The 12th Annual Reiki Retreat

October 17 -20, 2024 | Monteagle, Tennessee

Healing + Learning + Connection + Fun

About us

The retreat is organized by Reiki Education and Research Institute (A.K.A RERI), a 501(c) 3 not for profit organization established in 2007 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The mission of RERI is to promote the health benefits of Reiki and provide quality education and healing services.

The Retreat

We have been hosting an annual Reiki retreat since 2010, and the event has gained immense popularity. We were thrilled to resume it last year after a 3-year hiatus due to the pandemic, and we are committed to continuing this tradition by organizing our retreat every year.


The Reiki retreat brings together the current students, alumni, and paid members of various tiers membership within the Reiki Education and Research Institute (a.k.a. RERI), along with their friends and family interested in taking part in the retreat.


Our retreat takes place in a relaxed and serene setting. Reiki and related programs commence in the morning and conclude before lunch. Participants will have ample free time in the afternoon to relax, enjoy quiet moments, immerse themselves in the beauty of the retreat and its surrounding areas, engage in outdoor activities, and connect with like-hearted people. Evenings are spent gathering around bonfires and participating in spiritual gatherings, creating a warm and communal atmosphere. The day concludes with an Om meditation session. 


If you are a paid member of the organization, you and your guests will receive a 10% to 20% discount on the retreat. If you don’t have a membership with us and would like to receive a discount for the retreat, please sign up for a membership. Upon signing up, we will send you a discount code via email. To avail the discount for the retreat, simply apply the code during the registration process.


Retreat Itinerary


  • Daily meditation and ki-flow exercise 
  • Daily classes and Reiki practice sessions are held.
  • 1 hour – Introductory class for newbies (available upon request)


  • Enjoy self-guided outdoor activities
  • Soak up the energy in nature and explore famous state parks and waterfalls in Tennessee
  • Discover local history
  • Shop at local art and craft shops, consignment stores, pottery stores, and boutiques
  • Visit tourist hotspots in Monteagle, Tracy City, and Sewanee
  • Group Reiki and world healing at dusk before dinner


  • Enjoy fine dining experience in some of the gourmet restaurants 
  • Spiritual gatherings that will recharge your energy under the moon light. 
  • Bonfire on both Friday and Saturday nights.
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Retreat Programs Location

Monteagle Inn and Retreat Center 

204 West Main Street, 

Monteagle, Tennessee 37356

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Retreat pricing includes:

Scheduled retreat programs and group activities,

Lunch on 10/18 (Fri) and 10/19 (Sat)

Breakfast on 10/20 (Sun)

*Find Pricing on Our Registration Page*

1. Register for the retreat

2. Choose & book your accommodation

3. Mark your calendar


There are numerous vacation rental accommodation options available in the area,

catering to a variety of needs and budgets.

We include several accommodations options on our retreat page. For more options, 

please check Google for hotels in Monteagle and also consider exploring AirBnB.

“Please consider booking your accommodation early, as the Monteagle area is a popular vacation destination, particularly during peak leave seasons.”

The Retreat at Water Edge in Tracy City

14139 HWY 41,
Tracy City, TN37387

(Appx. 6 miles from the retreat programs meeting location)

Sewanne Inn

1235 University Avenue,
Sewanne TN37375

(Appx. 5.2 miles from the retreat programs meeting location)

Monteagle Inn and Retreat Center

204 West Main Street, 
Monteagle, Tennessee 37356

(Retreat Programs will be held at this location)

TerraLodge Treehouses

1925 Trusell Road,
Montealge TN27256

(Appx. 3.5 miles from the retreat programs meeting location)

Photos coming soon! 

Edgeworth Inn

19 Wilkins Ave., Cottage 23, Monteagle Assembly,
Monteagle, TN 37356

(Appx. 0.5 miles from the retreat programs meeting location)

Photos coming soon! 

