HEALING & COURSES
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a form of spiritual healing that uses "universal
life energy" which is channeled through the healers hand
to the recipient. Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a Japanese name
that consists of 2 words; Rei and Ki meaning spiritually guided
life energy (universal life energy).
It is an energy that animates us all and surrounds
us. This energy is known to many ancient cultures and traditions
under various names. The Indian “prana”, the Chinese
“chi” and the Japanese ki all refer to the same universal
energy. My teaching of Reiki is based on the system established
by Usui Mikao but also incorporates knowledge and understanding
from the ancient Vedic culture.
5 Reiki Principles
Fundamentally Reiki involves channeling the Universal
life force or the cosmic force into the body. Its use as a healing
system can be expanded to form the basis of one’s way of
existence in Life. The 5 Reiki principles form a fundamental basis
for Reiki practice but should provide the ethical and moral basis
for the life of any Reiki practitioner or teacher.
1. Just for today, I will live the
attitude of gratitude
2. Just for today, I will not worry
3. Just for today, I will not be angry
4. Just for today, I will do my work honestly
5. Just for today, I will be kind to my neighbors and every living
Benefits of Reiki
Current literature and research have reported
various benefits from Reiki treatments. It is now an acceptable
form of holistic healing and finds application in some clinical
and hospice environment. The list of benefits is by far not all
inclusive but offers a good overview to anyone who considers taking
a treatment or a course. Please contact the school for more information.
What are the benefits and effects
- Reiki healing can help minimize your sense
of helplessness when facing disease or the consistent stress of
modern society as it promotes natural self healing
- Reiki healing can be used in conjunction
with standard medical procedures and religious beliefs without
- Reiki healing can be used to help ease
stress and tension. Reiki energy can lead the recipient into a
deep state of relaxation and rest, and aid in the release of blocked
and suppressed feelings.
- Reiki balances the energies in the body
and strengthens the immune system.
- Reiki can be used successfully to treat
and relieve pain.
- It clears toxins and enhances personal
awareness, albeit promoting creativity.
- Reiki adapts to the natural needs of the
receiver and can support ones meditation practice
Reiki Treatment at the Kailash School
of Yoga and Holistic Healing
||One to one
and a half hours
||Treatments can be arranged
With Yogi Sivadas or one of his staff members (Clients can choose)
from 1 day to 1 week in advance
||Do not eat up to 2 hours
beforehand & wear comfortable and loose clothing, bring
a bottle of water as many people feel thirsty following a treatment.
||The session will begin
with a chat with the Reiki healer to determine whether you have
any specific ailments or issues that you would like to work
1000 Rupees per hour
with the teacher
What happens in a Reiki Treatment?
When you receive a Reiki treatment you relax,
fully clothed, on a couch or mat while the healer holds his hands
on or above you. In the western world many practitioners use the
standard hand positions and commonly a full treatment is given covering
all the important organs of the body as well as the 7 major chakras.
When you take a course in Reiki (1, 2,3) more details about the
effect of Reiki on the body, the chakras and the aura will be offered.
The energy flows wherever it is required
and can normally be felt as a warm sensation or tingling in the
body. Receiving Reiki is a very relaxing and soothing experience
but don’t worry if you don’t feel anything. Reiki still
works regardless of whether you believe in it or have doubts. Most
people will experience a sense of lightness (physically, mentally
and emotionally) following the healing. For some conditions more
than one session may be required or regular treatment may be recommended.
Please note that Reiki is not a substitute to modern medical treatment
but aims to complement any treatment that the client receives from
their medical doctor already.
Reiki Courses / Attunements
Who can learn Reiki?
Anyone can "learn" Reiki. The
ability to use Reiki is given via an attunement or initiation. When
attending a Reiki course the participant gets attuned by a Reiki
master through a simple process which opens the person to receive
and utilize more of the Universal Life Energy. The attunements themselves
have a very powerful, balancing and healing effect. Once attuned
Reiki is easy to use and your ability to use Reiki will never leave
you. In recent years many new symbols have been channeled and can
be used by any Reiki 2 and 3 Practitioner.
The Kailash School of Yoga and Holistic Healing
offers courses in Reiki 1, 2 and 3. Upon completion of any of those
courses, students will receive a manual, a certificate and
a lineage list. This will ensure that students can practice
Reiki in their country of residency and (in the case of Reiki 2
and 3) take it to a professional level by registering with a national
organization. (If you wish to become a professional Reiki healer
please take notice of the regulations pertaining to holistic treatments
in your country of residence. Insurance may be required!)
Reiki courses 1, 2 and 3
offered by Kailash School of Yoga and Holistic Healing
||2 or 3 days
History of Reiki
and its benefits; how Reiki affects the physical, emotional,
mental and spiritual body; how Reiki can be used to work with
the Aura and Chakras; Attunement
Following the attunement by the teacher
basic hand positions are shown to the students and they will
have proficient time to practice on one another and experience
the flow of energy
||2 or 3 days
receive the 3 Usui Reiki Symbols; further hand positions for
giving Reiki treatments, (students will have proficient time
to practice with the symbols on one another and experiment with
their stronger healing abilities in a safe environment.
||2 or 3 days
receive the Master symbol and learn the attunement process;
Practice time, short info about setting up a Reiki business,
responsibilities of a teacher
courses and general prices
||Reiki 1,2,3 attunements,
topics as covered above
the School for details
This long term intensive course will
only be offered upon discussion with the teacher and applicants
who wish to engage in this course are advised to contact the
school and teacher for further details.
