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

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: January 31 and February 7, 21 & 28
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Cost: $225

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March

Crystals 101: Using Crystals for Healing & Enhancing Intuition

Crystals have been used for centuries and by many cultures for healing purposes whether for physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. Crystals are used today in our computers and other electronic devices to help transmit and carry energies. Similarly, crystals may help a person transmit and transform energies. In this two-part class, learn of the power and importance of crystals and how to use for your own intentions and self-care.

Key Objectives:

1. Learn of the history and significance of crystals;
2. Explore various types of crystals;
3. Learn how they may be used to support the chakras;
4. Understand how to pick and cleanse your crystals.

All of the above and so much more will be explored in the fascinating world of crystals. Join FDW founder, Mara Benner, to explore crystals and understand which are best for your personal goals and objectives. As always, remember to bring a journal for personal notes and wear comfortable clothing.

Mara is a Certified Crystal Healer and a Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner.

Tuesdays: March 14 & 21
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Cost: $150

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April

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.)

Please note that this is the exact same class as the one offered in January of this year.

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, April 18 & 25 and May 2 & 9
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Cost: $225

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Tapping into Your Intuition

Each of us has a wealth of information and insights readily available to us. Yet in our day to day life, it can seem difficult to know how to connect with our inner guidance and intuition. Join FDW founder, Mara Benner, for this exciting one-day training to learn how to tap into your intuition and use the information to support your passions, dreams and life goals.

Key Objectives:

1. Learn how to tap into your inner self and awareness;
2. Consider various approaches to connecting with intuition;
3. Develop your individual way for seeking guidance, and
4. Enjoy the benefits of inner awareness.

This class is a one-day only offering. Please feel free to bring your own lunch or feel free to enjoy the wonderful restaurants located in Del Ray. As always, please bring a journal and wear comfortable clothing. Finally, get ready for a fun and interactive class!

Mara is a Reiki Master, Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner, Shamanic Healer, Qigong certified and is an ordained interfaith/interspiritual minister. All of these trainings support various techniques to connecting with your inner guidance and intuition!

Saturday, April 22
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Cost: $150

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May

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.

Tuesdays, May 23 & 30 and June 6 & 13
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Cost: $230

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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!