Our 2023 Presenters

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William Lee Rand

The Unlimited Potential of Reiki Energy
Usui Reiki Ryoho is not something Usui Sensei was given as a complete system but was something he developed over time. And in turn, he asked Hayashi Sensei to develop it further. Takata Sensei also developed it. This is the case, not only with how it is practiced, but more importantly with the quality and quantity of Reiki energy one is able to channel. In this presentation I will explain the historical facts concerning this understanding and also include a special meditation in which each participant will be uniquely guided by the Reiki energy to receive healing and new levels of self-awareness.

William Lee Rand is the founder and president of The International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT), The Center for Reiki Research and The Reiki Membership Association. He is also the publisher and editor in chief of the Reiki News Magazine. He has authored Reiki, The Healing Touch, The Reiki Touch Kit, Reiki for a New Millennium, The Spirit of Reiki and over 100 articles on the history, philosophy, and practice of Reiki. William has done extensive research on the origin and nature of Reiki and produced a pioneering work titled An Evidence Based History of Reiki. In addition, William also has a strong background in metaphysics and has previously been a professional astrologer, hypnotherapist, past life regression therapist, rebirther, and is certified in Neuro Linguistic Programing. William has dedicated his life to Reiki and has practiced and taught full time in classes around the world for 33 years. He encourages all Reiki practitioners to work together in harmony to bring peace to the Earth.

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Pamela Allen-LeBlanc

Discover Your Unique Reiki CareerSo many of us become overwhelmed when we think of starting a Reiki business. But what if your ideal business isn’t websites and sessions and teaching? What if it could roll into the career or hobbies you already enjoy? In this presentation, MBA, Businesswoman, and author of "The Reiki Business Book" helps you cut through the overwhelm so you can realize the best way you can begin sharing Reiki with the world or determine the next step to grow your current Reiki business. She will have some of her books on hand to sign and sell for those who want to continue the journey.

Pam Allen-LeBlanc is an ICRT Licensed Reiki Master Teacher with a B.Sc. in Agriculture and an MBA. She teaches online and in-person Licensed Holy Fire® III Reiki classes, ICRT Animal Reiki classes, and Animal Communication in Canada, the United States, Australia, and the UK. Pam is the author of “The Reiki Business Book,” one of the co-authors of the ICRT Animal Reiki course, has authored several articles in Reiki News Magazine, and leads the popular Reiki from the Farm™ podcast. She lives in Canada with her husband, Pierre, 12 horses, and four dogs. She can be contacted by email at moc.mrafehtmorfikier%40map or through her website www.reikifromthefarm.com.

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Sharyn Madison

Empowering Our Remote HealingAs Reiki practitioners, using the modality of Remote Healing is needed, especially now, as we are poised to cultivate both local and global transformation right from where we are. How do we collapse the ideas of separation and distance? How can we apply what we know about energy and medicine for practical ways to empower distance healing? With bioenergetic practices enlivening our Reiki and remote healing, we can be a stabilizing presence and harmonizing influence for the entire planet. It is indeed a sacred privilege.

Sharyn Madison, MS, SCT, RM has had a passion for teaching and community service her entire life. Her varied career includes service as an educator in public and private schools, athletic coach, workshop speaker, and participant in international collaborative work projects. Sharyn also owned and managed a large Wellness Center in central New York for several years. At the Center, she provided services as an Aesthetician and Reiki Master Teacher, Holy Fire III.Sharyn has been involved in the healing arts for over 20 years. With experience in Crystal Healing, Color Therapy, Chakra Balancing, Vibrational Healing, and Essential Oils, Sharyn has a passion for Holistic Care and Complementary Therapies. She is a visionary leader for Reiki Share Groups, presenter at Reiki Retreats, and teaches all levels of Reiki and Energy Codes classes. Sharyn is authorized by the professional NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) to give CEU credits to qualified Licensed Massage Therapists and is a certified facilitator of the Morter Institute of Bioenergetics, “The Energy Codes.” Sharyn is the author of Spirit Speaks, a published book available from Amazon.com.

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Nicole “Coli” Miele & Mayleen Medina

Unbounded - Songs from the HeartNicole Miele and Mayleen Medina of Rock & Soul Wellness have been sharing their love of music through modern Kirtan since 2018. Unbounded incorporates original uplifting songs with traditional call and response chants to create an uplifting community experience.

