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 may help relieve muscle tension 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 can be used on yourself as well as others.
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 hovering 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 receive relaxing Reiki energy during a treatment, and the practitioner’s energy is not depleted. 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. You would also use similar Reiki techniques to provide a relaxing Reiki treatment to yourself.
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 4 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 the last 3 Reiki symbols are learned and where you receive the final 4 Reiki attunements.
- Reiki Master Teacher: This training takes approximately 5-6 months and you will learn how to do Reiki attunements, how to teach Reiki to others, and advanced Reiki techniques. Prerequisite: Reiki Level One, Reiki Level Two, and Reiki Level Three/Master Practitioner successful completion and certification. Contact Nancy for additional info.
Moonflower Yoga offers Reiki training on all 4 levels of Reiki. Each training session also includes an extensive 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 usually reclining. The other participants will gently hover 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. Please note: During this coronavirus period, Moonflower Yoga is offering ONLINE distance Reiki Healing Circles wherein you remain safely at home and Reiki Master Teachers Nancy Weshkoff and Carol Procopio send you distance Reiki healing. See below for further info and the next scheduled date.
Why Reiki at Moonflower Yoga is special
At Moonflower Yoga you receive personal attention in a loving, caring environment. This is especially true during a Reiki training session. Moonflower Yoga owner, Nancy Weshkoff, who is a Reiki Master Teacher, keeps the training session sizes very, very small so that you can receive a lot of one-on-one personal attention during the training, generally no more than 2 students per training session. When you are learning how to do a Reiki treatment, she is alongside you helping you with the hand positions needed. Nancy also provides you with a very informative and illustrated, 30-40 page handbook for each training session which gives you step-by-step instructions on working with Reiki energy.
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 and Reiki Master Teacher, Nancy Weshkoff, at the studio number: 516 557 2206.
Reiki Level One Refresher Training with Nancy Weshkoff – LIVE ONLINE via Zoom!!!
Date: Stay tuned for the next scheduled date
Have you been trained and attuned in Reiki Level One but you have not used Reiki for a while? Do you need a refresher course? Reiki is a wonderful system for stress reduction which can be helpful in these challenging times. Join Moonflower Yoga owner and Reiki Master Teacher, Nancy Weshkoff, for this wonderful refresher course which is great for:
- Feeling more comfortable using Reiki.
- Having an opportunity to ask questions.
- Reviewing the basics of Reiki so you are more at ease practicing Reiki.
- Understanding more fully some of the key principles of Reiki.
- Learning how to do a chair Reiki session.
Watch this space for the next scheduled date for this training session via Zoom.
Please note that all in-studio Reiki activities at the Moonflower Yoga studio are currently ON HOLD due to social distancing requirements from the coronavirus pandemic. We will begin to offer in-studio Reiki training again when it is safe for us to do so. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe.
ONLINE Reiki Healing Circle and Meditation (open to all) with Reiki Master Teachers Nancy Weshkoff and Carol Procopio
Date: Stay tuned for the next date.
Reiki is a wonderful system for stress reduction and relaxation. In these challenging times, Reiki and meditation can help you feel calmer. In this online Reiki Healing Circle, Reiki Master Teachers Nancy Weshkoff and Carol Procopio will offer a distance Reiki treatment to the participants in the Reiki Healing Circle. You can be quietly and safely relaxing in your home for this Healing Circle, and NO prior Reiki experience is needed. This event will also include a lovely guided meditation for additional relaxation. Come join us!
Reiki Level One training – stay tuned for new dates when it is safe to reoffer this training
Come discover the relaxing energy of Reiki and why major medical institutions, including cancer hospitals, are now offering Reiki as an alternative therapy!
Reiki is a wonderful, ancient technique that promotes stress reduction and relaxation. It does this by helping to keep energy pathways in your body flowing and by releasing tension in areas with blocked energy. If this energy is low, then we are more likely to feel ill and have higher stress levels. Reiki works toward balancing energy to promote relaxation and reduce stress. It is a very gentle system where you would lightly hover your hands on certain areas of your body to help release blocked energy and is based on the concept that life force energy flows through us.
