Reiki: Usui Method of Natural Healing 

Reiki is the nickname of the Usui Method of Natural Healing. Mikao Usui developed this spiritual practice in Japan in 1922 and it as since been adopted and adapted by teachers of many traditions around the world.

At Shining Light School, the Usui Natural Healing Method series of classes follows the tradition laid down by Hiroshi Doi, student of Mikao Usui.

What is Reiki?

Reiki comes from two words: Rei meaning Universal and Ki meaning Life Force. Practitioners are Attuned to the Reiki Energy then Trained to work with and transfer Universal Energy through the palms for self-healing and a state of equilibrium.

Reiki feels like the best massage you’ve ever had…without all the rubbing! — Sue Siebens

Most commonly used for stress reduction, Reiki triggers the para-sympathetic nervous system to take over, allowing the recipient to release the fight-or-flight response and promote healing. During a session, the recipient remains clothed and the practitioner’s hands are placed near or lightly touching various parts of the body, including areas around the head, shoulders, stomach, legs, and feet. Reiki energy flows from the practitioner’s hands and into the recipient’s physical body and energy field. Most recipient report feelings of relaxation, peace and well-being. Recipients often fall asleep during a session. Sessions can last from ten minutes to more than an hour, depending upon available time.

The popularity of Reiki in hospitals has been largely driven by requests from patients and by nurses and doctors who have experienced its value. They report that Reiki reduces stress, decreases the amount of pain medication required, improves sleep and appetite, and accelerates the healing process. It has also been reported to reduce many of the unwantedside effects of radiation and drugs, including chemotherapy.

First Degree Usui Reiki Attunement and Training Class

The Reiki Practitioner Class

At this first level, the student is opened to the flow of Reiki. As traditional Usui Reiki practitioners, the outer focus will be hands-on therapy at a purely physical level, both for self-treatment and for treating others. And the inner focus will be learning to “let go and let the energy flow”, learning to step-aside, to not interfere and to simply let the Reiki energy flow.

Class Topics

First Degree class includes:

  • A history of traditional Reiki and our lineage from Mikao Usui
  • How Reiki “works” and how to use it
  • How to provide healing, clearing and balance to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies
  • The how’s and why’s of daily self-treatment
  • How to conduct sessions for treating others humans and animals
  • Hands on-practice

It is recommended, but not required, that students read Diane Stein’s Essential Reiki, Reiki I: chapters 1-3 prior to class.

Students will receive

  • First Degree Attunement
  • Class Manual
  • Practitioner Certificate

After Class

  • Coaching and support on healing practice and personal development

Second Degree Usui Reiki Attunement and Training Class

Going Further with your Reiki Training

Everyone’s Reiki journey is unique. Many people who have received the First Degree Attunement feel complete in their practice. It meets all their own self-development needs and brings harmony and healing into their homes and the lives of those around them. If you find yourself in this position, there is no need to progress to higher levels, or you may wait many years before feeling the time is right to go further.

On the other hand, for some people Reiki may feel like ‘coming home’ and you will naturally be drawn to progress to the Second Degree of Reiki quite quickly.

The Advanced Reiki Class

At the second level, the student is taught techniques that will deepen their understanding and connections to Reiki Energy.

Class Topics

Second Degree class includes:

  • Review of First Degree principles and techniques
  • Learn the shape, name and energy signatures of the three Second Degree Symbols and how and when to use them
  • How to conduct distance/absentee sessions
  • How to conduct sessions through time: past, present or future
  • Healing situations: personal or global
  • Hands on-practice

It is recommended, but not required, that students read Diane Stein’s Essential Reiki, Reiki 2: chapters 4 and 5 prior to class.

Students will receive

  • Second Degree Attunement
  • Class Manual
  • Advanced Practitioner Certificate

After Class

  • Coaching and support on personal development, healing practice and use of Second Degree Symbols

Third Degree Usui Reiki Attunement and Training Class

For the Serious Reiki Journeyman

It is a special calling to become a Reiki Master and Teacher. Reiki is a sacred practice, requiring great reverence and respect to experience its rewards. The benefits of Reiki can be all encompassing; its unlimited nature can create opportunities for opening, continual growth and the awakening of our own boundless potential.

Passing this gift along to others through attunements is a great joy and further connects us to our students and their students in a deep and meaningful way.

The Master-Teacher Class

At the third level, the student is brought to additional healing energy, symbols, techniques and knowledge. Spiritual enhancements are waiting for those that practice and live in the spirit of Reiki.

Class Topics

Third Degree class includes:

  • Review of First and Second Degree principles and techniques
  • Learn the shape, name and energy signatures of the two Master Symbols and how and when to use them
  • Third Degree Attunement
  • Hands on-practice
  • How to conduct attunements
  • How to plan classes
  • Hands on-practice

It is recommended, but not required, that students read Diane Stein’s Essential Reiki, Reiki 3: chapters 7 and 10. prior to class.

Students will receive

  • Third Degree Attunement
  • Class Manual
  • Master-Teacher Certificate

After Class

  • Coaching, counsel and support on personal development, teaching, and use of Master Symbols
  • Audit/observe future Reiki classes

Reiki Class Schedule

Class NameClass DateClass TimeClass Fee
Reiki Iclass coming when "in-person" is allowed again9am to 5pm$150
Reiki IIclass coming when "in-person" is allowed again9am to 5pm$225
Reiki IIIby invitation only, Reiki II at Shining Light Energy Works is required$350