Thursday, September 29, 2011

Kid Yoga Classes Start Again Next Saturday!

 Busy Yogi Bees

Yoga classes for kids ages 5 to 8
Saturdays 10 to 11am  1 hour of yoga
Classes are ongoing through the fall of 2011
(No class November 5th)
$10 per class, 6-class card for $55

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.

Toddler Yoga Starts Again Next Saturday!

Bumbling Yogi Bees
Yoga classes for kids ages 3 to 5
Saturday mornings from 11:15 to 11:45am
 Classes are ongoing through the fall of 2011
(no class November 5)
$30 for a four-class card, or $8 per class

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.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Building a Mesa with shaman, Adhi Two Owls

 Thursdays, November 10 & 17, 2011 from 6 to 9pm, at Radiance in Lancaster

The Mesa, a sacred bundle, is the map which represents the Shaman’s Universe.  Much like an organic altar, it contains the energies that are used to support the work. What goes in a Mesa is very important and must adhere to specific energetic principles.  The Mesa is the mandala of manifestation.  Creating one is a powerful way of bringing many energies together to focus on transformation.  In this two-part class, participants will learn the process of creating a “Mesa” or sacred bundle to use as part of their Shaman training.
While this workshop is open to anyone with an interest, it is also designed to be part of an ongoing series of classes in shamanism. What participants learn here will develop and grow as they continue to study. All the tools that the Shaman creates move them closer to initiation.
Bring to the first class:
one square yard of wool fabric (it can have a print) in white, blue or green,
sewing needle & scissors,
notebook or journal
A yoga mat and/or blanket to sit on
Your rattle if you have already made one.
White Sage, Tobacco, Copal and Balm of Gilead.
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, $95.00 on the day of class.  All of the herbs listed are available for purchase at Radiance.

Adhi has been studying shamanism for 20 years.  She draws from many different teachers and their wisdom.  Adhi is an engaging teacher, 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, September 22, 2011

Reiki 1 Class, November 6, 2011


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, November 6, 2011

Time:            10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
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:              Call 290-1517, or stop by to register.  
                     Required by Saturday, October 29
Class size is limited so early registration is recommended.

Rhythms of the Earth: a Drumming Journey Around the Wheel of the Year

Come explore the ancient rhythms within yourself!  Rhythms of the Earth will combine the 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. All this within the theme of the Wheel of the Year!  Each month we will explore rhythms and lore that express the changes in the natural world around us. 

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 the second Saturday afternoon of each month
Time: 2pm – 3:30pm
Cost: $15 per class, $75 in advance for a six-class card. $2 per class for drum rental
Where:  Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster (across from Central Market)
How to Register: Contact Radiance 717-290-1517
Dates:  October 8, 2011
  November 5
  December 17
  2012 dates TBA soon!

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.

Circle-style classes are led by Tammi Hessen, a Lancaster-based drummer who has been studying in the West African hand drum tradition of djembe.  She has traveled many times to Africa to study drumming 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.   She also has a performance group that plays for various events locally. 

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

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Angelic Healing Appointments with Gurunater Kaur, October 21-24

Angelic Healings
 Individual appointments with Gurunater,
October 21-24, 2011

Gurunater Kaur has deeply healing hands, decades of therapeutic experience, and an acute intuition. She has a profound link to the angelic realms and often receives messages of clarity, guidance and love from individuals' guardian angels and personal spirit guides that can initiate healing of the body, the mind, the heart and the spirit.

She specializes in looking into each chakra of the body, one at a time, accessing information to clear and release such things as self-defeating irrational beliefs, incomplete past experiences and/or energetic blocks.

A limited number of one hour healing appointments are available all day Friday, Saturday morning, all day Sunday, and Monday, at a cost of $70. 

Call Radiance at 717-290-1517, to schedule an appointment.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Radiant Crystal Brew!

Kara and Nicki recently went shopping for crystals & found some really wonderful, slightly larger tumbles.  We've blended some of them on a jar together and developed a new signature crystal mix to represent Radiance.  As Nicki says: ... a safe, grounded place where people can open themselves to ancient lessons and higher wisdom, where they are free to talk and ask and learn, and where they can see there is more for all of us.

Radiant Crystal Brew is a healing mix, one that asks us to be honest with ourselves, and to remember the importance of those around us.  It keeps us strong in our journey together...

Blue Lace Agate
Throat Chakra
 A soothing, healing stone, blue lace agate opens us to higher energies while neutralizing anger from suppressed or repressed feelings of inadequacy. When we are free from the fear of judgment and filled with self-acceptance, the door for personal expression is wide open. 

Gemini, Pisces, Aries
Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat
 Aquamarine is known as the stone of courage. It's calming, harmonizing effects assist those overwhelmed by responsibility. It clears away extraneous, unneeded thoughts, leaving a clarified perception, which makes it exceptional for meditation. It is a link to a higher knowledge and consciousness, as well as a stone of human service and well-being. 

