Do you wish to benefit from more joy, more peace, more balance, a better sense of self and purpose, less anger, less worry and less stress in your life? Are you seeking to facilitate self-healing, a positive change in self, situation, or for your animal or animals in the wild?
Do you wish to take a proactive approach to well-being and feel drawn to training in the traditional art of Reiki to benefit self, family, animals and others?
Lori McClellan, Reiki Master Teacher and Reiki Practitioner, RMT, RP, founded The Reiki Space™ in 2013 in Los Gatos, California, relocating her practice to Downeast Maine in 2021. She has been practicing Traditional Japanese Reiki (Usui Reiki Ryoho) professionally for people and animals since 2013, and teaching students since 2014. (View Lori’s RMT Certification and Animal Reiki Certificate).
A San Jose, California native, spiritual practitioner since 1985, and an Instructor in the Arts since 1988, in 2010 Lori was introduced to Reiki by her childhood friend. Studying Reiki in Level I/Shoden, Level II/Okuden, and Levels IIIA and IIIB/Shinpiden with Joyce Leonard, RMT/RP and Founder of Santa Cruz Reiki Works in Ben Lomond, California in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Lori received the great privilege of becoming her teacher’s first Reiki Master Teacher/RMT graduate in 2014. Also in 2014, Lori completed the Animal Reiki Core Curriculum, taught by Kathleen Prasad, RMT/RP, Founder of Animal Reiki Source and Co-founder and President of the Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA), both based in San Rafael, California. Joyce Leonard and Kathleen Prasad are students of Frans Stiene of the International House of Reiki.
Lori has also received training in Soto Zen Meditation (Zazen), both seated and walking, at Middle Way Zen in San Jose, California’s Japantown, one of the last Japantowns in the U.S. She has also studied Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MSBR) via Jon Kabat Zinn curriculum, which is based on Zazen meditation techniques and used in Pain Management Centers and hospitals across the U.S. Lori is a member of Shibumi International Reiki Association, abiding by its high standards of ethics and conduct. Lori also upholds the Animal Reiki Practitioner Code of Ethics of Animal Reiki Source and the Shelter Animal Reiki Association/SARA.
Honoring her Reiki lineage, Lori offers Usui Reiki Ryoho training courses, Reiki and Reiki-infused meditational workshops and events, and Distance Reiki treatments in the classical methods she was taught in the System of Reiki. Lori’s Reiki Lineage offers an integrative connection to Usui-san’s Reiki teachings, focused on rediscovering our true nature, personal development, promoting relaxation, and a restoration of balance and optimal well-being of the body, mind and spirit. Lori’s daily, dedicated and meditative Reiki self-practice, as well as ongoing training, volunteerism, and an active participation in a Universal Reiki Community provides a solid foundation in which to share with her students, clients and readers.
An intuitive being of great compassion, and an herbalist, award-winning artist and lyricist, poet and author of several books and publications, including her poetry book containing Japanese style poetry, or waka, Dodging Raindrops: Poems and Prose of Beauty, Peace and Healing, and her memoir that showcases the heart of Reiki—rediscovering our true nature—titled, The Nature of BEing: A Healing Journey, each facet of Lori’s life, both professionally and personally, is based on the importance of connecting with all beings on a deeper level, and helping us all to achieve greater joy, well-being and peace.
With family ties to Japan, a lifelong interest in self-improvement, and Japanese culture and design, it was a natural course for Lori to choose the classical Japanese style of Usui Reiki Ryoho, which focuses not just on hands-on/off healing (Tenohira), but also on Meditation and Techniques, Jumon (Mantras), Shirushi (Symbols or Emblems), and abiding by the Reiki Precepts of: Do not anger; Do not worry; Be humble; Be honest in your work; and Be compassionate to yourself and to others. Reiki provides a way to connect with our own, innate purpose. It adds yet another dimension in holistic living, as well as a fullness of joy in her life through helping students, clients, and readers on their own path to well-being.
Lori and her family take time to volunteer in the community and around the world. Her Shiba Inu dog Taishi was a valued teacher in Mindfulness, as well as Animal Reiki. Additionally, Lori is an amateur musician, playing the accordion, soprano recorder and Native American flute, finding art and music as a wonderful meditation. Lori has lived in many parts of the U.S., has studied in the Arts in California and Hawaii, as well a studied with a Shodo Sensei in Japan (Japanese Calligraphy). She treasures her family, nature and friends—human, plant, and animal.
The path to well-being is different for each person or animal. Some have a direct route, while others meander to and fro. Reiki assists in bringing balance and harmony to the journey. For this reason the name of The Reiki Space™ was chosen, as the term, “the Reiki space” is well-known in Reiki practitioner and client circles as the energy of Reiki itself, and its always-beneficial influence, or wherever Reiki is, as it not just surrounds infinitely, but dwells within.
It is the mission of The Reiki Space™ to facilitate a path to well-being, as well as serve as an advocate for awareness of the importance of stress reduction in all health situations. It is common knowledge that unmanaged chronic stress can induce imbalance, health complications, and even life-threatening dis-ease; at minimum, its existence hinders optimal health.
Inner peace, clarity and well-being of the body, mind and spirit are as vital as breath, and as easy to receive, learn and maintain through Reiki. The Reiki Space is your partner in wellness.
The Reiki Space: Well-being Wherever We Are™
The Reiki Space™ and the Usui Reiki Ryoho System promote relaxation, which may facilitate better health and self-healing; however, no guarantees are given, nor implied. Lori McClellan, The Reiki Space™ practice, teachers, practitioners, treatments, teachings, or any of its digital or print media are not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician, veterinarian, or other qualified healthcare provider(s) when experiencing symptoms or health problems, or before starting any new treatment.
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Headshot photo credit: Frank Leonard with image background rendering by Lori McClellan; used with permission.