Reiki 2 Hands-On Training-Saturday, October 7th 2023

April Reiki 2 training


Saturday, October 7, 2023 - 9:00 am


Saturday, October 7, 2023 - 5:30 pm


Reiki Training Chicago-Northwest Suburbs - 26402 N. Edgemond Lane Barrington, IL 60010   View map

Through further attunement and education, the October Reiki 2 Training raises your ability to direct this gentle, yet powerful healing energy.  Receive a $100 discount when you register for Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 together (the discount will appear when both classes are in the registration cart.) If you’ve completed Reiki 1 Training (at least 21 days prior), you’re qualified to register for the October Reiki 2 Training. You’ll learn several Usui & Karuna® Reiki symbols to assist hands-on healing as well as several techniques for doing so. The key features to offering Reiki with clients and the general public will be discussed.  The October Reiki 2 training is limited to 12 students.

Register for both the Saturday, September 9th Reiki 1 training and the Saturday, October 7th Reiki 2 training and receive a $100 discount!  The discount will automatically be taken when both classes are in the registration cart together.

More Information About Reiki

Reiki is an energy-balancing technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing on all levels (mental, emotional, physical and spiritual). It’s administered by placing the hands on or around another person, animal, plant or oneself. It’s based on the idea that we can easily learn to harness, enhance and direct life force energy (which is always around and flowing through us) for the highest benefit of others and yourself.  If your life force energy is low, then you’re more likely to get sick or feel stress.  If it’s high, you’re more capable of being happy and healthy.  Reiki promotes this higher level of life force energy, which greatly improves the chances for healing to occur on any and all levels.

The October Reiki 2 Training is a blending of the following styles; Traditional Usui, Japanese, Tibetan and Karuna®.

In the October Reiki 2 Training, the ability to perform Reiki is passed on from teacher to student via a formal initiation and education process.  Many people seek Reiki therapy for relaxation and energy balancing. Because of its universal appeal, Reiki is practiced by individuals from all walks of life and religious beliefs.

  Receiving Reiki therapy is like the relaxed feeling your body gets from a massage or soaking in a warm tub, 
only that with Reiki you remain fully clothed and the practitioner gently lays their hands on or around various areas of your body to help balance your energy.  

Whether you want to add Reiki to an existing practice, start a new practice, use it for friends and family or your own emotional, spiritual and physical well being, the October Reiki 2 Training will provide you with an excellent skill to have.  For frequently asked questions, click here.

Workshop Specifics

  • Class begins promptly at 9:00a.
  • 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.  Fragrance-free hand sanitizer will be provided.
  • Bring a sack lunch.  A refrigerator and microwave are available for your use.
  • Your professional license number (if you’re earning CEUs).  You’ll sign in with your name and license number and receive your certificate at the end of class.

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


What's Included

  • The instructor’s Reiki 2 Practitioner Manual
  • The Reiki 2 attunement
  • A certificate of completion as a Reiki 2 practitioner

What's Different About Our Reiki Training

Relax4life Center offers their Reiki students:

  • Opportunities to practice Reiki outside of class such as Reiki & Energy Share Nights
  • Participation in a distance healing circle
  • An online practitioner and teacher referral network
  • Student teaching opportunities
  • Ongoing student support such as an auditing option for those who want to re-take a class to gain further practice and understanding
  • Consulting to help individuals start a Reiki practice, teach Reiki and more
  • A private instruction option

Licensed Professionals who can earn CEUs for this training

The following licenses (in alphabetical order) can earn 7 CEUs:

• Acupuncturists
• Athletic Trainers
• Counselors
• Dentists/Dental Hygienists
• Dieticians/Nutritionists
• Marriage and Family Counselors
• Massage Therapists
• Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators
• Occupational Therapists/OTAs
• Physical Therapists/PTAs
• Psychologists
• Respiratory Therapists
• Social Workers

About the Instructor & Student Comments

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 38 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.  In addition, Neal is a certified Pickleball coach/trainer.

