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The only center in Central Ohio to offer certified Reiki classes taught in the traditional method.

Certified Usui Reiki Classes

•  Reiki I  •  Reiki II  •  Internships   •  Master Level   •   Reiki for Children

•  Animal Reiki Classes 

To register for classes, please call
The Reiki Center at 614-486-8323
or email us at:
or Book Online!

Reiki ClassesWhy are The Reiki Center’s classes so popular?
The Reiki Center is the only center in Central Ohio to offer certified Reiki classes taught in the Traditional method. Most classes in North America are taught in the “Modern” or “Western” method, which often eliminates the importance of finding meaning and purpose in your life.  The Reiki Center teachers sincerely believe that a comprehensive education program provides the foundation you will need to fully understand every aspect of working with energy techniques.

Taught in the method developed in 1921 by Mikao Usui, classes are small to give each student the personalized attention needed to succeed. Four individual attunements are provided in the Traditional method  - for both the Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 classes - to permit the energy and empowerment to flow from teacher to student. In addition, important topics such as the chakra system and the body’s microcosmic energy orbit are discussed in detail to understand how all forms of energy impact the body.   Students receive a detailed understanding of how a chakra can be out of balance, how to recognize an imbalance in one’s emotional or physical body, and how to return wholeness through the use of crystals, food, color, mantras and other balancing tools.

Combined with a binder and comprehensive handouts, vegetarian lunches and refreshments, and ample practice time, the Center’s program has become a model for nurturing students from the first moment of feeling energy flow to helping you share your professional skills with others. Free Reiki Shares to enhance your skills, an Internship Program and Continuing Education classes for those who wish to advance their abilities, and a supportive environment that mentors your Reiki training all make the difference.

What is the difference between Traditional and Modern Reiki?
There are many different options for learning Reiki that it can often be confusing to identify which school offers the best program for you. Some Modern programs cover just the basics, such as hand positions. Some schools provide verbal instruction only and do not provide opportunity to practice on each other or binders of information that you can use later for reference purposes. Sometimes there is only one attunement or a class may only be a few hours long.

When the technique was introduced to the United States just prior to World War II, many of Reiki’s basic truths were omitted in response to anti-Japanese sentiment. There was further concern that Western audiences wouldn’t understand the importance of creating a foundation of meaning and purpose in your own life before helping others.  Furthermore, the history of Reiki was significantly altered to make it more acceptable to American consumers, e.g. the founder was no longer a Japanese Buddhist businessman but was instead Dr. Usui, a Christian missionary who ran a Christian boys school.  The modified version has been called the “Modern” or “Western” version.

The Reiki Center follows the original intent of Reiki as a spiritual development tool, first helping you to find meaning and purpose in your own life.   Classes focus on developing effective affirmations, learning how to identify and connect to your Guides, enhancing your intuitive abilities, discovering which meditation techniques work for you, and helping to release the emotional and physical concerns that often limit our success.

Those interested in learning about using Reiki should research what is available and select the program that best meets your overall goal.

Introduction to Reiki (Reiki I)
Learn to relieve a headache or an aching muscle without medication. Discover peace of mind and release stress just by employing an easy to use technique.  Hands-on experiences will show you how to feel energy and see its immediate impact on yourself and others, including pets. Learn specific techniques, including effective hand placements, how to identify energy concerns, how to clarify and realize your goals, and how to develop intuitive abilities. Through supervised practice, you will identify the difference between a healthy flow of energy and blockages, and then learn how to release anything not for your greatest good. Vegetarian lunches served both days. Class is limited to 8 students.

Certified Usui Reiki I Weekend Series
with LJ Groom
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24
Cost: $300 (paid in full upon registration)
8 students maximum

2017 Schedule:

  • October 21 & 22
  • November 11 & 12
  • December 16 & 17


Certified Usui Reiki I Class Special Friday Night Series
with Linda Haley
Fridays, October 27, November 3, 17
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost:  $300 (paid in full upon registration)


Certified Reiki I Review Class
with Linda Haley, RMT, Director of the Center
August 24
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Cost: $75 paid at registration

If you have taken Reiki I some time ago and you want to update your skills, or if you just want to go over some of the details of a recent class, this 3-hour class is perfect for you. Class covers all the basics from the Center's Reiki I class and includes one booster Attunement to clear blockages and prepare you to receive new energies.

