Her broad background includes extensive work with holistic counseling, energy work, regression therapy, over 25 years of Siddha Yoga meditation practice as well as 15 years of corporate Human Resources management. 

Along with comprehensive experience in diverse styles of meditation practices, she has taught and practiced Reiki since 1986. Ginny is a Reiki Master in Usui Shiki Ryoho, Shihan of Komyo ReikiDo, Reiki Master of Gendai Reiki, Shihan kaku practitioner of Jikiden Reiki and a Registered Karuna Reiki® Master. 

Her journey with Reiki began studying with Carol Vidula Krum of the Reiki Alliance (Master Krum was initiated as a Reiki Master through Phyllis Furumoto, of the Reiki Alliance). In an effort to continually grow with Reiki, Ginny has studied with Reiki Masters Gail Sterling, David Jarrell, William Lee Rand, Frank Arjava Petter, Ethel Lombardi (initiated through Master Takata), Frans Stiene, Tadao Yamaguchi in Japan, Hiroshi Doi and Hyakuten Inamoto.   

See Ginny’s Reiki lineage here.

In 1988, Ginny created Sunburst, Gift Shop & Wellness Center, a Mt. Kisco, NY-based store & center dedicated to providing tools and services for personal growth. After nearly 15 years, Ginny moved on from Sunburst to focus full time on her private therapy practice along with teaching Reiki and meditation workshops.

As an Adjunct Professor at Pace University, Ginny taught Holistic Counseling at the graduate level. She has presented her work internationally at Expos, conferences, on TV and radio.


Ginny Mackles of Journey To Mindful Living is a Reiki Teacher, Life Coach and Board Certified Professional Counselor, LMHC, holding a NY license in Mental Health Counseling with a Master of Social Work degree practicing in Minneapolis areas of Minnetonka, MN and Westchester County, NY.

About Ginny Mackles

Ginny’s Reiki journey began in the mid-1980’s when both meditation and Reiki became a life-saving support during a stressful period of time.  Through the years to follow, Ginny incorporated these tools into her day to day experience providing her with a foundation for life. Her passion to share these gifts continues as she brings forth The Reiki Journey as a labor of love and expression of joy.

“I have had the privilege of knowing and studying Reiki with Ginny Mackles for over 10 years. She is one of the most devoted and gifted spiritual people I know.”

--J Whitman 

Listen to Ginny's interview with Violet Reiki Radio

as she talks about

her Reiki Journey

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