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, Japanese, and Tibetan Reiki for over 25 years and been providing Reiki therapy for over 35 years.  He is also a certified Karuna® Reiki instructor and Usui Holy Fire Karuna® Master instructor, taught by William Lee Rand.  As a certified Quantum-Touch® practitioner for 24 years and instructor for 20 years, he has provided 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 has 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 and plastic finger labyrinths (including his patented brain balancing, communication enhancing 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.

Neal has been providing mental health counseling for the past 38 years (now exclusively through the virtual platforms of Betterhelp & Regain).  He assists those individuals and couples who are experiencing a variety of concerns including communication, trusting self and others, anxiety, sadness, infidelity, child rearing, family of origin issues, LGBTQIA+ concerns, setting healthy boundaries and so on.  He also assists in the process of change and growth when it comes to life-affirming conditions such as Diabetes, Cancer, Heart Disease and other chronic conditions.  To promote healing on many levels, he uses a variety of practices including but not limited to: relaxation and meditation training, Graphotherapy, Thought Stopping, EFT, Reiki, Quantum-Touch® as well as his own modality “labyrinth counseling” (using his patented double finger labyrinth 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.  He can be reached at:

To read Neal’s article on the 5 Reiki Principles and using them for personal growth, click here.

What Students Say About Reiki 2 Training at Relax4Life:

“Thank you so much for the experience! By far the best CE course I’ve taken. Can’t wait to apply my knowledge!” Michele

“Material was presented in a succinct, clear manner.  Neal is amazing-he is welcoming of all participants ideas, questions and discussion.  Wonderful course that pulls it all together.  Thank you!”

“My favorite place to get my CEUs.  Thanks so much!”

“So grateful to have been part of Neal’s Reiki 2 class and to benefit first hand from his deep wisdom and kindness!”  Incredibly organized and thoughtfully executed.  Heartfelt thanks for a job well done!”

“Excellent class.  Very organized, very articulate.”

“Neal and Relax4Life are always amazing for learning, engaging and becoming spiritually enhanced!  Thank you!!”

“I am very happy with my decision to take my Reiki 2 training with Neal.”

“The Reiki 2 class was overall amazing!!!”

“I feel like I have all the tools now to begin adding Reiki for my massage clients, myself and my pets.”

“Good structure and pace, fielded questions well, very knowledgeable and created a safe and comfortable learning environment.”

“I had fun getting back into Reiki (after a few year’s hiatus) and learning new skills to apply to my practice.  I appreciated Neal’s casual and lighthearted sense of humor and teaching style.  Thanks!”

“Neal is wonderful.  The class is taught graciously and at a pace we can all follow.  All questions are answered and everyone leaves feeling satisfied.”

“Fabulous instructor & handouts!”

“Class was super great.  Neal is a great and thoughtful instructor.  Love the ability to ask questions.  The venue is a great place to learn.”

“Very informative.  All questions answered.  Very welcoming environment as always.  Thank you Neal once again!”

“I felt like I was home with friends.  Very comfortable and generous.”

“Neal is always amazing and inspiring!  I appreciate his teaching style and openness for questions!!”

“Fabulous and life changing!”

“Very good explanations which lead to very good discussions.  Thanks Neal!”

“Excellent class-personally and professionally edifying.”

“Love your energy Neal and thank you for sharing your gifts.”

“Thank you for another great class!  Even as a Reiki master, I learned new skills and I am so excited to continue learning and growing.”

“The class/instructor was very detailed, organized and welcoming.  The hands-on practice was incredibly valuable.  You’re amazing Neal and really enjoyed learning from you!  Thank you!”

“I feel that this training will be a game changer.”

“The experience has been unique and wonderful.”

“Neal is the best.  Great class, very social and lots of love, compassion and positivity!”

“I love the energy of this place and how open minded Neal is to everyone’s comments.  Thank you!!”

“Loved the class!  Thank you!  Very excited about this new level of Reiki and very grateful.”

“Loved the later starting time option for the class.  Even though Neal said that he’s a morning person, his teaching was superb right to the end of the evening!”

“Instructor is warm, understanding and takes the time to hear what everyone has to say.”

“My connection to this ancient art through master’s Neal, Mary, Grand Masters Usui, Hayashi, Takata is growing.  My individual healing journey has been expanded.  My journey is just beginning, but I am beyond grateful to receive the teachings and guiding principles to start my journey as a healer with Relax4Life and master Neal.”

