Intro to Spiritual Alchemy: Using Meditation to Transform Consciousness

Amphitheatrum_sapientiae_aeternae_-_Alchemist's_LaboratoryWith Greg Kaminsky – initiate and scholar of several esoteric traditions and producer / host of the Occult of Personality podcast at occultofpersonality.net.

Spiritual Alchemy – a western esoteric tradition that employs the metaphor of laboratory alchemical transmutation in working with meditation, breathing, and ritual techniques to transform one’s consciousness.

This class is designed to introduce the basic philosophy and initial practices to anyone interested in a simple, but powerful traditional technique that has been used to gain spiritual insight and illumination for ages.

It includes:

  • Short talk on the history of alchemy
  • Intro to the philosophy of alchemy and the proper state of mind required to enter the work
  • What makes this practice ‘spiritual’ alchemy
  • Discussion of how intentionally doing this practice has the power to transform consciousness
  • Working with specific techniques of breathing, meditation, and ritual
  • Presentation of a daily practice

Techniques of spiritual alchemy have been used for thousands of years with reproducible results. Clarity of mind, calmness, and increased energy may be side effects, but the goal of this practice is illumination – to transmute the lead of everyday experience into the gold of witnessing the miracle of divine creation.

The methods we’ll be discussing are integral to the esoteric traditions of Hermeticism and Rosicrucianism. We’ll explore the foundations, theory and practice of this royal Art to provide students with the basics required to begin their own daily practice.

Greg Kaminsky is the host and producer of the Occult of Personality podcast, a highly regarded and long-running podcast that explores the occult and esoteric with authors and experts in the field. His desire to create the Occult of Personality podcast in 2006 began with a life-long compulsion to learn more about ancient civilizations, world religions, symbolism, and the underlying hidden wisdom which they contain, but only convey to those with eyes to see and ears to hear. With well over 150 episodes completed and tens of thousands of listeners every month, the podcast continues to grow in popularity and prestige. You can find Occult of Personality podcast at http://occultofpersonality.net/.

As part of the journey in learning about the occult and esoteric while doing the podcast, Greg became an initiate in several traditions including Illuminism and Freemasonry. In 2007, he was consecrated as a Bishop in the Gnostic and Apostolic lines of succession by T Allen Greenfield on Mt. Arabia. Additionally, Greg is a scholar of the Western esoteric tradition currently pursuing a graduate degree in Medieval Studies, focusing on Cabala.

Greg has been practicing meditation regularly for more than 15 years and spiritual alchemy for more than 9 of those. He has led classes, workshops, and individual teachings on the subject since 2010.

Additionally, his understanding and experience continues to evolve to better aid those who wish to learn this method of spiritual practice.

Friday, November 13, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

$25

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Yoga Classes

Olga offers small and personalized yoga classes. Each class is designed for the students that come that day. Classes are taught vinyasa style, flowing from one posture to the next with the breath. Each class is a little different. Some days we focus more on stretching and some days it’s more about strength and even cardiovascular fitness.

Olga is a Registered Yoga Teacher at 200 hour level. Her training is in Yoga of Energy Flow. This style combines Kundalini Yoga, Meridian yoga and KaliRay’s TriYoga.

Evening classes are offered on Tuesdays at 5:30pm for one hour. It’s $15 to drop in. Class card is available for this class and is $55 for 5 classes. It’s valid for 2 months.

Lunchtime classes are 50 minutes and start at 12:05pm on Thursdays. It’s $12 to drop in. Class card is available and is $45 for 5 classes. It’s valid for 2 months.

Registration is required as space is limited to 4 students.

You get personalized attention at a big class rate!

Email Olga if you have questions or

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Reiki Classes

reikiWith Olga Kaminsky, RMT, RYT, Love Ambassador

Olga offers all levels of Reiki training. Reiki classes are regularly scheduled and are also available per request. All classes are small size, no more than 3-4 people, so it’s easy to have your very own class.

Why Choose Reiki?

  • Releases tension and stress and provides deep relaxation
  • Increases energy and sense of well being
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Helps with the side effects of medications
  • Eases depression and connects to more positive outlook on life
  • Supports immune system
  • Helps relieve pain
  • Aids better, more restful sleep
  • Assists the body in cleansing itself from toxins
  • Helps spiritual growth and emotional healing

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“Wonderful, better than I could have anticipated. It is giving me a whole new improved way of being.” – Melanie S.

CompassionReiki 1 is focused on helping you heal yourself, but you will also learn how to offer Reiki to family and friends and use it in every day situations. This is a place to start on your Reiki journey. No previous experience is necessary and this is a great class to take even if you just want to learn more about meditation, mindfulness, and energy healing.

