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Online Reiki Classes: What it’s Like & How We Practice Virtually

June 27, 2020 by  
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Reiki is amazing in how it promotes greater calm, peace, well-being, deepened intuition and clarity on the path ahead. Reiki opens doors to new lines of work, meaningful contribution and to “being the light” in the community.

While some students want to add Reiki to a modality they already practice or begin a career in the holistic healing arts – other students are simply inexplicably drawn to Reiki.

The only pre-requisite to taking a Reiki class is simply feel the draw of Reiki.

The beauty of Reiki is that you can start using it immediately and enjoy the impact Reiki makes in your daily life. Apply Reiki to yourself, to other people, animals, plants, non-living objects, the  planet and to goals and situations.  Reiki is ultimately a simple yet profound practice. Reiki will support you in living your fullest life.

I taught Reiki in-person since 1988. In 2020 with the pandemic I was propelled out of my comfort zone and began offering Reiki classes via Zoom.

I wanted to share with you the experience of what it was like for me and my students in my very first online Reiki weekend workshop.

Believe me I absolutely love being in the same physical space with my students AND had my doubts about virtual classes. It was a beautiful experience that far exceeded my expectations. It was just as moving and impactful as my in-person classes and in some ways the online classes feel more intimate.

Frankly I am so enjoying teaching across the coutry ONLINE that I may not go back to in-person Reiki training weekends. This saves students travel, hotels and driving after a very, very relaxing experience.  I may only teach Reiki online. Sometimes the Universe guides us in a new direction and opens up new possibilities (for many reasons).


So here is what transpired in my first ever online Reiki weekend….22 years into teaching Reiki!

When it came time to teach students how to give a Reiki treatment I played a video of myself giving Reiki while my housemate was relaxing on a massage table. Then I narrated the video live in the course. This video was recorded by my niece, Paige, on the fly, March 12, when she was in town from Michigan (this was when the news was starting to break about Covid-19). I had an inkling that the domino effect would start and I’d have to consider another format.

So how did the in-class practice of Reiki treatments work?

Beautifully!

Students got set up (if they had a lucky someone to work on that they were on lockdown with) and I guided them step by step in giving a treatment.

  • Karen (a nurse) worked with her “client” seated.
  • LouAnn gave a treatment while her “client” relaxed on a yoga mat.
  • Anna (a yoga instructor), Kristen (a massage therapist) and Courtney had their “clients” relax massage tables.
  • Kelly (a nurse and now a massage therapist)  worked on her dog.
  • Jenny (a spiritual sojourner) did remote/long-distance Reiki on a client.
  • Neil (a professor) learned by pure observation.
Alternatively, if you register for my online workshop and don’t have anyone to work on “in-person” for the portion of the table practice in Reiki I/II you can ask a friend if they’d like to receive a remote table session from you and you’ll get to do a complete remote Reiki session for them!
 In Reiki II we do remote Reiki anyway so you don’t need to have someone in-person for that practice or for the Master and Teacher classes.
For the Reiki Master class you’ll get to practice the table-work virtually with students in the class!

Here are some student remarks/testimonials from my virtual Reiki classes so far:

“I LOVED IT! It felt like we were in the same room.”

“The energy in the meditation and attunement was palpable.”

“Your presence was so calming and soothing.”

“The self-treatment was super relaxing.”

“It was a really powerful experience! I always enjoy learning from you!”

“Thank you very much, Lisa! It was such a wonderful experience.”

“I feel so grateful to be on this path and I know this is what I’m supposed to do. When can I take Reiki II and Master virtually?”

“I’ve had a lot on my mind and I feel much lighter now. I feel like myself again.”

“Since the class I have just felt really happy and good. I definitely feel energized and much more joyous.”

“As I’m putting together 2 courses at the university for this next session I so appreciate what you’ve been able to create with Zoom and the community here. It’s not easy. It takes a lot of work and effort. Thank you for making this available to us. I greatly appreciate it.”

“I so appreciated your expertise, patience, and supportiveness. You were excellent at of creating a feeling of cohesiveness amongst the group (in the online Reiki class).”

“The energy in the “room” was incredibly positive and healing.”

“Learning from home was even better than learning in person.”

“I just want to say I really enjoyed the online class. I’ve worked with a lot of energy people. I just really respected the way you come at it in such a humble way with so much  knowledge. I also really appreciated how mindful you were and how you you created such a safe and sacred space for the class.”

“You know I entered the class hesitant about navigating the virtual environment – perhaps even hesitant about the virtual training experience. I now know the zoom classroom didn’t leave me with anything less than a complete training. Actually, it was REMARKABLE how much of the experiential learning can be done with zoom…simply amazing how the reiki energy doesn’t require us to share physical space.”

“I wasn’t expecting to have such a profound experience. The meditation and attunement was even more powerful than what I experienced at your in-person Reiki workshops.”
“I truly appreciate this experience and the Reiki workshops I took last weekend… I am enjoying Reiki so much! Thanks again Lisa, you have changed so much in me.”

 

How about the Reiki Attunements?

In the workshop I’ll guide you in meditation in the class. And then one-by-one you will be attuned. And you know when it’s your turn because I’ll say your name. Long-distance Reiki works and so do long-distance attunements!

How about practicing Reiki remotely?

Well that is super easy as we definitely don’t need to practice on anyone in our same physical space! And in Zoom we do break out rooms and get to do long-distance Reiki to each other.

How about the Reiki Teacher class and learning how to give attunements?

I will be demonstrating how to do the attunements and walking you through how to give an attunement live on the call! And you’ll be giving attunements to one another in class!

I’ve taught six online Reiki workshops so far in 2020. My students have loved learning from home and the energy in the workshop is palpable and the attunements incredibly deep.

Start on your Reiki journey or continue your Reiki journey:

December 4-6, 2020 –  Virtual Reiki Intensive Training

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