Volunteers are the backbone of Asheville Reiki Connection. Being a volunteer is a deep and enriching experience. Reiki practitioners also benefit from volunteering doing Reiki because when one gives Reiki one receives Reiki as well.
Meet the Volunteers of ARC:
Jennifer Dale Jennifer is a Professional Licensed Reiki Master Teacher Level Practitioner who is the founder and Executive Director of ARC. Jennifer leads the volunteers in offering Reiki to the community. In her twentieth year doing Reiki she still considers it to be her love and passion. She established ARC to bring the benefits of Reiki to help others in the community understand Integrative Health as a way to bring oneself into wellness.
Tina Puricelli Tina is a Master Level Practitioner who has been living in Asheville for three years. She started out volunteering at Animal Haven. Volunteering at Animal Haven has allowed her to see the strong and unique connections between all living things. She enjoys doing Reiki at Animal Have to provide some extra love, support and comfort for the animals. "It is an amazing and profound experience to witness their response to Reiki". The experience at Animal Haven led Tina to expand her Reiki volunteering to Swain, Sunrise Community, Richmond Hill and The Family Justice Center.
Jay Dale Jay is a Reiki Master Level Practitioner and has lived in Asheville for 26 years. Jay is married to Jennifer and has been providing his service of Reiki in many different areas since 2003. Reiki can be done anywhere as Jay has witnessed it's effect in areas such as in schools, on the sports field for injuries, and on hiking trails. He enjoys seeing the effect it has to help the animals heal and start to trust humans again. Jay volunteers in seven of the eight programs.
Brian Wuertz Brian is a Reiki Master Teacher Level Practitioner who attends Warren Wilson College as a Senior in Biology. Brain has been doing Reiki since he has been ten years old and became a Reiki Master at eighteen then becoming a Teacher of Reiki as he taught his first class that same year. Brain volunteered at Animal Haven for eight years and joins ARC at Swain when he has the time.
Alannah Basini Alannah is an Advanced Level Reiki Practitioner who moved to Asheville from Denver, North Carolina five years ago to attend UNC-A. Three years she took the Reiki I class offered on campus through Asheville Reiki Center. Alannah took to Reiki quickly and joined in as an original practitioner of "Reiki to the Rescue. "We would go to events around campus and perform Reiki on the other students to reduce stress. "The reason I am doing this is because Reiki has changed my life, and it has helped me in so many ways, and I want others to experience the healing power of Reiki as well". Alannah does Reiki at Animal Haven and Swain Center too.
Sydney "Sunn" Mixon Sunn is an Advanced Reiki Practitioner who moved to Asheville from New York to attend UNC-A. She received her BS in Health and Wellness and now works for Amaricore in AZ. Sunn volunteered for Reiki to the Recuse at UNC-A and for the Swain Center. When she is in town she comes to Swain because she loves what Reiki dose for the residents and for her self!
Nadine Stimack Nadine is an Advanced Reiki Practitioner who moved to Asheville from the Port Charlotte area of Florida three years ago. Nadine does Reiki in six out of the eight programs offered through ARC. She also volunteers her time because she sees the benefits of Reiki for the participants and for her self.
Tricia Harmon Tricia is an Advanced Level Reiki Practitioner who has lived many places in the US before coming to Asheville three years ago. She works full time but is able to join us at Richmond Hill Group Home to provide Reiki for the individuals who benefit from its peaceful energy.
Larkin Dale Larkin is and Advanced Level Reiki Practitioner who is our youngest member at ARC. Born and raised in Asheville, she has been doing Reiki since she was six years old. She loves to see the benefits of Reiki as she volunteers at Animal Haven and Swain Center.
Morgan Dale Morgan is a Level II Reiki Practitioner who was born and raised in Asheville. She is a senior at Berry College in GA where she studies Sports Administration. Morgan has done Reiki since she has been ten years old, volunteering at Animal Haven for eight years and does Reiki at the Swain Center when she is home from college.
Koridander Kori is a Level II Reiki Practitioner who has lived in Asheville for almost 25 years. She volunteers her time at Richmond Hill Group Home and Swain Center.
Meredith Orr Meredith is a Level II Reiki Practitioner who was born and raised in Asheville. Meredith volunteers at Richmond Hill Group Home where she loves to help the residents feel relaxed and cared for.