Friday, January 31, 2014

Reiki Newsletter- February 2014 Upcoming Reiki Retreat in Cincinnati April 25-28,2014

Dear Friends,

Lately I was thinking how important it is to keep the fire of my practice bright and strong. This is true for everyone regardless what your practice is; it could be yoga, Reiki, martial arts or whichever practice brings you closer to your true self :-)
It’s important to have a disciplined practice but from time to time we need to juice up our practice, immerse ourselves deeper into it so that its fire will burn stronger. It’s also important to bring some fun to it, some play time! I try to surround myself with like minded friends and practice together or attend workshops or retreats annually.
An excellent opportunity is coming up now! We’ll have the very-first- ever Reiki Retreat with Frans Stiene in Cincinnati this April. This will be time to dive deeper, rejuvenate and invigorate our practice and have lots of fun too! Hope you can join us.

Where is the Retreat?
Transfiguration Spirituality Center is located in the heart of historic Glendale, minutes from Sharonville and I-275, an easy drive from Kentucky and Indiana. It is a newly restored, quiet but active place of peace. The accommodation is lovely with mainly single rooms with private bathrooms. Transfiguration center is located at 495 Albion Ave, Village of Glendale, Cincinnati, OH 45246 Tel: 513-771-2171

What should I expect?
It’s intense experiential work, Reiki practice, discussions and you will come away relaxed and renewed with a stronger will to deepen your practice. (a lot of fun too!!!)

What’ll take place?
Reiki Retreat
April 25-28, 2014 9:00 am- 5:00 pm, Course fee $800, Acc & Meals $325 Total Retreat fee $1125

Private Tutoring and/or Reiki treatment with Frans
Wednesday April 23 and Thursday April 24 $125/hour

A Reiki Evening with Frans
Thursday April 25 7pm- 9pm at Cincinnati Yoga School Donation based (with suggested donations of $10)

How do I book and pay for the Retreat?
To book and pay $800 for the Retreat, click:

How do I book and pay for the accommodations?
Once you sign up for the Retreat, your accommodation will automatically be reserved. You will need to pay for the $325 accommodation fee latest by April 10. Please send a check addressed to Transfiguration Spirituality Center directly to me via mail.

What’s included in $325 accommodations?
4 nights stay, and 3 meals a day, checking in on Thursday April 24, staying on April 24,25,26,27 and checking out on April 28th . The Retreat will officially start on Friday morning, you can check in on Friday morning if you like. If you need to stay on Wednesday April 23rd or Monday April 28th, it’ll be an extra $ 70 per night (including meals).
The Fee includes three meals per day on April 25-28 (except the dinner on 24th and 28th).

I have dietary restrictions, what do I do?
The meals will be vegetarian and we have a chance to influence the menu. Please let me know your dietary restrictions and I’ll work with the chef to accommodate your choices. We also have access to the kitchen and the refrigerator, in case you need to bring your own food.

Are there any double rooms?
There are 3 double rooms (one is reserved already as of 1/6/14). Please let me know if you want to share a room with a friend or your spouse. There will be no price difference for shared rooms.

Are there any scholarships?
We regret that there will be no scholarships for the Retreat. We’ll continue to offer scholarships for upcoming Shinpiden classes.

How do I book a session with Frans?
Contact me and be quick because folks started to book their treatments already :-)

Can I commute to the Retreat?
This is a residential Retreat and we strongly recommend you to stay in the Retreat Center (to conserve the energy and also not to miss the fun and pillow fight too!!!). However if you need to stay at home for family reasons, we understand, but we’re afraid you should still pay the $325 since we’ve rented the building and financials are based on sharing the rent.

