Entries by Shelley Carpenter, PT, RYT, Reiki Master Teacher

Magic Things

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.  ∼ W.B. Yeats Perception is everything.  A shift of thought, seeing something as if for the first time, becoming still, and paying attention; these are a few ways to change how we experience life. We sometimes go through life on […]

Reiki I – November 10th

Reiki (pronounced “ray-key”) is a hands-on energy healing technique for stress-reduction and relaxation.   It promotes the body’s self-healing ability and provides a sense of peace and well-being in mind, body and spirit.   At the end of this one-day class, you will have the ability to perform Reiki healing for yourself and others.   You […]

Keep your Cool with Yoga This Summer!

  The steamy weather of summer can make many of us feel trapped and irritable, with decreased energy and motivation. Yoga and Ayurveda (the several thousand year-old healing sister science of yoga) teach us to work with the seasons instead of against them. These time-tested teachings offer guidelines on keeping cool and finding balance when […]

Melt Into Gravity

I’ve seen for many years how life’s stressors and our reactions to these stressors are the major causes of pain and disease. Breathing instruction is my go-to for restoring inner calm, and is highly effective. But lately, I’ve seen a higher level of stress in most people I encounter, combined with a deep inner body-gripping. […]


As I embark on another new phase of life, I am again humbled by this incredible lifelong journey of deepening discovery and growth. I knew this time would come—the time when our sons would grow up and leave the nest.  After our younger son went to college this fall, I’ve been spending significant time in […]