"May all beings take care of themselves with ease" - Buddha

I'm focusing most of my time these days to teaching you to heal yourself and others and develop your mindfulness and psychic awareness. If you want to learn how to do this for yourself and those around you, simply and easily, please take a look at and register for an upcoming course here:

Developing Psychic Awareness: 23-28 May
Reiki Level One: 16 & 23 June (ask me about 7 & 8 June dates)
Reiki Level Three: 3 - 6 July
Reiki Level Two: 15 & 22 July
Developing Psychic Awareness: 23-27 July

Private Appointments 

If you'd like a private appointment for Reiki or a Mindfulness Lesson, bookings are being made generally 1-2 weeks from today. I'm closed for rest on Tuesdays, and weekends are mainly reserved for teaching courses (see above). If I'm not available to see you privately when you need me, I can put you in touch with one of several Reiki Masters in the Greater Toronto Area whom I've taught and who are excellent healers.

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2-Day Courses in Toronto  

Next Intro Course: 16 & 13 June
Next Level Two Course: 15 & 22 July 

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Do you want more energy and time for the people and things you love the most? Do you have a health condition that is dragging you down? Or do you suffer from anxiety or feel stuck in your life in some way? Simply put...

Would you like to feel better? 

We all would. What if you could simply and naturally relieve stress, anxiety, release headaches, pains, muscle tension; sleep easier and look and feel fresher?

You can. One simple tool can help you feel better and can help you help others too. Reiki is a natural, holistic and powerful force that anyone can use for better health.   
Learn to heal yourself and others

While anyone can receive a Reiki Treatment, the ability to harness and practice Reiki yourself comes through the attunement process in a course with a qualified Reiki Master Teacher. 

It all starts with you. With Reiki you have: 

  • More vitality and freshness
  • Better and deeper sleep
  • Lower stress levels
  • Less aches, pains and illness
  • Reduced side effects of medications or therapies
  • More peace and joy
  • Increased intuitive skills and energy sensitivity
  • Up to 15% organ detoxification
  • The ability to help others receive all of these benefits too!

Learning Reiki is highly recommended for you if you have a stressful, active lifestyle and want a natural way of re-balancing and restoring energy and harnessing good health. It's fantastic for you if you're a parent, caregiver or professional, as it provides you with the ability to quickly self-heal, regain balance and energy so you can live with presence, vitality and freshness. 

And once you have been properly attuned to Reiki, it's yours to harness for life!

Your Reiki Instructor: Salima Pirani,
Siam Reiki Master-Teacher
Executive Mindfulness Meditation Coach
Trained in Canada, Thailand and USA

