A Complementary Therapy – Everyone can learn Reiki!

“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

Experience A Reiki Session

Clients lie down fully clothed on a massage table. Blankets are provided as requested. With a gentle hands-on application, Reiki practitioners channel Reiki energy which is drawn in by the recipient to areas of need. Recipients become deeply relaxed and often fall asleep. Jikiden Reiki practitioners monitor levels of stagnated energy and support the body’s natural ability to rebalance itself with Reiki. Reiki will enable the body to naturally eliminate toxic buildup of stagnated energy. The body responds more quickly as Reiki continues to be offered. Each person’s response to Reiki is unique for them. Your healing journey with Reiki will support you physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.


“Reiki is simple, yet very powerful. It is “compassion in action.”
– Chiyoko Yamaguchi, Sensei and Co-founder of Jikiden Reiki.


Jikiden Reiki Shoden

Teacher: Anne Bentzen, Shihankaku

Dates:  July 27-28, 2024

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

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

Class Size:  6 students maximum

Tuition: $350 new students. Non-refundable deposit $100.

Jikiden Reiki Reiju-Kai for students and teachers

Led by:   Anne Bentzen, Shihankaku teacher

Date: Saturday, August 10th, 2024

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

Advanced Okuden Seminar

Led by:   Jan Mizushima, Shihan Teacher

Date: Saturday, August 24th, 2024

Minimum class size: 4 students
Location: Suite 101, 25 Broadway, Pleasantville, NY 10570
Time: 10 AM– 5 PM  
Cost: $400.00 New Students; $150.00 Reviewing Students

Virtual Jikiden Reiki

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. Group Enkaku Chiryo is available for those students who have completed Okuden.Q & A regarding Shoden teachings is available at this time. All questions related to Okuden should be referred to Shihan Okuden teachers.

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 $100 for Shoden. Reviewing students are welcome to attend the entire seminar for $150 and receive credit on their attendance card.

    Jikiden Reiki Shoden Course Curriculum

    In this course you will learn:

    • 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

    Shihankaku Training, Nova Scotia, June 2019

    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 Congress events have been held in Barcelona, SP, and Kyoto as well as Vancouver, CA. 

    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.


    I am excited to announce that I will be travelling to Japan in October of 2024 to complete my teacher training as a Shihan.  This will enable me to offer both Shoden and Okuden classes.  I will have much to share following my trip.

    Discover the "Gokai"

    5 Reiki Principles offer
    a doorway to health and wellness through which you can learn to live in peace with gratitude, integrity, love and compassion.

    Jikiden Reiki Community Grow Your Practice with Reiju-Kai, Koryu-Kai or Taiten-Kai


     Jikiden Reiki programs including Taiken-Kai, Reiju-Kai and Koryu-Kai are offered for Jikiden Reiki students.  For Jikiden Reiki students, Taiken-kai is a wonderful way for new people to experience Jikiden Reiki and for Jikiden Reiki students to improve their sensitivity to energy. Receive 15-20 minutes of Reiki at this special event.  Special events are an opportunity to receive, give and learn more about the nature of our body’s own amazing self-healing mechanisms facilitated by energy healing.

    Anne Bentzen hosts all events.


    A healing perspective

    Balancing 4 Life assists you in overcoming stress and supports you to free yourself from stress’s debilitating effects on your heart, mind, and body. 

    A healing perspective

    Balancing 4 Life programs are designed to help you see the infinite potential of your future and realize that you have the power to create as you take responsibility for your own energy.  

    Energy Healing

    Energy healing restores internal harmony, helping the heart, mind, and body to heal naturally by releasing toxins created by stress.

    A greater consciences

    As you gain conscious awareness of your personal energy and the energetic effects of your outer environments, you will learn strategies for greater personal well-being.

