Classes


Class Schedule

In my Reiki classes, I teach Mikao Usui’s Japanese traditional teachings of Reiki. The Animal Reiki portion of class is based on the Let Animals Lead® method created by Kathleen Prasad of Animal Reiki Source, who also developed the manuals I follow in class. I am a SARA teacher, therefore, you are able to become a member of SARA after taking any of my Animal Reiki classes.


Education and TrainingShoden Reiki I
Japanese -- 'first teachings'.

These lessons are the foundation of the system of Reiki. This is the beginning of a student’s journey in self-healing using traditional Japanese Reiki teachings.

This one-day class is for those who want to learn how to help themselves with a daily healing practice and also help family members and friends.  It's also for those who are currently trained in Western Reiki styles who wish to learn Reiki from the Japanese perspective.

This class includes the definition of Reiki, its history, what it does, and its benefits. The principles and the ethical guidelines for using Reiki are taught, as well as how to heal oneself and the basics for helping family and friends.

Four of the five elements of the system of Reiki are introduced and practiced:  Precepts, Japanese techniques and meditations, and hands-on healing  for the self and others.  Reiju (a Spiritual Blessing) is offered to each student.

A manual and certificate are given to each student.

This is a one-day class (approximately 10 – 5). Private or group classes are available at your request.

As your Reiki teacher, I am here for any questions or assistance for as long as you need it.

Fee: $145

I am finally in a place mentally and physically where I could offer Reiki to Moon, and Linda dear, she moved RIGHT into my hands... saying HERE and HERE and HERE MORE. I thank you with my whole heart and spirit once again, Linda.
Susan G., student of Reiki I

I finally took the time to try this meditation. It was beautiful and powerful and I plan to do it at least daily. Thank you for everything.
Deb G.


Okuden Reiki II
Japanese -- ‘inner teachings’.

These traditional Japanese teachings strengthen and provide a deeper, inner understanding and connection to Usui Mikao’s lessons.

This one-day class is for individuals who want to learn more and deepen their connection and practice with Reiki, and to be able to offer healing to those not within physical reach. Completion of Shoden Reiki I or Reiki First Degree from any lineage, and continuous practice of Reiki for at least six (6) months (or when the student feels ready emotionally and spiritually) is required. After completion of this level, students will be able to professionally practice Reiki.

This class includes a review of the four elements of the traditional system of Reiki:  precepts, Japanese breathing techniques and meditations, and hands-on healing for the self and others.  The fifth element, mantras and symbols, is introduced. More traditional Japanese Reiki techniques and meditations are taught and practiced, including a method for those not within physical reach for healing. Reiju (a Spiritual Blessing) is offered to each student.

A manual and certificate are given to each student.

This is a one-day class (approximately 10 – 5). Private or group classes are available at your request.

As your Reiki teacher, I am here for any questions or assistance for as long as you need it.

Fee: $190


Shoden Reiki I + Animal Reiki

Reiki I students are offering Reiki to Possum,
an equine at The Bridge Therapy Center.
Possum is yawning, a sign of stress release
and healing of the body.

This two-day class is for individuals who wish to support their well-being and the health of the animals in their circle of life -- animals at your home, volunteers who want to offer Reiki healing to animals at shelters and rescues, animal lovers who wish to deepen their connection with animals, dog walkers, pet sitters, and/or animal body workers who wish to enhance their work with their animal clients.

On the first day, we come together to discuss the basics of Reiki -- the What, How, When, Where and Why of Reiki. Tools are taught and practiced that will help you to develop and strengthen healing of the self -- the Reiki precepts, Japanese techniques and meditations, hand positions for self-care, and for family and friends. Reiju (a Spiritual Blessing) is offered to each student.

The second day is Animal Reiki day. We discuss guidelines and ethics, and the Let Animals Lead® approach for offering Reiki to animals. Using the Japanese techniques and breathing meditations introduced and practiced on Day One, we learn and practice how to BE and connect with the animals, offering a space of respect, honor, love and compassion for healing.

There will be lots of practice time on both days giving you the opportunity to feel and experience the Reiki energy.

A manual and certificate are given to each student.

As your Reiki teacher, I am here for any questions or assistance for as long as you need it.