This class is taught over four weekly classes. Each class is 90 minutes long.

In Reiki 1 class

  • You will gain ability to practice Reiki on yourself and others
  • Learn history of Reiki
  • Learn about theoretical and practical applications of energy healing
  • Practice simple meditative techniques
  • Workbook binder with Reiki I materials to take home is included
  • Journal is provided

Cost: $128

“This Reiki class has been a truly wonderful gift and a very rewarding experience for me. Olga is a very gifted, spiritual and amazing Reiki Master.” – Doreen B.

Classes are scheduled to start on the following dates in 2015. Remember that you can always ask for a private class too.

  • Saturday, May 2 at 10:00am
  • Monday, May 11 at 6:00pm
  • Monday, July 13 at 6:00pm
  • Saturday, September 12 at 10:00am
  • Monday, November 9 at 6:00pm

When registering, please, carefully check the dates you are signing up for. Questions? Email olga@eternal-balance.com

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chakrasReiki 2 is a more in-depth training. You learn about special symbols that are used in Reiki and their purposes. You learn how to channel more energy, how to balance your emotions, and how to work with traumas that might have occurred in the past. More techniques on working with energy are given and you spend a good amount of time practicing.

“This class was worth more than years of psychoanalysis. Powerful yet soothing. Added considerably to my whole spiritual being. Namaste!” – Barbara M.

This class is taught over six weekly classes. Each class is 90 minutes long.

In Reiki 2 class

  • You are taught Reiki symbols and how and when to use them
  • You become comfortable practicing Reiki on yourself and others
  • You learn how to send Reiki to someone not physically present
  • Learn more about theoretical and practical applications of energy healing
  • Practice more advanced energy healing techniques
  • Workbook binder with Reiki 2 materials to take home is included

Cost: $198

“I have felt safe and cared for when coming to class. I have overcome my agoraphobic tendencies at least as far as coming to class. Learning Reiki has also given me more of a sense of control and empowerment in my life”. – Claudia T.

Classes are scheduled to start on the following dates in 2015. Remember that you can always ask for a private class too.

  • Monday, March 16 at 6:00pm
  • Monday, September 21 at 6:00pm
  • Saturday, October 17 at 10:00am

When registering, please, carefully check the dates you are signing up for. Questions? Email olga@eternal-balance.com

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Chakra-balancing-meditation_1Reiki Master Class

Reiki Master training is for those who have completed Reiki 2 and feel ready to continue with their education and growth. Reiki Master program is an intense course of study that takes you on a journey and brings you closer to what you were born to do in this world.

I am drawing on my love of living in a heart-space to compliment the Reiki Master training materials. Living from the heart becomes a natural extension of working with Reiki energy and the focus of the training will be not just learning how to work with Reiki, but also how to bring heart and love to all you do.
“This class came at just the right time for me to open my heart and trust my intuition. The last 6 months has given me a lot of personal/spiritual growth.” – Heather B.

Reiki Master training consists of 12 classes over the course of 6 months. We meet every other week for three hours. There is time for practice, as well as contemplation, learning and discovering new things and ideas. You will learn all you need to be able to offer Reiki in a professional setting. However, the class is also appropriate for those that wish to further their understanding of Reiki and connection to their heart space.

The class size is limited to 3 people. The tuition for Reiki Master training is $858 and it can be paid in monthly installments of $143 or bring a payment of $72 to every class. There is some flexibility in when we meet so if you can’t make one of the weekends, we will work around it. You need to be able to make most of the weekends and attendance at all of them is necessary to graduate.

“You are a very good teacher, very knowledgeable, well spoken. I will miss seeing you every other week.” – Bonnie B.

In this training we will be working with Love for no Reason book by Marci Schimoff. It will be provided at our first class.

The training is structured to follow the rise of Kundalini through the chakras. We start at the root and go up, up, up!

We will also touch on complimentary modalities like aromatherapy, working with natural stones, acupressure and auriculotherapy.
Classes are scheduled to start on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 10:00am.
Questions? Email olga@eternal-balance.com

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unionReiki Master Teacher training is a step you need to take if you want to teach Reiki to others. This training is available as an apprenticeship. We will work one on one to get you ready to teach!

Please contact me for details. Email olga@eternal-balance.com

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Reiki 2 Advanced

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With Olga Kaminsky, RMT, RYT, Love Ambassador

Has it been a while since your Reiki training? Would you like a refresher? Take this quick course to get back into Reiki, learn some new techniques and reinvigorate your practice!

