Thursday, December 13, 2012

When the Women Are Drummers

When the Women Are Drummers

Come to me here from Crete,
To this holy temple, where
Your lovely apple grove stands,
And your altars that flicker
With incense.

When the Women Are Drummers is a frame drum class for women interested in reclaiming their role as central rhythm-makers, movers and shakers of our time!

Women of all skill levels are welcome to join Yasmin for this frame drum experience.  Bring your frame drum if you have one.

6-7:30pm on the nights of Full Moon. The next gathering is on Friday, 12/28

Cost is $15 per class, plus $2 if you need to rent a drum.  Call Radiance 717-290-1517, or stop in to register.  Radiance is located at 9 W Grant St., across the cobblestones from Central Market in downtown Lancaster, PA.

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 Ruhianiat and a leader for the Dances of Universal Peace.  

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Herbal Meads & Fermentations

Meads and Beers:
Herbal Fermentations
A workshop at Herbs from the Labyrinth
with local home-brewer,
Benjamin Weiss.
Saturday, January 19th, 1-5PM

Only within the last few centuries did hops become the main herbal ingredient in beer. From very ancient times until nearly the present, cultures around the world have been making fermented beverages with an incredible variety of herbs, fruits, sugar sources and other ingredients. Fermented beverages can serve as much more than just an enjoyment. These drinks can preserve the nutritional and medicinal properties of their ingredients for up to several years, and can play a key role in ritual and spiritual practice.

Benjamin Weiss, a local organic farmer, permaculture teacher, and poet has been experimenting with herbal fermentations for the past 7 years. Inspired by Stephen Buhner’s book Sacred & Herbal Healing Beers, Ben has learned to craft medicinal fermentations of many kinds using mostly local, organic, and wild ingredients.

This class will be useful for those who have little or no experience with brewing, and as a source of new knowledge for experienced brewers. Students will participate in the creation of an herbal beer as well as a mead (honey wine), and will see fermentations in all of the different stages of the brewing process. Basic techniques and equipment will be explained, as well as medicinal, nutritive, and ritual functions of brews, choosing, harvesting and obtaining ingredients, and pairing appropriate flavors. And an array of Ben’s finished beverages will be available for sampling!

This class will be held in the Herbs from the Labyrinth kitchen, at 1053 Wheatland Avenue in Lancaster.  Buhner’s book and herbal mead-making kits will be available for purchase during the class.

To register, call Radiance, 717-290-1517, or stop in to 9 W Grant St, Lancaster.

Cost of the class:  $40

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Expanded Hours for December!

Wow!  It's already December.  What happened to November?

Anyway, the shop will be open for an expanded schedule from now through the holidays, as we hope to make your lives a little bit easier...  Here's the new schedule:

Monday: 12-4
Tuesday: 9:30 -5
Wednesday: 10-7
Thursday: 10-5
Friday: 9:30-5
Saturday: 9:30-4
Sunday: 12-4

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Radiant Woman Radiant Girl

Radiant Woman/Radiant Girl
A Workshop for Mothers and Daughters
With Catherine Etters (Sat Parvan Kaur) and Eliana

Sunday afternoon, January 13, 2013, at Radiance
We all experience times when we may feel overwhelmed, persuaded by outside influences, conflicted with decisions, or physically stressed by shifts in our body. Partner with your daughter/mother as you learn how to maintain strength, calm, and balance in your life. 

There are infinite possibilities what you might have to gain by doing this practice together including the chance to enrich and transform your relationship, align yourselves, connect and support each other on the mat and beyond.

Experience kundalini yoga techniques and meditations that you can share at home.  No experience necessary.

Sunday, January 13, 2013, 1:30 – 3:30pm
Cost is $30 per woman/girl pair

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 floor, a bottle of drinking water.  Dress loosely and in layers.

Girls ages 9-15 must be accompanied by a mother, auntie, or grandmother.

Class will be held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St, across the cobblestones from historic Central Market in the heart of downtown Lancaster, PA.  Call Radiance, 717-290-1517 or stop in to register.

Catherine Etters (Sat Parvan Kaur) is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher located in the Philadelphia area. With over 30 years of practicing various forms of yoga she found Kundalini Yoga put her on the fast track of personal transformation.  She studied and earned her teacher certification with Mahan Rishi Singh Khalsa and Nirbhe Kaur Khalsa in Yardley, PA.  She furthered her exploration and deepened her practice through a yoga yatra in the yoga homeland of India.

