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Classes in Usui Reiki

First Degree Reiki

Reiki 1
The Initiation Degree

Once attuned by a Reiki Master, Reiki is like a form of first aid in your hands that will never leave you.  Energy will flow through your hands whenever you touch with intent.  Following a series of attunements,

Reiki 1 will enable you to treat:


  • Others (adults and children)
  • Animals, plants and trees
  • Food and water

Reiki can safely be used in combination with medical advice and treatment as well as other complementary therapies.  

Reiki 1 Course Outline

The Reiki 1 course is a one-day course which covers the following:

         What Reiki is

         The uses and benefits of Reiki

         The Reiki Principles

         The History of Reiki

         Introduction to Chakras

         A grounding meditation

         Feeling energy

         Four Reiki Attunements

         Hand Positions for self treatment

         Hand Positions for treatment of others

         How to conduct a Reiki session

         Practical exercises of giving and receiving Reiki

         Case studies

         Questions and Answers


In First Degree training you will receive four attunements.  These attunements are focused mainly on opening up the physical body so that it can then accept energy.  

During Reiki 1 training, you learn how to feel energy and many practical exercises are used throughout the course.

You are also taught the general principles of Reiki and become familiarised with its history and roots.  On a practical level, you will also be taught how to give a treatment, firstly to yourself and secondly to other people.  This part of the course assists the integration of the energy and gives you the tools to become a Reiki Practitioner.

Following the attunement is a 28 day period called the cleansing period. During this time, you are encouraged to give yourself a treatment every day and many students find themselves undergoing positive personal changes and spiritual growth which can be a very powerful and very rewarding time.


On completion of the course, you will receive an illustrated Reiki Manual, the First Degree Reiki Certificate as well as on-going support and advice.



 Saturday, November 14,  10 am to 4pm

Saturday,December 12,  10 am to 4pm


Tuition $195

6 CEU Contact Hours available

3+ College Credit Available


Second Degree Reiki

Reiki 2
The Practitioner's Degree

Reiki 2 opens additional energy centres and connects you to a greater volume of Reiki Energy.  During the course, you are given three sacred symbols, each having a specific function.  These symbols can then be used as a focus to enable you to strengthen mental and emotional healing and to send absentee healing.  A large part of the training received in Second Degree is centred on the understanding and use of these symbols. 

In Reiki 2 training you receive two attunements.  At this stage of the training, the energy attunement is greatly amplified and its focus is on the etheric body rather than the physical.  As a result of these attunements, you may develop both a greater sensitivity to energy and a psychic awareness.  

Techniques are taught to enable you to:

         Focus the energy on the release of mental and emotional blocks

Focus your mind to enable to send Reiki energy beyond time and space and thus bring about effective absentee healing.

Reiki 2 Course Outline

The Reiki 2 course is a one-day course which covers the following:

         Questions and Answers from your experiences with Reiki 1


         Reiki 2 Attunements

         Reiki 2 symbols - learning to draw and use

         Absent healing techniques

         Empowering and healing events (past and future)

         Hands-on practical session

         Other uses of the symbols

         Sharing Reiki

         Practicing Reiki Professionally

         Case Studies

         Questions and Answers

Note:  For the Reiki 2 Course you will need to bring with you a photo of someone you wish to send distant healing. 

You are encouraged once again to give yourself a Reiki treatment every day for 30 days following the completion of the course for the same reasons outlined in Reiki 1.

Reiki 2 will provide the necessary training and discipline required for you to operate publicly as a Reiki practitioner if this is your intention.


On completion of the course, you will receive an illustrated Reiki Manual, the Second Degree Reiki Certificate as well as on-going support and advice.

Reiki Level II Classes: 

Saturday, November 21, 10 am to 4pm

Tuition $200

6 CEU Contact Hours  available

3+ College Credit Available



Register Today for Winter Term 2010 



Reiki Northwest offers University Credit for those who want to Volunteer. 

We have Volunteer opportunities with  Seniors Citizens, Support Groups, such as Alanon, NAMI, Lyme Disease, Grief,  the Disabled, Women's Groups such as Women's Space, SASS, Labor and Delivery, New Mom's Preemies. Volunteer with Cancer Patients, Hospice, Hospitals, Children with Life threatening diseases, or Residential Care Facilities.


We also offer great research opportunities, event planning opportunities and so much more!


Reiki Northwest Volunteers are Compassionate Connection in Action.

Our Volunteers show up in a way Unique to their Individual Gifts.

Art, Music, Writing, Listening, Oral Histories, Mediation, whatever your gift is we can use it to meet the needs of those who will benefit from it.


Where do YOU want to make a difference? Let us know!

We can make it happen!


Call us today!


 The Wednesday Reiki Class

The Koinonia House

On Campus

1414 Kincaid

Eugene, OR 97401-3739 

Park in the lot adjacent to the house

          Drop-In Every Wednesday from 5-6pm    Come  discuss a variety of topics relevant to Reiki., Volunteering and MORE!!!!  


CEU Contact Hours Available

Stay for Our Community Reiki Circle at 6pm  



University Winter Term 2010
Reiki I Class
Learn Reiki
Earn Credit
541-343-080 for additional details
Reiki Northwest has a Volunteer Experience to fit your Personal and Professional Dreams. Learn Diversity Training, Compassionate Connection, Ethics, Confidentiality, Reporting, Mindfullness Meditation, Breathwork, Positive Imagery, Re-Patterning Techniques, Sound Healing Dynamics
And of Course
Call today for
Volunteer and Registration Information!
$200 materials and book fee


Sound Healing Classes
541-343-0808 for Details


Re- Patterning Classes!
Call 541-343-0808 for Details


Reiki for Labor and Delivery, Midwifes, Doulas, NICU, PECU Professionals.
This 8 week class is limited to 10 participants. There is one required weekend workshop, a full Reiki session(price included in Tuition) 3 Required Reiki Circle Attendances and Participation and 8 group or individual sessions with one of Reiki NW Masters.
18 CEU hours, 12 Contact Hours
Call 541-343-0808 to pre-register for Fall Term
Reiki Master Training:
A one year program under the supervision
of a experienced Reiki Master Teacher.
Tuition TBD
25 CEU Hours Available


Classroom and Practitoner Space Available 
Space availble byr the hour, half day, day or weekend.
Call for info:

Q. Who can learn to do Reiki?

A. Reiki is a very simple technique to learn and is not dependent on one having any prior experience with healing, meditation or any other kind of training. It has be successfully learned by over one million people from all walks of life, both young an old. The reason it is so easy to learn that it is not taught in the usual way something is taught. The ability to do Reiki is simply transferred from the teacher to the student through a process called an attunement that takes place during a Reiki class. As soon as one receives an attunement, they have the ability to do Reiki and after that whenever one places their hands on themselves or on another person with the intention of doing Reiki, the healing energy will automatically begin flowing.

Q. How long does it take to learn Reiki?

A. A beginning Reiki class is taught on a weekend. The class can be one or two days long. I recommend that the minimum time necessary be at least six to seven hours. Along with the attunement, it is necessary that the student be shown how to give treatments and also to practice giving treatments in class.

Q. What is a Reiki attunement?

A. A Reiki attunement is the process by which a person receives the ability to give Reiki treatments. The attunement is administered by the Reiki Master during the Reiki class. During the attunement, the Reiki Master will touch the students head, shoulders, and hands and use one or more special breathing techniques. The attunement energies will flow through the Reiki Master and into the student. These special energies are guided by the Higher Power and make adjustments in the students energy pathways and connect the student to the source of Reiki. Because the energetic aspect of the attunement is guided by the Higher Power, it adjusts itself to be exactly right for each student. During the attunement, some students feel warmth in the hands, others may see colors or have visions of spiritual beings. However, it is not necessary to have an inner experience for the attunement to have worked. Most simply feel more relaxed.

Q. Can I treat myself?

A. Yes, once you have received the attunement, you can treat yourself as well as others. This is one of the unique features of Reiki.

Q. I have heard that Reiki can be sent to others at a distance. How does this work?

A. Yes, in Reiki II, you are given three Reiki symbols. These symbols are empowered by the Reiki II attunement. One of these symbols is for distant healing. By using a picture of the person you would like to send Reiki to or by writing the person’s name on a piece of paper or simply by thinking of the person and also activating the distant symbol, you can send Reiki to them no matter where they are. They could be hundreds of miles away, but it makes no difference. The Reiki energy will go to them and treat them. You can also send Reiki to crisis situations or world leaders and the Reiki energy will help them too.

