There are many Reiki teachers in New Zealand.
There are three or four main levels of teaching in Traditional/Usui Reiki (the most commonly practiced, original form of Reiki), each with its prescribed course requirements. The content of each level of training has minimum standards which have been accepted by the NZ Charter of Health Practitioners Inc., enabling Reiki to be validated as a Natural Health practice.
A copy of the revised minimum standards for Levels One & Two can be obtained from us.
Level One Reiki can be learnt by anyone regardless of their intellectual or physical abilities. This is an introductory course which will enable you to perform Reiki on yourself, your family and friends.
Reiki NZ Inc. recommends 12 hours training time for Level One. Many teachers teach it over a weekend, but some teachers are flexible to teach it over several sessions to fit to your schedule.
The fees vary from teacher to teacher, but generally will be between $150-250.
A comprehensive manual and on completion a certificate will be provided.
To find a teacher, look for a person who is fully trained up to the Master/Teacher level, and whose personality and integrity fit best with your requirements. Ask around your own district for people who have completed at least the Level I training. Listen to their comments, and when you contact a potential teacher, ask questions and maybe have a meeting before you sign up. You may wish to compare as many as possible to assess the differences. Or you may feel some instant connection to a teacher and intuitively decide to go with him/her.
Reiki NZ Inc DOES NOT recommend online Reiki courses and 'distant attunements,' nor any package deals that teach Level One, Two (and Three) together.
Here are some questions you may want to ask:
Q. Do you teach according to the Traditional/Usui system?
Q. Is your lineage traceable back to Dr Usui (Founder of Reiki)?
Q. How many hours are needed to complete your Level I training?
Q. How much do you charge for the Level I course?
Q. How many students do you teach at a time?
Q. Do you teach all levels of Reiki?
Q. How long do I have to wait before doing Level 2?
Are you a member of Reiki NZ Inc? Do you teach to their minimum standards?