Karen teaches the following classes and is developing more.  Check back often for updates!

Animal Totems – Which ones are yours and why?

Do you wonder which animals are your personal totem? What they are telling you? How many do you have? And how can you connect with them and allow them to assist you on your journey? Do you feel a connection but aren’t sure what messages are being shared with you?

The animals are communicating with you all the time. The question is, Are you listening?  Let’s talk about the different messages and signs from the animals and help you determine which animals are your totems, through sharing your experiences.  Then we’ll do a guided meditation to meet a few others.

Let me help you get in touch with what these beautiful animals are telling you.

You receive a copy of Animal Speak Pocket Guide by Ted Andrews as part of this class. $40, includes book.

Next Class:  :January 17, 7:00-9:00p, at The Purple Door, 3259 Winton Rd South, Rochester, New York 14623.  Call 427-8110 to register yourself and a friend!

Basics of Running a Successful Spiritual Business

You have a great product &/or service…now what? Join us to learn the business side of this spiritual thing you do!  It’s great to be of service or to provide an amazing product that you created but you also need to know how to run everything behind and in front of that.   I’ll help you navigate through the maze of self business and succeed at doing it!

This class with teach you:

  • Business set up: branding, tax ids, finance tracking and reporting
  • Who are you and what do you do?
    • Define it well!  And be confident in that definition.
    • Elevator Speech – create one.  You’re going to need it!
  • Integrity, ethics and fairness
  • Value – it’s an exchange and its okay!  We’ll help you find the right value for you!
  • Advertising:
    • websites
    • social media
    • word of mouth
    • Mailing lists – newsletters and notifications
    • Brochures, business cards and flyers
    • And everything in between.

Karen Kurchyne had a successful 25 year career at Eastman Kodak in sales, purchasing, accounting and negotiations….and she walked away to do what she Loves!  Best part is that she’s never looked back!  You can too!

Class cost $100, includes a 20 min private business consulting session (a $35 value), scheduled separately after class date.

Next Class:  December 3rd, 11:00a-1:00p, at The Purple Door, 3259 Winton Rd South, Rochester, New York 14623.  Call 427-8110 to register yourself and a friend!

Clearing the Energies in Your Space – Home, office, hotel room, car

Every day life is filled with energy. It’s everywhere. Energy of those around us; from our own joys, sorrows, and life events; locations, material things, and yes, even those that have passed on. Those energies settle in our homes, offices, hotels, even cars. Clearing those energies is like spring house cleaning, where you energetically sweep out the old, stagnant, heavy energies and leave your space feeling uplifted and light. It’s easy to do and I want to show you how!  Join us to learn to take charge of your space and be at ease in your home! You’ll learn how to cleanse any space using the 4 elements; earth, fire, air and water and replace it with Peace and calm. You’ll also learn specific energy areas in the home, as well as, cleansing and placement of crystals and stones for more harmony. And we’ll discuss the difference between personal energies and Spirit activity.  This is an information packed class!

You’ll receive a ‘get started’ smudging kit to take home.  Only $40, includes kit.

Next Class:   January 3rd, 7:00-9:00, at The Purple Door, 3259 Winton Rd South, Rochester, New York 14623.  Call 427-8110 to register yourself and a friend!

Divination Tools

We have many tools in which to communicate with Spirit. This class will introduce many different options: Tarot, Oracle, and Angel cards; pendulums and other items that can be used as pendulums; runes; scrying; crystals and divining or L rods.
You’ll learn how to choose which one is right for you and then how to begin using each. We’ll discuss how best to embrace each tool for your healthiest and highest self and how not to over use them.

If you have any of the above items, please bring them with you as we’ll have practice time to get you comfortable in using them.

Get ready to have fun with Divination Tools! $35

Next Class:  February 7m 7:00-9:00p, at The Purple Door, 3259 Winton Rd South, Rochester, New York 14623.  Call 427-8110 to register yourself and a friend!

Easy Uses for Essential Oils

Essential Oils can be used daily for your Mind, Body and Spirit. Oils can be used to clear the energy in your space, boost feelings of protection, help with meditation, enhance your Spiritual practices, ease sleep & stress, as well as for head & muscle aches, digestion, allergies and so much more!   Join us to learn about many different oils, their uses and how to easily incorporate them in to your daily life.  We will discuss using oils through aromatherapy, lotions, blends, sprays and direct use (when safe).   I’ll also have available some of the best resource books for your essential oil questions and will have several oils for you to experience through aromatherapy, if you choose.  We’ll discuss the many different, awesome options of brands of oils that you have to choose from!  This is an information packed class.  This is NOT an event to sell you oils!  It’s simply about gaining information so that you can choose what you need to live a healthier life!   Bring something to take notes, a friend, and your questions!  Let’s have fun with Essential Oils!

Part 1 is an intro class to cover the basics of essential oils and a prerequisite for Part 2. $35

Part 2 is an oil blending class in which you walk out with 2 of your own custom blends.  $50, includes materials.

Next Class: TBD, at The Purple Door, 3259 Winton Rd South, Rochester, New York 14623.  Call 427-8110 to register yourself and a friend!

The Empath in You

This is an in depth class to learn about what an empath is and how to feel empowered with your empathic self! This two hour class includes exercises for you to develop your own tools for handling everyday situations that can seem overwhelming to your empathic self.   We start by answering a few questions: What does being an empath mean? Who is empathic? Is it a curse? Is it a gift? Do empaths only feel emotions of other people? Or do they feel energy from locations, plants, animals and material things? Does being empathic mean you only feel negative emotions & energy?  And then we’ll talk about how can you control it so that you can utilize it in a healthy way for you and others around you. We’ll discuss what I refer to as tools for your Empathic Toolbox. Things that you can use to better deal with situations you’ve experienced or may experience that leave you feeling sad, angry, depressed or drained. Let’s build up your toolbox up so that you feel empowered in all situations and never feel you have to shut off or block your empathic self! This group is open to adults and teens!  Just $35!

Next Class:  December 20th, 7:00-9:00p at The Purple Door, 3259 Winton Rd South, Rochester, New York 14623.  Call 427-8110 to register yourself and a friend!

Got Cards?  Let’s Read them! 

It’s time to dig deeper in to reading cards. This class is for those that have at least one deck and have used them, even a little. You must bring your deck to this class. If you have more than one that you want to try, bring them! This is going to go beyond a simple card for the day or three card pull. And we will NOT be learning spreads. You are going to create your own way to read them!
No matter what your favorite card type is, bring it and Let’s Read ’em!

Next Class: Card Reading Practice (just $15) is January 24, 7:00-8:30p at The Purple Door, 3259 Winton Rd South, Rochester, New York 14623.  Call 427-8110 to register yourself and a friend!

Kids & Spirit, the Parent Edition!

We all have the ability to communicate with Spirit (Angels, Spirit Guides, and loved ones). Children are widely open, but often learn to shut it down as they grow older. Although they have no control over their lives, they do have power.

Let’s help them understand what they are experiencing and embrace that power. We’ll discuss how to talk to them at their level, answer their questions and allow them to be open to what they are seeing and hearing while addressing their fears.

How much better would life be if we learned to stay open to Spirit throughout our lives! Let’s help your young ones do just that!

This class is for adults – parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, & godparents, to help you communicate with the young ones that you love to allow them to embrace their natural gift of Spirit and let go of fear! We will discuss all ages. Bring questions and experiences they have brought to you. You’ll learn as much for you as you will to help them, and you’ll have fun doing it!  $35

Next Class: TBD at The Purple Door, 3259 Winton Rd South, Rochester, New York 14623.  Call 427-8110 to register yourself and a friend!

Kids Series: Classes for the Kids during school breaks and summer

Bring the kids in to have fun learning about Spirit in all the ways it touches their lives.  Previously topics have included: chakras, crystals, divination cards, starting Feel Good Bags and Power Pouches, creating their own Spirit Sprays and Go Away Sprays, L-rods…

Open to ages 6-17. Lessons will be provided at different levels of maturity and understanding. Adult must accompany all children.  Class length 30-45 minutes.

Karen’s Kids Summertime Series:

Week 1: Chakras and our Feelings.  We’ll learn about what and where our energy centers  (chakras) are and color a drawing in to take home as a reminder.  Cost $10 per child

Week 2: Animal Messages for Kids!  We’re going to learn about what messages the animals share with us.  If you’ve attended before, I have new animals we’ll be discussing!  Each kid will take home one stone animal totem that they will get to choose. Cost is only $15 per child, includes animal totem.

Week 3: Card Messages.  We’ll learn about what cards can tell us and how they can help us.  And then we’ll start making our very own deck to take home!  Cost $10 per child

Week 4: Dream Catchers.  We’ll make our very own dream catchers to take home while learning about what they are.  Cost $20 per child, includes supplies.

Next Class: Stay tuned! for our next series, at The Purple Door, 3259 Winton Rd South, Rochester, New York 14623.  Call 427-8110 to register yourself and a friend!

Life Coaching for the Professional Psychic, Medium or Healer

Learn to be an effective & ethical Life Coach. Coaching is neither a reading nor is it counseling. And it’s not about the Coach’s opinions. When done correctly, it’s about “helping the client identify the hurdles in their lives and finding their path to move beyond them.” (Karen Kurchyne)

This class will teach you:

  • The difference between a reading, healing, counseling and coaching session – where and when to draw the line.
  • The ethics of coaching
  • How to create and keep a structured coaching program
  • Your responsibilities vs. the client’s – How to define and maintain them.
  • Defining the end goal

There will be active coaching exercises as part of this class. Join us to 1)Learn how to effective coach and then 2) Put the techniques in to practice.  $80.

