Hi This is Tana Saler. I am a Reiki
Teaching Master. With Reiki you can treat people, pets, plants, seeds
and seedlings before planting; food. If you have the Reiki level II or
higher training, you can send Reiki healing across time and space: to
people who are far away, or to the past. You can treat relationships and
situations. You can heal important events in your past: your moment of
birth, your graduation, your wedding or even your divorce. And you can
send Reiki healing to the future: to tomorrow's interview or next week's
date. The possibilities are endless.
Learning Reiki is an experience that
affects you beyond intellectual reasoning. In this East-meets-West
approach, your learning unfolds at both conscious and non-conscious mind
levels. The Reiki classes are a venue for you to access and express
inner strengths, wisdom and abilities previously untapped into. A
skilled Reiki teacher will offer more than factual information, and will
guide you through processes that gift you with the most valuable
knowledge that is: your inner wisdom.
Your ability to connect with, and direct
the healing flow of Reiki is accessed through a ceremony called
the Reiki attunement. Regarded as sacred, this process is much
like shamanic initiations and life rites of passage: it's a launching
pad for your growth as a human. The Reiki attunement, together with a
meditative Reiki practice, has the potential to bring you up a notch in
your personal power, intuitive wisdom, and loving kindness towards
yourself and others.
What makes Tana's classes unique in the Ottawa Reiki
community, is clarity of information, a focus on your personal
empowerment, and an integral approach to learning. Some comments from
students are: "You clarified things for me that no-one ever managed
before"; "You are so real and grounded"; "I received more than I thought
I came for".
Q: Are there invisible energies that affect your
health and life?
Can you think of times when you
felt down, dragging your feet through the day, with no apparent
reason? Perhaps in such times it takes you forever to get
anything done. You get irritable, sad or discouraged. You feel chilly
even when the air is warm. You want to sleep a lot, and you crave for
foods that make you fat. You have all kinds of aches and pains and the
doctors can’t find anything wrong with you. Or maybe they can, and do,
and you are diagnosed with a chronic condition.
Q: What do doctors in China know that Western
Everything that is going on in
the physical body has its source in your energy field. Just as you have
a physical anatomy, you also have an energy anatomy, invisible – for
most people - to the naked eye.
Your subtle body is receptive to
any mental and emotional changes in yourself and your environment, whether you are aware of it or not.
This is common knowledge in the
East, where doctors know by heart not only your bones and muscles, but
also your life force ‘Ki’ pathways, called meridians,
and your acupuncture points.
Thanks to this knowledge, the
Chinese doctors can ‘catch’ an illness while still in its incipient,
energy form, and before it becomes chronic physical ailment. They see a
bigger part of the picture than Western doctors, which is why they can
do more for their patients.
Q: Can Awareness of the Subtle Energies help you
prevent and reverse illness?
You bet! It’s like the
difference between trying to drive your car with 100% dark glasses on,
and navigating with 20-20 sight.
You may think that you feel
tired or achy for no reason at all. But the fact is, you
simply aren’t aware of the reason, which is why you can’t prevent it;
unless, of course, you open your eyes and see. When you
expand your perception to read subtle energies, it becomes easy for you
to manage them.
If you see a tennis ball coming
at you, you can catch it, divert it, or step out of its way. Because you
can see it, you can be sure it’s not going to hit you in the head.
What about the invisible forces
that are coming at you? How can you catch, divert, or avoid them if you
don’t perceive them?
Q: Can I learn to read subtle energies, even if I
wasn’t born clairvoyant or clairsentient?
Actually, many are born with
abilities that, if unacknowledged and unused, become dormant. Whether
your abilities are dormant or they were never there, you can cultivate
them. It makes evolutionary sense that human beings develop abilities that
were not developed before.
In over ten years of initiating
people into the secrets of the Reiki healing art, I have not seen a
person who is not able to open up and sense the subtle energies.
You’ll be amazed to discover how
much you are capable of sensing and perceiving when your dormant
abilities are activated, and when you are skillfully shown how to do it.
Once you learn how to perceive
subtle energy, and you understand your energy anatomy, you can become
skilled at moving the energy in yourself, others, and your
Q: Why would I want to take Reiki classes when I
can do Qi Gong or Tai-Chi?
