Tuesday, February 28, 2012


So often , people confuse Kara & Nicki here at Radiance.  They look alike, they call each other "sissie".  Or for those of you who are old enough to remember The Patti Duke Show... they walk alike,they talk alike... 

Anyway, today they had Beth take a photo.  Can you tell who is who? 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Bring On the Joy!

artwork by Mary Schroeder
Bring on the Joy!

A JOYFUL workshop with Jen Yost
Saturday, April 7, 2012, 2-4pm

Joy begins as a delicate seedling we plant in our lives, and then, with nurturing and care, one day we realize it’s become a strong, hardy tree of joy – grounded and unshakable.
We begin with simple yet incredibly practical and powerful practices we can insert into a few moments of our day here and there. This does not require any more time in your day….just empowering yourself to make a different choice.

Breathe in, breathe out. Relax. Smile broadly.

As we amp up our joy, something magical happens in other areas of life as well. Suddenly new possibilities open up and we have the energy, clarity and focus needed to easily resolve issues in our health, relationships, careers, financial well-being and more.
Join us for this delight-filled afternoon workshop!  We'll explore and experience simple, fun and extremely effective techniques for bringing more joy into your life. You'll smile, laugh, enjoy and leave feeling empowered to easily implement daily practices of joy in your life! Wear loose comfortable clothing and come ready to bring on your joy!   

Cost is $20, in advance.  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.

Jen Yost, MS Ed is , author of the book, Bring on the Joy! How to Unleash the Power of Joy in Your Life.  Jen is a Certified Life Coach, Business Coach, yoga instructor, and passionate student of joy. She is on a mission to help as many people as possible light up their lives with joy during her journey on this earth!  Jen draws on her years of education and experience as a counselor, coach, yogini, and meditator to help her share tools for joyful living with her students and clients. Her own experiences with depression and anxiety have provided a living laboratory for her to refine the practices of joy she shares in her work.  Visit Jen at www.bringonthejoynow.com.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

African Grass Bracelets Arrived Today!

We just received a package full of beautiful, colorful woven grass bracelets.  Woven from the same type of river grass as our African market baskets, these bracelets are also fair trade from Africa.  I think I might need an armful...

When the Women Are Drummers

Early this winter, I started talking to Yasmin about my desire to offer frame drumming classes at Radiance, and asked her if she would consider teaching them.  She asked me, "What do you want?"  My answer surprised us both.  I said, "I want to drum with ancient priestesses of the Goddess."  Here, then, is the offering...

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
Frame drum class for women interested in reclaiming their role as central rhythm-makers, movers and shakers of our time!

6-7:30pm on the nights of Full Moons in during the Spring of 2012

Friday, 4/6.
Saturday, 5/5.
Monday, 6/4

Women of all skill levels are welcome to join Yasmin for this frame drum experience.  If there is sufficient interest, this may become an ongoing Full Moon class!

Bring your frame drum if you have one, a limited number of drums will be available at each class. 

$45 for the three-class series, $2 per class for drum rental.  To register, stop in to Radiance, 9 W Grant St., Lancaster, PA, or call us at 717-290-1517

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sacred Childbirth with Reiki Practitioner Training

Radiance is thrilled to be hosting Cori Nielsen, founder of Sacred Childbirth with Reiki, for a 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 aboveCori Nielsen, MDiv, RM/T • Email: corinielsen@hotmail.com
www.sacredchildbirthwithreiki.org • Phone: 815-325-0353

Monday, February 13, 2012

Reiki II Class & Attunement, Sunday, February 19

Reiki is a simple, beautiful form of energy work that allows us to utilize the natural inclination of the Universe toward healing.  Attunement to the second level increases the energy flow and deepens your intuitive awareness.  Reiki II builds on the skills developed through practice at the Reiki I level, bringing more emotional and spiritual healing to your practice.  In Reiki II, you will also learn "Distance Healing", which allows you to send Reiki to situations and people who are not close by.

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

·Review Reiki I
·Learn the Reiki II Power Symbols, their names and uses
·Receive the Attunement to the second degree of Reiki
·Practice sending Reiki through time and space
·Receive a Reiki II Certificate, after completion of this class

Class will be held at Radiance, 9 West Grant Street, Lancaster, across the cobblestones from Central Market

Date: Sunday, February 19, 2012
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Bring your lunch.

Cost:  $185.00 includes a copy of the book, Reiki, the Healing Touch.  A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your place.

RSVP:  Required by Saturday, February 11
Call 290-1517.
Class size is limited and classes fill quickly, so early registration is recommended.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Recycled Paper Malas from Uganda!

 Last week, we went to New York and met with representatives from several Fair Trade collectives.  The first of the orders has arrived!  These are malas, or prayer beads, made of recycled paper & colored with vegetable dyes, from a women's collective in Uganda.  The colors are fabulous!  Each strand has 108 beads, some with tassels and some without.  108 is symbolic - I've heard several explanations for the number - some say it represents the 10,800 breaths we take each day, reminding us in meditation to keep returning to our breath.  

Sweet Hearts for your Valentine!

How sweet!  We have some little pewter hearts for your valentine....  Perfect pocket charms to be a reminder of your affection.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Full Moon Crystal Brew

This is a photo of the stones and crystals we are clearing and charging with the energy of the Full Moon in Leo tonight.  Many of these are my (Sarah) personal stones, but woven in there are the fluorite crystals that will go into the batch of Clear Space Mist that I made today. 

My friend, Beth Owl's Daughter, wrote a wonderful blog entry about the energy of this full moon...

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Using a Rattle: Sacred Techniques

Using a Rattle: Sacred Techniques

with Adhi Moonien Two Owls

Friday, March 16, 2012, 6-9pm, at Radiance in Lancaster

Rhythm brings us into ourselves.  It brings us into alignment with the energies of the Universe.  The Rattle is one the oldest instruments and its voice is used for transforming the mind and body which in turn heals the spirit.  In this workshop participants will learn techniques and rhythms that are used for healing with a rattle.  Some of these techniques are ancient. Some will be bridging the ancient with the modern.
Cost: $45.00, in advance.

Bring to class:  A rattle if you have one.  Rattles made by Adhi are available for sale at Radiance.  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 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.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Tiny Rattles from Adhi!

These sweet magical rattles just arrived yesterday from Adhi Two Owls.  They are adorable!  Adhi has done it again!  Rawhide with either wood or river stone handles, adorned with batik cotton and leather ties.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Dowsing Techniques and Tools

 Dowsing Techniques and Tools
 with Adhi Moonien Two Owls
 Thursday, March 15, 2012, 6 - 9 pm

Dowsing has been employed effectively for thousands of years and is found all over the world.  Dowsing is performed using a variety of tools, including the pendulum, "L" rods, "Y" rod, bobber, and other techniques, either to acquire answers to questions or to understand different energies. 

In this evening class, participants will learn many ways to use dowsing to connect to their higher self in order to find all manner of things.  Dowsing is the ancient art of "Divining", or asking for help from the unseen, to find water, minerals, lost items etc.  This is a hands-on class so come prepared to explore, practice and learn. Bring two wire coat hangers, and a pendulum if you have one.  Brass pendulums are available for sale in the shop at Radiance.

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 $45.00 in advance, $55 on the day of the class.

Adhi Moonien Two Owls is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Society of Dowsers (ASD).  She teaches basic and advanced dowsing techniques/courses all over the world.  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 the last 2 decades researching and understanding deeper patterns and vibrational energies behind the patterns.