Reiki Master Teacher Relocated to Pioneer Valley

NORTHAMPTON – Caroline Ruderman, reiki master teacher, recently announced that she has relocated to the Pioneer Valley to expand her professional practice in the reiki healing arts.

Moving to Northampton from Hudson, New York, Ruderman specializes in teaching caregivers, bodyworkers and empaths—people who are highly sensitive to the world around them.

“Learning reiki as a self-care technique can reduce the anxiety and stress from working and caring for others,” Ruderman said.

She offers a unique style of learning, which is known as “slow reiki,” through which students take the course over a month-long period, as opposed to an afternoon or weekend workshop. This develops a deeper understanding of the practice and integrates the new skill in a practical way.

Ruderman also sees private clients and practices out of CLINIC Alternative Medicines at 98 Main St., Northampton. She follows the Tibetan Usui reiki tradition.

Ruderman trained in New York City for the two reiki certificates she holds from reiki master Nana Delaplanque. She received her master training in New York state with William Rand, an internationally known reiki master and historian. She has worked at various colleges, including Bard College and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and for private clients at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, N.Y.
Her next introductory reiki class, which includes certification, will begin March 15. For more information or to register, visit