Reiki Classes

“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 $100 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

    Reiki Classes

    Upcoming Jikiden Reiki Events

    Jikiden Reiki Shoden SEMINAR

    Jikiden Reiki

    Teacher: Anne Bentzen, Shihankaku

    Dates:  June 1-2, 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.

    More Info:  

    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 provided.  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.
    Come join the fun and embrace a new level of wellness.  Call 914-588-4079 for questions.
    Reviewing Shoden Students are always welcome. Everyone is encouraged to review Shoden periodically.
    Weekend tuition for reviewing students is $150 for full weekend. Your attendance cards will be updated.

    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: Saturday, May 18, 2024

    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

     Enkaku Gatherings – April 24th, 2024

    ​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.

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

    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