-Jikiden Reiki® Dai Shihan Teacher / Practitioner
-NPO-International Jikiden Reiki® Association board member
- Animal Reiki practitioner
Mari is a full-time Reiki practitioner and offers Reiki sessions in her home studio on a daily basis since 2006. She also teaches Jikiden Reiki® Shoden (Level 1) and Okuden(Level 2) Certification classes regularly, and Shihankaku (assistant teacher) classes upon requests.
She is a mother of three, originally from Nagasaki, Japan, and resides in Chilliwack, BC, Canada.
She is the organizer and translator for the Jikiden Reiki® Vancouver seminar and travels to Halifax with Mr. Tadao Yamaguchi, the founder of the Jikiden Reiki Institute. She continues to use Reiki to help her family, her friends and herself. Since 2012, Mari has been offering Reiki sessions at the Chilliwack Hospice Society as a Relaxation program volunteer for terminal care patients and their families. Through this experience, Mari brings peace and calmness for the patients and family members who are experiencing a life transition. She is also a volunteer for a suicide bereavement group as a co-facilitator.
Her life has been filled with Reiki love.
Michael B Photography
Studied for and earned a bachelor degree in Health and Physical Education.
In 1999 Mari finished her career at Mitsubishi Corporation and moved to Canada.
In 2001 she married, and started family life.
Mari first began studying Reiki in 2005.
In 2006 Mari learned Jikiden Reiki® from Tadao Yamaguchi.
In 2007 Mari was certified as a Jikiden Reiki® Shihankaku.
In 2008 Mari was certified as a Jikiden Reiki® Shihan teacher.
In 2009 Mari started to organize the annual seminars for Tadao Yamaguchi, and also works as an interpreter for him in Vancouver, Halifax and Seattle.
In 2013 Mari was certified as a Dai Shihan to teach Shihankaku class.
Currently reside in Goto Island, Fukue in Japan since 2023 June.
Playing piano since 5 yrs old. raced windsurfing, knitted many sweaters, loves cooking her own garden veggies, and loves making handcrafts items.
"Having learned about Mari through a mutual friend, I went to see her for a Reiki treatment. Upon meeting Mari, her kind, gentle, caring and gracious manner allowed me to feel very comfortable. Following the session and the positive energy I experienced, I knew immediately this is the Reiki teacher I was seeking. "
Darlene T, 2007
"I thoroughly respect the teachings by the way Mari taught them. The history was enlightening, the course work understandable, the practical work was enough to gain skills and follow through after the course. I am absolutely amazed, humbled and honored to have experienced the force, subtlety and healing of the Universal Energy, and am sure that Mari’s skill and purity were responsible for the delivery of this gift, both in my chance to have it pass through me to heal others, and receiving it my self. "
~ Ruth, Vancouver, 2009 May
"Mari Okazaki has changed my life. Her clear and beautiful vision of the world, kind heart, and incredible devotion to Jikiden Reiki with Mari are all amazing. She shares her gifts generously with others, and is always a support, loving friend. She's gentle, but strong. She's creative, but organized. She has a wonderful way of bringing others together. I also love her cooking, her style, the way that her house smells, her handsoap, her Reiki room and her piano playing. She's someone who can do anything that she puts her mind to, and her intelligence and friendly smile light up my life. She gave me Reiki all through my pregnancy, and to Julian when he was little too. She even brought me goodies and came and visited me when I was a new and very lonely Mama. She's just the BEST!"
Amber P, Chilliwack 2020 November
"For those of you that are currently or aspiring reiki practionners or energy workers or interested in healing that is rooted and ancient and on the path of rememberance and decolonization
I do not subscribe to the language of Reiki Master but if I were to, Mari is a true living reiki master right here in Sólh Téméxw/Chilliwack and I highly recommend Dai Shihan Teacher, Mari Okazaki
It is a deep privilege and honour to receive the teachings from a living carrier of ancient Japanese reiki, not western reiki, but the original undiluted reiki rooted in Shinto origins and culture and a direct and close lineage to Sensei Mikao Usui
I have had a relationship with reiki for over a decade and received different attunements through a different schools many years ago but felt the call to unlearn the entanglement and mix of western practices and relearn the way reiki was intended to be shared and practiced.
Deeply grateful and honored to be in service as a carrier, practitionner of Jikiden Reiki and student of Mari
Nicole E, 2022 July
"Hi Mari! Hope you are doing well, I don't know if you remember me but I did my reiki training with you about 10 years ago after I won a free treatment, Just wanted to say thank you for the opportunity you gave me back then and that it has stuck with me throuout the years.
Colton M, 2022 June