It was growing up in Pennsylvania that brought out my love of writing and being in nature. When other eight year old girls wanted baby dolls and other toys for Christmas, I asked for a typewriter. With my little blue portable typewriter in hand, I was able to take wild adventures without leaving my home.
After I married and when I couldn't take the cold and dreary days of winter, I packed up my family and moved to sunny Florida. Here in Florida I studied to become a Holistic Practitioner. In 1997, I became a Reiki Master and opened the Reiki Healing Ministry. Later, when I began teaching a variety of classes which included Aromatherapy and Herbology, I changed the name to the Reiki Center of Venice. Through my Center I have taught more than 200 different courses, certifications and workshops ranging from exercise classes to alternative therapies and energy work.
Years later I opened the Reiki Center of Venice School of Massage Therapy and Bodywork and graduated my first class of students in 2012. I later decided to close the school and just concentrate on teaching classes and workshops for continuing education hours to massahe therapists, body workers and athletic trainers. I officially went back to the Reiki Center of Venice and here I am today. In December, 2015, I graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Siena Heights University.
Through my exercises courses, I attempt to incorporate my knowledge of physical science with that of the mind and spirit offering students a proper balance through breathwork and stretching techniques. This creates a harmony between the body, the mind, and the spirit.
"I believe that our first course of action against imbalances happening in our lives is through prevention. If we can learn techniques and methods to offset such things as skeletal misalignment, overuse injuries, and muscular tension, then we can almost prevent the major upsets from occurring in our lives. With proper diet, exercise and balance in our lives, we should be able to enjoy a long and healthy lifestyle."
Graduated 12/2015 Cum Laude with a Bachelor Degree in Applied Science (Massage Therapy).
In the world of fitness and exercise, I have earned the following certifications:
A.F.A.A. for Personal Training
E.S.A. for Personal Training
E.S.A. for Bench Stepping
S.A.F.E. for AerobicTraining
A.E.A. for WaterTraining
Tai Chi for Arthritis
I have also had 180 hours of professional instruction in Tae Kwon Do along with teaching a variety of aerobic classes for more than 20 years.
Along with hands on experience in teaching physical and spiritual concepts in the fitness industry, I have designed many programs to fit the needs of specific groups of people. These groups include those confined to wheelchairs, seniors in assisted living facilities, children, and those with physical and mental limitations.
Currently I am an author, freelance writer and photographer. I own and operate the Reiki Center of Venice.
Through the www.ReikiCenterofVenice.com, I offer over 100 courses (onsite and through long distant learning) such as Qigong, Creating the Business of your Dreams, Ascension Reiki, Usui Reiki, Kundalini Reiki, Tuning Fork Therapy, Color Therapy, Crystal Balancing, Acu-pressure Facial Massage, Hand Therapy for Computer Users, DoIn, Makko Ho, Take a Deep Breath, and so much more.
In the world of alternative therapies, I have completed the two year course of Naturopathy Medicine through the Herbal Healer Academy and have taught such classes as Herbology, Aromatherapy, Bach Flower, and Reiki.
I currently hold more than 60 Master Certifications in Reiki including; Usui Reiki Master, Komyo Reiki Master, Karuna Reiki Master, Tera Mai Reiki Master, Tibetan Reiki Master, Kundalini Reiki Master, Ascension Reiki Master and more. I also hold more than 60 Certifications in Energy Work. For more information on these courses that I offer, please visit my website at:
I am a continuing education provider for:
The Florida Board of Massage Therapy
Florida Athletic Trainers
Natioinal Certifying Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodyworker (NCBTMB)
National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (BOC)
Francine Milford is nationally recognized and board certified by:
ANCB (American Naturopathic Certification Board)
certified by ANCB as a Certified Traditional Naturopath (CTN)