Hawayo Takata, the Reiki Master who brought the art of Reiki from Japan to the West, had a dream that Reiki would one day become a household word. And indeed today most people have heard of Reiki, thanks to the many Reiki Masters who have taught people all over the world. Having Reiki as a part of your everyday life can be of great benefit to body, mind and spirit.
When Takata was alive, the way Reiki was taught did not vary much. Nowadays there are many different ways of learning Reiki. The way that I teach is in the tradition called Usui Shiki Ryoho, which is the way Takata taught. I teach this sytem of Reiki partly because the more I have practised it the more I have gained from it. One of the things I value most about this system is its simplicity.
Usui Shiki Ryoho has a clearly defined form and when Reiki is taught and practised according to this form the student or practitioner will find that it gives them Four Aspects, known as: Healing Practice, Personal Growth, Spiritual Discipline and Mystic Order. Read more
"I thoroughly enjoyed this course and
feel privilidged to have learned Reiki under the gentle guidance and
support of Kate Jones. I enjoyed meeting other members of the group and
sharing the learning experience with them. I feel that we embarked on a
journey together; not only gaining a new skill but achieving a greater
understanding of some of our thoughts and emotions along the way. I
intend to practice Reiki on a daily basis and look forward to sharing
Reiki treatments with my family and friends."
Usui Shiki Ryoho has a clearly defined class structure:
First degree Reiki: The Reiki first degree class in this form takes place usually over four days, each session lasting about 3 hours. This is, for me, the most important class as it give the student their connection with Reiki, a connection that will last the rest of their lives and enables healing to be given to themselves, their family and friends, animals and plants.
Second degree Reiki: Students who move on to second degree Reiki wait several months and often a year before taking this class, so that they are really familiar with how Reiki feels and works before taking the next step. The class takes place over 3 sessions of around 3 hours and gives students new ways to work with Reiki.
Third degree Reiki (master) Those who go on to become Reiki masters (third degree) practice for several years before undertaking an apprenticeship in preparation to teach Reiki. This training may take a year or more, depending on the student."
A soothing, spiritual awakening that
encourages you to alter your perspectives about life and what we believe
it is. I had a brilliant weekend and feel that it has already changed
my life. I am definitely going to make Reiki a big part of my life."