Reiki is an ancient light touch energetic healing art rediscovered in Japan during the late 19th century by Dr. Mikao Usui. Reiki means intelligently guided vital life energy. In the Reiki Level 1 Attunement class, you will learn how to perform Reiki for healing both yourself and others and receive certification as a Reiki Level 1 Practitioner. Reiki is a great way to connect with your inner wisdom and a wonderful living meditation. It is an empowering healing art that everyone can learn.

Reiki is intelligently guided vital life energy. In Reiki practice, this universal source energy is transmitted through the giver to the receiver using pure intention and awareness. Transmission of Reiki “remembers” the body, mind, and spirit, to their natural state of being: Balanced, Integrated, Peaceful, Energetic, Powerful, and Healthy.

Reiki is simple to learn and easy to use. Reiki energy will move to where it is needed most, which is why it is described as divinely or intelligently guided. A Reiki practitioner is only responsible for channeling the Reiki energy and never uses or depletes his or her own energy for healing. In Reiki, the energy does the healing, not the practitioner. There are no Reiki “experts,” true attainment of Reiki skill comes from having a beginner’s mind, and pure intentional awareness. Once the techniques are learned, Reiki energy guides us through our intuition during a session.

While a Reiki practitioner cannot energetically take on the disease or discomforts of another, it is necessary to stay energetically grounded throughout a Reiki session. Sometimes a practitioner will feel or perceive things differently than a receiver, and this is ok.

The transmission of Reiki begins with setting the intention verbally or silently to let the Reiki or universal healing energy be for the receiver’s highest good. Once the intention is set, create an interface with the receiver using your hands by touching with zero pressure or direct the energy at a distance by beaming it through your hands. Energy can also be transmitted through the eyes and breath. Then, holding the intention or “holding the space,” watch what comes up with acceptance, non-judgment, unconditional love, and surrender. Let the energy and your intuitive wisdom guide the process. The Reiki Level 1 class will involve practicing technique and learning about the different hand positions used in a Reiki session.

Reiki can be a form of meditation, but you do not have to be in a meditative state to utilize it. Take ownership of your own creative genius and style! Let Reiki be a practice of gratitude and joy.