What is Reiki?

Reiki is an ancient Japanese relaxation technique that promotes healing in all bodies: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. It comes from the Japanese words Rei and Ki; rei means "universal," and ki means "life energy."

Reiki practitioners act as a conduit between the client and the universal life force energy source.


What to Expect

During a session, you'll lie on the table fully clothed as your practitioner gently places their palms down to deliver a warm, light touch, promoting the flow and balance of energy.

Reiki energy flows through the practitioner's hands to the client. Reiki energy may be received through heat, tingling, or emotional release. Sometimes, people have visualizations or can feel the sensations moving through their bodies, while others may not notice more subtle changes. What's important to know is that the reiki energy flows regardless of the client's perceived experience.

In some cases, Reiki is received hands-off with the practitioner working through the auric field as they hover their hands above your body. The Reiki energy is still received even if you fall asleep during your session!

How to Prepare

There is nothing specific that you need to do to prepare. The best thing that you can do for yourself during our session is stay open and trust the reiki energy to provide you with exactly what you need. This is your invitation to a safe space where deep healing can occur. Sometimes energy is released as emotions, I invite you to honor them and go with the flow. The healing will continue on beyond your session, I recommend that you take it easy and honor your self-care following your appointment.


Transforming Through Reiki:

Reiki inspires me to be the purest vessel I can be. Reiki is divine love and light. It is universal; it is source; it is God; it is nature; it is whatever you believe in.

I grew up around Reiki, receiving this healing modality from my mom almost anytime I experienced pain, from a headache to a burn. She's been practicing Reiki for over 20 years, and I believe that her Reiki protection helped me in situations that likely could have been worse.

I was attuned to Reiki I & II as a teen, mainly practicing on myself, my pets, and with others in organized "Reiki Shares." In May 2021, I received my Reiki Master Certification and started offering private Reiki sessions in people's homes. In the Spring, I started renting a room to provide sessions in a more professional setting and realized I was ready to share this gift with others.

In April 2022, I hosted my first Reiki I and Reiki II Certification Classes and hosted again in February 2023. After a weekend of energetic immersion and trust, 7 beautiful humans graduated with their Reiki I and Reiki II Certifications. Hosting this 2-day class felt incredibly aligned, and I'm honored to share this ancient healing technique with others. Today I've certified over a dozen students and am honored to continue to share this transformative healing modality with others. 

We are now offering Reiki at Feel Free Yoga & Wellness and Solaris Massage in Athens, GA.

Sarah H

"I started to do reiki with McKenzie and eventually became Reiki level II certified through her. McKenzie is so tapped in to her own intuition and she has helped me immensely in listening to my own over the course of our friendship. I have grown so much over the last year since meeting her and I don't think I would be where I am at without her influence in my life. Spirit definitely brought us together in divine timing. She is a strong woman, a beautiful healer, and a very dear friend. I have so much love and respect for the practice that she has cultivated and shares with others."

Chris E

"I've received Reiki healing through McKenzie, as well as purchased her Chakra workbook. McKenzie is thorough, professional, and obviously well experienced in her metaphysical field of work. The Reiki session I attended with her left me feeling more energized and mentally and emotionally balanced. The oracle reading she did beforehand as part of that session was spot-on! Highly recommended!"

Kaleigh D

"I have had 2 Reiki sessions with McKenzie so far and will continue to integrate these sessions into my regular self care. I went in with an open mind, some previous experience with Reiki had a wonderful first Reiki. She was so kind and open hearted and held space for me. Our second session was even more impactful, she pulled a card for me during the session and afterwards we had time to reflect. Unprompted, she brought up so many specific and unbelievably validating points. I felt seen and cared for and am truly looking forward to our next appointments. I feel like they will just get better and better! So happy to have found her!"

