3 Days & 2 Nights Himalayan Yoga Association Certified Reiki Level 1 Course

Let’s dive into the fascinating world of Reiki!

Imagine, you’re in a serene space, surrounded by soft music, dim lights, and an atmosphere that feels like a warm hug. Amid this tranquillity, someone gently places their hands on you, and you begin to feel a subtle yet powerful energy flowing through your body. Welcome to the realm of Reiki, an ancient Japanese healing technique that has captivated the hearts and minds of many seekers on the quest for balance and well-being.

At its core, Reiki is all about energy – the life force that courses through every living being. The word “Reiki” itself is a combination of two Japanese words: “rei,” meaning universal, and “ki,” which translates to life energy. So, in essence, Reiki is the art of channelling universal life energy through the hands to promote healing, balance, and relaxation. But before you dismiss it as some woo-woo pseudoscience, let’s unpack the magic behind this age-old practice.

Think of your body as a network of rivers through which energy flows. When these rivers are blocked or stagnant, you might experience physical or emotional ailments. Reiki practitioners act as skilled navigators, using their hands as bridges to redirect and balance the flow of energy within your body. It’s like having a skilled traffic controller for your life force!

One of the remarkable things about Reiki is its simplicity. No pills, no complicated procedures – just the gentle touch of a practitioner’s hands. During a session, you remain fully clothed, lying down or sitting comfortably. The practitioner then places their hands on or near various parts of your body, following a specific sequence of positions. It’s like a dance of energy, a choreography of healing that transcends the physical realm.

What’s intriguing is that Reiki isn’t bound by time or space. Practitioners believe that the energy can flow not only to the here and now but also across distances. Yes, you heard it right – distance healing is a thing in the world of Reiki. Picture this: you’re at home, feeling a bit under the weather, and your Reiki practitioner, miles away, taps into the universal energy to send healing vibes your way. It’s like having a cosmic WiFi connection for your well-being.

 

The Origin of Reiki:

 

Let us step into the time machine and travel back to the roots of Reiki – a mystical journey that takes us to the heart of Japan in the early 20th century. Our protagonist? Mikao Usui, a man with a mission to unravel the secrets of healing energy.

It was the early 1900s, and Usui, like many of us, was on a quest for something more profound. Born in 1865, he was a spiritual seeker, a man with a deep curiosity about the mysteries of life. One day, he set out on a pilgrimage, climbing the sacred Mount Kurama near Kyoto. Now, this was not your average stroll through the woods – it was more of a spiritual odyssey, a solo hike up a mountain known for its otherworldly vibes.

As the legend goes, Usui reaches the summit and decides to spend 21 days in meditation and fasting. It was like the original digital detox but with a touch of ancient wisdom. On the 21st day, something extraordinary happened. Usui experienced a profound spiritual awakening, as if the universe decided to spill its secrets directly into his consciousness. During this cosmic download, he gained insights into the art of healing using energy – a universal life force that can bring about balance and well-being.

Now, you might be thinking, “Did he come down the mountain and start a Reiki clinic?” Well, not quite. Usui, being the practical guy he was, decided to put his newfound wisdom to the test. He started by healing himself and then expanded to friends and family. It wasn’t long before word got out about this guy on Mount Kurama performing miraculous healings.

Usui’s teachings evolved into what we now know as Reiki. He founded the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai, an organisation to spread the knowledge and practice of Reiki. What’s intriguing is that Usui didn’t intend for Reiki to become a structured system. Instead, he wanted it to be a natural, intuitive practice that anyone could tap into.



The Essence of Usui’s Teachings: 

The essence of Usui’s teachings revolves around the Five Reiki Principles or the Gokai. These principles serve as a compass for living a balanced and harmonious life. They are something like this: “Just for today, I will not be angry. Just for today, I will not worry. Just for today, I will be grateful. Just for today, I will do my work honestly. Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing.” Simple, yet profound – like life advice from your wise grandma.