Karen has built a successful coaching business and has happily ‘graduated’ some of her clients. She enjoys seeing when someone chooses to change their path that they feel stuck on and to move forward to what they want most. “It’s all about them! I’m just grateful to be able to watch their progress and cheer them on…with a little nudge here and there.” 😉

Next Class: April 8th, 11:00a-3:00p at The Purple Door, 3259 Winton Rd South, Rochester, New York 14623.  Call 427-8110 to register yourself and a friend!

Meditation  – Open Group

So often I’ve heard, ‘I know I need to meditate but I don’t know how or where to begin.’, ‘I’ve tried on my own but I just can’t.’, ‘ Where can I go to meditate?’, ‘Do you teach a meditation class?’, and lately, ‘Would you teach one?’
Join me on the first Sunday of each month at 10:00am for a guided meditation. Each month will have a different focus for the meditation. I may guide it or I may find a set meditation to guide all of us.  Dress comfortably and bring blankets or mats if you wish to sit or lay on the floor. Chairs will be available for you to use. 

As you’ve heard me say, ‘if I can do it so can you!’
So let’s Ground, Center and Breathe together.

All levels of experience welcome, as well as all ages. This group is free. Though donations will be gratefully received to cover the cost of the space.

Next Class: The first Sunday of the month, 10:00a at The Purple Door, 3259 Winton Rd South, Rochester, New York 14623.  Call 427-8110 to register yourself and a friend!

Mother Earth Speaks! – Messages of the elements

The earth, elements, and plants are constantly communicating with you. Are you listening? Do you feel a connection but aren’t sure what messages are being shared with you?

Join us and let’s talk about the different messages and signs from the trees, plants, and the four elements, Earth, Air, Fire and Water and how they are here to serve You! We’ll also talk about the moon phases, that big beautiful sun, it’s rise and set, and how You can feel better connected to the All. I’ll guide you through a meditation to connect more clearly with the elements and which one or ones communicate strongest with you. And we’ll talk about creating your own Power Pouch that allows you to carry the elements with you to help you Power Up! with empowerment and self healing.  You’ll take it with you to build it further on your own!

And we’ll talk about stewardship, what that means, & how we can easily be active in caring for our beautiful home, Mother Earth.

We are blessed to live on this beautiful planet that is constantly communicating with us so let me help you see, hear, feel and connect with the Love that is being sent to you from it every day! $35

Next Class:  TBD, at The Purple Door, 3259 Winton Rd South, Rochester, New York 14623.  Call 427-8110 to register yourself and a friend!

Sensing Spirit Discussion Group – Teens & Adults

Do you have a teen, ages 13+, that is having, or thinks they are having, experiences with Spirit? Are they seeing, feeling, sensing someone around and not sure how to deal with it?
I will be leading a discussion group on June 20th to help them, and You, understand what they are feeling and learn how to be comfortable and embrace it. I want to help us all feel empowered with Spirit energy!
This group is not just for teens. It’s open to all that want to learn more about what is all around you, all the time!  Join us for Sensing Spirit, a one hour discussion about every day experiences with Spirit. Just $10

Next Class:  January 7th, 11:00a-Noon at The Purple Door, 3259 Winton Rd South, Rochester, New York 14623.  Call 427-8110 to register yourself and a friend!

Your Past Lives & the Present You – Understand, embrace and let your previous lives Empower You now!

Join us to Understand, Embrace and let your previous lives Empower You Now!

Have you ever met someone and felt instantly like you’ve always known them?
Have you gone somewhere new and felt like you’ve been there before?
Do you hold fears that you have no reason for?
Do you feel as if something holds you back in this life that happened in a previous life?
Yes, you do have past live and some people you know in this life shared a previous one with you. Our past lives do play a part in this life but WE have the ability to face them, accept them and change how we live this life!
We’ll talk about how past lives can impact you, myths about past lives, and how you can use your own power and free will to let go of that which no longer serves you! That’s right! It’s time to debunk the fear of past lives holding us back! And YOU have a say in that in your own actions!
Class includes a guided meditation for you to walk through your own past life!
$35

** This class is not a past live reading nor to teach you how to do past live readings.  If you are interested in scheduling one, contact Karen directly.

Next Class:  December 27th, 6:30-8:30p at The Purple Door, 3259 Winton Rd South, Rochester, New York 14623.  Call 427-8110 to register yourself and a friend!