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About Reiki


What is Reiki?

Reiki is a hands on Japanese Healing Method which has its essence and origin in traditional Tendai Buddhism. Esoteric Tantric Buddism is said to have reached Japan in the early 9th century originally through the teachings of monk Kukai and Saicho who studied  Buddhism in China. The founder of Reiki was Mikao Usui.

Mikao Usui was born in Taniai Japan on August 15th 1865 and received his primary education through a Tendai Monastery. Many text on Usui display a man who had a deep fascination and love for spiritual knowledge yet not in a way which disconnected him from the contemporary political and academic movements of Japan at that time. He has been portrayed as both a progressive in his attitudes yet also as a highly studied master of spiritual skills and ancient meditation through his research completed from ancient Tibetan texts. The focus of Usui’s years of practice were on the healing arts, specifically healing arts which were of benefit to humankind as a whole.

Reiki works with the concept of Chi or Ki- the universal life force that flows through us and that can be accessed through the spiritual concept of ‘oneness’.

Ki flows in our energy body through pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis. It flows around us through the aura. The free and balanced flow of healthy Ki is the cause of well-being.  When the flow of Ki is interrupted, it causes diminished functioning within the organs and cells of our body. Ki is also responsive to thoughts and feelings. When negative thoughts become lodged in the subconscious mind, they create a permanent disruption in the flow of healthy Ki. Through Reiki healthy and healing energy is directed into the blocked parts of the energy body. Blocked or unhealthy energy is lifted and can be moved out of the body. Charkas and the energy body is realigned and the organs, cells and tissues can restore and start their healing process. 

Our Reiki Courses & Trainings

That you can engage the gifts, power, and medicine of your soul with the world around you. That you can rise up & shine living true to your vision, values, purpose and potential.

Yogatimes Reiki Lineage

Over time the system of Reiki healing developed by Mikao Usui has evolved, or been changed by subsequent teachers. Today a number of different forms, or branches of Reiki are practiced worldwide. A common element of many forms of Reiki is a set of principles. While there are variations in the expression and interpretation of these, they are all based on the original teachings of Mikao Usui (Reiki Australia 2017). At Yogatime we teach and use traditional Usui techniques handed down through a direct lineage from Dr. Usui with a focus on the belief that true healing is the inclusion of the whole self and a (re) connection to a path with heart. 

Reiki level one (first degree)

Reiki Level One is the initial step in your Reiki journey where you will learn the history and fundamentals of Usui Reiki whilst being carefully guided on how to work with Reiki as a self healing modality in daily life. Reiki level one can be seen and experienced as a Gateway into your first step into Energy Healing. 

Yogatime’s Reiki level one course is one of the most thorough and comprehensive available. This course includes your manual in hardcopy, all materials, printed lineage, the reiki attunement where you will be attuned to the sacred reiki energy, the certificate in Reiki, delicious snacks & herbal tea plus an invitation to the incredible free Reiki Share Nights.

COURSE DURATION: 1.5-day course delivery spread over 1 week with 5 days of at-home Reiki ritual

Reiki level two (second degree)

Awakening the inner Reiki Practitioner is a pivotal moment in any Healers journey, as it is here that often one changes course and begins waking up to a life, in incremental ways so hard to see, which is aligned deeply for them. At Yogatime we aim to nourish this process as much as we possibly can.

In Reiki Second Degree, students will learn reiki symbols, methods of distance healing, the role of reiki practitioners as well as helpful business tips and the ethical considerations involved. This is a stunning course for those who desire to be a qualified, professional reiki practitioner, for those who are ready to embrace this healing art into their daily life or those simply wishing to extend their own self-healing practice.

COURSE DURATION: 2.5-day course delivery spread over 2 weekends with 5 days of at-home Reiki ritual