Services Offered:

Luminous & Healthy is the umbrella that covers...
• The Energy Healing practice of Mark Gerardi, as well as
• His Cornerstone Energy Healing Certification program,
• His fitness programs featuring
Qigong and Samurai Fitness

Energy Healing

While a healing session may be selected from a single modality listed below
Mark typically creates a client specific session using more than one modality.

Reiki Energy Healing

Reiki (Ray Key) energy medicine is a Japanese healing modality attributed to Mikao Usui who was gifted with the knowledge at the end of a 21 day meditation retreat on Mount Kurama near Kyoto. Reiki flows through the practitioner who is merely a conduit for this Spiritual Life-Force energy. The Reiki practitioner passes the energy to a client by placing their hands either in the persons auric field or directly on their body in a variety of locations. The Reiki flows like water through the meridians of the energy system opening any blockages it may encounter and stopping when it has completed its task, leaving the recipient in a very relaxed state of peace and calm. Reiki can also be sent through the power of intention for the purpose of distance healing to clients located anywhere in the world.

Mark is a Master Teacher in many styles of Reiki.

Etheric Surgery/Cord Cutting

Etheric Surgery is intended for the extraction of dark or stagnant energy and any associated pain. This can be done with the fingers alone but is often performed with the assistance of a terminated crystal wand or other gemstone. Some practitioners use a knife passed through the energy field to help with the extraction.

Cord Cutting utilizes a knife or sword to symbolically separate one from the emotional threads or cords left behind by trauma, negative experiences, people, situations and locations from ones past that inhibit their spiritual growth and ability to move forward. Historically Tibetan Buddhists used a ritual knife called a phurba for this type of work.

Acupressure & Meridian Therapy

The Art of Acupressure utilizes pressure points all over the body. Acupressure is based upon the same principles as acupuncture but uses finger pressure rather than needles at points along the various chi meridians of the body to relieve pain by opening blockages where energy can collect and become stagnant.

There are a variety of modalites that utilize the meridians and acupunture points of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). Mark has studied Shiatsu and Reflexology. He holds certifications in Acupressure and EFT (Emotional Freedom Therapy) Tapping. He also has been studying Chinese medicine for a number of years and practices cupping as well.

Crystal Healing

Stone Therapy uses gemstones and/or crystals placed either over the chakra points or arranged around the body to create an energy grid with the intention of clearing the auric field of any negativity. This will bring the energy system back to a state of balance, realign the chakras and return them to their natural rate of rotation. This is done by applying the unique vibration of each colors light frequency energy to healing.

Sound Healing

Sound healing uses the penetrating properties of various frequencies to reset the vibratory rate of the chakras and energy field bringing them back into a healthy balance. Mantra chants, Tibetan Bells and Singing Bowls, gongs, drums, flute and rattles may be used in this modality.

Kinetic Chain Release (KCR)

Kinetic Chain Release is a protocol developed to correct an apparent leg length difference. The protocol involves a specific series of stretches and joint mobilizations which helps to bring the body back into alignment/balance and in doing so alleviates physical conditions whether of an acute or chronic nature often with a single treatment.

This protocol can help bring relief from a multitude of conditions
like: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Knee Problems, Sprained Ankles, Scoliosis, Teeth Clenching, Tight Calves Tired Shoulders, Pain between the Shoulder Blades and more.

Mark studied Postural Energetics and all 3 levels of KCR with it's founder Hugh Gilbert, PT.


Qigong translated literally means “Energy Work”. It is a form of moving meditation and a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine more than 1,500-year-old. Qigong is a self-healing system whose movements literally trace the “meridian-lines” of acupuncture to help free you of energetic (qi) blockages and balances the qi flow through energy channels of your body.

Synchronizing your breath with the movements of Qigong helps to develop balance as well as co-ordination between the left and right sides of the body and brain, benefits your blood flow and nervous system connections, and stretches the soft tissues of the body.

Member of the National Qigong Assoc. since 2012.
Below are a few useful Qigong forms.

Samurai Fitness

This fitness program combines stretches from yoga, calisthenics, light weights for conditioning, obstacle course challenges and Asian sword techniques performed with a wooden training sword. This class has been referred to as "Fitness Training with Crossing Swords". Prepare to "Get Samurai Fit"!

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Do You Want to Learn to be an Energy Healer?

Here at the Cornerstone Energy Healing Certification program we believe that the path of the Energy Healer is one of integrity and responsibility that can only be successfully navigated through selflessness and self-cultivation, which takes time. This is a one-year commitment program offering 13 classes over 12 months.

"Bringing the “Whole” to Holistic".