We will do a quick overview of Reiki 2 material and I will share some of the more advanced Reiki techniques that I practice with my clients.
This class is required if you’d like to take Reiki Master training with me, but have not taken Reiki classes with me before.

registerTwo Saturdays, March 1 and 8, from 2:00 to 4:00pm

Cost: $58

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Reiki 1 Certification

reikiWith Olga Kaminsky, RMT, RYT, Love Ambassador

Learn this wonderful healing modality and change your life!
After this certification you will be able to do Reiki on yourself and others. Reiki is great for bringing your life into balance and helping you heal on physical, emotional and spiritual levels.

Why Choose Reiki?

  • Releases tension and stress and provides deep relaxation
  • Increases energy and sense of well being
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Helps with the side effects of medications
  • Eases depression and connects to more positive outlook on life
  • Supports immune system
  • Helps relieve pain
  • Aids better, more restful sleep
  • Assists the body in cleansing itself from toxins
  • Helps spiritual growth and emotional healing

Reiki 1 is focused on helping you heal yourself, but you will also learn how to offer Reiki to family and friends and use it in every day situations.

What is included in your class

  • You will gain ability to practice Reiki on yourself and others
  • Overview of Reiki history
  • Theoretical and practical applications of energy healing
  • Simple meditative techniques
  • Workbook binder with Reiki I materials
  • Journal
  • Greater satisfaction with your life

And if you are a healing practitioner already, Reiki is a great tool to have for the well-being of your clients! They are sure to tell you that they feel more relaxed during your regular services.

This class meets for 4 Mondays. Attendance at all of them is necessary in order to receive certification.

Four Mondays, starting February 24, 12:00-1:30pm

$108

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Happy Birthday!

birthdayHappy Birthday to you!

May the long time sun
Shine upon you,
All love surround you,
And the pure light within you
Guide your way on.
 
Give yourself the gift of relaxation and nurturing, book a session today! Just print out your special Birthday Gift Certificate and present it at your appointment. You do need to come in within a month of your birthday, so don’t delay, book now!

Hoping to see you soon!

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Olga’s Story

It’s hard to say when my journey to healing started. I remember watching healers on TV back in Minsk as a child and being fascinated with the idea that you can heal people through your hands. I have taken a detour from the healing path to start a family and assimilate here in the States.

My transformational journey started after a friend dragged me to a yoga class at work. All the ideas of non-competitiveness were so foreign to me, I didn’t think I’ll stick with yoga for long. Yet, I kept signing up for session after session, intuitively knowing that the classes will lead me back to who I truly am.

After doing a bit of energy sensing in a yoga class, I remembered the healers from my childhood and wanted to learn more. That lead to discovering Reiki. I have been fortunate to study with different Reiki Masters during my training. This introduced me to different teaching styles and also different approaches to practicing Reiki.

My introduction to Reiki was with Reiki Master Diane Porter in 2005. I have received my Reiki 1 attunement from her and learned the basics of a Reiki treatment.

Wanting to practice Reiki not only on myself but on others, I found a Reiki clinic in Salem, MA. Sessions at the clinic are donation based and many Reiki practitioners volunteer their time there. You may call (978) 777-5732 if you would like an appointment. I have helped out at the clinic for a little over a year once a week. It was a very rewarding experience to work with people who are chronically ill and genuinely cherish their weekly Reiki time.

I have waited a year after my first attunement to continue my education. An opportunity presented itself to study Reiki 2 atKripalu Center for Yoga & Health. Reiki Master Libby Barnett, MSW was teaching there at the time. She is a wonderful woman full of compassion. She has introduced me to the idea that Reiki can be used for an emotional healing of ourselves and others.

My Reiki Master Training has been with Reiki Master Joanna Scaparotti. It has been a very intense process and I have learned so much during my time with her. Joanna is such an inspiration of what a spiritual teacher could be. She truly is living what she teaches. Joanna taught me how to use Reiki for self-growth, to cultivate awareness, and how to be of help to others.

All the while, I have been practicing yoga, whether at home or at a studio. And, visiting Kripalu every so often has always re-inspired me to continue to learn, stay true to myself, and enjoy life.

I have completed my yoga teacher training in Yoga of Energy Flow with Daniel Orlansky and Liz Owen in June of 2010. I am now a registered yoga teacher at 200 hour level. Yoga of Energy Flow is an eclectic collection of Kundalini yoga, Meridian yoga and Kali Ray TriYoga.

Reiki 2 Certification

chakras2With Olga Kaminsky, RMT

Take your understanding of Reiki to the next level!

