Our mission is to bring forth light into the world through education of the mind, body, and spirit.


At Illuminations, our mission is to bring forth light into the world through education of the mind, body, and spirit. In each one of you, there lies a divine spark of light. It is our heartfelt desire to bring you back to that awareness, and to awaken your true potential.  It is our goal to offer you a place of knowledge in a safe environment, where openness, faith, love, and acceptance permeate through our practitioners, events, classes, and store.

Illuminations offers holistic services including yoga, massage therapy, energy work, & intuitive/psychic readings. We also sell a variety of metaphysical items and provide classes to support you on your path.


Welcome to Illuminations!

Posted by Illuminations on Wednesday, September 12, 2018


We offer a variety of holistic services to meet each individual on their spiritual journey. These services help facilitate healing and empowerment in the person. Whether you are called to participate in a massage, holistic energy session, or reading, each one will provide an energetic alignment back to Self and Source.


How Spirit Guides Communicate

By Gretchen Little | May 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Spirit Guides Communicate Indirectly Spirit Guides communicate with signs and symbols.  If you have practiced opening your intuition you can get messages more directly via automatic writing or channeling.  Usually, though, people will start to see something they hadn’t noticed before over and over again.  If seeing that sign or symbol is accompanied by a…

Which Tarot Queen Are You?

By Gretchen Little | May 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Empower Yourself with the Tarot Queens Tarot cards are usually thought of as a tool to predict the future but they are even more valuable as an aid for self-empowerment. Tarot cards can be gateways to unseen parts of yourself. Sometimes these parts will help you. Sometimes they work against you. Having an ongoing relationship…

Benefits of Learning Reiki

By Gretchen Little | May 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Benefits of Learning Reiki One of the main benefits of learning Reiki is that it raises your vibration, whether you’re applying it to yourself or others. Raising your vibration = warm fuzzies. It’s worth it just for that! Can be used to decrease pain, both physical and emotional, in yourself and others. This is…

Rhodonite and Grief

By Gretchen Little | May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Rhodonite is a pink stone with black veins.  That color combination gives it a grounding nature along with an amplification of unconditional love. Here is an easy exercise that will help you tap into the energy of rhodonite to help with relieving grief and sadness at a spiritual level. The Heart Chakra and Grief The…

Make May Day Magic with Dandelions

By Gretchen Little | May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

May Day Origins May Day is one of the most powerful days in the pagan calendar.  Modern pagans refer to it as Beltane.  To ancient Europeans it was a day for celebrating the return of the growing season and fertility in general. Ancestors were honored and divination was performed. Some of those traditions still survive…

Young Living Essential Oils List

By Gretchen Little | April 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

100+ Young Living Essential Oils Illuminations has over 100 Young Living Essential Oils available.  Young Living is an essential oil company based in Utah.  They are committed to producing some of the highest quality essential oils in the world because they believe that essential oils can be used to enhance health and well being. All…

Paganicon and Artwork by Shauna Aura Knight

By Stephanie Ryan | March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

This weekend, Wild Indigo Coyote, Gretchen Little, and I all traveled to Minneapolis to attend Paganicon. Gretchen and I realized that this is already our 5th year that we have attended! It’s a time for some self-care for me, a time to go within in meditation, but also indulge my favorite pastime-learning. Paganicon is a…

The 11 Days of Halloween

By Stephanie Ryan | October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Time to Celebrate Halloween! Since October 31st is the first year anniversary of Stephanie Ryan as owner of Illuminations, we decided to do it up right by celebrating the 11 Days of Halloween.  It so happens that this year that is exactly how many days it is from the Iowa City Metaphysical Expo (which Stephanie…

Leo New Moon

By Stephanie Ryan | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Some of our customers haven’t been feeling great in the last few days. I believe that it’s probably due to the Leo new moon, and the energies yet to come in August. At the time of the new moon, our energy is at its lowest. This is a time for rest and reflection. Meditation, alone…

More Books

By Stephanie Ryan | April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the new owner of Illuminations, I’ve tried to be purposeful about the products we sell. I believe in the importance of education and self-empowerment. With that purpose in mind, I’ve greatly expanded upon the books and oracle cards we sell. We currently have five shelves of books, and an entire bookshelf of Oracle/Tarot/Lenormand cards!…

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Events for week of May 19, 2019

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Sun 19th

Soundness with Sayde Yoga

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Angel Series: Archangel Chamuel

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 20th

Soundness with Sayde Yoga

May 20 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Soundness with Sayde Yoga

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tue 21st

9 Rites of the Munay Ki

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 22nd

Energy Share

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu 23rd

Breathe in Calm Yoga

May 23 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fri 24th
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Sat 25th

Illuminations Shaman Class

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Guest Reader: The A.G. CANCELED

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Here's what a few of our satisfied clients say:

"Illuminations Center is a special place where the practitioners offer a variety of services to soothe the aches and pains of your body, mind, and spirit." ~Sandy

"My daughter and I visited for the first time today and plan to make it a frequent stop. Just walking in I could literally feel the weight lifted off my chest and my anxiety calm. There is such a beautiful selection and the customer service is nothing like I’ve had anywhere else. Not only were they good to me, but to my 5 year old as well. We can’t wait to go back!" ~Becca

"Excellent store - ask questions = they will be answered. Friendly, kind sales clerks... knowledgeable, awesome prices. Fantastic merchandise! Highly recommend this shop!" ~Mary

"Illuminations is a place for nurturing the reconnect with the light and spirit within." ~Lanette

"I love Illuminations! It has such a good vibe to it and I can always find what I need (and usually more)! The staff there are amazing and the classes, practitioners and services are top notch. I always recommend it to friends." ~Jodi

"When the future seemed so murky I found all of the guidance and support I needed here. Great quality products, knowledgeable and professional staff. I'm so thankful!" ~Toshia

"Illuminations to me is a place of acceptance, of making connections, and best of all, a place of love and learning." ~Chris

"Exactly what I was looking for! I'm blown away with the number of services available in this beautiful space. Greeted with a warm smile and positive vibes, got the help we needed, and a tour of the shop! We will be back!" ~Mackenzie

"Training there is taylored to every individuals needs. A must for advancing your skills and talents in your special interests." ~Bob

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