By Roberta Bolduc Reiki, as a form of what was once called “alternative healing”, is not a new concept. Many people may be familiar with the term but not quite sure just how Reiki works. Reiki is a form of energy healing developed in 1922 by Mikao Usui. Since originating in Japan, reiki has been adapted into varying cultural traditions across the world.
The first annual Women in Business Expo is being held at McAlister Square on Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with free parking and admission. “We are excited and thrilled to have the opportunity to coordinate this fun event for the women in the Upstate,” declares Linda Craig, owner of Circulation Nation.
Illuminate: The Psychic and Healing Arts Expo returns on Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28, in Flat Rock, North Carolina. The event, produced by Julie King and Itha Trantham, offers intuitive guidance, alternative healing therapies, information on numerous subjects, and celebrates the holistic and spiritual communities in the upstate and mountain areas.
Enlighten Wellness Emporium is now offering BrainTap, a tool to help overcome the ill effects of sympathetic (“fight or flight”) dominance in the autonomic nervous system. BrainTap creates a symmetry of sound frequencies, light synchronization and SMT (Self Mastery Technology) so you can rid yourself of negative self-talk to achieve life goals. “This technology is a safe, natural
Michelle Brewer, MLT (medical lab technician), has been hired as the new office manager for LivingWell Integrative Healthcare, in Easley. Brewer, who graduated from Easley High School, has a Bachelors in Business Administration from Southern Wesleyan University. She is married with three children, and her hobbies include boating and fishing with family on Lake Keowee.
Mel-O-Yoga Studio, in Greer, will host a posture workshop with yoga therapist Joan Craig on September 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. During the workshop, attendees will learn posture exercises as well as mindfulness strategies for standing, sitting and walking. “People who take an active approach to maintain good posture will see improved health,” says studio owner and yoga instructor Melanie Boulos.
Crystal Vision Books and Events Center is hosting its 18th Annual Healing and Creative Arts Festival entitled Weave the Web. Held in Hendersonville, North Carolina, this public event is free to attend although activities such as readings may have fees. The event takes place on September 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Harmony and Fusion: the Carolina Center for Healing Arts, will be hosting a Local Artist Showcase on September 9. The event, which will include a variety of events that guests can attend from 1 to 5 p.m., is free to attend and open to all. The new retail gallery will feature live plants and hand-made reclaimed wooden furniture by Ideal Impressions. Native American supplies
Southern Om founder Pace Beattie’s story begins with parents that introduced him to alternative approaches to health at an early age. After graduating from the USC, he moved to Chicago and pursued his interest in markets as a day trader at the Chicago Board of Trade. The intensity of his work led him to try yoga in the 1980s. He took his first hot yoga class in 2007 and found that he was “immediately hooked.”
Sarah Beattie has worked in the health and fitness industry for over 30 years. “Since high school, it’s been my passion to help people realize their fullest potential through a healthy lifestyle. I never imagined I would become a yoga instructor, but upon meeting and marrying Pace Beattie, owner of Southern Om Hot Yoga, it clearly became a natural career choice for me to pursue.”