Reiki Shares:  2020 dates

Reiki Shares happen monthly and provide an opportunity to anyone new to Reiki, who’s looking to learn more about this wonderful energy healing practice. You’ll receive both a Reiki session and learn the basics to give an energy treatment.

For those of you trained in Reiki at any level (or other energy healing method), come to our Reiki Shares to practice and hone your skills working on Reiki and other energy practitioners as well as the general public.  You’ll also receive a Reiki session.

We start with a guided meditation, followed by group Q & A/discussion and then table practice.
Your $5 non-refundable donation goes to charity.

Please Note:  if you’ve been to one of our Reiki Shares before: 
simply click here to send an email notifying us of the date(s) you’d like to attend and you’ll receive an email confirming your registration. You may also register by phone at: 847-842-1752.

You must be registered by 5p on the day of the Share to attend. No walk-ins permitted.


2020 Reiki Shares:


Friday, March 20th

$5.00 (proceeds go to charity)          7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Due to the close proximity of multiple people doing Reiki tablework together, we’re erring on the side of caution and canceling this Reiki Share.  We wish you good health and peace and we hope to resume the Share on Friday, May 15th.


Friday, April 17th

$5.00 (proceeds go to charity)          7:00 pm – 9:30 pm


Due to the close proximity of multiple people doing Reiki tablework together, we’re erring on the side of caution and canceling this Reiki Share.  We wish you good health and peace and we hope to resume the Share on Friday, May 15th.


Friday, May 15th

$5.00 (proceeds go to charity)          7:00 pm – 9:30 pm


Friday, June 19th

Please note the start time is 30 minutes later!

$5.00 (proceeds go to charity)          7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Event Specifics

  • Event begins promptly at 7:00p (unless otherwise specified).  Be sure to arrive 10-15 minutes early for check in.
  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • The center is kept fragrance free to protect the health of all who attend.  Click Here if you need more information about our fragrance policy.
  • If you haven’t registered online, bring $5 that will be donated to charity.

Address:  26402 N. Edgemond Lane, Barrington, IL 60010
Click here for driving directions.
Note: if you’re using Google Maps, simply put in “Relax4Life, Barrington, IL”

Phone:  847-842-1752


About the Facilitators

Neal Harris

Neal Harris is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology.  He has practiced the art of psychotherapy for the past 32 years.   He is also the managing director of Relax4Life, a holistic education and services center and has been a workshop leader in the holistic health and self-enrichment fields since 1985.

Neal’s experience stems from training in the United States, China and India.  in 1986, he was a member of the first bodywork team invited to China to study Tuina, a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine and massage.  In 1991, he traveled to India to study with the meditation master and sage, H.W.L. Poonja (Papaji).

Neal has been teaching traditional Usui Reiki for over 20 years and been providing Reiki therapy for over 30 years.  He is also a certified Karuna® Reiki instructor and Usui Holy Fire Karuna® Reiki Master instructor, taught by William Lee Rand.  As a certified Quantum-Touch® practitioner for 18 years and instructor for 15 years, he provides both classes and individual sessions.

He is the author of the book, Pocket Stress Manager & Labyrinth Guide, as well as the relaxation CD, Exit The Storm.  Neal as well as his work at Relax4Life have been featured on national television including WTTW, Fox, NBC, Discovery Channel and more.   He has also been featured in several national magazines including Better Homes & Gardens, Spa Finder, New Age Magazine, Utne Reader and others.

In 1997, Neal was the originator of the Earth-Wisdom Labyrinth; Illinois’ first permanent outdoor labyrinth located in Elgin. He has been a consultant on, and the creator of other public labyrinths, fabric traveling labyrinths, wood finger labyrinths (including his patented brain balancing, double finger labyrinth design known as the Intuipath®) and manuals for creating outdoor labyrinths.  Neal leads labyrinth workshops around the country and is both a founding member of The Labyrinth Society and has been a Certified Veriditas Facilitator since 1999.

In his private therapy practice, Neal assists those individuals who are experiencing a variety of concerns including life-affirming conditions such as Diabetes, Cancer, Heart Disease as well as anxiety and more general concerns.  To promote healing on many levels, he uses relaxation and meditation training, EFT, Reiki, Quantum-Touch® as well as his own modality “labyrinth counseling” (using his patented brain-balancing, communication-enhancing Intuipath® design). This work explores integrative medical options, as well as the psychology and spirituality of illness and recovery. Neal also headed up a 4-year national research study to determine the behavioral effects of his Intuipath® design on children and adolescents with ADHD.

thomas balsamo

Thomas Balsamo is a student of life, portrait artist, filmmaker and meditation leader. He started meditating while in college, and since then meditation has been a part of his life.  For almost 5 years now, Thomas has been leading guided meditations at various locations around the NW suburbs.  He is an avid yogi, Reiki Master and has studied Quantum-Touch.

As a child, Thomas began a quest to discover how to find peace and joy through fulfilling his life’s purpose. Overcoming life’s challenges and health issues has taken him on a journey of intense work and healing, where he learned to take his power back by focusing his thoughts in a productive way to create his desired life and a consistent positive, can-do attitude. Many of his students have expressed how these guided meditations have given them the clarity and initiative to take their power back and stop the self-judgment.  Thomas looks forward to being of service to you.