“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
Saturday Self-Care Online
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST, March 27, April 24, and June 5.
“Thank you so much, that was a fantastic session, I felt wonderful all day!” — ML, Social Worker
Just because times are stressful doesn’t mean that you have to be stressed out! Traditional healing practices include many strategies for mitigating stress, increasing health, and continuing to live well despite difficult conditions. On Saturday mornings, 11:00am – 12:30pm EST, I present effective, easy exercises for creating health and managing stress. I share my favorite techniques from Eden Energy, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Reiki and energy psychology.
Join us for 90 minutes on Zoom and gain useful strategies you can use now and for years to come. No prior knowledge is needed and the workshop is great for busy folks who want simple, practical help! These workshops are open and free to all, donations accepted.
Saturday, April 24 – Energy Body First Aid. 11:00am – 12:30pm EST. We all experience moments of overwhelm. What can we do for ourselves in those moments to calm ourselves, to more quickly return to balance, and to be able to respond better? Traditional healing practices give us wonderful options for returning to a more relaxed and integrated state, and many of these techniques are easy and quick. Life feels so much more manageable when we have go-to practices for these difficult moments! This workshop is free, with donations gratefully accepted (PayPal, Venmo, or check). To register, simply contact me and I will send you the link.
Saturday, June 5 – Acupoint Tapping for Emotional Release. 11:00am – 12:30pm EST. I have found acupoint tapping techniques, such as EFT, to be among the very best methods for calming and also for processing difficult emotions. We will go through a full tapping sequence, and materials will be available for participants to be able to use the technique later on their own. This workshop is free, with donations gratefully accepted (PayPal, Venmo, or check). To register, simply contact me and I will send you the link.
Help for your Daily Practice
I am currently planning a meditation and/or self-Reiki group that will meet regularly and provide support for members’ daily self-care practice. This group will likely start in May or June. It will be open to anyone interested in meditative practice. Feel free to contact me for further information.
I will very likely also be leading a series of Shamanic Journeys, with a stable membership and with continuity from session to session. It will be open to anyone interested in journeying. Feel free to contact me for further information.
Classes to Explore the World of Energy
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. Sliding scale $20-$40 (PayPal, Venmo, or check). I expect to offer this class in summer 2021.
Shamanic Journey Circle. In many shamanic traditions, we speak of three worlds. The lower world is the consciousness of the planet herself. The upper world is the angelic realm. The middle world is where we live, here on planet Earth. Shamanic traditions include methods for us to travel to other worlds, such as drumming to create a state of mind conducive to journeying. In this 90-minute virtual class, we will journey to the shamanic lower world and meet spirit guides, such as power animals, who can help us with everyday issues and spiritual matters. Sliding scale $20-$40 (PayPal, Venmo, or check). I expect to offer this class in spring 2021.
Space Clearing. Have you ever walked into a building or a room and immediately wanted to walk back out again? Or have you found that particular spaces bring a sense of lightness and calm? Our energies affect the spaces where we live and work, and spaces can become overburdened with congested energies. These energies, in turn, affect us. The good news is that energy in spaces can be balanced and transformed. Traditional healing practices offer a wide variety of methods for improving the character and the flow of energies in buildings. In this 90-minute virtual class, we cover the basics of clearing energy and bringing light into spaces. A variety of techniques are presented, for flexibility and ease of use. Attendees will gain the ability to create a better energetic environment in their homes and offices. Sliding scale $20-$40 (PayPal, Venmo, or check). I expect to offer this class in autumn 2021. If you’re interested in this class for a group event or staff meeting, you can contact me for more information.
Angels and Guides. We are never alone. Light beings coexist with us. Some are angels, divine beings of the light realms. Some are animal spirits and other beings linked with the consciousness of the planet. We share the middle world, this planet earth, with nature spirits and a diverse group of beings that are not physically embodied. For millennia, humans have perceived these beings and have sought harmonious relationships with them. Working with light beings can enrich one’s spiritual experience and provide support through the many challenges of life. These beings can give us practical help, and they are tremendous allies for energy workers. In this 90-minute virtual class, we will explore the variety of light beings present in the universe and ways to connect with them. Sliding scale $20-$40 (PayPal, Venmo, or check). I expect to offer this class in autumn 2021. If you’re interested in this class for a group event or staff meeting, you can contact me for more information.
