What is Reiki?
Reiki, founded by Mikao Usui, is a Japanese technique for relaxation and stress reduction. It is pronounced “Ray” “Key”. Reiki is being used by leading medical institutions, including major cancer treatment centers, as an alternative therapy.
Reiki works with universal life force energy – the energy in and around all living things. When this energy is blocked, it causes an imbalance often leading to discomfort or disease. When the energy is flowing more smoothly, we often feel better.
Here is some basic information on Reiki:
- Reiki allows loving, healing energy to flow through you.
- Reiki is NOT a religion. No specific religious beliefs are necessary.
- Reiki is spiritual and allows you to have a deeper connection to yourself.
- Reiki is open to all who would like to explore this beautiful, healing energy.
What are some of the benefits of Reiki?
- Reiki can reduce your stress levels. Stress is a leading contributor to many diseases including heart disease and high blood pressure. Reducing your stress improves your health.
- Reiki has helped relieve muscle tension and pain by releasing blocked energy.
- Reiki can provide better sleep at night, and it is important to have adequate sleep to allow your body and mind to function properly.
- There are no dangerous side effects to having a Reiki treatment.
- Reiki can be used to help infants as well as seniors.
- Reiki can be used on pets. Dogs and cats love Reiki treatments!
- Reiki can complement other treatments you receive. Leading cancer institutions offer Reiki as an alternative therapy in addition to radiation and chemotherapy.
- Reiki is easy to learn and it is self-healing.
How does Reiki work?
Reiki works by having universal life force energy flow from the person providing the treatment to the person receiving the treatment. It is done by having the Reiki practitioner gently lay their hands on the person receiving the treatment. The person receiving the treatment can be seated in a chair or reclining. Unlike other treatments, because universal life force energy is flowing, both the person receiving the treatment and the person providing the treatment both receive healing during a treatment, and the practitioner’s energy is not depleted. It is self-healing. A session usually begins at the top of the head (where stress is often accumulated) and from there the Reiki practitioner can lay their hands gently (as needed) on the shoulders, arms, heart, abdomen, knees, and feet.
How is Reiki learned?
Reiki is taught by a person who has been trained as a Reiki Master Teacher who provides you with attunements at each level. There are 3 levels of Reiki:
- Reiki Level One where you learn basic Reiki healing treatments for yourself and are shown techniques for helping others. You receive the first 4 attunements.
- Reiki Level Two where you further learn how to work on others and are introduced to Reiki symbols which enhance your Reiki treatment. You receive 2 additional attunements.
- Reiki Level Three (Master Practitioner) in which additional symbols are learned and where you receive the final 4 Reiki attunements.
Moonflower Yoga offers Reiki training on all 3 levels of Reiki. Each training session also includes a training manual with illustrations so that you can practice Reiki at home. See below for our next available Reiki training session or Reiki Healing Circle.
What is a Reiki Healing Circle?
A Reiki Healing Circle is a wonderful way to be introduced to Reiki. NO prior Reiki experience is necessary, and it is open to all! In a Reiki Healing Circle, one person in the center of the circle receives a Reiki treatment from the others around the circle. The person in the center is often reclining on a comfortable massage table, fully clothed. The other participants will gently place their hands on the recipient on either the top of the head, shoulders, abdomen, knees, or feet. For those with Reiki experience, they can apply what they have learned in their Reiki training sessions to help the person receive a lovely treatment. For those with no Reiki experience, we will show you how to do some basic positions. Each person has an opportunity to move to the center of the circle and receive a relaxing Reiki treatment.
How can I get more information?
You will see additional information below on the upcoming Reiki activities at Moonflower Yoga including our next Reiki training sessions. If you have any further questions, you can contact Moonflower Yoga owner, Nancy Weshkoff, who is a trained Reiki Master Practitioner, at the studio number: 516 557 2206.
Reiki Level One training with the Rev. Constance Barley and Nancy Weshkoff
Date: Saturday, February 10th, 1 PM – 5 PM – Book early as this sells out quickly!
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Leading medical institutions are now offering Reiki as an alternative therapy to patients with chronic illness. Reiki is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the concept that life force energy flows through us. If this energy is low, then we are more likely to feel ill and have higher stress levels. If it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. In this special 4-hour training session, you will learn the basics of Reiki and receive a Level One certification from Connie. The ability to perform Reiki is passed on during an “attunement” performed by a Reiki master, and allows the student to tap into life force energy to improve one’s health. At the end of this training, you will be able to do basic Reiki on yourself and others. There will be a food break around midway through the training with delicious homemade snacks. Introductory Price: $125 per person for this 4-hour certification training.