Eliana has practiced yoga since she was a toddler.  She was introduced to kundalini yoga at age 8.  She first applied kundalini yoga and mediations techniques for personal healing and growth at age 10.   It was her love and enthusiasm that planted the seed for this mother/daughter program.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Happy Birthday to Radiance!

It’s our birthday!  Come to Radiance and celebrate our sixth anniversary with us after Thanksgiving, on Friday, November 23, from 5-7 p.m.  Enjoy the fresh and lively music of local singer-songwriter Bobbi Carmitchell, sample some tasty refreshments, and get a piece of henna hand art by local artisan Padmani Chris ($15 for one hand, $25 for both).  As our birthday present to you, we’ll offer a 15% discount on the entire store stock during the evening.  We hope to see you!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Working with the Four Agreements

Working with
with Jaque Hanson

The treasured teachings of Don Miguel Ruiz have been on the New York Times best seller list for many years.  We'll be exploring and revealing some of the sources of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

The First Agreement:  “Be impeccable with Your Word”
The Second Agreement:  “Don’t Take Anything Personally”
The Third Agreement:  “Don’t Make Assumptions”
The Fourth Agreement: “Always Do Your Best”

Are you ready to be in the driver's seat of your life? We'll meet for this workshop in a safe and non-judgmental container. Imagine living a whole new way of life, free to be who you really are. Live your life free from worry about what others think of you. Live without judging yourself and others. Respect yourself and everyone else and they will respect you in return. Live without fear of expressing yourself.  Live free of conflict with yourself and others. Take the risk to explore life, and live without guilt, fear, shame, and regret. Imagine loving yourself just the way you are! Bring a bagged lunch & snacks, water, cushion to sit on, and dress in comfortable layers.

Join Jaque for this day of exploration.  In the morning, we will work with each of the Agreements, and in the afternoon Jaque will facilitate a powerful shamanic healing circle to address the lessons revealed to each participant.

Class will be held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA, across the cobblestones from historic Central Market
Saturday, January 5, 2013, from 10 am - 6 pm

Cost for the workshop is $55 in advance, $65 the day of the class.  Call Radiance, 290-1517, or stop by to register.

Jaque Hanson is a Shamanic Energy Healer, as well as a Reiki and Shamballa Master/Teacher, Certified Massage Therapist, Kundalini and Hatha Yoga teacher currently living in Carlisle, PA.  She believes that this is the time we have all been waiting for, and sees herself as a vessel, providing a safe container in which others may peel back their outer layers and allow their true radiance to emerge.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Eleven Moon Centers

Eleven Moon Centers:
A Women's Kundalini Yoga Workshop

Date: Saturday December 8, 2012
Place: Radiance, 9 W. Grant St., Lancaster
Time: 10:00am to 2:00 pm
Cost: $45.00-$30.00 sliding scale
Instructor: Padmani Kaur ~ Christine Cappabianca, E-RYT
Please pre-register by calling Radiance: 717-290-1517

Women are complex, mysterious, variable, and cyclical. Begin to understand your patterns and cycles through the yogic teachings about the eleven lunar centers within your body. Through the practice of kundalini yoga, mantra, meditation, and relaxation we will discover how to bring ourselves into balance. Learn where you are in your cycle of the moon centers with the use of a pendulum.  Bring your pendulum if you have one.  Radiance has a nice assortment available for purchase.

"A woman is deep and has both a direct and indirect nature, both light and shadow, like the moon. Her power comes from both the light and shadow, if she learns how to process these two areas and flow with herself. With self-love and self-respect, both shadow and light create the alchemy of real creativity...
Know yourself as a woman.
Respect yourself as a woman.
Love yourself as a woman.
Your reality will then become your grace and power."

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Reiki I 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.  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:                 Saturday, January 26, 2013

Time:                  10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dress in comfortable layers.  Bring a water bottle & your lunch, or plan to get something at market.

Cost:                  $125.00 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 19      Call 290-1517.  Class size is limited so early registration is recommended.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Shiva Nata: Meditation for People Who Can't Get Still

Shiva Nata
Meditation for People Who Can't Get Still
Saturday, December 1, 2012, 1-3pm

Want all the benefits of meditation? Have trouble stilling your body? Or quieting your mind?

