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Some Reiki Master Teacher Questions

A version of these questions came through via email. I thought other people might be interested in the very thorough answers, too, so I’m posting an anonymous version of the questions with my replies:

I was wondering what was required of you by your Reiki Master Teacher in order for you to be attuned to that level?

Thanks for your message. I took Reiki Level 3 Master and then Reiki Level 3 Master Teacher in early 2002. These levels feature the same attunement and very similar material, but Reiki Level 3 Master Teacher focuses on how to teach the course, as well as how to give Initiation Attunements. Reiki Level 3 Master only teaches the Reiki Healing Attunement, not initiation ones. I was certified after taking both classes, but I ended up apprentice teaching for a year with my teacher, who was also my partner, and then husband.

We had both practiced other healing modalities, but I’ve found Reiki the most powerful when used regularly. My then husband had three different Reiki Master Teachers for his Level 3 training and extrapolated what he felt was most important and consistent from each of them. He had also studied with Buddhist monks, and so incorporated some of that material as background to Usui’s Buddhist heritage. When he got Lyme disease, I began teaching Reiki on my own and studied numerous Reiki books, kundalini yoga, and other healing and energy modalities.

In terms of what I require of my own Level 3 students, it depends on if it’s an in-person or private correspondence class for Reiki Level 3 Master Teacher. I stopped teaching just the plain Reiki Master Class, because I found so many students took that class not thinking they would ever teach, only to find that they now feel called to teach. They have the correct Attunement, but not the training or knowledge of Initiation Attunements. I teach Reiki Level 3 Master Teacher with the idea of “if you really want to know something, teach it.” Exploring this level through the lens of “if you were to teach Reiki 1, 2, or 3, how would you do so?” helps students to learn the material in a deeper way.

Students are certified after they complete the course, but I encourage ongoing practice, auditing of any classes I teach, and I am in process of creating some guided practice journals for both Levels 2 and 3. In-person Level 3 is usually a 1-day in person course from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a lunch break; however, I give handouts ahead of time, as well as exercises and future auditing opportunities. For private correspondence training, I offer six 1-hour long phone sessions, plus handouts, homework and practice requirements. About half my Level 3 students already received Level 3 training from a different Reiki Master Teacher, but take the training from me so that they feel much better prepared to train others.

I’ve trained many dozens of Reiki Master Teachers over the years, many who had other teachers before me, so I know that this level varies widely, both in cost and scope. I have had some students who did a year-long apprenticeship with different teachers for thousands of dollars, but in the end, they did not begin teaching on their own until training with me. I teach the Usui lineage with the Tibetan symbols, since that’s how I learned, and I find value in the Tibetan symbols. I try to strike a balance between thoroughness, some self-direction, and lower cost than a formal apprenticeship would require. Hopefully that answers your question.

Thank you for this valuable information. I guess my main question is based on what my current Reiki Master Teacher is implying and that is that I have to go thru some kind of crisis in my life in order to be attuned to Master Teacher. Is this normal with all Usui practices?

No, I wouldn’t say it’s a normal requirement. The Initiation Attunements are like telling the Universe, “I’m ready for the next level. I’m committed to this next level.” If you don’t have resistance, then things just open up in a natural way. Sometimes people have resistance, or old things come up that make the need for change obvious. It can occur before or after initiation, and many times initiation to Level 3 is more of a confirmation of being on path. I do not require anyone to have a crisis in order to be initiated. Embracing ones path usually helps to avoid crises, or at least make the most of them if they arrive anyway. 🙂

Applying to take Reiki Master Teacher training through me requires at least Reiki Level 2 Certification, plus some back and forth emailing to make sure I feel you’re ready and that we’re a good student-teacher fit.

Reiki 1 Kalamazoo, Plus a Possible Lake Tahoe Workshop this Fall

The next Reiki Level 1 Certification class will take place in Kalamazoo in mid-April.

Pending interest, my sweet Faery Twin Tania Marie and I are also in early stages of planning a visit and possible co-hosted 11/11 workshop at Lake Tahoe. Details below.

