Reiki Level 1 Certification Training
In Atlanta & New York
6 hours of training that will get you certified to give Reiki to yourself and others
What is Reiki?
Reiki, pronounced “ray key”, means Universal Life Force.
Reiki is a healing technique and a spiritual practice that was developed in Japan early in the last century. It’s practiced by placing your hands on or just above the body. Reiki is a dynamic tool for tapping into a larger system of universal energy that already flows inside and outside our bodies.
At the end of our Reiki Level 1 Training, you will be certified to give Reiki to yourself and others.
In the beginner’s class, you learn specific routines that you are encouraged to practice daily. One of Reiki’s great advantages is that it does not require any special equipment and therefore can be practiced anywhere. It will be as effective if you choose to combine it with meditation or to practice it throughout your day every time your hands are free. You can give Reiki to yourself while talking, watching TV, sitting in a waiting room or watching a movie. Self- Reiki brings balance and harmony and supports your body’s natural healing abilities.
Taking care of yourself before taking care of others is essential for living a balanced and satisfied life. Many of us give so much to others that at the end of the day we have no energy left for ourselves.
I used to rush into things - in fear they will go away - but no longer.
I decided to study Reiki to help my family and I to have a deeper connection. The benefit was so intense I wanted to stay in meditation all day. It was such a wonderful feeling of bliss. The first benefit was that I was able to quiet my mind. Now, when I face a challenge, instead of my usual harboring and obsession reaction I am able to acknowledge it and let go, without being attached to the outcome. As a coach, going into sessions in that state is a huge benefit for coaching and my coaching clients.
Benefits of giving Reiki to yourself and others:
Reiki has been used for years to reduce stress and achieve body and mind relaxation, reduce pain, anxiety, reduce the side effect of medications and support recovery after injuries or surgery.
Practicing Reiki can help you become more calm and peaceful under stressful situations.
The emotional benefits of Reiki include: being more positive, increased self-awareness and being more in the present. It also helps to regain focus and perspective with little effort and time.
Reiki may also be useful for medical conditions that may worsen with stress. Some research suggests that stress reduction may help people manage symptoms of conditions such as: anxiety, depression, pain, sleep problems and high blood pressure.
I am actually doing the things I want to do rather than just thinking about them.
Before Reiki I felt a little "at loose ends." I had lots of projects on my mental to-do list but would find myself spinning my wheels more than accomplishing anything. I am now much more focused and energized with Reiki.
What is included in Reiki Level 1 Class:
- Ancient Roots of Reiki – get inspired by how it all started
- Your First Attunement – the process which makes Reiki available to you for good
- Hand Positions for Self-Reiki
- Hand Positions for giving Reiki to others – family members, friends, clients and pets
- Michal’s detailed Reiki Manual, includes instructions, guidelines, sketches and pictures
- Certification to give Reiki to yourself and others
True Reiki Story
Watch how Reiki changed Jillian’s life.
Reiki has taught me to trust in what I know and what I feel.
There is no need to worry about what might or might not happen, but to go with my heart and that "gut" feeling. I've noticed how much more energy I have if I give myself Reiki in the morning and I sleep sounder when I do self Reiki at night... so I do both!!
Our Reiki Team
All our instructors are experienced Reiki Masters, who are personally trained by Michal Spiegelman to teach Reiki according to the traditional Usui Reiki system.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect during Reiki Level 1 Class?
An hour into the class, after doing introductions and learning the basics of Reiki, you will be given a series of Reiki Attunements that empower you to practice Reiki. Immediately after being connected to Reiki, you will learn and practice how to get centered before using Reiki and how to give Reiki to yourself. Later in the day, you will learn to give Reiki to other people. Class ends with a full hands-on Reiki Exchange in pairs with your fellow students, to integrate everything you learned in class and prepare you to take it with you to your life.
How do I prepare for the class?
The history of Reiki, the way it was rediscovered and brought to the world is a fascinating story and a very important part of Reiki studies. To start your Reiki education, we recommend you read one of these 2 books before the training:
Reiki: Hawayo Takata’s Story, by Helen J. Haberly
Living Reiki: Takata’s Teachings, as told to Fran Brown
You are welcome to learn about the roots of Reiki from other Reiki books or online.
What should I wear?
Anything that makes you comfortable.
Should I bring anything?
Nothing really! Maybe a pen and an open mind. We will provide the rest: a detailed Manual with space to take notes, water, tea and refreshments.
Will I have homework?
Yes, you will! To practice Reiki on yourself for at least 20 minutes a day. Most people practice in bed, while falling asleep or upon awakening. You will probably also look for moments in your day when you can use Reiki spontaneously when needed. Continuing to practice every day is how you will get the most out of your Reiki gift.
Are 6 hours of training really enough?
Absolutely. By the time class ends, most students have already seen the benefits of Reiki and feel enthusiastic about continuing to practice Reiki. One of the most challenging concepts in Reiki is getting people to trust how easy it is to practice Reiki and see its benefits. It is so effortless and simple that 6 hours is the perfect time for your state of mind to completely change and for you to be ready and excited to welcome Reiki into your life.
What happens after class? Do you offer any follow up or support?
Yes, we offer support in several ways and we will cover this subject in the last few minutes of the class.
Our support system includes:
- 21-day Reiki support system.
- Reiki Clinics that will provide a safe space for Reiki practice.
- Quarterly Refresher Courses.
- A private Reiki Community on Facebook with your fellow students and teachers.
- Our Master Trainers who support our students by email and phone.
- Direct communication through email and phone.
Our goal is to become your “Reiki family”. Many of our students become “Reiki buddies”, where meet and support each other in their journey. Our community is amazing!
Private Reiki Sessions
You don’t have to experience a full Reiki Treatment before taking a class but some people choose to. Schedule a Reiki session in Atlanta or in NY.
Still have questions about Reiki?
Disclaimer – Reiki treatments are not a substitute for medical diagnosis and treatment, and no medical claims are made regarding these treatments. People with medical conditions should consult their doctor.