Shiva Nata is a moving meditation practice that uses simple, gentle spirals of the arms and legs to quickly and efficiently deliver a delicious state of flow. It only takes 5 minutes a day to improve your mood, gain greater mental clarity and focus, spark creative new ideas, all while strengthening your arms, shoulders, and back - which is so important in this era of keyboards.

This two-hour introductory workshop will provide a solid foundation in the basic principles and practice of Dance of Shiva. Participants will learn enough to start a daily practice and soon be reaping the benefits of happy newborn brain cells. It's perfect for writers, artists, dancers, yoga practitioners, athletic coaches, life coaches - or anyone who wants juicy insights and laser focus.

The practice is easily adapted for those with limited physical abilities or chronic illnesses - as it can be done with little to no movement. Everyone is welcome - no yoga or meditation experience necessary!

This workshop is hosted by Radiance, an inspiring space in downtown Lancaster.

Cost is $25. To register, call Radiance at 717-290-1517 or stop in to 9 West Grant Street in downtown Lancaster. To continue this fascinating practice at home, pre-order Andrey Lappa's Dance of Shiva DVD - and Radiance will have it waiting for you after the workshop. This exquisite production from Pranamaya includes over four hours of practice and theory - years' worth of Shiva Nata training, from the master himself.

 Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1970s, Kalyani Glass was immersed in a culture of spiritual and health consciousness. Among the many influences on her upbringing, one of the most prominent was Hinduism. After many years as a witch and student of homeopathy, Shiva Nata has been like coming home. Practicing with the DVD at home since March 2010, it has provided her with improved focus, stronger shoulders, and a renewed zest for life. In January 2012, she studied with Andrey Lappa and he certified her as a Level 1 Dance of Shiva Teacher. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tribal Belly Dance Classes in November!

Basic Tribal Ethnofusion
Dance Classes
With Zan Asha
at Radiance

Tuesday evenings 6:30 to 8 November 6-27, 2012

Tribal Belly Dance is an amalgam of dances from North Africa, India and Asia, utilizing both upper body strength with traditional Middle Eastern Movements for a feminine, but powerful dance display. The unique aspect of Tribal also includes the use of cues from each dancer to guide the dance, instead of choreography.

Basic Tribal Ethnofusion explores basic body posture, use of arms, hips, stomach, and rhythmic cues, turns, and transitions, to create a wonderful dance piece.

$55 for the 4-week series of classes.  Beginners are welcome.

Classes are held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St., Lancaster (across the cobblestones from Central Market).  Call Radiance, 717-290-1517, or stop in to register.

Dress comfortably for class, and bring a water bottle.

Zan Asha is a New York City Dancer and Theater director.  She led the first Gothic Belly Dance Troupe in NYC ( She has studied under such notable dance greats as Morocco and Carolina Nericcio, with training in Indian Dance from Lotus Music and Dance. Her work encompasses the love of theater and dance, and includes her theatrical women's series known as "Night of 1000 Goddesses" and "Shadows of The Harem." She currently teaches classes in dance and veils work.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Dowsing for World Peace

Dowsing for World Peace with Adhi Two Owls
  A Practical Application for Map Radiesthesia

Sunday, November 11, 2012 from 1 to 5pm, at Radiance in Lancaster

The world is full of troubled areas and people who have difficulties getting along and working together.  Map Radiesthesia offers a unique way to utilize a pendulum, world maps, and the energies of our intentions to shift and transform the conflicts in places we cannot visit due to distance, political strife, poverty, oppression and other circumstances.
This workshop will cover the basic techniques of map dowsing and will explore some different techniques for supporting and creating changes to areas on a map.
Bring to class:
notebook or journal
world maps
a pendulum, if you have one
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 $55.00 in advance.

Adhi is a traditionally-trained shaman, and 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, October 4, 2012

Returning to the Well

Returning to the Well
with Adhi Two Owls

Thursday, November 8, 2012, 6-8:30 pm

As we navigate through our lives, we may encounter experiences that cause us great distress, pain or confusion.  When this happens, we may barter with the Universe as a way of coping.  And we may lose touch with some part of our Self in the bargain.

In this empowering workshop, Adhi will guide us, through shamanic journey work, to find, reconnect with, and heal the scattered Soul.  This is a journey of Return to the Self.

Cost: $30, in advance.
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.

Adhi is a traditionally-trained shaman and 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.