sedona reiki crystal

Rose quartz… just made for that heart chakra.

The Reiki I and Animal Reiki online video course trainings filmed in beautiful Sedona, AZ are now open for enrollment!

Reiki II and the Reiki Master Teacher online video courses are coming soon!

Learn more about the Reiki I online video course training

Learn more about the Animal Reiki online video course training

I am busy working on Reiki II and the Reiki Master Teacher online courses, so if there’s anything you’d particularly like to see in them, please let me know! I want to give everyone who takes the courses the best experience possible.

The best way to stay updated about the online Reiki video courses is to sign up for my free Reiki newsletter in the box on the right.

There are sound healing sessions during the attunements, meditations, a long-distance Reiki session, a manifestation circle, sections on how to work with crystals and pendulums in your Reiki practice… and so much more!

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The beauty that is Ama.

In the Animal Reiki video class, you  receive a meditation to connect with animal spirits, not to mention an amazing wolf-dog Ama graces us with her presence.

Again, I’ll be letting everyone know how to sign up for the video trainings through my Reiki newsletter, so yes, that’s the best way to stay “tuned in”. (Haha, a little Reiki humor. ; ) When you sign up for the Reiki newsletter, you also receive a free copy of the five Reiki principles handwritten in calligraphy to print out if you’d like.

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Getting the Reiki Manifestation Circle ready for the Reiki II online video class!

NOTE: All in-person, one-on-one online Reiki classes are currently on hold while I put the finishing touches on the video classes! ——————————————

“Kindle the Light in yourself, then kindle it in others – one by one” ~ Babaji

What is a Reiki Training Class?

a healing Reiki class or course

A healing Reiki session in full effect

A Reiki training class is a course where a person becomes initiated to the powerful Japanese healing technique of Reiki (pronounced ray-kee).

Discovered by Dr. Mikao Usui around 1922, the term Reiki means ‘Universal Life Force Energy’ in Japanese. This healing life force energy, which is present all around us, flows through a Reiki practitioner once he or she has been attuned (or initiated) to Reiki in a training class or course.

Once the Reiki student has been opened up to this energy, he or she can then act like a conduit for this powerful vibrational frequency we call Reiki to flow through them. The energy can move to themselves and their healing, to other people and animals, and to situations and objects. Virtually anything can be given Reiki!

Though the Reiki energy is not limited by space or time, when a Reiki master gives an in-person Reiki treatment, they often place their hands in different positions on or over the body. Therefore, many people refer to Reiki as hands-on-healing.

Who Developed Reiki? Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist, developed Reiki around 1904 as he looked for a way to heal people like Buddha and Christ did.  (We’re grateful to him for doing so!)

Dr. Usui on Reiki Training Classes .org

Dr. Mikao Usui, founder of Reiki

After Dr. Usui fell severely ill from an illness that swept through Kyoto and almost died, he became determined to develop a spiritual healing practice that could cure any disease and be easily taught to anyone. He went to Mt. Kurama-yama near Kyoto, where Dr. Usui spend 21 days meditating on life.

Supposedly, during this time Dr. Usui realized the power of working with ‘ki’ (life force energy) and shaped his newfound knowledge into the beautiful spiritual healing practice we call Reiki.

After returning from Mt. Kurama-yama, Dr. Usui spent seventeen years honing the practice, and rumor has it he taught over 2,000 people how to use the Reiki energy in his lifetime.

A Reiki master

This will be you taking advantage of the healing Reiki energy. In your own way, of course.

How can you use your Reiki training?

    • to heal yourself
    • to help others heal themselves
    • on animals
    • on situations (past, present and future)

The ways to use what you learn in your Reiki training class or course are virtually endless. First of all, you can use the Reiki energy to heal yourself of physical, mental and emotional issues. You can help facilitate other people’s healing, you can power up your food with Reiki, you can clear rooms or entire buildings with Reiki just as you could with sage.

Reiki classes online

Be the change you want to see in the world.

We at Reiki Training Classes have incorporated Reiki into our lives so much that we use it at every turn.

Is there a ton of traffic on the freeway? (We do live in LA, after all.) Use the Safe Clearing Reiki Symbol to help clear your path.

Do you have a job interview coming up? Send Reiki ahead of time to both the interview and the people in it using the Usui Long Distance Healing Symbol.

Maybe your ankle hurts. Send healing Reiki energy to it, and watch the time it takes for your ankle to heal decrease a lot. Time and time again, without fail we see the intelligent Reiki energy work its healing magic. That’s why we created this site dedicated to Reiki training classes and courses.

If only everyone was attuned to the powerful Reiki energy. What a better (not to mention more empowered) world we would live in!

What to look for in a Reiki training class or course

The article How to Find the Right Online Reiki Course goes into further detail, but there are a few things you definitely want to look for. You want to make sure you get a good feeling from the teacher, that the price works for you, that you’ve decided whether you want to go with an online Reiki class or an in-person one, and if you can hear testimonials from previous Reiki students.

Are online Reiki classes as good as Reiki courses in-person?

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Reiki energy knows no space nor time

Though some Reiki Masters feel that Reiki attunements must be passed down in person, many Masters offer classes online and from a distance.

The Reiki energy is not limited by time or space, so technically an attunement from an online Reiki class should work just as well as an in-person attunement. We discuss the pros and cons in Taking Reiki Classes Online – The Pros and Cons.

What to bring to your Reiki training course

  • You, yourself and an open mind
  • Comfortable clothes, (i.e. no tight belts or pants that restrict your breath and would prevent the healing Reiki energy from flowing through you)
  • Clean feet – you’ll take off your shoes during the class Reiki attunements

    healing the world with Reiki

    Send Reiki out into the cosmos

  • Pictures or objects to send Reiki to – only if your Reiki Master teaching the Reiki training suggests this. (We like to have our students imbue objects with healing Reiki  energy or send Reiki long-distance to people in photos during our Level II Reiki training classes.

What to look for in a portable Reiki table

Now you know we have an article on this very topic, right? What can we say, we did our homework.  Please read How to Find the Best Portable Reiki Table. But we will give some quick pointers here when looking for a portable Reiki table:

EarthLite Reiki Table

Our favorite portable Reiki Table

  • Decide if you want a metal or wood portable Reiki table
  • Ask any massage therapists and Reiki masters you know about their portable tables
  • Go with an EarthLite Reiki table! Okay, so we promised ourselves we would be impartial. But we couldn’t resist. We find the Earthlite Reiki tables superior to the rest. We especially love their commitment to this beautiful planet of ours.

EarthLite even has a ‘Plant a Tree Promise’ that they will plant a tree for every one wood massage table they make. Wow. What can  we say, EarthLite Reiki tables = good in our eyes.

The Reiki training course attunement process

Reiki course training

May the healing Reiki energy help you bloom and blossom.

Now, of course the Reiki attunement process you will go through in your Reiki course will vary according to the Level, type of Reiki, whether you are taking a Reiki class online, etc. Moreover, each Reiki Master creates the space and adds in additional tools they feel enhance the attunement.

However, there are some commonalites. For the purposes of consistency, let’s look at an in-person Reiki attunement now rather than one you might find in an online Reiki course.

Typically, the Reiki master attuning you will advise you to take off your shoes and sit in an upright position. He or she may create a sacred space using tools such as healing sage, music, dim lighting, etc. Next, they will ask you to close your eyes as they perform the Reiki attunement. You will probably feel some air going into your head and their hands touching your hands and feet.

Reiki attunements can happen very quickly, in about five minutes, or they can last for a half an hour. You may feel powerful sensations as your body opens up to the Universal Life Force energy, or you may feel nothing. Afterward, you may feel energized, or completely drained.

Just know that whatever you feel is exactly what you’re supposed to be feeling. We always get what we need. (Even if it doesn’t always feel that way!) You are always on your path. So be happy your path includes Reiki!

A Reiki attunment

Reiki on the 3rd eye

Unfortunately, we can’t really go into more detail about how the healing Reiki energy is transmitted. That knowledge is reserved for Reiki Masters. So take a Master Reiki training course when you feel ready why don’t you…

What to expect from your Reiki training class attunement

healing Reiki

If only we could see the Reiki energy like this!

Now, there is no easy way to say this. The Reiki energy is so loving, and so light, that it will bring to the surface that within you that is not of the same frequency so you can heal it and transform that energy into positivie energy.

(Because remember, energy never ‘dies’. It merely becomes transmuted and changes from one frequency to another.)

So, without further ado, we bring to you the Reiki attunement ‘healing process’. Trust us, it is not as bad as it seems!

The 21 day Reiki attunement ‘Healing Process’ you may go through

As the Reiki energy circulates through your body over the next few months, your body will be majorly adjusting. Many Reiki practitioners have experienced strong emotions and healing during the first 21 days following their attunement. But you may not. The powerful, wise Reiki energy knows when you are ready to heal.

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Your seven main chakras

Since our bodies have seven major chakras, or energy centers, during this 21 day post-Reiki attunement period it is said that the Reiki circulates through each of the chakras for three days.

So, for example, as the Reiki energy circulates through your Manipura chakra, (your chakra of personal power, will and self-esteem), you may have any issues surrounding these areas arise.

Most of us here can attest to the 21 day healing, and were shocked at how the Reiki energy really did move like clockwork every three days to the next chakra (and corresponding issues.)  But you will get through it!  It is extremely temporary, and just knowing you are going through this process will hopefully make it easier. One woman here didn’t know about the 21 day period until we explained it to her! She had to go through the 21 days thinking she was crazy.

healing with Reiki

What you will be learning to cultivate in your Reiki class. Pretty cool, huh?

Therefore, we want to make sure you know about the possibility, but also that you stay open to the fact you may not experience it. Either way, know you are healing in some way.

Tips to get through your Reiki attunement

Though the days following your Reiki attunement from your Reiki course may be challenging, use these tips to not only survive, but thrive. It is possible!

1. Keep a journal about your experiences.

Writing is therapeutic in so many ways. It helps you get your feelings out, out, out so they’re not stored in your body as energy blockages you don’t want.

2. Talk to the Reiki Master teaching your Reiki training class.

Whether your Reiki training is in-person or an online Reiki class, you should still have the full support of the Reiki Master teaching the Reiki course. They have undoubtedly gone through the same process you are, and your Reiki class should include their support as part of the deal. Getting imput from someone who has been there and gotten through it can be quite valuable.

Reiki electricity

Remember… the Reiki light is healing your body, even if it doesn’t feel like it!

3. Interact in our Reiki community forum! (which is coming very, very soon)

By sharing your experiences with other people going through the same thing, you will find the support and encouragement you need. You will receive feedback from other Reiki practitioners on how they got through their Reiki attunements, and may discover ways of coping you never even thought of.

4. Remember that this too shall pass

Although that isn’t always enough when you are going through something, hopefully you can take comfort in the fact that the only constant is change. When you’re upset, that is never your final emotion. (Likewise when you are happy!)  So try and remember as best you can that you are healing, that yes, you will get through this, and that you will be so much stronger and healthier on the other side.

Adding Reiki Crystal Healing to your Reiki course training

Amethyst Reiki crystal

Since purple is the official Reiki color, after all…

Crystals such as the amethyst to the left can be wonderful additions to the Reiki treatments you learn to give in your Reiki classes.  Since each type of crystal contains a different type of healing energy, you can use the crystal associated with the particular issue you are working on and create a crystal Reiki healing sesison.

Of course, maybe you are just giving a general Reiki treatment and not treating a particular issue, chakra, or section of the body. No worries, the healing Reiki energy knows where to go! But adding crystals can only help increase the effectiveness and power of the Reiki

You may want to create a crystal grid under your portable Reiki table before you start the Reiki session, or perhaps even place the crystals on the recipient’s body during the Reiki crystal healing treatment.

Reiki crystal grid

A beautiful grid for healing upper chakra issues

The seven main chakras in our bodies each correspond to a particular color, so if you’re unsure of which crystals would best accompany your crystal Reiki healing session, you can always put a crystal that’s the same color as that chakra in your grid when you first begin to utilize the magical power of crystals.

Sometimes, a crystal may be appropriate for the beginning of a session, but as the time passes, it no longer feels necessary. Use your intuition and discretion to remove the crystal from the grid, doing so in a gentle fashion so as not to disturb the existing energy. Perhaps the person receiving the Reiki fully absorbed all the healing properties the stone had to offer. Regardless of how you use the crystals in your Reiki crystal healing session, we bet that once you start, you will use them in all your Reiki treatments to come. We do!

Sometimes, if we don’t have a crystal on hand and get the hit to use it in a Reiki session, we visualize ourselves leaving our bodies, going home to get the crystal and bringing it back to be used in the Reiki crystal healing session. After all, as you learn in Reiki healing classes, your intention is what matters.

Use aromatherapy to enhance your Reiki course teachings

aromatherapy in Reiki treatments

Complement your Reiki session with some relaxing lavender oil

Aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years to help heal countless ailments. Peppermint, for example, is very beneficial for headaches or for feeling more alert.

If you are about to perform a Reiki session and your clients arrives noticeably stressed out and anxious, perhaps some soothing lavender oil will do the trick and calm their minds. (You can always send your clients Reiki when they are en route to come see you, by the way.) But always make sure your client isn’t allergic to the oil you want to use and ask them beforehand if they’d like to receive the aromatherapy.

The Five Reiki Principles

Dr. Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki, also gave us five wonderful principles to abide by in the practice of Reiki:

Reiki healing principles

powerful words to live by

  1. Just for today, I will not be angry.  Letting go of anger brings peace.
  2. Just for today, I will not worry. Letting go of worry brings healing.
  3. Just for today, I will be grateful. Being grateful brings contentment.
  4. Just for today, I will do my work honestly. Doing honest work brings purpose.
  5. Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing. Being kind brings love into your life.

Creating a sacred space for your Reiki sessions

Hopefully your Reiki training course or class was taught in a relaxing, healing environment. If you had the luxury of learning William Rand’s style of Reiki in Hawaii, for example, it almost certainly was. (Can you tell we have Kauai on the brain?). But even if your Reiki class isn’t taught here:

Learn Reiki in Sedona

The beautiful, magical place on Earth we call Sedona.

Your Reiki training class should still be taught in a relaxed setting. Luckily, sacred space can be created virtually anywhere!

Hopefully your Reiki master instructor created sacred space for your Reiki courses and taught you how to create sacred space when you work on your own Reiki clients.

Even if not, low lighting, crystal salt lamps and grids, small water fountains, aromatherapy, candles and relaxing music can work wonders.   You want your Reiki sessions to be conducted in an environment where your clients feel safe, supported and away from the worries of the day.

The Reiki Disclaimer Reiki class teachings

Before sending Reiki, you always want to use the disclaimer beforehand. (Which you should have learned in your Reiki class!) You can call out the specific person or situation you want to send the Reiki too specifically, or you can use a generic disclaimer such as, “Anything and everything, anything and everything, anything and everything. You are free to accept or reject the Reiki energy. Reiki is healing, harmonizing and balancing.”

By using the disclaimer, you ensure that you don’t accrue any karma by sending energy to someone or something who doesn’t want to receive it. If you  believe in karma, that is. Which we do.

Use your Reiki course training to work on animals 

You will probably be hard-pressed to find an animal who doesn’t love Reiki. Since animals don’t have the same resistance to healing that many of us do (thanks to our good ole’ egos), most animals are very receptive to receiving the healing energy.

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Sedona’s Little Bamboo certainly loves her Reiki!

Some animals may be frightened of humans, of course, and if so you can always use the distance healing symbol learned in the Reiki Level II training class to send them Reiki from a distance. The gentle, healing Reiki energy benefits both healthy animals and those in need of special care or assistance.

For healthy animals, Reiki offers them a profound sense of relaxation and well-being.

Reiki training for petsFor pets with behavioral problems or ill animals, Reiki is a complementary modality to other healing methods like acupuncture and Western medicine. For pets making the transition to leave the Earth plane, receiving Reiki can offer them great comfort and help ease any anxiety they feel.

As with everything you send Reiki healing energy to, you always want to use the Reiki disclaimer you should have learned in your Reiki training classes. After all, animals are people too, at least in our book.

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Dogs have chakras too!

Here are a couple ways to read the animals you’d like to send Reiki to to see if they want the Reiki:

  1. If you are sending an animal Reiki and they suddenly change positions or lift their head to look at you, this could very well be a sign they want the Reiki energy focused on a different area of their body. Or perhaps you were touching them, and now they’d prefer you to keep your hands a few inches above them. As all of us with pets know, animals can definitely get their point across!
  2. If you are giving Reiki to a client and your cat or dog won’t stay away or lies down under the Reiki table, this is a sure sign they either a) want healing Reiki energy of their own and are literally soaking up the energy, or b) they are helping with the Reiki treatment in some way. . One Reiki Master here at Reiki Training Classes says that every time she goes home after finishing teaching a Reiki course or giving an attunement, her five cats cannot get enough of  her!

Your Reiki Bank Account

In your Level II Reiki training class, you will  most likely learn the distance healing symbol. Since this symbol not only transcends space, but also time, you will be able to send Reiki healing energy forward and backward in your life. While you can (and should!) spend time healing your past issues (that we all have, who do you know who’s exempt?), why not spend some time focusing on your future and what you want to bring into your life. And send a lil’ positive Reiki energy to your future while you’re at it.

Reiki bank account

Send some Reiki healing energy ahead for a rainy day…

Starting a Reiki bank account is an excellent way to do this. Draw the distance healing symbol as you learned in your Reiki class, and send it to situations you know are coming up in the future for you, as well as your future self five, ten years from now.

If you learned the symbols for Infinite Grace, Manifestation or Grounding (to ground ideas into reality in this 3rd dimension we currently live in), send those symbols to your path to help you change with ease, grace and the support of the Universe. Well, the Universe is always supporting us, but you know what we mean. Sending Reiki energy to your future self can never be a bad thing. Who couldn’t use more Reiki in their life?

Complementary modalities to your Reiki course teachings

The beauty of Reiki is that you can use what you learn in your Reiki training courses alongside literally every other healing modality you can think of. You can add Reiki to:

  • massage
  • traditional Western medicine
  • Chinese medicine and acupuncture
  • other energywork or bodywork techniques
  • sound healing
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Incorporate Reiki into your color therapy work

Color therapy, not to digress too far from Reiki, is the practice of adding color into a person’s bodies and energy field to promote healing. Different colors have different healing properties and are often associated with the same colors in the chakra system.

For example, if the recipient is angry and you feel hot energy emanating from them, or if they have pain in a specific area, you can send focused blue energy directly into that area.

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Cooling blue energy

Or, if you are performing a Reiki session (using the techniques from your Reiki training, of course!) and you intuitively are drawn to the clients’ heart, in addition to sending love and compassion that way through your hands, you can send green and pink energies there as well. These are the two energies associated with the heart.

Of course, it goes without saying that if you learned the Heart Healing Reiki symbol or the symbol for Unconditional Love in your Reiki training class, send those there as well!  Coming at the problem or issue from varying levels only makes your Reiki session that much stronger.

Reik Master

Allow yourself the pleasure of letting the Reiki help you become who you are meant to be.

The degrees or levels in Usui Reiki training classes In traditional Usui Reiki, the Reiki training classes are typically divided into three separate Reiki courses: Level I, Level II and the Master Level Reiki training. Though in a lot of Reiki class offerings online and in-person you are able to reach the Master Level quite quickly, you may want to allow time between each Reiki course before moving on to the next one.

Here’s why: You might go through the always-enjoyable 21 day healing process we mentioned above. But even if you don’t, over the next months after a Reiki attunement your body gradually adjusts to being able to transduce the healing Reiki energy.

One thing is certain: No one has ever walked away from a Reiki attunement without being changed in some way for the better.

So, let your body absorb the healing and fully process it. Life is a journey, not a destination, right?

There is no substitute for experience, and you will learn so much above and beyond your Reiki training class in your practical application of the Reiki. Besides, when Dr. Usui first started the Reiki healing tradition in Japan, Reiki students often had to wait years between attunements. Most Reiki students never even reached the Master Level trainings. So hold your horses, will ya? You are exactly where you are supposed to be.

Reiki Level I Training Class

So, let’s discuss a Reiki Level I Course. In this initial and basic Reiki training class, you will receive an attunement that allows you to transduce the Reiki healing energy. You will learn about Dr. Mikao Usui, the Reiki founder, as well as the principles it is founded on and what you can use Reiki for. At the discretion of the Reiki Master teaching the Reiki class, you may or may not be attuned to the basic Reiki symbols such as the Power Symbol and the Love Symbol.

healing Reiki symbol

Reiki symbols enhance your Reiki sessions

We at Reiki Training Classes do teach our Level I Reiki training students these two symbols and a couple more in the Level I training because we want the students to get used to incorporating symbols into their Reiki sessions.

Reiki Level II Training Course

The Reiki II Course lasts five weeks over Skype, meeting once a week for an hour. You will learn the Long Distance Healing Reiki Symbol, as well the Mental/Emotional Usui Reiki Symbol and eleven addition symbols. You will learn how to use Reiki to manifest and create what you want in your life, as well as how to clear karma. The online Reiki II class is a very powerful course indeed!

Reiki classes ignite the fire within

Reiki classes ignite the fire within

Remember: the more you use what you learn in your online Reiki healing class, the stronger your Reiki becomes.

Master Level Reiki Classes

In a Master Level healing Reiki training class, you are attuned with all the symbols and are taught how to attune others. After this Reiki course, you will know how to give permanent attunements, temporary attunements, and deepen your Reiki practice even further.

In our Master Level Reiki courses we teach multiple traditions and attune our students with symbols from traditional Usui Reiki, William Rand Reiki, Tibetan Reiki, Karuna Reiki and Seichem Reiki, among others. We want our Reiki class students to have the full array of tools to use in their healing sessions.

Purple Reiki healing

You never know who your Reiki may help…

With the Master Reiki class attunement also comes responsibility. Even if you decide not to attune others or teach Reiki courses yourself, you still have a responsibility to practice Reiki in your own way and help spread the healing Reiki energy. Which you will want to, of course. Because in addition to being healing, harmonizing and balancing, sending Reiki is fun!

 Reiki Lists

pen for Reiki lists

Add to your Reiki list by writing everything down in purple. Why not?

While of course we wish we had all the time in the world to send Reiki to everyone and everything we know needs it, in our busy lives we often aren’t able to find the time to do so. Let alone remember everyone we want to send Reiki to!  So what you can do is write a Reiki list of everything you want to send Reiki healing energy to, and then set the intention as you turn on your Reiki that everything on your list will receive the Reiki healing as needed.

As each person, item or situation on your Reiki list receives the maximum Reiki healing they are capable of for that day, the all-knowing and wise Reiki energy will automatically stop flowing to them and move on to the next item on your Reiki list.

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A Reiki handshake

We also keep a list of all the Reiki symbols and send them to the list each day, so as not to forget any. Perhaps someone can use the forgiveness symbol! You never know. And of course, remember to put yourself on your list. No one deserves the healing Reiki energy more than you do.

Learn more about hand-on-healing and Reiki training

We are thrilled to spread the word about Reiki.  Taking a Reiki training class is a life-changing experience, and we are excited to hopefully “see” you in a class!

love from Reiki training courses

Since love is all there is anyway.

So there you have it! A brief (well, not really) description of what healing Reiki energy is, how you can heal with Reiki, what to look for in a Reiki training class, info about online Reiki classes, the best portable Reiki tables around, and more.

Please visit the rest of our site and enjoy our articles on the beautiful Reiki energy, there is plenty more where this came from.

Namaste and from our hearts to yours,
The Reiki Training Classes Team

Just for today, let’s trust, let go and feel peace, be grateful, do our work honestly and be kind to every living thing. Let us embody the beautiful Five Usui Reiki Principles given to us by Dr. Mikao Usui. As long as we try our best, that is enough. More than enough, actually.

