Table Of Contents

   • Introduction To Reiki
   • History Of Reiki
   • Usui Reiki Training
 
Introduction To Reiki
 
 Reiki is a Japanese holistic, energy-based relaxation and healing technique. The word derives from Rei (Universal) and Ki (life energy). Through a series of hand positions either directly on or just above the body, the practitioner allows for the flow of ki (life energy) through their body, out their hands and into the client's body. The experience is very relaxing and quite often clients may fall asleep during the session. In a state of complete relaxation, Reiki can work its healing on deeper levels as it does not require conscious effort to heal. The more relaxed the client and practitioner, the greater the benefits.

Life energy flows through energy pathways in the body. When the pathways allow free flow of life energy, we are in optimal health. Often though, trauma (emotional or physical) can create energy "blocks" in the pathways, disrupting the flow of ki. This is the main cause of illness. Reiki works by breaking up energy blocks, it clears the energy pathways so ki can flow freely. Once this flow of ki is re-established, the body is able to heal.
 
 
 
History of Reiki
 
Dr. Mikao Usui founded the Reiki System of Healing in the early 1900's.

In 1922, Mikao Usui joined a 21 day meditation retreat. On the last day of the retreat, he experienced a spiritual awakening. While standing under a small waterfall on Mt. Kurama in a meditation to open the crown chakra, he felt a powerful light enter his crown. He realized this powerful light had provided him with the gift of a healing ability that did not deplete his own energy. That year he established a healing institute in Tokyo where Reiki was instructed publicly and treatments were offered.

In 1923 a great earthquake was responsible for countless injuries and many people were in suffering. Mikao Usui offered his healing energy to as many of the sufferers as he possibly could and along with his students helped many people relieve their pain and heal. The Emperor Meiji of Japan recognized his devotion.

As his reputation grew, he was offered many opportunities to travel and spread the knowledge of the Usui Reiki System of Healing. During his travels in 1926 he became severely ill and passed away. He was only 62 years old. In the short time between the inception of Reiki and his sudden death, he taught over 2,000 students.

Dr. Usui developed 5 Reiki ideals that were based on the 5 principles of the Emperor Meiji. The ideals were intended to promote spiritual healing. Applying continuous effort to heal emotionally and improve our relationship with our peers is a vital component of the Reiki System. The Reiki ideals offer a guide towards living an enjoyable life and acknowledging the beauty and gifts that surround us:

   • Just for today, I will not anger
   • Just for today, I will not worry
   • Just for today, I will be grateful
   • Just for today, I will be diligent with my work
   • Just for today, I will be kind to others
 
 
Usui Reiki Training *currently no classes offered*
 
Level I    $200.00    9-Hour Class

 During this class, you will receive the Usui Reiki Level I Attunement which will connect you to the energy of Reiki. You will learn how to work with Reiki to give yourself a self-healing session as well as a full, one-hour long treatment on another person. This is taught in class, demonstrated and then practiced. We will cover the history of Reiki, the Five Reiki Principles and you will learn about the seven major chakras (energy centres) and their role in our energy system. You will also learn how to give a mini Reiki Session on a chair instead of a Reiki table. I will provide you with information on the Canadian Reiki Association and how to join.

Class fee includes the textbook which covers material on both Reiki Level I and II, light snacks and a copy of the Reiki Vibes: Heartwarming Stories book. You will also receive all relevant handouts on a CD.

At the end of the class, you will receive your Usui Reiki Level I Certificate.

Please visit the Schedule page for training dates and times.

Level II    $225.00    9-Hour Class

 This class will provide you with great Reiki "tools". You will learn the three traditional Reiki symbols and how to use them in a Reiki Session. Following the Reiki Level II Attunement, we start practicing with the symbols. A mental/emotional healing technique is taught which may be used to assist with breaking bad habits and dealing with addictions. It can also help in breaking old behavior patterns and much more. We then learn various methods of Distance Reiki — how to send Reiki to others that are not physically present. We will practice doing a full Distance Reiki Session. Chakra Balancing is also taught and practiced.

We will discuss topics on starting your own business, the importance of dealing with clients in a professional manner, offering a safe and comfortable healing space and basic marketing methods to promote your business.

Class fee includes light snacks, handouts (on CD) and a copy of Louise Hay's book entitled You Can Heal Your Life.

Please visit the Schedule page for training dates and times.
 
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