Friday, December 30, 2011

Practitioner Training for Sacred Childbirth with Reiki

Radiance is thrilled to be hosting Cori Nielsen for a Practitioner Training weekend at the end of March.  The training is open to Reiki Practitioners of Level II or higher.
7 pm Friday - 3 pm Sunday Mar. 30 - April 1, 2011
Tuition $425 ($100 deposit reserves your space).  You can stop into Radiance, or call for an application form.  Registrations are being taken directly by Cori Nielsen.
Practitioner Training

This profound training is life-transforming. We gather in a circle to first evening to pass the talking stick as we introduce ourselves, to state our intent, and to hold profoundly sacred, safe Reiki space for each other as we share our stories of birth, miscarriage, adoption, infertility, and the myriad of other ways that we have been wounded in our sexuality. This intimate, nurturing space is held throughout the next two days as students experience the Sacred Childbirth with Reiki process. They are taught how to use this process to assist their partner in releasing their bodies’ negative feelings and memories about birth. They learn how to guide their class partner to re-experience and clear all negativity from their own birth. This clearing creates a clean palate or blank slate for them to create new, positive, vibrantly peaceful pathways for the birthing energy to flow as they practice how to birth their “dream” baby.
Each student experiences the process two to three times both as the receiver and the giver. Not only does this create in the practitioner a clear palate to be able to hold a neutral space for their clients, it also allows them to encode at a cellular level a peaceful, sacred, joyous way to birth their dreams.
Life-transforming, empowering Reiki sessions, an instructional manual, specific tools to work with clients, discussion, sharing, integration time, and deep heart connections in a calm, peaceful, sacred space make this week-end an invaluable experience.

Embark upon this week-end of sacred ceremony to:

  • Experience this process yourself to release any negativity you hold around birth.
  • Access the ancient painless birthing wisdom locked in your DNA and joyously birth your "dream" baby.
  • Learn the tools to empower couples to create a tranquil, drug-free birth, without pain on their own.
  • Receive certification as a Sacred Childbirth with Reiki™ practitioner.
Pre-requisite: Reiki Level II or above
Cori Nielsen, MDiv, RM/T • Email: • Phone: 815-325-0353

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Radiance Closed Today

Radiance will be closed today so that we can complete our year-end tasks.  We apologize for the late notice and for any inconvenience.  We will be back to our regular schedule tomorrow - opening at 9:30am.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Psyche's Journey: Ritual Priestessing Skills Workshop

With Sylvan Redbird (and guest facilitators TBA)

Sunday, Jan. 22 and Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012
12:00-4:30pm at Radiance
9 W Grant St., Lancaster PA  

We will be exploring the myth of Psyche, focusing on the challenges of her initiatory journey, developing trance techniques and diverse ritual structures to experience this story as we reclaim our own divine selves. 
This workshop is an opportunity to build on the trance and story techniques taught in a Reclaiming Rites of Passage class, but this is not a prerequisite for participation.  Participants should have taken an Elements of Magic or have equivalent experience with basic pagan circle casting/elements understanding.  If you are unsure about your experience, call Sarah at Radiance.

Cost is on a sliding scale: $95 to $75

Call Radiance, 717-290-1517, or stop in to register for this workshop.
Please review the myth of Psyche and Cupid (Hamilton’s Mythology or similar collection is fine), as we will not be working with the entire arch of the story.  Please attend both sessions, and there will be some personal work between dates.  

With his heart and his hands, eyes illuminating with light yet accustomed to the darkness, Sylvan weaves his art-filled life like a Faerie Spider.  In the center of his web, a healing spell of Love; his body a bridge between the Human and the Spirit World (especially the Fey and the Ancestors).  Sylvan, anchored by his daily recovery practices, now drinks deeply of ecstatic worship and quiet solitude, balancing the mundane and Mystery, embracing embodiment.  Originally of the Welsh Tradition, he is a teacher of the Reclaiming Tradition and a Feri initiate.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Reiki 1 Class in January


Reiki is a simple, beautiful form of energy work that allows us to utilize the natural inclination of the Universe toward healing.  The gentle, hands-on technique can be learned in one day, and you will be able to give Reiki to yourself and others after this class.  Reiki is deeply relaxing, helps to alleviate stress, and restores vital energy allowing the body to move toward wellness.

