Reiki

Reiki

What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced RAY-key) is a Japanese word representing Universal Life Energy – the energy that is in and around everything. The discovery of the Reiki system of natural healing is attributed to Mikao Usui, a Japanese educator.

This system provides a form, a direction, and a means for healing energy to be transmitted in a very focused way through the hands or from a distance. The transmitted energy creates balance and harmony within the body, the mind, and the spirit and catalyzes one’s natural abilities to heal oneself.

Reiki is an art and science using universal life energy to promote balance,
 wholeness, healing and consciousness. It activates the body’s natural ability to heal itself, going to deeper levels of a person’s being where many illnesses may have originated. Reiki reinforces the ability to take personal responsibility in life and facilitate positive change physically, mentally, emotionally, and energetically.

Reiki Principles

The Usui System of Reiki is founded on the principle that true healing comes from within.  The five reiki principles were created by Dr. Usui based on his discovery that without accepting responsibility for one’s health and well-being, illness is likely to recur. The principles are profoundly simple affirmations that can positively affect any mental patterns that may be having a negative impact on our health. 

Just for today, I will not worry.
Just for today, I will not anger.
Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
Just for today, I will be grateful for my many blessings.
Just for today, I will be kind to my neighbor and every living thing.

Reiki Sessions

A Reiki session is a gentle, hands-on process that allows healing, balancing energy to be transferred through the practitioner to another person, an animal, a plant, or the practitioner’s own body.

A Reiki treatment is safe, non-intrusive, non-invasive, and non-manipulative. The recipient remains fully clothed and no substances are applied to the body. During a full Reiki treatment, the practitioner’s hands are placed on the head, the upper body (from neck to pelvic area) and the back (from shoulders to tailbone). Although the focus is on the major organs, the energy will reach and benefit every cell in the body.

Reiki energy is often perceived as heat or sensation that comes from the channel’s hands. It is very gentle, promoting a holistic balancing of body, mind and spirit.

Sessions last 90 minutes and happen clothed, on a massage table. Reiki sessions are administered through light touch, or by request, can be administered off the body.

Work with Me
If you are new to Reiki, I highly recommend booking an Initial Consultation to discuss your health & wellness goals and address any questions you may have. 

Ready Now?
If you have been referred to me or are familiar with Reiki, use online booking or fill out the contact form for someone to assist you with scheduling your first appointment. 

Questions?
We are happy to assist. Use the contact form to let us know how we can help! 

Types of sessions
I offer Reiki sessions in-person at my office in Union Square, New York City (22 East 17th Street, Suite 636).  

Fees:
In-person session $225

Packages and Payment Plans available. 

Reiki Attunement Level One

This four-hour class is an introduction to the Usui System of Reiki, and includes an individual reiki attunement that helps to cleanse and purify the seven energy centers, or chakras which tend to store painful emotions and unpleasant experiences that may be blocking our capacity for health, happiness, and well-being.

This class is perfect for anyone interested in self practice or deepening your connection to your subtle energy body. You will receive a manual and learn the reiki hand positions for self treatment. 

This class is offered in an online/in-person format. You must be able to attend live either in person at 22 E. 17th Street or live online via zoom video. This class will not be recorded. $150. 

Class is limited to five people for individualized attention and to allow enough time for each attunement. 

 Reiki Attunement Level Two 

In this four-hour class we review the reiki principles, address any questions that have come up in your self study, and deepen our understanding of how Reiki supports lasting change in our overall health and sense of well-being.

We will practice drawing each of the Reiki symbols, study the meaning of each symbol, and explore how to use symbols in a session.

This class includes an attunement to the reiki symbols.

This class is offered in an online/in-person format. You must be able to attend live either in person at 22 E. 17th Street or live online via zoom video. This class will not be recorded. $225.

Class is limited to six people for individualized attention and to allow enough time for each attunement. 

Reiki Level Two Advanced Energy Practical

In this five-hour class we cover advanced chakra anatomy, intuition development, and how to conduct an ethical and effective reiki session.

This is an in-depth exploration of how Reiki is related to the subtle energies as well as the physical body.

There will be space for processing your own approach to healing as well as how to integrate Reiki into your lifestyle.

This class is offered in an online/in-person format. You must be able to attend live either in person at 22 E. 17th Street or live online via zoom video. This class will not be recorded. $225.

Class size is limited to six people for individualized attention

Congratulations on your interest in becoming a Reiki practitioner! Reiki can be a rewarding way to connect and use your innate healing ability to make a difference in the lives of others. In addition to these courses, there are advanced level continuing education experiences to support your growth and education once you are on the certification path.

Steps to Certification:
  1. Completion of Reiki Attunement Level One
  2. Completion of Reiki Attunement Level Two
  3. Completion of Reiki Level Two Advanced Energy Practical 
  4. Completion of all required case studies for Reiki Level One & Level Two Advanced Energy Practical. Case studies are not required to take the next level of Reiki, but are required to finalize your certification process.

There is no specific timeline to complete your certification, but all three courses must be completed under the supervision of Shelley Poovey.

Once you have completed a course, you are welcome to take it again for a reduced fee. 

I recommend taking advantage of the certification package which includes all three Reiki classes plus three 90-minute reiki treatments. Receiving Reiki sessions is an important part of becoming a practitioner. Classes and sessions can be taken at any time.