Reiki Meditation #6, 60”w x 30”h, acrylic on canvas

Reiki is a Japanese healing and stress reduction technique that has always existed, but was rediscovered and brought into practice by Sensei Mikao Usui in the early part of the 20th century and later introduced to the west by Sensei Hawayo Takata.  In recent years the technique has been taught, refined, and expanded into growing worldwide acceptance as an effective healing modality. In fact, Reiki sessions are considered complementary to medical treatment in over 800 hospitals in the United States, including Sloan Kettering, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and the University of Pennsylvania.

And yet, it has everyday, practical applications for anyone who wishes to learn the process.

It is believed that Reiki works to promote balance (homeostasis) in humans as well as animals. As we arrive at better balance, our immune system is better equipped to fight dis-ease. Most clients report a sense of calm during a session, and those that practice regularly after learning the technique for themselves find they are able to bring that calm into their lives with incremental ease just by intending to do so.

While there are many hands-on alternative healing modalities, a few things that separate Reiki from the others are:

• It can be self-administered by anyone trained at any level of Reiki.

• It is a simple, straightforward process quickly assimilated in a class setting.

• Once learned, the student is able to access Reiki for the rest of his/her life.

I have been practicing Reiki since 2001. I received my Usui/Tibetan Master certification in 2011 and my Karuna Masters in 2012, both under the mentorship of William Lee Rand.  In 2016 I earned a Jikiden Shoden level certificate in a class taught by Kathie Lipinski. I am an associate member of the International Center for Reiki Training as well as a member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals.  I am also a professional artist who incorporates Reiki into my paintings.

I teach certification classes up to and including Master in my light-filled art studio.  At Level 1,   a student may offer healing to self, family members, friends and pets. At Level 2 she/he may work with unrelated clients, as well as send Reiki at a distance.  Reiki Masters (Level 3 up) often find that they have a calling to teach others the technique.

To schedule a class, or for further inquires about Reiki, please contact me.