Here's What You'll Learn
  • Reiki Level One is easy to learn and to use; the 2-day course is fun and interesting with no writing or memorizing necessary, and benefits begin immediately. You start harnessing pure Reiki energy for yourself and loved ones right away, with noticeable results. You learn the Reiki Precepts, the history of Master Usui and Reiki, how it works, its benefits, sensing auras, chakras and energy centers in and around the body, performing Reiki for yourself, for others, special cases and spot healing. You receive four powerful individual Reiki Level One attunements, perform a self-healing and give two full treatments while receiving guidance and personal coaching from your instructor in a small group setting.
    Pre-requisites: Must be at least 13 years of age, not more than 3 months pregnant, not hospitalized. If you have ever terminated a pregnancy, you will require a Reiki treatment from me prior to the course. Please contact me
    to set this up. Course Length: 2 days (10am-5pm)
  • Reiki Level Two allows you to learn to recite, write and apply the three Reiki Level Two symbols to send distance Reiki and for a variety of other applications, and you'll learn the best way to sense and clear emotional blockages, which is not taught anywhere else. You will receive four powerful Reiki Level Two attunements in this course, practice distance healing and give two full in person treatments focused on emotional clearing while receiving guidance and personal coaching from your instructor in a small group setting.
    Pre-requisites: Reiki Level One completed at least 2 months prior, minimum of 10 treatments on others, self-healing. Course Length: 2 days (10am-5pm)
  • Reiki Level Three (Master's Level) teaches you the Master Symbol, and you will learn to sense and address spiritual blockages and harness greater psychic healing ability. Spiritual blockages include releasing past life traumas, cutting etheric cords, receiving and conveying messages from the highest of good and working more closely with your guidance. You will receive four powerful Reiki Master attunements in this course and  practice in a variety of contexts, while receiving guidance and personal coaching. Once you complete Reiki Level Three you will have the required skills and experience to formally offer Reiki to clients under the Siam Reiki Standards.
    Pre-requisites: Reiki Level Two completed at least 6 months prior, minimum of 30 In-Person Treatments on others focused on emotional clearing, with improvements seen in the recipients, Distance treatments on others, completion of the Crystal Healing Course, the Pendulum Course, the Psychic Development Course, participation in a home and office clearing, plus additional coaching and formal assessment by your instructor. Course Length: 3-7 days, timing to be set as needed.
    If you are thinking of taking your Level Three Training, please listen to a Siam Reiki Level Three Briefing
  • Reiki Master / Teacher Training. Minimum 1 year after Reiki Level Three. 
  • Crystal Healing is a wonderful complement to Reiki. Learn how to select, store and care for your crystals, clear and charge them to unlock their healing properties. You will feel their auras and healing properties, give full Crystal Healing Treatments, Reiki Treatments and spot healing with crystals. You may opt to have me source and prepare a Crystal Healing Set for you or you may choose to source and prepare your own.
    Pre-requisites: Siam Reiki Level Two or demonstrated equivalent. Fluency in Reiki Level Two Symbols. Course Length: 1 day (10am-5pm)
  • Using the Pendulum teaches you proper care and usage of the pendulum as a means to receiving information of the highest integrity. Sharpen communication skills with healing guides and become very specific in locating and diagnosing energy blockages in others. You may opt to have me source and prepare a Crystal Healing Set for you or you may choose to source and prepare your own.
    Pre-requisites: Siam Reiki Level Two or demonstrated equivalent. Fluency in Reiki Level Two Symbols. Course Length: 1 day (10am-5pm)
Each course must be completed in its entirety on the scheduled dates for the abilities to be harnessed and for the competencies to be realised.

What Students are Saying

"My life is changed. I'm different, happy and excited about life again, and I know you wont take credit for this but THANK YOU! Even if I never go further, I finally feel connected. I hated going home alone for a long time, but after the first class, I felt surrounded with good mates or something. My connection to people has started to feel more authentic. Again, thank you."
- Louisa Vaszary (Toronto)

"Thank you, Salima, for the training and a wonderful experience. You provide a open, loving place for discussion and learning. I look forward to many more opportunities to "grow".
- Lynn Perry 
(Personal Trainer and Corporate Consultant, Toronto)

"I gave a Reiki session yesterday. It was amazing. I felt the presence of a lady with me watching. I described her to the person receiving Reiki -- it turns out I was describing her grandmother! What confirmed it was the detail of what she was wearing. As I saw her I could feel a cool breeze, strange because minutes earlier I was sweating. It turns out the person receiving Reiki has the most incredible night sweats! Every time I give Reiki I feel inspired to do more. I just wanted to thank you again for teaching me and opening me up to Reiki."
- Nicolle K. (Lawyer, Toronto)

You Get Onoing Care, Coaching and Community
You will join a group of talented and amazing open hearted healers and get invitations to special workshops, retreats, refreshers and monthly Reiki Shares, where you exchange treatments to get more experience, share insights, ask questions, and get real, live, hands-on coaching from me.

And... as a student, you benefit from special rates for Reiki sessions when you come to see me or book a distance treatment with me. As you become more sensitive to energy, regular practice and receiving treatments will help clear the path to channel even more Reiki. These are just a few of the benefits of becoming a student of Siam Reiki.