REIKI LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION CLASS

WHERE: Private residence in Kalamazoo (address provided upon registration)
WHEN: Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
COST: $175. (Pre-registration required. $25 discount if prepaid by 4/1)

Reiki (pronounced “RAY-key”) is an ancient method of healing from Tibet. “Rei” means “universal” and “ki” corresponds to the “life force energy” known as Chi or prana in other Eastern systems like acupuncture or yoga. Thus, Reiki refers to the healing qualities of “universal life force energy.” Rediscovered in the late 19th century by a Japanese monk named Mikao Usui, Reiki works on physical, mental and emotional levels, restoring balance to body, mind and spirit. After completing this workshop, students will be certified Reiki 1 practitioners.

Instruction includes:

• History, nature, and science of Reiki.

• The Reiki Principles, Precepts & Ethics

• Experiencing Reiki energy

• Discussion of 21-day cleanse

• Essence scanning process

• Giving a Reiki treatment with hand positions

• Practice self-treatment hand positions

• Treating animals and plants

• What a Reiki lineage represents

• Legal responsibilities as a Reiki Practitioner

• Reiki Level 1 Attunement(s)

• Establishing a Reiki practice

• Using Reiki with other healing arts.

Reiki Master Teacher, Medical Intuitive, Life Coach and author Laura Bruno has an international healing business and has practiced and taught Reiki certification classes throughout the United States since 2002. For more information or to register, please contact Laura here. Space is limited, so please register early to reserve your spot.

 

POSSIBLE 11/11 WORKSHOP  WITH TANIA MARIE AND LAURA BRUNO

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The Faery Twins are planning a visit this Fall, and we thought that maybe, just maybe we’d co-host a workshop. Possible topics include: Faeries, Manifestation, Manifesting with the Faeries, Tuning into Nature, Everyday Magic, or some other inspiration TBA. We’re just putting out feelers right now. If we offer it, the class would occur on Sunday, 11/11/18 at Tania and Dave’s beautiful home and land in Lake Tahoe. Please let us know if you’re interested.

April 2015 Specials

APRIL 2015 SPECIALS

45-Minute Medical Intuitive Readings for $133

I usually only offer hour or half-hour sessions, because they make for much simpler scheduling on my end; however, sometimes people have more than a half-hour’s worth of topics to discuss yet not quite an hour. This special is for anyone who would like more support and insights than we can cover in a half-hour but who doesn’t want to commit to an entire hour. (Save $42.) Offer valid if prepaid on or before April 30, 2015. Please contact me to sign up.

$77 Rune Readings

I sometimes write about working with Runes for protection or as creative building blocks of reality. For years, I have painted Runes into portal doors, used them for meditation, placed them on intention altars, and as shorthand for projecting certain qualities of energy across “time” and space. Occasionally, Runes come up during sessions as an easy way for someone to introduce a new vibration into their energy field, as a recommended symbol to include in a tattoo they’ve considered, or as a way to cultivate whatever subconscious associations a particular Rune evokes. Most people use Runes simply for divination, although I find that’s one of the more limited ways of embracing Runic energy. This half-hour reading offers whatever you’d like to learn from or about the Runes. It may be part Runic divination, part instruction, or perhaps a trigger for your own creativity. I decided to offer the session, because I get a lot of questions about “the best Rune to use for ____.”

Runic study takes many years, and several different systems of Runes exist, but you can use this reading as a Touchstone to find resource recommendations tailored to you and your needs and interests. You can also just see what comes up, treating it like a Tarot reading, which then spurs further discussion and intuitive insights. $77 if prepaid on or before April 30, 2015. Please contact me to sign up.

UPCOMING CLASSES IN JUNE AND JULY 2015

You can find details here for Reiki Level 1 classes in Allentown, PA and Goshen, IN as well as a special Faeries Workshop in Goshen. The Faeries Workshop is almost full, so if you’d like to reserve your spot, please do so soon.

Only Two Spots Left in the October 4, 2014 Accelerated Reiki 1 & 2 Class in Goshen

Accelerated Reiki Level 1 & 2 Certification Class

Saturday, October 4, 2014 in Goshen, Indiana

Only two spots left:

Reiki (pronounced “RAY-key”) is an ancient method of healing from Tibet. “Rei” means “universal” and “ki” corresponds to the “life force energy” known as Chi or prana in other Eastern systems like acupuncture or yoga.Thus, Reiki refers to the healing qualities of “universal life force energy.” Reiki works on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels, restoring balance to body, mind and spirit.

