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Reiki Master Rose De Dan answers your questions about Reiki benefits for animals & people.

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Reiki Class Testimonials

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“The self-Reiki profoundly effected my ability to calm myself down during stressful times.”

Thank you again for a wonderful [Reiki 1] teleclass. The self-Reiki profoundly effected my ability to calm myself down during stressful times. It’s about the only reliable and nearly instantaneous relief I have found.

——Lisa Olson, WA

“My time in the Reiki Master training has been absolutely the best.”

Reiki Master Teacher training with Rose has been one of the most awesome learning experiences of my life. Rose walks her talk and brings alive her training with so many great Reiki stories and practical everyday Reiki experiences. She is someone with whom I have experienced a mutually respectful teacher-student relationship. My time in the Reiki Master training has been absolutely the best.

—Laura Pascucci, FL

“…a big thank you to you!”

Thank you so much. The [Reiki 2] teleclass has been really great and helpful to me in my own life. I feel much calmer and more centered and in the moment, which is just what I needed, so a big thank you to you!

——Laura Hannan, Maine

“I appreciate having this new awareness and skill in my daily life.”

I really enjoyed your Reiki 1 class last weekend. It introduced new techniques to me while reaffirming a number of important concepts I was already aware of. I’ve been keeping up with my daily self Reiki, offered one session to my husband so far, and have experimented with my kids and dog (as long as they hold still!). I felt like a kid magnet at our preschool on Monday, which felt great. I look forward to improving my skill with practice and appreciate having this new awareness and skill in my daily life. Thank you!

—Kara Whittaker, Seattle, WA

“Thank you, Rose, for your awesome classes, your incredible insights, beautiful stories, wisdom and supporting love.”

Rose is a spiritual teacher in the truest sense. For her, Reiki is a way of life, and she wants to teach Reiki so it becomes a way of life for us, too. She teaches Reiki with wonderful stories and life assignments, and has even set up an online Reiki community so we can share stories and help one another. She has helped each one of us change our lives forever in the most beautiful magnificent way. I practice self-Reiki every morning and look for opportunities to share healing energy with all life. Thank you, Rose, for your awesome classes, your incredible insights, beautiful stories, wisdom and supporting love. Back at ya, with all my heart.

—Victoria Shields, New Jersey

“It is so amazing to see how much animals love this energy and to know that I can help them in this manner!”

Taking Rose’s Reiki Level 1 Teleclass was a beautiful reminder of the powerful connection between energy, intent and all beings, and how this energy can play a significant role in healing for all life forms.

My original intent with the class was to learn a new healing modality so that I could help others – what I did not expect was the impact this class would have on my personal healing. The tools Rose provides have been one of the best gifts I have ever received. With daily self-Reiki I have seen major shifts in my personal well-being. My stress levels have decreased significantly – I feel much more grounded, emotionally, and have fewer physical ailments.

I was hesitant to take the Teleclass at first, however, this proved to be highly effective in bringing the group together over several weeks in a manner where we could all share experiences as we practiced.

Rose had wonderful detailed stories and examples as well as handouts to support us along the way. She did a great job at incorporating our questions and goals into her teaching. Her approach in teaching Reiki for humans and animals is unique and very aligned with my passion for animals. It is so amazing to see how much animals love this energy and to know that I can help them in this manner! Rose has been an amazing mentor and teacher providing training in Reiki but also an awesome perspective that has made an impact on how I view the world and how we are all connected. I am excited to take Reiki 2 soon!

—S. Doyne, Seattle, USA

“The pace of the teleclass allowed me time for reflection and learning that I could not have experienced in a shorter or faster-moving class.”

I recommend Rose’s Reiki 1 course for anyone who wants to fully and patiently explore the basics of Reiki. The pace of the teleclass allowed me time for reflection and learning that I could not have experienced in a shorter or faster-moving class. The experience and stories that Rose brought to the class, combined with weekly assignments, helped me to build a foundation for my own work. Through this experience, I found benefit in both the obvious and subtle effects that Reiki can have in our lives. Thank you, Rose!

—Shannon W., Boise, ID

“Now, instead of feeling helpless when an animal is in need, I can do something to help them.”

I’ve always been a highly sensitive person with a deep love for animals and the natural world. Taking the Reiki 1 teleclass has given me a toolkit to use these sensitivities in order to help others. Now, instead of feeling helpless when an animal is in need, I can do something to help them. It’s also been a wonderful healing tool for myself and for loved ones.

Rose is a thorough and kind teacher and guide. I learned so much from her and am eager to continue with my training. I finally feel like my sensitivity could be a gift and that’s an amazing feeling.

—Angela D., Fort Worth, TX

“Since I have taken the Reiki 1 teleclass I am more confident in myself.”

I am an absolute newcomer to reiki and was attracted by the description of reiki as a spiritual energy that works to balance one physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually. The class has opened me to the world of energy.

Mornings begin with self-reiki. As long as I set the intention to ask for the highest good and not attach to what that may be, I find it extremely relaxing and it gives me time to get ready for my day.

