to the interconnected web of life. While the woods are a wonderful place to experience it, I find the same sense of connection and peace when I breathe with the trees in my backyard or even my houseplants. I leave a small offering in gratitude for the breath when I can, and I always speak my thanks. I know I am heard.