Journey’s Wellness Initiative
As part of our wellness initiative, Journey now offers a variety of services to our Journeyers. These services include Reiki Energy Work, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Classes and Meditation Sessions in collaboration with local BIPOC and LGBTQ+ providers.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a form of energy healing promoting peace, wellness, relaxation, and security. Reiki is from Japanese healing traditions; the word “rei” means universal and “ki” means life energy. Some reiki practitioners use gentle touch and a series of hand placements along the body. Reiki healing can also be done by a practitioner hovering their hands over the recipient. Unlike massage, there is never any pressure or manipulation of muscles.
How Does it work?
During a Reiki session a practitioner is a channel for the universal life force. The Reiki practitioner accesses and directs this healing energy to the client.
What can I expect from a Reiki Session?
Reiki offers many benefits, and people’s experiences vary. You will discuss specific intentions with your practitioner in your meeting before the session. Many share that reiki offers relaxation, helps in relieving stress or other challenging emotions, and some use reiki to alleviate physical discomfort.
During a session it is not uncommon to experience physical sensations, such as noticing warmth in the body, or to experience release of emotions. You might feel a release of tension, or feel changes in temperature. Some people might find themselves smiling, while others experience tearfulness– these are all normal reactions to energy work.
Reiki is considered an alternative and complementary approach to wellness. It is not intended to be a replacement for medical care from physicians and other licensed professionals
A note about trauma, consent, and healing
We believe safety is essential for the healing process. Each session begins with a conversation with your practitioner to answer questions and help you feel comfortable throughout the session. Levels of lighting, sound, and other sensory inputs are adjusted to your preferences. You can stand, sit in a chair, or lay on a table for your session.
As reiki practitioners at Journey, we have a “no touch” policy. While some other practitioners may use hands-on placements to give reiki, the same work can be done by hovering hands over the body.
You have the power to pause at any time, check in with your practitioner, and make adjustments as needed. After the session you will check-in to ensure you leave feeling grounded and safe.
Session Lengths and Pricing
The sessions are offered as 20 minutes for $25 and 50 minutes for $50.
Meet Paige – I first began my journey with reiki in Spring of 2018. I had been learning more about spirituality and developing a meditation practice when someone suggested I explore energy healing. I soon began to see the connection between mind-body-and spirit in new ways. I believe challenging experiences and emotions can often be stored in our physical bodies. Reiki is one tool for clearing out some of the “energetic junk” we acquire in our daily lives. When I’m not working, I find peace and joy cooking and baking, taking long walks in the woods, and spending time with my cats.
Availability- Contact Paige at PBosniak@4urjrny.com
Meet Brigitte – Reiki was introduced to me while working with patients who experience grief and loss. I studied under a Reiki Master for four years and participated in a healing community of like minded people. There I deepened my practice of mindfulness, presence, and awareness. I was trained to become an open and neutral participant, to simply hold space for the client to discover their own capacity for peace, healing and balance. I take a supportive role for you to find a place of belonging and home within yourself.
Availability- Contact Brigitte at firstname.lastname@example.org
Flow Freely – Reiki and Meditation Services
We proudly partner with DaVona Pacley, owner of Flow Freely, for Reiki and Meditation
Meet DaVona – “Wow, were do I begin? My journey has not been linear. From a very young age, I wanted to help others. When I began working on my own healing and deep diving, I learned to recognize my own personal power. I invested years learning and unlearning behaviors, old beliefs, and unhealthy patterns which no longer served me. Working with me will help you learn from making mistakes, taking risks, and becoming comfortable with speaking your truth.
“My Philosophy is to provide compassionate, nurturing, respectful and inclusive care to all human beings. I guide and support you, share my knowledge and resources as you unearth renewed confidence and acquire techniques to help you along your journey of becoming your best self.” -DaVona Pacley
DaVona is certified in Usui/Holy Fire Reiki I and II. Holy Fire Reiki is a union of traditional Usui Reiki and a modern evolution of Reiki. The word holy in the name Holy Fire is not intended to have a religious meaning. The word holy is meant to embody wholeness and completion. For that reason, Holy Fire is a spiritual energy that creates wholeness through purification, healing, empowerment and guidance.
Each session includes:
10-15 minutes before and after to discuss the reason you want to receive reiki, your goals, areas of focus and any other questions you may have.
30 or 60 minutes of reiki
While in session, you will be fully clothed, resting comfortably on a massage table, floor (laying on a cushioned blanket) couch or chair depending on your level of comfort. For full, deep relaxation, you may use a pillow and blanket. Determined by our pre-discussion, your preference(s) and level of comfort; I may utilize aromatherapy, crystals, Tibetan Brass Singing Bowl, and/or relaxing music to enhance your experience.
Trauma Sensitive Yoga with Serene Bear Yoga
Meet Billy – “I was focused on personal fitness that included yoga until a back injury changed my relationship with my body. I was in so much pain that even walking was difficult. Several treatments and physical therapy helped me manage the pain but I’m still not the same. I found yoga as a means of preserving my physical capability, growing stronger and diminishing pain. Yoga also helped me heal from a sense of loss of my former body. I hope sharing my experience and offering modifications in my practice will help others realize they too can access the healing of yoga.
“For me, yoga is a continuation of physical therapy. For you, it may be the means to maintain and improve strength and flexibility. Whatever your goal, yoga has a place for you.” – Billy Kuntz
What is trauma sensitive yoga?
What does a yoga session involve?
- Step one – Show up for yourself. We can discuss where you are and what you hope to achieve.
- Step two – We breathe. Sometimes the best yoga practice is just finding stillness and connecting to your breath.
- Step three – We move our bodies. We may be seated in a chair for support if getting up and down from the floor is challenging. We may be on the mat on the floor and use gentle flowing movement to connect with ourselves.
- Step four – We feel. Whatever it is that we need to. We learn that all feelings are valid. We have
compassion for ourselves. We get to just be present in the moment.
Yoga classes are typically one hour long but can be customized to your needs and goals.
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