In this accelerated workshop, students will learn Reiki 1 & 2 in one day. This class is ideal for people already on a spiritual path, those who would like a fast-track to certification, massage therapists, or anyone who wants to send Reiki to people who live far away. Advanced techniques include ways to heal karmic wounds and early trauma. After completing this workshop, students will be certified Reiki Level 2 practitioners.This is a great opportunity for out of town students who prefer to make only one trip.

Instruction includes:

• History, nature, and science of Reiki.
• Reiki Level 1 & 2 Attunements.
• Experiencing Reiki energy.
• Using Reiki with other healing arts.
• Discussion of 21-day cleanse.

• Treating animals and plants.

• Essence scanning process.

• Establishing a Reiki practice.

• Practice self-treatment hand positions.

• Different qualities of Reiki energy

• Hayashi Healing Guide discussion.

• Clearing rooms & cleaning crystals

• Reiki Circles.

• What a Reiki lineage represents.

• Chakras and healing.

• Mental/Emotional Balance technique

• Giving a Reiki treatment with hand positions.

• How to send Reiki thru time & space

• Legal Responsibilities as a Reiki Practitioner.

• How to amplify Reiki energy.

WHERE: Private residence in Goshen, IN (I’m hosting this at our home and extensive gardens.)

WHEN: Saturday, October 4, 2014 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

COST: $400 — a savings of $50. (Partial garden/yard work trade available for locals

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED: You will receive PDF handouts in advance for better absorption of the in-class materials. Space is limited. Spots will be reserved in the order received. $50 non-refundable registration (which can be deducted from the $400 total) required to hold your spot. Please contact me if you’d like to register.

TEACHER: Reiki Master Teacher, Medical Intuitive, Life Coach and author Laura Bruno has taught Reiki Certification classes since 2002. Laura has taught all over the United States and also coaches Reiki Master Teachers on how to build a teaching and healing practice.

Reiki Master Teacher Certification Class in Madison June 2012

The next Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Level III Master Teacher Certification Class will be taught on Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 10-6 at a private classroom in Madison, WI. If interested, please contact me so that we can discuss your previous training and make sure the RMT training makes sense for you at this time. Students must have at least Reiki Level 2 training in order to register for this class. Pre-registration and a deposit are required because participants will receive handouts ahead of time for review. $650: $50 discount if prepaid by May 19.

Taking this class also entitles participants to audit, free of charge, all additional Reiki Certification Classes taught by me (Laura Bruno), space permitting. Many students value this chance to observe earlier levels from a Master’s perspective. A very high percentage of my former students now teach their own Reiki classes all around the US. Class size is limited, so please contact me soon if you have interest and wish to reserve your spot.

This workshop is for those who would like to deepen their healing gifts and/or who feel a calling to teach. The instruction includes:

• How to give attunements for every level.
• Master symbols and attunement.
• Anthakarana, Tibetan, and Usui Master symbols.
• Violet Breath.
• Complete Healing Attunement instructions and practice.
• Hui Yin exercise.
• Handouts for Reiki Master/Reiki Master Teacher.
• How to teach all levels.
• Discussing the 21 day cleansing.
• Reverence for life.
• Giving self attunements.
• Beginning a Reiki teaching practice.
• Attracting students that resonate with you.
• Teaching in different settings.
• Special positions for specific imbalances.
• Reiki and Manifestation
• Special uses and applications for Healing Attunements.

Please contact me to set up a time to talk about the class. You might also find this article helpful in determining if you feel ready to take this next step and if you resonate with me as a teacher. You can click here for an article called, “Synchronicity, Reiki and Finding the Right Reiki Master Teacher,” which details how to select the right teacher for your own RMT training. I am a Medical Intuitive, Life Coach, author, artist, and Soul Reader. I became a Reiki Master Teacher in March 2002 and have taught Reiki Certification Classes around the United States for nearly a decade.

Reiki Master Teacher FAQ’s

Reiki Master Teacher Training: Some Frequently Asked Questions

Just what does it mean to call oneself a Reiki Master? 

