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Returning to the Shamanic & Buddhist Roots of Reiki: Levels 1 & 2 Training Retreat with STARNATION REIKI
Oct
10
to Oct 14

Returning to the Shamanic & Buddhist Roots of Reiki: Levels 1 & 2 Training Retreat with STARNATION REIKI

  • HESTIA MT SHASTA RETREAT CENTER (map)
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Curious about how Reiki 靈氣 (the universal & creative life force) courses through you and all living things? Wonder how it can be channeled to restore your body’s own natural healing abilities?

What did the ancient ones tap into that we have long forgotten?

Join us in a journey back to remembering who we are.

For those who feel called to harness the powerful water ways and power spots of Mount Shasta (referred as Buliyum Puyuuk by the Winnemem Wintu Tribe) to learn the ways of 靈氣 Reiki Level 1 (Shoden) and 2 (Okuden), this training is for YOU.

We will spend four days and nights at the Hestia Retreat Center located on the banks of the healing waters of Stewart Mineral Springs to sloooow our roll, cultivate our vessel (mind, body and spirit) and drop into mama nature to best prepare us for the learnings and the reception of Reiju (initiation/attunement).

We will also open with a fire ceremony to honor the original ancestors of this land.  By calling in the seven directions and each of our benevolent ancestors (known and unknown), we will hold the strong intention to walk this Reiki journey together in a good way.  A portion of your tuition will go towards our relatives of the Winnemem Wintu’s RUN FOR SALMON campaign, so please give generously if you can.

An invitation to connect back to Source, the 10 acre forest at Hestia Retreat Center and the magical mountain areas of mama shasta will serve as our classroom as we explore and learn: 

  • what is Reiki 靈氣 beginning with the etymology of its kanji characters and its relationship to shamanism

  • the syncretic spiritual influences and history of Reiki

  • the Gokai: Reiki Principles & Precepts and its recitation in Japanese & English

  • 4 shirushi (symbols) and their brush strokes & sequence via shodo (Japanese calligraphy) and their corresponding jumon (mantra/incantation)

  • hand positions to practice on yourself and others

  • how to scan and use intuition as a guide for a session

  • individual and group distant reiki to send across time and space

  • the 7 basic chakras & how to measure them

  • to balance & fortify all 7 chakras during a 70-minute sound bath with crystal singing bowls

  • to practice on others including how to protect yourself and properly open & close a session

  • and receive Reiju (an attunement/empowerment) to Reiki Levels 1 (Shoden) and 2 (Okuden)

  • and more as we stay open to insights, synchronicities and connection to Spirit

If this calls you, please join us for this 4-day Reiki training retreat led by STARNATION REIKI founder and shihan (teacher), marie kyoko morohoshi 諸星京子.

HEART CONTRIBUTION COST
$1111 (invoices available for training tax deductions)
If this is a financial hardship, please email marie for a possible sliding scale option at: marie@starnationreiki.com

COST INCLUDES
- comfortable shared accommodations at Hestia Mt Shasta Retreat Center for 4 nights and 5 days (with an option to extend your stay for an extra $60/per night)
- 3 vegetarian meals a day
- training materials
- purification via hot spring mineral bath, dry sauna & cold creek plunge at Stewart Mineral Springs Resort

REGISTER HERE

PAYMENTS accepted via
- Venmo: @starnation
- PayPal:  marie@starnationreiki.com
- credit cards via eventbrite (pls note: additional $70 processing fee)

If you have any questions, feel free to email: marie@starnationreiki.com

About our reiki instructor, marie kyoko morohoshi 

About Hestia Mount Shasta Retreat Center

Limited to only 14 participants in order to maintain an intimate and deep container. 


VIDEO TESTIMONIAL
My Life After Reiki Attunement & Training with STARNATION REIKI

Melorie Serrano Masacupan sings and speaks to us about how her life has profoundly shifted since she received her reiki levels 1 and 2 trainings and attunements by marie kyoko morohoshi of starnation reiki. 

