Andrea Kennedy

Your Cohost and Founder of Mainstream Reiki, LLC

I'm a regular person, like most people. I love science, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and have always been intrigued with the world and how things work. 

I took my first Reiki class in 1995 after hearing fascinating stories about all Reiki could do. While on a trip to Egypt in 1998, my next steps became clear. I returned home and completed my Reiki training. I practiced on family and friends and especially liked doing distance Reiki which I found very meditative.

After receiving intelligent and correct knowledge while offering Reiki to others, I became exceptionally curious about what was happening. This led me to explore other modalities including self-hypnosis, ESP, aura reading, mediumship, medical intuition, meditation, Chinese Energetic Medicine, Theta Healing, Integrated Energy Therapy, the Silva Method, channeling and more.

In 2006, I began volunteering at my veterinarian's office giving Reiki to the animals. I soon discovered I could communicate with them which gave the sessions a whole new depth and the results were amazing. I began my own practice within the veterinarian's office. As I saw more and more animals, their people inquired about learning Reiki and having sessions for themselves. As a result, my practice grew to offering sessions for people and all levels of Reiki training, as well.

Unfortunately, the time came for my family's relocation due to my husband's job. I found it difficult to leave my Reiki family of students and clients behind. It was very hard. The last thing I wanted to do was start over and then have to walk away again, so I went back to practicing Reiki for myself and my family. I also used this time to read books about spiritual and healing subjects, take classes, and volunteer in the Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Healing Touch program. I retook all levels of Reiki classes with different teachers, including William Rand of the International Center for Reiki Training and completed Karuna® Master Training in 2013, Holy Fire® in 2015 and Holy Fire® II in 2016. I went on to complete Medical Reiki Master training in 2017 and repeated Karuna® Reiki ART/Master with William Rand in 2018 but with the upgraded Holy Fire® III energy which is more powerful than the energy I previously worked with.

Through training in April 2020  with William Rand and Colleen Benelli of the ICRT, I am certified to teach all levels of Holy Fire® Reiki online using the best practices and latest techniques to ensure the highest quality to my students in our virtual learning platform.

Reiki has been in my life for over 25 years now. I love Reiki and I love sharing it with people and animals. So, when my family moved to Michigan, I allowed myself to be open to the possibilities of again serving more people through Reiki.

As a result, my practice continues to grow. I am blessed to reach an international audience through both my Mainstream Reiki YouTube channel as well as interviews featured in the Reiki Rays Summit and guest writing for the Reiki Rays website. I also currently serve clients and Reiki students from all around the world.