Yoga means union, connection and love for ourselves so that we can love others fully and completely. As a studio owner and longtime yogi, I have witnessed the power of yoga to bring people and community together. I have also witnessed the courage and vulnerability it takes to show up to yoga, especially as a new student or as a student that has taken some time off to heal injury or just got busy doing life! Sometimes it just takes a little support from a friend to get us back to our path of health and wellness which is why North Shore Restorative Yoga is excited to offer Bring a friend for FREE this week Monday October 9 thru October 14, 2017. Your friend will receive a complimentary class and you both receive all of the therapeutic benefits of the yoga practice!
The picture above is a great reminder of how walking the path of life is so much better together! Check out our full schedule of classes and workshops at http://www.nsryoga.com
Next ‘Love Fest’ – Saturday, September 16 at the Gloucester Harvest Music Festival. 165 Rogers Street. 10:30 am – 2:30 pm. Look for the giant easel. Stop by and Share a Positive Message of LOVE.
(Please Note: the Love Fest is FREE, but there is a $20.00 entry fee to the Harvest Music Festival, which goes from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and is a fundraiser for the Addison Gilbert Hospital Citizen’s Fund.)
‘Love Fest’ Banners on Display for Public Viewing – From 9 am. – 3 pm. in the Kyrouz Auditorium at City Hall. 9 Dale Avenue. Gloucester MA. Sept 18 through September 21 (the UN International Day of Peace.) Symbolizing a Community Joining Together in Love and Peace.
Stop by City Hall to see all the banners. While there, share a message of love. If you have already participated, feel free to share again. Sharing Love is FREE and you can never have too much.
‘What Does Love Mean to You?’ Come See What People in Gloucester Had to Say About Love. This interactive community art project has traveled throughout Gloucester all summer (May through September) in the form of a giant easel. People from throughout Cape Ann and even around the world stopped by to share positive messages, from all walks of life, ages 2 to 92. Each banner is quite unique, with its essence reflecting that of the people in each neighborhood/venue.
Looking for Volunteer Docents for the Love Fest Display at City Hall! Anyone interested in acting as a docent for 1 – 2 hours at the ‘Love Fest’ Display at City Hall, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 978-998-1717. Everything will be explained and you are welcome to bring a friend and/or a book to pass the time while you are there.
What Does a ‘Love Fest’ Look Like? ….
Remember the old cereal commercial with the little boy Mikey? “Try It. You Might Like It.”
Reiki Ryoho is a Japanese Healing Method/Art that began in Japan in 1922 with Founder USUI Mikao Sensei. Reiki (ray-key) sessions are offered through light (or non) touch and without manipulation. With the recipient fully clothed, either lying or seated. Sessions generally create a relaxation response with potential benefits of:
- relief of tension (emotional and physical)
- increased calm
- improved comfort
- improved sleep
- a greater sense of inner peace.
Each reiki session is unique in how it is experienced. Due to its ease of use, gentle nature and quick relaxation response, many hospitals and healthcare settings incorporate Reiki in oncology, rehabilitation, pain management, and hospice settings. Generally, those receiving a reiki session report a general sense of calmness afterwards, along with varied experiences of sensation (warmth the most common.) One client reports, “Every session is different. And every session is wonderful.”
~ Reiki can best be described through the personal experience of a session. ~
‘Community Reiki Share.’ Tuesday. March 7th. 5:15 pm – 8:15 pm At the Manchester Community Center. 40 Beach St. Manchester-by-the-Sea. Advance Register – email@example.com.
‘Community Reiki Shares’ are held ‘First Tuesdays’ of the month at the Manchester Community Center. 40 Beach St. Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. On the MBTA Train line; wheelchair accessible. Reiki Sessions ‘By Donation.’ $20.00 suggested donation. ($10.00 for Seniors, Veterans and those in treatment for cancer.) Participate in some or all of the evening and enjoy the sense of ‘peace, comfort and calm’ that a reiki session can provide.
‘Reiki Shares’ are provided monthly by Dreamtime Wellness™ as an affordable way to ‘try it‘ and see how you might benefit. ‘Reiki Shares’ also support our reiki students in training, seasoned practitioners, and the community. Join as an observer, a practitioner, or come to enjoy a reiki session, meditation and other aspects of Japanese Reiki practices.
Reiki is also offered ‘3rd Fridays’ at the Rose Baker Senior Center. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. To schedule a session at the Rose Baker Senior Center call: 978-282-6975
Private Reiki Sessions are available at 2 convenient office settings (the North Shore Medical Dental Center and Lahey Danvers Outpatient Center.) Home, hospice and hospital visits are also available upon request.
Contact us regarding informational lectures and programs in your facility. Ask about our Continuing Education offerings for nurses, doctors, social workers and case managers.
Ask Your Doctor. Reiki and other complementary therapies are not meant to be used ‘in place of’ conventional healthcare but as adjunctive (supportive) measures as part of a collaborative and integrative healthcare approach. Before using complementary therapies talk to your doctor. If you are already using complementary therapies, let your healthcare provider know. For more information on integrative therapies – http://nih/nccih.gov
Partnering with charitable causes to help others in need. A portion of our Community Reiki Share proceeds are donated to charities, local and abroad. Contact Us if you are a 501(c)3 that would like to partner with us to receive donations from our monthly Community Reiki Shares – Phone: 978-283-4258 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Together we can do more.
Welcome Home Cape Ann Veterans! The ‘Welcome Home Cape Ann Initiative’ is welcoming home veterans. A portion of this month’s Reiki Share donations will be offered to benefit these veterans, in appreciation for their service and to support them in a smooth transition back home to Cape Ann.
Relax, and enjoy today, 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 LLC. Your Bridge to Health. Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamtime-Wellness-/348619611849199.
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‘Community Reiki Share.’ Tuesday. December 6th – Whether a seasoned practitioner or new to Reiki, all are welcomed to attend. Come as an observer. Join in a meditation. Enjoy a Reiki Session. Participate in some or all of the evening and enjoy the sense of ‘peace, comfort and calm’ that Reiki can provide.
Reiki can best be described by the experience. Physicians participating in my ‘Introduction to Reiki’ at a Boston hospital enjoyed sample sessions and described their experience as “calming,” “interesting” and even “remarkable.”
‘Community Reiki Share.’ 5:15 pm – 8:15 pm at the Manchester Community Center. 40 Beach St. Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. On the MBTA Train line; wheelchair accessible. Reiki Sessions ‘By Donation.’ $20.00 suggested donation. ($10.00 for Seniors, Veterans, those in treatment for cancer.) Reiki Practitioners may arrive at 4:30 pm for practice of Hatsurei Ho, a Japanese reiki technique used as a form of meditation and helpful for quick calming and centering.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Need – Together we can do more. Partnering with charitable causes to help others in need.
Charities we have partnered with include – Open Door Food Pantry, Beverly Boot Straps, Wellspring House, Action Inc., Cape Ann Animal Aid, SeniorCare, Relay for Life Cape Ann, Reid’s Ride, Friends of Mel, and Grace Center. Individuals have also benefitted for our Community Reiki Share donations. Let us know if you would like to partner for your special cause.
Join us and enjoy ‘peace, comfort and calm’ at the December 6th Community Reiki Share.
Advance Register for a Reiki Session.To Register Email: email@example.com or call 978-283-4258.