Sequoia USA Reiki Retreat 2011

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Here are some photos of the beautiful Sequoia Retreat, students chatting, and posing for a Great Group Photo. This last photo is of members of the Shelter Animal Reiki Association who attended the Retreat. Great to see you there gals!

Come and join us at the Sequoia Reiki Retreat in 2012

Well the retreat if officially over. As I wait for my ride to take me away from the retreat center, I thought this would be an excellent time to collect some thoughts about the retreat and share them with you. Since all of you have been through a Frans workshop you know how “challenging” it can be to express what happened.
It’s hard to believe I’ve been gone for nearly a week and just did 4 days of intensive work. Seems like the retreat just got started and then it was over.
The retreat is a VERY different animal than a shinpiden course. I feel like a little contrast is in order because this shows a “whole” new side to Frans as well as whats possible with Reiki.
It seems to me (at least the two times I’ve taken a shinpiden course) that the energy is very focused. It’s all about being immersed into a direct experience of the DKM.
Of course, that “experience” is partnered with various techniques like learning attunements, or reiju etc. So while, it is quite exceptionally deep and profound its more like an introduction, a new beginning into a lifelong love affair with “the great white light”. That experience can be healing and it hugely transformative.
Now this retreat was everything like that and nothing like that all at the same time.
At this retreat the focus if there was one was about moving beyond ones illusions and stripping away the layers of “rubbish” hiding your light. There was a great feeling of connectedness to both the people here and the land itself. This was done with intention right at the beginning. What a nice way to start a retreat.
Tony – USA

When the earth shifts it is best that you are sitting down.
Joan – Canada

So simple and profound and always unexpected as the layers peal away. Thank you Frans it has been a blast!!
Bette – USA

I am empty, and yet I am filled completely.
I am alone, and yet I am a part of everything.
I am nothing, and yet I am all that is.
Christine – USA

Thank you for providing one awesome experience after another. I feel so blessed to have met a teacher like you. My Reiki light is expanding and look forward to the next retreat.
Linda – USA

Thank you so, so, so much for the lovely 4 days. My life has been changed for better.
Olivia – USA

It was a wonderful retreat – a powerful Reiki beginning for me. Thank you!

Thank you Frans, for your wisdom, your knowledge and playfulness. I leave this retreat today with a heart full of love and compassion.
Monique – USA

Comments 6

  1. Avatar of Frans Stiene

    Hi All,
    What an amazing group of people, I had a wonderful time meeting and working with you all.

    Great news, we are working on another retreat there for next year, so keep your eyes and ears open!

  2. Avatar of Caroline Thomas

    Beautiful photograph of the SARA Gals, I can feel their wonderful energy radiating out from the photo<3 Such a good looking group too:) From a SARA Gal here in the UK, I can see that you have had the most amazing experience with Frans, it looks like such wonderful place to experience your Retreat, so spiritual. Hopefully one day I will get a chance to meet you all. Love and hugs xXx

  3. Avatar of kathi richards

    I was so very sad to have missed the retreat due to another event that I had to be at. I am so hoping to go next year. Blessings

  4. Avatar of Leah D'Ambrosio

    Frans is an amazing Reiki master who truly lives what he teaches and has the ability to bring out the very best in you. I ended the retreat feeling relaxed, refreshed and renewed!!  Cannot wait for next year!!!

  5. Avatar of Joyce Leonard

    It was a wonderful retreat. Frans’ dedication to his practice, his generosity to his students, and his willingness to be a student with his students are pure gifts to me and everyone else. These things speak louder than anything he could intellectually instruct us in.

  6. Avatar of Frans Stiene

    Hi All,
    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback, it was indeed an amazing, wonderful, life changing experience.
    I am looking forward to next year as well, hope we have the same beautiful weather again.

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