Sharon Corrigan offering Reiki classes

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. – The Central Arizona Lifelong Learners (C.A.L.L.) program is offering Reiki workshops in February and March with local Reiki Master Sharon Corrigan at Central Arizona College’s Superstition Mountain Campus in Apache Junction.
 
Reiki I will be held on Feb. 23 from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Room 331 and is limited to the first 10 participants to sign up for the class. C.A.L.L. members pay a non-refundable $50 fee, while non-members will pay a $70 fee.
 
Reiki II will run from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. also in Room 331 on Saturday, March 29. The coast of the class for C.A.L.L. members is $60 non-refundable fee, while non-members pay an $80 fee. Participants must take Reiki I before signing up for Reiki II.
 
According to the International Center for Reiki Training website, Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by laying on hands and is based on the idea that an unseen life force energy flows through individuals and causes people be alive.
 
The word Reiki is comprised of two Japanese words - Rei which means God's Wisdom or the Higher Power and Ki which is life force energy. Reiki is actually means spiritually guided life force energy.
 
Founded by Dr. Mikao Usui in 1914, Reiki is not a religion but a way of spiritual and natural healing.
 
The classes are taught by Corrigan, a Gold Canyon resident and Reiki master who earned her title in 1997. She started her Reiki career by studying with Barbara McCaughlin and Ethel Lombardi - two of the original Reiki masters trained by Takata – while living in Chicago between 1982 and 1984.
 
In addition to her Reiki expertise, Corrigan has been a practicing meditator for more than 40 years.
 
“Although I am master, I continued to take all levels of Reiki with a diverse number of Reiki masters,” Corrigan said. “I have been teaching Reiki at all levels since 1997, first in the Chicago area, then privately in Gold Canyon, and now at Central Arizona College.”
 
She offers specially-reduced rates through Central Arizona College to provide an opportunity for anyone to experience the program.
 
“Reiki I is the introductory level class where students learn about energy work and how to direct this energy for themselves and loved ones,” Corrigan explained. “Reiki I Level I Attunements are given in this class.”
 
She provides a light lunch during the class that concludes with fellow students giving and receiving a Reiki treatment.
 
“I hold a private Reiki Share event once a month in my home,” Corrigan said. “Students are always welcome to attend, to continue their practice, to work on others and to receive Reiki from another. This is a great opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and learn from others.”
 
“Reiki II focuses on receiving the traditional Usui Symbols,” Corrigan said. “This level discusses the emotional and mental causes of disease. Students also learn to perform distant healing.”
 
Reiki Level II Attunements are given during the workshop. Like Reiki I, Reiki II includes lunch and wraps up with fellow students giving and receiving a Reiki treatment. Reiki II students are also invited to Corrigan’s share sessions.
 
For more information about the C.A.L.L. program, to sign up for a class, or to receive a current catalog, please contact Vera Walters (480-677-7707 or 520-494-5444, ext. 7707 / vera.walters@centralaz.edu) or Joel Beck (480-677-7721 or 520-494-5444, ext. 7721 / joel.beck@centralaz.edu).
 
C.A.L.L. is an enrichment program for adult learners of any age without regard to previous education. C.A.L.L. provides its members with a variety of informal, low-cost, high-quality classes, study groups and field trips.
 
With an unwavering commitment to serving the citizens of Pinal County and the East Valley, anyone can join the C.A.L.L. program for just an $89 annual membership fee – an unbelievable bargain that entitles participants one year of unlimited classes from the date of registration.

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