2020 Online
ICRT international REIKI RETREAT

Presentations

Teaching Reiki Online

Presenter: William Lee Rand

Presentation Length: 1.25 Hours

According to Usui Sensei, Reiki Ryoho was meant to be a healing system that continually develops. In this talk William describes how this feature of Reiki has allowed us to continue teaching classes even during the time of the coronavirus.

William Lee Rand, founder and president of The International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT), The Center for Reiki Research and The Reiki Membership Association. William has been and continues to work on the development of Holy Fire Reiki and related classes. He has authored Reiki, The Healing Touch, The Reiki Touch Kit, Reiki for a New Millennium, The Spirit of Reiki (along with Frank Arjava Petter and Walter Lubeck) and over 100 Reiki articles and 12 CDs. From 1993 to 1995, with the help of some of his students, he developed the Karuna Reiki® system of healing, and has recently begun the development of the Holy Fire Reiki training programs. He is the publisher and editor-in-chief of the Reiki News Magazine as well as editor of the Online Reiki Newsletter.

Animal Reiki

Presenters:  Colleen Benelli, Sioux Strong, Pamela Allen-LeBlanc and Robyn Benelli

Presentation Length: 2 Hours

The presenters share their expertise with Animal Reiki practices and concepts, success stories, provide a distance Animal Reiki session and experience and provide a Blessing Exchange with the Divine Animal Kingdom.

 

Pam Allen-LeBlanc began teaching Reiki in 2011 after attending William Rand’s Reiki Master class in Glastonbury, England. While she has had a rich and varied background as a Reiki Master-teacher and a Reiki healer, she is best known for her unique approach with Reiki and animals. She teaches Reiki and Animal Communication at her farm in Durham Bridge, NB, Canada as well as other areas of Canada, the US and Australia and is open to travelling to other regions to teach.

A former scientist and businesswoman who initially had difficulty accepting the “reality” of Reiki, Pam is now a convert, having helped heal herself as well as many clients and animals with Reiki. Along the way, she discovered that there is an incredible amount of science supporting this work. From the beginning of her Reiki journey in 2009, Pam identified with the ICRT approach to Reiki for their respect and openness to all lineages as well as for the effective techniques and thorough theory taught in ICRT classes. Pam kept up with all of the courses the ICRT offered and in 2016 during a Reiki meditation was guided to become a Center Licensed Teacher with the ICRT. In May, 2019 she realized that dream and became the first Canadian ICRT Licensed Reiki Master Teacher. She is grateful to William Rand and the ICRT for providing such a high level of integrity, respect and professionalism in their courses and teachings and is honored to be a member of their Reiki community.

Hidden Brook Farm’s, Pamela Allen-LeBlanc is a Usui/Holy Fire® III Reiki Master Teacher and Licensed Reiki Master Teacher with the ICRT. Pam writes for Reiki News Magazine about her unique approach to using Reiki with animals.  She is also a Centered Riding instructor, a therapeutic riding instructor, an animal communicator, a dowser, and intuitive. Pam has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. Pam can be reached at www.hiddenbrook.ca and pam@hiddenbrook.ca. She lives in New Brunswick, Canada.

Colleen learned Reiki because her horse was lame. When she asked him why he went lame, he told her it was to deliver her to her power to heal and showed her images of her giving him Reiki. Colleen has been practicing Reiki with animals and people since. After a long journey with Reiki, Colleen is now a Senior Licensed Reiki Master Teacher for the ICRT and a Co-Director of the ICRT’s Licensed Reiki Master Teacher Training Program. She knows now that her horse’s injury was a divine gift from him to her. She can be reached at colleen@reikilifestyle.com. Information about Animal Reiki classes on www.Reikilifestyle.com.

Robyn is an Usui/Holy Fire® III Reiki Master and has been a Reiki Master and has practiced Animal Reiki since her teenage years. She loves Reiki as a support for living a conscious lifestyle. Robyn is an Animal Reiki practitioner, teacher, and certified Animal Communicator. She loves combining animal and caregiver sessions. Reiki is a part of her home and family life. She uses Reiki with her dogs and with the horses in the barn where she and her daughter Luna go to ride. Robyn can be reached at www.ReikiLifestyle.com and robyn@reikilifestyle.com

Sioux Strong is a Usui/Holy Fire® III Reiki Master and teacher of Animal Reiki. She was worked with animals for the past 40 years. She raised guide dogs in her teens, received her degree in Exotic Animal Training and Management, worked as an emergency veterinarian technician and has worked at the Guide Dogs for the Blind for the past 25 years. She has cared for a variety of animals (elephants, big cats, birds, hoof stock, primates as well as canines). Sioux enjoys sharing her years of experience with animals and how Reiki can be used for healing as well as for the human animal bond. Sioux can be reached at www.Reikilifestyle.com and sioux@reikilifestyle.com

Holy Fire® Reiki Brings Gifts

Presenters: Karen Harrison, Jill Thiel, Kathy Milanowski, Pamela Allen-LeBlanc, Jay Jackson and Joan Maute

Presentation Length: 1.25 Hours

Experience the Lights that come through the Grace of Holy Fire® Karuna Reiki® in a sacred meditation. Let each stream of light wash through you and over you to nurture, heal, and uplift you. Our team has been exploring the Lights in our sessions, classes, and personal practices and we want to share them with you!

