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Welcome to Emerald City Reiki Center!

Emerald City Reiki Center offers Reiki seminars, Reiki treatment, and Reiki community. We offer Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki 1, Reiki 2 and Reiki Mastery apprenticeship. We also offer Jikiden Reiki Shoden (Level 1) and Okuden (Level 2) seminars.Experience a Reiki Treatment. Join us for Reiki Circle and Jikiden Reiki Reiju Kai. We have been teaching, talking and writing about Reiki since 1988. Call us at 206-725-5495 or email us. Let's have a real conversation about Reiki!

What is Reiki? Reiki is a generic term for an Usui System of Natural Healing. Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese word meaning universal life energy. Reiki is the natural, vital healing force found in all life. Most Usui systems of Reiki Healing, like the Usui Shiki Ryoho of the Reiki Alliance and Jikiden Reiki of the Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai (Research Institute) are hands on and distant spiritual healing practices that open and develop the natural latent human self-healing energy. Reiki balances body, mind, heart and spirit in a specific, structured way that involves light, gentle, non-intrusive, non-manipulative respectful touch and compassionate regard and attention of a human being towards other living beings.

Reiki is easy to learn, easy to use, centering and calming. Although Reiki has Buddhist and Shinto spiritual and philosophical origins, Reiki is not a religion, but a spiritual meditation and practice with ethical principles called the Gokai , a lovely version by Rika Tanaka can be found on youtube

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Listen to the Gokai spoken by Dai Shihan Rika Tanaka FIVE REIKI PRINCIPLES FOR HEALTH & HAPPINESS

Kyo dake wa



Ikaru na



Shin pai suna



Kan sha shite



Gyo-o hage me



Hitoni shinsetsuni



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Claire has been Reiki Master in Hawayo Takata's Reiki lineage since 1988 and is a member of the Reiki Alliance, an international organization of Reiki Masters, Hawayo Takata began studying Reiki with Dr. Chujiro Hayashi in 1936 and after a time became a Reiki Teacher or Shihan a Japanese word that she translated as Master. Chujiro Hayashi was one of Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki's 22 Shihans.

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In 1981 a group of Hawayo Takata's Reiki Masters met in Lumby, British Columbia, Canada to plan a memorial for Hawayo Takata. At the meeting they talked about the foundation of an Alliance of Reiki Masters. In the spring of 1982, a group of Reiki Masters gathered with Phyllis Lei Furumoto, Takata's granddaughter and one her Reiki Masters, in Hawaii to honor the memory of Hawayo Takata and to share their experiences of her as their initiating Reiki Master. The group agreed to meet together annually. The second meeting in 1983 resulted in the formation of The Reiki Alliance.

Emerald City Reiki Center also offers Jikiden Reiki Shoden (Level 1) and Okuden (Level 2) seminars. Jikiden Reiki is a Japanese Usui Reiki system practiced by students of Chujiro Hayashi in Japan in the 1930's and onward. Jikiden Reiki is now taught and practiced worldwide. Claire O'Shea took her first Jikiden Reiki Shoden and Okuden seminars in the fall of 2009, took the Shihan kaku or Apprentice Teacher seminar in March 2010, and became a Shihan in October 2010.

Claire is also a fully certified Jikiden Reiki Shihan of the Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai (Institute), Kyoto, Japan. The Jikiden Reiki Institute traces its Usui Reiki lineage from its founders Chiyoko Yamaguchi and her son Tadao Yamaguchi back to Chujiro Hayashi and Mikao Usui through Mrs. Yamaguchi and her uncle Wasaburo Sugano who brought Dr. Chujiro Hayashi to Ishikawa, Japan to teach his extended family Reiki.

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Chiyoko Yamaguchi first learned Reiki from Chujiro Hayashi in 1938 in Ishikawa, Japan at the age of 17. She practiced and taught the Reiki she learned for 65 years until her death in 2003. Currently Tadao Yamaguchi heads the Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai (Research Institute) and he and his Shihans teach Jikiden Reiki worldwide. Claire O'Shea is one the Shihans taught by Tadao Yamaguchi. Claire teaches Jikiden Reiki at Emerald City Reiki Center and throughout the Northwest US.

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Claire is also one of the founders of the Jikiden Reiki Association an organization promoting and supporting the teaching and practice of Jikiden Reiki by Jikiden Reiki Shihans and Jikiden Reiki practitioners globally.

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Reiki improves quality of life, health and engenders a sense of well-being and natural happiness in the individuals who receive, practice or teach Reiki. While every person's  response to Reiki is unique, at the end of a Reiki treatment many people relate that they feel both relaxed and energized at the same time -- like after a good massage. But unlike a massage the body is not manipulated and no oils, creams, or lotions or removal of clothing is necessary. We believe and have personal experience that Reiki is also very helpful and beneficial for both plants animals and by extension the environment. We have personal, clinical and anecdotal experience of and highly recommend Reiki as a complementary alternate medicine along with conventional cancer treatment, naturopathic and homeopathic treatment and acupuncture as Reiki supports the body's own latent self-healing ability . We have also found that Reiki can help with:

  • Relationship issues, marriage, partnership, divorce or break-ups
  • High blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, other chronic diseases
  • Stress, depression, anxiety, worry, insomnia, fatigue, eating disorders
  • Rheumatoid, osteoarthritis, bursitis
  • Chronic pain, accidents and injury, broken bones, sprains, contusions 
  • Surgery: both before and after care, especially healing from surgery
  • Stroke, heart attack. circulation problems
  • Abuse: physical, mental, emotional, sexual
  • Substance and sexual addiction recovery, support, therapy support, mental and emotional health issues
  • Endometriosis, aging, pregnancy, postpartum issues, menopause
  • Prostate conditins, aging, midlife angst
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Emerald City Reiki Center e-mcity.org is an Usui Reiki Center offering Jikiden Shoden (1st degree) on two consecutive Sundays each month and Okuden (2nd degree) on one of the following Sundays each month.Call us at 206.725.5495or email us at info@e-mcity.org. for more information. See our about us page.

Upcoming Shoden classes on June 10 and 17, July 1 and 8 2018, July 29 and August 5 2018, August 19 and 26 2018, September 3 and 4 2018 (Labor Day weekend).The cost for Shoden is $350.00 USD.

Upcoming Okuden classes on June 24, July 22, August 12 and September 10 2018. The cost for Okuden is $400.00.  

We also offer an apprenticeship Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Mastery level on an individual basis. Let's have a real conversation about Reiki. Schedule a Reiki treatment.
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