Trail Head Cabins

11830 US 41 Monteagle, Tennessee 37356

(Appx. 3.2 miles from the retreat programs meeting location)

Fine Dining Experiences

High Point Restaurant in Monteagle | Le Bella Pearl in Sewanne | Shakerag in Sewanne Inn


High Point Restaurant in Monteagle

Some Local Eateries:

within 10 miles distances from the Monteagle Inn and Retreat Center

The Killer Eat: The Mountain Goat Market in Monteagle

Back In Time Feel: The Dixie Lee Diner in Monteagle

Popular Choice: Papa Ron’s Pizza & Italian Steakhouse in Monteagle

University Coffee Shops: Stirling Coffee House | The Blue Chair Cafe & Tavern in Sewanne

Lunch in Sewanne  

Find your happy place: Shenanigans in Sewanne

100+ years old: Dutch Maid Bakery and Cafe in Tracy City

Local Pub: Hanks Corner and Grill in Tracy City

Healthy Drinks: Monteagle Nutrition in Monteagle

Coffee and Bakery: Village Dry Cleaning & Coffee Shop in Monteagle

Quick Pickup: Kaki Japanese Food Truck in Monteagle

Clean Eat Cafe: Mountain Top Meal Prep and Catering in Monteagle

*Spectacular Views: Top of the Rock restaurant in Kimball (approximately 16 miles from Monteagle, off the mountain)

Outdoor Fun

Some Local Attractions:

within 10 -20 miles distances from the Monteagle Inn and Retreat Center

South Cumberland State Park

Fiery Gizzard Day Loop Trail

Big Foot Adventure TN zipline

Mountain Goat Trail

University of the South

Sewanee Natural Bridge

The course at Sewanee

Stone Door Trail

Grundy Lake

Fosters Fall

The Caverns



Shop Local

Some Local Shops:

within 10 -20 miles distances from the Monteagle Inn and Retreat Center

Mountain Outfitters

Mountain Goat Market

Mooney’s Market & Emporium

Hallelujah Pottery

Oakes and Olivers 

The Lemon Fairs

Taylor’s Mercantile

Whimsy Willow

Amish Hippie









What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a Japanese term meaning Universal (or spiritual) life force energy. It is used as an energy healing practice to promote health and wellbeing. In practice, a Reiki practitioner tunes into this higher vibrational energy called Reiki (pronouced Ray-ki). They then channel it through their body to themselves, another individual, or any living thing. This higher vibrational energy (Reiki) flows at a higher frequency thus releasing energy blockages and improving energy flow.

Practicing Reiki induces a relaxed and meditative state for both the giver and the receiver. The increased energy flow from the practitioner’s hands to the recipient generates a deep relaxation. This creates a natural environment which promotes healing on the physical, mental-emotional and spiritual levels. For more information, please check out our main site:

Who can attend the retreat?

The retreat is open to students and alumni of the Reiki Education and Research Institute, as well as their family and friends who are interested in participating. Our sessions cater to diverse backgrounds and interests. If you are a paid member of our organization, you and your guests will enjoy a 10% to 20% discount on the retreat package. We will provide our members with a coupon code to apply the discount at checkout. When registering for the retreat, make sure to include registration for your guest(s) to ensure the discount applies to you and your guest(s)

What happens during the Reiki retreat?

Our retreat programs are held at the beautiful Monteagle Inn and Retreat Center in Monteagle, providing a serene environment where participants can indulge in daily Reiki healing practice, meditation, and workshops centered around energy healing. Retreat participants will retrieve to the dining room for delicious and nourishing lunch after the morning programs.

In the afternoon, participants will have plenty of free time and ample opportunities to relax and explore the offerings of the beautiful South Cumberland Pleatau and nearby attractions. 

In the evening, participants are invited to join the group for culinary experiences at two renowned local fine dining restaurants on Thursday and Friday.  It’s a perfect opportunity to share laughter and celebrate friendship over a delightful dinner.

  • This activity is optional
  • Meal: $50 per person on average
What will the group be like?

