Canaha Bali

Reiki Initiation / Attunement

Reiki is easy to learn and easy to practice. Why is it so easy? Because you can practice Reiki self-treatment in bed as you fall asleep or wake up, or at any other time that is convenient for you, even while you are doing something else. Interested? Read on.

First Degree Reiki Initiation is where everyone begins. You will begin practicing Reiki soon after your First Degree class starts, and you will leave the training fully empowered to practice Reiki on yourself, and to share treatment informally with family, friends, and pets.

Continuing to practice Reiki self-treatment consistently, every day, over a period of time, is how you really come to understand Reiki, and to reap the greatest benefits: improved wellness, greater happiness, health promotion, disease prevention, and an enhanced sense of meaning in life.

Would you like to give your family the gift of wellness? Families who practice Reiki learn to take responsibility for their health, and become engaged in a culture of wellness and health promotion. Children can learn to practice Reiki and enjoy sharing it with others. Email me to discuss how we can bring Reiki to your family.

I am also available to teach at your workplace or organization. Email me to talk about customizing a class that best serves your needs.


First degree Reiki is all that most people really need.

The Second Degree Reiki class teaches students to offer distant, non-touch Reiki treatment. This is not a necessary skill for most people to have, and it is more complicated than the straightforward “hands-on, Reiki on, hands-off, Reiki off” practice of First Degree.

I offer Second Degree training to students who have taken my First Degree class and have been practicing daily self-treatment for a minimum of three months.


Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki lineage, wanted Reiki to be widely accessible. During the few short years that he taught, he trained over 2000 of his countrymen to practice Reiki. But he only trained 16 Reiki masters, and he trained them as teachers.

Reiki training overall is best taken slowly and thoroughly, with ample time to practice between training at each level. Rushing through training seems ill advised, a bit like taking a toddler for too long a walk.

This is particularly true for Reiki master training, which I feel is best offered in an apprentice/internship format. If you have a consistent practice of daily self-treatment and are interested in becoming a Reiki master, please read the chapter on Reiki master training in my book. If after contemplating the material, you feel that the perspective expressed in that chapter complements your vision of being a Reiki master, you are welcome to contact me to start a conversation about Reiki master training.