I enjoyed the teachings illustrated with stories, the online postings by classmates of their experiences followed by Rose’s commentary, and I loved the experience of the attunements.

—Elizabeth O’Connell, NY

“Reiki has had such a deep impact on the quality of my life and the quality of life for one of my best and oldest friends. “

Reiki student Liza Della Valentina and cat Sky www.reikishamanic.comSky, my 19 1/2 year old Himalayan, looks forward to our nightly exchange of Reiki. He asks me for it every night, swaying half asleep and quite happy. He then, most amazing fellow that he is, decided to share the love. He places a paw on me every night for between ten and fifteen minutes like clockwork. He sometimes will sense when I have migraines, and will put a paw on me then.

Thank you for the work that you do.

—Liza Della Valentina, Lynnwood, WA

“Thank you, Rose. Reiki has changed my life; still is…will always.”

—Heather Cimmy, Seattle, WA, Seattle, WA

“My 19 year old cat is stuck to me like glue and is asking for Reiki every time I stop moving.”

I just wanted to say thank you for a great class last weekend. I have been practicing Reiki on myself daily. My 19 year old cat is stuck to me like glue and is asking for Reiki every time I stop moving. The last time I placed my hand on his shoulder, he was standing and half way falling asleep for almost twenty minutes!

—Liza Della Valentina, Lynnwood, WA

“Thank You! Taking Reiki training with you has really re-inspired my healing practice.”

—Terri Sandusky, Queen Anne Healing Arts, Seattle, WA

“Reiki Level 2 opened my eyes to the practical uses of Reiki in my every day life.”

This was my favorite Reiki class because it really expanded what I learned in Reiki 1. Reiki Level 2 opened my eyes to the practical uses of Reiki in my every day life. I literally use it daily, from sending Reiki to myself to offering it to my pets and zoo animals, to blessing lakes and rivers. I send it to situations and use it on my food. I even Reiki my medications to help boost their effectiveness. I highly recommend this class to boost your confidence and to expand your repertoire of energy healing tools. You are limited only by your imagination in how you can use this modality to bring healing and balance into your life.

—Debbie Noyes, Bellevue, WA

“I am so grateful to you for helping me connect with animals – it is a lifelong dream realized!”

Since class I have been giving Reiki to all the animals and I see and feel them making an effort to connect with their eyes! Even the guinea pigs and the fish.

A friend’s dog, who I was told was nearing the end of a long happy life, could no longer get around due to pain in his back knee on the right side. They said he lays around all day. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on him!

The first day I gave him Reiki for a long while – my hands were really hot near his hind quarters. The next day he came to me and laid down. As I put my hands on him his eyes were closing – and he grew very quiet…I got a little nervous he was ready to go…I reminded myself to be a straw! I have been giving him Reiki almost daily now for two weeks and he is now bounding around like a much younger version of himself!

I am so grateful to you for helping me connect with animals – it is a lifelong dream realized!

—Nancy Zabel, Kirkland, WA

“Reiki has really changed my life.”

I just wanted to let you know what a great experience I had in your class! It really has changed my life/lifestyle. You are a wonderful teacher and I’m so glad I took Reiki 1…I did reiki on a cat yesterday here at work [vet office]…he was very nervous and growling…10 min. later he stopped shaking and was talking to me! I will be signing up for Reiki 2.

—Julie Schwartz

“I walked away ‘knowing’ so many things to the depth of my soul, and feeling the inner peace, happiness and enthusiasm of a child.”

Thank you for a magical weekend that surpassed all expectations.

I marvel at your teaching style. I’m an avid student, always on a quest, and have attended many classes both academic and spiritual. Never have I been to a class that was so calm, yet captivating! My experiences have been either a low energy class where I doze off, or a high energy class that leaves me exhausted.

Instead, I was actually rejuvenated by sitting in your home classroom, completely immersed in all of your stories. It was so cozy and comfortable to be in your home with the animals and to bathe in the incredibly soothing, healing energy. The environment you created for us took me back to something primal from the old ways, where learning happened around the fire through stories from the Elders. I walked away “knowing” so many things to the depth of my soul, and feeling the inner peace, happiness and enthusiasm of a child.

I’m SO happy that I traveled from California to take Reiki I with you, and will be taking Reiki II in 3 months! I can hardly wait!!!

—Cindie White, Atherton, CA


“I had a very difficult business meeting to attend…so I sent Reiki to the time and place of the meeting…and we were able to come to a speedy resolution that was a win for all.”

One time I had a very difficult business meeting to attend. Difficult because there was a lot riding on my ability to argue favorably on my client’s behalf as the odds were stacked against us, and it was not looking good.I was pretty nervous and so I sent Reiki (for my highest purpose and greatest good) to the time and place of the meeting.

When I showed up there were a lot of worried looks and tension in the air but as soon as we began discussing the issues the room lightened up and we were able to come to a speedy resolution that was a win for all. Of course my client was not sure of what had just taken place but they were pleasantly amazed to say the least! That was the first time I used Reiki for a future situation that I needed help in.

