Reiki Level 1 Beginner Training

An Official Training of the Original Usui Reiki System
6 hours of Reiki training that will get you trained to give Reiki to yourself and others

What is Reiki?

Reiki, pronounced “ray key”, means Universal Life Force.

Reiki is a healing technique and a spiritual practice that was developed in Japan early in the last century. It’s practiced by placing your hands on or just above the body. Reiki is a dynamic tool for tapping into a larger system of universal energy that already flows inside and outside our bodies.

At the end of our Reiki Level 1 Training, you will be certified to give Reiki to yourself and others.

In the beginner’s class, you learn specific routines that you are encouraged to practice daily. One of Reiki’s great advantages is that it does not require any special equipment and therefore can be practiced anywhere. It will be as effective if you choose to combine it with meditation or to practice it throughout your day every time your hands are free. You can give Reiki to yourself while talking, watching TV, sitting in a waiting room or watching a movie. Self- Reiki brings balance and harmony and supports your body’s natural healing abilities.

Taking care of yourself before taking care of others is essential for living a balanced and satisfied life. Many of us give so much to others that at the end of the day we have no energy left for ourselves.

I used to rush into things – in fear they will go away – but no longer.

I decided to study Reiki to help my family and I to have a deeper connection. The benefit was so intense I wanted to stay in meditation all day. It was such a wonderful feeling of bliss. The first benefit was that I was able to quiet my mind. Now, when I face a challenge, instead of my usual harboring and obsession reaction I am able to acknowledge it and let go, without being attached to the outcome. As a coach, going into sessions in that state is a huge benefit for coaching and my coaching clients.

Moira Clearly, Life Coach - Focused Direction

Benefits of giving Reiki to yourself and others

Reiki has been used for years to relax body and mind, reduce stress, pain, anxiety, and the side effects of medications, as well as to support recovery following injuries or surgery.

Practicing Reiki can help you become more calm and peaceful under stressful situations.

The emotional benefits of Reiki include: being more positive, increased self-awareness and being more in the present. It also helps to regain focus and perspective with little effort and time.

Reiki may also be useful for medical conditions that may worsen with stress. Some research suggests that stress reduction may help people manage symptoms of conditions such as: anxiety, depression, pain, sleep problems and high blood pressure.

I am actually doing the things I want to do rather than just thinking about them.

Before Reiki I felt a little “at loose ends.” I had lots of projects on my mental to-do list but would find myself spinning my wheels more than accomplishing anything. I am now much more focused and energized with Reiki.

Laura Davis

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What is included in Reiki beginner training (Level 1) Class:

  • Ancient Roots of Reiki – get inspired by how it all started
  • Your First Attunement – the process which makes Reiki available to you for good
  • Hand Positions for Self-Reiki
  • Hand Positions for giving Reiki to others – family members, friends, clients and pets
  • Michal’s detailed Reiki Manual, includes instructions, guidelines, sketches and pictures
  • Reiki Level 1certificate

I have always been a religious person, but I just couldn’t seem to find the spiritual connection I was looking for. It took a different kind of practice—Reiki—to help me feel that connection.

I had been through a time of a lot of loss and was dealing with depression. I was thinking about creating more connection with spirituality. Reiki has opened me up to have a lot more insight into my life.

When I feel anxious, I can step back and evaluate where the anxiety is coming from. What is the anxiety trying to teach me, and how can I move through it to get to a place that is not anxious. I don’t just let challenges defeat me, which can lead to feeling powerless and depressed. I try to understand the bigger picture and how I can regain that connection and that power to make my life better.

Nancy Dyer, a registered nurse

I was going through cancer treatments, and Reiki offered my family treatment for our souls and mental well-being that the chemotherapy and radiation didn’t provide.

When I first tried Reiki, I had just finished my final cancer treatment. The chemo stays in your system, and I didn’t feel well at all. I didn’t like anything about the way the medical world had been treating my family and me. It was all protocol. There was no treatment for our souls or mental well-being. I found that, without that balance, the chemotherapy and radiation treatments just weren’t as effective.

