Learn about the Roots of Reiki in Japan

By June 9, 2014Local

Jikiden Reiki is coming to the greater Austin area, from 6 to 9 p.m., July 25; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., July 26; and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 27. The Shoden seminar focuses on the Yamaguchi family history with Hayashi in Ishikawa, replete with photographs of Chiyoko with Hayashi and her extensive family; detoxification of the body; learning to work with “byosen”; toxicity as a guide in the Reiki treatment; and Hatsureiho, a practice to sensitize the hands.

Most Reiki practitioners in Texas have learned Reiki as it came to the West. This is an opportunity to learn Reiki as it was practiced in the 1930s, in Japan. There are significant differences in the goals and practices.

Dr. Paula Michal-Johnson, Shihan (teacher) of Jikiden Reiki and certified by the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Kyoto, Japan, also presents slides of sacred Reiki sites from her recent trip to Kyoto. Michal-Johnson is a native Texan and an accomplished teacher and student of Tadao Yamaguchi and Frank Arjava Petter. Lu Whitaker, a Jikiden Reiki Shihan-Kaku (assistant teacher), will bring her 23 years of Reiki experience to this training. Whitaker works with soldiers at Fort Hood in the Reset Program doing Reiki full time. Her experience with Jikiden is that soldiers sense the difference in her sessions because she has studied Jikiden Reiki.

Cost: $350 with $100 advance deposit. Location: Triapolis Wellness Center, 620 W. U.S. Hwy. 190, Copperas Cove. For more information, call Michal- Johnson at 484-686-7388, email InTheHeartOfReikiLV@gmail.com or visit ClassicalReikiPA.Wordpress.com. For local information, call Ann Richardson at 254-547- 8847, email TriapolisWellness@gmail.com or visit TriapolisWellness.com.