Questions to ask about courses and Reiki Master
Do you teach the traditional Usui method or something else?
I teach the traditional Usui method as I learned it from the Master who taught me Reiki. I have not added to this traditional teaching.
If you do a search on the internet, you will find many variations of Reiki, such as Reiki Plus. I suggest that you ask the person that you contact what has been added, where this originates and why he or she has chosen to make additions to the traditional method.
What is the maximum number of students that you accept in a class?
I accept a maximum of 12 students in my classes. This allows for enough individual attention for each student.
During level I course, my students get to practice self-treatment, exchange a full treatment with another person and also experience receiving and giving a treatment in a group.
What are the different levels in the method that you teach?
In the method that I teach, there are 4 levels:
Reiki I – to treat yourself and others.
Reiki II – symbols are taught that increase the healing power and allow distance healing. A variation of the method called emotional/mental Reiki is also taught.
Reiki III – introduction of the 1st Master symbol and a technique for harmonization.
Reiki Master / Teacher – Master and Teaching level.
How may hours in each level ?
The Canadian Reiki Association requires a minimum of 8 hours for level I. I teach this level in 10-12 hours, in an evening and a day. I believe that this time is necessary for a first time exposure to energy and a better integration of what is taught. The night offers some integration time.
The Canadian Reiki Association requires a minimum of 8 hours for level I. I also teach this level in an 8 hour day.
The Canadian Reiki Association requires a minimum of 12 hours for level III, which in certain teaching methods is the Master level. I have chosen to follow Dr. Arthur Robertson’s method as it was taught to me. His approach was to divide the Master level into 2 parts to allow a longer integration time for the teaching of this very important level. It is important to fully integrate the teachings of this level so that it can be transmitted to others.
Therefore I teach this level in 1 day and I include homework, comments on this homework and an individual session for each student to allow personal follow up in each person’s process. This tailors the follow up to individual needs.
I teach this in two parts spaced according to individual needs. In the 1st part, I initiate the person to the symbols and in the 2nd part, I teach how to teach each level. Again, I include homework, comments and an individual session for each student to allow personal follow up in each person’s process. This tailors the follow up to individual needs.
How many initiations are there in each level ?
Reiki I – This level includes 4 sacred initiation rituals.
Reiki II – This level includes 2 sacred initiation rituals.
Reiki III – This level includes 1 sacred initiation rituals.
Master Level – This level includes 2 sacred initiation rituals.
Is it wise or possible to change Reiki Master from one level to the other ?
Yes, you are free to choose a different Master for each level if you wish. This offers you a different perspective and allows you to see how each Master has integrated the method and the teachings in his life.
What is especially important is that you take the course from a person with whom you feel comfortable and who has given you the impression that he or she has integrated Reiki in his life. You do not “do” Reiki, you live it.
If you change Reiki Master, be sure to get a certificate pour each level that you have taken as it is highly probable that the new Master will ask you for these before he accepts to teach you at a higher level.
Do you offer any support and follow up for your students ?
It is important that the Master be available to answer questions that might come up was you are integrating Reiki, especially for the 3 or 4 weeks following the course.
Some Masters organize practice sessions (Reiki shares) where you can ask questions and practice exchanging Reiki with others.
Are you a member of a Reiki association ?
There are several Reiki organizations. I am a member of the Canadian Reiki Association.
What is your lineage of Reiki Masters ?
You may be curious to know the origin of these sacred teachings that the person will transmit to you. My lineage can be seen here.