Joyful Living Reiki
Events and Classes


February Love 2020
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Relax & Restore Holy Fire Reiki Circle 
Thursday, Mar 12, 7:00-9:00 pm at Joyful Living Reiki in Stamford, CT 

 This is a chance to let go of stress and enjoy a restorative break while sharing meditation, tea and healing energy with others. 
Whether you practice and love Reiki or just want to find out what Holy Fire Reiki is all about, all are welcome. Everyone will have the opportunity to receive a 15-minute Reiki healing session. 
  Space is limited to 8, so please RSVP to reserve your spot as soon as possible, but no later than one day before. 
Email to register. 

Holy Fire Reiki and Guided Meditation Circle
Saturday, Mar 21, 1:00-3:00 pm at Awaken Wellness Center in Mount Kisco, NY

Join us for a relaxing, restorative afternoon including guided meditation, fellowship, tea and shared Reiki healing.
Whether you love and practice Reiki or just want to find out what Holy Fire 
Reiki is all about, all are welcome.​ Everyone will have the opportunity to receive a 15-minute Reiki healing session.
Space is limited to 10, so please register as soon as possible, but no later than one day before. 
Register at  Registration: $20


Holy Fire® III Reiki Training Classes

Reiki is a gift of life force energy given to us to renew and heal ourselves and others. Reiki is taught by the attunement/placement process. The placement sensitizes you to the frequency of Reiki energy by opening your energy field, clearing blocked energy, and allowing you to become a channel for Reiki healing.

The following classes includes Usui symbols and Holy Fire Reiki energies. Reiki energy is constantly evolving and Holy Fire III is one of the most recent forms. It is both powerful and gentle. It is noticeably refined and provides purification, healing, and guidance. It carries a very high vibration, which improves your connection to universal energy and unconditional love.  


"I didn't know what to expect in my Reiki One class. The experience was great! I am so grateful. Something beautiful happened here." - Jessica R.
"I was attuned for Reiki One and Two and have attended Reiki shares with Gail. She is wonderful, knowledgeable and kind. I highly recommended her for others looking for Reiki sessions, shares, or Reiki attunements. She is devoted to Reiki and to helping others as well." - Jasmine M.

"My Reiki One class exceeded my expectations. It was a very open and welcoming environment. Gail is not only a very calming presence but she also infuses the environment around her with serenity and peace. I would describe this class as a tool to help you improve your health and learn techniques to help yourself and others." - Ana C.

Holy Fire III Reiki One - NEXT DATE TBD

Reiki Level One training is open to all. Everyone can learn Reiki. In the process of learning to be a healer, you will practice on others and receive healing as well. The number of students in each class is limited to five in order to insure plenty time to ask questions, share experiences and receive individualized instruction. You will leave this training empowered to practice Reiki on yourself and to share informally with family, friends, and pets.
  • You will receive instruction on the origin and history of Reiki, the nature of Reiki energy, the Human Energy System and chakras.
  • This class is a combination of the Western and Japanese styles.
  • You will learn the Reiki hand positions and the Japanese techniques of Gassho meditation, Byosen scanning, Reiji-ho inner guidance and Kenyoku dry bathing.
  • You will receive the Holy Fire III Reiki One placement.
  • You will receive a 179-page ICRT Reiki 1 & 2 class manual, handouts and a Reiki First Degree certificate at the end.
In this training class attunements are called placements. Placements make direct use of Holy Fire energies and thereby provide more effective healing energy, giving each student exactly what they need. The class includes individualized instruction, discussion, demonstration and practice time. You will experience giving and receiving Reiki treatments.

Seven hours of class time will give you a chance to receive and integrate this profound healing energy. This course is a prerequisite for Reiki Two and learning the healing symbols. 

Reiki One:  Joyful Living Reiki in Stamford, CT                         
Registration: $225, with $105 deposit 
                    Early bird special: $175     

Reiki 1 payment via PayPal (click here)     
Your receipt is confirmation of registration 

Holy Fire III Reiki One – Joint Training
with Gail Christie and Jackie Herbach
 - MARCH 28 

Awaken your inner healer with Reiki 1 Training. This comprehensive training class will open up the energy channels in your body and spirit to the pure, loving energy of Holy Fire Reiki. The focus of Level 1 is learning Reiki self-practice for releasing stress and restoring balance to your own body and life, as well as learning the techniques for giving Reiki to others.