Who can come to “Reiki Evening with Frans” on Thursday April 24th?
Everyone! You don’t need to be a Reiki practitioner to come to this event. You can bring your family, kids, neighbors, friends! Everyone is welcomed! It’ll be at Cincinnati Yoga School 6125 Ridge Road, Pleasant Ridge. Get ready for some serious Reiki fun :-)

Who do I call if I have questions?
Me! Send me an e-mail at or check the website for more info:

Hope you can make the Retreat or the Reiki evening (or both) and I’ll see you there!

Love & Light,

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Reiki Newsletter-January 2014

Dear All,

May this be the year to love, to be kind and compassionate to ourselves, the Earth and all humanity, to let go of anything we don’t need any more, and to unite around love, kindness, care, service and action. May this be a wonderful year for you all!

I got the awesomest New Year gift yesterday when I received an e-mail from MyCharity:Water. As you may remember, over a year ago we’ve raised $1,114 and donated to a water project to bring clean and safe drinking water to a water deprived community in Africa. Our project is complete and I’ve received pictures from the project site at Congo. My deepest gratitude to everyone who contributed to this project by either coming to my yoga or Reiki classes or donating directly to the project. I deeply bow to you all. You made a difference in the world! I couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Check it out:

Last night Wayne Dyer was on PBS, for annual PBS fundraiser, introducing his new book Wishes Fulfilled. As we work on our new year resolutions, it’s been a tradition for me to share tips on how to materialize your resolutions/wishes and use Reiki to empower them. Wayne Dyer shared 5 simple steps in fulfilling the wishes:

1. Have a clear Intention
2. Visualize yourself accomplishing your Intention.
3. Think about the emotions when you’d accomplished your goal and live those emotions right now.
4. Do it subjectively, do it for yourself, not to please anyone else. Make your intentions yours and yours only.
5. Let it sleep. Before you go to bed every night, clear your mind and think about your intention and simply sleep on it.

Isn’t it simple? Here are some more tips:

 Manifesting a reality starts with clear intentions (remember The Law of Attraction). What you focus on is what you attract to your life.
 Express your New Year resolution with clarity. Instead of saying “I want to be happy”, define happiness. Say “I want a new job that will bring my highest potential” or “I want to be in a relationship where we can share and grow together”. Instead of “I want a new car” say the model and the color and add any other details as possible. This shows how clear you are with your goal.
 Always use positive statements in current tense. Instead of saying “I don’t want to be sick”, say “I am completely healthy”.
 Visualize yourself as already accomplished your wish or resolution, i.e. you can visualize yourself at the front yard of your dream home, at the office, or in a loving relationship. Visualize as many details as you can.
 Think about what emotions you’d have when you accomplish your goal. Add that emotion to your vision. Feel the breeze of the ocean or sand in the beach, warmness of the sun in your face when you’re in your dream vacation. Feel the joy, the happiness, the contentment of accomplishing your goal.
 To empower your goals with Reiki; you can simply write down your resolutions on a piece of paper or visualize it.
 Connect to Reiki by saying an intention or affirmation like “I’m opening myself to Reiki”. Feel the gentle current of Reiki.
 If you know Reiki symbols use them at this time. If you are using visualization, beam Reiki to the image as if it’s in a screen in front of you. If you prefer to write it down, take the piece of paper into your palms and provide Reiki.
 Send Reiki to the image or to the paper for 5-10 minutes, or as long as you feel necessary. .
 Well, the work starts after you send Reiki. Make an action plan and work towards your goal.
 It’s also very important to prepare yourself for your goal and bring your surrounding conditions ready for the materialization of your wish, i.e. check internet resources for healthy diets, how to learn a new skill, etc. One thing I often do is talk about my goals to my family and friends. The more you talk about your goals, the more you’re inspired and get closer to them. It’s also important to surround yourself with people who’ll support you and your goals.
 Always remember you are worth it and you deserve it!
 Probably the most important aspect is not to cling to the outcome. Remember it’ll be materialized only if your goal is aligned with your life plan and if it’s for your utmost good. Trust the Divine order for that.

Here I’m making a wish that all your wishes to come true!

Love & Light,