More information about Reiki on Wikipedia
Reiki Master Teacher Brooke


  1. Hi There from Japan. I am learning my English and arrived to this page. Just want to say how much I respect reading what you write about Reiki every time you post. Can you please e-mail me the next time you post. Thanks

    • Hi there from sunny Southern California Umi! Thanks for your nice comment, we’re always amazed when we think about how easy it is to communicate with people halfway around the world. To stay abreast of our latest posts, we are shooting for adding a new one each day. So if you come by every couple days or add us to your RSS feed, you should get all the latest and greatest! Sayonara for now…

  2. I just thought you might want to know that your blog looks messed when I see it on my iphone. Im not sure if it has something to do with my phones browser or your website? just saying

    • Thanks for your comment, Eddie. We are the first ones to admit that our skill sets lie more in the realm of spirituality, Reiki and healing than computers. We will forward this on to our IT guy and see if he can fix it!

  3. I enjoy coming back daily to see your thoughts about Reiki. I must admit that I was very skeptical at first, especially since I am trained in traditional Western medicine. But after seeing the great improvement my sister made after her diagnosis with Reiki, I have become much more open to alternative methods of healing. I have your blog bookmarked on my daily read list!

    • Dr. Hensler,

      We greatly appreciate your taking the time to share how your view on Reiki has changed. Thank you thank you thank you! We love for the students in our Reiki training courses to hear from skeptics who have since ‘seen the light’, or ‘light energy’ I guess we should say regarding Reiki. Virtually every teacher here has also gone through a period of skepticism or uncertainty and thought to himself or herself, “Does Reiki really work?” “Am I crazy or making it up?” But after the healing Reiki energy proves itself time and time again, there is simply no choice but to believe. We have added your sister to our Reiki healing list, and look forward to continuing to share the news about this powerful healing energy.

  4. hi all,

    i just had my reiki I attunement online. i could absolutely 100% feel the energy coming in. i was a little skeptical at first, but now i am a believer about the reiki energy moving through space and time. if anyone is thinking about taking online Reiki classes, i say go for it.

    take care,

    • Great news, Jay! Last time we heard from you, you were contemplating taking a Reiki class online versus on in-person. We are so happy to hear that you are happy with your decision to take Reiki classes online. If you need any support from those who have been through the Reiki attunement and not only survived but thrived, please let us know! We are happy to help out a fellow Reiki practitioner and send him or her this healing energy. Just say the word.


      The team at Reiki Training Classes

  5. I am working on this. Just for today, I will not be angry. Just for today, I will not be angry. Just for today, I will not be angry. The five Reiki principles really speak to me. Great site.

    • Hi Paul,

      Good, we are glad to hear that. The Reiki principles are extremely powerful, aren’t they? We understand that it can be easier said than done to live by them, however. But by wanting to and setting your intention there, you are taking the first step. We have an article in the queue on tips to live by these principles every day. Stay tuned. If you are having difficulty with anger (which is very common, who doesn’t?), get it out. Getting your anger out how you need to in a constructive way is really helpful. Go beat a pillow, go to the batting cages, hit a punching bag or scream at the top of your lungs in your car. Write a letter to the person, or even just write words on a piece of paper to rip up when you’re finished. The words don’t have to make sense, and no need to reread them and take them back in. Just get it out, and fill up that space with Reiki energy by using the power symbol when you’re done. Good luck Paul.

  6. After reading this article, I browsed your website a bit and would love to see an article on what a Reiki treatment would look like from start to finish. I am interested in getting a Reiki session, but I want to know what to expect. If you write an article like this, will you please let me know? Thank you.

    • Hi Florentina Maria,

      Thanks for your suggestion. We will definitely write an article about Reiki treatments and what to expect! The reason we haven’t written one yet is because we focus more on Reiki treatments and sessions from the perspective of the Reiki student learning this healing energy. We strive to provide prospective Reiki students who plan to take online Reiki classes and in-person courses with valuable insight for their journey. But hey, nothing wrong with writing about what to do in a Reiki treatment, right? We will email you when the article is ready to go!

  7. Hi Reiki Training Classes,

    I noticed that you don’t offer online Reiki classes yet. Do you have any recommendations about where I can find the best ones? I live in Minnesota.


    • Hi Mahalia,

      You’re right. We don’t offer online Reiki courses yet, keyword being yet. We are working on it! To tell you the truth, we don’t have any specifically to recommend, since we are trying to remain objective and offer information to prospective Reiki students and practitioners alike. That being said, you want to go with a Reiki master that resonates with you and you feel good about. For further info, read our article How To Find the Right Online Reiki Course for You. Since we humans operate under the Law of Attraction, rest assured that you will attract the right teacher for you. Worst case scenario, if you end up having a bad experience (which we certainly hope isn’t the case!) you will learn valuable lessons. Everything that happens in our lives is working toward our best interests, even if we can’t always see that. Good luck!

  8. Wow, great article! Well-written, informative and eye-opening. Will definitely be checking out your website more in the future :)

    • Hi Tari,

      Great question. Of course our answer really depends on the feeling you get about the Reiki Master teacher the Reiki course, whether the attunement is online or in-person, if the teacher will be available to you afterward, etc. However, in our personal experience, we have found that a Reiki Master Level training that is taught over the course of a few weeks definitely has worked best. By meeting with your Reiki instructor and sharing observations with the class, if you are going through the cleansing process that happens so often after an attunement, you will have the support you need. Also, we find that most students learn experientially, or by doing. And ‘doing’ in this situation involves coming to class, hearing other students’ experiences, practicing giving attunements to one another. Since you learn how to attune others in many Master Level Reiki trainings, you will definitely want to practice, and longer classes give you the time for the knowledge and confidence to sink in.

      Long answer, huh? ; )

      So in a nutshell, if you feel the one-day Reiki master class is right for you, then go for it! But if you can find a longer Reiki course spread out over a few weeks, we encourage you to perhaps choose that option instead. Good luck!!!

  9. Cool beans. I’ve never heard of a Reiki bank account before, and I’ve taken Reiki classes all the way to the Master level.

  10. A million thanks for starting your Reiki site. When I first started doing Reiki, I had a hard time not feeling guilty because 90% of the time I was working on myself. I have gotten better, and reading your information helps me realize that I must work on myself before I can help others.

    • You’re absolutely right, Anabelle. It is natural to feel that guilt, since many healers get into the profession because they are caring, giving individuals. Also, they often have something to heal within themselves and that is why they are drawn to the work. So, rest assured that if you feel the need to work on yourself, it is for a reason. You will be so happy you did. Your future clients will too. The clearer a channel or transducer that you are for the Reiki energy, the easier it can pass through you and into the recipient during Reiki sessions and treatments. In the beginning, right after a Reiki attunement, you will need to work on yourself! All the old ‘stuff’ is coming up and out so you can release it. Though we want to thank it for how it served us (perhaps in the past, or even if it just brought us to the healer path), it is time to let it go. So hey, work on yourself to your heart’s content! Work on yourself, work on the world. ~ A Reiki Training Classes original, :D

    • What a beautiful comment Darla. Thank you : ) We love you too. Because in the end, love is all there is, right? We wish you all the best on your Reiki path and healing journey.

  11. Thank you for talking about the Reiki healing process. I definitely went through some crazy stuff after I got attuned and I didn’t expect that at all. Glad to see that it’s normal lol.

    • Hi Evan,

      Yes, the natural cleansing process we undergo after a Reiki attunement is not only normal, but to be expected. Reiki students may not feel it immediately after the attunement, but over the course of the next year, even, let’s say, they general will feel it. Like we said in the article, though it’s not pleasant at the time, you are releasing old, limiting beliefs and energy blockages that will help you tremendously in living a healthier and happier life. The cleansing process is worth it.

      Thanks for your comment!

  12. I have found that creating a crystalline grid underneath my Reiki table greatly enhances the sensations my clients feel. Regardless of which stones I bring, I always put black tourmaline under the table in alignment with the clients’ root chakra. I find that the tourmaline always helps keep them grounded and present.

    • Thanks for sharing, Nina! That is great advice that we are sure our readers can benefit from. We personally have an abundance of hematite and thus use this metallic stone for grounding. We find that it really helps people stay in their bodies, especially since it can be quite tempting to leave when things get uncomfortable! But, as we all know, the healing happens when we stay present to whatever is happening in our body and whatever we are feeling. Only then can we release this emotional energy out of our bodies and energy fields and create space for more beneficial energies (and emotions and situations!) to enter. We will be writing a post shortly that discusses the various stones Reiki practitioners can put under their Reiki tables during sessions, but in the meantime and between time, does anyone else have a stone they use for a particular chakra? Do tell, do tell!

  13. Thanks for talking about what happens after a Reiki attunement. I have gone through considerable changes in the last year because of my attunement. Is it normal for the process to last so long?

    • It is entirely normal, Derek, even to be expected. While there many reports of those first 21 days following a Reiki attunement being particularly challenging, your entire system is reformulating itself to transmit the Reiki energy. We have undergone amazing changes since our Reiki attunements here, and they were years ago! But remember that you are always changing for the better, as you are healing. And the Reiki energy is helping you to heal. We wish you all the best Derek.

  14. My favorite suggestion you have during the time of your vibration rising is that This Too Shall Pass. Easy words, though they are not always that easy to apply to your life.

    • Hi Eagle Heart,

      First of all, you have a beautiful name. We are sure it fits you to a tee. You are so right that remembering ‘this too shall pass’ during a crisis is not exactly an easy task. But what peace of mind it can bring. It helps you recall previous times in your life when you have gotten through rough patches and been all the stronger for them. The phrase also reminds us of the Law of Impermanence that governs all things in this Universe we live in. When something comes up, it is coming up so it can be healed.

      All the love to you Eagle Heart.

    • Hi Svetlana,

      We assume you are referring to the Reiki practitioner’s state of mind, yes? You probably are, since this is a website focusing on Reiki classes and courses. So, the answer is a bit complicated. To look at it from a quantum physicist’s perspective, the answer would be yes, since everything affects everything. For example, there is such a thing in Quantum Physics as ‘the Observer effect’. Physicists have seen that just be an object being observed by someone, the molecules and atoms of that object change. So, it would stand to reason that the Reiki practioner’s state of mind during the session would influence the entire session, including the Reiki energy.

      However, have you ever heard of the ‘Wounded Healer’? Many great healers out there are attracted to the profession because of a deep need to heal something within themselves. And they are still able to perform amazing work, even if they haven’t fully healed something within themselves. In addition, the intelligent Reiki enery will only work for the highest good of all concerned, so were it to be negatively affected by the practitioner’s state of mind, we would think it would turn off.

      Here’s what we suggest: Since your intention is so powerful, if you find yourself feeling bad and you have to do a session, simply put the intention out there that your session will offer healing to the client irrespective of your emotional state. Best of luck to you Svetlana.

  15. Hi Reiki Masters,

    I am a little confused. If Reiki energy only works for the highest good, then why would I have to do the disclaimer? Why would someone possibly reject hte energy? Thanks.

    • Hi Adam,

      Great question, thanks for asking.

      Yes, it is true that the healing Reiki energy will only work for the highest good of all concerned. But at the same time, we have this pesky little thing called ‘Free Will’ that is alive and well in the Universe. Each human being has free will to live their lives as they want, which can be viewed as both a blessing and a curse. For example, perhaps someone knows deep inside, perhaps subconsciously, that they are just not ready to meet their person yet. Perhaps they want to get some of their issues worked out beforehand. They may know that if they were to meet someone now, the person they attract wouldn’t be the best person for them long-term, since we attract people who are at the same level we are. This Reiki client may resist the Reiki symbol that speeds up manifestation, because they know subconsciously they are not ready.

      You always want to do the disclaimer before every Reiki session, however, in order to ensure that you do not accrue any negative karma for ‘forcing’ a healing on someone or something. Even though the person can always reject the healing and the energy if they choose to, you will have to balance that karmic energy regardless. So by doing the Reiki disclaimer before every Reiki treatment, you ensure that you don’t. And, although not all karma is bad, in this case it would be ‘negative’, and who wants to accrue more karma anyway? Certainly not us!

      We hope that adequately answered your question, Adam!

  16. i was looking for info on online reiki classes, and your site is really very informative about them and reiki. i have a much better idea about what to look for now. please keep writing and sharing your knowledge.

  17. Blessings and Greetings to All. Reiki is a very advanced spiritual practice that every person can carry out and greatly improve their life. I am very pleased that Reiki has taken off in the course of the past few years. It looks as though it will continue to grow too. Great news for us as the time has come for a new way of thinking and living to exist on the Earth Plane.

    • Yes, yes, yes Adam. We completely agree with you. This Earth (and the people on it) are definitely changing. Sometimes at the speed of light it seems! Thank you for your very insightful and eloquent comment. We can feel the love you have for humanity coming through your words.

  18. Getting Reiki has made my life much better. I’ve always believed that life is what you make it, but it can’t hurt to have a little help from up above, seen.

    • Irie Dawta,

      You are absolutely right. While that is true, life is what we make it (and this is a beautiful life), the Universal Life Force Energy that flows during Reiki sessions has such a beneficial and balancing effect on our bodies. It really is a miraculous healing system we have been blessed with. Why not take advantage? Wink wink.

  19. I am a waitress and I put Reiki symbols over all my tables. The other waitresses complain about low tips, but I always seem to do just fine! :)

    • Great idea, Shenandoah! You have a beautiful name, by the way. That is very smart. Imagine what would happen if you even put Reiki into each dish that you serve or intended at the start of your shift that all the food you serve contributes to your customers’ health? Just an idea…

  20. I learned in my online Reiki class that you should always ask the person you’re sending Reiki to if they want you to touch them or not. Just a tip.

    • Hi Gavin, yes, you are right, that is an important step to take before a Reiki session. In our touch-deprived society, many people are uncomfortable with being touched, unfortunate as it is.

      Although most people who seek out Reiki treatments understand that some light touching may be involved, you still always want to ask your client “May I touch you?” at the beginning of the session. This is particularly useful is you are out doing Reiki outreach at a hospital or elderly center, for example. With strangers, you always want to respect their comfort levels. Even if someone doesn’t want to be touched, kudos to him or her for accepting the Reiki energy! Everyone will come around, sooner or later…

      Good luck with your Reiki practice, Gavin!

    • Wow, thanks so much Karen! We understand, when we find a new website with information we don’t know, it’s so exciting! Glad we can do that for another human being. A thousand ‘you’re welcomes…”

    • Hi Shelby,

      Great question. In our experience, it started with the crown chakra and worked its way down. Which makes sense, since attunements happen at the crown.

      However, and unfortunately we must stress this, the 21 days is no hard and fast rule. If emotions and stored energy is coming up that a person has suppressed for years, it often takes more than 21 days to fully clear. Some of our healing processes took well over a year.

      At the same time, however, more and more we are finding that life is as easy or as hard as we make it out to be. We are the cause of our suffering, which is good news, since we can be the solution as well. What if life was easy and we could be healed simultaneously? (Not that any of us here have managed to maintain that full sense of trust all the time, mind you ; ) ) But it’s something to strive for…

  21. How do I know when my Reiki clients have gotten all the energy they need? What I mean is, how do I know when a Reiki session is over? Thank you for your response.

    • Hi Wendy,

      Intuitively, you will know. We hope that isn’t too annoying of an answer for you! ; ) But while your Higher Self may know when the session is over, the you in your body giving the session may have a harder time. So… here are a couple tips:

      1. Have you ever been giving a Reiki session and the client suddenly feels much cooler to you? Like there is hardly any energy left. They may be experiencing what we call the “Reiki cool”, where they have received all the healing Reiki energy their body can handle at that time. So if you feel a noticeable cooling in the client’s energy field, this is a strong sign the session is complete.

      2. If you have booked a client for a one-hour Reiki session, you can set the intention before the session that the client receive all the Reiki energy and healing they need within that hour time frame. Then, you have to trust and have faith that that will be the case. If the hour finishes and you still feel the energy flowing, you can ask the client if he or she wants you to continue, or to end the session. Because, remember, you have your boundaries too that need to be respected. If you are receiving payment for a one-hour session and go beyond that, you should get paid for it.

      3. Finally, something we often do here is to set the intention that the client will continue to receive the healing and Reiki they need even once the session comes to an end. That way, Spirit is handling it. (As it does everything, really. ;) And it is out of your hands. (As is most everything, really.)

  22. Hi,

    I just finished my Level 2 Reiki class. I still don’t feel my hands getting hot though, and a lot of other people in my class did. Is that normal?



    • Hi Pariva,

      Yes, that is perfectly okay and normal. While many Reiki practitioners feel their hands head up while sending Reiki, others don’t at all. One of our Reiki Masters here has ice-cold hands when she sends ReikI! And still, anyone who has had a session with her can account for the strength of the energy she sends. So worry not about your hands heating up. That has nothing to do with it.

      Good luck, Pariva, hope that helped!

  23. Hey guys,

    My question is this: Is it normal not to learn any symbols at all in a First Degree online Reiki class? I saw one that looks good, but they don’t say anything about learning any symbols in it. It’s not until the Second Degree that they mention some symbols.



    • Hi Holly,

      Since Reiki is not currently regulated (which we are happy for to tell you the truth, who wants the government involved in who can and cannot practice Reiki?), the curriculum of the online Reiki classes out there varies to a great degree.

      While we teach a few symbols such as the Power Symbol and the Love Symbol in our Reiki Level One classes, as you’ve seen others do not. The type of Reiki the online class is attuning you to matters as well.

      We would advise this, go with a Reiki Master Instructor and training program that feels right instead of thinking about whether you will get all the symbols or not. Particularly if you plan to move forward and get further attunements, which you should definitely do!

      Good luck Holly!

  24. How do you know that Reiki works? I am having a crisis of faith. Sometimes I believe in it, sometimes I don’t. I’m not attuned but my brother does Reiki on me.


    • Hi Mandy,

      That’s normal. Who doesn’t go through a crisis of faith every now and then? In our personal experiences, we believe in the healing power of Reiki and know it works because of our firsthand experiences with it. Try getting an attunement, and then coming home and having all the electricity in your house go out because your vibration has changed!

      In our experience, when people first learn a new healing modality like Reiki, they sometimes think it is a cure-all for the problems in their lives. And while healing blessings like Reiki definitely have their place, once the novelty has worn off, people feel a little less-excited about them or start to question their validity.

      We would suggest thinking about how you feel when your brother does Reiki on you. Can you feel it? Do you feel relaxed, peaceful, or maybe even agitated? Any of these emotions (and a multitude of others) would suggest that the Reiki is being transmitted. Just know that your doubt is normal, and will likely pass.

  25. Hi Reiki Masters!

    Is there any other way to create sacred space besides the ones you say, like candles and crystals?



    • Hi Kristy,

      There are an unlimited number of ways you can make a space sacred: with candles and crystals as we mentioned; with sage; with your intention “By the I am that I am, I declare this space sacred”; by calling in the 7 Directions as some Native American tribes do; by asking that Spirit clear any negative energy from the room, etc.

      We look forward to hearing the creative ways you come up with!

    • Fair enough, Peter. Thank you for the compliment about our site. We encourage you to get a Reiki session and see for yourself before seeing if Reiki is for you.

  26. I am so glad you are recommending that people keep a journal about their experiences after getting attuned to Reiki. I just looked at mine from two years ago, and I had completely forgotten about all the crazy things that happened after my attunements, I am now a Reiki Master. I highly, highly recommend it.

    • Yes, Debra, we completely agree. You forget, and go about your daily life. It is quite easy to compartmentalize your spiritual being with the practicalities of everyday existence. But a journal can be invaluable in helping you remember. We second your recommendation.

    • Hi Sara,

      By ‘regular online Reiki class ‘, do you mean an Usui Reiki one? If you are brand-new to Reiki and are getting your first attunement, we would probably suggest you go with an Usui Reiki online class. While Kundalini Reiki definitely has its place in the Reiki world, why not start with a solid foundation in the Reiki lineage of Dr. Usui?

      But really, can you really go wrong with a Reiki class? We think not. ; )

  27. My brother suggested I might like this web site. He was so right. Reading about Reiki actually made my day. You can not imagine how much time I’ve waited to learn about Reiki, and now I am looking on the Internet and finding websites like yours. Thank you!

    • Your welcome Mona! Sounds like you could really benefit from taking a Reiki class or training, too. Sometimes we become so interested in a particular subject because it’s Spirit’s way of giving us a nudge in the right direction. Just an idea…

  28. How does Reiki work with massage? I am almost finished getting my massage license, and am thinking about taking a Reiki class too. I live in Seattle. Thanks.

    • Hi Rich,

      Reiki is an excellent complementary modality to massage therapy. Many Reiki Masters we know are also massage therapists, and vice versa. When you know Reiki, you can always turn it on at the beginning of a massage to give your client a double dose of healing. We highly recommend it! The Scorpio energy of Seattle too is an excellent place to receive an attunement.

    • You are welcome, John. We look forward to hearing your experiences as they progress, and are excited for this healing path you are taking.

  29. I have been an Usui Reiki Master and Holistic Health Practitioner for many years. As I help my clients become empowered, I always try to walk the talk too. My own life is constantly evolving, just like theirs. I see your website as an inspiring place for Reiki masters and practitioners alike to share their thoughts and ideas on many different levels. Please keep up the good work. As Reiki Masters, we need to get Reiki healing out there in hospitals and medical offices.



    • Hi Matt,

      Great comment. Yes, more Reiki in medical offices and hospitals certainly would be a great thing, wouldn’t it? Reiki everywhere would be ideal, really…

      Thank you for being who you are.

  30. As I learned it, Reiki helps the body move into homeostasis, or balance. Therefore, as it moves into balance, it will naturally get rid of all that doesn’t comply with that balance. This explains the post-attunement process most people go through.

    • Hi Brian,

      Yes, that explanation of the post-attunement process makes sense. Ultimately, all healing is about bringing the body, mind and spirit into balance. Thank you for sharing your understanding.

  31. I just stumbled upon your site through another Reiki site and your way of explaining Reiki is great. I look forward to future articles.

  32. I see a lot of commenters talking about the healing crisis and what happens after an attunement. I know why too, it is no joke! But worth it for how good you feel later. Stay in there, y’all.

    • Hi Susanna,

      Thank you for your supportive comment. You are right, that healing crisis is nothing to scoff at. At the same time, knowing that you are healing provides some comfort. You are going through old wounds and hurts and experiencing them so you don’t have to again down the road. We release so much after an attunement!

  33. Thank you for sharing about the changes we go through after attunements. My Reiki teacher didn’t really explain about them, and I was left to my own devices during the healing crisis that happened afterward. Now I get it and am grateful for the experience since it helps me help the people I attune, but at the time I didn’t feel that way. I couldn’t wrap my head around why something that was supposed to heal me was hurting me. Now I see.

  34. What I love about Reiki personally is that there are no medical contraindications. People can get Reiki even when having to do harsh medical treatments.

    • Hi Bonnie,

      So true! While we have had a couple cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy and we didn’t give Reiki to them because we didn’t want to flow energy in their bodies, you are right; there are virtually no contraindications with Reiki. Even in the case of chemotherapy, with the intention that the Reiki improves the outcome, it should be fine, but we were a bit cautious.

  35. Thank you for this. As an older woman, I was brought up in system of conventional medicine, so it took me a while to believe in Reiki. But my daughter started practicing it, and made me a believer. There are still times, sometimes even now, when something happens and I want relief immediately. Sometimes it is easier to take a pill and forget about it. But now, I am learning to trust holistic doctors and see my symptoms as a healing crisis. Sometimes I even welcome them and view them as a sign of a deeper healing inside.


    • Hi Marilyn,

      That is such progress. We understand how growing up in different times makes it that much harder to comprehend the alternative healing modalities that have cropped up in recent years. We salute you; your open-mindedness and willingness to try new things is something you should really be proud of.

  36. Hi there, just found you on Google. I’m grateful for your site, many folks will surely benefit from what you write about. Cheers!

  37. Great article. I’m very inspired! Helpful insight, especially about what happens after you get attuned. :) Thanks and good luck.

    • Hi Rex,

      While we did experience some difficulties establishing a full-time Reiki practice, the strongest one surely had to be holding ourselves back because of fear. This Reiki article,, may help clear some things up.

      A couple of us do have full-time Reiki and energywork healing practices, while others are both massage therapists and Reiki practitioners. I, personally love to write, therefore the chance to contribute to the Reiki Training Classes website and write about this healing technique I love, in addition to having steady Reiki clients, have been ideal for me.

