Sarah Gregg - The Reiki Drum Technique

Today has been a consistently sunny day, with snowdrops peering through in my outdoor space promising a new start to the year and hinting at better times ahead.  The snow of the past week or so froze things physically and metaphorically… it was almost as if everything was put on hold until the thaw and the New Year had been a false start, but the sunshine of the past few days seems to have woken everything up again and 2013 has kicked up a gear!

A lot of my friends and acquaintances found the energy towards the end of last year hugely transformative with many starting completely new ventures in 2013 after the energetic changes of 21.12.12.  I felt around 12.12.12 that there were some changes taking place at the level of our DNA and two of my Reiki and Shamanic Friends verified they were getting the same message during their meditations.  It will be interesting to see how this manifests on a mind/body/spirit level.  The energy of the whole of 2012 to me reinforced the concept of our physical world being illusory, a dream of our imagination, and as we come into our power co-creating with the Universe, we shall start to accept this into our consciousness as a Spiritual Truth. One of my new intentions for 2013 is to run larger group events to consolidate the new energies which we are now working with and to celebrate our Oneness.    On February 4th we move into the Chinese Year of the  Water Snake which bodes well for people coming together for the greater good in community and friendship.  It also is significant for a more peaceful year than has been the past few years (many limped into 2013 licking their wounds from 2012!).  There should be a definate improvement in most people’s lives, which again coincides with the new era which is upon us and the idea of a new beginning.

Our fabulously high energy event, the annual Reiki Drum Share is taking place on March 24th.  I am waiting to see if we have any places left as the event is as always pretty much full.  If you haven’t yet booked but would like to come, please let me know as we sometimes get last minute cancellations.  This day just gets better year on year and very much reflects the energy of the times.  As we all have so much to look forward to in 2013 and beyond, I am anticipating the energy will be very high spirited and joyous.

One of my ventures for 2013 is a one day Introduction to Sound Healing workshop in Weedon, Buckinghamshire on Sunday 14th April.  If you are curious about sound healing and would like to find out some more, please see booking form to reserve your place.  Intro To Sound Healing Workshop Flyer and Booking Form The fee for the day is £55.   The day is both an experiential and practical day using drums, rattles, crystal bowls, percussion, gongs, monochord sound chair and our natural instruments, our voices.

For those of you who are Level II Reiki attuned and above, I’m running an Advanced Training Usui Reiki Kotodama and Buddhist Chant workshop in Sheering, Essex on Sunday 12th May. The workshop will be a practical and experiential day working with the Usui Reiki Kotodama for deep and insightful personal healing.   Kotodama (the spiritual power of words) are the sacred sounds used with the various different Reiki energies.   The majority of the day will be spent working with the Kotodama in many different ways and there will be other Buddhist chants which will be introduced to during the day which can also be used for personal healing.   Some of you may have already been taught the Kotodama in your training, and this will give you the opportunity to work with a larger group energy and use them for different applications. For those of you who have not worked with Kotodama before, working with these powerful sounds in this way for a whole day along with other sacred chants will be hugely transformational.  As always it will be a bonus to be in the company of like minded. Your investment for the day is £55 and is open to Level II Reiki Students, Masters and Teachers. Please email me should you wish to reserve a place, as spaces are limited and I already have had a great response for this day.

And finally but by no means least, I have a few places left for the Annual Summer Solstice Reiki Retreat in Cornwall June 17th-21st.  I must say the venue for this particular retreat is really something very special.  The Bluff Centre is a beautiful centre, lovingly run by Marianne and Charlie Tapper.   The energy of the centre is made up of a very refined energy with a lot of the air element (being at the top of a cliff overlooking the sea has a lot to do with this!) and is perfect for the practises we will be doing.  We will be staying just outside Tintagel overlooking Trebarwith Strand, a marvellous stretch of golden sand overlooking the fabulous Gull Rock.  I have stayed here several times and every time I come back completely rejuvenated and inspired.  We will be visiting Tintagel Castle and St Nectan’s Glen as part of the retreat activities.  Tintagel is reputed to be the birthplace of King Arthur and is a majestic site in its lofty perch overlooking the Atlantic.  Weather permitting we will be visiting Tintagel by way of a stunning coastal walk.    St Nectan’s is one of the ten most important Sacred Sites here in the UK. The excursion to St Nectan’s will involve a beautiful walk through a magical valley leading to the Waterfall which is a place of incredible elemental energy.  People from all over the world visit here to bathe in the water and take photographs to capture the beautiful and amazing orbs which show up.  If the centre and the other locations weren’t enough, we will be celebrating the Summer Solstice and doing wonderful Reiki practises for the entire stay, coupled with the fact we will be amongst like minded Reiki practitioners… I’ve been planning this retreat for over two years, so it is going to be quite some week!  Don’t miss out, there are only a few places left and it will be a very special few days.  You can download a brochure with lots of photos to whet your appetite from the Retreats page of the website.

