All classes are offered to individuals and small groups of people
in my healing space in Woodstock, NY. The space offers a
positive, upbeat environment. Classes are scheduled mornings,
afternoons, or evenings all days of the week. Options exist for
you to schedule them at the most convenient time for you on a
monthly, weekly, or occasional basis. Some students prefer to
take 5-6 classes over a weekend beginning on a Thursday or Friday evening.
Each class includes lecture, handouts, and an exchange in which
the student both gives and receives a session. Essential oils
are used in each class whenever possible.
REFLEXOLOGY FOR THE SPIRIT
is a certification course covering reflexology from basic through
advanced levels. You will receive a certificate upon completion
of 200 class hours and 100 clinical hours. Each class is 2
hours long. You may choose from a selection of classes offered
so that you can personalize your learning experience based on your
interest, experience level, etc. A textbook is offered for this course.
INTRODUCTION TO REFLEXOLOGY FOR THE SPIRIT classes
teach the origins and historical development of
reflexology. Both the zones of the feet and the general
anatomical body are charted on the feet. You will learn basic
reflexology techniques to include thumb walking, hand positions, warm
ups, mapping and reading the feet as well as a complete basic
treatment. Goals, benefits and contradictions are taught.
INTERMEDIATE REFLEXOLOGY FOR THE SPIRIT classes teach an overview
of the anatomical systems of the body to include the Immune System,
Digestive System, Muscular System, Skeletal System, Respiratory
System, Urinary System, Circulatory System, Endocrine System, Nervous
System, Sensory Organs, and the Spiritual and Emotional Systems.
You will learn advanced warm ups and become more familiar with
the map of the feet. You are taught how to incorporate this new
information into a session. You are taught to prepare case
histories necessary for certification. You become more aware of
the healing process through Reflexology of the Spirit and how this
process is charted.
ADVANCED REFLEXOLOGY FOR THE SPIRIT classes focus on the spiritual
aspects of healing. They cover specific spiritual diseases
which reflexologists treat in the course of practicing Reflexology
for the Spirit. They also deal with the spiritual and emotional
components of illness and disease in general. You are taught
more about the relevance of the hands, feet, and ears to a person's
spiritual self and learn about the link between a person's spiritual
state and his/her physical well-being. The advanced classes
address the concept of forgiveness in healing and how to use it.
These classes teach the student how to assume responsibility for
one's own healing and make the changes necessary to achieve one's
ADVANCED REFLEXOLOGY FOR THE SPIRIT teaches hand reflexology.
You will learn the maps and reflex points necessary for a successful
hand reflexology session. You will learn which illnesses/issues
are best worked with hand and/or ear reflexology.
ADVANCED REFLEXOLOGY FOR THE SPIRIT teaches ear reflexology.
You will learn the maps and reflex points necessary for a successful
ear session. You will learn when and how to integrate
hands, feet, and ears in your sessions.
PAIN MANAGEMENT classes teach you how to help your clients
identify, describe, understand, and address the pain being
experienced. These classes will also teach you when it is best
to use hand, foot, or ear reflexology for the most effective pain
management. You will construct a Pain Management
Booklet which you can use for future reference when pain
management is necessary.
REFLEX POINT classes teach you a large number of reflex points
covering a wide range of specific locations reflecting the total
anatomy on the foot. These reflex points can be used in all
reflexology sessions. These points are important and will have
much practical application throughout your career.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS classes introduces the concept that hands and
feet reflect illnesses and issues being confronted by the client.
CHAKRA CLASSES AND CHAKRA BALANCING are taught. You will
learn chakra balancing techniques that are applicable in reflexology
sessions. You will learn basic information about chakras and
how this information is adapted to hand and foot reflexology sessions.
METABOLIC REFLEXOLOGY classes teach choreographed sessions
influencing the client's body systems. These classes are
appropriate for either hand or foot reflexology techniques.
REFLEXOLOGY FOR A HEALTHY SPINE teaches you how to use both
Reflexology for the Spirit and Reiki therapy to assist in restoring a
client's spinal health.
