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Cincinnati Reiki Retreat | 22-25 April 2022

April 22, 2022 @ 9:00 am - April 25, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Reiki Courses


Pre-Requisites: All lineages and Reiki Levels Welcome

We are asking that all participants have a negative covid test within 48 hours before the event and if you are vaccinated to present your vaccination card.

During this Reiki Retreat, Frans Stiene will teach 4 very specific meditation practices which will help you to go deeper into the symbols and mantras.

Normally, Frans only teaches these meditations one on one.

We practice 3 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the afternoon, with lots of time in the evening to share healing, stories, and fun with your fellow retreatees.

Retreat hours 9am till 5pm with a 2 hours break from 12pm till 2pm (Cincinnati time).

Frans has been hosting these Reiki Retreats for many years now and infuses them with great humour, knowledge of Japanese spiritual teachings, and his own depth of practice of Mikao Usui’s teachings.

Come and share with all the other participants to create a wonderful Reiki community.


Focus on esoteric Japanese practices to stimulate and define your Reiki practise. Immerse yourself in an intense 4 days of deep spiritually energetic work.

Be supported by your fellow students who practice the same teachings as you and by the Reiki teachers, Frans and Bronwen Stiene.

This retreat focuses on delving deeper into your Reiki and/or Meditation journey through the practices of Japanese Esoteric meditations and healing techniques.

The retreat is perfect for anyone who is interested in deepening their meditation practice or spiritual journey.

Some of the practices include the whole group, while others are in pairs or in smaller groups – depending on the practice and technique.

These teachings are very unique and not often taught by many modern meditation teachers. Some of these are traced back to the 7th and 8th century Japan, so we will be tapping into ancient Japanese spiritual traditions.

They are:

  • sitting meditation – mindfulness practice, chanting, moving your energy
  • moving meditation – walking meditation for example
  • sitting/moving meditations – old ancient Shinto, Shugendo, and Buddhist practices

Due to Frans’ unique journey he often includes some 4000 year old Wu (Chinese: shamanic) practices within these retreats. He was taught these ancient teachings by his late Taoist Master.

It will be full on, and you can do it!

“I cannot recommend this retreat highly enough to meditators or Reiki practitioners of any tradition or lineage who want to have phenomenal support in deepening their practice and also opening to profound healing.I went last year, and it was truly transformational (and this after much transformation already in the years since I started studying with Frans Stiene).

What Frans does is truly unique, based in part on his own clarity and integrity of personal practice and in part on his own remarkable teachers in Reiki, Chinese Taoist practices, and Japanese Buddhist traditions. And his retreats are unique even within his teaching. Not to be missed.

I know I will be there, going deep and wide in spiritual play and practice in the beautiful space Frans will be holding for us (not to mention the beautiful natural space at the Northern California retreat center).

Oh, and I’ll be enjoying some excellent company to boot (there is a LOT of laughing going on).
Won’t you join us?
With love, Alice (and no, I don’t get a cut, I just believe in Frans and his retreats whole-heartedly)”

Where is the Retreat?

The retreat will be held at Hoffner Lodge. The Hoffner Lodge is a historic building located in the heart of Northside, a vibrant and funky neighborhood in Cincinnati. It is minutes from Downtown Cincinnati and I-75, an easy drive from Kentucky and Indiana. It is a large open meeting space, with natural light, wood floors and a stage. Across the street is a lovely park and many local restaurants, Juice Bar and coffee options.
Hoffner Lodge address is, 4120 Hamilton Ave, Second Floor, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45223.

Where can I stay? 

You can choose local accommodation at a hotel or bnb. The organizer Maria Kammerer can offer help if you need it.


All Retreat teaching payments are non-refundable and will ensure your place at the Retreat.

If you’d like to see what past retreats have been like then check out the photos and comments from one of our Sequoia USA Reiki Retreats.

Reiki Treatments by Frans Stiene may also be available the day prior to the Retreat. Just email [email protected] to book.

