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Current Enrolled Reiki Students
Class of June 13th, 20th 2015

Christine O'Malley - NJ
First heard about Reiki: online
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: did a reiki 1 class before through a school and private seminar
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: add this as a tool for my practice

Fernanda M Carvalho - NY
First heard about Reiki:
Many, many years ago, when I first started getting into spiritual matters.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: I do, my husband is a naturopath, I use alternative medicine for myself, and my friends say I have healing hands.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: family, friends, community, volunteer work or professional
 

Certified Reiki Practitioners
 
Certified Reiki Class of January 10, 11, 16 and 17 of 2015
Rute Maria Amorim - NJ
First heard about Reiki: 11 years ago with my friend and Reiki master Ricardo DaCunha.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Shinsokan Meditation, Bach Flower and Reiki
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: In all ways to help healing people and myself too.

Serg - NJ
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Houlian Ou - NY
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Stacey Lee Hickle - NY
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Certified Reiki Class of October 11th and 12th of 2015
Monica Velasquez - NY
First heard about Reiki: About a year ago. I was real curious about energy healing.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: I have been practicing TM meditation since 2009, and have always wanted to learn more about energy source and healing.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I feel a need to help people and want to offer my love and energy to other as healing. I would like to work with reiki professionaly.
  

Fabia Fernanda Penkal - NJ
First heard about Reiki: I first found out about Reiki through my friend Rosana Lima, who talked about and also enrolled in classes last year in 2013. She said wonderful things about it, and how she fells much stronger now after having classes.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: No I do not have previous experience or knowledge.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: Daily life, family and friends.

Kaniz Irtaza - NY
First heard about Reiki: from internet
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: No
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: to use for family



Certified Reiki Class of September 6th, 7th  of  2014
Sharel Lee Bodine - NJ
First heard about Reiki: In California at Esalan institute in Big Sur. the. I had a great healing when I was chronically I'll with Epstein Barr and Chronic Fatique Immune Deficiency . Ricardo DaCunah came to my home to do reiki on me.... That was the beginning of my recovery after several months of being bedridden unable to stay awake a d in severe pain...
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes I teach Infant massage, do chakra clearing massage therapy, Thai Massage and reflexology, EFT,do daily meditations and yoga .
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I am a volunteer for the family Success Center and Safe Harbor in fleminton NJ. I started an infant Massage program there , kids yoga and do a lot of other work with parents as well , I plan to incorporate reiki into the program. I'd like to use it in my chakra clearing massage with essential oils as well. I also volunteer teaching parenting skills, relaxation tech to parents for supervised visitations with their children to help them to better cope with their daily lives at safe Harbor.... Reiki distant healing as well in person will definitely help heal their broken hearts.....
Any addtional comments or suggestions to make: I'm also on Linkedin ... Closing my office at the end of the month but still plan to grow as a non-profit seeking grants to grow programs ....any ideas and marketing for growing the business and creating a nonprofit....opportunities around the world for healing... Thankyou so much Ricardo
Would you like to share a social community, group or affiliation you are associated withwww.shangra-labliss.com 

Sandra Ferrera - NJ
First heard about Reiki: long time ago from friends
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: only meditation
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: family, friends, community, volunteer work or professional

Daniel Molina - NJ
First heard about Reiki: I found out about reiki through the internet. I was searching the topic of spirituality and reiki appeared in my search and caught my eye.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: I do have experience with meditation
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: Upon completion of reiki, I plan to use the skills to help myself and others achieve a more peaceful state of mind, in a volunteer capacity.

L to R: Ricardo DaCunha, Daniel Molina
Setting L to R: Sandra Ferrera, Sharel Lee Bodine

Marcia Teixeira - NJ
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Marcia Teixeira


Certified Reiki Class of August 9th and 10th, 2014
Hannah Haarklou - NJ
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Mariana Santana - NY
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L to R: Hannah Haarklou, Mariana Santana and Ricardo DaCunha


Certified Reiki Class of June 10th and 11th, 2014
Giuseppe Uricchio - NJ
First heard about Reiki: I discovered Reiki through a dear friend about 18 months ago
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes in this last period I'm practicing guided meditation, belief and practice alternative medicine.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: for family and friends and volunteer work for know.

