About Us

My Story: Anne H. Bentzen


My journey with Reiki began in the 1990’s when beginning to look for answers to help the autistic children I was servicing as an occupational therapist.  I discovered the world of energy and a new way of perceiving the world based on energy and not just our sensory system.  After becoming a western style Usui Reiki master I developed a private practice in Westchester County New York . I founded Balancing 4 Life in 2008.

 I have enjoyed providing Reiki treatments and teaching Reiki for years. In 2013, I began learning the original Japanese style of Reiki called Jikiden Reiki which has no western influence .

In 2019, as I was retiring from occupational therapy I became certified as a Shihankaku (assistant) teacher by the chairman of the Jikiden Reiki Institute, Tadao Yamaguchi Sensei. I now offers the Jikiden Reiki Shoden  seminars for the direct hands-on physical treatment to all beginning students. As a teacher, Anne’s goal is to create a Westchester Putnam Jikiden Reiki community by providing Jikiden Reiki programs for students including Reiju-Kai, Koryo-Kai and introductory “Open House” opportunities for the public called Taiken-Kai. Zoom calls held during the pandemic have supported student practice and enhanced their understanding of Japanese culture and the roots of Reiki.

Presently, I am the only Jikiden Reiki Shihankaku teacher and practitioner in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties.


“Anne has such a strong calming presence.  She is  creates a very warm and welcoming atmosphere.  When she teaches she is very patient, well-organized, answering all questions and giving lots of practice time to gain confidence.  I am excited to explore more about Reiki energy.  I would definitely recommend anyone who is seeking alternative teatment and preventative care to maintain their health to see Anne.”

S. Ammon


” I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for me.  The time you take to prepare for your workshops and classes and the kind and gentle way you deliver information shows it is all from your heart. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself.  You are a wonderful person.”

B. Slatas

Mission Statement

The goal of Balancing 4 Life is to help you experience relief from daily stressors and physical/emotional symptoms to support greater health and well-being in your life.  Simultaneously our complementary counseling will empower you to understand how your thoughts and beliefs influence your reality. Rebalancing your subtle energy body with Reiki and supporting a positive shift of your conscious awareness will empower you to transform your health and well-being for a future of greater happiness and peace.

We each have an innate ability to heal ourselves. Treating the human energy field is the missing link to healthcare and well-being. Reiki restores harmony to your heart and mind.

​I look forward to meeting you in the near future to help you realize your best self.


-Anne H. Bentzen, founder of Balancing 4 Life

Contact Us

Contact Info


By Appointment Only

Home Visit healing sessions available upon request for severely ill clients. 

Wellness Center Location:

Suite 101 (second floor), 25 Broadway, Pleasantville, NY 10570


Wellness Center Location:

Suite 101 (second floor), 25 Broadway, Pleasantville, NY 10570

Pre-Registration required​. Early Bird Pricing available as listed. Class payments are preferred in advance by check. No Refunds. Credit is given towards future classes.

Healing Session Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. Please be courteous. Thank you.

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