Register Now
Simply choose your course and your preferred course date and click "Register" to securely reserve your space with a deposit or your course fee. See above for course lengths and pre-requisites.

Course Fees:
Course Deposit (all courses) is $80 plus taxes and reserves your spot in the course*
Reiki Level I is $250 plus taxes
Reiki Level II is $350 plus taxes
Reiki Level III is $800 plus taxes
Private or Semi Private Reiki Level I or II Course is $800 plus taxes
Crystal Healing is $150 plus taxes (with Crystal Healing Set), or $100 plus taxes (bring your own).
Pendulum Course is $150 plus taxes (with Pendulum), or $100 plus taxes (bring your own).
*If making a deposit you may pay the balance of your course fee when arriving on the first day of your course. 
Each course must be completed in entirety on the scheduled dates and times for the core competencies to be learned and to guarantee you will be able to harness the skills taught.

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I look forward to hearing from you and sharing the beautiful gift of Reiki so that you can feel and function better!

With love,

Siam Reiki Master Teacher
Executive Mindfulness Meditation Instructor

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Three Reasons to Keep Reiki Symbols Secret

There are three Reiki Symbols that are shared with those attuned to Reiki Level Two, one Master Symbol that is shared at Level Three and three additional symbols at Level Four, the Master/Teacher Level. The symbols are embedded in the attunement process itself, meaning that those who learn Reiki at these levels are attuned to these symbols as part of their course. They contain elements of Japanese Kanji or alphabet, and those attuned to them are instructed to draw and speak their names the same way each time to harness and amplify the power of Reiki.

Even though it has been explicitly stressed that the symbols are to be kept confidential until a student is learning Reiki at Level Two, there is a lot of controversy among students of Reiki around whether Reiki Symbols should be shared publicly. Here, I will give some perspective, from my own experience, and share three reasons why I feel the symbols should be kept confidential.


Symbols are everywhere. The very letters and words you're now reading are each a symbol pointing to something, and represented by certain markings. Every time a word is uttered or written it symbolizes something other than the markings or the utterance itself. Think of the word, "Love". Now think of the word, "Hate". Think of the word, "Freedom". Now think of the word, "Suffering". Very different feelings will come up.

There are countless symbols floating out there in universes known and unknown to us. Each has a particular feel or energy to it. When drawn or spoken, it is an act, a ritual in and of itself. It is this act of drawing, speaking or applying the symbol that harnesses and amplifies its vibration and power for it's intended purpose.

If someone simply sees a Reiki symbol, but is not initiated or attuned to it, not taught how to use it, or if they simply don't know what it means, it won't be of much active use to them. If you see the written word, "Love", and don't know its meaning, it will not have much effect on you. If you understand it's meaning it can be powerful when shared with you or shared by you.

Master Mikao Usui

Why a Secret, Then?

1. Respecting Intention

Reiki Symbols were not intended for use those not initiated to them. Symbols aren't even taught in Reiki Level One, but begin to be taught at Reiki Level Two. If Master Usui felt the first three symbols are so powerful that they are taught at a certain level of Reiki training, then anyone calling themselves a Reiki teacher or practitioner is advised to respect this intention.

2. Protection Against Misappropriation

One of the biggest reasons I see to keep the Reiki Symbols secret from those who are not attuned or initiated to them is simply for protection. These symbols denote sacred and beautiful energy, much like the cross and the swastika were before they were misused by those will ill intentions. The inverted cross of St Peter reminds us that he felt unworthy to be crucified upright as Jesus had. Over time, the inverted cross was misappropriated for anti-Christian messaging and purposes. The swastika, a thousands of years old symbol of prosperity and good luck in India and other parts of the world, has also been misappropriated and misused. It is now synonymous with Nazi racism and hatred in the west. These are worst case scenarios but we also see what happens with symbols such as the cross when they are simply watered down. The meaning is lost or loses its power when there is no faith behind it.
Om, A Cultural and Religious Symbol