You don’t. With years of
discipline and consistent practice, Qi Gong masters and grandmasters
achieve outstanding results of health, longevity, sexual stamina and
more. You only want to learn Reiki if you want to expand your perception
now, without waiting for years. If you want an immediate
boost of your abilities, that you can later sustain and build upon with
practice, then Reiki is the place to start!
Q: Do I need to be initiated by a Reiki Teaching
Yes. You can’t get attuned
to the frequencies of Reiki just by reading a book or an Internet
article on it. A Reiki Master has been initiated to the ability to
attune students, and has the presence and experience to
guide and support you through the process.
Q: How safe is the Reiki attunement, and why do I
need a goodReiki Master if
this is safe?
The Reiki attunement is a
gentle, yet powerful process. The Reiki student sits in a chair, in a
meditative pose. During the attunement, which can last anywhere between
ten and thirty minutes, sometimes more, the Reiki Master gently touches
the hands of the student, gesturing above the student’s body in ways
that follow the student’s chakras (energy centers). The
chakras are being activated, which, in a sense, is the energetic
equivalent of opening the eyes for the first time.
If you were blind since birth or
for a long time, and one day you would suddenly see, the experience
could be unusual, a lot to take in, maybe startling. Being activated and
awakened with a Reiki initiation can be moving, exhilarating, startling,
awesome, unusual. A wise, compassionate and skilled Reiki Master will
guide and support you during and after this process.
Q: What shall I look for when I choose a Reiki
Reiki is Spiritually Guided (Rei)
Life Force Energy (Ki).
Like pure water, (H2O),
Reiki is a powerful, neutral energy.
Imagine that you want to drink a
glass of water from a pristine spring. The water is tapped through
several ducts: one is made of stainless steel; one duct is made of moldy
wood; another one is made of crystal; and another duct is made of rusty
iron. At the other end of these ducts, you can place your empty glass to
fill it with water and drink. Which duct will you choose?
Water is neutral, but it has
memory. It is a good conductor for electricity, and not only. Passing
through each duct, the water will get informed with the
energy of the duct, and thus, altered. A moldy or rusty duct can
contaminate the water. Pure crystal or stainless steel might actually
add to it.
A Reiki Master is a human being,
with his or her own personality, character, intelligence and skills. The
Reiki energy and the knowledge passed on from the teacher to student,
carries the flavor and the vibration of the teacher.
When deciding on a Reiki Master,
ask yourself what is the level of integrity of this
person? What stage of consciousness development have they
reached? How vast is their knowledge and experience?
How compassionate is she or he?
Q: Why would I choose Tana Saler to be my Reiki
Tana has over ten years of
experience as a Reiki Teaching Master, and here are some ways that she
Tana is an Integrally
Informed teacher. She is a student of the Integral Model and
Ken Wilber’s work, and has a regular Integral Life Practice. The
Integral Model is the most comprehensive map of consciousness, You,
life, God and everything, existing in the world at this moment.
Tana’s cognition has reached a high altitude of
development, and is being transmitted to the student through knowledge
Tana has been teaching cross-culturally on three
continents, and is aware of the various cultural needs of her
Students who have learned with Tana Saler often
remark that “She has clarified for me difficult concepts
like no-one else did before.
As a wannabe comedian Tana has been nicknamed ‘The
Laughing Master’. Her classes are filled with humour, laughter, pure
joy, and a light-hearted informal, caring atmosphere.
life and work focus is on enlightenment and evolution: “waking up and
growing up”. Therefore, her classes go beyond just ‘feeling good’.
They are awakening and transformative, with positive effects on
students’ lives long after the classes.
Reiki Students say:
all is well with you.
thought i would give you an update on how things have been at my end
since taking the Reiki 2 a few weeks ago.
say that I feel quite different as a person and I feel good. I feel
strong and focused and I have a lot of energy. I am taking life as it
comes and I am enjoying that feeling. I have been practicing Reiki quite
a bit and I have created a box with affirmations in it and I send energy
to it every day. It's quite useful and I think it is working :)
Reiki 2, I feel relieved for some reason and I am less worried about the
future. I have confidence that good will happen and that I can deal with
any curveballs. I feel like I am living in the present a little bit more
which is a good feeling altogether.
thank you again for the sessions. It really has made a big difference in
"Greetings and love Tana!
