Welcome and Opening Ceremony
Presenters: William Lee Rand, and Michael Baird
Presentation Length: 1¼ Hours
Reiki Retreats are a beautiful way to share Reiki and to gift yourself with a nurturing, memorable experience. Join William and Michael as they welcome you to the 2022 International Reiki Retreat, and introduce the incredible line-up of presenters for YOUR International Reiki Retreat. This is a special opportunity to move forward on the Reiki path, experience the joy of Universal Love, the healing power of the Earth, and connections with others of like mind and kindred spirit.
Michael Baird 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.Michael BairdExecutive 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.
Michael has been practicing Usui Reiki since 1989, Karuna Reiki since 1999, and Holy Fire Reiki since February of 2014, and has found them to be powerful tools for healing and spiritual growth. Michael is a retreat facilitator, practitioner of the healing arts, and a middle eastern drummer.
Michael developed special drum-making workshops for healers, and created the Reiki Drumming shamanic healing technique.
“Drumming and Reiki assist me in attuning to my higher self, listening to my Divine guidance, and following my heart.
Everything in your world is a drum, an instrument that emits a sound with each stroke of your hands. Imagine yourself as a young child discovering the world. Remember your enthusiasm as you touch and hear each responding sound.
Remember your joy as you interact with the world around you. Hear the song, conducted by your heart, rise from the silence.
Remember the child laughing and know this is you. Celebrate your presence with sound. Feel your heart beat with each stroke of the drum.
Know you have rhythm . . . your very existence is a rhythm. Awaken to your presence and hear the song of everything around you.” Michael A. Baird
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 Lee RandFounder and president of The International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT), The Center for Reiki Research and The Reiki Membership Association.
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.