About Us

Academy of Reiki is passionate about helping businesses thrive by promoting balance and wellness in their employees. We offer corporate wellness packages that help executives and staff relax, reduce stress, and increase their psychological and physical health. This results in improved efficiency and productivity in the workplace, higher morale, and a reduction in absenteeism and employee turnover rates.

Academy of Reiki is also committed to providing holistic services and Reiki certification classes that assist students in continual development in holistic wellbeing.


Suzanne Banken - Founder

Suzanne is a gifted Intuitive, Channeler, Reiki Master Teacher (RMT) and Heartbeat of Reiki Drumming Teacher (HRDT). She teaches unique intuitive classes such as Merkaba and the Circle of Light, which have allowed her students rapidly expand their intuition. Suzanne is the creator of Clarifeyes™, a powerful technique that removes limiting beliefs through the processing of specific eye movements and Merkaba Reiki™. Suzanne also specializes in Intuitive Consulting, with the focus on having fun while creating new life in careers, relationships and personal growth. Currently, Suzanne is in the process of publishing a book called "Owning Your Divinity," and she hosts a weekly radio show answering questions regarding career, relationship and personal development. Suzanne teaches in California and across the United States.

Private Reiki Sessions, Reiki Drumming, Crystal Healing, Intuitive Consulting, Readings, Space Clearings, Clarifeyes™ Sessions

Phone: 949.325.3055
Email: info@academyofreiki.org


Crystal Yang - Director

Crystal is a BioEnergy Practitioner that focuses on facilitating change, growth, and healing on all levels. She has an extensive background in the healing arts as a Usui Reiki Master, Karuna Reiki® Master, Merkaba Reiki™ Master, Integrated Energy Therapy® Master-Teacher, and Theta Healing Practitioner. She also holds a Master's Degree in Spiritual Psychology. Crystal has facilitated many BioEnergy therapy and counseling sessions and her focus is on empowering women in all aspects of their lives so they can move forward with confidence and grace.

Email: crystal@academyofreiki.org

Shari Dadfar - Director

Reiki Master Teacher, Reiki Sessions, Emotional healing Coach, Master EFT Practitioner, Hypnotherapist, Healing with Crystals, Spiritual Consultant
Newport Beach, CA
Phone: (714) 264 1820
Email: shari@academyofreiki.org

Denise Nutter - Director

Denise is a Certified Reiki Master/Teacher and Merkaba Reiki™ Master practicing Reiki since 2007. She incorporates Reiki into her daily life and finds it rewarding to help bring balance, peace, clarity and an overall sense of well being to others through Reiki as well. Denise is also a Disksha Blessing giver. Diksha helps to promote enlightenment by the transference of energy directly to the pineal gland. The effects are known to be permanent and cumulative.

Email: denise@academyofreiki.org

Irma Placencia - Director

Irma completed her Reiki Master training course in 2009 in Southern California under the Academy of Reiki and has conducted over 200 Reiki sessions. Irma is also a Merkaba Reiki™ Master. She is successful in helping the body to heal naturally heal itself through Reiki. She is also a wellness consultant for Zero Point Global in Orange County. Irma successfully incorporates Reiki with adults, seniors, children and pets.

Email: irma@academyofreiki.org