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Shoden Level - The Beginners Teachings

The Usui Reiki Level 1 Course is aimed at those who are new to Reiki or those looking to refresh their skills. You will learn how to deeply feel and connect to the Reiki energy that flows through all of us.  You will be taught how to conduct a beautiful Reiki treatment on yourself and others.


From these teachings, you will learn more about the history of Reiki, gain an understanding of what universal energy is from both a spiritual and scientific perspective, as well being shown how to bring Reiki into your daily life. 

You will also learn how to manage your own energy so you can enjoy healing others without feeling drained or tired.

To create an environment that allows learning and healing to take place in a loving and harmonious way, I prefer to keep my class sizes small. This also ensures you get plenty of hands-on practice and time for self-reflection.


To further enhance our experience together, I enjoy choosing venues that are surrounded by nature which helps us to stay grounded as we appreciate the beauty that surrounds us.  My style of teaching is relaxed, informative, enjoyable and friendly.

Reiki Level 1 Course Content

This enjoyable 2 day Reiki Level 1 course will include the following:

  • The history of Usui Reiki

  • The 7 Chakra Energy Centres

  • The 5 Reiki Principles

  • You will receive 4 attunements

  • How to conduct a Self-Reiki treatment

  • How to conduct a Reiki treatment on others

  • How to conduct a Reiki Treatment on children and pets

  • Learn Reiki Meditation techniques to increase your spiritual connection.

  • Free, extensive Reiki 1 Manual

  • Internationally recognised Reiki 1 Certificate

  • Access to future Reiki Share sessions

  • Life-time post-course support 

Post Course Support

Once you receive your certificate, you will have everything you need to be able to confidently use Reiki to treat yourself, your friends, family and even your pets. You will also be able to join my Reiki Workshops and twice-monthly Reiki Shares where you can practice what you have learned and feel the energy within you grow.

This course is accredited by the UK Reiki Federation and the CNHC.

See below for Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any further queries please feel free to contact me by email at

I look forward to welcoming you.

Reiki Level 1 Course Dates

(Courses take place on Saturday and Sunday from 9.30am to 4.30pm)

14th & 15th Oct 2023

11th & 12th Nov 2023

9th & 10th Dec 2023

27th & 28th Jan 2024

Investment : £220

Deposit: £95

(Email instructions regarding payment of the balance will be sent out before the course start date.)


Ashburton Hall

Ashburton Park,

Lower Addiscombe Road,



Private Tuition

If you cannot make the above dates and/or you would like to arrange private tuition on your own or in pairs, please get in touch.

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Reiki Level 1 Course Times

The Reiki 1 Course will run from 9.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday and Sunday with an hour for lunch. There will be short breaks in the morning and afternoon.

What do I need to bring?

Light refreshments will be provided such as tea, coffee, water and biscuits. Please bring a journal or notepad and pen. I would also recommend you wear comfortable layers as you will be lying down during the practical sessions and the temperature in the room may vary.

This course was beyond all expectations. Gwen was so knowledgeable, empathetic and wise, perfectly adapting to our needs and wishes as well as creating a wonderful atmosphere.  The venue was magical, nestled in nature and perfect for renewal and self-reflection. Thank you!!

Emma , Switzerland


Do I need to have prior knowledge or experience?

Prior knowledge or experience is not required to take part in the Reiki 1 Course.  

What is the course format and class size?
My intention is to make this an informative, enjoyable, healing experience for everyone taking part so class sizes are kept small with no more than 8 students.



Please arrive between 9.15am and 9.30am for Registration and Coffee on the first day.

What do I need to bring?
You may wish to bring your own personal notebook or journal and pen to take notes. However, the course content is covered in the course manual.


Ashburton Hall, Ashburton Park, Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon, CR0 6NN.


The nearest station is East Croydon then there are plenty of buses and Trams to Addiscombe.  There are also black taxis outside the station. East Croydon station is only 15 minutes from London Victoria, London Bridge or London Black Friars.


There is free parking at the venue. 

Will there be refreshments?

Light refreshments will be provided including biscuits, fruit, tea, coffee and water. However, you may want to bring extra water. For lunch, there is a small cafe on the ground floor and several food shops, cafes and supermarkets nearby.

What should I wear?

I would recommend wearing comfortable layers so you can adjust to the variable temperature in the room and feel relaxed during the practical sessions.

Is there a refund policy?

Refunds will be given up to 14 days before the course start date.

What if I have more questions?

If you have any further questions I'll be more than happy to answer them. Feel free to send me an email and I'll respond as quickly as possible.

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