I love sharing Reiki with others, and I especially enjoy empowering others to do Reiki.
A Reiki teacher is traditionally called a Reiki Master. While I fully respect those who use the title Reiki Master, I prefer to think of myself as a Reiki Teacher because Reiki is a life-long learning process, and I believe that no matter how proficient I may become, there will always be something new to learn.
The ability to work with Reiki is usually passed from Master/Teacher to student in a process, called an attunement. Literally, this is a ritualized process that "tunes you in" to Reiki energy. Just like radio & TV waves, Reiki energy is all around us, and in the way that adjusting your satellite dish allows you to receive all your TV channels, the attunement process allows you to "tune in" and work with Reiki energy.
Working with healing energy and using our intuition is part of our owner's manual. If you were to look at the manual, its contents would fill the tallest building in the world. However, most of us live and work with the information contained on the first & second floors - if we have chosen to even enter the building.
I believe that Reiki is something we all have the ability to do, and it is an easy, fun and holistic way to bring healing to our lives, as well as the lives of those around us. As each person brings healing into their own life, it exponentially reaches out to bring healing to the world around us in ways we may never have imagined.
There are three levels (degrees) of Reiki training (I, II, III). In traditional Reiki, you usually receive multiple attunements for each Degree, and it can take years to move from one Degree to the next. While this level of apprenticeship is wonderful, in modern Reiki, there is usually just a single attunement and class for each Degree. Each class tends to last only a few hours, and they are generally spaced about a month apart.
The theory behind this brevity is that Reiki itself is the best teacher. It works differently with each student - meeting them where they are when they begin the class and growing with them as they continue to learn.
Different teachers have different ways of doing classes. As I teach it, the class for each Degree lasts four hours. You're not expected to master each Degree in that time. The class is merely an opportunity to introduce you to each level and get you "up and running".
You will be taught material applicable to each degree and learn energy exercises & techniques that will help you to increase your ability to experience and work with Reiki energy. You will also be provided with a manual to take home & use as a reference while you continue to learn. In addition, I will be available for questions and follow-up via email and phone as needed.
My goal in each class is to open & empower you to fully embrace all possibilities as you work with Reiki. There are people who teach lots of rules on how Reiki can and cannot be performed or taught. While I fully respect and understand the reasoning behind many of the rules I've come across, it has been my experience that they are actually limitations.
As you move through each Degree, I will teach you the rules I've learned, so that you are aware of them. Then I will share my understanding of the reasoning behind why they exist and why I've come to feel that those rules may actually stem from our own limiting beliefs - based upon our very human experiences - and why those beliefs can keep you from fully embracing all that Reiki can do.
In time, you can then decide for yourself whether you would like to support the rules. It's not right or wrong that they exist, and it's up to you how you would like to work with Reiki to develop your practice.
TIMING BETWEEN DEGREES:
(How long to wait between Reiki I, II & III classes)
While it's more common for classes to be held a month apart in order to allow students time to experience each Degree before moving to the next, I've found that if someone needs to have that time compressed (all 3 classes in a single weekend; one per week - or every other week, etc), Reiki meets each person where they are & grows with them as they practice and learn.
No matter what time table is used for training, think of it like being given a beautiful race car. That car is very powerful & can do amazing things, but in order to learn to drive it, you must start by working in first gear and driving around a parking lot. With practice, you will know how and when to work all the gears, and you can eventually drive on the autobahn, if you choose. But even if you cannot use all the bells and whistles immediately, you still have a fantastic car. The rest is just learning to drive it.
Similarly, due to Reiki's Divine Intelligence, it knows exactly where you are in your personal & spiritual development and works with you as you grow and learn to use it. It doesn't overwhelm or "shock" your system, and you're not forced to drive on the autobahn before you "know how the car works", so to speak.
Consequently, there is no one-size-fits-all "right" answer to when each class can be taken. In my opinion, if you feel ready or you need it, you are ready. Do whatever you feel is best.
For more information on each class & its curriculum, please click on the links below:
Reiki I $100
Focus: Physical healing
Learning to work with Reiki energy & 1st Reiki symbol
Reiki II $200
Focus: Mental, emotional & distance healing
Learning additional Reiki symbols (most information-intensive class)
Reiki III $300
pass attunements, teach others & Master symbol
Class Length: 4 hours
During this time, you will receive an attunement and an overview of the most important concepts for whichever Reiki degree you are seeking, in addition to hands-on practice of what you have learned.