3. Symbols are Active and Communicate

I've encountered individuals who just love the look of the symbols. And I agree with them -- they are beautiful. Some people create art with Reiki Symbols, decorate their space with them and some tattoo themselves with them. It may feel like an homage to Reiki or it may feel as if the tattoos or designs continuously emit Reiki. Without conscious action, they don't emit anything. They don't heal, protect, purify or make us better people, just because they Reiki Symbols are stamped on us. In fact, we may even forget that symbol is there, like we could forget an important or sacred text or book sitting on a bookshelf. An individual with a Reiki symbol tattooed on her arm who has lowered her consciousness using substances (I've seen this), isn't protected from being an attraction for a lower spirit or entity. It doesn't heal an illness or problem or make her more powerful or more special than anyone. The tattooed symbol doesn't do anything at all, other than in this case, communicate something about the person with the tattoo and perhaps deters prospective clients.

Want to Share the Symbols? First Ask Yourself:

  • Why do I feel so compelled to share these symbols with people who aren't initiated to Reiki?
  • What am I trying to achieve with this?
  • What message am I relaying by decorating myself or my surroundings with Reiki Symbols? Why?
  • What makes me want to go against the Usui Reiki tradition and share something that I was asked to keep confidential?

How to Choose a Great Reiki Instructor and Course

"When the student is ready, the master will appear". I was lucky that this was my experience, but it's not the case for everyone.

You may want to research a bit before choosing a Reiki Master Teacher. And rightly so. I've had a number of people contact me who want to be "re-attuned" after learning Reiki elsewhere, and others who haven't learned and are shopping around for the right teacher. To help you, here is what to look for.

The ideal Reiki Course will have:

  • About 16 hours of training. A Level One course is focused on Reiki only and is spaced over two or more days, but all completed within a week. 
  • A small group size. Two to eight students are ideal and actually manageable by an instructor. This way, you get the benefit of sharing learning with other students, who you practice with, while receiving enough individual guidance from your instructor. If there are more than eight students in the attunement room, don't be one of them.
  • Qualifying students. Attunements should never be given to those hospitalized, under 13 or to those who are more than three months pregnant. Anyone having terminated a pregnancy must receive a Reiki treatment by a practitioner fluent in spiritual healing prior to their course.
  • Four individual Reiki Level One attunements. Four attunements will give you the full ability to channel Reiki for yourself and informally for others.
  • Practice Time. At least one self-treatment over the course time, and at least two treatments on others under the guidance of the instructor. 
  • Reiki Manual covering Reiki History and Practice. The manual is a complement to what is taught in the class; history, theory and practice elements should all be present in a manual.
  • Ongoing / Continuing Education and Practice. Good teachers offer monthly Reiki Shares - where students come to practice Reiki with further guidance and coaching and receive treatments from other students and share experiences. 
  • In-person training. I can't stress this enough. Learning Reiki online is questionable to begin with and will not benefit you in the long run because you will lose out on a personal connection with the teacher, the ability to observe their character and approach to teaching, which are all important as Reiki is not taught as information, but is passed down through initiation and through the care and discernment of a qualified teacher. If you don't have an instructor in your area, consider travelling for a course or getting a group to learn together and inviting an instructor to come to you.  
  • A Community and Coaching. This goes along with the last two point above, as I see so many websites and forums on social media where after having taken a Reiki course, people are posting questions of others like them, resulting in misinformation, lost time and energy and all too often, conflict resulting in different approaches. A good teacher will take care of answering questions and providing information that is of the highest integrity to help their students develop as fully, as safely as possible. 

By the end of your course, you will have experienced shifts in your sensitivity to energy, be encouraged to practice on yourself daily, and can confidently give Reiki treatments to others.

