There are many different kinds of Reiki teachers and classes, and it’s important that you find the best class and teacher for you.
I recently wrote an article about the top questions to ask to find a qualified Reiki teacher. I realized it might be useful to answer these questions in relation to my own Reiki teaching style, to help you get a sense of me and my approach.
1. How long was my Reiki training, and how long have I been teaching?
I started studying Reiki in 2006, and I completed a 600-hour Reiki training through the New York Open Center. I started co-teaching at the Open Center in 2010, and then started teaching my own classes in 2012.
I’m a registered practitioner and teacher of the Shibumi International Reiki Association, which reflects my emphasis on the traditional Japanese roots of the system of Reiki. I continue to study with Frans Stiene at the International House of Reiki (he’s often referred to as the Reiki teacher’s teacher), and I practice Reiki meditation and self-care daily. You can read more about my Reiki Master lineage and about me and my background.
2. How long are my Reiki classes?
At the Center for True Health, I want you to have time to make Reiki a daily habit (which is the whole point of learning it!), as well as feel confident about what you learn. I spread out Reiki I and Reiki II classes over the course of three weeks, and the Reiki III advanced training takes place over the course of four months.
This way you have the opportunity to ask questions, integrate what you learn, and have the ongoing support of the class. Practice is essential to learning, and I want to make sure you leave the training with a solid foundation and understanding of Reiki.
3. Do you offer a certification process?
I offer optional certification requirements for those students interested in seriously pursuing their Reiki studies. Certification requirements include practicing daily Reiki self care, giving and receiving a certain number of sessions, and completing written assignments. The certification after the class concludes offers you a structure to help you to continue to integrate what you learned in class into your daily life.
4. What is my teaching style?
I strive to make every student feel comfortable and supported throughout the class, using a combination of humor and connection to my spiritual self. I create a safe environment where anything that is shared in class is kept confidential by all participants. My Reiki trainings are interactive and experiential, addressing the various learning styles of all students (visual, auditory, & kinesthetic) with a combination of hands-on exercises, guided meditations, short lectures, and spiritual healing principles.
5. Do I offer ongoing training and/or practice nights?
I offer all three levels of Reiki training: beginner, intermediate, and advanced–Reiki I, Reiki II, and Reiki III (Reiki Master) classes. This provides you with continuity if you decide to continue your study of Reiki. I also offer Reiki Reunions, which give you the opportunity to practice what you learned after you finish your Reiki class, as well as offering a sense of community and ongoing support.
Sign up for my class newsletter to find out about upcoming trainings and Reiki Reunions.
6. What is my personal practice?
I practice daily Reiki self care and meditation. The more I work on my own healing, the more I have to offer you as a student. Besides, I have to walk my talk!
If you’re considering taking a Reiki class in New York City and have additional questions, please let me know. You can contact me with any questions.
P.S. Did you miss this recent post about if anyone can learn Reiki?