Sacred Energy Education

​Anticolonial Community Immersions Inspired by Usui Reiki + Animism

Replacing Colonial-Capitalist

"Reiki Certification Intensives" 


Sacred Energy Immersions


"Levels" 1 + 2

Sacred Practitioner Immersion 

 "Levels" 3 + 4

Sacred Witness Immersion 


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Rest In Power offers two unique live-virtual Sacred Energy Immersions that use the principles of decolonization to expand beyond conventional 1-day Reiki certifications, which hold the principles of patriarchal teaching and learning far too dear. This approach lets you discover and/or refine your own authentic practice, with the cosmologies of Reiki serving either as your own path or as a bridge to your energetic Truth.


Unfamiliar with Reiki? Read a little about it here

We learn and share in accordance with the needs of the mind-body-spirit.

We are no longer here to quickly induct folks into colonized Reiki Capitalism!​

 We want to change the nature of Sacred Energy Education on Turtle Island

We want to increase accessibility & diversity of experience.



watch the video below or view the slideshow here


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Why am I
called to this?

This experience
IS for you if:

This experience
is NOT for you if:


What anchors this course?

What does class time look like?

Why two 6 months immersions instead of 1 weekend or 1 year?

What about the time in between monthly classes and energy circles?

What about community?

Is this a Japanese / Shintoism centered Immersion? Why / Why Not?

Will I get a Reiki Certificate?

Will I be attuned to Reiki?


Sacred Practitioner

  • Establish your personal, ancestrally-guided relationship with Sacred Energy

  • ​Empower yourself, strengthen intuition & begin curating a team of spiritual guides

  • Integrate palm healing + sacred energy with anticolonialism + anti-oppression 

  • Prepare to offer palm healing + sacred energy to yourself, friends, family & clients (paid, unpaid or other exchange).

Sacred Energy Practitioner

Sacred Witness

  • Embody ego dissolution, disempower attachments + refine practices accordingly

  • Understand coalition building across energy traditions and ancestral lineages

  • Refine your role as a responsible practitioner, space-holder, or leader 

  • Refine your personal and community medicinal offerings

  • Curate your own anticolonial, trauma-informed space holding practice (personal or professional) 

Sacred Energy Witness



They/Them or He/Him Pronouns

Primary Facilitator

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Zel (they/them and he/him) is the founder of Rest In Power Sacred Energy and the primary facilitator of the Sacred Energy Immersions. Zel is a Black, Queer, NonBinary-Trans* and neurodivergent Sacred Energy Worker and Educator. They hold a "Master Teacher" certification in Reiki (though he challenges the title and prefers the term Sacred Energy Educator) and a M.S.Ed in Social Justice Education. They are a certified yoga teacher, and they have also completed certifications in Yoga Nidra and Meditation. Zel is also a sacred sound practitioner. He leads workshops, classes, panels & private sessions for colonized/minoritized folks everywhere. They combine their passion for the healing arts with training + experience in anticolonial education to support their personal purpose of exhuming Truth and nourishing the trees that bear the fruits of freedom. Catch them on IG @restinpoweryogareiki

Meet our Team

Guest teachers include BI/PoC Folx with certifications, licensure, and community experience in Reiki, Yoga, Ayurveda, Herbalism, Birthwork, Ancestral Veneration & Psychology


Ayurveda + Yoga Educator

Reiki Practitioner + Training Assistant


Traditional Japanese Reiki Educator
decolonial energetic healing teacher


Licensed Therapist &

Yoga and Reiki Guide


At the beginning of the year (2020) I started feeling this pull from spirit to learn Reiki. Then everything fell together when I was referred to Zel. I adore Zel and their teaching style. They make learning engaging, impactful and fun! I am so happy that we were brought together because they reminded us to honor the land we worked on and the culture that Reiki emerged from. I fully recommend them and any service you're considering. You'll be happy you did.


One of my most favorite parts I experienced with the course was the part where we got to dance! I’m often very aware when I feel uncomfortable of my body or when I’m holding back, but this exercise showed me where I needed to let go and where I didn’t feel as confident in. I think the adjustments that you’re making with the future Reiki classes and breaking them up into multiple days is amazing, a great way to improve the class :)


"I wouldn't have changed a single thing about my experience. The container that Zel held for the collective community was thoughtful, detailed, and cared for with so much love. I hope that anyone reading this knows that you'll be in a safe space should you choose to utilize Zel's services or participate in a course. You won't regret it!! I was definitely more sensitive receiving Reiki (virtually) but it was received very well (emotions included). I know that as I continue to build my practice I will continue to use Zel's guidance to honor and decolonize this ancient reiki practice.​"



Participation is by approved application.

​Need a scholarship? Fill out the scholarship/energy-exchange questions in the application.

To apply for both, select the Practitioner Application


Courses are priced on a sliding scale to demonstrate their base value* and their thriving community value* (see below).

​$900​ - $1550

​$1250​ - $1800


​$2000​ - $3300


Scholarship + Energy Exchange Applications are built into the standard application, and are available to BI/PoC, Queer/Trans humxns, dis/abled humxns, + folx experiencing poverty or acute financial hardship. All scholarships are partial, and include an energy exchange (for example, submitting public reviews, video testimonials, an evergreen social media post, and other options).

Are you ready for a life-opening immersion?

Only you can answer that question! Cultivating and refining relationship to the awesome power of Sacred Energy and learning to navigate the world aware of your ability to tap into the wealth of the multi-verse at any moment is indeed life-changing. It cracks open hearts and forges new pathways.

However, if you have more questions that need answering in order to be able to answer this question: Am I Ready? You can always schedule a free 20 min consultation call with Rest In Power Yoga and Reiki founder, Zel Amanzi here: 

  • This is a virtual immersion. Attend from anywhere in the world!


Rest in Power Yoga and Reiki LLC was born of a growing collective desire to leverage yoga and energetic practice as foundations for Black & Indigenous liberation, sacred energy consciousness and decolonization, and therefore the foundation for everyone’s liberation from an anti-Black + still-colonial world.


Rest in Power Yoga and Reiki supports you in finding the rest that you need to
​wake up to your own divinity, shed your limiting falsehoods and live as your most powerful self.

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