The Ideal Reiki Master Teacher will have:

  • The ability to read auras and sense energy congestion and the root cause of that congestion.
  • The ability to sense and help clear away emotional and spiritual blockages.
  • An understanding of what Reiki energy is and where Reiki healing comes from. 
  • A personal dedication to self-care (daily or regular self-Reiki practice, meditation and ideally other forms of self-care). 
  • Experience. A true Reiki Master Teacher has taken her or his Level Three / Reiki Master Course and waited at least a year with lots of training before taking their Reiki Master Teacher course, just to be able to teach Reiki Level One.
  • The ability to look at a prospective student and assess where they are energetically, rather than simply welcoming anyone who wants to pay to take a course at any level. 
  • The ability to clearly tell you where your own energy is congested and how to balance it.
  • The willingness to speak with you and answer your questions thoroughly before you take a course. 
  • An openness to having you contact existing students to inquire about the instructor / course.
After your training, your instructor should continue to provide ongoing support and opportunities for further learning and developing beyond your Level One course.


Once you have completed your Reiki training according to the above requirements, you will have been properly attuned to channel Reiki for yourself and others and can harness Reiki for life. There is no need to be re-attuned. Even if you don't practice often, pick it up again by giving yourself a few consecutive daily self-treatments.

In fact, if you've been properly attuned to Reiki by a qualified instructor, you will notice a lot of development coming from your own daily self-practice. Like the saying goes, "You get out of it what you put into it". If however, you continue practising and feel as if something is missing, that you aren't developing a heightened sensitivity, you can always find a qualified instructor who you feel is the right one to be assessed by and receive training from.

Quality Control

Did you know that a new Reiki Master Teacher cannot start teaching a newcomer Level Two until one of her or his own Level One graduates returns to request to Level Two training? One of her or his own Level Two students must return to request to learn Level Three before the Reiki Master Teacher can teach a newcomer Level Three, and the same goes for teaching Level Four, the Master Teacher Level. There is quality control built in. If the teacher doesn't have students returning to request a higher level of training, surely something is amiss.

Each Level has its own Training

Over time, you may want to take the Reiki Level Two course to learn how to send distance healing and find and clear away the deeper mental and emotional roots of symptoms. A Level Two course should be taught independently from a Level One course as it is a huge step forward and there are four distinct attunements for Level Two and these will open you up to be able to harness double the amount of Reiki energy. Taking a Level One and Level Two course together waters down your learning and would require eight attunements -- too powerful to experience all at once. The Level Three or Reiki Master Course is another leap forward, has four attunements and requires a high level of practice, experience and work with the instructor before the course can be taken. Level Four, which is teacher training or the Reiki Master Teacher course, requires at bare minimum, a full year of intense practice and preparation.

In many schools Levels One and Two are taught together and Levels Three and Four are taught together, which is an indication of poor quality of a course and lack of understanding of an instructor, and even of the instructor him or herself being improperly attuned or not attuned at all to Reiki.

Many students are eager to learn and develop, which is fantastic, but there is no substitution for thorough training and practice. Many people are eager to rush the process. This is the reason why few Reiki Master Teachers themselves are properly attuned and why Reiki has become so watered down. It is also the reason why many clients come to a Siam Reiki practioner and are blown away by the quality of healing they receive. I've been told by a client that one Reiki treatment was the equivalent of ten years of therapy!


Many people ask me how Siam Reiki is different from Usui Reiki. All Reiki that is practised today has come through Master Mikao Usui. Although Reiki itself is timeless, Master Usui is the person who harnessed this energy and made it available for use in our modern day. The word "Reiki" is a Japanese word, simply because Master Usui happened to be Japanese. So no matter what school of Reiki you learn from, if it's called "Reiki", it is all Usui Reiki. The different lineages are branches of his students, including Mrs. Hawayo Takata, who took Reiki beyond Japan and taught it far and wide.

