a Reiki teacher in your area, someone who resonates with you or offers
the type or style of training you are looking for? Are having
finding the time to attend a live class, or do you simply prefer to
in the privacy of your own home?
to any of these questions, then perhaps a distant / internet
class is would work for you.
it is best
if you take initial training for Reiki Level 1 in a live class.
allows you the best opportunity for hands-on experience, feedback, and
answers to your questions.
to locate an instructor in your area, and cannot encourage one to come
to you (or vice versa), then distant training is a good
offer I have had years of experience (since 1997) of working to satisfy
the needs of my correspondence students. I prepare my manuals in
great detail with photos and graphics, and I actually spend more time
students' questions than in a live class.
those concerned about receiving the Reiki energies, in my experience
my distant attunements (and those of my students) DO connect you to the
Reiki energies, just as in a live attunement (I have given hundreds of
distant attunements). I have verified this process many times with
and energy sensitive subjects, including Japanese Masters of the old
society (the Gakkai), who give these as well. See my page on Do
Distant Reiki Attunements Work? In
fact I learned that one of Usui Sensei's students gave distant
(attunements) as recently as October 2002 at the age of 103.
However, not all distant attunements are
alike. Not all Reiki Masters can
transmit the Reiki energy at the strength they have received it until
have worked with it for some time. And some may not have had adequate
in how to transmit an attunement energy exactly as received. As
I used clairvoyant students to help me measure my ability in
Also, like several other well known Reiki systems, my Threshold Reiki
a personal style of Reiki that is constantly being enhanced. I keep my
students up-to-date on this so they can grow energy-wise along side of
suggest, if it
is at all
possible, that Reiki 1 distant training should be done with a family
or friend, so you can receive, as well as give, a Reiki
repeating a level,
you most likely already have the basic understanding of your current
previous levels, and internet training can well serve to enhance this,
in your own home.
levels of Reiki via long distance training.
READ: In a live or in-person
class I am able to interact with the
student and observe his or her progress, abilities and understanding of
the material, and thus react accordingly. To achieve this in the
distant class I provide a class checklist. This includes the
take during the class, plus the required continuous feedback
interaction from the distant student. If the student does not
follow the checklist and thus fails to give me the ongoing
required interaction, I cannot certify the student, even if he
feels they have completed the class. If you do not intend to
follow the checklist please do not bother applying to take a distant
class with me. There is obviously a more suitable teacher
elsewhere for you than me.
Here are the
steps involved in the distant.
Please read all of them carefully:
each level I train, and I am available for questions continually on
this material. Any changes or upgrades to my material is
via my Class Pages at your leisure (these
pages are also available to my regular students, at no charge).
- there is no
a distant class; the distant training can begin at any time convenient
for you. I usually have several distant students at any one time.
me to ask questions about the class.
Please carefully read the complete
description for the class you are interested in, including the
requirements, Class Fees, etc.
Descriptions and Fees are Here for Threshold Classes and also Here for other Master
Course Fees are next to each
please note the Requirements
for each class, and ALSO the Restriction
You must agree to the Restriction Notice
in order to take the class. I will assume you do.
- If the student
already has Reiki
training, please explain a little about this training, who
you and when. Please send me a copy of
your highest level certificate. (This is not required if you
are enrolling in Reiki 1)
- If you are new
to classes with me, please explain your reasons for wishing to take
take a class with me. This helps me to serve you better
- All material is presented
in English. There is a lot of reading
and verification required in each class. Students should have a
good understanding of English.
- Students will need a person
nearby (in person) with
whom they can practice Reiki on. In the master/shihan level
classes they will need a person nearby (in person) they can practice
some attunements/reiju on.
- Once we agree
on the class occurring,
the student sends the course fee to me
(see Payment Options section). NOTE:
you include your full name and mailing address if you wish me to
you the class manual, AND
if you wish a certificate of completion
at the end of the class.
- Upon receipt
the course fee, I
will assign you access to my internet class
pages -- this not only gives you the class material,
but it allows you to stay current with any new information I offer in
- I also
mail you my printed class manual and additional handouts via
mail. This material matches my internet class pages. (NOTE:
this does not apply if you select the TREESAVER
Note: the internet class pages have the exact same content as
printed class manual. (However they are NOT in a pdf
format.) This allows the student to begin the
class immediately, and not
to wait for the printed material to arrive. It also ensures that
the student choosing the TREESAVER
option will be working with the same class material as the
who orders the manual.
(Note that some bonus material is not supplied
the TREESAVER option. See the Threshold Reiki Class
Description or the Reiki
Master Upgrade Class Descriptions for your class.)
- We schedule
an agreeable date and time (for you) when I can "send"
project the respective Reiki attunements
you. I will usually send several of these as continuous
the norm in the original style of Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai
training. And after the
you can ask for those you have received from me, whenever you wish.
- I guide you in
the process by
which you read and practice the class content.
This is primarily accomplished via the class
- You agree
to give me feedback
for each step as you go through the
checklist. This is mostly how I am able to determine how well
are doing with the class material and the Reiki energy. I cannot certify a student as having completed a class
if he or she
has not provided me with ongoing feedback
as they went through the checklist. I also need to know the
has actually done some practice where it
is requested (so this is part
of your feedback.)
- You complete
the course agenda at your own pace over a period of up to one
month - there is no rush; although I will often
encouragement and check in with you.
if you need to go over the time limit, OR during the class you realise
you may not be able to complete the class by the end of the month time
limit, you must contact me to explain your
situation. There may be an additional fee for this.
Click Here for
more details on this.
- Note that
since the live
classes only require 1 or 2 days of study, the distant class can
normally be completed within the one month time frame if you wish.
is continuous interaction between us over the internet so you
ask questions, share experiences, offer comments and suggestions -- this
may continue if you wish once the class is complete.
- I will
send you a certificate of completion when you have finished the
training per the class checklist.
- You, the
student, agree to all
of the above in order to complete the class successfully.
The fees for
are a little higher than my live class fees due to the cost of mailing
material and the extra time the class takes. Please see my Course
Fees section. For information on each course, please see the Course
If you are
Internet/Distant training or have more questions, contact
me (Richard Rivard).