2014 Celebration of Reiki Conference
Conference Theme: "Making the Connection"
Thank you for your inspirational participation in the 2nd Annual Celebration of Reiki Conference!
The 2nd Annual Celebration of Reiki Conference was held April 27, 2014 at the Holiday Inn in Brookline, MA.
On this page, you'll find highlights of the conference in the form of presentation resources, testimonials, and photos. If you joined us at the conference, these will help recapture memories of the day. If you weren't able to join us, you'll be able to get a sense of what the day had to offer and we'll hope to see you at next year's conference or at any of our upcoming events.
We are deeply grateful to our dedicated presenters, facilitators, vendors, and volunteers for a joyful day of learning and collaboration.
Meditation and Welcome ~ Elise Brenner and Kara Daly
Reiki as Spiritual Practice: The Art of Surrender ~ Cecelia Staryos, RMT
Late-morning Networking Circles:
A. Reiki and Spirituality
B. Reiki For Animals
C. Reiki and Palliative Care
D. Building Your Reiki Business
E. Reiki Clinical Practice Skills
F. Open Topic (let it flow)
Chanting Meditation ~ Jacki Katzman and Elise Brenner
Reiki Through Our Lives Panel
Reiki for Chronic Health Conditions
"Grandmothers Counsel the World," Carol Schaeffer, Trumpeter, 2006
"Reiki for the Heart and Soul," Amy Rowland, Healing Arts Press, 2008
"Traditional Reiki for Our Times," Amy Rowland, Healing Arts Press, 1998
"A Reiki Burial", Reiki News Magazine, Spring 2014, p 17
"A Reiki Hospice Experience", Reiki News Magazine, Spring 2013, p 41
"Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs and Communications of the Dying", Maggie Callanan and Patrica Kelley, Random House Publisher, 1997
Networking Circle Questions
You can read the questions used in the networking circles portion of the Conference on the Networking Circles page:
2014 Volunteer Opportunities
Thank you to all who brought together an amazing group of Reiki Practitioners! Your hard work and diligence is so noted and deeply appreciated!
Congratulations to all who contributed to such a successful and wonderful conference! So grateful to have met beautiful folks, to share and receive the wisdom we all have gleaned through the years! Thank you to those who dreamed the dream and made it come true! Deep gratitude! ♥ (Denise)
Elise, Kara, Sara, Judy, and so many more who put so much work and love into making the Conference happen - words can't express how grateful I am for all that you do and the connections you help to create. What a wonderful day and a wonderful group of people - to the committee, presenters, speakers, facilitators, and vendors - thank you! (Carol)
You have lighted a candle that shines throughout the Reiki community to connect us all. The Celebration of Reiki Conference inspires us to a higher standard and level of respect for the work we all do. There is much strength in knowing we are not walking this path alone and I am humbled by what this group brings to our communities. Your devotion to Reiki and to your students and peers is what makes this work truly fulfilling. I am honored to be a part of it. With gratitude... (Nancy)
Thank you for the Reiki conference. It was very well done and I really enjoyed it. All that amazing and wonderful energy!!! I will be back. Peace. (Ann)
Namaste to all the presenters and practitioners...a wonderful day and CEU's to boot! (Colleen)
It was such an enriching experience. Thank you all for your hard work and devotion to the conference. I look forward to next year.(Michelle)
Your year of preparation since the last conference clearly paid off yesterday – great new location – it is a great contribution to the evolution of Reiki as an increasingly broadly accepted and beneficial health and spirit enhancing modality. (Kyle)
It was a joy to feel and witness the beauty and light of everyone at the conference yesterday. Thank you so much for being part of the Celebration of Reiki Conference. (Judy)
Amazing and perfectly orchestrated conference, brilliant job Elise Brenner and team! Thanks to you all! (Kristi)
Standing Ovation on the success of the Conference! It was wonderful!!!! Thank you for those who worked so hard for others to enjoy the day! (Valeria)
What an amazing day! I met old friends and made new friends. I learned so much at two wonderful workshops on 'Reiki For Animals' and "How To Run A Reiki Clinic' and browsed the rich displays of the Vendors. I cannot find enough words to express my gratitude to all beautiful Reiki Practitioners for your attentiveness during my first public speech. I could not have predicted the transformative power of the wave of loving kindness which you sent. You are the embodiment of Reiki and it was my joy to be with you. Namaste. (Cecelia Strays)
Thank you to organizers and presenters for a wonderful day. So good to be with fellow practitioners learning and sharing. One major take-away: Reiki practitioners hold the space for people to be and become aware of their journey and innate healing capacities. We practice a sacred, affirming presence--gentle, kind and powerful. (Celeste)
Thank you to Elise and everyone involved in the planning of and bringing to fruition this year's Celebration of Reiki conference. The energy was awesome. It was wonderful to meet new people and to learn from each other. Many blessings to all of you. May our paths cross again. (Amy)
It feels so perfect to join together with you all. I had an awesome day and am very grateful for the opportunity to be in the presence of love, peace, compassion and self reflection. Thank you all! I would love to see more of you. If anyone is ever visiting Western Mass, come find me. (Brighid)
I am still floating from the Celebration of Reiki Conference! I hope it never ends! I am inspired and deeply moved by the love, respect and support I found there. Thank you Elise Brenner for bringing together this powerful community. (Kara)
I want to take this moment to sit in the flow of gratitude that I feel for you and everyone on the planning committee who helped make yesterday a reality. I left at the end of the day floating out of the building. You all put such thoughtful care, attention and JOY into planning for the day and it showed. I am grateful to have been with you all, steeped in the blessing of our Reiki flow. (Laura)
What a wonderful day seeing old friends and making new! Such wonderful energy, important topics and great conversation!! Thank you Elise and the conference committee members and all who contributed. I was honored to be a part of this terrific event! (Kelly)
Thank you to all who made this event possible!
Conference Planning Committee