Mindfulness Meditation Summer Class for Girls!

 Girls ages 8-14 are invited to attend a 3 day, two hour class (August 10, 11, 12 from 10:00 am to noon each day) to learn how to combat stress and boost self esteem through mindfulness meditation practices geared specifically for them. Class is being taught by Julie Ann Coon Reiki Master/Teacher at Gifts for Body & Soul, 118 N. Michigan Ave., Hastings. Cost is $180 per student. Registration and class fee end date is July 18th. A $20 discount will be applied if registered by July 5th. Check or cash accepted. Contact Julie for questions about this event. Class space is limited so early registration is encouraged.

With girls struggling with adolescent stressors such as school, social media, family, and more, I wanted to offer a meaningful and useful class to give them “tools” for dealing with those stressors in a healthy, natural way. They will learn mindfulness meditation in a safe environment along with discovering their inner power and self empathy skills. Permission slips and class fees must be filled out and returned by July 18th and can be emailed or picked up at the Hastings location. All electronics must either remain at home or turned over to the instructor before class. Unruly class disruptions won’t be tolerated and could cause the student to be dismissed without refund. Covid precautions will be monitored with updates when provided. Refunds given only within a 48 hour cancellation notice. Dress is comfortable and casual per weather forecast. No food allowed during class. Ice cream party on the last day of class! Call me at (268)908-9227 or email me at conduit67@yahoo.com for questions regarding this empowering event.

Exciting New Events Coming Soon!

Spring brings change to the landscape around us and our lives are no different.  It feels like we are slowing emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic cocoon and with that, opening up to multiple and new possibilities!  I’m excited (and optimistically cautious) for this time of new beginnings.  I took advantage of our imposed “down time” to come up with ideas on how to grow ourselves mentally, emotionally, energetically and spiritually.  Along with my reiki classes that I have offered yearly, I will be offering two new  and exciting opportunities for that kind of growth in the coming months.

First, I will be offering and conducting a Girls (ages 8-14) Mindfulness Meditation Class at Gifts for Body & Soul August 10, 11, 12, 10am-noon of each day.  Signup will begin soon and class size is limited.  Keep posted as details are to follow soon!  These girls will benefit so much from this class and learn “tools” to combat stress caused by school and peer pressure and (gasp!) hormones!

Second, from 9 am to 10 am also  at Gifts for Body & Soul,  I will be offering to anyone 18 years and older Monday Morning Guided Meditation Classes starting after the Labor Day holiday.  We will gather each Monday morning to release our stressors, build our energy for the coming week, and connect through “common ground”.  Bring your coffee, yoga mat or use a chair, and enjoy a safe place to allow yourself to release in a safe environment.  Price will be $15 a session or $55 per month if paid for in advance.  Signup by August 31st is encouraged, but not required, as space will be limited.

I certainly have more ideas I want to incorporate, but since everything is still rather tentative with our pandemic situation, I will begin with these and continue to offer to you the gift of relaxation through personal reiki therapy.  Please contact me if you are interested in either of these options or have questions.  May you feel and be blessed today!

Stress and You!

Stress.  We’ve all struggled with it at some point in our lives.  When allowed to run rampant, it affects our health, our emotions, our relationships, our sleep, and much more.  We’ve tried various ways to cope with it.  Some not exactly healthy for our personal wellbeing.  2020, as a whole, was tremendously stressful.  2021 looks brighter, but not where we feel that we are out of the woods, yet.  I continue to offer Reiki as a healthy alternative for stress relief.  Many are beginning to let go of their  New Year’s resolutions that they made at the beginning of this year due to lack of sticking power and not seeing results immediately.  Reiki energy is immediate and lasting.  Many of my clients report a continual sense of “well-being” after their first session and are excited to continue that feeling in their upcoming sessions.  It’s easy.  You lay there on my massage table, listen to relaxing music, breathe in the essential oil I have in my diffuser, and receive the wonderful and deeply relaxing reiki energy pulsing through my hands.  There is no other sensation like it!  Imagine sitting up, feeling completely relaxed for the first time in a long time, smiling and breathing easier.  What’s not to love?  Contact me today if you are interested in experiencing this sensation for  yourself or would like a loved once to experience it, too, as I do offer gift certificates.  Until then, take care and enjoy the spring that will be coming soon.Watercolor Dragonfly

2021

How is everyone holding up so far? There has certainly been a lot of uncomfortable changes we all have had to endure and I hope you have been able to maneuver through them as best as you can. I am still able to offer Reiki therapy services this whole time whether in-office or remotely (Distant Reiki). I’ve had to switch between the two due to being quarantined and then sick myself (not sure it was Covid as I tested negative, but had most of the symptoms). I will continue to offer both, but I would like to remind everyone that my health/safety protocol will still be in effect until further notice. The pandemic is still in full swing and the safety of my clients is very important to me. Health questions will still be asked of each in-office client and masks/face coverings will still be required. And I request that if you or anyone in your household feels sick (Covid or otherwise), please reschedule or use my Distant Reiki services. I will not require you to be vaccinated from the virus for an in-office appointment as I know some individuals have reservations about it. Due to the nature of my work being in close contact with individuals, I will be receiving it when it is available to me. Even so, I will keep safety protocols in place until I feel it is safe for everyone to go back to “normal”. I appreciate your understanding and patience during this unprecedented time. I want to continue to be of service to you through Reiki’s amazing, relaxing energy. That is something we all need right now! If you know someone who is struggling with the stress from the current state of affairs, consider giving them the “gift of relaxation” and purchase a gift certificate for Reiki services from me or any of the great ladies who work at Gifts for Body and Soul. Let’s spread hope and peace together.purple flowers

