Designed for beginners, Reiki level I is the foundation of Usui Shiki Ryoho – The Usui System of Natural Healing. In this class, you will develop your natural intuitive powers. You will learn to feel a client’s energy and understand the messages you receive. The instructor will perform four meditative initiations (or attunements) to connect you to the first degree of Reiki energy.

Photo of a Reiki Level 1 class at the NYC Reiki Center with students holding their Reiki CertificatesThe Reiki process is a simple method of hands-on healing developed by Mikao Usui of Kyoto, Japan. After training, Reiki energy flows through the body to the hands of the Reiki practitioner and into the cells of the person being treated. The energy normalizes body functions. It therefore helps to reestablish balance and harmony on the physical, emotional, and spiritual planes so that the natural function is restored. Reiki differs from other healing methods in that a specific initiation process is used to prepare students for the flow of healing energy. This protects them from using their own vital energy to help others, and also from absorbing any negative energetic patterns from those they are treating.

Reiki Level 1 is a 16-hour class taught over two days, usually on a Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm, with a lunch break around 1 pm both days. The class is divided into four sections, each from 3 to 4 hours. In each section of the class, students will receive an initiation (also called an attunement) from the instructor, increasing their access to the Reiki energy and boosting their power level. By the fourth and final attunement, the student will have permanent, life-long access to Reiki, as well as all the knowledge and skills to use it successfully on themselves and others.

By the end of this First Degree Reiki Class you will be able to:

  • Apply Reiki energy to yourself and others, and sense the energy as it flows through your hands.
  • Feel the energy of the person receiving treatment and perceive areas of reduced vitality.
  • Appreciate that attitudes can create dis-ease in the mind, and how the physical body can be affected.
  • Apply the Reiki Precepts in their daily self-treatment practice

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What You Will Learn In a First Degree Reiki Class at the NYC Reiki Center

If you’re interested in learning Reiki with us, have a look at the following video. Instructor Brian Brunius explains the format of our Reiki level 1 class and what is taught during the class.

Reiki Students in Action

If you’re interested in learning Reiki with us, have a look at the following video. You will see some of our students in action at the Monday night Reiki Circles we host regularly and hear what they have to say about their experiences with Reiki.