The next time was a similar stress-filled situation where I was a part of a presentation team. I felt somewhat unprepared and as a result had gotten little sleep the night before. Again I sent Reiki (for my highest purpose and greatest good) to the time and place of the presentation. When it was my turn to get up and speak the room changed suddenly and, before I could begin “giving my spiel” as planned, the panel started asking questions. It gave me the perfect opportunity to “throw away the script” and get right to the heart of the matter by addressing their concerns and offering positive solutions. Again, I was so thankful for Reiki.

It was an amazing rest of the day but the real remarkable thing happened after I got home and had a chance to relax a bit. That was when the Reiki guides began to speak to me. They were thanking me for using them! They basically said they were just “waiting around” for an assignment to carry out and that nothing was too great or too small.

I thought that very interesting but after thinking about it, it made perfect sense as Reiki is shamanic in nature. I now send Reiki to all those that request it and although I could probably do more I find myself sending Reiki to situations that don’t necessarily require permission. (To assist in recovering from natural disasters, for example.)

Now when I give a Reiki session the guides help me know how long to stay in any one hand position, and I expect to become increasingly aware of the assistance they offer the more I practice. They’ve also offered guidance in my life to help me be the “best straw” I can be—always a good thing!

Thank you Reiki!!—Joel Eide, Lynnwood, WA

“Knowing he was ready to go, I built a Reiki Bridge of Light for Wilson. Tears of sadness turned to joy helping him home.”

I recently built a Bridge of Light for a transitioning feline family member. Knowing he was ready to go, I felt blessed to prepare the way.

I connected with Wilson, became a conscious channel and watched him ushered into infinite peace. Tears of sadness turned to joy helping him home. I’m grateful to Rose for her teachings and to Reiki for its power to transform!

—Jennifer Alhasa, Seattle, WA


“Since I have been Reiki attuned, my cat Oreo rolls over and loves for me to offer him Reiki on his furry white belly.”

I truly enjoyed the open discussion style of your Reiki I class; it made the class comfortable and approachable. Typically, I do not like to speak in front of others especially about myself. However, your class and the students were very relaxed and I never felt uncomfortable. You have an amazing spirit and you radiate a very calming energy which makes listening and learning easy.

I absolutely loved the setting of the attunement ritual. The music, candlelight, She Walks, and peacefulness of the ceremony was magical. Your home is very comfortable and warming to the soul. I also love that your animal companions take part in the class, your dog Puma owns his spot in front of your chair!

I have been practicing self-Reiki everyday, trying to build my confidence and heal myself. I had triple by-pass surgery 13 years ago and visit my cardiologist every year for an echo stress test. I am placed on an inclined treadmill for 15 minutes to determine if I feel any symptoms of a heart attack and then I run over to the ultra-sound machine so the technician can take several pictures of my heart while it is under stress. Needless to say, this is not a fun process. I get very nervous and have a hard time breathing on the treadmill.

Last week, I was scheduled for this yearly event and I performed Reiki on myself (specifically the heart chakra) right up until the test. I was not nervous, the treadmill test was actually easy, I breathed normal during the entire test and never felt any stress symptoms. The ending pictures of my heart were great and my cardiologist did not detect any abnormal images (as in the past). He actually asked me: “What have you been doing? This is your best test ever.” I left the appointment with confidence and an energy high. I would like to think that Reiki is the answer to this positive experience.

Truffle, my 6 year-old, female, blue Norwegian Forest Cat, is a special kitty since she too has been Reiki attuned. We share our morning Reiki sessions by the fireplace. She curls up next to me while I perform self-Reiki, patiently waiting for her turn. She flips and shows me her tummy and begs for me to place my hands upon her. She also likes to place her head in my hand and fall asleep.

Oreo, a 14 year-old male Tuxedo Maine Coon cat mix, is my husband’s cat. In fact, Oreo is Paul’s shadow. Oreo follows Paul anywhere he goes. Typically, it is very difficult to gain Oreo’s attention and drag him away from his favorite human. Since I have been Reiki attuned, Oreo has found his way to me. He rolls over and loves for me to offer him Reiki on his furry white belly. We call this the “otter” position. There is a whole lot of “ottering” going on in our house!

Rose, your class was perfect! I look forward to taking the second class with you.

—Celeste Robinette, Indianola, WA


“I love Reiki, since the class I am doing Reiki daily and also for my cats when they are sitting quietly in my lap purring.”

Rose’s Reiki Level I class uses an integrated approach incorporating shamanic clearing, hands-on practice, stories, and relaxed teaching style. Her graduated instructional method – moving from self-Reiki to chair and table – helps build skills slowly.

I love Reiki, since the class I am doing Reiki daily and also for my cats when they are sitting quietly in my lap purring. My cat Cannes, who was feral and doesn’t like much touch, lay quietly in my lap for a twenty minute Reiki session – that was a breakthrough for him. For myself I find that it balances my energy field when I come home from work overstimulated from the day and calms me.

