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Reiki 1 Certification Class in Goshen/Michiana


Reiki Level 1 Certification Class in Goshen, Indiana

Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (East Coast time) in Goshen, Indiana.

For reference, Goshen is about 40 minutes East of South Bend, 8 miles from the Michigan border, and 2-3 hours from the Chicago area, depending on your exact location. A limited number of rooms are available for students who need to spend the night.

Students will learn and/or receive:

• History, nature, and science of Reiki.
• Experiencing Reiki energy.
• Using Reiki with other healing arts.
• Discussion of 21-day cleanse.
• Treating animals and plants.
• Essence scanning process.
• Establishing a Reiki practice.
• Practice self-treatment hand positions.
• Handouts and resource list.
• Reiki Circles.
• What a Reiki lineage represents.
• Giving a Reiki treatment with hand positions.
• Ethics and Legal Responsibilities as a Reiki Practitioner.
• Reiki Level 1 Attunement.

Certification: At the end of the training, each student will receive a certificate acknowledging completion of Reiki Level 1, as well as recognition as a Reiki Level 1 Practitioner. Taking any Reiki training with me also qualifies each student to audit (at no cost) any additional Reiki classes taught by me, up to and including the level completed with her (space permitting).

Fee: $175 ($150 if prepaid by 8/31/2016)

Please contact me to reserve your spot.

Reiki Level 2 Certification Class in Goshen on February 27, 2016

Reiki Level 2 Certification Class in Goshen, IN

Saturday, February 27, 2016, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

This interactive class includes:

• Reiki Level 2 Attunement.
• Experiencing Reiki energy.
• Discussion of 21-day cleanse.
• Establishing a Reiki practice.
• Different qualities of Reiki energy
• Techniques for replacing addictions and bad habits with better ones.
• Clearing rooms & cleaning crystals
• Chakras and healing.
• Mental/Emotional Balance technique
• How to send Reiki thru time & space (long distance healing)
• Legal Responsibilities as a Reiki Practitioner.
• How to amplify Reiki energy.

At the end of the training, each student will receive a certificate acknowledging completion of Reiki Level 2, as well as recognition as a Reiki Level 2 Practitioner. Taking any Reiki training with me also qualifies each student to audit (at no cost) any additional Reiki classes taught by me, up to and including the level completed with me (space permitting).

Rate: $275 ($250 if prepaid two weeks early.)

This class will be held at the blue house next door, which has two double bed guest rooms available for out of town students who need accommodations. Goshen is 2-3 hours from Chicagoland, depending on your exact location, 40 minutes east of South Bend, and 8 miles south of the Michigan border. Please contact me to reserve your spot.

Quick Reminders

Last Three Days for May 2014 Specials and one more week to sign up for Reiki Level 1 Certification in Goshen, IN:


45-Minute Intuitive Life Path Assessment

A slightly shortened and discounted version of the usual hour ($175) session, this 45-minute reading helps you identify where you are, where you’ve been and where you’re heading on your soul’s long journey. Great for clarifying intentions, discerning “should’s” and for anyone curious about what your soul values above and beyond societal customs and expectations. $122 if paid on or before 5/31/14.

Please contact me if you’d like to sign up.

Buy Four, Get Five Tarot Readings

Sometimes people want guidance about relationships, goals, decisions and/or progress checks along the way. Tarot offers a fun, lower cost way to check in. Based on synchronous selection of the cards and my own interpretation of the spreads, these readings include emailed photos of the cards so that you can follow along. Tarot is not a replacement for Medical Intuitive readings, but I am continually astounded by just how much the cards do reveal about all sorts of topics. This Tarot special offers a great alternative for people who would love some intuitive readings or intuitive life coaching at a lower price point. $222 buys you five (half hour) sessions, which can be used at your own pace if paid on or before 5/31/14. (That works out to five half hour Tarot sessions for just $47 more than one hour of my usual intuitive/coaching rate.)

Please contact me if you’d like to sign up.


REIKI 1 CERTIFICATION CLASS now forming for June 7, 2014 in GOSHEN, INDIANA

I’ll be teaching another Reiki Level 1 Certification Class on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Assembly Mennonite Church in Goshen, Indiana. We’ve already got quite a few students and auditing previous students, but this is a big enough space that we still have some room. Two recently trained Reiki Master Teachers will also be auditing/assisting with this class as part of their ongoing training. If you live in the Michiana area or even Chicago, which is about three hours away, this is a great opportunity to learn a natural, gentle form of energy healing.

Reiki is an ancient healing method rediscovered in the 19th century by the Japanese monk Dr. Mikao Usui. The “Rei” in Reiki stands for “universal” or” spiritual,” and the “ki” corresponds to the “life force energy” known as “Chi” or “prana” in other Eastern systems of healing and energy work such as feng shui, Tai Chi, Qigong, or yoga. Thus, Reiki refers to “universal life force energy,” “divinely directed healing energy,” or “life energy of a spiritual nature,” with an emphasis on subtle energy fields rather than the physical body. By working on all the different levels, Reiki helps the body to relax into a state that allows optimal self-healing.