“I loved learning new techniques and tools to help heal myself and others.  Thank you.”

“Grateful to have easy access to Relax4Life!  So wonderful to learn a a nice, enjoyable environment with great education!”

“Neal made the topic very interesting.  Looking forward to the next class.  He made everything understandable.  Thank you!”

“Great explanation and student participation/sharing.  Lots of knowledge, experience and wisdom being passed.  Thanks so very much!”

“Loved this class.  Neal is a great instructor-he is patient and explains things well.  I look forward to more classes with Neal!”

“Loved it!  Very informative, helpful and made some potentially intimidating material attainable.”

“I found everything taught very valuable.  I think Neal is patient and understands his students are individuals and each learns at a different pace.”

“Excellent teaching style-obviously very experienced!  Liked how the style was different from my Reiki 1 teacher.  Beautiful setting-very welcoming and comforting.  Appreciated being outside for part of it.”

“This class was great. I love how interactive it is as well as how easy Neal makes it to understand what’s being taught. I also really appreciated how well any of my questions I have are always answered.”

“Even tho I had taken Reiki 2 before, I received so much more insight and clarity about my practice. The class felt like a very safe space where all contributions were welcome. Thank you for that.”

“Neal was very thorough-much more than my experience with another teacher for Reiki 1.  It was also almost twice as long.  I didn’t feel rushed and feel like I learned a lot.  Thank you!”

“It was great!  Any questions were welcome and all were answered very well!”

“Very thorough.  I can’t say thank you enough!”

“I really enjoyed being here again, learning with Neal and the rest of the class.  I’m most grateful for this experience.  Thank you!”

“Love Neal and his energy-great class!”

“I really liked the Reiki 2 training.  Everything was very clear to me.  I didn’t feel nervous or “forced” in any way to talk.  I could just listen and relax, which is important to me.  I liked the vibe, the feel of the room and the people.”

“Hi Neal, Thank you for the Reiki 2 workshop on Saturday.  I’m experiencing noticeable changes in energy and clarity. This feels like a missing link for me. The day flew by for me, and I’m hungry to learn more. Thank you again, Neal. I’m grateful to Bob for referring me to you. You’re an inspiring teacher.” Blessings, Marcy

“Thanks again for being an amazing teacher. You have an excellent program and created such a peaceful environment to come to for your Reiki 2 class. You are truly someone special and I am blessed to have been your student :).” Thank you! Meg

“Thank you very much for the class, and the laminate. Class was such an amazing experience, absolutely wonderful!”
 Maggi Penton

“Well organized and intuitively facilitated. The space created allowed for a good flow of learning.”


“Informative without feeling like a classroom. Safe and helpful.”

“Thanks for a wonderful day yesterday. It was VERY comprehensive, covering a lot of helpful and practical information to take in and process. I enjoyed it very much. Neal, you always make everything so professional and you really give people their full money’s worth. I am so proud to be affiliated with you and to tell people that I did levels 1,2, and 3, all with you.” Sharon Rosman, LCSW

“Great coverage of everything relevant. Truly enjoyed this class and found Neal’s insights meaningful.”

“Reiki 2 Class was wonderful.  Everything was very clear and visuals were great.”

“The class was much better than I imagined. Teacher was great and explained everything really well and really wanted to help me. Great experience.”

“I’m enjoying this so much more than the Cranial Sacral levels I did-this just fits me just right. Love it. Thank you.”

“Sincere gratitude to you, Neal! All I can say is this is “life changing” and my present, past and future selves appreciate you. Hope to see you for round #3.”

“It was a wonderful experience. The class was very informative and the instructor truly is a subject matter expert.”

“Great information and technique. Great space and scenery for the classroom.”

“Very thorough, effective, connected and generous. Grateful!”

“Neal is great-allows freedom for questions and is very knowledgeable.”

“The day goes fast.  All topics are covered thoroughly and we are given ample time to practice and apply.”

“Informative-all my questions got answered.  Thank you!”

“Thanks for a great class. I’m excited to be delving deeper into the study and practice of Reiki.”

“I found that the class/instructor was very informative. I felt comfortable asking questions and sharing information.”