“Somewhere, something incredible
is waiting to be known.”
- Carl Sagan
I teach both of these subtle arts in very small group settings, often one-to-one. In that way the work can be shaped specifically for the person studying.
Reiki is a hands-on healing technique developed in Japan in the 1920s. It is one of the only energy modalities that is widely accepted in modern medicine. Much has been written about Reiki but no one can say exactly what it is or how it works. Saying it’s energy work is so vague you might as well say nothing.
I teach Reiki Levels I and II in a series of three, two-hour sessions scheduled no more than a week apart. In each session we will work with one of the three Reiki symbols. You will be attuned to the symbols and will have the opportunity to practice and receive the healing. We will work with personal boundaries, ethics, body mechanics, and practice deep, spacious listening. The fee for Levels I and II training and attunement is $350.
Becoming a Reiki master is the completion of attunements in Usui Reiki Ryoho, which is what I teach. You must be well acquainted with the symbols of Level II in this traditional system. I ask that people work at level II for at least six months before the Master Attunement. The fee for the Master attunement is $200.
I began studying Reiki in 2002, and became a Master/Teacher in 2009. I have used it every day since the first day of the first course. I am in awe of Reiki.
Clairsentience training is a set of practices meant to cultivate conscious embodiment, linking gut or sensate knowing with the conscious mind. The practices include guided meditations, visualizations, postures and exercises inspired by the philosophy of Aikido. These practices create change below consciousness. If you’ve ever said to yourself, “I knew it in my gut! Why didn’t I listen?” this set of practices might be helpful. The work is based on Wendy Palmer’s excellent book The Intuitive Body, the classes she has offered over the years, and my own extensive work with these techniques.
The basic practices can be taught in a two-hour session, but I ask that people come back for a second session after a few weeks of practice for a "booster" class. Why? It's hard to explain. Think about learning to drive. The first few times behind the wheel the whole process is conscious: “Now I should press on the brake, now I must turn the wheel. Wait. I should look in the rear view mirror. Did I put it in reverse?” Laying down those neural pathways is strenuous. But after a few weeks of practice, driving is a far smoother experience, with much of the mental
part of it functioning below consciousness.
Coming back for a second session of clairsentience training helps you begin the process of developing finesse.
The training does not have to end after two sessions. The benefits of it accumulate over time in the same way as meditation practice. I studied this art every time a six-week class was offered for two years (during the mid 1990s, in San Francisco). It has been and continues to be as grounding as a regular meditation practice and as empowering (though not as physical) as studying martial arts. I practice every day. The fee per session is $110.