Comments from Retreatees

“I got so much from the retreat… such depth and full energetic realizations. I uncovered a buried trauma that has to effect me on so many levels probably most of the time. You taught us so many tools and methods, techniques and meditations to help us heal and expand in our inner spiritual growth…. I feel like I have what I need to help support my healings in this area, as well as ALL areas. This path just keeps getting deeper and wider, yet more and more expansive. In your teachings, you take such powerful spiritual teachings that have the ability to tap into our inner essence and soul, and make them attainable to all of us with such a fun, light spirited delivery. You support us by letting us feel that depth by your being it, holding that space for us. You are incredibly inspirational and I feel very blessed to be one of your students. Thank-you for being True to your way and you’re being and sharing it so fully with us! “- Sarah Dailey

“Didn’t know what to expect, but knew I had to come when the opportunity presented itself. The inner growth, warmth, and organic view of Reiki caused many things fall into place for me. I feel humbled and honoured to have met you and participated in this class. ” – Terry Chance

“WOW!!! @$%^&*” – Don

“This retreat has been uplifting, nurturing, and challenging. So much beauty has opened in me, and I am anxious to see how things will unfold in the weeks and months to come.” – Mille mercis!!

“Once again I am amazed at how deep the system goes and how many layers can be left behind. It is extremely hard to put in to words the gratitude I have for this retreat and the compassion that Frans shows to us all. The buddha is with the buddha. The light is shining brightly in Joy. Love is all around.” – Jeff

“Frans was his usual awesome self!!! This retreat took me places that I did not know about myself. I am so happy I took the fun ride from NJ to be in this loving, compassionate environment. This experience has deepened my practice and made me a better person. Thank you Frans!!” – Vivian

“Retreat was an amazing 4 days of personal healing, deepening purpose & practice, disintegrating into five elements and integrating back again thru energy exercises, chanting, meditations and hands on healing. What makes it special is Frans creating the right space for everyone to have the experience they need, and that comes from his deep compassion. Deep Gratitude!” – Zeynep

“Form to formless, word to wordless, laughter and lightheartedness. This was a retreat filled with amazing experiences and deepening connections and opportunities to meet spiritual pilgrims. I am filled with gratitude and joy for the gift of Frans and Bronwen’s teachings and dedication to the spiritual practice of Reiki. Forever thanks and blessings coming your way.” – Susan

“Thanks, Frans and everyone, for a wonderful four days of energy and fun. On the first morning Frans said that retreat was about facilitating change. Well he was certainly right and I look forward to continuing to grow in the days ahead.” – Linda

“Life changing experience. So grateful to the so many great people, especially our wonderful teacher, the beautiful venue, etc. Words simply do no justice. The only way to truly share my gratitude and honor my experience is to practice earnestly, honestly, everyday, and aim to embody them. I intend on doing as such.” – Andrew Anders

“It was an incredible group.. it is so amazing to journey down the path with Frans, and everyone else, and also the new souls who join us on the way. I am still open and flying high!! I too can’t wait to see what unfolds in the coming weeks/months/years! thank you Frans, for your dedication to the true roots of Reiki.” – Kim McCarthy


April 22, 2022 @ 9:00 am
April 25, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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Frans Stiene - (Full Biography)

Frans is a co-founder of the International House of Reiki and Shibumi International Reiki Association with Bronwen Logan (Stiene). He is co-author of the The Reiki Sourcebook A-Z of Reiki PocketbookReiki Techniques Card Deck and Your Reiki Treatment and author of Reiki Insights and The Inner Heart of Reiki. Frans is based in Holland and his teachers include Hyakuten Inamoto, Doi Hiroshi and Chris Marsh. Frans is currently training with a Japanese Shingon priest, Takeda Hakusai Ajari, and Reverend Yamabushi Priest, Kûban, from France.



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Hoffner Lodge
4120 Hamilton ave,
Cincinnati, OH 45223 United States
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