Myra first experienced Reiki in 1991 while a student at Bryn Mawr College with her education funded in part by a Grant from the Office of Vocational Rehab. After graduation in 1995 she became a Habitat for Humanity Construction Supervisor during which time she started Reiki training in 1998 at the Rose Tree Reiki Center with Marion Yaglinski, R.N. earning both Reiki Master, and Karuna Reiki® 2 certificates by 2004. In 2005, Myra completed Karuna Reiki® Master with William Lee Rand, founder of The International Center for Reiki Training. Karuna Reiki® addresses abuse, addictions, karma, and grounding issues during sessions,
Myra founded the Reiki Healing Center in 2006 to serve as a place for adults and children to learn about the power of Reiki (Spiritually guided life force energy) for healing and relaxation of the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Reiki Healing Center especially supports those people dealing with chronic illness, pain, or other conditions.
More recently, Myra became a Shinpiden Reiki Master with Frans Stiene, co-founder of the International House of Reiki; she currently offers Reiki classes using their workbooks.
Myra also studied 3 Levels of Magnified Healing® with Sarah Hohenberger and she studied to become a Third Phase ‘Light Worker” teacher with its founder, Rev. Gisèle King who, along with co-founder Kathryn Anderson, received this modality from Lady Master Kwan Yin. Myra especially loves this modality when she presents it for the public as a Celebration Ceremony where the practitioners guide the attendees through the daily practice which includes sending healing to our families and friends and to Mother Earth or while working on healing body systems using the Third Phase procedures.
At Heartspace, Myra Reichel offers half-hour and hour sessions of Reiki, Karuna Reiki®, and Magnified Healing®. Myra holds Community Reiki/Reiki Shares on 2nd Saturday and several times a year offers Magnified Healing® Celebrations. She offers sessions and teaches Reiki, Karuna Reiki® Classes, and Magnified Healing® Workshops. Myra also teaches Ethics and Holistic Practice Business Classes. Myra offers CNE for Nurses and CEU for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers. Sessions are by appointment. Classes and Workshops are as scheduled or by appointment at Heartspace.
I took my first yoga class at a YMCA over ten years ago. I remember thinking afterward that I had found something I instantly connected to and couldn’t wait to go the next week! A few years went by before I started to get serious about my own practice. Now yoga is such a powerful part of my life. It helps me feel grounded and centered and has enabled me to get to know my whole self better( even the messy parts).
I am extremely grateful for all of the wonderful teachers i have had on my yoga journey who continue to help shape my practice. I completed my 200 hour teacher training specializing in Vinyasa Flow at Enso Studio in Media, PA in March of 2015. I also have training in yoga for trauma and addiction through Transformation Yoga Project. My teaching style reflects my belief that yoga is for everybody. I hope to provide an opportunity in my classes where everyone feels able to explore how they are feeling in their own bodies and make choices in their practice that are right for them.
At present Jenn is not teaching in Heart Space.
I have been reluctant to offer anything about me as a bio. As you may know I am co-owner and co-creator with my husband Nick, of Seven Stones Gallery and Heart Space at Seven Stones.
I offer to this Heart Space community what I love and what loves me back. I am not educated by any university, or particular school of thought, only by what I have sought to learn and what life has offered to me in abundance to learn from. I feel deeply and passionately about self knowing and wholeness. I feel certain we can self heal through self knowing, self loving and forgiveness. I have taken The Peace Ambassador Training with James O’Dea, and heart honored to be part of the 2nd graduating class. I have taken classes in Non-Violent Communication and in Conflict Resolution, also have taken classes with Andrew Harvey, a modern day mystic, as I have leaned more into the great ancient mystics, such as Rumi, Hafiz, Nanak, Kabir, and Sanai,, and those modern, as well. I consider Osho to my master teacher.
