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 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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So Far, So Good

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Happy Fall–my 2 year old’s pumpkin masterpiece

Hi, long time no see!

I am 3 weeks into school, and so far I am loving every minute of it. Right before the semester started, I switched my major from Nutrition to Biology, because I felt like I would have more options if I stuck with something broader. Although it was an extremely last minute decision (I finalized everything the day classes started) it was the right one. The classes I am now taking are so much more appealing and interesting to me, and I am more excited about what the future can hold with a Biology degree. It usually pays to listen to your gut instincts.

One thing that has not had a smooth transition into my new school schedule, is my self-Reiki practice. I have always struggled with staying diligent with my self-Reiki, and these past few weeks have made it even harder to stay on track. It’s funny how taking care of ourselves often falls by the wayside just when we need it most!

Luckily, last week I managed to get focused enough to actually meditate and give myself Reiki two separate times, and after both sessions I felt like I had just woken from some deep and peaceful sleep. I was calm, I was relaxed, I was happy.

Why am I not doing this more?!

While THC was still on Cabot Street and I was teaching Reiki I, I always made sure to reiterate to my students how completely important their own personal practice is, and here I am not practicing what I preach. Take it from me when I say that even if you feel like you don’t have the time, or you just keep forgetting, or you have something better to do…   Make the time. Schedule yourself in your calendar so you will remember. Put your well being at the top of your list. You won’t regret it. Whether that means giving yourself Reiki, reading a book, taking a walk, or catching up on those episodes of Grey’s Anatomy you missed! Whatever your self-care looks like, make it a priority.

On that note, I will return to my homework and my screaming toddler. I hope you all enjoy your Autumns, and take care of yourselves!

-Katherine

Approaching Summer

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Hello!

I haven’t checked in in awhile. It seems like I suddenly had many things on my plate once Spring arrived, and I’ve been trying to catch up ever since!

After rearranging some things relating to childcare for my little curly-headed toddler, I have permanently moved the Reiki Share to the first Monday of each month, and the Reiki Clinic to the last Monday of each month. These were previously held on Tuesdays, and I’m hoping that those interested in either will still be able to participate despite the change!

Another new item at THC is the Book Club! We have already had a couple of meetings, and are on to our second book. We are currently reading The Life Intended by Kristin Harmel, and we meet once a month on Wednesdays. The next meeting date is TBA, so please email me if you’d like to join us!

I also wanted to take this opportunity to let everyone know that after the end of this August I will no longer be renting the space at 83 Cabot Street. I am going back to school (finally!) this fall, and the time that I’ll have to dedicate to Reiki will be slim for awhile, so continuing to rent that fantastic space just won’t make sense. For established clients of mine, I will be offering home visits for Reiki sessions on a limited basis. I want to be able to keep doing what I love, even if it’s on a much smaller scale! After I have gotten some momentum going with my schooling and feel more confident in taking on a rented space again, I will do so and keep you all in the loop. Hopefully by then I’ll be able to find another amazing spot somewhere on Cabot or nearby.

On a lighter and more exciting note, Christine Eaton of The Mindful Gallery will be holding a great mini-retreat at The Healing Center on Sunday August 14th! Mark your calendars now; more details will follow. It should be a fun way to begin to wrap up the end of summer, and my time on Cabot.

Last but not least, the Spring Special I have going on ($10 off a private Reiki session through the end of Spring) will continue until I leave 83 Cabot at the end of August. My availability remains fairly flexible, so please email me to make an appointment if you’re in need of some Reiki!

That’s all I’ve got for now, so hopefully I’ll see some of you soon.

Take care of yourself!

Katherine

Calling All Bookworms

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Hello!
I read. A lot. Reading, for me, can be an act of healing in and of itself. I learn something new with each book I finish, and whether it is a memoir, fiction, or trashy romance (yes, I have read Fifty Shades of Grey. Don’t give me that look, you probably have, too!), I can always count on a strong emotional response and sometimes even a positive boost in my mood or attitude. If I am having a hard day, I can always count on a good book to pull me out of it and change my perspective.

I started thinking about how, in addition to reading a great book, I also love sharing them with other people. I was part of a book club several years ago when I worked in a rehab hospital, and it was such a wonderful experience! The camaraderie, the fun, the snacks…

Above all, it made me happy.

So in an attempt to find others who are seeking a group in which to discuss great books, make a few new friends, and enjoy some tasty treats, I figured I should just start my own book club at The Healing Center. What could be more healing than sharing your passion with like minded individuals and potentially eating dessert items at the same time? I don’t know, either.

If are interested, please let me know! I would love to get an idea of how many (if any) of you would be willing to partake in this, and then set a date for a meeting to decide on the first book! After that, we would meet once a month. Email me, and we will get the ball rolling.

Student Reiki Clinic

This month’s clinic will be held Tuesday, March 22nd. Appointments are available at 6:15pm and 6:55pm for clients to enjoy a relaxing 30 minute Reiki session at the discounted price of $20! The clinic is is staffed by Reiki students-in-training (or already certified practitioners looking to gain more experience/help out), who work together as a team to maximize the healing you receive. If you are interested in booking an appointment, OR if you are a student or practitioner looking to participate to, please click here

Private Reiki Sessions

I am available for 30 minute ($30) and 60 minute ($60) private sessions by appointment 7 days a week! Email me to set up an appointment.

Take care of yourself!

Katherine