Date(s) - 02/01/2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Heart Space at Seven Stones
Daytime Reiki Share and Community Reiki at Heart Space
The first Thursday of every month from 12:30 to 2:30 pm, led by Joan Nikelsky (See practitioner bio).
Reiki, which means “spiritually guided life force energy,” is a Japanese technique that helps with stress reduction and relaxation and can promote healing. The Reiki energy flows through the practitioner, who channels it to the client through a gentle hands-on touch, although it can also be done hands-off, if preferred by the client. Reiki treats the whole person on all levels – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual – and usually leads to feelings of peace and well-being.
This session is for experienced Reiki practitioners as well as newcomers interested in trying Reiki. People who have studied Reiki have an opportunity to practice with each other, while we also offer mini-sessions to those who have not been attuned to Reiki.
Meeting in the daytime during the week is convenient for those with flexible schedules (self-employed, retired, etc.) and/or people who avoid evening events. All are welcome. You could even come on your lunch break if you work close by.
The fee is on a sliding scale of $10-20, payable at the site (call for special rate for unemployed). Please bring a check or exact change. Dress comfortably. Sessions will be on a massage table or a reclining chair. RSVPs are appreciated, which will help us with setting up and timing sessions. Contact Joan Nikelsky at ReikiJoan@live.com or 215-498-5346.
Private Reiki and/or chakra balancing sessions of one-half hour or one hour can also be arranged before or after the Reiki Share. Contact Joan for sliding scale information and available times.
I have had a long-time interest in health and natural healing, which led me to learn and practice Reiki, a gentle but effective hands-on treatment that promotes the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the client. I love the soothing feeling a Reiki session evokes and the meditative state it induces in my clients and myself.
I completed 3 levels of Reiki training, plus Master Practitioner, and studied Reiki Okuden, as taught by the International House of Reiki, from Myra Reichel of the Reiki Healing Center in Media. I have given full sessions to clients and have led Reiki Shares and Community Reiki clinics since 2009. In addition, I have volunteered at over 30 health fairs, community group gatherings, Media Fairs, and special events offering Reiki mini-sessions to the public to give people unfamiliar with this modality an opportunity to try it out. Then in 2011, I learned a chakra balancing technique which I can incorporate into my sessions; it is a powerful technique that balances the chakras and clears the energy field around the body.
My other interests in the area of health and healing are fitness, nutrition, complementary medicine, and yoga. In addition, I have been a social change activist on issues of the environment, women’s empowerment, worker’s rights, and social class/economic justice. I am committed to making Reiki financially accessible to a wider population. For two years, I volunteered time every month doing mini-sessions for low-income, elderly, and handicapped residents in a subsidized-rent apartment building in Philadelphia.
Associated with the Reiki Healing Center in Media since 2008, I have always offered a sliding scale fee based on income level for private sessions, and requested a donation or sliding scale fee when leading Reiki Shares and Community Reiki.