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Reiki Education And Research Institute

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Health Support

Mission: To improve the quality of life by increasing awareness of health benefits of Reiki, an energy healing treatment that can reduce stress and enhance the healing process.

Target demographics: people who are suffering from physical, mental-emotional and spiritual distress

Direct beneficiaries per year: 200

Geographic areas served: To improve the quality of life by providing Reiki healing sessions and quality education on Reiki, an energy healing modality that can reduce stress and enhance the healing process.

Programs: Reiki Community Clinic offers low cost Reiki healing sessions to the general public and free healing service to those suffering from cancer and chronic illness.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Henny K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Reiki Education and Reserach Institute is so much more than a nonprofit organization; it is a community that creates positive change through active engagement, dynamic interaction on a personal and group level, and passion-driven leadership. This journey through Reiki is a spiritual one and like most things spiritually oriented, the answers that we seek are not so easily obtained while the work required can seem disproportionate. However, if we approach this process with openness and minimize the need to be instantly gratified, what will be discovered is a truly marvelous quest filled with little treasures along the way bespake of hope. Hope for what, you may be thinking? Hope for a better way to live and to love, to view yourself in a new light and to see the world for all its mystical glory. At least, that what it has done and continues to do for me... The day I walked into Reiki Education & Reserach Institute is the day my life altered in an unimaginable way. The only other more profound experience was when I married my bride. It is THAT impactful and telling in the age we find ourselves in. The founders, Bill and Mei Yin, have dedicated more than a decade to the organization, to Reiki and the legitimacy that it deserve. To say that it is prevalent in their teaching and conduct is an oversimplification. You must live it to understand it and I will tell you that the curriculum is the best and most comprehensive I have encountered. Aside from the teaching of Reiki, they also offer a clinic ($39/student & $80/professional) for students to practice their craft to which they collect the data via a heart monitor to quantify the empirical benefits of Reiki and modern living. As you may have surmised, I cannot say enough wonderful things about this organization. If you wish to discover a most profound truth, I implore you to contact Bill and Mei Yin to discover your own spectacular journey...

Client Served

Rating: 5

RERI has been transformative for me. It has truly allowed me to find some peace and calm in my life. I have been given tools to better myself and the environment around me. I’ve seen positive changes in my life that are ongoing. Their teachers are informative and take the time to listen and explain. These aren’t quick weekend classes. You are provided a thorough education and have knowledgeable Reiki masters for resources and support. The student clinic as well as private sessions provide a great adjunct to the classes. The RERI community is welcoming and supportive. Reiki and RERI have changed my life.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

The practitioner that helped me was very enlighting. They explained to me what was going to happen and put me at ease. Reiki helps not only physically; but mentally and spiritually too! Love reiki and my practitioner in Charlotte, NC at RERI.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

RERI does an excellent job at creating a community where everyone's perspective is welcome. The organization also provides excellent teaching and many opportunities to practice learned techniques. I have enjoyed my experience as an RERI client.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The RERI has changed my life! I have found so much balance and peace within myself and my community!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have taken every class RERI has and have got to say this program for Fundamental level I and II to the Masters program is the best I have every experienced. The classes prepare you to live a reiki filled life. The classes encourage to engage your inner self and look for answer you have been given by the universe. The community outreach is impeccable and reach so many that are in need or healing energy and empowerment. Would recommend this organization to everyone who would like to learn reiki for self healing and empowerment or to become a master and practice reiki.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The practitioners at RERI are the most well trained and knowledgeable I have ever delt with. They are kind and patient with me every time I come to the community clinic. Would recommend This organization to anyone seeking to learn reiki or receive a session.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent teachers that know how to share their reiki experiences in a truly constructive and instructive way. They inspire others to learn and love the light.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had never heard of Reiki, but my wife saw an ad for an Open House at RERI. We attended the Open House and something immediately clicked for me to want to find out about and experience more of Reiki. Through the in depth and experiential curriculum provided by RERI, I learned the fundamentals of Reiki and continued through their expert teaching to the Master level. Whether you are just wanting to learn about Reiki or to go through intensive training to be a practitioner or teacher of Reiki, I highly recommend RERI to meet your specific needs. Along your journey, RERI provides many opportunities to be involved with others to further your understanding and appreciation of Reiki. These opportunities are provided through annual retreats, monthly intention circles, solstice celebrations, and many other group oriented activities. If you want to enjoy life with more positive energy, then go to RERI to learn more about how Reiki can take you there. I continue to, and always will, use Reiki in my life and thank RERI for introducing me to and keeping me actively involved in the power of Reiki in my life.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Reiki Education and Research Institute has grown to become a very important part of my life. I started by taking a few classes here and there and receiving some sessions. From those brief encounters to today becoming empowered enough to teach, I cannot begin to explain what a huge impact RERI has had on me, my family, and my community . The organization itself is like one big family that constantly encourages you to explore avenues that you might have never considered and always gives you the resources to accomplish your goals. I'm forever grateful for the institute and in particular Bill And Mei In for being so approachable, thoughtful and considerate in all of their dealings with myself and others in this wonderful community. Tay

