Professional Development

At Stone Wave we are dedicated to providing workshops, events, and teacher trainings for personal development and community connection.


Animal Reiki Training
Tenney Gravatt

Reiki for Animals – Shoden Level 1

A two-day interactive program, Reiki for Animals – Shoden Level 1 provides a foundation for sharing Reiki with both humans and animals. Reiki is an ancient Japanese modality which utilizes the sharing of energy (chi) to promote wellness.  We will delve into the history, wisdom and benefits of a Usui-Reiki practice. Then, through meditation, discussion, practice and activities, we will experience what sharing energy feels like and how to offer it to others, especially animals!

If you want to learn…

  • What Reiki is and how it benefits humans and animals

  • Reiki practices for self and animals

  • Meditations to ground and focus your practice

  • How to translate a personal (human) practice to Reiki with animals

If you are…

  • An animal owner, caregiver, trainer, Veterinarian, or Veterinary Technician

  • An animal shelter owner or volunteer

  • Interested in Reiki for yourself, your animals, or other loved ones

  • New to Reiki or trained at any level from any lineage

… then please join us for a truly unique Reiki experience!

$225 for both days includes certificate and manual

*for Animal Shelter workers or volunteers, yoga instructors and veterinary technicians or veterinarians $175

Instructor: Tenney Gravatt is an Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA) Certified Trainer, NBCAAM Certified Practitioner of Animal Acupressure, Equine Craniosacral Therapist, Reiki Master, and Animal Communicator. Tenney brings to her practice and classes more than 15 years of experience providing energetic modalities to humans and animals. A compassionate and engaging teacher, she enjoys sharing these practices with others.
For more information about this course or to connect with Tenney, please visit her website at or call 845-797-2079.


Michael LaFemina

Meditation Teacher Certificate Course

with Michael LaFemina E-RYT® 200

Friday September 20th - Sunday September 22nd, 2019

Cost: $299

Schedule (18 hours)

Friday: 6p-8:30p    

Saturday: 9a-5p        

Sunday: 8a-4p    

Course Description

What will be covered in this course?

This 18-hour Meditation Teachers Certificate Course is designed to provide foundational skills for those who wish to guide students on the path of self cultivation through the practice of meditation.

We will focus on three pillars of meditation teaching: understanding of the meditation theory and concepts, personal practice and experience, and teaching methodology.

You will leave with a deeper sense of understanding of the mind, how meditation helps people experience more peace in their lives, and a curriculum to teach meditation courses of your own.

Methods: This course will share teaching materials, methodology, and best practices so that participants will be ready to design a meditation course of their own upon completion. We will discuss how to ‘meet students where they’re at’ and help make learning relatable for all ages, backgrounds, and even religious faiths.

Content: We will survey the eight limbs of Raja Yoga, basics of Karma, Bhakti, and Jnana Yoga, and identify places and resources for deeper study into texts and teachings. We will introduce the concept of Mindfulness from a Buddhist perspective and basics of Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine, to help provide transformational vocabulary and concepts.

Safe space: We will discuss what it means to hold space, hold safe space, and ethics of inviting transformational experiences.

Additional Info

About the Instructor

Michael LaFemina, E-RYT-200 holds two Masters degrees - one in Education and another in Acupuncture - and has years of experience living the yogic life and sharing these teachings with hundreds of students. After completing his 200-hour Teacher Training Course with Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers, he spent two years living in Ashrams as a full-time volunteer, practicing, teaching, and serving.

Michael teaches Meditation to adults and children of all ages, in private, professional, and academic settings - having taught yoga and meditation at Columbia University Medical Center, Hofstra University Honors College, Tri-State College of Acupuncture, as the founder of Meditation for Families, and as the resident meditation teacher at Stone Wave Yoga.


Coming this Fall

Prenatal Teacher Training with Liz Glover Wilson

Teacher Training RYT-200 Information session

Coming in 2020

NEW - Teacher Training RYT-200