Julie is an Usui Holy Fire II Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Yoga Instructor, and owner of Jiva Reiki School where she teaches people how to live happier, healthier lives. Julie received her Bachelor's degree from Rutgers University in Nutrition with a minor in Religion. It was at Rutgers University where she started sharing her passion for Reiki, yoga, and a holistic approach to living and where she founded and was president of the Rutgers Yoga and Reiki club. Julie is dedicated to sharing the healing benefits of Reiki with other because of the profound effect Reiki has had on her life. Julie Bottini is one of the co-founders of NJARP along with Heidi Scanlon and Ken Freedman.
Wendy Nielsen began her journey into alternative healing in 2014 at Dr. William Bengston’s Hands-on-Healing workshop in Lily Dale, NY. In 2016 she graduated as Reiki Master from the NJ School of Reiki in East Brunswick, NJ and also as a licensed massage therapist from the Therapeutic Massage Training Center in Westfield, NJ.
She appreciates NJARP for its ever-expanding community of Reiki practitioners.
Taylor Grant is a Usui Holy Fire II Reiki Master-Teacher in training. She is also a Certified Crystal Healer. She is founder and operator of Om Chiki Chiki, where she incorporates the two, and much more, into a unique brand. She began her Reiki training in Spring 2016, and her master training in Spring 2017. She has two degrees in Business Administration and Philosophy, earned in 2015. She studied Philosophy and Religion at Rutgers, and studied abroad at the Jiva Institute in Vrindavan, India in Winter 2015-2016. Taylor will also be pursuing her Yoga Certification training in the Fall of 2017.
Taylor says NJARP is such a an amazing part of her experience because it allows her to be part of a like-minded community and create crucial connections. Reiki has completely transformed her life in the most beautiful way. NJARP gives her amazing experiences, and she considers the Reiki Shares the highlight of her month. She wants more people to experience Reiki, in hopes to enrich others' lives as well.
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Maddy Lefkowitz is a Usui Holy Fire II Reiki 1 practitioner and a student at Rutgers University, studying Public Health and Spanish. She wishes to be a holistic nutritionist and teach others about the healing powers of whole foods. She loves to travel to meet new souls and explore this beautiful earth. She discovered Reiki through a club founded at Rutgers and ever since the first time she received Reiki, she was hooked. She really love Reiki’s ability to come assist her whenever she needs it in life, even days after having a session. She is very passionate about Reiki’s ability to provide the tool to assist in healing. Maddy is so excited to help form this wonderful community and hold space for love and light.
Jimmy is a Usui Holy Fire II Reiki level 1 practitioner. Jimmy hopes to further his reiki practice and is on his path to becoming a reiki master. He hopes to heal not only people but also animals in his practice. His journey in spiritual healing started in 2015 with crystals and has now furthered his healing methods with reiki. He loves being able to assist all living beings both physically and mentally and hopes to bring love and light to all people he comes into contact with.
Heidi Scanlon is a White Light Reiki Master/Teacher. She has a full-time practice at Freedman Chiropractic Center LLC and is co-owner/ Director of New Jersey School of Reiki LLC. She is also a founder of NJ Association of Reiki Practitioners along with Julie Bottini and Dr. Ken Freedman. Heidi served as past President of NJARP.
Heidi started her Reiki journey in 2000 fueled by a passion to help others and make a difference in the world. After seeing how Reiki changed her life, she wanted to share this amazing healing practice with others on a larger scale. She feels that through healing ourselves, we will change the world.
The greatest thing about NJ Association of Reiki Practitioners is having a Reiki community. It’s wonderful to be with like-minded people and to also experience the different ways Reiki shares are held.
Carol DiCola is a Reiki Master in Training, studying with Reiki Master Heidi Scanlon of NJ School of Reiki. Carol’s journey started when she was in her teens and discovered that her touch had the ability to help others feel better. She would often be asked about certain symptoms her family and friends had as if she had the ability to “diagnose” the problem. More often than not, she intuitively knew what was wrong. During this journey she would periodically look for someone to learn Reiki from but things got in the way and it was put on the back burner. Until she met Heidi and there was an instant connection. Carol enjoys the love and warmth shared by all involved in NJARP and is happy to have found a community of like-minded people. As an advisor she is there to give her insight and business knowledge to the group as we grow in Reiki.