      So the bottom line is this; YOU can do anything you put your mind to. If you want to have a practice that solely consists of Reiki, then do it. But give it all you’ve got. Otherwise, why bother? Sending you the manifestation symbol, Rex. Good good luck.

  38. There are no words for how Reiki has changed my life. I healed myself, and am now in the process of healing my mother and father too. This beautiful practice and way of life is quite remarkable when I think about it. I see what I can do when I wake up and start to see with my heart instead of my eyes. Thanks so much for this website.

    • What a beautiful way to put that Taryn. The whole world should see with our hearts instead of our eyes. Thank you for sharing.

  39. hello reiki masters. i was referred to your website by my sister and i am so happy she told me about it. your information is very current. carry on.

  40. Just wanted to remind all the Reiki practitioners out there that it is so important to keep balance in our lives. We have been blessed with the gift of Reiki, and what a gift it is. We should still remember though that we are alive and in a body for a reason. We are here to live.

    • Good point, Lucy. You are right, life is all about balance. Though we are spiritual beings having a human experience, we are still having a human experience! There are things we are meant to go through and work through here that can only be done on the Earth plane. It can be easy to forget that and get caught up in our spirituality, since it feels so good. Thanks for the reminder.

  41. I love your website. Your articles make me so eager to learn more about Reiki. Thx for posting so much information. Smiles.

  42. Reiki is an amazing system and method of healing. To all of you considering getting a Reiki attunement, go for it. I have gotten over twenty attunements to date, some in person and the rest online. Each time, I feel my ability to conduct the energy get stronger.

    Blessings Reiki masters.

  43. Hi, I’ve been a Reiki master and energy healer for ten years. I give someone Reiki every day because I never know when it may have a positive effect on someone’s life and I don’t realize it at the time. All we need to do is the work, and trust the Reiki will do the rest.


    • Hi Brenda,

      At the end of the day, trust and faith are what it’s all about, right? And you are so right, we never know whose life we will touch with our Reiki. Thank you.

  44. I had my Level 1 Reiki attunement last Saturday, and I love the path it has taken me on so far. Reading about Reiki gives me a ton of hope that Reiki and energetic healings will become much more accepted and utilized in everyday society. Light to you.

  45. I like how you write, excellent information! You articulate about Reiki very well. It makes sense to me. I mean, if we can do remote viewing and travel astrally, why shouldn’t we have the ability to heal others through time and space. The intention is what matters anyway, right? That is so true. Rock on!

    • Yes, Betsy, we agree. How fascinating it is that we can travel astrally and send Reiki long-distance and so forth, isn’t it? This world’s a changin as more and more people wake up… for the better, too.

  46. It is interesting to read about Reiki. I heal using energy, but I’ve never had a Reiki attunement. I think about it sometimes, but the way I heal works for me. I see energetic blockages. My way of thinking is that that is all that counts. I will think about an online Reiki class now though.

    • Hi Jessie,

      We highly recommend it. The energyworkers we know who got Reiki attunements after they had already been working with energy all reported improvements in their practices. Can’t hurt, eh?

    • We shine a mirror to you Amanda so the love and light reflects right off us and bounces back to you. But we will accept it too of course ; )

    • Hi Maria Love,

      We are striving for late spring. Stay posted; thanks for the encouragement that we need to get the ball rolling!

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  47. Thanks for that awesome posting. It saved me a LOT of time thinking about what to do next. Now I know I will just go with my gut as I look at online Reiki classes :-)

  48. I am so happy I found this website. There is so much information here for me. I have found that life seems to flow much more smoothly when we are walking the right path, and I finally feel like I am on mine. The articles here, especially about online Reiki classes, are wonderful. I feel so much positive energy and love flowing from these teachings. I really appreciate you sharing your time and energy with the entire world. Namaste.

    • How true, Nina. The path we are meant to walk always feels right, even when there are potholes. The light within us honors the light within you.

  49. Call me crazy, but I would think you would need to do a Reiki attunement in person. All these Reiki classes online that are sprouting up seem to have forgotten a key tenet of the Usui Reiki Tradition. That is, learning from a master and observing their ways. I would think you don’t get that in a Reiki class online.

    • Hi Kasey,

      Interesting point. While it’s true that having a mentor and in-person master can be very valuable, there are many people who have touched our lives greatly that we have never met. Paulo Coelho, Louise Hay are a couple. And since the Reiki energy isn’t limited by time and space, there are strong arguments that online Reiki classes can transmit attunements quite effectively. All a matter of personal preference we guess!

  50. I am a six foot four black man, and most people don’t expect me to be a Reiki master. But I send Reiki to all the people I know every day. I learned it in college from an ex-girlfriend, and became hooked when I saw the results. So, remember, anyone can be a Reiki master.

    • That’s right Duke Johnson. Anyone can be a Reiki Master. We should think of that the next time we see a homeless person or think of those in our lives who we have the hardest time communicating with. Maybe they were a Reiki master in a previous lifetime.

  51. I recently began my quest to becoming a certified Reiki Master and am taking an online Reiki class Level II in about 2 weeks. I searched locally for someone who was certified in the field of Reiki, and had a session with them first so I could connect. I suggest the same for those of you looking at online Reiki classes. Or Reiki trainings in general. Also, I have found that there are several styles of Reiki practitioners out there, however there is one source and we all work from there. Trust your intuition and let it guide you.
    Best of Luck!


    • One Source, so true. That’s a great idea though, Anna. If possible, people should get a Reiki session from the Reiki Master teaching the course. What a perfect way to see if you like how they transmit the energy.

  52. Good Morning,

    Glad that I found this site. I would like to practice Reiki, and learn more about it. Would you be able to tell me where to begin? I’m reading your website, and just bought the book Everything Reiki from Barnes & Noble last night. I have been looking for something that resonated with me for some time now. I think it’s Reiki. I appreciate any help.


    • Hi Lila,

      We would recommend taking a Reiki class and receiving an attunement! At the end of the day, you can read all about Reiki and know ‘facts’ about it, but until you truly experience something you can never really know it, right? So get a Reiki session, or better yet, get yourself into a class.

      Good luck!

  53. Is it really true that most people never reached the Reiki master level before the internet? I heard that in a Reiki class online I took back in the day. Thx

    • Hi Phil,

      Well, we are not sure if the Internet was the sole catalyst in the increase of amount of Reiki Masters, but we have read that when Dr. Usui was alive, becoming a Reiki Master was much more difficult. Few attained such a level. Just one more thing we can be grateful about now, huh?

  54. Hi Reiki Training Classes,

    First of all, great site. I love it. Please let me know when you start giving online Reiki classes and attunements. I wanted to ask how important you feel the osho symbol is. Sometimes I forget it and just start sending Reiki. Do I need to do it in order for the Reiki to start?

    Looking forward to your answer,


    • Hi Erin,

      While the Osho symbol does signify the start of a Reiki transmission, we don’t feel it is absolutely necessary all the time, no. Sometimes you pass someone in your car, and in that split second you get the urge to send them love or the power symbol so they remember how powerful they truly are. Will the transmission not work if you don’t do an Osho beforehand? We don’t think so.

  55. I find that I pretty much only use the power symbol. It’s the easiest to remember, and everything I need. Do you think it’s necessary to use all the symbols? Thanks


    • Hi Alice,

      That really depends. While we like to use all the symbols at our disposal, some of the Reiki Masters here use no symbols at all. They just send love and light and trust that the right energies will flow through their hands regardless of what symbol they add. If you feel right using the Power symbol, then that is exactly the symbol you should use. Each person’s Reiki practice will be unique to them.

      Best of luck Alice

    • Sounds good Janelle! Let us know if you have any of your own too. After all, we are a Reiki community. One energy.

  56. I haven’t been using the disclaimer when I send Reiki, so I’m glad you said to use it. That makes sense. I certainly don’t want to accrue any karma by not using it. I will add that before sending Reiki from now on.

    • Hi Jack,

      Yes, you definitely always want to say a disclaimer. ALTHOUGH – and this is a little tip that we use from time to time (to save time), okay, well everyday since time is so precious- first thing in the morning we say, “Anything and everything, anything and everything, anything and everything, you are free to accept or reject this healing. Reiki is healing, harmonizing and balancing.”

      That way, the entire day is set, and you don’t have to say the disclaimer every time you send someone Reiki or a symbol.

      And hey, this just came as we write this – why couldn’t you say, “for this entire year” or even “for this entire lifetime”. Reiki, and all energywork really, is so intertwined with intention that it seems you should be able to say this and have this lifetime’s Reiki energy come with the disclaimer.

      So thanks for your comment!

    • Hi Jade,

      Beautiful, beautiful name by the way. Did you know that the Mayans consider jade to be more similar to the heart’s vibration than even Rose Quartz? They use Jade in many of their ceremonies because of its healing effects on the heart chakra.

      And it IS good to be reminded of things, isn’t it? We often forget lessons we’ve already learned and unfortunately have to repeat them when this happens. So why let that happen?

      Energy never dies, this is true. Our job is to alchemize it. So let’s get to alchemizing! By the way, if you’ve never read The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo, we can’t recommend it more. Phenomenal.

      Best wishes Jade.

  57. I do not even know if it is the vibration of your blog or the Reiki writing, but it has saved me. God bless you. I believe in Reiki and what it can do.

    • Hi Brooke,

      Good, although maybe it is you who in actuality have saved yourself! ;) We are so happy to hear that. Many many Reiki blessings to you.

  58. The very heart of your writing I bought into in the beginning, but after sitting with me I am not a believer in Reiki. The leaps in assumption leave me trying to fill in all those breaks myself. Maybe you can try to do that on this website.

    • Hi Rand,

      Thank you for sharing your honest opinion about Reiki. While that is definitely your prerogative to believe the way you do, we find that it is precisely that we sometimes cannot explain how Reiki works in words that makes it so magical. The healing power of Reiki goes far beyond what our analytical minds can wrap their heads around, especially since we use such a small percentage of our brain capacity anyway!

      Therefore, we are committed to filling Reiki Training Classes with useful information for prospective students of online Reiki classes and in-person Reiki trainings and attunements.

      Still, we thank you for your opinion and for speaking your truth.

  59. I wanted to add how Reiki helps us mediation and reach higher states of consciousness by bringing uss into ta state of relaxation. Meditation is not concentration. You can never achieve it this way. Meditation is a state of being. It is a state of awareness. Meditation is not about doing something; rather it is about doing nothing.

    • Hi Siddhartha,

      Anyone who has ever had a relaxing Reiki session can attest to it bringing you to a higher state of consciousness! Which allows people to move into meditation with ease. Meditation is so fundamental to living a healthy, balanced life in our opinion. We always start every meeting here with a meditation prior to the discussion. So, thanks for writing about the beautiful practice of meditation.


  60. Hi friends! Thanks for this advice. I just signed up for a Reiki class online and wanted to make sure I was doing the right thing. Peace Alexis

  61. I have to agree with putting on music when you give Reiki. The meditation and relaxation music reaches to unearth the bountiful beauty present in our beings. The panorama of the highest order brings the opportunity to allow love to embrace ourselves.

    • Hi again,

      We incorporate music into all our Reiki courses, attunements and client sessions as well. Music brings us into a state of being like nothing else can.

  62. I give attunements and online Reiki classes and my favorite part about Reiki is that it really works to return the cells of the body to homeostasis and wellness. It is amazing that the body can heal itself under the correct circumstances.

    • You are so right, Kasey. The body truly is a phenomenal instrument. What it could do if we (and by we, we mean our minds and the collective consciousness) weren’t constantly messing with it! ;) It truly is the best ally and healer you have.

  63. More and more people, especially parents are turning to alternative therapies to try and assist themselves and their children. The western orthodox approach to treating youngsters like my son with autism has ranged placing them in care to working on improving their social and communication abilities. There’s no ‘cure’ as yet for Autism, leading some parents to try alternative therapies for symptomatic relief and feasible improvement inside the condition of their youngsters. One common recent approach is acupuncture, even though autism as defined by western medicine isn’t recognised by Traditional Chinese Medicine. I am excited to try Reiki in addition to acupuncture. Thank you for all you do for this world.

    • Hi Dana,

      Yes, we are firm believers in Reiki being a complementary modality to help heal all the afflictions the people in today’s world face. Reiki and acupuncture particularly go together extremely well.

      One of the Reiki Masters here has a daughter with autism, and she has found that sound therapy works extremely well with her daughter. Something to think about if you haven’t tried it already! The healing power of sound is unparalleled. Best of luck to you and your daughter.

    • We completely agree, Randy. Everyone in the world should be a healer, even if only to healer themselves. Sending light to help illuminate your path!

  64. Hi there,

    I love your blog. I decided to Google Reiki after hearing about it in a yoga class and that’s how I found you guys. Your articles really make me very eager to learn more. Thx for writing about all this. I just signed up for an online Reiki class. Smiles


    • Smiles right back. Please post a comment about your experience in your online Reiki class! We would love to offer you our experience in any issues you might have, as well as the input from our beloved community of commenters and readers. Let us know!

  65. I appreciate the content on this website. Just finished taking Reiki classes online. Did a Reiki Level Two and Kundalini Reiki class. I’m happy I can keep learning with websites like yours.

    • Hi Christopher,

      Nice, nice. Very creative of you. Something we do sometimes as well (when we’re so guided) is to imagine the Reiki symbols being drawn in purple as you draw them. But hey, purple through your hands definitely works too! Keep sending.

    • Hi Isis,

      Prices really do vary for Reiki classes online and in-person, even for a Reiki Level One class. However, we generally price our Reiki Level One classes at around $300, and they span over the course of a few weeks.

      We would suggest that if the class is a one-day class, you may want to just search around a bit more and make sure you’re choosing the right program for you. Particularly since you are choosing from online Reiki classes, and Level One at that, you should have a plethora of options available.

      If the Reiki Master teaching the course is amazing, however, or if the training lasts for a few weeks, then do it anyway! Ultimately, we can never go wrong if we trust our intuition.

      Good luck Isis!

  66. Reiki is for everyone. I am a certified Life Coach and Holistic Health Nutritional Counselor. Knowing Reiki has allowed me to send it in all my consultations and sessions with clients, in addition to the work they come to me for. Light and love.

    • Reiki sure is for everyone, Miranda. You nailed that one on the head! One added beauty is that, as you mentioned, you can literally incorporate your Reiki training into virtually any other healing work you do. Thank you for sharing!

  67. I actually prefer online Reiki classes to when I’ve gotten attunements in person. Something about the format of the class allows me to feel the attunement more deeply.

    • Hi Cara,

      Hmmm, interesting! Perhaps you are less distracted with online Reiki classes, and are able to prepare the ultimate sacred space in which to receive your attunement. Though we personally find in-person attunements to be slightly more powerful, that makes sense. And anyone who’s ever received long-distance Reiki can definitely attest to it working. Thanks for your input!

  68. Hi, IMHO, the best and only way to give someone Reiki is with an open heart. It matters less what level you are attuned to or what attunements you’ve got. What matters is that you are willingly flowing the energy. Thanks, Annabel

    • Yes, Annabel, we agree. And to tell you the truth, the only way to do virtually anything is with an open heart, isn’t it? Otherwise you are cheating yourself. And what’s the point of doing that?

      Just a quick reminder, you also always want to give the disclaimer (either aloud or silently) and also ask that the Reiki that is transmitted during the session be for the Highest Good of all concerned.

  69. I have been using essential oils and flower essences when I give Reiki to my friends, and I’ve found them to greatly enhance the sessions.

    • Nice, Geri! Nothing wrong with some tantalizing scents, that’s for sure. Using scents makes a lot of sense. (Corny pun intended). One of our teachers recently got certification in Bach flower essences, and we have been the lucky beneficiaries of her practice sessions!

  70. Light greetings,

    As I travel on my psychic healing path, I am grateful to have found your website. I am more practiced in the Shamanic Arts and wisdom of ancient societies. However, I find it very interesting to read about new-age and metaphysical energy healing work as well. Many blessings as we move into the Aquarian Age.


    • Thank you Vera, blessings and guidance to you as well. The Aquarian Age thus far seems to be moving at the speed of light as compared to the slower, heavier energy of the Piscean Age. Have you looked into Shamanistic Reiki at all? A few previous students are Shamans who wanted to add Reiki to their healing repertoire. Some people say the two are related.

      Take care Vera

    • Good for you, Traci. This is so true, and so important. Once we realize the power of our thoughts in creating our reality, we see the importance of intending what we truly want to happen.

      Good luck!

  71. After my 2nd Reiki training class I started writing poetry that doesn’t even sound like me. I think I might be channeling, but I like it either way.

    • Hi Lynn,

      Fascinating. Yes, that does sound like you are channeling. Perhaps you would share some of the poetry? We would love to read it! We recommend reading over the poetry and looking for any messages you make out. That is so cool! Lucky you.

  72. Aloha,

    When I am under great duress, I Reiki over my heart for about five minutes. I always reach a point where I feel miles away from how I did when I first started the Reiki.

    I believe the Reiki comes through the heart.

    • Hi Doreen,

      Yes, Reiki over your heart always feels good, doesn’t it? If you know the heart healing symbol, all the better.

  73. I was very pleased to find this web-site. I wanted to say thanks for a wonderful read!! I definitely enjoyed it and I have you bookmarked to check out the new stuff you post.

  74. Whenever life gets the best of me and I feel really stressed out, I turn on my Reiki and just breathe. I imagine breathing Reiki in and out of my body. Helps a ton.

    • Good idea, Fiona. Kudos for you to remembering to Reiki yourself when you feel overwhelmed. Sometimes, we can forget the valuable tool that we have in Reiki when this happens! Thanks for the reminder. And yes, Reiki Masters need to be reminded as well. :)

  75. Reiki changed my life, maybe even saved it. Have you heard the Chinese proverb that if you don’t change course you will end up where you’re headed? I was headed in the wrong direction, and Reiki changed that course. I will always see it as a saviour for me.

    • Good for you Bettina. We know a couple recovering alcoholics who are now Reiki masters, and they have said the same thing. The path of Reiki is definitely one of the light.

    • Well, they say that everything you see is just a mirror, don’t they? ;) So you have a pretty healthy view of yourself and see yourself as the being of love that you are!

  76. Thanx a million for giving such practical and useful advice about Reiki. Many of the Reiki websites around are fluffy and all love and light, but I can’t take anything new from them like I can from yours. Bravo.

  77. I was skeptical at first, but my doubt taught me a lot. My doubt as to whether I could really send Reiki forced me to practice and take the time to feel the Reiki. I learned that I believe I can, but don’t want other people to make fun of me. I care too much about what others think of me. Now that I know that, I can work on it. Good stuff.

    • That is an important thing to realize Darren. What an ephiphany! But you know, most of us care too much about what others think. Like you said, however, once we are aware of our missteps, we can change them. Best of luck to you Darren, in life and your Reiki endeavors!

  78. I like to put Reiki into my baths before getting in. I chokurei up the water, and feel it in the amount of relaxation I feel. You should try it!

    • Hi Ann,

      Thanks for sharing this tip with our readers. Since we are made up of mostly water, adding Chokurei into a bath is a great way to give yourself Reiki as you relax into the water. For a double dose of relaxation.

  79. My friends and family think I’m nuts for doing Reiki, but I don’t care. I know it works, I have felt it and also seen the results as I can manifest things with much more ease now. The proof is in experiencing it myself.

    Jared Turner

    • You are so right, Jared. Who cares what anyone thinks really, anyway? As Mother Teresa once said, “Your life is never about ‘them’ anyway”. Keep doing that Reiki!

  80. I found my Reiki attunement, that was in person to be a really spiritual and moving experience. I’m just not sure that can happen online, although I am open to the possibility. But personally, I plan to continue my Reiki education in person with Reiki classes and attunements I am physically present for.

    • Hi Ori,

      No doubt that in-person attunements can be profound and deep experiences. And we agree, it is a little bit like comparing having a person right in front of you with Skyping with them. At the same time, however, online Reiki classes and attunements do show the power of long-distance Reiki healings, and can be a great resource for people who don’t have the flexibility or capability of taking an in-person Reiki class.

      Thanks for your comment at any rate!

  81. I have to say that I feel really lucky. I felt amazing after my first and second Reiki attunements, and literally laughed the whole way home after the second one. I hope it stays this way, but after reading the comments I will know it’s okay if it doesn’t.

  82. Hi Reiki Training,

    I can see the Reiki as bubbles of light that move from me to the object or person I’m sending them to.


  83. I started crying right after my Master Attunement and couldn’t stop the whole night. I kept seeing myself as a child and feeling like nobody cares about me. I did Reiki on myself and felt a little better the next day but we will see. Three days now and its still up and down.

    • Hi Joan,

      Take heed- know that you are in the middle of a processing, and that how you are feeling is a necessary part of moving to a much better place. The Reiki always heals, and as they say, “Love brings up anything unlike itself.” So do not despair, it sounds like you have some deep-seated issues from your childhood that are coming up for you to heal. As do we all! We appreciate and honor your courage in facing those difficult emotions. Keep your head up!

    • Happy we could help change your mind Chad! ;) We highly recommend actually receiving a Reiki treatment. You may just come around – we know so many skeptics who have.

  84. I volunteer at a hospital, and attune terminally ill patients to Reiki. What an emotional experience. The attunements help them move toward the light, and they are so grateful for them.

  85. After my Reiki II attunement, I went home that night and could feel the energy moving through me. When I went to turn on the lights in my apartment, my hand got a shock, which was crazy to me since my hand was 6″ away from the light switch. Cool!

    • Nice Natalia! One of the Reiki masters here actually made the electricity in her entire house shut off. Since everything is energy, our houses and electrical machinery is just not used to such a high vibration as Reiki it seems. That is a great story though, we appreciate your sharing it!

  86. I totally got the flu right after my Master attunement. I hadn’t gotten sick in previous Reiki courses, so I was suprised and not expecting it. But it was what it was. I didn’t fight the toxins as they flowed through my body, and afterward felt much better. It did change my outlook on health though! I got to read a book I had been waiting on too.

    • Having flu-like symptoms for the first few days after a Reiki attunement is a quite common experience we’ve found. We are happy to see that you looked on the bright side of the experience however.

  87. Having read this I thought it was very enlightening. I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this article together. I once again find myself spending way too much time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it’s worth it!


  88. This is the perfect web site for people who want to find out more about healing with Reiki I like your spin on the subject a lot. Great stuff.

  89. Haha – when I came home from my attunement, I got in a huge fight with my girlfriend. I think it may have been because I got triggered? I don’t know, but we patched things up and now I feel much more spiritually raw.

    • Hmmm, well, the Reiki must have known what it was doing Chuck. Perhaps, and this is purely a guess here, you were vibrating at such a high level after your Reiki attunement that you didn’t mesh with your girlfriend’s energy when you saw her. Perhaps that was the reason? It makes sense, since people often feel threatened when they feel someone close to them is changing. This is very normal, as it’s normal to resist change. We’re happy to hear you patched things up!

  90. I already got a Reiki one attunement, but it was many years ago. Now that I want to continue, should I start with level one Reiki classes again? Or would it be okay to keep moving forward and take a Reiki Level Two Class.



    • Hi Alex,
      Great question. While we feel you should definitely use your intuition on this, since it sounds like you took the class many years ago, you might want to start again with Reiki I. This is not absolutely necessary, of course, since once you receive a Reiki attunement it stays with you for life, but you personally may feel more confident in your abilities with a refresher course. Besides, having two Reiki I attunements certainly never hurt anyone!

    • Great question Carmen. We believe that it is, since they are both healing modalities that have been around for so many years. Both use energy to heal, and since ultimately, we are all made up of the same energy, everything is related. But that is great that you are receiving messages from your animal totems. Heed these messages, as animals sure can teach us a lot about this world we live in.

      Enjoy this gift the Earth has bestowed upon you!

  91. Just wanted to share my experiences with self-healing and Reiki. At first, I have to say i did wonder if it was really working at all. I couldn’t feel a thing, and almost felt like doing the Reiki every single day was a chore. But I recommend sticking with it, I have found that it gets easier and easier. My life and career has taken off in a way I never even would have dreamed of. So I would say, trust in the Reiki. Don’t overthink it and let the Universe run the show.