Christian Joseph - NJ
First heard about Reiki: I found out about reiki while searching up random things online about a month ago.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes, I meditate regularly.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I would like to use reiki for family, friends, community, volunteer work or professional

Jason A. Hall - NJ
First heard about Reiki: I have learnt about Reiki thru research on online
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: I have knowledge about meditation and have read some materials on spirtual healing.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: Family and Friends

Esmeira Estrella - NJ
First heard about Reiki: Online while searching for locations in New Jersey.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: I meditate daily and I am sensitive to energy around me, but it's the first time I am guided to take this a step further.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I want to do this for myself and hope it leads to a professional practice. Volunteer work also speaks to me, so the opportunities are endless.
L to R: Giuseppe Uricchio, Christian Joseph, Jason A. Hall
Setting L to R: Esmeira Estrella, Ricardo

Stacie Diaz - NJ
First heard about Reiki: I was in school studying to become a LMT.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: I have experience in spiritual healing.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: My life is dedicated to helping heal everyone that God bring's before me.
Stacie Diaz and Ricardo


Certified Reiki Class of April 12th and 13th, 2014
Stephanie Jaramillo - NJ
First heard about Reiki: I was first exposed to Reiki when I was in college in 2009. I was fascinated by it, which made me look deeper into it. I read a great deal about it and finally had a session performed on me that year.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: I do not have much experience with alternative medicine. I am a Physician Assistant so my scope of knowledge is focused on the Medical Model, but I am very much excited to learn about this form of alternative to medicine.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: As I stated above, I am a recent graduate as a Physician Assistant and I plan on using Reiki on my patients, as well as family and friends.
  
Elizabeth Mills - NY
First heard about Reiki: I'd first heard of Reiki about 8 or 9 years ago, but only began receiving sessions this year with you, Ricardo.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes. Working at the Meta Center I have been exposed to a lot of different healing work. Before working at the center I've had periods of receiving bodywork such as shiatsu and thai massage. I have been on meditation retreats also. However, I do not regularly meditate.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I am not sure how I will use what I have learned. It will begin with myself though.
  
Ayelet Shimron - NJ
First heard about Reiki: I found out about Reiki two years ago during my travels in India. 
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes. I am currently a reiki practitioner. i was initiated in India. I am also a meditation instructor and I meditate daily. 
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I plan to use Reiki both leisurely and professionally, as well as on family and friends.
Would you like to share a website you are associated with: www.ayeletshimron.com
   
Standing:  Ricardo DaCunha
Sitting L to R: Stephanie JaramilloAyelet Shimron, Elizabeth Mills
 

Certified Reiki Class of February 8th and 9th, 2014
Adriano R. Hultmann - NY
First heard about Reiki: internet search
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: meditation almost daily 5-15min, identify energy points, chakras opening, breathing exercises.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: personal and volunteer

Alexandra Rusler - NY
First heard about Reiki: I was going through an exploratory time some 25 years ago, I received reiki and heard mention of it but never explored further.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes, I have. I did join Mahikari for about a year. A form of light giving. I graduated, I felt the connection and energy during healing work.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: for life, friends, family and relationships. work

Matthew DiBrino - NY
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Paula Strakos - NY
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Standing L to R: Matthew DiBrino, Ricardo DaCunha, Adriano Hultmann
Sitting L to R: Alexandra Rusler, Paula Strakos
 

Certified Reiki Class of January 11th and 12th, 2014
Jesse Johnson - NY
First heard about Reiki: My mom started doing it when I was about 14.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: "Yes.  I teach meditation and have been practicing for perhaps 6 years.  I have studied a variety of forms of movement healing over the last 15 years, including alexander technique, authentic movement and contact improvisation.  There is a great deal of healing for me in these practices. I have worked with a shaman over a period of years, a flower essence therapist over a period of years, received energy healings and given body work.".
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: family, friends, self...and a tool to inform my teaching in my career and in meditation....
Additional comments: "love you...not so sure about the video part, so i just chose the one that seemed most relevant at the moment...looking forward yes yes yes!!!  
 
Robin O'Hare - NJ 
First heard about Reiki: I first found out about Reiki about a year ago at a gathering in New York where I saw someone receiving.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: yes.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I would like to use it first for volunteer work and then incorporate it into my professional work at some point as well..

Pedro O. Pedrosa - NJ 
First heard about Reiki: Some 4 years ago online. I have been collecting stones from all over the world and have been practicing. I want to take it to the next level.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes. I have activated my 3rd eye and have been channeling to other places
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: To help raise awareness and help people live in a love frequency, in harmony with the universe.
 
Daniel Antonio Maldonado - NY
First heard about Reiki: Online research.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: All of the above.

