About Michigan Reiki

Michigan Reiki Mission:

Michigan Reiki is founded on three tiers of function:

  1. To teach, practice, and promote the Japanese art and system of Reiki Ryoho.
  2. To establish and promote credible, professional, and practical standards of Reiki Ryoho practice.
  3. To serve as an reliable resource for students, professionals, and the health and wellness community of Michigan.

Founder: Andrew Anders

Principal Methods


Andrew Anders, Reiki Teacher and Practitoner

I am a professional Reiki teacher and liability insured Reiki practitioner trained in:

  • Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho tradition as per Robert Fueston of The Reiki Preservation Society
    • Dai-Shihan in the Usui-Hayashi-Takata-Gray-Comee-Fueston lineage
  • Usui Reiki Ryoho as per Frans Stiene of the International House of Reiki
    • Shinpiden graduate of the IHReiki system of Frans Stiene and Bronwen Logan (Stiene)

I am also a Certified Reiki Practitioner:

These two approaches to Usui’s Reiki method form the basis of my teaching style and treatment protocol.

Recent Work

WCC Free College Day Presentation on Reiki and Heathcare

I began my Reiki training and practice in earnest in 2005. I am an advocate for the sincere and credible communication and presentation of Reiki with emphasis on the roots and founding traditions of Usui Reiki Ryoho. My works, accomplishments, and activities include:

  • Teaching Reiki classes at Washtenaw Community College (since 2009)
  • Traveling to Tokyo, Japan for personal Reiki research (2015)
  • Presenting for University of Michigan’s Neuroacanthocytosis Conference (2016)
  • Lecture’s regularly for Washtenaw Community College’s seasonal open house (2015-2017)
  • Contributing author for the Crazy Wisdom Community Journal

Reiki Training background

Practice from Second degree Reiki training course with Lourdes Gray

I have attended in-person classes and training with the following teachers and their methods (in order starting with most recent):

  • Dai-Shihan (Reiki Teacher) Intensive with Robert Fueston of The Reiki Preservation Society
    • Week-long hand-to-hand training in with emphasis on early Japanese-American Reiki history, lineage, treatment, and transmission methods – December 26, 2017 – January 01, 2018
  • Animal Reiki Teacher Training with Kathleen Prasad of the Animal Reiki Source and Shelter Animal Reiki Association
    • ART Shinpiden – May 03-08, 2017 (Organizer)
  • Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho Certified Reiki Practitioner Course with Robert Fueston of The Reiki Preservation Society
    • Certified Reiki Practitioner – April 16 & 17, 2016
  • Reiki and Medicine Intensive with Pamela Miles
    • Medical Reiki Intensive – November 15-18, 2012
  • Usui Reiki Ryoho  with Frans Stiene of the International House of Reiki
    • Shinpiden Class – July 3-5, 2011
    • Shinpiden Class – June 8-10, 2012
    • Shinpiden Class – April 12-14, 2013
    • Shinpiden Class – June 6-9, 2014 (Organizer)
    • Shinpiden Class – September 22-29, 2015 (Organizer)
    • Shinpiden Class – April 18-21, 2016
    • Shinpiden Class – September 14-20, 2017 (Organizer)
  • Beaumont Hospital Reiki Program with Julie Kusiak at the Royal Oak and Troy Beaumont Campus
    • Reiki in Hospitals I @ Beaumont Royak Oak – February 05, 2011
    • Reiki in Hospitals II @ Beaumont Troy – May 02 & 03, 2011
  • Usui Shiki Ryoho with Lourdes Gray of John Harvey Gray Center for Reiki Healing
    • First degree – October 9 & 10, 2010
    • Second degree – October 16 & 17, 2010
  • Usui/Tibetan Reiki in with William Lee Rand of the International Center for Reiki Training
    • Reiki I – November 5, 2005
    • Reiki II – November 6, 2005
    • Reiki III / ART / Master – March 15, 2009
  • Reiki with Gregory Weathers
    • Informal training in early 2005

Other Training of note

In addition to the above formal Reiki training:

  • I hold a 4th degree master instructor rank in Hoijeon Moosool, a Korean self-defense system
  • I hold a 4th degree master instructor rank in Kukkiwon Taekwondo, a Korean martial art and sport
  • I am acquainted with Shugendo via Koryū Shugen Honshū tradition as per Stephen Ip

Lastly, I earn my bread as programmer/administrator at a local University.