Friday, October 23, 2009

Dan Furst at Radiance on November 3 & 4!

Dance of the Moon: Celebrating the Sacred Cycles of the Earth Dance of the Moon: Celebrating the Sacred Cycles of the Earth by Dan Furst

Dan Furst is opening his North American book tour at Radiance. I'm reading his book, Dance of the Moon in anticipation of his visit in less than 2 weeks! He'll be giving a free talk about the book at 7pm on Tuesday the 3rd, and will be available so sign books afterward. Books are available for sale in the shop.

Dan is also accepting appointments to do tarot readings, astrology and astro-cartography during the day on Tuesday, and Wednesday morning. Call soon to make your appointment - I know the schedule will fill! 717-290-1517

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Rhythm for Your Soul - African Drumming

Come explore the ancient rhythms within yourself! Rhythm for Your Soul will lead you through story of the djembe drum, the basics of how to play the djembe and dunun drums (a type of drum from West Africa), and how to put the techniques together to learn ancient traditional rhythms and songs. Just like other instruments, these drums have notes that are combined to play music. We will work on the sounds of the notes and will play music that you can play alone or with other drummers. Whether you are a beginner drummer or an experienced one, join us to discover or improve your own sound on the drum, and to create music in community with others.

Classes are for all ages of drummers and all skill levels.

When: Usually one Saturday afternoon each month
Time: 2pm – 3:30pm
Cost: $15 per class, plus $2 for drum rental if you need one
Where: Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster (across from Central Market)
How to Register: Contact Radiance 717-290-1517
Dates: November 21, December 12, 2009

If you don't have a djembe, dunun (barrel-shaped stick drum), or ashiko drum, you can rent a djembe for $2 (technique instruction is focused on these drums, but you may also bring frame drums to play during the rhythms). Please request rental drums ahead of time for each class.

Classes Led by Tammi Hessen, a Lancaster-based drummer who has been studying in the West African hand drum tradition of djembe. She has traveled to Africa to study drumming there, studies under djembe master Mamady Keita, and Master Drum Maker/Cultural Educator Baile McKnight. She has also studied with Menes Yahuda, Salim Ajanku of Sankofa Dance Theater, Mahiri Keita, Ubaka Hill, and other drumming instructors who travel around to teach. Tammi has been working with Ubaka Hill as her teaching assistant at the Michigan Women’s Music Festival, and recently recorded on Ubaka’s 3rd CD, “Beyond the Wind” and played at the CD Release concerts. Tammi began teaching Bumbada! Women Drumming classes in Baltimore Maryland in 2003, and the program continues to grow. She also has a performance group that plays for various events locally. You can contact Tammi directly for more information about the ongoing drumming classes in Baltimore, Lancaster, York, and Harrisburg areas, or for private lessons.

Tammi currently teaches classes in Lancaster, Reading, Harrisburg, and Baltimore, and drums for local West African Dance Classes. For more information,

Chakra Balancing

Our friend, Rosanne Tartaro has created an informative yet concise overview of the seven primary chakras (energy centers). Chakra Balancing is a charming little 50 page book is a tiny 4 3/8" x 5" in dimension. Printed in full color with helpful and eye-catching graphics, Chakra Balancing presents key information about each chakra organized concisely and visually. Very handy & easy to take along. I keep one with my pouch of chakra stones.

Each section features the following information: Chakra Symbol; Chakra Name; Information About the Chakra; Graphical Location and Location Description; Element for the Chakra; Energy State; Keyword; Metal; Dysfunction That Commonly Occurs When the Chakra is Out of Balance; Associated Colors; Stones/Crystals; Essential Oils; Tips on Selecting and Using Essential Oils to Balance the Chakra.

Stop in to the shop to purchase your own copy, or order it from our web site!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Building Vitality Through Kundalini Yoga

In this workshop, we will explore the meaning of vitality, and discover what prevents us from feeling vital. How does stress deplete our vitality and separate us from our true self?

We will practice Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan to connect us to our inner vitality. We will participate in individual and group processes to identify our vitality profile and amplify our basic vitality.

