There’s No Crying in Yoga

This past weekend was another yoga teacher training session for me and lo and behold, my floodgates finally opened and tears spewed from me like bats out of hell. I have already expressed that heart openers/backbends affect me greatly, so really it was only a matter of time before this deluge happened, yet I was still overwhelmed and beyond embarrassed.

On Saturday we were yet again working on urdhva dhanurasana (wheel pose) and my instructor asked me if I’d be willing to volunteer so he could demonstrate the ways for a teacher to help align a student in the pose. I believe my enthusiastic response was, “not really”. He asked why and I explained that heart openers in general are difficult for me. Not letting me off the hook, he pressed further and asked if I meant they were physically difficult, or difficult in an emotional way. I said the latter. Even as I said that and finally agreed to do the pose, I felt myself tearing up. I was so hoping that would be the extent of things. Read More


Heart Openers

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built.” -Rumi


 

I had my monthly Yoga Teacher Training weekend several weeks ago. While every training weekend leaves me feeling renewed and full of new material for introspection, this most recent one involved an experience that I am still working through internally.

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Reiki Share Monday 9/25

Happy almost Autumn, friends!

I have had a few inquiries about whether or not I would be holding any Reiki shares or clinics anytime soon. Having recently moved my practice to Aligned for Life on Rantoul Street, and my fall semester of school starting up, I haven’t had much time to plan those things out. Luckily, I have friends with similar passions! My friend Marco Aurelio Vinci is a yoga teacher as well as a level 2 Reiki practitioner, and has graciously set up a share for us to host together at Bright Day yoga studio in Wenham (details below). All levels of practitioners are welcome, and from all lineages. It is a beautiful space, and the perfect spot to begin the new season with healing and great company.

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Reiki & Yoga

Hello!

Lately I have been doing a lot more yoga than I did previously, and actually enrolled in a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training that begins this fall. Along with deepening my practice with asanas and learning more about the background and other aspects, I have also been experimenting with combining my yoga practice with my Reiki one, and it has been really enlightening.

When I first got into Reiki in 2013 (when I took a Reiki 1 course with Joanna, the previous owner of THC) I remember part of my reasoning was to expand on my yoga practice, thinking the two would complement each other, yet I can honestly say that up until the past couple of weeks, those two practices of mine never really crossed paths. Whoops!

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Reiki I & II Start Dates

Happy Spring!

For those of you that did not see my last update, I am now practicing out of Aligned for Life Chiropractic on Rantoul Street in Downtown Beverly. I feel fairly settled in now, and am ready to start offering certification courses again. I will be teaching both Reiki 1 and 2, with upcoming start dates for both listed below, as well as continuing to offer private Reiki sessions. I’m excited to spend this spring and summer meeting new people, and introducing them to Reiki!
Reiki I

Are you interested in learning more about the healing energy work of Reiki, and incorporating it into your life?

This first level course teaches the history and principles of Reiki, and focuses on self-care as well as giving Reiki to others (including people, places, pets, even plants!). You will receive a partial attunement, learn the benefits Reiki has to offer, discover how to apply them to your own life, and acquire the ability to facilitate your own spiritual and personal growth. Students receive a certificate of completion after the final class.

Reiki I is taught in a weekly 60 minute class over the period of 5 weeks. Cost is $150, to be paid in full at the first class. Payments can be made by cash or check (made out to Katherine Oregel), as I do not accept cards at this time. (Please inquire about a payment plan if needed!) Classes can also be taught on a one to one basis, click here to inquire.

Upcoming dates for 2017:

Option 1, Tuesdays at 7:30pm: 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20

Option 2, Sundays at 10:00am: 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18
Reiki II

Have you completed the first degree course and feel called to continue your Reiki journey? This second degree certification course will deepen your Reiki practice and build upon the self-care foundation learned in Reiki I. Students will receive another attunement, learn about the three Reiki symbols and their uses and meanings, become versed in the Reiki principals and precepts, delve into the ethics and legal aspects of a Reiki practice as a profession, and learn about distance Reiki, among other valuable components. Students receive a certificate of completion after the final class.

Reiki II is taught in a weekly 60 minute class over the period of 6 weeks. Cost is $180, to be paid in full at the first class. Payments can be made by cash or check (made out to Katherine Oregel), as I do not accept cards at this time. (Please inquire about a payment plan if needed!) Classes can also be taught on a one to one basis, click here to inquire.

Upcoming dates for 2017:

Sundays at 10:00am: 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6
Please click here to sign up for a class!

Private Reiki Sessions

I am available for 30 minute ($30) and 60 minute ($60) private sessions by appointment weeknight evenings (Monday-Saturday, excluding Wednesdays) and all day Sundays! Email me to set up an appointment.

Take care of yourself!

Katherine


New Practice Location

Hi there!

It has been awhile since I’ve had any significant news, as I’ve been focusing on school, and my Reiki practice took a bit of a smaller role in my life. As this semester is coming to a close and I feel more confident in my studies, I am excited to announce that I will be offering Reiki services again in Downtown Beverly!

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“I’m awake!”

Hello! Long time no see.

My daughter has recently learned the phrase “wake up!”, so now I will often find her screaming that into my face if she sees me with my eyes closed for more than .02 seconds. Sometimes she’ll mix things up a little by saying it while also shaking me as hard as her 2 year old frame will allow. I don’t think I ever considered the possibility that parenthood would involve going to great lengths to prove that I am, in fact, already awake.

Aside from that new development, I feel like I have had quite a lot going on in my life (but don’t we always?). I’m still in school and still LOVING it (I am genuinely excited to do my precalculus homework every week), I moved to downtown Beverly which has been too wonderful for words, and I have been making more time for practicing yoga and handlettering. Overall, this has been one of the best winters I’ve ever had, and I know it’s only partly because we’ve had a pretty small amount of snow.

I’ve been doing my best to focus more on my interests, big and small, and make them more of a priority in my daily life. I think for awhile I was overly consumed with my role as a stay at home mom, and really neglected my own interests and passions. It didn’t occur to me for a long time that preventing myself from doing creative and self-loving things was actually making my job as a mother harder. I take more joy in watching Willow grow and learn now that I also pay more attention to my own needs. Parents need outlets! People need outlets!

I have no other earth-shattering news to share, I just felt like it was time to poke my head out and say hello. I am still offering in-home Reiki sessions and level 1 certification classes on a limited basis, so please feel free to email me at info@thehealingcenterbeverly.com if you’re interested and want to know my availability.

I also wanted to share that All Creatures Veterinary Hospital in Salem is currently a drop-off location for Syrian refugee donations. So if you happen to live in the area and want to donate, they are looking for clothes (for children and adults), toys, feminine hygiene products, diapers, soap, bags, bedding, and a few other items. Click here to visit their website, though I don’t think they have any information about the donation drive on there (I receive their email newsletters and it was included in their most recent one). Everything they receive will be shipped to Syria.

I hope you are all doing well!

Take care of yourselves,

Katherine