Saturday, March 15, 2014

Hawaii Reiki Retreat and Certification - October 2014

Big Island of Hawaii - Reiki Retreat 
October 18 - 22, 2014 (Level I & II)

Experience Reiki in the lush rainforest and close to active volcanoes on the Big Island of Hawaii. Enjoy the tranquility and beauty of this tropical paradise while learning the gentle healing techniques of Reiki from Reiki Master teachers, Hallie Larsson and Celeste Mealey. Hallie & Celeste have been practicing and teaching Reiki for over 15 years.
Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast - Retreat Facility & Accommodations

5 Day Reiki Level I & II
Certification Retreat
October 18 - October 22, 2014
Retreat cost: $600
Cost for food, accommodations and transportation are separate

Reiki Retreat Schedule:

Reiki Level l Class:
Saturday, October 18 & Sunday, October 19, 2014
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Volcano Reiki Road Trip Adventure
Monday, October 20, 2014
Time: 10:00 –  Full Day

Reiki Level ll Class:
Tuesday, October 21 & Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm;
5:00 pm: Good-bye pot-luck dinner.

Retreat Registration & Lodging Reservation

To register for The Reiki Level l & ll Workshop, Please contact:
Hallie Larsson: 
phone: (808) 756-3034

Celeste Mealey:
phone: (808) 982-4796

For lodging registration please contact:
Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast
Petra Wiesenbauer 
phone: (808) 965-7015

What is Reiki - Understanding Energy Work
Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a type of energy bodywork and relies on the ancient belief in the life force energy, referred to as chi, that flows through all things. This life force runs throughout pathways in the body called meridians, nourishing organs and cells and supporting vital functions. When this energy is disrupted by negative thoughts, feelings or actions, illness and disease result. A reiki practitioner's hands hover just above a person's body, sensing the affected areas and infusing them with positive flow. This raises the energetic vibration and breaks up the negativity to heal, clear and restore the natural flow of the life force. The reiki practitioner, trained to access and serve as a channel for the life energy, places his hands on or just above the client's body and uses a passive touch that some clients experience with warmth or tingling. The hands remain in position for 3-5 minutes, alternately covering 10-12 positions over the body.

Thought to be Tibetan Buddhist in origin, the practice of reiki is comprised of three levels of training. Through this training, the practitioner learns how to access energy flow through the hands to heal. Completion of the third and highest level of training results in the title of reiki master. Reiki is used to accelerate healing, assist the body in cleansing toxins, balance the flow of subtle energy by releasing blockages, and help the client contact the healer within.

According to, reiki is beginning to gain acceptance as a meaningful and cost-effective
way to improve patient care in hospitals and clinics across the United States and many other countries. In an interview on the website, Dr. David Guillion, an oncologist at Marin General Hospital in California, says, "I feel we need to do whatever is in our power to help the patient. We provide state of the art medicine in our office, but healing is a multidimensional process. I endorse the idea that there is a potential healing that can take place utilizing energy."

Retreat Teachers - Reiki Masters

Hallie Larsson
Hallie is a licensed Massage Therapist in Hawaii, certified in Swedish Massage, Acupressure, Pregnancy, Lomilomi, Touch For Diverse Populations and a Reiki practitioner and Reiki Master trained in The Usui System of Natural Healing. She trained and studied with the McKinnon Institute of Massage in Oakland, California, the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, California, Kate Jorden (Body work for the Child Bearing Years) in La Jolla, California, Reiki in Portland, Oregon, and with Hawaiian Lomilomi teachers Kilwell Kamaka Kai Alibi Paakaula Kamoa Kepilino " Papa K " and Mary Kawahine' aheo Kamau Fragas "Auntie Mary" here on The Big Big Island of Hawaii.

Celeste Mealey
Celeste has a degree in Theater Arts Emphasis Dance from UCSC Santa Cruz, CA. She created Dance Theater and Move Through Life movement therapy in CA. She is a graduate of the Avatar Program created by Harry Palmer. Celeste is a Master/Reiki teacher and has been practicing and teaching Reiki since 1998 in the Reiki Seichim tradition. "Reiki is a part of my everyday life and I love sharing and teaching Reiki."

Retreat Facility & Accommodations

Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast shares Hawaii Island’s warm hospitality and Aloha spirit. It offers cozy and comfortable suites and is surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens. The gourmet buffet breakfast and lunch snack are served in the breezeway – a serene area filled with orchids and tropical ambiance. Reiki sessions will take place in the breezeway, on the outside porch or in the gardens. Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast is the #1 B&B for the Pahoa area on Tripadvisor.

Accommodations are between $110 - $150 per night plus tax. The gourmet buffet breakfast and lunch snacks are included in the rates. Amenities include free WiFi, laundry facilities, masks & snorkels, area insights, etc. A 50% deposit is required and cancellations have to be made 45 days prior to the first retreat day (October 17, 2014) for deposits to be refunded. 

The Area
Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast is centrally located between Hilo and the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (30 minutes), close to Pahoa (5 minutes) in Leilani Estates. It is only minutes away from active hot lava plunging down the mountain and into the ocean, thermally heated hot ponds (Ahalanui Park), beautiful coastal parks (MacKenzie Park, Isaac Hale Park), Kapoho Tide Pools for snorkeling, Lava Tree Park, Kehena Black Sand Beach, old Kalapana (covered by lava in 1990), and steam vents in an area full of history. The charming town of Pahoa offers a selection of very good restaurants, stores, and galleries. Farmers' Markets near Pahoa, Keaau, and Hilo display the island's rich agricultural opulence with its fruits, vegetables, and beautiful flowers. The open markets are a great source to get original gifts and souvenirs from Island artists and to experience the alternative flair of the Big Island.


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