Hands-On Physical Treatments

Now in West Harrison 

Reiki is a powerful yet simple Japanese intuitive healing art of hands-on healing. 


Reiki is a powerful yet simple holistic Japanese intuitive healing art of energy healing. 

As an intuitive, complementary therapy, Reiki supports healing intervention provided through traditional medical treatment methods. It is easy for anyone to learn. Both the receiver and giver benefit from the channeling of Divinely guided Universal life force energy. The Reiju often called an attunement in some practices differentiates Reiki from

all other forms of hands-on healing. The Reiju opens an etheric channel allowing

students to channel Reiki.  Jikiden Reiki teachers provide Reiju for their students

during healing courses and also at community gatherings of JR practitioners to help keep the channel clear for Reiki.


  I am certified through the Jikiden Reiki Institute of Japan as Shihankaku teacher which enables me to teach the Shoden course (Reiki 1).   I teach the Shoden course for the Jikiden Reiki Institute.  As an experienced Reiki teacher I am able to provide students with an understanding of the differences between Western and Eastern style Reiki practices. It is my intention to promote Jikiden Reiki and encourage western Reiki students to learn the Shoden level of Jikiden Reiki.  













    Jikiden Reiki provides students with the original Japanese teachings of Reiki without any western influence.  Students receive a detailed history of the development of Reiki in Japan and beyond.  Jikiden Reiki ignites the original spirit of Reiki in students with its compassion and humility.  Jikiden Reiki is simple but powerful as a complementary therapy for healing.  Students learn the intuitive art of feeling energy with their hands as originally taught by Dr. Chujiro Hayashi Sensei.  Students learn original concepts and methods. The Jikiden Reiki Institute was created in 2000 by Hayashi Sensei's student, Chiyoko Yamaguchi and her son, Tadao Yamaguchi to preserve the lineage of Hayashi Sensei.  Jikiden Reiki teachers are accredited through specific criteria to ensure consistency of instruction.  Students receive both English certificates at the conclusion of their course and Japanese certificates from the Institute in Japan.

   2021gSHODEN: Jikiden Reiki Level 1 Class  

Consecutive Sundays, Jan. 24 & 31 - West Harrison, NY    

Mar. 21 & 28

Jun. 6 & 13  


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. Once attuned you will have Reiki for life!  Tuition: $350.00 $50 per curriculum section for repeating students.

  • Learn a thorough documented history of Reiki from Japan,

  • Learn the meaning and purpose of the 5 Reiki principles known as the "Gokai" as created by Reiki's founder, Mikao Usui, Sensei. 

  • Receive "Reiju" 3 times to help you channel Reiki energy.

  • Learn Japanese Reiki techniques

  • Learn how to "feel" and "grade" energy with your hands

  • Learn a Reiki symbol (not taught in western Reiki) Learn a  special integration technique for all healing sessions.

  • Learn a Reiki meditation 

  • Receive supervision for hands on healing practice each day.

  • Receive Jikiden Reiki manual, Reiki book, The Light of Reiki" by Tadao Yamaguchi and certificates in English and Japanese upon completion.


Everybody, even the people who have received only the Shoden Level, 

(Reiki 1) have clearly achieved the ability to heal dis-ease.

~ Mikao Usui



1 Day: February 21   February 28

with Shihan Jan Mizushima at West Harrison


The Okuden course is taught by a Jikiden Reiki Shihan teacher.  It is usually a two day course but under special circumstances can be taught in 1 day.  In this course students continue to learn the original Japanese teachings passed down by Hayashi Sensei to Chiyoko Sensei.  the curriculum includes symbols for treating emotional/psychological issues and distance healing. Instructors must be approved by the Jikiden Reiki Institute.  Students will receive Reiju, practice Japanese Reiki techniques and receive more supervised instruction. For more information on taking the Okuden course,


Go to: http://www.npo-ijra.org to find a teacher in your area or give me a call for assistance.

