Lotus Project to Present Reiki and Meditation Class at Stafford Rec Center

Apr 26, 2017

Join The Lotus Project for a Reiki healing and Chakra meditation event this Thursday, April 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Stafford Recreation Center in Manahawkin. The event is led by Reiki Master Pat Cicerone.

The Lotus Project is a grassroots organization that serves as a voice, through artistic and creative expression, for the loved ones of addicts – “a safe place for individuals loving a person suffering from substance abuse disorder to seek comfort and empowerment.”

Classes are free, made possible by volunteers, private donations and fundraising events. The program is designed, with art as a tool, to help participants to discover security, healing, strength and wellness while offering “organic” conversation and connection for those affected by a loved one’s addiction. It provides a forum in which to express feelings, develop coping skills and gain emotional support.

The concept of art wellness, which includes traditional art mediums, yoga, meditation and cooking, is an outlet or escape that helps the doer or maker find clarity and peace in the doing or making process.

Reiki was rediscovered in Japan in the early 20th century as a healing technique, Lotus Project founder Amy Cerrano explained. Today, Reiki is practiced to help restore physical and emotional well-being through spiritual energy. Chakra meditation is a center of energy and embraces the seven energies of the body.

The organization’s second annual “Kicking It” kickball tournament fundraiser is set for Sunday, May 21, in support of the mission.

Entry rules are as follows: Assemble a team of 10 players and decide on a team name. Space is limited, so register early. Fill out the registration form, available as a Google doc, accessible via a link on the Facebook event page, and mail along with the $100 registration fee to The Lotus Project, 19 Hilliard Dr., Manahawkin, N.J. 08050. Celebrate at The Arlington immediately following the awards ceremony.

Visit The Lotus Project on Facebook or email thelotusprojectamy@gmail.com—V.F.

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