    • We like your comment, Jenny. Yes, Let’s let the Universe run the show! With it’s infinite wisdom, how can it really go wrong?

  92. Since taking my online Reiki class, for my first attunement, my life has been upside down. You really weren’t kidding about that after process. Jeez. I have been bombarded with emotions and memories from when I was a child, and these are not the kinds of feelings I would necessarily want to experience again. I like reading that they will someday go away, however. I am ready for that.

    Much love,


    • You are a brave soul, Jackie. Remember, by re-experiencing these painful emotions (even for a second), you are allowing yourself a release from them. They have been stored in your body for years and years, and you will feel so much lighter when you get rid of them. You’ll see!!!

  93. Dude, I got a few Reiki attunements a couple months ago from online Reiki training classes, and keep giving myself treatments for my knee that has major problems. Nothing. I understand that it may take a while, but really, I feel like I paid all this money and went through some bogus ceremony only for nothing. Seems like a little bit of a scam to me.

    • Hi Shaun,

      We are sorry you feel that way. But obviously, by virtue of having a Reiki website, we feel Reiki is definitely NOT a scam :D Perhaps you ended up with a program or teacher that was a scam, but Reiki does work. Trust us. It works.

  94. Last year I got a Reiki I attunement, and then last month Reiki II. I didn’t feel anything during them, but I know they worked because I’ve done Reiki treatments on my friends and they feel them. Self healing and doing Reiki on myself is harder however. Do you think I need to keep getting attunements and taking more Reiki classes online?

    • Hi Erin,
      Nope :) And that is probably the only time you’ll hear us NOT telling someone to take a Reiki training class. But if you have received a real attunement, you are capable of doing self-healing. Keep doing it. Perhaps try holding your hands a bit above your body instead of actually on it, as it’s sometimes easier to feel the energy that way.

      But you can do it! You are healing yourself, whether you recognize it or not.

  95. To me, Reiki is a celebration of life itself. Every time I turn my Reiki on, I am honoring who I am and that I am a part of the great Universal Truth.

  96. Here is what I’ve learned since I started doing Reiki

    1. I accept things as they are more easily
    2. I judge other people much less.
    3. I believe in things beyond what we can see.
    4. I can effect positive change in the world.
    5. I’m less likely to get angry.
    and perhaps the most important, 6 death is an illusion. I won’t die when I supposedly ‘die’!

    • Hi Spencer,

      Thanks for your creative comment. And though we are sure you’ve probably learned many more things than those, what valuable lessons, eh? Some people go their entire lives and never learn those lessons. You have come very far my friend! Very far.

  97. I am not generally an airy fairy person, but I have to tell you, after getting a long distance Reiki attunement I definitely felt the energy. It was incredible like a beam of energy focused on my heart. I signed up for an online Reiki class the next day.

    • Glad to hear it, Melinda. We often hear this. Once people experience Reiki for themselves, their defenses and resistance diminish and often disappear altogether. Like you said, there is no denying the Reiki! Once you have felt it, how can you not become a believer in the magic of this powerful healing energy. Let us know how your online Reiki class goes!

  98. I know it may sound cliche, but I just can’t imagine my life without Reiki now, I really can’t. I use it every day and it has helped me in so many ways, including some I’m sure I don’t know about.

  99. excellent article… this post is really valuable and definitely deserves a comment! hehe. i’m going to find out if i can use some of this info with regard to my personal Reiki practice. many thanks!

  100. I like to send my Reiki as an energy ball of purple light. First I create the ball by doing symbols in front of my heart, and then when I can really feel the ball I will put it into where the client needs it.

    • Thanks for sharing your unique way to send Reiki KTee. There are probably as many tricks and techniques to Reiki as there are practitioners, since everyone brings their own uniqueness and creativity to the table. We like yours though, hopefully some readers will find it resonates with them.

  101. I use a light blue stone on the throat whenever focusing on the throat chakra. Blue lace agate works really well. I find that stones really enhance my Reiki sessions. Another common gemstone I use is carnelian for the second chakra. There’s a lot of energy circulating around that can blog people’s 2nd chakra these days.

  102. Magnificent website. Here in the South there aren’t as many opportunities to get a Reiki attunement as in, say California LOL. I signed up for two online Reiki classes and will see where they take me! Thanks for all your hard work.

  103. I always feel safe when I do Reiki, like I’m part of this whole Universe of ours and doing something that benefits others.

  104. I was looking through the net and discovered your guide about Reiki Training Classes and Online Reiki Classes. Thought it was really engaging. There is some great suggestions here to deepen your Reiki practice. Thanks.

  105. I always picture sending Reiki in a white fluffy cloud when I send it long-distance. It helps me to visualize an actual block of energy when I send it.

    • Hi J.P. ,

      Particularly for people who are more visual, it does help to see the Reiki as a physical thing you are sending. The idea of a cloud is nice too, very airy, and of the ether.

  106. Blessings,

    I use my Reiki on a daily basis, and feel truly blessed that I was introduced to Reiki at a time when I felt down and out and truly needed it. I love to practice and share this healing art, and my heart will forever be full of gratitude for this gift.


  107. I blog frequently and I genuinely appreciate your content. Your front page really peaked my interest. I never knew there was so much to learn about Reiki. I bookmarked your website and will look at it again when I’m ready to take an online Reiki class. I opted in for your Feed as well.

    Take care,

    Michael Palmer

  108. Hi fellow Reiki masters, would you mind if I share your blog with my Reiki group? We do a share every Wednesday in Sedona.
    There’s a lot of folks that I think would really enjoy your content. Please let me know. Many thanks,

    Sarah Jane

  109. Hi there! I’m at work surfing around your Reiki blog from my new iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading through what you have to say about Reiki and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the fantastic work!

  110. I use Reiki in my healing practice as I do energywork working with the angels, particularly Archangel Michael. It’s really a nice combination with the two together. My online Reiki class instructor didn’t teach us that, but Archangel Michael taught me on my own and I use it naturally. I highly recommend it.

  111. Hiya, thank you so much for a very worthwhile post about the healing Reiki energy, I don’t usually write blog comments but appreciated your post and as a result thought I’d say thanks alot : ) ~ Evelyn

  112. Simply wish to say your article about Reiki and giving a session is very on point and perfect for what I’m dealing with right now

  113. Hmmm, just wanted to say I am thoroughly enjoying your blog. I am an aspiring blog writer too. I just finished my Reiki Master Training Class, and any helpful hints for inexperienced blog writers setting up their own blog would be wonderful. I’d genuinely appreciate it. Thanks, Patrick

  114. Hello there! I could have sworn I’ve visited this site before but after browsing through a few of the articles I realized it’s new to me. I looked at all the Reiki sites when comparing online Reiki classes. Anyhow, I’m delighted I discovered it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back regularly!

  115. Are you a seasoned writer? Your writing skills are very well-polished. I love reading how you describe Reiki. I learned Kundalini Reiki from an online Reiki class last year and use it every day. Keep up the fascinating posts, please!

  116. My favorite Reiki symbol is the Mental/Emotional healing symbol that I learned in my online Reiki II class. I use it with the Distance Healing Symbol to send healing to my future self, and I know it works! You may want to try it sometime Reiki friends.



  117. I love every article on this website. When will you start offering Reiki classes online? Please let me know, I will be the first to sign up, I love how you explain how Reiki works so easily.

    Much love,


  118. Peace and Blessings,

    We are all one. The transformation is happening now, and Reiki is but a part of the universal rise in consciousness. Stay strong my fellow light beings, thank you for helping heal the world with positive Reiki energy.

    One love,


    • We at Reiki Training Classes agree, Ginger. Combining Reiki and massage is a practice we recommend to all our students who also practice massage. Thanks for sharing!

  119. You are so funny!!! I’ve become obsessed with your blog and I spend a lot of time reading all your posts about Reiki and online Reiki classes. I wish I’d found you sooner, and I wish you posted as much as you used to! You must have stopped now though because you are so busy teaching classes. Post more if you can please!!!

  120. I like what you guys are up too. Nice coverage of the Reiki principles!
    Keep up the fantastic works guys, I’ve added you guys to my blogroll.


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  123. I don’t get it. Seems to me that all energy work is based on intention. OK! I totally get that! Intent is energy! Thought creates!

    So…if I set my intention to receive healing and attunement. Why would our benevolent God deny my request?
    Why would I need to PAY someone for an energy that Source provides ALL OF US for the asking!?
    Not angry about it or anything just trying to understand! I’m very interested and passionate about spirituality. Which makes me beg the question! Make sense?

    • Hi Rick,

      Thanks so much for your comment. We really appreciate your honesty and you are obviously really thinking about energy and spirituality and this beautiful world we live in. Let’s see, to hopefully answer your question, you are paying to be attuned to a specific type of hands-on-healing called Reiki. So the price includes our time, the trainings we took to become Reiki Masters, as well as the manuals and information we provide that explains how to practice Reiki on yourself and others. Dr. Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki, used to give Reiki away after he first “discovered” it on a mountaintop in Japan. But he soon found himself depleted, (mentally, emotionally and physically), and realized that he had to receive something for what he was offering. If you believe everything is energy – which we do – then you may have heard that giving and receiving are the same types of energy. If you aren’t open to receiving for the work that you put out, then you are blocking the flow, so to speak.

      We learned from our Reiki Master that you must always receive something to ensure the person you are sending Reiki to receives the energy. Since we are creating a business and putting our hearts and souls into it, we want to make sure the energetic flow is open. Also, by charging for the classes, which we hope to offer more and more of, we may just create something where we are able to teach Reiki full-time and make enough money to do so.

      That being said, I DO understand your question. A large part of what we teach in our classes is that every individual has the power within themselves to heal. HOWEVER, we have experienced many type of energywork- color healing, higher-self resonance theory, pranic healing, etc – and there is definitely something distinct about Reiki, at least in our experience. I personally can always tell when someone is sending me Reiki versus another type of healing (be it “love energy” or whatever).

      Thanks again for your comment, Rick, and best of luck to you in everything you do : )

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      Sure, you are more than welcome to quote Reiki Training Classes! We are happy to share our information. After all, we are all in this together…

  125. Hi, I’m a reiki enthusiast, i love to try and learn.
    After some research and thinking i do agree that a huge quantity of human behavior (good and bad) is controlled by the subconcious mind.
    Using reiki how do i control, alter or amend it ?

    • Hi Cherin,

      Thanks so much for your comment. Let’s see, the good thing about sending healing Reiki energy (to yourself or others) is that you don’t really have to DO anything. Essentially, you “step out of the way” so to speak so that the Reiki can flow through you. The universal life force energy that is Reiki is very intelligent, and knows where to go to create healing for the highest good of all concerned. Often times, the Reiki energy will help its recipient by inducing deep relation, (which in our hectic world can be very healing in-and-of-itself!) Some people cry when they receive Reiki, which is very healing as well, and the Reiki provides a safe place for people to feel.

      A key focus of sending Reiki is your intention as well, so as long as you INTEND for the Reiki to help heal your subconscious, it will do so as long as that is in your best interest. Nice to know we don’t have to do everything ourselves, isn’t it?!?

      Hope that answers your question, and good luck on your Reiki path!

  126. Your online Reiki training classes website is… how do I say it? Amazing! Phenomenally well-written. Finally I’ve found something which explains this Japanese technique further. Thank you very much.

    Michael M. Stewart

  127. Thank you from Japan. A lot of material about Reiki! I love it and want to learn more about Reiki, since it comes from my country.


    • Yes, we highly encourage you to learn more, Yoko! Thank you so much for your comment also. We are guessing that you can find many classes about Reiki in Japan, and we feel honored that you are seeking us out. : ) We hope to see you in a class very, very soon!

  128. Merciii!!!! This blog has helped so much in my understanding of Reiki. I just set up my healing room in our house. It looks so professionnal, my hubby was impressed. ;) I just need to take your online Reiki one course now…

    • That’s great, Franchesca!

      Every house should have a ‘healing room’, in our humble opinion. We would love to have you in a Reiki I class anytime. Please feel free to let us know when you are ready through our online form.

      Take care!

  129. Hello There. I discovered your website through msn.
    It is extremely well written. I will be sure to bookmark it and return to learn more of your helpful
    info on Reiki. Thank you for the post about taking online Reiki classes in particular. I will most certainly return.


    • Thank you Helena! We see that you come from the UK and are happy to know that people are learning more about Reiki all over the world.

      Cheers : )

  130. I just couldn’t leave your site without saying tɦat Ӏ really love how you write and the content you put out.
    I will be back to check for new posts!

    Reiki level two

    • Thank you Lula! That really means a lot to us; we write with experienced Reiki practitioners in mind as well as people new to Reiki who are looking for an online Reiki class or more information about this beautiful Japanese healing art. So thank you for sharing your degree of Reiki with us as well as your unique vibration and frequency. : )

  131. I reached here when I was looking for online reiki classes. What a lovely place you have created here! I’m definitely coming back and reading everything here at leisure. I wonder if you could tell me if Reiki can help me. I am trying to start writing the books I have in my head and I just cant seem to get on with it. The major thing holding me back is that I have a problem completing things. I have abandoned a diploma course, several art projects and several stories mid way. Is this something Reiki can help me resolve? Many thanks for your lovely website.

    • Hi Sangeeta,

      Thanks so much for your email. Let’s see, I want to answer your question as honestly and helpfully (if that is even a word : ) as possible. Is Reiki extremely powerful? Yes. Does it have the potential to create lasting changes in your life with respect to procrastination and self-sabotage and all kinds of other things we humans can tend to do to ourselves? Yes. Is it a one-stop cure all? Not necessarily. (Not that I thought you were looking for an easy fix; I just didn’t want to make any false claims about Reiki.)

      I, personally along with so many of our students have found Reiki to be very empowering in that you learn how to heal yourself. It is also extremely healing, even though the healing doesn’t always happen the way you expect it to or would hope it to! For example, often lower vibrational thoughts and false beliefs about ourselves and what we’re capable of will come up during a Reiki class or session. They come up in order to be released, but the process of releasing them isn’t always fun while it’s happening!

      Essentially, yes I think Reiki could definitely help with your difficulty completing projects, as long as you look honestly at the underlying reasons for stopping, such as perhaps a fear of failure or not being good enough. (Again, extremely common feelings that we all have!) And if you use the Reiki to help heal those issues within yourself, and have compassion for yourself throughout the process, then yes, I think you can create real lasting change by learning Reiki.

      Thanks again for your question!

      Reiki Master Teacher

  132. Can you tell me how long I should wait between taking Reiki One and Reiki Two? I just finished Reiki One and want to take Reiki Two with you.

    Thank you, Love Sara

    • Hi Sara,

      Great question. Some Reiki Master say to wait a certain time before moving on to the next level when it comes to Reiki, but we have a different mindset. We think you should take Reiki II when you feel ready and you feel you have taken in what you needed from Reiki I. Every person is different. Some students wait a couple months between their Reiki I and Reiki II classes, whereas others go straight through and take no break whatsoever. We wish we had a more specific answer, but as long as you trust your intuition, we are confident you will be just fine.

      We look forward to attuning you to Reiki II when the time is right!

      Love love

    • Hi Helaine,

      Great news! We just sent you a private email with all the details for your upcoming Reiki I class. I will be your Reiki teacher and so look forward to “meeting” you online!


  133. Very informative, thank you for explaining all the details about Reiki. I will sign up for an online class when I can.

    • Good, that makes us so happy to hear that Leah! Although the Reiki information on this site is by no means exhaustive, and the best way to truly understand the healing Reiki energy is to become attuned to it. As it flows through you, you can’t help but learn about it experientially.

  134. Hello,

    I would like to suggest some book for your “Recommended books about Reiki” menu. Let me share some valuable ones:
    One of my favourite author is FRANK ARJAVA PETTER and I recommend reading his books:

    The other one is BRONWEN STIENE and FRANS STIENE: THE REIKI SOURCEBOOK. This is very synthetic book from the reiki past to the present. It shows both the japanese and western view of reiki. I like it very much.

    And one other interesting book for me is: DON BECKETT: REIKI THE TRUE STOTY. This is also a book from japanese perspectice and tell lot of interesting stories and have also practical part too. :)

    • Thanks so much, we appreciate your sharing the Reiki authors and books you love! We love Frank Arjava Petter as well. Thanks again!!!

      Shanti Shanti Shanti

  135. I took your online Reiki class for level one last year and loved it! I am now ready to take the Reiki class online for level two and am very excited to take my training to the next level! Thank you again!

    • Great to hear from you Annabelle… you were such a strong Reiki practitioner, even at the 1st level, and a real joy to “work” with. We are ready for your Reiki II online class whenever you are!

    • Hi Layla,

      We would love to have you. Everyone should have the opportunity to be attuned to Reiki (and in Sedona no less!) as far as we are concerned. We have your email from your comment, and will let you know when the next dates will be. We will definitely be holding another Sedona retreat next year in June, and may possibly have one at the end of this year as well.

  136. Thanks for sharing your thouǥhts aƅout online Reiki trainings. I took a class online a couple years ago through a different Reiki Master, but I plan to take your Reiki two class online when I can.

    Kind Ɍegards,

  137. I am a reiki healer for the last 13 years would like to go further for master/teacher attunement please answer how you can help and
    your charges thanks. with love and light mirza

    • Hi Mirza,

      Great to hear from you! Yes, I would love to attune you to the Reiki Master teacher level. The course is $400, which you pay ahead of time via PayPal, and lasts for about eight weeks or until you feel 100% comfortable as a Reiki Master Teacher. We will meet once a week over Skype, and in the class you will learn the Reiki Master Symbol as well as about 40 additional symbols. You will also learn how to attune other people to all levels of Reiki as well as how to hold Reiki Classes of your own if you wish. I’m going to send you a private email as well with all the details.

      Love love,

      Reiki Master Teacher

    • Thank you Kiersten! We love teaching our Reiki classes online, thanks to every single student we’ve had being so great.

  138. Dear Reiki Master. i am siva, from saudi arabia. i would like to learn The Reiki. i do not know how to approach and whom to approach. kindly guide me in this regard.

    truly yours,
    siva kumar
    kingdom of saudi arabia

    • Hi Siva,

      Thanks so much for your comment. I would love to teach you Reiki online, and will send you a private email with more details. Basically, the online Reiki I class lasts for three weeks, and we meet online once a week for an hour via Skype (if Skype even works in Saudi Arabia, I’m not sure!) If not, we can figure out another means of connecting. You will receive a Reiki I Manual and Syllabus before the first class, and will receive your Reiki I attunement in the first class, which means you will be able to start to practice Reiki right away. The three-week class is $150 US dollars, which you can pay online by clicking on the ‘Buy Now’ PayPal link at

      After the Reiki I class, you will be able to perform a complete Reiki session on yourself and other people and know the Power Symbol as well as the Peace and Grounding Reiki Symbols. You will also know the history of Reiki and the Reiki hand positions, so you can practice both traditional Usui Reiki as well as more intuitive Reiki.

      Thanks again for your question, Siva!

      Brooke Betts
      Reiki Master Teacher at Reiki Training Classes

      • Dear Master.
        Thank you very much for your kind reply. SKYPE is available in Saudi Arabia. (i am working in a very remote desert location. Often, the SKYPE also we could not receive because of poor internet signal). I am eager to learn the Reiki to help poor people & heal my friends & relatives in India. (i am an Indian. currently i am working in Saudi because of my employment)
        The pay-pal account is not available in Saudi Arabia (may be it is only for US & other great people like you). please let me know any other means of payment. i am ready to pay the course fees of USD 150/-.

        It is in your hands master.


        • Hi Siva,

          I am so happy to hear that your commitment to learning Reiki, especially so you can help poor people and your friends and relatives in India. What a great reason to learn Reiki!

          If Skype doesn’t work for some reason, we can email back and forth. Even though that isn’t ideal, I will send you the Reiki Manual and can answer any questions that you have. About payment, I will send you a private email, but since PayPal doesn’t work there, I hope that Western Union will? I called Western Union and they said you will have to go in to a Western Union in Saudi Arabia to send money to me. You can find the Western Union locations in Saudi Arabia here: Western Union Locations. All you need to give them is my full name: Brooke Betts and the U.S. state I am currently in, which is Washington.

          But, again, I will send you a private email with this information too. I hope it works out Siva, I would really love to attune you to Reiki and teach you about this beautiful healing art!

          Take care,


          • Dear Master,

            western union is available in Saudi Arabia. i will send the course fee today or tomorrow and i request you to send me a test mail to my private e mail id mentioned below.

            Truly Yours

          • Hi Siva,

            Sounds great! I’m so happy to attune you to Reiki : ) I’ve been sending you private emails from my email address:, and I hope you have been receiving them. Just let me know when you actually make it to Western Union, and then we can set up your first Reiki class!

            Talk to you soon,

            Reiki Master Teacher at Reiki Training Classes

    • Sounds great Siva, I look forward to having the online Reiki I class with you! : ) If you could send me a quick email letting me know you’ve sent the course training payment, that would be great. Talk to you soon,


  139. I’m really loving the articles of your Reiki website. Do you ever think about writing a book on Reiki? I would read it.


    • Thank you for your kind words, Noreen! I am actually in the process of writing a couple Reiki eBooks, which are much cheaper and can get to a wider audience. One book is about Animal Reiki and the other is about Reiki and your Chakras. Your comment gives me motivation to keep writing! : )


    • Happy to hear that, Suryarajesh. Reiki has definitely changed my life, and improved it in so many ways. Now, when life doesn’t happen the way I necessarily want it to or think that it should, I am able to let go so much easier than before.

      Like the Reiki principle says, “Just for today, I will trust.” : )

      For more information on the Reiki principles, you can read this post on the 5 Reiki principles given to us by our beloved Dr. Mikao Usui.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, Patsy. : ) I believe the more we get spread the word about Reiki and help people become empowered and realize they can heal themselves, the better. I would love for this to be a place where people in the Reiki community can connect with other Reiki practitioners, people new to Reiki can take a Reiki online training course, and people can read more and understand this healing energy that surrounds all of us.

    • Hi Karen,

      Thanks so much for your question about the books for the online Reiki classes. Yes, the course manuals are included for each of the classes, so you wouldn’t need to purchase anything separately. They are actually not physical books, but rather PDFs that I would send to you which have all the information about Reiki .

      Since the Animal Reiki class has been so popular, if a student wants to incorporate Animal Reiki into their class, then they would receive both the Reiki Manual for their level as well as the manual for Animal Reiki.

      Thanks again for your question, Karen!

      Brooke Betts
      Reiki Master Teacher

  140. Hi Brooke,

    I just had to write and tell you how much fun I’m having with Reiki! I know how to trace meridians and how to find the painful areas that need healing. So, when I find a spot, I put my hands crossed over each other and crossed over the spot and then turn Reiki on (learning that phrase has really helped since I can’t remember a whole lot of things at one time). My hands get really hot but not painfully. It actually feels good. I seem to know how long to hold the place and when I remove my hands, the pain is gone. Incredible! I’m going to love being on this Reiki journey! Thank you for your time and sharing this beautiful energy with me.

    • Hi Jane!

      Thank you so much for your comment, it makes me so happy to read about your experience working with the healing Reiki energy. That’s so amazing how the pain just leaves! I remember the first time I did Reiki on myself for an upset stomach, not long after my first Reiki I attunement years ago. I was blown away at how the pain left as well. Magic stuff, this Reiki is, that’s all there is to it.

      And I’m happy that “Reiki on” has helped you as well. It’s so true, our human minds love to complicate things, don’t they? So it’s nice to take the
      logistics out of the equation, just say ‘Reiki On’, and be done with the ‘doing’ part of practicing Reiki.

      Thanks again for sharing your story. I think it’s really helpful for people to see Reiki “success stories” and different people explaining how they use Reiki to heal. I’ve found that everyone adds their unique, special twist into the practice. Take care Jane!


  141. hi,

    i am a yoga teacher and want to start doing reiki in my classes. i want to learn all three reiki levels. can you send me more information?


