About Lisa Guyman’s Journey with Reiki
I was featured recently on the Global Reiki Network and they asked me to write up a bio about my journey with Reiki…so here goes:
I’ve been teaching and practicing Reiki for over 14 years. I’ve taught over 800 students and I continue to be amazed at the transformative power of Reiki. It’s a sacred healing art. I feel blessed to share Reiki with others because it is so amazing!
As one of my colleagues says: “Reiki is real. It’s safe. And it works.”
When I took my first Reiki course in 1997 I wasn’t sure if I felt anything. In the meditations and Reiki attunements I felt relaxed, but I didn’t experience anything that I would call mystical or metaphysical. I didn’t feel a whole lot in giving or receiving Reiki over the course of the workshop, but I trusted that it was real.
Several days after the workshop, a new massage client scheduled with me. While she was writing me a check in the reception area I said “I’ll also be offering Reiki treatments.” I was stunned when she requested a session right then and there, but she did! I reluctantly agreed while explaining to her that I just had completed my workshop on the weekend and I didn’t know what I was doing yet. I was relieved that I had my Reiki manual in the treatment room. I glanced at it from time to time over the course of her one-hour Reiki treatment.
This client scheduled another Reiki and Massage session and came to me every other week for the next two years for a two-hour Reiki and massage session!
When I worked on Jennifer, my first Reiki client, I didn’t have any experience! I was a brand new practitioner. I didn’t really know what I was doing and yet she loved it! This is why I share with my students how important to do the work (i.e. to do Reiki self-treatments and to give Reiki treatments to others) because with experience confidence and trust in the process will naturally grow.
My experiences as a Reiki practitioner inspired me to continue my education in Reiki. I took the Reiki Teacher’s class eight months later and began teaching Reiki to others. It’s been an amazingly rewarding journey!
My focus as a teacher has always been to create a supportive, interactive and fun environment for students to learn Reiki. To me it’s much more than conveying knowledge and information — it’s about creating the space for students to have an richly rewarding and enlightening experience.
I also teach meditation and believe that meditation is truly the foundation for all spiritual work, for all energy or healing work. My meditation journey began when I was 16 and took a weekend meditation course. And meditation has been an important thread throughout my life. In 2004 I was lead to study at The Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California and to become certified as a Chopra Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor.
I am certified Reiki Master/Teacher and I am registered with the International Association of Reiki Professionals (IARPReiki.org). I am also certified as a Seven Spiritual Laws of Success Yoga Instructor through The Chopra Center.
I offer meditation and Reiki classes in Colorado and Michigan. My recorded works have been featured in Body +Soul Magazine, Massage Magazine, Massage & Bodywork Magazine, and New Age Music.nu.
My guided Meditation CDs and Reiki CDs include:
- Journey into Meditation: Guided Meditation CD for Healing, Insight and Meditation. More guided meditation info.
- Journey into Meditation: Guided Meditation CD for Relaxation, Insight and Renewal – Brainwave Training for Awakening the Mind. Co-produced with James Ripley. More guided meditation info.
- Journey through Reiki: Complete Treatments, Principles, Instruction & Music 5 Reiki CD set. More Reiki music and practice CD info.
You can find these CDs/Mp3s at iTunes and Amazon.com – just search for “Lisa Guyman.”
Looking forward to connecting with you!
Enjoy The Journey!