In this fabulous 4 1/2-hour training session, you will learn the basics of Reiki and receive a Level One certification. The ability to perform Reiki is passed on during an “attunement” done by a Reiki master, and allows the student to tap into life force energy to help you feel more relaxed. In this Reiki One training, you will receive 4 Reiki attunements done by Nancy Weshkoff, Reiki Master Teacher.
At the end of this training, you will be able to do basic Reiki on yourself and others. There will be an opportunity to practice doing a Reiki session with a partner from the training, and you will also receive a Reiki session. You will be given a very informative, illustrated Reiki training manual which is a great tool to which you can refer after the training session.
This training session will be taught by Nancy Weshkoff, Reiki Master Teacher and owner of Moonflower Yoga. The training sessions are kept to a very small group so that you receive lots of personal attention and to be sure you are comfortable with the training. Because of this, the class size is very small and it sells out quickly – book early!
There will be a food break around midway through the training with delicious homemade vegan snacks, which are included in the price.
Reiki Level Two training with Nancy Weshkoff – stay tuned for new dates when it is safe to reoffer this training
Further explore Reiki in this wonderful Reiki Two training available to anyone who has successfully completed Reiki Level One training! This Level Two training session will be taught by Nancy Weshkoff, Reiki Master Teacher and Owner of Moonflower Yoga. Please note these Reiki training sessions are kept very small so that you receive individual, one-on-one training, so book early to assure your spot.
Reiki is a wonderful, ancient technique that promotes stress reduction and relaxation. It does this by helping to keep energy pathways in your body flowing and by releasing tension in areas with blocked energy. If this energy is low, then we are more likely to feel ill and have higher stress levels. Reiki works toward balancing energy to promote relaxation and reduce stress.
In this Level Two training session, you will delve deeper into the principles of Reiki. You will receive 2 additional attunements, which enhances your spiritual vibration. You will also learn the first 3 symbols of Reiki, including the distance symbol which allows you to send Reiki to those in need who are not in the same room as you, as well as the power symbol which enhances your Reiki session. Learning these symbols will increase your Reiki energy. You will discover many other wonderful ways to use these 3 symbols in your daily life to help you. You will have an opportunity to practice using the symbols during a Reiki session with another person from the training, and you will also be given a Reiki treatment.
As part of your training, you will receive a very informative, illustrated 40+page handbook which can be utilized as a great reference tool so you can continue to practice and study the information from this Reiki Two training session after you leave the training session. Upon successfully completing this training, you receive a Reiki Level Two certification.
There will be a break with delicious homemade vegan snacks & dessert which is included in the price.
Reiki Level 3 Master Practitioner training – stay tuned for new dates when it is safe to reoffer this training:
This training is available to those students who successfully completed Reiki Level One and Reiki Level two training.
Become a Reiki Master! In Reiki 3, you will further enhance your Reiki experience and upon completion reach the level of Reiki Master/Practitioner. You will learn the final 3 symbols of Reiki. You will receive 4 more attunements, which further enhances your energy fields. Learn a new Reiki breathing technique which is used in the attunement process, as well as a deeper understanding of Reiki’s connection to other healing modalities, and a new blessing technique to enhance your Reiki treatments. To help you with your practice after this training session, an extensive 40+ page, illustrated training manual is supplied which is a great reference tool after the training session. You will receive a Reiki treatment during the training session and have an opportunity to practice Reiki with another participant from the training. We will have some brief breaks with delicious vegan snacks included in the price.
Photo Gallery of past Reiki activities at Moonflower Yoga:
Carol and Sylvia become Reiki Master Teachers – November 2018!
Carol and Sylvia successfully completed the 6-month Reiki training journey to become Reiki Master Teachers! Becoming a Reiki Master Teacher is a special calling, and takes dedication and hard work. After graduating from Reiki Level One, Two, and Three/Master Practitioner, those who embark on the path to become a Reiki Master Teacher do 6 months of intensive training and preparation to become a Reiki Master teacher. Carol and Sylvia did a great job, and we wish them well on this newest phase of their Reiki experience. Congratulations to both of you!
Reiki 3/Master Practitioner training with Nancy Weshkoff – July 2018
Congratulations to the newest Reiki Master Practitioner, Deborah M, who completed her training with Nancy in July. Deborah received the final attunements of Reiki, learned 3 new symbols, as well as advanced Reiki techniques to help her in her Reiki practice. She did great! Deborah was joined for the day by Carol P, who has already become a Reiki Master Practitioner and is studying to become a Reiki Master Teacher under Nancy’s tutelage. Good luck, Deborah, on your Reiki journey!
