Shoden – Reiki One
Shoden is a Japanese word meaning “first teachings.” These are the first teachings of the system of Reiki. In this practical Shoden course, you will learn how to help yourself with a daily healing practice and how you can also help your friends and family using Japanese healing techniques. This class teaches Reiki for all species. It is suitable for beginners and practitioners of all levels of Reiki from other lineages. The traditional Japanese techniques and general principles taught in this class are different from those of Western Reiki that is usually taught in North America. For example, the energy centres in the human body are the Three Diamonds, while Western Reiki uses chakras. In the teachings of the Usui Reiki Ryoho lineage, Reiki is the same no matter who it is offered to. The class includes techniques for self-treatment, hand positions for hands-on treatment of people, and sharing Reiki with each other, cats, chickens, plants and trees. The class follows the traditional Japanese Reiki teachings of Mikao Usui as taught by Frans Stiene of the International House of Reiki and fulfils the Codes of Practice of the Shibumi International Reiki Association.
Minimum length of Reiki course: The equivalent of 2 full days training
In-person attunements/reiju: 4
- Kenyoku Ho
- Joshin Kokyu Ho
- Seishin Toitsu
- Japanese energetic system
- Concept of hara/tanden
- Hands-on healing for the self
- Hands-on healing for others (minimum ½ hour treatment performed per person)
- The Reiki Precepts
Location and COVID information: This class will take place at Michelle’s rural home near Princeton, Ontario, N0J 1V0. Anyone who feels unwell on a day of class or who would answer yes to any of the usual COVID screening questions should not attend and may use their deposit toward another class within a year. Students will have the opportunity to share Reiki with each other, cats, chickens, plants and trees. If the weather is good, the class will be mainly outdoors. Masks must be worn when indoors or nearer to each other than two metres. COVID policies will be updated to reflect current Ontario guidelines when the class takes place.
Class Length: two days (approx. 15 hours), with half-hour lunch breaks and short breaks throughout the day. This class is taught on two Saturdays, a week apart.
Class Materials: Students will receive a Shoden class manual of the International House of Reiki and a Shoden (level one) reiki certificate.
Class Size: The maximum number of students for this class is six. Typical class sizes are three to five students.
Class Fee: $300.00 CAD, with a $100 non-refundable deposit and a $200 remainder.
Donation: 25% of proceeds from this class will be donated to a charity.