Reopening in a New (Old) Location

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Photo by the amazing David Ondrik

*Please read my Reopening Protocols, effective June 29, 2020.

Orange Flower Healing has been closed for three months. In the grand scheme of things, this is not a big deal: I have much to be grateful for, and I am okay, when many others are not. But that doesn’t mean it’s been easy. I have missed my clients and my colleagues, and the quietude of sharing Reiki with others. The well-tuned structure of my work week was upended, and while that’s been great for working in the garden, it hasn’t always been great for my sense of purpose, or for paying bills. I closed my doors in the chill of spring, and am cautiously opening them to the heat of summer.

Now I am charting the path to a slow reopen, returning to my (hopefully temporary) home office. I started Orange Flower Healing in the front room of my house, so in this time of contraction and global upheaval, it feels fine to retreat to the origin-place of my professional practice. The space has served as a study for nearly two years, but we still refer to it as the “Reiki room,” and it’s my favorite room in the house.

Orange Flower Healing will reopen following Indiana’s Back on Track suggested guidelines for Personal Services. There will be very limited appointment times, and we will be required to wear masks—if you do not have a mask, I can provide a cloth one.

Appointments will initially be offered to previously-established clients, and after two weeks, I will begin phasing in new clients.

I am also planning a First Degree Reiki class at the end of July.

This is the anticipated schedule (subject to change):
Week of June 29: Accepting appointments for previously-established clients
Week of July 13: Accepting appointments for new clients
First Degree Reiki: July 23-25 (Thurs, 6-9pm; Fri 9am-4pm; Sat, 10am-1pm).
*Please note that I ask potential students to schedule a Reiki session with me before registering for a class; I offer a discounted session fee for potential students. Important details about Reiki classes can be found here.

This schedule is subject to change, depending on how things unfold with Covid-19, and how well practicing in my home is working for my family. Thank you for your patience and your support!

Lunar New Year Inspirations

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Lantern Festival night in front of the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. Image via Philo Vivero via Wikimedia Commons.

I have always loved the Lunar/Chinese New Year, because the very beginnings of spring are starting to be felt. There is likely to be more snow, and definitely more cold, but the days are growing longer. Anticipation is in the air! It’s an excellent time to revisit–and possibly revise–any New Year’s resolutions. It has been a few weeks: what on your list do you definitely want to lean into? Or perhaps January was a total mess; here’s your chance to start again. What do you want to grow more of?

In 2019, Orange Flower Healing will be revisiting events from past years, and will also be serving up entirely new offerings. Read on to learn more, and check the Classes & Events page for regular updates. You can also contact me get on the email list, and have Orange Flower news sent straight to your inbox!

Wednesday, February 13: I will be offering short chair Reiki sessions from 5-7pm at Lucky’s Market in Bloomington, as part of their Valentine’s Day festivities. What better time to enjoy a few minutes of Reiki for your tender-lovin’ heart? Look for me near the floral department, where you can sign up for my email list and be entered in a drawing for a free Reiki session.

Saturday, March 23: Orange Flower Healing will be hosting a free Reiki Clinic, from 9am-3pm. Contact me to schedule a free 30 minute appointment, and grab this
opportunity to try a short Reiki session and share questions with an experienced practitioner. I wrote about free clinics back in the fall, and am looking at offering these seasonally. First session available at 9am, last session at 3pm.

Monday, April 22: Earth Day meditation. More info soon.

Wednesday, May 8: 50+ Expo – Changing the Way We Age, 3-6pm. You will find me at the Olcott Center’s table–please swing by and say hello.

I am pleased to share the news that I will begin offering Reiki classes in 2019.

After two years in a traditional, rigorous apprenticeship (with my dear teacher, and Reiki Master of 30+ years, Shantika Bernard), I will be initiated as a Reiki master in the system of Usui Shiki Ryoho in March. For me, this initiation signifies a deepening commitment to the practice of Reiki, and to sharing the practice with others.

What can you expect from a Reiki class with Orange Flower Healing?
-Small class sizes, with approximately 4-8 people.
-10-12 hours of instruction, spaced over 3-4 days.
-Individual initiations.
-First and Second Degrees are taught separately, with 6-12 months strongly encouraged between the two.
-Ongoing mentoring, with opportunities for practice with other students and the public.

Interested in a class? Have questions? Please, contact me.