A rhapsody in music is a one-movement work that is episodic yet integrated, free-flowing in structure, featuring a range of highly contrasted moods, colour and tonality. An air of spontaneous inspiration and a sense of improvisation make it freer in form than a set of variations.

~ Wikipedia

Welcome to Reiki Rhapsody

In remembrance of my Reiki teacher, Margaret Ann Case (01/10/53~02/18/10) of Reiki Arts Continuum, I named Reiki Rhapsody after her teachings and also her love of music. She was an Opera singer before she became a Reiki teacher. From my teacher’s teachings and mentoring, I found my rhythms in Reiki, perhaps my rhapsody.

What is Reiki? I’ll leave that for you to find out. Margaret Ann had always said to the students, “Let Reiki be your teacher after you leave this class.” Reiki is simple, yet it’s who you are. Reiki is a discovery of your own rhapsody.

Just for now, I will share with you the simplicity of learning Reiki. This website provides information on Reiki courses and events, Resources, FAQ and Library. It’s enough for now. The rest is up to you!

Joanna Crespo, MBA, Reiki Teacher


A Little About Me

The timeline below outlines a brief history from my birth leading up to when I founded Reiki Rhapsody. 

  • 1965

    Born in Chiayi, Taiwan, R.O.C.

  • 1977

    Family migrated to New York City

  • 1987

    SUNY Stony Brook, NY
    BA in Applied Mathematics and Statistics

  • 1990

    Director in International
    Commercial Banking

  • 1999

    MBA, Fordham University, NY

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  • 2010

    Founder of
    The Reiki Rhapsody, LLC

  • 2010

    Reiki Program Director
    The New York Open Center

  • 2010

    Interview by Well + Good NYC

  • Well + Good Article

    Click here to
    read the interview

  • 2011

    Journey with Breast Cancer


My Trainings & Certifications

Below are details on my educational background and certifications.


Libby Barnett
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
Reiki 1 & 2, May 2003


Late Margaret Ann Case
NY Open Center
450-Hours Reiki Master Practitioner, 2004-2005
120-Hours Reiki Teacher Training, 2005-2006
Teaching Faculty, 2006-2009


Ordination with Rev. Dan Chesbro, 
The Sanctuary of the Beloved


Frans Stiene, International House of Reiki
Shinpiden, April 2007


Suzi Tucker, Family Constellations
Guided Learning, 2008-2011

Glen Ridge Taekwon-do, Montclair, NJ
1st Degree Black Belt, 2011


Drew DiVittorio, New York Institute of Herbal Medicine & Nutrition
Chinese Herbalism, 2012-2013


NCBTMB CE Approved Provider

NY State Licensed Private Career School Teacher Permit


KRI Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga

My Reiki Lineage

Below are details on my Reiki Lineage in 2005 and in 2007.



Mikao Usui
Chujiro Hayashi
Hawayo Takata
Iris Ishikuro
Arthur Robertson
Samuel Strauss
Margaret Ann Case
Joanna Crespo


Mikao Usui
Taketomi Kan’ichi
Koyama Kimiko
Doi Hiroshi
Frans Stiene
Joanna Crespo