Joseph Maldonado - NC
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Evi Siskos - NJ
First heard about Reiki: I was introduced to reiki in 2011 by Ricardo. It only took a few sessions for me to know in my heart that reiki would be a part of my life forever. .
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Reiki I & II.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: For me this refreshing of reiki will have a deeper meaning and understanding of what that connection of God and Love is. Sometimes with the world around us we disconnect ourselves with our true divine nature and I would like to create a stronger connection to that no matter what goes in my everyday life. I also want to go more in depth with my meditation. I want to continue to share what reiki has done for me with everyone around me.
Any comments:  I think this is an excellent idea of offering previous a refreshing course along with new students. We can discuss our experiences as reiki practitioners. I am very excited to learn about all the new things you have added to the reiki course. I know this is going to be a very fruitful course filled with many beautiful experiences!
Share a group you are associated withhttps://www.facebook.com/EviSiskos
 
Pia Aragones - CT
First heard about Reiki: Few years ago when I met Ricardo, our teacher.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I will use Reiki on any person who seeks to be healed by Reiki, it can be family, friends, or others.
  
Standing L to R: Pedro Pedrosa, Ricardo DaCunha, Daniel Maldonado
Sitting L to R: Marlene Sanchez, Jesse Johnson, Robin O'Hare, Evi Siskos

Certified Reiki Class of October 12 and 13, 2013
Teuta Lushi - NJ 
First heard about Reiki: Read a book about it . .
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: I meditate only . .
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: Don't know yet . I have to see results on me and my family before working on others.

Robert Alexandre  - NY 
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Rosana Lima  - NJ 
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 Standing: Ricardo DaCunha
Sitting L to R: Rosana Lima, Robert Alexandre, Teuta Lushi 

Certified Reiki Class of  June 8 and 9, 2013
Marcin Kulesza - NY
First heard about Reiki: few years back from my brother.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: No.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I don't know yet.
  
Lisa Herlich - NJ
First heard about Reiki: I heard about Reiki a long time ago and tried it with another practitioner before Ricardo but did not get results until I began working with Ricardo.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: I have done a lot of reading but have very little hands on experience.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I do not have plans as of now but feel confident that a plan will unfold for me when the time is right.
 
Anthony Rodriguez - NJ
First heard about Reiki: In massage school.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes I am a reiki I practitioner.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: Family and friends.
 
Kelvin Rivera - NJ
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Certified Reiki Class of April 13 and 14, 2013
 
Reveren Joanne K. Kaerington - MI
First heard about Reiki: I had  reiki done to me 30 yrs ago and it did not empress me.  But six months ago I had a profound exsperience  with receiving a reiki  session.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes .....lots.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: Reiki on family, friends, community, volunteer work and professionally.
 
Cecilia Tavarez - NY
First heard about Reiki: I went to a Reiki Circle in Union Square, NYC years ago through a co-worker but then never followed up. A few friends have done Reiki healing on me. last two year shave been very interested in energy healing and other modalities as well.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes! I do. 
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I would like to start using on family and friends. I wont mind also using it through volunteer work. I plan to continue my training. Not sure what path but want to become a healer. 
    
Alessandra Sawick - NJ
First heard about Reiki: I had a few Reiki sessions in Brazil, and I few with Ricardo here in the US.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: I used to practice Buddhism and I then I used to say a mantra e meditate everyday. I have been lacking on it and not doing anymore. I also used to practice yoga in a regular basis, but I have not done a yoga class in about one year.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I guess just to learn how to channel better my own energies. Get to know myself better, and hopefully bring back the person I used to be. I miss that person! Once I am able to help myself then I will be able to help family and friends. I have no intentions of doing professionally. I am looking forward to the class.
 
Bob Sawick - NJ
First heard about Reiki: Brazil about 3 years ago my wife's cousin had just taken a class. So that was my first experience.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: I have used meditation tapes with success. As far as energy healing my grandmother was introducing me to it at a young age but unfortunately she past away when I was a toddler.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: Family, friends and self improvement..
     
Ryan Kelly - PA
First heard about Reiki: My girlfriend performed it on me.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: I've read some, and I used to meditate when I studied Karate, but no real hands on experience.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: For family and friends.
 
Maya Balog Di Brino - NY
First heard about Reiki: "I found out about Reiki, thru a friend..she is a master at Reiki 3 level.
then my mother took reiki level 1. Now I am hoping to get certified and do well at Reiki 1 and 2 , in class this April.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: "I do. I am able to meditate, ( it doesn't come as easily as it did a couple of years ago, i seem to have constant chatter going on..)..but yes. I have had energy healing before also."
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: After my certification, I am hoping to be able to use Reiki on myself, to better myself. Also hoping to use it on my family members, as well as pets and situations. If i get really well at it hoping to use it professionally , and possibly help heal the world. :)
Additional comments: Thank you for letting me be a part of this, and I hope to be able to make a great difference in the lives of people around me. I wish to be a beacon of light.
  
