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About Lisa Guyman’s Journey with Reiki

May 15, 2021 by  
Filed under ., Reiki & Meditation

I was asked by the Global Reiki Network to write up a bio about my journey with Reiki…so here goes:

I’ve been teaching and practicing Reiki for over 22 years.  I’ve taught over 1500 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, (if you are completely new to meditation and energy work, no worries, you don’t need a background or practice to take a Reiki class).

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 a member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals (  I am also certified as a Seven Spiritual Laws of Success Yoga Instructor through The Chopra Center.

Interested in taking a Reiki class – click here for my current schedule.

My recorded works have been featured in Body +Soul Magazine, Massage Magazine, Massage & Bodywork Magazine, and New Age Music.

My guided Meditation CDs and Reiki CDs include:

You can find my guided meditations at iTunes and – just search for “Lisa Guyman.” My Reiki audios are available for puchase on my site and my Journey Through Reiki audios are offered at a special rate to my students.!

Join me for my FREE Lightworkers Ignite guided meditation – learn more here!

Looking forward to connecting with you!

Enjoy The Journey!


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