Soulasana Vibes, our studio podcast, recently had the wonderful opportunity to have our dear friend, Maui girl and Reiki Master, Kira Enge, visit our yoga studio to introduce her Golden Light Reiki Energy Healing modality and share how it all began. She has been in the healing profession for over 20 years and her passion and knowledge is vast. In addition to being a Reiki master, Kira is a dance/movement therapist, a trained Motional Processor, and a busy mama of 4 beautiful children. 

During our time with this revolutionary goddess, we learned about the Usui method, Kira’s unique expression of it (she was trained in Usui for level 1 but Non Traditional in the 2nd and 3rd levels), and how her healing can bring peace and transformation to our minds, bodies, and souls.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is an alternative healing therapy that targets the energy fields around the body. Also known as palm healing because often it uses the healer’s palms to touch or hover over targeted areas, Reiki is a type of energy healing that promotes transformation to a higher and clearer vibration by allowing the receiver to experience stress reduction and relaxation. Despite skepticism in some circles, Reiki is growing, powerful, and very much real and alive.


The practice of Reiki originated in Japan in the late 1800s. The word “Reiki” is comprised of two Japanese words, “Rei” and “Ki.” Rei translates to “Higher Power” or “Universal” and Ki is known as “life force energy.” Reiki, therefore, can be understood as “Universal Life Force Energy,” though many prefer to describe it as “spiritually guided life force energy.” Kira admits that she felt guided by spiritual energy from the time she was very young and that the practice of Reiki was very natural for her and in perfect alignment to her soul’s calling.

How Does Reiki Work?

Reiki Master Kira Enge explained that our life force energy could become stagnate in our bodies where we have experienced physical or even emotional pain and trauma These energy blocks can prolong illness, injuries, and emotional handicaps. Reiki helps the flow of our life force energy by removing blocks in a similar way to acupuncture. By improving energy flow, Reiki is able to revitalize and rehabilitate. Kira so beautifully shared that when she offers Reiki, she also experiences healing as she heals the other. "There are many miracles but no guarantees,” she says. It is incredible to listen to her share all of the powerful experiences she has witnessed through the arena of reiki. The flow of energy is symbiotic and works in the highest vibration.

What is a Typical Reiki Treatment Session Like?

Reiki treatments are most often performed in a calm, peaceful environment. The receiver remains fully clothed and may be in a seated position or lying down, depending on what is most comfortable. The Reiki practitioner than lays their hands lightly on the individual or just above the target area. The practitioner then transfers life energy to the area until they no longer feel the energy being drawn from them. They then move their hands to the next known trouble area or scan the body with their palms until they feel a shift in energy. Kira, in her uniqueness, offers a traditional style of Reiki while also adding her own spiritual Reiki dance, energy clearing, love meditations and crystal magic. A treatment with Kira will take you out of your own mind and body and into a space of deep healing.


What is Usui Reiki?

While Reiki is not a religion it is embodied in unconditional love and source energy. The founder of the Reiki system, Mikao Usui, believed it is important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony. Usui encouraged his students to adopt certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony. Reiki masters who use the Usui method, like Kira Enge, choose to continuously improve oneself to more effectively help others. Kira eloquently points out that we are all constantly evolving and we must maintain a sense of humor and lightness as we ebb and flow and rise and fall in our own lives. It goes back to intention and a desire to serve and heal and love others that will keep us steady on our path.

How Can Reiki Help Me?

Kira was also kind enough to be interviewed for one of our first episodes on our new podcast, Soulasana Vibes. To learn more about how Reiki therapy and the Usui method can help you, subscribe to our podcast Soulasana Vibes and listen to Kira’s interview. Please follow Kira on instagram @reikira_rockstar and no matter where you are in the world, contact her for a session! If you mention SOULASANA YOGA she has generously offered 15% off your next treatment.

If you are interested in learning more, Kira recommends the book below, THE ESSENTIAL REIKI, by Diane Stein. This book has roots in the Usui Method and then also includes non-traditional aspects of Reiki as well.

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