VRA Board President
Lonnie Poland, Physical Therapist, Certified Yoga Teacher, Reiki Teacher/Practitioner, and Mindfulness Facilitator. Lonnie worked as a Physical Therapist for 25 years at the University of Vermont Medical Center Rehabilitation Department. She founded Experience Yoga in 2013, where she continues to offer Yoga and Reiki group classes and, private sessions, workshops, and retreats. Lonnie is honored to be an active member of the VRA and to be serving as a board member since 2016. She coordinates and participates in Reiki events statewide. Lonnie completed the Celebration of Reiki 8-week Reiki Outreach Training program in August 2017. She is excited by the positive momentum happening in the VRA, and looks forward to inspiring and supporting continued growth in the coming year.
Lonnie was first attuned to Reiki by Renee Dean Reiki Master/Teacher at Wellness Massage in St. Albans, VT in 2010. Lonnie continued to deepen her practice with the guidance of Gendai Reiki Shihan Audrey Pearson. She received her Shinpiden/level III training in 2014, and Gokuikaiden/level IV in July 2015. In October 2016, Lonnie had the privilege of studying in Japan, participated in the international Gendai Reiki conference and received heightened attunement, updated materials and certification directly from Hiroshi Doi. In May 2017, Lonnie participated in a Gokuikaiden/level IV with teacher Frans Stiene.