Saturday, November 14, 2009
9am to 4pm, includes a light vegetarian lunch
Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA
Cost is $65 for the day

Open to everyone. Previous yoga experience helpful but not required. Dress in clothes comfortable for yoga and meditation. Bring a mat, pillow if necessary and a shawl or light blanket for relaxation.

Instructor: Siri Neel Kaur Khalsa now lives in New Mexico with her husband, and does review work for the Kundalini Research Institute. She has practiced yoga for over 40 years and is a gifted teacher and healer. In the Winter of 2010, she will be leading a Level 1 Kundalini Teacher training in SE Pennylvania.

This course will give CEU from Yoga Alliance and IKYTA.

Kundalini Yoga Classes, Fall Session

The yoga of awareness, Kundalini Yoga combines pranayam (breathwork), mantra (sound), asana (postures), relaxation, and meditation in each class. This yogic technology will create harmony throughout your entire being. Kundalini Yoga can be experienced by all ages and fitness levels.
Six-week Tuesday sessions: 8:30am to 10am
October 27 thru December 1

Six-week Wednesday sessions: 6:30pm to 8pm
October 28 thru December 2

Saturday classes are ongoing Noon to 1:30pm
(excluding October 17, 24, and 31)

$12.00 per class or $ 60.00 for a 6-week session. Drop-ins are always welcome!
Classes are held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster (across from Central Market). Call Radiance, 290-1517, or stop by to register.
Bring to class: a natural fiber blanket or towel and/or a yoga mat; a pillow if it will help you sit with more comfort on the wooden floor. Dress loosely and in layers.
Padmani Kaur (Christine Cappabianca) practiced Hatha Yoga for 9 years & taught for 5 years. The philosophy of tension release, increased energy, & feeling happier motivated her to then study & teach Kundalini Yoga (2 years now). She believes in a gentle approach so that each student can experience the beauty & benefits in the science of Kundalini. Christine is an I.K.Y.T.A. certified teacher as well as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) with the Yoga Alliance.

Reiki 1 Class for Kids, Oct 24, 1-4pm

with Reiki Master Marilyn Landis & Kara Kriner

Reiki I for Kids is a workshop where children ages 9 to 13 learn simple methods of using Reiki. This course is designed to be fun and interesting. Children have a natural awareness of healing energy and the class offers a supportive atmosphere for them to explore their innate abilities.

In this workshop, the children will receive their Reiki I Attunement. A Reiki Kids Certificate will be sent in the mail after completion of the class. They will also participate in and learn about the following:

• Sensing the Energy Field
• Healing with Plants, Animals and People
• Reiki Art and Creative Expression

Location: Radiance
9 West Grant Street, Lancaster

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2009

Time: 1:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $75.00 -- includes all class materials.

RSVP: Requested by Saturday, October 17 - extended because of time change
Call 290-1517.

Class size is limited so early registration is recommended.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Living by the Moon, book signing & talk by Dan Furst

We are deeply honored that Dan Furst is beginning this book tour at Radiance!

Dan Furst’s acclaimed book Dance of the Moon: Celebrating the Sacred Cycles of the Earth has been published this year by Llewellyn Worldwide. Opening his North American book tour, he’ll be at Radiance to sign his book and talk about how and why more and more people are learning again how to live in the Moon’s time. The presentation and book signing is open to the public and will be held on Tuesday, November 3 at 7pm.
“Dan Furst is one of the best astrology writers out there.”
-- Rob Brezsny, Free Will Astrology

Dan Furst has been a professional astrologer for over thirty years. He has written
his immensely popular Universal Festival Calendar since 1998 on his Hermes 3 website which Body and Soul called “a wonderful site, full of historical and mythological information.”

Dan is an internationally respected authority on rituals and spiritual practices around the world. He has worked as a writer, actor, teacher and ceremonial artist in New York, Hawaii, Japan, India and Egypt, and lives now in Urubamba near Cusco, Peru.

Dan is at Radiance Nov. 3 & 4 for private astrology and tarot readings at special Radiance rates:
$150 for Astrocartography,
$125 for birth chart and transit readings (both 90 minutes),
$50 for tarot readings (30 minutes).
Astrology readings are recorded to mp3 files that can be played on any computer.

For information, and to book an astrology reading with Dan: (717)290–1517or e-mail