Mary Salvatrice Castellana - NY
First heard about Reiki: I massaged my mother who could not move and was very ill. Afterwards I slowly ran my hands over her; some areas were calm, yet over where she was sick, it seemed energy trembled my hands and up my arms... even my face was trembling uncontrollably. I wasn't doing this, it was doing it to me, yet it was my mother and I felt the only explanation was that it was bad energy, so I stayed put until it calmed. Wanting her to get better was stronger than my fear or confusion of what was happening. Immediately after, she was significantly better, and I got sick. So, I searched to find out what I did and to see whether I had "pulled" the bad energy into me. I asked someone who owns a Mystical store and she mentioned "Reiki". I went home and googled "Reiki" and found these classes.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: A friend gave me "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success", a book by Deepok Chopra, which I read. Since, I have tried to meditate. I can sit quietly, yet falling into the "gap" is something I need help with. Other than this I do not have experience, I only have a deep interest in these subjects, but was always way too busy to explore them until recently. I also have an unexplainable and overwhelming feeling that I can and am supposed to heal.  
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I wish to heal good people who need my help. I do not know if it will become my profession. The only thing I know for certain at this moment is that as soon as I learn it, I will take care of my loved ones who are beautiful souls and deserve to feel good. 
  
Standing L to R: Bob Sawick, Ricardo, Maya Balog, Ryan Kelly
Sitting L to R: Alessandra Sawick, Mary Castellana, Cecilia Tavarez, Reveren Joanne K. Kaerington
 

Certified Reiki Class of March 18th, 2013
Catherine Miller - NJ
First heard about Reiki: I initially found out about reiki from a friend. I have been interested in the holistic approach for several years, but have never pursued reiki. 
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: I have done some yoga and meditation but do not have any previous experience with energy healing or body work. 
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: family, friends and hopefully professional (someday).
Any additional comments: I am looking forward to receiving my first reiki experience as well as learning about reiki. It sounds like it will be an exciting journey!
 
 Gladis Manor - NJ
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Certified Reiki Class of March 2 and 3, 2013
  
Elizabeth Whalen - NY
First heard about Reiki: I don't recall exactly where I first learned about Reiki, I've known about it for a while.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes, I am a certified Yoga instructor and Ayurvedic Wellness Coach.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: family, friends, community, volunteer work and professionally!
Share a group you are associated with: http://www.thewisdomofwellness.com 
 
Shiwan Danae Haynes - NY
First heard about Reiki: I first found out about Reiki by one of my spiritual teachers about 6 years ago. I was always interested in it but never had a chance to actually have a session. It is only when I went to Bali, Indonesia I had a session and I absolutely loved it!
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: I do have knowledge of crystal healing, candle therapy, meditation and massage therapy.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: Professional work. I want to add it to my professional resume and when the time comes go on to level III (Reiki Master)
Additional comments: "I am excited and can't wait to open this new chapter of my life! Thank you! Shiwan "
Share a group you are associated with: http://www.moonwannie.com/
 
Jacqueline Valdez - NY
First heard about Reiki: Through a friend.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: None.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: Friends, Family and professional. 
  
Kibos Mickler - NJ
First heard about Reiki: I have known about Reiki since I was a young child. I learned about it from my father who taught us to heal ourselves by rubbing our skin if we every got hurt. He also said he took me to a Reiki master when I was a baby...
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: I am into all the the above (meditation, holistic healing, spiritual healing, alternative medicine) and grew up with these things the majority of my life. I am big time into Young Living Essential Oils and most recently attended a 10 day meditation retreat in Nepal (Kopan Monastery) last October. ..
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: Family, friends, myself.
Additional comments: "I look forward to this weekend.  Kibos"
 
Mira Mickler - NJ
First heard about Reiki: I first found out about reiki through my wife.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: I've done meditation a few times.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: Family and friends.
 
Standing L to R: Ricardo DaCunha, Mira Mickler
Sitting L to R: Kibos Mickler, Jacqueline Valdez, Shiwan Danae Haynes, Elizabeth Whalen
    

Certified Reiki Class of January 12 and 13, 2013
 
Eleonora Kim - NY
First heard about Reiki: from book, 8 years ago.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: yes.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: for myself, family,friends,professional.
   
 
Natalie Nath - NY
First heard about Reiki: About 15 yrs ago. I can't remember how.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Meditation.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: Professional, Family, Friends.
 