I have allowed myself to unravel and undo a few times. Have allowed myself to unlearn so that I can be learning in every moment. It is hard to keep learning when we feel we have learned. The space for learning and unlearning needs to be open…always. I am human and many times have missed the mark that each of these studies has offered to me. But I stay on course and continue to evolve. I possess no special skills to heal another, only the heart that keeps offering to others a way through, as I have found, and what I know works to heal. It will always come down to the work we do to help ourselves, no matter who we learn from, no matter who lays their hands upon us, no matter our teachers or guru, religion, or degree, it will always be our decision to heal ourselves. Our greatest service to each other is to do that work, and offer, from the heart, what we are learning through life, to be bridges, to be friends. I simply and passionately offer that. Deeply thankful and blessed to be of service.
As a child, I used to have this deep knowing of the truth beyond the physical existence. I would have visions, feeling and just plain knowing, that made me act, react and believe in a specific way. I remember having the certainty that I could disappear here and come into a different life. I didn’t know I was connecting with our ability to shift timelines/quantum leaps. The illusion of linear time was a lot more clear to me back then. Feeling people’s emotions and other multidimensional experiences somehow become a part of my discomfort in childhood. I grew up in India, exposed to different religions and always in some way or other was in the path of seeking that infinite in different ways. The deeper truth and pure knowing that I felt so strong in a natural childlike manner were not validated or confirmed in my outer circumstances. I forgot almost all of that as I grew up. All that was left was this deep seeking of the unknown which either I was running from or towards.
My True awakening started to unravel once I became a mother. It’s hard to express how it happened but as the old pains and beliefs surfaced, I could no longer be who I had learned to become. Thereafter, with push and pull, with chaos and clarity, conflict and emergence, revelation and acceptance, I came to be more and more of the Real Me, the Infinite God Within that we are.
While I was born into Hinduism, went to a Christian school and was exposed to Sikhism. In my journey of seeking, since my teens, I’ve moved through the teachings of mindfulness, Sufism, Yogic meditation, Ancient Vedic practices of energy healing and Sadna (meditation) and other religious beliefs and practices. Including clearings through forgiveness, Akashic record readings, Manifestational Practices and channeling sexual Energy. I majored in psychology and dance, music, yoga, and creative soulful expressions have always been a part of me.
Now as I journey through this beautiful human experience, expanding, evolving, I offer that, what I have awakened to, the knowing of the Infinite Consciousness we are, the Unconditional Love of the God within to all those who seek and cross paths with as best as I can through Akashic Readings, Healings Sessions, Intuitive Mentoring, Meditation and Yoga classes
I have learned and trained in many practices yet the wisdom, clarity has always come from within. All we need to know is Within.
To reach me please check my website. www.infinitelynothingness.com
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.
April Leffler is a Reiki Master/Teacher, an accredited Tai Chi Chih® Instructor, a Shamanic Practitioner and member of The Foundation for Shamanic Studies, and has a master’s degree in clinical psychology. April offers monthly Reiki classes and teaches several Tai Chi Chih® classes at various locations in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
In her private practice, April sees individuals for Reiki sessions and for power animal and soul retrievals. As a public speaker, she offers workshops and seminars on Reiki, Tai Chi Chih®, stress reduction techniques and the mind-body-spirit connection. April also performs long distance or absentee sessions in Reiki, and in power animal and soul retrievals.
April exhibits deep respect for others and creates a safe, nurturing and confidential environment in which to receive and experience her services. She has worked with individuals whose life experiences have ranged from being physically, emotionally and sexually abused, to those who just want to relax, unwind and reduce stress in their lives. April has also helped individuals create clarity out of confusion in order for them to find meaning and purpose in life.
April believes very strongly in the power of the human spirit as well as the ability for each of us to awaken and embrace our intrinsic value and self-worth. Her intention is always to serve the highest good.
At present April offer the Reiki Share every first Wednesday of the month.