    • Hi Carina,

      I think your idea of incorporating your Reiki training into your yoga classes is an excellent idea; I am a Kundalini yoga teacher and I always put Reiki symbols in the four corners of the room before every single class!

      To answer your questions, let’s see, there are three levels of Reiki training that we offer: Reiki I, Reiki II and the Reiki Master Class. If
      you decided to take all three, you would be a Reiki Master Teacher at the end and receive a Reiki Master certificate. You would receive a number of
      different symbols and also learn how to attune other people to this healing energy.

      One of the great things about Reiki is that yes, you can work anywhere with your Reiki Master certificate. Regarding the price, if you take the Reiki training classes separately, the price ends up being $800, but if you buy the full course package, the price is $700. You can also wait to decide until after the Reiki I class and still receive the discounted price.

      If you have any other questions, please feel free to email me! Thanks again for contacting us Carina, and I hope to see you in an online Reiki class very soon!

  142. I like your positive attitude toward your cancer so much. My brother was diagnosed with colon cancer three months ago & it’s been so hard. Do you have any suggestions about how I can practice Reiki on him? I am a Reiki I. Thank you,


    • Hi Tara,

      I am so sorry to hear about your brother’s diagnosis. Dealing with cancer is so, so hard, and I really feel for him as well as you. Hearing a diagnosis of a family member can feel so helpless. My mom and I actually were dealing with cancer at the same exact time, and actually found out in the same exact week as well as put my beloved dog (; ) I accidentally misspelled ‘dog’ at first as ‘god’) to sleep. Here my mom and I are though, eight years later and both of us doing just great.

      So let’s see, this isn’t a Reiki-related book actually, but one that helped both my mom and I tremendously was called Cancer: 50 Essential Things to Do. Written by a man who was given two months to live after a lung cancer diagnosis who is still alive and thriving twenty-plus years later, the books has a number of great strategies and things to do to take positive action over a cancer diagnosis.

      Regarding you doing helping your brother, here are two insights I’ve learned over the years from trying to ‘heal’ my mom – which has never worked since only she can heal herself if her soul wants to:

      1) that we can only heal with love. what that means to me is that instead of getting mad at my mom if she’s eating something unhealthy or getting mad at myself even if I’m staying up too late, instead to love the person or myself exactly as we are.

      I recently heard a quote that I loved by a man named Guru Singh which said: “There are no bad people. They are just doing what people at their stage of evolution do.”

      I don’t mean to imply that my mom (or your brother, or anyone we send Reiki to and help) are bad, only that they are doing the best with where they are at their stage of evolution. Which helps me have compassion for the person, regardless of how they are coping with their cancer – and to have compassion for myself too!

      But yes, you can only heal with love. And just by holding that person in your mind’s eye with love and compassion, seeing them as healed and sending them love by thinking, “I love you, I love you, I love you,” – even if that sounds corny ; ), is very powerful indeed. It works!

      2) The other main thing I’ve learned about healing is that we can only heal ourselves. All healing is self-healing, and as much as we want to try to change another person, we never can.

      Everyone around us is a mirror, right? They are just reflections showing us parts of ourselves. So if we change ourselves, then the reflection in the mirror has to change too. It’s law.

      So the only thing for us to do is raise our vibration and keep our aura so strong and powerful that people naturally entrain to us and their frequency gets raised just by being around us.

      For example, when I stopped trying to heal my mom and just accepted her for where she’s at (which is a work in progress, just like me!), she stops being on the defensive and then is more likely to buy a healthy toothpaste or eat organic and so forth. And that didn’t happen by me fighting with her or telling her to buy the healthy toothpaste (since she doesn’t listen , but it happened because I kept saying to myself each day, “What can I do to raise my vibration today?”

      I wish you and your brother all the best, Tara, and will send Reiki to your brother and to the situation as well. Love love.

  143. Sharon here from Scotland,

    Do you have any books on Reiki that you recommend? I want to learn more about healing with Reiki.

    Thanks for that!

    • Hi Sharon,

      Great question, I (Brooke) am an avid reader and love constantly learning new things and experiencing new worlds and ideas through books. I do actually have some Reiki books that I recommend on the Reiki Resources page at:

      I recommend different books on Reiki depending on what you’re looking for, i.e. whether you want a history of Reiki, are looking to learn how to use this healing Reiki energy in our modern-day world, or if you want to focus on a specific use for Reiki, such as Animal Reiki and healing for animals. My all-time favorite book on Reiki that I’ve read thus far is Animal Reiki by Elizabeth Fulton and Kathleen Prasad.

      I am also super excited because I am putting the finishing touches on my very first eBook entitled Reiki for Beginners: How to Heal Yourself with Reiki. I am so eager to hear what people think and will be offering my eBook for free to everyone who signs up for my Reiki newsletter, so please sign up in the purple sign-up form if you are interested in reading my book once I (finally) finish it!

      Best of luck to you Sharon,


  144. Hi. I am very interested in the online Reiki classes. I had a Reiki session from my friend and I now want to learn too. I would love more information about the training courses and when they start. Thank you. Carla

    • Hi Carla,

      I think a lot of new students take Reiki because they have an experience receiving Reiki first : ) That was me, actually. I didn’t end up taking Reiki until a few years after my first session, but it was SO powerful!

      Anyway, to answer your question, the online classes are private, one-on-one classes over Skype. I used to do group classes, but because students are all over the world, the time differences and people’s different schedules made it just too difficult. So, it’s nice to have the class one-on-one! My schedule is flexible, so we can have the class during the day or in the evening, whichever works best for you.

      The Reiki I class lasts for three weeks, and we meet once a week for an hour over Skype. The class is $150, and here is the link with more info on the Reiki level one training:

      In Reiki I, you receive your Reiki attunement, which means you’ll be able to start practicing Reiki on yourself and other people right away. You’ll
      also learn how to give a complete Reiki session, and know the Peace Symbol, the Power Symbol and the Centering/ Grounding Symbol.

      Reiki II lasts for five weeks, and you learn how to send Reiki across distances (like to someone around the world) and through time (like to when you were little.) You’ll also learn how to manifest with Reiki and clear karma.

      The online Reiki Master class is 8 weeks, and you learn a bunch of new symbols as well as how to attune other people to Reiki and teach Reiki course trainings of your own if you so desire.

      If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask!

      Brooke Betts

  145. Greetings,

    I am a nurse in Italy, and I am interested in receiving more information about your retreat. I don’t have any certification yet and want to become a Reiki Master. I have always wanted to go to Sedona where your retreat is.

    I appreciate your response and send blessings.


    • Hi Franchesca,

      Good for you! Reiki is so empowering, magical, life-changing… I could go on and on with different words to describe it – even though ultimately I think Reiki is experiential, meaning you have to experience it to truly “know” it. The great part about learning Reiki is that you can send Reiki to the most important person in your life – YOURSELF – and heal yourself. Also, as a nurse, you could send Reiki to people in the hospital. And Reiki works really well with allopathic medicine, there are no contraindications.

      Regarding information about our upcoming retreats, I wish that we had a Reiki Retreat already planned, but to be honest with you I think the next one will be somewhere around June of 2015 in Sedona, AZ again. It was such a great retreat, a week at this beautiful house on a creek practicing Reiki and yoga and eating delicious food…

      We haven’t started to plan it yet, however, and I think the best way to stay in the look would be to join the Reiki Training Classes newsletter in the purple sign up form on the homepage.

      If you would like to take Reiki before then, the Reiki I class meets for three weeks for one hour each week over Skype. By the end of the Reiki I class, you will have received your Reiki I attunement and be attuned to the Power Symbol, the Peace Symbol and the Centering/Grounding Symbol. You will also know how to give a complete Reiki session to someone else and animals as well. The price is $150 for the entire class and you can sign up through PayPal on this page:

      I am also putting the finishing touches on a Reiki I video course, where people can watch different modules and go at their own pace, which will be nice. I will let everyone know when it’s (finally!) finished through the newsletter, so that’s probably the best way to find out about that.

      Take care Franchesca!


  146. I want to do an online reiki training, what is the best way to go about that? My friend gave me a reiki treatment last week and I know it changed me. Thank you

    • Hi Shannon,

      I’m so happy to hear that you had a great experience receiving long-distance Reiki! It is so powerful, I agree : )

      I’m also excited you are interested in the online training. Right now, the Reiki I class lasts for three weeks (we meet once a week online for an hour over Skype at a time that works for you). By the end of the Reiki I class, you will have received your Reiki I attunement, which means you can send Reiki to yourself and other people. You will also know how to give someone else a complete Reiki session as well as three Reiki symbols, and you will give yourself Reiki and receive long-distance Reiki from me in every class as well. The price is $150 for the three weeks, and you can pay online through PayPal by clicking the ‘Buy Now’ button on this page:

      I am also finishing up a video Reiki I course, which is basically the same as the in-person class except people will watch videos instead and go at their own pace. The best way to find out about that is to sign up for my newsletter in the purple sign up form on the homepage.

      Thanks again for your question, and I hope to “see” you in a class soon!

      Brooke Betts
      Reiki Master Teacher

  147. I have a question about the long distance symbol. I am attuned to Reiki two but I keep forgetting how to draw the symbol in my healing sessions. Is that a problem?

    • Hi Dyan,

      Yes, the Long Distance Healing symbol is a doozy, isn’t it? I always tell students to go easy on themselves when learning it. If it takes you a while to memorize the Reiki symbol for distance healing, so be it. What helped me was writing it down on a piece of paper over and over, and also breaking it up into four sections.

      Also, since you were attuned to the Distance Symbol I’m assuming, you have the connection to it even if you don’t necessarily remember how it goes. So, for example, even if you can’t remember the symbol line for line, as long as you set the intention to invoke the Distance Healing energy, it will still flow through you because a) you are already attuned or “tuned in” to that particular frequency and b) you are setting your intention to activate the symbol.

      Good luck! (I know memorizing that symbol is not always easy…)

    • Hi Shannon,

      Thanks so much for your question about the online Reiki training course. Yes, you can definitely take the online Reiki class from Ireland- it’s so funny, someone else who lived in Europe just asked me the same question! Here was my answer:

      Your living in Europe is not a problem at all. Just to give you an idea, I am currently teaching someone in Belgium, another person in Switzerland and other students in Hawaii, Saudi Arabia, Africa and all over the US!

      Wow, it’s really amazing when you think about it, how the Internet gives us the opportunity to communicate so easily with people all over the world.

      Since in Europe you are eight or nine hours ahead of me here in Southern California, what has worked best with the other people in Europe is to hold the class at around 9 or 10am my time and 5 or 6pm theirs. My schedule is flexible, however, so I am sure we could work something out.

      The private class lasts for three weeks, and we would meet online over Skype for an hour each week. I do have some students who prefer to just receive the attunement and manual and email me with their questions instead of meeting online, so that is an option as well if need be.

      Thank you again for your question Shannon, and I hope to see you in an online Reiki training course very soon!


  148. I am very excited to take your online Reiki programs. For the Reiki II, would you be sending me an online manual to read in between our weekly sessions and to practice with or a hard copy? I would like to learn more about the distance learning session with you.

    Also, could I pay with a check for the class instead of a credit card payment?

    I look forward to hearing from you and advancing my Reiki knowledge.

    • Hi Mara,

      Great questions! Let’s see, I send a PDF of the online Reiki manual, so you wouldn’t receive a paper copy of the manual (unless you need to, we could definitely work that out!)

      Here is more information about the Reiki II training course online. And yes, paying by check is just fine. I will send you a private email with the address to send the check for the Reiki II class to…

  149. Hi there…

    I am interested in learning reiki online. Could you kindly contact me what I need to know.
    Also what I would need to do prior to the start date.
    Thanks for your time and attention with this.
    Yours sincerely

    • Hi Sasha,

      Sure thing! There are three levels to the online program, Reiki I, Reiki II and the Reiki Master course, and you can read more about what each level includes here:

      Reiki I is $150, Reiki II is $250, and the Reiki Master Course is $400. If you bought each class separately the price is $800, but if you buy all three together, the price is $700. I’m happy to answer any other questions you have, just let me know!


  150. Hi!

    I’ve been interested in Reiki for a while now and have received guidance that I need to start my Reiki training. I am unable to participate in a traditional physical course at the moment and have been contemplating completing a Reiki online training….

    I came across your website and was very curious about your Reiki I Course. Can you send me more information please?

    I would love and appreciate any information you could give me and I thank you for taking your time to read this email.

    Love & Light!


  151. Hi!

    I am interested in your reiki classes online. I got my reiki 1 certificate a long time ago and would like to complete the reiki 2 and master level now. Any information you have would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks so much!

  152. miss are there any branches for reiki trainings in andhra pradesh? if any plz send the addresses plz miss. thank you.

    • Hi Siddha,

      No, unfortunately we only have online Reiki classes through Skype, and in-person courses throughout Southern California. We don’t have any branches for Reiki trainings in India at this time. I hope you find what you’re looking for, though!

    • Hi Maria,

      Let’s see, while different Reiki Masters attune students to different symbols, here are the main symbols from traditional Usui Reiki:

      In Reiki I – you learn the Power Symbol

      In Reiki II – you learn the Distance Healing Symbol
      and the Mental/ Emotional Symbol

      In the Reiki Master course you learn the Master Symbol and the Attunement Closer.

      Those are the traditional Usui symbols that most people learn. It gets a little complicated, because Reiki Masters from Tibet have additional symbols and Reiki Masters have also channeled symbols and then taught them to other people.

      So, for example, in my personal Reiki I classes, I attune students to the Power Symbol, the Peace Symbol (a Tibetan symbol) and the Centering/ Grounding Symbol (a symbol my Reiki Teacher channeled.) In Reiki II, I teach two Karma Clearing Symbols, a Manifestation Symbol, and nine or ten other ones. In the Master class, there are Relationship Symbols, DNA symbols, and many others.

      Hope that answers your question!

    • Hi Sahej,

      The best way to do that is to take the online Reiki I training course! In the first session, you’ll receive your Reiki I attunement, which will allow you to start to practice Reiki right away on yourself as well as your family and friends. The Reiki I training is three weeks and costs $150.

  153. can you please tell me how long the training classes last and how much reiki i online and reiki ii online are thank you in advance.

    • Hi Vanessa,

      Thanks so much for your question. Let’s see, the Reiki I online training is three classes long. (We meet once a week for an hour over Skype for three weeks.) The price is $150 and you can sign up through this Reiki I online course link.

      In Reiki I, you learn how to give yourself or another person a full Reiki treatment, three Reiki symbols and Animal Reiki if you’re interested in that as well.

      Reiki II is five classes long (so we meet once a week over Skype for five weeks.) The price for the class is $250. In Reiki II, you learn how to send Reiki long-distance, as well as back into the past and forward into the future. You also learn how to balance the chakras with Reiki, how to clear karma, how to manifest with Reiki and how to work with a pendulum.

      Thanks again for your question. If you have any more please feel free to ask, and I hope to ‘see’ you in a class soon!

      Brooke Betts
      Reiki Master Teacher

  154. I have been on disability for two years and can’t go back to work. I would like to know more about your Reiki retreat but have to live within my means and the checks I receive. How much is the Reiki retreat in Sedona?

    • Hi Shawna,
      I’m really sorry to hear that, I know it’s hard when you want to do something to better your situation, but don’t necessarily have the finances to do so.

      The woman I do the Sedona Reiki retreat with and I haven’t actually figured out the exact prices for this year’s Reiki retreat actually. In 2014, the retreat was a full week, but this year we are thinking of perhaps a five day Wednesday-Sunday retreat instead. (A lot of people wanted to come, but taking off a full week was too much.) The price will probably be around $1200, which will include Reiki I and II certification, your accommodations and food, yoga classes, hikes and all other activities.

      If you want to take Reiki I online as a way to get started with Reiki, the private class is three weeks long (we meet once a week over Skype for an hour for three weeks). The total price of the class is usually $150, but
      if you sign up for the free Reiki newsletter you receive 15% off, which comes out to $127 I believe.

      Here’s the link to sign up for the newsletter:

      We will let everyone know the details about the upcoming Reiki retreats through the free newsletter, so that’s the best way to hear about the exact pricing and dates and everything.

      I would think one a fixed budget that taking the Reiki I online class training might be a great way to help yourself. The Reiki I course is a powerful introduction to working with energy to help yourself, and I know a lot of very strong Reiki practitioners who have only taken the first level.

      Best of luck with everything Shawna!

      Brooke Betts
      Reiki Master Teacher

  155. I want to take all the Reiki classes online but Skype isn’t working on my computer. I kind of broke my camera somehow. Can I still take the Reiki training some other way? Just let me know… thanks. Farah

    • Hi Farah,

      Yes, you can still take the online Reiki course trainings if your computer camera isn’t working, we can definitely figure out another way! We can always have the class over a Skype phone call or a regular phone call. I have held Reiki classes over the phone before, and they worked just fine.

      I’m sorry to hear about your camera, I’m not sure if you follow astrology at all, but tomorrow starts what is called Mercury in Retrograde, when the planet Mercury seems to be moving backward in relation to us.

      Since Mercury is the planet for communication, there are often communication breakdowns during a retrograde period, where people misunderstand each other, and it also affects communication and electronics (ie computers). So there are often computer problems and delays, which may be what is going on with your computer. I have had a lot of students experiencing computer problems these days!

      Take care, and if you want to hold your Reiki class over the phone I am happy to do so!

  156. Hi Brooke!

    I am very interested in taking your online Reiki courses! I am currently a Reiki level two practitioner, but I took Reiki level one and two both in a weekend, and I want to take the courses again with you :-)

    I look forward to hearing from you:-)



    • Hi Dylan,

      Thanks so much for your interest in the online Reiki courses!

      I’m putting the finishing touches on my online Reiki video trainings that I recently finished filming in Sedona, so I’m not currently teaching one-on-one Skype classes right now. I apologize for my website being misleading, I am going to change it today!

      But my video course, which I’m really excited about, will be ready mid-August and include really great meditations and distance healing sessions and so forth. The good thing is that you can watch the videos online whenever is convenient for you and as many times as you want. You also become part of a private group of fellow students going through the courses as well as Reiki Masters and practitioners, and we’ll have live Q&A sessions as well.

      The best way to find out about the classes is to sign up for my free Reiki newsletter.

      I also wrote a book called Reiki for Beginners: How to Heal Yourself with Reiki, which might be a nice refresher for you in the meantime.

      Take care Dylan!

    • Sure thing, Cara. Let’s see, honestly it depends on if you are already a Reiki Master and want to take Animal Reiki as a standalone class, or if you’re brand-new to Reiki and want a kind of hybrid Reiki I/ Animal Reiki online training. I like to tailor the Animal Reiki class to the person. For example, some people are already Reiki Masters, and just want to add Animal Reiki into their healing practice or learn more about it so they can use it on their animal friends. In that case, we are able to talk about Reiki topics they probably already know, so we can get into purely sending Reiki to animals much more easily.

      But if a student is brand-new to Reiki, I would recommend taking the Reiki I online course, and we can cover Reiki for Animals in that class as well and incorporate it in. In order to learn about Animal Reiki, you want to have a solid foundation about what Reiki is and how you can use it on yourself (and maybe even other humans) first!

      As far as what’s covered in Animal Reiki, we go into how to give a complete Reiki session to an animal. We also talk about why our animals choose us (and they certainly do!), how they help us, ways that you can deepen your communication skills with animals, and also how to use animal totems or animal spirit medicine in your healing work. We send Reiki to different animals, either your pets if you have any or we connect with a group of animals at large, such as all the crows in the world. It’s a great class, really fascinating I think.

      Hope you have a great day Cara, if you have any other questions please feel free to ask me!


  157. hi,

    can you tell me how I would start a reiki session, should i burn incense or say something, what ritual should i do, i’m new to reiki, i am a massage therapist, i am confused, not sure to go with the flow or what to do really, i was able to feel my boyfriend’s energy when i send reiki to his back, he could feel the energy moving on his spine, can you help me what to do… thank you

    • Hi Zulma,

      Let’s see, all human beings can connect to Spirit and tap into healing energy. The way that Reiki works is that it is passed down from a Reiki Master to a student. So, the only way to tap into the particular healing frequency of Reiki is through a Reiki attunement.

      That being said, you can still channel other types of healing energy and send them. The fact that you and your boyfriend could feel the energy flowing means you were obviously sending it! Sometimes, I feel the energy but the person I’m sending it to doesn’t, and other times I don’t feel anything but the person does. Regardless, we can always trust that the healing energy is flowing through us to the person.

      I was a massage therapist too for a while as well, and it is important to keep yourself protected and also to keep your energy separate from the clients’. When I first started doing massage, I was sending Reiki to every person I massaged, and I got very tired very quickly : ). So you want to keep your vibration high, and decide when you feel up to sending Reiki alongside your massage therapy work.

      You also want to make sure to cleanse yourself after massages by taking a shower, or maybe a bath with epsom salts or a half sea salt half baking soda mixture, which emulates the amniotic fluid in our mother’s womb. You can also use crystals, sage, or even mentally see water flowing over you and cleansing your aura.

      I go over how to give a complete Reiki session in the online Reiki class training, but yes, when I start a Reiki session I usually burn sage and palo santo (a
      special Peruvian wood). Incense would work just fine, I’m sure! I also ground myself as well, and set the intention to be the channel for the healing Reiki energy. I say a disclaimer, where I say to the person’s Higher Self that they are free to accept or reject the Reiki healing and I also connect to Spirit.

      There are a number of things you can do to center and ground yourself and to stay protected and connect. I’m sure they all work well! I would connect to Spirit in whichever ways seem to work best for you. Your intention is the most important thing, so if you set the intention that the healing happens for the highest good of
      all concerned, and send the energy with a pure heart, I think you will be just fine!

  158. I need to take a Reiki master teacher certification course online because I have a Reiki Masters level 3 but not the Reiki Masters Teacher part.

    • Hi Marjan,
      Sure, I would love to attune you to the Reiki Master Teacher Level. You can learn more about the online Reiki Master training on that page. Basically, the online course lasts for eight weeks and we meet once a week over Skype. To be a Reiki Master Teacher, you want to really have experience working with Reiki, feel comfortable attuning other people, and also know the main Reiki symbols. There are about fifty Reiki symbols altogether that I teach in the three levels, but as long as you know the main Usui Reiki symbols, those are the most important.

      We also go over how you can structure your own Reiki classes, since it sounds like you are interested in teaching. I have to say, it’s really rewarding. You get to talk about Reiki all day and help people see their own ability to heal themselves. It’s a beautiful thing!

      Talk to you soon,

      Reiki Master Teacher

  159. I am interested in Reiki I,II, and Master certification. However, I wanted to know if this is an issue, I am currently breastfeeding my daughter and don’t have a set schedule. I can wean her if she gets fussy and she’ll go right to sleep. Do you think I can still take the class?

    • Hi Fawn,

      That is so funny, I had another woman just email me with the same issue! Here was my response to her:

      I think we could definitely work around your “schedule”, or lack thereof : ) Are there any particular times when your son is more likely to be sleeping? We can have the Skype online class during the day, and also in the evenings if that would be better for you. We meet once a week over Skype for an hour each time. I think we could definitely figure something out! If he woke up during a class, we could hopefully continue if that wasn’t too much for you.

      Another option is that I’m in the process of creating online videos for Reiki I, II and the Reiki Master Teacher class. They will probably be ready in about two months – I was working on them but had to postpone everything. But when they are done, then you would be able to watch them in your own time online, and if you had to pause or anything, the class picks up right where you left off.

      But I would think we would be just fine, I’ve had a couple students with babies, and it seemed to work out no problem.

      If you buy all three levels, the price is $700, and if you buy the classes individually the price is $800 I believe. But you can definitely just purchase the Reiki I class first and try a couple sessions before deciding to take all three just to make sure it will work out. Here’s the link if you’d like to do that:

      So, yes, I think it would work out just fine, Fawn. Hope to ‘see’ you in a class soon!
      Brooke Betts
      Reiki Master Teacher

  160. Hi –
    How can I take online Reiki classes with you and plz send some more details of this online course.. I’m very much interested in this Reiki class or training..