Perhaps you studied Reiki at another school and you want to continue your training at the Center. If you studied under the Modern or Western style, you may wonder if your training provided a foundation for continued education in the Traditional Method.  Many students from other schools take the Reiki Review Class to learn if their training included equivalent information.  While some students are able to enter the Reiki 2 class, others realize that they would prefer to take the Center’s Reiki I class to learn in the original format and gain deeper knowledge.

Advanced Reiki Training (Reiki II)
If you are enthusiastic about enhancing your Reiki skills, perhaps to work on others, the Advanced Reiki Class provides all the answers to your questions. Learn the Reiki symbols to bring your skills to 100% power, especially for a distant healing session.  Learn how to set up a professional practice, if this is a career path you have selected. Advanced Treatment Guidelines address in detail the variety of physical and emotional responses you or your client may have to a treatment, as well as what actions to take.  Discover how to realign your own body and spirit in an extensive Chakra Balancing Exercise.

Class includes course handouts, vegetarian luncheons and snacks, as well as ample practice time. This is a two-day class (Saturday and Sunday from 9 am - 5 pm.)

Classes are limited to 8 students, to provide maximum personalized instruction.  Students who have not taken the Reiki 1 class at the Center must demonstrate competency and knowledge equivalent to the Center's classes.  

Certified Usui Reiki II Classes
with Linda Haley, RMT
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, August 26 and 27

2017 Schedule

  • October 14-15
  • December 9-10

Cost: $350 (paid in full upon registration)


To register, please call
The Reiki Center at 614-486-8323 or
email us at:
or Book Online!

Master Level Training
In the Traditional method, students must be invited to sit for the Master Class Training; they cannot simply register for it.  This ensures that only the most skilled students achieve the highest level of training at The Reiki Center.

Five core elements determine a student’s readiness: skills, experience, commitment, personal development, and release of ego.  In the Master Level class, students receive two Master Level attunements, receive the two Master symbols, learn the Ritual of Attunements and receive a 3” binder of materials to help prepare the student to teach his/her own classes, if that is the path they desire.

Two-day classes provide maximum opportunity for discourse and self-discovery. Upon completion, the student will have certification to teach. Class fee is $500 per student. 

For additional information on determination of readiness for the Master Level, please click here.

Certified Reiki Class for Children
with LJ Groom, Reiki Master
1:00 - 5:00 pm
$60 (pre-paid)

Sunday, September 10

Parents, do you have a child between the ages of 6-12 who has gifts or who is just a little more "aware" than other kids his or her age?

Would you like your child to learn how to become more confident, how to focus more or how to bring a little more wellness into his young life? LJ Groom, Reiki Master, will present the basics of energy healing techniques in this 3-hour class in a way that kids will easily understand and be able to use. This class will include one hands-on Attunement. One adult permitted to observe.

Internship Program 2017
Taught by Linda Haley, RMT, Director of The Reiki Center

See Internships

Reiki Shares welcome Reiki practitioners of all levels of training, as well as all lineages, in communal Reiki treatments. The sessions are an opportunity for the practitioner to receive a treatment from multiple healing hands, as well as to extend the benefits of a group session to others.  Note: monthly Shares are only for Reiki practitioners.

Reiki Shares are offered on the last Sunday of each month
6:00 -8:00 pm
Cost: Free

Additional Class Information
For information on wellness services or other classes offered by The Reiki Center, please call 614-486-8323 or email us at:

Student Accommodations
The Reiki Center is handicapped accessible. Please notify The Reiki Center of any allergies, food preferences or physical concerns prior to class.

Cancellation Policy
Class fees will be refunded in full if student cancels registration within 7 days of class or if class is cancelled by instructor. If student cancels within 2 days of class or does not show, a $100 fee will be assessed and the balance will be applied to a future registration.

The Reiki Center classes are traditionally 4 – 6 students with a maximum of 8 students, offering both individualized instruction and the benefit of sharing experiences with others. Should scheduled attendance not meet a minimum of 2 students at registration deadline, The Reiki Center reserves the right to cancel the class and offer another class date to students.

All classes must be paid for in full at the time of registration.

For information on wellness services or other classes offered by
The Reiki Center, please call 614-486-8323 or
email us at:
or Book Online!

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