This certification course is for individuals who want to teach different styles of meditation or Yoga to individuals or groups of youth and adults in schools, corporations, religious institutions, and more. Course trainer, Althea Lawton-Thompson, has been providing mind-body classes and workshops for corporations, churches, schools, and government agencies for more than twenty years. She will teach the following fundamentals:
- Meditation styles and tools to incorporate for creating unique experiences
- Teaching techniques and options for different ages and environments
- Politically correct and safe approaches to mind-body classes for corporate environments, schools, and religious groups
A manual accompanies this training. A certificate will be presented to all students that complete the training and teach a meditation segment to the group with a passing score. Each instructor will receive feedback from the group and Althea on their sample teaching.
Are there any requirements to register for the event?
No. Anyone may register to take this class. To receive the certification, registrants MUST teach and receive a passing score.
What should I bring to the training?
Bring a notebook or journal and a pen or pencil.
Is there free parking at the location?
The word Reiki is a Japanese term for Spiritual (Rei) Energy (ki). In this natural healing art form, the palms of the hands are used close to the body or on the body to aid in relaxation and healing.
Reiki Master and spiritual healing guide, Althea Lawton-Thompson, will dive deep into the fundamentals of Reiki I. In the first half of the class students will learn:
- the history and levels of Reiki
- the “Clairs” (the 8 spiritual gifts)
- the Chakras (the 7 energy centers in the body)
- how energy moves in and through the body
In the second half of the class, practitioners will learn and practice:
- Reiki hand techniques for self healing
- Reiki hand techniques for healing others with alternatives for hard-to-reach areas
- how to incorporate crystals and pendulums in a Reiki Session
At the end, the attunements will be passed to each participant so that they will be Reiki Practitioners able to begin a practice of self healing and physical healing for others.
A training manual accompanies this training. This class is the pre-requisite for any Reiki II training and attunement. A certificate will be presented to all students that complete this training and receive the attunements.
Is there a minimum age requirement for this training?
Anyone aged 16 and over may register and participate.
What can/should I bring to the training?
Bring a notebook or journal to take additional notes to the information in the training manual; a pen or pencil; a camera or camera-phone; a pillow and/or thick blanket to sit on; your own personal crystals or stones if you have them; and a relaxed and open mind-set.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Is there free parking at this venue? Is it handicap accessible?
Is lunch provided?
No. The venue is attached to Marlowe’s Tavern and is less than a mile from Chik-Fil-A, Jason’s Deli, Red Lobster, Chipotle, Panera Bread, and many other restaurants. There will be a 1.5 hour break for lunch.
Holistic healer, Althea, will take participants deeper into an understanding of:
properties and elements of different essential oils
how to use and blend key essential oils for different purposes
properties of different crystals and stones
how to clear/cleanse and use crystals for healing and spiritual connection
Practice diffusing oils, blending carrier oils with essential oils, and creating topical healing blends. Use different crystals during short guided meditations to feel different vibrations.
Are your dreams vivid and sometimes predict the future? Do you often walk into a room and feel the energy of the people? Do you hear voices or song lyrics guiding you on what to do? These are hints of spiritual gifts referred to as “clairs”.
Spiritual healing guide, Althea Lawton-Thompson, will take you on a journey to determine which of the seven clairs you possess. Learn tips on how to use them in your everyday life.
Enjoy 7 days of ocean sunrises and sunsets in a beachfront and waterfall retreat center built and managed by 4 generations of our Costa Rican host family. You will climb a natural waterfall, zipline through the rainforest, meditate in the morning, enjoy gentle and relaxing yoga and healing sessions with Althea throughout the week, and dance to Reggae in a beachfront club. Two traditional Costa Rican meals with organic foods and fresh caught seafood will be prepared by the family daily (vegetarian options available if desired). And everything is included in your registration! (see the full retreat itinerary below)
Registration also includes a San Jose downtown stay at 5-star Yoga retreat center Luna Inn Cariari upon arrival, private roundtrip flights between San Jose and Montezuma on a Living Life Limitlessly chartered plane, and all airport and excursion shuttle transfers.
Don’t wait to register… this retreat sold out last year!
Join Althea for her 9th year of healing in the Georgia mountains with guided meditation, chakra balancing, gentle yoga, journaling, and more at the peaceful Elohee Retreat Center. Choose to stay 3 days or come for the day to this all-inclusive retreat for men and women ages 18 and over.
Friday Aug 16
10:00 – 12:00 Check-In, Welcome and Relax
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 Signs, Messages & Magic
3:00 – 4:00 Peace & Freedom
4:00 – 6:00 YinYoga & Chakra Balancing
6:30 – 7:30 Dinner
8:00 – 9:30 Creative Expression Session
Saturday Aug 17
6:30 – 7:45 Tea/Coffee & Sunrise Silence Session
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
10:00-12:00 2-Day Check-In & Welcome
10:00-12:00 Peace & Freedom
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
2:00 – 3:30 Red Trail Hike & Waterfall Meditation
4:00 – 5:00 Essential Oil Session
5:00 – 6:00 The Dream Game
6:30 – 7:30 Dinner
8:30 – 10:30 Burning Session at the Firepit
Sunday Aug 18
6:30 – 7:45 Tea/Coffee & Sunrise Journaling Session
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:30 – 11:00 Reiki Self Healing & Journaling Session
11:00 – 11:45 Outdoor Silence Session
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:00 Check Out
**No class or workshop is mandatory. Feel free to skip anything and relax in the many peaceful hideaways on the property. Use the “Peace & Freedom” times to get a massage or Reiki session. AYM retreats are true getaways for you to mold to your desires and needs.he Elohee Retreat Center is a true oasis in peace, quiet and natural healing. All rooms are housed in newly-built cabins tucked along the mountain ridge. Plush, white duvets cover each bed and decorative rugs cover beautiful hardwood floors. The 24-hour Tea House is a peaceful option for reading, journaling or simply being still with a cup of hot tea. The clear, natural pool is perfect for relaxing while watching the sun set over the hills.
Are there different meal options? I have food allergies or a special diet.
During the online registration process, you will be able to detail your allergies and indicate what foods you eat and which ones you avoid. The Elohee chefs specialize in making delicious vegan, vegetarian, and “I eat everything” organic meals.
What should I pack?
Comfortable clothing for yoga, hiking and relaxation indoors and outdoors. A camera or camera phone. Walking shoes or hiking boots and sandals or flip flops. Your own Yoga mat if you desire (mats, blankets, meditation cushions, and more will be available). Sunscreen, sunglasses and a sun hat if you plan to relax on the mountainside (the hiking trail is shaded). Journals will be provided, but you may want to bring your own.
What if I’ve never done yoga before?
Every participant will feel comfortable with the props and options offered for all levels.
Althea has gone above and beyond with this retreat. You will spend the first 3 days of your retreat in a private villa in the Bali beachtown of Sanur enjoying oceanfront sunrise meditations, poolside breakfasts, and a tour of the world-renowned Bali temple, Tanah Lot. Our private drivers will then take you to Ubud (home of the movie Eat, Pray, Love) where you will stay another 4 days at another private estate with two pools and a huge family temple. For 4 days, you will explore more of Bali through excursions, a private ayurvedic fire healing ceremony, private massage outdoors or in your room, morning and evening meditation, outdoor yoga poolside, and so much more. And everything is included in your registration!
Registration also includes daily breakfast, airport transportation to and from villas, private transportation to all excursions, all excursion entrance fees and guides, and some group dinners.
Don’t wait to register… this retreat will DEFINITELY sell out!