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Reiki Training at Astro Gong Yoga

Written by Emily

If you have ever felt the calling to support your community through holistic energy therapies, Shaun McNally our resident Reiki Master, invites you to join the warm and successful family of Reiki practitioners at Astro Gong Yoga. The Reiki community at AGY continues to welcome new and curious practitioners through our Reiki study courses and initiations, with our next training program starting on Saturday, February 3.

Reiki, Japan’s energetic holistic healing system, is highly respected and practiced worldwide. It is a structured and comprehensive healing system with different levels of training that build upon one another, allowing practitioners to deepen their understanding and practice of Reiki over time.

Reiki offers a holistic approach to healing and well-being, addressing physical, emotional, and spiritual imbalances. The stresses and challenges of modern life can take a toll on our health and well-being, and Reiki restores balance, promotes healing, and activates the body’s natural healing process.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, activating the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restoring physical and emotional well-being. Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing, through which “universal energy” is transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient, encouraging emotional or physical healing. The practice is never able to cause harm and is safe for all participants regardless of health conditions.

Some benefits of learning Reiki include:

1. Stress Reduction: Reiki is a powerful relaxation tool. By channeling Reiki energy, practitioners can release tension and promote a sense of calm and well-being.

2. Pain Relief: Reiki effectively relieves physical pain and discomfort. By directing Reiki energy to specific body areas, practitioners can reduce pain and promote healing.

3. Emotional Healing: Reiki can be used to address emotional imbalances such as anxiety, depression, and grief. Practitioners can release emotional blockages and promote healing.

4. Spiritual Growth: Reiki deepens our connection to the universal life force energy and promotes spiritual growth. Regular practice allows us to develop extraordinary intuition and wisdom and connect to life’s higher purpose and meaning.

Reiki Has Been Used To Treat:

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic pain
  • Infertility
  • Weight loss
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Autism
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Fatigue

*It is important to note that Reiki should never take the place of medical treatments.*

Shoden: Initiation I

Shoden Reiki is the first initiation of the traditional Reiki system. At this level, students learn the basics of Reiki, including the history and principles of the practice. One primary focus of Shoden Reiki is self-treatment, promoting physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.

Self-treatment is an essential part of the Reiki practice, helping practitioners develop a deeper understanding of the technique and cultivate a stronger connection to the universal life force energy. With regular practice, self-treatment can promote health and well-being, providing a foundation for offering Reiki to others.

Okuden: Initiation II

Okuden is the second level of the traditional Reiki system. At this level, students move beyond the basics learned in Shoden and explore deeper into the practice of Reiki. Okuden, translating to ‘inner teachings,’ focuses on developing an unbreakable connection with oneself and the universal life force energy.

In Okuden, students learn advanced techniques and symbols that enhance the practice of Reiki. They also learn strategies for distant healing, involving sending Reiki energy to someone not physically present. This level emphasizes emotional and mental healing, allowing students to work with Reiki energy to address issues such as anxiety, depression, and stress.

Okuden includes a greater emphasis on intuition and personal growth as students learn to trust their intuition. The Okuden level is essential for anyone interested in sharing the scope of Reiki activation with others in their community. Not only will you be provided with spiritual mentorship, but also business mentorship.

Shinpiden: Master Level

The Shinpiden level is the final level of the Reiki system, sometimes called the Master level. At this level, students learn the techniques and knowledge necessary to teach and attune others to Reiki.

Shinpiden translates to ‘mystery teachings,’ reflecting the more profound understanding and spiritual growth at this level. Students learn the final symbols and techniques of Reiki, including the Master symbol, which amplifies the healing power of Reiki energy. They also learn how to perform attunements, the ceremonies that initiate students into Reiki and connect them to the universal life force energy.

In addition to learning how to teach and attune others, Shinpiden focuses on leadership and mentorship. At this level, we encourage our students to supplement their Reiki treatments with other intuitive healing modalities such as crystals, flower essences, essential oils, and vibration therapy (tuning forks). The Shinpiden level is for those committed to uplifting their friends, family, and community through the continued education of others into the Reiki lineage.

Each of our Reiki Attunements (initiations) is accompanied by sound activation and hands-on practice.

Whether you’re a beginner or looking to advance your practice, our courses offer a path to holistic healing and spiritual growth.

Invest in Your Well-Being:

Shoden: Initiation I

Saturday, February 3: $250.00

Okuden: Initiation II

Saturday, March 16: $300.00

Initiation I & II Bundle


Shinpiden: Master Level

Saturday, September 14 & Sunday, September 15 : $450.00

Initiation I & II + Masters Bundle


Reserve your place for a profound experience of healing, and take the next step in your Reiki journey, by contacting us at , clicking here or calling (323) 433-7108 to enroll.