Special Event: Fall Open House Sunday Sept. 10,2023 4 to 6 PM
Reiki Infused Sound Baths Sundays 9/17 and 11/12
Reiki Healing Circle Sunday 10/15
Holy Fire Reiki 1 and 2 Training Sundays 10/29 and 11/26
Ayurvedic Courses open to all. No prior experience required. Available as live in-person classes: 3 Ayurveda Massage Trainings with Nancy Smith at New Jersey Massage, LLC 3699 Rt. 46 E Parsippany, NJ 07054 Call Kathy @ 973-263-2229 to register Open to all 9:30AM to 6 PM 8 CEU's for Massage License $200
Ayurveda: An Introduction to Marma Therapy $200 Sun. May 28, 2023 Sun Oct 22, 2023
Calming the Mind Through Shirodhara (Indian head massage treatment) Sun. June 25, 2023 Sun. Nov 19, 2023
Restoring Balance Through Ayurvedic Massage $200 Sun. Sept. 24, 2023
Past Workshops at Essence Of Self have included: 2-day Experiential Tarot Workshop with Harriet Wagniere Using the Rider-Waite Tarot deck, various layouts will be demonstrated. Students work in pairs to practice giving and receiving readings.
Sunday Sound Bath with Jim Angelico Experience deep healing through sound and vibration. Relax and transform with crystal bowls, Himalayan singing bowls, chimes and more.
The Nature Circle with Catherine Niebanck Preserving Flowers - Learn fail safe techniques of pressing flowers and herbs to enjoy them for years to come. The flowers we press will be used for the May workshop. Continue through the seasons pressing your favorite flowers, ferns and leaves.
2-Day Holy Fire Reiki 1 & 2 Training with Reiki Masters Jim Angelico & Milt Kohlmann
Workshops coming soon: Fundamentals of Ayurveda Training for a Yoga Practice 4 Monthly Classes (4-Part Course) Cost: $399 (can be paid installments) Ayurveda is the art of daily living, a lifestyle of flowing in harmony with the laws of nature. A science of life and longevity. The objectives are to maintain the health of a healthy person and to heal an unhealthy person, with both carried out in natural ways. A sister science to yoga, Ayurveda complements a yoga lifestyle. Course Manual: The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies by Vasant Lad, B.A.M.S. Course Difficulty Level: Open to all: beginner/entry level. for personal use. Course Scope: Learn how the fluctuations of Vata, Pitta and Kapha Doshas help or hinder the healing process based on your own constitution of them, both mentally and physiologically. Learn how to stay healthy by cultivating a lifestyle tuned in to nature by using yoga poses, breath work, mediation, dietary guideline and home cleansing from an Ayurvedic perspective. Course Objectives: The Science of Life, discover your constitutional type and Ayurveda theory for why we get sick How to stay healthy by an Ayurveda and yoga lifestyle. How to put together Ayurveda and yoga with breath work, guided meditations and yoga poses, dietary guidelines and indications and contraindication modifications Healing properties of home remedies. Home cleaning with pancha karma. How to put Ayurveda and Yoga to work the bring harmony into your life. Course Outline for the 4-month training in 4 Parts: Students will be given a course material and syllabus on the first day of class. Part 1 Review course outline and homework requirements. Discuss Ayurveda: The Science of Life discover your constitutional type and Ayurveda theory for why we get sick how to stay healthy by an Ayurveda and yoga lifestyle. Homework: Create a daily 15 min. Ayurveda and Yoga routine. Read Chapters 1-5. Write up a brief description of each Chapter. All work must be handed in at next class. Part 2 Review homework. Discuss how to put together Ayurveda and yoga with breath work, guided meditations and yoga poses, dietary guidelines and indications and contraindication modifications. Homework: Read Chapters 6-8 and Appendix 4. Write up a brief description of each chapter or Appendix. Design a 10 min. practice of breath work, mediation and yoga poses for each of the doshas. All work must be handed in at next class. Part 3 Review homework. Discuss Healing properties of home remedies. Home cleaning with pancha karma. Homework: Read Appendix 1,2 & 3. Do a simple home cleanse. Keep log in, Write up a brief description for each appendix and your cleaning experience. Part 4 Review homework. Communicate their knowledge of Fundamentals of Ayurveda with Yoga by a taking a quiz. Review quiz and address any questions or concerns. 5-Month Reiki I & II Training Available Privately Cost: $499 Course Title:Level Reiki 1 and 2 andMeditation Facilitator Training Benefits of Reiki include stress reduction, deepening of relationships with Self and others, and balances the fluctuations of the body’s energies through the chakras to create a better sense of well being. Course Manuals: Reiki: The Healing Touch, First and Second Degree Manual by William Lee Rand and Yoga Impact Meditation Facilitator Training Manual by Nancy Candia, E-RYT500. Course Difficulty Level: Open to all: beginner/entry level. No experience necessary, for personal use, Education and Professional practice. Course Description: Reiki and Mindful meditation are practices that form communication with our highest energies and as a skill used to relax and quiet the mind body and soul. A consistent Reiki and mindful meditation practice can be useful to gain insight into our thoughts and how