“After four decades of attending workshops and post-graduate seminars, Clara is one of the best professional teachers I’ve met. She has researched extensively and provides a compelling historical account of Reiki and at the same time gently guides her students to new levels of understanding of life force energy. She’s a phenomenal teacher. If you can get in, take her workshop!”     — Dawn M., Administrator

Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 classes are available by videochat

Online meetings for Reiki 1 and 2 practitioners – see schedule below

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am suspending in-person classes until the situation in Massachusetts is contained. I am committed to following the guidance of our Governor and our public health officials, in an effort to slow the spread of this disease. I encourage you to take appropriate precautions to protect your own health and the health of those around you — and then to relax as much as possible. Excessive fear and worry are not helpful!

Online Reiki 1

Now is a time when we need Reiki more than ever. In the spirit of accessibility, I am offering Reiki 1 online by videochat. The class consists of 5 online small-group online meetings of 2 hours each. Handouts are sent ahead of time and brief, pleasant homework is given between meetings. Tuition is sliding scale $100-$200. If you’re interested, please contact me via this website.

Online Reiki 2

Reiki 2 is available to my Reiki 1 graduates, or to others from a similar Reiki lineage with my permission. The class consists of 5 online small-group online meetings of 2 hours each. Handouts are sent ahead of time and brief, pleasant homework is given between meetings. Tuition is sliding scale $200-$350. If you’re interested, please contact me via this website.

Upcoming: Energy Body Self Care for Stressful Times

In stressful times, keeping our energy flowing smoothly is particularly important and particularly challenging. Fortunately, there are simple techniques that can get our energy systems moving and reduce stress effectively. In this mini-workshop, I will present several techniques for calming and stress management that are quick, pleasant, and easy to do. These will include tapping procedures used in energy psychology, relaxing holds from Jin Shin Jyutsu, and energy balancing techniques from the Eden Energy method.

Saturday, June 20, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Fee to all, donations accepted. This is the third session in a 5-part wellness series. To register:

For more information about this event, please feel free to contact me via this website.

Online Reiki Meetings

On-line Reiki meetings for Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 graduates have been scheduled through the end of June. We are using the Zoom platform, which is fairly easy to  use.

Upcoming Reiki 2 practices are Sunday May 24, 1:00-3:00. Then, after Memorial Day, the schedule will change to 4:00-6:00, so subsequent meetings will be May 31, June 14, June 21 and June 28, 4:00-6:00. We will be checking in and also collaborating to treat individuals and situations. This meeting is open to my Reiki 2 graduates. To sign up, please contact me via this website or via email. Cost is sliding fee $0-$30, payable through PayPal or by check.

The May 31 meeting will include a brief presentation about simple automatic Reiki treatment techniques, such as CKR automatic treatments and combination Reiki-crystal grids. I encourage you to consider attending to learn these convenient, time-saving techniques.

Our May and June Reiki Self-Care Meetings will be on Saturdays May 30, June 13, and June 27, 11:00-1:00. During these meetings, I address questions and share new techniques, and we do self-treatment together. Being together as a group a makes self-treatment more powerful. These meetings are open to anyone who is trained in at least Reiki 1, of any style and lineage. To sign up, please contact me via this website. Cost is sliding fee $0-$30, payable through PayPal or by check.

If you are interested in energy sessions during this time, please note that I am offering distant sessions. Please see my Distant page for more information.

I look forward to the time when we can meet again in person:

Reiki 1 Class

Reiki can be learned by anyone, and is a beautiful way to care for self and others. Employing light touch, Reiki sessions bring universal energies into the body to gently balance the system and increase vitality.

Reiki is an excellent complementary method for many conditions, and can be extremely effective for recent injuries. Reiki can also be used independently for health maintenance and stress management.

I teach in one of the most traditional and thorough Reiki styles. Reiki 1 curriculum includes self-treatment, treating other people, and treating animals and plants. It is taught over two full days with plenty of hands-on practice.

“I loved Reiki 1 and would recommend this class to anyone. The pace was perfect with hands on and lecture. The time flew by.”     — Carrie F.

Reiki 1 Classes in the Metrowest/Route 2 area

For more information or to register,  contact me.

Reiki 1 in North Andover

If you are interested in Reiki 1 in North Andover, please contact me via the contact page.

Reiki 1 in Greater Boston

If you are interested in Reiki 1 in Cambridge or Arlington, please contact me via the contact page.

Small Reiki 1 classes can be scheduled in various locations upon request.

