The Lakehouse Retreat

Reiki at The Lakehouse Retreat

Ever wonder what Reiki was all about?

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.  It is administered by ‘laying on hands’ and is based on the idea that an unseen ‘life force energy’ flows through all of us and is what causes us to be alive.  If one’s ‘life force energy’ is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

Reiki is one of the few forms of holistic healing that can be used on oneself.  It is a simple, natural and safe method of self-improvement and spiritual healing that everyone can use.  It’s also effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady, creating health benefits.  It works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques, speeding the healing process and providing restoring energy to promote recovery.  

Reiki is increasingly being introduced and supported by the Medical community – being used in hospitals, hospices, nursing homes and even operating rooms.  Dr. Oz allowed and supported Reiki for use during his surgeries and since then, training has become available through ‘Raven Keyes Medical Reiki International’. 

As a Certified RKMRI Medical Reiki Master, I have had the opportunity to work with many clients undergoing surgeries and the results have been amazing! For more information on my teacher Raven Keyes and Medical Reiki, please read:   Medical Reiki: A Groundbreaking Approach Using Energy Medicine for Challenging Treatments

Even animals can benefit from the use of Reiki, as it is being used not only with family pets but also horses  at riding stables and therapeutic centres working with fragile individuals

Reiki can help with:

  • Mental attitude
  • Acceleration of Healing
  • Post-op recovery
  • PMS/Menopause
  • Insomnia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraines
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Increase creativity


  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Deep relaxation
  • Digestion
  • Spiritual growth
  • Sinus headaches
  • Emotional balance
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • and much more…

Reiki Treatment
A Reiki treatment feels lke a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you.  Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit, creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well being.  A treatment is often described as an ‘almost immediate release of stress and feeling of deep relaxation’.  

 The following statements are some of the things people typically say after a Reiki session.  

“I feel very refreshed and seem to be thinking more clearly.” “I think I fell asleep.” “I can’t believe how hot your hands got!” “I feel more relaxed than even after a massage.” “My headache is gone.”

Training for Reiki

Reiki is an amazingly simple technique to learn, as the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class.  This ability is passed on during an ‘attunement’, given by a Reiki Master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of ‘life force energy’ to improve one’s health and enhance the quality of life.  It has been taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.  

As a member of the Canadian Reiki Association, Georgia offers certification for all levels of Reiki.  For more information on the CRA, please see:  Canadian Reiki Association

Reiki Level I

This Usui Reiki class is for anyone interested in learning techniques for self-healing and helping others and will include the following:

  • Four 1st Degree Reiki Attunements
  • History & Origins of Reiki
  • Reiki Principles and Precepts
  • Introduction to the Chakra and Auric body systems
  • Hand positions for self and others
  • Physical and Spiritual Setting information
  • Grounding, Centering, Protection
  • Practice time for self and others
  • Study manual
  • Certificate of completion awarded

Reiki Level II

This Usui Level II Reiki class is for those interested in continuing their Reiki training and learning techniques for sending energy to self and others at a distance and will include the following:

  • Level I Review
  • Additional Level II Attunements
  • Reiki Symbols
  • Review of the Chakra and Auric body systems
  • Hand positions for sending Reiki
  • Physical and Spiritual Setting information
  • Grounding, Centering, Protection
  • Practice time for self and others
  • Study manual
  • Certificate of completion awarded

Reiki Level III – Master Teacher

This Usui Reiki class is for those individuals that are interested in receiving the full Reiki energy, increasing their Reiki abilities and ‘teaching’ Reiki to others.  A minimum of one year after completion of Reiki Level II is required, along with additional pre-requisites.  For a complete list of requirements, please contact Georgia Gander.  This training will include the following:

  • Reiki Master Vision
  • Review of Reiki I
  • Review of Reiki II
  • Fire Dragon Exercises
  • Reiki Master Initiation
  • Reiki I Attunement Review
  • Reiki II Attunement Review
  • Master Attunements
  • Business Factors
  • Study Manual
  • Certificate of completion awarded

Reiki ‘shares’ are held regularly, giving those interested in learning about Reiki, an opportunity to experience a mini Reiki session and Reiki Practitioners the opportunity to fine-tune their skills.  

Reiki ‘practices’ are often organized for Reiki Practitioners to gather, practice and share in their experiences with Reiki.  Also offered at times are Reiki ‘Shares‘ where individuals may come and experience a mini-session offered by other practitioners.   

The cost for a Reiki Session (1 hour) = $85. For more information or to schedule your appointment contact Georgia Gander. Contact