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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Melanie Ryan Teaches Shamanic Reiki Training: September 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Melanie Ryan and Maya Elders: Lidia Itzep, Victoria Quiej

Melanie Ryan, owner and founder of The Center for Health and Healing in Mount Kisco, will teach Shamanic Reiki Level One there on September 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The course weaves Reiki and shamanism, two different means of channeling natural spiritual energy for healing. “In this weekend professional training, students will learn to harness this powerful healing energy, in deep connection with nature itself, and channel this energy to themselves and others,” she says.

Ryan also offers private Shamanic Reiki sessions and leads community hearth circles, and she will lead a Sacred Journey to Ancient Greece in April. All these programs focus on helping our community grow and heal by restoring our sacred relationship with nature, ourselves and ancient wisdom, she says.

“Indigenous people worldwide have always had a sacred relationship with nature,” she explains. “Tribal beliefs and lifestyles aligned with the practices of oneness, sharing, community and healing. Villages had shamans, the medicine men and women who possess the ability to communicate with the Earth and the energies of the natural world for healing. We must contemplate how we have evolved so far from this life of harmony and interconnectedness with nature. Now is the time to shift our mindset to a place of higher consciousness, a place of interconnectedness and worldwide community with one another, the Earth, the air, the water, sacred fires and our ancestors who walked these lands before us.”

For more information, visit or call 914.864.0462.