Experience the healing energy of Reiki in this class being taught by consulting herbalist, energy worker and Reiki Master & Teacher, Sarah Preston Campbell.  You will:

  • Learn the modern history of Reiki
  • Hear a brief introduction to the three levels, or degrees, of Reiki
  • Receive the Attunement to the first degree of Reiki
  • Practice giving Reiki to yourself and others
  • Receive a Reiki I Certificate, after completion of this class

Location: Radiance   9 West Grant Street, Lancaster

Date:    Sunday, January 15, 2012
Time:    10am to 4:30pm

Bring your lunch.

Cost:  $115.00 includes a copy of the book Essential Reiki by Diane Stein.  A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your place.

RSVP:                 Required by Saturday, January 7
                        Call 290-1517.
Class size is limited so early registration is recommended.

Winter Session for Kid Yoga

 Busy Yogi Bees

Yoga classes for kids ages 5 to 8
A four-class session $30
10am to 11am
Saturdays, January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Parents are welcome to browse in our shop, read in our library or leave us your cell phone # and go run an errand!

Did you know that children who practice yoga regularly:
·       Increase focus and attention span
·       Develop strong, healthy bodies
·       Cope with stress more effectively
·       Relax and sleep better
·       Set a lifelong foundation for well-being and self-esteem

Kara Kriner is a nationally Certified Massage Therapist and a teacher trained in both Radiant Child Yoga and YogaEd.  Kara will facilitate this fun class with story, song and yoga games.

Classes are held at Radiance, 9 West Grant St, Lancaster, across the cobblestones from Central Market. 
Call 290-1517 for more information, or to register.

Winter Session for Toddler Yoga

Bumbling Yogi Bees
Yoga classes for kids ages 3 to 5
A four-class session for $30
11:15am to 11:45am
Saturdays, January 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th

Did you know that Toddlers who practice yoga regularly:
·       Improve body awareness
·       Have an outlet for social interaction and self expression
·       Cope with stress more effectively and sleep better
·       Have a playful way to relax
·       Set a lifelong foundation for well-being and self-esteem

Kara Kriner is a Certified Massage Therapist and a teacher trained in both Radiant Child Yoga and YogaEd.  Kara will lead us through this fun class with story, song and games.

Classes are held at Radiance, 9 West Grant St., Lancaster, across the cobblestones from Central Market.
Call 290-1517 for more information, or to register.
Toddler must bring an adult to class.

Friday, December 2, 2011

It's First Friday! And We Have Free cd's From Spirit Voyage!

First Friday is always an exciting and bustling time in downtown Lancaster.  And tonight will be a glorious night - crisp and clear, with the approach of Winter.  Radiance will be open until 7 or 7:30, so put us on your list of stops.

And, we have a free gift for you if you spend $25 or more in the shop tonight!  A cd sampler from Spirit Voyage.  Devotional songs and chants by recording artists Snatam Kaur, GuruGanesha Singh, Tina Malia, Mirabai Ceiba and Gurunam Singh.  It's a really lovely cd... Here's a link to one of the songs on the cd.
See you soon!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Two Appointments Available This Afternoon With Dan Furst

We are truly enjoying hosting Dan Furst at Radiance this week!

On Tuesday evening he gave a fascinating talk about his new book, Surfing Aquarius. Yesterday (Wednesday) he had a full schedule of appointments for readings - birth chart astrology, astro-cartography and tarot.

Dan leaves for St Louis on Friday morning, but you still have a chance to see him for a private reading today. We have two available: one at 1:45 and one at 4:15. Call us to schedule! 717-290-1517

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Extra Kundalini Yoga Class Tomorrow!

You may be aware that Dan Furst, international astrologer, is in residence at Radiance this week.  He had appointments all day today, and decided that he'd like to take Padmani's yoga class at 5:30.  He loved it so much that he asked if she would be willing to teach another class tomorrow, so...

There will be an extra Kundalini yoga class this week.  Tomorrow, Thursday at 5:30pm.  Come and join Dan and Padmani for yoga.  $12 for the class, or you can use your class-card if you have one.

And because it is the first of December, Padmani will be teaching us the meditation which will end every class during the month.  The theme of the meditation is Prosperity!  Hence, the image of Lakshmi...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Kundalini Yoga Winter Solstice Workshop

The Greatest Gift
of All
A Kundalini Yoga workshop on Deep Listening

During this time of gift giving, share the human treasure of communication, not only with the ones you love, but with yourself as well!

The Greatest Gift of All:  Conscious Communication!

Experience the creative gifts of deep listening and conscious communication through the practices of Kundalini Yoga and meditation.  Begin to understand the power of the word and explore the nuances of deep listening as we engage in conversation.  Imbibe in the lessons of Yogi Bhajan, whose lectures are captivating on this subject.

