OCEAN GROVE, NJ — Serenity by the Sea will host a two-session reiki course for beginners on Monday, March 9 and Tuesday, March 10.

Reiki master/teacher Diane Todd will lead the Reiki-Level 1 Certification Class, which will offer participants the opportunity explore and experience the healing powers of this technique. “You will learn all about reiki and leave with the ability to perform the technique on yourself and others,” said Todd, a member of the International Association of Reiki Practitioners.

The program will include an overview of the history, purposes and effects of reiki and two attunements with meditation. Participants will gain a better understanding of the chakra system and the 21-day cleansing period, as well as receive complete instruction for full-body treatment to another person and self-reiki hand positions.

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Participants who successfully complete the program will earn a first-degree reiki certificate.

The course will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on each day at the specialty shop, located at 53 Main Avenue in Ocean Grove. Cost is $165. To register, call 973-699-1760.

The course is part of Serenity by the Sean’s continuing “It’s All Within the Zen” series, which features a variety of artistic and holistic offerings. For more information on upcoming programs and workshops, visit its Facebook page.

A Little Shop of Wonders, Where Creativity Abounds … Every Day

Serenity by the Sea, it’s always about creating beautiful things and introducing specialty items that includes handcrafted and fair trade treasures, one-of-a-kind artwork, eco-friendly merchandise, and personal care items that relieve stress and promote relaxation, including CBD oils and creams.

What’s more, shop owner Sarah Taylor Izzo is known for her custom-designed lines of hotholders and other home textiles, tutus for children and pets, bracelets and affirmation art.

In fact, Izzo’s keen eye for items that are “deliciously delightful and zenful” makes a visit to Serenity by the Sea a different experience every time.

Serenity by the Sea also showcases featured artists, crafters and healing arts practitioners on a regular basis.

And every weekend begins with Fresh Flower Friday. Choose from a selection of blooms of the season, arranged among its colorful displays of merchandise.

Here is just a sampling of what you’ll find at this beautiful little gem at the Jersey Shore.

  • Unique Finds for Any Holiday or Special Occasion
  • Treasures from Around the World
  • Bamboo Fabric Clothing and Other Eco-Friendly Items
  • Custom-Designed Hotholders and Potholders
  • Bracelets, Beads, Baubles
  • Crystals, Charms and Trinkets
  • CBD Oils and Creams for Humans and Pets by Brady’s Botanicals
  • One-of-a-Kind Tutus for All Ages … and Dolls and Pets Too.
  • Gems from the Earth and Sea
  • Scented Soy Candles, Luxury Spa Items and Soaps
  • Yoga-Inspired Items
  • Handcrafted Home Décor and Wall Art
  • Hostess Gifts and Custom Gift Baskets

Visit Serenity by the Sea’s new website, which offers a glimpse into the little shop of wonder and amazement and where many of its handcrafted items can be ordered online.

Serenity by the Sea at 53 Main Avenue is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. For the latest updates or to confirm hours, visit its Facebook page or call 973-699-1760.


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