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!

August

Reiki Level One Certification

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.

Thursdays: August 10, 17,
24 and 31
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Cost: $250

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September

Reiki Level One Certification

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.

Tuesdays: September 12, 19, 26 and October 3
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Cost: $250

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October

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.


Thursdays, October 12, 19, 26 and November 2
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Cost: $250

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Exploration of Crystals and Essential Oils

Have you had an interest in exploring crystals? Ever had an interest in working with essential oils? If so, join us for this one-day class to explore both crystals and essential oils for practical daily tips for your life. This promises to be a fun, interactive class and great way to spend your October Saturday!

Key Objectives:

1. Learn basic concepts for crystals and their use;
2. Learn how essential oils support our senses and enhance an intuitive experience;
3. Seek easy approaches to incorporate both into your daily life;
4. Understand differences in various crystals and essential oils;
5. Understand why healthcare groups are incorporating into health and wellness, and
6. Explore crystals and essential oils in this class.

Participants are encouraged to purchase a crystal of their choice prior to the class. More information is provided in the confirmation email along with helpful ideas as to where to purchase your crystal!

Mara is a Certified Crystal Healer, Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner and has worked in the healthcare field for over 30 years. Join her for this explorative class and take away approaches to support your life’s goals and passions!


Saturday, October 14
Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Cost: $150

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Reiki Master Certification

You have successfully completed Reiki Levels 1 and 2 certifications, now the real fun begins as you explore the world of energy! This nine month program explores in-depth Reiki and other energy approaches, permitting for further personal insights while also learning the key concepts to train others.

Key Objectives:

1. Review Levels one and two trainings;
2. Learn one additional power symbol;
3. Practice on using symbols on self and on others;
4. Learn how to give attunements and teach Reiki;
5. Receive the Master attunement;
6. Explore energy healing and concepts, 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 Levels One & Two and received a certification from a qualified Reiki Master teacher. If you have not been trained by Mara Benner, please send your certifications to Mara in advance of registering for this class. Send to info@fourdirectionswellness.com

The Reiki Master certification explores in more detail working with energy and how to teach it as well. This is a nine month training with opportunities to explore various approaches to the mind-body world and use of healing energy. You are going to love it! As always, there is an opportunity for a certified Reiki practitioner to offer Reiki in the clinical setting. Ask Mara for more information on how you might be able to apply!

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.

Tuesdays for nine months!
October 17, November 14, December 12, January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8 and June 12
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Cost: $714

Half or one-third of the payments may be made rather than the full amount. Please send check to Mara at Four Directions Wellness. Be sure that you register on-line though!

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November

Meditation Series

As the holiday season gets underway, there is nothing better than taking some dedicated time for yourself! Come join us for this four-part meditation series to explore approaches to guided imagery and gaining impactful insights. Each hour and a half will be dedicated to exploring new aspects of meditation! Learn how best to incorporate into your daily life for increased intuitive knowledge, relaxation and inner peace. Happy Holidays!

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;
4. Enjoy this dedicated time for yourself as the holiday season gets underway, and
5. Take away approaches for using meditation 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 life’s goals and passions!

Monday, November 6, 13, 27
and December 4
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: $150

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Please check back on our website for additional upcoming classes. Notifications will be sent by Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and through our newsletter where the latest news, discounts and specials will be announced.

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!