LHSG breaks ground in Thika!

The new year 2019 brought new opportunities for Lotus Healing Group. We were asked to train young children in Std 5, 6, 7 and 8 of Dada’s Primary School in Thika, by the school’s Director Geneveva Shichehi Shivalu.

Seeing that the number of children would be close to 200, we decided it would be wiser to teach them in their own classrooms, rather than in the courtyard as one group.

And so it is that LHSG Sevaks Monica Gokaldas, Punita Acharya, Mamta Advani, Shalini Srivastava, Laveena Keswani, Pratima Dutt, Cooky Vora, Bhavna Baga, Shariffa Keshavjee, Neena Sehgal and Nalina Rupani and I, Kamal Tolia set out in the morning of 31st January for Thika.  

We arrived there by 10.30 and immediately set about teaching. Monica, Punita, Mamta and I each took a class, and assisted by the other sevaks, took the children through the history of Reiki, the chakra positions, the attunement and then self -healing. Lunch followed (which had been sponsored by LHSG), after which they did partner healing for each other.

We ended the session by giving them milk and biscuits, which they loved!

This was our first Reiki camp of this year, in which we trained 190 children and teachers to Reiki Level 1. They were all quick learners, and they loved the new found energy and promised to heal themselves every day and heal their family members, neighbours, etc.

LHSG gives its gratitude to the Chairlady and Director Geneveva Shichehi Shivalu, who made this training possible. She was involved in every stage of the planning leading to a very successful Reiki camp. We would also like to give our gratitude to Mr. Nitin Shah, who is the main donor for the school and who kindly gave us permission to conduct the Reiki training there.

Kamal Tolia

LHSG Founder Member


The experience was very fulfilling as we ventured into this new area of teaching various groups in different classrooms. I had wondered if I can reach out to about 50 children at a given time but as it turned out- 65 students in my class and I didn’t blink an eye about it. The students though quite young were excellent learners and good healers too. Looking at their humble means I felt very proud of them as I felt it was a learning for me, the way they were so positive. I felt they were very cramped being four of them on each desk but they said they were fine that way. I salute the spirit and positive outlook to life these children and their teachers display. My gratitude for this seva opportunity.

Monica Gokaldas

LHSG Founder Member

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