About Reiki Federation Ireland
Reiki Federation Ireland was created from the desire to promote high standards of Reiki practice and to foster a National Reiki community, representative of all lineages of Reiki. It is open to anyone who has done a Reiki workshop in the presence of a Reiki Master/Teacher.
The idea for a Reiki Federation was conceived in 2002. Many people within the Reiki community felt the need to create an instrument where all voices of Reiki could be heard. This led to a National Reiki gathering in Portlaoise in 2002. At this meeting a volunteer committee was formed. They worked for a year to create a constitution and framework for Reiki Federation Ireland. The collective input from the meeting in Portlaoise provided the skeletal structure for the work that followed.
In November 2003, Reiki Federation Ireland was officially formed at the first AGM held in Mullingar. The federation has achieved a lot despite its young life. We have succeeded in getting reduced insurance premiums for our members. (See Benefits of Membership). Regular newsletters, a practitioner referral list, an annual social gathering and this web site are testament to our commitment to serve our members. We are delighted that the original dream held by members in the Reiki community for an inclusive federation has been realised.
RFI is a member of FICTA (Federation of Irish Complementary Therapy Associations) which represents the interests of complementary therapy associations to Government and other relevant agencies.
Reiki Federation Ireland is a national professional Reiki body, established in 2002 by a number of Reiki practitioners and teachers.
RFI is a non-profit making organisation set up to provide support for members and the public.
Meet the Committee
Chairperson - Liz Cullen
Liz has been on the committee for many years now in various roles. She has been Chair since September 2020. Liz is a Reiki Master /Teacher and Practitioner based in both Ashbourne, Co Meath and Dublin. She was introduced to Reiki in 1996 and has been using it every day since. She is also a qualified life and business coach, NLP Practitioner (Neuro linguistic programming) and EFT Practitioner (Emotional freedom technique.
Honorary Secretary - Fiona Kane
Fiona started her healing journey with Reiki in 2011, she became a professional practitioner in 2018 and has been a member of the Reiki Federation of Ireland since 2018. She is very passionate about Reiki as it helps relax the mind, body, and spirit. It has opened up her spiritual path. Fiona is grateful to be part of the committee of the RFI and to help assist the team in delivering the vision and mission. She is a Crystal Master Teacher, Life Coach and Workshop Leader based on the teachings of Louise L Hay. " Life is a journey, embrace who you are".
PRO - Clare Leonard
Clare became PRO in September 2020 and previously held a non designated position for a number of years. Clare has been involved in complimentary therapies for the last 21 years, she is a Reiki master, Holistic practitioner, ear candle therapist and a massage therapist and is based in Edmondstown in Dublin. She has 3 children and is very passionate about self-care and wellbeing. She enjoys meditating and is part of many holistic groups. She strongly supports the Dublin homeless community and has worked/supported the homeless for the last number of years. She enjoys music, travel, trying new dishes in cooking and walking in nature.
Membership Secretary - Eva Lulavae
Originally from Barcelona, Eva has been living in Galway since 2014. She has 20 years of experience in the education sector as a community worker, working with social exclusion groups, developing and facilitating International Exchange Projects for the "European Youth Programme", and Humanitarian Projects in Europe and Asia. She has been on her own path of personal growth and self-development for over 20 years, through psychotherapy and energy work. She started studying Reiki when she was in her 20s in Barcelona, and it is part of her life philosophy since then. Eva finished her Reiki studies in 2009 (Reiki Master Teacher and Practitioner from that time). When she arrived in Ireland in 2014 she repeated her Reiki studies here with members of the Reiki Federation Ireland to know the way Reiki is taught in Ireland.
Honorary Treasurer - Suzanne McCabe
Suzanne is a Reiki Master and Holistic Therapist based in Dublin 4 and 6. She is also qualified in Naturopathic Nutrition, Applied Kinesiology, Massage Therapy and is an essential oil enthusiast. She was first introduced to complementary therapies fifteen years ago, which began a path of continuous learning. Her primary area of interest is women's health and wellness, whereby she utilises her various therapies to address the physical, emotional and energy realms to support women in reaching optimum health.
FICTA Delegate - Helen Cooney
Helen Cooney based in the Co Wexford and specialises in Reiki Therapy, Spiritual Healing, Indian Head Massage and Lifeskills Consultancy and became a therapist in 2002 after retiring from a career in Education and Training. Helen has done voluntary work as a therapist at the Rowan Tree Clinic, Kinnegad and gained invaluable experience with a Marie Curie Hospice in the UK. Helen is a member of Soroptimist International since 1981, it is a worldwide volunteer organisation for women, we inspire action and transform lives - we help improve the quality of life for women and children on a local, national and international level.
Non-Designated Committee - Sue McGinn
Sue McGinn lives in Newcastle, Co. Wicklow and has 4 grown up kids and 2 dogs. She been doing Reiki for 12 years now and it is the best thing she has ever done. She wishes she has done it earlier in her life! She also loves crystals and Angels, which she sometimes uses in her Reiki treatments. She also likes doing lots of different crafts! Sue is involved in organising our Holistic shows.
Ex Officio - Annemarie Creighton
Annemarie is a Reiki/Seichem Master. She is also a qualified Naturopath, Herbalist, Nutritionist & offers consultations in Australian Bush Flower Essences. Australian Bush Flower Essences are a system of healing that help give clarity to one's life but also the courage, strength and commitment to follow and pursue one's goals and dreams & are taken in drop dose form. After completing her Naturopathy Course, Annemarie went on to do study Reiki. After experiencing the many benefits of Reiki on its introductory Level, she decided to peruse this method of healing and became a Reiki Master in 2008. Annemarie practices in Dublin City Centre.
Ex Officio - Gillian McNamara
Gillian has a Reiki practice in Ballycanew, Co Wexford, and she has also trained as a massage therapist. Gillian really enjoys working with Reiki and the people who are drawn to it. She has 20 years experience in dealing with the public and 15 years experience in administration. Gillian has done voluntary committee work before and enjoys the challenges it brings. In her spare time she enjoys walking and reading and traveling with her husband.