Reiki – “The Secret Art of Inviting Happiness”


Dear prospective Reiki I Student,


The path of Reiki is a peaceful one, and can start or guide you on your spiritual journey. As you allow Reiki to heal yourself and others, you may find your life blossoming on many levels.  Reiki works beautifully on its own, or can be combined with any other modalities you practice. It is a wonderful way to relax and promote self-healing, and an easy way to begin to practice meditation or enter the spiritual path.


Perhaps you are new to Reiki, or have taken Reiki with another teacher.  In any circumstance, I am honored to have you consider taking or re-taking Reiki Level One with me.  My lineage is a combination of traditional Usui, White Light and Tibetan Reiki.  I teach Usui/Tibetan Reiki, in four levels, as developed by William Lee Rand of the International Center for Reiki Training, which has a focus on intuitive Japanese techniques.


Reiki is a Japanese word that can be translated as “Spiritually Guided Life Force Energy.”  In practicing Reiki, we can re-charge our bodies, minds and spirits, by connecting to the unlimited energy (chi) of the Universe.  Reiki is not a religion; it is an Eastern practice that works with the subtle energy fields of the human body.  That being said, many find that Reiki deepens their connection to Spirit/their Higher Power.  Reiki is not a substitute for, but is a complement to, traditional medical and psychological care.  Studies show it increases relaxation, and it has been incorporated into several medical settings. Lev el One enables you to give Reiki self-treatments and treatments to others.  The main focus is self-care in developing the discipline of a daily practice, and practicing on friends and family. Some students are drawn to study further levels, others choose only to take the first level, and either path is fine. “Repetition forces the magic to rise” – the more you use Reiki, the more it gently transforms you. As you live the Reiki Precepts, you are able to let go of anger and worry, and to be filled with gratitude  - Mikao Usui’s teaching in “the secret art of inviting happiness…”


What to look forward to in Reiki 1:

·       The Western and Japanese History of Reiki

·       Explanations of the different Levels of Reiki

·       The Reiki Precepts

·       The Reiki Level I Attunement - permanently connecting you to the source of Reiki

·       Hand positions for giving a self-treatment & for treating others

·       How to begin to work intuitively

·       The Reiki Level One manual from the International Center for Reiki Training

·       Suzanne’s supplemental manual

·       Tips on self-care and cultivating your energy

·       Plenty of practice time

·       And more!


Class Details:    

·       Level One class date:        Sunday January 26th, 2014 at New Earth Healing Gifts in Brielle.

·       Registration:   In order to allow for appropriate practice time, enrollment is limited to six students.   To enroll, a non-refundable deposit of $50 is due no later than 01/20/14.  Please RSVP for the class to Jennifer Kelder at 732-800-3300

·       Class time:   11am - 5pm with breaks; water, tea & snacks provided; we will go to lunch at a local place  

·       Fees:   $150 (less $50 deposit) plus $30 for manuals (New Earth accepts credit cards for the class fee, or you may pay Innergize/Suzanne Bird via cash/check; cash or check only to Innergize  for the manuals.)


Preparing for a Reiki Attunement: 

The following optional preparations are suggested by my Reiki Master, William Rand.  You can apply them for one to three days prior to the attunement, or longer.  Use your guidance as to which steps, if any, you may be drawn to - but please do not use them to judge yourself harshly.  Reiki works in spite of, not because of, us.  The below is offered to potentially increase the amount of energy that can flow through one’s channels. 

  • Consider refraining from or decreasing your consumption of animal products
  • Minimize or stop use of coffee/chocolate/caffeine/sugar
  • Refrain from using alcohol
  • Minimize or stop use of tobacco/cigarettes (and smoke as little as possible on the day of the class)
  • Consume adequate amounts of water and nutritious whole foods
  • Take a media break/consider what you choose to watch, read or listen to
  • Get adequate rest, and spend some time in nature