    Thank you

    • Hi Diane!
      Let’s see, there are three levels of classes you can take: Reiki I, Reiki II and the Reiki Master Class. In each one, you receive a Reiki attunement and learn new Reiki symbols as well as how you can deepen your Reiki practice.

      In the Level Reiki I class, you learn how to give a complete Reiki session to you and also to someone else. You are attuned to three Reiki symbols, and we can also talk about Animal Reiki if you are interested in that.

      In the private Reiki II online course training, you learn how to send Reiki long-distance. We also talk about how to clear karma with Reiki, use Reiki to manifest, go into the chakras in detail, and work with how to use a pendulum in your Reiki sessions. It’s such a fun class!

      In the Reiki Master Teacher Class, you learn how to attune others. You also receive about 33 additional Reiki symbols, and we go over how to structure and plan your own Reiki classes if teaching is something you’re interested in.

      The private Reiki I class lasts for three weeks, and we meet once a week for an hour each week. The class is $150, and you can sign up through this link: Reiki I private online course . At the end of the class, you receive a certificate in the mail with your name handwritten in calligraphy on it.

      Hope that answers your questions, if you have any others, please feel free to ask! I would love to attune you to Reiki, it’s such an amazing practice and has helped me so much in my life.

      Take care,
      Reiki Master Teacher

  161. I am signed up for your Reiki newsletter… love your tips about Reiki and would like to thank you… I’m doing self Reiki now & getting ready for Level 2.

    • Hi Yarden, You are so welcome! That always makes me happy to hear that what I share is helping people, it’s really motivating. Wishing you all the best in your Reiki Level II class! Honestly, the second degree of Reiki is my favorite level to teach, because you get to really get into distance healing and the chakras, pendulums, manifesting, clearing karma, all the fun stuff! Students really seem to feel much more powerful after their Reiki II attunement, and I remember feeling the same way.

      Good luck with everything!

    • Hi Erin,

      Unfortunately, since the Reiki classes are private, one-on-one hour-long sessions over Skype and students receive their Reiki attunement during the first class, I’m not able to offer a trial class. Essentially, the ability to tap into the particular healing frequency of Reiki comes from being attuned.

      I do offer a discount to students if they purchase all three classes up to the Reiki Master Level, so Reiki I, II and the Reiki Master Teacher class. The price is $800 if people buy them separately, and $700 if they purchase them altogether. In that case, students have until the first couple classes of Reiki I to make sure it’s the perfect fit and I’m the right Reiki Master Teacher for them.

      I am in the process of creating online Reiki video course trainings, and when those are complete I will definitely think about offering students a trial class then! Thanks for your question Erin… wishing you all the best.


    • Hi Josie,

      Yes, you can definitely become a Reiki Master through online classes. I am actually teaching five students right now who bought the Reiki I, II and Master Classes altogether and who are at various stages in the process. In the Reiki Master Class, you learn about 33 additional Reiki symbols (on top of those you learn in Reiki I and Reiki II), and we really focus on how to attune other people to the Reiki energy. We also talk a lot about teaching Reiki and how to structure Reiki classes of your own if that’s something you wanted to do.

      In order to be a Reiki Master, you do want to take Reiki I and Reiki II first, since the classes really build upon one another and you really deepen your Reiki practice at each level. In order to master something, we need to have a lot of experience working with it, right? And by the Reiki Master Class, we assume that you know how to give complete Reiki sessions to yourself and other people, how to send Reiki through time and space, meaning back into the past, forward into the future, and anywhere in the Universe. I’d want you to know how to protect yourself from unwanted energies, all about the chakras in detail, how to give Reiki for animals, use a pendulum in your healing sessions, and so forth. A lot of info! Luckily it’s fun to learn as well as fascinating.

      The reason that online Reiki course trainings work is that there really is no distance when it comes to energy. Light energy is able to move through space. For example, have you ever thought of an old friend you haven’t talked to in years, and they call you the next day? You sent out a beam, let’s call it, of energy that they were able to pick up on, even if they live halfway across the world. Energy can move through steel and thousands of miles in an instant.

      Anyway, I hope that answers your question! If you have any others, please feel free to ask : )

      If you take online Reiki I, II and the Master Courses all together and pay upfront, the price is $700. (You can wait until you’ve taking the first Reiki I class to make sure it’s a perfect fit). If you buy the online Reiki classes separately, the price is $800 I believe.)

      Thanks for your question, Josie!

      Brooke Betts
      Reiki Master Teacher

  162. Please give me your mobile number and your fees structure so i can enroll in the Reiki training. Please send your address too.

    Thank you…..

    • Hi Deepak,
      I’m happy that your interested in my Reiki training classes! Let’s see, I am guessing that you live in India from your email address and also the fact that you want to know those questions. The students I’ve taught in India weren’t able to pay through PayPal, so we had to use Western Union and it worked just fine.
      I am working on a more unified payment system so wherever students are around the world they can still pay for the courses. I will send you a private email with more information!

  163. Hi Brooke:

    I have Reiki level 1 and 2 training and am looking for my Master Reiki certification. Can you answer a couple questions for me about your certification:

    Is the master certification in Usui Reiki? I have Usui Reiki 1 and 2. How does the overall timing of the remote online Reiki class work? Will certification allow me to teach others up to Master level down the road?

    Much love

    • Hi Jane,

      Thanks so much for your interest in having me attune you to the Reiki Master Level. I would be honored. Let’s see, to answer your questions,

      Yes, you’re right, the private Reiki Master Teacher Class is $400. It lasts for eight weeks, and we meet once a week for an hour each class over Skype. So altogether, the online Reiki Master course training lasts about two months. My schedule is flexible and I’m available both during the day and in the evenings, so I’m sure we can find a time that works for both of us. Some students want to take the class faster, while others like to take their time… either way is just fine with me.

      Yes, the Master Teacher Certification would be in Usui Reiki. I also attune you additional symbols from other lineages that I’ve been attuned to, so in addition to being an Usui Reiki Master Teacher, you will also be a Reiki Master in Tibetan, Seichim, Ananda Ray and Independent Reiki. You will be attuned to all the symbols from William Rand’s Karuna Reiki as well, but they ask that we don’t call ourselves Karuna Reiki Masters unless we’ve specifically been attuned by a certified Karuna Reiki Master in their program.

      To answer your question about teaching, yes, through this class you will learn how to attune other people and also teach Reiki classes of your own – up to the Master Level. You receive your Reiki Master Attunement during our first class, and then for the next seven weeks we go over all the new symbols, you learn how to attune someone else, and we also talk about how to structure Reiki classes of your own (like what a typical Reiki I, II and Master Class looks like) in case that’s something you’re interested in in the future.

      I would also want to send you my Reiki I, II and Animal Reiki manuals, which might help you structure any Reiki courses you decide to teach as well.

      Here is the link to purchase the online Reiki Master Teacher training course once again in case you need it.

      Thanks again for your question Jane, if you have any others, please feel free to ask. I hope that it works out and I’m able to attune you to the Master Level!


  164. Dear Madam

    I would like to take and online training in Reiki treatment. But I
    would like to pay your training course fees here in Mumbai through
    a bank and I would like to be one of your teachers here in India.

    Waiting for your positive reply.

  165. I’m interested in taking your online attunement course. I’m a Reiki Master.
    Looking forward to your response.
    Thank you.

    • Hi Andrea,
      Sounds great. The Reiki Master Teacher course explains how to attune other people (up to the Master Level) and also how to teach Reiki classes of your own if that’s something you’re interested in. You learn the Reiki Master Symbol, as well as other versions of the Master Symbol from other traditions, and I think there are about 33+ other symbols in the online Reiki Master Teacher course training as well! I look forward to ‘working’ with you; it’s so rewarding to be able to attune other people to our healing practice so they can experience all that Reiki has to offer as well.

  166. Hello, I have learned Reiki from a grandmaster, but still now I don’t know how to powerfully realise it. I continue to pratice Reiki, would u tell me the tricks to realise Reiki powers in less time.

    • Hi Krishna,

      Unfortunately, I don’t think there’s on easy answer or way to tell you to do that. First of all, I don’t really think any of us Reiki practitioners have “Reiki powers” per se. As channels for the Reiki energy, we are just letting it flow through us and allowing that process, but it is not us really doing the work. Any Reiki session we do on another person is really a co-creation between us, that person and Spirit.

      So the best way to make our Reiki more powerful is to work on being a better channel for the healing energy so we can hold more light energy and more light energy can flow through us. This is the same idea as the saying that “all healing is self-healing”, because the more we heal ourselves, the less energy blockages and resistance we have in our own bodies, minds and spirits, which can affect how much Reiki can flow through us to the other person.

      So how do we become a better channel for the healing Reiki energy? We can send Reiki to ourselves every day and we can practice Reiki on other people a lot too! (The more you use your Reiki, the stronger it gets.)

      We can also consciously work on letting go of any resistance we have toward allowing the Reiki to work in the best way that Universal Consciousness knows is true, instead of holding on to how we want it to work.

      For example, the way I (Brooke) want something to turn out isn’t necessarily the best way for the bigger picture of my life and my soul’s evolution. But if I hold on to my way as the “only way!” I can unintentionally create resistance and blockages in my body that don’t allow the Reiki to work its magic.

      So the more we as Reiki practitioners can trust that whatever’s happening is the best, and accept what is happening as well, the stronger our Reiki is able to flow.

      Finally, you can also use other healing modalities alongside your Reiki practice to really give it that extra “oomph”. I use Sound Healing in almost every Reiki session, I make crystal grids under the table, I send the person on the Reiki table color and affirmations and ask animal spirits and the directions and anyone of the light to help in the session. There are so many ways to make a Reiki session a unique blend of Reiki as well as your unique healing gifts and abilities that you bring to the table.

      I hope that helps Krishna! I always think of a quote that I love that a Reiki student told me once by the martial artist Bruce Lee: “The less you try, the more powerful you are.”

      It’s so true, sometimes the best way we can increase our ability to channel Reiki is by not trying to do so but instead just setting the intention and letting it go. I always find that when I do just that is when I have the most magical Reiki sessions.

      Take care!

  167. Hi,

    I am interested in your animal reiki class. I do huna healing from Hawaii but I am searching for a modality more specific for animals. I would like to know if I can learn online in this class how to do reiki for animals distantly.

    Thank you and I look forward to response and how to sign up for your class.



    • Hi Noa,

      I love your name by the way!

      That’s so great that you practice huna, I am a big fan of huna (although I want to learn more!) and also ho’oponopono. I really love the philosophy behind it and the emphasis on remembering that all healing is self-healing and the best way we can positively influence the world through our healing practice is to work on ourselves and focus on raising our own vibration. “Being the change we want to see in the world”, as Gandhi said.

      Adding Animal Reiki to your existing practice would be great I think because receiving a Reiki attunement allows you to tap into the particular frequency of Reiki and the Reiki symbols to use them for healing. I’ve taught a lot of people who are already energyworkers (naturally psychic or empathic, mediums, psychologists, animal communicators,) and even though they are already so connected to the spiritual realms, every person has still said that Reiki boosted their current connection.

      Let’s see, just to explain the different levels in Reiki to you in case you don’t already know – in Reiki I people learn how to give a complete in-person (or in-animal!) Reiki session and in Reiki II is when people receive the Distance Healing symbol and learn how to send Reiki long-distance.

      So if you wanted to be able to send Reiki to animals long-distance, that is something covered more in Reiki II and you receive the Distance Healing symbol in the Reiki II attunement.

      That being said, as I’m sure you already know that you don’t need the Distance Symbol to send healing energy (i.e. prayer) long-distance. There is no time and space when it comes to energy, but, you aren’t able to tap into the particular unique frequency of the Distance Healing symbol until you are attuned to it. So you can still send healing energy long-distance, but you would want to be attuned to the distance healing symbol before you told clients you were sending long-distance Reiki.

      I’m actually putting the finishing touches on my online Reiki video course training that I just finished filming in Sedona, AZ. They’ll be ready in mid-August, so I’m not teaching any more new students until then so I can focus solely on making the videos as good as possible!

      The Animal Reiki video course we filmed is really amazing – you learn how to give an animal a complete in-person Reiki session, there’s a meditation on connecting with Animal Spirit Guides, I talk about Animal totems and have a wolf-dog Amma who graces the camera with her presence : )

      The best way to find out about when the Animal Reiki video course will be available is to sign up for my free Reiki newsletter.

      Take care Noa, I hope that I get to meet you through the Animal Reiki video course in a few months!


  168. Hi,

    Is your Reiki Training Course recognised in New Zealand? I am keen to undertake your training online but I live in Wellington.

    Cheers and Bless you!

    • Let’s see, I would think the answer is yes, but to be honest, I am not 100% sure what you mean by “recognized”. Here in the U.S., for example, there is no one Reiki Association that all Reiki practitioners or teachers needed to be licensed under or anything like that. Unless there is an organization in New Zealand that does just that, I would think taking your training with me would be just fine. You would definitely come away with the resources and knowledge and attunement to practice Reiki!

      I personally think it’s a good thing that there is no one organization overseeing everything. While there can be the problem of quality control without one, I love having the freedom to teach the best way I see fit for each individual person and to not have to adhere to any one way of teaching Reiki.

      It’s such a deep and powerful healing art, that I almost feel like reducing it down to a classroom setting anyway can lesson the experience a bit, if that makes sense. The most powerful way to learn Reiki and use it in your healing is to experience it fully. Thanks for your question Desiree!

  169. I got my Reiki attunement from another teacher, but I didn’t feel anything and I want to know if that is normal?

    • Hi Osha,

      Yes, I think that is 100% perfectly normal! In my online classes, I end up spending a lot of time reminding Reiki students that everyone’s experience is completely different. You may feel one thing, another person another, and a third feels nothing, yet in all three cases, the Reiki still worked. It depends on our sensitivity to the energy and so many factors, including the fact that most students are brand-new to thinking about energywork and Reiki (and the world we live in, really) in a completely different way. So I wouldn’t worry about not feeling anything during your Reiki attunement for a second.

      Also, something to remember is that with a Reiki attunement (or even a Reiki healing session as well), that the aftereffects continue for a while afterward. So even though you didn’t feel any sensations during your attunement, you may feel them days or even weeks later. Often times when it comes to Reiki, we don’t comprehend the full significance of our experience with it and the relationship we build with it until we look back on it from some vantage point in the future.

      As for now, we just have to trust that the Reiki is working and do everything we can to get out of the way so the healing energy can do its work without any unintentional resistance from us : )

  170. I am curious if you speak about Reiki and wild animals in the online animal Reiki class. I keep seeing birds who are sick or wounded. Any thoughts? Much appreciated.

    • What a great question. I recently had someone interested in learning Animal Reiki specific to sea animals, which is so great to see because when most people think of Animal Reiki we can tend to focus mainly on our pets and dogs, cats and horses. But all the animals of our world deserve (and could use!) Reiki healing, especially those in the awful factory farming system.

      I typically don’t talk that much about sending Reiki to wild animals specifically in the Animal Reiki online course, but if students have taken Reiki II and know how to send Reiki long-distance through space and time, they can definitely send Reiki to wild animals. We have sent Reiki long-distance to “all the doves in the world” or “all the endangered species” in previous Animal Reiki classes, and those have been powerful long-distance Reiki sessions indeed.

      As far as birds that are sick or wounded, I am so sorry that you keep seeing them; that is not a pleasant sight to see for sure. When we come across animals like that though, they are always trying to help us in some way. Maybe they are teaching us a lesson (compassion, or about the natural birth and death cycles of life,) or in some cases they are essentially “giving” us their energy. If we come across a dead animal, for example, they have made the ultimate sacrifice and bestowed upon us their spirit medicine or unique gifts for us to use, perhaps in the evolution of our own soul or maybe the evolution of the entire planet.

      If you are coming across wounded birds, however, you can send in-person Reiki, or “in-animal Reiki” I guess you could say, which you learn in the Reiki I online course training.

      At the very least, sending Reiki to wild animals or wounded birds can only help them. I really love that saying by the native chief Chief Seattle who said something to the effect of “What happens to the beast also happens to man. All things are connected.”

      So by sending Reiki to animals, you are also helping and contributing positively to the upliftment of all of us. So thank you, because we definitely all need it! : )

  171. I want to learn Reiki to use in my work (massage therapy). I took Reiki 1 years ago but have not been practicing in a VERY long time, and have focused only on body work and massage. Now I want to move more toward energywork. I live in Italy.

    • Hi Alessandra,

      I think that’s so great that you’re moving (again it sounds like) toward energywork. I was a massage therapist as well, but now just focus on teaching Reiki online. Reiki and massage do work so well together, though.

      I remember when I was a massage therapist, I would have a hard time just doing a massage without “turning my Reiki on” : ) I was determined not to send Reiki to any clients one day, and to strictly do massage, and the very first massage client I had was very anorexic. It was so hard to see, and of course my first thought and instinct was to send her Reiki with the intention it would help her see herself how she truly is, beautiful and complete. So I did. I think it may have been a test for me to see if I could NOT send Reiki like I originally planned, but oh, well. I think when we are genuinely trying to help another person, that can’t really be wrong.

      I have taught a lot of massage therapists, and there are definitely some ideas in Reiki that cross-over to massage. Also, there are some unique challenges to being a massage therapist, and Reiki can really help with protecting your own energetic field and staying strong energetically so you can best help and serve others. I think Reiki is a great tool for any massage therapist to have!

  172. Please tell me how we can feel Reiki powers? I learned Reiki one year before,but I don’t have any powerful feelings yet,so I’m worried about that. Now I’m not doing anything in Reiki.

    • Oh, I wouldn’t be worried. I couldn’t feel any energy at all for the first six months I practiced Reiki. Now that I’ve been doing it for years, I have gotten a lot more sensitive to the energy and can feel it, but that definitely wasn’t the case in the beginning.

      The ability to channel Reiki comes from receiving your Reiki attunement, so if you’ve received a Reiki attunement, you can send it. Often times, the hardest thing is we have to trust that the Reiki is working, even when we don’t see tangible results right away.

      I would say the best thing to do is send Reiki to yourself every day, just for a couple minutes before you fall asleep at night.

      I hope that helps even a little bit Siddha! I’m sorry to hear that you haven’t been practicing Reiki at all, but I think if you start to practice again, hopefully you will see some positive result, even if it’s small, that will encourage you to continue in your practice.

  173. Hello, I have already done my Reiki mastership in the Usui system of natural healing, can I do the online Karuna Reiki mastership with you? How much are the fees? Thanks.

    • Hi Trina,

      I do teach all of the symbols that William Rand uses in his Karuna Reiki master system. But, William Rand asks that before a person call themselves a Karuna Reiki Master, that they have taken their Karuna Reiki Master course with a Reiki Master in his particular network. So even though students in my Reiki Master Class do learn all the Karuna symbols, out of respect for his request, I tell students that they probably should call themselves Karuna Reiki Masters, since my teacher wasn’t in his network. So it’s up to you really : ), whether you feel that the title of Karuna Reiki Master is important or not.

    • Hi Pariva,

      I think that’s great that you want to learn Reiki. Something to think about though, is why you want to take it for free. There is definitely a universal law of energetic exchange, and that it’s equally important to give as it is to receive. They’re the same energy, really, and I’ve found that when I give without expecting anything in return is often precisely when I end up receiving the most. I don’t necessarily receive from the same situation I gave in, but what goes around always comes around.

      If you live in a Third World country, though, and the prices to take an online Reiki class from a Reiki Master are just way too high for you ever to pay, that is a completely different story altogether. And you can definitely ‘give back’ to your teacher in the form of gratitude and thankfulness.

      I am actually not teaching one-on-one Reiki classes online over Skype right now because I’m putting the finishing touches on my online Reiki video courses that I filmed in Sedona, AZ that will be available August 13th. I haven’t figured out the exact details of how I am going to address the price discrepancy for people who live in underdeveloped countries, but I am going to do something so they can take the Reiki video course trainings too if that’s something they want to do!

      So please stay tuned if that’s you, you can sign up for my free Reiki newsletter at as that’s where I’ll be letting everyone know about the Reiki video classes.

      Take care Pariva!

  174. I am extremely overjoyed that you started this wonderful Reiki work. Good that you started this work and that you keep at it & are bringing it to a flourishing finish. I am going to a Rheumatologist. Sorry to say that he is useless and hasn’t helped me at all. I have Arthritis on my knee, fingers & back. My pain is excruciating. I tried Ayurveda powders but they are not working for me, please can you help me.

    Kind regards

    • Hi Vimla,

      So sorry to hear that you’re in pain with your arthritis. I am getting everything ready for my online Reiki video trainings, but when those are all set, I am going to add a page to my website where people can write down what is troubling them (like you did), and then perhaps once a month or so I will have a global Reiki share where Reiki practitioners from around the world can send Reiki to those people and their issues.

      I’m happy you signed up for my Reiki email newsletter, since that’s how I will let everyone know about the global Reiki shares and where to write down what’s going on with them.

      Also, if you can take a Reiki class so you can learn how to send Reiki to yourself, that would be so great! A person outside of ourselves sending us healing energy is never as powerful as when we send healing to ourselves. So I hope you have that opportunity where you live in South Africa. If you’d like to take my online Reiki I video course, I would love to have you! The training starts in mid-August, and I’ll have options for people who can’t afford to pay the tuition for whatever reason as well.

      I hope your arthritis feels a little better soon, Vimla

      Sending you long-distance Reiki…


  175. Hi,

    I run a portable dog grooming van. Reiki is a service I want to offer to my clients. Can you please tell me more about the Animal Reiki class? Thanks

    Adriana and Rusty

    • Hi Adriana,

      Is Rusty your dog? : ) That’s so great.

      Let’s see, to answer your question about the online Animal Reiki course training, I think having the additional service of Reiki for clients is a great idea! Reiki is so calming and relaxing for dogs (and cats, too!), and I know sometimes getting groomed, well, according to my dog Bamboo, isn’t exactly the funnest thing in the world ; )

      I actually filmed my Reiki classes, including Animal Reiki, in Sedona a couple of months ago and am getting them all set to be available in a few weeks. So I’m not teaching one-on-one private classes right now while I get everything ready for the online video courses!

      To tell you more about the Animal Reiki class, in it you learn:

      • How to give a complete Animal Reiki session
      • More about animals and how they perceive and relate to energy in general
      • How to use animal spirit medicine (animal totems) in your Reiki practice and life

      There’s also a great guided meditation where you can connect with animal spirits, and a beautiful wolf-dog Ama joins me in the video when we talk about animal totems.

      Since it sounds like you’re not already a Reiki practitioner, you would probably want to take the Reiki I class too (I am going to figure out a way to combine them for people like you who want to learn Reiki specifically to help animals), since the Reiki I class teaches you what Reiki is and how it works and everything.

      I made the video courses since that way students can log on and watch the videos whenever is most convenient for them, and as many times as they want to as well. Students will also be part of a private group of other Reiki and Animal Reiki students, Reiki Masters and practitioners to share ideas, questions and experiences.

      The best way to stay in touch about the Animal Reiki online video course is by signing up for my Reiki newsletter, and you can do that here:

      Take care, Adriana (AND Rusty : ) if you have any other questions, please feel free to ask!


  176. Hi,

    I’m interested in taking your online Reiki training classes. These classes will be available in August?
    Are they different than the Reiki classes that you provide which include one hour of Skype time a week?

    • Hi Meadow,

      Let’s see, yes, you are absolutely right, I used to offer private, one-on-one Reiki classes over Skype where we would meet once a week for an hour. I found it best to make the classes one-on-one, since people from all over the world sign up for the trainings, with different time zones and schedules and everything.

      But… one downfall was that students didn’t get the benefit of being able to hear other students’ experiences, hear answers to other students’ questions, and basically feel like they weren’t alone in their Reiki experience. (Because Reiki really does stir things up in us! : ) It’s wonderful in the long run, but while it’s happening it can feel “uncomfortable”.

      Another downside to teaching classes one-on-one is that I was really limited in the number of people I could teach each week. I was also teaching the same things over and over, and I would forget if I had mentioned something already, and so forth.

      So I filmed videos of the Reiki trainings – up to the Reiki Master Level, as well as Animal Reiki – outside in Sedona a couple months ago.