Q. How many levels are there to the Reiki training?

A. In the Usui/Tibetan system of Reiki taught by the Center, there are four levels. These include one, two, Advanced and Master.

Q. What does it feel like to give a treatment?

A. When giving a Reiki treatment, the Reiki energy flows through the practitioner before leaving the hands and flowing into the client. Because of this, the practitioner receives a treatment also. As the Reiki energy flows through the practitioner, she/he will feel more relaxed and uplifted. Spiritual experiences sometimes take place. The practitioner sometimes receives insights about what the client needs to know to heal more deeply.

Q. How do I find a Reiki teacher that is right for me?

A. Reiki teachers or Masters advertise in many magazines and also post notices at health food stores, new age bookstores and other places. Once you find a Reiki teacher or practitioner you are interested in receiving training or a treatment from, it is a good idea to ask them some important questions. Here are a few that will give you additional information to make a choice.

• How long have you been working with Reiki? What training have you had? How often do you teach? How do you personally use Reiki? What is your lineage?

• What qualifications are required to take Reiki Training?

• What do you cover in your classes? How many hours of class time is included? How much time is instructional, and how much is hands on practice?

• What are the specific things I will be able to do after taking the training?

• What are your fees, and will I get a certificate and a manual?

• Can I take notes and tape record the class?

• How many symbols will I learn?

• Is there a Reiki support group in my area or can you help me establish one?

• Will you openly support me in being a successful Reiki practitioner or Master?

• Do you have a positive respectful attitude toward other Reiki practitioners and Masters regardless of lineage or affiliation?

Be aware of how you feel about their answers and if they are responding in a loving manner that is supportive and empowering. Listen to your heart and you will be guided to the right teacher or practitioner.

Q. Can children learn Reiki?

A. Yes, Reiki can be taught to anyone. I recommend that a child be old enough to understand what Reiki is and that the child request to receive Reiki.

Q. Is it safe for pregnant woman?

A. Since Reiki is guided by the Higher Power, the Reiki energy will know the condition of the client or student and adjust appropriately. Reiki can only do good. Many pregnant women have received treatments with great benefit to them and their unborn child. It has also been used during child birth. Pregnant women have also taken the Reiki training and received the Reiki attunement with beneficial results.

Q. What about babies?

A. Babies love Reiki. It is very healthy for them. Do not worry about it being too strong. Reiki automatically adjusts to what the baby needs.

Q. Can I treat animals or plants?

A. Animals love Reiki too. They seem to have a natural understanding of what Reiki is and its benefits. Once a pet has received a Reiki treatment, they will often let you know that they want more. Plants also respond well to Reiki.

Q. Are there any side effects from a Reiki treatment?

A. Most of the time a person will feel relaxed and uplifted by a Reiki treatment. However, sometimes a person will have what is called a healing crisis. As a person’s vibration goes up, toxins that have been stored in the body will be released into the blood stream to be filtered by the liver and kidneys and removed from the system. When this happens, sometimes a person can get a headache or stomach ache or feel weak. If this happens, it is a good idea to drink more water, eat lighter meals and get more rest. The body is cleansing as part of the healing process so this is a good sign.

Q. Can it be used to help groups of people or even global crises?

A. Yes, this is one of the wonderful benefits of Reiki and is why it is such a wonderful technique for the new millennium. It allows individuals and groups to do something positive about the challenging situations we see on the news involving so many people all over the planet. Reiki can be used to reduce suffering and help people any where in the world. On our Reiki web site at we list major world events to send Reiki to. As more and more people send Reiki to help the world heal, we will move quickly to a world of peace and harmony.

Q. How much does a treatment usually cost?

A. A Reiki treatment usually will cost between $25.00 and $100.00 depending on the area of the country. However, some practitioners offer treatments free of charge or for a donation.

Q. Is Reiki a Religion?

A. Although Reiki energy is spiritual in nature, Reiki is not a religion. Practitioners are not asked to change any religious or spiritual beliefs they may have. They are free to continue believing anything they choose and are encouraged to make their own decisions concerning the nature of their religious practices.