This class is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in energy healing, including: parents, teachers, nurses, coaches, artists, clergy, social workers, therapists, body workers... everyone. 
  • You will learn the history of traditional Usui Reiki and Holy Fire Reiki, the nature of Reiki energy, your energy system and chakras.
  • You will learn the Reiki hand positions and the Japanese techniques of Gassho meditation, Byosen scanning, Reiji-ho inner guidance and Kenyoku dry bathing.
  • You will become attuned to Reiki energy (through the Holy Fire III Reiki One placement) and during a day of instruction, discussion, meditation and practice, receive healing as you learn to be a healer.
  • You will receive a 179-page ICRT Reiki 1 & 2 class manual, handouts and a Reiki First Degree certificate at the end.​
No prior experience is needed. You will receive everything you need to become a confident and accomplished Holy Fire III Reiki Level 1 practitioner. You will leave this 7-hour training empowered to give Reiki to yourself, family, friends and pets.

This class is jointly taught by Gail Christie and Jackie Herbach.

Gail Christie, RMT, is a Holy Fire III Usui and Karuna Reiki Master Teacher. 
Her Reiki practice follows a career in conference planning, graphic design, and being a mother and grandmother, as well as a lifelong spiritual journey. She is committed to love, health and joy and helping others heal through Reiki. She also provides compassionate care to hospice patients as a volunteer for Caring Hospice Services.

Jackie Herbach
RMTLMTLSM, is a Usui/Holy Fire III Reiki Master Teacher. She has been in the healthcare and wellness field since 2002, having worked in well-known NYC hospitals, primarily in oncology and integrative medicine. She has a background in performance, as well as fitness, yoga and Pilates. She is licensed as a massage therapist and social worker in both NY and CT.

Reiki One Joint Training:  Saturday, March 28 10:00-5:00
                                             Unitarian Universalist Church, 20 Forest St, Stamford, CT                                       
Registration: $200, Last day to register March 10

Reiki 1 joint training registration
Tickets by Eventbrite (click here)

Holy Fire III Reiki Two - MARCH 15 
Reiki Level Two will enhance your connection to Reiki energy as well as your healing practice. This course empowers the Reiki Two symbols: one to amplify Reiki energy, another for mental and emotional healing, and the third to send distance healing. Upon completion of this class you will be a certified Reiki Second Degree practitioner. 

In this class you will:
  • Receive the Holy Fire Reiki Two placement.
  • Learn more about the chakra energy centers and how to clear and balance the chakras.
  • Learn how to use the three Usui Reiki level 2 symbols and have a chance to practice Enkaku chiryo (distance healing) and Gyoshi-ho (sending Reiki with the eyes).
  • Receive Reiki 2 class materials, an ICRT Reiki 1 & 2 manual (if you didn't receive one in your Level 1 class), and a Reiki Second Degree certificate.
In this training class attunements are called placements. Placements have the same effect as attunements, but are directed by the Holy Fire energy and are designed to provide more effective healing energy and empower the symbols in a more powerful way. 

This 7-hour training class is a combination of lecture, discussion, demonstration and practice. Classes are small (2-6 students). You will have individualized instruction and practice in using all the Reiki 2 symbols, so you will know from experience the effect of each symbol. You will also experience giving and receiving a complete Reiki treatment.

You must be certified in Reiki One (any form of Reiki) and had one month for practice and integration of Reiki One energy.

Please call/text 203-979-0918 or email for further details.
Reiki Two:  Sunday, March 15, 10:00-5:30 in Stamford, CT 
 Registration: $325, $145 deposit due by Mar 8, balance due in class
                    Early bird special: $275 by Feb 24

Reiki 2 payment via PayPal (click here)     
Your receipt is confirmation of registration 

This is the class for those who wish to be Reiki Master Teachers or those Reiki Masters who want to upgrade to Holy Fire III. It is also an excellent class for those who would like to raise their level of Reiki healing and spiritual development to the Master level. It includes both Reiki Master Practitioner and Master Teacher Training and contains both the Usui system and Holy Fire III energies. All placements (similar to attunements) and ignitions are explained and demonstrated so that each student becomes confident in their use. By the end of this training you will be able to initiate students into all levels of Reiki including full Reiki master. 

In this course you will:
  • Receive both the Usui and Holy Fire master symbols.
  • Have all four of the Usui symbols empowered by Holy Fire Reiki energy.
  • Receive the Usui Master placement and four Holy Fire III ignitions.
  • Experience the Ocean of Holy Love and Holy Love meditations, the Holy Fire Healing Experience and Healing in the River of Life.
  • Be instructed on the Reiki Crystal Grid and many additional techniques not taught in other classes.
  • Receive a 177 page Reiki Master manual with step by step instruction for all techniques and a Reiki Master certificate at the end. 
This 22-hour training is intensive and very thorough. Students MUST attend all three days to be certified. It includes lecture, discussion, demonstration and ample practice time. In the process of learning the Holy Fire III healing techniques, experiences, placements and ignitions each student will receive many healing experiences.  