Fee: $250

I had taken a Reiki I course in the fall but felt that I didn't quite "get it". So I jumped at the chance to learn from Linda! I know her personally and have seen her in action, working with her horse Ka.Wa. I knew she had something I wanted. Linda is calm, compassionate, thoughtful, extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and patient—even with skeptics like me. She continues to learn and grow in her own practice and shares that knowledge as a gifted teacher. Although I am still on the path of understanding Reiki and its benefits, Linda has given me a firm foundation on which to build that understanding. I'm looking forward to learning Reiki 2 with Linda, and I strongly recommend her classes.
Joan P.

Shortly after my Reiki weekend, I was out riding my horse. We were making our way down a road to a trail head when Patrick noticed some balloons bobbing and dancing in the gusty breeze. He refused to go forward, and I would not let him go back up the hill. Our compromise was to move back and forth across the road, stopping often to study the balloons but making slow progress toward the trail.  After several minutes, it occurred to me that if anyone needed some Reiki support, it was Patrick! I began to meditate in the saddle, stating my intent and inviting him to partake of whatever energy he needed. Almost immediately, he bobbed his head and blew out the two loudest snorts I think I’ve ever heard. Then, completely relaxed, he proceeded down the hill and onto the trail. I will never doubt the power of offering Reiki to an animal!
Jean M.


Okuden Reiki II + Animal Reiki

This two-day class builds on the groundwork of Shoden Reiki I. It’s for individuals who wish to go deeper into their personal healing development and to support the health of the animals in their circle of life -- animals at your home, volunteers who want to offer Reiki healing to animals at shelters and rescues, animal lovers who wish to deepen their connection with animals, dog walkers, pet sitters, and/or animal body workers who wish to enhance their work with their animal clients.

On the first day, we come together to delve deeper, through discussion and meditation practices, into the elements of the system of Reiki taught in Shoden Reiki I. Additional Level II meditations and techniques are taught and practiced, as well as learning and practicing with the different energies of the first three symbols and mantras of Reiki. A method for healing for those not within physical reach is introduced and practiced. Reiju (a Spiritual Blessing) is offered to each student.

The second day is Animal Reiki day. We discuss guidelines and ethics, and the Let Animals Lead® approach for offering Reiki to animals. Using the Japanese techniques, symbols and mantras, and breathing meditations introduced and practiced on Day One, we learn and practice how to BE and connect with the animals, offering a space of respect, honor, love and compassion for healing.

There will be lots of practice time on both days giving you the opportunity to feel and experience the Reiki energies.

A manual and certificate are given to each student.

As your Reiki teacher, I am here for any questions or assistance for as long as you need it.

Fee: $290

I took the Okuden Reiki II and Animal Reiki course with Linda in the fall of 2016. I found the experience to be intensely satisfying, from the quiet ambiance of the room in which we worked to her thorough answers to my questions. Linda was attentive and perceptive and guided me with grace and humor. By the end of our two days together, I felt I truly had a teacher who would aid me in my continuing growth - and a friend, as well.
Jean M.


Animal Reiki for Reiki Practitioners

This one-day class is for Reiki Level II or III practitioners of any lineage who wish to work with animals on a professional and/or volunteer basis using traditional Japanese meditations and techniques of the system of Reiki.

In this class, we discuss and practice the Japanese elements of Reiki – the precepts, the first three symbols and mantras, and traditional Japanese meditations and techniques. The Let Animals Lead® approach for offering Reiki to animals is introduced, as well as ethics and guidelines. We take plenty of time to practice various meditations developed by Kathleen Prasad of Animal Reiki Source. We learn and practice how to BE and connect with the animals, offering a space of love and compassion for healing.

A Reiju (a Spiritual Blessing) is offered to each student.

A manual and certificate are given to each student.

Fee: $150


Introduction to Equine Acupressure

This 5-hour class is for individuals who want to help themselves to help the equines in their circle of life to feel better. Acupressure, based on Traditional Chinese Medicine principles, is an effective, non-invasive method that regulates, restores, replenishes, and maintains the flow of energy, bringing the body into balance. Balance = Health.

We discuss the What, Why, How, When, and Where of Acupressure. Students get plenty of time and the opportunity to practice acupressure points on the equine for common concerns of hoof issues, colic, anxiety, and back and hip pain.