The Reiki Northwest Usui Reiki Lineage

 What is lineage?

A. Reiki is a technique that is passed on from teacher to student over and over. If one has Reiki, than she/he will be part of a succession of teachers leading back to the founder of the system of Reiki one is practicing. In the case of Usui Reiki, the lineage would lead back to Dr. Usui.

How does one learn Reiki?

Anyone can "learn" Reiki. The word learn is not quite right as most of us cannot just read about Reiki and then do it. The ability to use Reiki is normally given via an attunement or initiation. When attending a Reiki course the participant gets attuned/initiated by a Reiki master through a simple process, this opens him/her to receive and utilize more of the Universal Life Energy. The attunements have in themselves a very powerful balancing and healing effect. Since energy spins at different levels Reiki is normally split into 3 levels: Reiki 1, Reiki 2 and Master level. Once attuned Reiki is easy to use and your ability to use Reiki will never leave you!


This beginning training is one of the most thorough and comprehensive available. It includes both Reiki I Attunement and is a combination of the Western style as introduced by Mrs. Takata and the Japanese style. On completion of the class, you will be able to give Reiki treatments to yourself and family. The following subjects are taught:

• The origin and history of Reiki
• The nature of Reiki energy, why people get sick and how Reiki heals.
The Reiki Ideals
The Human Energy System
The complete hand placement system.
Gassho meditation
Byosen Scanning: Using the sensitivity in the hands to locate areas needing healing, (usually in the aura) and to treat them.
Reiji-Ho: Using inner guidance to know how and where to treat.
Kenyoku: Dry bathing, a method to purify your energy field
Koki-ho: Using the breath to heal.
• Attunements for Reiki I are given.

The class is a combination of lecture, discussion, demonstration and practice time. Each student experiences giving and receiving a complete treatment using Byosen scanning and the hand placement system. Practice time is given using all the Reiki I symbols as well as the for techniques mentioned above.

A class manual and a certificate are included.

Reiki II

The class is a combination of lecture, discussion, demonstration and practice time. within the class period as well as at Reiki Community Circles.  20 hours of Volunteer Practice hours are required. Each Student is required to keep an ongoiing journal of their experiences giving and receiving  Reiki.. Each Student is  required to give 3 complete Reiki treatemnts  using Byosen scanning and the hand placement system. Practice time is given using all the Reiki I symbols as well as the for techniques mentioned above.

A class manual and a certificate are included

The Reiki II class covers

Gyoshi-ho: Sending Reiki with the eyes.
How to see Energy Fields
Sending Reiki at a distance.
Reiki II symbols: How to draw, activate and use them. Their many uses are explained and their inner meaning is discussed. Practice time is given so students know from experience how the energy of each symbols feels and the results each symbol produces.

Attunements for Reiki II are given.

What is a Reiki Attunement?

  Once you receive a Reiki attunement, it will last your whole life. However, if you get additional attunements for the same level, it will act to refine and strengthen your Reiki energy.

Why is a Reiki Attunement Necessary?
by Beth Simmons Stapor

Over the years that I have been teaching Reiki, I have often been asked the question: “Why do I need an attunement or initiation to healing energy?” or “If this is universal life energy that is available to all why do I need to come to a Reiki class and receive a special initiation?” I would like to address these questions. I am going to focus on the word initiation as I feel that when you receive an attunement to the Reiki energy you are being initiated into the energy. 

In the “Oxford English Dictionary” initiation is described as “the action of beginning, entering upon, or starting something.” It is also defined as “formal introduction by preliminary instruction or initial ceremony into some position, office, or society, or knowledge of or participation in some principles or observances- hence - admission to the knowledge of instruction in the elements of any subject or practice.” This definition accurately describes my perception of an initiation.

I am sure that there are those who worked with energy work much longer than I had when they took their first Reiki class. They may question why it is necessary to be initiated into something that they believed already existed within them. I would have two responses to them. Would the neophyte believe in this natural gift from Spirit of healing self and others without the ritual? Secondly, as the “Oxford Dictionary” indicates, initiation is also “admission to the knowledge or instruction in the elements of any subject or practice.” Is this not the process that Dr. Usui went through when he received the Reiki keys to healing from Spirit?

