Five things I learned from teaching Reiki courses

1. I have much to learn

It really is true that “you teach best what you most need to learn“. Every time I prepare for a Reiki course, explain a Reiki concept or answer a student’s question I am reminded of what I don’t know, or have forgotten. Teaching Reiki has taught me the importance of keeping an open mind and to be humble enough to realise I am still a student of life, and of the practice of Reiki, myself.

2. If someone enquires about a course, they will eventually attend

Time and again I have seen how every single person who has ever sent me an email to ask about my Reiki courses, will eventually attend the Reiki course. Some people enquire and pay their fee on the same day, others enquire and only attend the course 6 months later, but every single person who wants to learn Reiki, eventually does. You will inevitably answer Reiki’s call when it comes.

3. The right students attend at the right time

I have taught classes with one student, two students, and three students. Every time the mix of people in the class was just perfect. And when I taught one-to-one Reiki classes, that was also exactly as it should have been because these students tend to be introverts who flourish under individual attention. They also enjoy the freedom to relate what they learn in the Reiki course to their personal life and enjoy sharing their personal stories with me. When it’s group of students the “right” mix of students always come together: the divorced moms who need a break; or the wise retirees and the young business woman.

4. Most learning takes place between lessons

It’s the chats over lunch, the catch-ups on the morning of the second day of class, the talks around the kettle with a biscuit in hand, and the “how did that feel for you?” questions after giving each other a first Reiki treatment, where we all learn the most. This is where learning Reiki meets real life and we come to understand how it infiltrates all we do.

5. Learning Reiki is empowering

I teach Reiki courses because I want people to be able to heal themselves. As much as I love giving Reiki treatments and will always do so, it’s even more satisfying to be able to attune students to the Reiki energy so that they can go home and treat themselves, their family and even set up a Reiki practice if they so wish. When you have Reiki you take control of your own spiritual, mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. It’s hugely empowering and probably the best gift you can give yourself.

I teach Reiki Level 1 and Level 2 courses in Mossel Bay. Mossel Bay is a beautiful seaside town near Knysna, George and Wilderness along the Garden Route of South Africa. My weekend courses are available as Retreats or, for those who don’t want to sleep over, they can attend as Day Students. Retreats start on Friday evening and includes accommodation and all meals. Courses run from 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and Sunday. See the Events page for a list of upcoming Reiki courses.