- April 27, 2019 - April 28, 2019
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Reiki is a Japanese light touch healing modality used to reduce stress and pain felt in the body. Translated, Reiki means life force energy. The idea is that life force energy is everywhere, by using the techniques of reiki we harness this energy to provide love, support, and healing to an individual. Anyone can learn the technique because Reiki is love. Imagine providing support to someone you love by giving them a hug. If you can do this, then you can learn Reiki.
Rikki Ducharme infuses her love of Reiki, yoga and Indigenous beliefs in this course. Special care will be taken to talk, teach and practice from a culturally sensitive and non-dogmatic approach. Please prepare for a day of meditation, gentle yoga practice, discussion and hands on practice.
Level I – Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Level II – Sunday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Rikki Ducharme, RYT-E 200, RYT 500 hour, YACEP, Reiki Master Practitioner/Teacher
I am an Indigenous woman living in Lloydminster, Alberta with my husband and two beautiful daughters. I first stepped onto a yoga mat over 15 years ago because I had heard it worked for stress. I was a student working a full-time job and feeling the pressure. I was highly inflexible and couldn’t sit still. I found an ashtanga or flow-based studio and was blown away at the practice. It took some time, but I did learn to sit still. Yoga had helped me through many of life’s challenges including a stressful job, pregnancy, family crisis and so, I decided in 2014 to travel to the Baja, Mexico to become a yoga instructor. I wanted to share how I had benefited from yoga and started teaching shortly after my course was completed. At Pure Vibe Studios of Lloydminster, I quickly found that I loved teaching yin, restorative and slow flow styles of yoga. I was very lucky to have found my creative outlet for teaching and expanded on that by gathering more information. I completed my 500 hour training with Empowered Yoga in February 2018. I now have a deeper appreciation for the philosophy of yoga, the body and how it craves movement to feel better, and the mind for how it never stops adapting to change. I feel I have evolved and grown as a teacher, however the process of learning never stops. I look forward to many years of teaching yoga and allowing the process to evolve as I do.
Venue: Empowered Collective