Participants must have experience of working around equines.

Handouts and a certificate are provided to each student.

Fee: $150

Linda’s class was perfect. She provided the history of acupressure and its connection to Traditional Chinese Medicine; modeled how to find and hold each point, and what response to look for in our equine friend.  There was definitely enough time for practice and questions.  It all flowed, just like her wonderful energy~!  I would highly recommend her class as an introduction to this wonderful ancient art of healing.
E.B.

Linda was fantastic to work with! She made this a very informative and fun day! Her loving and caring personality shines so brightly in the work she does. I can’t wait to take another course with her soon!
G.


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Classes & Events
2020

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If you are unable to attend a group class, I also teach on a one-on-one basis. Please contact me with questions.

A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to hold your space in class. If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to apply the deposit towards a future class. Checks are accepted as well as paypal. Upon your registration, I will provide you with an address or paypal link.

Classes may be pre-paid in full or the remaining balance paid at the time of service.

Classes

Due to Covid-19, in-person sessions and classes are postponed.

Life changes daily during this hiccup in our lives.
Please check in from time to time to see if there's anything going on!

A wonderful option is distant Reiki which can be just as effective as in-person.

I am here to answer any questions you may have.

  • Shoden Reiki I + Animal Reiki (Practice with Canines)   Cancelled due to Covid-19
    February 22 + 29, 2020
    Congregational Church of Harvard, Harvard, MA
    9:30AM – 4:30PM
    $250
    25% of class fees will be donated to Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA).

    To register for this class, click here.
     
  • Introduction to Equine Acupressure   Cancelled due to Covid-19
    May 3, 2020
    Co-hosting with Emerald Isles Eventing Center, Westborough, MA
    9:30AM – 3:30PM
    $150

    To register for this class, click here.
     
  • Shoden Reiki I + Animal Reiki (Practice with Equines)   Cancelled due to Covid-19
    May 9 + 16, 2020
    Co-hosting with Emerald Isles Eventing Center
    Day One: Congregational Church of Harvard, Harvard, MA
    Day Two: Emerald Isles Eventing Center, Westborough, MA
    9:30AM – 4:30PM
    $250
    25% of class fees will be donated to Rosemary Farms Sanctuary in NY.

    To register for this class, click here.
     
  • Animal Reiki for Reiki Practitioners
    September 20, 2019

    Co-hosting with Emerald Isles Eventing Center
    Westborough, MA
    10:00AM-4:00PM
    $150
    A % of class fees will be donated to NEER North (New England Equine Rescue).
     
  • Okuden Reiki II + Animal Reiki
    October 5 + 12, 2019

    Co-hosting with Emerald Isles Eventing Center
    1st day: Congregational Church of Harvard, Harvard, MA
    2nd day: Emerald Isles Eventing Center, Westborough, MA
    9:30AM - 4:30PM
    $290
    A % of class fees will be donated to Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary.

     
  • Shoden Reiki I + Animal Reiki
    May 11 and 18, 2019
    Co-hosting with Bancroft School of Animal and Equine Massage Therapy
    Congregational Church of Harvard
    Harvard, MA
    9:30AM - 5:00PM
    $250
    A % of the class fees will be donated to Big Fluffy Dog Rescue.

     
  • Introduction to Equine Acupressure
    May 25, 2019

    Emerald Isles Eventing Center
    Westborough, MA
    10:00AM - 3:00PM
    $150

    Class size is limited.
     
  • Animal Reiki for Reiki Practitioners
    June 2, 2019 (Rain date of June 9)
    Peace for Ponies Animal Rescue
    East Wareham, MA
    10:00AM-4:00PM
    $150
    A % of the class will be donated to Peace for Ponies.

Events

  • April 28, 2019
    Celebration of Reiki Conference
    Boston Area
     
  • May 5, 2019
    Paws in the Park, Fundraiser for Save A Dog
    Sudbury, MA
     
  • May 10, 2019
    Greeting and Grooming with Gratitude with the Veterans at Wild Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Program
    Bridgewater, MA
     
  • September 21, 2019
    Woofstock, Fundraiser for Buddy Dog Humane Society

    Hudson, MA
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