Melorie now recognizes how the creative life force courses through all living things and weaves interconnectedness through all of us. Even synchronicities feel like they occur on a regular basis and “narratives about myself have dropped and only life giving things have stayed; that’s all I got room for these days.”



an inspiring testimony for those who seek to train in the forests and nearby waterfalls of mama shasta with starnation reiki. 

in order to create an intimate container, we will limit the retreat to 14 students. ALL are welcome and QTPOC folx to the front, and those with a meditation practice are strongly encouraged (but not required) to participate.

if you feel called to do this work, join us for this once a year offering.
hope to see you there, beloveds and kinfolks!


PHOTO ABOVE

a path among the cedar forest of Kurama-dera (転法輪堂), this temple was founded in 770 AD and is located north of Kyoto where marie gleefully set foot for a pilgrimage in the spring of 2015. considered a power spot and a sacred mountain where the yamabushi (mountain ascetics) practice shugendo ("path of training to achieve spiritual powers") is also the mountain temple where Usui Sensei undertook a 21-day period of shugyo (physical & spiritual discipline) which led to the discovery of a reiho (a spiritual method) called Reiki 靈氣. 

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SPRING RETREAT FOR THE SOUL
May
24
to May 27

SPRING RETREAT FOR THE SOUL

  • Hestia Mount Shasta Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

starnation reiki is pleased to lead the opening and closing fire ceremonies as well as
offer a group sound healing bath with crystal singing bowls and private reiki sessions during the 3-day Spring Retreat for the Soul.


Nestled amongst lush acres of forest and nearby mineral springs, Hestia Retreat Center in Mt. Shasta welcomes you to a 3-day gathering where you’ll get to tune into nature, drop into your deeper self, let loose, relaaaax and play. 

The Spring Retreat for the Soul will help bring out what wants to come alive in you this spring. This 3-day gathering will help you get aligned with the season with grounding embodiment and guided visualization exercises, a sound healing bath with crystal singing bowls, playful games to let go and release inhibition and an opening and closing fire ceremony to bookend our time together with intention and honoring. These activities will help you identify what you need to release, clarify, and focus on in the second half of the year.

Our retreats are intentionally designed to be spacious for you to receive the maximum healing benefits of being in the stillness and serenity of sacred land. 

Hestia Retreat Center has been a transformational, enriching gateway for people looking to grow in community. It sits on sacred, stunning land with a flowing mineral-rich creek that invites you to explore and embrace the depths of your soul.

At Hestia, you'll leave behind the stressors of urban life, dream of new possibilities for yourself, and feel empowered to take the necessary steps in your personal journey. You’ll leave feeling emboldened, recharged and renewed. 

Our team of experienced facilitators and healing practitioners have developed creative workshops to provide the unique opportunity to zoom into your personal ecosystem, identify areas that are preventing you from truly living from soul and help you embrace and share your unique gifts with the world.

Give yourself a life-changing gift of a soul tune-up this Memorial Day weekend. Immerse yourself in nature, meditate, nourish from the inside out with delicious healthy meals, take advantage of private healing sessions on site, visit a nearby mineral spring, dance, play, and celebrate in the healing goodness of Hestia and return home feeling refreshed and reborn. 

OUR TIME TOGETHER WILL INCLUDE:

  • Opening and closing fire ceremony to let go of what no longer serves us and to honor the land and our ancestors

  • Grounding movement and meditation sessions

  • Sound Healing Bath with crystal singing bowls in a Mongolian yurt

  • Interactive games focused on mind, body, and soul that promote flow, creativity, and presence in your day-to-day life

  • Outdoor world music dance party in the enchanted forest

  • Guided excursions to Mount Shasta's sacred and scenic sites with waterfalls or lakes

RETREAT FLOW (Will be updated the week before):

FRIDAY:

  • Get to know your fellow travelers on the carpool journey to Mt Shasta (the drive is typically 4-5 hours from the Bay Area and we will try our best to arrange carpool groups for everyone)

  • Smudge off, settle into the space and land

  • 7:30 pm: Join an optional group dinner if you arrive on time

SATURDAY:

  • 9-10 am: Breakfast bar

  • 10-1 pm: Introduction to the community space and one another , guided walk on the land of Hestia, creation of an outdoor community spring altar, and group inquiry practices

  • 1-2 pm: Lunch

  • 2-6 pm: Free time to pick your own adventure: a guided nature excursion, mineral baths, in-house massages, private reiki sessions with singing bowls, personal soul portrait drawings by a local artist or rest in a cozy hammock by the trees and creek

  • 6 pm: Get grounded through guided embodiment and movement sessions led by master practitioners

  • 7 pm: Dinner 

  • 9 pm: Opening fire ceremony with our ceremonially trained fire-keeper to honor the original people and ancestors of this land and to let go of what no longer serves us.