Siam Reiki is a very powerful lineage of Master Usui's, mainly because it has the highest standards known in Reiki and due to the purity of the Reiki energy channelled. Students in Siam Reiki develop an intuitive capacity that is cultivated and highly encouraged, the result being that they channel very powerful and specific healing that greatly benefits those they treat.

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No matter where you learn Reiki, if you are properly attuned by a true Reiki Master Teacher, you will notice that Reiki is a catalyst for change in your life. It opens up new understanding and is a wonderful tool for positive change, whether in the quality of health, relationships, success in work life, or spirituality. If you follow the guidelines here, you will have a great Reiki Course and instructor and in turn, Reiki itself will change your life.

Want to take a Siam Reiki Course? Find out when the next one is offered here.

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Think You Think Too Much?

A lot of my students who are learning the correct principles of meditation will at one point or another complain about thinking too much. It's an affliction that we all suffer from but it becomes really apparent during meditation, at times when we can't focus, or can't fall asleep. I wonder why we worry about it? Perhaps we read articles claiming that thinking too much makes us fat.

Ok quick! Stop thinking!

Actually, it's impossible to stop. With an estimated 65,000 thoughts going through the average human mind within a single day, with both processing and sensing (as in psychic ability) perhaps at the speed of light, could there really be such a thing as over thinking?

Think again

The good news is that the mind is designed to think. Thinking is natural: it's critical to our survival and our functioning. Humans have the ability to process vast amounts of information, and to be doing this consciously. This is part of what makes us human. 

Don't believe the hype

The painful part about thinking too much (and no, it's not the fat thing), is that we have a tendency to believe our thoughts, develop feelings about the thoughts, feel they are ours and want to do something about them. It's like an addiction. A massive human trap! 

Google it

For example, a thought arises in the mind in the form of a question. In the thinking process, there is no satisfying answer. There comes a stealth but powerful disliking at not knowing the answer. The irritation is enough to breed a strong desire to find that answer. Curiosity builds. We want that answer. We Google it. 

It's like an itch we want to scratch. An addiction.

Or let's say we have the thought or opinion that a particular sports team should win. It's the worst team in the history of sport, with an abysmal losing streak, but because we believe it's our team, we still want them to win. Why? Because if they win, then we feel like we win and that will make us happy

Thoughts breed

We shouldn't blame thoughts. Thoughts alone are neutral. We don't see that in addition to thinking there is also believing, feeling, association and desire. These need each other to breed. A whole stream of these appears in the form of memories, daydreams and stories. Each thought breeds a liking or disliking and that emotion breeds more thought, more emotions, or action. The investment of emotion causes fatigue. Imagine having to act on each thought we have. What torture!

No wonder we don't like it. It's exhausting.

Don't stop thinking, start knowing

Naturally our first instinct is to kill thoughts. We think meditating (our image of this is sitting lotus-legged banishing any thought that dare trespass) can work. But that's not the way. It's actually pretty impossible, and more painful and unnatural than the thinking was in the first place, which is why those who attempt this often give up.

The Buddha taught mindfulness, which involves practising getting good at knowing when the mind has gone off thinking. We don't practice mindfulness by trying to stop thinking and feeling, we practice by simply watching and knowing what the mind is doing. 

When we catch thinking and feeling happening, the thoughts and emotions halt in their tracks like deer caught in the headlights. No matter how cute you might be, it's hard to breed or spawn anything when you're startled, exposed and motionless.

To practice the right way, we just watch and accept the thoughts and feelings coming and going. Without holding on too tightly to any of them, they are more easily let go of so we can see what happens next. It's like the brain in this Oatmeal comic (ok probably not exactly like this but you'd be surprised). 

So next time you're lost in a trance-like stream of thinking and catch yourself, rather than feeling like your mind is something bad, go ahead smile. You just snapped out of it. This is what it means to awaken. Just in that moment you awoke to what the mind did. And then don't stop. See what happens next.