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Class Schedule
I am not planning any new classes for the time being.

Reiki Shares
Reiki Shares will be  on the third or fourth friday of each month, depending on availability of venue, at the Unley Spiritualist Association at 38 Palmerston Road Unley (cnr Young St and Palmerston Road) entrance on Young Street.   The cost is $5.00..

The next two practice sessions are on Friday 17th May 2013 at 7.30 pm and Friday 28th June, at 7.30pm.

Please contact me on 0411 989 567 or if you are interested.

The 5 Reiki Principles
Just for today I will not worry,
Just for today I will not anger,
just for today I will live the attitude of gratitude,
Just for today I will do my work honestly,
Just for today I will show love & respect to every living being.


Usui Reiki
Usui Reiki is the original system of Reiki discovered by Dr. Usui, from which other systems have evolved.

Different teachers have different understandings and methods, and there are seveal variations on the history of Usui Reiki as more research is done into the life of Dr. Usui.

I believe that the differences are unimportant, that the healing and self growth achieved through the use of Reiki for self and others should be the main objective.

When I first learnt Usui Reiki in 1995 the emphasis on the hand positions, and the "correct" way of doing things was a big part of the course.  There seemed so much to remember, and I could never seem to get the hand positions exactly right. Many of the Usui classes of today are not as formal as the class I attended, and especially in Level 11 and beyond the use of intuition plays an important part. (see also about Reiki)
It was through Usui Reiki that I began my journey of self healling.

Reiki Levels
There are three levels of Usui Reiki.  Some schools of Usui teach four levels, separating the Masters and Teacher into two levels.
Reiki 1 - is "hands on healing"
Reiki 11 - is "absent healing"
Masters - is the teaching level

Reiki I
Reiki 1 is hands on healing where healing energy is directed to the cause of an illness or problem.  There are two to four attunements in R1 which open and purify the channel through which the Reiki energy will flow.

The classes are usually small, which allows time for discussion and any questions you may have, and for practice in using the Reiki energy.

A follow up day can be arranged if required for any furth questions which may arise after you have begun using Reiki, or come along to the monthly Reiki Circles.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries.  Also see Treatments to see what is involved in a typical hands on Reiki treatment.

A followup day can be arranged if required for any further questions which may arise after you have begun using Reiki, or come along to the monthly Reiki Circles.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries. Also see Treatments to see what is involved in a typical hands on Reiki treatment.

Reiki II
Reiki 11 attunements allow you to send distant healing to those in need. There are two to three attunements in R11.  Symbols are given and learnt which can be used in sending Reiki.  Absentee healing is used when the person requiring healing is not in the same location as the sender.  The distance between them is not important as healing can be sent to anywhere in the world.  It is also useful as a follow up to hands on healing over the next few days after you have given a treatment.

Reiki 11 canalso be used to send healing to the earth itself, to world events, to places of conflict and war, to past or future.

Masters Level
After taking the Master level you are able to teach Reiki to others.  The Master class is held over two days, and prior training involves spending time in your teacher's classes observing, learning and participating.  The term "master" simply means "teacher".  It does not mean someone who has necessarily mastered everything there is to know about Reiki as this is a lifetime journey of discovery.  To me, teaching is only another stage of learning.

The symbols can be used as a focus if required when using Reiki energy.  They are sometimes described as "training wheels".

Some people find it helpful to use the symbols when giving Reiki, while others only use them when they need extra help to focus or put them in the right frame of mind. Others rarely use them at all.  Each person will find what suits them best and follow their own guidance.

My thoughts are that the symbols are a way of representing the energy we wish to tap into in a form that gives us something visual to focus on, and the variations or type of symbol used does not change the energy.

Just as in our own written language the letters can vary with different styles of handwriting, and the words for things are different in different languages, but the meaning is still the same.
Usui Symbols
In Usui Reiki there are no symbols taught in Reiki 1. In Reiki 11 there are three symbols.  These are for increasing the power, emotional healing and distance healing.  Another symbol is added during master training to allow the attunements to be given.  The symbols were tradditionally kept secret, and students had to memorise them in class, and then destroy any copies.  Nowadays there are books which have published these symbols, the best known one being Diane Stein's "Essential Reiki".  There are also web sites which show these symbols.

If you wish to learn Reiki to enable you to give yourself, your friends or family a Reiki treatment, I hold classes in Reiki 1 and 11.

Reiki is simple to learn, and is taught during a one day workshop, usually a Saturday. There are attunements given which open you to Reiki energy enabling you to treat yourself or others.  Once you have been attuned to Reiki the ablility to use it will be with you for all time.

Classes are held in my home at Crafers and are informal.  The size of the class is mostly between two and six people, which allows time for discussion and individual attention.  I encourage students to attend the monthly Reiki shares, at least until they are confident with using Reiki.  You will meet other practitioners, and can share experiences and questions.

Reiki History
New information on the History of Reiki is constantly emerging, along with many "add ons" etc from various schools of thought, (which each have their place and virtues), but which in my view often tend to make things more complicated and confusing.  For this reason I offer only a brief outline of the history of Reiki and invite the student to research further if this is important to them.his path seems to be one of constant searching for "truth" which changes as we greow, and as many have found before, the journey is what is important.

My Teaching
I have been trained to teach in both Usui & Tanaki and both have elements with which I resonate, although all my classes these days are in Usui. I have incorporated some of the simplicity of Tanaki into my classes, and also some of the research into the history of Usui which has come to light since my initial training. It is an evolving process.  I hold the class over one full day and provide a manual, and I also encourage you to come to practice sessions for a while until you are confident with using this energy.