It depends, like all things, on whom you ask.  In my own definition, becoming a Reiki Master means someone has committed to his or her own personal growth and to embodying as much as possible in daily life the Five Reiki Principles. (“Just for today, do not anger.  Do not worry.  Be filled with gratitude.  Devote yourself to your work, and be kind to every living thing.”) It does not mean perfection, but rather an opening of oneself to a life of service, allowing Spirit to act through our bodies and words (the “Rei” and the “ki” together).  The term “Master” is itself a bit misleading, particularly when applied to Reiki, because one does not ever “Master” universal life force energy. That’s totally not the point!  It’s more a sense that one is working towards mastering one’s experiences of anger, worry, gratitude, devotion (expressing one’s gifts) and kindness to all living things.

What’s the difference between a Reiki Master and a Reiki Master Teacher?

There is only one Level 3 attunement, so in that sense the Reiki Master and Reiki Master Teacher attunement is the same. Some of the class content also overlaps; however, Reiki Master Teacher training class content goes deeper into the theory and practice behind the teachings. It also prepares students to become teachers themselves. You will learn how to give Reiki Healing Attunements in both a Reiki Master and Reiki Master Teacher class, but you will only learn how to initiate other students in the Reiki Master Teacher class.

I stopped teaching the plain Reiki Master class many years ago, because I found so many other teachers’ students requesting me to train them as Reiki Master Teachers. They had spent the money on their Master class, but now that they felt ready to teach, their former teachers either weren’t teaching anymore or didn’t feel confident to train other teachers. (This attitude is, unfortunately, rather prevalent! Sometimes Reiki Master Teachers view their own students as potential competitors; other times, the teachers just get very nervous about the scope of knowledge required to teach others how to teach. In any case, I never worry that my Reiki Master Teacher students will “steal” students from me. We all have different gifts and personalities, and my feeling is that the more people able to teach Reiki, then the higher vibe, more Reiki-infused world we live in.)

Should students wait a set length of time before becoming a Reiki Master or Reiki Master Teacher?

Again, this depends on whom you ask. Because time keeps accelerating on this planet, processes that may have once taken many years have begun to happen in a matter of weeks or months. When evaluating if someone is ready to teach, I find tradition an important factor, but I also read the energy of individuals and the times we live in.

Once trained to Reiki Master Teacher level, it sometimes takes years before students decide to venture fully into teaching Reiki. You really have to “live it” in order to teach it well.  I have coached various people who received training as Reiki Master Teachers (from someone else) many years ago but who just now feel called to teach. Our coaching sessions support ways of integrating Reiki into their lives as well as strategizing how to teach each level and deal with student questions.  These clients actually had all the necessary knowledge and attunements to do this work earlier, but they are just now embracing it in a more profound way.

Some Reiki Master Teachers would argue that this “proves” the students took Reiki Master training before they were “ready.”  I disagree.  The Reiki Master and Reiki Master Teacher attunement is very powerful, and I have seen it work in very deep ways in people’s lives.  It may take six months to five years fully to integrate that attunement, but the process of integration at least begins with the attunement.

When Reiki Master Teachers expect students to have completed all their internal work and have finished hundreds of hours of Reiki sessions in order to become a Reiki Master, I have not found their students any more or less prepared than people who choose to move faster through the levels.  Sometimes such requirements or perfectionism offer people an excuse not to move forward when, in fact, they really do need to accept more responsibility. Ideally, one wants to feel challenged but not pressured to move forward. It’s a personal decision, and I only offer the class to people when I believe they could be ready for it — were they inclined to commit on a deeper level to their own and others’ healing and service.

Even though Level 3 students receive in class the attunement and the knowledge to teach their own certification classes, whenever I teach a Reiki Master Teacher class, I always offer students the chance to audit additional workshops.  As they feel ready, they can then apprentice or assist me in my Reiki classes.  I consider this an important but informal process, similar to how Usui’s students followed him around his clinic. Students of the Reiki Master Teacher level receive the Level 3 attunement in class, and this enables them to pass along Reiki to future students.  Having received the necessary instruction and attunement, they could technically skip the auditing process and just start teaching, assuming they feel ready to do so. They could also read a lot of Reiki books and practice inviting Reiki into their lives, and then teach from their own perspective rather than following their teacher’s beliefs or method.

