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Reiki is the ancient Japanese art of laying-on-of hands, that anyone can learn, to utilize life’s energy flow to benefit the body, mind and spirit.  Reiki offers profound relaxation and is wonderful for reducing pain and stress and in many instances offers profound healing benefits to the receiver.

At this workshop you will learn:

©     The history and origin of Reiki

©     Hands-on learning to help yourself

©     Hands-on learning to help others

©     How to use Reiki for specific conditions


For more information or to register to learn this amazingly gentle, healing touch system please contact: 

Debbie Whyte  253-5539

                     (Class size limited to ensure optimal learning experience, register early to reserve your place.)

Students discount $25/Couples discount $15 each


REIKI is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that allows everyone to tap into an unlimited supply of “life force energy” to improve health and enhance the quality of life. Reiki is hands- on energy work, where the practitioner serves as a conduit for transmitting this energy through their hands to the client by means of specific hand placements.  Light touch is used on or above the client’s clothed body.  It is safe and can be applied as a whole treatment or in brief intervals to relax and boost an individual’s ability to heal themselves.  It is soothing and comforting.  Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit.  The beneficial effects include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being.

  WHAT IS REIKI?  (pronounced Ray-key)

©       Gentle

©       Non-invasive

©       Calming

©       Re-energizing

©       An ancient healing touch system

©       Process takes place while fully clothed

©       A simple, powerful and effective natural art

©       One of the best gifts you can give yourself!



©       Eases pain and discomfort of everyday ailments

©       Offers profound relaxation

©       Helps reduce anxiety prior to surgery

©       Helps in recovery from surgery

©       Reduces stress and tension

©       Amplifies energy

©       May help release emotional trauma

©       Revitalizes and regenerates

©       Comforts, calms and soothes

©       Causes no pain

©       Complements standard medical treatment

©       Helps keep body markers low while undergoing chemo

©       Provides equivalent of about three hours of sleep

©       Replenishes and revitalizes depleted energy

Call Debbie at Indulge Yourself at 253-5539 to treat

yourself to a wonderful relaxing healing session

 of Reiki or to learn Reiki for yourself.


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Sunday, August 29, 2010 from 10am to 4pm

at The St. Norbert Arts Centre
(Guest House area, 100 rue de ruines de Monastere
St. Norbert, off rue de Trappiste)

It is a wonderful opportunity to purchase furniture, appliances, a BBQ, clothing, books and wonderful household treasures (new & used) at this fund-raising event. Bring friends & family for a BBQ lunch between noon & 2:00 p.m. at a minimal cost.

Explore the Gallery & wander in the gardens or take a more liesurly lunch at the Ground Roots Café which is open Monday to Friday for breakfast and lunch, dinner by reservation. (Closed Saturdays for private functions and open Sundays from 11am – 2pm. Please call 275-0470 for lunch and dinner reservations.)

If you wish to donate items to this worthy cause, please bring them to The Sanctuary (3rd floor in the Guest House), on Friday evening between 7-9 p.m. Please mark each item with a price (preferably whole amounts e.g. $1, 2, $10 + etc.) with a piece of masking tape.

Although we’re a not-for-profit organization, we do not have charitable status for a tax receipt, but we know that you would like to support us in our humble endeavour to assist people find peace within & daily spiritual purpose.

We look forward to your donations and seeing you on August 29th.


The Keepers of The Sanctuary.

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Dr. Matthew Burrell
Gynaecological Oncologist in Atlanta, Georgia,

Joins us to meditate & to speak on

Where Medicine & Mind Connect

Integrative Oncology

This new term is used by practitioners who merge traditional cancer treatments [surgery, radiation, chemotherapy] with proven complementary therapies. He will review some basic science, as well as discuss mind-body relationships, quantum phenomenon, and consciousness in the healing process.

Thursday, July 29th, 2010
7:30pm -10:30 pm


The Sanctuary
3rd Floor, St. Norbert Arts Centre Guest House
100 rue des ruines de Monastere, St. Norbert
(directions at http://www.snac.mb.ca)

$20 donation appreciated

Please note: Meditation 7:30 – 8:00 pm, which will include drumming, aumming, bowls and silence. Then Dr. Burrell will speak.

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The Keepers of the Sanctuary
together with
Mary Louise Chown & Chris Scholl
invite you to their

Summer Soulstice

Sound Healing Attunement meditation

Saturday, June 19, 2010 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
at the St. Norbert Arts Centre
100 rue des Ruines du Monastère, off rue de Trappiste, St. Norbert)

Let us lead you into this awakened verdant world, with storytelling and drumming, as you attune your Spirit to the empowering energies of the 2010 Summer Solstice, merging with a tapestry of sounds from the crystal singing bowls, chimes, drums, and gong.

Your presence is greatly needed at this time of abundant Light as we celebrate, recognize and open our hearts to the truth that is all around us.  Join us as we co-create the new Earth, filled with peace, love, compassion, equality, understanding and abundance for All.

Weather permitting we will celebrate outdoors. Please bring appropriate clothing for Manitoba weather – blanket, yoga mat, pillow, water & bug spray. Some regular seating provided.

Pre-registration would be appreciated. Call 231-3499 voice mail.
No charge for this event!

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LIGHT Winnipeg logo

LIGHT “Healing with Spirit” Symposium
June 4 & 5, 2010 at the Fort Garry Hotel

The Keepers of the Sanctuary will playing the crystal singing bowls at the closing ceremony, on June 5th, around 4:00 p.m. A wonderful healing closure.

Visit the following website for more details:

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July 14th David Hickey Concert

Click to view poster.

Sounds of the Solar System

Crystal Bowl and Planet Gong Concert with David Hickey of Crystal Journey

David Hicky has been performing throughout Canada and the United States for over 7 years. With over 700 shows to date, and 7 CDs, he continues to blaze a trail for his unique blend of improvised music with sonically pure and powerful all acoustic instrumentation.

Wednesday July 14th at the St. Norbert Arts Centre – 7:00pm
$20/person – Tickets at the door

For more information visit


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Harmonic Overtone Singing Workshop

July 17, 2010

The skill of harmonic overtone singing allows a single voice to produce two pitches simultaneously. It was inspired in the West by central Asian throat singing. Anyone is capable of developing this ability, whether for professional or pleasure purposes. It may be considered as complementary to more conventional vocal studies.

Known for its healing properties, Kiva brings overtone singing to new levels of musical innovation. The therapeutic benefits become ‘automatic’ while one discovers the joy of melody, harmony and rhythm. And yes, even polyphonic counterpoint!

Among the benefits:

  • acquiring new tools for vocal expression and improvisation
  • increasing breath capacity
  • developing the inner ear for more focused bodily awareness
  • uniting brain hemispheres
  • deepening brain wave states, similar to effects of meditation
  • opening up a wider palette of tonal color and quality

This introductory workshop focuses on several techniques, so that participants gain the tools for future exploration.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from Kiva in person! Join us for a joyous ride of discovery of your own unique voice.

Date: Saturday, July 17, 2010
Location: The Gallery, 1st floor, St.Norbert Arts Centre,
100 rue des Ruine du Monastere, St. Norbert, MB
Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Cost: $40.00
Lunch: Bring your own, or order in advance when registering, and a lunch will be provided for $10

Contact for registration:
(204) 231-3499 to leave a message at The Sanctuary


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