“From the first moment I stepped into Clara’s class, I felt her compassionate and generous energy flowing toward her students. Her knowledge, skill, and connection to the lineage of Reiki created a learning experience that was genuine and comprehensive. I feel confident and supported in treating myself and others with Reiki.”     — Meghan S., Teacher

Reiki 2 Class

My branch of Reiki is almost unique in that Reiki 2 includes complete traditional procedures for increasing energy transmission, for distant treatment, and for mental and emotional treatment. Our distant procedures allow specific and effective treatment of people and animals, regardless of their location. Our mental and emotional techniques allow sending a targeted positive message to a recipient in order to replace destructive thoughts and encourage habit change. Reiki 2 techniques can be used on others and on oneself and are important tools for better health and personal growth.  Prerequisites: Reiki 1 with me or another teacher in the Usui-Gray lineage. For more information, please contact me.

“Reiki 2 was an outstanding professional workshop filled with comprehensive information and time to practice. Clara always brings enthusiasm to her classes!”

Reiki Kids Class 

My Reiki Kids Class includes a traditional multi-step Reiki attunement along with instruction in a kid-friendly format. It is taught in 4 brief modules over the course of 2 days. Each module includes 15 minutes of discussion, attunements done individually or in small groups so that children needn’t sit still for long, and 30 minutes of hands-on practice. Children have an opportunity to take breaks and move around as needed. As a former preschool and after school teacher, I feel strongly that children should enjoy their Reiki class!

In general, this class is appropriate for children ages 5-12. Children will learn how to treat themselves and other people for calming and for recent injuries. They will also learn how to treat pets and plants and how to Reiki-charge stones, food, and water.

Child students should have an adult in their life who is trained in Reiki. If you are not Reiki trained but are interested in Reiki education for your children, please contact me to discuss possibilities.

Tuition $80 per child student. All children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. Small classes can be scheduled in various locations upon request. To inquire, please contact me.

Reiki Practices

Reiki Practices are available for my class graduates. During these sessions, students practice with each other under my supervision. Everyone has the opportunity to ask questions and share their Reiki experiences. A Reiki class is only the beginning! It is in the practice of Reiki that our connection grows, and having the support of an instructor and a Reiki community can be very helpful.

Student Reiki Clinics

My class graduates can participate in community clinics. Members of the public come to receive Reiki and Reiki class graduates give sessions under my supervision. This is a wonderful way to share Reiki, to give to the community, to hone Reiki skills, and to meet other Reiki practitioners. After successful clinics in late 2019 and early 2020, we are taking a brief hiatus. I hope to schedule regular clinics again beginning in autumn of 2020.

Chakra and Aura Class

In this class we explore the energy body, including chakras and the aura, through discussion, scanning, and practice. This class has two parts. The morning session is open to the public, and the afternoon session is open to my Reiki 1 class graduates. In the morning session, a variety of chakra theories are introduced, including those of John Gray, Brugh Joy, and Donna Eden. We practice methods of scanning the energy body to detect where attention is needed in the aura and chakra system. During the afternoon session, which is open to my Reiki 1 class graduates, we discuss ways to incorporate awareness of the energy body into Reiki sessions. The day will culminate with exchanging full treatments that include new understanding and skills.

Crystal Classes and Events

Crystals for Well-Being and Transformation. Crystals can be amazing allies in our search for wellness. Not only are they beautiful and infinitely varied, but their ability to transmit natural resonances adds a powerful dimension to our healing practices. In this class, we cover the basics of how to choose, use, and care for crystals, including understanding the properties of popular stones, finding the best stones for your individual needs, using crystals to energetically clear spaces, using crystals for physical and emotional wellness, and keeping stones in good condition.

Crystals and Reiki. Incorporating crystals into Reiki sessions can boost effectiveness by bringing in positive natural resonances and by encouraging healthy flow and structure in the energy body. In this class, we practice choosing the best stones for Reiki treatment of self and others, placing stones optimally, and giving crystal-enhanced Reiki treatments. Prerequisites: Clara’s Reiki 1 class and her Crystals for Well-Being and Transformation class, or individual permission.

If you are interested in crystals, you may want to attend a Crystal Healing Group Session. Using crystal healing, Reiki, Jin Shin Jyutsu, and Eden Energy work, these small group sessions bring people together to receive treatment in a powerful healing space. The small group format allows me to provide individualized treatment to each group member, while the energy of the group intensifies the effects. The emphasis of these sessions is spiritual transformation and deep relaxation. $40 per person. Check back later or contact me for more information.