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From My Clients

I was very surprised how much I really enjoyed and learned from this class. Debra is the best teacher I have had in a very long time.  Loved it!

--Lisa, Wilmington, NC

Thank you is all that seems appropriate at this time.  I feel this is the beginning of a new and awesome journey for me.  With gratitude:

--Martha, Raleigh, NC

Very well presented and in a very serene environment.  One of the best CE courses I have experienced. Have been a massage therapist since 1988.

-- PS, Wilmington, NC

This course, experience and instructor not only allowed me to release and ground myself unlike anytime previously, but empowered and reassured me that my perceptions, intuition and degree of energy absorption is very relative and unique to each session and with each practitioner.  Thank You!

-- Kristi, Wilmington, NC

Debra is a gifted teacher!!!  She is clear, thoughtful, fun, and motivating.  I loved learning from her and look forward to studying more and learning more from her in the future.

-- Catherine, Wilmington, NC

Debra was an amazing teacher.  She created such an open, healing, trusting environment.  I would love to take another class from her.  She is a very wise, intuitive and powerful healer.  It was an honor to be in her class.

-- Mara, Wilmington, NC

Debra is a natural-born teacher with a passion for Reiki and skills to match!

-- Suzi, Wilmington, NC

I am so excited to apply everything I learned this weekend to my massage practice and day to day life.

-- Rachael, Wilmington

This experience is beyond words.  Debra did a wonderful job explaining, opening space and allowing the atunement to open and reiki to work its magic.

-- Amber, Wilmington

Besides being a gifted teacher in presenting material and supporting learning—the quality of materials and thoughtfulness in their presentation as well as content is superior!  Thank you!

Shannon, Hillsborough, NC

Absolutely fabulous teacher who presented the materials with an extraordinarily high level of knowledge and interaction with her students.

-- Diane, Wilmington, NC

Excellent!  So happy this was part of my journey!!!

-- Christina, Wilmington, NC

I will recommend this course to clients as well as colleagues.

-- Joy, Wilmington, NC

This is my 2nd time taking Reiki II, but w/a new instructor and new place. Excellent experience! The course material was well presented. The manner of instruction was suitable to all learning types.

-- Ginger, Hillsborough, NC

I so appreciate all the modalities you brought in (music, art, sacred space, stones). Your presence, cadence, manner of communication, and honoring of your students’ ideas and experience is greatly appreciated and is a gift to your students. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and your authenticity.

-- M. M., Boone, NC

Continuing Education and Workshops

Reiki is a holistic system of healing that uses natural, universal life energy for the purpose of creating health, well-being and growth. In this three level system, the first level is primarily a hands-on technique.

The Reiki courses listed below are original in presentation and materials and provide a multisensory approach to enhance the learning experience. The groups that assemble are often a mix of therapists and interested others wanting to connect with this energy and learn to use it in support of self and others.

Early enrollment is the key to making sure that the class you are interested in stays available to you. Instructors have to decide whether to hold or cancel classes based on the number of people who have committed to participate.

Use the links below for online registration and payment.  For split payment requests, and payment by cash or check, contact the instructor using the Contact Page.  Registration is required at least 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the class to reserve your place.  Specific information about the class will be emailed to participants prior to the class start date.

Cancellations and Refunds

There is a $25 non-refundable administrative fee for all registrations except in the case of cancellation by the instructor.  To receive a refund, minus the administration fee, the cancellation must be made at least 7 days before the beginning of the class. Cancellations made with less than a 7-day notice, no refund will be given.

Emergency cancellations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

In the event of a cancellation by Restored Essence, registrants will be informed 7-14 days prior to the class start date and will receive a full refund.

Host a Class in Your Area

If the pre-planned teaching schedule doesn’t meet your current needs, consider an alternate date and location for you, friends, and/or colleagues.  Contact Debra to arrange details.

Reiki I — Awaken

This Reiki I class is taught in the tradition of Mikao Usui of Japan. Its history, philosophy, ethical considerations and scope of practice are taught to students at this level. By following steps taught by a trained Reiki Master/Teacher, anyone is able to direct the “light energy” of Reiki to meet individual needs of self and others.

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Reiki II — Serve

In this three level system, the second degree of Reiki builds on the personal practice begun in Level I. The students’ connection and understanding of the use of Reiki energy deepens.

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Reiki III — Evolve

In this three level system, the third degree of Reiki builds on the personal practice begun in Level I, and the more technical practice developed in Level II. The students’ connection and understanding of the use of Reiki energy continues to evolve and deepen.

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NEW 2019 Offerings!

Upcoming Reiki I Offerings

Saturday, August 10 – Sunday, August 11
Wilmington, NC

Saturday, September 7 – Sunday, September 8
Raleigh, NC

Classes will run from
9:30 am – 5:00 pm each day

Upcoming Reiki II Offerings

Saturday, September 21 – Sunday, September 22
Wilmington, NC

Saturday, October 12 – Sunday, October 13
Raleigh, NC

Classes will run from
9:30 am – 5:00 pm each day

Upcoming Reiki III Offerings

Friday,  November 1 – Saturday, November 2
Wilmington, NC

Classes will run from

9:30 am – 5:00 pm each day


Upcoming Reiki Master Offerings

Sunday, November 3
Wilmington NC

Classes will run from

9:30 am – 5:00 pm