Welcome to Reiki

What’s Reiki?

we can talk about reiki in lots of ways – we can say that it’s a hands-on healing technique handed from teacher to student from founder usui sensei in 1920s japan.  we might say that reiki reduces stress, brings inspiration, or invites deep relaxation.  we could talk about how reiki is intelligent healing energy that knows where to direct itself for our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing.  or, we could say…

reiki is love!

yep.  my lived experience is that reiki is a specific healing frequency of light, and it’s a joy to be with, play with, and learn from.  folks called to become reiki practitioners act like ‘hollow bamboo,’ through which reiki flows, either in person with hands-on healing treatments, or sent over distance.

reiki is mysterious and powerful – the whole purpose in ‘practicing reiki’ is not to ‘practice reiki,’ but instead to BE reiki, where reiki is the vibration of love.  if you’ve been called here to learn reiki, welcome!

students set up distant reiki trades after class for practice…have fun, and happy healing!

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Learning Online

for 16 wonderful years, I taught in-person reiki to folks flying solo, large groups, and everything in between.  in response to our times, I’m teaching reiki online these days.  turns out, this can be enormously fun!  I’m interested in healing arts as playful portals to deep self work – in the way I teach, there is no ‘right way’ and no ‘wrong way’…just YOUR way.  you’re a wise creature, and you’ve GOT this!

in circle, we practice both being together in lovingkindness, and playing about with reiki itself.  reiki engineers the perfect experience for each of us, and really beautiful folks show up.   we laugh a lot, sometimes we cry, and always we hold each other in love.

I’ve found that 2 short and sweet live zoom circles are a really lovely way to learn reiki in our new times, and that the ‘talking head’ parts of teaching can be delivered via video leading up to live circles.

this way, we receive lessons at our own speed, and we all show up in circle with the same knowledge base.  this leaves our precious in-(zoom)-person time for…exploration and play!

Reiki 1

live circle: sat & sun mornings via zoom, 10am-2pm(ish)
exchange: $444 solo adventurers or $333 reiki buddies
*reiki buddies sign up together, and save reikibucks
next circle: may 22-23

in our reiki lineage, there are 3 reiki levels.  at reiki level 1, we learn the fundamental ‘building blocks’ of reiki.  you might think of the human body as a house wired for electricity, and receiving a first reiki initiation can feel like ‘flipping on the light switch’ for the very first time.  feeling reiki flow through your reiki paws is…wondrous!

the biggie magic of reiki is how it’s passed from person to person, in a sacred initiation called an ‘attunement.’  once attuned to reiki, we are reiki for life, and the more we practice and play, the more we begin to emit and embody the vibration of reiki itself.

although reiki isn’t a ‘fix’ for what ails us (and we’ve witnessed actual reiki miracles), reiki is supportive of every situation and experience, without exception.  what’s powerful, gentle, miraculous, mysterious, relaxing, and divine all over?  you guessed it…reiki!

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Teachings

included: 5 video lessons + live two-day zoom circle
included: 21-page digital book (excerpt), certificate, guided video treatments
scholarship available

I’ll email your reiki teaching videos before class, so you can watch them at your own pace before live circle, in addition to reading a 21-page digital teaching scroll.  video lessons cover:

  • what reiki is
  • taking care of yourself with reiki
  • taking care of others with reiki
  • beginning hand positions (think ‘training wheels’)
  • what to expect after your attunement

in our live zoom circle, with our reiki altars and journals, we’ll explore:

  • meeting each other
  • practicing hand positions
  • reiki attunements
  • reiki treatments
  • graduation ceremony

Reiki 2

live circle: sat & sun mornings via zoom, 10am-2pm(ish)
exchange: $555 solo adventurers or $444 reiki buddies
*reiki buddies sign up together, and save reikibucks
next circle: jul 3-4

now that we’ve learned and explored how to step aside and be a ‘hollow bamboo’ for reiki, we’re ready to meet…reiki 2!  this level of practice builds on reiki 1, and here we meet the magic and sacred mystery of reiki symbols.  you might think of the symbols as vibrational keys that open doors to different kinds of healing.

we meet three reiki symbols: one to bless with the power of reiki, one to heal sorrow and bring compassion, and one to transcend space and time.  one of the big delights at reiki 2 is that we can work with the symbols to send reiki to a friend in japan, or back to that thing that happened when we were three.  we can send reiki to one idea, or a few hundred at once.  the only limit with reiki at this level is our ideas about ‘what’s possible.’

students are encouraged to set up distant reiki trades after circle, which is great practice.  happy healing!

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Teachings

included: 5 video lessons + live two-day zoom circle
included: 28-page digital book (excerpt), certificate, guided video treatments
scholarship available

I’ll email your reiki teaching videos before class, so you can watch them at your own pace before live circle, in addition to reading a 28-page digital teaching scroll.  video lessons cover:

  • what the symbols are
  • meeting the first three symbols
  • sending distant reiki
  • ‘sacred vs secret’
  • reiki ethics

in our live zoom circle, with our reiki altars and journals, we’ll explore:

  • meeting each other
  • practicing with the symbols
  • reiki attunements
  • distant reiki 6 ways
  • graduation ceremony

Reiki 3

live circle: sat & sun mornings via zoom, 10am-2pm(ish)
exchange: $999 solo adventurers or $888 reiki buddies
*reiki buddies sign up together, and save reikibucks
next circle: oct 2-3

at reiki 3, the real mystery begins.  we learn the fourth and final reiki symbol that usui sensei brought through after his enlightenment experience on mt kurama, and this is the symbol of mastery.  often in the west, we hear ‘reiki master,’ and I offer that we don’t ever ‘master’ reiki, but instead walk a path of aspiring mastery that is ongoing and ever-unfolding.  how fun!

the fourth symbol allows us to start offering reiki attunements to folks, in person and distantly, and we can also direct attunement energies to bringing our dreams into form.  I joke all the time about how ‘you won’t recognize your life in 6 months!’ as reiki engineers highest good in your trajectory.

you might think of it this way – at reiki 1, we heal with our hands.  at reiki 2, we transcend space and time.  at reiki 3, we integrate reiki into every aspect, as we BE reiki.

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Teachings

included: 5 video lessons + live two-day zoom circle
included: 43-page digital book (excerpt), certificate, guided video treatments
scholarship available

I’ll email your reiki teaching videos before class, so you can watch them at your own pace before live circle, in addition to reading a 43-page digital teaching scroll.  video lessons cover:

  • the fourth reiki symbol
  • practice new reiki techniques
  • basics of starting a reiki practice
  • how to give reiki attunements to others
  • how to give yourself ‘refresher attunements’

in our live zoom circle, with our reiki altars and journals, we’ll explore:

  • meeting each other
  • practicing with the fourth symbol
  • reiki attunement
  • practice sending reiki attunements
  • graduation ceremony

Reiki Blessing

reiki has brought you here, in divine timing
I see you in your strength, resilience, and wellness
I honor your path, your struggle, your perfection
may you be gifted with what serves and delights you
and feel how cherished you are by reiki, by love, by creation

love, anna