Reiki, Reflexology, EFT and Dowsing Classes - Vancouver

Vancouver BC Reiki, reflexology, EFT and dowsing healing classes and training with Merrie Bakker

at Pacific Holistic Centre
#107 - 2096 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver BC 

1) REIKI certification weekend classes - all levels - described below:

  • REIKI Level 1 - November 9, 10; December 7, 8
  • REIKI Level 2 - January 4, 5
  • REIKI Level III & Master / Teacher - starts in November
  • quarterly REIKI Practitioner exchange - January 5
  • Refresher Course for Pacific Holistic Reiki students - November 17
  • Chakras Workshops for REIKI Practitioners - all levels - November 16

2) REFLEXOLOGY - 3 day - long weekend - certification class

  • December 28, 29, 30

3) DOWSING basic introductory one day class

  • February 2

4) GIFT certificates

5) comprehensive article on CERTIFICATION in BC
What Does Certification REALLY Mean in BC?

1) all REIKI classes

Our Reiki courses range from basics to classes for seasoned Reiki practitioners at all levels. 

The subtle difference between our Reiki classes and regular western Reiki classes is that our course content, energy exercises, healing techniques and the initiation process are taught as closely as we can ascertain to the original Japanese ways, rather than via the western quick overview method. 

Our focus includes continued personal development and continued embracing of personal growth, as well as truly learning to use Reiki to heal (as oposed to learning to provide quick relaxation) - it's both a healing art and a long winding personal spiritual path.

All students will hopefully continuously practice Reiki after the classes finish - oneself, friends, peers, plants, pets, relatives and through our Reiki Exchanges (see below), etc. For this reason our Reiki Exchanges and an ongoing support is sincerely offered to everyone who studies with us. 

REIKI - Level One

Our 2 day Reiki weekend certification class is thorough and empowering, designed for everyone and all ages and gives you a solid foundation.
next classes - November 9, 10; December 7, 8
There is no sign-up page/form - just send us an email or text or phone call - 604-261-7742, for more details and how to hold your space
Fees for our small group classes: $275 for 16 plus hours of instruction
(return students' fee is 50%).
We have a simple fee structure: $275 for any Reiki weekend - all levels. Reiki Level One is $275; Reiki Level Two is $275; Master Reiki Level - 2 weekends - $550.
(One-on-one Reiki classes have the benefit of flexible scheduling and a tonne of individualized attention - two consecutive days or four consecutive 1/2 days or evenings. Class content and material is formed to include the student's interests, needs and goals. The fees for the One-on-One 2 day Reiki class is $400 for 16 plus hours of instruction)

Would you like to be placed on the list for the next workshop? Just send us an email with the word "calendar" in the title.

Payment is at the start of the class and can be by cheque, e-transfer, cash and credit cards thru the Paypal system (we'll send the link for that.) 

Call, text or email Merrie at 604-261-7742 and

Everyone can acquire the ability to pass on healing energy (not psychic channelling or faith healing - which is quite different than Reiki healing) during the Level One weekend class. We stay as close as possible to the work of the founder, Master Usui, while adapting this work to our fast paced results-oriented Western setting.


2) REIKI - Level Two

This REIKI Level TWO Certification weekend class is intensive, thorough and empowering ~ a class, designed for being a thorough Reiki practitioner and those of us who want to deepen the many aspects of Reiki covered in Level One - empowering for everyone and all ages.

next Reiki II class - January 4, 5 for 16 plus hours of instruction
(return students' fee is 50%)

Reiki Level II classes are taught in very small GROUPS and by private instruction - One-On-One.

We keep the fees simple - always the same for each weekend: Reiki Level One is $275; Reiki Level Two is $275; Master / Teacher Reiki Level - 2 weekends - $550.

The One-on-one Reiki Level II classes have the benefit of flexible scheduling and a tonne of individualized attention - two consecutive days or four consecutive 1/2 days or evenings
Class content and material is formed to include the student's interests, needs and goals. Fees for One-on-One class Reiki Level Two: $400 for 16 plus hours of private instruction
Call Merrie at 604-261-7742 and we'll discuss your goals and options.

Would you like to be placed on the list for the next review workshop / practitioner exchange? Just send us an email at with the word "calendar" in the title.

Please go to for more details.

3) REIKI Intensive / 3rd degree and Master / Teacher Certification Class (not divided into two parts)

There are many facets to deepening your healing ability; your personal evolvement; and above all learning how to teach Reiki to an array of unique individuals.
As well, this class allows you to learn the attunement process comfortably; to understand intricately how Reiki developed over the decades after Master Usui's transition; to teach others Reiki hands-on-healing with confidence and it's many facets; to manage your own spiritual development and inner spiritual guidance; and how to be a really good, practical, well-rounded, hands-on practitioner, teacher, advocate for Rekli and mentor, who can answer and address a wide range of questions and an even wider range of student backgrounds and to pass on this wonderful art and science with real joy and grounded insights.