Thank you so much for the Reiki I and II attunement. My life just keeps
getting better and better. I am in general so much happier. And life is
easier for me. I'm not getting hung up on the little things. My heart is
so much bigger.
For over two years I have been developing and growing my spirituality,
my peace. It has been a wonderful journey. When I received my Reiki
attunements though it seems like worlds just opened up to me at a quick
pace. (Does it keep getting better?)
(...) What a great experience. (...) What a blessing the Reiki
attunements have been in my life!!!
Thank you and wishing you the best day!"
Stephanie Leffler, (9/09 attunement)
"Simply amazing!! Tana exudes amazing knowledge, wisdom, and compassion.
I learned so much and am now in a more peaceful state. Thank you so much
"The Reiki I and II classes offered by the amazing Tana Saler far
exceeded my expectations. She is a gifted teacher and communicator whose
knowledge about energy healing is vast and whose passion for the subject
matter shines through. Tana is articulate, intelligent, and can readily
explain complicated concepts. She was easily able to integrate and
reconcile right and left brain perspectives/thinking. The classes
provided an excellent balance between the theory and practical
applications. Equally as important, she has a superb sense of humour and
made the learning fun - she is completely earth bound and very
authentic. Tana has such a warm and loving heart - she was always eager
to help her students. I would be pleased to have the opportunity to take
other classes with Tana Saler."
- RC, Ottawa, Ont, Sept 2008
Reiki I Training: February 2008
Hi Tana, I just want to say Thank you again for the wonderful week –
end. I feel so rejuvenated, motivated and inspired. I’m Excited to
journey my path in life and I can't wait to learn more and more
information . I can already feel Reiki changing my life.
(After two weeks:) Honestly Tana I love doing Reiki. I love the fact I
am helping people feel relaxed and it's just such a wonderful feeling.
It’s so hard for me to describe; it just makes me feel good, my hands
tingle, my heart feels open. It is just a feeling I have never
experienced before and Ilike it. Everyone who I have treated
has said very positive things. They feel peaceful and have told me about
feeling sensations in their body. I even had one friend who said she
had seen blue and purple when her eyes were closed. It was interesting
because that’s what I saw during my attunement and she wasn’t aware of
that. I just thought that was a really cool experience and super neat
feed back. Doing Reiki on myself is great, it helps me sleep at night
and feel more serene. All in all I think my Reiki experience so far has
been incredible. I’ll keep in touch and I think you’re great. I talk
about what an amazing and inspiring person you are to people all the
time. Lots of Love Christina - Christina S., Ottawa
You are a unique teacher: so down to earth; you are real. I feel like I
can relate to you, and you truly understand me. I feel like you treat me
as an equal, and you see only my highest self! You remind me of
what is already in my heart.
I take with me your wonderful way to love yourself! The gift of Reiki,
innate in all of us, is now ALIVE in me, and I'm excited to see how my
life and attitude with change.
This was an incredible experience: uplifting, empowering, and extremely
Thank you with all my soul,
Jennifer C. - January 15 & 18,
Reiki I&II Intensive
Sign-up now for your training here:
Focus: the physical body
Information on: energy, healing arts,
the history of Reiki, energetic anatomy (subtle bodies, chakras,
the four elements), origins of illness; how to set up a clinic;
professional and ethical code
Brief introduction to the Integral
Model and Ken Wilber's work; locating energy work on the map of
Attunement (energy initiation)
Hands-on practice for treating self
The Reiki I course will give you information about:
·Body, mind and
energies and energy anatomy – meridians of Chi and chakras
introduction to the Integral Map of Consciousness and its applications to health
origins and history
overview and the relationship between subtle energy and health / illness
After the Reiki I weekend training, you will be able to:
Sense energy with the palms of your hands
Name three ways of reading energy
Move subtle energy in at least five ways
Apply Reiki therapy to yourself
Apply Reiki therapy to others – people, animals, plants, and more
Name at least three ways to cultivate energy sensitivity and awareness