Researcher Robert Fueston will be highlighting the similarities between the Reiki story of Usui Sensei as told by the Memorial Stone, Mrs. Takata, and the Gakkai’s Shiori. There is a misnomer that Mrs. Takata was only interested in treating the physical but Robert will show how her teachings explicitly state otherwise. He will explain why Mrs. Takata insisted the Spiritual aspect of Reiki was first, the Physical treatments were considered secondary, and why you really need both. This will be tied into the pre-amble to the Precepts created by Usui Sensei and how Mrs. Takata’s story highlights what Usui Sensei taught.

Robert will also discuss the Reiki Channel as described by Mrs. Takata and he will touch on the fact that Mrs. Takata was working on a book before she died so not all of her teaching was meant to be an oral history. Lastly, he will show how the Reiki system’s treatment hand placements as shown in Hayashi's book and Takata's teachings are from Traditional Asian Medical Theory. He will clearly demonstrate that the system of Reiki is derived from Asian Medical Theory (what is often referred to as TCM or Traditional Chinese Medicine).


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9:30 am Robert Fueston

"The Teachings of Mrs. Takata: A Research Based Approach"

As a Reiki Practitioner for many years, Rickie wanted to share her Passion in a place dedicated to Healing and Learning, and decided to open her own Reiki Practice. She believed that it was possible to have a thriving Reiki practice based on Love and Service, if you "Follow your Heart AND do it Smart!" 

Rickie Freedman will share her evolution from Physical Therapist to Full-Time Reiki Master/Teacher including the Manifestation and Creation of Harrisburg PA's first Reiki Center: "Reiki by Rickie ~ ReikiSpace & Learning Place". She describes how the Reiki Healing Principles guide her every choice. She will discuss the Energetics of Business Management, The Law of Attraction in Action, and how you can use these lessons in all areas of your life. Rickie will leave you with tips and suggestions on how YOUR Reiki Practice, in any setting, can be Successful.

Open yourself to ALL Possibilities of whatever is next for YOU!


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2:30 pm Ian Haag

"Vibrational Poetry"

2016 Columbia Program Details

Many children today are very sensitive, highly intuitive, and so many have been placed on the “Spectrum”. These children can struggle greatly with learning or behavioral challenges and are often plagued with fear, worry, and anxiety. We can choose to see these highly sensitive children through a different lens—beyond labels or pathology—as energetic beings with innate abilities and gifts that deserve to be recognized, cherished and nurtured. Valarie has helped many children achieve success in emotional, social and academic areas using Reiki in her private practice over many years.

In this presentation she will share unique techniques that you can add to your Reiki practice when working with children. Through her experiences and insights you will find how Reiki can be an amazing tool for families experiencing special needs situations, how it can be of benefit regardless of the cause, and can provide soothing moments for parents and kids alike.


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12:00 pm Valarie Haag

"Reiki & Children: Caring for the Highly Sensitive"

Whether you have a professional Reiki practice or not, you'll want to hear this valuable presentation. Are you keeping records?  Are you keeping appropriate records and safeguarding personal information properly?  Is the information you document subject to HIPPA or is there client data you shouldn't document for Reiki treatments?  

In this engaging presentation, Donna will answer these questions and more, thoroughly covering - the who, what, and where of appropriate record keeping. She’ll also share the most important why and how.  Why it is so important and how to best document your sessions & avoid pitfalls.

There is a saying in medicine - if it isn't in the chart it didn't happen.  Find out what you need to know about this crucial step in your treatment sessions. Anyone who practices Reiki including nurses and other medical personnel will benefit from the knowledge Donna shares on appropriate documentation of a Reiki session.


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1:00 pm Lunch (on your own)

Raven Keyes was the first to bring Reiki into the operating room of Dr. Mehmet Oz. She now works with Dr. Sheldon Marc Feldman, Chief of Breast Surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, providing Reiki to patients before, during and after surgeries. In the world of professional sports, she has introduced Reiki to athletes in the NFL and NBA.

Based on this important work, Raven has created a new elite team of Reiki Masters known as Medical Reiki Masters ™ who are trained to bring Reiki into the operating room and into any medical situation.


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Please Note: All topics, times and presenters are subject to change

2:45 pm Keynote Presentation with Raven Keyes

"The Blessings of Reiki in the Modern World"

Immediately captivating, Ian’s soulful eloquence and passion with the Native American style flute carries messages of harmony, peace and personal empowerment. When Ian performs, it takes only a moment to acknowledge the profound spirituality of the sacred Native American style flute and its historical courtship and beautiful attributes. His haunting music is much more than a song …it’s liquid poetry, a prayer.

He offers ongoing group and private Native American style Flute classes, and enjoys opening up others to the beauty and medicine that the flute can offer all.  He proudly released his first his first album “Between Worlds” in May 2014. He had performed throughout the country and has a prized collection of over 50 flutes.


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4:00 pm Rickie Freedman

"From Passion to Profession - Yes You Can!"

5:00 pm Closing Remarks

10:45 am Donna Audia

"Record Keeping: What You Need to Know About It"

8:15 am Registration

9:00 am Welcome & Introduction