SUNDAY:

  • 9-10 am: Breakfast bar

  • 10-1 pm: Movement and grounding practice, games to stimulate creativity and clarity, guided visualization and meditation: What's wanting to come alive for you the next half of this year? 

  • 1-2 pm: Lunch

  • 2:00-3:30 pm: Drop into deep and restorative relaxation with a sound healing bath

  • 3:30-6 pm: Free time to pick your own adventure: a guided nature excursion, nearby mineral baths, in-house massages, private reiki sessions with singing bowls, personal soul portrait drawings by a local artist or rest in a cozy hammock by the trees and creek

  • 6-7 pm: Group check-in and integration time

  • 7 pm: Dinner 

  • 9 pm: Outdoor world music dance party in the enchanted forest

MONDAY:

  • 9-10 am: Breakfast bar

  • 10-11 am: Movement and grounding practice to digest and integrate our insights from the weekend

  • 11-12 pm: Closing gratitude circle and fire ceremony

  • 12:30-3:30 pm: Optional lunch in Mount Shasta and guided scenic hike with our fire-keeper & resident guest healer

Find out more at Hestia Grove at: www.hestiagrove.com/play

YOUR TICKET INCLUDES:

  • Healthy, nourishing meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner each day)

  • Comfortable private and shared indoor and outdoor accommodations (glampsite with real mattress) with shared bathrooms

ADD-ONS WITH SEPARATE FEES: Healing mineral bath soak, in-house massages with Soraya Sangara, reiki and sound healing sessions with starnation reiki, personal soul caricatures from Blue Star Child Gallery, Monday lunch in Mount Shasta, and private accommodations and lodging for extra nights.

Register here.

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SOUND HEALING, ACUPUNCTURE & MEDITATION
May
19
4:30 PM16:30

SOUND HEALING, ACUPUNCTURE & MEDITATION

greetings, beloveds!

this month we'll be holding our monthly offering on the 3rd sunday as Wanda and I will be out of town during memorial day weekend.

as it turns out, the timing couldn't be more perfect as we'll be harnessing the powerful medicine of the full flower moon in scorpio. while we'll be within its 12 hour shadow following its peak, we will have plenty to work with, so stay tuned for your specific astrological homework assignments (from chani nichols which we'll post here when the link is up).

that said, grab your cosmic scuba gear and we'll do some deep sea diving together and come up for air feeling lighter, brighter and refreshed.

see you on the 19th!

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I M A G I N E. . .

laying down on a yoga mat receiving an acupuncture treatment while healing sound waves wash over you. coupled with the healing frequencies from crystal singing bowls from across the room and the Solfeggio 528 Hz Miracle Tone showering down from the speakers above, we'll have you floating somewhere between heaven and earth.

wanda and I designed these sessions with the intention of bringing complimentary modalities and instruments (needles, crystal singing bowls, breath techniques and such) to help harness your body’s own natural healing abilities. we’ve packed plenty into a seamless hour and a half so you can happily wrap up your weekend in a most yummy way and begin the week refreshed and *enlivened*.

if this resonates for you, join us SUNDAY MAY 19th for a self-care date where there’s nowhere to go, no one to tend to, no situation to concern yourself with. just BE and let yourself gooooooooooooo!

FOR ACUPUNCTURE PLS ARRIVE by 4:30pm
bring a pillow, blanket, bolster or another pillow to place under the knees for back support. PLS register in advance by paying online (see deets below).

FOR MEDITATION & SOUND HEALING ONLY ARRIVE by 4:45pm
and we’ll ride the sit out with our fellow needled co-pilots.

