Testimonials

Shima Healer Within participants

The Shima Healer Within is very informative and practical.
I highly recommend it to those who are new to healing as well as those who has done other healing modalities. Akiko is an excellent and inspiring teacher who helps us to go really deep within to unlock our highest potential.
— Yinuo Tian, co-founder of Yoga Heals, Singapore (August, 2017)
It is an incredible introduction to the path of personal growth and self realisation. I love the way Akiko developed it to put the power back into the hands of the individual rather than seeking external ‘help’ from outside sources. The location of the course and the chilled like of Koh Yao Noi in offseason is perfect, too. Thank you Akiko! Deepest love and gratitude for this beautiful offering.
— Alice, Kindergarten teacher, Singapore (August, 2017)
 

TIBETAN Singing Bowl course participants

For whatever reason, I was expecting that this course would be mostly for using the sound of the Bowls during meditation. However, the lessons on how to use the Bowls on and around the body was much more interesting.
It was a beautiful journey. Akiko inspires you to go even further and to continue learning more.
You learn enough in a week to keep practicing for a long time, even with just one Bowl, but surely after this course, you will want to learn more! Additionally, I would recommend that you try to stay a few days after the course on the Island to incorporate Singing Bowls with other healing modalities and to absorb what you have learned. 
— Maria, CFO, Greece (March, 2016)
It’s hard to put into words my experience on the island. There is a magical energy there and Shima Healing is a beautiful complement to that energy. I learned so much and left refreshed. I personally witnessed the healing power of the Bowls: My wrist injury healed completely during the course! Thank you, Shima Healing! I will be back.
— Emmeline, Reiki healer and actor, USA (March, 2016)
 
Taking Akiko’s Singing Bowl Level 1 Course has opened up a deeper understanding about how the Bowls work. She has structured the course in an accessible way: Concise yet informative. The copious amount of hands-on practice allowed one to have a multi‐sensory experience, and I
benefitted from understanding how to be the healer and also receiving healing in the process. Akiko is really patient and her gentle yet affirmative demeanor allows one to feel very welcomed at Shima Healing. I am very
much looking forward to the next level!
— Amanda Ling, Yoga Teacher and DJ, Singapore (March, 2016)
 
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It was an immersive experience with a lot of practical practices to have your intuition and techniques as singing bowl practitioner.
Much thought and care is given to how the course is conducted so that we can understand the nature of singing bowl therapy and be able to practice it in a safe and responsible manner. Overall, it was a cool retreat set on an island with awesome people and rustic charm. Perfect place to heal, learn and recharge.
— Jace Loi, Yoga Instructor and coach, Singapore (March, 2017)
 
Shima Healing Institute choose the perfect location for this kind of energy work. Koh Yao Noi is a place close to nature and people are happy with their simple way of life. It is easy to tune into this. The atmosphere during the course and the deep knowledge about the bowls and compassion of teacher Akiko is a perfect combination and made this week a very special time for me. Thank you. I learned a lot.
— Katja Sen, Teacher, Channeller, Germany (November, 2016)

REIKI PaRTICIPANTS

 
I have been practicing and teaching Reiki for more than a decade. I had never heard of Komyo Reiki until I met Akiko 6 years ago. I found her passion and quest for the history of Reiki refreshing and infectious, and decided to learn Komyo Reiki with her.
After receiving the attunements and teachings from Akiko, I was finally able to unlock some of the mysteries surrounding Reiki. I also gained a deeper and more profound knowledge of the symbols. I realised I had found the purest form and lineage of Reiki and Komyo Reiki is the only system of Reiki that I teach now.
— Tarra Tae, Founder, The Akashic Light Academy
I took up to Level 3 (Reiki Master) from 2012 to 2013 with Akiko. My base knowledge of Reiki was from Usui Reiki over 10 years ago and Kundalini Reiki since 2011. I understood Akiko’s deep knowledge came from her quest and embodiment of many lineages. Her practical and concise manner of instruction helped me to gain a new perspective of Reiki as a form of energy work and experience the subtle differences in the modalities. Akiko is a teacher who is dedicated to learning and truly lives by the principle of Reiki. I am very grateful for the opportunity to learn Reiki from her.
— Kaori Tanaka, Pilates Instructor
A clear, well guided education course done with lots of heart, wisdom and dedication is very much needed in the healing and wellness industry.
— Josephine Ong, Yoga instructor and Reiki teacher (March 2017)

Refresher Voices

The second time taking the course was like a “booster” that solidified my knowledge and skill set as a singing bowl practitioner. What was invaluable was cultivating the different dimensions of information which I wouldn’t have understood if I haven’t done my 30 hours of practice. I was engaged with the course in a different way the second time taking it. It’s such a great idea to do a refresher after 30 hour/ session practice!
— Kit Lee, Meditation & Mindfulness Coach, sitsat Hong Kong (December, 2017)
Level 1 refresher course indeed added much value to the existing understanding application. The refinement of the skill and subtleties energies the confidence to further the practice. I appreciate the subtle yet amazing discoveries throughout.
— Amanda Ling, Yoga Instructor, DC and Musician, Singapore (November, 2016)
 
 
I can only say I am grateful beyond words for the opportunity to learn from a master like Akiko. The content of this workshop are way more than just theory and practical training combined.
Akiko is able to convey how to truly listen… to the bowls, the other participants, and to yourself. This is as much about how to embody the practice and let your higher self speak, as it is a very thorough and sound education in handling and playing the bowls. With deep respect and appreciation.
— Nina, Designer & Yoga Teacher, Germany (February, 2018)