Reiki itself will be your best teacher, as it works differently with every person. As this happens, you may have questions that arise after the class. I will also be available to answer questions via email or phone. I truly enjoy keeping in touch with students and helping as best I can; however, please understand that this is not an intensive level of mentoring, but the answering of periodic questions.
For long-term, intensive assistance, mentoring and support, you may wish to schedule weekly, bi-weekly or monthly Reiki sessions. During these sessions we can thoroughly discuss any challenges or difficulties you are facing, and you will also receive the benefit of a Reiki treatment. I have scheduled monthly visits with my own Reiki teacher since learning Reiki in 2007, and I have found great benefit and balance in this exchange.
We will take any breaks during class, as needed. It’s all very flexible – I want the class to be as relaxed & enjoyable as possible.
Food & beverages:
I will have plenty of water for you to drink. Please feel free to bring any food/snacks or other beverages that you would like to eat or drink during the class.
There is no requirement for how to dress – be as comfortable &/or as dressy as you like J
HOWEVER, I will be asking you to remove your shoes when you arrive (because I have light carpeting - nothing to do with Reiki;) ). Please bring socks or slippers if you prefer not to be barefoot.
On the day of class, you will receive a folder containing the class manual and a certificate of completion for the course you have taken.
At the time you schedule, I will also email you the class manual. I do this because some students have found it helpful to read over the material prior to their class. However, this isn’t required. You don't have to read or fully understood the information before you come to class.
The class manual has more material than we could adequately cover in 4 hours – what will happen during class is that we’ll cover the important things that will help you use Reiki, and the rest of the manual is intended to be used as a reference for you after class.
PLEASE NOTE (for classes at my home):
1. I have two wonderful cats, so if you are allergic, please take whatever you need to better manage your allergy.
2. I do not have a waiting room in my home. If you have family or friends visiting in town, please either leave them at home or drop them off to do shopping, etc. Classes only last four hours, and it will better serve you if we can focus upon you and the material.
If that's not possible, they are welcome to sit with you during the class, but they will not be able to participate or receive a Reiki attunement.
If they would like to participate in the class and receive an attunement, they are welcome to pay for the class and join in. HOWEVER, please let me know in advance how many people will be joining you, as well as their names, so I can have enough copies of class certificates and manuals.
3. If you have small children & wish to take a class, please arrange for child care rather than bringing them with you. It will better serve you.
4. If you are booking a class for a young child, please make arrangements so that you may attend with your child. You may either both participate in the class (and pay for 2 participants), or stay to supervise & support your child (and pay only for your child's class).
5. Parking & Arrival Time. Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to your class start time. There is only one designated parking spot, and arriving in this time frame will ensure that you don't have to wait for anyone to move in order to use the parking space. I mention this because people have shown up 30-45 min. early and not had a space to park.
If you are attending with friends, you may wish to carpool, or meet somewhere nearby in Hillcrest, then carpool to my home, as there is no street parking and only one designated parking space once you arrive.
STUDENT REVIEWS OF CLASS
S. S., San Diego, CA
I just wanted to say thank you for yesterday's class and it was a wonderful experience . Although I may not have experienced at first with the attunement what most or some probably do I definitely felt it when I had my hands on your shoulder and it was a very wow moment!
So I wanted to thank you for your warmth and kind demeanor and patience. I did try a bit this morning on myself and I think I felt something... Anyways, I look forward to the second class...
Divine C., San Diego, CA
Rachel is truly amazing! I just received my
first two Reiki attunements with her about a week ago! And I can't wait to go back to get the last attunement!
She makes a wonderful teacher and is very good at being patient with you
and your progress. She clearly explains each topic talked about to make sure your understanding is gained! She is very passionate in her teaching and with her work. She is very wise and will end up giving you good insight not only on Reiki but life and spirituality as well. She genuinely wants to aid in people's healing. She is also very funny and has such an adorable personality that makes training even more fun! If you are looking to be worked on or looking to get trained properly- Rachel's your gal!!!
Currently, there are no classes pre-scheduled. If you would like to schedule a class, please contact me with your availability (each degree is a single class of 4 hours), and I'll be happy to arrange a class for you either one-on-one, or for your group.
I am currently available for classes:
Monday - Friday, 10a-5p, PST (last class starts 5pm PST)
If this doesn't work for your schedule, we can discuss other options.
To schedule individual or group classes:
Please call me at 619.342.6239 or send me an email.