Class, workshop & retreat Offerings

Usui System of Reiki


Why use Reiki?

The value of restoring balance using Reiki cannot be understated. I have seen arguments diffused, illnesses give way to a balanced approach, & relationships with oneself & others begin to thrive. All of these benefits are from using the practice of Reiki. --- Teresa Wojtowicz

What is the Usui System of Reiki

The Usui System of Reiki is the original system as it was handed down through Mikao Usui.  Usui was the samurai monk who discovered Reiki on a 21 day vision quest.  Usui called Reiki, "The secret art of inviting happiness."  Here at Willow Stick, we strive to teach the most pure form of the original Reiki system as possible. 

What are the degrees or levels?

We teach Reiki in the original 3 levels.  Level one, Shoden,  gives you the skills to practice Reiki on yourself.  In the second level, Okuden, you will learn how to apply the practice to others.  For an exponential expansion of the practice, you will receive the master symbol in Level 3.  The work at this level does not make you a "Reiki Master."  But, you are given tools to magnify the effects of Reiki.  

NEW:  A "Reiki Master" is someone who has taught and attuned at least one other person to the art of Reiki.  We have now established  a Reiki Master Teacher Training  (Shinpiden) that will involve 6 months of study and apprenticeship.  Contact us for more details.

Reiki Share

We hold Reiki Share several times a month.  Anyone is welcome to come try Reiki giving and receiving for themselves.  We just ask for a donation to help with facility costs.

True Testimonials

-Had an amazing day learning the practice of Reiki. So welcoming and full of knowledge. I left feeling empowered and ready to not only improve myself but help others!!! The ladies [Teresa & Fiona]  are truly an inspiration. I look forward to returning and learning more.

-I attended the Reiki Share on the Full Moon and was surrounded by positive energy, love, & light. Teresa and Fiona and everyone who attended this group have gifted energies directed by creator. I will definitely return for other classes.

-Teresa and Fiona are amazing Teachers. I have been blessed to participate in their Reiki​ class and walked out with awesome energy and intention. 

Shamanic Apprenticeships & Classes


The Shamanic Apprenticeship

The Apprenticeship currently has 8 levels.    Upon completion of Level 8 the apprentice is asked to complete 8 hours of  practicum work to solidify the skills learned in the first 8 levels.

The Shaman & the Chakras at Sandilea

In this course work, you will be trained in the "Core Shamanic" method of the shaman's journey.  You will take 10-12 journeys into Non-Ordinary Reality to work on your Chakra system.  You will not find this training anywhere except Willow Stick Healing Arts. 

This is an overnight, residential training.

The Shaman & the Chakras at Willow Stick Healing Arts - Lansing

This will be similar course work to the workshop held at Sandilea.  But, it is not an overnight experience.  It is held in our training space in Lansing, Michigan.

The Vision Quest


What is it?

 A Vision Quest is a rite of passage in many cultures around the planet.   It can be an experience that will help you identify, clarify or confirm the future path for your life.  It may be a time of healing or of rediscovering your inner peace.  You may resolve an internal conflict or gain insight into external struggles. 

What can you expect?

There are 5 preparatory classes prior to the actual Quest.  We teach you how to make the most of your Quest experience. 

After the classes, you will spend 2 days and 2 nights at our special retreat space, Sandilea.  You will be fasting.  You will participate in your Quest experience in the way that is most meaningful to you.  

Don't worry.... There will be Quest facilitators nearby in the unlikely event you need something.

When can your start?

We hold spring and a fall Vision Quests each year.  If you want to know more, please contact us for an appointment to discuss your readiness for this experience.



We create unique classes, retreats & events on a regular basis

Some of these include The Prayer Bead & Rosary Creation Workshop, Oracle Card Reading classes and others.  We love to teach.  So, if we get an idea, we create the class.  Recently, we have added a cacao ceremony and a winter women's retreat based on requests.  We are very open to the ideas of others. 

Guest Trainers & Speakers

We have welcomed many guest speakers & trainers in the past.  These include people presenting on varied topics such as Numerology, Auricular Acupuncture, Homeopathic Remedies, Angelic Communication, Working with Gem Stones, and many others.  If you have a specialty you would like to present here in our space, let us know.  We would love to talk to you.