There are no standards for Reiki practice or education, and it is up to the students to identify a qualified Reiki teacher.
Pamela Miles’ book, REIKI: A Comprehensive Guide (Tarcher/Penguin) explains what to look for. “It’s really a buyer beware situation, “ says Miles. “Look for a 10-12 hour in-person First Degree group class with a teacher who practices daily Reiki self-treatment.”
Here are some tips for locating a Reiki class and Reiki Master
- Competence: Make sure the teacher practices daily hands-on self-treatment and examine her training (it should take years) and lineage.
- Presence: Look for someone who is even-tempered, professional, articulate, and non-judgmental.
- Relationship: Choose a teacher who is reputable and with whom you have a genuine rapport.
- First-Degree: Give yourself the gift of the First Degree only class with four initiations.
- Time: 10-12 hours is appropriate for a group class, preferably given on two or more days.
- Fee: Low fees can indicate lack of experience’