Angelaque Christensen - NJ
First heard about Reiki: Over the last year i have been reading many spiritual books and also reiki books.im very interested in learning to help my self and others. Just really found out about reiki through spiritual section in book store.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Just books i have read on it. Still trying to practice to meditate. Im aware of some stuff above.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: Definately on my friends and family and myself but also would like to take the time to come to hospice places and nursing homes where i could make someone more comfortable with the dying process. Anything to make it easier on patients and loved ones.
Additional comments: Still think your website is awesome. Dont change a thing.
 
Katlyn Christensen - NJ
First heard about Reiki: Heard about it for years and was very interested in going to the classes. My mom is very interested and is going too.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: I do meditate occasionally and also believe in natural healing. I also believe i may be a natural healer which is another reason i am so interested in learning reiki so i can tap into that energy.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: i am going to college this year and will be studying to be a psychologist and am very interested in helping others to the best of my abilities.
Additional comments: i am so glad that Ricardo is teaching the Reiki class. I have heard so much great stuff about him. My mom gets reiki healings from him and says he is excellent!
 
Adam Burke - NY
First heard about Reiki: Through the book Quantum Touch about 1 1/2 - 2 years ago.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes. I am currently a personal trainer specializing in martial arts and conditioning. I have learned various Yoga and Shaolin meditations, the basics of accupuncture and accupressure, and Quantum touch.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: To use on myself and clients during/ after training sessions. I would also like to continue work with energy healing to the point I can use it for military applications.
Additional comments: Though I primarily want to use these techniques for trauma related injuries I would also like to learn as much as possible to help as many people as possible. Additionally anything which will help me along this path, either it be meditations or some other venue, will be greatly appreciated and received. Thank you.
 
Mohammad Yousaf - NY
First heard about Reiki: I first found about reiki about a year ago. Searching the web.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: I don't have any previous experience or knowledge about mediation and body work areas.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I would like to practice Reiki on family, friends, anyone who needs help, and myself.
 
Standing L to R: Mohammad Yousaf, Ricardo DaCunha, Adam Burke
Sitting L to R: Angelaque Christensen, Katlyn Christensen, Natalie Nath
 

Certified Reiki Class of September 8 and 9, 2012
April H. Smith - NJ
First heard about Reiki: Many years ago when I started studying Oriental Medicine.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes, I am an Oriental Medical Practitioner.  Acupuncturist/Herbalist.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I plan on incorporating it into my practice. 
Additional comments: I am looking forward to the workshop!
  
Ginny Colarusso - NJ
First heard about Reiki: I had a Reiki session two years ago and had heard a little about it, so I was always interested in it.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes- I teach yoga and have studied some other forms of energy healing, such as tapping and sound. I started meditating years ago and yoga helped my practice. I am also very much into the healing power of herbs and aromatherapy, as well as reflexology.
  
Dina Danway - NJ
  
Brandon Matthew Silaco - NJ 
First heard about Reiki: "My mom has been a reiki practitioner for many year, this was my first experience with it. In 2009 I received my reiki I attunement. It was included as part of my yoga teacher training".
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: Looking to incorporate more healing modalities into practice for myself and others.
  
Samuel J. Medina - NJ
First heard about Reiki: I first heard about Reiki from a friend about 15 year ago.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: I've had experience with meditation and as the recipient of spiritual healing.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: Primarily with friends & family, and to facilitate my own healing at first.
 
 
L to R standing: Samuel, Ricardo, Brandon
L to R sitting: Dina, Ginny, April

Certified Reiki Class of July 7 and 8, 2012 
Carmen Santiago - NJ
First heard about Reiki: I found out about reiki over the Internet.i wanted to experiment something different and I found Ricardo website.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: I have a little bit of knowledge in meditation but I do it for myself. And ,also I use young living oil, such as frankincense,white Angelica,palo santo and peppermint. I use them for protection ,healing and communication with my angel.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: My plans are to use it with friend and family and also myself. More for myself. And maybe have a business as well.
  
Imani Coppola - NY
First heard about Reiki: My friend performed it on me several times when I was a teenager. It made me incredibly happy.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes. I do a lot of hot yoga. Also I get acupuncture. I'm said to be clairvoyant. I read tarot cards and offer friends life coaching help. I'm also a musician which is a healing power unto itself.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I'd like to do all of the above. 
  
Melissa Pauline Maule - NY
First heard about Reiki: I did a Reiki 1 a couple of years ago but never practiced.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: yes
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I am a massage therapy student and plan on using Reiki in conjunction with my massage practice.
  
Nikolitsa Boutieros - NY
First heard about Reiki: Maybe about 2 years ago from various holistic workshops.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga, body work, acupuncture, Holistic Nutrition ... 
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: Im hoping to develop my healing abilities to help others professionally and non professionally.
  
