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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Meditation?


Meditation is the practice of observing your thoughts and feelings without judgement, gaining a healthy sense of perspective. It’s not about trying to turn off your thoughts or feelings, but trying to understand them better, without allowing them to overwhelm you. Through practice, meditation is able to help us find peace and calm within ourselves which translates to many aspects of our lives. Meditation is a practice that has many different styles - you might find that sitting calmly to meditate in a dim room works best for you, or you might like a walking meditation, following along with a guided meditation, or you might be most inspired to meditate to music. We encourage you to explore all the different types of meditation and find the right style for you!




How can I use Meditation in my day to day life?


What a great question! Meditation is such a beautiful tool to use in your daily life. Even if you only have a moment, relaxing, taking a series of deep breaths, closing your eyes and allowing your mind to calm can be so beneficial! We really love morning meditations to help set our intention for the day - here are a couple we really like! • Meditation for Setting Boundaries • Morning Clarity Meditation is also an amazing way to relax and calm your mind and body before sleep. It can even help you have a deeper and more peaceful sleep. Here are a couple of our favourite before bed meditations. Deep Relaxation Meditation • Breathing into Sleep • Sleep Chakra Meditation Music Meditation is also a great tool to use if you find yourself feeling anxious, stressed out, or ungrounded throughout the day to help you reset and re-focus yourself. Here are a couple quick meditations that are our favourites for the middle of the day. • SOS - Instant Stress & Anxiety Relief • Natural Mindfulness Breathing Space




I don’t have a lot of time, can I still meditate?


Of course you can! If you have a minute while you are waiting for your morning coffee to brew then you can meditate. All it takes is enough time to close your eyes, take a few deep, centering breaths and to become conscious of what is going on inside of your head. You can take 30 seconds to acknowledge the thoughts you are having without holding onto them, take a few more deep breaths, really paying attention to how the breath moves through your body. BOOM! You’ve just meditated. “You should meditate for 20 minutes each day, unless you feel you’re too busy. Then you should meditate for an hour.” We’re just going to leave this quote here though, because making time for self care is super important! You’d be completely amazed what carving out 20 minutes for meditation can do for your mental clarity for the rest of the day.




I can’t get my mind to relax, what can I try?


Meditation is a practice. It takes time and repetition to get ‘good’ at achieving a meditative state, so be gentle and compassionate with yourself if you’re struggling. The more you try and force relaxation on your mind the more difficult it becomes - so cut yourself some slack! We find that setting the intention of ‘every session my mind focuses for a little longer’ can be really supportive and freeing. There are also so many different styles of meditation you can try. If you have a really busy mind you might find starting off with a walking meditation to be really helpful. Guided meditations are also great if you struggle with focus, and some people really enjoy things like binaural beats to help them relax their minds. Here are a couple of meditations that we like: • Releasing Meditation • Learning to Surrender • Delta Waves & Oceanic Sounds for Deep Rest




I sit down to meditate but it doesn’t seem to be working, am I doing something wrong?


Nope! There really is no ‘wrong’ meditation. Meditation can feel all sorts of different ways - a lot of the times we have an expectation that something monumental is going to happen. And while crazy meditation experiences are awesome, a lot of the time you might just come out of meditation feeling relaxed and recharged - which is fantastic! You might also feel a little more focused, or calm. Meditation is a very personal experience and is different for everyone! Having a high expectation of what is going to happen during your meditation experience might actually get in the way of what is REALLY happening during your meditiaton. Another thing that people struggle with is a busy mind that's difficult to focus, in this way they might feel like meditation isn’t working for them. See the above question for some suggestions about what to do when you encounter a busy ‘monkey mind’ during meditation.




Can my kids meditate?


Meditation is amazing for kids! More and more we see meditation and mindfulness being offered in schools and we couldn’t be more happy with this trend! There are lots of guided meditations that are geared towards children and are a great introduction to meditation! Sometimes the absolute best way to get kids interested in meditation is to lead by example - here is the link to a great article about this exact thing that we think is really worth a read. How to teach your kids about meditation Our favourite (and free!) meditation app, Insight timer actually has an entire section specifically for kids! Let them scroll through and find something that speaks to them! Children's Meditations




Where can I find other meditations?


