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Your Usui Reiki lineage starts with these 3 Usui Reiki Masters

Your Usui Reiki Lineage always goes back to the first three generations of the lineage

  1. Dr Mikao Usui - to whom Reiki was gifted, the founder of the Usui Reiki Lineage
  2. Mr Chijiro Hayashi - one of 22 of Mikao Usui's Reiki Teachers or Shehans 
  3. Mrs Hawayo Takata - the first Reiki Teacher to introduce and teach Usui Reiki in the Western World

Usui Reiki was gifted to and founded by Sensei Mikao Usui

Mr Hayasha was one of Sensei Usui’s 20+ Usui Reiki Teachers (Shihans) and he initiated and taught Mrs Takata – who was the first-ever Usui Reiki Teacher (and woman) in the western world.

In her 80’s, Mrs Takata taught & initiated 22 Reiki Master Teachers who, in turn, shared Reiki with the rest of the western world

About Yolanda and her Reiki Lineage

I was trained in Australia by two different Usui Reiki lineages

As you may know, Reiki is passed down from Teacher to student. Arising from an Asian culture Reiki is an ‘energy lineage’ and is passed from Teacher to student over the generations

USUI REIKI 1ST & SECOND DEGREES 1994

I was taught First and Second Degree Reiki in Sydney, Australia in 1994 by Beverly Bultitude, a direct teacher of Beth Gray’s who was one of Mrs Takata’s original 22 Reiki Master Teachers

Mikao Usui, Sensei                            
Founder of Usui Reiki – Usui Sensei               
Japan

Chujiro Hayashi, Shihan                    
One of Dr Usui’s 22 Teachers/Shihans           
Japan

Hayawo Takata, Shihan                     
First Usui Reiki Teacher in the West            
Hawaii, USA
(Usui/Hayashi-Takata Lineage)

Beth Gray, Teacher
Usui Reiki Teacher (now deceased)               
California USA

Beverly Bultitude, Teacher
Usui Reiki Teacher
NSW Australia

Yolanda Cholmondeley-Smith           
Usui Reiki Teacher     
New Zealand 1996

USUI REIKI TEACHER 1996 -2021

2 years later, after 1000’s of hours sending and giving free Reiki, I was attuned to Reiki Master/Teacher by Reiki and Seikhem Master Ian Davies, whose lineage included well known Australian Reiki Teachers plus Phyllis Lee Furumoto, Mrs Takata’s Grand-daughter

Mikao Usui, Sensei 
Founder of Usui Reiki – Usui Sensei 
Japan

Chujiro Hayashi, Shihan                  
One of Dr Usui’s 22 Teachers/Shihans          
Japan

Hayawo Takata, Shihan                   
First Usui Reiki Teacher in the West,            
Hawaii, USA 
(Usui/Hayashi-Takata Lineage)

Phyllis Lee Furumoto, Teacher     
Mrs Takata’s Grand-daughter (deceased 2019) USA

Mackenzie Clay, Teacher                  
Reiki Master (deceased)                                
QLD Australia 
(wrote ‘One Step Forward for Reiki’ 1992)

Klaudia Hochkuth, Teacher              
Reiki Master                                                   
VIC Australia
(Author of ‘A Practical Guide to Reiki’ 1993)

Mike Shaw, Teacher                          
Usui Reiki Master                                           
QLD Australia

Ian Davies, Teacher  
Usui Reiki Master
QLD Australia

Yolanda Cholmondeley-Smith
Usui Reiki Teacher                                         
New Zealand