{ P A U S E } inJOY Reiki

{ P A U S E } inJoy embodies more than a healing modality: it is a transformative path inviting us to attune to our inner voice, embrace life with fullness and joy, and strengthen our connection. Developed over two decades, { P A U S E } inJoy effortlessly integrates the essence of the Reiki Way (Usui’s Way) into our modern lives—a reminder that our journey is meant to be a shared, joyous experience. Embracing life's challenges, { P A U S E } inJoy honors our courageous pursuit of joy, offering a sanctuary to celebrate the joy in our everyday existence.

I am deeply grateful to every attuned Reiki Master after Sensei Mikao Usui for preserving his lineage, and especially to my teacher, Patti Penn, founder of { P A U S E } inJoy. Her dedication to taking the teachings further and years of guidance on the Pause in Joy Way have been instrumental in my personal and professional growth. 

About Ani

I am a certified { P A U S E } inJoy Reiki Master Teacher and dynamic sound healing practitioner based in Lamorinda, CA. Born to Bangladeshi immigrants in Connecticut, I spent over 15 years living in Los Angeles before settling in the San Francisco Bay Area with my husband and four children.

Becoming a mother led me to the magical discovery of { P A U S E } inJoy Reiki, a practice that became a guiding force in my life. It helped me tune into my inner self, replacing the anxiety and uncertainty of my youth and young adult life with a profound sense of certainty and knowing. { P A U S E } inJoy also supported me in becoming pregnant naturally with two more children after my IVF twins and empowered me to leave my government job to pursue my passion.

Attuned to the four levels of Reiki at { P A U S E } inJoy—Reiki I, Reiki II, Reiki Master Practitioner, and Reiki Master Teacher—between 2011 and 2020, I am also certified in sound healing, offering dynamic sound meditation journeys.  In addition to my legal education with a Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Connecticut, I work out of my home in Lamorinda, CA, and am honored to support others on their journeys to healing and joy.