How a student learns Reiki is just as important as what the student is learning.
Each master teaches with a personal style. While I teach traditional Reiki, I look at the art from several perspectives, given my background in counseling, nutrition, yoga, Thai healing, and neuromuscular therapy. I place as much emphasis on helping you change your mind and body to be a better conduit for the energy as I do on technique, for one affects the other. I use examples from other healing arts to explain the background and effectiveness behind certain Reiki techniques to make them more easily understandable, but everything I teach is still part of the Reiki system, and within the tradition with which I was taught.
I teach Reiki as a meditational art, not as a belief or religion, which Reiki is neither. The information is provided in the tradition that it was taught in America up until the late 1990s. Until then Reiki was pretty much unknown, and passed down from master to student either verbally, or with a manual created by the master. Reiki is an art, much like Thai Chi or Jujutsu. It is taught in a three level structure: Reiki I, II, and III. Each level provides you with specific techniques and concepts to help you learn how to channel energy. Each level opens you to receive the highest vibration of energy your body can maintain at that time. Once your body has adjusted to the new vibration, and you have understood the information you were taught, you are ready to move on to the next level. Sometimes it takes months or even years before you are ready to move onto the next level, but you will know when you are ready.
I teach one on one classes, and the Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 classes I teach last up to 5 hours and take 1 day to complete. Reiki 3 lasts up to 6 hours. I make an exception when I teach a university continuing education class. Those classes are usually 3 days, totaling 10 ½ hours, with up to 10 students, and do not include an attunement.
Not all my students learn all three levels. Some just want balance in their life and learn one or two levels. Even learning one level will change you.
I have taught students who moved away and found other masters that helped them complete their training. I have also taught students from different masters. Often times a master will teach differently, but if you are learning traditional Reiki, then ultimately it is the same technique being taught. If you have already learned some of the levels I begin the class by reviewing what you have learned and determine where to begin from there.
I chose to teach Reiki because I enjoy helping others learn how to heal themselves. This has been the foundation of my practice since I began. I enjoy watching my students grow through the learning process, and I provide different ways for them to continue their education long after the class has ended. Plus, selfishly, I become a better master with each student I teach. While I enjoy teaching my university class, I find there is a greater sense of connection teaching one on one.
I take what I teach seriously, and present the art in the best way I can, just as my master did for me.
Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions about how I teach, or about Reiki in general. The best way to contact me is by phone; 214-693-982. You can also check out my Meetup.com group for different events that involve Reiki and my students.