Gorton Center - Lake Forest, IL - Introduction to Reiki

Introduction to Reiki

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Introduction to Reiki

Thu, August 10, 2023
7:00 pm
- 8:30 pm



Thu, August 10, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Gorton Center
400 East Illinois Road Lake Forest, IL 60045

Reiki is a Japanese energy healing practice that promotes physical, emotional, and mental balance. In this class, you will learn techniques for self-care, relaxation, and stress management. Rei means ‘Universal life’ and Ki means ‘energy, so reiki literally means Universal Life Force Energy.

Reiki can be a spiritual journey for some as it helps connect individuals with the Universal Life Force Energy. Taking a Reiki class can deepen one’s spiritual practice and lead to a greater understanding of oneself.

In this workshop, you will explore what “energy work” is and determine whether you want to gain the knowledge and skills to provide energy healing to yourself and others through further study of reiki.

This class runs on Thursday, August 10, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Melissa is also available for private lessons.  Please contact her directly @ melissamactaggart@nullsbcglobal.net 

Reiki is a form of alternative therapy that originated in Japan. It involves the use of a practitioner’s hands to channel and transfer energy into the patient’s body, with the goal of promoting relaxation, reducing stress and anxiety, and improving overall well-being. The practice is based on the belief that there is a universal life force energy that flows through all living things, and that by harnessing and directing this energy, healing can occur at the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. Reiki is considered a gentle, non-invasive therapy, and is often used alongside traditional medical treatments as a complementary therapy.

Instructor: Melissa MacTaggart

Melissa is a certified reiki practitioner and reiki master teacher, she has studied the Usai methodology, which is the oldest form of reiki practice. She trained at Zaanti Reiki and Sat Nam Yoga in Chicago. She founded ‘Blossom and Bee Reiki’ in 2018. Since her teenage years she has been interested in the mind-body-energy connection and has explored and experienced many different forms of energy healing but she feels particularly aligned with the reiki principles. Reiki is such a beautiful practice that facilitates the feeling of a glowing radiance that flows through you and out into the world. Encouraging others to find peace, balance and healing through energy work is her joy.

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Thu, August 10, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Gorton Center
400 East Illinois Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-6060