is the founder and lead instructor of Reiki Rays Institute of Metaphysical
holds a BA, Magna Cum Laude, in English Literature, a Masters and PhD in Natural
Health, and is recognized as a Doctor of Naturopathy (N.D) from Clayton College
of Natural Health. She has also completed additional post graduate studies in
Holistic Health, Parapsychology, Metaphysics, and Divinity.
Aruna Dawn is trained in several Traditional and Western Reiki traditions,
and holds separate certification in Hypnotherapy, Flower Essences, Massage
and Bodywork practices, and Life Therapy Coaching. She is a Yoga instructor,
Spiritual Health Coach
and author of 4 books, including the widely acclaimed Holistic Health Desk
In addition, she is also the executive director of
The World Metaphysical Association and is on the board of directors of the World
A renowned Tarot consultant, she is
recognized by the Tarot Certification Board of America as a Certified Tarot
Master Instructor, an honor bestowed to only a handful of individuals worldwide.
She is also the author of the highly acclaimed book Reading the Tarot.
Dawn was given her name, Aruna, by Swami Kriyananda soon after her initiation
into Kriya Yoga, and is a second generation disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda.
Lena is a Certified
Holistic Health Practitioner, Certified Metaphysician, Ordained Minister,
and writer who represents Reiki Rays at local events, fairs, and workshops.
A highly sought out
intuitive consultant, Lena is a World Metaphysical Association Certified Tarot
Master. She also founded Peaceful Whispers, a spiritually-sourced service
She is the coordinator
of the Reiki Rays Outreach Program, which offers education in the community to
those who seek more in-depth training in holistic and
metaphysical methods of living.
In addition, Lena has
been a Certified Paranormal Investigator since 2008 and is currently working
with the Kansas Paranormal Research Society.
Cherie graduated with
a degree in Biotechnology and worked 3.5 years doing various kinds of
research (Liver, Breast Cancer, COPD). Despite the lofty goals of
these projects she found the work to be unfulfilling. Her
contribution was too small of a brick on too large of a wall. As a
result, Cherie wanted to be more involved in people’s health but not
within the confines of the traditional medical establishment. Her
journey lead her to enroll at Reiki Rays.
completion of her holistic wellness programs, Cherie was invited to join RRI as our Spiritual
Healing Director, focusing on assisting our students in blending their
personal and spiritual lives. She specializes in Ayurvedic and Hindu
studies, and conducts local and private workshops on behalf of Reiki
Rays in Reiki, Yoga, Chakra Balancing, and Nutritional Consulting.
twenty years practice and expertise in Metaphysics and Holistic Practice.
In addition to the above, Keri has a PhD in
Metaphysics, Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Certified Massage
Therapist, and holds a degree as an Associate Herbologist. She is certified in
over 14 different holistic modalities that are practiced on a
regular basis. Keri also teaches local workshops.
She is very active in promoting natural health in her community and is an active
representative of Young Living Essential Oils.
Jo-ann is a holistic practitioner specializing in
animal communication. As a child, animals were always attracted to her
energy. Always a deep lover of animals, her journey with animal communication
began when she her feline companions exhibited behavioral issues that her
veterinarian determined were not due to a possible physical/medical issue.
She placed a call to an animal communicator who in turn spoke with her
feline children. The root of the behavioral issue was brought forth
and through dialogue between the communicator and her “kids”, a resolution
was found and the behavior ceased. That
day marked the beginning of Jo-ann’s profound new journey. After much research, classes,
and practice, Jo-ann started her animal communication practice six years
ago. Through her communication with animals, she is able to tap into their energy and can identify areas of discomfort, pain, and illness
they share with her,
and provide guidance to their owners in how to assist in bringing their
energies into balance. In addition to being an accomplished animal
communicator, Jo-ann is also a Reiki Master and Healing Touch for Animals