Reiki One training with Nancy Weshkoff – June 2018
Joann and Linda successfully completed Reiki Level One training with Moonflower Yoga owner and Reiki Master Teacher, Nancy Weshkoff, in June, 2018. They learned the basic foundation of Reiki, and each had an opportunity to practice what they learned doing a Reiki session on each other under Nancy’s guidance. Congratulations to both of them, and we wish you well on your Reiki journey! If you’d like to become a Reiki Level One practitioner, scroll up to the next available Reiki Level One training date. Please book early as the training sessions are intentionally kept small to give you personal attention and sell out quickly.
Reiki 2 training with Nancy Weshkoff – June 2018
Richard and Tiffany successfully completed their Reiki 2 training in June. Both learned the first 3 symbols of Reiki, including the distance symbol, which enables them to send healing energy to those who are not in the same room as you. They did great, and congratulations to both of them! If you are trained in Reiki Level One and would like to proceed to Reiki Level Two, scroll up to see the next available training date.
Reiki 3/Master Practitioner training with Nancy Weshkoff – May 2018
Three students proudly became Reiki Masters in May as they successfully completed the Reiki Master Practitioner level. Congratulations to Dana, Susan, and Mary! Each learned the remaining symbols of Reiki and received the final set of attunements. They had an opportunity to learn some new techniques which they can apply to their Reiki practice. They all did great, and we wish them well in their Reiki journey!
Reiki Level One refresher training with Nancy Weshkoff – May 2018
Moonflower Yoga is now offering Reiki refresher training for those who are attuned in Usui Reiki but feel they would like a brush-up on the Reiki principles and procedures. We had a very informative Reiki Level One refresher training session on May 6th with Sylvia and Jen who had an opportunity to review the basics of Reiki One and practice giving/receiving a Reiki treatment under Nancy’s guidance. They both also received a new, updated Reiki handbook. Stay tuned for the next Reiki Level One refresher training session which should be in the fall of 2018.
Reiki Level One training with Nancy Weshkoff – April 2018
Congratulations to Laurie and Richard as they successfully completed Reiki Level One training with Moonflower Yoga owner and Reiki Master Teacher, Nancy Weshkoff, on April 14. Nancy laid down the basic foundation of Reiki, and Laurie & Richard each had an opportunity to practice what they learned in Reiki sessions under Nancy’s tutelage. They both did great! If you’d like to become a Reiki Level One practitioner, scroll up to the next available Reiki Level One training date.
Reiki Level Two training with Nancy Weshkoff – March 2018
Deborah and Marjorie joined Moonflower Yoga owner and Reiki Master Teacher, Nancy Weshkoff, on March 18 for a Reiki Level Two training session. Deborah and Marjorie learned the first 3 symbols of Reiki, and Nancy further delved into the history of Reiki and additional ways to utilize their training. Both then had an opportunity to practice their newly-acquired knowledge on each other by doing a Reiki session. Congratulations to Deborah and Marjorie on a job well done! If you have been trained in Reiki Level One and would like to continue to Reiki Level Two, scroll up to see the next available Reiki Level Two training date.
Reiki Level One training – February 2018: Congratulations to the Reiki Level One graduates in our February class: Marlene, Jennifer, Karina, Linda, Rose and Teri! All did great learning about Reiki, and it was a lovely afternoon. Connie and Nancy worked with the students, providing the attunements, and teaching them the basics of Reiki so that they can do Reiki on themselves as well as others. If you’d like to become trained in Reiki, scroll up to see the next available Reiki training date.
Reiki Level 2 training – January 2018: It was a lovely afternoon as 4 students took the next step in their Reiki journey and moved to the Reiki Level Two stage. The attendees learned the first 3 symbols of Reiki including the distance symbol and the power symbol. The students then paired up and practiced giving and receiving Reiki treatments. Congratulations to Pat, Lisa, Dana, and Jennifer on successfully reaching this next level of your Reiki journey! If you missed this Reiki Two session, scroll up for the date of our next available Reiki Two session.
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!