Philippe Lacaille founded the Reiki Centre located in Aurora, Ontario in 2005. Born and educated in Paris, France, Philippe has spent 25 years of his life in the Health Care sector.
After successfully completing the first chapter of his life as a Senior Executive in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, Philippe trained as a Reiki Master in the traditional Japanese Usui Shiki Ryoho lineage, dedicating all of his time and energy to be of service to those in need. He also trained at the Kripalu Centre For Yoga & Health in Lennox, Massachusetts to become a Professional Kripalu Yoga Teacher (E-YRT 500).
Currently, Philippe teaches Reiki, Mindfulness and Yoga to a growing number of people of all ages and walks of life. He shares his time between The Reiki Centre and other private settings in the Toronto area. In his clinical practice, Philippe uses Reiki, Mindfulness and Yoga to restore Quality of Life (QOL) and provides pain relief to a wide range of people – including those with cancer, MS, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, drug addictions, abuse and other maladies where pain undermines QOL.
In 2005, Philippe initiated an outreach program in one of the poorest areas of Toronto, where he donates his time to offer Reiki treatments in one of the largest drop-in centres for homeless people (Parc). This program has now been taken over by one of his senior students. In 2006, Philippe started another outreach program at the largest Ontario shelter for natives (Na-Me-Res) where he shares Reiki treatments with staff and members. He also teaches the staff and interested members Reiki and Mindfulness Based Training. In 2013, Philippe also began a new Reiki program at Freedom from Addiction, a private rehabilitation centre located in Aurora, treating people with various drug addictions. In 2013, Philippe was selected as the “healer of record” by the Native Women Resource Centre of Toronto, to support a group of Native women with HIV/AIDS. In 2014, he launched a wide outreach program to allow his students reach certain strategic area of needs such as youth, homelessness, mental illness, nursing homes, hospice, palliative care, schools, and sport injuries. In 2018, Philippe started to offer Reiki sessions at Belinda’s Place in Newmarket, a homeless shelter for women.
Philippe’s vision is to utilize energy modalities such as Reiki ,Yoga and Mindfulness to provide support to those afflicted by a number of issues, such as cancer, AIDS, chronic pain, drug dependency, depression, abuse, mental illness and stress. He is a member of the Reiki Alliance, the International Yoga Alliance, and the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association. Philippe lives in Aurora, north of Toronto, enjoys spending time outdoors with his companion Tashi, a therapy dog who shares his passion to help people in need. He loves nature and rides his motorcycle when he is not on his yoga mat.