Usui’s legacy didn’t stop with him. Chujiro Hayashi, one of his students, played a pivotal role in spreading Reiki beyond Japan. He established a clinic in Tokyo, where he trained practitioners and even initiated a woman named Hawayo Takata into the Reiki lineage. Takata, a Hawaiian of Japanese descent, went on to bring Reiki to the West.



Globalisation of Reiki:

Now, here’s where the story takes a transcontinental leap. Takata, armed with her newfound healing powers, introduced Reiki to the United States in the 1930s. She modified the system slightly to make it more accessible to Western minds and thus began the global spread of Reiki.

From Mount Kurama to the bustling streets of New York, Reiki has come a long way. Today, you can find Reiki practitioners and teachers all over the world, each with their unique spin on this ancient art of healing. It is like a cosmic ripple effect, with Usui’s wisdom travelling through time and space, touching the lives of those open to the dance of energy.

So, the next time you find yourself on a mountain – metaphorical or otherwise – remember the tale of Mikao Usui and the birth of Reiki. It’s a reminder that sometimes, in the quiet moments of introspection, the universe might just reveal its secrets, and you might discover your own path to healing and balance.



How does Reiki Work?

Now, you might be wondering, does it actually work? Well, the answer lies in the experiences of those who have embraced Reiki. Many report feeling a deep sense of relaxation during sessions, as if the weight of the world has been lifted off their shoulders. Others speak of profound insights, emotional releases, or even physical improvements.

One of the reasons why Reiki is so often adopted lies in its inclusivity. It doesn’t discriminate based on age, beliefs, or background. Whether you’re a stressed-out executive, a student facing exams, or someone grappling with a chronic condition, Reiki offers a non-invasive and gentle approach to holistic well-being. It’s like a universal language that speaks to the essence of our shared humanity.

Wondering if Reiki is the solution to your problems? Let’s see how can it help you:

  • Stress Reduction- Reiki is a potent stress-buster. The gentle touch and energy flow induce a deep state of relaxation, promoting a sense of calm and tranquillity.
  • Physical Healing- Reiki isn’t just about calming the mind; it extends its healing touch to the physical body.
  • Emotional Balance- The energy realignment facilitated by Reiki can address emotional imbalances. It helps individuals process and release stored emotions, fostering emotional resilience.
  • Enhanced Mental Clarity- The calming effect of Reiki extends to the mind, fostering mental clarity and focus.
  • Boosted Immune System- Regular Reiki sessions are believed to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
  • Spiritual Connection- For those on a spiritual journey, Reiki provides a means to deepen their connection with their inner selves and a higher power.
  • Improved Sleep Quality- The relaxation induced by Reiki can contribute to better sleep patterns.
  • Self- Awareness and Mindfulness- Reiki encourages self-reflection and mindfulness, creating an awareness of one’s own energy and emotions.
  • Pregnancy and Postpartum Support- Pregnant individuals often turn to Reiki for its gentle yet effective approach to managing stress and promoting relaxation during pregnancy. Postpartum, Reiki can aid in the physical and emotional recovery process.
  • Everyone and Anyone- Whether you’re a skeptic or a spiritual seeker, Reiki offers a non-invasive and adaptable approach to well-being.

If you’re worried about an authentic and trustworthy place which can help you learn all about reiki and its techniques, do not worry, the Himalayan Yoga Association is here at your rescue.



The Essence of Usui’s Teachings: 

The essence of Usui’s teachings revolves around the Five Reiki Principles or the Gokai. These principles serve as a compass for living a balanced and harmonious life. They are something like this: “Just for today, I will not be angry. Just for today, I will not worry. Just for today, I will be grateful. Just for today, I will do my work honestly. Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing.” Simple, yet profound – like life advice from your wise grandma.

Usui’s legacy didn’t stop with him. Chujiro Hayashi, one of his students, played a pivotal role in spreading Reiki beyond Japan. He established a clinic in Tokyo, where he trained practitioners and even initiated a woman named Hawayo Takata into the Reiki lineage. Takata, a Hawaiian of Japanese descent, went on to bring Reiki to the West.



