A Professional Training Program for Certified Reiki Practitioners

The next course starts January 21, 2024

The Certified Reiki Practitioner Training Program is for second degree Reiki students and Reiki Masters who feel a deep calling to expand their relationship with Reiki and build a professional Reiki practice. Serious candidates must have a regular self-treatment Reiki practice, be willing to participate in NYC Reiki Center events during the six-month training, and have a commitment to making Reiki their profession.

This six-month course is a hands-on training that integrates the system of Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki with practical in-depth clinical training from the John Harvey Gray lineage. Graduates of the program will be prepared for professional private practice, be well-trained to work with the NYC Reiki Center team if they wish to, and become eligible to apply for Reiki Master training. Hours accrued during this program will be deducted from the 2,000 hour requirement of the Reiki Master training.

The Certified Reiki Practitioner Training Program is a program accredited by Reiki Centers of America, a non-profit organization that preserves the original teachings of Reiki, including those of Reiki Master John Harvey Gray received from Hawayo Takata in the 1970s Its goal is to train and support new and aspiring Reiki professionals in building successful private practices and healthy Reiki communities across North America.

Photo of 2021 Certified Reki Practitioner graduates with Brian Brunius, NYC Reiki Center

“Brian is an amazing teacher. His decades of experience gave me a solid foundation to start my own Reiki Center and to feel confident I can give my clients the very best treatments. His humor is also infectious and taught me not to take myself so seriously.”


“The Certified Reiki Practitioner Program allowed me to gain experience and confidence through learning how to be with clients and the techniques to be much more professional in my Reiki practice. It enabled me to become a competent and professional Reiki Practitioner.”


“The Certified Reiki Practitioner Program was everything that I needed to know to start a successful Reiki practice from how to work with clients to how to set up your room efficiently. I also learned all the aspects of running a business.”

Time Commitment: Approximately 25 hours per month for six months (150 hours)

Requirements: This six-month training program is intended for second degree Reiki students and Masters to deepen their experience with Reiki as a professional healing practice.

  • In a monthly 6-hour class, students will review and learn new skills as professional Reiki practitioners. (Saturday or Sunday, once per month, 10am-5pm with 1-2pm lunch break)
  • In six monthly sessions of about 2.5 hours each, students will have supervised group discussions to ask questions, share experiences, get guidance on establishing and growing a successful Reiki business, elaborate on Reiki tools and techniques, and explore Reiki as a spiritual discipline. (One weeknight per month)
  • Students will see and document 50 hours of clients one-on-one in private sessions.
  • Students will practice 50 hours of group Reiki treatments in the form of Reiki Circles, clinics, exchanges with other students, or volunteer opportunities.
  • Students will have the opportunity to observe 2 full treatments from start to finish in a professional Reiki office with real clients. (Scheduled as available)
  • Each student will give and receive long-form absent treatment and hands-on treatments with a partner from the class, ensuring support during the program. The hours spent doing this will be counted toward the 50-hour requirement.
  • Student will self-treat daily for the 6-month program.
  • At the end of the program, students will perform a full professional Reiki treatment on a partner of their choice and be observed by the instructor who will give feedback and comments on their performance and professionalism.

Course Fee: $3,000 for the full six-month (175-hours of training)

Class Size: Eight spaces are available for students in this small group class.

Matriculation: The awarding of certificates, group photos, and a graduation party will be held at the end of the course in New York City.

How To Apply
Interested applicants should email to express their interest and schedule a telephone conversation to discuss the Certified Reiki Practitioner Training program.

For the New York tri-state area, email Brian Brunius: info@nycreikicenter.com

For the San Francisco Bay Area, email Christopher Tellez: info@sfreikicenter.com



Saturday or Sunday: The Full John Harvey Gray Reiki Treatment – A Review (6 hours)

Weeknight: Supervised Group Discussion (2.5 hours)


Saturday or Sunday: Client interview, Intake notes & creating Mental Treatments (6 hours)

Weeknight:Supervised Group Discussion (2.5 hours)


Saturday or Sunday: Treating Serious Health Conditions (6 hours)

Weeknight: Supervised Group Discussion (2.5 hours)


Saturday or Sunday: Professional Appearance and Tools (6 hours)

Weeknight: Supervised Group Discussion (2.5 hours)


Saturday or Sunday: Best Business Practices (6 hours)

Weeknight:Supervised Group Discussion (2.5 hours)


Saturday or Sunday: The Symbols and Spiritual Development (6 hours)

Weeknight:Supervised Group Discussion (2.5 hours)