Reiki has supported me through health Challenges and other life challenges for close to two decades. My passion is supporting the life journey of others through teaching and private sessions.
The first time someone told me about Reiki and suggested I take a class, I thought, “Too weird!” My mind slammed shut, and I responded with an emphatic, “I have NO interest in anything like that.” I didn’t hear the word Reiki again until a few years later when a friend told me she had taken a wonderful class and how much difference it had made in her stress level, physical health, and sense of well-being.
“Oh,” I queried, “what kind of class?” Trusting her judgement and impressed with the benefits she reported, I was soon enrolled in a Level I Reiki class with Tom Tessereau, Executive Director of The Healing Arts Center in St. Louis. At one point during the class, I felt as if my heart had been blown open. My Reiki journey had begun, and my life and health would change dramatically as a result.
That was in 2000. I left my job with a non-profit and moved halfway across the country to Seattle, establishing a Reiki practice here in 2002. In 2004, I received Master training from William Rand, founder of the International Center for Reiki Training, and began teaching Reiki. In 2008 I became a Karuna Reiki® Master, also through Rand, and now teach Karuna Reiki® as well. I completed Jikiden Reiki Shoden and Okuden levels in 2010 with Tadao Yamaguchi, founder of the Jikiden Reiki Institute based in Kyoto, Japan.
A former editor, contributor, and columnist for Reiki News Magazine, I am the author of Reiki, A Guide for the Practice of Levels I and II, and more than 60 articles about Reiki.
A Labor of Love
Reiki is not only my full-time professional endeavor, but it is also a spiritual practice and a way of living. It is not just what I do, but who I am. Reiki informs every aspect of my life as I daily strive to be an instrument of healing grace in every moment, through every thought, word, and deed.
Reiki, A Guide for the Practice of Levels I and II shares through step-by-step instruction and full-color photographs what I have learned from my teachers, my own research, and more than a decade of giving hands-on Reiki sessions to clients experiencing a broad range of conditions.
- Tadao Yammaguchi, The Jikiden Reiki Institute, Kyoto, Japan
- Frank Arjava Petter, The Jikiden Reiki Institute, Kyoto, Japan
- William Rand, The International Center for Reiki Training, Hana, Hawaii
- Tom Tessereau, Executive Director, Healing Arts Center, St. Louis, MO
- Wendy Bodin, Luminary Health Therapeutics, Albuquerque, NM
A professional member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals (IARP), I adhere to their Code of Ethics and standards of practice.