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Donna Audia, RN, HN-bc

Donna Audia, certified holistic nurse at the University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, works to develop and implement integrative medicine care plans for patients and their families.  Some of the therapies she uses to promote the healing process include Reiki, sound healing, music, art, acupressure, guided imagery, yoga, breath work, and journaling. She frequently lectures about her work with patients speaking to professionals and students around the country as well as at the University of Maryland Baltimore. 

In 2011, she was nominated as a Daily Record Health Care Hero.  Her prior positions as a critical care nurse and her work as a pain service nurse, enable her to share her experience and to bring compassion to patients, families and staff within the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Robert Fueston

Robert Fueston began his Reiki training in 1996 at the age of 21. He has become internationally known in the Reiki community as a Reiki historian, credible researcher, and is the founder of The Reiki Preservation Society. The Reiki Preservation Society (TRPS) adheres to the Reiki teachings of Hawayo Takata - Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho. His newly released book is entitled: Reiki: Transmissions of Light, Volume 1; The History and System of Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho.

Having interviewed many of Takata’s Master students and being taught by several of these, as well as being a student of several Japanese Reiki Masters, Robert is uniquely acquainted with the differences and similarities between Reiki lineages. He is devoted to building understanding and opportunities for learning within the Reiki community, to support our common purpose. Robert thinks the best way of fostering good relationships between different Reiki groups is to focus on the shared practice of the Reiki Precepts.

Robert is Nationally Board Certified in Oriental Medicine through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is a licensed Acupuncturist by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.  He started studying Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in 1999. Robert has earned two master degrees, a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (2003) from Southwest Acupuncture College and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina (1999). He is currently enrolled in a post-Master degree program at the University of South Carolina. He practices Reiki and acupuncture in Lexington, Kentucky, and teaches Reiki classes monthly.

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     Raven Keyes is a Reiki master teacher, certified hypnotherapist and guided meditation maven. She was the first to bring Reiki into the operating room of Dr. Mehmet C. Oz. She is presently working with surgeons that include Dr. Sheldon Marc Feldman, Chief of Breast Surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, providing Reiki to patients before, during and after surgeries. 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.

In the world of professional sports, Raven has introduced Reiki to athletes in the NFL and NBA.  Featured in national magazines such as “Vogue” and “W,” Raven was named “Best Reiki Master in New York” by New York Magazine and was televised as “New Yorker of the Week” on NY-1 for providing volunteer Reiki services for 8 ½ months after 9/11. Her award winning wining book “The Healing Power of Reiki” is an Amazon Best Seller. Included in her second book, “The Healing Light of Angels” Raven describes the ways in which the spiritual beings called angels support her work.

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Ian Haag

Ian Haag, is a Pennsylvania-based Usui Reiki Master, Sound Healing Practitioner,  Flutist, Artist, and Teacher. Ian has been involved with the metaphysical and Shamanistic studies since an early age. He has been practicing Reiki for over 18 years, and is humbled for the opportunity to teach and ripple out the beauty of Reiki to so many. He has a powerful imagination and creativity that allows him to bring his artistic talents into his healing work.

Ian combines Reiki with Sound Healing in single private sessions or along with his wife, Valarie.  He uses a combination of Reiki and Crystal Singing Bowls, Himalayan Signing Bowls, Gongs, Monochords, Tuning Forks, Rattles, Drums, Native American Style Flutes, and more in sessions to heal with the power of vibration. Ian is an empath and has a strong intuition that assists him in his healing work. He is a registered member of the International Sound Healers Association, World Flute Society, and The International Native American Flute Association.

He proudly released his first his first album “Between Worlds” in May 2014. He has performed throughout the country and has a prized collection of over 50 flutes.

Ian and his wife Valarie are founders and owners of Rainbows of Healing, a Wellness Center and Metaphysical Boutique in Langhorne, Pa.

Rickie Meryl Freedman, RMT, P.T.

For over 20 years, with her focus on bringing an Integrative approach to Holistic Health, Rickie’s expertise spans across many aspects of healthcare, particularly pain and stress management, as well as the reduction of addictive behaviors, anxiety and sleep issues.

Her specialty “Reiki by Rickie – Gentle Touch, Deep Healing” is one of many tools. Rickie also teaches all levels of Reiki Classes, including “Reiki for Healthcare Professionals” and “ReikiKids”. Rickie has been a member of the Integrative Medicine Committee of Hershey Medical Center, and teaches Reiki to Nurses and Nursing students. She has been certified to offer CE credits to Massage Therapists taking her Reiki Classes. She has created and conducts numerous workshops, including “From Passion to Profession - Yes You Can!”, “Stress Management and Reiki”, “Power of a Positive Attitude”, “Choosing Peace in Challenging Times”, and “Balance your Energy, Balance your Life”.

Rickie offers Reiki Sessions, and unique Therapeutic Massage including Indian Head Massage and Chakra Foot Massage at Harrisburg's first Reiki Center which she created and opened 4/1/13 called Reiki by Rickie ~ ReikiSpace & Learning Place . She has an active student Practitioner and Mentorship program called "Follow your Heart AND Do it Smart".

