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Are you ready to learn?!
Maybe you've done a lot of research or you just feel a calling to learn and be in service to others. No matter your experience, Reiki is a practice that allows you to help others to heal without using your own energy or putting yourself at risk. Reiki instills healthy boundaries in an individual and promotes healthy relationship with the self and others. In fact, Reiki can be channeled for self-treatment and treating others. Reiki never does harm and the benefits one receives from experiencing or learning how to do Reiki are endless.
Anyone can learn Reiki. The ability to learn is not dependent on intellectual or spiritual understanding. It isn't defined by your sex, age, religious beliefs, or anything else and it doesn't take years to learn. Like martial arts, there are many levels or degrees of Reiki and Empower Thyself offers training for all levels- from Reiki Level One all the way up to the Karuna Reiki® Master Level.
The relationship you develop with Reiki can be very personal and is something you can choose to share openly with others- or not. It's up to you and Reiki always respects free-will. People from all walks of life and professions have taken Reiki training from me- yogis, chefs, school teachers, doctors, therapists, massage therapists and even retired oil industry workers. The list goes on and on. If you are in a profession that specializes in helping others, Reiki is an excellent tool to add to your existing tool belt.
Choosing to walk the Reiki Path can be life-changing and extremely empowering. It was for me- and many others I know. The Reiki Path not only provides the skill, wisdom and technique to heal your life and help others- it also provides the principles, tools and practices to improve your daily life experience.
It's an Experience
If you know me, you'll hear me say "Reiki Weekend is the best!" As someone who revisits training often, I know what I'm looking forward to. Envision this: dropping out of your normal routine to dive in to the present moment- to experience your own healing and transformation. We put away the phones and open our hearts. We bring our yoga mats, pillows and cozy blankets. We drink a lot of tea and eat healthy, high-vibrating foods. We dive into the manual- to learn about Reiki's history, practices and techniques. We dive into meditative journeys guided by the Holy Fire Reiki energy and experience the Placements or Ignitions- which give us the ability to channel Reiki. We journal, share & process our experiences with the group and dive into partner exercises. We bust out the tables and practice Reiki- with ample time to give and receive- and to explore technique and intuition.
Reiki Weekend is the best. It provides the safe container to BE with yourself- to encounter your shadow & challenges, to face those aspects with Love and turn your pain into your power. This happens for the group as a whole- someone's process catalyzes your own healing and vice-versa. There is something truly magical about Reiki Weekend...and just like a Reiki session...no one class is ever the same as another.
I often book clean, quiet studio spaces for my Reiki classes where we learn, share food and practice together before departing to our own homes or spaces each night after class. For retreat style trainings, I book our stay at a cabin or home away from it all...so we can really detach from the outside world and dive in as a group.
My Teaching Style
First and foremost, I teach all of my Reiki classes according to the standards of the International Center of Reiki Training (ICRT) and abide by their Code of Ethics. So, you can rest assured that all of the necessary tools, wisdom and information will be passed on to you through quality facilitation when you take an Empower Thyself Reiki training. While I have facilitated large classes in the past, I have found that I prefer to teach Reiki to small groups of six students or less. This contains the energy of the group and allows for time and care to be delivered to each student and their individual process.
There is nothing more beautiful than passing Reiki energy on to my students and watching them work with the energy for the first time. In my classes, I encourage everyone to explore their unique connection with Reiki and how it wishes to flow through them. We actively explore ways beyond physical touch to channel Reiki, using our breath, voice, and various spiritual tools like fans, feathers and crystals. We honor tradition through exploring Japanese & Western Reiki techniques and we honor the intuition by stepping out of the way and allowing the Reiki energy to guide the process in whatever way it sees fit. We learn how to use Reiki to heal our unhealthy behaviors, past traumas and learn how to harness Reiki energy to instill healthy relationship and empower our goals. We talk about business consciousness, how we can heal our issues with money and learn how to create a thriving Reiki practice.
Reiki classes are their own living entity in the sense that each group is different- and is comprised of unique individuals, with unique needs. Over time, I have discovered new methods or creative ways of teaching Reiki and often receive guidance on how to teach or facilitate a specific experience for each group. This makes teaching very exciting and it's an aspect of my practice that continues to evolve and improve over time.
We're a Family
On the first day of training, you may feel nervous...unsure of yourself or others in the room and by the end of Reiki Weekend, you have witnessed the vulnerability of yourself and others and you leave feeling connected. I have met some of my closest friends, who I consider to be family, through Reiki. It is very comforting to know that there is a group of individuals within and beyond Empower Thyself who are ready to support you. After training, you will be added to the Empower Thyself Reiki Family Facebook support group where you can ask questions, request healing or share your experience with others. There are opportunities to revisit training, attend workshops hosted by myself or others, and to attend or create a Reiki share group.
I am dedicated to being there for you as a guide on your path, just as my Reiki teacher has been for me. Together, we are creating a Global Reiki Fractal that will always keep growing. I support you in creating and establishing your own Reiki practice. I support you in creating and establishing your own Reiki classes. At Empower Thyself, we understand that competition comes from a fear-based mindset and lack-mentality. Supporting one another on the Reiki path, in all ways, empowers everyone involved and allows Reiki to be more accessible to everyone.
If you have previously paid for (in full) and have taken a level of training with Empower Thyself, you are eligible to revisit that level of training for FREE on a first-come first-served basis. There are endless benefits to revisiting training- you will always learn something new no matter how many times you've previously taken a class. I can personally attest to this. Not only will you encounter information or technique previously missed, you will benefit from the group experience. No two Reiki classes are ever the same and there is so much to learn from others in the group- through their experience, their triumphs or struggles...and from yourself- what you are needing to heal at the time. Revisiting training allows for deep healing to take place and for the Reiki energy to be instilled more deeply into your being. Please visit the Training Terms & Policies portion of my website to learn more about the requirements & expectations for revisiting training.