Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is an ancient hands-on healing modality that accesses Universal life force energy. It can be used for stress reduction, relaxation and to promote healing and balance. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word Rei, which means universal, higher spiritual consciousness, and Ki, which means life force energy. Reiki is spiritually guided life force energy. Anyone can benefit from Reiki. Anyone can learn Reiki. Reiki never causes harm and can be used in any situation. It works on all levels–physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
The ability to channel Reiki energy cannot be learned by studying it. This ability is transferred to the student by the Reiki Master Teacher during the attunement process. The term Reiki Master is sort of a misnomer, as the Reiki Master is not someone who “masters” Reiki, but someone who allows Reiki to “master” them so that they may be of service in a larger way.
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Understanding Your Energy Body—Introduction to Energy Work
Using visualization, meditation and movement, the nature, composition of, and functioning of the energy body will be explored. Techniques for grounding, shielding and increasing energy will be emphasized, as well as means for shedding negative energy from students, clients and life in general. Each participant will be given a Reiki "gift"--an energy empowerment to further align and strengthen the chakras and energy field.
Reiki I - Reiki for Self
Reiki I attunement opens up the channel for Reiki energy to flow through the practitioner. This class covers the history and development of Reiki, what Reiki is and is not, how to give Reiki to yourself and others and other topics. The emphasis in this course is on self-healing, but Reiki I practitioners are able to work on others as well. Course fees include a manual, certificate and ample practice time for all techniques taught. This is a one-day course.
*There is no prerequisite for Reiki I
Reiki II - Reiki for Others
Reiki II attunement further opens the channel to hold Reiki energy for the treatment of the practitioner and others. Three symbols are introduced that can strengthen the Reiki energy, balance thoughts and emotions and send Reiki through time, distance and dimension. Though the emphasis in this class is on treating others, advanced techniques for self-care are also taught. Course fees include a manual and ample practice time for all techniques taught. This is a one-day course.
*Reiki I is the prerequisite for Reiki II.
Advanced Reiki Training - Reiki Mastery
The Reiki Master attunement increases both the amount of Reiki energy the practitioner can hold and the commitment of the practitioner to Reiki as a spiritual path. Reiki mastership often provides an awakening to a greater calling toward one’s life purpose and should be undertaken with seriousness. Emphasis in this course is on dedication to service to spirit. The master symbol is introduced. A manual is provided, as is ample practice time for all techniques taught. This is a one-day course.
*Reiki I and II are the prerequisites for this course.
Reiki Master Teacher - Mastery Teaching
The Reiki Master Teacher class teaches how to pass attunements, arrange classes and other topics necessary to help you become a great Reiki teacher as well as practitioner. Two additional symbols are learned. A manual is provided as well as ample practice time for all attunements and other techniques introduced. This is a two-day course.
Of course, the attunement process is only the beginning. Daily self-care and frequent practice of the techniques taught at each level help to balance and strengthen the energy field. Participation in a monthly Reikishare where additional techniques are taught and questions are answered can be very helpful in solidifying your practice.
Workshop leader and class instructor Deirdre (Dee) Savoy picked up her first deck of tarot cards at age fourteen—the first step on a life path of helping others through a connection with Spirit. Today, Dee is an Usui/Tibetan and Karuna Reiki Master Teacher, medium, an adjunct lecturer at her local community college, an ordained minister with the Universal life church, and the author of over a dozen novels.
Dee is a member in good standing of the Reiki Membership Association, the practitioner organization of the International Center for Reiki Training. She uses their manuals and training materials in her classes. Certification is given in the Usui/Tibetan lineage.