Eliane Baggenstos - NY
First heard about Reiki: About 20 years ago.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: I have experience in meditation, massage and alternative medicine to some extent.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I would like to incorporate it in my professional and private life.
  
Kneya Nader - NJ
First heard about Reiki: One of my close friends advised me to take a Reiki session. I did my research and it led me to Mr. Ricardo DaCunha.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes. Meditations and spiritual healing.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: Family and friends with possibility of practice Reiki on professional level.
  
Myles Tufts - NJ
First heard about Reiki: in high school, 2004. got level 1 attunement/certification.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: "yes, I know a lot about spirituality/energy/chakras/psychics/alt.medicine/meditation/yoga. I meditate and do yoga regularly"
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice:  I'd like to make a career as a healer/speaker.
Standing L to R: Nikolitsa Boutieros, Ricardo DaCunha, Eliane Baggenstos, Myles Tufts
Sitting L to R: Kneya Nader, Imani Coppola, Carmen Santiago, Melissa Pauline Maule

Certified Reiki Class of May 5 and 6, 2012
 
Kara Emmons - NY
First heard about Reiki: Years ago it interested me, only recently 2011 that I was ready to learn it, but another teacher I was going to learn w/kept putting it off (I wanted to learn w/her as she is intuitive and I am coming into my own intutiveness). Then my friend & teacher Lindsey Sass-Aurand invited you to the Healing Center & thought I would just check out your website & then I just signed up w/you. I have an opening in my schedule and I am taking advantage of learning Reiki finally.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I would like to use Reiki on family, friends & I didn't even think about using it as a Volunteer thing which I think would be great too! Also, when I or other friends and family raise money for cancer - I think this could be a great fundraisier- I could use Reiki to help others & also help raise money for cancer research, education, etc.. I would like to use Reiki professionally w/other healing hand techniques in the future.
Share a group you are associated with: http://www.NJhealingcenter.com
  
Anette Bondar - NJ
First heard about Reiki: I've had a deep interest in Reiki for a very long time.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes, I've incorporated various meditative and holistic techniques in my every day but I have not been trained.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I am planning to practice in my family and my friends at first, however I'm open for other areas after gaining more experience.
  
Anonymous 
First heard about Reiki: It has been a year.I found out about Reiki from a Reiki student.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Iv'e been working with Reiki healing.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: family,friends,volunteer work, and professional.
  
Anonymous
First heard about Reiki: It has been about a year. I met someone praticing Reiki.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Iv'e been working with Reiki healing.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: family and friends.
  
Anonymous
First heard about Reiki: It has been about a year. I met someone practicing Reiki.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Iv'e been working with Reiki healing.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: Just family and friends for right now. Later, I may consider volunteer work and professional.
Standing L to R: Anonymous, Ricardo DaCunha, Anette Bondar
Sitting L to R: Anonymous, Anonymous, Kara Emmons

Certified Reiki Class of April  14 and 15, 2012
Kat Brower - NYC
First heard about Reiki: A healer friend in San Francisco is a practitioner.  I have been interested in Reiki ever since speaking to him about it.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes, I trained in Energy Healing briefly in Marin, CA and am currently working with Mary Swanson via correspondence and CDs with The School of Art and Magic in San Francisco.  I am also reading Hands of Light currently at the recommendation of a healer I have worked with.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I plan to start with friends and family and when confident enough to open my own healing practice utilizing Reiki and the other Energy Healing modalities I have been studying.
Comments and Suggestions: I am so looking forward to getting started, thank you!
  
Crystal Page - NJ
First heard about Reiki: Through Meditation Classes I was taking back in 2009
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I would love to get more experience in workiong on myself, family and friends. I am currently a Hospice Volunteer and would love to be able to use this skill on the patients. My plan is to eventually become a Reiki Master.
Any addtional comments, ideas or SUGGESTIONS to make? I am so excited to work with you Ricardo to enhance my skills so I may be of service to others.
 
Ricardo DaCunha
L to R Front: Crystal Page, Kat Brower

Certified Reiki Class of March 3 and 4, 2012
Eva Gonzales - NJ
First heard about Reiki: Ten years - internet.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes, EFT.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: Friends and family.
 
Ricardo Gomes - NYC
First heard about Reiki: Internet research.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Meditation, Yoga, and took healing Reiki sessions with aunt in Brazil
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: To help others in need when requested, possibly volunteer work and depending on the development of my skills professionally.
 
John Gentile - NJ
First heard about Reiki: I first found out about reiki at a family barbeque about two years ago.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: I have attempted meditation in the past several times.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: My plans after completion are to administer reiki to others and myself. I would like to become more of a 'master' and possibly eventually open a practition.

