My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Reiki Education And Research Institute, Charlotte, NC, USA
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.