Such an exciting question! You don’t really need anything to meditate at all, just yourself and your mind, but, if you like things like music, guided meditations, bells, or a beat to accompany you, technology has got you covered! Insight Timer is our favourite meditation app - so many meditations, teachers, and music right at your finger tips. Youtube is another great resource for finding all sorts of meditations from us, and from so many others. Here is the link to our YouTube channel where you can find our meditations. Here are some great keywords if you’re wanting to explore something new: mindfulness meditations, meditation for anxiety, mantra meditation, binaural beat meditiation, singing bowl meditation, sound bath for meditation. We’d love to know some of your favourites!




When is the best time to meditate?


Anytime! Whenever you can make some time in your schedule is the best time to meditate. Whenever you feel like you don’t have any time, try and carve out 5 minutes to do a quick practice - your mind will really thank you! So often we get stuck in this loop of feeling like we don’t have the time or energy - the focus that can come from meditation can actually help you to be a lot more productive and get away from the feeling of being overwhelmed!




Can I do it wrong?


Nope! There is absolutely no wrong way to meditate. You might come across practices and styles that don’t resonate with you as deeply as some others, and that’s totally fine. Not every meditation style will speak to everyone the same, but it in no way has anything to do with doing it ‘wrong’.





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Can my animals benefit from reiki?


Yes! We love 4 legged clients! Because animals don’t have a bias about energy healing it is incredibly effective for them. We specialize in working with horses, but love working on dogs and cats as well! Animals actually understand energy and energy healing much easier than humans do and are able to accept that things are working without having to understand why or how. Many of the horses that we work with have had a lot of body work done and can start out hesitant at the beginning of our sessions, but they warm up quickly!




What will I see during my horse's reiki session?


Reiki for horses is non-invasive and includes light touch on the main chakras as well as any other points that the praxctioner may be guided to. Because we are both experienced horse people, we are very tuned in to the signs a horse gives when they would prefer that we don’t work in a particular area, so you don’t have to worry! Horses show a wide range of behaviours during a reiki session. The most common are nose and lip twitches, eye twitches, rapid blinking, heavy blinking, shifting back and forth on the feet, yawning, full body shaking (like shaking off water), they often look like they are fully asleep as well! Some horses can get a little testy right before they have an energetic shift, and things like trying to nip, moving away, or tossing the head are totally normal - don’t worry! Some horses need to release on their own so we’ll often move away and let them have a little bit of space to process what is shifting within them.




I don’t have a barn or cross-ties or anything, can my horse still have a reiki session?


Yes! In fact, we prefer if the horse that we are working on isn’t in crossties. We like the horse to have the option to move away if they would perfer we don’t work in a particular area, or if the horse needs to release on their own. Quite often after a horse has released, we find them coming back for more! We happily work in a stall, field, or under a shelter - wherever your horse is most comfortable.




My horse is dangerous, can they still have reiki?


Yes! The neat thing about reiki is that it can actually be performed at a distance so we do not have to be in the same space as your horse and everyone can stay safe.




What if my horse doesn't like reiki?


It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a while we come across a horse who has no interest in Reiki. Thats totally fine, we aren’t interested in forcing healing on your horse. Reiki heals what is ready and able to be healed. If your horse is saying no, it's not the right time. We will always differ our approach and offer Reiki in different ways that your horse might be more comfortable with, but if they still say no, we completely respect that. We’re always more than happy to transfer a session to another horse, animal, or human, or offer a refund.




How often should I get reiki for my horse?


A lot of our clients check in with us about one a month or whenever they feel like their horse is working through something. Sometimes a change in behaviour is a good indicator that it's time for a reiki session. A lot of the times we will hear from people before going to shows, when the herd dynamic changes, or when a horse is working through a physical or emtotional issue. We have some clients who we see like clockwork and some who call us up once in a blue moon. Reiki heals what is ready to be healed when it is ready to be healed. Whatever schedule works best for you and your equine partner works best for us.




My horse seems upset/angry, can reiki help?


Yes! Reiki is super helpful in working through emotional issues with our equine partners. A lot of horses aren’t entirely sure how to shift through their emotional problems and reiki can be super helpful. Quite often while we work through a session with a horse, the energetic blockages will give us an idea as to the root of the issue and we can move forward from there.




