With Denise von Hengst
Saturday, September 15th and Sunday, September 16th
Join us for a Reiki Certification Training on the weekend of September 15th.
What is Reiki and What does it feel like?
Reiki is an ancient Japanese method of healing using Universal Life Force energy to balance the body and mind. It works on all levels – physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual – enhancing everything in life.
Anyone can learn Reiki. Anyone can give Reiki after a series on Attunements given by a Reiki Master.
Reiki is not a religion or a cult. It is not affiliated with any religious dogma, hence allowing people from all walks of life to learn it. Reiki can be enjoyed by everyone – adults, children, and pets! It brings inner peace and harmony. A sense of calm during times of stress. It helps with the grieving process allowing one to regain emotional balance.
Reiki can provide relief from migraines, arthritis, menopausal symptoms, and insomnia, to name a few.
It also helps with accelerated healing following surgery, and diminishes the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
Reiki strengths the immune system, and is used in over 800 US hospitals in conjunction with traditional treatments.
Reiki is an awakening, a new way of looking and feeling about ourselves and everything around us if we allow ourselves to remain open to the energy.
The sharing of this powerful energy fills the heart with light and warmth. Reiki is the very essence of love.
Reiki Level 1 Training
Beginning Class, Level 1 Attunement, and Certification
Dates: Saturday, September 15th and Sunday, September 16th
Times: 10 AM to 6 PM
Reiki Level 2 Training
Intermediate Class, Level 2 Attunement, and Certification
Dates: Approximately 3 months after Reiki 1
Denise von Hengst was born in New York City, but raised in Geneva, Switzerland. She is a natural born healer, a wife, a mother, a mystic, a Reiki Master/Teacher, and an author. Her book, Sacred Circle, available on Amazon, demonstrates how Denise challenged her own beliefs, ultimately finding a more spiritually fulfilling life. She is a woman of deep compassion, lovingly guided by Spirit.
She was the founder of DC’s Christmas for the Homeless in the later 80’s, which brought the plight of the homeless out of the shadows encouraging chefs and restaurants around the nation to help feed the hungry.
Denise was also the creator of Sisters of Steel, an international online group inspiring women to pursue their dreams, be healthy role models for their children, and live with mental and physical strength.
Wishing to pay forward the gifts of life that she’d be blessed with after surviving cancer in 2013, she embarked on a compassion driven journey to assist the Syrian refugees washing up on the shores of the island of Lesvos, Greece. As always in the past, Spirit intervened in making desire to help a reality.
Denise believes in unconditional love, the gift of hope, the power of belief, the outstretched hand, and the open mind to heal. She is a student of Buddhism, finding joy, peace, and a kinder more gentle world within the wall of the temple.
When time permits, she loves to travel to places far and wide. Learning about different foods, cultures, people, and beliefs is a passion. This world traveler unpacks her suitcases in Rockville, Maryland.
Structure of the Reiki training
Structure of the Reiki I class
It begins with the symbol (kangi) for Reiki. We break it down for better understanding of the origin, how and why. Then we go into the actual history of Reiki. There were three major teachers who brought something new to the practice helping it evolve. Their stories are very interesting. In addition to these stories, each student will be given the time to share their own personal journey. Sharing works to create connections, bonding, and trust in each other and the teacher.
We will learn the five spiritual principles of Reiki.
After lunch we will have a lovely meditation. Then each student will become aware of the world of energy which is all around us and within us. Reiki I is primarily about feeling that energy. We will learn the various hand positions, key to Reiki. Each student will begin to learn how to do Reiki on themselves. The objective is for each student to clear themselves – opening channels for the universal life force energy to flow through them. Students will begin to receive and give treatments for the first time on each other. This is often a great time of astonishment as students become aware of strange new sensations passing through their hands and elsewhere. Reiki I is primarily about feeling that energy. We will learn the various hand positions, key to Reiki.
By the end of the weekend, each student will have the ability to work on themselves or close family members using the hand positions along with the first Reiki symbol passed along during an attunement.
It is recommended that the student practice on themselves or close family for three month. This gives students time to rebalance before beginning Reiki 2.
Structure of the Reiki 2 class
This day will begin with a brief study of the body energy centers, the seven Chakras.
We will speak of intuition, attachments, and protecting and clearing ourselves of outside energies.
There will be more attunements as each student will be introduced to the very powerful symbols. Each symbol has specific function. Students will learn to use Reiki on a much deeper level. We will also learn that Reiki is is not restricted to space – that healing energy can connect us to people, places, etc. We learn to focus our intentions.
In the end we will talk about setting up their own practices.
If the student wishes to go forward with studies towards becoming a Reiki Master they must work on others for at six months. Each person worked on must be recorded in a diary.
What is Included in the Level 1 Weekend?
- Reiki Defined
- An Introduction to the History of Reiki
- Feeling the Energy in and around us
- Understanding Chakras, Auras, Meridians
- The Power of Touch
- The Power of Intention
- Hand Positions – what they do and mean
- Four Attunements
- Two Guided Meditations
- Short Treatments
- Table Demonstrations
- The Do’s and Don’ts of Reiki
- Ways to use Reiki to Enrich Daily Life
- Reiki Benefits for Children
- Lots of Discussion, Sharing, and Laughter
- Coffee, tea, assorted goodies throughout
- Each student will receive a beautiful Healing Touch: First and Second Degree Manual by William Lee Rand
- A one year subscription to Reiki News Magazine full of inspired articles and information
- A Reiki Hand Positions Poster
- Upon completion of this weekend each student will receive your Certificate as a Reiki One Practitioner
Recommended books to read
The Reiki Touch by William Lee Rand
The Reiki Healing Bible by Janet Green
Reiki for the Heart and Soul by Amy Rowland
Reiki and the Seven Chakras by Richard Ellis
Reiki for the Soul by Mari Hall
If you are looking to deepen your connection with this universal energy, this is the perfect class for you. I hope you’ll join me!