Reiki Classes

Reiki Classes

Upcoming Jikiden Reiki Events

Shoden Classes

Jikiden Reiki

Teacher: Anne Bentzen, Shihankaku

Dates:  October 14-15, 2023

Place:  Main Office: Suite 101, 25 Broadway, Pleasantville, NY 10570  

Time:  Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am – 5 pm

Class Size:  6 students maximum

More Info:

Learn the beginning level of Reiki. Jikiden Reiki Shoden teaches the most authentic Reiki history, principles, and how to follow energy. Supervised treatment sessions give students an opportunity to develop their sensitivity to energy and gain confidence. Everyone leaves feeling ready to begin offering Reiki for family and friends.  Students receive 3 Reiju and learn 1 shirushi. Japanese/English certificates issued upon completion. Reviewing students are always welcome. Current Jikiden Reiki Shoden and Okuden graduates are encouraged to repeat Shoden to maintain and refresh their skills.                        Call 914-588-4079 to register

Okuden Class

Jikiden Reiki

Teacher: Jan Mizushima, Shihan

Shihan Jan Mizushima Jikiden Reiki Institute

Dates:  October 28th, 2023

Place:  Main Office: Suite 101, 25 Broadway, Pleasantville, NY 10570  

Time:  Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Class Size:  6 students maximum

More Info:

Okuden is the advanced level of Reiki taught by the Jikiden Reiki Institute for emotional/mental healing and distance healing, known as Enkaku. Students who have completed Shoden are eligible to take Okuden.  Shihan Jan Mizushima is authorized to teach Okuden.  You will learn two additional treatment techniques, receive 2 Reiju, and learn 1 shirushi, a mantra and 1 jumon.  All students will receive certificates in Japanese and English.  Reviewing students welcome.  Take advantage of the opportunity to learn Okuden following the January Shoden class to deepen your practice.  Gain valuable insights about Japanese culture from Shihan Jan Mizushima.
Tuition: $400 for new students.  $150 non-refundable deposit. Balance due day of class. $100 for Reviewing students.
Masks are optional.   Call or text 914-588-4079 to register for Okuden.

Jikiden Reiki Retreat at Holmes, NY for Shoden Certificate Class

Jikiden Reiki

Teacher: Anne Bentzen, Shihankaku

Dates:  November 10-12, 2023

Place:  Holmes Camp and Conference Center, 60 Denton Road, Holmes, NY 

Time:  Friday 5 – 9 pm;  all day Saturday; Sunday to 3 pm

Class Size:  6 students maximum

More Info:  immerse yourself in the energies of Reiki at Holmes – Weekend Retreat

You are invited to learn Reiki surrounded by 550 acres of wooded trails and lakes that provide an incredible energy for this seminar.   Learn the beginning level of Reiki. Jikiden Reiki Shoden for the traditional physical hands-on treatment as taught in Japan.  Jikiden Reiki offers the most authentic Reiki history, principles, and teaches you how to intuitively follow and discern energy.
Students receive 3 Reiju and learn 1 shirushi. Japanese/English certificates. Extra supervised treatment sessions give students the opportunity to develop their sensitivity to energy and feel confident by the end of the weekend. Reviewing students are always welcome.  Masks are optional. Anne Bentzen is fully vaccinated and has received two booster shots plus has immunity from having had COVID in 2022.
Two years of consistent student feedback rates this retreat as a transformative weekend of self-discovery, bonding, and unforgettable memories while learning Reiki. Come join the fun and embrace a new level of wellness.  Call 914-588-4079 for questions.
Reviewing Students should enter code “Review 2023” when registering.  

Teaching Testimonial

“Anne was very well organized for this course.  The material was complete, interesting and well-presented.  Anne created a welcoming ambiance of team discovery, open communication and serious learning.  Her dedication to Reiki principles and respect for the Japanese culture added dimension and depth to the course.  I am very grateful and look forward to my practice.”

– J. Algozzino

Jikiden Reiki Reiju-Kai for students and teachers

Led by:   Anne Bentzen, Shihankaku teacher

Date: Sunday, March 5th, 2023 

Location: Suite 101, 25 Broadway, Pleasantville, NY 10570
Time: 1 – 5 PM
Cost: $35.00

More Info: Reiju-Kai offers an opportunity for the Jikiden Reiki community to come together for Reiju, to enjoy a short review on Jikiden Reiki teachings or Japanese culture and to have the opportunity to practice giving and receiving treatments.  Receiving Reiju is very important for all students and teachers to “keep the pipes clean” as Yamaguchi sensei often says.  It allows us to be better channels for Reiki.