Does it help my horse if I get reiki as well?


It sure does! Quite often we come across horses and riders that are incredibly linked. They take on each others emotions and even physical issues - this is something that goes both ways! It is most beneficial if the horse and rider both have a reiki session so that they come into better alignment with each other without passing issues back and forth. The best part is - because there's two of us, you and your horse can have a reiki session at the same time!





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Can my animals benefit from reiki?


Yes! We love 4 legged clients! Because animals don’t have a bias about energy healing it is incredibly effective for them. We specialize in working with horses, but love working on dogs and cats as well! Animals actually understand energy and energy healing much easier than humans do and are able to accept that things are working without having to understand why or how. Many of the horses that we work with have had a lot of body work done and can start out hesitant at the beginning of our sessions, but they warm up quickly!




What will I see during my horse's reiki session?


Reiki for horses is non-invasive and includes light touch on the main chakras as well as any other points that the praxctioner may be guided to. Because we are both experienced horse people, we are very tuned in to the signs a horse gives when they would prefer that we don’t work in a particular area, so you don’t have to worry! Horses show a wide range of behaviours during a reiki session. The most common are nose and lip twitches, eye twitches, rapid blinking, heavy blinking, shifting back and forth on the feet, yawning, full body shaking (like shaking off water), they often look like they are fully asleep as well! Some horses can get a little testy right before they have an energetic shift, and things like trying to nip, moving away, or tossing the head are totally normal - don’t worry! Some horses need to release on their own so we’ll often move away and let them have a little bit of space to process what is shifting within them.




I don’t have a barn or cross-ties or anything, can my horse still have a reiki session?


Yes! In fact, we prefer if the horse that we are working on isn’t in crossties. We like the horse to have the option to move away if they would perfer we don’t work in a particular area, or if the horse needs to release on their own. Quite often after a horse has released, we find them coming back for more! We happily work in a stall, field, or under a shelter - wherever your horse is most comfortable.




My horse is dangerous, can they still have reiki?


Yes! The neat thing about reiki is that it can actually be performed at a distance so we do not have to be in the same space as your horse and everyone can stay safe.




What if my horse doesn't like reiki?


It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a while we come across a horse who has no interest in Reiki. Thats totally fine, we aren’t interested in forcing healing on your horse. Reiki heals what is ready and able to be healed. If your horse is saying no, it's not the right time. We will always differ our approach and offer Reiki in different ways that your horse might be more comfortable with, but if they still say no, we completely respect that. We’re always more than happy to transfer a session to another horse, animal, or human, or offer a refund.




How often should I get reiki for my horse?


A lot of our clients check in with us about one a month or whenever they feel like their horse is working through something. Sometimes a change in behaviour is a good indicator that it's time for a reiki session. A lot of the times we will hear from people before going to shows, when the herd dynamic changes, or when a horse is working through a physical or emtotional issue. We have some clients who we see like clockwork and some who call us up once in a blue moon. Reiki heals what is ready to be healed when it is ready to be healed. Whatever schedule works best for you and your equine partner works best for us.




My horse seems upset/angry, can reiki help?


Yes! Reiki is super helpful in working through emotional issues with our equine partners. A lot of horses aren’t entirely sure how to shift through their emotional problems and reiki can be super helpful. Quite often while we work through a session with a horse, the energetic blockages will give us an idea as to the root of the issue and we can move forward from there.




Does it help my horse if I get reiki as well?


It sure does! Quite often we come across horses and riders that are incredibly linked. They take on each others emotions and even physical issues - this is something that goes both ways! It is most beneficial if the horse and rider both have a reiki session so that they come into better alignment with each other without passing issues back and forth. The best part is - because there's two of us, you and your horse can have a reiki session at the same time!





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If I come to a sister circle and don’t feel like sharing, is that ok?


It’s totally alright if you come to a sister circle and don’t feel like sharing! Active listening is also a super important part of sister circles. If and when you open up is up to you, you’ll be an important part of the circle weather you share or not. We’re just happy to have you there!




Are there different kinds of Sister Circles?


