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Reiki Education And Research Institute

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adult Education, Education, Health, Health Support, Religion

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

25 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Donna N.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm currently in the level one training, and I am very impressed with this organization. The content is thorough without being overwhelming, which I appreciate as someone who is just getting into Reiki. The instructor is excellent and takes time to explain concepts and make sure they are understood. If I have a question between classes, I always receive a prompt response. The supporting material is very helpful for me to review between classes. I will definitely continue my Reiki training with the Reiki Education and Research Institute, and I encourage anyone who is considering training to consider this option.

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wcoryer We are very happy to hear of your experience in our class. It confirms that our desire to provide good quality education and support is working. Thanks so much for sharing your experience. Love and Light

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Rating: 5

My name is Zulma and I have had the honor and the pleasure of working with Reiki Education when I lived in Charlotte for several months, I participated in healing circles and groups, healing sessions in hospitals for seriously ill patients, community outreach events and it was a wonderful and very rewarding experience. It was very moving seeing how the people receiving the healing reacted positively in different was depending on what they needed the healing for.

As a client served I have received either in-person healing and distance healing from Reiki Education for several very challenging times in my life, such as when my mother was in the hospital for a month and then died peacefully, or when my house was broken into and I had to deal with the thieves and then recover from it; or when I had some health problems a few times. Also Reiki Education sent healing for challenging health problems of close friends of mine, such as one who underwent a heart transplant, a couple of friends who were in the hospital for COVID-19, or other friends who experienced serious emotional issues. It is fantastic to know that Reiki Education is always there to get me through difficult times and give me peace, light and hope.

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wcoryer 10/30/2020

Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and experiences. We strive to impact the world community in every way possible. Your kind words are appreciated! Love and Light

Client Served

Rating: 5

I took my first class with RERI around 2012.  I've returned over the years to continue my Reiki journey, now finishing up my master class in 2020.

Classes - The classes are not fluffy, become a Reiki Master in a weekend type courses.  They are full of material and practices for you to try and find what works best for you.  Classes are spaced out to give students a chance to work with the material and come back to the class to share experiences and discuss.   Mei-Yin and Bill actively seek feedback for the courses from students and make updates and improvements.  

Community - RERI works to intentionally create a community offering options for everyone: an alumni facebook group to share requests for Reiki, a retreat (really an amazing experience), monthly Reiki coffee meet-ups, Reiki circles, a Reiki clinic for students to practice and the public to experience Reiki and more.   In this year of  Covid-19, the in-person events were cancelled, but they quickly created virtual retreats and circles.  I participated in the  World Healing Reiki meditation, a free weekly virtual Reiki gathering led by Bill and Mei-Yin and found it to be a very powerful and rewarding experience.  

I have often taken a break between classes and each time I have genuinely felt welcomed back into the community.  Individuals are accepted at whatever stage of their journey they are at and provided with encouragement and support to continue their journey.  

I would recommend RERI for anyone wanting to receive Reiki or take a Reiki class.  

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I began visiting RERI in January of 2017 for reiki healing sessions with Mei-Ying. RERI was my first introduction to reiki and it has been an amazing experience. After my initial 5 sessions, I felt totally balanced and my energy felt much lighter. After experiencing years of depression, I felt as though I was in touch with my true self. Whenever I'm feeling off balanced, I come back for a "tune-up" either through their monthly student clinics (pre-COVID) or personal sessions with Mei-Ying. I have done remote sessions which are just as powerful as in person sessions. Sessions with Mei-Ying are always relaxing and she creates an environment that is comfortable. The student sessions are excellent as well. Good energy circulating throughout. Reiki has improved my well-being tremendously and I will always incorporate reiki in my life.

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wcoryer 10/30/2020

Your kind words are appreciated. We always strive to provide services that exceed expectations. Love and Light

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been involved with RERI for about three years, first taking the Fundamentals class and most recently participating in the Masters class. I have learned the mechanics of performing Reiki as well as its philosophy and history. But I think what has had the greatest impact is how RERI presents its classes. The Fundamentals course, for example, was eight sessions long; between sessions students have a couple of weeks to review, practice and journal their experiences. This allows for more focused questions and encourages more in-depth discussion during the next session. You learn as an individual, but also from the experiences and insights of your fellow students.

I have also had a number of Reiki sessions both remotely (I live out of state) and in person (when visiting NC) through RERI. These have been a key part of my learning and growth. I have found the annual retreats to be life-changing. For me, RERI's Reiki programs have become an invaluable spiritual touchstone.

I am not an expert and still have a lot to learn, which I will do, in part, through continued involvement as a client, student and volunteer (a role which I pursued and has been very important to me). Bill and Mei Yin are the heart, the greater RERI community is beautiful and hopefully all will forever be part of my life.

