|Jenny Ray teaching LaStone®|
Today I am again travelling to England and Chelmsford to attend several courses with Jenny Ray. This time it will be eight days of courses, four days with LaStone Sacred Strokes, one day Drum Making, one day Shamanic Journey, and two days with Healing Hands – learning and learning to teach others in Healing Hands.
I am very excited. I have been wanting to study with Jenny, a Native American Shaman, ever since I was introduced to LaStone. This is an important part of my spiritual journey.
Sacred Strokes was developed by Jenny Ray to teach specific stone layouts and strokes for treatment of well defined issues. Each ‘stroke’ is actually a sequence of motions and stone placement that is a full body treatment. All of the strokes are offered in a ceremonial attitude but because they are so specific and reproducible they work very well for the spa setting.
Drum making. During this workshop you will participate in Shamanic ceremonies to honour all who provide the raw materials for a drum. ‘Wakan Huntopah’ (Sacred Four Legged), that provide the hide and ‘Standing Tall Ones’ (trees) that offer wood for a hoop are recognized in ‘Sacred Circle’ as a part of the overall education process.
Shamanic Journey. During the workshop several traditional ceremonies are gifted to the students. The first is a ‘Smudging’ done with sage and a full explanation of the history and meaning behind this common practice is explored. After the group has been led on the first journey into the animal kingdom there is a discussion period that helps with the understanding of the experience. The animals that presented themselves are explained in terms of their spiritual meaning and the energies associated with them according to ancient traditions.
‘Healing Hands’ is a term being used to describe a variety of wellness methods taught to energy healers throughout the modern world. This class reaches into ancient history for its foundation. Shamans have been offering this form of hands on, energetic healing for generations. The most common and popular form of this type work at the moment is from Japan and is known as Reiki. ‘Healing Hands’ uses a different symbol system than Reiki yet draws on the same innate wisdom of the universe to bring about balance for the client. The symbols used in ‘Healing Hands’ have been drawn as petroglyphs and pictographs in Native American rock art throughout the Americas. In this class you learn how to use those symbols and what they stand for in regards to health and wellness.
A big thank you to everybody who booked extra massages and helped me reach this goal. I am grateful for the support I have received and can’t wait to come back and share with you my new knowledge and skills.