Reiki Natural Healing is a Japanese modality of life force energy used to clear blockages such as fear, anxiety and depression. Blockages can manifest as physical, mental, emotional and/or spiritual ailments. Reiki gently clears out that which is harmful to our well-being and replaces it with new energy to promote peace and harmony.
Meditation is sitting in stillness with an intentional focus such as breath awareness, affirmations, manifestations or complete openness. Meditation is fittingly referred to as a "practice" the chaos of life can create barriers in the mind that prevent us from fully experiencing a higher state of consciousness. During meditation, the mind is awake and active, yet focused on the intention. As the mind begins to enter a state of higher consciousness, the inner world begins to reveal itself through the intuitive senses.
Yes! The mind is meant to think. And thank God it is! Meditating is not practiced to clear the mind. It is to allow. Allow the mind to be as it is. Allow the heart to be as it is. Allow the body to be as it is. As we meditate, we learn to connect with all parts of our being and trust that in the center of it all, all is well. When you first begin your practice, you may find it difficult to stay present. That's OK! Keep at it. Overtime, you will rewire the mind and body to feel safe and peaceful in the stillness.
Yes yes! Yoga can be modified for any-BODY. At Ordinary Pioneer, we have various offerings to help you feel safe and confident as you being your Yoga journey. We offer modifications for postures, and encourage all students to go at their own pace and make the posture their own in a way that feels best!
We encourage you to dress in a way that feels best to you! For Yoga, we recommend you wear items you can easily move around in. For Reiki, meditation and our group gatherings, you may find loose fitting clothing will be most comfortable. The temperatture fluxuates often with the shifting of energies so layers is also recommended! Please avoid revealing clothing during movement activities.
We have one rule: TO LOVE YOURSELF AND LOVE OTHERS. That's it! This can be interpreted in many ways but we like to think of it as holding sacred space for ourselves and others. We encourage our members to walk into our doors as themselves, free to express as feels best to honor their truth. We also ask our members to receive all beings who join our space as their true selves. Holding space is a compassionate way of sharing experiences. We do not tolerate judgement or any violation of trust and safety of our members individually and collectively. Ordinary Pioneer is a safe space to experience unity among all beings, recognizing and learning with open minds from the parts of others that also reside within ourselves. Any violation of this simple rule will result in temporary or perminent removal of the violator from group gatherings.
We do not practice or preach any particular religion, in fact, we welcome them all! Many of our members are current and former practitioners of various religions and traditions and we love to learn from all perspectives during our spiritual discussions. While at Ordinary Pioneer, you may hear many different words to describe the creative forces that guide us (i.e. God, Creator, Spirit, Jesus, Buddah...). We invite you to discover the words that feel most aligned for you and allow all others to pass right through. We enforce love and acceptance for all and want all to feel safe in their Truth!
We offer many of our services and gathering through the Gift Economy (no set fee). This allow us to make spiritual healing and wellness accessible to all.