Monday, December 17, 2007

Therapeutic Massage at Radiance

Kara Kriner is a Certified Massage Therapist, and a 2000 graduate of the prestigious Baltimore School of Massage. Over the past seven years, she has developed her own personal technique, incorporating Deep Tissue, Swedish, Reflexology, Reiki &Thai Massage. She creates a safe, warm environment, enhanced with soft lights and music, a place where you can truly relax and leave the outside world behind. During your massage, your back, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, legs and feet will be worked on. You will always be properly draped with a sheet and lightweight blanket to keep you warm and relaxed.

Keep in mind that your massage is for you. You set the tone. At any time, you may request more or less pressure. You may talk, or you may be silent. It's always your choice.

All massage is by appointment. Gift Certificates are available. Call Radiance at 290-1517 or Kara at 468-2475. For most modalities, a one-hour massage is $60, 1-1/2 hours $90.

Swedish & Deep Tissue Massage
is a firm, slow, deliberate massage with medium to deep pressure, for specific areas of tension, pain or chronic issues.

involves gentle stimulation of accupressure points in the soles of the feet. These points are directly connected to the various organs and glands in the body. Energizing these points promotes an overall balancing effect in the body.

feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit, creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being.

Chakra Clearing w/ Reiki & Crystals
incorporates the use of crystals and stones into a Reiki session with specific attention to freeing the flow of energy through the chakra system.

Traditional Thai Yoga Massage
is uplifting and energizing to both the mind and body, by combining yoga postures, assisted stretching, compression and pressure points - the body releases toxins and tension. It increases flexibility and decreases stress. This interactive technique is exercised on a mat. Wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing.

Warm Stone Massage
utilizes penetrating heat from smooth oiled and warmed basalt stones is used to relieve tense muscles and sore joints. This ancient art of thermo-therapy creates calming and healing responses for the body and soul.

  • 1 hour - $70

Ear Candling

  • 1 pair candles - $25 plus cost of candles

  • 2 pair candles - $45 plus cost of candles

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Belly Dance at Radiance!

With Tahjia

In this age, when many people are looking to the East for the ancient remedies for health and relaxation, belly dance is often overlooked. It is an effective exercise, a fun hobby, a great relaxation tool and a path that many women find is an excellent way to reconnect with their sacred feminine nature.

Classes with Tahjia are offered each Monday evening at Radiance, 9 W Grant St. in the heart of downtown Lancaster, across from Central Market.
6:30pm Beginner class
7:30pm Intermediate class

$50 for a six-week session, $10 per class. Drop-ins are always welcome! You may start any week & Tahjia will make you welcome.

Please wear loose fitting clothing and bring a long scarf to tie around your hips.

For more information, call Tahjia at 872-2484, or call Radiance at 290-1517.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Mirror, Mirror ...

When we opened Radiance, almost exactly a year ago, our friend, Mimi Shapiro was our first featured artist. We were deeply honored by her support for our new venture, and are thrilled to have her back for a new show just in time for our first anniversary! She hung them yesterday, and one of them has already sold! You will want to see this wonderful show!

Mirror, Mirror ... Mirrors reflect ...Reflections on Life ...

This is a beautiful new collection. Mimi quotes Erica Jong: It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone.

Collage on wood-framed mirrors by Mimi Shapiro.

Showing at Radiance, 9 W Grant St, through January, 2008, with artist receptions on First Fridays 12/7/07 & 1/4/08 from 5 until 8pm. These wonderful mirror collages are very affordable, too, at only $40 apiece. Wow, original art at affordable prices! Who would have guessed?

You can see more of Mimi's work at her web site:

Sunday, November 25, 2007

www.goddess - Women's Winter Workshop

Women’s Winter Workshop - www.goddess
Generate, Organize, Discover, Delight, Earthly, Seasonal, Support

Celebrate the beginning of the Winter season with a workshop designed to support your body, mind and spirit throughout this challenging time of year. Explore ways to nurture your body, calm your mind and connect with your spirit during these shorter, colder days.

Learn to use exercise, diet and meditation to sustain your radiant beauty and grace according to the Kundalini Yogic Tradition.