For a healer to be most effective they must be familiar with a variety of modalities so that they have the right tool or technique for any given circumstance. The more tools in the Healer’s Toolbox the more potentially effective. To that end we have assembled a combination of modalities from Reiki, Qigong and Shamanism as the Cornerstone upon which to build an unshakable foundation as an Energy Healer.

The Program

No need to go from teacher to teacher, here, there and everywhere, because it's all right here in one place. We put 20+ years of working with Energy and Teaching to work for you.

This program is offered in two forms; in-person or remotely on-line via Skype,
or a combination of conference calls and email correspondence.
Classes will be held in small groups of 3 students or individually.

We will Meet/Talk once a month to cover new material. You will be given hand-outs for many classes, a reading list and homework assignments to practice each new technique a given number of times followed by creating case studies for each based on feedback.
As your Teacher, I will hold you accountable for getting your assignments Done On Time.

Because each student comes to the program with their own unique prior training, experiences and interests the program is somewhat customizable.

Here is a sample list of core classes in the curriculm:

Intro to Energy Healing
Recharging, Clearing, Protection

Usui Reiki Level 1
Usui Reiki Level 2
Crystal Healing & Ethereal Crystal Reiki

Intro to Sound Healing
Meridian Therapy, Acupressure & Shiatsu
Cord Cutting/ Etheric Surgery/ Extraction
Usui Reiki Level 3 Master

Those who are already certified in Reiki 1 and/or 2 may substitute another module for those they have already taken to round out their curriculum. Contact us for details.

Two Paths
After the core classes have been taken we offer two possible tracks to choose as a focus based on the students personal interest, they are the Shamanic Path and the Reiki Path

Shamanic Path
Shamanic Journeying
Healing Power of Trees and Nature
Shamanic Reiki Level 1
Shamanic Reiki Level 2

Reiki Path
Elemental Dragon Reiki
Kundalini Reiki "Complete"
Kwan Yin's Violet Flame Reiki
Archangel Michael Healing
(Level 1)

Reiki 3 (Master Level) is scheduled as the last class allowing the student to
have a full year of working with the modality before course completiion.

This is a One Year Commitment Program.

During this year-long program if you have problems or questions
between monthly classes you will have access to me by phone or email.

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2022 Class Offerings

Listed below are the events Mark will be attending and dates of the classes he is offering.
If you have questions or would like additional information please feel free to contact him.

Scheduled Classes

Qigong 1 - Wed.: Oct. 5th, 12th, 19th 6:15pm, Jameson Gym, OOB
Tai Chi 1 - Mon.: Oct. 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th 6:15pm, Jameson Gym, OOB
Qigong- Tues.:Oct. 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, 7:00pm, Cornerstone, Scarboro
Full Moon Qigong- Mon.:Oct. 9th, 6:15pm, Pine Point Beach, Scarborough

Full Moon Qigong - Tues.: Nov. 8th, 6:00pm, Pine Point Beach, Scarborough
Qigong - Tues.: Nov. 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 7-8pm, Cornerstone, Scarborough
Tai Chi 2 - Mon.:Oct. 31st, Nov.7th, 14th 21st, 28th, 6:15pm, Jameson Gym, OOB
Qigong 2 - Wed.:Oct. 26th, Nov. 9th, 16th, Dec. 7th 6:15pm, Jameson Gym, OOB

Full Moon Qigong - Wed.: Dec. 7th, 6:00pm, Pine Point Beach, Scarborough
Qigong - Tues.: Dec. 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th 7-8pm, Cornerstone, Scarborough

Listed below are the classes Mark has taught all of which are available as possible
content for his Cornerstone Energy Healing certification program or as individual workshops.
If you have questions or would like additional information please feel free to contact him

Available Workshops

Introductory Healing Classes

Intro to Acupressure & Meridians
Intro to Crystal Healing
Intro to Crystal Skulls
Intro to Cupping
Intro to EFT tapping
Intro to Energy Healing
Intro to Herbs, Oils, Salves & Elixirs
Intro to Medical Qigong
Intro to Reflexology
Intro to Shiatsu
Intro to Tree Energy
Intro to Sound Healing

Certification Courses

Archangel Michael Healing Level 1 & 2
Elemental Dragon Reiki
Ethereal Crystal Reiki
Kundalini Reiki "Complete"
Kwan Yin's Violet Flame Reiki
Medicine Buddha Reiki
Reiki (Usui) I, II & III (Master)

Shamanic Reiki 1, 2 & 3

Movement/Martial Classes

Tai Chi

Samurai Fitness
Women's Self-Defense
Five Tibetan Rites Yoga