Reiki Level 1 Course Syllabus

What is Reiki Level 1 Course:

Let’s get specific and know more about what you’re going to learn in this course:

In a world where the pace of life seems to be on a perpetual sprint, Reiki invites us to hit the pause button, if only for a little while. It’s a reminder that healing doesn’t always have to come in the form of a bitter pill or a complex medical procedure. Sometimes, all we need is a touch – a touch that transcends the physical and reaches into the energetic fabric of our being.

So, the next time you find yourself yearning for a bit of balance or a moment of calm, consider exploring the world of Reiki. Who knows, you might just find yourself on a journey of self-discovery, guided by the gentle hands and universal energy that have been weaving their magic since ancient times. It’s not just about healing the body; it’s about nourishing the soul and embracing the dance of energy that connects us all.

Join us on a journey of self-discovery and healing by enrolling in our Reiki Level 1 course at the Himalayan Yoga Association. Unveil the profound history and definition of Reiki, explore the myriad benefits, and delve into the principles and responsibilities of a Reiki healer. With a curriculum that covers everything from the intricacies of nature and human beings to the concept of being alone and the details of the aura, our program is designed to empower you with transformative knowledge and practical skills. Don’t miss the opportunity to align your mind, body, and spirit, and step into a world of holistic well-being. Join us on this transformative path, where ancient wisdom meets modern healing. Embrace the art of Reiki and become a catalyst for your own healing journey. Your transformative adventure awaits – secure your spot today!

Dates 2024

We do offer our 3 Days & 2 Nights Reiki Level 1 Course throughout the month pls email us check the availability, we are always ready to welcome you.

Retreat Duration –  3 Days & 2 Nights

Retreat Fee –

150 USD
No Accommodation / No Food

250 USD
Private Accommodation with Food

Management team is authorised to make the necessary changes in the daily schedule if needed.

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Whats Included

  • Certification upon the successful completion of the course.
  • Course is certified by Himalayan Yoga Association Yoga Society.
  • Yoga mats and materials for all activities are available at the school (to be used in the classes only, not to be taken away).
  • Free high-speed WiFi throughout the school campus.
  • One full body Complimentary Ayurvedic massage.
  • Unlimited filtered drinking water.
  • Swimming pool access.
  • 2 Hours Reiki Session a day
  • Only to residential participants we provide a day before complimentary check-in, Check-in time after 2:00 pm
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About The Instructors

Yogi Himanshu Joshi ( Founder of Himalayan Yoga Association and Bali Yoga School )

Yogi Ji has been guiding yoga teachers and students for more than a decade. His inspirational journey from a sportsperson to a yoga guru attracts many students from all across the world. He is one of the youngest yoga teachers in the world who loves to experiment with yoga techniques. Besides teaching yoga, he is into musical instruments like Dholak and Harmonium. He holds a Master’s degree in Indian and Western philosophy. He is a simple man with a vision to change people’s lives through his knowledge and experience. He will facilitate the workshop on sound healing sessions and guide you on its basics.



Yogi Deepak Ji

Hatha / Vinyasa Flow / Shatkarma / Pranayama / Meditation/ Sound healing/ Reiki healing

Deepak ji is an immensely experienced yoga teacher based in the serene town of Rishikesh. Specialising in pranayama, meditation, and Hatha vinyasa yoga, Sound healing/ Reiki healing. Deepak ji brings a wealth of knowledge to his teachings. He holds the master’s degree in yogic science and is a 500 hours E-RYT. He has been teaching a variety of aspects of yoga in Rishikesh for more than 7 years.

His deep-rooted connection to Rishikesh, a place steeped in spiritual heritage, has shaped his profound understanding of yoga. With a gentle and patient demean-or, Deepak ji guides students on a transformative journey of self-discovery through the practices of pranayama and meditation. His expertise in Hatha Yoga encompasses the art of balancing physical postures, breath control, Sound healing/ Reiki healing and meditation techniques. His classes offer a sacred space for individuals of all levels to explore inner peace, mental clarity, and physical vitality. If you seek a seasoned yoga teacher in Rishikesh to deepen your practice and enhance your well-being, join Deepak on the path to holistic wellness and spiritual growth.

3 Days Reiki Healing Course Schedule

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