Mia has been sharing reiki for 29 years, and teaches a combination of the traditional Usui form as well as the Takata method more familiar to most people in the West. Blending ancient and modern in this way, reiki becomes both readily accessible to anyone, as well as a meditation and path of awakening to the truth of what we are. Developing a relationship with this work means having a ground of being that remains true no matter how the circumstances of our lives may shift around us.
A large focus of the training is developing a somatic awareness of our energy anatomy, learning practices, symbols, and mantras that rehome us in our felt-sense awareness of what is happening on the subtle levels of our experience. We tune ourselves as instruments of loving kindness grounded in limitless resource.
There will be guest teachers and field trips to broaden our experiential understanding, studying physical and energy anatomy, self-care and boundaries, somatic awareness, working with trauma, ethics and professionalism, animal reiki, and more. We will also cover the nuts and bolts of what it means to start a reiki practice: how to discuss reiki with prospective clients, how to begin developing a practice while you’re still in training, how to make your own certificates, and more.
Over the course of the nine months, we will cycle through each of the three levels of reiki three times, spiraling deeper with each pass and unlocking greater understanding of how reiki moves through us as body, mind and spirit. Each month, students will meet with Mia privately to receive a hands-on attunement in the style of Mrs. Takata, as well as reiju, a ritual developed by Mikao Usui to help us awaken to our true nature. Then we will all meet as a group for a full-day workshop. Between our meetings we will create community by setting up reiki practices and exchanges, and students will be given assignments every week to help them stay focused and immersed in the work.
Combining down-to-earth advice with the most esoteric aspects of the work, students will graduate with a solid body of knowledge, many hours of hands-on experience, a circle of support, a personal practice of self care, and the ability to offer and teach all three levels of reiki. Whether you are new to reiki or have been practicing for years, this in-depth intensive will deepen your skill and understanding, and set you firmly on the path.
Classes are small, limited to ten people, and will be held one Sunday every month from September through May, from 10:00 to 5:00, in Fairfax, CA. (9/22/19, 10/20/19, 11/17/19, 12/15/19, 1/19/20, 2/16/20, 3/15/20, 4/19,20, 5/17/20.)
Cost: $1700 if paid in full by September 1, 2019
$1950 if paying monthly
($195 deposit due on registration.)
“This is an incredible nine-month class well worth your time and energy. You will discover the deep and rich practice of reiki along with other practices to enhance your spiritual and healing journey. Each month is a time of deep exploration, self care, the care of others and forming relationships with your fellow classmates that will go beyond the nine months. I love having reiki as a way not only for self healing, but also to be of service. Mia’s knowledge and guidance are vast and compassionate. Take this class!” ~ V.C.B.
"Your thought provoking questions and stories throughout the nine months have been so inspirational. Your grace and patience and humor throughout class were greatly appreciated and made it great fun. I have a much better understanding of how much power I have to shape my life." ~ D.C.D.
“I have known Mia for over 20 years. She has guided my reiki practice into a realm of artistry, spirit, faith, and wisdom far beyond what I had learned in my initial training, and grounded it in practicality, deep caring, and humor (attributes of true masters). Her astute love, far-ranging intelligence, and broad holistic understanding of energy, matter, and our worldly world helped me to access deep peace and healing of the body/mind/spirit for myself, my family, and my clients; to trust in the palpable unknowable, and to access the human gifts that connect us all to the Divine.
Recently, after having allowed my reiki practice to flag, and to become fatigued in my roles of massage therapist, screenwriter, wife, daughter, and mother, I took Mia’s gestational 9-month Reiki teachers’ training, hoping for a true rebirth! I was not disappointed. The deeply nourishing monthly initiations and encouraged, focused practice, the group-engaged discussions, the field trips and visiting healers, and Mia’s incredible “textbook” of rational explanation and inspired wisdom were life-changing, and continue to be so to this day.
Whatever your path, reiki is yours, and Mia is your guide and ground. Give yourself, those you love, and the world this gift of the full-bellied solace that will keep growing and nourishing you every day and every year, for a lifetime. “ ~K.M.