In the wake of COVID19 concerns we have taken every consideration into account to create a safe environment for students and clients.  Our forest studio is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after every client to ensure that a fresh experience awaits the next person to step into our sacred space. Masks can be worn at client’s discretion. For any questions about our safety practices, please contact Ellen at [email protected] or through phone or text at (503) 931-2385.

Reiki Practice Circle

Practice time, open to all
Focused on the style of Usui Shiki Ryoho
No fee, donations welcome

Second Wednesday of October and November, 2022 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location will be provided with your registration confirmation.
Please call Ellen if coming for the first time: (503) 931-2385


All classes are facilitated by Ellen Montague unless otherwise noted. If you are new to Reiki or are not a student of Ellen’s, please contact her to register for any of the offerings on this schedule at [email protected]. If you have previously taken a class with Ellen, you can register by contacting her or by clicking on this scheduling link.

First Degree Reiki


First Degree Reiki is a practical art that offers tools to help make life more peaceful and joyful.  This class rekindles wisdom that is already in each one of us.  Students receive instruction in the history of Reiki in customary oral tradition, a discussion of the philosophy and principles of Reiki, the sequence of hand positions in a complete self –treatment and treatments on other people.  Focused attention is given to guided practice in the giving and receiving of complete one-hour treatments, allowing students to confidently practice on themselves and others right away.  Students participate in a series of four initiation ceremonies during the class which allow Reiki energy to move more fluently through the hands. (Students with previous First Degree training may audit the course with instructor approval for a cost of $95.)

Ten CEUs are included.

December 10-11, 2022
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  (Lunch served this day)
and Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Salem, Oregon

Reiki Review Sessions


For those who wish to practice Reiki together and receive additional instruction in the style of Usui Shiki Ryoho.

First Degree Review

Saturday, November 19, 2022
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Second Degree Review

Saturday, December 3, 2022
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Second Degree Reiki


After a First Degree practitioner has given treatments to themselves and others and experienced Reiki in their lives, a desire may develop to learn more and go further with the practice.  Second Degree training involves deepening the practice of this gentle, effective hands-on healing art, offering additional tools for those who are drawn to an expanded experience.  Students learn to send Reiki at a distance, assess energy during the process of a treatment, and explore and experience a new level of depth in the practice.  One initiation ceremony is given in Second Degree.  (Students with previous Second Degree training may audit the course with instructor approval for a cost of $175.)

Classes will be available in 2023. Please check back for schedule after December 15.

39th Annual Northwest Reiki Gathering

Dates to be announced

For 35 years this Gathering was held at Breitenbush Hot Springs in Detroit, Oregon.  The 36th Gathering in 2020 was held online due to the affects of the COVID19 outbreak.  Not long after reopening, Breitenbush Hot Springs evacuated their guests due to the safety risk created by the the Beachie Creek and Lionshead forest fires. Heroic firefighters risked their lives to save as much of the Breitenbush retreat center as they could in the wake of the devastating flames. Gratefully they were successful in keeping the flames from consuming the main lodge and nearby buildings. The retreat lodging and buildings located in the surrounding forest were taken by the fire.  We urge all those willing and interested to contribute to the restoration of the retreat center by clicking on the following link: .

For more information on the dates and location of the Gathering in 2023, please check the NW Reiki Gathering website at