we respond to the world around us. With these trainings, trainees will learn to give a full lengthen reiki session and create and lead mindful meditation groups in institutions and informal community settings. By experiencing, learning then giving and teaching these techniques, trainees will have the confidence and skill to practice and administer Reiki and Mindful Mediation. Learning Outcomes and Objectives: Students will demonstrate understanding of Reiki/Mindful Meditation and the relationship to Self. Students will experience Reiki/Mindful Meditation by guided exercises, inquiry and conversation, Students will experience Reiki/ Mindful Meditation exercises Students will demonstrate how use Reiki/Mindful Meditation exercises Students will demonstrate the indications and contraindications for the types of Reiki/Meditation techniques. Students will learn and evaluate the client’s needs and problems that occur through inquiry, conversation, bodily observation. Students will provide feedback for group’s confirmation and ask questions for clarification. Students will identify the corresponding fluctuations of the Charkas as it relates to Reiki. Learn about the science that supports health benefits Students will discuss the group’s needs and problems by inquiry, conversation and bodily observation. Students will demonstrate the types of room set ups and their uses Students will describe set-up for Reiki/Meditation. Students will list equipment and supplies needed. Students will communicate knowledge of the Reiki/Mindful Meditation Students will participate in class discussions, small group work and pass a quiz. Students will perform Reiki/Mindful Meditation. Students will practice Reiki/Mindful Meditation with themselves daily. Students will present through demonstration, the application of Reiki/Mindful Meditation on classmates. Students will give instructor a full Reiki session. Students will lead a small Mindful Meditation Group at least 5 times. Course Outline for the 5-month training (6 Parts): Students will be given a course material and syllabus on the first day of class. Part 1 Review course outline and homework requirements. Introduction to Reiki and it history. Receive Reiki1 attunement. How to administer a Self-Reiki session. Reiki Homework: Create a daily 10 min. Personal Practice of Self Reiki. Read Part – chapter 1, 2, 3 and Chapters 7 & 8 of Reiki manual. Write up a brief description of each chapter. All work must be handed in at next class. Part 2 Review homework and Reiki experiences. Receive Reiki 2 attunement. Learn Reiki Symbols. Talk about Reiki and Mindful Meditation exercises. Discuss the difference of Reiki 1 and 2 levels. Discuss Indications and contraindications. Room set-up. Experience guided Reiki/Mindful Meditation Exercises. Reiki Homework: Read Chapters 4,5 & 6. Write up a brief description of each chapter. All work must be handed in at next class. MeditationHomework: Add a daily 5 min. Personal mediation Practice in addition to Self-Reiki. Keep a login. Read and practice the first 5 lesson plans in manual for 1 hour each. Write up a brief description of each chapter. All work must be handed in at next class. Part 3 Review homework. Discuss Reiki healing techniques, hand on work with classmates. Reiki Homework: Read Chapters 9 & 10. Give a Reiki session (10 min.) to at least 5 people. Keep a log in. Write up a brief description of each chapter and each Reiki session given. Meditation Homework: Read and practice the last 5 lesson plans in manual for 1 hour each. Keep a login. Write up a brief description of each Mindful Meditation lesson plan experience. Write a 3 min meditation. All work must be handed in at next class. Part 4 Review homework. Introduction to the charkas. Discuss how to form a small Mindful Meditation Group. Each Student will lead a 3-minute Mindful Meditation with the class. Reiki Homework: Read Chapters 11 & 12, write a brief description of each chapter. Review Charkas handouts. MeditationHomework: Write up 5-30 min Mindful Meditation lesson plans and teach a small Mindful Meditation Group at least 5 times. Write up a brief description of the teaching experience. Lesson plans and write up must be handed in at next class. Part 5 Review homework. Discuss the business of having a reiki practice and teaching mediation classes. Practice Reiki on classmates. Reiki Homework: set up appointment to give teacher a full Reiki session. Part 6 Check that all homework was summited. Communicate their knowledge of Reiki/Mindful Meditation by a taking a quiz. Review quiz and address any questions or concerns. V. Student Assessment Method Students will be evaluated throughout the course using teacher observation, oral responses and written descriptions and a quiz. VI. Teaching Strategies Interactive power points, demonstration, participation in hands on work, class participation and group interaction.
What Our Clients Are Saying
"A place of peace and harmony and healing… The space is not only beautiful and welcoming but filled with warmth and positive energy that Nancy herself exudes. My experience through the years in receiving massage at Essence of Self has been healing, comforting and extremely centering. I leave refreshed, renewed, and with a deeper sense of peace and harmony within." -Sr. Roberta Feil, S.C.