A little bit about reiki: Reiki is a form of energetic work that taps into the individual’s capacity for healing and balance. We all have the innate ability to create healing and balance within ourselves and reiki helps us re-establish our connection with our intuitive sense of knowing and attending to our needs. Reiki assists us in creating balance on energetic, physical, mental and emotional levels. Reiki was originally developed in Japan in the 1920s by Mikao Usui, who trained Dr Chujiro Hayashi and was later brought to the United States by Hawayo Takata.
A little bit about reiki and me: I was first drawn to reiki in 2005, as I was growing my skills as a new yoga teacher and yoga therapist. I loved reiki because it was an accessible form of energy healing that I could use on myself and with others. I was my first reiki client! My teacher, Rose DeDan, encouraged her students to develop a daily reiki practice on themselves, both as a way to embody the learning as well as to incorporate self care into our healing practices. I took my first reiki class in 2005 and completed the Reiki Master Teacher training in 2008.
As a reiki practitioner, I am a conduit for the healing energy that exists in the reiki recipient as well as the healing energy that exists in the world around us. I hold space for people to direct their own healing and bring a deep listening and witnessing to each session. I have provided reiki in a variety of different settings, for a variety of different beings, for a variety of different reasons! I work with all ages, from infants to elders, as well as with animal companions (birds, fish, dogs, cats). All beings can benefit from reiki!