Transitioning to full Jikiden Reiki Training

 from Western Reiki Training


As a Western Reiki Master Teacher in the lineage of  Mikao Usui as taught by Mrs. Hawayo Takata,  I have taught all three levels or degrees of "western style" Reiki since 2008. Under the guidelines of the Jikiden Reiki Institute, it is unadvisable to teach both styles or to mix the styles of Reiki.  As a teacher and practitioner of Reiki for 15 years, I now prefer to teach the original, unaltered version of Reiki as taught by the Jikiden Reiki Institute.  Teaching Reiki as it was originally intended without any western influence frees the mind and allows Reiki to flow uninhibited.  Students and practitioners learn to intuitively follow the byosen to provide what the body needs most in order to rebalance itself. 


What I love about Jikiden Reiki is the purity of the practice and its consistency with the Japanese culture for its desire to restore harmony in the body for all systems: physical emotional, mental and spiritual.  Reiki founder, Mikao Usui,  stated in an interview that anyone who had learned Shoden level of Reiki had the ability to heal dis-ease.  Jikiden Reiki honors the natural healing ability of the body.  When we restore harmony in the body, we improve our health and well-being.  The Jikiden Reiki Shoden course can be learned by anyone for their personal health as well as that of their family members, friends and pets.  It is an excellent natural healing method that is complementary to all forms of western medicine.  Jikiden Reiki is "compassion in action".  

Reiki Open House Events

New Reiki Open House events are on hold during the pandemic.

 Reiki samplings are available in West Harrison on Sundays. Please Call Anne at 914-588-4079 to arrange for your Reiki experience.






   Larchmont - April 5, 2019                                   Holmes, NY - January 25, 2020


Come learn and experience Reiki for yourself at this fun Reiki Open House.  Anne Bentzen will lead an introduction followed by Q & A regarding Jikiden Reiki and its benefits.  Mini sessions will be available for the public to "try out" Reiki.  The experience of Reiki is more powerful than words can describe.  A donation of $25 is gratefully appreciated at an Open House event.​​


​​Classes are no longer taught in Armonk due to the pandemic.  

Small classes may be taught upon request in your home for groups limited to 4. 

 Call 914-588-4079 for details.


"You are an awesome teacher - Knowledgeable, kind and patient - I truly enjoyed our time together."
    - Monica C.  A Healer's Healer


"I've recently had the good fortune to experience an energy healing session from Anne Bentzen. Anne has the presence of an Angel plus the skill, technique and intuition of a Master. Her energy is soft, sensitive, warm, radiant, relaxing, penetrating and deeply healing. I consider hers to be among the best healings I've ever received and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a truly wonderful healer." 

    — Gene K.

​"Thank you Anne for being you and the type of Reiki teacher you are. You made learning it truly a spiritual experience. Your caring and nurturing qualities helped me go beyond my own capacity to learn. Your approach, ability to teach, and your genuine love of Reiki assisted my grasping this knowledge. I know many Reiki Masters but, it was your inner qualities of love and joy for Reiki that made me choose to study with you. As I continue to embrace my journey of Reiki, I want to take this time to thank you for helping me in learning Reiki 1 and Reiki 2.  You, Anne Bentzen, are a Master Teacher well worth acknowledging!"​ 

     -JoAnn M.  

​"I have known and, and taken REIKI Levels 1 and 2 from three different REIKI Masters...I learned more in one class with Anne than I did with the complete classes of my other 2 masters.  Anne has a quiet passion when it comes to REIKI.  This permeating passion exudes from her spirit (and remarkable hands) and she generously shares with with any person who has an interest in learning about REIKI.  She is gentle and powerful, knowledgeable and 100% committed to each person's wellness through this remarkable form of energy healing."

    -  B. English

​"Anne Bentzen is an experienced and dedicated professional who has treated me using Reiki dozens of times, as well as done Esoteric Healing on me long distance. She is gentle and caring, offering physical relaxation and healing to both my body and soul. She has gifted hands and uses different adjuncts to increase the effectiveness of the healing (e.g., crystals, incense, music). I cannot sing her praises highly enough. Anne has increased my understanding of spiritual matters, calmed my emotions and opened my heart. I think anyone who uses her will benefit tremendously from her energy, her knowledge and her delightful way of being."
      - I. Bindman, Ph.D.   

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