RASA was founded in May 2001 by a handful of Reiki Practitioners and Teachers. They felt the need to establish a South African Reiki Association that would promote and enhance the highest standard of Reiki healing and teaching.
RASA was launched on 27th August 2001 with the first meeting held at the Bella Vita Centre and attended by 8 people.
The committee members consisted of Karen Lange as Chairperson, Bev Moss as Vice Chairperson, Eva Kujawa as Administrator and Margaret Ann Stolle as Secretary.
Since the launch, a lot of effort has been put into RASA promotions at Esoteric fairs, publishing articles on Reiki, advertising the association and giving talks. RASA is instrumental in prescribing the prerequisites for Reiki Teachers as required by the Professional Accreditation Body for Health and Skincare.
RASA membership has grown from 8 core members, to close on 1 500 registered Practitioners and we now have 8 registered Teachers.
Some of our members have since gone overseas and have reported that they experienced no problem being accepted by the Reiki Association of that country.
We trust that RASA will continue to grow and maintain its high standards of membership.