Saturday, January 19, 2019
First Degree Reiki Training
With Reiki Master Keely Rakushin Garfield
Level: Open (all students welcome)
“Your hand opens and closes…your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as bird wings.” – Rumi
Reiki is a healing therapy that promotes vitality and harmony – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Reiki creates a profound sense of well-being by gently encouraging the body’s own innate capacity to release tension, relax, and find natural alignment. Non-invasive and suitable for everyone, Reiki can reduce pain, anxiety, and depression, aid sleep, improve digestion, respiration and circulation, alleviate symptoms of acute and chronic conditions, help with addictions, and enhance self-awareness. Reiki is simple to learn and can be used in conjunction with other modalities such as restorative yoga and aromatherapy.
First Degree Reiki is for those who wish to learn how to practice Reiki for themselves and others. Now more than ever, self-care is of paramount importance and prepares the path for us to effectively tend to the well-being of all, while preserving and increasing our own vital energy. This intimate, immersive and highly interactive training includes Reiki attunement, discussion on philosophical and historical background, mindfulness exercises, hands-on Reiki practice, consideration of Reiki in clinical and yoga settings and guidance on how to work with this subtle and profound Universal Life Force healing energy.
Keely Rakushin Garfield is a E-RYT 800, and Reiki Master. Keely conducts Reiki trainings for Urban Zen Integrative Therapy, Yoga Shanti, Yogamaya, Five Pillars, Satya Yoga, HYP, Bhakti Barn, and Yogaworks. Keely incorporates Reiki in her work in oncology and hospice at Beth Israel Medical Center, PACC, New York Presbyterian, Farber Center for Radiation Oncology, CareRite Centers, VNSNY, Saint Damien Pediatric Hospital, Haiti, and taught Reiki for Yoga Journal Conference NYC.
“It is such a joy to work with Keely – she teaches skillfully, creatively and in a healing manner.” – Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, Abbot, The Village Zendo
“Keely is your quintessential guide to the healing arts. Don’t miss her!” – Rodney Yee, Yoga Master Teacher
“Again, thank you so much for such an incredible experience. I originally signed up just for a new and fun life experience but left the training feeling inspired and ready to incorporate reiki into my life both personally and professionally. You made an often misunderstood and mysterious practice feel grounded and accessible.” – Courtney DePasquale, Therapist
Featured image art by Alex Grey