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Susan’s Journey to becoming a Usui Reiki Teacher 3B

I have completed my Usui Reiki Master/Teacher training with Yolanda.

Becoming the student once more, I have had previous training in this beautiful system of healing, but when I decided to take my Journey with Reiki to the next level, I chose Yolanda as my teacher.  Starting from the very beginning Level 1 and working my way through I have gained so much more respect for Usui Reiki and the founder Mikao Usui. I have come to the realization this is not just a system of healing which is very effective, it is also a path to inner growth and connection with your innate nature. 

I have become so much more aware and present with my life and in doing so are able to move through difficult situations with a strength I didn’t even know I possessed. 

My understanding of the teachings of Usui Reiki have been grasped at a deeper level and with this my current daily practice has benefited as I have now been able to reconnect with something that always has been there hidden just below the surface of my daily activities.

Yolanda has provided comprehensive Manuals at every Degree / Level throughout my training that are easy to understand and you can refer back to them to refresh your memory at any time.

Her recommendation on journeying my personal Reiki experiences and practice right from the beginning have helped me gain a deeper insight on how Usui Reiki impacts my life on a daily basis, from more restful nights to clarity with my everyday choices, decisions and relationships.

My relationships with my family have become richer, happier and more loving as I’m relating to them more fully and staying much more present in my experiences with them.

My creative side has flourished and with that comes inspiration and connection with my own natural flow of creativity through poetry and photography. Physically, because I am more present to my own body, I feel I’ve grown a much deeper capacity to listen to my body and treat it with greater respect and response.

Mentally and emotionally I have far less anxiety and through learning how to use my Reiki personally more fully, I can now cope positively and effectively with situations that in the past I would most definitely have avoided!

Overall this Usui Reiki Journey and training with Yolanda has been one of huge gratitude and expansion … I’ve developed a far greater understanding of the wonderful benefits of Usui Reiki for both my own personal and professional development and for my clients.

“Thank you, thank you, thank you, for bringing me back home to Reiki … the depth of your teaching has truly honoured and humbled my soul journey”

Susan Rhodes, Usui Reiki Teacher 3B, December 2019

Thank you so much for your beautiful energy, time, knowledge, wisdom and expertise during our time together! I will forever be grateful for your time teaching and guiding me on my Reiki journey.

I’m so excited to know that I can pass on the teachings that you’ve taught me and that you’ll always be there for me whenever I need it! Love and Blessings, Yolanda.

Angela Ralfe, Usui Reiki Teacher 3B 2019

My long-term pain has disappeared, I’m sleeping deeply for the first time in years, I’ve recovered from illness so much more quickly it’s amazing, my work stress has calmed with wonderful results, my long-term chronic anxiety has gone.

I’ve had 2 years of constant pain from a dislocated rib disappear and not returned since I learnt Reiki.

My sleep patterns have improved noticeably – my mind is incredibly calm, I don’t wake up and get up continually throughout the night (which I’ve done for years), I can sleep much longer – this is amazing for me.

The pain from aching leg muscles I had after a long walk, completely disappeared; incredible sinus pain reduced after 2 self-treatments, the flu virus I had didn’t last for weeks and I only needed a couple of days off work to recuperate.

My long-term personal and professional anxiety has gone – it’s the first time for years I feel present and patient at work in the classroom and my class is automatically becoming calmer and staying that way.

I no longer feel on constantly overwhelmed and overloaded at work – it’s now surprisingly easy to be focused, clear and present to the next task ahead

Until I learnt Reiki, I wasn’t aware of how many negative conversations I was having and the unhappiness and stress it was causing me/us … in just two weeks of giving myself daily Reiki self-treatments I’m deliberately choosing positive, constructive and uplifting conversations – YES!!

I’m loving Reiki and giving myself self-treatments … I’m loving how Reiki is helping my
family to calm, sleep better and have pain relief

Tracey, Usui Reiki 1st Degree Student, Hamilton 2019

So many long-term healings – in my body, my relationships, even my efficiency at work!

The pain from my life-long migraine headaches has disappeared – amazingly if I feel like one might be coming, I give myself Reiki and it goes away.

My sleep patterns have changed from the Day 1 – now I sleep so soundly and if I wake up I go straight back to sleep after a few minutes of Reiki. My relationships with my children have improved noticably

I feel more relaxed, peaceful, continuously calm … even under pressure at work. My mind works a lot more efficiently and I can do more work in the same time! Nothing seems to phase me!

I’m much more aware of my inner world – my emotions, sensations and insights than I was before learning Reiki. I’m truly amazed at how much Reiki has and is doing for me – my family, work, land even the animals on our farm are healthier and happier.

Diana Vollebregt, Waikato 2018

I loved Reiki with Yolanda...

I feel calmer and much less anxious and I’ve noticed I get less angry, worried and agitated than I used to. I have less negative thoughts about myself and others – sometimes I have no thoughts at all … and I’ve started being thankful to God every day.

My relationships are so much happier and I’m so much calmer. I loved learning Reiki – it was a wonderful experience for me’.

Arwinder, Reiki 1st Degree, 2019

The attunements were wonderful and the experience of giving and receiving Reiki very powerful. How do you describe stillness and calm that is also so alive with potential and love? It feels like such an enormous privilege.              