Rose, I think you did a good job, our class really jelled. I plan to take Reiki II and III with you and to get to as many of the review sessions as my schedule will allow. Many thanks for bringing your gifts into the world.

—Robyn Govan, Newcastle, WA


“I appreciated the small class size and the freedom to ask questions.”

I’m really glad I took the Reiki I class. I appreciated the small class size and the freedom to ask questions. Rose, you are a good teacher…you present beautifully…and you created a safe and interesting class environment. You’re clearly passionate about the work, I was never bored!

I am enjoying practicing Reiki, I’ve had some incredible experiences offering Reiki to myself and close friends! I actually ended a stomachache the other night after offering myself Reiki for about five minutes. It was amazing! I also offered Reiki to a friend whose back went out… she had some lovely emotional releases. I offered it to another person who was feeling stressed and he said, “You definitely have something special!” And then he fell asleep.

Thank you for the opportunity to experience Reiki from this perspective. I appreciate your gifts and all you do.

—Stephanie Cone, Seattle, WA


“My husband and I, having seen the benefits for our animals, have also taken Reiki classes.”

Working with Rose De Dan has been a revolutionary force in the life of my family, which includes me, my husband, and our three cats. I started seeing Rose when I had then-undiagnosed chronic Lyme disease. The disease was affecting our entire household. I was sick, my husband was caring for me, and our cats were really stressed out.

All of us–humans and animals–have greatly benefited by sessions with Rose. I’ve been able to better understand my feline companions, and we’ve figured out ways of making this difficult time easier on everyone.

My husband and I, having seen the benefits of Reiki, also have taken Reiki classes. I would without hesitation say that the energetic healing this has brought into our lives has been the most helpful component of my healing journey. The applications are far-reaching. Sometimes we use Reiki to address an immediate problem—if I’m too nauseated to eat, for example. Ten minutes of Reiki is often all it takes to have me up and nibbling on dinner! My husband frequently says that he’s so happy to have Reiki, because he can actually do something to help me when I’m ill, instead of just watching me suffer.

Reiki has also been wonderful to address the more macroscopic issues of chronic illness. It’s brought emotional balancing to our lives, and we are able to offer it to our cats as well—thereby greatly decreasing the amount of stress-related behaviors, like spraying.

We use Reiki to energetically clean and balance the house, to help us focus on making difficult decisions, and to bring a healing element to everyday actions. In short, we use Reiki all the time, in many facets of our lives. It’s fantastic to have it literally at our fingertips!

—Anna Lesiecki and Family, Seattle, WA


“Rose is truly a teacher.”

I can’t say enough about Rose De Dan as teacher. She is patient and thorough. If you are wondering if Reiki is something that you can do, it is, and it does not require you to be a “healer”. Rose explains and teaches that we are the straw of the universal energy that allows for healing to begin when we place or direct the energy through our hands.

I have taken both Reiki I and II with her and she allows us to practice as well as learn techniques that benefit our growth in energy work. She also has an innate ability to make people feel comfortable, but as I said before she is a true teacher. There are many who can do attunements and do their craft, but she incorporates background, form, uses, ethics and creativity to allow us to develop our own Reiki practice. She is also very available to answer questions as you progress.”

—Anna B., Seattle, WA


Reiki and the Rock Fish

Last Sunday I was out boat diving near Pleasant Harbor in Hood Canal. Being mostly a solo-diver I descended to 90 feet with some buddies then let them fade into the west.

Taking my time wondering around a large underwater boulder and enjoying the marine life I came upon a little rock fish that was hovering in a sandy nook. Shining my flashlight down I saw a flash of bright silver. Upon further inspection I could see that the rock fish was held helplessly in place, a 3″ hook protruding from its mouth. The hook still had fishing line attached, leading to discarded tackle and lead ball. Not such a fun way to go; waiting to starve, or for a Giant Pacific Octopus to make a very easy meal of you. Nothing against the octopi, but I’ve seen them hunt and they certainly don’t need any help from careless humans to catch a meal.

Wanting to lend a hand I reached for the little rock fish. It startled and tried to move away; the fishing line going taut, most likely the hook sinking deeper. Silently reprimanding myself, I slowed my vibration down and sent the intention of assistance to the little fish.

This time reaching out slowly and deliberately, I wrapped my hand gently around the fish and brought it close enough to assess the position of the hook. Lucky it was on the side of its mouth; better chance of recovery than if it had embedded high or low. Saying a prayer that the hook had no, or little, barbing I took hold of the hook and eased it out. The little rock fish didn’t even wiggle as the hook was removed.

Since it was resting calmly in my hands, Reiki seemed like a good idea to further increase its odds. Setting the intention for the highest healing good, my hands became toasty warm and I’d swear that the little fish seemed to be enjoying the energy. After a minute I eased my hands away and hovered dumbfounded as the little fish moved only enough to level out and watch me.

Having a fish consider me wasn’t the oddest experience in my life, but has a good chance of making it to the top 1,000. As the little rock fish moved away I said a prayer of thanks to the sea and all her creatures, for the blessing of being able to join them on occasion and to Rose for her work that made helping the little rock fish with Reiki possible.