Nicole “Coli” Miele has been playing the guitar since she was 8 years old, and writing and performing her own music since she was in her teens. After several years in a stressful career, she was introduced to Reiki and discovered the benefits of art and meditation. Through this, Nicole was also able to find her joy in music again. In 2018, Nicole was introduced to Kirtan and she has been writing and performing with Mayleen ever since.
Mayleen Medina has always loved to sing and has been writing uplifting lyrics for over 20 years but was never brave enough to share them with the world. In 2015, during yoga teacher training, Mayleen fell in love with Kirtan. Bhakti (devotional) yoga was calling out to her soul. In 2018, Mayleen followed that call, was trained in Bhakti yoga, and purchased her first harmonium. She has been sharing her songs through meditation and Kirtan ever since.

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Carolyn Musial

Divine KnowingThe largest part of who we are is our Divine Self, our God Self. In this presentation, we will open even further to our Divine Knowing through Reiki. When we open to our Divine Knowing we understand, we know, we experience ourselves as Divine Beings of pure love and light.

Carolyn Musial is an ICRT Licensed Reiki Master Teacher, Mentor Teacher and Director of the Licensed Teachers. She has been a full-time Reiki Teacher/Practitioner since 2003, living Reiki with everything she does and with every breath she takes. Carolyn recognizes and understands that All is ONE, and we share a connection through The Divine Within.

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Zelda Hotaling

Clearing and Blessing Your Energy with Drums, Rattles and SmudgeWe will be sharing how vibration and sound heals, blesses and clears. We will also be talking about the different plants that we use to clear our homes, our space and our medicine tools.

Zelda Hotaling was raised in the Native American culture of the Haudenosaunee on the Kahnawaka Mohawk reservation in Canada. She regularly visited her grandmother and other elders, who made up her first teachers, in the traditions and sacred ways of her people. Zelda's gifts are unlimited ,but the ones most called on include creating Drum and Rattles, intuitive spirit guide, healer, author, visionary, and creator of sacred spaces. With the use of crystal bowls, drums and rattles, she promotes healing through sound vibrations. 
In 2012, Zelda received a profound vision that guided her to create the Sacred Dream Circles Project. Her massive dream catchers hold sacred geometrical energy and serve to help heal the planet and shift energy within ourselves just by sitting with them. Zelda's passion is to support those yearning to learn through love, kindness, respect, responsibility, equality, honesty and humility. Only by keeping to this path can we meet our responsibilities to ourselves and one another. 

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Barbara Pastie

Shake Your Soul®Shake Your Soul® is a non-judgmental movement practice that relaxes your nervous system, energizes your body and awakens your soul through a powerful, fluid dance repertoire set to world music. Barbara will create sacred space in which to find communion with our own bodies and our spiritual selves and community with fellow Reiki practitioners. You will feel alive, joyful, and connected. The class is suitable for all levels of fitness, flexibility or dance/yoga experience and can be adapted for those who must remain seated.
Meditation in Motion – The Spirit of Shake Your Soul®Unlike meditation practices that call for stillness, this workshop will teach you to use your body as an instrument of meditation. Barbara will gently guide you as you move to world music allowing you to experience an awareness of your own inner body, a connection to your higher self and an overflowing love of your Oneness with all of Creation. Based on “Shake Your Soul®”, “Meditation in Motion” combines fluid meditative movement that allows for the free flow of Reiki energy through our bodies and out into the Universe. This workshop is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Please bring a yoga mat or blanket since you will be seated on the floor for some of the experiences. (For those who cannot sit on the floor, the moves can be adapted to be done seated in a chair.)

Barbara Pastie is a certified Shake Your Soul® dance instructor. She studied at the Leven Institute for Expressive Movement in Lenox, MA for over 12 years and teaches regular classes in Massachusetts with a focus on seniors and people with disabilities. She has also offered classes at the International Reiki Retreats in New York and Sedona, AZ since 2010 and works with Ripple Effect Spiritual Therapies to present movement workshops at their retreats both on-line and in New York. Barbara is a Holy Fire® III World Peace and Holy Fire® III Karuna® Reiki Master. Nothing brings her more joy than combining the beauty of dance and movement with the powerful energy of Reiki.

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Tracey Sullivan

Reiki and Human DesignThis presentation is for all levels and lineages of Reiki practitioners and teachers. It integrates the ancient, evolving, healing art of Reiki with the new and evolving body of knowledge called Human Design. While Reiki is a spiritual practice, Human Design is referred to as the “Science of Differentiation” and can show each of us the “blueprint” of our unique design leading to the discovery of our unique purpose to fulfill on this planet. The Human Design system integrates two families of science: 1.) Observational       ● Astrology       ● The Chinese I’Ching       ● The Chakras       ● The Kabbala 2.) Contemporary       ● Quantum mechanics       ● Astronomy       ● Genetics       ● BiochemistryWe will look at Reiki as a catalyst for self-discovery through knowing your Human Design. There are 4 types of designs with millions of variations because each of us is meant to be different. Can Reiki help us accelerate the process of cellular transformation that takes place through living your design?We will look at examples of familiar individuals to help highlight the beautiful synergy of Reiki and Human Design.

