Why are The Reiki Center’s classes so popular?The Reiki Center is the only center in Central Ohio to offer certified Reiki classes taught in the Traditional method. Most classes in North America are taught in the “Modern” or “Western” method, which often eliminates the importance of finding meaning and purpose in your life. The Reiki Center teachers sincerely believe that a comprehensive education program provides the foundation you will need to fully understand every aspect of working with energy techniques.
Taught in the method developed in 1921 by Mikao Usui, classes are small to give each student the personalized attention needed to succeed. Four individual attunements are provided in the Traditional method - for both the Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 classes - to permit the energy and empowerment to flow from teacher to student. In addition, important topics such as the chakra system and the body’s microcosmic energy orbit are discussed in detail to understand how all forms of energy impact the body. Students receive a detailed understanding of how a chakra can be out of balance, how to recognize an imbalance in one’s emotional or physical body, and how to return wholeness through the use of crystals, food, color, mantras and other balancing tools.
Combined with a binder and comprehensive handouts, vegetarian lunches and refreshments, and ample practice time, the Center’s program has become a model for nurturing students from the first moment of feeling energy flow to helping you share your professional skills with others. Free Reiki Shares to enhance your skills, an Internship Program and Continuing Education classes for those who wish to advance their abilities, and a supportive environment that mentors your Reiki training all make the difference.
What is the difference between Traditional and Modern Reiki?
There are many different options for learning Reiki that it can often be confusing to identify which school offers the best program for you. Some Modern programs cover just the basics, such as hand positions. Some schools provide verbal instruction only and do not provide opportunity to practice on each other or binders of information that you can use later for reference purposes. Sometimes there is only one attunement or a class may only be a few hours long.
When the technique was introduced to the United States just prior to World War II, many of Reiki’s basic truths were omitted in response to anti-Japanese sentiment. There was further concern that Western audiences wouldn’t understand the importance of creating a foundation of meaning and purpose in your own life before helping others. Furthermore, the history of Reiki was significantly altered to make it more acceptable to American consumers, e.g. the founder was no longer a Japanese Buddhist businessman but was instead Dr. Usui, a Christian missionary who ran a Christian boys school. The modified version has been called the “Modern” or “Western” version.
The Reiki Center follows the original intent of Reiki as a spiritual development tool, first helping you to find meaning and purpose in your own life. Classes focus on developing effective affirmations, learning how to identify and connect to your Guides, enhancing your intuitive abilities, discovering which meditation techniques work for you, and helping to release the emotional and physical concerns that often limit our success.
Those interested in learning about using Reiki should research what is available and select the program that best meets your overall goal.
Introduction to Reiki (Reiki I)
Learn to relieve a headache or an aching muscle without medication. Discover peace of mind and release stress just by employing an easy to use technique. Hands-on experiences will show you how to feel energy and see its immediate impact on yourself and others, including pets. Learn specific techniques, including effective hand placements, how to identify energy concerns, how to clarify and realize your goals, and how to develop intuitive abilities. Through supervised practice, you will identify the difference between a healthy flow of energy and blockages, and then learn how to release anything not for your greatest good.
Course includes vegetarian lunches and snacks, as well as a binder of instruction materials.
Class is limited to 8 students.
Certified Usui Reiki I
with Linda Haley
Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: $300 (paid in full upon registration)
Certified Usui Reiki I Class
with LJ Groom
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: $300 (paid in full upon registration)
Certified Reiki 1 Review Class
with Kaye Smith
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $75 (paid in full upon registration)
If you have taken Reiki 1 some time ago and you want to update your skills, or if you just want to go over some of the details of a recent class, this 3-hour class is perfect for you. Class covers all the basics from the Center's beginner's class and includes one booster Attunement to clear blockages and prepare you to receive new energies.
Perhaps you studied Reiki at another school and you want to complete your training at the Center. The Reiki Center is the only center in the area to provide traditional Reiki training in the original format. If you studied under the modern or Western style, you may not realize that much of the training in spiritual development was probably omitted. Many students from other schools take the Reiki Review Class to learn if their training included equivalent information, e.g. an in-depth discussion on how to develop an effective Affirmation, how to identify helpful Guides and why to not connect to others, and how to intuitively find and release blockages in yourself and your client.
Students completing the Review Class may wish to enter the Reiki 2 (Advanced) class with greater confidence in their abilities. Students who have not received equivalent training may wish to register for the Center's Reiki 1 Class to gain deeper knowledge.
Free Reiki Shares welcome Reiki practitioners of all levels of training, as well as all lineages, in communal Reiki treatments. The sessions are an opportunity for the practitioner to receive a treatment from multiple healing hands, as well as to extend the benefits of a group session to others. Walk-ins only.
Reiki Shares are offered on the last Sunday of each month, from 6:00 -8:00 pm
Reiki Class for Children
with LJ Groom, Reiki Master
Sunday, September 9
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Cost: $60 (paid in full upon registration)
Parents, do you have a child between the ages of 6-12 who has gifts or who is just a little more "aware" than other kids his or her age?
