Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is a "laying on of hands" that is spiritual (not religious) in nature. "Ki" or "chi" is the life force/energy that flows through us. The reiki practitioner places their hands just off the body or lightly touching the body to channel healing energy. The intention is to create deep relaxation and foster physical and emotional healing. People sometimes notice physical sensations such as tingling, changes in temperature or a light or heavy feeling in the body. Others may not feel any sensation other than a deep relaxation. All of these are perfectly normal.
Jen Kalawur is Kripalu and Yoga Impact trained yoga teacher focused on the therapeutic benefits of yoga. Jen's mission is to make this practice accessible to everyone. All of her classes, from gentle to vigorous, feature modifications for the safety and comfort for each student. Jen teaches a balance of gentle strengthening, stretching and movement, along with breathing techniques, meditation and restoration. The physical practice embodies the principles of yoga, which is themed in each class.
Jen is a Reiki Master, the former owner of Purple Om Yoga and the founder of Navigate Life Transitions, an online coaching service for healing and empowerment.