As a teacher I have seen my students many reactions to the process of receiving an initiation. In varying degrees each student has been touched in some special way by Spirit. Initiations are a part of the process of reconnection to Spirit and a beginning of a new or renewed walk down the path of life. Many doors are opened in this sacred ritual. If you have received an attunement to Reiki, remember back to the feelings you had during your special ceremony and connection to Reiki. If you are thinking about taking a Reiki class, then know that the healing energies that you were born with will only expand as Reiki begins to flow through your body, soul, and spirit. Blessings on your journey.

Beth Simmons Stapor is a Center Licensed Reiki Master Teacher, and a Licensed Counselor from Cookeville, TN contact her via email at or her website

Q. Can a person make a living from Reiki?

A. Yes, if you put your heart into it, you can develop a Reiki practice combined with teaching classes that can bring a regular income. This is a very fulfilling way to earn a living. See the article on Developing Your Reiki Practice.

Q. Can one become Licensed to practice and teach Reiki?

A. There are no governmental licensing programs at this time. However, the Center does have a licensing program for Reiki teachers. Please see our Center Licensed Teachers Guidebook from the Center.

Q. Does insurance cover Reiki treatments?

A. Reiki is just starting to be recognized by insurance companies. While not many are covering Reiki treatments, some are. Check with your local insurance company for details.

Q. Can nurses or massage therapists get CEU credit for taking Reiki classes?

A. Classes taught by our Center Licensed Reiki teachers are approved to give CEU credits to nurses, massage therapists and athletic trainers.

Q. Are there any scientific experiments that demonstrate Reiki works?

A. Yes, see the section on Reiki research.


Reiki For OBGYN, Doulas, Midwives, Labor and Delivery Room Staff, NICU and PECU Staff, Pediatricians and Family Practitioners
8 week Training Course
Includes Reiki I and II Attunements
CEU Available

Reiki For Pregnancy
Reiki is the practice of sending universal energies for healing purposes to a patient. Reiki is administered by a Reiki Practitioner who has been traditionally certified by a Reiki Master-Teacher.
Reiki is safe to use during all stages of pregnancy from conception to childbirth. Couples who are having trouble getting pregnant sometimes seek Reiki treatments for their reproductive problems. Men as well as women have shown benefits from these Reiki therapy sessions.
Reiki is used during the first stages of pregnancy to relieve the stress and illness that the mother is feeling. Reiki can restore the balance and health to the mother. Reiki has been shown to relieve 
morning sickness.
 During pregnancy, tests conducted at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut shows that Reiki used during pregnancy reduced anxiety by 94 percent, nausea by 80 percent, pain by 78 percent and improved sleep by 86 percent. (
Reiki can be a relaxing and nurturing way for couples to share intimacy during all stages of pregnancy and post partum.


Reiki For Labor and Delivery
During labor, pain is associated with the back and pelvic area. Reiki used during this stage has been shown to control and lessen pain during labor. This type of therapy has also shown to make delivery easier on the mom and baby. Also, mothers who have had previous c-sections who receive Reiki in subsequent pregnancies how a clear reduction in the need for cesareans.

Reiki may help  to make the contractions feel  milder and calms the mother as labor progresses.
As far as post-partum treatment, Reiki is shown to reduce the emotional rollercoaster of adjusting to a new baby. Hand positions and chakra concentrations are great for stress reduction and anxiety reduction. Mothers who have used Reiki during and after pregnancy can better adjust to their babies. Babies are also better adjusted to the outside world when the mother has had Reiki therapy during her pregnancy.

After the baby is born, it can be a stressful time for the baby. When Reiki is used in the delivery room it makes an easier transition for the baby. It also reduces anxiety, sleep problems, colic, and enhances motor activity and active sleep.


Reiki is for the Whole Family
When both Parents are attuned to Reiki everyone can be involved in the care of each other and the new baby. Additonally, parents can treat themselves when they feel stressed, treat mom during the different phases of pregnancy and delivery as well as the baby during late night feedings or colic fits.and siblings adjusting to all the new family life changes.

Reiki Northwest
1414 Kincaid Ave
Eugene, OR 97401


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