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Usui Reiki Class: Levels I & II

"Reiki is a method of natural healing that uses energy channeled through a practitioner's hands to restore health and a sense of well-being." ~Traditional Reiki for Our Times

Increasingly, Reiki is used as an adjunct and complementary therapy for those managing stress, pain, and healing. Reiki is safe for adults, children, the elderly, and pets.


LEVEL 1 ONLY - SATURDAY, NOV 3 from 8:30pm-12:00pm

Saturday morning is dedicated to Level 1. We will cover Reiki origins and principles, and spend the rest of the evening learning and practicing with Reiki, self-healing, discovering uses for everyday life, discussions, working with family and friends, pets, and more. 

LEVELS 1 & 2 - SATURDAY & SUNDAY, NOV 3-4 from 8:30am-5:30pm

Saturday is the Reiki Classroom. The day will be spent on an appreciation for Reiki origins and principles, attunements, learning and practicing with Reiki symbols, self-healing, working with others, discovering uses for everyday life, discussions and more. 

REIKI CLINIC (Reiki II students) - SUNDAY, NOV 4 from 10:00am-4:30pm

Sunday is the Reiki Clinic, a practicum or hands-on experience for Level II student designed to put all of what you have learned into action. Throughout the day, we will discuss ethics, professionalism, establishing a Reiki practice, participate in Reiki Circles sharing and receiving from other students, as well as completing one-on-one sessions with live clients.

The hallmark of our classes and the clinic is providing knowledge, skill, and an intimate, interactive approach that instills a high level of confidence and fosters a deeper commitment to the practice of Reiki. Students leave the class empowered and prepared to begin using and sharing Reiki immediately.


  • Hands-on Usui Reiki attunements
  • Understanding of the Usui Reiki symbols, including uses
  • Protocols for and experience with Reiki self-treatments
  • Knowledge on using Reiki with family, friends, pets, and objects
  • Usui Reiki Level I eHandbook and certificate
  • Invitation to future Reiki Level II certification classes and Reiki Shares


  • Everything in Level I class (above)
  • Protocols for and experience performing a full Reiki session on others
  • Protocols for and experience sending Reiki remotely
  • Mediations for developing sensitivity, grounding and breathing
  • Knowledge for establishing and offering Reiki ethically in a professional setting
  • Hands-on experience with live clients in the Reiki Clinic (required for certification)
  • Reiki Level I & II eHandbooks
  • A Usui Reiki Advanced Practitioner (Level II) certificate
  • A private invitation to attend our Reiki Practitioner's Share, a free monthly gathering of multi-level practitioners to give and receive Reiki, share experiences, mingle, and support one another
  • Invitation to future Reiki Master certification classes

Enroll in Levels 1 & 2 Aug 1-Sep 10:

  1. Reserve your seat with a deposit (balance is invoiced)
  2. Private in-person pre-class Reiki session & attunement
  3. Remote atunement
  4. Online access to pre-class assignments and handbook

Enroll in Levels 1 & 2 Sept 11-Oct 6:

  1. Full payment required
  2. Remote atunement
  3. Online access to pre-class assignments and handbook
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to Oct 1

A Taste of African Heritage Cooking Series

A fun and interactive, educational cooking class series for beginning and experienced cooks focused on foods from the African Diaspora, including the African continent, Central and South Americas, and the South and Southwestern USA. 

All foods prepared in the series are free of animal products and by-products, sugar and alcohol. Only a few recipes include gluten and these are easily avoided. Please notify us if you have any other food concerns.

Each enrollee will receive a workbook with recipes.

2018 DATES

Six Sundays - Sep 23, 30 and Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 from 1:30pm-3:00pm

Class location: St. Mary's Woods Retirement Community - Enter driveway at tall blue flags on Gaskins, follow road straight back - park in first lot on the left and enter community room (next to the chapel).


  • Interest in indigenous foods and cultures

  • Open to learning and discovery

  • Excited to learn new (plant-based) recipes

  • Desire to improve kitchen/cooking/food skills

  • Prepared each week to learn, laugh, share, cook and eat!

  • Pre-enrollment (no walk-ins)

*Oldways is a nonprofit food and nutrition education organization, founded in 1990, with a mission to guide people to good health through heritage, and the sponsors of this cooking series. All personal information will be kept confidential. For statistical purposes, your measurements (weight/height/body type/inches/age) will be sent anonymously to Oldways (without your name or other identifying data). 

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to Feb 15

Food Prep Series: February


JOIN Certified Integrative Health Coach, Aqiylah Collins this February for the Food Prep Series. We will meet every Sunday from 11AM - 1PM.

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - Grocery Food Tour

Note: We'll be shopping in the west end of Richmond. Details on location and meet point will be sent upon registration.

Whether trying to feed yourself or your family, grocery shopping can be a daunting task. But it doesn't have to be.

If you are confounded in the grocery aisles, can't seem to fit organic into your budget, just don't know what to believe about food anymore, or simply need new ideas and recipes to perk up your meals, then be sure to register for this tour! 

As we navigate the aisles of a local grocery chain, together we'll:

  • uncover shopping secrets
  • dispel myths about eating for weight loss
  • discover new foods and healthy on-the-go options
  • gain understanding of labels and marketing
  • share meal planning tips
  • learn simple tricks to ensure your cart is nutrient-balanced at checkout
  • answer your questions
  • set your course to healthier, affordable eating

You'll come away with new information, a new understanding, new ideas, and new recipes!

Sunday, February 8, 2015 -  Pantry Planning

Sunday, February 15, 2015Special Surprise Outing


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