WITH KRISTEN SONNTAG
A monthly, sliding scale Reiki clinic serving North Brooklyn in the Community Room at Grand Street Healing Project. We welcome adults, couples and families to receive a 30-minute Reiki treatment at a community price.
Reiki is a Japanese form of hands-on energy healing that enhances vitality so the body is supported in its natural healing process. It is a wonderful antidote for the stresses and pressures of our modern lives, and can transport you to a deep state of relaxation and peace. Reiki gently guides your body and soul into harmony, supporting the process of healing for a wide range of ailments, including stress, pain, anxiety, restlessness, fear, depression, grief, trauma, chronic conditions, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalance, fatigue and more. Reiki healing can be especially supportive for anyone whose body and being has been underserved by the Western medical model. This is a peaceful and nurturing space honoring the true power we have to heal ourselves, each other and our communities.
ABOUT REIKI Reiki is a harmonizing, vital energy that never harms. Also known as “universal life force energy” or “qi,” it is directed through the hands of the practitioner to support the body’s vital functions, clear toxins and dense vibrations, balance the heart and mind, and replenish and restore the spirit on all levels. A Reiki practitioner relies on traditional hand placements to guide the Reiki energy through them, while you remain fully clothed. It’s important to distinguish that this energy is not the practitioner’s energy, but rather the free flow of universal life force energy transmitted to you to activate your body’s own innate healing process. It is often experienced as a gentle heat.
Kristen Sonntag is a Reiki practitioner, musician, and writer. Her line of crystal essence and aromatherapy mists, SPIRIT WORK, is a tool to assist in healing work, meditation, and the creative process. Kristen’s psychic abilities were activated as a child, and the spiritual gateway reopened to her as an adult following a near-death experience after the birth of her son. She received her Reiki I and II attunements in 2015 and 2016, and will pursue her Reiki Master attunement in 2019. Kristen’s work is informed by the traditions of Hermeticism, Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, and matrilineal folk magic. As the sister to a developmentally disabled brother, her activism is focused on advocacy and civil rights for adults with disabilities. Her current interests include integrating past life experiences and ancestral trauma, and fostering compassion and inclusivity through community. Kristen is also an Emmy-nominated television producer, and a graduate of the University of Virginia, with a BA in Psychology and Studio Art.
$40 Community | $60 Advocate | $75 Patron