The beginning of your healing journey.

Shoden is a Japanese word that means ‘first teachings’ or ‘beginning’, and is the first level in the traditional Japanese branch of Reiki, the Usui Reiki Ryoho.

During this teaching you will learn about four of the five elements of the system of Reiki which are: The Reiki Precepts; Meditations and Techniques; Hands on Healing; Reiju and Attunements. The other element; The Symbols and Mantras is taught during Okuden – Reiki II. There are no prerequisites to this course other than an openness to learn and heal, although it is beneficial to have experienced a hands on Reiki treatment, so you have an understanding of the healing energy.

The elements of the system of Reiki are taught and practised, which may then form the basis of your self-practice. You will be taught a hands on healing method, which is used mainly for the self, but can also be used for others, including family, children, friends and pets.

The course takes place over two days with continued support during the 21 day clearing process and beyond. You will receive a comprehensive manual and audio files to support your practice.

  • Cost of the course is £175, with a £50 deposit payable at the time of booking.

Please contact me for more information, or to book your place.

Next course dates:

Updated date TBC 2024 from 10am-4pm on both days.

If you would rather be taught on a one-to-one basis, then please get in touch for some available dates.

Shoden Course Outline:

  • Welcome
  • What is Reiki?
  • History & Lineage
  • The Japanese Energy System
  • An explanation of the five elements of the system of Reiki
  • Techniques and meditations
  • Hands-on self-healing
  • Hands-on healing – treating others
  • Reiju (attunements)
  • Daily Routine
  • Certification
  • Class Follow-up

After the course:

On completion of the course, you will receive a comprehensive manual which includes meditations and techniques, as well as a certificate. I will be available for ongoing support via email, telephone and in person.

There will be Reiki shares held once a month, which will involve meditation, Reiju and sharing Reiki treatments. There will also be time for discussion about how your Reiki routine is going, an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences.

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I highly recommend the Shoden, Reiki level 1 course with Erika. Erika is a patient, kind and thoughtful teacher. The course content was very clearly organised and explained and there was plenty of time to ask questions and to practice what we were learning in Erika’s beautiful treatment room. I learnt such a lot from Erika - I’m delighted to recommend the course to others, and I’m very much looking forward to doing the level 2 course with her in a few months time. Thank you very much indeed Erika.

Thank-you so much for a wonderful Reiki 1 course, I really enjoyed it and am inspired to reconnect and make it part of my everyday life, as you demonstrated and explained beautifully how wonderful Reiki is.

Helen M.

The course exceeded my expectations and Erika's knowledge and enthusiasm shone through the whole two days. Would highly recommend to anyine wanting to start their Reiki/self-care journey.

Andreana S.

The course has given me a great insight to Reiki and how it can be used in my home. I feel already some calm and peace within me.

Keira L.