Limited capacity – Register early.
Register by text or call: 914-588-4079

Virtual Jikiden Reiki

 Networking Gatherings

​All Jikiden Reiki trained students and teachers are welcome to join via Zoom to be in community, share insights on their practice, share insights on Gokai teachings, and connect with Japanese cultural roots of Reiki. Q & A regarding Shoden teachings is available at this time. Group Enkaku Chiryo is available for those students who have completed Okuden. All questions related to Okuden should be referred to Shihan Okuden teachers.

Contact Anne at 914-588-4079 for an online invitation.

Okuden 1 day Seminar

Teacher: Jan Mizushima, Shihan

Future classes: February 5th, 2023

Location: Suite 101, 25 Broadway, Pleasantville, NY 10570
Time: 9:30 AM – 5 PM


More Info: This seminar teaches the advanced techniques for mental emotional healing and Enkaku – distance healing. Jikiden Reiki teaches the original Okuden teachings passed down from Dr. Chujiro Hayashi. Students receive 2 Reiju, 1 shurishi and 1 jumon. Japanese and English Certificates provided. Pre-registration required. Full tuition for new students $400. Deposit $150 required. Balance due on day of seminar.

Reviewing students always welcome. Class size limited. Early registration recommended. Contact Anne Bentzen at 914-588-4079 for further information or questions.

“Everybody even the people who have received only the Shoden Level, (Reiki 1) have clearly achieved the ability to heal dis-ease.”

~ Mikao Usui, founder of Reiki

What is Shoden?

Jikiden Reiki Shoden class is taught in either 2 or 3 days.  It is never taught in 1 day.  Shoden is the Japanese word for beginner class. Anyone can learn Reiki.  Shoden class is about providing direct hands-on healing for loved ones, friends, and pets. There are no prerequisites or prior experience required to learn Shoden.  All applicants should be over the age of 16. Tuition: $350.00  There is a non-refundable deposit of $50 for Shoden. Reviewing students are welcome to attend the entire seminar for $150 and receive credit on theor attendance card.

Jikiden Reiki Shoden Course Curriculum

  • Reiki History
  • The five principles of Reiki (Gokai).
  • Learn about Reiju, what it does and Receive Reiju (3x).
  • Explanation of the Japanese character for Reiki and the meaning behind it.
  • Learn what Reiki is and how it works.
  • Find out how you can give Reiki treatment.
  • Learn the concept of “Byosen” and how to search for problematic area(s) in the receiver’s body.
  • The Blood Rejuvenation Technique (Ketsueki Kokan Ho).
  • First aid techniques
  • Exercises for practicing Reiki alone
  • Balanced cleansing and the body’s natural cleansing process
  • Learn the first Reiki shirushi (symbol), what it means, how to use it and when
  • Practical sessions giving and receiving Reiki treatments

    Jikiden Reiki Institute

    The Jikiden Reiki Institute in Kyoto, Japan was founded by Chiyoko Yamaguchi and her son Tadao Yamaguchi in 2000 to preserve and teach Reiki in its original form as Chiyoko Sensei was taught in 1938 by Dr. Chujiro Hayashi. Jikiden Reiki is the “dento” or traditional Reiki without any western influence. The Institute headquarters serve as an office, training center and treatment clinic. A standard curriculum tuition have been established by the Institute for all practitioners and teachers. The Jikiden Reiki Institute has practitioners and teachers worldwide. To date, World Congresses have been held in Barcelona, SP, and Kyoto as well as a North American Congress in Vancouver, CA in 2019.

    Chairman, Tadao Yamaguchi is my Shihankaku teacher. He has taught Jikiden Reiki worldwide and leads the institute to preserve, teach, and promote Jikiden Reiki to traditional medical doctors and nurses as a complementary method to be used in conjunction with conventional medicine. Jikiden Reiki is excellent for practical use with everyday medical care in the home and can contribute to the reduction of unnecessary use of medications and reduce global medical waste.

    Shihankaku Training, Nova Scotia, June 2019