Actually, I prefer to call myself a Reiki practitioner & teacher.
Mastery takes a lifetime to achieve - and I continue to work with several mentors and teachers on this path. I was trained in the two main traditions of Reiki practice, Usui Shiki Ryoho and Usui Reiki Ryoho, and I practice Reiki without any add-ons, bells and whistles (and daily on myself).
I am a graduate teacher of the International House of Reiki - and committed to present, practice and teach Reiki in a practical, authentic and pure way. Check out my profile on their website.
Kartika is my Indonesian name... and means "The one who brings the light."
I'm German-Indonesian... to explain the Asian look with the German accent.
Born and raised in Munich, Germany, in the seventies.
German precision is ingrained in me... working for the German government for 9 years trained me well. I even wrote speeches for the Consul General and had my picture on the Times Square NASDAQ building.
Before Reiki I didn't know how to deal with stress and anxiety: I suffered from a chronically inflamed esophagus and grinded my teeth to the point of breaking.
My brother is one of my favorite people in the whole world.
My first encounter with Reiki was not positive... I thought it was woo-woo
Thank Goodness for my teacher Frans Stiene (with me in the picture) who helps me understand, practice and teach Reiki as close to its Japanese roots as possible.
Also a big THANK YOU to Priya Tuli, who in Jakarta, Indonesia, was the first Reiki practitioner to show me that Reiki REALLY WORKS!
It took several sessions, but once my body could recover from all the tension and pain, my mind became clearer, and I realized that for most of my life I had been working against myself, instead of with myself.
"I felt at peace and at ease after my sessions with Andrea." - Joe F.
Online via Zoom
Receive a 50-minute Reiki session in the comfort of your home. Sessions are tailored to your individual needs and may include meditation, breathing and mindfulness techniques as well as guided hands-on-healing on the self. Book your session here.
At my office in White Plains, N.Y.
Sessions range from 60 to 90 minutes. You are laying fully clothed on a massage table. I will place my hands lightly on or near your body on your head and shoulders, torso, legs and feet. The position sequence and duration varies based on your needs. Book your session now.
Private Reiki Training
Many of my clients are learning to practice Reiki on themselves.
In addition to group trainings, I also teach Reiki self-care one-on-one for those who want to take their self-healing into their own hands. You will learn the basic hand positions for treating yourself and meditation exercises for focus. Send me an email.
Meditation. Mindfulness. Reiki.
I am an experienced facilitator for meditation and mindfulness workshops as well as introductory Reiki programs in public and corporate settings. Send me an email so we can explore this option for your group or company.
Free guided meditation
For you to download and to keep.
Tune into your body... with my free guided meditation.
Get out of your head and become present - in only nine minutes.
Access my free guided meditation How to Tune into Your Bodyhere.
Some impressions of my life as a Reiki practitioner.