Students will learn the history and science of Reiki, all hand positions for treating self and others, how to begin a Reiki healing practice, and they will receive a Reiki Level 1 Attunement and full certification to this level. Taking a Reiki class with me also permits students to audit for free (space permitting) any level Reiki Certification Class up to the level taken with me. I have had the privilege of teaching all levels of Reiki since 2002, all over the United States, and am so pleased that many of my students not only use Reiki in their own lives, but are also teaching Reiki classes to their own students.

Please contact me for details.

Synchronicity, Reiki and Finding the Right Reiki Master Teacher

I’ve had many students tell me that finding the right Reiki Master Teacher felt like “completing a lifelong quest.” Some had felt simultaneously led to and resistant to Reiki for decades. Some sensed they’d never maximized their previous training, yet they still felt drawn to move onto the next level. Others felt they’d grown so much since their initial training that they wanted to retake levels with a different Reiki Master Teacher who resonates with who they are now. Still others had completed Reiki Master training, but didn’t know how to teach. When asking their earlier RMT to train them as a teacher, they found the person had either retired or refused to train them a “competing” teacher.

Reasons for seeking the right Reiki Master Teacher vary widely. Joy at finding the right Reiki Master Teacher seems both magical and standard. “It felt like the Universe just clicked into place.” “When the student is ready the teacher appears.” “When I saw YOU post that class, I just knew I had to be in it.”

Synchronicity often plays a mischievous role. Back in 2003, in very windy Santa Fe, I tried to hang a Reiki Level 1 flyer on the bulletin board outside a spiritual bookstore. I kept trying and trying to hang this paper, but the wind caught it every time, finally blowing it fast and furiously down a railroad track. Not wanting to litter, I chased the paper for an eighth of a mile or so before I eventually gave up. In our next class, a student described how she had left her dance class and felt an urge to walk along the railroad tracks. As she prayed for guidance about her “next step,” my Reiki Level 1 flyer flew into her face. Talk about “in your face messages!” She immediately registered for the class and continued her training to the point of teaching her own Reiki students.

In October 2011’s Reiki Master Teacher Certification Class, I had many students from Madison and nearby towns as well as one who drove in all the way from Woodstock, NY! This month’s Reiki Master Teacher Certification Class has students from Chicago and New Jersey arriving for the event. In all the many (many!) places I’ve lived, I’ve found that people often feel called to travel to find a Reiki Master Teacher who resonates with them. I’ve taught students from NYC in Sedona; Monterey students in San Luis Obispo; Virginia and Santa Monica students in Chicago; and Reno students in Sonoma County.

This criss-crossing of the country and synergy among different students and locales seems like a synchronous part of the Reiki process. If you feel called to begin (or complete) your Reiki training beyond your city or town, please know that’s perfectly normal. Sometimes you luck into having just the right relationship with a local teacher, but sometimes the journey itself becomes part of the process. Universal Life Force Energy always knows where and how to flow.


As always, taking any level of Reiki Certification with me (Laura Bruno) entitles former students to audit (for free, space permitting) any additional Reiki Certification Classes up to and including the level to which I’ve certified them. Many of my students –especially Master Teacher students — embrace this opportunity as repetition builds confidence. People also notice subtleties they may have missed in their initial concern with learning new information. I tailor each class to the day’s participants, which means I may use different metaphors to explain tricky concepts, or may share different stories to illustrate points. I find that the students themselves create a unique synergy in each class, and they often keep in touch with each other long after their Reiki certification.

Accelerated Reiki Level 1 and 2 Class in Chicago

Learn Reiki levels 1 and 2 in a special accelerated workshop for practitioners of the healing arts or anyone already on a spiritual path who would like to amplify their own energy and ability to send distant healing. Students will learn the history of Reiki, all required hand positions for treating self and others, plus symbols for mental/emotional balance, intensifying energy, and healing through space and time.

Upon completion, students will receive certification in Reiki Levels 1 and 2, certificates and will have covered all required materials. Students will also be allowed to audit (for free, space permitting) any other Reiki level 1 and 2 classes taught by Laura Bruno.

Taught by Reiki Master Teacher, Laura Bruno, MA, RMT in Hyde Park. Private setting, personalized attention, class will be tailored to the needs and goals of the day’s participants. Saturday, May 1, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. with a break for lunch. Directions given upon registration.

$300 if prepaid by April 27; $350 afterwards. Class size is limited. For more information or to register, please call Laura at 775-750-9140 (cell) or 773-891-2359 (home office).