You can learn Reiki for yourself and for others.

The following is a description of what to expect in a Reiki First Degree class from an Usui Shiki Ryoho Master trained in the lineage of Dr. Mikao Usui, Dr. Chujiro Hayashi, Hawayo Takata, and Phyllis Lei Furumoto. All classes are to be taught in person, the essence of the oral tradition requires the physical presence of a Master. The Master alone holds the energy of the class, personally presenting and teaching each segment of the class and performing the initiations on each individual. The Master’s experiences with Reiki, teaching within the System and the connection of the Master to the lineage are very important factors to consider in choosing a teacher. The First Degree class should consist of:

·       Four training sessions of 2 - 4 hours each

·       Four initiation ceremonies

·       Sharing the history of Usui Shiki Ryoho

·       Honoring the lineage of the four Grandmasters

·       Tracing lineage from a Grandmaster to the teaching Master

·       Presentation of the Reiki precepts

·       Explanation of the four aspects of Reiki

·       Demonstrating the hand positions for self treatment

·       Teaching the hand positions for treatment of others

·       Practicing treatments during the class

·       Fee charged: $175

In a Usui System class no other healing modalities, new age practices or meditation techniques are taught. Time for the student to experience first degree is given before second degree is offered (at least one year is recommended).

The Second Degree Reiki class (Oku Den) consists of two sessions of instruction and one ceremony. The “deeper knowledge” of Reiki in this training is available to those who have at least one year experience with Reiki and wish to have a more personal and conscious connection with the energy. The first session includes an introduction to three tools used to direct the energy and the ceremony that empowers the use of the tools. The second session focuses on the appropriate use of the tools in a Reiki practice. The training is available in either a class format or private sessions. Second Degree certificates are issued at the completion of the training. Cost for this training is $500.

Practitioner training is available for those who wish to establish a public practice with Reiki and are not already bodywork therapists or medical practitioners. This training involves the specifics on how to create a private practice and offer Reiki treatments to other than family and friends as a vocation.

Master training, sometimes called the third level, is available to qualified candidates on an individual basis. Masters level requires several years of experience and training. The essential difference between second degree and Masters level is the ability to initiate others into the Usui System of Natural Healing. For this a deep understanding of what is being transmitted in the ceremony and the responsibility of holding the energy in this way is required. This also involves a lifelong commitment to the System and honoring of the lineage.