Yoga Ohio

Bob Goerke, Registered Yoga Teacher


What is Reiki?

reiki sessionPronounced “ray-key”, Reiki brings a feeling of relaxation, calmness, serenity, healing and peace. The word Reiki means “Universal Life Force Energy”. It is a Japanese “hands on technique” used for relaxation and stress reduction that also promotes healing.

All living things are made of energy referred to as Chi. When a person is in good health Chi moves freely throughout the physical body as well as around the body in the aura. When energy does not move freely it causes illness, disease and stress.

Reiki uses the hands to activate and move Chi energy to remove the effects of unbalance and blocked energy patterns.

Reiki moves and directs the body’s energy as a means of a healing system that is safe, natural and holistic.

Emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well-being are benefits of a Reiki session for balance, health, and harmony. It is a very individual, unique and positive experience.

Emotions and disease are related. Nerves link the mind to the heart, immune system, digestive system and to every cell of the body. When the body is in a state of emotional balance, good health and a sense of well-being are the result. The pressure and stress of day to day life can be enough to disturb the body, mind, spirit balance. Reiki’s harmonizing energy can help to restore the balance.

Would Reiki benefit me?

Reiki is suitable for everyone, young elderly, ill, or healthy.

It can help:

  • Stress
  • Migraines
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Pain
  • Chemotherapy Effects
  • Fatigue
  • Pre & Post Surgery
  • PMS
  • Irritability
  • Tension
  • Depression
  • Sciatica
  • Insomnia
  • Pregnancy
  • Sinus Problems
  • Cancer
  • Irritable Bowel

When we are under stress the body tries to compensate by releasing hormones to maintain balance. The continuous activity of this natural process leads to suppression of the immune system leaving us vulnerable to infection and disease.

When stress is decreased the chance of illness, infection and disease are decreased. Reiki promotes balanced health and stimulates the body’s natural healing ability.

Reiki will support and combine with other forms of medical treatment and therapies, and is safe to use during treatment for cancer, in combination with physical therapy or with any other medical treatment.

What happens in a Reiki session?

A Reiki session may last a few minutes to an hour. It is given while the client sits fully clothed in a chair or lies on a massage table. The practitioner uses a light touch of the hands on the body.

What is the cost?

Costs for a Reiki session vary depending on the length of the session and the location. Typical sessions are priced between $30 and $75. 

Reiki Instruction – Learn Reiki

Energy is a natural part of all living things. We all have the ability to become Reiki practitioners for self-healing or to help others. Reiki classes are offered based on interest with follow-up practice and support sessions.


Level I
You will learn the history of Reiki, the basic hand positions for yourself and other, the uses of Reiki and be attuned to the Reiki energy.
Level II
You will learn and be attuned to Reiki symbols as well as learning to send Reiki to others.
Level III
This is the Master Level. You will be attuned to higher vibrational energy and, on completion, may teach Reiki if you choose.

What is the cost to learn Reiki?

The cost of Reiki instruction varies based on the level.