Great question! There sure are. We do open Sister Circles - these are ones that anyone can attend and are mostly the type that you’ll see up in the event section on our website. The group at open sister circles will change depending on who shows up that particular evening. Open Sister Circles are an amazing way to meet new people and hear wisdom from a varied group of amazing women. We also host closed Sister Circles - these are circles take place over a period of weeks where the same women meet every week. These circles are an amazing way to builder deeper relationships and understanding with the women in the circle. We also host Sister Circles for private groups too - if you have a group of girlfriends, co-workers or really any women you want to get to know a bit better, we’d be happy to lead a private sister circle for you in the comfort of your own home - send us a message for more details about this option!




Are there different topics at each Sister Circle?


Yes! To keep you on your toes just the tiniest bit, we pick a new topic for every Sister Circle, and you’ll find out what the topic is when you arrive. We’ve found that this is the best way to have the most authentic answers - without time to prepare, our answers come more directly from the heart! If you are hosting a private sister circle, we can totally chat about the topic before hand, picking the topic that would mean the most to your crew :)




What can I expect when I go to a Sister Circle?


You can expect to meet an awesome group of women from many different backgrounds! Everyone will take turns sharing if they want to. We use the age old tradition of a talking stick so that people can share without being interrupted. After everyone has shared what they feel inspired to share, we open the circle up to sharing of wisdom from the other women. So often we realize that we have so much more in common than we would have ever guessed! Women will open up, share from the depths of their hearts and you’ll leave feeling heard and supported by a new group of friends. During Sister Circle we incorporate a few short meditations and a blessing to open the circle, no previous meditation experience is needed, just an open mind and an open heart <3




I’m feeling nervous before attending my first Sister Circle! Help!


Opening up and being vulnerable aren’t something that we do every day, so it’s totally normal if you feel a bit nervous. A lot of women also express to us that they struggle to really connect to other woman in a way that feels comfortable to be completely vulnerable. Sister Circles are an amazing way to be bold and explore your own vulnerability in a group of women who are doing exactly the same thing. What you learn about yourself and the other women might really surprise you! Take a deep breath, everyone is going to be in exactly the same boat :) You got this girl!




What if I get interrupted while I’m sharing?


Not to worry! Kristen and Amanda are there to step in if people get a little too excited to share and end up interrupting. If this happens, we all just take a few moments to reflect and then continue. At the beginning of the sister circle we hand out our agreements - things like confidentiality, respect for varied opinions and agreeing to actively listen to the person who is talking without interrupting, etc. so everyone should be familiar with what goes in to making a really amazing and supportive Sister Circle.





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What is Meditation?


Meditation is the practice of observing your thoughts and feelings without judgement, gaining a healthy sense of perspective. It’s not about trying to turn off your thoughts or feelings, but trying to understand them better, without allowing them to overwhelm you. Through practice, meditation is able to help us find peace and calm within ourselves which translates to many aspects of our lives. Meditation is a practice that has many different styles - you might find that sitting calmly to meditate in a dim room works best for you, or you might like a walking meditation, following along with a guided meditation, or you might be most inspired to meditate to music. We encourage you to explore all the different types of meditation and find the right style for you!




How can I use Meditation in my day to day life?


What a great question! Meditation is such a beautiful tool to use in your daily life. Even if you only have a moment, relaxing, taking a series of deep breaths, closing your eyes and allowing your mind to calm can be so beneficial! We really love morning meditations to help set our intention for the day - here are a couple we really like! • Meditation for Setting Boundaries • Morning Clarity Meditation is also an amazing way to relax and calm your mind and body before sleep. It can even help you have a deeper and more peaceful sleep. Here are a couple of our favourite before bed meditations. Deep Relaxation Meditation • Breathing into Sleep • Sleep Chakra Meditation Music Meditation is also a great tool to use if you find yourself feeling anxious, stressed out, or ungrounded throughout the day to help you reset and re-focus yourself. Here are a couple quick meditations that are our favourites for the middle of the day. • SOS - Instant Stress & Anxiety Relief • Natural Mindfulness Breathing Space




I don’t have a lot of time, can I still meditate?