*mark your calendars for EVERY LAST SUNDAY of the MONTH*

- June 23
- July 28
- August 25

cost
- meditation and sound healing only $20
- including acupuncture $30

online registration & payment:
- kokoroclinic.com
- Venmo: @starnation
- Paypal: marie@starnationreiki.com

once you make your online payment, kindly note on the memo line: sound healing & acu-love

or register at the door:
- credit/debit card
- cash
- check
- TASC card

address
STARNATION REIKI & KOKORO CLINIC
339 15th street/webster
suite 333
oakland, ca 94612

ADA ACCESSIBLE. PLS take the elevator to the third floor.

parking
- free and easy street parking
- 7 minute walk from downtown oakland bart stations

about our practitioners...

marie kyoko morohoshi | meditation instructor | reiki practitioner
marie kyoko morohoshi brings over 40 years of japanese zen-based practices to her reiki table and meditation cushion.
read more

Wanda Dabkoska | Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist
Wanda is passionate about Chinese Medicine and loves educating her patients and her community about the many beautiful and profound aspects of this ancient and still relevant medicine. Read more.

for more info
meditation & sound healing: marie@starnationreiki.com
acupuncture: wandadabkoska@gmail.com.

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SOUND HEALING, ACUPUNCTURE & MEDITATION
Apr
28
4:30 PM16:30

SOUND HEALING, ACUPUNCTURE & MEDITATION

greetings!

we’re happy to announce that we’ll be giving out extra points this month!


that is, extra acupuncture points to help address the residuals still lingering from winter (kidney points) and to assist in the transition into spring (liver and gall bladder points). 

I M A G I N E. . . 
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laying down on a yoga mat receiving an acupuncture treatment while healing sound waves wash over you. coupled with the healing frequencies from crystal singing bowls from across the room and the Solfeggio 528 Hz Miracle Tone showering down from the speakers above, we'll have you floating somewhere between heaven and earth. 
.
wanda and I designed these sessions with the intention of bringing complimentary modalities and instruments (needles, crystal singing bowls, breath techniques and such) to help harness your body’s own natural healing abilities. we’ve packed plenty into a seamless hour and a half so you can happily wrap up your weekend in a most yummy way and begin the week refreshed and *enlivened*.



if this resonates for you, join us this SUNDAY APRIL 28th for a self-care date with yourself where there’s nowhere to go, no one to tend to, no situation to concern yourself with. just BE and feel free to let yourself gooooooooooooo!

FOR ACUPUNCTURE PLS ARRIVE by 4:30pm
bring a pillow, blanket, bolster or another pillow to place under the knees for back support. PLS register in advance by paying online (see deets below).
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.
FOR MEDITATION & SOUND HEALING ONLY ARRIVE by 4:45pm
and we’ll ride the sit out with our fellow needled co-pilots.
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mark your calendars for EVERY LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH ‘cept next month

- May 19
- June 23
- July 28
- August 25
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cost
- meditation and sound healing only $20
- including acupuncture $30
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online registration & payment:
- kokoroclinic.com
- Venmo: @starnation
- Paypal: marie@starnationreiki.com
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once you make your online payment, kindly note on the memo line: sound healing & acu-love
.
.
or register at the door:
- credit/debit card
- cash
- check
- TASC card

address
STARNATION REIKI & KOKORO CLINIC
339 15th street/webster
suite 333
oakland, ca 94612

ADA ACCESSIBLE. PLS take the elevator to the third floor. 


parking
- free and easy street parking
- 7 minute walk from downtown oakland bart stations
.
.
about our practitioners...

marie kyoko morohoshi | meditation instructor | reiki practitioner
marie kyoko morohoshi brings over 40 years of japanese zen-based practices to her reiki table and meditation cushion. read more

Wanda Dabkoska | Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist
Wanda is passionate about Chinese Medicine and loves educating her patients and her community about the many beautiful and profound aspects of this ancient and still relevant medicine. Read more.

for more deets, check out the fb event link.


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some additional info about why we're adding extra winter and spring acupuncture points this sunday, april 28th.
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“The Emotional Side of Spring Cleansing and the Liver/Gall Bladder“ by Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald, Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
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“According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, SPRING is the quintessential time of creating, cleansing, activity and movement, growth, and renewal.
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It’s also an auspicious time to focus on releasing emotions that no longer serve us—specifically those rooted in anger, resentment, frustration, and lethargy.
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Just like bare, dormant trees beginning to grow buds and blossom; we too can harness the power of spring to slough off the old and usher in a fresh, beautiful new experience of health, mental clarity, and emotional well-being.