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

Date: Winter Solstice, Saturday, December 22, 2007
Time: 10am until 4:30pm
Cost: $85
Place: Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster

Call Radiance, 290-1517, to register for this wonderful day.

“The entire society, in theory and reality, is based on the spirit of woman.” Yogi Bhajan

Friday, October 19, 2007

Massage at Radiance

Here at Radiance, we offer several styles of therapeutic massage and energy healing. Kara, a 1999 graduate from the prestigous Baltimore School of Massage, has developed a massage that combines Swedish & Deep Tissue massage, and sometimes a bit of Reflexology. Reflexology sessions are aso available. She also offers Warm Stone massage (heavenly, especially during the cold weather!), and Tradisional Thai massage. The Thai massage is almost like assisted yoga stretching, and is done on a thick floor mat, wearing yoga clothing. Ear Candling is another service that Kara offers. Kara and Sarah both are trained Reiki practitioners and offer Reiki sessions and Chakra Clearings, which utilize Reiki, other energy techniques and healing stones.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Herb Classes at Radiance!

We'll try to keep this list updated, so check back often!

All Hallows Eve
A discussion of some witching herbs used through time, some talk of traditions and we’ll create hags tapers. We’ll have a meditation on our loved ones who have passed before us. Attendees wear black, please. Join Sarah Campbell, Jen Frey, and Tina Sams for this special evening. $25 per person.
Tues., October 30 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Herb Beadmaking
Spend an hour creating beautiful, fragrant, and long-lasting beads from herbs with Tina Sams. We’ll also be playing with clays, resins, oils, and hydrosols. You’ll learn a craft that will lead you to the garden, woods, and meadows, searching for blossoms and leaves that inspire new ideas. This one is a little addictive. You’ve been warned. Each participant will make and take about a dozen herb beads.
Sat., Nov. 3 from 2-3pm

Handmade Incense
Learn the ancient craft of making hand-blended incense cones from powders of such exotic ingredients as sandalwood, frankincense, myrrh, benzoin, orris root, and various herbs and spices. You’ll learn the process, which will allow you to create incense for various purposes, that you design and create on your own. The possibilities are endless.Each participant will make and take about a dozen cones of incense. A lid from a shoebox (or something similar) to transport your creations home is all you need to bring along.
Thurs., Nov. 8 from 12-1pm

All classes at Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster, across from Central Market
Class size is limited. Call 290-1517 to register.

Upcoming classes:
Infused Oils & Salves, Tues., Nov 13 from 5:30-7:30pm
Herb Butters & Dips, Wed., Nov 21 from 12-1pm
Bath Salts/Herbs/Oils, Sat., Dec 1 from 2-4pm
Herb Cordials, to be scheduled soon

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Welcome to Radiance!

Well, I thought I (Sarah) would start by writing a little bit about Radiance, the shop & studio that we have in downtown Lancaster. It's almost a year since we opened the classroom, which was the first room to be ready. Take a look! Not the best lighting in this photo, but you can get a sense of the room. We hold yoga classes in here for toddlers, kids. We're planning to get some African Dance for Kids classes started soon, so let us know if you'd be interested!! We also have Kundalini Yoga classes 3 times each week (for adults), taught by Christine Cappabianca. I try to take all three classes if I can! I absolutely love Kundalini yoga!On Monday evenings, Tahjia teaches bellydance classes for beginners & intermediates. About every other month we have a series of Tai Chi classes taught by David Haines. Marilyn Landis offers Reiki training regularly, too. And of course we have our herb classes, and classes in Reclaiming tradition. Eventually, I'll try to get the class schedule posted on this blog, but in the meantime, call us at the shop for the schedule!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Herbal Beads class this week!

Let’s Make Herbal Beads!

Learn to use the fragrant herbs and flowers in your garden to make lovely natural beads. We'll discuss the way rose beads have been made for generations, and then show you a simple method using herb powders. Each participant will make several beads to take home.

Tina Sams, editor of The Essential Herbal Magazine, will facilitate this fun class, which will be held on Tuesday, September 25, from 6:30 – 8pm ish
Class will be held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St (across from Central Market). Stop in, or call 290-1517 to register. $18 for the class includes all materials.