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This group is for anyone interested in gaining an understanding of (or advancing their practice of) Yoga, Reiki, meditation, and other forms of mind and boy health. I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC), Reiki master/teacher, Registered Yoga instructor, and neuromuscular massage therapist. I started this group to help create a community, and provided educational classes, for those who are interested in exploring ways to increase their joy of living.

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Reiki 5 Principals Expanded

Renewed Spirit: Counseling, Reiki, Yoga, Thai Massage & Neuromuscular Therapy

$20.00

Traditionally, the 5 Reiki Principals are taught as part of a student’s “Reiki Level One” training course. The 5 principals may seem simple, but I believe they are as important to a student’s training, if not more so, than most of what is taught in a level one class. This is why I spend a considerable amount of time discussing my understanding of the 5 principals with my students before I provide them with a Reiki level one certificate of completion. This class is an expansion of what I teach in my Reiki Level One class, and is available to anyone, whether you are a student of Reiki, or are simply interested in how to approach, and master, the 5 principals of Reiki. I have used Reiki since 2001. I took my master class in 2004, and I became a master of Reiki around 2007. To be a master of Reiki means that you have mastered the 5 Reiki principals. You can learn how to heal with your hands, but the strength of your ability to heal increases exponentially when you can control, and quiet, your mind, which is the result of mastering the 5 Reiki principals. If you look up “5 Reiki Principals” on Google you will find thousands of websites sites giving a brief, but sometimes detailed, description of something that looks like the image above. Most sites have headings like “promote a healthy loving life,” “approach each day with a positive attitude,” or “view each obstacle in your life as an opportunity.” These phrases often make the 5 Reiki principals seem like an affirmation that’s no different than, “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and gosh darn it, people like me” by approaching them in a Chicken Soup For The Soul kind of way. Having a background in counseling, yoga, and other forms of therapy, my approach to the 5 Principals is different than how I was taught it. It is focused on creating a balance between the mind and body, which has helped my Reiki students, and counseling clients, overcome fear, worry, anger, low self-esteem, depression, and a host of other mental, and biological issues. I am teaching this extended class for Reiki students who may be having difficulty mastering the 5 Reiki principals, and for anyone who is interested in learning more about the principals, and how they can help balance the mind and body. A $20.00 donation is appreciated. All proceeds will go to the Monkey Mind Tales Book Donation Project.

Meditation 101 & Chakra Clearing Class

Renewed Spirit: Counseling, Reiki, Yoga, Thai Massage & Neuromuscular Therapy

Class: Meditation 101 & Chakra Clearing Cost: $25.00 for materials Overview: I have spent over ten years studying different forms of alternative healing. A great deal of my personal practice, and the methods I use in my profession involve the art of altering vibration. This can be done in many ways, one of which is through the use of meditation. Meditation and sound vibration are used all over the world to heal both mental and physical illnesses. The yogic practice of meditation, now over five thousand years old, is still one of the primary foundations for alternative healing. This class teaches the basics of yogic meditation and ways to train your mind to deal with negative emotions and chronic thinking. Peace of mind is a state of being, this class will teach you the tools needed for achieving that state of mind. This class will teach: The process of meditation, and why you meditate. How mediation is used to combat negative mental states of mind such as depression, anxiety, and worry. How meditation is used to reduce cancer, neurological dysfunction, and other physical illnesses. You will learn different techniques to increase the strength of your meditation; sound, mantras, mudras, bandas, pranayama, and intention. Mantras: A brief look at the Sanskrit language and the use of sound and mantras to increase the power of your meditation. Mudras: How hand gestures can affect the passage of energy through the body and increase the intention of your meditation. Pranayama: The introduction of breath work into your meditation, and its importance in releasing the chakra system. Bandas: How to use energy locks to increase the strength of your meditation. Finally, you will learn the Chakra system and how to clear your chakras by combining all the techniques you learned in this class into one meditational practice. The class will include exercises and class participation You will take from this class a complete overview of yogic meditational practices plus a meditational technique that combines all of what you’ve learned. It is a wonderful introduction to the whole process of meditation and gives you a foundation for creating your own practice. Workbook Provided: A workbook is provided with pictures and illustrations of the techniques to be taught. You will also be provided with a detailed description of the yogic chakra system and how it is affected by the techniques you will learn. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Reiki 5 Principals Expanded

Renewed Spirit: Counseling, Reiki, Yoga, Thai Massage & Neuromuscular Therapy

$20.00

Traditionally, the 5 Reiki Principals are taught as part of a student’s “Reiki Level One” training course. The 5 principals may seem simple, but I believe they are as important to a student’s training, if not more so, than most of what is taught in a level one class. This is why I spend a considerable amount of time discussing my understanding of the 5 principals with my students before I provide them with a Reiki level one certificate of completion. This class is an expansion of what I teach in my Reiki Level One class, and is available to anyone, whether you are a student of Reiki, or are simply interested in how to approach, and master, the 5 principals of Reiki. I have used Reiki since 2001. I took my master class in 2004, and I became a master of Reiki around 2007. To be a master of Reiki means that you have mastered the 5 Reiki principals. You can learn how to heal with your hands, but the strength of your ability to heal increases exponentially when you can control, and quiet, your mind, which is the result of mastering the 5 Reiki principals. If you look up “5 Reiki Principals” on Google you will find thousands of websites sites giving a brief, but sometimes detailed, description of something that looks like the image above. Most sites have headings like “promote a healthy loving life,” “approach each day with a positive attitude,” or “view each obstacle in your life as an opportunity.” These phrases often make the 5 Reiki principals seem like an affirmation that’s no different than, “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and gosh darn it, people like me” by approaching them in a Chicken Soup For The Soul kind of way. Having a background in counseling, yoga, and other forms of therapy, my approach to the 5 Principals is different than how I was taught it. It is focused on creating a balance between the mind and body, which has helped my Reiki students, and counseling clients, overcome fear, worry, anger, low self-esteem, depression, and a host of other mental, and biological issues. I am teaching this extended class for Reiki students who may be having difficulty mastering the 5 Reiki principals, and for anyone who is interested in learning more about the principals, and how they can help balance the mind and body. A $20.00 donation is appreciated. All proceeds will go to the Monkey Mind Tales Book Donation Project.

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Reiki Energy Share

Renewed Spirit: Counseling, Reiki, Yoga, Thai Massage & Neuromuscular Therapy

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