Kitten Yoga

Kitten Yoga Flyer

Phia Women’s Center and Cape Ann Animal Aid are partnering to bring this fabulously fuzzy event to Gloucester. Come meet lovable shelter kittens and enjoy fun raffles and give aways. Half of the proceeds will be donated to Cape Ann Animal Aid.

2:30 – Meet and greet with kittens
3:00 – 4:00 Forrest yoga class with fuzzy feline assistants

Only 20 spots available! Register and find more information at

Reiki for a Cause – Cape Ann Wildlife Rescue and Sanctuary

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Reiki for a Cause – Community Reiki Shares are held ‘first Tuesdays.’ Each month, a charity is selected to receive a portion of the proceeds (net proceeds up to 100%.) Charities that have been selected through the years have included those on Cape Ann (Cape Ann Animal Aid, Wellspring, SeniorCare Inc. Open Door,) the North Shore (Beverly Bootstraps, Reid’s Ride,) individuals and families in need, and charitable causes abroad.

This month’s designee is Cape Ann Wildlife Rescue and Sanctuary. Help us help Jodi Swenson secure funding for her wildlife rescue operation. She recently rescued a crow with burns, then sent it to Tufts Wildlife rescue for further rehabilitation. This crow is doing well! rescued this injured crow

Rescued Crow. Courtesy © 2015

Jodi’s Mission: Cape Ann Wildlife, Inc. is dedicated to rescuing and providing the necessary rehabilitative care to all injured, orphaned or otherwise impaired wildlife during their confinement and adjustment period with Cape Ann Wildlife to ensure their survival upon release back into their natural environment.

Cape Ann Wildlife, Inc. formerly Cape Ann Wild Bird Rescue has been rescuing and rehabilitating many various species of birds in Gloucester, Massachusetts since 2005.

Jodi Swenson who is the Head of Cape Ann Wildlife, Inc. is State and Federally Permitted to do so and specializes in Songbirds, but has raised orphans of many species including mammals like groundhogs, squirrels to rare oceanic birds like common murre’s and dovkies.

Wildlife Rescue and Reiki make a good pairing. Animals respond to reiki too, by exhibiting a relaxation response; helpful for balance and healing.

Reiki Share 4.5.2016
 To Advance Register for the monthly Community Reiki Share – Call 978-283-4258 or Email –
If you have or know of a local charity that would like to partner with our Community Reiki Shares for a cause, contact us.
Monthly Community Reiki Tuesday. APRIL 5th – Stop by for a Session of Reiki and help fund charitable causes, or stop by to donate to local causes that interest you. Manchester Community Center. 40 Beach St. (Harbor Point) 5:15 – 8:15 pm. Advance Register – info@dreamtimewellness or call 978-283-4258.
What is Reiki – Reiki (ray-kee) is a hands-on (or non-touch for those that prefer) Japanese healing method/art. During a session, recipients are fully clothed and can lie down or sit for their sessions. Preliminary search indicates that a session of Reiki can promote relaxation and potentially decrease stress, increase calm, and improve comfort. More information on Reiki and other integrative therapies can be found at the National Center Complementary and Integrative Health ( Not to take the place of conventional medicine, Reiki is offered in hospitals and other healthcare settings, as supportive care for patients undergoing cancer treatment, pain management, and before and after surgery.
INTERESTING SERENDIPITY- Free Reiki Lecture at the Common Crow.
Introduction to Reiki – Free Lecture on Reiki Ryoho, a Japanese Healing Method/Art.
Wednesday. April 6th. 6 pm – 7:30 pm at Common Crow Natural Market. Pond St. Gloucester. Call (978) 283-1665 to reserve a seat.
(*Ask about continuing education contact hours for nurses, case managers and social workers.)
Reiki 1st Degree/Shoden TrainingApril 9 and 10. Learn 1st Degree/Beginner Reiki with a focus on self-Reiki for relaxation and self-care.
Contact us for details – 978-283-4258. Whether for self-care or professional Reiki practice, start your journey here with thorough, supportive classes. Additional practice opportunity and mentoring offered.
Contact me for more information or to schedule a session or training. ‘Introduction to Reiki’ lectures are available, offering continuing education (ceu’s) for nurses, social workers and case managers.
Best in health,   Karen

Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N. Alumnus. Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness™ Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit Find us on Facebook –

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