Upcoming Events and Classes



Hosted by:  Anne Bentzen, Owner

Date: Friday, May 20, 2022

Location: Suite 101, 25 Broadway, Pleasantville, NY 10570

Time: 6-8 PM    Come meet Anne Bentzen, Jikiden Reiki Shihankaku teacher and practitioner. Learn about restorative wellness opportunities available for you.  Network, make new connections with others who are interested in natural healing for their health and well-being.  Watch a crystal wrapping jewelry demonstration with Renae Myer Lent.  Enjoy a closing Reiki and meditation experience to start your weekend off!


Enter to win a Reiki session, a customized BACH flower essence formula designed by Anne for your specific intention or a crystal wrapped pendant by Renae Meyer Lent Jewelry.  Meet Renae. Watch and learn how she creates her one of a kind jewelry!  

Reiki and Sound Healing Experience:  7:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Anne will be joined by Westport Sound Healer, Lisa Pak, to provide a unique healing experience for those present at 7:45 pm to close the Open House.  Lisa is a certified sound healer and classical singer who will be providing future sound healing experiences at Balancing 4 Life.  We look forward to the opening of her sound healing center in Westport, CT later this year featuring the Harmonic Egg.

Welcoming you!

I am so excited to welcome you to visit Balancing 4 Life, a space for restoring health and wellness with natural healing featuring Jikiden Reiki treatments, classes,  Empowered Living seminars, personalized BACH flower essence formulas and customized crystalline grids to uplift the energy in your home or office.  Balancing 4 LIfe is a haven for the community to benefit from the expertise of wellness practitioners who are bringing their restorative services to Pleasantville.  Check back frequently for announcements of guest practitioners! Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest news. Light refreshments and food.

                                 Let us know you’re coming!! 

Register by text or 914-588-4079

Jikiden Reiki Reiju-Kai for Students and Teachers

Led by: Shihankaku, Anne Bentzen

Date: Sunday, May 22, 2022

Location: Suite 101, 25 Broadway, Pleasantville, NY 10570

Time: 1 – 5 PM

Cost: $40.00       Special Kimono Presentation                                                                 by Robyn Mortiboys

More Info: Reiju-Kai offers an opportunity for the Jikiden Reiki community to come together for Reiju, to enjoy a short review on Jikiden Reiki teachings or Japanese culture and to have the opportunity to practice giving and receiving treatments.  Receiving Reiju is very important for all students and teachers to “keep the pipes clean” as Yamaguchi sensei often says.  It allows us to be better channels for Reiki.

Limited capacity – Register early!
Register by text or call: 914-588-4079

Robyn Mortiboys of Sono Kimono will be giving a short presentation on the history and current trends in kimono and then leading a kimono dressing workshop. Participants will get to experience dressing themselves in yukata, the cotton summer kimono popular at summer festivals and celebrations. 

Jikiden Reiki 2 day Shoden Seminar

Jikiden Reiki

Tneacher: Anne Bentzen, Shihankaku

New Date: July 16-17, 2022

Location: Suite 101, 25 Broadway, Pleasantville, NY 10570

Time: 9:30 AM – 5 PM each day

More Info: This seminar will teach the direct hands-on Reiki physical teatment. This is the beginning level of Reiki. Jikiden Reiki Shoden teaches the most authentic Reiki history, principles, and how to follow energy. Supervised treatment sessions give students an opportunity to develop their sensitivity to energy and gain confidence. Students receive 3 Reiju and learn 1 shirushi. Japanese/English certificates. Pre-registration and Full Tuition $350.00. $100 deposit required. Balance due February 12th. Reviewing students always welcome.  Class size limited to 6.  Early registration recommended.

More information available under Reiki below the Services tab or call Anne Bentzen at 914-588-4079.

Empowered Living Seminar


Teacher: Anne Bentzen

Dates: July 24th -Part 1 

            July 31 st -Part 2

Time: 1- 3 pm each day

Price: $80 for both days or $45 for one day.                              Cash, check or Zelle accepted at registration. No refunds.

More Info: Empowered Living teaches the foundations  for the use of conscious energy and your energetic connection to the Universe. Learn essential tools for becoming the powerful co-creator you are to take charge of directing your consciousness to create a new reality for the future.  Meditative and interactive activities included.

Empowered Living seminars are taughts in 2 parts over two days.

To Register: Call/Text: 914-588-4079

 or send an email to: balancing4lifeusa@gmail.com

Weekend Jikiden Reiki Shoden Seminar at Holmes Camp and Retreat Center

Anne Bentzen

Jikiden Reiki
Anne Bentzen, Shihankaku teacher

Save the Date: October 21-23. 2022

Location: Holmes Camp and Conference Ctr., Holmes, NY

Stay over or commute – 6 meals included with registration.

Time: Friday: 5pm – 9:30 pm  All day Saturday. Sunday 9-2 pm.

Class size: Limited to 6 students. 

More Info:  Shoden is the beginning level of Reiki. You will learn how to give the physical direct Reiki treatment.  Enjoy being surrounded by the wooded campus of Holmes for learning the Japanese healing method of Reiki as orginally taught in Japan without any western influence.  A Jikiden Reiki retreat gives you the ultimate learning experience over 2 1/2 days for feeling energy, connecting with the essence of the Reiki principles – the Gokai- and aquiring confidence in your ability to offer Reiki to others as a friend or a practitioner.  Each student receives 3 Reiju and learns 1 shirushi.  Japanese/English certificates provided.

Reviewing students always welcome. Class size limited. Early registration highly recommended. Contact Anne Bentzen at 914-588-4079 for further information or questions.

Okuden 1 Day Seminar

 Teacher: Jan Mizushima, Shihan

Date:  2022 TBD

Location: Suite 101, 25 Broadway, Pleasantville, NY 10570

Time: 9:30 AM – 5 PM

More Info: This seminar teaches the advanced techniques for mental emotional healing and Enkaku – distance healing. Jikiden Reiki teaches the original Okuden teachings passed down from Dr. Chujiro Hayashi. Students receive 2 Reiju, 1 shurishi and 1 jumon. Japanese and English Certificates provided. Pre-registration required. Full tuition for new students $400. Deposit $150 required. Balance due on day of seminar.

Reviewing students always welcome. Class size limited. Early registration recommended. Contact Anne Bentzen at 914-588-4079 for further information or questions.

Jikiden Reiki Community Grow Your Practice


May 27th Reiju-Kai  1-5 pm

 Jikiden Reiki programs including Taiken-Kai, Reiju-Kai and Koryu-Kai are offered for Jikiden Reiki students.  For Jikiden Reiki students, Taiken-kai is a wonderful way for new people to experience Jikiden Reiki and for Jikiden Reiki students to improve their sensitivity to energy. Receive 15-20 minutes of Reiki at this special event.  Special events are an opportunity to receive, give and learn more about the nature of our body’s own amazing self-healing mechanisms facilitated by energy healing.

Anne Bentzen hosts all events.