Updates

Autumn has arrived and is ushering in a time of reflection about our health and happiness.  2020 has put us in a precarious situation.  We are social beings (well, most of us) and we long to spend time with family and friends during the upcoming holiday season, however group gatherings have proven dangerous for those with underlying health issues.  Working with clients one-on-one in an enclosed room, I am hyper aware how COVID-19 could easily infiltrate our body’s system by extended contact either through me or from a client.  I take daily, meticulous precautions to keep us safe.  Each client answers a short questionnaire, temperature is taken, masks are worn, a face shield is used, and surfaces are disinfected between each session.  However, even with all of the safety measures in place, there is always a chance of transmission by the virus.  If such an event happens, I will be contacting clients to alert them of possible infection.  If you have been exposed to the virus and have an appointment scheduled with me, I ask that you either consider a Distant Reiki session or reschedule your appointment 2 weeks out.  In the meantime, please know that I care about you and your wellbeing.  I have added two new services to my practice.  Energy Health Readings and Soul Piece Retrievals.  I have been performing both on and off for over 15 years.  I am able to advertise these now as I am in a location conducive to their acceptance and I feel that they will be beneficial to those looking for deeper healing.  I’ll blog more about each in the next few weeks.  In the meantime, feel free to contact me if you are interested in both or either of them.  I wish you peace and health.  ~Julie

Reiki 1 & 2 Class!

I will be offering a Reiki I and II class Saturday, October 3, 2020, at Gifts for Body & Soul from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Cost is $250 per person. A down payment of $50 is due by September 25, 2020 to reserve your spot. If the class is cancelled due to illness, your down payment will be returned to you if you choose not to attend the rescheduled class. Final payment is due on the class date. Cash, check, or using the Popmoney.com app (a small transfer fee is required) is accepted. Please mail or drop off your down payment to Julie Ann Coon, %Gifts for Body & Soul, 118 N. Michigan Ave., Hastings, Mi 49058. Call me at (269) 908-9227 or email me at conduit67@yahoo.com for questions concerning this class. Register early as class spaces are limited and fill up quickly. I hope to see you there!

Back to a “New Normal”

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I’m excited to be seeing clients in-office again at my new location starting this month!  However, with this “new normal” way of life due to the pandemic, a few new precautionary procedures have been implemented in my practice for your and my safety.  I’m required through my business liability insurance to ask each of my clients a set of questions regarding their health and possible exposure to the Covid-19 virus before each reiki therapy appointment AND each reiki client will have their temperature taken with a touch-less thermometer before entering my healing room.  A face covering must be worn during the session by both the client and myself and talking through the session will be kept to a very minimum.  If a client is feeling ill before their session, I ask that we reschedule your appointment 2 weeks out or I’ll suggest the use of my Distant Reiki Therapy option as an alternative to in-office care.  If you have any questions or concerns about this new procedure, please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to work with you through this challenging time.  Many blessings to you and yours this day and always.

I’M MOVING…..AGAIN!

Changes are happening once again and I couldn’t be more excited!  My Reiki Therapy Practice will now be located at Gifts for Body & Soul, 118 N. Michigan Ave., Hastings, MI.  Along with my practice, you will be able to shop for related holistic items in the connecting store!  I will attempt (depending on the Pandemic) to schedule “in person” sessions the beginning of July.  I am still offering Distant Reiki Sessions for anyone who is interested.  Check out my reviews, if you are curious.  My charges have changed to reflect the move.  If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with me, please contact me via email, Facebook, or a good old fashioned phone call.  I would love to hear from you!

COVID-19, Client Safety, and Reopening

Has the pandemic have you singing the “quarantine blues”? Are you itching to get back to your “normal” lives? By the look of things, I believe “normal” won’t be how we remembered it to be for quite sometime. With that in mind, I am developing a “reopening” plan for my reiki practice that will allow clients to continue to benefit from the healing energy of reiki either in-office or from the safety of their homes using Distant Reiki. I hope to reopen for office visits by the end of June and when I do, safety measures will be put into place to protect both you and I during your visit. I will require in-house clients to wear masks and self check for fever before arriving for their scheduled appointment. If anyone in your household is sick, I ask that we reschedule your appointment for a later date. If you have a medical condition that doesn’t allow you to wear a mask comfortably, I will offer you the option of receiving Distant Reiki from me. Many of my clients whom have received Distant Reiki during this “shut down” reported that they could feel the reiki energy move through them just as powerfully as if they were in the same room with me! I will continue to accept cash or check for now. I am looking into other payment options for the future. If you have any questions about this “new arrangement”, please feel free to contact me. It will certainly be a learning curve for all of us with changes happening as we move along together during this “new normal”. Keep checking back for further details. Be well and safe, my friends.

Pandemic Concerns and “Flattening the Curve”

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, I will not be scheduling reiki therapy sessions and spring Reiki classes at this present time. I will be monitoring the pandemic situation over the coming weeks and will keep you posted on social media (Facebook and Instagram) about the possible rescheduling of both in the, hopefully, near future. We all must take part to “flatten the curve” (not overwhelming the hospitals and health care facilities) by maintaining social distancing and thoroughly washing our hands and remaining calm during this uncertain time. I thank you for your understanding of this decision I have made to keep you and I safe and well over the next few weeks. Keep checking this website for further updates.