Karen is a Senior ICRT Licensed Reiki Master Teacher, Mentor Teacher, and Co-Director of the Licensed Reiki Master Teacher Training Program. She is also a licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed professional counselor, and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. Karen’s passion is helping people transform their lives through the love and power of Reiki, connecting more deeply with themselves, with Source, and enhancing all areas of their lives.

Jay V. Jackson has a great passion for the healing arts of Reiki.  He loves sharing these beautiful energies with everyone he meets, especially his clients and students.  As a licensed Teacher of the International Center for Reiki Training, Jay has demonstrated his commitment to his Reiki journey and fostering the Reiki paths of others as well.

In the late 1990’s Jay started to study Reiki.  In 2004 Jay became a Reiki Master/Teacher.  The call of healing modalities kept calling him and in August of 2004 Jay completed the massage program at the Utah College of Massage Therapy.  Jay is both a Usui/Holy FIre Reiki Master / Teacher and Holy Fire Karuna Reiki Master / Teacher.
 
Later he worked at UCMT as an Internship Teaching Assistant.  In addition to his private practice Jay also taught massage therapy at Mountain West College (2005 – 2006) and at Eagle Gate College (2007).  


Jay continues to study Reiki, Crystal Healing, Sound Healing, and Sacred Geometry.  He loves facilitating class on these subjects whenever he can.

In addition to working as a massage therapist, Reiki Master/Teacher, and Crystal Healing Teacher, Jay also works as a registered nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at Summerlin Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Pam Allen-LeBlanc began teaching Reiki in 2011 after attending William Rand’s Reiki Master class in Glastonbury, England. While she has had a rich and varied background as a Reiki Master-teacher and a Reiki healer, she is best known for her unique approach with Reiki and animals. She teaches Reiki and Animal Communication at her farm in Durham Bridge, NB, Canada as well as other areas of Canada, the US and Australia and is open to travelling to other regions to teach.

A former scientist and businesswoman who initially had difficulty accepting the “reality” of Reiki, Pam is now a convert, having helped heal herself as well as many clients and animals with Reiki. Along the way, she discovered that there is an incredible amount of science supporting this work. From the beginning of her Reiki journey in 2009, Pam identified with the ICRT approach to Reiki for their respect and openness to all lineages as well as for the effective techniques and thorough theory taught in ICRT classes. Pam kept up with all of the courses the ICRT offered and in 2016 during a Reiki meditation was guided to become a Center Licensed Teacher with the ICRT. In May, 2019 she realized that dream and became the first Canadian ICRT Licensed Reiki Master Teacher. She is grateful to William Rand and the ICRT for providing such a high level of integrity, respect and professionalism in their courses and teachings and is honored to be a member of their Reiki community.

As an Usui/Holy Fire® III Reiki Master-Teacher and a Holy Fire® III Karuna Reiki® Master-Teacher, Pam trains people and animals from all walks of life and different belief systems. Many of her students have become successful Reiki Master-Teachers themselves. And her herd of 12 horses at Hidden Brook Farm support her work. She loves to watch her students prosper and grow as they integrate Reiki into all aspects of their lives.

Pam has a B.Sc. in Agriculture as well as an MBA (Masters in Business Administration). She is a Reiki practitioner, a Centered Riding Instructor, a therapeutic riding instructor, an animal communicator, a Dowser & intuitive and creates the Hidden Brook Farm line of essential oils. Pam has been a contributing author of the Reiki News Magazine since 2013 and is one of the authors of the ICRT Animal Reiki course. Her greatest joy is helping people and animals better connect with their spiritual natures so they can heal, grow and step fully onto their life paths.

Jill Thiel is a Licensed Reiki Master Teacher and has been teaching Reiki since 2007. She teaches Usui/Holy Fire® III Reiki and Holy Fire® III Karuna Reiki® classes. She’s also a board certified NCTMB Reiki continuing education provider, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Foot Reflexologist, and Sound Healer.