—LeAnne L., Seattle, WA


Great instructor and a wonderful experience!

Rose is really good at and is very passionate about what she does. Her class is really inspiring and informative. She creates immediate affinity with the class which make one feel at ease. She teaches Reiki in a way that makes it extremely accessible and useful in the everyday as well as in the spiritual aspect. I completely enjoyed the experience.

—Cherie H., Edmonds, WA


Reiki Level II, absolutely amazing!

This class is absolutely amazing. It builds upon Reiki I in a seamless fashion. Rose De Dan as a teacher is compassionate and knowledgeable. She ably leads the class, allowing students plenty of time to share what they are experiencing and ask questions, while still keeping the group focused, moving forward and engaged. Highly recommended.”

—Healey L., Seattle, WA


I love this stuff!

I have an 8 year old dachshund named Roxanne. She had back surgery about 4 years ago, and has been slightly disabled since.

Since taking my Reiki class, I have been working on her when we go to bed at night. Today, a month later, she is a different girl. She runs around a lot. She also jumps up on my legs when I’m in the kitchen (begging) and she also puts her paws up on my foot stool and up on my chair—she couldn’t do that 2 months ago.

Also, our old girl, Lilleth, who also had back surgery and eye surgery, wants to lay in my chair next to me every night. She used to do this occasionally (a few times a month), but now it’s every night. I haven’t worked on her yet, but I think it’s time. I love this stuff!

—S.G.J., Reiki Level I


Well worth the 300 mile drive!

I took Reiki Level I from Rose in 2005 and I made the mistake of taking a Reiki Level II from another. I am so glad I came back to Rose for her Reiki Level II class. She provided a safe environment for everyone in the class to share their own personal experiences as well as sharing her own.

The class curriculum was easy to follow and questions were encouraged if we did not understand an aspect of the topic. Topics included practical, everyday uses for using Reiki that I would never have thought about before the class. I also appreciated the practice time she scheduled into the class. I would definately take another class from Rose.”

—Sandy B.J., Oresham, OR


“I never dreamed until this weekend that it would ever be possible for me to communicate at a deeper level with my animals!”

I feel that I can now communicate with my ‘kids’ on such a deeper level and they have been incredibly receptive to my touch and desire to share my Reiki with them….they seem so much more ‘in tune’ with me. Which I have to honestly say I never dreamed until this weekend that it would ever be possible for me to communicate at a deeper level with my babies!…Thank you, Rose, for sharing your gifts with others!

—A. Almquist, Lynnwood, WA


“Amazing experience!”

I just finished the Level I Reiki class with Rose, it was incredible. I feel so alive, the energy is definately flowing. I didn’t do much research on the net, when I opened Rose’s web page, I knew right away that this was it and it truly was the right choice for me.

—Myriam W., Seattle, WA


“After Reiki class my hands seem to be drawn to the spots that need help. I have become a lot more confident in my work as well!”

As a student of massage I took Level I Reiki because I knew it would make me a better healer…To my surprise, Reiki provides more than healing energy running through my hands, it also heightened the feelings in my fingertips. I can feel more when I am working on my clients, and my hands seem to be drawn to the spots that need help. I have become a lot more confident in my work as well!

I would recommend Reiki training and attunement to anyone who wishes to help others and themselves. My daughter asks me to do Reiki on her all the time now. She had a bit of an earache and it has not progressed to the usual ear infection.

I am very thankful that I can use this incredible energy to benefit myself, my daughter and my clients. Thank you, Rose.

— J Linn H., Level I Student, Seattle


“Reiki Level II, AWESOME!”

Classes with Rose De Dan are awesome! The process of learning how, why, who, what, and where is an easy step. I am totally blown away with what I learned, retained and practice now in my daily lifestyle. The way our lives are now, being busy and fitting everything into one day, it is great to get back to the basics of doing simple steps in life. I thank you so much Rose!”

—Glenda Simpson, Seattle, WA


“Great experience!”

I really enjoyed my Reiki 1 class with Rose De Dan. I liked her practical and thoughtful approach with some humor. I quickly signed up for Reiki 2!”

—Jennifer McNeely, Seattle, WA


“Rose is a great instructor who has taken time to demonstrate lessons with stories that makes it easy to relate to the situation.”

Signing up for a class was exciting, thrilling and educational. The class itself was an eye opener! I learned so much! The energy in the class was enlightening and in high spirits. The information was retained through the stories Rose told. I especially liked it when she told us that if we did Reiki daily our wrinkles would not be so apparent! Talk about motivation!

I also loved the atmosphere of the training room. Rose’s pets were there but invisible. Rose is a great instructor who has taken time to demonstrate lessons with stories that makes it easy to relate to the situation. The classes are small and informal but highly stimulating.

It is nice to sit with people who enjoy the little things in life and share that feeling with all.

—Glenda Simpson, Redmond, WA


Reiki for the entire family!