Our retreat group comprises both current RERI students and alumni over the years. Many of our retreat participants choose to return year after year, drawn by our transformative retreat  experiences and the sincere and genuine individuals who take part and share a common aspiration. Much like the founders of RERI and Dr. Usui’s, our retreat participants seek personal development  and spiritual enlightment through the practice of Reiki.

In addition, we strive to foster a highly spiritual and positive environment where retreat participants engage in friendly interactions. We take pride in being a community that welcomes individuals from all walks of life. Join us on this journey of connection, support, and shared positive energy.

Is previous Reiki experience required?

Our Reiki retreat is crafted as an immersive journey, catering to RERI students, alumni (paid or non paid members) with Reiki training ranging from Level I to Professional Level. It provides a dedicated space for our retreat participants to deepen their practice during the retreat weekend. For guests without prior Reiki training, we offer a special Reiki introduction class, allowing them to experience and learn about Reiki. This inclusive session serves as a welcoming entry point, ensuring both newcomers and experienced practitioners actively participate in our retreat. Our goal is to make the retreat a transformative experience for everyone attending the retreat, regardless of their Reiki background.

Is there an age limit for participants?

Yes, you must be 18 years or + to take part in our Retreat programs. 

Can I bring friends and famlly members to the retreat?

Absolutely! We enthusiastically welcome participants to invite their friends and family to the Reiki retreat, providing a wonderful opportunity to collectively share a positive and healing experience. Whether your loved ones are new to Reiki or have prior experience, everyone is invited to join. Please be aware that participants must be 18 years and older to take part in our retreat programs. If you are a paid member and your guests are interested in participating in our retreat programs, please include them in your registration. This ensures that your guests not only join the retreat but also benefit from the discount.

Will my guests be able to participate in the retreat programs?

Absolutely! Our retreat warmly welcomes friends and family members, whether they have prior Reiki training or not. For those without any Reiki experience, we offer a dedicated one-hour introductory class. This session is designed to provide information on Reiki and ensure that everyone can comfortably participate in the retreat programs. We strive to create an inclusive environment, allowing all attendees to enjoy and benefit from the retreat, regardless of their background in Reiki. (please let us know if your guest(s) would like to take part in the Reiki introductory class upon arrivial at the retreat.

What kind of gear do we need for Reiki Practices?

As you prepare for our Reiki retreat, consider bringing along a few items to enhance your experience:

  1. Comfortable Attire: Wear loose and comfortable clothing to promote relaxation during our sessions.

  2. Yoga Mat or Cushion: Bring a yoga mat or cushion for meditation and Reiki sessions for added comfort.

  3. Water Bottle: Stay hydrated throughout the retreat by bringing your reusable water bottle.

  4. Notebook and Pen: Capture insights, experiences, and any thoughts that may arise during the retreat.

  5. Cozy Blanket or Shawl: A cozy blanket or shawl can provide warmth and comfort during relaxation periods.

  6. Snug Socks or Slippers: Keep your feet warm and comfortable during indoor activities.

  7. Eye Mask or Bandana: Enhance your meditation experience by bringing an eye mask or bandana to block out light.

  8. Personal Crystals or Stones: If you have personal crystals or stones, bring them along for added positive energy.

  9. Personal Journal: Reflect on your journey and insights by bringing a personal journal.

  10. Open Heart and Mind: Lastly, come with an open heart and mind, ready to embrace the transformative energy of the retreat.

These suggestions aim to enhance your comfort and overall experience during the Reiki retreat. Feel free to tailor the list to your personal preferences and needs.

Can I bring my children to the retreat?

Our Reiki programs are tailored for participants aged 18 and above. While you’re encouraged to bring your family along for a vacation during our retreat, please note that the retreat programs are specifically designed for adults. If any family members over 18 are interested in participating in our retreat programs, please register them as your guest(s). Your guests (Reiki practitioner or Non-Reiki practitioner) will also enjoy a discount for the retreat.

Can I bring my pets to the retreat?