Ruth has served her family, friends and community as a nurse, health advocate and ecumenical minister over the past 40 years. Her studies have included Shabda Yoga, Classical yoga, massage therapy, Body Talk and Energy work. She also holds a Master’s in Spiritual Science. Her journey led her to the Yogalife Institute. The objective was to ground the spiritual energy more efficiently through a consistent yoga practice. She was granted 500 teacher training hours and is currently a member of the Yoga Alliance. These opportunities serve as a great gift for sharing with those who are open to the practice.
Ruth is teaching/leading a Restorative class, an intermittent vinyasa flow class and has several private clients at this time. She continues to work full time in an outpatient Orthopedic/Urology clinic for Penn Medicine. Her leisure time is full of activities with family and friends.
Ruth presently is not teaching in Heart Space.
I have done 2 very Intensive Trainings at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center with Jon Kabat Zinn, and his staff, on Mindfulness Meditation and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Although this was a number of years ago, I have been doing Stress related and Mindfulness Meditation Groups for many years. I have been doing groups for Elwyn Institute for 19 years,and I have also done similar groups for North Western Human Services, where I used to work as a therapist.
Sandra is presently not teaching at Heart Space.
Yoga for me is a journey every time I step on my mat. My practice will tell me something that I need to be paying attention too whether it be mentally, emotionally, or physically. And how to journey off my mat and take what I learned back into my day to day life.
My intentions for this class are to help bring awareness to the practice, de-mystify it‚ image as only for a certain body type, and to help bring a true joy to those who practice on their own terms. . Finding compassion and love for yourself and what you need on your yoga journey.
Slow Flow Yoga is the practice of slowing down the movements and bringing a meditative awareness to your practice. Transitioning from each asana slowly and mindfully, attaining a connection to one’s body in a deeper way.
Natalie is presently not teaching in Heart Space.
Lisa is a Shamanic Practitioner and a Certified Teacher of Ancient Postures. A posture group meets regularly at her home once a month.
Through her practice in shamanism she tries to plant seeds for people to wake up and become conscious of our wondrous Planet and All Our Relations.
Lisa has certificate in Wellness Imagery and Transpersonal Psychology and a certificate from Harvard in Educational Management. Her higher degrees are in Clinical Psychology, Classical Languages and Literatures, and Greek and Latin. She likes to paint study French and go birding. During her academic career she was a Dean, a Vice President, and a Professor of Humanities. Her true calling since she was a child is to study, teach, and perform shamanism.
I started practicing yoga at age 17, encouraged by my mother who thought it might settle her anxious daughter down a little. My practice waxed and waned for a little while, but after a serious back injury caused by repetitive stress from work, I found myself practicing everyday in 2001. Since then, my weight has ranged between 60 lbs; I’ve practiced with bones pressing into the hard floor, and I’ve practiced with frustration at not knowing how to move my curvier body. Through all of that I learned how to lean into breath. Now when I teach, I modify for every student, remembering my own needs at different shapes. I try in every class to make space for students to find their way to strength and stability. I mix both elements of standing balance and an easy flow-based class. I try to not take myself too seriously; I like to mix the sacred with the profane.
Kathleen McAllister is an accredited T’ai Chi Chih teacher who is dedicated to helping students of all ages reduce stress and regain balance thru this very “user friendly ” moving meditation. She noticed as a student during the first class she attended, a strong flow of energy manifesting as heat. Because she has Raynauds disease, she was very excited to feel heat in her often cold hands. Kathleen was so inspired by the potential implication of this, that after years of practice became accredited to teach T’ai Chi Chih to others. She has taught in elementary schools, Corporate clients, hospitals, YMCA’s, Mainline Health Center & private eight week classes. Kathleen is excited to see what T’ai Chi Chih can do for others.
T’ai Chi Chih is a moving meditation of 19 gentle moves and one pose. The practice of T’ai Chi Chih calms the body and the mind. Benefits of practice may include:
* Calming the nervous system, reduced stress and fatigue
* Circulating & balancing the internal energy (Qi/Chi)
* Increasing our physical energy and mental focus
* Improving balance, flexibility, stamina
* Expanding our creativity and awareness
* Pain Relief