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Reiki 1 - Beginners Teachings - Shoden

This 16 hour course teaches the foundation of Reiki which is a good introduction to the history, philosophy, theory and practical uses of the method. It includes practical exercises and meditations which by the end of the course, students will feel the presence of Reiki easily and quickly. The certification provided at the end of the course will serve as the first module towards gaining the professional practitioner diploma.

Students will be confident in performing treatments with family, friends, pets and all manner of other things and also be able to use it for self healing of body, mind and spirit and for the start of their personal and spiritual development. 

The course covers these topics:

  • 4 attunements to find awareness of Reiki
  • The History of the Method of Reiki and the myths
  • Reiki Philosophy
  • The Scientific Theory
  • The differences between Eastern and Western Styles
  • The Reiki Principles/Precepts (Gokai)
  • Reiki and Spirituality
  • What is Healing?
  • What is Energy?
  • Energy Centres
  • Energy Cleansing Techniques
  • The 21-day clearing process
  • The 12 hand positions
  • Mikao Usui's "Original" Hand Positions
  • How to conduct a Reiki Self-Treatment
  • How to give a Reiki Treatments to Others
  • Treating Pets, Animals, Plants and Inanimate Objects
  • Healing Situations
  • Usui Reiki Ryoho Meditation techniques
  • Usui Reiki Ryoho Techniques
  • Using Reiki and the (Gokai) Reiki precepts in Daily Life/Situations
  • Ethics


Next course dates:
13th -14th July 2024
7th - 8th September 2024
19th - 20th October 2024
23rd - 24th November 2024


Day 1 - 9.00am - 5.30 pm

Day 2 - 9.00 am - 5.30pm


£ 220.00 inclusive of refreshments both days, detailed Reiki 1 course manual, recognised certificate, on going support thereafter, 25% off future treatments with me and opportunity to attend Reiki shares.

Methods of Payment

I can accept direct bank transfer, cheque, cash in person or by credit/debit card using the PayPal buttons below, choosing either to pay just the deposit or the full price of the course, or via this link: 

If you are having difficulties with payment, please get in touch and we can arrange an instalment plan to suit your needs via bank transfer or standing order.

All courses must be settled in full one week prior to the start of the course. Deposits are non-refundable or transferrable (unless under exceptional circumstances) when cancelled by student unless the space can be filled. In the unlikely event that a cancellation is due to the fault of Usui Reiki Academy Surrey, a full refund will be given, or if preferred transferred to another date. 

Before booking please be aware of the full Booking Policy, Terms & Conditions and our policy on cancellations which can be found by following this link.

Location: St Martins Community Hall, Forest Road, East Horsley, Surrey. 

Closest Train Station: Effingham Junction

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13th - 14th July 2024

Deposit £80.00

Full Balance £220.00

7th - 8th September 2024

Deposit £80.00

Full Balance £220.00

19th - 20th October 2024

Deposit £80.00

Full Balance £220.00

23rd - 24th November 2024

Deposit £80.00

Full Balance £220.00

Courses are accredited and comply with the Core Curriculum for Reiki and NOS. 

Courses taught in a relaxed style and environment, in groups of no more than 10 to give plenty of support and with time for questions and discussion. 

Courses will take place at St Martins Community Hall, East Horsley, Surrey. Or at my home in Great Bookham.

Everyone senses Reiki and receives intuitive information differently, so I feel it's important to endeavour to help students to find and grow their personal strengths and heighten awareness in areas which are unique to each individual.