Please do not bring your pet(s) to the Reiki Retreat Programs. In addition, please check with your accommodation for their specific pet policy before bringing your furry friend along.

Is soliciting and offering services allow at the retreat?

We appreciate your enthusiasm, but to maintain the positive and focused atmosphere of our retreat, we kindly ask that participants refrain from soliciting or promoting personal products or services (including Reiki related services). Let’s keep the space harmonious and centered on our shared journey of self-discovery,  personal and group healing. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

When is the registration deadline?

To ensure an intimate and enriching experience, we have a maximum number of registrations available. Once we reach this limit, retreat registration will be closed. However, if there are still spots available, we’ll make them accessible online. Don’t miss out on securing your spot – register early to guarantee your place in this transformative journey!

What is your cancellation policy?

Retreat Package:

  1. Cancellations made more than 60 days prior to the retreat start date will be eligible for a full refund.

  2. Cancellations made between 15-30 days prior to the retreat will be subject to a 50% refund.

  3. Cancellations made within 14 days of the retreat start date are non-refundable.

  4. All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing via email to (Cancellation via phone call or text message will NOT be accepted)

Please note that the refund amounts mentioned above are exclusive of any transaction fees (credit card charges) and administrative charges $25 associated with the refund process. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in adhering to these policies, which help us ensure a smooth and well-planned retreat for all participants.

What does the retreat pricing include?

The retreat fee includes access to all scheduled programs and activities planned by RERI throughout the day. As part of the retreat package, we provide delicious and nourishing lunches on October 18th and 19th (Friday and Saturday) and breakfast on the 20th (Sunday) at the Monteagle Inn and Retreat Center.

Please note that the retreat pricing does not cover accommodation, transportation, group dinners on the 18th and 19th or any personal expenses outside the outlined retreat package.

Are meals provided?

We provide lunch on 10/18(Fri), 10/19 (Sat) and breakfast on 10/20 (Sun) at the Monteagle Inn and Retreat Center. 

We’ve curated a delightful culinary experience for you! Dinners on October 18th and 19th (Friday and Saturday) are planned at local gourmet restaurants. These dinners are self-paid (optional group activities), offering you the flexibility to choose your preferred dishes. To secure your spot at these delectable fine dining restaurants, please check off the option “Join us for dinner(s)” on the retreat registration form. This ensures a seamless and enjoyable evening for all participants. Bon appétit!

The retreat officially begins with a delightful dinner on 10/17 (Thursday) at 7 pm at High Point Restaurant and concludes after Sunday morning breakfast at Monteagle Inn and Retreat Center on 10/18 (Sunday)

10/17/24 (Day 1) First Retreat Activity

*We will meet at our Retreat programs location (Montealge Inn and Retreat Center) between 6:00pm-6:30pm before dinner.

10/20/24 (Day 4) Final Retreat Activity

*We will be meeting at Monteagle Inn and Retreat Center for breakfast between 7:30am-8:30am

There are plenty of local attractions and activities to explore in the area. We recommend arriving a day or two prior to the retreat or extending your stay afterward to fully enjoy all that the South Cumberland Mountain and the nearby attractions have to offer. 

What are the best way to travel to Monteagle?

For convenient and efficient travel to Monteagle, TN, we recommend considering the following options:

  1. By Car: Monteagle is easily accessible by car, providing the flexibility to explore the scenic routes. If you’re driving, plan your route and enjoy a comfortable road trip. Monteagle is appx. 50 minutes drive from Chattanooga TN, 1 hour and 20 minutes drive from Nashville TN, 1 hour 20 minutes drive from Huntsville, AL

  2. By Air: There are three convenient airports in close proximity to Monteagle: Huntsville, Nashville, and Chattanooga.  If you are traveling by air, we recommend renting a car to reach Monteagle, as local transportation options are limited in the mountainous area. 

For specific details and personalized recommendations based on your location, feel free to reach out to us at by email to We look forward to welcoming you to Monteagle!

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