Upcoming Events and Classes

Okuden 1 Day Seminar

Primary Teacher: Jan Mizushima, Shihan

Date:  Saturday, August 6th, 2022

Location: Balancing 4 Life,  25 Broadway, Suite 101, Pleasantville, NY 10570

Time: 10:00 am – 5 pm

Class size: 10 maximum with 2 teachers

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.

Welcoming the Lion's Gate Portal - Sound Healing

Beverly Aminata Spencer

Led by: Beverly Aminata Spencer

Date: Sunday, August 7th

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

Time: 4:00 PM  to 5:30 PM

Cost: $20.00      

More Info: This program honors the annual cosmic alignment observed for thousands of years by the ancient Egyptians to mark the morning rising of the star Sirius (twice the size of our sun) while Orion’s Belt aligns directly over the Pyramid of Giza.  This astronomical event always occurs on 8th day of the 8th month while the Sun is in the astrological sign of Leo. 

Leo, symbolized by the Lion, invites us to expand our hearts and connect more with our divinity.  This is a powerful time for receiving a surge of higher consciousness activations with the effects of the Lion’s Gate peaking on 8/8.  The M.A.S.S. program by Beverly includes with specially selected Young Living Essential Oils for the occasion to help transport you to a meditative state.

 As a certified Himalayan Singing Bowl practitioner and Yale University Music graduate, Beverly deftly creates harmonious sounds to encourage participants to open their hearts, awaken and embody their Divine Light more fully.  Enjoy M.A.S.S. while seated on 24” square high density floor cushions and yoga blankets provided for each participant. Bring your own pillows if desired.  Capacity 12 guests.  For more information on Beverly, follow her on her Facebook page, Aminata’s Holistic Healing Arts (AHHA).   Register early to reserve your seat.

Limited capacity – REGISTER Early!!

Register by text or call: 914-588-4079

Jikiden Reiki Reiju-Kai for Students and Teachers

Lotus Blossom

Led by: Shihankaku, Anne Bentzen

Date: Sunday, August 14th

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

Time: 1 – 5 PM

Cost: $35.00      Celebrating the Founder of Reiki,                                                              Mikao Usui Sensei. 

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

Jikiden Reiki 2 day Shoden Seminar

Jikiden Reiki

Teacher: Anne Bentzen, Shihankaku

Date: September 24-25

Location: Balancing 4 Life, 25 Broadway, Suite 101 Pleasantville, NY 10570

Time: 9:30 AM – 5 PM each day

Class size: 6 maximum

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.

Weekend Jikiden Reiki Shoden Seminar at Holmes Camp and Retreat Center

Anne Bentzen

Jikiden Reiki
Primary Teacher:
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/ 10 students with 2 teachers

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.

NOVEMBER Empowered Living


Teacher: Anne Bentzen

Dates: Nov. 12 -Part 1 

              Nov. 13 -Part 2

Time: 1- 3 pm each day

Location:  Balancing 4 Life, 25  Broadway, Suite 101, Pleasantville, NY 10570

Price: $90 for both days or $50 for one day. 

 Cash, check or Zelle accepted at registration. No refunds

Empowered Living teaches the fundamentals of using consciousness for creation.   You  are in control of your thoughts and have the freedom to create your reality

Empowered Living seminar is taught in 2 parts over 2 days

To Register: Call/Text: 914-588-4079

 or send an email to: balancing4lifeusa@gmail.com

Jikiden Reiki Community Grow Your Practice with Reiju-Kai Koryu-Kai or Taiten-Kai


 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.