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.


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!…

Happy Valentine’s Day

By Stephanie Ryan | February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

I woke up this morning reflecting about what I wanted to say about this day. I thought that perhaps the history of Valentine’s Day would be fascinating. Well…yes. The history is fascinating, but not exactly romantic. The day was originally celebrated as Lupercalia, a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture. The…

KJK Jewelry

By Stephanie Ryan | February 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Illuminations is pleased to begin carrying KJK Jewelry! I had the privilege of meeting the founder, Katherine J. Kornblau, at the Czech Museum in November. Although she typically designs jewelry for museum stores, she does sell to other retail stores. I explained the vision of Illuminations and stated I would like to carry some Chakra…


By Stephanie Ryan | January 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Illuminations is happy to continue the tradition of Coexist. Many paths will be Coexisting in harmony, each converging around love, peace and well being for all. Come listen to speakers, every half hour, as folks from the community share their varied approaches to living acts of Connection and Faith. We will also have demonstrations on…


By Stephanie Ryan | December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Introducing a new clothing line to Illuminations! We are now carrying unitees, upcycled garments with upbeat messages. Unitees are handcrafted right here in Cedar Rapids. In addition to baby clothes, we have shirts for women. These items would make meaningful, unique gifts!

Illuminations Very Cherry Holiday

By Stephanie Ryan | November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Don’t miss out on this fun event! We will have psychic gallery readings, refreshments, and door prizes. We are also taking walk-in appointments that day for massage therapy, intuitive readings, and tarot readings!

New Ownership at Illuminations

By Stephanie Ryan | October 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Illuminations will be under new ownership effective Halloween! Please stop by next week and say hello to the new owner, Stephanie Ryan. Stephanie is an intuitive, healer, and founder of Angelic Chakra Integration. In December 2010, she received seven symbols from seven Archangels that correspond to each chakra. In 2015, she began teaching…

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Soundness with Sayde Yoga

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Angel Series: Archangel Michael (Class 1 of 7)

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 15th

Soundness with Sayde Yoga

April 15 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Soundness with Sayde Yoga

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tue 16th

9 Rites of the Munay Ki

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Breathe in Calm Yoga

April 18 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Sat 20th

Guest Reader: James Neubauer

April 20 @ 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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