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  accessed at a meditative level. 

Komyo Reiki training is available for experienced Reiki Teachers 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, Komyo ReikiDo's founder, is a Japanese Buddhist monk trained in authentic traditional Reiki in Japan through the Usui/Hayashi lineage.


To Provide more available access for your healing and training needs, we have developed a referral list of Reiki Room trained Reiki Master Practitioners and Teachers who have private practices, with their locations and contact information below.  Give them a call!


Reiki Room 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 Mother, Susan Rash Vazal. She teaches Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, Karuna Reiki and Komyo Reiki in Saratoga Springs NY.

New York State Local Teachers and Practitioners

Local Teacher & Practitioner Albany NY


Phyllis Haggerty, URMT, KRMT

teaches Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki and Karuna Reiki in Scotia NY 

Local Teacher & Practitioner Ballston Lake NY


Sheri Zacharcaenko, URMT 

teaches Reiki and offers sessions

 in Ballston Lake NY

Local Teacher & Practitioner Saratoga Springs NY


Carrie Warner, MS, URMT

teaches Reiki and offers sessions 

in Saratoga Springs NY

Local Teacher & Practitioner Staten Island NY

Deirdre Ruiz, URMT, KRMT teaches Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, Karuna and Komyo Reiki in Staten Island NY

Deirdre Ruiz URMT,  KRMT, Third Generation Reiki Master teaches  Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, Karuna Reiki and Komyo Reiki in Staten Island NY   551-233-9103 

Local Practitioner Schenectady NY


Teri Bruce, LMT, RMP offers integrated bodywork including Massage, Reiki, Reflexology & Essential Oils

in the Upstate, Capital Region


Local Practitioner Schenectady & Guilderland


Peggy Langille RMP,  offers Reiki sessions in her studio at Tullio in Guilderland. Call her at 518-355-7357!

USA Teachers and Practitioners

Teacher & Practitioner Denver, Colorado


Connie Larkin, URMT, KRMT

Connie teaches Reiki, provides therapy and offers workshops  in the Denver Area . 

Call: 303-223-6336

Teacher & Practitioner Connecticut


Natalie Salpeter, URMT, KRMT

Natalie teaches Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki and Karuna Reiki in Connecticut. 

Teacher & Practitioner Asheville, North Carolina


Dolly Magarik URMT, KRMT & KMT 

teaches and practices Reiki in the Asheville area.  call: 518-669-0220