Strengthening Body, Mind, and Spirit
Led by Joy Nakamura, Ben Hashiba, and Terry Shimizu, CSL’s Healing Arts and Reiki programs teach somatic practices of self-care—such as Reiki, Qi Gong, massage, meditation, and mindfulness techniques—to increase overall physical and spiritual well-being.
Reiki, a primary component of CSL’s Healing Arts module, is loosely defined as “universal life energy.” Reiki is a gentle and safe technique using your hands to increase and share the natural universal life force energy all around us to promote wellness, relieve pain, reduce stress and encourage relaxation. Reiki energy feels warm and soothing, like a mother’s love creating harmony as it restores the body, mind and spirit. Receiving a Reiki attunement connects you with universal life energy that can be used on yourself and others, and even your pets.
CSL, in conjunction with Aldersgate United Methodist Church, offers monthly Sunday afternoon (at noon) “Reiki Jams,” Wednesday mid-day "Reiki Circles," and Reiki training classes. CSL also offers massage, meditation, and Qi Gong classes. For more information on classes, please see the schedules below.
Upcoming Reiki and Healing Arts Workshops and Sessions
Spring 2018 Advanced Reiki Class: April 21 and 22 - Join us for a two-day Weekend Advanced Reiki Workshop. Ben Hashiba and Terry Shimizu will be leading the workshop intended for reiki practitioners who want to build on their current skills.
Day 1 - Learn by Doing - After a review of Reiki principles, you will both perform and receive a one hour Reiki session. The workshop leaders will provide guidance and instruction during the Reiki sessions.
Day 2 - Revelation and Exploration - Return on Sunday to review your experiences of the previous day. Explore what you have learned and continue to build on your Reiki skills.
Suggested Donation: $50 To enroll in the class, email BHashiba@gmail.com or call at 408.712.9445
Upcoming Healing Arts Workshops
April 9th at 7:00pm: "Listen to Your Body": What has it been saying to you? Get acquainted with your hands, arms, and shoulders in new ways. Practice massage techniques on your arms, hands, and torso to increase range of motion, relieve muscle stiffness, and increase flexibility.
May 14th at 7:00pm: "Weight of the World" Greet the Sun spreading your arms wide, Reach for Heaven and Earth stretching your body upwards to heaven and downward toward earth. Share the easy massage techniques you learn. Then go home with the weight of the world lifted from your shoulders, head, and neck and feel refreshed.
June 11, 2017 at 7:00pm: "Circumambulate" Connect to the earth with Qigong gentle rocking to make your body feel anchored and centered. How do you perform your daily tasks? Let’s consider good body mechanics in daily life. Walk in a circle around church. Take note of your experience. Go on a muscle hunt to find the muscles that help you do all these things, feet, calf, knees, thighs, and gluts.
-------------------- July and August: No Healing Arts Classes - Have a great summer! ----------------------