Jill has spent the majority of her adult life pursuing spiritual growth to cultivate love and compassion for all beings. Jill practices meditation, and is a student of the honorable Lama Tsering, Chagdud Khadro, and Lama Padma from Chagdud Gongpa, and received several Empowerments over the last decade, including: Red Tara, Chenrezig, Powha, and Medicine Buddha from his holiness the Dalai Lama. She previously worked as a massage educator for The Aveda Institute. From that experience she has gained valuable knowledge about the chakras, aromatherapy, meridians, and Ayurveda.

I am a Reiki Master Teacher and Practitioner with Usui Holy Fire® III Reiki & Holy Fire® III Karuna Reiki®. I began my Reiki studies in Seattle, WA under the Tibetan system and in 2015 I began my studies with William Rand with Holy Fire®.

My studies also have also included Jikiden Reiki® Okuden, Holographic Sound Practitioner, Akashic Records Reader, Crystals grids, Earth studies and other healing modalities. I specialize in children, animals and illnesses. I offer individual & group events at my beautiful studio & am willing to travel. I volunteer once a week to the local community so I can continue to spread the joy, beauty and compassion to all who are willing to receive it.

I deeply believe in the sense of community and connection, and the sacred space I have created exudes with this heart-filled presence. My whole entire being adores teaching and guiding others in Reiki. The beauty of offering guidance through this passage is remarkable. It can be your first time in a class or as a student repeating a class. The growth that occurs with your own connection to your true self is pure beauty. My teaching philosophy is gentle, compassionate, educational, and beyond all – FUN!

From a lifetime of spiritual exploration, world travel, and working in the Healing Arts, I eventually discovered my true calling as a teacher of Reiki. I’ve been a teacher and coach of many different skills including other Healing Arts, fitness and nutrition, equestrian sports, sailing, windsurfing, yoga, and gardening. But sharing Reiki with others is truly purpose and passion in this life. All of my experiences have molded me into the teacher and mentor I wished I’d had many years ago, and I’m very happy to be able to share with others the essence of my accumulated knowledge and wisdom.

Life is an interesting evolution of one thing leading into another that takes us in unexpected directions. As a surfer girl from the Big Island of Hawaii, I never could have guessed that my fitness background would lead me to becoming a massage therapist, which would then lead me to Reiki and becoming a Reiki Master Practitioner, and then an ICRT Licensed Reiki Master Teacher. Nor did I ever imagine that I’d end up living half the year at home in Hawaii, half the year in Virginia, and traveling around to other parts of the country teaching healing skills to others!

I’ve been practicing Reiki for over 20 years and am very grateful to be of service in this way to my students and clients. It’s truly a joy, an honor, and a tremendous blessing to live a Reiki life helping others learn lifelong skills they can use to heal themselves, their loved ones, and in turn….. the world.

Reiki Drumming

Presenters:  Father-Son Team Michael and Arthur Baird

Presentation Length: 1.5 Hours

Michael Arthur Baird originated the Reiki Drumming Program in 1999. Michael has blended his knowledge and 25+ years of experience with Reiki, healing drumming, and spiritual healing, into this powerful, transformational event. Biofeedback research indicates that even brief heartbeat drumming can double light meditative brainwaves (alpha) and reduce stress. We now know that stress depresses the immune system and has been linked to nearly all diseases.

Michael has been practicing Reiki for over 26 years, and has found it to be a powerful tool for healing and spiritual growth. He is a retreat facilitator, practitioner of the healing arts, and a middle eastern drummer. Michael has developed special drum-making workshops for healers, and co- created the Reiki Drumming shamanic healing techniques, taught in the Reiki Drumming class. Drumming and Reiki assist him in attuning to high levels of consciousness, and listening to his Divine guidance, and following his heart

 

Michael is the Executive Director of  ICRT LMRT Program, a Professional Licensed Holy Fire® Reiki Master Teacher with the International Center for Reiki Training, a member of the Sound Healer’s Associated, and affiliated with ISSSEEM. 

Arthur has been around sound and Reiki his entire life, but started his formalized training in healing techniques at age 11 in 1999. He completed his Usui Reiki Master training in 2006. Arthur is now a Holy Fire® III Karuna Reiki®, Usui Reiki, Reiki Drumming and a ReikiSonics™ Teacher.

Arthur has been a guest lecturer at Arizona State University and a presenter at the International Reiki Retreat.

