Friday, February 28, 2014

R&R Time! Reiki and Restorative Yoga at HeartStream!

Beat Breakup with Reiki and Restorative Yoga this April!  Join HeartStream yoga teacher and Reiki Healer Jasmine Johnson-Kennedy for a pair of mini-retreats. 

Combining the modalities of Reiki Healing and the practice of Restorative Yoga, these workshops invite you to shed the tension and stress of the long dark cold days of winter and open to the warming sun and bright joy of our Alaskan summer.  
Support the body and rest the mind with a restorative yoga practice and soothing music while you receive the healing energy of Reiki to nourish yourself on all levels.

Restorative yoga asana are restful, long-held poses supported by props (an abundance of blankets, blocks and bolsters) that are designed to relax and nourish mind body and heart.  
Reiki is a gentle and profoundly restorative form of hands-on energy healing. Reiki facilitates deep relaxation and catalyzes the natural healing response.  

These mini-retreats are a two-for-one: not only will you get two hours of deliciously restful, rejuvenating restorative practice, you will also receive a number of mini Reiki treatments. 
Jasmine will guide you in a sequence of restorative yoga poses, holding each pose for 5-10 minutes in order to allow the body's tension to melt away, the heart to open, and the mind to rest and renew.  As you rest in the comfort and support of the restorative yoga poses, she will offer mini Reiki sessions to each participant in turn.  Depending on the size of the class, everyone will receive Reiki 2-5 times.  Jasmine will place gentle hands on head, shoulders and feet and channel the healing life-force energy of Reiki to allow you to deepen your experience and receive healing where ever it is most needed.  If you're curious about Reiki or energy work in general, this is the perfect way to explore this alternative healing modality in the safe and serene space of HeartStream's yoga studio.

Are you feeling over-worked, stressed-out or tired?  Does break up have you feeling stuck-in-the-mud?  Do you long for a little peace and quiet or a private oasis?  How long has it been since you've had some quality me-time?  

These mini-retreats are for you! 

Treat yourself to a little R&R time at Heartstream!

Sunday April 6th 11am- 1pm : Gentle Detox with Reiki and Restorative - Let go of the residues of winter, release anything that is holding you back in this practice of restorative twists and heart openers.

Sunday April 27th 2-4 pm: Replenish with Reiki and Restorative - Refill your well and nourish your vitality with this gentle practice of restorative forward folds and inversions.

Workshops are $30 each.  You are welcome to attend one or the other or plan on attending both!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Yoga and live music~

Local artist Sabe Flores is releasing her first album.  She plays cello, an instrument that I sometimes think I would want to take up if I were to learn a new instrument.  She's a gifted musician and a beautiful soul.  She has played live music at yoga events and classes held at HeartStream before, so I'm super excited to what these two lovely, talented and inspiring ladies have up their sleeve for us to enjoy!

Maybe I'll see you there?

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Introducing Reiki!

image courtesy of the most recent
Reiki News Magazine

Hello dear ones!  I am very excited and deeply humbled to announce that I am now offering Reiki Healing sessions out of the Healing Arts room at Heart Stream Yoga.

Reiki is a gentle form of hands-on healing.  It was discovered by Mikao Usui in 1922 in Japan and was brought to the US after World War II by Hawayo Takata.  The word Reiki means "spiritually guided universal life force energy."  The Japanese ki is synonymous to the Sanskrit prana or the Chinese chi.   The prefix rei suggests a divine/spiritual intelligence and speaks to the fact that Reiki energy cannot harm.  Reiki always works towards the highest good, supporting healing and balance in body, mind and spirit.

My practice of Reiki Healing incorporates Chakra Clearing and Balancing and is deeply informed by my yoga practice.  Yoga is a way of working with the human energy body from the inside-out while Reiki Healing allows me to directly aid you in clearing blockages and encouraging free and healthy flow of vital energy.  Please check out the "Reiki Energy Healing" tab above for more information, and email me with any questions or to schedule a session :-)

In light,

Principles of Reiki
(translation below)
The secret art of inviting happiness,
The miraculous medicine for all diseases.

At least for today:
Do not be angry,
Do not worry,
Be grateful,
Work with diligence,
Be kind to people.
Every morning and evening, join your hands in meditation and pray with your heart.
State in your mind and chant with your mouth.

For improvement of mind and body.
Usui Reiki Ryōhō.