      When the online Reiki video trainings are ready, students will be able to log in and watch them whenever is convenient for them. They can also pause their Reiki class (the classes are broken up into segments), and also re-watch them as many times as they want.

      Students will have access to a private group of current students, Reiki practitioners and Reiki Master Teachers to bounce ideas off of, share experiences and ask questions as well. From the clips I’ve seen so far, the videos turned out really great!

      I’ve stopped teaching one-on-one right now to get everything ready to go, but the videos will be available mid-August.

      The best way to stay in touch is to sign up for my free Reiki newsletter, which you can do through this link:

      Take care,


    • Hi Malaki,
      That’s a great question, one that I had actually asked my Reiki Master Teacher when I took my first Reiki class. But the answer isn’t cut and dry, unfortunately, as a lot of the people in my lineage have received Master attunements from multiple teachers in various Reiki branches or traditions.

      I am a Reiki Master in five traditions of Reiki: Usui, Tibetan, Seichim and Independent Reiki. I have also been attuned to and teach all the symbols in William Rand’s Karuna Reiki tradition, but out of respect for the fact that he asks teachers not call themselves Karuna Reiki Masters unless they took a class from someone in his organization, I don’t call myself a Karuna Reiki Master.

      So, there’s not just one easy Reiki lineage I can just point to, unfortunately.

      But here is my lineage for Seichim Reiki, an Egyptian branch of Reiki that I’m a Reiki Master in and whose Reiki symbols I attune students to:

      Patrick Zigler
      T’om Seaman
      Faun Parliman
      Ariel Hubbard
      Christine Aros

      In the Usui Reiki tradition, my lineage has Diane Stein in it. She wrote the book Essential Reiki, and I also have William Rand who teaches Karuna Reiki from Hawaii in a separate lineage as well.

      I wish I could give you a more concrete answer for my Usui lineage! These days, though, I focus on connecting straight to Dr. Usui. I know we all can, and he is so happy to help us! I ask for his guidance during Reiki sessions, and can feel it come through.

  177. This is important information about Reiki energy from Reiki Master Zoya (from Dubai)

     Reiki energy helps with good health.

     Reiki the entire body, and in this way the energy will reach all parts of the body.

    Only those who need it will be given Reiki, and it offers them mental and physical rest.

    In the West, energy and Reiki sessions help with rest and relaxation.

    Reiki energy effects are clear. It affects performance and health. Balance is achieved, leading to an increase in the ability to focus and memory is enhanced. As harmony between the mind, body and spirit happens, man becomes the master himself. Reiki energy helps to open the third eye, and this helps to make appropriate decisions and increase the height of awareness of people to be able to analyze things and solve problems of all kinds. With Reiki people become wise and able to understand life and solve their problems.

    It is also known that everyone can benefit from Reiki energy even if they feel good. Reiki helps not only those who suffer from mental illnesses or physical problems. Reiki increases mental serenity and vitality.

    Reiki energy gives you an unparalleled feeling when the energy is on you. Reiki therapy treatments differ. Reiki has the ability to benefit people under any circumstances. As we know, the medical situations of people result from the accumulation of problems for years.

    From here comes the importance of Reiki re-regulate the energy in the human body, and to release the diseases and blockages inside.

    Reiki energy is food to us, one of my teachers says. “Reiki energy just like mother’s milk.” Just like a mother’s milk flows through the veins of her child to the heart, so does the Reiki energy do to us and the human body to keep us alive.

  178. Reiki Master Zoya Obaid

    Energetics and Reiki has many names. There are those who call it Chinese Reiki, or Japanese Reiki, or Indian or German, but in fact Reiki is a science.

     One named Mikao Usui become aware of energy called Reiki.

    I want to clarify about the spread recently of energetics and Reiki in the Arab world. Without details of what the energy is that we are talking about, we can’t understand it and accept it. The water we drink is energy, and the food we eat is energy. The sun’s energy, the air is energy .. and the electricity we use in our homes and our streets are energy. Everything in our daily lives is energy.

    We are talking about is the energy of Reiki, a private and independent science. Reiki is of Japanese origin and consists of two words: the first (REI), which means cosmic energy … found everywhere in the whole wide world, and the second (KI) means life energy that exists in the body of every living organism, whether a human being or an animal or a plant.

    Reiki energy was discovered in the middle of the first quarter of the nineteenth century by Professor Mikao Usui, who was director of a small University in Kyoto, Japan, and was at the same time a priest in the same city. He knew that Reiki energy was used for thousands of years. It also said that Pharaohs dealt with it, and therefore we can not give the science of Reiki energy to the Japanese flag or to a certain people or a particular religion.

    Reiki began to be disseminated after the beginning of 1981 by Reiki Master Phyllis Furumoto, the granddaughter of Mrs. Hawayo Takata of the Hawaiian Islands.

    Reiki treatment is very safe; it does not have any side effects. Treatment helps to strengthen the body’s immunity and cure many diseases, not only physical but mental illness of all kinds. Its benefits are so many.

    Unfortunately, some people who know about Reiki energy have exploited it very badly in recent times because of the wrong information. You don’t learn the science of Reiki energy by reading books; because what has been written about Reiki is just theory, and the difference is very vast between theoretical knowledge and practical application. (No comparison between the two in the science of Reiki). Only through practice do you learn.

    Reiki students need to be aware of the cycles and stages of its laws. You cannot demand to receive Reiki, you can only learn a Reiki Master who specializes in giving lessons.

    Awareness of Reiki is very useful and effective. One doesn’t need any special knowledge, but to be infinitely precise in the application.

    The science of Reiki can result in negative imitators. When you give a treatment to the patient, the Reiki therapist brings the energy of the universe and gives it to the patient’s body where needed … The universe gives the energy to the body to help the patient. If a Reiki therapist can’t stand too long during the session and gets pain in his joints and fatigue, that is not beneficial.

    So you must receive treatment or learn the science of Reiki energy under the supervision of a Reiki Master teacher who holds degrees in this area. We know Reiki energy is invaluable and I personally consider it a gift to creation from the Creator.

    Anyone can join his predecessors in the science of Reiki. There is no requirement that a student who learns Reiki needs to have obtained postgraduate degrees in any scientific fields. The science of Reiki is not like other sciences. Studying it is mainly based on our ability to receive information and apply it accurately.

    Most of all, Reiki students must learn the qualities and characteristics that indicate a high level. Humanitarian ideals of “love of the good and the desire to help others”; because the principles of Reiki are based on this. Man needs to want to uplift humanity.

    As that energy processor, Reiki is not for those who want material gain only, but whose goal is higher than that, namely to help others and ease their pain and relieve them of their problems. To get them to a state of psychological, physical and emotional balance.

    Look inside you and see if you have all these qualities, which, if you do, there would be no barrier that stands between you and the study of this wonderful science of Reiki.

    Reiki Master Zoya Obaid

    • Hi Pariva,

      That’s really great that you want to learn Reiki! But the Reiki attunements come with each of the three levels of classes. For example, when you buy the Reiki I online video class – you can find out more about it here:, you receive your Reiki I long-distance attunement. In Reiki II, you receive the Reiki II attunement, and the same with the Reiki Master Teacher online course training as well.

      When I first learned Reiki, my teacher taught me that I should always receive something in exchange for teaching Reiki to other people for a few different reasons. One, it completes the cycle of giving and receiving. The energy of giving and receiving flows in a circular motion, so if I don’t receive anything in exchange for my time, I break that cycle.

      The second reason is that people tend to value what they pay for more than something they receive for free. (And I want all my students to really value the Reiki classes! I know I put my heart and soul into them.) The third reason is that I’m able to support myself as a Reiki Master Teacher when I charge an appropriate amount, and can therefore help more people. My influence as a positive force in the world is greater when I have money to use and take action with.

      I hope those three reasons explain why I’m not able to attune people for free. If you do decide to take my Reiki I video course training, though, you receive your Reiki I attunement right at the beginning.

      Take care, Pariva!

  179. Hello, I would like to know when the Reiki I online class is starting. Do I need to have Skype or is it self paced with the videos? Thank you.

    • Hi Anne,

      The good news is that there isn’t any one date that the online Reiki I video course starts; you can buy the class any time and start to take it right away.

      Once you buy the Reiki I training, you create a password and you can login in to the class whenever you want. The online video course is self-paced, so you can watch all the videos and download the info or you can take your time to go through the class.

      Also, you don’t need Skype, basically all you need is an Internet connection and you’re all set!

  180. I want to know the charges for level 3 reiki online class in indian rupees
    I also want to know how to send distant reiki for broken relation
    How to use hon sha ze sho nen
    Pls guide me as i have done till reiki level 2 but am unable to send distant reiki.

    • Hi Alkak,

      I am putting together the Reiki III Master Teacher online video class as we speak, so I’m not 100% sure how much it will cost in rupees. Just as an idea, the Reiki I online video class is $200 USD, which is 12,964 rupees. The Reiki Master Teacher Level III class will be more.

      But I do understand that money as a form of exchange is very different in the US and India, so I am working on an arrangement where people who live in countries and could never afford the training will be able to take the classes.

      As far as how to use the Reiki Distance Healing Symbol, if you have received your Reiki II attunement, then you should have been attuned to the distance symbol. Hopefully your teacher also taught you how to use it. But as long as you were attuned to it, that it enough and thinking of the person you want to send the Reiki to and drawing the Distance Healing Symbol will work.

      About sending Reiki for a broken relationship, well : ), you can set the intention to heal the relationship and definitely send Reiki to it, but you have to remember that Reiki always works for the highest good of everyone concerned. We as people also can’t always see what is best from our perspective. So we have to trust that the Reiki is working regardless of the outcome. Spirit often works in mysterious ways!

      Hope that helps!

  181. Hi, I have a question. I would like to take your Reiki I video training, does it help if I have received Reiki before? Thanks.

    • Hi Sarah,
      Great, I would love for you to take the class! I feel like we are always attracted to the right Reiki teacher for us in perfect timing, so I’m happy that you feel my online Reiki video course trainings are right for you : ).

      Let’s see, to answer your question about if you’ve had Reiki done to you, does that make it easier for you to send Reiki, well, kiiiind of : ). The fact you’ve experienced receiving a Reiki treatment is nice because it might give you a sense of how a typical Reiki session is structured.

      Also, a lot of people new to Reiki may need a little time to really believe that it works. They may be dealing with certain outdated beliefs systems they were brought up with, so if you had a Reiki session and felt or experienced anything, like if the Reiki practitioner’s hands got really hot, then that can help you know that Reiki is a system that really works.

      Your beliefs and your intention when you practice Reiki are so important, so having had a session before can kind of give you a head start. But it’s definitely not necessary. The idea with Reiki is that it’s a spiritual healing practice/ tradition, and the ability to send Reiki comes from an attunement with a Reiki Master. The attunement attunes or connects you to the specific healing frequency of Reiki, so even if you have been able to tap into healing energies beforehand, you haven’t been using the particular vibration of Reiki or the specific vibrations of each Reiki symbol. So, without an attunement, you aren’t really practicing Reiki.

      The good thing is that a long-distance attunement works just as well as an in-person one, since energy isn’t confined by time or space as we know it, if that makes sense : ) I explained it on the Reiki I page in the FAQ section – as if you’ve ever though of someone you haven’t talked to in years, and then they call you or you see them the next day. Basically, you sent energy their way… they unconsciously received it… and that energy then gave them the urge to call you.

      It’s a whole new way of looking at things and how life works, but it’s pretty addictive once you start down this path! It’s almost like you have an inside line to how life really works that few people know about or even have access to.

      I hope that answers your question! I look forward to having you in the class : )


  182. Hi,

    I’m very interested in taking the Reiki One Video Class, but I have a couple questions. How long does it take until I can start practicing Reiki once I sign up? I plan on taking the Animal Reiki Video Class too, do I get separate certificates for them or can you tell me how that works? I am a Grief Counselor. Thank you very much.


    • Hi Cora,

      Thanks so much for your comment – Let’s see, to answer your question about when you can start practicing Reiki, the answer is as soon as you watch the section in your course training where you receive your Reiki I attunement. The Reiki attunement is an activation of sorts to tune you in to the exact frequency of Reiki and activate the Reiki healing energy inside you.

      For example, let’s say you are a radio antennae, picking up different frequencies “out there”. Once you receive your Reiki I attunement – which you simply sit with your eyes closed and hands in prayer position during it – your radio antennae is able to hone in on the exact frequency of the radio station that is Reiki. So, before your attunement, your antennae perhaps could only hear static, but after your Reiki attunement, the connection is loud and clear.

      Hopefully that makes some sort of sense? : D

      But, yes, as soon as you receive your attunement, you can start practicing right away. You actually want to send yourself Reiki for the next 21 days after your attunement. And sending yourself Reiki is as easy as just doing so a couple minutes every night before you fall asleep.

      You can send Reiki to other people as well immediately as well, although you may want to watch the section in the course that explains how to give a complete Reiki session to another person first. But you don’t have to in order to send someone else Reiki!

      To answer your other question, yes, you get a separate certificate both for the Reiki I and Animal Reiki online classes. I’m so excited because I just asked the guy who makes the certificates to make an Animal Reiki one for me, and I think it’s so gorgeous!

      I think that’s a beautiful thing that you do, being a grief counselor. I just lost my dog Jazzy this year as well as a close friend and it was really hard. The experience of Reiki has helped me tremendously through it. Both experiences have taught me so much. I have learned to trust whatever is happening, that there’s a purpose and a method to the madness and I don’t necessarily have to know what the meaning is, but to trust there is meaning in it all somehow.

      Take care, Cora!

  183. I have already done reiki one and two and would like to go for three and become a reiki master. My interest though is the animal reiki class and I need to know when the distant online classes are and how much and how do I sign up for the classes. Thank You

    • Hi Cat,

      Thanks so much for your question about the Animal Reiki class – I am finishing it up as we speak, and it will be ready on Winter Solstice (December 21st.)

      Let’s see, the Reiki classes are online video courses, which means that you get a login to sign in to whichever Reiki training you choose and can go through it at the pace that works best for you. Once you sign up, you receive Lifetime Access to the course and can go through it and watch the videos and print out the materials anytime, so there isn’t one start date to the class, which is nice.

      (Here’s an example of the Reiki I Video Class: Even though I know you’ve already taken Reiki I and II, maybe this can help explain how the class is structured.

      I haven’t figured out the price completely yet – (I am focusing on finishing the class first!) But I think it will be around $150, with an option to purchase the class for $100 for the first week after it comes out.

      I saw that you signed up for my Reiki newsletter, which is great because that’s how I’ll be letting everyone know the link to sign up for the class and everything.

      Once I finish the Animal Reiki class, I am going to put the finishing touches on Reiki II and the Reiki Level Three/ Reiki Master Teacher course. I really love the Reiki Master Teacher class too – you learn how to attune other people as well as 33+ additional symbols including the Reiki Master Symbol. I remember that after my Reiki Master attunement, I could literally feel myself vibrating for a week afterward! : )

      Thanks for your question, Cat, if you have any others, please feel free to ask me!


    • Hi Brian,

      Thanks so much for asking about the online Animal Reiki class – I am putting the final touches on it now and it will be ready this coming Tuesday, Jan. 26th! I am so excited about it, I LOVE animals – they just get me better than most people I think.

      I am letting everything know where they can find out the details and sign up for the Animal Reiki video training course and everything through my email newsletter, so if you’d like me to add you, just write me back with a Yes and I can do that right away. If not for whatever reason, you can also check back on my other course website – and you will be able to see the information for the Animal Reiki training there.

      Take care, Brian!


  184. Please free attunement reiki level 2 to me
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  185. Hi – I am certified as a Reiki level II practitioner and am starting the Reiki master/teacher level training this week. I’d also like to become certified in Animal Reiki. Can I do that online? If so please let me know how and when. Appreciate it, Tianna

    • Hi Tianna,

      Thanks for your question about the Animal Reiki class and certification. That’s exciting that you’re starting your Reiki Master Teacher training also! I loved my learning how to attune people – and I remember for a week after my Reiki Master attunement, I could literally feel myself vibrating : D It was so great!

      To answer your question, yes, you can receive your Animal Reiki certification online. This is how it works – I am putting the final touches on the Animal Reiki online video course, and it will be ready next Tuesday, Jan. 26th. When you buy the video course, you receive instant lifetime access to all the different sections and videos. You can move through the course and watch the videos and download the materials as many times as you want. There is also a great Guided Meditation to Connect with Animal Spirits that you may want to listen to more than once as well!

      I will mail your Animal Reiki certificate to you with your name handwritten in calligraphy, and once you’ve gone through the class, we can talk on Skype or over the phone for fifteen minutes or so, so I can answer any questions that may have come up. There isn’t an attunement in the class, since I wanted to make it available to all Reiki practitioners regardless of their level.

      As far as how to sign up, I’ll be letting everyone know how to sign up through my newsletter, so if you would like me to add your name, just let me know and I can do that right away! You can also go to my other course website after Jan. 26th – – and find out the information for the Animal Reiki course there.

      Take care, Tianna, I will talk to you soon!

  186. Can you give me some information about protection when I send Reiki to people? I want to make sure I don’t pick anything up in a Reiki healing. Thank you.

    • Hi Flynn,

      Sure. I actually offer a video and Guide To Staying Protected in my online Reiki I video training course.

      Among other things, like seeing yourself in a bubble of protective white light, carrying crystals, burning sage and palo santo – I’ve really found one thing has helped me, maybe more than anything else. I really realized that if I give my personal energy to other people, I may think I’m helping them, but I’m actually doing both myself and them a great disservice.

      When I feel depleted, I really can’t help anyone help themselves, because how can I be the example for them to see? Last year, I had a lot of people around me get sick – my dog, two close friends – and I started to have health issues as well. I couldn’t help my friends the way I wanted to, because I just didn’t have anything extra to offer anyone. The best thing we can do is fill ourselves up – doing things we love and are passionate about, sending ourselves Reiki, etc – and then the overflow is for helping everyone else. So, nowadays, if someone asks me for Reiki or energywork, the first question I ask myself is, “Do I have enough for myself first, so I can offer my time and focus to other people?” And if not, I have to send Reiki to myself first and set the intention that the Reiki helps them as well.

      Hope that helps, Flynn! Take care,


  187. Hi Brooke,

    Having been introduced to and grown up with alternative health care approaches since I was a child, I have tested and delved deeply into many, many different types of healing over the decades. Strangely enough, I never tried Reiki. I was just not inspired by the Reiki practitioners I met over the years until I met you, Brooke. You are one of the most powerful healers I have ever encountered. Since your Reiki 1 online class, I have been catapulted forward. Through the Reiki Level 1 course, I have gained incredible clarity and insight on issues that have befuddled me for quite some time. Shifts, releases and growth have ensued.Thanks to you, and thanks to Reiki, my life is evolving. Pure bliss is just around the corner.


    • Hi Tanya,

      Wow. Well your comment definitely made my day : ) Thank you so much for sharing that with me. It’s true, Reiki is pretty amazing, isn’t it? And the fact that we have this online medium now and can take Reiki courses online and help to spread this amazing Japanese healing modality without having to meet in person is pretty incredible. I so appreciate you writing this. Thank YOU.

  188. I dont know much about Reiki but that it is positive energy for healing. I want to give my son Karl Surty positive energy for his two years full time MBA studies at Welingkar (2015-17). He wants to continue in (2017-2019). I pray that he succeeds in getting admission. I am giving him full support.

    Request for your kind help and please advise what I should do as his mother.

    • Hi Methoo,

      The only way to actually channel the specific frequency that is Reiki is if you have received a Reiki attunement by a Reiki Master. So, while you can still definitely send your son positive energy, it won’t be the specific frequency of Reiki. You receive your Reiki attunement in my Reiki I online video course.

      You can still send positive energy to your son – even though it isn’t Reiki, however. Just by focusing on seeing your son succeeding and doing well in his studies. By picturing the scenario in your head and seeing everything working out very well.

      Hope that helps!

  189. Hi!

    I don’t remember signing up for the Reiki newsletter. If you already have exactly the same information for me, then that’s good. Thanks!

    Grace Bukowski

  190. My kids are appearing for board exams from 1st of march. My daughter has fear for maths exam (she is in 12th std) and my son (he is in 10th std) has for social studies and hindi. I learnt 2nd degree reiki and karuna reiki. How I can help them to score best marks and to deal with their fear with the help of reiki. Please guide me.

    • Hi Priya,

      Since you learned the 2nd degree of Reiki (Level II), hopefully you learned the long-distance healing Reiki symbol and how to send Reiki through time and space. So you can visualize them doing well and send the Reiki to that time of them taking their tests.

      Another thing we always have to remember is that everyone around us benefits when we raise our vibration. So if someone we are close to has a fear of something, when we send Reiki to ourselves, we help them too. So you can see any fear you have leaving you, and you just might see your children’s confidence increase as well.

      You could also show them the five Reiki principles and explain those to them. I change the first principle “Just for today, do not worry” to “Just for today, I trust in the Universe.” If we really, truly trust 100% in the Universe and that everything is happening exactly as it should and there is nothing to fear, that is transformational and life-changing.

      Of course, complete trust is a continuous practice. But that has helped me so very much.

      I hope that helps!

  191. Hi, I would like to Learn Reiki. But is it good to learn with an on-line Reiki class or do you know any good Reiki Training in Chenai?

    • Hi Shalini,

      I think that’s great that you want to learn Reiki! And I personally think an online Reiki training – I would start with my Reiki I online video course – are a great way to become attuned to Reiki and learn how to give a Reiki session to yourself or another person. I don’t know any good in-person Reiki Trainings in India, unfortunately, but the benefits of an online video class are that you can watch the videos as many times as you like and also go at your own pace. I do love in-person Reiki classes too, of course, but I think it’s an individual decision about what kind of Reiki training is right for you. If a person lives somewhere where there are a ton of in-person Reiki classes nearby, then that would be a good idea to look at the teachers and see which course is right for them. But for the many other people who don’t live in an area with a lot of options, then an online course is a perfect solution. I hope that helps, good luck Shalini!

  192. Hello Brooke,

    I’m interested in starting your online Reiki classes and using the techniques as soon as possible. However, I have a very busy schedule and I’m concerned about not being able to complete or give enough focus to the courses. Could you tell me about how many hours I would need to dedicate to really learn the Reiki 1 course?



    • Hi William,

      I think that’s great that you want to learn Reiki!

      Dr. Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki, really wanted anyone who wanted to use Reiki to be able to, so he created his system to be as simple and easy as possible.

      He said that there are only three parts to a Reiki treatment – 1) Centering and grounding yourself, 2) Connecting to Spirit and 3) The treatment itself.

      You learn how to do all those things in my online Reiki I class, but the good news is that there isn’t only one way to do each one. For example, I give you ideas and ways to center and ground yourself, but ultimately it’s up to you. Also, you can give a Reiki treatment using the traditional hand positions, or just by using your intuition and going where you feel is right.

      The ability to channel Reiki comes from your Reiki attunement, which lasts about 20 minutes. After that, you can start to practice Reiki on yourself and other people right away. I’m sure you would want to read through the different sections, but I wouldn’t be worried about having to memorize the hand positions or really devote hours to the study of Reiki.

      Of course everyone learns at a different pace, but I would say that reading through the different sections (if you went through them pretty quickly) and receiving your Reiki attunement would take a few hours, maybe three to five?

      Then, for the next 21 days after your attunement, you want to send yourself Reiki, but you can do that just by letting your hands fall wherever they do naturally and “turning your Reiki on.”

      There are quick reference guides to the hand positions and how to give a Reiki treatment, so I really don’t think it would take very many hours at all to learn the basics. And truthfully, once you have your Reiki I attunement, you are always attuned to Reiki and the energy is always available to you. So there’s nothing really you have to “do”, even though that can be counterintuitive to our Western minds! : )

      You also receive lifetime access to the Reiki Level I training, so you can always go back later on if need be and go over one of the sections again for a refresher.

      Take care William, please feel free to ask me if you have any other questions!

  193. Namaste respected Madam

    I have learned reiki level 2. I am regularly practicing reiki too, but there is no improvement at all regarding health issues. Also I’m trying to improve my financial status, that is also not working. Someone told me after sending or practicing reiki u should wash hands with water. Is it true? Please give support and suggest.

