Online Class: Reiki 1st Degree

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Course Description

Reiki is an Eastern healing philosophy, combined with basic universal spiritual principles, which ultimately serves its practitioners very well. It is a practice which honors the holistic needs of the body and spirit and integrates healing principles to ultimately enrich the entire being.


In this course, you will learn the basics of Reiki, as it is generally taught and practiced by Reiki Masters, and you will have a foundational understanding necessary for self administering its healing principles. We will touch on the history of Reiki as well as its different Eastern and Western branches, principles that govern the practice of Reiki, and both the basic and more complex philosophies concerning the body's energy and how it impacts the healing process.


At the end of the course, your understanding of Reiki principles and practices should be comprehensive and you should be ready to regularly implement the lessons. Through daily or weekly practice and regular meditation, you will prepare yourself to share your new knowledge and you will be ready to help heal others.
A distance attunement will be given

Course Requirements

An open and curious mind is all that is required. This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Goals

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  2. "line-height: 150%; font-family: ">The History of Reiki
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  5. "line-height: 150%; font-family: ">The Five Reiki Principles
  6. "line-height: 150%; font-family: ">Chakras and Meridians in Your Body
  7. "line-height: 150%; font-family: ">Colors and Purposes Associated with the Chakras
  8. "line-height: 150%; font-family: ">Choosing a Reiki Master
  9. "line-height: 150%; font-family: ">Preparations, Grounding and Meditation
  10. "line-height: 150%; font-family: ">Healing Yourself
  11. "line-height: 150%; font-family: ">Learning to Heal Others
  12. "line-height: 150%; font-family: ">Group Healing and Special Cases

Course Materials

All course materials are provided in this class. There is no need to buy additional resources. A suggested reading list is provided as well as links to free published sources.

Grading Policy

There are exams and assignments to help the student master the concepts discussed in the lessons. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.


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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define reiki.
  • Know the history of reiki.
  • Describe common sources of disease in the body.
  • Describe health issues and how they respond to reiki.
  • Define the five reiki principles.
  • Describe chakras and meridians in your body.
  • Describe colors, purposes and functions associated with the chakras.
  • Describe choosing a reiki master.
  • Describe preparations, grounding and the male-female ule exercises.
  • Describe healing yourself with reiki.
  • Describe learning to heal others with reiki, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction5
Lesson 1: Reiki and Energy20
Lesson 1: What is Reiki?15
Lesson 2: Historical Background of Reiki25
Lesson 2: The History of Reiki15
Lesson 3: Concept of Diseases in Reiki20
Lesson 3: Common Sources of Disease in the Body14
Lesson 4: Reiki and Diseases25
Lesson 4: Health Issues and How They Respond to Reiki14
Lesson 5: Principles of Reiki25
Lesson 5: The Five Reiki Principles15
Lesson 6: Chakras in Reiki25
Lesson 6: Chakras and Meridians in Your Body15
Lesson 7: Colors Associated with Each Chakra20
Lesson 7: Colors, Purposes and Functions Associated with the Chakras14
Lesson 8: First Degree Reiki20
Lesson 8: Choosing a Reiki Master15
Lesson 9: Lovingkindness meditation and other forms of meditation25
Lesson 9: Preparations, Grounding and Meditation21
Lesson 10: Hand Positions in Self Healing25
distance attunement10
Lesson 10: Healing Yourself14
Performing reiki on others25
Lesson 11: Hand Positions on the Front of the Body20
Lesson 11: Learning to Heal Others14
Lesson 12: Group Reiki20
Lesson 12: Group Healing and Special Cases15
The Final Exam53
Total Points:544

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