Once you have taken a first-level course in Reiki, you will hold the keys to tap into Reiki healing energy at any time you need. It’s a skill that is available to you at any time. Like all skills, it deepens with practice, and with each successive course you take.

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Currently the International School of Reiki offers in-person Reiki courses in Bangkok, and distance Reiki courses anywhere in the world.

If you’re looking for an in-person Reiki course and can’t come to Bangkok, check out Reiki Connect, a Reiki healers and masters directory.

Course Details

Upcoming Courses

Course Date
Reiki One 24th & 25th February, 2018
Reiki One 24th & 25th March, 2018
Reiki One 21st & 22nd April, 2018
Reiki One 26th & 27th May, 2018
Reiki One 28th & 29th July, 2018
Reiki One 25th & 26th August, 2018
Reiki One 22nd & 23rd September, 2018
Reiki One 20th & 21st October, 2018
Reiki One 17th & 18th November, 2018
Reiki One 15th & 16th December, 2018

These course dates are tentative, so please do not make travel arrangements until you have received confirmation. If you want to study but none of these dates work, please apply, giving your available dates.


Full details of pricing are available at the Reiki store.

How to Study

Study options here are flexible, making Reiki available to both people in Bangkok and anyone around the world with an internet connection. If you take an in-person course, you will attend a tutorial with in Bangkok. (More on learning Reiki in Bangkok.) If you take a distance course, you will organise the practice treatments—including a recipient—yourself. If you aren’t sure about whether you want to learn by distance or in-person, read the learn Reiki online page, or check-out the comparison table below.

The learning aids and materials (videos, slide shows and the book) were amazing. Easy to use, accurate and sophisticated.

Monika Sovari | Laos Reiki 2 (Distance) | August 14, 2014
In-person vs. Distance Learning

This table summarises how you can study, comparing in-person and distance courses.

In-person Distance Distance (eco)
A solid foundation
Thoroughly-researched manual Printed and bound PDF (printable) PDF (printable)
A dependable teacherKit has trained in Usui Shiki Ryōhō with teachers in NZ and UK, and has been practicing Reiki since 2007.
End of course certificate to display in your practice room Printed & laminated Printed & laminated PDF
Opportunity to practice the techniques During the tutorial With a friend With a friend
One-on-one support
Email & Skype support Because everyone has questions about Reiki.
Practice journal Log your practice sessions online and get personal feedback.
One-on-one, live initiation
Comprehensive Training Materials
Access the course manual online, from any device
Downloadable training videos
Guided meditation for the initiation
Pay securely All payments are handled by the PayPal website.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Learning Reiki

What lineage do you teach?

Usui Shiki Ryōhō. This is the lineage of Hawayo Takata. You can read more about this lineage on the initiations page.

What’s the difference between level Master-Practitioner level and Master-teacher level (3a and 3b)?

Many Reiki teachers separate the master level into two parts: Master-Practitioner and Master-Teacher. These are also called level 3a and level 3b, respectively.

In the Usui Shiki Ryōhō lineage, these courses are generally taught as one combined course.

What is the 21-day cleansing period following a Reiki initiation/attunement?

The initiations trigger release within you. This occurs on every level: spiritual, mental, emotional and physical. You can therefore expect to feel a bit different afterwards, and for changes to accelerate in your life. This could be anything: feelings of peace, elation or sadness as you let go of unneeded emotions; increased physical energy or increased need for sleep as your body adjusts; or changes in your eating and drinking patterns as you let go of unhealthy habits. Since Reiki is balancing for the individual, everyone’s response will be slightly different.

For many people the initiation triggers releases of old blockages that have been held in either the physical, emotional or spiritual bodies. As these blockages get touched by the loving energy of Reiki they soften. The cleansing period is your first phase of reactions to this. Traditionally in Reiki we are taught that this cleansing period lasts for 21 days—the same amount of time that Usui spent on Mount Kuriyama, but it’s more accurate to say that the cleansing continues for as many years as you continue to practice Reiki. However, it’s especially important during the 21 days following the first initiation to give yourself lots of hands-on healing, to drink plenty of pure water, and to look after yourself with extra attention.

What certification do you offer?

If you plan to practice Reiki professionally, you will probably need insurance, and there may be certain requirements for this in your country. To help you make an informed decision, below is both my Master/Teacher certificate, and the certificate you will receive on completion of an International School of Reiki course. (You can also see my Reiki certificates from the first to the highest level in this pdf file.)

Master Certificate - Kit Johnson

Sample Reiki One Certificate

What is the difference between the different types of Reiki? How can I choose?

There are many lineages, some claiming to give you higher vibrations or certain secrets that are not available to the others. Some people seek attunements from several Reiki Masters in order to resonate with these various energies. In my experience, the spirit of the teacher is more important than the particular Reiki lineage they carry. See who and what you connect to.

Can I learn all the levels and become a Reiki Master in under a month?

I don’t call myself a Reiki Master. I’m not underconfident in my skill with Reiki, but I think the term Reiki Master feeds the spiritual ego, so I choose not to use it. Most people don’t need to feed their spiritual ego. And what does Reiki Master really mean anyway? If you can become a Reiki Master in a weekend course, what can you say you have mastered?

I’m a Reiki practitioner because I practice, and a teacher because I teach. Those simple words help me be honest about who and what I am.

So the question becomes this: How quickly can you become a master-level practitioner or a Reiki teacher? The answer is: as slowly as you can. Get the most out of each level. Wait until you are crystal clear, with no doubts, that you are ready for the next level. This timing is different for unique people living in unique situations. Many people get a strong sense of knowing when they are ready.

Each level of Reiki has valuable lessons for us, but these lessons take time to learn. If we race through all of the levels, we are going to miss something. I’m talking about the things that we can only learn through the patient sifting of energies in the weeks and months that follow attunement, and the slow, steady molding of daily practice.

A common misconception is that at Reiki One you get a little power, Reiki Two more power, and Reiki Masters the most power. If you want more power after that, you can try learning lots of different types of Reiki, each one giving you a power boost.

But how could this be true? If it were true, it would mean that the people with more time and more money would be the greatest healers. The richest people who can fly around the world and get to Master level in all lineages of Reiki would become super-practitioners, and the poorest people who can only afford a single level one course would be very weak healers.

Effective Reiki comes from sincere, regular practice. You can move mountains at level one if your heart is right. You don’t get more power at the higher levels, you simply learn new techniques, and find new ways to connect with the energy.

How much do your courses and sessions cost?

Full details of pricing are available at the Reiki store.