Saturday 20th October

10am- 5pm

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The Priory Rooms, Quaker Meeting House 
The George Fox Room
The Priory Rooms, Quaker Meeting House
40 Bull Street
Brimingham B4 6AF
United Kingdom

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Annette Cass 
The Reiki Association 
07803 499699




         Takata Archives One Day Presentation   

Hawayo Takata:  How Reiki changed her life and our lives!  

    Joyce Winough, a member of the Archive Team and Reiki Master who
    lived in Hawaii for many years, will bring a gift of a power point
   presentation of Hawayo Takata’s life in Hawaii, her journey to Japan, and
   the decades of her Reiki Journey that is seen through the letters, photos,
   certificates, and other important documents that the Archive contains.
   Participants of this seminar will be able to discuss, ask questions, and
experience the amazing life of Takata Sensei as Joyce carries the local understanding of Hawaii and its unique influence on our Reiki practice. Students of all forms of practice and initiation levels are welcome.  


Hawayo Takata brought Reiki to the west in the late 1930’s.  For the next forty years of her life, Takata held this practice by giving treatments and teaching thousands of students in Hawaii and the mainland US.  Hawayo Takata’s steadfastness, her ultimate trust in Reiki, and her passion to share this gift have brought Reiki students of all practices to where we are now. 

After Takata’s death in 1980, her daughter Alice Furumoto gathered her mother’s personal papers and photos in boxes and gave these to Phyllis, as her grandmother’s successor. Now, after thirty five years these artifacts have been brought to the light of day.  In 2014, on July 14, Phyllis, Paul and Susan Mitchell, Justin Stein, Robert Fueston and Joyce Winough met in Green Valley, Arizona to open the boxes!  They found newspaper articles, handwritten letters and never before seen photos that give us an experience of the many facets to Hawayo Takata. She was not only the lineage bearer of Usui Shiki Ryoho but also a recognized and respected healer, influential community member, and a successful professional woman.        

Over the last few years the Archive Team have been spending time cataloguing, scanning, and marvelling at the pieces of a puzzle that seemed to be coming together.  Reiki Master Joyce Winough, as a member of the Archive Team, will share these historical documents and expand our understanding of Reiki History, Spiritual Lineage and the amazing life of Hawayo Takata.

The day starts at 10.00am and will include a time for Reiki Share. Refreshements and a sandwich lunch are included in the fee (vegetarian and gluten free sandwiches available).

The fee for TRA members is 75 for non members 85

The venue is a short walk from Birmingham New Street Station or there are special car park arrangements to give a discount in one specific NCP carpark...   For all transport and directions to both the   NCP carpark and The Priory Rooms



 Please let anyone who might be interested know about this special event. Thank you, we look forward to seeing you there.