About Sarah Najjar
Since my mid teens I have had a keen interest in complementary medicine, spirituality and meditation. I have worked in complementary health since 2002.
I am a dedicated Reiki Master teacher in traditional Usui Reiki. I have taught Remedial Massage at Victorian Fitness Academy.
I practice Reiki, Massage and Shiatsu in Northcote and Reservoir. Over the past decade I have helped over a thousand people manage a variety of conditions ranging from: stress, depression, anxiety, insomnia, life challenges, back, neck, hip and shoulder pain, headaches, fatigue, conception challenges & P.M.S.
I empower you to manage your own health and wellbeing. After learning Reiki you receive a complimentary 21 day e program to support you and your Reiki practice. After a treatment you receive useful take home exercises that are focused on greater awareness through breathe, posture and stretching.
I would love to see the amazing changes that take place within you after you learn Reiki or receive a treatment. You may arrive in pain, looking tired, and lacking clarity. You will leave looking clear and calm. I see my work as a true privledge.
I hold a Reiki Master qualification, a Diploma of Remedial Massage, a Diploma of Shiatsu & Oriental Medicine and a B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology.
My Reiki Story
In 2002 I was working in a hospital in Melbourne, Australia, and wanted to help patients without necessarily touching them. I shared my thoughts with a friend who suggested I learn Reiki. I was planning a trip to India to do volunteer work at Alice Project, a school that incorporates meditation and yoga into a standard school curriculum. I and had some time before the placement started, so I decided that it would be an opportune time to start Reiki training.
Once in India I travelled to McLeod Ganj, home of the Dalai Lama, to enrol in a Reiki course. Although I had practised yoga for a number of years and different forms of meditation I was yet to find a daily practise that completely suited me.
To my utmost delight I loved Reiki after my first Reiki treatment. In fact, I was astounded by Reiki! How could such a gentle, non-invasive hands on practise create such powerful emotional, mental, spiritual and physical changes? Reiki increased my self-awareness and introduced me to a wonderful new way of relating to myself and others.
Learning and practising Reiki in McLeod Ganj and later Rishekesh,India, changed my life forever. In Reiki, I found a simple, relaxing, yet very powerful practice I loved using on myself and others. I was, and still am, incredibly passionate about sharing Reiki with as many people as possible. I want others to experience the incredible benefits of Reiki, just as I had.
After India, I lived in England and practised and taught Reiki. During this time I realised I could help others more if I expanded my knowledge. So, I returned to Melbourne, and in 2006 undertook a Dual Diploma of Remedial Massage and Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies at East West College, Melbourne, Australia.
Today I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to practice Reiki daily on myself and others. Reiki is a true gift. It’s a safe and gentle method for connecting deeply to oneself and allowing holistic healing to begin.
Over the past decade I have enjoyed teaching students, parents, allied health professionals, allied health students and employees Reiki. I am always delighted to see the positive changes that take place in their life after they attend a Reiki course.
Learning Reiki is empowering. Restore Naturally Reiki Courses are professionally conducted in safe and supportive environment. I use an enthusiastic, warm, fun and systematic approach when teaching Reiki. You complete a course excited and grateful for the experiences and knowledge you have gained.
I am passionate about presenting Reiki in a way that is accessible to everyone while maintaining the teachings of Mikao Usui – the founder of Reiki. Restore Naturally Reiki courses follow the traditional Usui Reiki lineage.
I was delighted to announce that I was a keynote speaker on the benefits of Reiki for children and carers at Melbourne’s first ever Autism and Health and Wellbeing Expo in July 2015.
Restore Naturally also holds industry recognised Reiki courses in Melbourne’s leading health colleges – Australian College of Fitness and Bodywork and Victorian Fitness Academy.
Reiki courses are recognised by both the Australian Association of Reiki Professionals and the Australian Association of Massage Therapists.
Special thanks to Lance Dixon for his wisdom and on-going mentoring, Glenn Polley for his teachings and friendship, Scott Bonanno for his generosity in designing this website, Ange Hammond for putting it all together, Pamela Miles for her insights into Reiki practice and all of you who have attended Reiki courses and I have worked one on one with. And of course Jennifer Najjar for being a wonderful example of “Just for today be kind” and Naji Najjar for being a wonderful example of “Just for today be grateful”.
I look forward to meeting you and sharing Reiki with you soon.
Be well and happy,