the Reiki Council
Reiki Council was formally founded by
Rick Vrenios in 1998 as an extension of his
private practice and classes. While many
students of Reiki around the Chicago area felt
abandoned by their teachers until the next paid
class, Rick taught much more in an
apprenticeship style. As people started to
hear about the ongoing benefits of studying this
way, they began to contact Rick to
see if they could participate.
than take students away from their teachers,
Rick formed the Reiki Council as an
association to provide a pathway for people all
over the area to participate and benefit.
Soon people were coming from Indiana, Wisconsin
and across Illinois to join in on events.
Inquiries started to flow in from as far away as
Washington state seeking options for
participation. In 1999, the Reiki Council
became a national membership organization.
January 1, 2000, the Reiki Council became the
first U.S. Reiki organization to be able to
offer professional liability insurance for its
members. While we made a strategic
decision not to continue the program in 2003, we
opened the doors for several other organizations
to pick up where we left off.
the years, Rick and the Reiki Council
continued as visionaries and innovators
with the writing
of 2 books, 8 healing message art prints, 14
audio CD programs, and the Reiki Council became
a fully credentialed publisher.
an educational organization, we are
credentialed, approved, or accepted by several
national and state agencies, associations, and