Healing Music

Entertainers: Pamela and Donald T. McMahon

Music provided through out the Event

Pam is a Certified Transformational Breathwork Facilitator and ordained minister as well as a Reiki Master Teacher. She stepped onto the Reiki path in 1996 and received her first Mastership in 1999. In 2003 she became a Karuna Reiki Master when she took a class from Laurelle Shanti Gaia and Michael Baird and was so impressed with their knowledge and teaching style that she decided to pursue another Reiki Master Class with Laurelle, Michael and William Lee Rand, all Senior Licensed Reiki Master teachers with the International Center For Reiki Training. It was in this 7 day Residential Master Class that Pam and Don both feel that they found the confidence to begin teaching Reiki in a committed way. Don started Reiki in 1997 and began teaching with Pam after the 7 Day Intensive Master Class. In his day job, Don is an independent computer consultant and software developer for several small county water districts in WNC. Pam and Don have also made music together since they met, over 50 years ago

Shake Your Soul®

Presenter: Barbara Pastie

Sat, Sun & Mon: 1 Hour

Shake Your Soul® is a non-judgmental movement practice that relaxes your nervous system, energizes your body and awakens your soul through a powerful, fluid dance repertoire set to world music. Barbara will create sacred space in which to find communion with our own bodies and community with fellow Reiki practitioners. Begin your day feeling alive, joyful, and connected. The class is suitable for all levels of fitness, flexibility or dance/yoga experience.

Barbara is a certified Shake Your Soul® dance instructor. She has studied at the Leven Institute for Expressive Movement in Lenox, MA for over 10 years and teaches classes in Massachusetts with a focus on seniors and people with disabilities. In addition, Barbara is a Usui/Holy Fire II Reiki Master and Holy Fire II Karuna® Reiki Master. Nothing brings her more joy than combining the beauty of dance and movement with the powerful energy of Reiki.

Communicating with Animals and all of Nature

Presenter: Carolyn Musial

Presentation Length: 1.25 hrs

Reiki is a tool that helps us connect to the spirit of another being.  You will learn techniques to help you open to telepathic communication, with the help of Reiki; step by step instructions on how to communicate with Reiki as the bridge and a meditation to connect to the spirit of an animal and experience the world from their point of view. Learning to communicate will give you access to a whole new world, one where it is easy to understand that we are all One.

Carolyn is an ICRT Licensed Reiki Master Teacher and Mentor Teacher. She is the Director of the ICRT Licensed Teachers. She has been a full-time Reiki Teacher and Practitioner since 2013, living Reiki with everything she does and with every breath she takes. Carolyn recognizes and understands that All is One, and we share a connection through The Divine Within.

How to Communicate ‘Reiki’ across Cultures

Presenter: Muniqui Muhammad
Co-Founder or Healing Land Reiki

Length: TBA
Date: TBA

In the USA, the language used to describe Reiki has been successful with certain demographics but not others. In order to extend Reiki’s reach to more members of the human family, we must be ready, willing and able to communicate Reiki to multiple communities, while maintaining accuracy of its description. We will discuss some of the language and visuals to extend Reiki’s reach to diverse members of the human family.

 

Muniqui Muhammad is an Usui/Holy Fire®︎ III Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher, A Certified Reiki Healing Drumming Teacher, A Reiki Sonics™️ (Sound Healing) Practitioner and  a Certified Spiritual Life Coach with a Cultural Connections.  

He graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelors of Arts in Spanish and has lived in Japan full-time since 1998.He was a professional Hula Dancer for 10 years and was a Hula Dance instructor 8 of the 10 years. 

Muniqui is Co-Founder of Healing Land Reiki with his partner, Lena Takahashi. They are based in Sendai, Miyagi Japan. 

Muniqui Muhammad, Co-Founder or Healing Land Reiki

Gratitude Ceremony

Presenter: Colleen Benelli

Presentation Length: 1.25 hrs

This beautiful ceremony empowers the light of gratitude within you. Reiki helps you release your blocks and receive the divine light of gratitude to fill your heart, and reveal all you are thankful in your life. Together, we send the power of love from the ceremony to the World Peace Grids around the world. 

Colleen Benelli is an ICRT Licensed Reiki Master Teacher and a contributing author for Reiki News Magazine. Colleen is also an Associate Teacher for the LightSong School of Shamanic Studies and has created the Reiki program for the school. Colleen is also a full time Reiki practitioner and blends her Reiki and shamanic healing techniques in her Reiki sessions. Colleen experiences Reiki as a lifestyle. Colleen inspires her students to feel confident in their ability to use Reiki for personal growth or professional Reiki business development. Colleen is a Holy Fire Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher.

Colleen’s passion and commitment is teaching Reiki as a mainstream profession and as a life management tool. She trains people from all professions, belief systems, and spiritual experience. With the common goal of living a life of meaning and purpose, Colleen teaches how to use Reiki to know oneself more directly and as a practice that contributes to the well being of others and the planet.

*Presenters & Topics are subject to change without notice.

Retreat Participant

Such a wonderful and magical retreat it was so great connecting with so many awesome and amazing people.
Valerie