Tracey Sullivan is a Nuclear Medicine Technologist, where she continues to integrate Reiki by offering Reiki to staff members, patients, and family members. Tracey has been teaching Reiki to volunteers and staff members at Yale New Haven Hospital since 2014 and has also taught staff members at the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Haven, CT. She has provided many educational talks on Reiki, some for continuing education credit, to many different groups throughout the hospital and outside the hospital. The name of her practice “Reiki Integration” comes from her belief that Reiki can be integrated into all facets of life, creating the foundation for healing on all levels, and especially in areas where Reiki is least likely to be found. Tracey is an Usui/Holy Fire® III Reiki Master and Holy Fire® III Karuna Reiki® Master. Additionally, she is a certified in Holographic Sound Healing with Paul Hubbert, Jikiden Reiki with Frank Arjava Petter, Reiki Sound Therapy with Edward Cleveland, and a Medical ReikiTM Master with Raven Keyes.

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Jerry Mikutis

Reiki Meditation on Unconditional Love: The Pink Light of your Heart with Rose Quartz CrystalsYour heart chakra is the center of your being, where the pink light of unconditional love dwells. Rose quartz crystal, a soft pink stone, helps enhance this connection to the love and divinity within.Join Jerry Mikutis Reiki/Yoga for a crystal Reiki meditation connecting to the beauty of your heart chakra. We will also be using rose quartz crystals to enhance our awareness of the pink light of our hearts. This interactive hour will include a discussion on the basics of using crystals to enhance your Reiki and meditation practice. This meditation is infused with the loving and peaceful vibes of Reiki and the vitality of the Universal Life Force Energy.
Reiki is a method of achieving peace and relaxation within the core of one’s being. It is also known as a hands on healing modality where the practitioner places their hands on or around the recipient, or sends the energy over a distance of time or space to help one connect to the enlightened realms.

Jerry Mikutis is Licensed Reiki Master Teacher with the International Center for Reiki Training, a yoga teacher and crystal practitioner. She has been enthralled by yoga ever since her first class in 2005, as a means for mental clarity from the stresses of life. The sense of peace the practice cultivated kept her coming back to the mat and the physical benefits soon made themselves evident. Her yoga practice eventually led her to subtler practices such as Reiki and other methods of energy harmonizing, such as connecting with the beauty of crystals. She facilitates yoga and Reiki classes as well as meditations online. She looks forward to connecting with you on your path to a happier and more whole you, through the higher realms of consciousness of peace, joy and love. Jerry lives in Chicago with her 2 cats Rosie and Milo, and dozens of plants and looks for the magic everywhere.

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Sarah Soltow

Fascinating FasciaHistorically, our concept of the human body has centered on bones, muscles, and nerves. Increasingly the knowledge and awareness of connective tissue as a major player in our structure is coming into awareness. It is now time to enter the fascinating world of fascia. This long-ignored part of our physical human structure is currently being explored in terms of its importance to both our inner and outer well-being.
From bone to blood and beyond, the components of fascia connect our body in an intricate webwork of communication that extends both deeply within ourselves as well as beyond. With a focus on Reiki, we will explore and observe how our fascia holds an awareness not only of our physical selves, but also our intuition, our connections with each other, and our place in the quantum field of the Universe.
Quite possibly, fascia is the ‘missing link’ each person holds for the connection of our spiritual beingness with the realities of our human experience.

Sarah Soltow is a Professional ICRT Reiki Master with over 10 years of experience. Her training encompasses Holy Fire III Karuna Reiki®, crystals, vibrational therapy, and Access Bars®. ​Since 2009 Sarah has continued training, teaching, sharing and learning more about how our bioenergetic fields affect our wholeness and well-being. A long-time resident of Arizona, much of her training took place in the magical land of Sedona. She also sojourned to Glastonbury, England for specialized training with the energy of Stonehenge. Her career spans educational and artistic pursuits including Oriental rug repair and folk painting. In 2020, she settled into pine needle basket making as a fulfilling artistic pursuit that embodies a co-creative energy with the world around us.