“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” —Helen Keller

‘Energy medicine’ is a beautiful umbrella term for alternative medicine practices that involve connecting to one’s energetic vibration. Each modality within the energy medicine field connects to the subtle energy bodies of the being. The subtle energy body consists of ‘chakras’ or energetic centers along the spine and body as well as the ‘auric field’, the energy that surrounds the body.  The practice of ‘channeling healing energy’ is likely a component of most energy medicine modalities.

Energy medicine practitioners use a variety of modalities and tools in their process. Each of these tools, ideally, allows you to utilize the power of the energy to break through old societal systems and norms. They can help you shape, nurture, and accept who you truly are, leading you to wholeness, health, and healing. Practitioners may classify their particular practice as hands-on, hands-off, or distant (where the client and healer are in different locations). Some examples of energy healing include biofield energy healing, zero-balancing technique, yoga, emotional freedom technique tapping, sound healing, and Reiki.

Reiki is a powerful healing modality and spiritual experience that can be used anytime, for many purposes! Its origin is from Japan and serves as a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by ‘laying on hands’ and is based on the idea that an unseen ‘life force energy’ flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s life force energy is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and at ease. Reiki allows the body, mind, and spirit to unite and become balanced, leading you into rest/digest and out of fight/flight. During a reiki session, you will enjoy several deep guided nature journeys, guided deep breathing, and aromatherapy.

Energy healing is not connected to one particular religious faith, rather it is a part of the universal realm of source energy and unconditional love. The energy of the body can be measured using biomagnetic tools which helps to define the general healing of a being. The study of quantum physics (the field of science that confirms we are made of energy) is expanding each year and scientists are sharing more and more about how to access this universal field of light.

When a person explores energy medicine and healing, they are entering into their subconscious beliefs and hidden pathways of the brain. Each energy center or ‘chakra’ in the body is associated with different beliefs as well as physical, mental, and emotional aspects. When you begin to connect to this realm inside of you, it can sometimes be confusing and challenging. However, it is also a chance to see clearly what we need to release in our lives. Things like mental blocks, self-imposed limitations, and/or doubts can be seen, felt, and let go. True energy healing is beautiful and can lead to empowerment, truth, and alignment to your soul’s purpose.

60 minute energy work session



In this two-day reiki certification experience, led by Lola ‘Glow’ Pittenger, you will be given opportunities to explore your own higher sense perception. You will enjoy several deep guided meditations, gentle yoga movement, healing music, and practice intentional exploratory journaling. We will lead a lecture and practice of “compassionate communication” and mindful eating, integrated through the learning and practice of Reiki energy healing. The chakra system is covered throughout as well!