Group Reiki Experiences

During this class restorative yoga and reiki work together in supporting students to open themselves to deep healing. Reiki naturally flows to the areas that need it most and assist in providing relief for physical, emotional, mental & spiritual imbalances. In addition to a guided reiki experience, you’ll receive reiki through both hands-on assists and collective energy healing in our shared space. *For info on private group classes please email [email protected]


Feel Free Yoga & Wellness

Tuesday's at 7PM EST (60min/$28)

Class is limited to 8 individuals

Learn Reiki

Reiki I & Reiki II Certification Class

Become a certified Reiki Practitioner! Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing technique that anyone can learn. Learn Reiki and use the divine energy to heal yourself and transform your life. Experience the beauty and power of Reiki healing for yourself during Reiki I and others in Reiki II. Integrate Reiki into your daily life & practice for continued balance, harmony & peace.


Gain the Reiki I ignition, marking your initiation into lifelong Reiki practice. Acquire insights into Reiki's origins, its mechanisms, and its application in self-care and aiding others. Delve into the fundamentals of energy anatomy, energetic restoration, and the significance of chakras.


Attain the Reiki II ignition, unlocking access to advanced practices. Master the Reiki symbols through hands-on learning. Equip yourself to conduct comprehensive Reiki sessions, including distance healing techniques. Enhance your skills by learning pendulum usage and establishing connections with Reiki guides.


Embark on the path to becoming a Holy Fire Master Teacher. Acquire the essential tools to awaken the Reiki energy within your own students. Establish a distant healing Reiki grid to amplify healing energies across distances. Provide a nurturing and secure environment for your students as they progress on their Reiki journey, while also fostering your own personal growth and exploration.

Reiki Shares

Looking for a safe space to connect with other Reiki practitioners and share your Reiki light? This is your invitation to give and receive Reiki, ask questions, share Reiki stories and experience what's possible when we collectively connect with divinely guided love and light.

Upcoming 2024 Reiki Certification Classes

Feel Free Yoga & Wellness-

REIKI I CERTIFICATION CLASS: Saturday, June 29th from 9am-4pm
REIKI II CERTIFICATION CLASS: Sunday, June 30th from 9am-4pm

Reach out to secure your spot today!

Reiki Certification Class Testimonial

"I am currently in a huge phase in my life of discovering my true purpose and how I can help myself by helping others...Full healing is a combination of physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health. Becoming a yoga instructor, finding my happy place and community have all contributed to a healthier life but Reiki is the next step for me and the icing on the cake." -SS 2022

Reiki Certification Class Testimonial

"The entire experience was exceptional. The space was safe and the vibrations were high. All questions were answered thoroughly and confidence was instilled in the students to increase capacity to succeed." -AA 2023

Reiki Certification Class Testimonial

"Your patience made it so easy to ask and share. The mini sessions and experiences were so valuable. I'm so thankfulto have done this in person with the most lovely group. It was exactly what we needed" -EK 2024


My experience with distant Reiki Healing-

Although I was skeptical at first, I have experienced and come to appreciate the power of distant Reiki during monthly Reiki Shares with other Reiki II practitioners. Curious how it works? During the Reiki II Certification Class, students learn the ancient symbol for distant healing. Energy doesn't know limitations...time or space. I even received my Reiki Master Certification virtually through Zoom. I felt like I could deeply surrender to the energy of the training because I was in the comfort of my own space.

Request Distant Reiki Healing

If you would like to request distant reiki healing for yourself or someone that you love, please fill out this form. You will be added to McKenzie's personal reiki crystal grid and sent distant reiki every workday. As soon as you submit details, your request will be added for reiki healing. At the end of 2 weeks your request will be removed. You're welcome to resubmit your request or a new one after 2 weeks. If you feel inspired to share the benefits of receiving distant reiki healing please use this same form to report improvements and experiences since making your request. It's an honor to share reiki healing with you. Please specify if this is a new request or an update. List the name of the person that you'd like to request reiki for as well as a brief description of the illness, event or situation that you'd like Reiki around. Use this form to report improvements too.

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