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a physician and going through my mid life discovery looking for the bigger meaning of life. I am a Christian and this actually gave me extra tools to deepen my spiritual connection. I will likely be friends with Bill and Mei Yin for a long time and love the people I have met through the classes. I went through reiki 1, 2 and the advanced practitioner levels and really enjoyed that time.

2 Meagan M.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Reiki education and research institute is a life changer!! It is a family not just some place to come get sessions. Their programs are the most extensive and thorough around!! Did I mention how amazing the retreats are??!! If you or anyone you know is seeking reiki training or healing, Bill and Mei are the best around!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Reiki Education And Research Institute (RERI) encourages their students to learn about what Reiki is and how it can be incorporated into their daily lives through classroom discussions, hands-on experiences, retreats, community clinics, Reiki Grounds, Intention Circle, and Drum Circle activities. Volunteering within RERI is encouraged to help promote a positive Sense of Community/Family within the organization.

The lessons I have learned and Application of Reiki have helped me better manage both my response to stress and anger. Additionally, thanks to The teachings of RERI, I have found physical, emotional, and spiritual peace with who I am and the world around me. Family and friends have noted the calming change in me since I started my RERI Journey and now they are starting theirs!

2

Client Served

Rating: 1

2014 Student

Advanced Reiki Class # 2: During class Bill calls student a “trouble-maker”. Student emails Bill asks not to be called names. This request falls on deaf ears.

Class # 3: During class Bill called same student “wicked”. Student in disbelief at the lack of ethics.

Class # 4: Same student recognizes Bill’s need for accurate information regarding military PTSD. Bill thinks PTSD is ego. Student very gently informed him that PTSD is NOT ego, but an imbalance in the Limbic system. Bill has an emotional and physical reaction (body does not lie) red faced, arms making large movements, voice angry and trembling … tries to convince student he knows what he’s talking about with an angry tone. Student thinks, “Hmmm ego? Bill is not ready to work with military trauma. He may push them to suicide. I cannot in good conscious build an alliance with this.”

Student’s husband, also a student in the class and a witness to all occurrences, is not happy with the way Bill has been treating his wife.

Conference after Class #4: After this class Bill requests conference with student. He reveals he has training in Primal Therapy. He brags in being able to push people’s buttons.

Student is informed by Mei Yin not to ask questions during class. Student thinks, “Really? $600 each?” Mei Yin explains it takes too much time. Bill’s method for answering questions is to say, “The answer is inside you. What do you think?” He then continues with time-consuming questioning to the point of fatigue in order to bring student to the answer. This is an incredibly ineffective way to teach. It does not foster empowerment or confidence in the student, quite the opposite. Why not simply provide the answer and say, “you felt this correctly” thus saving time and building confidence?

During this same conversation after Class # 4, the student asks Bill, “If you had all the money you needed what you want to do with RERI?” Bill answers, “Find more money.” The goal is not education or research.

The two above students opted to terminate learning with RERI and requested a prorated refund for the remaining classes not taken. RERI emailed that they are a non-profit organization and DO NOT PROVIDE REFUNDS.

Additionally:
Students are pressured to volunteer for the organization.
Classes consist of a lot of talk with very little experiential training.
Student's needs are not placed first.

Review from Guidestar