Reiki is a holistic alternative style of medicine; it’s channelled through a practitioner to the client using universal energy, prana, chi or whatever your preferred terminology would be. It is tailored uniquely to you and your needs, much like your personality. It works with all other modalities and methods of healing. It works on your physical body as well as emotional.
How did I become a Reiki Practitioner?
For me healing has always felt like it was a part of my path, growing up I suffered from Migraine headaches, my mom would ease my pain by placing her hands on my head – the only thing that seemed to always work. As I became older and started to suffer from other chronic pain I learned the beauty of energetic healing and its capacity to really work. I had found an answer to my own healing, now how could I help others? By no coincidence at all, I met a Reiki Master at the clinic I had been going to for the past 5 years who was starting to teach Reiki to students. Without hesitation I signed up! After completing Level I, I was eager to feel more, to heal and help others the best way I could. I promptly decided to pursue my level II so I could become a Holistic Practitioner and offer it as a service to the public who were interested. I also wanted to integrate Reiki with yoga in some way to facilitate a new space for healing and growth, which I have incorporated Reiki with a Restorative Yoga Class that you can check out at Wild Woods on Tuesday September 29, 2015 at 730PM!
Level I – where you are welcomed from your master teacher in a sacred ceremony; where you learn hand placement and body scanning techniques.
Level II – where you are given keys to higher healing tools and energies, allowing you to do hands-on and distance healing where your client does not need to be in your physical space to send love and healing their way; your ability to heal increases.
Master Level – you are given one last final Master Key, you are considered a Master of the energetic healing modality, your strength increases again in all areas.
Master Level Teacher – You go through extra training in order to pass along your lineage of knowledge to other students, offering a safe place to facilitate learning of the Reiki system and its components.
Where does Reiki come from?
I was trained in the lineage of Usui Reiki, which was developed by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui developed in the late 1800s by dedication and self-preparation. This was later passed down through a series of four master level teachers throughout the years that gives us the tools we possess today here in the West.
Interested in trying Reiki? Check out more info and book your appointment on our Online Reiki Booking page.
Heather Langille is a yoga teacher and Reiki practitioner who grew up in Nova Scotia. She’s come to understand: “the only thing that stands in my way is myself so dream big, show up for those dreams, one step at a time.”