Workshops / Events Upcoming Events & Workshops @ Bramasole’ Yoga & Healing Center Join us for a wonderful journey of Healing Through Art as we showcase and learn about three inspiring artists and how they have found the power of healing in their creativity. J.M Wozniak will be here to share “a Journey Back” Collage Series. Join us to hear about this artist’s powerful healing journey from stroke victim to inspiring. Allison Ritchie will be here to share her art and expertise. Allison creates art to tend to a deep need and desire for healing. Each piece of art is created with love and healing. Creating is like a cleansing of the soul, something she humbly shares with others. Allison hopes her art will give a sense of peace for others as it has for her. Feel free to stop by and enjoy her many expressions and dive into your own healing… Karen Bowman is a self-taught artist, specializing in pet portraits. Her work has been evolving over a lifetime with acrylic painting, drawing, and mosaic tile work. They have been on display at the Artwell Gallery in Torrington, The Norfolk Artisan’s Guild, The PS Gallery in Litchfield, The Petrini Gallery in Avon, and the Birdhouse Gallery in Great Barrington, MA. Her current art pieces are commission only and concentrate on capturing the pet’s energy or spirit in the eyes that hold the gaze of the observer. She is a master at realizing her life’s purpose in this way. Karen will be doing an amazing demonstration of her work! Please join us for this very special, free event. September 30th 11:30-1pm. Refreshments served. Bramasole’s First Annual ScareCrow Decorating Contest!!!! Each entry will be displayed for all to see! Three age groups…ages 5-7 8-12 13-15! One prize will be given/age group. Entry fee is $10/entry. $2 of each entry will be donated to the Wolf Sanctuary in South Salem New York. The winner will receive a $20 Visa Gift Card!!!! Deadline for Entries will be October 29th and the winners will be announced on October 31st… Reiki 1 Training Certification Reiki 1 Certification Course…October 28th Saturday 11:30am-4:30pm Please bring a lite lunch Tea, Coffee and Water will be available. $145/person. Includes Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 Manual, Certification.. What is Reiki? A Brief Overview Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.” A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an “attunement” given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of “life force energy” to improve one’s health and enhance the quality of life. Can Anyone Learn Reiki? The ability to learn Reiki is not dependent on intellectual capacity, nor does one have to be able to meditate. It does not take years of practice. It is simply passed on from the teacher to the student. As soon as this happens, one has and can do Reiki. Because of this, it is easily learned by anyone. Reiki is a pure form of healing not dependent on individual talent or acquired ability. Because of this, the personality of the healer is less likely to cloud the significance of the experience. The feeling of being connected directly to God’s healing love and protection is clearly apparent. The Attunement Reiki is not taught in the way other healing techniques are taught. It is transferred to the student by the Reiki Master during an attunement process. This process opens the crown, heart, and palm chakras and creates a special link between the student and the Reiki source. The Reiki attunement is a powerful spiritual experience. The attunement energies are channeled into the student through the Reiki Master. The process is guided by the Rei or God-consciousness and makes adjustments in the process depending on the needs of each student. The attunement is also attended by Reiki guides and other spiritual beings who help implement the process. Many report having mystical experiences involving personal messages, healings, visions, and past life experiences. The attunement can also increase psychic sensitivity. Students often report experiences involving: opening of the third eye, increased intuitive awareness, and other psychic abilities after receiving a Reiki attunement. Once you have received a Reiki attunement, you will have Reiki for the remainder of your life. It does not wear off and you can never lose it. While one attunement is all you need for each level to be attuned to that level, additional attunements bring benefit. Experimentation has found that additional attunements of the same level add to the value of that level. These benefits include refinement of the Reiki energy one is channeling, increased strength of the energy, healing of personal problems, clarity of mind, increased psychic sensitivity, and a raised level of consciousness. The Reiki attunement can start a cleansing process that affects the physical body as well as the mind and emotions. Toxins that have been stored in the body may be released along with feelings and thought patterns that are no longer useful. Therefore, a process of purification prior to the attunement is recommended to improve the benefit one receives for an attunement. Tarot Card Readings! October 27th Friday 4pm-8pm with Anne Marie Charest Bramasole Yoga and Healing Center is offering private 20 minute tarot card readings for $20.00 Space is limited. Please call Beth Aleksinas to make your appointment To Register for this exciting event! at 860-459-0797 And If you would like to make an appointment for a longer reading, we can accomidate that also. Ann Marie Charest is an intuitive Tarot card reader who is known for her positive and accurate readings. She teaches workshops about Tarot reading and has been featured at Passiflora tea room in New Hartford, SOULBURY in Woodbury, Morris Library Reading room Halloween night Tarot readings and Funky Stuff , the collective in Oakville. She is available for private readings, special events and parties.