Below are the current events & classes being offered. If you are interested in any of these classes, but the schedule doesn't align, please email me at buffalo.firefly@gmail.com and we'll work on an option that you can attend! I also offer tiered pricing and bundle discounts when possible, so if cost is an issue, please contact me. I'd love to see you in class!

Mary-Lynne Williams is the owner of Buffalo Firefly. She's retired from design director roles in the tech industry and is now a full-time Meditation Teacher, Reiki Master Teacher/Practitioner and Shop Owner. To learn more about her background and training, go to the About section and feel free to email with any questions. Unless otherwise stated, all individual sessions, classes and events are with Mary-Lynne.

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4-week Foundations of Mindfulness Meditation (hybrid of zoom + in person)
Richmond, VA

Thursdays for 4 weeks starting July 14 - Aug 4, 6-7pm ET ($25 each week for a total of $100 - sliding scale available, details below.)

When I ask my clients "Do you meditate?", so many of them say "I'm not good at it" - I ask what they mean and they often say, "I sit there and I can't stop thinking." and I tell them that means they're doing it right! The very first step in Mindfulness Meditation is simply being aware that you're thinking. Remember all the times each day you're thinking on automatic and the thoughts might not even true. I'm trained in Mindfulness Meditation, so I'll be teaching you primarily from this modality, but also some fun energy tricks that I know from my other work.⁠

⁠In this 4-week group, you will learn basic meditation, mindfulness and energetic intelligence skills. We will do guided meditations & exercises together each week + group discussion about what's working for you while creating a habit. Everyone will commit to a short mindfulness or meditation activity every day through the course. This group is good for all levels of experience.

Mindfulness is the art of living in the present moment. Science tells us that meditation is effective at reducing anxiety, racing thoughts and helps with sleep. Meditation practice allows us to train our brains over time to shift negative behaviors & thought patterns, making us more resilient.

This class is a hybrid class of Zoom + in-person class in our studio in Richmond. It is recommended that you be available to attend each week.

REGISTER at the links below

In-Person Class $100 ($25/week) at 4025 MacArthur, Richmond VA

Online Class $100 ($25/week) on Zoom

Sliding Scale available, use code $30-off for a reduction in the price for all 4 weeks if you need to. If you would like to pay in installments every week, please email me and I'll set up a payment plan for you. buffalo.firefly@gmail.com


USUI REIKI 1 (hybrid of zoom + in person)
Richmond, VA — Sat July 23

Reiki 1 is for beginners who are new to Reiki, or those who have learned in the past and would like a refresher. I teach traditional Usui Ryoho Reiki, brought to the West from Japan by Madame Hawayo Takata.

You don't have to work as a Reiki practitioner to benefit from learning Reiki. I encourage my Reiki clients and Meditation students to learn Reiki to take their power back from societal expectations and to facilitate their own healing, growth, and peace on an ongoing basis in between sessions. Not only does Reiki facilitate healing, but it also allows you to gain a deeper state of meditation.

Read this blog to learn more about this training.

There are a number of ways to learn Reiki. What you will get from my approach is unique and powerful, simply because I give you personal attention and care. Every student is unique and will have experiences that require discussion to comprehend and process. So, it's important to me that my students have access to me during the process. Between class levels and beyond.

There are online courses where you are self-paced, but never meet your teacher and you may only see presentation slides and occasionally video of your teacher. You won't have interactions with other students in the class during or after. There's no Q&A with the teacher and there's no practice amongst students. There are other classes that are a little more personal with online Zoom courses, but they are one-day classes. For those, you get it all done in a day and you're on your own.

As part of my courses, I offer each student a 1:1 mentor meeting. Beyond that, I have mentor meetings that can be booked in the future as new discoveries arise. I also have a small Facebook group which includes all of my students and encourage my students to connect with each other for support and practice sessions.

REGISTER AT THESE LINKS

Next class Saturday July 23, 2022 10am - 3pm ET

This class occurs on Zoom alongside an in-person class in my studio.

Reiki 1, In-Person Class $350 — If you are Richmond based, register for in-person. The class takes place at 4025 MacArthur, Richmond VA

Reiki 1, Zoom Class - $350 — If you are not in the Richmond area... you'll be on zoom. We have a TV to project zoom onto and you'll be able to see the teacher and the other participants, just like you're here!

I recommend students take Reiki 1 followed by a 21-day practice period leading up to Reiki 2. I will be offering Reiki 2 to this cohort and will schedule it during the first class. We will discuss timing amongst those who register.

The course includes:

  • The history and traditions of the Japanese Healing Art of Usui Reiki, originated by Mikao Usui.
  • A primer on energy and how it shows up in the world and in your body.
  • How Reiki works and what it can be used for.
  • Basics of your body's bio-magnetic field (aura) and energetic centers (chakras).
  • Basics of the body's anatomy.
  • Skills in grounding, centering and protecting yourself from energies that affect your vibe.
  • Principals of Reiki.
  • Hand-positions for practicing Reiki on yourself.
  • Attunement Ceremony to the Reiki Energy - this occurs during class. Each person meditates quietly while I follow steps to infuse you with reiki to, in a way calibrate you to the energy that will be flowing through you.
  • Drawing 2 of the symbols that facilitate the energy flow.
  • One 30-minute mentor meeting.

USUI REIKI 2 (coming in August 2022)

Reiki 2 is the practitioner level, but you don't have to want to become a practitioner at this time to benefit from this. This is where you learn to go beyond working on just yourself and you'll be able to work on family, friends or clients. I recommend LMTs and other body workers continue at least through Reiki 2 before practicing on clients. In addition to working on others, you'll learn the symbols for working across time and space. The magic of this level allows you to work on your own past and your future. Sending Reiki to parts of you that have cellular memory of things that happened in the past that need healing, or sending Reiki into the future for a job interview or a hard conversation, or a surgery. Anything you can imagine! You can also send Vibes off to friends or clients in another physical location. It's pretty spectacular.

THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY BEING SCHEDULED (for Aug/Sep 2022) - EMAIL FOR INFO

Reiki 2 - $350

I recommend students take Reiki 2 after their 21-day practice period that begins after Reiki 1.  

The course includes:

  • Preparing for an in-person or distance session.
  • Hand-positions for in-person sessions.
  • Details of doing Reiki over a distance
  • Working with the aura and the energy of another person's body.
  • Drawing and using the distance symbol.
  • Basics of doing Reiki on a group.
  • Practice giving Reiki to others in the class.
  • One 30-minute mentor meeting.

USUI REIKI 3 / MASTER LEVEL (zoom)

Details for Reiki Master Training are found on this blog post, Reiki Master Training

Pleae contact me if you're interested in doing this training and I'll work with you to schedule.
 
$450 for 3x 2to3-hour classes + 1x 45min mentor meeting
 

Financial options for Reiki 1 & 2:

Payment Plan: If you'd like to sign up for 2 classes like Reiki 1 and 2, but would prefer to make two payments, please email me and I'll get you set up for a payment plan. You may also ask for a payment plan for Reiki Master Training.

Pay what you can: I don't have this option set up for every offering, but if you don't see an option for something you are interested in, please email me to inquire.