Reiki, or touch therapy, is a form of energy healing

The word reiki originated from the Japanese vocabulary. While ‘Rei’ means ‘universal life’, ‘ki’ implies ‘energy’. So, Reiki literally means ‘universal life energy.’ According to the proponents of this energy healing technique, Reiki is the universal life energy that flows through all living beings. This mind-body-technique is also known as ‘hands-on healing art.’
When the energy of reiki is activated, it addresses the body, mind and spirit. This technique develops your own ability to heal yourself and others.

Origin of Reiki

Reiki has its inception in ancient science. The earliest reference to this healing science was found in 2500-year-old Sanskrit sutra. It is said that Reiki was re-discovered in the 19th century by Dr Mikao Usui. He taught several reiki masters so that the system of chakra healing should not be forgotten. This healing technique was further expanded by one his disciples, Dr Chujiro Hayashi, who set up a Reiki clinic in Tokyo. Dr. Hayashi is also credited with the refinement of reiki. He taught several reiki masters and one of his famous students was Mrs. Hawayo Takata, a Japanese-American woman. She introduced this healing technique in the US and contributed majorly to the development of Reiki in the American subcontinent while her disciples further popularised it in the West. Currently, William Le Rand is one of the most well-reckoned reiki masters.

What is Reiki?

As already mentioned, Reiki is a Japanese mind-body- technique in which a healer places his hands on you or just above you to promote healing. The theory behind this process is somewhat like this: The healer acts at the medium between you and universal energy. This energy, it is believed, passes on to you through the healer and stimulates your body’s natural healing abilities. Reiki is not known to cure any disease or ailment directly. Rather, it improves your overall well-being with the help of energy fields.


Levels of Reiki Learning

Dr Mikao Usui divided the regime of Reiki into three degrees or levels of learning. People from any faith or religion can be trained in this healing system.

Level 1: This level teaches you to heal yourself for self-healing
Level 2: At this level, you learn to heal others as well. It also teaches you the technique of healing someone from a distance.
Level 3: This degree of Reiki learning teaches you to become a master, enhancing your previously-gained skill sets.

5 Tenets of Reiki

Dr. Usui created five basic principles of Reiki. Following these principles every day will help you lead a happier, healthier and fuller life.
  • Just for today, I will let go of anger
  • Just for today, I will let go of worry
  • Just for today, I will give thanks for my blessing
  • Just for today, I will do my work honestly
  • Just for today, I will be kind to my neighbor and every living being.

How does Reiki benefit you?

This healing technique benefits users in more ways than one.
  • Offers deep relaxation
  • Enhances emotional stability
  • Cleanses your body’s energy channels
  • Alleviates physical pain
  • Eases stress and anxiety
  • Helps in the healing of many conditions including depression, insomnia, headache, nausea

What is Ayurveda?

Practiced by the great sages of ancient India, Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of holistic medicine defined as Knowledge of Life (Ayu meaning life and Veda meaning knowledge). It describes the healthy and unhealthy state of life (mind and body) and describes the methods of balancing unhealthy conditions. Ayurveda focuses on the wellness of every person as a whole. Since the constitution differs from person to person, the wellness therapies also differ and are unique to every individual.

What is Naturopathy?

Human beings have remarkable recuperative powers that can heal the body on its own without external chemical or surgical interference, which simply suppresses symptoms but does not heal nor remove the root cause of the disease. Naturopathy seeks to heal the body by promoting its own internal processes. Naturopathy gives importance to internal hygienic conditions using healing therapies such as Dietetics, Hydrotherapy, Mud therapy, Reflexology, and Massage, among others.

What is Yoga?

Yoga is a lifestyle, to be incorporated. It includes practices like Kriyas, Asanas, Pranayama, Bandha, Mudra, Meditation etc.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a holistic energy healing technique where a certified healer directs universal energy to the person who seeks healing. This restores your emotional, physical and spiritual energy.

What is included in your all-inclusive package?

If you choose our all-inclusive package, you will get a well-appointed luxurious room, Ayurvedic therapies, Naturopathic therapies ( hydrotherapy, massage, mud therapy, reflexology, dietetics) yoga sessions, acupuncture, all meals, all amenities, and a personal wellness consultation.

What types of food do you have?

Our culinary program is based on a wholesome, balanced and portioned diet. All of the food served at YO1 is locally sourced, organic, and sustainable. The ingredients that are used are free of harmful chemicals, alkaline, and genetic modification to create meals that promote an optimum state of health.

Where are you located?

We are located in the tranquil Catskills Mountains in Monticello, New York. Resting on over 1,300 acres of pristine landscape, including the historic and impressive Kutsher property, YO1 is easily accessible and offers guests the fresh air and serenity needed to make the profound changes in their lives that they are seeking.




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