Rickie’s Mission in the world is to bring the Inner Peace of the Reiki Experience in a grounded way to as many people as possible in every walk of life. Rickie makes a conscious daily choice to Live and work by the Reiki Healing Principles.

Valarie Haag, ND

Valarie Haag is a Pennsylvania-based Reiki Master, Crystal Healing Practitioner, Board Certified Traditional Naturopath, and Teacher. Valarie has a well-earned reputation as an inspiring, gifted and compassionate healer and teacher. Valarie has been practicing Reiki since 1998, when she began her path of healing and Reiki training at the age of 18.  As a Master/Teacher of traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, Valarie has been honored to educate and certify hundreds of students of all ages in all levels of Reiki.

Having devoted her life to the field of Vibrational Energy Medicine, she is best known for her innate ability to intuitively identify the root cause of patterns keeping individuals 'stuck'. Over the past decade, countless individuals have experienced deeply transformative and long-term shifts from her integrative formula of Reiki healing, crystal healing, chakra balancing and intuitive guidance. Valarie has worked with adults from all walks of life and children of all ages, especially highly empathic and sensitive children, and children on the “spectrum”.

She enjoys teaching others how to empower themselves to make positive changes in their lives. She is always expanding her knowledge of the healing arts with the intention of serving her clients and community in the most powerful way possible.

Valarie is a Traditional Naturopath, and 2004 graduate of The Trinity College of Natural Health. The College is accredited by the American Naturopathic Medical Certification and Accreditation Board, Inc. She is also nationally recognized as being a Board Certified Traditional Naturopath.

Valarie and her husband Ian are founders and owners of Rainbows of Healing, a Wellness Center and Metaphysical Boutique in Langorne, Pa.

Lidia Kuleshnyk, B.Sc., M.E.S.

Lidia Kuleshnyk, B.Sc., M.E.S. is a Health and Lifestyle Consultant who specializes in Reiki, Macrobiotics, and Wholistic Counselling/Coaching. Lidia has been in private practice, full time, for 19 years and specializes in working with clients with advanced and serious health conditions.

A former Environmental Policy Analyst, Lidia completed a Masters degree in Environmental Studies (M.E.S.) at York University and two Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Toronto – B.Sc. in Environmental Studies/Zoology, and B.Sc. in Psychology.

As well, Lidia has completed Certification in Advanced Counselling through George Brown College, is a member of OACCPP (Counselling Association), a member/teacher of the CRA (Canadian Reiki Association) and is also a Level 4–M.E.A. (Macrobiotic Educators Association) Macrobiotic Counsellor as recognized by Michio Kushi.

Lidia continues on a dedicated path of self-development and shares her experiences, skills and knowledge with others. She believes that health and happiness are our birthright. To experience genuine, sustainable health, vitality and joy is to truly live – and move toward our highest potential.

Justin B. Stein

Justin B. Stein is a doctoral candidate and course instructor at the University of Toronto. He began his study of Reiki history shortly after receiving his first initiations in India in 2001 as part of a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship conducting ethnographic research on various energy healing methods. Justin completed his Masters at the University of Hawaii, where his thesis analyzed the various stories told about Reiki's founder, Mikao Usui. His dissertation project examines the ongoing production of Reiki as Hawayo Takata brought it from Japan to Hawaii to North America. In his research, Justin has uncovered many previously-unseen English- and Japanese-language archival materials and has interviewed dozens of Reiki practitioners who studied under Mrs. Takata between 1938 and 1980.

When not reading, writing, practicing Reiki, or teaching at the University of Toronto, Justin enjoys music, craft beer, and Japanese calligraphy. Several of his research papers are available online at: and some of his original translations of historic Japanese-language materials on Reiki are available in Robert Fueston's recent book Reiki: Transmissions of Light, Volume One - The History and System of Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho (Lexington, KY: Reiki Preservation Society, 2016).

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Katherine Fee

Katherine is an experienced Usui Reiki Master and Holy Fire Karuna® Reiki Master Practitioner and owner of Wild Iris Reiki. She has facilitated Workshops for Reiki Levels 1, 2, and Master as well as Metaphysical workshops on Pendulums, Crystals, and Introduction to Energy for children and adults. 

Katherine’s knowledge of the many aspects of children along with the 33 years of hands on experience as a teacher makes her a very unique facilitator for helping both parents and children. She taught Kindergarten to Grade 8, Special Classes, Library, and Family Studies, and has a Primary Specialist Certificate.

Katherine's experience shows that Reiki empowers children, giving them a sense of self-confidence while guiding them to their highest potential. She believes that Reiki is an invaluable tool for helping all children with the stresses of school and life choices including assisting children who may have special needs.

Katherine also has certificates for Therapeutic Touch, Quantum Touch, Tong Ren, Crystal Healing, Essential Oils, Bach Flower Remedies and Mediumship.

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