In recent years, I have trained a number of Reiki Master Teachers who began teaching immediately after taking the class. I’ve heard feedback from their students and can tell that these RMT’s are truly doing wonderful service and know their stuff!

Can I take Reiki Master Teacher training even if I’m not sure I ever want to teach?

Yes. Again, it’s a very personal process, and many people never decide to teach but take the classes just for personal development. That’s fine; the attunement and the lessons learned continue to inform their lives.  I will say from my own experience that I have learned so much about Reiki through teaching. As the old saying goes, “If you really want to learn something, teach it!” I have found this to be accurate in my case, as I’ve had so much more opportunity to observe how Reiki works in students’ lives. It’s truly an amazing process, and the more classes I teach, the more excited I become about Reiki.

When is your next Reiki Master Teacher Certification Class?

Although I schedule regular Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 classes, I tend to offer in person Level 3 classes only by request or if I sense several people are ready for this next level of training and responsibility. Over the years, I have trained groups of Level 3 students, as well as individual in person classes. By far the most common method of training for the past four years has been private Level 3 training through a series of phone sessions, reading assignments, homework, and a distant Level 3 attunement. In that sense, location really doesn’t matter at all. We just schedule the phone sessions as we go along.

If you have any interest in Reiki Master Teacher training, your best bet is to contact me via email (laura at asklaurabruno dot com) and we can discuss your previous Reiki experience, my teaching style, your expectations and any additional logistics. I find that with all Reiki training, but particularly with the Level 3 Master Teacher Training, it’s really important that the student and teacher resonate. If you want to learn how to teach, as opposed to just learning information and receiving an attunement, then you’ll also want to select a teacher whose teaching style, philosophy and attitude seem compatible with your own. You can get a sense of me from my blog and testimonials, but I also require a phone conversation before committing to teach any additional Reiki Master Teachers.

What’s the best way to contact you about Reiki Master Teacher training?

Please email me at laura at asklaurabruno dot com. That email goes to my iPhone, and unless it’s a holiday, I always try to respond within 24 hours.

Accelerated Reiki 1 and 2 Certification Class in Madison

Accelerated Reiki Level 1 and 2 Certification Class in Madison, WI: Thursday, June 2, 2011 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Pre-registration required because space is limited, and there will be recommended reading and handouts ahead of time. Reiki is an ancient healing method rediscovered in the 19th century by the Japanese monk Dr. Mikao Usui. It offers an easy, non-draining way to provide hands on or distant healing through energy exchange and profound relaxation, allowing the recipient’s body, mind, soul and spirit to access their own deepest healing. Reiki can be practiced professionally, or as an adjunct to one’s own spiritual and holistic activities. I became a Reiki Master Teacher in March 2002 and have been certifying practitioners and Reiki Master Teachers ever since.

Students will learn and/or receive:
• History, nature, and science of Reiki.
• Reiki Level 1 & 2 Attunements.
• Experiencing Reiki energy.
• Using Reiki with other healing arts.
• Discussion of 21-day cleanse.
• Treating animals and plants.
• Essence scanning process.
• Establishing a Reiki practice.
• Practice self-treatment hand positions.
• Different qualities of Reiki energy
• Hayashi Healing Guide discussion.
• Clearing rooms & cleaning crystals
• Reiki Circles.
• What a Reiki lineage represents.
• Chakras and healing.
• Mental/Emotional Balance technique
• Giving a Reiki treatment with hand positions.
• How to send Reiki thru time & space
• Legal Responsibilities as a Reiki Practitioner.
• How to amplify Reiki energy.

At the end of the training, each student will receive a certificate acknowledging completion of Reiki Levels 1 and 2, as well as recognition as a Reiki Level 2 Practitioner. Taking any Reiki training with me also qualifies each student to audit (at no cost) any additional Reiki classes taught by me, up to and including the level completed with me (space permitting).

Rates: Regular rates for the classes are: $175 for Reiki 1 if prepaid 1 week early; $200 closer to class date; and for Reiki 2, it would normally be $275 (with early prepay discount) or $300 closer to the class (so, $450 or $500). When I teach a combined class, I offer it for a total of $400 if paid two weeks prior or $450 closer to the date of the class.

For more information or to register, please contact Laura by phone: 775-750-9140 or email brunoleaf at yahoo dot com.