Teachers & Support Staff

Alice Langholt

Executive Director, Reiki Master Teacher

Alice Langholt is a parent, author and teacher with Master level training in several Reiki modalities. She teaches classes in Reiki and intuitive development locally and by distance. Alice is the author of the Reiki resource, Practical Reiki TM: for balance, well-being, and vibrant health. A guide to a simple, revolutionary energy healing method, which won second place for Best…

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Connie Dohan

Associate Director

Connie is recognized as a light worker and energy healer as well as a teacher, speaker and mentor. Her certifications include but are not limited to: Aura / Chakra Specialist, Claircognizant Intuit, Certified Quantum-Touch Practitioner, Certified Quantum-Touch Instructor, Reiki Master – Huna & Kundalini , Chios Master Teacher, C.E.L.T. Grand Master, Munay-Ki Mentor, Registered Nurse (retired), Author.

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Michelle Belasco

Michelle Belasco, MLIS, is a Reiki Master, Crystal Worker and Certified Thai Massage Practitioner. She is also a professional adult educator and has been teaching at the college level since 2010, working with adults to facilitate learning in a variety of areas. Her area of specialty and interest is crystals. She is a lifelong student of life and all of…

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Ernie Betz

Ernie is a certified Quantum-Touch instructor and practitioner. He has also studied Reiki, acupressure massage, metaphysical studies, distance healing, and Spiritual studies. Ernie is a Practical/Kundalini Reiki Master and also trained in Usui Reiki. He gives workshops on natural healing and Quantum-Touch. Ernie has been studying astrology since 1972. He is a charter member of the Lake County Astrology Association…

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Stephanie Brail

Stephanie has been a student of spirituality, yoga, Reiki, and many other healing modalities for many years. She has a 200-hr yoga teacher certification with Yoga Alliance and is a certified hypnotherapist and Reiki Master. In addition to creating new Reiki systems and healing modalities, she’s a writer and online publisher.

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Yancey Grantham

Hi, I’m Yancey and I teach Personal Time Travel here at the Reiki Awakening Academy. The basis for the study comes from Neuro-linguistic programing (NLP) of which I have been a student for many years. NLP is one way of describing how our brains understand the language of our behaviors. It shows the value of a language system with ourselves.…

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Judi Grunwald Ph.D.

Judi’s professional career has been as a speech-language pathologist, and university professor in Communication Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of Maryland, and became a Reiki Master in 1998 in both Usui and Karuna Reiki. Most recently, Judi became a Communication/Relationship Coach, combining Reiki and coaching with clients around the world.

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Raizel Michelow

Raizel earned a Master of Arts degree in Instructional Technology from NYU and completed her masters certification in aromatherapy through the East West School of aromatic and herbal studies She is co-director of Scientific Skincare Institute, Inc. an educational organization dedicated to instructing professionals about skincare. It is Raizel’s passion for healthy skin which spurred her interest in aromatherapy. She…

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Debra Naillon

Debra is a Practical Reiki™ Master Teacher certified to teach Practical Reiki™ for Nurses through the RAA. She is also an Usui Reiki Master Teacher and a Certified Crystal Healer, among various other healing modalities. Her first book “Heart Magick … Where Healing Begins” will be available for purchase late 2012. Debra is a wife, mother, and grandmother who wears…

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Olga Norstrom

Olga earned her Master’s in Neuroscience from Rutgers University, and Master’s in Health and Medical Journalism from NYU. A passion in natural health led her to pursue certification as an Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner from the San Diego College of Ayurveda. Her specialties in Ayurveda include Ayuvedic nutrition, herbology, gemstone and crystal therapy, aromatherapy, breathing for health, meditation for health, and…

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Nicky Peet

Hi, my name is Nicky, and I am a Happiness Coach and Reiki Master. Born in the UK where I trained and worked as a biochemist in the UK, I fulfilled my teenage dream and moved to France in 2001 where I began teaching English. My spiritual journey with Reiki began in 2011, which led me to new paths of…

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Tom Schaeper

Tom is an educator with a Masters in Instructional Technology. He is an Usui Reiki Master and a Practical/Kundalini Reiki master. He has also studied in Quantum Touch, EFT, Emotrance, The One Command, and Silva Mind Control. Tom has been an integral part of the Reiki Awakening Healing Team for two years, and has developed multiple unique and effective techniques…

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Amber Tate

Administrative Assistant

Amber is a graduate of the Reiki Awakening Lightworkers Intensive Program. Besides being highly intuitive and well versed in energy healing, Amber is also an incredibly organized virtual assistant! We are pleased to have her help at keeping the school functioning smoothly behind the scenes!

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What our Students say

  • This class had a lot of coooool information. This is a great introductory class. So glad I decided to take it! I learned Cleansing, Meridians, how to Find Chakras. I love that there is a place like this where i can learn about things I may not typically look for locally.

    Nicole Kimiko
  • I liked that you could feel Connie’s deepest sincerity in giving the rites. I felt a real part of the ceremony and not just like an observer. There was real power in the class. I learned that there is more to learn and to be open to new experiences.

    Susan Pendleton
  • I liked the flow of the class. The presentation was great. I learned that I want to take the “whole” course… I liked the sneak peeks of the advanced techniques. As an Intro class… it was well done. I can’t think of a way to improve on what was related.

    Jody L. Blackwell
  • “Stephanie’s class was brilliant! It broadened my understanding of the many aspects of meditation and tools that can be used to aid in meditation. The most important thing I learned was that you can fill a library full of books on the information out there about meditation, self-healing through intention, mantras, etc, and you still probably would not have all the information. Part of this is because meditation is such a powerful yet personal action. I would highly recommend this class to anyone that feels they are not meditating properly but want to learn how to be better at it, or just want to learn more about it. The techniques are very simple and user-friendly.”

    Amber Tate
  • I appreciated Connie’s down-to-earth style and sharing more of her personal stories. I now understand how to set myself apart from other intuitive readers in my area and how to ‘set the mood’ so that clients feel taken care of and are receiving a more authentic reading in person.

    Monica J. Foster
  • I loved the teacher, John Soriano. Loved the technique and it really worked. I did this through independent study- it would have been great to have been in the class but the replay was very good – basics covered very well and all questions answered without it being live. I was totally new to meridians and tapping and found learning about these energy points and the tapping technique to be of great interest. The basic technique seems to come natural as practical reiki did for me. I am interested in learning more.

    Mari J Morrison
  • It was great to receive that one on one attention. As always Alice’s classes are not only informative, but fun as well! I learned that we go through life with not only one guardian, but as we grow older another one will come into your life at the right time to guide you along your path. Alice makes learing fun and she treats you as a friend more than teacher/student.

    Debra J. Hewitt
  • This is the first class that I’ve actually taken with Alice and I loved her energy in the class! I have her book on Practical Reiki and had already started doing distance healing with only intention. This class was awesome! I actually saw the invisible person method and that helped me more in my visualization of the method. I had been doing as though the person were laying down in front of me, but the way shown was much easier to scan!

    Debbie Naillon