Of course you can! If you have a minute while you are waiting for your morning coffee to brew then you can meditate. All it takes is enough time to close your eyes, take a few deep, centering breaths and to become conscious of what is going on inside of your head. You can take 30 seconds to acknowledge the thoughts you are having without holding onto them, take a few more deep breaths, really paying attention to how the breath moves through your body. BOOM! You’ve just meditated. “You should meditate for 20 minutes each day, unless you feel you’re too busy. Then you should meditate for an hour.” We’re just going to leave this quote here though, because making time for self care is super important! You’d be completely amazed what carving out 20 minutes for meditation can do for your mental clarity for the rest of the day.




I can’t get my mind to relax, what can I try?


Meditation is a practice. It takes time and repetition to get ‘good’ at achieving a meditative state, so be gentle and compassionate with yourself if you’re struggling. The more you try and force relaxation on your mind the more difficult it becomes - so cut yourself some slack! We find that setting the intention of ‘every session my mind focuses for a little longer’ can be really supportive and freeing. There are also so many different styles of meditation you can try. If you have a really busy mind you might find starting off with a walking meditation to be really helpful. Guided meditations are also great if you struggle with focus, and some people really enjoy things like binaural beats to help them relax their minds. Here are a couple of meditations that we like: • Releasing Meditation • Learning to Surrender • Delta Waves & Oceanic Sounds for Deep Rest




I sit down to meditate but it doesn’t seem to be working, am I doing something wrong?


Nope! There really is no ‘wrong’ meditation. Meditation can feel all sorts of different ways - a lot of the times we have an expectation that something monumental is going to happen. And while crazy meditation experiences are awesome, a lot of the time you might just come out of meditation feeling relaxed and recharged - which is fantastic! You might also feel a little more focused, or calm. Meditation is a very personal experience and is different for everyone! Having a high expectation of what is going to happen during your meditation experience might actually get in the way of what is REALLY happening during your meditiaton. Another thing that people struggle with is a busy mind that's difficult to focus, in this way they might feel like meditation isn’t working for them. See the above question for some suggestions about what to do when you encounter a busy ‘monkey mind’ during meditation.




Can my kids meditate?


Meditation is amazing for kids! More and more we see meditation and mindfulness being offered in schools and we couldn’t be more happy with this trend! There are lots of guided meditations that are geared towards children and are a great introduction to meditation! Sometimes the absolute best way to get kids interested in meditation is to lead by example - here is the link to a great article about this exact thing that we think is really worth a read. How to teach your kids about meditation Our favourite (and free!) meditation app, Insight timer actually has an entire section specifically for kids! Let them scroll through and find something that speaks to them! Children's Meditations




Where can I find other meditations?


Such an exciting question! You don’t really need anything to meditate at all, just yourself and your mind, but, if you like things like music, guided meditations, bells, or a beat to accompany you, technology has got you covered! Insight Timer is our favourite meditation app - so many meditations, teachers, and music right at your finger tips. Youtube is another great resource for finding all sorts of meditations from us, and from so many others. Here is the link to our YouTube channel where you can find our meditations. Here are some great keywords if you’re wanting to explore something new: mindfulness meditations, meditation for anxiety, mantra meditation, binaural beat meditiation, singing bowl meditation, sound bath for meditation. We’d love to know some of your favourites!




When is the best time to meditate?


Anytime! Whenever you can make some time in your schedule is the best time to meditate. Whenever you feel like you don’t have any time, try and carve out 5 minutes to do a quick practice - your mind will really thank you! So often we get stuck in this loop of feeling like we don’t have the time or energy - the focus that can come from meditation can actually help you to be a lot more productive and get away from the feeling of being overwhelmed!




Can I do it wrong?


Nope! There is absolutely no wrong way to meditate. You might come across practices and styles that don’t resonate with you as deeply as some others, and that’s totally fine. Not every meditation style will speak to everyone the same, but it in no way has anything to do with doing it ‘wrong’.





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  Still have questions?

That's totally fair! If you're still scratching your head trying to figure out how all this works, still have that niggling ​"but what if this happens...?", or are interested in some of the science behind meditation, reiki, and the power of social relationships, feel free to send us a message! We always love hearing from you, and answering all of your insightful questions!

Ready to jump right in and join us at an in-person event? That's amazing!! We can't wait to meet you! Check out our calendar for upcoming events you can attend. Don't see exactly what you're looking for there? Let us know, we're always happy to put together custom sessions that will fit your needs.