Reiki Room Certified Teachers


Usui Shiki Ryoho Training Tradition

Honoring the authentic 1920 instruction methodology of Reiki Founder Mikao Usui, all Reiki Room Teachers initially receive traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho training. This system of healing integrates lecture, reading assignments, student teacher dialog, extensive hands on practice and monthly follow up practice groups. Topics include history, energy healing as vibration, meditation, practical hand placements, technique and client consideration. Each consecutive class level deepens understanding and technique as they open new experience with unique vibratory energy. The foundation of Reiki is best discovered through traditional training. 

As Teachers wish to progress in their studies, Karuna Reiki Training is introduced to expand upon their traditional training through specialized and focused energy techniques. Karuna Reiki was developed by ICRT in 1995. Recently ICRT developed Karuna Holy Fire Reiki training as a deeper progression of energy at a meditative level. 

Komyo Reiki training is available for experienced ReikiTeachers who wish to deepen their spiritual training through immersion in the Buddhist roots of Reiki. The original aim of Usui's teachings was to provide a method for students to achieve enlightenment and connection with the Universal Life Force energy that would help them in their self-development. Komyo Reiki follows traditional spiritual methodology as developed and founded by Hyakuten Inamoto. Sensei Inamoto is a Japanese Buddhist monk trainied in authentic traditional Reiki through the Usui/Hayashi lineage.

A list of Reiki Room trained Reiki Master  Practitioners and Teachers who have private practices, with their locations and contact information is below. 


Founding Teachers


Susan B. Vazal, MATP, URMT, KRMT, KMT, CYT

Sue is a co-founder of the Reiki Room in 1994, along with her Daughter Theresa Rash Cifone. She teaches Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, Karuna Reiki, Karuna Holy Fire and Komyo Reiki in  Scotia NY.

Theresa Rash Cifone, RN, URMT, KRMT, KMT

Terry is a co-founder of the Reiki Room in 1994, along with her Mom, Sue Vazal. She teaches Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, Karuna Reiki and Komyo Reiki in Saratoga Springs NY.

Local Teachers and Practitioners

Local Teachers


Phyllis Haggerty, URMT, KRMT

teaches Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, and Karuna Reiki in Scotia NY 

Local Teachers


Sheri Zacharcaenko, URMT 

teaches Reiki and offers sessions in Ballston Lake

Local Teachers


Carrie Warner, MS, URMT

teaches Reiki and offers sessions in Saratoga Springs NY

Local Practitioners


Lisa Hertel RMP specializes in Animal Reiki. She offers treatments in the Capital Region

Local Practitioners


Teri Bruce, LMT offers integrated therapy with Massage Reiki & Essential Oils in the Capital Region

Local Practitioners


USA Teachers and Practitioners



Connie Larkin URMT, KRMT

Connie teaches in the Denver Area



Natalie Salpeter, URMT, KRMT

teaches Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki and Karuna Reiki in Connecticut. 

North Carolina


Dolly Magarik URMT, KRMT & KMT teaches and practices Reiki in the Asheville area.