During this 6 weeks course you will enhance your skills of practicing Reiki on others, learn symbols for empowerment, emotional healing, and learn how to heal at a distance.

After this certification you will be able to offer Reiki in a professional setting.

Reiki is great for bringing your life into balance and helping you heal on physical, emotional and spiritual levels and Reiki 2 teaches you specific tools on how to do that.

registerThis course meets for six Saturdays, starting on Saturday, February 8 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm.

Cost: $150

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Reiki Master Training

Chakra-balancing-meditation_1Reiki Master training is for those who have completed Reiki 2 and feel ready to continue with their education and growth. Reiki Master program is an intense course of study that takes you on a journey and brings you closer to what you were born to do in this world.
I am drawing on my love of living in a heart-space to compliment the Reiki Master training materials. Living from the heart becomes a natural extension of working with Reiki energy and the focus of the training will be not just learning how to work with Reiki, but also how to bring heart and love to all you do.

Reiki Master training consists of 100 hours of training over the course of about 6 months. We will meet every other week for three hours. The other 60 hours you will spend at home doing homework and case-studies. There is a lot of practice in this course so that you are comfortable working with clients and offering Reiki in a professional setting. However, the class is also appropriate for those that wish to further their understanding of Reiki and connection to their heart space.

The class size is limited to 3 people. The tuition for Reiki Master training is $750 and it can be paid in monthly installments of $125. There is some flexibility in when we meet. Check the schedule as it is now, but don’t worry if you can’t make some of the weekends, we can probably move them around.

In this training we will be working with Reiki Master Training handbook by Joanna Scaparotti and Love for no Reason book by Marci Schimoff. Both will be provided at our first class.

Some of the topics we will cover in training are
1. Self-Practice and Reiki Basics
2. Honing Reiki Intuition
3. Conditions and Treatments
4. Chakras & Ki
5. Emotions & Guided Sessions
6. Reiki Master Attunement
7. Communication Skills
8. Putting it all Together
9. Legal & Ethical Responsibilities
10. Reiki Vision & Graduation

We will also touch on complimentary modalities like aromatherapy, working with natural stones, acupressure and auriculotherapy.

Olga Kaminsky is a Reiki Master Teacher who made a jump from a corporate high-tech to a world of alternative healing shortly after her Reiki Master training. She has been offering Reiki, yoga, and other healing modalities to her clients since 2010. Olga started on her Reiki journey in 2005 after feeling an energy flow during a yoga class. Learning and growing never stops and Olga is now continuing her education at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, working towards a diploma in Mind Body Wellness.

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Classes start on Saturday, September 7 at 1:00pm

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Monday, September 9 at 12:00pm

 

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Restorative Yoga

Relax, Restore, Re-energize, De-stress

With Sue Duncan

Give yourself the gift of rejuvenation! Restorative Yoga combines supportive poses with simple breath awareness and visualizations to create active relaxation and a sense of well-being. Participants will be guided toward RELEASE of tension, fatigue, and overstimulation resulting from busy daily schedule. Sue incorporates use of simple props to open and cleanse the body and mind to allow you to be invigorated, yet in a relaxed, peaceful spirit.

This practice benefits yoga practitioners and non-practitioners. You don’t need to practice yoga to enjoy this class!

For over 35 years, Sue’s lifestyle has been dedicated to wellness of being. Establishing a holistic, personal practice to promote her own physical/ emotional/spiritual well-being during college, she credits this approach to her excellent life-long health.Earning a master’s degree in education, she had a career in Human Services, supported/educated families and staff. Sue opened her studio in the mid-1990’s teaching yoga/lifestyle to her students.
Recognized at the 500 hour yoga teacher certification, she has completed Iyengar teacher training with Patricia Walden, Kundalini teacher certification, Prenatal yoga certification, and numerous workshops. Her diverse yogic background has been enhanced through her studies in India. Sue graduated from the Ayurvedic Institute of New Mexico, and provides consultations and workshops in Ayurveda (science of longevity, balance, health).
Dedicating her life to holistic lifestyle, health, and healing, she has taught one-on-one, classes, workshops, and aspiring yoga teachers in training of all ages and abilities.
Grateful to have studied with many master teachers, her passion is to share practices of the ancient yogis, allowing their wisdom to balance our modern life.

2 hours

All the props are provided, just bring yourself and prepare to relax and melt all the stress away!

There is a lovely $10 discount if you pre-pay online, don’t miss it!
Online price: $30
At the door: $40

Sunday, February 24 at 2:00pm

Space is limited!

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