About Joyce Leonard, Founder and Reiki Teacher/Practitioner of Santa Cruz Reiki Works
Joyce began her adult life working in the corporate world, holding positions of customer service representative, call center manager, instructor, product and project manager, and team lead for more than 20 years.
In her late 30s, she felt a different stirring inside her and, after much soul-searching, she changed both life partners and careers and became a Business, Life, and Relationship Coach. She now helps people discover within themselves how to lead richer, happier, more fulfilling lives.
In 2005 she began to study animal Reiki under Kathleen Prasad, of Animal Reiki Source. In 2007 she began my Master’s training with Frans Stiene, of the International House of Reiki. Both Kathleen and Frans continue to be my Reiki teachers and mentors today.
She practices the traditional Japanese form of Reiki called Usui Reiki Ryoho. This form has its roots in Japan and is not the same form as is often practiced in the West. With Usui Reiki Ryoho, the focus is on personal and spiritual development, in addition to hands-on-healing.
Joyce and her husband to the Santa Cruz mountains in the summer of 2008, where I started Santa Cruz Reiki Works. In her Reiki Center, she teaches Reiki, runs Reiki practice groups, classes, and retreats, and offer Reiki treatments. She also teaches Reiki at the University of California Santa Cruz for their Holistic Health Department. She enjoys my volunteer work with Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter and Hospice of Santa Cruz County, where she also teaches and provides treatments to patients and staff.
Joyce writes: “Reiki has greatly improved the quality of my life! I am much more grounded, calm, and compassionate now that I practice Reiki on a daily basis. I experience less anger, less worry, and less fear…which is a wonderful thing! Teaching adults has always been a passion of mine, and I thoroughly enjoy teaching others the power of the system of Reiki and Reiki meditations.”