Jann Tighe, Reiki Third Degree, Auckland 2018

Many things changed very quickly in so many areas of my life, including my work achievements and life-long overcoming of migraines. The one I didn’t see coming (which just happened spontaneously) was that I lost all desire for my daily glasses of wine!

Months later, this is still the case – amongst many other amazing benefits of Reiki, this unexpected ‘side-effect’ of Reiki, really blew me away!’

Diana Vollegbregt, Waikato

Reiki affects your body, soul, your emotions and your mind

I want to share some of things that have happened to me since learning Reiki 1st Degree with Yolanda this year …”

  • A sense of lightness and relaxation
  • Calmer within my myself and calmer with others
  • Positive about what each day holds
  • Curious about things I’ve not noticed before e.g.plants, insects, places, people)
  • Heightened and a returned sense of smell (after nasal surgery there had been no sense of smell for JP until during her Reiki 1st Degree Course)
  • Heightened sense of colours
  • Emotionally consistent – a lot less ‘up and down’
  • Happier about who I am and what I look like
  • Excited about the possibilities that I can be what I want to be – not what other people want me to be
  • Much more interested in life

Julie, Reiki 2nd Degree, Waikato 2017

Reiki with Yolanda is swimming in the sunrise …It’s the discipline in letting go. Belief is no prerequisite.I’ve seen terminally ill seniors and four year olds with chicken pox respond in miraculous ways.

This is not about whacked out esoterics. It’s real, it works. It’ll bring you closer to the world and maybe surprise you with a reintro to yourself.If you’re after a noble, no bull Master who teaches in her being – Yolanda’s the one’.

Nick Watt, Reiki 2nd Degree, Auckland NZ 2014

Reiki still works even if you are skeptical

Since I started the Reiki journey, I have noticed an amazing change in my day to day feelings and emotions.

As a shift-worker, (M has worked 3 days on night shift, 3 days on day shift, 3 days off, continually for years), Reiki has helped immensely with lifting my fatigue levels … they were constantly erratic and it was normal for me to be working semi-exhausted.

My sleep patterns have stabilised out of sight, they are now regular and I am able to be relaxed and calm throughout my whole day, no matter what stresses occur (and there are plenty).

After receiving Reiki, my head feels completely empty – I literally don’t have a care in the world … total relaxation. Giving Reiki is a whole new experience for me … one I am enjoying immensely and my sceptism has been replaced by relief and gratitude.

MB, Reiki 1st Degree,  January 2017

Noticable and lasting changes from Reiki self-treatments

Learning Reiki First Degree was totally life-changing … it was much more powerful than I ever expected. I am more confident and empowered, I feel connected to the world, my senses are heightened and I am peaceful, calm and at ease.

Before I learnt Reiki First Degree, I was constantly worrying about others … I would stay awake worrying and could not get any peace or take any time out for myself. In the first 2 weeks after learning Reiki First Degree, I found I was automatically released from worrying about others problems – it happened with no effort … I could focus on myself again and how I was feeling physically and emotionally,

My mind has shifted hugely … I seem to be always very happy – I am noticing how much my happiness has increased. My relationship with my husband has strengthened – I share Reiki with him and our bond as a married couple has deepened and strengthened.

I am so much more optimistic and excited about life. I am more able to live in the moment and feel contented and peaceful. I can now easily listen to my body wants and needs, I nurture it and I don’t make it work physically like I used to. I see beauty in everything.

The power of Reiki has surprised me – the effect on both myself and others when I give us all Reiki. Reiki is so much more powerful than I ever knew – it’s amazing.

Angie Shortt, Reiki 2nd Degree, Hamilton 2015

Reiki heals a super-bug virus amazingly fast

Last week, I contracted a stomach bug and became violently ill in the evening and was sick most of the night.

By 3 am when there was no let-up, I started to think about giving myself Reiki. Unfortunately that was as far as it got, I was just too sick to use the symbols.

At that my point my hands started to tingle  and heat up.  The heat in my hands reached a point where they became overwhelming painful, like a strong electric current was being passed through them .. it really drew my attention away from how I was feeling and towards my hands.

I placed my hands over my heart and the strong sensations in my hands eased. I must have fallen asleep soon after as the  symptoms of the illness gradually disappeared and I slept the rest of the night. When I woke, the whole illness, pain, vomiting and everything had completely
passed.

Andy van Lier, Reiki Master Auckland 2016

Reiki Master Training with you was profound and one of the most important experiences of my life.

Thank you so much for passing on your knowledge and wisdom. Reiki Master Training with you was profound and one of the most important experiences of my life’

Andy van Lier, Reiki Master 3A 2015

Reiki has been a great friend and asset

I feel very blessed and thankful to have learnt Reiki, being able to use for my own personal use and with family when needed. Reiki has been a great friend and asset for me.

The deep relaxation, peace and restfulness I get when doing Reiki on myself and also seeing for myself how it relaxes and effects my family members while they receive Reiki gives me great respect and gratitude for what Reiki can do so quickly for us.

Practicing Reiki in daily life has improved all aspects of my health and given me a deep sense of calm and ease.

Michelle Krishna, Reiki 3rd Degree, Cambridge 2014