Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki is a hands-on healing modality commonly taught in the US to three levels of proficiency. All humans are capable of learning Reiki, for all are created with the capacity to give energy to others.
Reiki was developed in Japan over 100 years ago by Dr. Mikao Usui. Reiki Practitioners have been trained to channel energy to a client to promote deep states of relaxation. Each person’s experience with Reiki is different, yet overall the consensus is that Reiki brings a sense of peace to the mind, body, and spirit.
Deep relaxation is needed to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system to allow the body to return to a state of rest after experiencing a stressful situation. A restful state is vital to counteract stress, one of the most common causes of disease in the human body. At rest, the human body’s parasympathetic response initiates the body’s ability to heal itself with the restoration of tissues and the nourishing of cells.
Reiki is an excellent compliment to medical treatments. Its’ gentle energy is extremely effective with post-operative patients and it is beneficial to those recovering from illness or injury. It has been used in hospitals to assist patients in the process of chemotherapy and other treatments.
Medical care should not be replaced with Reiki. Some conditions require a physician’s treatment. It is unethical for a Reiki practitioner to diagnose a condition, prescribe medications, or perform any medical treatment. Seeking a licensed health care physician is recommended for any condition.
I received my Reiki 3 Teacher Certification in 2001, and I uphold the Usui Reiki Protocol in all Reiki classes. My class sizes are small, and I facilitate an environment for seekers to develop their energy awareness, sensitivities, and spirituality while learning how to use Reiki. I encourage my students to ask questions and I appreciate honest feedback.
Once completed, the student is a Reiki Level 1 Practitioner and can legally offer their services to others for compensation/trade. Please note that each state has different laws and regulations for energy workers and the Practitioner is responsible for following those statutes. If you practice outside of your home, and depending upon where you are working out of, you may want to research the Art of Healing License that the City of Raleigh jacks you over for $65 per year.
All Reiki students will receive unrestricted access to me during the length of the class so I may facilitate the differing changes and experiences that may take place to the individual during these weeks. I do not charge for this access as I feel it is my duty to be available to each student. I may recommend advice, exercises, or different modalities to the student during this time as it is a concentrated time period for personal growth.
The Fees for Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 may be provided as Comparable Trade should the individual be unable to provide the financial trade. Comparable Trade comes in many forms and both parties must agree that the trade is equivalent to the fees as stipulated.
Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki – Level 1 ($250)
Minimum of 2 people per class (maximum of 8)
Four (4) In-person, three-hour long classes (total of 12+ hours)
Fees can be broken into two payments
Level 1 Students learn the Usui Reiki protocol for hand placement, the human energy system, and meditation. You are required to perform Reiki upon yourself daily during the class time and it is highly suggested you attend at least one of my Open Reiki Shares. Every time you come to class you will be required to provide information to me regarding your experiences.
You will receive two empowerments/initiations/attunements during the classes and will need to return to me for the final two after the course has completed. Each attunement is performed 21 days apart. There is no additional fee for these attunements.
When you complete the First Degree course requirements (attendance of all classes, receiving of all attunements, hands-on experience at at least one Reiki Share), you will receive a temporary Certificate of Completion to display and provide as proof of experience of the First Degree Level.
Once you receive all four First Degree attunements, a formal certificate of completion will be awarded. You can and should practice Reiki as much as possible on yourself and your friends, family, and clients from this time forward.
Practicing Reiki daily upon yourself and as often as possible on your friends, families, pets, and even plants will help you grow in discernment of your energy sensitivity and your Gifts. Reiki energy can be very subtle and without a significant amount of practice you may never fully realize your potential or how powerful Reiki can be for self-healing and for helping others on their healing path.
For those currently in the alternative healing environment, Reiki is extremely compatible and easily incorporated into massage, acupressure/acupuncture, reflexology and other healing modalities.
Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki – Level One Refresher ($50)
Minimum of 2 people per class (maximum of 4)
Has it been a while since you did Reiki for yourself, worked on someone else, or
participated in a Reiki Share? This class is an intensive 4-hour session to bring you back
up to speed on why Reiki is a fabulous self-help practice and why you should get back
into doing it for yourself and those you love!Held on select Sundays from 12 noon to 4pm
Reiki Level 2 ($450)
Minimum of 2 people per class (maximum of 6)
Six (6) in-person, three-hour long classes (total of 18 hours)
Class will be held every two or three weeks, depending upon schedule needed
Class fee can be broken into six payments
During Reiki Level 2, you will receive deeper understanding of the Reiki Principles, two additional empowerments/initiations/attunements, and learn about the Sacred Reiki Symbols which enhances your current skills and abilities and which will allow you to provide Reiki to clients in new ways with greater speed and sensitivity.
Reiki 2 requires you to work with your fellow students on several out-of-class “homework” sessions which must be completed on a timely basis, as well as keeping record of your experiences. These homework assignments are not negotiable and must be completed to successfully complete the course and receive Certification. Attendance of at least one Reiki Share during the six week course is also required.
To receive Certification, students must attend all classes, receive all Level empowerments/initiations/attunements, participate in hands-on exercises, complete any out-of-class exercises assigned, attend at least one Reiki Share, and demonstrate proficiency with the Protocol.
My class design allows students to receive personal guidance over the course of the series to assist with the development of the individual’s sensitivities and to provide the ability to be responsive to changes the student undergoes during this course. Students have access to me, free of charge, throughout the class series.
If you are interested in taking this class, click here.
Reiki Level 3 – (Apprenticeship) ($500 down plus $150 per month until Apprenticeship is completed) – offered on an individual basis only.
Reiki Level 3 is a minimum 12 month apprenticeship and is for the serious Reiki Practitioner who is guided to teach Reiki to others. Those who wish to “gain in power” etc. can locate someone willing to only take their money and spend only a few hours with them very easily online and I wish them luck.
To be accepted as a Reiki Level 3 student, I require:
- Approval from Guidance (Yours and Mine)
- Proof of Completion for Reiki 1 and Reiki 2
- Several hour interview during which you will discuss the Reiki protocol, the Reiki Principles, Reiki sessions on self and others, Reiki shares, and goals of the Apprenticeship with me
If accepted, I will schedule the first session with you and will receive your down payment. Again – only serious students need apply. This is not about money – this is about dedication and commitment. I take this apprenticeship very seriously and you should as well. We will spend a great deal of time together during the next year and I don’t want anyone in my program who I doubt understands Reiki, Spiritual Integrity, or who does not understand the requirements of this program fully. Refunds will not be given to those who are unable to continue with the program, though a brief hiatus will be arranged as necessary for a personal emergency.
I reserve the right to cancel the Apprenticeship of any student who demonstrates a lack of commitment or is unwilling to fulfill the terms of the Apprenticeship once the program has started or for any reason appropriate for program termination.
Apprenticeship has a number of requirements to be fulfilled prior to the student being awarded the Certificate for Reiki 3 Master Teacher. These requires include, but are not limited to:
- 2 in-person sessions with me every month
- Attends all my Reiki shares
- Eventually assumes responsibility for guiding the Reiki Share under my eye
- Attends all of my Reiki classes, eventually leading all classes under my eye
- Creation of a Reiki Manual of his/her own for my review
- Attending volunteer opportunities assigned
- Other requirements as assigned or deemed necessary
This class is not offered to the general public. If you wish to learn Reiki 3 from me, use the contact form below to initiate contact. Please know you will need to provide all prior Reiki certificates obtained to me during the in-person interview.