Padmani Kaur (Christine Cappabianca) will lead us on this joyful journey, which will include yoga , lecture/discussion, meditation and a light vegetarian lunch!

Date:  Sunday, December 18, 2011
Time:  10am until 2pm
Cost:  $45 in advance, $55 on the day of the event
Place:  Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster

Call Radiance, 290-1517, or stop into register for this workshop.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tara for a Yearning World

Venerable Tara reaches out to us
Arms steeped in compassion and capacity
Our yearning hearts open
She pours out her 21 Praises

Join Yasmin for this workshop dedicated to Tara and the embodiment of her 21 Qualities.  We will explore and embody these Qualities for ourselves and for our world through Dances of Universal Peace, meditation, chant and creative expression.  
Yasmin is a student of world religions as a vehicle for the cultivation of compassion between neighbors, culture and nature.  She is a representative for the Sufi Ruhaniat and a leader for the Dances of Universal Peace.
Held at Radiance on three consecutive Sunday afternoons, 11/27, 12/4 from 1-3pm 
and 12/11 from 3-5pm
$50 for the series.  Call Radiance 717-290-1517 to register.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sacred Rattle-making with Adhi Two Owls

 Sacred Rattle-making with Adhi Moonien Two Owls

Saturdays, December 3 and 10, 2011 from 2 to 6pm, at Radiance in Lancaster

In this two-part workshop participants will learn how to make a rawhide rattle from beginning to end. This workshop is for those who want to develop deeper shamanic skills and knowledge.

The first day of the workshop will cover instruction on the parts of the rattle, the materials used to create the bulb, sewing and creating of your rawhide form.  We will take several shamanic journeys to find guidance about our personal rattles.  This first portion of the rattle needs to dry so.  During the week between classes, you will find your handle and materials to put in it.

When we meet again for the second day of the workshop, we will work on the actual assemblage of these parts into a working rattle. During this section of the workshop we will dedicate the rattle for its purpose, fill it, and attach the handle. 

Also covered in the workshop will be ways to work with your rattle and techniques for the care of your rattle.

All the materials will be provided except the handle and whatever you will put inside your rattle. 

Bring to class:  Your journal and a yoga mat and/or blanket to sit on

Class will be held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA, across the cobblestones from Central Market.  Stop in or phone 717-290-1517 to register.  Cost is $85.00 in advance, $95 on the day of the class.

Adhi has been studying the rattle as a tool for transformation for almost 20 years.  She draws from many different teachers and their wisdom.  Adhi is an accomplished artist, energy worker, Radiesthesiologist (vibrational dowser), and researcher. Her primary area of study is sacred objects, ritual items, magical tools and the temple sciences that guide them. She has spent that last 2 decades understanding deeper patterns and energies that make them work. Adhi's formal training is from the Kansas City Art Institute. Other training is in Bio-geometry, Reiki, Shamanism, Buddhism, and advanced energy sciences. Adhi travels and teaches all over the world.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Filthy Farmgirl Soaps

 Several months ago I was gifted with a bar of soap.  Well, not just any bar of soap... this exquisite, all-natural (mostly organic) soap is also beautiful.  This soap has pieces of herbs, spices & pine needles right in it.  And it smells wonderful - all pure essential oils.
 And as I learned later, their slogan is "No yucky stuff".  I loved it.  But, I thought to myself, we already carry some wonderful, all-natural, locally-made soap at Radiance, so this is amazing, but I don't really need any more soap....
 And, yet...

The more I used it, the more I loved it, so I decided that we should carry both lines of soap.  So anyway, we just got a shipment of Filthy Farmgirl Soaps from Hawaii.  These soaps are gorgeous, exquisitely scented, and the labels are even fun to read!   So, next time you come into Radiance, be sure to look at them, and read all of the labels - really, they are hysterical!  Or, if you aren't local, you can find them on my web site.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fall Collection from Steel Pony Has Arrived!

We're always excited when we receive a package from Steel Pony - the shop is filled with Oohs and Ahhs as each piece emerges from the box.  You'll be excited, too, when you see the new Autumn items that arrived this week!  Look at that swing sweater!  That vest!  The designs are timeless and funky.  This is truly wearable art!  Hand-dyed, hand-sewn and local. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Meditation for Courage in Kundalini Yoga Classes During the Month of November

For the past few months, Padmani has been ending each class at Radiance with a meditation specifically chosen for the month.  It gives us the opportunity to really deeply learn each meditation, and to allow the richness to emerge over time We practice the meditation and its corresponding posture for 11 minutes.

