Special Events/Intensives

What is Reiki?
Reiki (Ray-key) is a Japanese system of energy healing that is used on humans and animals in a variety of settings. Reiki translates into Universal Life Energy. This vital life force energy flows through all living things. 

The practitioner uses a technique of certain hand placements to channel this universal energy where it is needed. Our body naturally wants to heal itself and Reiki aids in this healing on different levels.  Physical, Mental, Emotional, or Spiritual depending on what is needed.  It is always for the higher good and will never cause harm because Reiki is positive energy.

Who can learn Reiki?
Reiki is an ancient healing art of touch therapy and is an excellent alternative complimentary relaxation/healing modality that anyone can learn.

What will I learn in this workshop?
In this workshop, we will review the history of Reiki, learn the basics of the energy body, self healing techniques, and how to administer a Reiki treatment.

What are the benefits of Reiki?
Reiki can be great just for general well-being or it can safely work with other forms of healing - holistic or allopathic, so the list of benefits is virtually endless.

The cost of this workshop includes:

  • Workshop/Class
  • Book
  • Handouts
  • Level I Attunement

Orenda Yoga Guilderland Center, with Christine Brown
Saturday October 25th, 10:30am - 3:00pm
Cost $150



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All Levels

Come to a MELT workshop and experience changes in how your body looks and feels. Learn simple self-treatments you can do at home to remain active, healthy, and pain-free for life.

This all-levels workshop will use specialized soft body rollers and small MELT Hand and Foot Treatment Balls to stimulate the results of manual therapy, Learn to eliminate stuck stress before it accumulates causing chronic aches, pains, and unwanted signs of aging. Reduce inflammation, ease chronic neck and low back strain, improve alignment, enhance athletic performance, and keep your whole body feeling great at any age.

Don’t miss your chance to experience this breakthrough self-care technique, featured in The MELT Method: A Breakthrough Self Treatment System to Eliminate Chronic Pain, Erase Signs of Aging, and Feel Fantastic in Just 10 Minutes a Day! (January 2013, HarperCollins) 


Orenda Yoga Guilderland Center
with Genii Rutherford
Saturday November 8th, 2014, 1:00pm - 2:30pm


All Levels

This intensive welcomes professionals in care services, such as social workers, counselors, healthcare providers, child care workers and anyone whose primary job is the care of others.

The day retreat is a way to be empowered with new resources and renewed intention for avoiding burnout by sustaining self care.

Orenda Guilderland Center
Saturday November 22nd, 11:00am - 5pm
$75 per person includes vegan lunch. A limited amount of partial scholarships may be available.

Facilitators for this retreat are:

Loretta PylesLoretta Pyles is a yoga teacher and social work professor whose teaching is influenced by Kripalu yoga, tantra, Ayurveda and Buddhist meditation. For more information, go to: www.lorettapyles.com


Andrea FortuinAndrea Fortuin is the Executive Director of Orenda Healing Arts and a yoga teacher specializing in meditation, yoga and wellness practices for PTSD and trauma.