Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an "attunement" given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy" to improve one's health and enhance the quality of life.
Everyone can learn Reiki. However, not everyone learns exactly the same way. In the past, I tried teaching small group classes, but each student came with different learning styles and knowledge base. I became frustrated and felt I was not fulfilling my responsibility to my students. My role as a Reiki Master Teacher is to ensure each student has a complete understanding of the knowledge and mastery of techniques. I felt this was being lost in a group setting. I decided to dedicate my teaching to individual mentoring. In this format, I can tailor the information to an individual's strengths and weaknesses. I take my role as a teacher seriously and hold myself and my students to a high standard. If you are looking to become a Reiki Master quickly, then I am not your teacher. Learning Reiki takes time an practice. I remember my karate sensei used to say, receiving your black belt is when you begin to learn karate. A black belt acknowledges you have a clear and strong understanding of your basic techniques. I hold this philosophy to all my students.
1. Reiki Level 1: The First Degree
Level 1 is a practitioner's initiation into Reiki and is open to anyone. The focus during Level 1 is on opening the energy channels on a physical level, allowing the practitioner to connect to the universal life force energy, which flows from the cosmos through the crown of the head and down to the heart and hands.
Many Reiki Masters emphasize self-Reiki as the goal of the Level 1 designation, encouraging students to focus on practicing Reiki on themselves, thereby working through their own obstacles. Many Reiki Masters provide the Level 1 attunement in one single attunement. Many experience physical symptoms of energy in their palms after the first attunement — including tingling, coolness or heat. Typically the Level 1 course also includes an overview of the history of Reiki, hand placements and self and group practice.
2. Reiki Level 2: Second Degree
Level 2 is often defined by a focus on practicing Reiki on others, as well as an expanded opening of the energy channels. Additionally students receive the "Reiki symbols" and Level 2 attunement. The Reiki symbols allow the practitioner to connect more deeply to the universal energy, as well as draw on the qualities that the symbols represent. This includes the ability to provide distance Reiki, or sending healing energy to individuals wherever they may be.
This symbol also may be used to clear energy blockages across time, as well as physical locations. Due to the intensity of the attunement process, some Reiki Masters recommend that at least 21 days to a full three months pass between receiving the Level 1 and Level 2 attunements (Level 1 is required to receive Level 2).
The Level 2 attunement is typically given in one single attunement, with a focus on opening up the central channel even more, with an emphasis on the Heart Chakra. Typically Level 2 also includes practice in drawing the symbols, invoking their qualities, as well as distance healing.
3. Reiki Level 3: Third Degree & Reiki Master
In many courses, the Third Degree and Reiki Master are the same designation. However some teachers separate Level 3 from Reiki Master, in order to emphasize the difference between receiving the Master attunement, from being trained in attuning new students or practitioners.
The Reiki Master Level is traditionally considered the teacher's level —a practitioner who has received the energy and knowledge to attune new Reiki practitioners. Many receive the Master attunement, along with the corresponding symbol, yet don't feel comfortable or practiced in properly attuning others — hence the distinction between Third Degree and Reiki Master.
Becoming a Reiki Master also represents a deep commitment to the Reiki practice, and some feel that significant time should pass between achieving the Second Degree status and Master Level. Because the Master Level is taught in a wide range of methods, you should meditate on which path feels right for you and spend time and consideration in selecting a Master.
In person Reiki classes, take approximately 6 hours to complete. Your handbook will be emailed two weeks prior to your scheduled appointment to review and prepare for your lesson.
With today's technology, time and distance are no longer a factor in learning Reiki. I have created an online format to span space and time. Online Reiki class will be spread over 2-3 live video conferences, each session is approximately 2 hours in length. Before your first class, I will email information to be covered in our live conference video. During your 2nd to 3rd video (depending how much info has been covered) you will receive your attunement. I will walk you through a visualization to open, receive and experience your Reiki attunement.
I am available for tutoring and mentoring. If you are a student of mine or not and are looking to deepen your knowledge, need clarity or want some tips and tricks I am available to answer all your questions via video chat. Each session is about one hour ...... $40
Take the first steps into you healing journey. Level I is an excellent tool for self healing and to use on your family and pets. To learn more about the Reiki Degrees please click here.
Level I class ..... $200 (in person or online)
Level two raises your vibration, broadens your knowledge and widens your channel to Universal healing energy. You will learn to send Reiki to past, present and future. Also, learn and apply Reiki to help resolve emotional blocks . To learn more about Level II please click here
Level III/ Master Level further you knowledge and vibration. Level III introduces new power symbols and opens you to multidimensional concepts and approach. Tl learn more about Level III click here
Level III Class....$350 (in person or online)
This class teaches how to pass attunements to another. I believe a Reiki Master (Level III), requires a minimum of 6 months to one year after their Master attunement before teaching Reiki to others. Each student must present evidence of their practice and schedule several private mentor and practice sessions. Also, facilitate their own Reiki shares to be considered for their Master Teacher Level.
Master Teacher Class .... $200 (at this time, in person only)