Andrea Kartika Deierlein
Founder & Chief Energy Officer
For many years, I was one of those walking zombies on Metro North going into New York City at 7 a.m., returning 12 or more hours later. I was exhausted, drained, and nasty. To get through the days of my job in German government relations I fueled myself with caffeine and sugar. To deal with the physical pain of all this tension and stress, I popped pain killers like candy.
No wonder that I couldn’t sleep and developed a chronically inflamed esophagus, grinding my teeth until some of them broke. During that time one of my colleagues offered to share Reiki with me at our lunch break. To be honest, I didn't think much of it and didn't feel anything.
Then I moved to Jakarta, Indonesia, where I have always wanted to live. But despite the change of scenery and lifestyle, I was still so much in my head that I continued to repeat my same patterns of perfectionism and pushing myself too hard in my job as Director of Marketing & Communications.
Thanks to a friend, I began to join a meditation group and was properly introduced to Reiki. I signed up for a session and experienced the relaxation and relief I desperately needed. It took several sessions, but once my body could recover from all the tension and pain, my mind became clearer, and I realized that all this time I had been working against myself, instead of with myself.
When I took my first Reiki class in 2015, a switch turned in my head. For the first time in my life, somebody gave me permission to be kind to myself.
I am now realizing every day that (self) compassion and being at peace with myself are more important than functioning and impressing with achievements.
Reiki has been my lifesaver, what keeps me sane and well every day. My doctor even declares me “super healthy” after every physical.
Today, Reiki is a way of well-being that I am committed to share with others – and I can’t wait to help you shift from stressed and overwhelmed to calm and resilient too. Would you like to know more?
MY REIKI JOURNEY
I am not how most people envision a Reiki Master. 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 (IHR) - and committed to present, practice and teach Reiki in a practical, authentic and pure way.
MILESTONES THAT FILL ME WITH JOY
Helped a 7-figure-executive with severe insomnia to back off from shock therapy.
Created an international Reiki community during COVID-19 shelter-in-place.
Translated a Reiki Shinpiden (Master course) in Germany for Frans Stiene, best-selling author and co-founder of the International House of Reiki.
Brought mindfulness and Reiki to jail inmates at the Westchester Correctional Facility.
Taught Reiki at an Ursuline Convent.
Shared Reiki with newborn babies and with 90+-year-old nuns.