A Brief Overview (from reiki.org)
"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 session 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.
Its use is not dependent on one's intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.
While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.
While Reiki is not a religion, it is still important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that one practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures."
Sessions are usually 45-75 minutes long. The practitioner can lay hands directly on the body or just above depending on the comfort level of the client.
As an Associate Member of The International Center for Reiki Training, the most current curriculum & wealth of research is available to the potential student. Class size is limited to one to two students and follows the traditional class format as outlined by ICRT. (reiki.org).
We teach Reiki in four levels:
Level 1 deals with the physical body. It is a 4-6 hour class including an attunement and 1 symbol. Level 1 focuses on the history of Reiki, Reiki Principles, scanning, pendulums and basic Chakra introduction, introduction to your intuition and exercises to develop it. Rate for Level 1 is $120.00. Level 2 can be scheduled as soon as a week after successful completion of Level 1. It is recommended that the student work Reiki energy as often as possible to solidify skills learned.
Level 2 deals with the emotional body. It also is 4-6 class and includes an attunement and two symbols. Level 2 focuses a great deal on the Chakra system, cyrstals & gemstones and how to incorporate them into a Energy Therapy session. This level brings the techniques together into a cohesive format for facilitating an Reiki session. Emphasis on “table time” is the spirit of this level. The rate for Level 2 is $120.00. Level 3 or Advanced Reiki Training class can be scheduled three moths after successful completion of Level 2. This allows time for any physical/emotional changes to occur.
Level 3 takes you through the emotional level & incorporates the spiritual level of the human energy field (HEF). Level 3 is a one day class including an attunement and an additional symbol. We focus on advanced techniques from the original Usui lineage such as reiji, gasho, etc. Greater emphasis is on putting a session together incorporating what has been learned during previous classes. Level 3 offers a powerful meditation to assist you in meeting your Healing Guide. The rate for Level 3 is $200. Masters can be scheduled six months after ART has been successfully completed.
Masters takes you through the spiritual layer of the chakra and aura systems. Hold onto your hat because this is when the FUN really begins! Masters is a one day class that includes an attunement and 1 more symbol. This class focuses on balancing techniques for you, the Master Practitioner. At the conclusion of your Master's class the date will be announced for the Attunement Workshop. We have found that there is not enough time to teach the Attunement process in the one day, there is no additional charge for this workshop. From this class you are a full Reiki Master Practitioner with the ability to facilitate attunements. The rate for Masters is $500.00.
Total training can be completed in about a year depending on the amount of time spent by the student working with the techniques & energy learned. Practice times & discussion with Reiki teacher is encouraged. Reiki shares will be announced when they are scheduled.
Call for additional information, resources or to schedule a session or class. On-line scheduling for sessions are now available.