Lapis Lazuli
Throat, Third Eye
 Lapis lazuli connects us to ancient wisdom. The deep peace and personal power shown through this stone allow us to connect to the lessons of those before us and utilize them in the future. We are shown the truth, and we are able to accept it. 

Capricorn, Scorpio
Throat, Heart, Third Eye
 The intensity of malachite is due to it's power to amplify. A strong grounding stone, it brings insight into the light, making it extremely useful for psychic endeavors. Malachite will show worthless patterns and obstacles in the spiritual path and assist in overcoming them. Used carefully with other stones, it can act as a "bullhorn" for the traits they provide, creating a stronger affect. 

Tiger Eye
Base, Solar Plexus, Third Eye
A stone of the sun and the earth, tiger eye can be used to draw energy up or down. It is a grounding stone, but it also assists in the rise of Kundalini energy. It displays the correct use of power, and it supports integrity. It allows us to see the whole picture by connecting the physical and spiritual bodies, and it stimulates the actions needed to advance. 

Dragon Stone
A recent discovery, dragon stone is a form of red and green jasper. It is useful in connecting the physical and spiritual bodies, and it allows for an internal "reset". It helps break old, unhealthy habits and assists in sticking to new ones. It provides self-confidence and loyalty to humanity, with the strength to make real changes.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Healing Heart of Yoga with Gurunater Kaur


Practice gentle, soothing yoga to calm, focus, and energize. This workshop is designed to release stress and tension at the cellular level, from the inside out. Keeping awareness in the heart center, we combine gentle movements, meditation, breathing, vibration and resonance, to calm your body and mind, allowing deep relaxation and healing.

In this workshop you will learn how to:
·        slow down and give yourself permission to do less
·        experience a sense of safety and self-acceptance to keep you in the present moment
·        support growth and healing from deep within
·        deeply relax and release stress in fun ways
·        connect with your inner peace

This workshop includes energy work and the healing power of sound.

Saturday, October 22, 2011, 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Radiance, 9 W Grant St in downtown Lancaster,
just across the cobblestones from Central Market.

$55 if paid in advance, $65 the day of the workshop.
Phone Radiance at 717-290-1517 or stop in to register.
Gurunater Kaur has been teaching Kundalini Yoga since 1976. She has made gemstone malas for many international dignitaries, including Yogi Bhajan and the Dalai Lama.  She is a Certified Hypnotherapist doing Past Life Regressions and Reiki Master, Polarity Therapist, Therapeutic Touch, & Sat Nam Rasayan Practitioner. She is an ordained minister since 1984 and a member of The National Guild of Hypnotists, Mid-Atlantic Yoga Association, International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association.

Friday, September 2, 2011

A Night of Kirtan with Gurunater Kaur

Meditation doesn't come easily for many people.  Kirtan - one of the oldest sacred music traditions of the world - offers another method.  Kirtan is a call-and-response style of singing sacred chants.   Kirtan carries us effortlessly to a place of quiet, to stillness.  While it is true that we can sing these chants in the solitude of our own homes, there is nothing like the magic of chanting live with musicians and other participants all adding their energies to the experience.
It’s the heart, not the art.   The purpose of Kirtan is to get us out of our heads and into our hearts.
Chants heal.
The powerful healing and transformational energies of these ancient chants can help to reconnect us to the Ever-Present and Eternal Being that lies within us all. All the mantras, melodies, and instruments of Kirtan are designed to lead us toward this meditative state.
The beauty of relaxation.
Kirtan brings us back to our center. When this happens, beautiful things begin to unfold. Feelings of inspiration, peace, and a sense of connectedness are common experiences.
Come, sing with us.  Friday evening, October 21, 2011, 6:30-7:45pm, at Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA, across the cobblestones from Central Market.
Bring a blanket and/or yoga mat to sit on, a pillow if it helps you to sit on the floor with more comfort, and dress in layers. 
Cost is $15 in advance, $20 that evening.  Call Radiance, 717-290-1517, or stop in to register.  

Gurunater Kaur has been teaching Kundalini Yoga internationally for 35 years having studied directly under Yogi Bhajan beginning in 1976, and traveled extensively with him, playing the harmonium for kirtan.  She is a member of the mid-Atlantic Yoga Association, International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association, and a Level One Professional Teacher Trainer. Gurunater Kaur is a healer and intuitive doing angelic healings, a reiki master, polarity therapist, and a Sat Nam Rasyan practitioner.  She is a certified hypnotherapist and a past-life regression therapist.  She creates beautiful, healing gemstone Malas (prayer beads) some of which have belonged to Yogi Bhajan and many other dignitaries.