Reiki, a Japanese word meaning universal energy (rather like Chinese Qi or Indian Prana), is the name of a system of natural healing for the body, mind and spirit. Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki, taught it as a simple self-healing and spiritual development system that might have occasionally been used to treat others. Over time it has changed into a Complementary Therapy. The Integrated Reiki lineage is attempting to get back to the original teaching while including a treatment emphasis so that it is compatible with the general run of Western-style Reiki Courses.
If you’re looking to develop more serenity, if you like the sound of being able to deal better with stresses of modern life, if you’d like to feel more positive and better able to cope, if you’re searching for your true life purpose or seeking to enhance your spirituality … or if you are looking to heal others (friends, family or clients) then a Reiki course may be what you are looking for.
It is a new approach to teaching Reiki which integrates the original teaching with the Western-style of working and presents it in a way that is compatible with a Western audience. You will learn some fundamental techniques that enhance your practice of Reiki: daily energy exercises, self-treatment meditations, intuitive working, different ways of experiencing and conveying the energy, and receive powerful, elegant empowerments.
There are four courses, with schedule and cost shown below:
|Reiki 1 manual, 2 audio CDs, one day tutorial, certificate||27 January 2019, 10 Feb||£150||Pay online|
|Second Degree (Reiki II)||Reiki 2 manual, audio CD, one day tutorial, certificate||20 January 2019, 7 April||£180||Pay online|
|Deepening||Deepening manual, audio CD, one day tutorial, certificate||17 February 2019||£190||Pay online|
|Master||Master’s manual, DVD, two-day tutorial, certificate||17/24 March 2019 [note: 2 day course]||£480||Pay online|
First Degree stands alone. There is no need to go any further but most people do. The others require at least one earlier course as a prerequisite.
The Reiki Deepening course is designed for two groups of people already practising Reiki:
We hold First and Second degree Reiki courses each month, and Masters courses several times a year. An intermediate ‘Deepening’ course is also held periodically. Each course is led by Reiki Master/Teacher, Irene Forsyth (firstname.lastname@example.org) working from The Zentist.
For bookings or more information, either email, or telephone York (01904) 622706. You can can also pay course fees on-line by credit card. A deposit is required when your course booking is confirmed. The deposit is £130 for the Master course, and £75 or £80 for the others. The remainder must be paid 4 weeks before the day of the tutorial session.
All our courses have a similar structure: a period of study on your own at home, and then a tutorial and practical session as a group. We send you a pre-course study pack containing a comprehensive manual, and an audio CD at both First and Second degree levels, and a meditation CD if required. The study pack is sent 3 weeks before the tutorial day and you will be asked to focus on specific parts of the manual; that way you arrive for the practical session well-prepared. The work you have done prior to the course will be reviewed briefly but the main focus of the day will be receiving the Empowerments which open up the channels through which Reiki energy flows and connect you permanently to Reiki energy, and doing practical energy work, putting what you have read into practice.
You can read a typical schedule for the First Degree course. The Master level course is similar but also includes a DVD, and its group tutorial session is spread over two days.
At the end of the tutorial day(s) for each course you receive a certificate confirming that you have received the relevant training and have been initiated into the appropriate degree of Reiki.
Former students have provided testimonials.