Monday, May 29, 2017

About Us

Reiki Education and Research Institute (RERI), former name Reiki Education, Inc. originally began as the Charlotte Reiki meet-up group started in January of 2007 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The group was started by William Coryer and Mei Yin Hung, two Reiki Masters/Teachers and a husband and wife team, who are passionate about Reiki and wanted to connect with other practitioners with similar interests. Since then, the group has evolved from a small group of like-minded people into an organization with supporters around the world. During the development, their mission of raising awareness of the health benefits of Reiki and helping others to cope with life challenges utilizing Reiki became very clear.

In 2008, Bill and Mei Yin were inspired to develop a non profit organization so that they could continue their effort of helping others with Reiki and to embrace other practitioners to continue this important mission. In 2009, lead by Bill and Mei Yin, supported by the Board of Directors, volunteers and the medical staff at the CaroMont Cancer Center, Reiki was introduced to their cancer patients, survivors and caregivers as an adjunct treatment to conventional cancer treatment at the Cancer Center. Since 2007, Reiki Education and Research Institute has organized more than 140 educational and community outreach events including healing circles, Reiki orientation programs, Reiki practitioner’s events, Reiki internship program, community wellness programs, stress management clinics and more.

RERI continues their efforts to improving the educational standards of Reiki, to conduct scientific research and to build a collaborative and professional Reiki community.

Our Team

Bill Coryer

Co-Founder/Senior Reiki Master Teacher

Mei Yin Hung

Co-Founder/Senior Reiki Master Teacher

Director of Operations

Current Board Members 

Bill Coryer – President

Barbara Butler – Secretary

Zulma Bianchi – Treasurer


Reiki Class/Training

We offer complete training on Reiki including Fundamental Reiki (traditional Reiki I and II), advanced level and Reiki Master and RERI Teaching level. The comprehensive training provides students a good foundation and knowledge base on Reiki and related metaphysical subjects for healing and personal empowerment. CLICK HERE for class information and registration

Student Reiki Practice Session (For RERI students only)

Each month, RERI offers our students opportunities to practice Reiki and continue their learning, self-healing and spiritual development in a professional, supportive and comfortable environment.
Stay tune for 2014 schedule for student activities and programs.

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Reiki Clinic – OPEN NOW!

Our Reiki Clinic offers opportunity to receive Reiki healing session at a reduced rate. CLICK HERE for more information

Annual Reiki Retreat

Reiki retreat is a weekend gathering of Reiki practitioners to enjoy nature, share Reiki, explore metaphysical subjects and experience spiritual connection. RERI organizes a retreat once a year in the Fall. The retreat is suitable for Reiki practitioner of all trained levels, various Reiki lineages and have a desire to continued learning and personal growth and spiritual development. CLICK HERE for information about the 5th Annual Reiki Retreat in 2014

Private Reiki Healing Session

A private healing session (treatment) can help improve and balance your energy flow and promote body, mind and spirit connection. Treatment is done by a professional and experienced Reiki Master/Teacher who has comprehensive Reiki training and years of experience in both teaching and providing treatments in clinical settings. CLICK HERE for more information or call 704-644-3644 to make an appointment


Reiki Education and Research Institute is a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization based in Charlotte, North Carolina. We are a grass-roots, community based organization promoting the benefits of Reiki, making Reiki available and affordable in Charlotte and surrounding counties.  Our mission is to improve the quality of life by increasing awareness of the health benefits of Reiki, an energy healing treatment method that can reduce stress and enhance the healing process.  The vision of Reiki Education and Research Institute is to be instrumental in the acceptance of Reiki as a valued and scientifically proven complementary treatment method used in health care facilities throughout the world. Our vision is advanced by providing quality education on Reiki, public awareness events, community outreach programs, Reiki clinics and conducting Reiki research.