Usui Reiki-do

Usui Reiki-do

Usui Reiki-do is a combination of traditional Japanese Reiki and more recent Western practices. We developed this style starting from four different Reiki styles: Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, Usui Teate Reiki, Gendai Reiki-ho and Reiki Dharma. We also included information from recent research like Field Radiation Photography and Hado and from channeled publications. Ultimately, we blended information and techniques developed from our own experience through years of study and practice.

The Reiki system was founded by Mikao Usui Sensei at the beginning of the 20th century. All the other Reiki systems are based on the original Usui Reiki. From the moment Reiki was brought to the Western world in 1938, two separate streams of Reiki have existed: a Japanese one, where the emphasis is firmly on the spiritual aspect and periodic empowerments, and the Western-oriented form, which emphasizes the healing aspect and attunements.

Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki is the style founded by Hawayo Takata. She brought Reiki to the West in 1938 and she adapted the Reiki teachings to the Western culture. Her teacher Dr. Chujiro Hayashi was one of the last students of Usui Sensei. As a doctor in the Japanese Navy and a Christian, he restructured Usui Sensei’s teachings emphasizing the healing aspect. This is the first and the widest-spread system in the Western world.

Gendai Reiki-ho or Modern Reiki Techniques is the style founded by Hiroshi Doi Sensei, a Japanese Reiki Master Teacher, former member of the original Japanese association Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai. He incorporated in his system some of the Western techniques along with Usui Sensei’s original teachings.

Usui Teate Reiki is a style founded by Pamela Jordan, in an attempt to bring back the Western Reiki to its Japanese roots. The information comes mainly from Usui’s surviving students, through two of the Western Reiki Masters : Chris Marsh from England and Frank Arjava Petter from Germany.

Reiki Dharma is the style founded by Frank Arjava Petter, a Reiki Master who lived in Japan for almost a decade. He was the first person who brought Reiki back to Japan and taught it openly. He combined his knowledge from the Western lineage with the information he had received from some of the Usui’s students.

Usui Reiki-do provides the information coming from all of the above-mentioned styles and highlights the differences, whenever it is needed. In these cases, we recommend the technique we feel more comfortable with in our practice.

Usui Reiki-do system has four levels, which gradually allow the student’s access to higher amounts of vibrational energy. The Teacher level is recommended to people who choose to dedicate their life to promoting and teaching Reiki.

Reiki I

This class is taught in 4 or minimum 2 consecutive days, for a total of 8 hours. The topics covered by this course are:

  • Reiki defined
  • Reiki as energy
  • Reiki as a spiritual path
  • The evolution of Reiki
  • Reiki treatments
  • 3 Reiki I attunements
  • Demonstration of complete Reiki treatments and self-treatments
  • Practice time
  • Some of the original Japanese Reiki techniques:
    • Gassho – Meditation
    • Joshin Kokkyu-Ho – Purifying breathing technique
    • Kenyoku – Dry bathing
    • Reiji-Ho – Indication (guidance) of Reiki energy
    • Byosen – Scanning
  • Group healing
  • Shudan Reiki – Group Reiki
  • Reiki Mawashi – Reiki in Circle
  • Additional exercises or meditations.
  • Reiki II

    This class is taught in one or two consecutive days for a total of 8 hours. The topics covered by this course are:

    • Testing the Reiki flow and Review of the Reiki I main topics
    • The description of all symbols, including how to draw them, what they mean and how to use them
    • Helping the students to memorize the symbols
    • 3 Reiki II attunements
    • Practice time, so the student can experience the energy related to each symbol
    • Chanting, Toning, and Kotodama
    • Beaming
    • Shashin Chiryo, Enkaku Chiryo – Distant healing
    • Seiheichi Chiryo – Habit healing
    • Other original Japanese techniques:
    • Tanden Chiryo – Tanden treatment
    • Hesso Chiryo – Navel healing
    • Hanshin Chirio – Treatment for half of the body
    • Gedoku-Ho – Detoxification Technique
    • Ketsueki Kokan-Ho (Hanshin and Zenshin Koketsu-Ho) – Blood exchange technique
  • Past and Future healing
  • Additional exercises or meditations
  • Reiki III Master Practitioner

    This class can be taught in one or two consecutive days, for a total of 8 hours. The topics covered by this course are:

    • Testing the Reiki flow, local and distant
    • Revision of the Reiki I and II main topics, including drawing the symbols
    • The description of the Usui master symbol taught in Usui Reiki
    • Helping the students to memorize the symbol
    • 1 Reiki III A Master Practitioner attunement
    • Practice time, so the student can experience the energy associated with each symbol
    • General knowledge about the human body
    • Advanced hand techniques
    • Uchite Chiryo Ho – Pat with the hands
    • Nadete Chiryo Ho – Stroke with the hands
    • Oshite Chiryo Ho – Push with the hands
  • Advanced healing techniques:
    • Koki Ho – healing with the breath
    • Gyoshi Ho – healing with the eyes
  • Self-purifying methods
    • Hado Kokyu Ho – breathing technique using the sound ‘Haa’
    • Hatsurei Ho – Technique to connect and strengthen Reiki,
    • Jiko Joka Ho – Self-cleansing technique
    • Sekizui Joka Ibuki-Ho- Cleansing the Spinal Cord with the Breath
  • Discussions about the practice of Reiki
  • Additional exercises, techniques, and meditations
  • Reiki IV Master Teacher

    Most instructors teach this class separately from the Master Practitioner class, although some teach only the complete Master Teacher training. The content of the course is:

    • Testing the Reiki flow, local and distant
    • Review of the Reiki I, II, and III main topics
    • A talk about what it means to be a Reiki Master/Teacher, including the responsibilities involved
    • Optionally, additional symbols from other systems
    • One Reiki III B Master/Teacher attunement
    • Demonstration showing how to give attunements for each Reiki level
    • Practice giving each of the attunements
    • Discussion on what subjects to teach
    • Additional exercises, meditations, and techniques

    Reiki IV Master Teacher Update

    This course is intended for people who are already Master/Teachers in a different Reiki style. We recommend it especially to those who studied only Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki.

    This Course introduces the original Japanese techniques taught in Usui Gakkai Reiki, Usui Gendai Reiki, and Usui Teate Reiki.

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