BONNIE SMITH – BURLINGTON, ON
Bonnie is a Reiki Master/Teacher and registered with the Canadian Reiki Association in 2000. She was elected to the CRA board of directors in 2001, and has held the office of President since 2002. Bonnie has faced many administrative challenges in dealing with the Association over the years and continues to focus on making the Association the best that it can be going forward.
Aside from her work with the CRA, Bonnie has a home based business called Soul’s Journey. Her practice includes Reiki and Reflexology sessions. She is certified by the Ontario College of Reflexology as a Hand and Foot Reflexologist and is qualified to teach certification courses in these fields.
Bonnie worked thirty-seven years in the dental field and enjoyed the one on one experience with patients and the staff members. In 2004, she retired and now commits her time to the Canadian Reiki Association and the healing modalities of Reiki and Reflexology. She enjoys learning and the practice of many different styles of Reiki such as Usui, Karuna®, Seichem, Sacred Flame and Holy Fire Karuna Reiki®.
ALICE CREIGHTON – Grand Falls, NB
Alice is Reiki Master/Teacher and has been with the Canadian Reiki Association since 1999. She has a home-based Reiki practice.
Her Reiki practice and teachings have included many different styles of Reiki which includes Usui, Karuna®, Gendai, Seichem and Sacred Flame. Needless to say, by knowing all these different styles of the Reiki energies it has become an essential part of her life and opened the world to many opportunities.
Over the years Alice has volunteered her time assisting the CRA with health shows such as Whole Life Expo and at the Annual General Meetings. By volunteering her time at these special events over the years it has been Alice’s way of supporting the Canadian Reiki Association. It has also allowed her the opportunity to introduce and demonstrate Reiki to the public at the Health Shows.
Alice has experienced the self-discipline and the time involved to run on a successful Board. Over the years she is aware of the diligence required to be an integral partner with Committees and Boards.
Her life experiences have included the position as a Chairperson for the Haldimand County Delegation for Change, and as a Committee Chairperson for the Elders. In 2015 she retired as Chairperson for the Ministry and Personnel of the church, as well from the Pastoral Relations Committee as a Representative of the Erie Presbytery. She had been with this committee since 1998. She has commented that it has been an interesting position going out to various churches to do Joint Needs Assessments and Search Processes for new ministers. All these positions require the utmost in confidentiality.
Alice’s work experience and ethics has proven her to be a committed team player and does work diligently for you as a Vice President of the C.R.A. since 2013.
Alain Richard – Toronto, ON
Alain started his Reiki journey in 2003, became a Reiki Master/Teacher in 2007 and registered with the Canadian Reiki Association in 2004. Alain helped to promote the association by volunteering at the Whole Life Show in Toronto. At that time, he was working as a translator and he offered to translate the CRA Website and documents into French. Having the Website and the document in the two official languages helped the CRA to reach out Reiki Practitioners and Teachers from coast to coast.
Alain founded Mondoki in 2011 as a Health and Wellness Coach. Focusing on Reiki, he added through the years more services with the same goal: helping others to balance their body and mind. The other services offered include Isagenix Nutritional Cleansing Coaching, Crane Qi Gong classes, Intranasal Light Therapy, Hydrogen-Enriched Water Filters, Voxx Life products.
Alain had to do several career changes through the years, but he always wanted to focus on helping others with their health. 30 years ago, he helped animal as a veterinary assistant, and since 2003 he helps human beings and animal with the Reiki energy. He started to practice and teach Reiki with friends and family. Alain became in 2011 a Crane Qi Gong Instructor and he had classes at several senior centers in Toronto. In 2009, Alain has been introduced to the nutritional cleansing and he felt its great benefits: reaching the ideal weight by eliminating the toxins at the cellular level and he decided to share his experience and coach people to do the same. Alain wants people to create a healthy and stress-free lifestyle.
TERESA CANOZA – TORONTO, ON
Teresa began her Reiki journey in the 1990, and joined the Canadian Reiki Association in 2008. Reiki has been a part of her daily life and she begins each day by reciting the five principles and with a self-healing session.
She has been trained into the Usui Traditional & Tibetan, ReikiDo (former Komyo Kai), Jikiden and Karuna ® systems.
Teresa, also holds the following certifications in: Buddho Enersense ~ Reiki Jin KeiDo Master, Axiatonal Alignment Instructor & Practitioner, Counselling Skills Diploma, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner and Mental Health First Aid from Mental Health Canada
Currently, she is actively working for the Toronto Board of Education teaching Reiki and other healing modalities at different GTA schools. She teaches private classes and offers sessions at her GTA studio and offers Reiki Shares\Exchanges for further practice and instruction.
Her goal is to help people to ease suffering, to achieve relaxation, to live stress-free, to regain wellness and to empower lives. Her motto is “through Reiki, you will be leading from darkness to the Light”.