Reiki is a Japanese word representing Universal Life Energy – the energy all around us. Sometimes Reiki is translated as spirit energy or God energy and has connotations of wealth, happiness and freedom. Reiki Usui Shiki Ryoho is a living oral tradition for healing and balance.

When activated and applied for purposes of healing, Reiki addresses the body. mind and spirit. It accelerates the body‘s ability to heal physical ailments and opens the mind and spirit to the causes of disease and pain, and the necessity for taking responsibility for one’s life.  Reiki’s essence is balance and gives us the ability to maintain balanced wellness in our lives and to lovingly assist family and friends.

Reiki, a native folk art, has been used for hundreds of years in a variety of forms. Its current practice was established in Japan about a hundred years ago by Dr. Mikao Usui. Today, many health professionals incorporate Reiki into their modern practices to provide greater comfort to their patients and to replenish their own energy. Practiced internationally by thousands, devoted students and Masters are using Reiki to transform their lives and assist others.

Reiki Workshops:

Reiki I and Reiki II

Five Precepts of Reiki

Deepening Reiki

Reiki Mentoring

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Reiki Level One

First degree students are initiated into the practice of Reiki for self-treatment and to offer to loved ones through a simple, hands-on sequence. This class is offered in three hours a day for a sequence of four days in a row.


I have always held dear the notion that this lineage of Reiki that I have received from you  is a sacred treasure.  When someone asks me about learning Reiki, I always refer them to you.  Thank you so much for being such a wonderful teacher and mentor. 

Reiki is very important in my life.  I can hardly remember what it was like to not have it.”                  Allie Thompson

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Reiki Level Two

Second degree asks for a deeper commitment from the Reiki student and teaches three symbols: one to access second degree, one for mental-emotional balancing and one for sending distant treatment. Second degree requires a full year of practice with First degree Reiki to fully experience the benefits that were gained in the first training. A First degree class audit with Amy is also required to review the necessary details for moving into the next level of training.

Amy, I’m SO excited. Tonight I was feeling badly about a crisis a client of mine was in and I realized I could send Reiki to the situation (which I did). Shortly after, the client called back to say everything had “miraculously” turned around back to where things were before the crisis! I’m amazed and thrilled! Thanks for leading me to this wonderful practice…”

Lisa Rood, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Reiki Level Three – Master

Third level is a lifetime commitment to using Reiki in Mastery and is only for those who feel a calling to teach. Contact Amy for more information.

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Reiki Master, Amy Erez

Amy Erez has been practicing Reiki Usui Shiki Ryoho since 1987. Her mastery training began with a deep personal calling. Her commitment to a daily Reiki practice and regular attendance at her teacher’s classes resulted in a profound change in Amy’s experience of life.

After four years of intensive Reiki training, Amy was initiated as a Reiki Master by Susan Mitchell, student of Grandmasters Hawayo Takata and Phyllis Lei Furumoto. Amy has studied extensively with Phyllis Lei Furumoto and Paul David Mitchell, the Reiki Usui Shiki Ryoho Head of Discipline.

Amy’s emphasis is on holding Reiki from a sacred space and supporting her students in achieving the most profound, life-changing experiences possible through the practice of Reiki.

Amy is a wonderful teacher with an obvious passion for Reiki and a genuine love for teaching it. Her years of teaching Reiki show in her ability to take an esoteric subject and transmit/teach it in such a down-to-earth fashion that it is easy to understand and absorb. My long wait for Reiki instruction resulted in finding an excellent Reiki instructor in Amy Erez.”                                     Carol Atkinson, Yoga Teacher

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Reiki Practice

On a regular basis, we gather at the Sugi Health office to practice our Reiki together. We are a friendly and committed community who enjoy welcoming newcomers under our Reiki hands. If you have any level of Reiki training, from any lineage, you are invited to join us in supporting each other through the practice of Reiki. For current dates, see the Calendar page. This gathering is postponed during the Coronavirus. We will resume as soon as possible!