This training is done by the Reverend Constance Barley, who is a Reiki Master Teacher, and Nancy Weshkoff, Owner of Moonflower Yoga and a Reiki Master Practitioner.
Book now!! Seating is limited!! You can reserve your spot by selecting this activity from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration/payment instructions.
Reiki Level Two training with the Rev. Constance Barley and Nancy Weshkoff
Saturday, Jan 20th, 1 PM – 5:30 PM
Further discover Reiki in this wonderful Reiki Two training available to anyone who has successfully completed Reiki Level One training! In this special 4 1/2-hour Level Two training session, you will further explore the principles of Reiki and receive a Level Two certification from Connie. You will receive additional attunements & learn the first 3 symbols of Reiki. Learning these symbols will increase your Reiki healing energy and allow you to learn to send Reiki energy to people in need of spiritual healing who are at a distance, enhancing your Reiki abilities. You’ll love it! There will be a break with delicious homemade snacks.
This training is done by the Rev. Constance Barley, a Reiki Master Teacher, & Nancy Weshkoff, Owner of Moonflower Yoga & a Reiki Master Practitioner.
Price: $175 per person for this 4 ½ -hour certification training.
Register now for this fabulous training session – space is limited! You can reserve your spot at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this training session from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps to reserve your spot.
Reiki Level 3 Master Practitioner training:
Moonflower Yoga just offered a Reiki Level 3 Master Practitioner training session. Stay tuned! We will shortly be adding a new Reiki 3 Master Practitioner date to take place in early 2018. If you are interested in this training, please send an email to [email protected] with your name and phone number, and we will be sure to notify you when the date is added. Thank you!
Reiki Healing Circle (open to all)
Date: We just held a Reiki Healing Circle at Moonflower Yoga. Stay tuned – a new date will be added shortly.
Reiki is a wonderful system to promote relaxation and has been used for many years. With Reiki, you are working with universal life force healing energy. It is now being offered as an alternative therapy in leading medical institutions. Reiki is done by gently laying your hands on the person receiving the treatment. For those who are Reiki trained, you will use your Reiki knowledge to provide a treatment to the person in the center of the healing circle. For those who are not Reiki trained, you are welcome to come, and we will show you the simple steps you can do. Each person will have an opportunity to receive a Reiki treatment while comfortably reclining. When not receiving a treatment, you will help send healing energy to the person in the circle receiving the Reiki treatment. It is a great way to discover Reiki, or to enhance your Reiki training, and you will feel relaxed and de-stressed. NO prior Reiki experience is needed, and all are welcome. Come explore the relaxing & de-stressing qualities of Reiki and why leading medical institutions are offering Reiki as an alternative therapy!
Previous Reiki activities at Moonflower Yoga:
Reiki Level 3 Master/Practitioner training – Nov 2017: Congratulations to our latest Reiki graduates: Sylvia, Suzanne, and Carol. Each did great as they accomplished reaching the Master level for Reiki after successfully completing all 3 levels of Reiki training. If you are interested in learning about Reiki join us for an upcoming Reiki Healing Circle or join us for the next Reiki Level One training.
Reiki Level One training with Connie – July 2017
We had another fabulous Reiki Level One training session with Connie on July 9th, as Connie explained the basics of Reiki to the participants and then performed the Reiki attunements needed to enable the participants to become Reiki Level One practitioners. At the end of the training, the students were able to do basic Reiki on themselves as well as others. Many thanks to Connie and the participants for a great session! Did you miss this Reiki training session? Stay tuned – our next date will be held shortly. Scroll to the top of this page for additional info.
Reiki One training with Connie – Feb 2017
Thanks for Connie and the participants for another fabulous Reiki One training session at Moonflower Yoga! The participants did great and learned how to perform basic Reiki on themselves and others. If you would like to learn this beautiful healing energy, scroll to the top of this screen for the next training date. Leading hospitals are now offering Reiki as an alternative therapy – come discover why Reiki is such a wonderful tool to learn! Please register early – space is limited and this sells out quickly!