 
Ricardo DaCunha
L to R Front: Ricardo Gomes, Eva Gonzales, John Gentile
 

Certified Reiki Class of February 2012
 Roshann Sepanj - New York NY
 First heard about Reiki: I first found out about Reiki in nursing school 2008.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes.  I practice yoga, meditation, and I am in the process of becoming certified in aromatherapy.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I plan to use the benefits of Reiki for my family, friends, patients (I am an RN), and also myself.
  
 Evi Siskos - Fort Lee NJ
 First heard about Reiki: A friend gave me a book about it.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes I have had reiki before with Ricardo.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: friends, family, and the world.
Suggestions: We need to send more blessings to people all around the world to heal their hearts and fill them with love and goodness.
  
Norma Conny - East Hanover NJ
Ricardo DaCunha
L to R Front: Norma Becerra, Roshann Sepanj, Evi Siskos
 

Certified Reiki Class of November, 2011
 
Maya Muradova - Brooklyn NY
First heard about Reiki: I ran across an article on the Internet about six months ago while searching for alternate methods for physical and emotional healing. Traditional methods did not seem to provide me the result I've been hoping for, so I decided to try Reiki energy healing. .
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: In the past, I tried acupuncture sessions and yoga classes. Also, I had four sessions of Reiki energy healing with Ricardo. Upon seeing amazing results, I decided to enroll for Reiki Training class..
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: Myself, family and friends. 
  
Valerie Toner - Long Island NY
First heard about Reiki: Grew up with practioner.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes - trained holistic & Indian head massge & grew up with general holistic practioner & kinesologist.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: Family & friends to begin.
 
Jennifer Orrala - Brooklyn NY
First heard about Reiki: I'm a member of an energy healing meetup group and I heard about Reiki a couple of years ago in one of their meetings. .
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: I have knowledge of EFT, and have received Reiki and accupuncture sessions.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: Myself, family, friends, professional. 
 
Mauro Loos -  New York NY
First heard about Reiki: Friends.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes - Little meditation and chakras/crystals.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: Family, friends and friends of friends.
 
Ana Stojanovic - Queens NY
First heard about Reiki: from Catarina my dear friend..
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: yes: reiki, yoga, meditation.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: family and friends.
 
Salini Varghese - Jersey City NJ
First heard about Reiki: I found it from google and then i met Mr. Ricardo in person. I had a great reiki session with him.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I would like to help family and friends.
 
Kelly Conlin - New York City NY
First heard about Reiki: Hi! I found out about Reiki a few years ago when I starting doing yoga.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: I do  not have previous experience.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: family and friends.
 
Cata Gomes - Union NJ
 
Standing L to R: Mauro Loos, Cata Gomes, Ricardo DaCunha, Valerie Toner, Maya Muradova 
Sitting L to R: Kelly Conlin, Salini Varghese, Jennifer Orrala, Ana Stojanovic
 

Certified Reiki Class of July 9 , 2011
 
Maria Monserrat Becht - From NJ
First heard about Reiki: I found out about Reiki a month ago. I was going through a hard time and I wanted to start healing inside, so I google it and I found Ricardo, what a wonderful experience since then.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes I do, I meditate everyday.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I'm very exciteted because I will be able to help others and help my family, friends and community to get to know God and the power we have in ourselfs to be happy and enjoy life. I know Reiki will allow me to bring more peace and harmony.
    
Linda Herskovitz - from Teaneck, NJ
First heard about Reiki: on a spa vacation
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: family and friends
Any additional comments: Very excited!  Thank you Ricardo! 
    
Marija Zorjan-Madison - from NJ
First heard about Reiki: I had my first reiki session 15 years ago. A friend of mine recommended it to me.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: I've been meditating for the past 15 years.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: The most important thing for me is to help myself feel more harmonized and in peace. I would also love to help my family and friends, or anybody else who needs help.
      