    Health Benefits of Reiki

    Research studies and commonly reported benefits include:

    • Release of tension, anxiety, and anger
    • Relief from depression, migraines
    • Restoration of restful sleep patterns
    • Acceleration of wound healing
    • A stronger immune system
    • Reduces inflammation, acute and chronic pain
    • Supports natural childbirth experiences
    • Improvement of blood pressure by lowering your heart rate
    • Greater mental clarity, inner peace and emotional stability in daily life
    • Enhancement of vitality, well-being and spiritual awareness
    Pain Management
    Reiki is a natural and effective solution for pain management. Used in hospitals worldwide as part of holistic alternative medicine approach, Reiki successfully reduces pain and inflammation.

    Pain is the most common symptom affecting psychological, mental, and physiological issues in individuals. Inflammation causes discomfort and can lead to disease. Inflammation is the #1 cause of pain in the body. Our bodies naturally support any injured area by surrounding it with protective cells, which can cause inflammation. To relieve pain, we must reduce inflammation by rebalancing the body.

    Rebalancing the Body
    Reiki works to rebalance the energetic flow of life force energy within the body by releasing the build-up of toxins at the organ, joint, or site of trauma. Balancing your energy flow is vital for your health and well-being.

    Reiki inhibits the production of stress hormones, allowing our autonomic nervous system to focus on healing rather than protecting our bodies. Pain subsides as Reiki assists in reducing areas of inflammation in the body, allowing organs to function normally and joints to move more freely.

    Reiki for Arthritis
    Arthritis, a common painful condition affecting millions worldwide, causes pain from inflammation to joints, resulting in stiffness and reduced mobility. Both primary forms of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, benefit from reduced pain levels with Reiki.

    Published studies show arthritic patients experienced reduced pain. Individuals report improved joint mobility and overall quality of life. Pain medication reliance is often reduced as patients experience relief.

    Mental Health
    Mental health improvements are observed as individuals experience reduced levels of depression and anxiety.

    Newly published studies in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, August 2021 demonstrated that randomized clinical trials showed a statistically significant decrease in patients who received Reiki compared to a control group. Reiki can play a major role in naturally reducing the need for pain medication for the treatment of dis-ease and disease, whether psychological or physiological in nature.

    Reiki for Kids

    Reiki helps all ages. It is safe for all stages of life from in utero to the end of life.

    ​Today’s world is more stressful than ever! Many kids are overwhelmed by competition for grades, have experienced emotional abuse via cyber-bullying, pressures from standardized state testing, applying to college and may have trouble managing their time in this over-scheduled busy world. As a school occupational therapist, I witnessed first hand the effect stress has on kids.

    ​Energy Healing offers real relief for kids suffering from depression, anxiety, migraine headaches and insomnia. Children enjoy the balancing benefits of Reiki to help them combat the daily stresses of their environment whether elementary, secondary or college. Reiki calms as it balances the left and right hemispheres and facilitates integration for children with special needs.

    Reiki for Cancer

    Reiki is becoming an increasingly popular adjunct therapy for conventional cancer treatment.

    An alternative treatment

    Cancer patients often experience a variety of symptoms, such as anxiety, pain, inflammation, insomnia, and mood disturbance.  Some patients do not get the desired relief they are seeking from conventional treatment.  Other patients may have a poor tolerance for standard interventions and have not found relief from uncomfortable side effects.

    Pain and inflammation

    Reiki helps relieve pain and inflammation, giving patients the benefit of restored circulation and healing to affected area(s). Patients often experience immediate results from pain associated with radiation treatments, which often causes swelling and redness. Reiki gives cancer patients a renewed sense of hope as they experience relief from inflammation, pain, and other side effects. 

    Restorative Sleep

    Reiki provides restorative sleep and relief from anxiety associated with disease.  Improved comfort levels allow some patients to resume some daily living activities with greater ease.  By restoring vital energetic flow, Reiki works to strengthen your body’s natural immune system and give the body the energy it needs to heal.


    For patients who are seeking palliative care, Reiki provides comfort to the emotional, mental, and spiritual needs of patients as it continues to re-balance the body.  Patients at the end stage of life experience greater peace and tranquility as they transition.  Reiki is also vital for caregivers and family members to relieve the stress and mental/emotional exhaustion that accompanies end-stage care. Patients at the end stage of life experience greater peace as they transition.