    Thanking you for such nice reiki articles.

    • Hi Amrita,

      Thanks for your email and questions. A lot of students ask the same question (I know I did when I went through my Reiki classes!) I think we often think that after our Reiki attunements and going through our Reiki trainings, that life is going to be easier or go more smoothly afterward. But, unfortunately, that isn’t usually the case and on some level we must not want it to be the case!

      Reiki attunements and classes actually clear out any energetic blockages or repressed emotions we’ve held inside for who-knows-how-long. But we often have to deal with them (by feeling our feelings or sending Reiki to ourselves) as those energetic blockages are on their way out. The process doesn’t always happen overnight.

      For a couple years actually after I became a Reiki Master Teacher, my life seemed to turn upside down. I was crying all the time, often angry, and the events and circumstances in my life most definitely didn’t flow more smoothly.

      BUT – the benefit of being attuned to Reiki is that I was able to manage whatever circumstances were happening in my life. Reiki gave me a tool to work with, something empowering that I could do to help myself, an act of self-love.

      I could practice Reiki on myself, on the events in my life, and with the Reiki Long Distance Healing Symbol I could also send healing back into my past as well as karma clearing and love. Working with the Five Reiki Principles also helped me a ton, and reminded me to trust and be grateful and kind (especially to myself!)

      The real test of whether or not your Reiki “works” is not whether your external circumstances have changed or improved, but whether or not you are able to maintain feeling centered and balanced regardless of which way the wind is pushing or pulling you.

      Dr. Mikao Usui gave us the Five Reiki Principles because he realized that if we want to create true, lasting changes in our lives, we have to work with our minds as well as the physical component of giving ourselves Reiki. If we don’t work on challenging our outdated beliefs, they will re-create the same physical conditions and issues.

      What works for me was that if something comes up for me during Reiki (or everyday life,) such as an uncomfortable feeling or if I feel bad but can’t put my finger on why, I really think about what I must believe that’s causing me to feel this way.

      I hope this helps, I know it can be frustrating when we don’t see the results from Reiki the way we want them, but that doesn’t mean the Reiki isn’t working. It’s just not working how we think it should. But when we use the second Reiki principle “Just for today, I will trust,” we can trust that the Reiki IS working for the highest good of all concerned. We don’t have to know how.

      Also, yes, I agree with your friend about washing our hands before as well as after sending Reiki. I don’t think it’s absolutely necessary, or if you forget the Reiki won’t work, but it is a good idea. We are transmitting energy through our hands, so the water is a nice way to cleanse ourselves after.

      Take care!


  194. Hello Brooke,

    My name is Shawna. I help with outreach for a UK-based registered charity called the Meditation Trust. We are dedicated to sharing the simplicity of meditation and the quality of life it can bring through improved health, reduced stress and mental clarity.

    When I came across your site and read about the Reiki training classes you are conducting, I thought you may be interested in learning more about transcendental meditation. Learning what it is and the many benefits shown by research. I think this could really be of interest to you and also your readers.

    Happy to help if you have any questions. :)

    Kindest regards,

    Shawna Palmer

    • Hi Shawna,

      I’ve heard about transcendental meditation, but haven’t ever practiced it. Of course I will be looking it up now ; ) But it’s true, meditation is amazing and necessary I feel in this day and age. The other day, I skipped my daily meditation practice, and it may have just been coincidence (not that there are any coincidences,) but I had the worst day! So the next day I was right back with my breathing, meditation and working with the Five Reiki Principles : )

  195. Can you tell me more about Animal Reiki online and how much does it cost. I have taken the Reiki level 1 and 2 classes. I use it on my dog and I always get big yawns as I work. Doing Reiki on animals I think is my calling. Animals (spirit Guides) always come to me when I am troubled. I have a totem book and always look up the meaning.

    • Hi Nina,

      Sure, here is the information about the class and you can enroll through this link as well:

      I love that your dog always yawns when you offer Reiki : ) One of my dogs is the same way! He’s a puppy, so he grew up with Reiki, but the second I start to give him Reiki (it often turns on without me consciously doing so!) he “assumes the position” by lying on his back and closing his eyes.

      To answer your question quickly, the class price is $150 and you can sign up and move through the class whenever is most convenient for you. The Animal Reiki training is an online video course, and when you sign up you receive Lifetime Access, so you can go through the different sections and watch the videos when you want and as many times as you like.

      Once you’ve gone through the Animal Reiki class, we also can talk over Skype or on the phone for 15 minutes or so so I can answer any questions that may come up.

      I think that’s so great that you work with animal spirit medicine and also that you think Reiki for animals is your calling. Me too, honestly! I’ve often said that I would love to just give Reiki and massages to animals all day : )

      There is a section in the class that goes into detail about working with animal spirit medicine, and also a guided meditation to connect with animal spirits too.

      Please feel free to ask me if you have any other questions!

  196. I want to help others but my energy is getting drained. How do I get more energy through Reiki? Thanks Brooke.

    • Hi Tammy,

      I’m sorry to hear you feel like you’re energy is being drained from helping other people. At times like that, I personally focus on myself and MY healing first and foremost before trying to help other people. I know it’s frustrating – especially for someone who wants to see results and also loves to help people! – but I know from my experience how true and necessary it is. I was going through something very similar actually, and really had to focus on my own healing and giving my Reiki and energy/power to myself. The good thing is, by doing that – I AM helping other people too. It is not selfish at all, but instead by raising my frequency, I give other people around me a chance to match my frequency. So it’s a good thing, the best thing I can do to help others really.

      To increase your energy, having a consistent Reiki self-practice is huge, a daily practice you do for yourself, even if only for a couple minutes a day as you are falling asleep at night. Also, I’ve found that doing things I love – that give me true joy and make me feel alive – also just naturally increase my flow of energy and motivation and “joie de vivre”. Hope that helps, Tammy!

    • Hi Kaella – beautiful name by the way!

      I honestly have felt very similar, and thought that Dr. Usui would have those kind of thoughts, but to hear it from him directly is so, so powerful.
      Yes, I do think that actually, although of course we will never know for sure, right?

      But I do know from my experience that we are all constantly evolving. So Dr. Usui’s insights and his gift of the practice of Reiki to us – as powerful as it is – was based on his knowledge and experience at that time in our human evolution and also was filtered through his awareness as a human during that time. Now that he isn’t bound by a body, I can see how things would change. Every now and then, I get a glimpse of how my soul is looking at this human, Brooke, on her journey. I can feel the love and compassion for me, almost like I am a child playing “grown-up”.

      I think the best thing we can do, or at least that I can do! – is be grateful and happy for Dr. Usui’s teachings and Reiki, and take what resonates with me as truth. Anything that doesn’t feel right, I always feel free to modify it to me so it does. Such a good question, thank you for asking me and making me think! ; )

  197. Hi Brooke,

    I am a holistic vet and an acupuncturist for animals. I also utilize ozone and other holistic protocols. I am very interested in your Animal Reiki I course. Can you please give me more information.

    Thank you,


    • Hi Tina,

      That is a real honor that you want to take my online Animal Reiki course training : ) I have the utmost respect for any holistic vet. When I was helping my dog Jazzy last year who had prostate cancer, acupuncture and ozone helped him so much. It was a powerful experience and only reinforced my belief that a holistic approach is the way to go for all living things.

      Since you work with acupuncture, you are a definitely a step ahead since you have such a deeper understanding about energy and how to manipulate qi.

      Here is the link where you can read more about the online Animal Reiki training and everything it entails:

      The Animal Reiki class is geared toward people who have already been attuned to Reiki though. There was just too much information to talk about animals AND the basics of Reiki as well. So, if you are brand-new to Reiki and haven’t been attuned, you probably want to take the Reiki I class alongside Animal Reiki.

      Here is the information for the Reiki I class:

      I believe you could get a lot out of just taking the Animal Reiki class by itself too, it’s just that you wouldn’t receive the Reiki I attunement and have an understanding about the Reiki system and practice as a whole. Also, a big part of the Reiki practice is to help ourselves, and by virtue of doing that, help other people and animals. You really learn the practice of self-healing and working with the five Reiki principles in the Reiki I course.

      I would love to have you in the Animal Reiki and/or Reiki I online classes!

      Take care, Tina.


  198. I have recently become really interested in Reiki and came across your site. The problem for me is that I am finding it hard to find online resources since I don’t have the money for your Reiki courses or training right now. Do you have any resource recommendations?

    • Hi Stephanie,

      I’m trying to think of any free resources to recommend, but aside from my book – Reiki for Beginners: How to Heal Yourself with Reiki , I don’t have that many ideas unfortunately. I do go into detail about a lot of the concepts and ideas in Reiki though, so it’s a great place to learn about the five Reiki principles and Dr. Mikao Usui and things like that. There’s definitely no shortage of information online either – if you just type in Reiki. But a Reiki attunement is what opens you up and activates your ability to channel the specific frequency of Reiki. I’ve never tried the free attunements, although I’ve seen some of them online. But Dr. Usui really stressed the importance of an even exchange, so I”m not sure how a free attunement would work. Good luck though!

  199. Greetings Brooke:

    I want to learn Reiki, and came across your website. Your Reiki online courses look wonderful but i’m still unsure if I should take a class online or not? Any help or advice you can give me would be wonderful.

    Thank you very much, Tina

    • Hi Tina

      Let’s see, I can understand your hesitation about taking a Reiki class online, I’m thinking of the pros and cons…

      Some of the cons of taking an online Reiki class:

      1) For me at least, there is something about experiencing something in person. Like if I take a yoga class, or go listen to music, there is something special about that in-person experience where all my senses are engaged.

      2) You can ask questions then and there if one arises. (Although, in my online Reiki classes, I always encourage you to email me if you have any questions whatsoever. Also, once you’ve had a chance to go through the Reiki video course, we talk online over Skype or on the phone for 15 minutes or so so I can clarify anything or we can talk further.

      3) You can learn from the other students asking questions and sharing their experiences, although in my online classes there are sections where people leave comments. (Thank you for asking me this question, by the way! : ) It’s making me articulate the good things about my online Reiki training program!)

      4) Some people are concerned that a Reiki attunement “won’t work” long-distance or that it has to be given in-person to be effective. In my experience that is not true at all – I have both received long distance Reiki attunements from students that were extremely powerful and also heard from online students how much they felt their Reiki attunements.

      Since there is no time or space when it comes to energy, and it is everywhere at once, sending it across distances works just fine.

      Some of the Pros of taking my Online Reiki I course:

      1) You receive instant, lifetime access to the full Reiki I training course, so you can go through it as your own pace and watch the videos as many times as you like and whenever is most convenient for you.

      2) You can also go back and “refresh your memory”. For example, you may learn in-person or watch the video once on how to give a complete Reiki session, but it’s not until you’re actually giving one that questions come up!

      I also think it’s nice to kind of take your time when it comes to Reiki. A lot of the in-person classes are one day, or a weekend where you learn both Reiki I and Reiki II. But I’ve found that information really sinks in when I have time to play with it and work with it, which only really comes with practice and experience.

      I’ve taught a lot of people Reiki II and the Reiki Master Class who took Reiki I elsewhere in a one-day seminar, and honestly they don’t seem to have the confidence nor the knowledge that I’ve found my students leave my classes with.

      3) I’ve created detailed handouts on the hand positions as well as a quick reference guide to giving a Reiki session, so you have handy printouts you can refer to anytime.

      4) Some things I really like about my classes are that you receive your personalized certification in the mail (and the Reiki practitioner/ designer who made the certificates did an amazing job!). It’s also fun to see Sedona in the background, and the Bonus of me sending you long-distance Reiki is a huge plus, to me at least! I”ve actually watched the video, and it’s interesting, I almost feel like it wasn’t me sending the Reiki, but that I had some help from good sources. We also talk about protecting yourself when practicing energywork in my Reiki I class. I don’t think protection should have a huge focus, since what we focus on expands, but it is worth knowing about so you can easily stay protected and be done with it.

      Here is the link that really goes into detail about the Reiki I course, what it entails and where you can enroll:

      Take care Tina, please feel free to email me if you any other questions!

    • I don’t have a payment plan set up at the moment, unfortunately. My Reiki I course is $200, and Animal Reiki is $150. Once I finish Reiki II and the Reiki Master Teacher online video courses, I really want to set up something that would work like scholarships for people who really want to take the classes but just can’t afford to.

      Payment plans are a little harder when it comes to Reiki, since the ability to channel Reiki energy comes from receiving your Reiki attunement. Everything else – the Reiki symbols, the traditional hand positions, the steps to giving a Reiki session or treatment – are “nice to have”, but not absolutely necessary. So I am a little hesitant to set up payment plans since students have access to the entire course right away and the prices are $200 and below (Not that that can’t seem like a lot, I totally understand that!)

      Also, I really put my heart and soul into creating the materials for the online Reiki video training classes, and as part of my self-care (which is so important in Reiki!), I chose prices for the classes that I felt comfortable with and want to stick with them.

      Good luck with everything! I hope you are able to learn Reiki very soon if you haven’t already!

    • There are a lot of ways you can clear your energy of lower frequencies… in my Reiki I class, there is a video as well as a guide on how to keep yourself protected from unwanted energies and also cleanse yourself if you do come across them or pick them up somehow.

      Of course, a physical shower or bath is great, as is a spiritual shower where you visualize yourself cleansed. Or jumping in the ocean or a river is great if you’re lucky enough to live close to one!

      I am actually setting up a free webinar about How to Protect Yourself, where we’ll talk a lot more about it and people can ask questions. I saw that you receive my email newsletter, which is great because that’s how I will be letting people know about the upcoming webinar. So I will be letting you know!

  200. Hi Brooke,

    I am reaching out because I am considering a career in Reiki healing and practice. I am still in college, but I feel like I am meant to do something other than a regular job. If you could email me back with any advice you have on choosing to pursue it as a career that would be much appreciated!

    • Hi Bianca,

      I think it’s great that you are still in college but already looking to do something different than the traditional office job. I was the same way, and did other things after college until I was about 28 and got an office job. I worked in offices for about eight years, and honestly it was very much not me. Which is what took me into trying massage therapy and learning Reiki. I never intended to even teach Reiki, but I really fell in love with it and all things healing and it just took off from there.

      But it still took me eight years! So I say good for you that you are already thinking “outside of the box”. I think when you are in college, that’s when you should try all the different things that interest you and see if you love one of them. A lot of people think they will just work in an office for a little bit, but it can change you I think and it can be harder to step away from it.

      Okay, so about Reiki as a career! I have a lot of students who have gone on and had successful Reiki practices, but most of them do something else as well as Reiki. For example, a lot of students are massage therapists, and then they offer Reiki as well, or personal trainers or physical therapists. That way, they already have clients who know and like them, and then they add on Reiki as an additional service.

      I have had students start their own Reiki practices, or teach Reiki, which is so great, but it does take really putting yourself out there and being proactive. Having a website, business cards, advertising, talking to people… Basically, you have your own business, so there are some business tasks on the side that you have to take care of as well.

      I also think it’s nice if you have your own Reiki practice to have other healing modalities you add on as well – like you also do crystal therapy or have clients pull a few angel cards before their Reiki session.

      I show students how to use crystals in their Reiki sessions and also work with pendulums in my Reiki II class.

      You could also work in a spa where they offer massage or energywork, or at a metaphysical store, or I’m sure there are many other places! A lot of work in animal shelters or hospitals is volunteer, but I do see Reiki really becoming more mainstream, which is a great thing. People see that it works and its positive effects!

      I don’t know if you like animals, but I think it would be so fun to be an Animal Reiki Practitioner and/or Animal Massage Therapist! The only thing is that, again, you really would have to get out there, like leave flyers at local vets or pet grooming places.

      I hope that gives you some ideas! While a career as a Reiki practitioner may not make you a millionaire (even though if you are great in business, maybe it could!), I think it’s so fulfilling in so many other ways.

      And taking a Reiki I class would be a great way to start – to just see how you like it. Even if you didn’t like it (which I’m sure you would : ), learning Reiki to use on yourself and your friends and family is so valuable in and of itself. Also, because a Reiki attunement raises your vibration, it helps you be more “you” if that makes sense, and can provide clarity on what you do want to do.

      Here is where you can find out more about my Reiki I video online training course

      Good luck with everything!

  201. I have had Reiki 1 training about 10 years ago. Do you think I should start from the beginning of Reiki or go on to Reiki II training? I have not kept up with practices.

    • Technically, once you receive a Reiki attunement, it stays with you always, for the rest of your life and into any other lives as well. So it’s not like you need to receive another attunement to be able to tune back in to the Reiki energy.

      But that being said, it might be nice to take the Reiki I class again to get back into it and as a refresher. Even though you may be taking the class for a second time, if it’s with a different teacher, it would be a totally difference experience.

      Also, I’m not sure what Reiki symbols you were attuned to in your Reiki I class, or even if you were attuned to any? Many students receive the Power Symbol in Reiki I, but some teachers wait until Reiki II to introduce the symbols. In my online Reiki I video course, for example, I attune you to the Power Symbol, the Peace Symbol and the Centering/Grounding Symbol.

      Also, although you don’t need to know the traditional Usui hand positions to practice Reiki, it is nice to be able to go through them. In my Reiki I training, there is a detailed guide to the hand positions and what each works well for, as well as a one-page quick reference guide.

      And then, there is the Reiki principles : ) They are so powerful, but if you took Reiki 10 years ago, and never really worked with them, it would be nice to practice them again.

      Another reason I think it might be nice to take Reiki I again is for the confidence factor. Honestly, I’ve taught some students Reiki II who had taken a one-day Reiki I workshop from someone else, and they didn’t seem very confident or sure of what they are doing. Which is normal of course in the beginning, but I personally feel better when I can ease back into something if I’ve been away from it for a while.

      I’ve found that going “back to basics” when it comes to Reiki has helped me tremendously. Also, I always take every opportunity I have to receive a Reiki attunement!

      In my Reiki II online video course (which I am still putting the finishing touches on), we kind of take off running, and I don’t go into the Reiki I topics at all and assume students are already familiar with them.

      Hopefully that gives you some ideas! And I’m sure whatever decision you made was the right one. Take care, Jada!

    • Hi Hettie,

      Sure, here is all the information about the Reiki I online video course. You can also enroll through this page:

      And here is the information about the Animal Reiki video course:

      I am still putting the finishing touches on the Reiki II and Reiki Master Teacher online video courses. For all the classes, when you sign up you receive Lifetime Access to the entire class. So you can log in and watch the videos, read the content and download the materials as many times as you like and whenever is most convenient for you.

      You receive your certification in the mail with your name handwritten in calligraphy. Once you have a chance to go through the class, we can also talk over the phone or Skype for fifteen minutes or so so I can answer any questions that may come up. And you can always email me with questions as well.

  202. Hello pretty lady,

    I have been looking online for a few weeks now for an “online reiki course” then I stumbled on yours. I have recently finished a “Crystal Healing course” and as its not heard of much where I am from I thought I could add Reiki and crystals together….it sounds fantastic and I want to sign up right but I need a few answers first….

    I am in the UK, will the Reiki certificate be acknowledged here?

    Do I pay with PayPal for the online Reiki course? Sorry for all the questions but being so far away from you all is a bit confusing and worrisome.

    Can’t wait to hear back from you. Cheers and many blessings to you.

    • Hi Mara,

      I think it’s so great that you want to combine Reiki and crystals. I use crystal healing in every single Reiki session I do! Either with a crystal grid under the table, or placing stones in the client’s hands or on their body, or even having them lay inside a crystal grid. I also have at least one or two crystal on my person at all times. : )

      To answer your question about the certification from my Reiki class being valid in the UK, I have taught a couple people in Great Britain actually and it worked out just fine. In the US at least, there isn’t necessarily one organized that regulates Reiki training or one govermental organization that validates or certifies people in Reiki. But I am not 100% sure if there are different regulations around Reiki there. My Reiki program seemed to work out just fine for the other students from the UK through!

      You can find out the details about my online Reiki I training course and also enroll through this link:


  203. Hi Brooke,

    I am VERY interested in your online/distance animal Reiki course. Can you send me more information? Thanks a lot. Latesha

    • Hi Latesha,

      You can read all about the Animal Reiki online training here.

      The Animal Reiki class is $150, which includes lifetime access to the videos, content and downloadable guides. You also receive your Animal Reiki certification with your name handwritten in calligraphy. Also, once you have a chance to move through the course, we can talk over the phone or Skype so I can answer any questions that may have come up. Please feel free to ask me if you have any other questions : )

  204. I am currently going to dog grooming school. One of my family members had Reiki done to her and she said it was great. She ended up learning it and doing it to her dog when he was about to pass away. I was wondering how many times a week this is. Also I have an IEP, would you need information about my learning style or anything?

    • Hi Jessica,

      I think that’s so great that you became a dog groomer and also that you are interested in learning Reiki to work with them. Reiki is such a great tool to have, in life, but especially for you I imagine as you can really use it to help calm the dogs and keep them relaxed as they get their hair cut.

      Here is the some information about my Reiki I online video class and Animal Reiki class training programs.

      My online Reiki classes are video-based, which means that when you enroll, you receive access to the class and can log in and watch the videos, read the information and download the guides at your own pace and whenever is most convenient for you. Once you have a chance to go through the class, we can talk on the phone or over Skype so I can answer any questions that may have come up.

      There are three levels to Reiki: Reiki I, II and the Reiki Master level. My Animal Reiki class is for people who have already taken at least Reiki I, since there is so much information to cover just in a Reiki I class by itself. In Animal Reiki I really wanted to focus on how to offer Reiki to animals and not have to cover the “basics” about Reiki.

      So if you are brand-new to Reiki, you probably would want to take both the Reiki I and Animal Reiki classes.

      You can read all about the Animal Reiki class here:

      And the online Reiki I training course here:

      I’m not sure how a video class would work for you with an IEP? I just don’t know enough about the different learning styles we all have unfortunately.

      But if you think it’s something that you would do well with, and you are still looking for a course, just let me know! Also, I’m happy to answer any other questions you may have.

      Take care, Jessica!

  205. I would like to know how much all the courses are. So it says the price for the Reiki I course is $200. What is the cost of the Reiki II course and the how much is the Reiki master course. Is there a different amount if you want to pay for all the classes at the same time? Do you get a certificate for the course? Something I can hang up to show I have taken the Reiki courses. Thank you

    • Hi Izzy,

      I love your name. My friend’s niece is Izabella and they call her Izzy for short : ).

      Thanks for your interest in my online Reiki courses! Let’s see, to answer your questions, yes, you do receive certification and Reiki certificates for each of the Reiki courses you take (the Reiki I, II, the Reiki Master class and Animal Reiki training.)

      Regarding the cost of paying for all the Reiki classes at the same time, I’m in the process of re-doing my website to make it much, much easier to understand and figure all that out! I filmed all the videos for my online Reiki courses in Sedona, but so far I have only put together all the materials for the Reiki I and Animal Reiki courses and am finishing putting together Reiki II and the Reiki Master Teacher training courses.

      I anticipate having them both finished in a few months, and yes, you’re right, I am going to offer a different price for people who take all three courses up to the Master Level. I haven’t figured out the exact pricing yet, but I think it will likely be around $400 for Reiki II and $600-800 for the Reiki Master Teacher Course, and $1111 for people who take all three levels (with Animal Reiki possibly included in that $1111 as well.)

      I do think it’s a good idea to wait a little bit in between levels, even if only for the 21 days after the attunement for each level of Reiki so you can 1) go through the changes that will inevitably take place during that time and 2) so you really get a chance to work with the Reiki symbols for each level, integrate the materials and really practice what each level has to offer. Because each Reiki level really does have so much information and things to teach us!

      Since Reiki Level II and the Reiki Master Course aren’t quite ready yet, if you are planning to take all three courses, I will definitely honor that price for purchasing them all at once when they are ready. So you would pay the $200 for the Reiki I class, the $400 when the Reiki II course is ready and then $1111 minus the $600 ($511) when the Reiki Master Class is ready.

      I hope that answers your questions, if you have any others, please feel free to ask me!

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