Alexander G. Tan - Jersey City NJ
First heard about Reiki: From a friend.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: No.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: For use with family and friends
       
Jean M. Crissy - from NJ
   
Corinne Massa - from NJ
    
Malik Helms - from NJ
   
 
 Standing L to R: Alexander Tan, Marija Zorjan , Ricardo DaCunha, Malik Helms
Sitting L to R: Corinne Massa, Jean Crissy, Maria Monserrat Becht, Linda Herskovitz
 

 Certified Reiki Class of June 25, 2011
 
Juliana Soares Siqueira
 - from Newark, NJ
First heard about Reiki: Eu fiquei sabendo o que e Reiki por meio do pai do meu ex namorado, no Brasil. Ele ja fazia Reiki ha muitos anos e me explicou o que significa Reiki. Eu vim a conhecer mesmo o Reiki aqui nos EUA quando resolvi fazer uma sessao com o Ricardo em Harrison, NJ.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Sou massoterapeuta.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: Pretendo aplicar na minha profissao, familia, amigos.
Any additional comments: Nao vejo a hora de fazer o curso!!!!! :)
 

 
 



Giselle Beatriz Artola
 - from NJ
First heard about Reiki: En la ultima reunion que el maestro Ricardo hiso en su casa
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: No.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: Sim, familia, amigos.
Any additional comments: No , todo esta bien !!!
 
 



 

Vanessa Vasconcelos - from NJ
First heard about Reiki: Uma amiga me falou do Reiki e que tambem conhece o Ricardo o qual fui apresentada e desde quando o conheci venho fazendo terapias com ele por mais de 3 anos. E que depois o aprensentei aos meus familiares e amigos.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Sim tenho. E tambem acredito muito em todas elas..
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: Pretendo usar somente em mim mesma para q meus dias sejam sempre maravilhosos. E se eu puder, claro usarei em pessoas q amo..
Any additional comments: Acho q gostaria mesmo de participar das aulas para ter melhor desempenho espiritual.
 
 
Ricardo DaCunha
L to R Front: Juliana Soares Siqueira, Vanessa Vasconcelos, Giselle Beatriz Artola
 
 

Certified Reiki Class of May 28, 2011
 
Pia Aragones - from CT
First heard from Reiki: Actually everything started with Ricardo maybe 3 or 4 years ago. He is the one who introduced Reiki in my life, he explained it to me so beautifully and today I decided to go for my certification and start healing others.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: I have always been part of the Gnostic Group since I was 16 years old back in my country of origin Peru. I'm still learning and practicing Meditation and trying very hard to heal myself from mental, emotional and physical suffering. I also went for my Yoga Teacher Certification in 2009.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I am planning to use Reiki positively with all human beings who would love to be helped.
Share a group you are associated with: http://www.meetup.com/knowthyself/

 
Veronica Alexandra Prado - from Ridgefield, CT
First heard about Reiki: Internet and books, few months ago.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes,I practice meditation , mantras , kundalini energy and I love to read about holistic healing.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: To all the people who is looking for alternative medicine and spiritual guide.
 


 

Paresh Trivedi - from NJ
First heard about Reiki: I have attunement from Judith..England...two years ago...
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Yes...
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I would like to create more awareness to people about Reiki healing capability..
  
Parul Trivedi - from NJ
First heard about Reiki: From my Husband...
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: little...
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I will give Reiki to my son... 
  
Premlatta Trivedi - from NJ
First heard about Reiki: My Son told me...
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Japanese light Sukyo Mahikari...NY, NY
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans practice: I will give it to my husband who is on Dialysis...every second day for alternate day for 3 hours...and use walker to walk as ball in hip detoriorating...
Any additional comments: I do not know much english...
   
Soham Trivedi - from NJ 
First heard about Reiki: My dad told me.
Any previews Holistic Knowledge or experience: Through Ricardo.
After Reiki Certified, what are your plans to practice: I will give Reiki to myself and my parents..

Standing L to R: Paresh Trivedi, Ricardo DaCunha, Veronica Prado, Soham Trivedi
Sitting L to R: Parul Trivedi, Premlatta Trivedi, Pia Aragones
 

Certified Reiki Class of May 14, 2011

 
Standing L to R: Judith Butterfield, Ricardo DaCunha, Helenice Sanches
Sitting L to R: Luciane Duenhas, Maria Aparecida Souza, Arlene Moreira Almeida
 

Certified Reiki Class of May 7, 2010
 
 

Certified Reiki Class of June 7, 2008

Standing L to R: Karen Julius, Grace Potter, Kathleen Doyle, Mary Murray (S.B. Hospital NR), Jean Poling
Sitting L to R: Gloria Watkins, Ricardo DaCunha, Catherine Vail
 

Certified Reiki Class of February 26, 2008

L to R: Paula Krimmer, Ricardo DaCunha, Erika Dias, Juliana Dager
 

Certified Reiki Class of November 4, 2007

L to R: Gabriela Borges, Ricardo DaCunha, Marcia Ortega and Caroline Borges
 

 Certified Reiki Class of January 6, 2006

L to R Back Row: Nadima Negron, Ricardo DaCunha, Mariuza Depizzol, Flavio Vicentini
L to R Front: Aline Nue, Fernando Dolense