Classes

Classes are held at the Four Directions Wellness offices,
located at 2001 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria.
Our classes are small and intimate to allow for experiential learning and the opportunity for dedicated time for inner exploration. It is best to wear comfortable clothing and bring a journal for notes. Please also see our refund and media policies below. We look forward to seeing you!

January 2018

2018 Intention Setting: Consider the New Year Possibilities

The holiday parties are all over!  2018 has just begun with all of its new possibilities for the year ahead.  Join Four Directions Wellness for this half-day exploration into your goals, dreams and aspirations for the new year.  Using a variety of techniques to discover your intuitive insights, the afternoon will help set your course for the year’s new beginnings. 

Key Objectives:

  1. Explore possibilities and options for 2018;
  2. Consider your intentions rather than your 2018 resolution;
  3. Create the intention most meaningful for you, and
  4. Determine the next steps to see its unfolding in 2018.

Mara is a Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner, Reiki Master, Qigong Certified, Shamanic Healer and is ordained in interfaith/interspiritual practices. Her expertise in various tools helps to support your intuitive self.  Enjoy the inner journey!

If trying to schedule within 24 hours of the class, please contact Mara to see if space is still available.  Either by calling at 703-776-0102 or via email at info@fourdirectionswellness.com.  Thank you!

Monday, January 15
1:30 to 4:30
$75

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Project YOU:  Dedicated Time for Personal Exploration

Join Four Directions Wellness for this wonderful 4-evening exploration of YOU.  Perfect for starting the New Year off with an intention to dedicated time to YOU and learning more about your mind-body intuitive messaging.  How does your intuition speak to you?  What messages does your intuition have for you?  Where does it manifest in your body?

The four-part class will explore meditation, mindfulness, poetry, journaling and other tools to help you connect with your mind-body messaging and intuitive self.  Enjoy the exploration!

Key Objectives:

  1. Take dedicated time in 2018 to explore YOU – the personal you;
  2. Explore the mind-body messaging and consider its implications for the year ahead;
  3. Enjoy your personal creativity in various forms as we take this journey together, and
  4. Prepare for the year ahead with tools to support you through self-care and intuitive awareness!

Mara is a Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner and life long meditator. Join her for this explorative class. Mara has previously used the techniques included in this class to support others with gaining inner awareness, reducing stress and expressing their personal creativity.

If trying to schedule within 24 hours of the class, please contact Mara to see if space is still available.  Either by calling at 703-776-0102 or via email at info@fourdirectionswellness.com.  Thank you!

Tuesdays, January 16, 23, 30 & February 6
7:00 to 9:00 pm
$155

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Reiki Level One Certification (Daytime Class)

The International Center for Reiki Training reports that over 800 hospitals are using Reiki as part of their approach to patient healing. Reiki, an ancient Japanese healing modality, is helpful for healing on the physical, mental and spiritual levels. Come join FDW founder Mara Benner as she guides you through understand Reiki, how to use for your own self-care and ways to offer to other people, pets and plants.

Key Objectives:

1. Learn how to detect energy;
2. Understand the concept of auras;
3. Learn the history of Reiki and its key master;
4. Learn self-care Reiki;
5. Receive four attunements for connecting with the energy;
6. Learn how to offer Reiki to others, pets and plants, and
7. Receive certification after training and completion of all assignments. (Certification is through Four Directions Wellness, affiliated with the GW Center for Integrative Medicine.)

This class is focused on a person’s self-care and is the first of three certifications. Reiki Level 2 explores offering Reiki to others. Individuals need Reiki Level 2 if there is interest in using Reiki to volunteer or to offer professionally. Reiki Master level is a commitment to life-long learning of Reiki energy and for learning how to teach.

Mara is a Reiki Master, Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner and has worked in the healthcare field for over 30 years. She currently directs a Reiki program at a local hospital. Individuals interested in offering Reiki in a clinical setting may be eligible after completing Reiki Level 2 certification.

If trying to schedule within 24 hours of the class, please contact Mara to see if space is still available.  Either by calling at 703-776-0102 or via email at info@fourdirectionswellness.com. Thank you!

Thursday, January 25 &
February 1, 8 & 15
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
$250

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February

Reiki Level One Certification: (Evening Class)

The International Center for Reiki Training reports that over 800 hospitals are using Reiki as part of their approach to patient healing. Reiki, an ancient Japanese healing modality, is helpful for healing on the physical, mental and spiritual levels. Come join FDW founder Mara Benner as she guides you through understand Reiki, how to use for your own self-care and ways to offer to other people, pets and plants.

Key Objectives:

1. Learn how to detect energy;
2. Understand the concept of auras;
3. Learn the history of Reiki and its key master;
4. Learn self-care Reiki;
5. Receive four attunements for connecting with the energy;
6. Learn how to offer Reiki to others, pets and plants, and
7. Receive certification after training and completion of all assignments. (Certification is through Four Directions Wellness, affiliated with the GW Center for Integrative Medicine.)

This class is focused on a person’s self-care and is the first of three certifications. Reiki Level 2 explores offering Reiki to others. Individuals need Reiki Level 2 if there is interest in using Reiki to volunteer or to offer professionally. Reiki Master level is a commitment to life-long learning of Reiki energy and for learning how to teach.

Mara is a Reiki Master, Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner and has worked in the healthcare field for over 30 years. She currently directs a Reiki program at a local hospital. Individuals interested in offering Reiki in a clinical setting may be eligible after completing Reiki Level 2 certification.

If trying to schedule within 24 hours of the class, please contact Mara to see if space is still available.  Either by calling at 703-776-0102 or via email at info@fourdirectionswellness.com.  Thank you!

Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15 & 22
7:00 to 9:00 pm
$250

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March

Reiki Level Two Certification:

Once you have learned the self-care techniques offered through Reiki Level One training, continue your personal transformative journey through learning Reiki Level Two. This class introduces you to the sacred symbols used for healing, furthers your training of Reiki to others and ackowledges the additional insights and learning through attunements.

Key Objectives:

1. Review Level One Training and key points;
2. Learn the three Reiki 2 power symbols (Power/Focus, Mental Harmony, and Distant/Connecting);
3. Practice on using symbols on self and then others;
4. Learn long-distance Reiki for others;
5. Receive attunements for connecting with symbols and energy;
6. Consider ethical issues, professional use and working in clinical setting, and
7. Receive certification after training and completion of all assignments. (Certification is through Four Directions Wellness, affiliated with the GW Center for Integrative Medicine.)

Prerequisite: Must have completed Reiki Level One and received a certification from a qualified Reiki Master teacher. If you have not been trained by Mara Benner, please send your certification to Mara in advance of registering for this class. Send to info@fourdirectionswellness.com

Reiki Level 2 certification explores in more detail offering healing to others including the option for long distance healing. This level instructs on the use of sacred symbols and the participant receives additional attunements for connecting with the healing energy. Following successful completion, a Level 2 Reiki practitioner may offer in a professional or clinical setting. Individuals interested in offering Reiki in a clinical setting may be eligible after completing Reiki Level 2 certification.

Mara is a Reiki Master, Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner and has worked in the healthcare field for over 30 years. She currently directs a Reiki program at a local hospital serving the greater Washington DC area.

If trying to schedule within 24 hours of the class, please contact Mara to see if space is still available.  Either by calling at 703-776-0102 or via email at info@fourdirectionswellness.com.  Thank you!

Thursdays, March 8, 15, 22 & 29
7:00 to 9:00 pm
$250

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April

Meditation and Mindfulness Series:

Meditation and mindfulness are known to have health, emotional and wellness benefits. Enjoy this 3-evening series to explore both and learn how to use to support your health and wellness. Each evening will include new offerings and considerations for gaining impactful insights. Learn how best to incorporate into your daily life for increased intuitive knowledge, relaxation and inner peace.

Key Objectives:

1. Explore guided meditation for your intuitive knowledge, relaxation and inner peace; 2. Learn helpful meditation approaches for letting go and tuning out the busy-ness of life;
3. Gain inner insights on your life and health;
5. Take away approaches for using meditation and mindfulness in your daily life.

Mara is a Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner and life long meditator. Join her for this explorative class and take away approaches to support your mind, body, emotions and spirit!

If trying to schedule within 24 hours of the class, please contact Mara to see if space is still available.  Either by calling at 703-776-0102 or via email at info@fourdirectionswellness.com.  Thank you!

Thursdays, April 12, 19 & 26
7:00 to 8:30 pm
$155

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May

In-Depth Chakra Series:

There is a wealth of wisdom and information available to each of us within our chakras. Each of the seven chakras, energetic centers, that we will explore have a connection to your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects. This in-depth journey will explore each chakra and its personal considerations in all four aspects. Each class will explore through experiential insights and sharing.

Key Objectives:

  • Learn what “chakras” are and how they impact your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual life;
  • Explore, in-depth, one chakra each evening, through experiential learning and personal mind-body considerations;
  • Learn how to understand if your chakra is balanced and how to adjust if not balanced;
  • Consider each chakra’s impact on your personal journey with implications on your relationships, career and other life challenges;
  • Complete the seven week course with personal insights, intuitive understandings and approaches for how to incorporate into your life!

Mara is a Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner with certifications and training in Reiki, Qigong, Shamanic, reflexology and the chakra system. She underwent a two-year seminary program in interfaith/interspiritual practices and is ordained. Join her for this fascinating personal journey!

If trying to schedule within 24 hours of the class, please contact Mara to see if space is still available.  Either by calling at 703-776-0102 or via email at info@fourdirectionswellness.com.  Thank you!

Thursdays, May 10, 17, 24, 31 & June 7, 18, 21
7:00 to 9:00 pm
$325

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Nine Month Training

Reiki Master Certification:

With the successful completion of Reiki Level One and Two certifications, you may continue your journey through a nine-month Reiki Master training.  In this class, you explore in more depth the healing aspects of energy.  Participants learn how to teach Reiki and learn the last sacred symbol for attunments in the Usui Shiki Ryoho.  Participants also receive the final attunment.

The Reiki Master Certification program for the 2017-2018 nine-month course is currently underway.  Please stay tune for more information on the 2018-2019  training that will begin in October 2018.

Tuesdays:
Oct. 17
Nov. 14
Dec. 12
Jan. 9
Feb. 13
March 13
April 10
May 8
June 12
7:00 to 9:00 pm
$714

Refund Policy:

To best support an individual’s journey, FDW has small, intimate classes to allow for experiential learning and growth. FDW therefore must depend on confirmations for class. So please note that any cancellations must be sent to mara@fourdirectionswellness.com a week in advance to receive a full refund minus a $20 processing fee. There will be a refund minus half the cost of the class for cancellations up to 48 hours to the class. Unfortunately, FDW is unable to refund any amount 48 hours before the class.

Media Policy:

By registering for the class, you provide permission for FDW to take pictures of the event and for use on social media and other media outlets. If you do not wish to have your picture taken, please provide an email in writing to Mara at mara@fourdirectionswellness.com. Thank you!