Holy Fire III Upgrade
The Holy Fire III upgrade will empower you to give placements instead of attunements, making teaching all levels of Reiki easier and providing a more effective level of Reiki for each student.
(Placements and ignitions provide the same benefit as attunements, and Holy Fire experiences are similar to guided meditations.) The four ignitions install the Holy Fire energy directly into your energy system and provide an opportunity for advanced spiritual development. 

You must be certified in Reiki Two (any form of Reiki) and had six months of practicing at Level 2 to take this class. Also, you must be able to draw the three Level Two symbols from memory.

Please email if interested in a Master class this coming SPRING OR SUMMER.

Reiki Master: Spring and Summer classes TBD
                       Three days, 10:00-5:30 each day in Stamford, CT                       
                       Registration: $895, Early bird price $795
Reiki Master p
ayment via PayPal (click here)     
Your receipt is your confirmation of registration 
For Reiki Masters only:
Holy Fire
 III Karuna Reiki® Master - APR 17, 18 & 19

What is Karuna?
Karuna is a Sanskrit word. It is translated to mean "any action taken to diminish the suffering of others" and could also be translated as "compassionate action." ​Karuna is the motivating quality of the enlightened beings working to end suffering on Earth. They continually send an unlimited amount of healing energy and guidance to us, but not all are receptive to it. As you develop Karuna in yourself, not only are you helping others, but you also become more receptive to the Karuna energy being sent.

Holy Fire III Karuna Reiki 
In this Master class, you will: 

  • Learn what the Holy Fire III energy system is all about.
  • Receive the Holy Fire energy through four Ignitions.
  • Learn eight advanced Karuna Reiki symbols.
  • Become empowered to teach Holy Fire III Reiki classes (all levels) and Karuna Reiki Master classes.
  • Learn how to add chanting and toning to the Karuna Reiki symbols.
  • Deepen your spiritual development.
  • Increase the power of your Reiki healing sessions.

You will learn to give Placements for Reiki 1 & 2 and Usui Master level and give Ignitions for the Holy Fire Master and Karuna Master levels (placements and ignitions provide the same benefit as attunements). The placement-ignition system provides a more effective level of Reiki for the student and empowers the symbols with more a powerful healing energy.

You will also 
experience three full days of instruction, meditation, discussion, ignitions, practice and healing in the company of other Reiki Masters.

Upon completion you will receive a certificate and a  Karuna Reiki® Master manual with in-depth descriptions of all symbols, techniques and the ignition process. You will also be offered the opportunity to become a Registered Karuna Reiki® Master with The International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT). You will then be able to use ICRT manuals for teaching. 

You must have been a certified Reiki Master (in any form of in-person Reiki) for at least six months to take Karuna Reiki Master training. You must also be able to draw the three Usui level 2 symbols and Usui Master symbol from memory.

Please call/text 203-979-0918 or email for further details.

Karuna Reiki Master:  Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 17,18,19
10:00-5:30 each day in Stamford, CT
                                     Registration: $995, $440 deposit due by Apr 3, balance in class
                                   ​Early bird special: $850 by March 20

Karuna Reiki Master payment via PayPal (click here)     
Your receipt is your confirmation of registration 

"As a Usui Reiki Master myself, I went to see Gail out of curiosity to see what Holy Fire Reiki was about. I was so impressed, I went and got my Master training in Holy Fire Reiki from her. Whether you want to take a class, book an appointment or simply go to a Reiki share to learn more, I would say do it! You will not be disappointed." - Margaret B.

"I recently took my Holy Fire Reiki Master class with Gail. She was informative and thorough and created a relaxing, energetically supportive healing space. If you are interested in enhancing your own physical, emotional, and spiritual experience and that of your Reiki clients, I would highly recommend taking the Master class with Gail. You will be better able to offer healing to yourself and others." - Karen M.

All Joyful Living Reiki classes are taught by Gail Christie, Holy Fire® III Usui and Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher. Gail is an affiliate member of the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT) Membership Association and a member of the Professional Advisory Committee of Caring Hospice Services.

Classes and sessions are held at Joyful Living Reiki in Stamford, CT, and at Awaken Wellness Center in Mount Kisco, NY and are by advance reservation.

Call/text 203-979-0918, email or register online.

Payment options: Class deposits can be paid in advance by PayPal, check or credit card.
Your receipt is your confirmation of registration. 

Deposits are non-refundable, but may be applied to a future class or session (only if notice of cancellation is given 48 hours before the class)Balances may be paid by cash, check or credit card the day of class. 

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Reiki energy healing works with and complements all types of medical and chiropractic care.
Serving Fairfield and Westchester counties. Joyful Living Reiki classes and sessions are held in Stamford, CT, and Mount Kisco, NY.