Energy Healing with Annie
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and promotes healing. It is done by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea of unseen ”life force energy” that flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If ones “life force energy is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress. If it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
How is a Reiki treatment given?
In a standard treatment Reiki energy flows from the practitioners hands into the client. The client is usually laying on a massage table but treatments can also be given while the client is seated or even standing. The client remains fully clothed. The practitioner places her/his hands on or near the clients body in a series of hand positions. These include positions around the head and shoulders, the stomach, and feet. Other, more specific positions may be used based on the clients needs. Each position is held for three to ten minutes depending on how much Reiki the client needs at each position. The whole treatment usually lasts between 45 and 60 minutes.
What does a Reiki treatment feel like?
What one experiences during a Reiki treatment varies somewhat from person to person. However, feelings of deep relaxation are usually felt by all. In addition, many feel a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and surrounds them. As the Reiki energy encourages one to let go of all tension, anxiety, fear or other negative feelings a state of peace and well-being is experienced. Some drift off to sleep or report floating outside their bodies or have visions and other mystical experiences. At the end of the treatment, one feels refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook.
E-RYT Certified Yoga Teacher
Yoga found Annie during a turbulent time in her life. After her mothers death, the feeling of grief, loss and sadness were overwhelming. Through yoga Annie found herself on a journey of healing, transformation and peace, both on and off her mat.
Annie believes that yoga is for EVERYONE. Through her teaching, she hopes to help students create more balance in their lives and to find compassion for themselves and others.
Annie has studied with Hiyala Indiga at Body Prayers for 15 years, as well as other local teachers.She did her yoga teacher training at Samasati in Costa Rica with Marianne Wells and is a Certified 200-ERYT through Yoga Alliance.She is certified in restorative yoga and other healing modalities. Annie’s primary style of yoga is Hatha, and her classes focus on balance, proper alignment, flexibility and body and mind awareness.
Annie lives in Shoreview, MN with her husband Ron, and their beloved dog Shanti Om. They have twin boys, one who lives in China with his wife and son, and one in Heaven. Annie is excited to share her passion of yoga with you!