Not too long after deciding I am taking the Holistic Nutritionist course, I found an opportunity to learn Reiki in Winnipeg.
The first level of Reiki training is delivered on Aug 23, 2014.
For those who don't know what Reiki is, here is a partial definition according to reiki.org (click the link for full details):
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
Post class Update:
I signed up for this class initially because I was curious how it might be relevant to the Holistic Nutritionist career path I am preparing for.
What I learned was that practicing Reiki (on yourself and/or others) can be an excellent way to connect with your spiritual path, develop your intuition, and experience energy. I found that Reiki clicked more with me and my personal growth, which was very exciting!
The instructor told one story of Reiki energy that stuck with me; a "proof" (you might say) that belongs to her. Out of curiosity, she decided to see how her cat would react to her beaming Reiki energy while it was napping on the floor. The cat almost immediately got up and followed the energy path with its nose, right into the palm of her hand! Cause and effect in action right there... very cool.