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About California Reiki

California Reiki was founded in 2006 by Marcus and Reiki Master Teacher Yadira. As partners, Marcus' business know–how and technical expertise was well suited to building California Reiki from the ground up around Yadira's love of Reiki, providing her with an opportunity to engage in her passion for teaching, while at the same time helping to establish her as a respected figure in the Reiki community.

Their vision was a simple one: bring the system of Reiki within reach of as many people as possible, irrespective of their means or circumstances. Concerned that the high fees being charged in most places was making the practice of Reiki available to some and not to others, Marcus and Yadira resolved to create a donation–based model of providing Reiki services that would allow them to fulfill their vision and bring the practice within reach of everyone.

In fact, it was a risky proposition, because by its nature, any donation–based model relies on the good will and good intentions of all for it to be successful. But in spite of this it was felt that the principle behind it was entirely in keeping with the spirit of Reiki, and of people helping people through compassionate action, and so they pushed on.

Since this website launched in 2007, California Reiki has grown to exceed all of our initial expectations, with students and clients regularly coming to see us from far and wide. This continued success has been truly rewarding, since it is a testament clearly showing us that the world remains full of kind, caring and compassionate people who gladly share as we share with them.

It is in this spirit that we hope you will continue to join us in experiencing the beautiful Japanese art of Reiki.

 “It is in this spirit that we hope you will continue to join us in experiencing the beautiful Japanese art of Reiki.” 

What is Reiki?

There are several schools of thought, but generally speaking Reiki is a Japanese method for achieving balance in the natural energy of the body, or Ki — the same energy that is often referred to as Chi or Prana in other cultures. When the energy is balanced, your body is in harmony and in its perfect natural state, which promotes healing on every level. Reiki is an entirely natural and complementary form of therapy. As with all complementary therapies, it is not a substitute for qualified medical advice, so you should always continue to consult with your doctor or care provider.

Many people find that Reiki leads to increased relaxation, well–being, and improved health, while others are reporting that they have found Reiki to be beneficial in treating other conditions. Reiki is practiced in many hospitals and clinics for its therapeutic benefits, and is listed by NCCAM, one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Stories and Articles about Reiki

You can find more information about Reiki in Reiki Talks, which has lots of Reiki stories and articles, including:

So... where to next?

To find out more about receiving a relaxing and energizing Reiki treatment for yourself, please read about our Reiki Healing Sessions and Reiki Distance Healings.

If you are interested in learning Reiki for yourself, there are two choices: If you would like to learn Reiki in the popular Western style please have a look at the Usui Reiki Healing Classes that we offer. Or, if you would like to learn the traditional Japanese form of Reiki known as Usui Reiki Ryoho, please take a look at our Usui Reiki Ryoho Classes.

You can also meet our Reiki teachers and practitioners and learn more about them by visiting The California Reiki Team page.

Enjoy California Reiki!

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California Reiki offers Reiki services for donations: Reiki Healing Sessions, Reiki Therapy, Reiki Treatments, Reiki Classes, Reiki Training, Reiki Workshops, and Reiki Practice Meetings. If you would like to make a donation, please go to our Donations Page. A portion of all proceeds is shared with Save the Children or other charities.