Would you like your child to learn how to become more confident, how to focus more or how to bring a little more wellness into his young life? LJ Groom, Reiki Master, will present the basics of energy healing techniques in this 3-hour class in a way that kids will easily understand and be able to use. This class will include one hands-on attunement. One adult permitted to observe.
Internship Program 2018
Advanced Reiki Training (Reiki II)
If you are enthusiastic about enhancing your Reiki skills, perhaps to work on others, the Advanced Reiki Class provides all the answers to your questions. Learn the Reiki symbols to bring your skills to 100% power, especially for a distant healing session. Learn how to set up a professional practice, if this is a career path you have selected. Advanced Treatment Guidelines address in detail the variety of physical and emotional responses you or your client may have to a treatment, as well as what actions to take. Discover how to realign your own body and spirit in an extensive Chakra Balancing Exercise.
Class includes course handouts, vegetarian luncheons and snacks, as well as ample practice time. This is a two-day class (Saturday and Sunday from 9 am - 5 pm.)
Classes are limited to 8 students, to provide maximum personalized instruction. Students who have not taken the Reiki 1 class at the Center must demonstrate competency and knowledge equivalent to the Center's classes.
Certified Usui Reiki II Classes
Saturday and Sunday
with Linda Haley, RMT
Saturday and Sunday, June 30 and July 1
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: $350 (paid in full upon registration)
Upcoming in 2018:
Master Level Training
In the Traditional method, students must be invited to sit for the Master Class Training; they cannot simply register for it. This ensures that only the most skilled students achieve the highest level of training at The Reiki Center.
Five core elements determine a student’s readiness: skills, experience, commitment, personal development, and release of ego. In the Master Level class, students receive two Master Level attunements, receive the two Master symbols, learn the Ritual of Attunements and receive a 3” binder of materials to help prepare the student to teach his/her own classes, if that is the path they desire.
Two-day classes provide maximum opportunity for discourse and self-discovery. Upon completion, the student will have certification to teach. Class fee is $500 per student.
For additional information on determination of readiness for the Master Level, please click on the Master Level Training Information file below.
Shamanic Reiki Class
with Heidi Howes
Saturday, July 21
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Cost: $75 (prepaid)
In this class for Reiki Practitioners we will explore and practice shamanic healing techniques and how to incorporate them into your Reiki practice. Techniques we may cover include Power Animal Retrieval, Soul Retrieval, and Extraction. Learn to trust and develop your divination skills more, explore more in-depth work with teachers and guides, and expand your practice with Spirit to power up your healing abilities.
Reiki 1 - Animal Reiki Combo Class
with Kaye Smith
Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Are you interested in learning how to help your pets but you aren’t yet Reiki-trained? If so, this special class is for you!
The Reiki Center is the only center in central Ohio to teach both Animal Reiki and Reiki in the traditional (original) format.
This class will teach you the Reiki I curriculum. You learn to relieve a headache or aching muscle without medication. You will use hands on techniques that will show you how to feel energy and see its immediate impact on others. These techniques will prove valuable as you begin to work on yourself, family, friends and pets. You will learn how to create a positive affirmation to help clarify and realize your goals, how to develop intuitive abilities, and connect with your guides. You will learn Reiki in the traditional method which provides a more comprehensive training, and a deeper understanding of the practices spiritual impact on your life, i.e. finding meaning and purpose.
We combine this with our Animal Reiki class. Animal Reiki is an energetic connection specially adapted to pets and other animals which offers targeted pain and stress techniques through a light touch. You will be able to take a more active role in your pets health and well being and strengthen your bond as you learn to understand each other on a deeper level. You will learn treatment techniques for assessing energy imbalances throughout the animal chakra system and how to work with these energy centers.
Classes are small, no more than 4 students to permit maximum time for personal instruction. This is a two day class weekend class. Four personalized hands-on attunements will prepare the student to clear blockages from the body in preparation for receiving, feeling and working with energy. The ethics and delivery of a successful session will be addressed in detail. Hands on sessions working with humans and animals will be included.
This will teach two of our most popular classes together. You will enjoy taking classes and learning with like-minded animal lovers.
Maximum number of students per class: 4
Additional Class Information
For information on wellness services or other classes offered by The Reiki Center, please call 614.486.8323 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Reiki Center is handicapped accessible. Please notify The Reiki Center of any allergies, food preferences or physical concerns prior to class.
Class fees will be refunded in full if student cancels registration within 7 days of class or if class is cancelled by instructor. If student cancels within 2 days of class or does not show, a $100 fee will be assessed and the balance will be applied to a future registration.
The Reiki Center classes are traditionally 4 – 6 students, providing an opportunity for individualized instruction yet large enough to receive the benefit of sharing experiences with others. Should scheduled attendance not meet a minimum of 2 students at registration deadline, The Reiki Center reserves the right to cancel the class and offer another class date to students.
All classes must be paid for in full at the time of registration.