Reiki IReiki is a Japanese energy balancing technique that promotes physical, mental and emotional well-being. It is a gentle, hands-on modality that reduces stress and creates the relaxation response in the body.

What to Expect in a Reiki Session

Reiki can be received while resting on a massage table, or by relaxing into a combination of restorative yoga poses.  In restorative yoga, your body is completely supported by pillows and props.  This quiets the nervous system, and allows you to fully surrender into the relaxation response and the flow of reiki energy.

A session is about 1 hour long.  The fee is $100. Please wear comfortable clothing.


JodyJody Raso, LCSW
Jody is a NY State Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Yoga Instructor and Reiki Master.  She has been practicing Reiki since 2004.  Her signature workshop is “Relax, Receive and Restore”, a combination of Reiki and Restorative Yoga.  For more information go to or email her at


melMelanie Cooke

Melanie approaches the healing art of Reiki the same way she approaches life –with love, warmth, and sincerity.  While bolsters, blankets, candles, and soft music create an atmosphere of peace for her Reiki sessions, it’s Melanie’s joyful and nurturing personality that allows her students/clients to feel instantly relaxed and at ease.

For Melanie, Reiki was a natural outgrowth of her yoga teaching.  Being a “hands-on” teacher, she regularly offers students assists or presses to take them deeper into their practice.  After several students confessed that they had felt an “energy” in those assists, Melanie decided to enroll in Reiki training.  She studied with ReikiMaster Ginny Mackles and became a certified Reiki practitioner in 2010.  Now, whether teaching yoga or offering Reiki, her goal is to have her students leave feeling peaceful, grounded, and lighter of spirit.  For more information, email