A note from Salima

I will be on retreat (totally unreachable!) over the following periods:

  • 21-24 July (Mindfulness Retreat)
  • 27 - 30 July (Camping Retreat)

Fee free to leave me a note, book a Reiki appointment, book a Reading or join a Reiki course or a Psychic Awareness course and I will reply once I am back to technology, refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to share more wisdom!

Happy end of July!

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2-Day Courses in Toronto  

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? Simply put...

Would you like to feel better? 

We all would. What if you could simply and naturally relieve stress, 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 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 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 learn the best way to sense and clear emotional blockages. 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 and the Pendulum 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 for Level Two Healers 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.
    Pre-requisites: 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.

Clicking "Register" will take you to the secure PayPal page. Applicable taxes will be added at checkout.


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Not ready yet? 
Reiki and healing course dates as they are announced, or Contact Me here.

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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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, and a community to practice and continue practising with. 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.


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.


Re-Attunement?


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!

Lineage


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.


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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.

Reiki for Kids!

Over the years, I've had a number of parents and caregivers bring children in for Reiki. They are usually clients or students themselves first, and after seeing just how healing and beneficial Reiki is, bring their children in to receive Reiki treatments too.

Often these kids have been given a diagnosis of ADHD, cancer, a developmental delay or learning disability (receiving a diagnosis and living with it can be hard in itself). What I always notice is that these children are some of the most amazing people I've met. And, their Reiki treatments are some of the most fun and amazing ones I've given!


Can Children Learn Reiki?

While children under 13 are too young to learn and be attuned to Reiki themselves, they make excellent candidates for receiving Reiki treatments. I've heard many of my students and other Reiki practitioners mention that they'd like to give Reiki to their children but they are too rambunctious, have too little patience or attention to receive a Reiki treatment. So here are a few things that I do when giving Reiki to kids:

1. Time goes out the window

Children are sponges. They only need to hear some things once and they will remember them for life. They readily sense healing and often readily absorb it. If you're used to giving hour-long sessions, try 30 minutes, or 20, or just start with 10 and go from there.


2. Simplify Hand Positions

Toddlers' and young children's bodies are small, so standard hand positions may do double duty. Front of the face and side of the face may be merged, as can solar plexus and tummy. Don't worry about form as much as connection. The happier the child, the bigger the smile, the more laughter, the more contentment, the more they will relax, release and receive the  healing.

3. Connect

Children may not be used to having an adult work on them on a table. If they have, it's usually been with gloved hands, cold stethoscopes, directives to sit still and sadly, injections. Establish rapport. Allow them to talk if they want to. Be interested in their lives and get them to feel happy and comfortable.

4. Communicate

Children are young and open. Often they are told to sit still, behave, pay attention, be quiet and even grow up! Ask them questions. A simple, "how does this feel?" can go a long way. When you sense the energy in the Reiki treatment, even just colours, communicate what you sense with them. Have them visualize coloured lights enveloping them like soft blankets or bubbles of protection. Not only will it help make the time on the table more exciting, you will be helping them see that it's okay to sense things that most grown ups dismiss.

5. Toys!

When a child comes into my healing studio, I immediately put on a bit of happier, more upbeat music, and bring out the tray of crystals. I ask them if they'd like to include crystals in their treatment and if they say yes, I ask them to select a few that they like the best. Kids intuitively sense what they like and what feels good. They often even know when the crystals are done - and hand them to me telling me so! If your child has a special toy - a stuffed animal or doll - that they love, invite their toy into the Reiki treatment. Often children will feel safer with these happy companions by their side.

6. Don't sit still

Adults are sitting most of the day. Kids, on the other hand like to move about. If the child is restless during Reiki, it could mean that they sense they need a good release. I always go with the flow. I will often ask them if we can do some movements, and then take their arms or legs and shake them about, or give them a side to side swing. Sometimes I get them to open their mouth and make noise with me. This often ends with smiles and big belly laughter!

7. Hugs and Cuddles

When it comes to our kids, Reiki doesn't have to be given formally. Often I will feel the energy coming out of my hands when I am cuddling up with or hugging my niece or nephew. They love it so much at bedtime and when reading books together. In fact, I often get the biggest hugs from them! So if you have learned Reiki and wish to share it with your kids, give them lots of hugs and spend time cuddling, watching TV or reading together. 

8. Boo-Boos!

Don't forget it's often our first instinct when a child has an injury, to place our hands over the affected area. Spot healing works wonders with children, so even if it's not a full healing, your child will benefit from the energy and attention on just one spot that needs attention the most!

What About Teens?

The above are just some of the ways I approach Reiki for young kids. For older kids and teenagers, privacy is often really important to them. We always make sure they know that I'm not talking about anything confidential outside their session. If there are things they wish to communicate to their parents but don't know how, I often model and we role play so that they can listen and talk to their parents from a supported and empowered place.

No matter whether you are giving Reiki to a child or sending your child for Reiki, it is a wonderful gift for them and helps with their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and development.


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