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Healing Pathways

Integrative Training for the Health Care Professional

High stress work environments put healthcare providers at risk for compassion fatigue and burnout. Our Healing Pathways training is an introduction to self-care tools including Reiki, journaling, and mentoring to help increase empathy, build resilience, increase self-reflection, and prevent burnout. We will bring you back to a deeper sense of peace, balance and comfort that will benefit you and your ability to help your patients.

This six-week program includes 30+ hours of training in gentle integrative techniques followed by a hatha yoga session to strengthen and infuse the body with vibrant energy. We will help you open new pathways to treat your patients at the bedside. We will help you integrate gentle and effective methods to reduce stress, reduce pain and ultimately demonstrate to your patients that they are the major participant in their own healing journey. Nurses, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, chiropractors, and psychologists are encouraged to consider this integrative training.   

Healing Pathways Video: Learn more about how integrative medicine is reaching patients at the bedside. 


Bonnie Tarantino, MFA has worked for the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Integrative Medicine for over 10 years as the Director of Yoga Programs. Mrs. Tarantino started practicing yoga at age 18 and has studied in the Sivananda Yoga, Prana Yoga and Thai Yoga traditions. Mrs. Tarantino blends yoga with Reiki and has been a practicing Usui and Karuna Reiki Master for over 15 years. She has trained hundreds of heath care professionals in Reiki and yoga, and she has published research demonstrating the importance of training health care professionals in self-care using integrative tools. Prior to working for the Center, Mrs. Tarantino owned and operated her own yoga and wellness studio in Storrs, CT. Mrs. Tarantino has been a member of the Yoga Alliance since its inception in 1999. 

Healing Pathways Master Mentors:

  • Chris Shippen, MS, RNC, IBCLC - Reiki Master, University Of Maryland Medical Center
  • Janet Stefanelli, RN - Reiki Master, Yoga Teacher, St. Joseph Hospital, University of Maryland
  • Tonya Bayne, RN, SCN-1 - Reiki Master, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center


The 6-week Healing Pathways course will cover the following topics:

  • Relaxation
  • Visualization
  • Guided Imagery
  • Yoga
  • Yogic Breathing
  • Meditation
  • Healing Sounds
  • Toning
  • Journaling
  • Body Scanning
  • Reiki Level I & Level II

Requirements for completion of program includes:

  • Six 2-hour Healing Pathways classes
  • Six 1-hour yoga classes
  • Two full-day Reiki workshops
  • Two hours of personalized mentoring
  • Completion of one-page paper
  • Presentation of Vision Board to class
  • Quiz on Reiki symbols


Our next Healing Pathways training will be April 5 through May 24, 2017. Please email or call 410-706-6179 for more information. For application details, please see below.

  • 6 weeks – Wednesdays from 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • 2 all-day Reiki training retreats:
    • Level I - April 19th (10am - 5pm)
    • Level II - May 10th (10am - 5pm)


This course is approved for 30 contact hours for nurses through October 9, 2017.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Approval for contact hours through the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) is based on an assessment of the educational merit of this program and does not constitute endorsement of the use of any specific modality in the care of clients.


UMB Students


UMMS/UMB Faculty and Staff  


Public (Non-UMMS/UMB)


*UMMS/UMB students, faculty and staff will have priority for the 25 available spots.
**CEUs available for AHNA Nurses


Classes are held at Karme' Holistic Wellness Center & Studio
3501 N. Rolling Rd,  Windsor Mill, MD  21244


Please download this Healing Pathways 2017 Application‌ and email the completed copy to

Register by clicking here.