My cancer is in remission now, and Reiki has become all-encompassing in my life. It has given me calmness and confidence in everything I do. The ability to live on life’s terms. I’m more positive and more grateful. My husband says I’m a different person. Reiki has given me a whole new viewpoint on life. It affects how I react in every situation.

I can see that we’re all just trying to get by. We’re all just trying to make the most of our lives. I put so many hours and so much energy into my job. I was so hooked into this world vision of making money and moving up in my career, but Reiki helped me see that there was no payoff. So I made the difficult decision to retire, and I’ve felt like a different woman ever since. Now I give Reiki as a volunteer at the same hospital infusion center where I received my chemotherapy.

Jeannie Hines, retired paralegal

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Our Reiki Team

All our instructors are experienced Reiki Masters, who are personally trained by Michal Spiegelman to teach Reiki according to the traditional Usui Reiki system.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect during Reiki beginner training (Level 1) Class?

An hour into the class, after doing introductions and learning the basics of Reiki, you will be given a series of Reiki Attunements that empower you to practice Reiki. Immediately after being connected to Reiki, you will learn and practice how to get centered before using Reiki and how to give Reiki to yourself. Later in the day, you will learn to give Reiki to other people. Class ends with a full hands-on Reiki Exchange in pairs with your fellow students, to integrate everything you learned in class and prepare you to take it with you to your life.

What should I wear?

Anything that makes you comfortable.

Will I have homework?

Yes, you will! To practice Reiki on yourself for at least 20 minutes a day. Most people practice in bed, while falling asleep or upon awakening. You will probably also look for moments in your day when you can use Reiki spontaneously when needed. Continuing to practice every day is how you will get the most out of your Reiki gift.

Are 6 hours of training really enough?

Absolutely. By the time class ends, most students have already seen the benefits of Reiki and feel enthusiastic about continuing to practice Reiki. One of the most challenging concepts in Reiki is getting people to trust how easy it is to practice Reiki and see its benefits. It is so effortless and simple that 6 hours is the perfect time for your state of mind to completely change and for you to be ready and excited to welcome Reiki into your life.

How do I prepare for the class?

The history of Reiki, the way it was rediscovered and brought to the world is a fascinating story and a very important part of Reiki studies. To start your Reiki education, we recommend you read one of these 2 books before the training:

Reiki: Hawayo Takata’s Story, by Helen J. Haberly

Living Reiki: Takata’s Teachings, as told to Fran Brown

You are welcome to learn about the roots of Reiki from other Reiki books or online.

Should I bring anything?

Nothing really! Maybe a pen and an open mind. We will provide the rest: a detailed Manual with space to take notes, water, tea and refreshments.

What happens after the Reiki beginner training class? Do you offer any follow up or support?

Yes, we offer support in several ways and we will cover this subject in the last few minutes of the class.

Our support system includes:

  • 21-day Reiki support system.
  • Quarterly Refresher Courses.
  • A private Reiki Community on Facebook with your fellow students and teachers.
  • Our Master Trainers who support our students by email and phone.
  • Direct communication through email and phone.

Our goal is to become your Reiki family. Many of our students become Reiki buddies, where meet and support each other in their journey. Our community is amazing!

Still have questions about Reiki?

Send us a message with any question you have about Reiki.

Michal Spiegelman

Michal Spiegelman

Michal Spiegelman is a Reiki master, and Intuitive Transformation Mentor who has been practicing, teaching, living, and loving Reiki since 1996.

Having studied in Israel, Germany, England, and the U.S., Michal is a Certified Professional Coach and a social worker who brings years of experience working with a variety of modalities, such as color healing, chakra balancing, guided imagery, and meditation, into her teachings of Reiki and her work as a mentor and a guide.

She splits her time between Atlanta and New York, teaching, coaching and mentoring.

Disclaimer - Reiki treatments are not a substitute for medical diagnosis and treatment, and no medical claims are made regarding these treatments. People with medical conditions should consult their doctor.

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