For the month of November, we will work with a Meditation for Courage. This meditation will be done in Archer posture.

"By encompassing Courage, we are making a conscious decision not to allow anything like fear, trepidation or doubt to be or become an obstacle on our path."  from the notes on this meditation...

Sound intriguing? Join us... 

The yoga of awareness, Kundalini Yoga combines pranayam (breathwork), mantra (sound), asana (postures), relaxation, and meditation in each class. This yogic tradition will create harmony throughout your entire being. Kundalini yoga can be experienced by all ages and fitness levels.

Tuesday Classes: 8:30am to 10am

Wednesday evening classes: 5:30 to 7pm

Saturday classes: noon to 1:30pm

$ 60.00 for a 6-class card or $12.00 per class.

All 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 or a yoga mat; a pillow if it will help you sit with more comfort on the wooden floor. Dress in layers. 

Radiant Artisan Festival

Radiant Artisan Festival
Sunday, November 20th 12-4pm
Bring the whole family for a day of creativity and eco-friendly fun!

Call us if you’re interested in a reading, meditation, or massage!

 We look forward to celebrating our fifth anniversary with you!

festival events include:

* Hands-on projects with Adhi Moonien Two Owls and Natasha Herr Alvarez *

* Tarot Readings with Beth Weaver Kreider *

* Beginner’s Meditation Techniques at 1:30pm and 3:30pm with Certified Life Coach Jen Yost, MS. ED. *

* Mini-Massage Sessions with Certified Massage Therapist Kara Kriner *

 * Henna Body Art by Padmani Kaur *

* DIY fun including natural fabric dyeing, aromatherapy, and more *

* An interactive musical experience with
The Dreamtime Lions *

Radiance, 9West Grant Street, Lancaster, PA (717)290-1517

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Show Us Your Boots!

We're so excited to have snow in October that we've decided to offer a special discount all day today.  Mention that you saw this blog post, show us your snow boots and get 20% everything you purchase today. 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dan Furst, Well-known Astrologer Returns to Radiance with His New Book

A book signing and talk with
Dan Furst
 November 29 (Tue), 7:00pm

at Radiance

9 W. Grant St., Lancaster, PA

Appointments for private readings available  11/28 - 12/1.  Call to schedule.

Dan Furst’s new book Surfing Aquarius: How to Ace the Wave of Change has just been published by Weiser Books. Dan will be at Radiance to sign his book and talk about how to live bravely and creatively in the intentional field of the new Aquarian Hive Mind as we approach 2012.

“Dan Furst is one of the best astrology writers out there.”
n  Rob Brezsny, Free Will Astrology

Dan Furst has been a professional astrologer for 34 years. He has written his popular Universal Festival Calendar since 1998 on his Hermes 3 website – He is also author of Dance of the Moon (2009).  He’s 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 will be in Lancaster November 28 – December 1, and will do private astrology and tarot readings at special Friends of Radiance rates: $125 for Astro-cartography, $100 for birth chart and transit readings  (both 90 minutes),  $50 for tarot readings (30 minutes) or $80 (one hour).  All astrology readings are recorded to mp3 files that can be played on any computer. Bring a flash drive, and you can take everything – recording, chart and maps – home with you when we’re done.  For information, and to book an astrology reading with Dan: (717) 290 – 1517 or e-mail

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tarot Readings with Beth!

Using the imagery of the Tarot, Beth helps you explore the issues of your life, looking for syncronicities and seeking clarity for how to make strong choices for your future.  Rather than looking at the Tarot as deterministic of a future set in stone, Beth sees the images as pointing to patterns that can be changed and rewoven.  Unpacking the meaning of a reading helps you to focus on the potential choices that you can make to change unhelpful patterns of behaving and thinking or to affirm positive patterns.

Beth has been studying and practicing various forms of divination for the past sixteen years, from Tarot to Runes, and African Bones to the I Ching.  She enjoys using divination as a tool for personal transformation and spiritual development, and as a way to become attuned to the cycles of the natural world.  Along with Sarah, she also teaches occasional courses in the Reclaiming Tradition: The Elements of Magic and Rites of Passage.

The cost for a 45-50-minute reading is $45.  Call 717-290-1517 to schedule an appointment.

Readings will be held at Radiance through the winter on the following (mostly)Tuesdays and Saturdays:

                   Wednesday, November 9, 2011
                   Saturday, December 10 and Tuesday, December 20, 2011
                   January 14 and 24, 2012
                   February 11 and 21, 2012
                   March 10 and 20, 2012
                   April 14 and 24, 2012