Flowering of the Heart class

We were both joyful and sad to have the 4th of our first series of our Flowering of the Heart class a little over a week ago – it was wonderful to have such a beautiful group of women join us each week for deep exploration, laughter, meditation, discovery, and more… and we have missed them and our Sunday ritual already! However, we are happy to have another 4 week series starting soon, on May 24, as we continue our deepening process…

Here are the wonderful women who joined us for the first series!

Welcome and Reiki 2 Class photo

Greetings! Welcome to this new venture/adventure (for me) of blogging!

I have so many ideas, resources and wonderful news that come my way, and this seems the best way to share them with you all…

some Reiki News:

the Reiki II class on May 2, 2009

We had a deep and transformative day of Reiki 2 attunements and practice Saturday, with a wonderful group of students! Several of them were new to me as Reiki students, which was a novel and lovely experience for me, as usually my Level II students have all received their Level I attunements from me.

I am looking forward to teaching a Reiki Master/Teacher training in a few months (September most likely), as I now have several students who have been asking, and are getting ready for this next step of deepening and opening to serve others!

I am also excited about a new offering that is coming soon – Reiki Class for Kids! This will be for parents and children, ages 6 to 15 (more or less…). Please let me know if you are interested in this, and I will do my best to schedule it for as many as possible.

Green Smoothie Recipe

Many of you have asked us for our recipe for our green smoothie (it is actually more like purple!), which we are addicted to starting our day with!

here it is:
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1/2 c. plain nonfat yogurt (different brands make a big difference in taste)
1-2 teaspoons hemp or flaxseed oil
4 tablespoons hemp protein powder
1-2 tablespoons raw cacao (nibs or powder)
2-4 tablespoons green powder (Trader Joe’s or ?)
1 tablespoon bee pollen
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 handful goji berries
1 banana (can be frozen and broken into pieces if you want it extra thick)
total ~ 1-2 cups: frozen blueberries, strawberries, mango, raspberries – adjust to your taste
~ 1-2 cups (couple of handfuls) raw greens: kale, collards, chard, romaine, arugula (tastes strong), mustard, etc… mostly you don’t taste them once blended! can be one or several types.

Put this all in a blender (helps to have a heavy duty one like VitaMix, but if not, just add slowly) and mix till very well blended/pureed.
Makes ~ 4 glasses – we each drink 2.

Use as many organic ingredients as possible, as you get many more nutrients that way! Many of these ingredients you can find at Trader Joe’s, or other local natural food stores, and a few you may need to go online to find. You don’t need to use everything, of course, but with all these ingredients, you know you’ve met many, if not most, of your daily needs. This provides great antioxidant benefits, as well as Omega-3 and 6 essential fatty acids, fiber, protein, amino acids, and so much more!