Andrea Kartika Deierlein

Andrea is based in White Plains, NY (outside of New York City). Specializing in

  • Reiki sessions
  • Reiki courses
  • Reiki shares for students and the local Reiki community
  • Reiki outreach (incl. a Community Reiki Clinic)

When Andrea first learned Reiki in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2015, a switch turned in her head. For the first time in her life, she felt like she received permission to be kind to herself, when her teacher introduced the fifth precept, “Just for today, be compassionate to yourself and others.”

A recovering perfectionist, Andrea has been realizing that (self)compassion is more important than functioning and impressing with achievements. She considers Reiki her lifesaver, what keeps her sane and well every day. She fell in love with the practice and continued to study the system of Reiki after her return to New York. But after she completed the third level in the Western tradition, she felt lost. All of a sudden, she had so many questions and felt alone during this transformative time. She educated herself about Reiki as best as she could and looked for the teacher of the teachers and found Frans. After participating in two Reiki Play Days and reading his and Bronwen’s books, she decided to sign up for the Shinpiden class in 2017.

As a practitioner, Andrea focuses on helping her clients become in tune with themselves. As a teacher, she provides ongoing support for her students and helps other Reiki practitioners, who have been trained in different traditions and stopped practicing, to fall in love with Reiki again. In the community, she serves as “Reiki ambassador” to educate the public that Reiki is not woo woo. Together with a local non-profit organization, Andrea founded a Reiki Clinic for the community and even brought Reiki to jail. She also taught Reiki at a convent. You can read about her experience here: