SHERI VONALMA

Greetings, my name is Sheri.
It would be my very great pleasure to travel a while with you on your journey. Let me begin by telling you a bit about myself...

I grew up empathic, extraordinarily sensitive to the emotions of others. This sensitivity made associating with large groups of people difficult. Fortunately, I grew up in rural Muskoka where my neighbourhood and even the schools I attended were sparsely populated. These days, Reiki helps me to keep my empathy in balance and allows me to live and work among more people.

As a child, I regularly came home with my pockets full of interesting stones, shells, leaves (you get the picture). Even now, I keep stones in my pockets, as well as hanging them from my ears, around my neck and adorning my fingers. I have always felt a strong connection to nature and especially to gemstones. I started delving deeper into the vibrational aspect of crystals and gemstones when I owned a metaphysical store. The more I learned and experienced the more I was drawn to find practical applications for them. It is because of these experiences that I was able to create an advanced chakra healing set.

At the request of friends, I began to create body grids (lay-outs) for a variety of their individual concerns (eg. anger, grief, stress, etc.). I also started working with a pendulum and reading everything I could about dowsing. It was during this time that I started my Reiki training. To date, I’ve kept up my various practices and added Energetic Echoing to my tool kit. I believe that having these gifts comes with a responsibility to share them and I am thrilled to join the Heart Retreat community of practitioners.

On a more personal note, Cactus came into my life in autumn 2005. He reminds me to take time to play. He is affectionate and protective. He leaves his socks on the floor. He involves himself in my energetic practices. He purrs loudly enough to shake off any bad day. He mooches. He fetches. He wakes me up before the alarm every morning. He is my heart.

Pendulum Facilitator / Instructor

Pendling (yes, it is a word!) is a form of dowsing using a pendulum to search for information otherwise hidden from our knowledge. The pendulum is capable of sifting through great amounts of data to zero in on the point of interest. Questions to ask? Decisions to make? Energetic misalignment? That’s where I come in. When I hold the pendulum within your energy field, it will respond to your energy without being influenced by desires or opinions you may have regarding the outcome. A Pendulum Body Tuning may take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour (that’s about as long as I can hold it up) depending on localized versus whole body. Pendulum work is as satisfying as it is fun. After a pendulum session you will feel a sense of clarity and balance.

Because of the nature of these sessions the fee is charged per smaller increments of time. Fee: $15 per 1/4 hour

I studied both pendulum and L-rods with British dowser Barry Johnson (Horizons School of Dowsing and Geobiology) in 2007. In 2008 I studied theory and practice of pendulum use with Rev. Alicja Aratyn. If you get the chance, ask me how many pendulums I have... I might even know the answer!

Crystal Therapy

Use of crystals and gemstones for healing is an ancient art. Stones are universally accessible, from first aid to deeper spiritual applications. Placed within your energy field a stone will immediately begin to influence your personal vibration. Linked or used in groups will increase the effects exponentially. For all its power, laying-on of stones is incredibly relaxing; it requires nothing other than the time to be still and accepting the changes as they come. Oh, and drinking enough water to allow the energy to keep flowing once away from the layout. Laying-on may take moments or hours depending on a person’s tolerance and desire or need. Each session begins with a consultation to discover the layout required. Crystal bowls may also be utilized to enhance the experience.

Because of the nature of these sessions the fee is charged per smaller increments of time. Fee: $15 per 1/4 hour

I am currently furthering my studies in Crystal Therapy by correspondence with ICGT in the UK. I am also writing my own manual on advanced crystal healing.

Energetic Echoing

Echoing is the powerful process of raising and re-raising energetic vibration through entrainment (echoing). I utilize specialized breathing exercises to increase my energetic vibration. I then, through touch, draw your vibration up to match. This energetic dance continues over and over until the client stops feeling any changes. The location of touch will change with each echo as directed by the client in response to the trail of sensations leading to the root of the disorder. Echoing is incredibly adept at traversing all aspects and timelines of body, mind and spirit. At the end of an Echoing session clients often say they feel amazed by the profound experience.

Fee: $40 per 1/2 hour or $75 per hour

Reiki Master Practitioner

Rei = Universal

Ki = Spirit or Life Force

Reiki is...
Balance: it works on all physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels and subtle bodies;
Healing: it can be utilized on any living organism, supporting the body’s innate healing ability;
Change: it promotes growth and joy through detoxification and alignment;
Unconditional: it demands nothing of the giver or the receiver;
Complimentary: it blends easily with holistic / energetic modalities and with allopathic treatment;
Inclusive: it can be taught to and used all ages.

I spent 2 ½ years studying and training Reiki, earning my first degree on Beltaine 2001 and second degree on December 2, 2001 in the wake of the full moon. Gathering more and more experience, I continued training for another year and received my third degree and Master level on March 3, 2003 (my father’s birthday). Reiki is a spontaneous and intuitive part of my daily life. I truly believe that Reiki is a solid foundation

Fee: $35 per 1/2 hour, $60 per hour

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Oro-Medonte
Ontario, Canada

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