Spring is one of the best times of year to make some intentional personal and emotional development progress. Why? Because the Liver, as the Yin organ, is responsible for the smooth flow of blood and emotions throughout the body. It is also the organ most affected by stagnant emotions and stress.
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Therefore, Liver stagnation or an overactive Liver can cause some significant emotional build up. The Gall Bladder, as the Yang organ partner to the Liver, is responsible for storing and excreting bile and governs decision making, planning, dreaming, inspiration, and assertiveness.
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If you’ve been waiting for the right time and the right back-pressure to inspire an emotional or spiritual breakthrough, take advantage of the spring season. While bolstering Liver/Gall Bladder health can help move nearly all emotions and stressors, the following emotional discords are directly related to these organs according to Chinese Medicine wisdom:

* Anger
* Depression
* Frustration
* Inability to forgive
* Indecisiveness
* Irritability
* Lack of assertion
* Lethargy
* Letting go of old habits or pain
* Procrastination
* Rage
* Resentment
* Unfulfilled desires
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In contrast (and more importantly), the emotional signs of healthy Liver/Gall Bladder Qi flow include:

* A forgiving spirit
* Assertiveness
* Decisive
* Even-temper/go with the flow
* Fulfilled
* Happiness
* Inspired
* Joy
* Passionate
* Willingness to let go

**Happy Spring, y’all! Hope you’re all striving to be the best version of yourselves**

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Returning to the Shamanic & Buddhist Roots of Reiki: Level 1 & 2 Training Retreat in Mt Shasta
Oct
5
to Oct 8

Returning to the Shamanic & Buddhist Roots of Reiki: Level 1 & 2 Training Retreat in Mt Shasta

For those who wish to train in Reiki 霊気 Level 1 (Shoden) and 2 (Okuden) in the mountain areas and power spots of Mount Shasta (whose original name is Buliyum Puyuuk by the Winnemem Wintu Tribe), while staying overnight at Hestia House located on the banks of the healing waters of Stewart Mineral Springs, we invite you to slow down and cultivate your vessel (mind, body & spirit) in nature and join us for a 3.5 day Reiki training retreat led by STARNATION REIKI founder and teacher… 

yours truly,  
marie kyoko morohoshi 

An invitation to connect back to Source; the 10 acre forest at Hestia House along with the waterfalls of the Winnemem River (aka McCloud River) will serve as our classroom as we explore: 

  • what is Reiki 霊気 and the etymology of its kanji characters

  • the syncretic spiritual influences and history of Reiki 

  • the Gokai: Reiki Principles & Precepts and its recitation in Japanese  

  • Reiju (attunement or transmission/empowerment)

  • 4 shirushi (symbols) and their correct brush strokes, sequence and corresponding jumon (mantra/incantation)

  • hand positions to practice on yourself and others

  • how to scan and use intuition as a guide for a session

  • distant reiki to send across time (past, present & future) and space 

  • the 7 basic chakras & how to measure them

  • full practice session with others including how to open and close

  • and more... 


SLIDING SCALE COST: $666-$888
invoices available for training tax deductions


DEPOSIT: $222
Venmo: @starnation
PayPal:  paypal.me/morohoshi 


BALANCE DUE first day of class:  Venmo, PayPal, cash or check preferred.
also credit or debit cards accepted. 

Cost includes all meals, training materials, a mineral bath at Stewart Mineral Springs Resort, and comfortable shared accommodations at Hestia.

Please register here: https://goo.gl/forms/J9lONHBcMqTDzuM23

For updates, check out our fb event page

If you have any questions, feel free to email: marie@starnationreiki.com

About reiki instructor, marie kyoko morohoshi

About Hestia Guest House

Limited to only 12 participants in order to maintain an intimate and deep container. 


photo above: 
a path among the cedar forest of Kurama-dera (転法輪堂), this temple was founded in 770 AD and is located north of Kyoto where marie gleefully set foot for a pilgrimage in the spring of 2015. considered a power spot and a sacred mountain where the yamabushi (mountain ascetics) practice shugendo ("path of training to achieve spiritual powers") is also the mountain temple where Usui Sensei undertook a 21-day period of shugyo (physical & spiritual discipline) which led to the discovery of a reiho (a spiritual method) called Reiki 霊気. 

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