How to find the right Reiki Class
As Reiki continues to rise in popularity, potential students often wonder what is the best way to learn Reiki? The best way to find a Reiki Class is to seek an in-person class with a qualified Reiki Master Teacher. This person should be an experienced, skilled professional who will act as a mentor. In this article I will give you some helpful guidelines to use when looking for a Reiki Class.
Here are some things to look for when searching for a Reiki Class
The Reiki Master’s Qualifications
How long has she been teaching? What is her Reiki Lineage? Does she offer on-going support after the Reiki Class? Does she have an active Reiki practice which means is she giving Reiki treatments to clients on an on-going basis? To teach Reiki, the Reiki Master must be practicing what she is teaching.
Is the Reiki Master warm and welcoming?
Taking a Reiki Class should be a comfortable, experience. Because this is important, make time to talk or meet with the Reiki Master. Her openness and response to your asking her to do this will give you information in itself. Many of my students come to me for a session prior to a Reiki Class.
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Where will the Reiki Class be held?
Ideally the Reiki Class will take place in a comfortable environment. It should be in a quiet setting with comfortable furniture and good lighting. It’s a long time to be in one place, so make sure the space is conducive to helping your learning experience. Also, don’t let location get in the way. It’s worth it to travel a bit farther to have the right learning experience. On this note, don’t let a particular date stand in your way. If you decide you want to take a Reiki Class, spend time researching and don’t jump on the first class you come across even if it happens to be the next weekend and you are free.
Level I Only for the first Reiki Class!
Some teachers have transitioned away from the way Reiki was originally taught. Reiki was originally taught in a slow growth learning experience. This means NOT having Level I and Level II back to back classes taught over a weekend. This is important because students need to learn the first level and take time to practice on themselves and loved ones. Level I may be enough for them and they may not need Level II. I recommend to my students that they take several months to become familiar with Reiki and then see if they are ready to go on to Level II. I feel so strongly about this that I wrote an article on my blog called “Choosing your Reiki Path: Beware of Fast Food Reiki”. http://reikinewyork.com/blog/
Did you ever hear the expression “You get what you pay for”? Beware of low cost classes. It could be an indication that something will be missing from your experience –lots of times the amount of time for this class is the short cut. Remember this is an investment in yourself and you deserve the best, not the least expensive.
Mentoring is important after taking a Reiki Class
The mentoring process gives support to the student, especially after taking their first Reiki class. For example, I host a free monthly healing circle where my students can come to practice and meet other like-minded people. Additionally, I tell my students that I welcome their questions at any point not matter what level of Reiki Class. I’ve written about this on my website: http://reikinewyork.com/donnas-teachings/
In summary, it is important to take time searching out the best Reiki Class and Reiki Master who will be teaching it. I hope this article has empowered you to do so.