Reverend Wendy Ann Hrynewski, Ordained Interfaith Minister
Reiki Master, Personal Trainer, Exercise Instructor, Laughter Yoga Leader
Wendy has been on a conscious spiritual journey for most of her life. In 2013, she heard "the call" to ministry and enrolled in All Faiths Seminary International. She became ordained as an Interfaith Minister in June, 2014. “This was the most transformational experience I’ve ever embarked on! I am so grateful to have been part of this program and I’m so appreciative for all of the Love and support I received along the way!”
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from New York University and has held various positions throughout her working career. Her focus has been on loving service, whether she was employed as a children’s gym instructor, physical therapy aide, office manager or in her positions at Habitat for Humanity. In 2014 she began working as an Activities Assistant for seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Interested in the mind-body-spirit connection and service, Wendy studied Nutrition and Religion while at NYU and Hypnotherapy after graduation. In 1994, she became certified as an Aerobic Instructor through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and later earned Personal Training, Fitness Counselor, Weight Room and Step certifications as well. In addition, finalizing training that began in 1999, Wendy received Reiki Mastership in 2006. Also in 2006, her regular attendance in spiritual services and classes inspired the creation of her guided active meditation, now presented as Being In Motion Meditation. In 2011 she became a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader, because laughter is so beneficial and because since she was a child her laugh has inspired others to laugh as well; increasing their joy and their freedom of expression.
In addition to serving on the New Beginnings in Community Ministry Team, Wendy sees her ministry including active practices, like her Being In Motion Meditation, Laughter Yoga and drumming; using the voice with vocalizing, chanting and singing; as well as offering healing modalities like Reiki and Energy Medicine. Regarding her ministry Wendy said, “I have some ideas regarding how my ministry will look, but God is in charge! I just try my best to remember to ask, listen and be a willing channel of God’s Love.”
She is honored to assist in sacred transitional moments creating the perfect ceremony or ritual; be it a wedding, naming ceremony, rite of passage, memorial service, or other occasion.
You can email her at WendyAnn@LivingEnlightened.com and her website, www.LivingEnlightened.com, details more information regarding what she offers to her clients.