My husband and I took this class together. Stepping outside my box of not knowing where to start on my own journey into Reiki, I asked a couple of friends. They referred me to Rose and I am so very grateful that they did. Rose is patient, kind and loving as a person and a teacher. Her home is very comfortable as a classroom and very welcoming.

I use Reiki generally on myself for the moment. I have done a couple of sessions on our son and on our dogs. We also have two guinea pigs who are very chatty when we come into the room now. Our dogs seem to want to be with us more and more and love to just lay at our feet now more than before. We have also encountered that more wildlife seems to come to our yard than before the class. It was a great experience and I am looking forward to more classes with Rose in the near future.

—Sandra Gleason, Port Orchard, WA


“If you’re not sure whom to study with, I recommend Rose De Dan, hands down.”

You can’t go wrong with Rose! Rose De Dan has a wonderful ability to explain things clearly in a relaxed and enjoyable way. She gets everybody participating in hands-on practice and asking questions, and you can tell that if you didn’t understand something, she would explain it another way until you did understand it.

She’s also a heart-based person whose warmth and joy radiate, so her classes feel like a gathering of friends, even if you’ve never met before. Rose really knows her stuff, as well – she lives it. There’s a saying in South America: “Information isn’t knowledge,” and Rose De Dan has knowledge, not just information – she has great personal depth of development and real life experience. When you meet Rose, you know right away she’s “the real thing.” She’s also very down to earth, however, and humble – her classes are person-to-person (she’s talking with you, not at you), in an atmosphere of caring and laughter. The skills and knowledge you come away with are sound, and the class itself is a joy. If you’re not sure whom to study with, I recommend Rose De Dan, hands down.”

—Leslie Britt, Reiki Master Teacher, high school English teacher of 20 years


“Rose has given a gift to all of us.”

Throughout the course of a day and an evening we learned how to begin healing ourselves and others using Reiki. The class was relaxed, comfortable yet focused and serious. We learned techniques and then practiced them. I highly recommend this class if you feel called to it.

—Scott Fishman, Seattle, WA


“Anyone interested in reviewing their Reiki skills would really enjoy this class…”

I am a Reiki Level III (all levels taught by Rose) and this class really helped me refresh my skills as I combine Reiki with other energy skills so my specific Reiki procedures were a bit rusty.

I enjoyed meeting and hearing about how others are using Reiki in the Reiki verbal share, then we had great practice during the hands on Reiki share. Rose reviewed how to scan each person and ensured we were on track with our hand positions and overall procedures. Anyone interested in reviewing their Reiki skills would really enjoy this class and I plan on attending more in the future.

—Cindy Hill, Mystic Mountain Retreat, Monroe, WA


“We were both impressed with how relaxed and calm we felt as well.”

When I went to the Reiki class, I had a sore neck and lower back pain. As I sat in the class, my neck got worse and was stiff the next morning.

My husband and I both took the class, so he did a Reiki procedure on my neck the next morning. The pain lessened during the day, and was gone by the next morning.

Also after the class was over, our German shepherd was very excited to see us and proceeded to run around like a Tasmanian devil, making us both crazy. My husband gave her Reiki…and she remained very calm for the next day or so. We were both impressed with how relaxed and calm we felt as well.

Barbara R., Leavenworth, WA


Reiki Review – never a dull moment!

Rose brings all her knowledge and broad range of experience to bear in what turned out to be an intimate group setting.

In the review class that I attended she had just received an emergency phone call prior to the beginning of class regarding her old friend Samhain who had suddenly taken ill. (If you’ve read her book you’ll remember which one I’m talking about.) The group was thrown into action, first to scan for possible trouble spots through the use of a ‘surrogate’ and then to send Reiki (distance healing) as learned in Reiki Level II. The healing energy that flowed through all of us was very powerful indeed! At last report Samhain had stabilized and I for one am believing for his full recovery.

If you’re like me (have lots of questions lol!) and need all the practice with energy healing that you can get the Reiki Review might be for you.

—Joel Eide, Seattle, WA


“Your presentation material was excellent and the class was both informational and inspiring.”

Rose, the class was wonderful. Your presentation material was excellent and the class was both informational and inspiring. I am gratified to know that your name will be listed on my certificate as the person who instructed me in Reiki.”

—Pat D., Everett, WA


Reiki and the Little Bird

Yesterday another bird hit the sliding door with a great boom sound and ended up on the ground. The cats all wanted to go out and help him but I told them that I would take care of him.

I was so upset that immediately call the Deva of healing, they told me that he was going to be fine and they said to bring him inside until he recovers, so I asked ‘But will he let me pick him up?’ and they said yes, so I went out with the cat carrier and walked very slowly to where the bird was and said to him that I was going to pick him up and to my amazement he looked at me and did not move.

I picked him up very gently, put him in the carrier and apologized to him for putting him in the cat’s carrier.

I left him in the bathroom alone for a while until he started to move around and show signs of activity. I did some Reiki, too, and when he started to try and fly around the carrier I told him to keep still so I can take him out.

We went outside, and I opened the door and very slowly he walked out of the carrier, looked at me and then after a short while he flew away. What a great feeling to see him fly away.

—Paula R., Shoreline, WA


Reiki for Headache from Surgery

Thank you again for the wonderful weekend! You are an excellent Reiki teacher.

I have had success in my Reiki sessions. My father has headaches from a brain tumor surgery he had 12 years ago. We are working together every other day to try and relieve some of his pain. I have done two one-hour sessions on him, and in our last session his headache was gone by the 4th hand position. He loves Reiki!

—Denise F.S., Auburn, WA


Reiki for Migraine and Pregnancy

I was able to try Reiki out the same night I finished your class. A co-worker was having a terrible migraine and with a short session, I was able to help get his pain down from a 7 to a 5 (out of 10) and be able to finish out his shift.

The same night, I worked on another co-worker who was sick and also pregnant so couldn’t really take anything to get through feeling sick. She said she could feel the energy. I checked in with her the next week and she said that she’d felt much better by the next afternoon. Thanks again. I don’t believe I said this over that weekend, but I really felt your class was the right fit for me.

—Cindy S., Seattle


Reiki Self-Healing: Ulcerative Colitis

Reiki has made a major difference with my ulcerative colitis. I have been able to allow the release of this burden. I hardly ever have attacks and I have been able to reduce my medication. That is proof.

—H.W., Reiki Level I, Seattle


“Reiki changed my life.”

It has helped to empower me and to realize the potential for healing we all have. Rose’s warmth, serenity and sincerity were, and are, what comforted me about my decision to become a Reiki practitioner throughout the training and still.

I have been practicing as a Reiki level II for two years. Rose is still there for me when I have questions. As my Reiki Master, she will usher me into a Mastership role myself when it is time. My confidence and respect are strong and I thank the universe for allowing me to find Reiki through Rose.

J Linn Black Henline, LMP, SAMP, Shoreline, WA


“Reiki is definitely a benefit in spiritual/health care.”

I was asked to accompany a friend to a Level I Reiki class given by Rose last year. It turned out to be a pivotal point in my life. Not only did I learn what impressive power Reiki has in healing (my laryngitis was gone that night), the warmth and calming effects are profound. As a student you can feel the energy flow through your hands to the recipient, and it gives you such a sense of peace and clarity.

I completed Level I and II, have used it for several friends and family, and they keep returning for additional sessions.

Rose’s class is complete, thoughtfully directed, and I feel was truly a gift at this time in my life. Reiki is definitely a benefit in spiritual/health care.

—K. Hunko, Port Orchard, WA


“Reiki Level I was amazing, going from Reiki I to Reiki II was an even bigger ‘WOW,’ an even bigger jump!”

I REALLY enjoyed Reiki II. There seems to be an endless supply of ‘beings’ or events that I can send the Reiki to, especially the emotional healing aspect.

Going from not knowing Reiki at all, to Reiki I was amazing, going from Reiki I to Reiki II was an even bigger ‘WOW,’ an even bigger jump!

Thank you for sharing what you know and for reminding us that there is a natural connection between all beings (including the earth and universe) at a very base level. A very cool experience indeed!”

—C.J.S., WA


Reiki Healing: Safe for Giver and Receiver

Reiki has given me the necessary tools to perform the energy healing I had been attempting on my own for many years, and the distance healing my mother taught me years ago.

Prior to learning Reiki, if I were to do ‘energy work’ on say, a friend’s broken thumb, I would feel drained, and sometimes take on a ‘mimic pain’ in my own thumb! With Reiki, I feel GREAT, and know how to disperse heavy energy without absorbing it myself.

I knew the second I saw Rose’s Reiki class advertised (in a local publication for pet lovers) that I HAD to be in that class. Animals have always been a very important part of my life, and she was the first person I had ever come across that focused on animals as well as humans.

I now use Reiki in my everyday life: at work with stressed out animals coming to be groomed, with friends suffering from minor aches and pains, and other situations such as relief for a cat that had been scratching and chewing himself raw for months prior to the Reiki session (veterinary medicine had been ineffective in this case).

I’ve also found that (even though I’ve yet to take an animal communication class) I have been able to better communicate with my non-human friends much better than I could prior to having Reiki in my life.

Through Reiki I have met many amazing people, including Rose who is an extraordinary individual who has inspired me greatly in my work with animals.

—Christiane Mikles, Reiki II, Seattle, WA


Reiki for Dogs and People

I have attended both Level I and Level II Reiki classes taught by Rose. Both classes were very organized, fun and enlightening. The skills I learned could be immediately applied to my everyday life and to those beings around me, both human and animal.

I have been able to help calm down and reduce the stress for dogs that were emotionally upset when their owners were away for an extended period of time. Also, there have been a few occasions when a dog strained a muscle or ligament while running in the yard and have applied Reiki to their point of pain and then literally watched them bounce right back up and continue playing without limping. Another dog with some sort of digestive problem, calmed right down and went back to sleep after a 15 minute session, where under different circumstances without knowing Reiki, I would have rushed them to the vet at 3:00 a.m.

There have been many, many other cases where I’ve applied Reiki to my friends, family and myself right after an injury and in ALL cases the pain seemed to disappear immediately, there was either minimal or no bruising at the site and the injury healed very quickly.

Rose has been very supportive after each class by being available to answer questions and to provide gentle reminders as to the different situations where Reiki can be applied. I highly recommend her classes to everyone as Reiki is a very powerful and valuable skill that you can not only share with your loved ones and friends but you can incorporate into your everyday lives and/or profession.

—Jere Hutchison, Burien, WA


Reiki in the Healing Practice

I took Reiki to heal myself and others. I felt that it would enhance the healing work that I was already doing, and it has changed my life in many ways. I have become a full time massage and energy therapist and Reiki is the foundation that I have built this on.

My Reiki classes were very enjoyable. The best part of the classes was being able to work not only with people, but also with plants and animals.

I would recommend Reiki training to everyone!

—Faith Kennedy, RMT, LMT, CPP, Uxbridge, MA


Reiki and Horses

I worked on a horse (who) had a tender area…She flinched when I touched it even a little and gave me the hairy eyeball (so to speak). So I did some Reiki on the area for a few minutes and after that she wasn’t the least bit tender. She dropped her weight into my hands while I worked and went from being really nervous about me being near the area to totally relaxing into it.

—Polly K., Level I Student, Seattle


How does Reiki benefit you in daily life?

I set my alarm for an hour early and between snooze’s I do Reiki on myself. I have noticed the difference in the way animals greet me on my walks. They come up to me and sit down in front of me, I reach down and run my hands over them…cats and dogs…I have heard owners say to me ‘she has never done that before!’…or ‘well, I wonder what that was all about?’….in my mind I thank them and they or I continue on our walks.

How does it benefit others?

“My coworkers have noticed a difference in my way of handling things at work. I have done Reiki on coworkers and they have told every person in the office about the hands-on I can do. Out of a five-day work week I do at least two Reiki treatments on coworkers. One coworker ask me today…’Marjie, could you do your Reiki on my shoulder?’…kind of kewl…”

How did your life change after Reiki training?

My aunt taught me to hands-on heal by taking the pain and channeling it out. She warned me to be careful who I did this for and whom I told about it. It was not a thing you did not so many years ago.

When she died of heart failure in 1998; I could not help her. I know I brought her peace in her final minutes, but I could not take it away. It was her time and I could not change that. It feels so good to be able to help people and to talk openly about doing it. I seem to be able to feel the trouble spots on the body through heat coming into my hands. By concentrating on these spots I am able to bring healing or easing of their pain.

What did you really enjoy about the class? Was it fun?

I was too nervous at my Level I class for it to be fun. The Reiki Review once a month has been fun. I have met the most interesting people from all walks of life…each one has enriched my life so much. I really enjoy the classes because it is people of the same mind sharing what is important to them and to me.”

Why would you recommend Reiki training for everyone/anyone?

For the simple joy of knowing that you can help yourself and other people. To bring that peace into their lives is so enriching.

—Marjie M., Seattle, WA


The Grateful Pug

A coworker had a young, 20-ish daughter with a Pug dog. Like most young people she is living on a shoestring. We dropped by her apartment to drop off some things and I noticed her Pug was dragging his back legs and seemed very lethargic.

I asked her how long he had been like this? She answered a couple days and she was taking him into the vets that weekend.

I asked her if she wanted me to try Reiki on him? She answered, “Yes, please, anything that might help him.”

I sat on the sofa and asked the dog’s permission to work on him. He sat down in front of me and looked up at me with those buggy little eyes of his.

My coworker and her daughter sat in the chairs across from me. I thought I would be nervous, but as soon as I put my hands on this little creature I forgot they were in the same room.

I started at his head and worked my way down to his bottom. I could feel heat around his hips and as soon as I found the heat he looked at me. I knew I had found the right spot. I placed my hands on him and left them there for 3 minutes.

My coworker and her daughter kept saying…”He never sits that still. He has never sat that long for anyone.”

This little guy moved around so I hit the right spots. Every time he would move I would leave my hands in place again for 3 minutes. I was in the shape of a pretzel by the time he moved away.

He smartly marched right into the kitchen to eat, which he had not done for almost two days prior to the Reiki. He then ran back into the living room and bounced up on his owners lap and my coworkers lap. He then came and sat in front of me and just looked up at me.

I announced out loud to him…”You are welcome, my friend.”

My coworker just stared at me, but the daughter had tears in her eyes and came and gave me a big hug and said, “Thank you.”

That was really nice. I felt good inside and pumped up for the rest of the night. This had been my first Reiki healing on an animal and to do it in front of a coworker and her family and to see the results immediately like that. Well, you could not have wiped the smile off my face if you had tried. It spread from ear to ear.

As I write this testimony it has been over a month and half and my coworker daily tells me how well he is doing. Her daughter tells everyone that will listen about Reiki. I am proud, inside and out that I could help and I hope at least one person that hears her story will think about it and follow up with Reiki training.

—Marjie M., Seattle, Reiki Level I