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Healing Pathways

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 eight-week program includes 30+ hours of training in gentle integrative modalities 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.   

We encourage anyone interested in becoming a yoga teacher to take this course first.

Learn more about how integrative medicine is reaching patients at the bedside in this video:

Our course has been scientifically-evaluated and the results were published in "Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of a pilot integrative coping and resiliency program for healthcare professionals" [Explore (NY), 2013; 9(1): 44-7].


Bonnie Tarantino, MFA, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT has worked for the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Integrative Medicine for over 10 years, first as their Director of Yoga Programs, and now as the Director of Healing Pathways, Reiki & Energy Healing Training and a lead teacher in the Yoga Programs. Bonnie started practicing yoga at age 18 and has studied in the Sivananda Yoga, Prana Yoga and Thai Yoga traditions. Bonnie blends yoga with Reiki and has been a practicing Usui and Karuna Reiki Master for over 15 years. Bonnie has trained hundreds of heath care professionals in Reiki and yoga, and she has published research revealing the importance of training health care professionals in self-care using integrative tools. Prior to working for the Center, Bonnie owned and operated her own yoga and wellness studio in Storrs, CT.  Bonnie has been a member of the Yoga Alliance since its inception in 1999.


The 8-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
  • Two stress assessments taken before and after course
  • Presentation of Vision Board to class
  • Completion of one-page paper the reflects useful application of skills learned (ungraded)
  • Demonstration of three Reiki symbols by completing a quiz.  Symbols need to be redrawn for accuracy if they are not correct.
  • Completion of course evaluation


Our next Healing Pathways trainings will be held:

  • SPRING 2019: 
    • Wednesdays, April 3 - May 22, 2019, plus:
      • Reiki I:  April 17
      • Reiki II:  May 15

Please email or call 410-706-6179 for more information. For application details, please see below.


This couse pending approval for 31 CNE contact hours through AHNA #1341


This activity has been submitted to the American Holistic Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The American Holistic Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The planners and presenters of this activity have no conflicts of interest relative to this educational content.

AHNA Non-Endorsement of Modality statement:

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.


UM Students


UM Faculty and Staff  




*UMMS/UM students, faculty and staff will have priority for the 12 available spots.

If you choose to enter into our Yoga Teacher Training after completing Healing Pathways, you will receive a $400.00 tuition discount and 15 hours of class time will count toward your yoga teacher certification.


To be announced


Please email for the application and additional details.  For other questions, you may call our team at 410-706-6179.