Virtual Reiki 1
“I am so happy Clara is offering her courses virtually. There couldn’t be a better time to learn this powerful modality for reducing stress and anxiety. Learning from home in a small group format was highly enjoyable. The course material was clear and concise, making it easy to incorporate Reiki into my life immediately. When I am feeling stressed or overwhelmed, I perform self-Reiki. It promotes a feeling of inner calm and peace, and Reiki before bed helps me sleep through the night. I have also used Reiki for pain relief for myself and my family, with success. I highly recommend Clara’s online Reiki 1!” — Suzanne F.
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 very effective for stress reduction, immune boosting, and illness and injury recovery.
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.
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 $125-$200 for the entire class (10 hours total). My next Reiki 1 class will begin in mid-May. Time: Sundays 1:00-3:00 pm EST. Dates: May 16 and 23, June 6, 13, and 27. To register, or for more information, you can contact me via this website.
“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.
Virtual Reiki 2
“I thought it would be hard to do distant Reiki, but it turned out to be fairly easy, once I knew the procedures. Then I thought that it would just be able to induce a little bit of relaxation, but it appeared to have substantial effects. Distant Reiki helped my cat, who was a traumatized rescue, become more comfortable with me and her new home. I also shared distant Reiki with my niece, who was having health challenges and emotional upset. She felt the treatments, and told me that she was emotionally clearer afterwards. She was able to be more calm as she navigated through the medical system.”
My branch of Reiki is unusual 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.
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. My next Reiki 2 class will be in summer 2021. If you’re interested, please contact me via this website.
“Reiki 2 was an outstanding professional workshop filled with comprehensive information and time to practice. Clara always brings enthusiasm to her classes!”
My Registration and Payment Policy
Please be aware that I cannot refund registration fees for classes, except in the case of unavoidable circumstances such as illness or unexpected family responsibilities. For single-session classes, I can apply the fees to another class, or to a healing session. As much notice as possible is appreciated.
If a class includes multiple sessions, I cannot provide free make-up sessions. If a student misses a session due to unavoidable events such as illness or family responsibilities, I can provide 1) handouts and a brief question and answer period before or after a subsequent class session; and/or 2) the opportunity to attend the session at a later date.
Thank you for your understanding. I approach my teaching and healing practice as a service rather than as a money-making venture. However, as a full-time professional practitioner, I must follow reasonable business practices in order to maintain financial viability.
Support for Reiki Practitioners
I am committed to providing ongoing support for my students. Our connection to Reiki continues to grow gradually, with ongoing practice and contact with our teachers.
Reiki 2 Practice in an online meeting open to my Reiki 2 graduates. We begin with self-care and meditation, then we check in and collaborate to Reiki-treat individuals and situations. I am generally available for those who wish to stay for reiju. Cost is sliding fee $0-$30, payable through PayPal, Venmo, or by check. RSVPs are appreciated but not required. If you need the zoom link, simply contact me. Sunday, 1:00-2:30 pm EST, March 28. Thursday, 10:00-11:30 am EST, April 1. Saturday, 11:00am-12:30pm EST, April 10. Sunday, 4:00-5:30 pm EST, April 18. Thursday, 2:00-3:30 pm EST, April 22.
Focus on Animals. Once a month on Sunday at 5:00-6:30pm EST, April 25. Working with animals brings special challenges and special rewards. Many Reiki practitioners treat their own or other animals, either hands-on or distance. In this Reiki 2 practice, a particular case will be presented and discussed, we will distance treat together, and then we will share impressions. Cost is sliding fee $0-$25, payable through PayPal, Venmo, or by check. RSVPs are appreciated but not required. If you need the zoom link, simply contact me.
Saturday Self-Care meetings (see description at top of page) may also be of interest. During these, we discuss and practice a variety of forms of energy work and learn new skills.
Student Consults. Students often have detailed questions about self-treatment or about treating loved ones. During consults, we talk about the issues that are arising, if appropriate I do a distance treatment, and then recommendations are given for the student’s ongoing self-treatment or for treatment of the loved one. This can help to increase effectiveness of treatment. Special hourly rates for consults are available to my students.
If you would like to attend support meetings but find that they do not fit into your schedule, feel free to let me know. You are probably not the only one! I am flexible with my scheduling and we might be able to accommodate your needs through a schedule shift or by scheduling another meeting at a different time.
“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
If you are interested in energy healing sessions during this time, please note that I am offering distant sessions. Please see my Distant page for more information.
I look forward to offering in-person classes when it is safe enough:
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 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.