Reiki is a Japanese spiritual healing practice that promotes balance and personal growth. Developed in Japan in the 1920’s by its founder Usui Mikao, Reiki is now practiced around the world in many different ways. Its original name “Shin Shin Kaizen Usui Reiki Ryoho” translates as the “Usui Healing Method for Improving the Heart, Body and Mind”. The system of Reiki included 5 elements: meditation, hands-on healing, the precepts, symbols and mantras as well as a spiritual blessing called the Reiju. The practice of Reiki strengthens the connection between body and mind. It returns us to our natural state of balance through a process of relaxation. It improves mental clarity, stability and vitality while creating a deep sense of peace and harmony.
The introductory workshop includes lecture, discussion and experience.
From the instructor:
“What I love about the Japanese Arts is that they are expressions of the Universal Way …”
“In Japan, a number of time-honored everyday activities (such as making tea, arranging flowers, and writing) have traditionally been deeply examined by their proponents. Students study how to make tea, perform martial arts, or write with a brush in the most skillful way possible to express themselves with maximum efficiency and minimum strain. Through this efficient, adroit, and creative performance, they arrive at art. But if they continue to delve even more deeply into their art, they discover principles that are truly universal, principles relating to life itself. Then, the art of brush writing becomes shodo—the “Way of the brush”—while the art of arranging flowers is elevated to the status of kado—the “Way of flowers.” Through these Ways or Do forms, the Japanese have sought to realize the Way of living itself. They have approached the universal through the particular.” – H.E. Davey
About the teacher:
Veronique is a certified Reiki Teacher/Practitioner in the Japanese lineage “Usui Reiki Ryoho.” Originally from France, Veronique has been studying and practicing Reiki in various parts of the world and settings since 2008. Aside from her private practice, Veronique has worked and volunteered in a hospital, a cancer wellness center, yoga studios, and a senior living community. Veronique has been exploring both traditional and more contemporary approaches to the practice of Reiki. She has pursued these varied interests in the US and Europe, as well as in Japan, where Reiki originates from. Veronique believes in daily practice and continuing education. She is a professional member of the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT), Shibumi Association/International House of Reiki (IHR) and the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP). For more information, please visit her website www.moonstonesanctuary.com