REFLEXOLOGY AND THE ANGELS teaches you to connect with Angels,
Archangels, and Ascended Masters as you offer Reflexology for the
Spirit sessions to clients. You will learn guided meditations
to use with the clients which assist in the healing process.
You will learn to be open to the assistance and guidance these
special beings offer you as you work.
HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND LONGEVITY
classes focus on health lifestyle techniques in conjunction with
Reflexology for the Spirit. You will learn practical
information about diet, vitamins, supplements, fitness, and wellness.
REIKI THERAPY, when
reduced to its lowest common denominator, is laying-on-of-hands.
Reiki therapy is an energy used by the practitioner to offer healing
and solace to anyone and anything. This energy is not generated
by the practitioner. It is called in and travels
through the practitioner to the recipient. What is currently
being taught is a modern version of an age old technique, discovered
and developed by Dr. Mikao Usui in Japan in the early 20th
century. He developed it into a successful healing modality in
Japan prior to World War II. It was introduced into our country
after World War II by a woman, Hawayo Takata. For me, Reiki
Therapy is one of the most practical things a person can learn.
It ranks right up there with balancing a bank account and
driving a car. Reiki therapy can be used for everyday things
like sleeping better at night, soothing hurt knees when children (and
adults) fall, helping ease nausea, calming fraught nerves, and
offering protection from scary traffic on city streets. It can
also be used for other things like helping an injured person at the
scene of an accident before the ambulance arrives, helping people
cope with the side effects of chemotherapy, and offering relief after surgery.
I first learned about Reiki at an animal communication seminar at
Spring Farm CARES in Clinton, NY, which was being taught by Dawn
Hayman. I was the only person in the audience who was not a
Reiki Master Practitioner or Teacher. Not only was
I not a Reiki Master, I was not a Reiki anything and had no clue what
the word meant. I did realize, however, that these people knew
something that I didn't and I wanted to know what it was. When
I returned to Virginia after this weekend communication class, I set
about finding a Reiki teacher. It took a while to find Mary
Ruth Van Landingham because Reiki, at that time, was just peeking out
from the underground&ldots;especially in Virginia...where even
massage therapy was still pretty private.
I studied under Mary Ruth Van Landingham and became a Reiki Master
Teacher and now practice and teach Usui Reiki, violet Flame Reiki,
Lightarian Reiki, Gendai Reiki, Reiki Jin Kei Do, and Mari-El Reiki.
USUI REIKI I teaches a very gentle method of healing which can be
used virtually anywhere because it required no special equipment or
environment. It can be offered to a person who is seated,
standing, or laying down. It has no contraindications so it is
safe for everyone. It can be used on people of all ages,
plants, pets, cars, buildings, boats, etc. Reiki I is also
effective for self healing.
REIKI II provides healing beyond time and space. It offers
the practitioner more confidence in its use. A series of
symbols are taught to Reiki II practitioners. Reiki
becomes, for some, a wonderful spiritual journey offering growth and
opportunity along the path. You may experience colors, scenes,
events, when offering a Reiki session.
REIKI III practitioners receive an attunement which, I believe,
strengthens the character and effectiveness of their healing
practice. The Reiki III practitioner becomes more comfortable
with the power of the healing which Reiki offers and also benefits
from an opportunity for personal growth along with the increase in
the Reiki therapy energy.
CANINE MASSAGE THERAPY
is an introductory class offered in 5 sessions. These sessions
teach a basic massage therapy routine to be used on dogs, cats,
horses, rabbits, pigs, etc. This technique is easy to learn and
has few contraindications. This class is loved by both pets and
humans alike. Each class lasts about an hour and is a wonderful
investment for any pet owner. Students learn to scan their
pet's body so they'll be more informed of the state of their pet's
health from week to week. An essential oil massage is offered
at the last class.
TOTAL FOOT CARE is a
series of classes open to everyone interested in learning more about
the care of the foot. You will learn about the causes, care of,
and treatment of hammertoes, calluses, bunions, corns, blisters,
warts, bone spurs, rashes, and foot pain. You will learn how to
care for foot injuries and when to contact a physical for medical
care. You will learn how the foot needs to be supported
in everyday life to include shoes, exercises, soaks, and much more.