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wcoryer 10/27/2020

Thanks So Much for your comments. We are very happy to year how you feel about our programs and services. We strive to provide quality on all levels and ensure good client experiences. Again appreciate your sharing your feedback. Love and Light

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wcoryer 10/27/2020

Thanks So Much for your comments. We are very happy to year how you feel about our programs and services. We strive to provide quality on all levels and ensure good client experiences. Again appreciate your sharing your feedback. Love and Light

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Client Served

Rating: 5

RERI has empowered me on my journey of self healing. I started with Reiki treatments with Mei Yin and eventually became a student. I feel so positive and grounded. This is a complete 180 from where I started. I’m so grateful for RERI!

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wcoryer 10/26/2020

We are happy to hear of your gratitude. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! We appreciate it! Love and ?Light

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My life completely changed when I found RERI. I started just receiving sessions and saw how beneficial it was to my mind and spirit --everything shifted for the better. I have since studied with them through master level training and gained a new perspective on life and have grown so much. They're so supportive to your journey and so full of love and good intentions!

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wcoryer 10/26/2020

So happy to hear of the positive impact on your life. Thanks o much for sharing your thoughts and experience. Love and Light

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I attended RERI late last year and Bill & Mei Yin treated me like family. They’re incredible teachers and are huge supporters of mine. A few of my friends have also attended their programs! I recommend Reiki to everyone, for we all are healing from something.

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wcoryer 10/26/2020

Thanks so much for your kind remarks. We appreciate it. It is always good to know that there is positive impact. Love and Light

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My Son Ethan has been receiving weekly Reiki Sessions from Bill for over Three years now.
He has autism, epilepsy and severe digestive issues.
After his session he is calmer and sleeps better, his constipation and acid reflux will improve.
Today he is seizure free has no complaints of acid reflux or constipation.
Also his communication has greatly improved.
We are so grateful for Reiki education and research institute they have changed his life!

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wcoryer 10/26/2020

Thanks so much for sharing the experience of your journey with your son. We are so happy to hear that our involvement has been supportive in a positive way! Love and Light

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Bill and Mei Yin put their hearts and souls into RERI and they are truly passionate about helping people with Reiki. They have created a community that is nonjudgemental and it allows everyone to follow their own unique journey while doing it in a collaborative, class type setting.

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wcoryer 10/26/2020

Your words are very kind and appreciated. Thanks so much for sharing your experince and opinion. Love and Light

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very grateful to receive so much applicable information from Bill and Mei Yin. Learning Reiki has tremendously improved my spiritual journey and has given me tools to continue to dive deeper and open my heart. So be it so it is I give thanks.

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wcoryer 10/26/2020

We are so glad to hear that your spiritual journey has benefited from our programs. We appreciate you sharing your experience. Love and Light

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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.

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wcoryer 10/26/2020

Thanks so much for your kind words. We endeavor to provide this type support to all who attend our programs. Love and Light

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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.

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wcoryer 10/26/2020

hanks for sharing your experience with RERI. We appreciate the kind words. Love and Light

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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.

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wcoryer 10/26/2020

We are happy to hear that the community has proven to be a positive aspect of your experience we strive to make it so for all. Thanks for the kind words. Love and Light

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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wcoryer 10/26/2020

Thanks for sharing your experience. It is always heartwarming to us when we know that those who have passed through our programs are benefiting. Love and Light

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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.

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wcoryer 10/26/2020

Thanks so much for sharing your journey experience. it is really rewarding to the staff to hear of the level of engagement is reaching our students in this way. Love and Light

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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.

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wcoryer 10/26/2020

Thank your for sharing your feelings. It is good to know that those attending our programs feel this way. Love and Light

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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.

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wcoryer 10/26/2020

Your kind words are appreciated. So happy to hear from you. Love and Light

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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.

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wcoryer 10/26/2020

Ron, Thanks for sharing your journey. We appreciate it knowing how strongly you feel about all of our programs. We endeavor to provide a high level of service and create a community for practitioners that is welcoming and supportive.. Love and Light

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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

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wcoryer 10/26/2020

Thank you so much for sharing about your journey and the positive experience that has empowered you to teach Reiki. Sharing iot with others is a powerful way of providing support to others who are seeking to grow, heal and become empowered. Love and Light

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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.

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wcoryer 10/26/2020

There is a lot to life that many don't ever find thanks for bringing that up. Your kind words are appreciated as is you friendship! Love and Light

4 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!

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wcoryer 10/26/2020

Meagan, We are so happy to hear your thoughts about family. We strive to create a Reiki community that provides a safe family atmosphere. Thanks for sharing! Love and Light

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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!

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wcoryer 10/26/2020

Your comments about incorporating Reiki into your daily life are appreciated as that is a primary goal of all our programs. The fact that it is occurring is a powerful statement and appreciated. Love and Light

4 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...

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wcoryer 10/26/2020

Henny, Your words are so kind and greatly appreciated. Your comments about the spiritual journey especially are appreciated as it is a major factor in the goal of the organization to help people connect to their personal spiritual side. Love and Light

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Rating: 1

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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.

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