Yoga, Reiki, EFT, and other Energy Modalities are fast becoming more popular and mainstream, and many people are getting the itch to teach these exciting practices. Each teacher will have something a little different to offer, and each will present her offerings in a unique style, with varying emphases. I take a whole body/whole spirit approach, with an eye toward bringing my clients what they need, when they need it. A yoga practice is great; add a bit of meditation and it becomes something more. Feeling stuck? EFT is the perfect place to find out what the block is and melt it away. Follow with some restorative Reiki or some movement with yoga, and always make sure to feed your body whole foods and use natural remedies when possible. Caring for the body means caring for the Earth, which in turn means caring for our fellow man and all the creatures here with us.
I began my Reiki journey with Andrea Grace of The Elila Center for Natural Healing in Berkeley Heights, NJ in 2010. In 2015 I was attuned as an Advanced Reiki Practitioner in the Usui tradition. Practicing Reiki on myself, I receive the benefits of the Universal Energy, which helps me stay centered and in my own best health so I can be of service to others. Bringing Reiki to clients allows me to offer a gentle yet powerful session to clear energy systems and bring the body closer to its natural state. My study of this ancient Japanese technique has opened me to many wonders and exciting opportunities, and I look forward to continuing this journey.
EFT (Meridian Tapping) is a new modality that takes the old method of talk therapy and the ancient wisdom of the energetic Meridian system and combines them in a safe, non-invasive modality. I have studied with Peter Donn and Dawson Church, and am certified EFT-1 through EFT Universe. I have found this strange-looking practice to be invaluable in my quest to launch my business and to keep me centered in this busy, stress-filled world we all inhabit.
I have been practicing
yoga for more than fifteen years, and completed the 200-hour Yoga Teacher
Training, becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance in
2009. In September of 2015, I continued my training with Nancy Candea of the International Yoga Therapy Institute to obtain a Yoga Therapy certification.
Yoga has helped me build physical strength and endurance while
cultivating a calm mind and demeanor. It has led me to places my body and
mind would not have found without the dedication to a steady practice, led by
inspiring teachers of Kripalu, Anusara, Restorative Yoga and Vinyasa Flow. I’ve
danced with the beautiful Shiva Rea and set myself into (near) perfect
alignment in an Iyengar class. I’ve practiced at the top of Slide
Mountain in the Catskills and in the middle of Times Square in Manhattan.
Every form of yoga I try brings a new experience, and I see again with my
“beginner’s mind”. I aim to keep that beginner’s mind throughout my life,
whether as a yoga student, a yoga teacher, a mother, a wife, a friend; and
wherever I find myself. Yoga follows me off the mat, and I am a better
person for it.
I believe it is through giving that we receive. I bring weekly yoga to my local county correctional facility through Yoga Impact. I lead free or low-cost classes at the Florham Park Public Library and for Daisy and Brownie Scouts. I bring Reiki to families in need through Halos for Angels, Inc.
Pay it forward!
Jeannette Fletcher Howard, RYT, EFT-1