Next Master class starts in November - give me a call and a quick chat and we'll see if it's a good fit.
Please call or text me at 604-261-7742 with questions you may have and see if this class is appropriate for you or to register.
Master Level Course fee: $550 (payment for classes can be by e-transfer, cheque, cash and credit cards thru the Paypal system).


REIKI Healing sharing / exchanges / practitioner meetings

please click on "sessions" tab - quarterly, in Kerrisdale, Vancouver, BC.
Group treatments in this supervised setting allows you to give and receive Reiki and gives you an opportunity to increase your Reiki session experience, to make Reiki like-minded friends and to abandon any thoughts of being "rusty".
Participate with other Reiki practitioners of diverse backgrounds! FREE
The next practitioner exchange will be on Sunday, January 5th - 3pm.
Phone, email or text and we'll give percise directions.

Merrie Bakker

Just send us an email with "Reiki Exchange" in the title and we'll include you in our updates or give us a call - open to practitioners of all lineages and levels.

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
                 ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whether you are healthy or if you have a serious or chronic condition such as cancer, HIV, heart disease, arthritis, Crohn’s or Lyme’s disease, IBS, nervousness or if you require post-operative healing, or have received invasive treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation or surgery, then Reiki self-treatments can give you a great comfort, lessen the side effects of treatments and speed up the healing process. Learning this wonderful Reiki can never be soon enough! It is both preventative and healing.
A seasoned Reiki master teacher can guide you along this learning pathway with insight and patience.

When disease, heaps of stress, pain or a health crisis strikes, you may feel attacked on many levels and your energy, when you need it most, seems to desert you...
Reiki healing can help replenish!

Reiki practitioners

Refresher Courses:
next REIKI Level One refresher class - November 17th - 1pm to 5pm for Pacific Holistic Reiki students

next Chakras Workshop - November 16 - 10am - 2pm for any practiitioners

All Reiki levels are taught at Pacific Holistic in Kerrisdale, Vancouver, BC (since 1999); classes are in-depth, thorough - teaching with a lot of theory and a lot of hands-on practice by a seasoned Reiki teacher, Reiki master.
Everyone leaves empowered, confident, capable and with competent ability to do serious and thorough Reiki healing sessions. (Classes include Reiki manuals and Reiki certificates.)


reflexology classes


A thorough 20 plus hour basic class - for working with clients, family, friends, and adding to an existing practice or sweet self-help - this could be in everyone's healing 'tool-box'.
Next class: December 28, 29, 30 - 10am to 5pm
This class is taught in a very small group setting and also one-on-one and in an empowering supportive environment.
Help, support and spoil your clients, friends, family and yourself.

ANYONE CAN LEARN THIS toetally non-invasive healing modality.
Enjoy doing this highly rewarding work.
The course is designed for everyone and all ages and gives you a solid foundation.

We cover all main areas of human physiology and most common health challenges in this class. On day one you get your toes wet... and on the second day you jump in with both feet! Course notes and an extensive step by step manual to guide you after the class, is included.

You can then continue to study more theoretical elements including appropriate anatomy and physiology. Or you may want to document the reflexology work you’ll be doing and collect your case studies for the future – or do both... At whatever speed you wish.

If you'd like to work with a buddy - then come together and you'll both receive a 10% reduction.
Fee: $375 for 20 plus hours of instruction

Reflexology is not a regulated healing modality. The federal government has no jurisdiction over it – by law. Individual provinces have that mandate. The BC government’s Ministry of Health has jurisdiction over most health modalities such as chiropractic, naturopathy, mid-wives, etc, but not modalities that can ‘do no harm’. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs established this decades ago for reflexology. This is common among many other alternative complementary therapies (Reiki, for example).
So there is no regulating provincial reflexology council or institute. However there are many opportunities for practitioner associations to gather together which could have regulations of their own as to who may be allowed in. Some association names include 'national', 'international' and 'provincial' and tends to imply specific regulatory powers and this causes erroneous confusion).

The One-On-One Reflexology courses have the benefits of flexible scheduling and a tonne of individualized attention - 3 consecutive days or 5 or 6 consecutive evenings. Class content and material is formed to include the student's interests, needs and goals.
Fee: Basic Level: $500 for 20 plus hours of instruction

So! Are you ready to schedule your first class?
Let's talk! Please call Merrie at 604-261-7742 and we'll discuss your goals and scheduling options.

