The Reiki Studio at Reiki Goddess (space designed by Christine Barksdale, photography by Thomas Hoebbel)
Our Certifications and Licenses
Reiki Master Teacher, Michelle Courtney Berry (photo by Eliza VanCort)
(Left: a jpg. version of Michelle's official certification as a Reiki Master).
Who owns Reiki Goddess? (short bio)
Reiki Goddess is owned and operated by Michelle Courtney Berry, MS, CISD, an internationally certified Usui Reiki Master Teacher, Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher and internationally certified critical incident stress de-briefer and group conflict management expert. Michelle loves people, offering reiki and helping her clients find the balance and rest they crave. She holds a Master's Degree in Communication Planning and Strategy from Cornell University and has opened in poetry and song for Dr. Maya Angelou, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Howard Zinn. Michelle has practiced reiki since the year 2000.
Michelle is also a member of and insured by the International Massage Association and a member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals. Her licenses to practice include: Usui Reiki Master Teacher and Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher, both from the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT). She resides in the Fingerlakes Region with her family.
Extended Bio for Michelle Courtney Berry Usui Reiki Master and Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher Michelle Courtney Berry, MPS (Communication, Cornell University) is the owner of Reiki Goddess and has practiced reiki since 2001. After receiving reiki for almost a year, Michelle was attuned to Reiki Level I in 2001 in the tradition of Usui Reiki Ryoho. As suggested by her Reiki Master Teacher, in the tradition of the Usui system brought to the U.S. by Hawayo Takata and suggested by the founder of reiki, Dr. Makao Usui http://www.reiki.nu/history/takata/takata.html and http://www.reiki.nu/history/usui/usui.html), Michelle went into deep meditation and contemplation and gave herself reiki for 21 days as she focused on increasing her spirituality in Level I-Shoden.
After this time of contemplation, Michelle shared reiki with over 100 individuals in the year 2000, eventually opening her own practice shortly after September 11, 2001. The following year, (2002), she was attuned to Reiki Level II Practitioner (Okuden), in which she focused on inner teachings, the chakra system, auras and meridians, personal healing, distant healing and ancient teachings. During this time she expanded her reiki practice with deliberation and compassion. In 2003, Michelle became a Reiki Master in the Usui Natural System of Reiki (Shinpi-den). In 2006, Michelle became a Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher, licensed by the International Center for Reiki Training in Karuna Reiki®.
This form of reiki is a powerful and peaceful form of reiki taught exclusively to ReikI Masters. Karuna Reiki® helps break negative patterns, restores balance, releases fear and encourages peace. Karuna Reiki® is offered exclusively by teachers licensed by the International Center for Reiki Training.
In 2010, Michelle became a Reiki Master Teacher in the Usui Method of Natural Reiki Healing. Michelle holds a Master's Degree in Communication from Cornell University and a dual-BA degree in English, Literature and Rhetoric and Political Science from Binghamton University, where she was the Commencement Speaker. She has opened for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Dr. Maya Angelou and Howard Zinn. She resides in the Finger Lakes Region with her family.
Reiki Goddess Located on the Commons in Downtown Ithaca, NY 104 N. Aurora Street (use the door between Simeon's restaurant and the Club Room, climb the stairs and walk down the hall to door C- we regret that our building does not have an elevator. We can travel to you if you cannot climb the flight of stairs). Ithaca, NY 14850 www.reikigoddess.org
Open by APPT only:
*By appointment only, please schedule with us via e-mail.
Tuesday 12 noon- 7 p.m.
Thursday 12 noon- 7 p.m.
Saturday 12 noon- 5 p.m.
*Closed M, W, F and Sun.
Reiki Goddess is a member of and insured by the International Reiki Association (IRA). We are also a member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals (IARP).
We accept cash, but prefer as close to exact change as possible. Base prices do not reflect tips, which are your choice entirely. We also accept checks and all major credit cards.