“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

Shamanic Study Group

I am delighted to offer a new group, centered on earth-based traditional healing practices. This class will help students learn to use shamanic tools, such as shamanic journeying, shamanic ceremony, calling in help, developing relationships with guides, deep cleansing, and building protection.  The emphasis is on self-development. For some students this class could be a preliminary step to further shamanic training. Nine meetings, 2 per month.  Tuition sliding fee of $400 – $300. No prior experience necessary. You can contact me to register, or for questions. Saturdays 4:00-7:00pm EST. The first 3 classes are on May 20, June 3, and June 17. I will accept group members through early June, and prospective members can try one session without registering for the whole series.

Continuing Education Sessions

Learning to do energy work is a long-term process. Taking a Reiki 1 class, and even a Reiki 2 class, is only the beginning. It is through living with Reiki, over the course of months and years, that our relationship with it gradually deepens. I offer my students opportunities for continued learning, including drop-in virtual Reiki shares, and an Advanced Reiki Practitioner Program. In 2023, am delighted to begin another series of supportive sessions: Reiki Continuing Education.

Each of these sessions includes three components. The first is a mini-class on a particular topic. The second is a Q&A session, during which any questions about Reiki or energy work are welcome. The third is reiju, a procedure that functions like a mini-attunement, helping recipients to strengthen their connection with Reiki. All of these sessions are open to anyone who has completed a Reiki 1 class with any teacher. Some are open to anyone who is interested in the topic.

Tuition is on a sliding scale of $10-$30. The classes are drop-in over Zoom, with RSVPs appreciated. For more information, or for the zoom link, please contact me via this website.

All classes on Sundays @ 1:00-2:30pm EST.

  • May 28: Stuck Emotions: How Energy Work Can Help
  • June 25: Topic TBD

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 helpful for people dealing with stress, immune challenges, 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 6 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 $150-$250 for the entire class (12 hours total). My next Reiki 1 class will meet during the summer. However, if you’d like to take Reiki 1, feel free to inquire. It’s sometimes possible to put together a small class upon request. You can contact me via this website.

“I loved Reiki 1 and would recommend this class to anyone. The pace was perfect with practice 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.” — Sammi L.

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 session with 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 6 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 $225-$375. The next Reiki 2 class will begin on April 20, and will meet every Thursday @ 7:00-9:00pm EST through May 25th. 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!” — Beth F.

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 often available for those who wish to stay for reiju. For information about dates, contact me.  

Focus on Animals.  Working with animals brings special challenges and special rewards. Many Reiki practitioners work with their own or other animals, either hands-on or distance. In this virtual Reiki 2 practice, a particular case will be presented and discussed, we will do distance sessions together, and then we will share impressions. For information about dates, contact me.  

Cost is sliding fee $10-$30, payable through PayPal, Venmo, or by check. RSVPs are appreciated but not required. If you need the zoom link, simply contact me.

Student Consults. Students often have detailed questions about self-care or about working with loved ones. During consults, we talk about the issues that are arising, if appropriate I do a distance session, and then recommendations are given for the student’s ongoing self-care or for care of the loved one. This can help to increase effectiveness of Reiki. 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

Fire Ceremony

During fire ceremony, we transform energies, patterns, and behaviors that we no longer want to carry by ceremonially putting them into fire. We can also visualize new energies and behaviors. The atmosphere is casual and social. The practice is ancient and powerful. 

I periodically schedule fire ceremonies that are open to the public. If you are interested in doing fire ceremony for your family, work group, or for a special event, feel free to contact me for more information.

Classes to Explore the World of Energy

Energy Body First Aid. 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! If you’re interested in this class for a group event or staff meeting, you can contact me for more information.

Shamanic Journey. Many traditional cultures 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 and other dimensions. In this 2-hour virtual class, we use the hypnotic beat of a drum to help us journey and meet spirit guides, such as power animals or light beings, who can help us with everyday issues and spiritual matters. If you’re interested in this class for a group event or staff meeting, you can contact me for more information.

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. If you’re interested in this class for a group event or staff meeting, you can contact me for more information.

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. 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. If you’re interested in this class for a group event or staff meeting, you can contact me for more information.

Advanced Reiki Practitioner Certification

This in-depth certification program is designed to take Reiki 2 graduates to the next level as Reiki practitioners and also in their personal growth. Graduates will be able to practice Reiki to a professional standard.

The 6-month program is taught entirely over Zoom. Classes and group supervisions will take place 3 times per month. Monthly individual supervision is included as part of the course, to provide support for each student’s unique experience. 

There will be no testing or evaluation. However, attendance at (most) classes and completion of the practicum are required for certification. Flexibility is possible for the completion of practicum hours and individual supervision hours.

Topics covered in classes include: Optional positions in depth; basic information about meridians, chakras and aura; advanced crystal use (grids and on-body), space-clearing; working with Guides; interviewing and listening skills; ethics; and basic micro-business practices. Students can also request class time be dedicated to other areas where they have questions or interests. In order to help students make the connection between ideas and practice, classes will alternate between formal presentation of information, informal discussions of how to apply new concepts, and group practices.

Tuition: sliding fee $2,000 – 2,500, payment by installment allowed. I expect to teach advanced practitioners again starting at some point in 2023. If you are interested, please contact me for more information.

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 family emergency. For single-session classes, I can apply 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; 2) access to a class recording if a recording was taken; and/or 2) the opportunity to attend the session at a later date at no additional cost.

Thank you for your understanding. Although I approach my teaching and healing practice as a service rather than as a money-making venture, I must follow reasonable business practices in order to be able to continue my work.