“Hands on healing” has been known
for many centuries and is an integral part of healing in many indigenous
and other cultures. There have been various publications regarding
the origin of Reiki and many diverse ideas as to how it was integrated
into human societies. Some people claim reiki came from non terrestrial
beings (the stars) while others claim it developed in Atlantis,
Egypt, India or Tibet. We only know for certain that Reiki was "rediscovered"
in Japan by Dr Mikao Usui during the beginning of the 20th century.
There are 3 people that played a pivotal role in the history of
Reiki: Dr Mikao Usui,
Dr Hayashi, and Mrs Hawayo Takata.
Mikao (1865 –1926) is the founder of Reiki, a form
of spiritual practice used as a complementary therapy for the treatment
of physical, emotional, and mental diseases. He was born August
15, 1865 in the village of Yago in the Yamagata district of Gifu
prefecture, Japan. Usui Sensei had an avid interest in learning
and worked hard at his studies. He traveled to Europe and China
to further his education. His curriculum included medicine, psychology,
In 1914 Usui's personal and business life
was failing. As a sensitive spiritualist, Usui Sensei had previously
spent much time meditating at power spots on Mt. Kurama. So he decided
to travel to this holy mountain, where he enrolled in Isyu Guo,
a twenty-one-day training course. We do not know for certain what
he was required to do during this training, but it is likely that
fasting, meditation, chanting and prayers were part of the practice.
In addition, we know there is a small waterfall on Mt. Kurama where
even today people go to meditate. This meditation involves standing
under the waterfall and allowing the waters to strike and flow over
the top of the head, a practice which is said to activate the crown
chakra. It was during the Isyu Guo training that the great Reiki
energy entered his crown chakra. This greatly enhanced his healing
abilities and he realized he had received a wonderful new gift -
the ability to give healing to others without depleting his own
Since then he has spread Reiki. He founded
the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai and initiated various students into
Reiki Masters. It wasn't long before he developed a large following
of students. At some point in the 1920's, he met the man who would
become his principle benefactor and assist him by financing a series
of clinics in Japan where people could go to be healed with Reiki,
and where documented records could be kept on the client's progress.
This benefactor was Dr. Chujiro Hayashi, a retired navy officer.
Upon the transition of Dr. Usui, Dr. Hayashi continued the work
of spreading Reiki & documenting its effectiveness.
Dr Mikao Usui passed away on March 9th 1926 at the age of 62. He
is buried in Saihoji Temple in Suginami-Ku, Tokyo. Later his students
created and erected a large memorial stone next to his grave describing
his life and work. Much of the new information about Usui Sensei
comes from the translation of this memorial.
clinic that Dr. Hayashi worked in was located in
Tokyo. Due to its location and the fact that Dr. Hayashi came from
a very prominent family, it attracted clients from the highest ranks
of Japanese society, including the royal family.
It was into this clinic that a young woman,
Hawayo Takata who would someday be the sole bearer of the Reiki
torch, entered in the fall of 1935.
Takata was born into a poor, partially Japanese family
in Hawaii. Her life included many struggles up to the Fall of 1935
including her husband's death at the young age of thirty-five and
severe stress and physical problems which came after it. Family
circumstances warranted a trip to Japan, and throughout her stay
she sought help with her various physical and emotional issues.
During her stay at Dr. Hayashi's clinic, she was amazed at how effective
the Reiki treatments were and repeatedly asked to be allowed to
become a practitioner. Such a position was hardly a woman's place
in the Japan of that era, so she was always flatly turned down.
Eventually Takata was intiated and left in 1936 being a full Reiki
Master. She initiated hundreds of people in the west until she passed
Reiki history is not changing however, the
information we obtain about Reiki and its founder Dr Mikao Usui
is increasing. A couple of years ago we only had Mrs Takata's version
of the development and history of Reiki and its achievements. This
version is still widely taught although there appear to be some
points in that version of Reiki history that cannot be verified.
There is a possibility that Mrs Takata had to adapt and modify Reiki
history to the western mind in order to be successful and suit the
times. Thanks to the work of Reiki Masters like Frank Arjava Petter,
William L. Rand and many others we have more complete and factual
information about Reiki and its origins today.
My conclusion concerning the history of Reiki
is that Frank Arjava Petter, and William L. Rand further developed
Reiki in America. Their system of Reiki and all of the Usui Mikao
Reiki is based on Buddhist philosophy, meditations and teachings
which in turn have a strong link and connection to the ancient Vedic
knowledge and culture. It is hence my understanding that Reiki is
deeply rooted and connected to the Vedic culture of India.
Reiki in Japan
It was for many years believed that the practice
of Reiki had died out in Japan but now new information about Reiki
in Japan is coming to light. The Japanese Reiki system is slightly
different from the Reiki that is used in the west. Written and oral
information is translated from Japanese as it becomes available,
including Dr Usui's manual. There are now some books available that
cover these new findings and you can find some of these publications
easily on the web.