Char Pias and Silvia Guersenzvaig invite you to step into the New Year by participating in a five-day journey to renew your body, mind, and spirit.
Silvia says, “The interface of reiki and Esalen Massage is best described as the dance between form, energy, structure, and soul.” With its nurturing contact, long integrating strokes, and passive rotations, Esalen Massage provides a state of deep relaxation. Through brief lectures and supervised hands-on practice, we will focus on common areas of tension, while addressing posture, breath, and intention, providing a continuous experience of presence and healing.
Reiki is an easy-to-learn form of energy work. Char will teach first degree Komyo Reiki Kai; the lineage comes directly from Japan and contains the original teachings of its founder, Mikao Usui. The foundation of the practice is cultivating one's own spiritual light through various meditations and receiving four reiki attunements. Participants will be shown how to give reiki energy treatments to others and to themselves. Char will also incorporate simple qi gong exercises, along with the sounds of crystal singing bowls.
The intention of this week is to offer tools and techniques that allow you to give a whole body massage from a place of ease within yourself and in the flow of the loving reiki presence.
This workshop is open to beginners and those who wish to refresh and inspire their current practice of bodywork or reiki. Komyo Reiki Kai Level 1 certification will be issued upon completion of the course. The workshop is especially useful for those in the helping and healing professions in working with their clients and patients.
($10 fee for manual and certificate)