Lana Ryder has been sharing the healing power of sound, voice and music for nearly 50 years in one form or another. She studied voice with Margaret Moul Carli, Larry Carey and Sandra Stouffer, and taught beginner voice. She has sung as a professional vocalist in numerous bands, was worship music director and choir director at several churches, and traveled throughout the Mid-Atlantic in solo music ministry. She is a Usui Reiki Master Teacher, former Licensed Massage and Energy Therapist for 26 years, Ordained Minister, former faculty member of two area massage schools, writer, teacher and perpetual student. Lana is creator of ReikiSound™, ReikiVoice™, Soundwise Voice and Introduction to the Fundamentals for Beginning to Use Sound, Voice and Music in the Healing Arts, as well as the student manuals for each. Both ReikiSound and ReikiVoice came from her original curriculum and manuals introducing bodyworkers, healthcare providers and energy practitioners to sound therapy beginning in 2001. This later evolved into VoiceSpeak and then ReikiSound and ReikiVoice. Because of Lana's commitment to her own education, both the manuals and curriculum are updated continually. Bringing 25 years of training and education in the allopathic health care field into her holistic practice benefits her students and clients in offering them the best of both worlds. She is an active sound practitioner since 2001 and has been blessed to study with some of the most respected, well-known teachers in the field over the past 20 years. Lana was founder and director of Tree of Life Healing Associates, LLC for eleven years in successful private practice. She is former Clinical Coordinator of Massage and Body Therapies at Wellspan's Center for Mind Body Healthy, WellSpan/York Hospital, Pa. Lana is also a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition earning their certificate in professional holistic health coaching.
She is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Interdisciplinary Society for Qualitative Research in Music and Medicine. She comes from a long line of professional musicians and healers and is honored to continue the healing music tradition in helping to make our world a more peaceful, compassionate place to live for all living beings. "All of Life Is Music"
Julie Moffitt has been studying and performing music all her life, from the formality of the concert stage to the intimacy of the coffee house. She earned a Masters Degree in Classical piano performance from Combs College of Music, and performs classical and popular music in the central PA area. Julie also teaches music classes at Harrisburg Area Community College, and classical and popular private lessons in piano, guitar and voice. She write songs, compositions and meditations, some of which are available on CD. (www.juliemoffitt.com)
In the last ten years, Julie has turned her attention to the healing power of sound, music and energy. In Reiki she has reached Level II and will soon complete Reiki Master training. She has also studied sound healing with Lana Ryder, Natalie Bliss and Kathleen Baker, as well as ReikiSound™ with Lana Ryder. Julie currently practices ReikiSound at her home in Middletown, PA. as well as assisting with the Second Sunday Sound Meditations.
Assistant Teachers and/or Associates: Deborah Eisenhart, Diann Cardello, Lisa Fairman, Jennifer Lobo
Student assistants: Janice Stegall-Seibert, Alan Kuhl, Rickie Meryl Freedman