The next Retreat

Reiki (& yoga) in Nature

  • When: 15 – 18 June (arriving from 4 pm)
  • Where: Carding Mill Valley, Shropshire
  • Cost: £330 / person (2 single rooms remaining, maximum of six people)

(Cost includes bed and board with element of community cooking)

The retreat includes reiki practice, meditation and discussion. I will be introducing the kotodama; these mantras are another way to access the energy and connection of the reiki symbols (taught at Reiki II). There is also the option of daily yoga.

There will be shared space and time alone to reflect and wander.

The valley has several marked walks which range from 40 minutes to three hours. And there’s cake available too!

Our retreat space is based on four floors with a terraced garden built into the side of the hill

There’s plenty of space inside and out. Perfect for those longer June days

Reiki – feeling the shift

I’ve taught several Reiki courses during January and February. Each one has felt different but all have had moments of connection and shifts within personal journeys and experience

If you would like to find out more about Reiki as a therapy or personal practice, let’s organise a time for a chat: Contact

There is a retreat in June for Reiki students and practitioners (two spaces remain): Retreats@Sycamores

Thank you so much for our Level 1 & 2 Reiki, we have thoroughly enjoyed the two days and learnt so much! If there’s anything we think about we will definitely be in touch! Thank you again for being a super teacher …

Happy Reiki Students!

Morning Yvonne, thank you for making the day such an amazing experience for us all. I know this is the start of a new and exciting direction for me. I’m not sure where this path will take me, but there will be much more learning, reflecting, and Reiki practice 😊🙏

Another happy stduent!

‘… I had a really lovely day and it was just what I needed … thank you!’

And another one!

A note about … Reiki

What is reiki?

Traditionally, reiki is a mindful and respectful way of living and being in relationship with others and the universe.

From this original practice, reiki developed into a healing therapy. It was formalised in Japan by Mikao Usui. Reiki can be translated as spiritual energy. (I recognise this translation as pure consciousness.) Reiki is experienced as engaged awareness, as meditation; it is a space for clarity and connection. It results in feelings of ease and relaxation.

Mikao Usui was a Tendai Buddhist and he taught reiki as a method to achieve personal perfection. Reiki was not primarily a healing system to be used for others but a time of self development in order to move towards enlightenment or a ‘gift of satori’.

Usui taught these precepts as the foundation of his teachings. Adhering to these precepts can foster our spiritual development and a way of being in life. Students were introduced to the Buddhist concept of ‘oneness’, that we are all connected. In the West, distance healing is an expression of oneness. All healing practices can be related to the concept of oneness. In sharing space we have an impact on each other; calling someone to mind is just sharing a non-physical space.

Although reiki was traditionally learned for one’s own development and practice, today most people experience reiki for the first time by receiving it from someone else. Starting with our own journey of reflection and understanding is a necessity to understand our place in the world and to make sense of the life we are living, whether or not we decide to work with or for others.

Why reiki? For different reasons. Some people have reiki to ameliorate aches and pains, to recuperate, to relax. Some come because they feel stuck and can’t find a way to move forward. Some people just feel drawn to it and feel better for it. At some point there may be a shift for a person and they find themselves drawn to studying reiki. This can be to develop personal practice or to begin the journey to working with others either formally or informally.

How would I describe reiki? It is often subtle and how it is experienced is different for different people, sometimes different from one session to the next. As with most meditative process it is difficult to describe and easier to find a relationship with it by receiving it and/or having a daily practice of self study and meditation

Reiki is available to everyone. It informs my yoga practice and impacts on me daily.

Yvonne x