Megan M. and Mollie M.

We love to spend time on personal growth, and we love that we get to experience it together.

We started coming to Kripalu because we are best friends, we live on opposite coasts, and this was a way for us to have sister time for a few days each year, just the two of us. We both have busy lives with our school-aged kids and careers—Megan manages money for clients and Mollie is a full- time artist. We can’t wait to sneak away to the gorgeous scenery, the quiet, the outrageously good food, and the Kripalu Shop (our favorite store!). We love to spend time on personal growth, and we love that we get to experience it together. We’ve done R&R Retreats and programs on sacred chanting, expanding our intuition, and, most recently, Reiki.

We’re both fascinated with energy and energy work, and we decided to take Reiki I and Reiki II with the amazing Libby Barnett. We loved her open, kindhearted approach. Learning about healing power was so life changing, so empowering, and touched us very deeply.  On Mollie’s 40th birthday, with Libby presiding, we became Reiki Masters.

We do Reiki on ourselves every day, and sometimes we do long-distance Reiki on each other. Megan lives with rheumatoid arthritis, and Reiki has fostered her healing. Mollie has found it really centers her and opens her to greater creativity. It’s a way to pay gentle, loving attention to yourself, and to the other people in your life. It’s our daily healing practice, along with meditation. And it’s extra special for us because it’s something we share, connecting us across 3,000 miles.

—Sisters Megan M., San Francisco, California (at left), and Mollie M., New York, New York