Besides these large group events, I am running the normal Usui Reiki classes, Reiki Drum Practitioner Workshops and Karuna classes, as well as holding regular sound events.  I hope to see some of you during 2013 and wish you all joy for all of your New Beginnings.

Sending love, Sarah xx

Forthcoming Events & Workshops

February 2/3 – Shoden Reiki First Degree

February 9/10 – Okuden Reiki Second Degree

March 1 – 3 – Karuna Reiki Master Class

March 24th – Reiki Drum Share, Sheering, Essex

April 14th – Intro to Sound Healing, Weedon, Buckinghamshire

April 27-28 – Reiki Drum Practitioner Class

May 4/5 – Shoden Reiki First Degree

May 12th – Kotodama Workshop, Sheering, Essex

May 17-19 – Advanced Practitioner/Master Healer and Master Teacher Training

June 1st/2nd – Okuden Reiki Second Degree

June 17-21 – Summer Solstice Reiki Retreat, Tintagel, North Cornwall

I am really happy to see how Reiki Drumming is now firmly in the UK Reiki Community’s consciousness.  Every week there seems to be more students coming through wanting to learn this fantastic healing modality and the great team of teachers who have trained with me over the past five years are doing amazing work around the UK in raising awareness.  I was really honoured to be able to include an article about the therapy in the most recent edition of Kindred Spirit, which in itself has a large audience and will help to get the message out.  If you’ve not yet tried Reiki Drum, please seek out your nearest practitioner.  It really is the most amazing healing experience. Read the article here:   Kindred Spirit Article on Reiki Drumming November 2012 Please feel free to share with people who may be interested.

The recent Samhain Reiki Drum residential in Suffolk was an incredible experience for me as a teacher.  We extended the teachings by two days and fitted lots of new and exciting Reiki Drum techniques into the retreat.  Samhain, the Celtic New Year, is traditionally a time to honour our ancestors, so our practises reflected this theme and included an all night Reiki Drumming Vigil along with a beautiful and very moving Honouring the Ancestors Ceremony.  The Reiki practitioners who attended were lovely souls and we went very deep into the practises and were supported greatly on an energetic level.  The Reiki drumming creating a high energy environment throughout the weekend and we had lots of Orbs show up in many of the photos.  The retreat had several repeaters on it, which shows what a positive and lasting impression Reiki Drumming has on people.  It was a joy to spend time with old friends!   We also managed to get out and about in the beautiful Suffolk countryside and connected with the elements and nature spirits during our coastal walk.  Happy memories.

We also celebrated Samhain when I returned to East Herts with another group of fantastic people and were blessed to have several people with mediumship skills in the group, so the messages we received were very clear and poignant.  We did a drum journey to connect with an Ancestor and everyone in attendance was surprised at the people who they met – Ancestors who had very important messages for them and wanted to be remembered and recognised that night.  We also spent time reflecting on the things we needed to let go of at the end of the Celtic Year so we could embrace the New year without any encumbrances and move forward confidently.  Another beautiful event. In fact, whenever a group of Reiki practitioners get together, the events are always magical and full of joy and healing for those who attend, and when the drum is added… it just takes it to another level, as those of you who practise know.

I am already looking forward to 2013’s events and am now taking bookings for the Reiki Drum practitioner classes scheduled throughout the year.  The Spring Equinox Reiki Drum share is already over half full, so please let me know if you are coming, so as to avoid disappointment.  I have the joy of spending the next three days with two lovely ladies who are doing their Shinpiden Reiki Master Teacher Course and as always I am mindful of the Reiki precept, Be Grateful, as I truly am grateful for having the opportunity to do this work.

If you would like to find out more about this beautiful healing modality, please contact us at for further information.

With love and Reiki blessings, Sarah

2013 Reiki Drum classes and Share

Duration of Course: 2 days •Fee: £250 – Includes drum, workbook and class manual. If you have your own drum, the fee is reduced to £200, please advise at time of booking.

Reiki Drum – Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire
26 & 27 January •27 & 28 April • 6 & 7 July • 5 & 6 October

Annual Reiki Drum Share – Sheering, Essex
Sunday March 24th, 10:00 – 16:30.
Fee: £20 – pre-booking essential.

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