I am a Reiki Teacher (Shihan) trained in both Western and traditional Japanese Reiki. I organized Komyo Reiki Kai Atlanta in order nurture a community that follows in the practice and principles of Komyo Reiki, a style of traditional Japanese Reiki developed by my teacher, Hyakuten Inamoto, a non-sectarian, Japanese Buddhist monk from Kyoto, Japan.
I have been practicing Reiki since 2006. I am the first Reiki Teacher in Georgia to be certified as a Komyo Reiki Shihan. I took Inamoto Sensei’s training in New York City in July 2010 and hosted Sensei for his Komyo Reiki training for Reiki Masters in March 2012 in Atlanta. I teach all levels of the system, and provide private treatments utilizing a naturally intuitive style combined with traditional Japanese Reiki techniques.
Komyo = Great light or enlightenment
Reiki = Energy of the Universe
Kai = Association or group
I have had an interest in Japanese spiritual practices since being introduced to Soto Zen over a decade ago. Sitting in zazen and engaging in tenohira (palm-healing) via Reiki practice embody many of the same qualities: being present to what is happening from moment to moment, unification, and letting go of the “self” to experience our true nature in Oneness.
Komyo Reiki is a “keep-it-simple” Reiki system and practice. Our practice motto is: “Place your hands, Surrender, and Smile.” Yes, there are techniques and certain procedures we follow in Reiki practice, but ultimately, it’s about placing our hands where they are needed and opening our hearts in order to come together as one.
The more we give ourselves over to the universal energy embodied in Reiki, the closer we are to realizing Anshin Ritsumei, or inner peace. Please come join me on this journey.
To learn more about me and my practice, visit my Dragonfly Reiki site.
- Dana Lisa Young, Certified Komyo Reiki Teacher and Life Coach