Reiki Training Courses

Reiki Courses

Based in Northamptonshire, near Kettering.
Harshani is a fully approved course tutor by the UK Reiki Federation and her Reiki courses follow the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Reiki training and the UK Reiki Council Core Curriculum.

Harshani has been working with Reiki since 1998 and has been teaching as a Reiki Master Teacher since 2008. 

Finding the right Reiki Master Teacher that you feel you have a positive connection with, is the most important aspect of your Reiki path. Because of that, Harshani likes to pre-meet all of her students and recommends that you book to have a Reiki treatment with her (or whoever you choose as a Reiki Master Teacher) ~ so you have an experience of how she works with Reiki and whether that feels right for you too. It also gives the opportunity to ask anything about the Reiki training courses that might be helpful to know. Courses can then be booked direct through Harshani.
Please contact Harshani to book your initial Reiki treatment.

Sho-den ~ Reiki 1st Degree Course (Self Reiki)

Approved course by UK Reiki Federation, following the National Occupational Standards (NOS) and Reiki Council Core Curriculum.

Reiki level 1 or 1st degree is known as Sho-den in Japanese. (Self Practice)
This natural energy healing method of Reiki, was created by Mikao Usui in Japan in the early 20th Century.

The purpose of Sho-den Reiki level 1 is all about self-healing, to create balance in your energy flow and life. By learning the various meditation and breathing practices that you learn through Reiki level 1, you learn how to feel grounded and connected with energy. The healing is directed towards your own personal energies on all levels ~ physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Before you use energy work on others, it is important that you can feel at peace and aligned within yourself first ~ which is exactly what Sho-den teaches you. Healing starts with yourself first!
Anyone can learn Reiki level 1, no prior experience is necessary, however I would highly recommend that you have had a Reiki treatment with your chosen Reiki Master Teacher first, so that you feel a connection and alignment with their energy flow and philosophy outlook.

Sho-den, Reiki level 1 training courses are over 2 days and include: ~

* The background and history of Mikao Usui and Reiki
* Reiki level 1 Sho-den personal Reiju Attunements
* Connecting with Reiki (Universal Life Force Energy)
* Self-Reiki practice and healing
* Reiki Precepts
* Joshin Kokyu Ho (Reiki breathing meditation practice)
* Kenyoku Ho (Dry brush/bathing practice ~ energy clearing)
* Grounding exercises
* Understanding of how to use Reiki in all aspects of your life
* Chakra, Aura and Energy awareness
* Sho-den Reiki 1 Manual
* Sho-den Reiki level 1 certification

Next 2024 Sho-den Reiki 1 Course date options are:~

Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May
Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd November

9am – 5.30pm (both days)
Venue ~ Islip, Northants
Fees ~ £200 ~ which includes vegetarian lunch and refreshments
(£50 deposit requested on reserving a place ~ Limited to 4 – 6 students)

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Oku-den ~ Reiki 2nd Degree Course (Practitioner)

Approved course by UK Reiki Federation, following the National Occupational Standards (NOS) and Reiki Council Core Curriculum.

Reiki level 2 or 2nd Degree is known as Oku-den in Japanese.
This is a natural progression from Sho-den into Oku-den, for those who would like to further deepen their personal connection with Reiki (Universal Life Force Energy). Ideally you would stay with the same Reiki Master Teacher who guided you through level 1, so you continue on your journey with the same support throughout. Normally it is recommended that you allow at least 6 months in-between level 1 and progressing onto level 2 ~ this allows you time to practice your daily self-healing and for your alignment to be in the right place before you go onto the next level. Your Reiki Master Teacher can advise you as to whether you are ready to progress at each level.
Reiki level 2 takes you to Reiki Practitioner level, where you can begin to work on others or you can purely deepen your own connection and personal journey even further. Reiki level 2 will teach you everything you need towards being a Reiki Practitioner, however it is highly recommended that if you are not from a Therapy background, that you consider progressing onto the Professional Reiki Practitioner level, which Harshani teaches as a progression on from Reiki 2

Oku-den Reiki level 2 training courses are over 2 days and include: ~

* Re-cap from Reiki level 1 to ensure understanding
* Reiki level 2 Oku-den personal Attunements (Reiju)
* Learning the Reiki symbols and their use
* Hatsurei Ho (Reiki Meditation and Clearing practice)
* Reiki healing practice on each other
* Distant healing
* Developing a Reiki therapy practice
* Oku-den Reiki 2 Manual
* Oku-den Reiki level 2 certification

Next 2024 Oku-den Reiki 2 course date is :~

Friday 4th and Saturday 5th October

9am – 5.30pm (both days)
Venue ~ Islip, Northamptonshire
Fees ~ £270 including vegetarian lunch and refreshments both days
(£100 deposit requested on reserving a place ~ limited to 4 – 6 people)

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Professional Oku-den Reiki Practitioner Course would be an additional £400 – £500 (which can be paid in stages) and covers further study days; Reiki treatment case studies; project work and on-going support during case studies and assessments in line with the Reiki Council Core Curriculum and National Occupational Standards.
NB ~ Students are also required to study Anatomy and Physiology, and Health and Safety, which will incur additional costs at this Professional level.

For bookings or further information about Reiki courses, on-going student support at Reiki Meditation Circle evenings or progression onto Professional Practitioner and Reiki Master level, please contact


What Students Share

“It was relaxing, informative, inspirational and professionally delivered. Harshani instinctively delivers the information in a way that everyone can engage with and can understand.If you are in the least interested in this subject, you can totally trust Harshani to enlighten you” ~ Susan

“I’d felt drawn to reiki for years, but it had never quite felt like the right time. Then I was blessed to meet Harshani – a beautiful teacher and guide. Harshani provides a wonderfully nurturing space for learning about and experiencing reiki. She guides you gently at just the right pace – there’s lots to learn but Harshani is so clear in her teaching. Taking this course feels like a transition point into a new way of being – I have no idea what or where the transition will lead to, but it feels as if I’ve stepped over a threshold into something new. Already old ways of being seem to be shedding – both in subtle and more noticeable ways. I’m looking forward to creating a daily practice with all that I’ve learnt.” ~ Janice

“I enjoyed all of the course, there was a perfect mix of discussion, reading and practice. Learning more about our Chakras was incredible, particularly when we used sound to help find them. The meditations and grounding techniques have really helped me and the explanations and encouragement have been invaluable. If you want to start your Reiki, spiritual journey in a supportive, enriching, calming environment, this is a wonderful course to attend. Harshani’s calm, patient teaching immediately encouraged me to learn and be inspired.” ~ Viv

“I recently completed my Reiki Professional Practitioner qualification with Harshani. My reasons for taking the qualification were two-fold: firstly, to gain further practical experience after Reiki 2 and secondly, to obtain a National Occupational Standards (NOS) qualification for registration by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. I didn’t realize just how much I was going to learn from undertaking the training. It really made me think about how I undertook each treatment and gave me a much deeper knowledge of, and connection with, Reiki. It also gave me greater confidence in my ability to work with Reiki energy. Harshani couldn’t have been more helpful and was always available to give gentle and appropriate, encouraging guidance. If anyone is considering this qualification I would recommend both the course and Harshani as the facilitator – despite a six hour round trip for each visit!” ~ Pat

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