Payment for classes can be by cheque, cash and credit cards thru the Paypal system (we'll send the link.)

Would you like to be placed on the list for the next review workshop / practitioner exchange? Just send us an email at with the words "workshop calendar" in the title.

Do give learning Reflexology a try!
Merrie Bakker

Reflexology, Reiki, Dowsing:
Live Blood Analysis and Ozone therapy:

Or come and socialize with us:



3) DOWSING and clearing

Learn the basics to the ancient art of dowsing / QUESTING. Learn to locate water, minerals, lost objects and improve health. This hands-on class will include device-less dowsing, and how to ask the right questions. 

  • how to use your pendulum for clearing
  • what questions to ask, how to ask, permission and protection
  • what to clear first and what follows
  • about different dowsing rods
  • how to use your dowsing rod correctly
  • about EMF's and geopathic stresses
  • about yin and yang energetic forces
  • clearing negative thoughts, emotions, events, thought patterns
  • dealing with ley lines and grid lines
  • clearing disturbed emotional energies and protection

Come and learn ~ the class is theoretical and practical!
next class: Sunday, January 12th; 10 - 6 - $150

Your family, friends and clients will be very happy you took this course. To register for this course please call or email me. (We take e-transfer, cash, cheques and credit cards thru the paypal system.)

Return privileges are available to persons who have taken this course before and who wish to repeat it. The cost of the course for these folks is $75. Each course has very limited space, so for return students, early registration is recommended.

Please bring a bag lunch. Water, snacks and fruit provided.
Please call Merrie Bakker at 604-261-7742 - in the Kerrisdale area, Vancouver, BC or email at

                                          gift certificates


Need a meaningful gift for someone who is open to learning about energy work and self-healing?

Buy a gift certificate for someone you love.

Gift certificates can be for the exact amount of a session or class or an amount of your choosing.






5) CERTIFICATION in BC - what does that REALLY mean?

People often want to know if they are taking courses that will lead to certification. This is a very valid question. But certification has various meanings and can be misleading.
Professional Registrations, Official Certifications and Title Designations (examples: Registered Midwife, Registered Massage Therapist, Architect, Medical Doctor, Aromatherapist) are usually represented by a few letters after someone's name and these are recognized by any level of government. 

While it may be possible to get away with any old title in some countries, official designations are very strict in Canada and BC. In Canada's health world, almost all modalities are under the jurisdiction of the provinces, their legislations and by-laws and that is also the case in BC. The overarching concept to be excluded from government oversight is if a modality can "do no harm", then it is not mandated to go through ANY government scrutiny.

My examples above of Registered Midwives and Registered Massage Therapists are ones that CAN do harm and therefore are provincially regulated and have credentialing and official certification rules and associations / institutions. Titles associated with these professions are recognized under the BC Health Act. Specific occcupational title designations, such as with Aromatherapists, must be granted under the Societies Act of British Columbia. 

Sometimes a school, institution or individual hands out certifications upon completion of courses and these clarify that someone has successfully completed a described program. This however doesn't stop groups from trying to impress by saying that anyone not a member of it's association isn't certified - but the meaning of their certification needs to be looked at. When I give my students a certificate, it means job well done and proof of attendance and mastery of that class's content.

Especially with Reiki and Reflexology there seems to be a muddle afoot. The words "Reiki" and "Reflexology" are not protected by any designation and can be used by anyone - incredibly adept, or well-trained or novice. Any Reiki or Reflexology teacher or school can give out certificates passing students who have attained a certain proficiency suitable for and that meets the stipulations of that teacher or school. Any Reiki or Reflexology organization can accept a member on the honour system, or with a bit of scrutiny and some minimal expectations and requirements. On the other hand, any Reiki or Reflexology organization can set stringent standards and set exams and demand fees - it's all a private (non-governnemntal) dynamic.

So look into the letters after peoples names and check them out. RM officially means Registered Midwife - a governemntal stipulated/assigned designation. RP-CRA means a Reiki Practitioner who has joined the CRA for $25 and RM-CRA means Reiki Master who has joined the CRA for an annual $100. These latter two designations have no official meaning or standing and were initially added as a creative way to give some semblance of specialness to Reiki practitioners who joined up (and Reiki is pretty special without needing any props or false marketing).
Compare this to registration to become a full-fledged midwife - very important.
Most Reiki Associations in North America have some minimum standards that members usually comply with - most are volunteer associations and some are on the honour system.
The classes at Pacific Holistic meet and exceed the standards of all Reiki Associations in North America.

Merrie Bakker

Reflexology, Reiki, Dowsing:
Live Blood Analysis and Ozone therapy:

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
                                           ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe